Taste

Gunk Haus brings German cuisine & international beers to Clintondale

Five years ago this October, Dirk Schalle and Elizabeth Steckel bought the Hollywood Bar. For those who don’t remember, the 1830s Greek Revival establishment in Clintondale became, by turns, a boardinghouse, a Depression-era…

Something’s brewing at Keegan Ales in Kingston

Joe Mama’s Milk is not your mother’s milk, but an oatmeal stout flavored with intense coffee extract (whence “Joe”) and loaded up with lots of brown sugar to boost the body and alcohol…

Kickstart my art: Seth Davis’ new CD

I went to Karma Road, the small vegan restaurant in New Paltz, to pick up an advance copy of Seth Davis’ new CD for preview. The place was hopping at 3 p.m. on…

The onion reigns supreme in Black Dirt Country

It is hard to imagine civilization without the onion. – Julia Child To our southwest is a motherlode of rich black loamy soil that produces perfect onions. Orange County has been called the…

Catskill Animal Sanctuary Shindig this Saturday

It was the best of weeks and the worst of weeks at the Catskill Animal Sanctuary (CAS) in Saugerties, a haven for horses and farm animals rescued from cruelty and neglect conditions. As…

The Stockade Tavern is bringing old-school cool back to Uptown Kingston

There was a time when drinking felt deliciously illicit: an inconspicuous tavern, a door with strange markings, windows of diamond-paned glass. Inside, the light was low, the crowd conspiratorial. Bartenders clutched silver shakers,…

Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary hosts “Veg-Curious?” on June 2

Veganism seems to have sprouted out of brown rice and tofu obscurity and into the mainstream. In recent years the likes of Bill Clinton, Ellen DeGeneres, publisher Mort Zuckerman, Las Vegas mogul Steve…

Get fresh at the Saugerties Farmers’ Market

A ribbon-cutting by local officials will open the 11th season of the Saugerties Farmers’ Market this Saturday, May 26. The Saugerties Community Band will play, craftspeople will offer their wares and the first chef…

Photo of Chicken Wings by Meng He.

Wing Fling in Saugerties this Sunday

How do you like your chicken wings: sweet and sticky, or spicy and hot? At the sixth annual Wing Fling in Saugerties this Sunday, May 20, you can have ‘em both ways and…

Author offers up old family recipes to evoke a delicious past & help the Phoenicia Library

Rebecca Miller Ffrench was trying to figure out how to recreate her local bakery’s apple-cider doughnuts at home, when her eldest daughter, Anna, made a helpful suggestion. “Why don’t you make the doughnuts…

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