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Issue 60, 2012



A tale of two restaurants. by Robin Cherry

A walk down arthur avenue. by David Handschuh

Saving the future, one seed at a time. by Tricy Frisch


Editors’s letter: It was the best of times.

Good stuff: Food in art show; biscotti; cookie dough is back; spicy chocolate bars.

Openings: Late Bloomer Farm & Market; Dim Sum Vault; Bread & Bottle; Tomas’; Ice House; Mary Kelly’s.

Events: December 12-February 13

By the glass: Oh, those holiday wines. by Steven Kolpan

Up close: Ben and Kimberly Peacock of Tousey Winery. by Robin Cherry

Locally grown: Winter harvest. by Keith Stewart

Community supported agriculture projects in the Hudson Valley

About the business: Ray McEnroe of McEnroe Organic Farm. by Robin Cherry.



Choucroute garnie (Michel Jean/Stissing House)

Agriturismo gnocchi de ricotta (Mark Strausman/Agriturismo)

Agriturismo eggplant parmigiano (Mark Strausman/Agriturismo)

A Tale of Two Restaurants

OVER THE YEARS, STISSING HOUSE, in the tiny town of Pine Plains, has served as an inn, tavern, restaurant, bawdyhouse and biker bar. Today, it’s once again a restaurant, now

A Walk Down Arthur Avenue

PUT A FEW QUARTERS IN the meter in the municipal parking lot on Arthur Avenue and take a trip to Italy—without leaving the Belmont section of the Bronx. You’ll see cars

Saving the Future, One Seed at a Time

KEN GREENE BECAME A twenty-first-century small-scale seedman to keep seeds “where they belong—in the dirty hands of caring gardeners.” He wants them out of the grasp of corporations, like Monsanto. As

Winter Harvest

FOR MOST VEGETABLE GROWERS, early fall is the season of choice. If we’ve planned and planted well and mother nature has not thrown any serious curve balls our way, we

Ray McEnroe of McEnroe Farm

ONE FRUIT CAN CHANGE ANYTHING. Adam and Eve had an apple. Persephone had a pomegranate. Ray McEnroe had a tomato. It was 1988; McEnroe had recently entered into a partnership

It Was the Best of Times

CHARLES DICKENS LIKELY NEVER EXPERIENCED a hurricane, but the opening lines in A Tale of Two Cities would be apropos to what the Northeast went through a month ago. Compared

Hudson Valley Restaurant Week is back this April 8-21!