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Issue 76, 2016

Say Pleasing Cheese

CHEESEMAKER COLIN MCGRATH has forged a successful career at Sprout Creek Farm in Poughkeepsie for more than 11 years. This past spring, he began offering cheeses under the McGrath Cheese Company

Elixir Fixers

GINGER IS AN ANCIENT SPICE that was, and still is, widely used for medicinal purposes, including aiding digestion, easing nausea and reducing inflammation. One Ulster County company is bringing ginger front

Brew Food

ONE OF THE HUDSON VALLEY’S pioneer craft breweries, Captain Lawrence Brewing Company, is getting serious about food. Chef Joseph Smith, former Executive Chef at The Ram’s Head Inn on Shelter Island,

Meaty Matters

Matt Campbell, owner/operator of Campbell Meats in Dobbs Ferry, was trained as a chef and worked at several Manhattan restaurants. He liked to spend time in the butcher shops in

High IQ Brew

NEW PALTZ’S OWN Smart Beer is New York’s first organic beer company. Within its first year of production, the company’s beers, which are physically brewed upstate in Saratoga Springs, already are

Vintage Kudos

​WHITECLIFF VINEYARD & WINERY’S 2014 Reserve Chardonnay continues its award-winning run in statewide and national wine competitions. The popular white wine won Best Chardonnay at the Atlantic Seaboard Wine Association’s Twelfth

Walkin’ the Local Walk

ASK AND YOU SHALL RECEIVE. That’s what Chef Jay Lippin has been telling diners at Crabtree’s Kittle House in Chappaqua. Now everyone is reaping the tasty benefits. After recognizing customers’ penchant

Don’t Worry, Be Hoppy

JEFF O’NEIL, FOUNDER AND PROPRIETOR of the recently opened Industrial Arts Brewing Company, in Garnerville (Rockland County), has spent most of his adult life swimming in beer. As the former head

A Drone Also Rises

FROM THE SPRING OF 2016 through the dry summer months and into harvest season and the changing leaves of autumn, I flew my DJI Phantom drone over more than a

The Legacy of Mohonk

A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO, I was invited by the head gardener at Mohonk Mountain House, just outside of New Paltz (Ulster County), to talk to the hotel’s guests about heirloom

Jodi Cummings; Cafe Macchiato

SITTING AT A WINDOW TABLE with bistro tables out front and a blackboard covered with coffee options over the bar, you might feel like you’re in the West Village, but with

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