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Issue 82, 2018

Vegan in the Valley

VEGAN DINING HAS GONE FROM being a niche specialty to a global trend, especially in the last few years. It wasn’t that long ago that, with the exception of some


The name of this café invokes the idea of making a conscious decision at the proverbial fork in the road. That’s just what owner Kim Gabelmann had to do some


New Paltz residents are lucky: They can see double right in the heart of the village. Lagusta’s Luscious, opened in 2011 at 25 North Front Street, is where Lagusta Yearwood’s

Wildflower Café

BILLED AS “Red Hook’s first burger bar,” WildFlower Café serves traditional burger bar fare—minus the meat and dairy. On the other hand, you can adopt a stray kitten after lunch. The

Pure City

THE BUSINESS DISTRICT of tiny Pine Bush is, to say the least, compact. It also has been home to Pure City—a thriving, award-winning, vegan Asian restaurant—for 15 years. With Asian art and

Karma Road

Jenn and Seth Branitz arrived in New Paltz with their two baby sons in the dead of winter of 2007. Both from Long Island and both experienced in the food

All Meat, All Day, All Night

IT MIGHT SEEM UNLIKELY THAT offering fresh-cut meat 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in quality-controlled vending machines would be the dream of a former vegan and vegetarian. But,

Newburgh Flour Shop

Liberty Street Bistro, a major contributor to the rejuvenation of the area near Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site in the heart of Newburgh, isn’t what you’d call a takeout joint.

Craft Brews: Going with the Flow

HUTCH KUGEMAN, TALL AND BROAD, peers intently into a large steel kettle in which swirls an unappetizing greenish liquid with the uninviting name “wort.” This is essentially what’s left behind when

The Garden Café

“Working with a plant-based menu is clean, kind and creative,” says Lea Haas. So when she bought Garden Café on the Green in Woodstock in May 2015, she maintained its

Valley Farmers’ Markets 2018

What’s in Season PDF Download With the warmer weather, the farmers’ markets return to communities across the Hudson Valley, bringing the season’s freshest fruits and vegetables as well as locally

Brian Arnoff of Kitchen Sink

IT’S EXACTLY 139 STEPS FROM Meyer’s Olde Dutch, a new hamburger and cocktail joint near the west end of Beacon’s Main Street, across the street to Kitchen Sink, a 24-seat restaurant,

Enoteca AMA

Enoteca AMA sits right across the street from the orange awnings of its sister restaurant, Beacon’s popular Café Amarcord. The 49-seat enoteca focuses on wood-fired pizzas, simple Italian fare and,

Dutch Ale House

The husband-wife team of Dallas and Ted Gilpin did what lots of people dream of doing—they purchased their favorite Friday-night hangout. The restored, 85-year-old Dutch Ale House in Saugerties reopened

Land of the Long White Cloud

is about as far from New York as you can get, unless you’re a penguin coming up from Antarctica. When done with college,

Stop and Smell the Rosés

ONCE CONSIDERED A LIGHTWEIGHT in the battle for consumer favor, rosé wines were habitually placed in the “casual summer wine” niche and taken about as seriously as sangria. In truth, however,

Cider, Slightly Red

AS SUMMER’S UNOFFICIAL WINE, rosé has grown steadily in popularity. Its fans include Angry Orchard head cider maker Ryan Burk and his team, who experimented for years with elements of the