News and notes from the Valley’s dining scene

Nosh on monumental, house-cured pastrami and corned beef sandwiches — complete with crunchy pickles — at Morty’s Kosher Style Deli, the latest addition to Poughkeepsie’s restaurant row. Also a must: Jewish Penicillin (aka, matzo ball-chicken soup) and the Smoked Whitefish Chowder, for authentic tastes straight from grandma’s kitchen. (296 Main St, Poughkeepsie; 845.452.3224;


Now in its third year, the Hudson Valley Wine and Chocolate Festival has expanded to a two-day event for the first time this fall. Sip vino while you graze on divine desserts, cheeses, honeys, and more at this fundraiser for people with disabilities. Also check out the multiple chef and mixologist demos, and get a jump on holiday gift shopping — chardonnay-scented candles, anyone? (Nov 19-20, ages 21 and older; Ramada Inn Conference Center, 542 Route 9, Fishkill; 845.278.7272;

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Farm-to-fork, hyper-local dining earns raves at Butterfield, the new in-house restaurant of Hasbrouck House, a gorgeously restored 18th-century stone inn. Prix fixe and tasting menus ($55 and $75, respectively) feature hearty fare like grits with lamb sausage and fried chicken with creamy potatoes. Don’t miss the rum cocktail made with fizzy small-batch cider. (3805 Main Street, Stone Ridge; 845.687.0887;


The trendy Sixty5 on Main offers fresh, small plates like Tuna Crudo.

Recently opened in a salvaged train building, Station Bar and Curio is a quirky late-night café crammed with intriguing antiques (and patrons!). Regulars devour the smoked chicken and black bean grilled cheese sandwich served with house-made pickled onions. An affordable menu that tops out at $10 (cocktails at $12) keeps ’em coming back for more.  (101 Tinker St, Woodstock; 845.810.0203;

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Patrons storm the doors of trendy newcomer Sixty5 on Main for small plates like short ribs fritters, octopus carpaccio, and lamb skewers. Tables get snapped up quickly on weekends when live music is part of the mix. Play it safe and reserve in advance. (65 Main St, Nyack; 845.358.5200;

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Hudson Valley Restaurant Week 

Nov 1-13
Now in its 10th year, the autumn edition of this epicurean event welcomes diners to experience multicourse, prix fixe meals at more than 200 area restaurants. Patrons can choose to taste through three courses at lunch for just $20.95 or dinner for $29.95 (not including beverage, tax, and tip). While no tickets, coupons, or even reservations are necessarily required, keep in mind that increased interest during these two weeks may make it more difficult for any venue to accommodate walk-ins. 
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