Eat & Drink


Beer lovers have it good in the Hudson Valley. From crisp IPAs to full-bodied lagers and fruited sours, there's a beer for ever sort of craft brew aficionado in the region. Whether you venture to a farm brewery for hyperlocal beers or swing by the abundance of breweries with top-notch dining offerings to match the quality of whatever is on draft, you have a wealth of opportunities from which to choose when it comes to great pours along the Hudson River.


With so many talented chefs and must-visit restaurants in the Hudson Valley, it's hardly a surprise that there are more than a few recipes ready to be shared among them. Luckily, local food artisans have proffered up a number of delectable recipes for Hudson Valley readers over the years. So, the next time you're looking for a showstopping centerpiece for your holiday table or just want a sweet treat to satisfy, you're sure to find a scrumptious recipe with local ties right here.


The Hudson Valley is a true paradise when it comes to finding great restaurants. With the Culinary Institute of America in our midst and close proximity to New York City, the region has become a veritable hub for top-tier dining of every sort. Locals and visitors alike can tempt their palates with culinary creations by James Beard nominees, up-and-coming chefs, or neighborhood standbys. Plus, with so many restaurants spread across our 10 counties, finding that next unforgettable meal is only ever a short drive away.

Wine & Spirits

Love trying out new wines and spirits? If so, you'll adore the fact that the Hudson Valley is packed to the brim with award-winning distilleries and wineries. Spirits producers in the region do it all, from crafting beautifully botanical gins to rich and bold bourbons that are just as wonderful on their own as they are when shaken or stirred into cocktails. And did we mention the wines? Hudson Valley vineyards do wine lovers right with pours that run the gamut from crisp whites to full-bodied reds and everything in between.

Ulster County Restaurant Recommendation: Gunk Haus in Highland

Eat out at Gunk Haus in Highland, Ulster County this month

McKinney and Doyle Fine Foods Café and Corner Bakery in Pawling Open a New Bar Next Door

McKinney & Doyle Fine Foods Café and Corner Bakery in Pawling adds a new barroom

Latin Restaurants in Putnam County Spice Things Up

Two new Latin eateries add some pep to Putnam County

Gourmet Popsicles: Go-Go Pops, Cold Spring, NY

The organic popsicles from Go-Go Pops in Cold Spring, Putnam County, take the Valley by storm

Gourmet Popsicles: Zora Dora’s Micro Batch Ice Cream & Paletas, Beacon, NY

Zora Dora’s Micro Batch Ice Cream and Paletas in Beacon, Dutchess County, puts popsicles on the map once again
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Gourmet Popsicles in the Hudson Valley

Two local purveyors are putting popsicles on the map once again

Westchester Wine & Food Weekend Trivia Contest: Week 1 (May 16-20)

We’ve got two tickets for Westchester Magazine’s nearly sold-out Wine & Food Weekend extravaganza! Try our weekly trivia and enter the drawing to win!

Father’s Day 2011 (Recipes)

Impress your Pops on Father’s Day with these delicious Southwestern recipes

Orange County Restaurant Review: Bistro Lilly, Goshen, NY

Goshen’s latest eatery delights all tastes

Ulster County Restaurant Review: Bistro at Vineyard Commons, Highland, NY

The café quotient gets a boost from a newcomer in Highland
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