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.

Raising the Bar

The new Elephant Bar at Schlesinger’s Steak House gears up for summer fun

View Finder

A superb waterfront setting is equally matched by the hearty, eclectic menu at Newburgh’s Lakeview House

5 Irish Pubs For Your St. Patrick's Day Party

It’s not St. Patrick’s Day without a pint of the good stuff! Follow our lead to these local pubs celebrating March 17 the right way

Art à la Carte

Albany chef Dale Miller creates visual and gastronomic masterworks at his eponymous downtown restaurant

Noodle Nirvana

A NYC transplant brings classic Asian fare to Putnam County
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Happiness in a Bag

A local baker charms us with her all-natural cookies

The Food Issue

Cassoulet and soufflé, skinny pizza and fondue — hungry yet? HV Mag’s annual Food Issue dishes on 10 can’t-miss meals, top-notch cooking classes, Hudson Valley Restaurant Week, and more that we’re sure will whet your appetite. Dig in!

Hunger Strike

A unique dining event raises money for local food charities

Pie to Die For

The skinny pizza at Gigi Trattoria doesn’t skimp on flavor

Fine Fare at a Paltry Price

Hudson Valley Restaurant Week offers penny-pinchers (and all other) dining deals at the region’s finest hot spots
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