5 Scrumptious Hudson Valley Dining Spots to Try in August

News and notes from the Valley’s dining scene for July 2013: A waterfront restaurant comes to Greene County, and Latin flair heads to Newburgh


A sweet shop in Beacon’s food hall, a brick-oven pizza eatery in Florida, and delightful donut spot in Kingston make the month delicious.

Toasted is Liberty Street’s newest hot spot. Pop in to this artisan bistro for a delicious sandwich or salad, and stay for the company. The fried chicken sandwich is a standout. Served on a toasted baguette and topped with only Sriracha mayo and pickles, it’s “delicious yet simple,” — just like the shop’s motto promises. 845.595.8484


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One of Poughkeepsie’s favorite bartenders, Erin O’Neill, is set to open a new bar at the former Nic L Inn Cellar Market and Bistro on Water Street. Erin O’Neill’s Pub & Grill is right next to the Walkway Over the Hudson, near the Hudson River. Opening date and the menu are still a secret, but with O’Neill involved, we’re sure it will be good!

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The owners of The Anchor restaurant in Kingston have turned a former laundry room into a donut bakery. Seriously! Hole in the Wall Donuts serves up handmade, old fashioned sour cream donuts in a variety of exciting and unexpected flavors like salted caramel with black Hawaiian sea salt, blueberry lemonade glazed with candied lemon peel, and even dill pickle.

Shmuck’s Sweet Stuff in Beacon’s Hudson Valley Food Hall & Market serves up ice cream, sundaes, shakes, and other delicious sweets made with fresh, local, and seasonal ingredients. Try the loaded Liège waffles: crispy and caramelized on the outside, moist and flaky on the inside, and topped with all kinds of sweet treats. 845.204.5169

Barrel28 Pizza
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Barrel 28 in Florida offers a variety of food, ranging from burgers and salads to steaks and fish. The impressive space features indoor and outdoor dining, a gorgeous wine wall in the bar area and a pizza bar where you can watch your brick-oven pizzas being made. 845.508.6707


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