Oscar’s Italian Restaurant has launched a second dining concept within its walls. Asador Don Pedro now shares the Blauvelt space, drawing on Chef Oscar Romano’s experience with Latin cuisine for dishes like shrimp in garlic sauce, churrasco, arroz con pollo, and cinnamon-sugar churros.
589 NY 303, Blauvelt; 845.359.0608
The latest opening from Goodness Ventures LLC (Main St Goodness, PieconicNY) is Bistro Mashriq, serving Middle Eastern cuisine in Hudson. Influences span Lebanon, Yemen, and Syria, yielding lamb kibbeh, herbaceous tabbouleh, charred eggplant with tahini and chilies, and sumac-garlic wings. Bistro Mashriq is taking a short break before the summer season. Check their website for updates.
136 Warren St, Hudson; 518.697.5600
The deli is open only on weekends at Woodstock’s Harana Market, serving Filipino dishes (tofu sisig, chicken adobo, ube cheesecake), inspired by co-owner Christina Mauricio’s grandmother. During the week, swing by the market to stock up on Asian pantry essentials and prepared foods, which prioritize sourcing from Asian- and BIPOC-owned businesses.
603 Wittenberg Rd, Woodstock; 845.684.5835
KorPot opened in January, bringing traditional Korean cuisine to Poughkeepsie. Dishes to try include kimchi pancakes, Korean fried chicken, galbi, bibimbap, spicy stir-fried pork, and KorPot Ramyun (dried seafood broth with ground pork, fried egg, and house-made pepper sauce).
2494 South Rd, Poughkeepsie; 845.272.2121
A second location of Middletown’s popular Mix N Mac opened in Wappingers Falls in January. The menu spans every imaginable permutation of the childhood favorite food, from breakfast-inspired mac n’ cheese to lobster alfredo, Reuben mac, and more.
1557 Rte 9, Wappingers Falls; 845.208.6444
Rockland County now has its very own Shake Shack. The Nanuet location of the uber-popular, Danny Meyer-founded fast-casual chain opened in February at Rockland Plaza Shopping Center. In addition to its signature smashed burgers, crinkle-cut fries, and blended concretes, the location will offer a limited-edition Korean fried chicken sandwich through April 5.
4 W Rte 59, Nanuet