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Where to Eat in 2013: Top Restaurants and Dining Trends

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When it comes to food and dining, keeping up with the current trends is key. Here in the Valley — and elsewhere — tapas is huge. Stick-to-your-ribs German food is emerging as a counterpoint to lighter fare. And you can’t turn on the tube without seeing an ad for a chain restaurant touting its use of the pretzel in one form or another. Here we profile six restaurants — and one food truck — that are serving up delicious meals well ahead of the culinary curve.

tomas tapas

Tomáš Tapas Bar and Restaurant, Wappingers Falls

Where to eat in 2013: European-style tapas in Dutchess County
schatzi's pub

Schatzi’s Pub and Bier Garden, Poughkeepsie

Where to eat in 2013: German gastropub in Dutchess County
yianni's

Yianni’s Restaurant, Chatham

Where to eat in 2013: Greek fusion in Columbia County
gunk haus

Gunk Haus Restaurant, Highland

Where to eat in 2013: Old World Bavarian in Ulster County
dish mahopac

Dish Mahopac Restaurant, Mahopac

Where to eat in 2013: Bistro and wine bar in Putnam County
avocados

Avocados Mexican-American Restaurant Bar, Fishkill

Where to eat in 2013: Mexican-American fare in Dutchess County
black forest flammkuchen

Black Forest Flammkuchen Co., Hudson Valley

Where to eat in 2013: German food truck in the Hudson Valley
pretzels

Hot Food Trends in 2013: Pretzels

Where to eat in 2013: Whistling Willie’s in Cold Spring, 151 Grill and Bar in Mahopac, Twisted Jeanne’s in Rosendale

 

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