The Hudson Valley Dining News You Need to Read This March

A crazy awesome eatery in New Paltz, a reopening in Black Dirt country, and more help to make the month delicious.


Following its wild success in Kingston, Crazy Bowlz has debuted a colorful New Paltz spot, with all your Asian-Mex-inspired craves: Korean beef kimchi tacos, spicy wontons, and curried noodle bowls. 845.255.0179

After a long hiatus, The Jolly Onion has reopened its doors in Black Dirt country. At the Pine Island spot, you’ll find classics like pork loin in onion-mushroom sauce join such contemporary fare as vegan couscous bowls and locally sourced salads.

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Korean veggie-based side dishes, fresh produce, and a selection of Asian grocery staples fill the shelves of Kim’s Convenience in Troy, the new sister market to Capital Region fave Sunhee’s Farm and Kitchen. 518.272.3413

Poughkeepsie darling La Cabañita has expanded their Oaxacan kitchen to a more spiritual space just down the road — a renovated, Prohibition-era church. With a new, 150-seat dining room, 18-foot ceilings, and a focus on tequila and mezcal behind the bar, La Cabañita is making big moves.  845.452.7544

Check out the new branch of Joe & Joe in Nyack, offering traditional fare like house-made lasagna and linguine with clam sauce, as well as surprises like light-as-a-feather chicken meatballs and fresh pies from a wood-burning pizza oven. 845.535.3888


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Belgian waffle from The Jolly Onion / Photo by Armand Vanderstigchel

Our Pick: Hudson Valley Fermented

Kessel Center, Pace University, Pleasantville
March 16, 1-4 p.m., $55 (advance)

The Pleasantville Rotary Club’s third annual fundraiser returns with a slew of craft beverage producers serving up spirits in the name of charity. Hudson Valley Fermented brings together more than 20 breweries, wineries, distilleries, cideries, as well as delicious food offerings from some of the Hudson Valley’s finest restaurants in the service of organizations like the Food Bank for Westchester, Team Fox for Parkinson’s Research, and more. Attendees will also enjoy live music, dancing, raffles, auctions, cigars, and more. Must be at least 21 years of age to enter event.

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