Authentic Calabrian food from southern Italy awaits at Radici in Catskill, featuring classic panini combos and rustic pizza topped with ‘nduja, a spreadable spicy sausage. 518.719.0550
Ready Coffee in Wappingers Falls has a full gamut of lattes and mochas, as well as hot, iced, and frozen brews. But this tiny drive-through also specializes in teas, milkshakes, and smoothies. Opens at 5 a.m.!
A new face in Troy’s influx of Asian restaurants, Quang’s Vietnamese Bistro has been, hands-down, the buzziest new Capital Region spot. Order the pho, of course (beef, chicken, or vegan), but also save room for shrimp spring rolls with peanut sauce. 510.301.1757
Inside 1915 Wine Cellar / Photo by AJL Studios
Explore the world of varietals and expand your palate at Poughkeepsie’s oh-so-stylish 1915 Wine Cellar. Menu changes to suit the sip — perhaps a grilled baguette with prosciutto, brie, and fig preserves to complement a special red blend. 845.232.5311
With a sister spot in SoCal, The Red Dot Vegetarian Kitchen brings a welcome West Coast vibe to Wurtsboro. Vegan bacon BLAT (“A” for avocado) on homemade sourdough is a top choice, along with Indian faves like stuffed paratha and kulcha. 845.644.5000
Left to right: Ready Coffee by Marcel Lundberg / Red Dot Kitchen pancakes courtesy of venue
Our Pick: Hudson Valley Taco Fest
Pete and Toshi Seeger Riverfront Park, Beacon
June 22, 1-5:30 p.m.
General admission $20
Tacos, empanadas, sangria, beer, and fried ice cream — now that’s a recipe for a good time! Taste all kinds of tacos at this event, from pork belly to short rib to lobster; plus, vegan and gluten-free options will be available, too. Tickets do not include food or beverages, unless you opt for the more exclusive Big Taco Deal, which comes with five gourmet tacos and three beer/sangria tickets. Hungry yet?