Bistro-to-Go hosts launch party for Feel Good Food

(Photo by Dion Ogust)

A quarter-century has passed since Mary Anne and Richard Erickson opened the original Blue Mountain Bistro in Woodstock, relocating to the corner of Glasco Turnpike and Route 212 in 1996. Along with their son Chris, who grew up in the restaurant, they opened their present location, Bistro-to-Go, in November 2007, across from the Harley-Davidson dealership on Route 28. Over the past decade the Ericksons have expanded to include an on-premises bakery, café, gourmet grocery and full-service catering operation, featuring top-quality restaurant chefs serving food seven days a week.

And now they’ve got a cookbook out, drawing on all this experience: Feel Good Food: Recipes from the Hudson Valley’s Blue Mountain Bistro-to-Go. Chef Richard shares many of his favorite recipes collected over the years. Artist Mary Anne, who also designed their vintage-inspired neon road sign, sets a new bar for the contemporary cookbook with vibrant watercolors, line drawings, photography and playful design. Both will be on hand to sign copies of the newly released cookbook and offer samples from recipes in Feel Good Food on Saturday, September 29 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., as Blue Mountain Bistro-to-Go hosts an official book-launch to celebrate their silver business anniversary. All are welcome, and copies of the book will be available for sale. To find out more, visit

Book launch of Feel Good Food, Saturday, Sept. 29, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., free, Blue Mountain Bistro-to-Go, 948 Route 28, Kingston, (845) 340-9800,