All posts by Ann Hutton

Hyde Park hospitality at the hopping CIA

Hyde Park hospitality at the hopping CIA

Culinary Institute of America retools restaurants to become less intimidating, more community-friendly, in keeping with the mission of Waldy Malouf. “The building, the whole campus can be a little intimidating. The reality is that we see about 300,000 visitors a year. The CIA is the largest tourist attraction in this region.”

Get matched for a Friend Date, if you dare, at Dakota Lane’s Lovefest in Woodstock

Get matched for a Friend Date, if you dare, at Dakota Lane’s Lovefest in Woodstock

Saturday, Feb. 16: “When I was a kid in Woodstock, I got my little brother to write these secret notes with me. We’d write love notes, notes of positive affirmation, like ‘You’re doing great; just keep going!’ And we would spread them all over town, slip them into chocolate -bar wrappers in the Grand Union and put them into library books – just dozens of notes everywhere.”

Gourmet CBD-infused feast at new Marbletown space 7M2K

Gourmet CBD-infused feast at new Marbletown space 7M2K

Saturday, January 26: Entrepreneur Konstanze Zeller is opening her Colonial home for a special eight-course, plant-based meal infused with full-spectrum cannabidiol oil, including cocktails, appetizers and special chocolates for dessert. Zeller is head of Cocorau, a company that specializes in raw cacao bites and adaptogenic elixir powders, both containing CBD from organically grown hemp.