Food & Drink

Lorenzo Beronilla shares his recipe for Mechado

Lorenzo Beronilla shares his recipe for Mechado

I do my best to utilize the local produce from farmers’ markets as much as possible. The groceries in the Hudson Valley are stocked with a wonderful selection of meats processed by our local butchers. One of the fall dishes I like to prepare is called Mechado, a beef ’n’potato stew fortified with veggies galore.

Rosendale’s Red Brick Tavern reopens as Santa Fe Burger Bar, with expanded patio

Rosendale’s Red Brick Tavern reopens as Santa Fe Burger Bar, with expanded patio

Rosendale’s Red Brick Tavern has reopened as Santa Fe Burger Bar, under the day-to-day operational leadership of Roxana Guerra, a longtime manager at the Santa Fe Kingston branch. New owners, Annie and Jimmy Demosthenes and David Weiss, have put their own brand on the place. It’s not the same Mexican food as the Santa Fe chain, the menu features craft burgers, craft beers and fancy milkshakes.

Saugerties resident wins Top Chef Amateurs

Saugerties resident wins Top Chef Amateurs

Earlier this month, Saugerties resident Lorenzo Beronilla won his episode of the inaugural season of Top Chef Amateurs, a spinoff of Bravo’s longtime staple Top Chef. The new series, filmed in Portland alongside the next season of Top Chef, sees two amateur chefs battling head-to-head each week with guidance from renowned professionals.