Dining-out options for vegans and vegetarians in the mid-Hudson are expanding, with several entrepreneurs now pushing the envelope of what
Diners in New Paltz will be pleased to hear that La Stazione is back in operation — not The Station, as it was renamed when Richard Ronkese acquired the business, but under its original name as a restaurant, under the original ownership.
“I love all things mushroom. I would love for the mushroom to be the hero.”
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.
Gunkin’ Doughnuts, a newly established artisanal bakery outpost in downtown New Paltz, owned and operated by climber/master baker Rachel Wyman, continues to gain traction, moving from a once-a-week outdoor sweet-shop to a permanent home on Main Street in the Village.
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.
List of local farm stands/markets.
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.
Violet’s Bakery on Partition Street specializes in simple desserts, both sweet and savory, made by hand, not mass-produced.
Krishna Kitchen, located in a Church St. spot that has hosted many restaurants in recent years, offers vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free meals.