A look at one of the town’s signature eateries, a combination market and caterer.
Thirty years ago, Ronnie Shapiro realized that by making it convenient and simple for others to embrace a vegan diet, she could multiply her own reduction of animal suffering. Now, at Healthy Gourmet To-Go on Market Street in Saugerties, she devises, cooks and packages countless vegan meal packages that get shipped throughout New York and parts of New Jersey.
Zeus Brewing Company opens in Poughkeepsie with fresh beer and Italian fare; Rooftop bar coming this summer. The fact that the site is diagonally opposite the Cunneen-Hackett Building, once the mansion of brewing magnate Matthew Vassar, is purely coincidental.
Water Street Market will host its sixth annual Local Ingredient Chili Challenge on Saturday, January 25 from noon to 3 p.m. Up to 20 participants will be accepted. There is no cost to enter, but participants will need to donate a minimum of five gallons of their best chili and be there to serve it.
Chaminda is from Sri Lanka and Shiwanti hails from the south of India. Heading a growing international team of cooks and servers, their focus is on making people feel comfortable and well-taken-care-of.
Creekside Bar and Bistro has opened in the old Matsu building in Rosendale. The new business is owned by former longtime Gilded Otter employees Reshma Ramoutar and Juan Galvan.
A highlight is always the county-fair-style competition for home-fermented concoctions, but it’s also a fun gathering for those more interested in tasting pickle products than in creating them.
“The Hudson Valley is rich with culture. To work to carry this on in our way – that’s what we do.”
Saturday, Nov. 2: The Chocolate Factory in Red Hook was founded in 1888 by William H. Baker – no relation to the older, more famous Walter H. Baker Company, but Red Hook’s Baker was not above exploiting the coincidence to promote his business, starting what became known as the Chocolate Wars. At the height of production, 20,000 pounds of chocolate were produced in Red Hook each day.
Saturday, Nov. 2: Are you a vegan or vegetarian who feels a little left out of the fun this time of year? Is your favorite part of Thanksgiving the presidential pardon for a couple of turkeys? The Catskill Animal Sanctuary is planning some festivities this weekend that will help get you into the holiday mood.