Food & Drink

A roundup of local chili challenges

A roundup of local chili challenges

The humble bowl of chili con carne was once the province of mid-19th century cowboys and the incarcerated in Texas. Designed to stretch out the cheapest cuts of meat into something edible, the savory stew is now mainstream, devoured with gusto by most of the population coast-to-coast.

Delicious and cruelty-free cuisine in Saugerties

Delicious and cruelty-free cuisine in Saugerties

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.

Brew with a view

Brew with a view

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.