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.
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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.
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.
Tuesday, October 29: Have you ever had a “decolonized dinner”?
Saturday, Oct. 19: Guests can tour the CIA brewery with head brewer Hutch Kugeman, talk to local and regional brewers, taste their beers and learn what’s unique about their breweries, all while enjoying food for which the CIA is world-famous.
Saturday/Sunday, October 19/20: The third annual VegFest comes to BSP with cooking demonstrations, music, screenings, speakers and dozens of holistic vendors in the daytime and a concert of music, art and poetry by vegan artists, called Kingston Animalia, on Saturday evening.
Sunday, October 13: “Sustain Traditions” is the motto of the Ulster County Italian American Foundation, which hosts this festival of Italian cuisine, culture and music every year on the Kingston waterfront: a natural location for an Italian Festival, with over 150,000 Italian Americans in Ulster, Orange and Dutchess Counties.