Woodstockers, rejoice: The Bearsville Theater complex, now called the Bearsville Center, has trumpeted its reopening, officially effective February 1. While no live concerts have yet been scheduled as of presstime, there’s good news on the culinary front: Closed since May 2019, the iconic Bear Café is back up and running – as the Bear Cantina, serving Tex/Mex cuisine.
Almanac Weekly | Taste
On the region’s ever-changing restaurant landscape, we mourn the passing of old favorites; we welcome new arrivals with a hearty good-luck-you’ll-need-it. It is not necessarily newsworthy when some dreamers throw their hat into this long-hours, tight-margins ring. But when said restaurant emerges from the gate with live music as an integral, explicit component of its mission and its design, not just an afterthought, it is big news indeed.
Black-Eyed Suzie’s Upstate is an indoor/outdoor spot that offers unique bites inspired by global fare executed with local ingredients.
Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan today joined county executives in the seven counties that make up the Mid-Hudson Region to call upon the New York State Liquor Authority to permit restaurants to be open an additional two hours. Currently, in order to comply with the 10 p.m. curfew restriction, restaurants must stop seating patrons at 8:30 p.m.
Hudson Valley Eats has brought together five of the Hudson Valley’s top chefs for a fundraising cooking event beginning January 12 called “Cooking For A Cause” to benefit local non-profits who specialize in getting food directly to locals in need.
The restaurant business is famously tough even in good times. But throw in a once-in-a-100-year pandemic carrying unpredictable restrictions on dining, and it’s no exaggeration to say 2020 was probably the most difficult year to open a restaurant in recent memory. We caught up with five Kingston restaurants — Masa Midtown, Lunch Nightly, Casa Vallarta, Grainne, and Tilda’s Kitchen and Market — to find out how they made it work.
Leonie McCloskey has opened a sweet shop next to her husband Garvan’s restaurant in New Paltz. The shop features handmade baked treats as well as “Irish fancy goods.”
Learn how to make a great chili from the comfort of your own kitchen on November 19 at 6 p.m. The class is part of a series of free healthy cooking classes offered as a collaboration between Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County and Ellenville Regional Hospital.
It just isn’t autumn without the hundreds of freshly baked apple pies and steaming-hot fritters dipped in powdered sugar at the New Paltz Reformed Church. The church’s annual apple festival this past Saturday was still a success, despite having to limit the size and scope due to the Covid-19 restrictions.
Outdoor seating has been a lifeline for area restaurateurs during this pandemic, but it’s now October and the good weather for the year is mostly in the past. As the weather gets colder, restaurants are hoping that heaters and tents will help get them through the winter.