Food: Fish & Game in Hudson, New York

My sausage, egg and biscuit from Fish&Game in Hudson before I devoured it.

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Fish & Game is located in a rustic farmhouse at the hip town of Hudson, located two hours North of New York City in Columbia County. It serves a a creative farm-to-table fixed-priced tasting menu that changes daily, depending on the availability of local fresh ingredients. They serve a set lunch menu Saturday and Sunday, and a five to seven-course dinner menu Thursday to Sunday evenings with wine pairing available.

Restaurant reviews:
Reviews on Yelp
Reviews on Trip Advisor
Review on the Hudson Valley magazine
Review on the Times Union
Review on GQ

Fish & Game
Opens Sat and Sun noon-2pm | Thurs – Sun 5pm-close
13 South 3rd Street, Hudson, New York 12534



Food: Gusto at Poughkeepsie

photo from @chefbolchoz

Last weekend I had the opportunity to visit Gusto, an Italian restaurant that opened in the spring on Collegeview Ave, directly across from Vassar College in Poughkeepsie. The restaurant has great ambience and includes a bar and dining area downstairs, second floor seating, and outdoor patio for those nice days. The owners also run the Market Street restaurant in Rhinebeck, and Cucina in Woodstock. As you can read from the reviews, the acoustics of the restaurant is quite bad, making conversation difficult. But overall the food was good and I had an enjoyable evening.

Reviews from yelp here.
Review from North County Rambler here.
Reviews from trip advisor here.

15 Collegeview Ave, Poughkeepsie, NY
Hours: Lunch and Dinner Daily

Aren’t the pictures pretty? Here is another one. Or you can check out the instagram feed of @chefbolchoz for more.

Food: The Cupcake Bartender

Photo from instagram, taken by @loc_vac

This photo from the New Rochelle Street Fair over the weekend stopped us in our tracks. The delicious looking cupcake was made by the Cupcake Bartender for the fair. Alcohol is added to the cupcakes to add a special flavor: champagne, rum, Bailey’s, etc. You can try the cupcakes at special events, or order them online.

Photos from the Olana Historical Site in Hudson, New York

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The Olana Historical Site at Hudson, New York

I finally had a chance to visit the cute town of Hudson, New York last week. On the way back, I stopped by the Olana Historic Site several miles from downtown Hudson. This Persian-inspired mansion was built in the 19th century by the artist Frederic Edwin Church, who was known for his landscape painting. With a view like this, it shows he knew what he was doing picking such a beautiful spot:

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View of the landscape from the mansion

Looking out from the mansion, you will get to see the Hudson River among hilly vistas, farms, and a strategically placed lake. There are guided tours available so that you can visit the interior of the mansion and the art exhibit at the gallery.

The sunset of at the estate would be beautiful, but unfortunately I left a little too early. Maybe I will be back in the fall and catch the sunset among the autumn colors.

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The Olana Estate from another angle

SoWe Food and Wine Festival 2014

Foodie Pleasure

In just a few short weeks, we’ll be in attendance at the Southern Westchester (SOWE) Food and Wine Festival. As residents of Westchester County, we’re really looking forward to the local event, which will be held September 19-21.

The SOWE Food & Wine Festival is a unique culinary celebration showcasing the talents of renowned restaurants, wineries, pit masters, cheese mongers, breweries, specialty culinary providers, spirits producers, chefs and culinary personalities. Hosted by the Scarsdale Chamber of Commerce and The Village of Mamaroneck, the Festival brings community together through food, wine, and beverage sampling, while generating awareness and raising funds to fight hunger, obesity and malnutrition. This fun-filled weekend also includes music concerts, book signings, cooking demos and even activities for kids. A full schedule of events is available on the festival’s website.

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