If you have been coming to the Adirondacks long enough, you have been to this place, or one just like it. Before the Northway, there was Route 9, running from Westchester to the Canadian border. Route 9 weaved its way through every town on the map, and every town had a roadside restaurant, maybe two, that looked just like UpRiver Cafe.
You will find Huckleberry tucked away in a corner off of Church Street, across from Hokkaido. The pub is exactly that, and nothing more, and I say that in a most complimentary way. The place has the look and feel of a European village pub, but one that caters to the locals and not the tourists, where families out for a bite are as common, and as welcome, as the locals stopping in for a pint and some conversation on the way home from work.
In our house, Monday is pizza night, and in our house pizza means Cosimo’s. Monday night we can be found at the corner of the bar, nestled in amongst the Monday night regulars from Marist College and the Culinary, with a smattering of legal types and business people. More often that not, everyone at the bar will know each other. If they don’t, they soon will, because our hostess and barkeeper, Joanne Foley a/k/a JoJo, will make sure that happens. After many years of this routine, we are there as much for the company as the pizza, but we certainly started going to Cosimo’s because of the pizza.
Frogmore Tavern has quickly become one of our favorite dining destinations when we are in Kingston. A talented kitchen and a well prepared American bistro style menu are the reasons to try it, and now you can add a new roof top bar to the attractions.
In days of yore, Hudson Valley diners had many choices for good German fare. Just in the city of Poughkeepsie we had the Brauhaus in Arlington (now the Dubliner) and further down Main Street was the Auffarth family’s Congress Tavern (in the late 70’s) , both of which served up Karl Ehmer’s wieners and wursts with platters of spaetzle and kraut. Those were the days.
It has been a few years since I have written about this Hudson Valley jewel in Kingston’s Uptown Stockade District. That is an oversight on my part, since Boiton’s is a regular stop on our list of Hudson Valley favorites, especially if we are at UPAC for a show.
Gunk Haus Restaurant and Biergarten 387 South Street, Highland, NY 12528 Phone 845.883.0866 www.gunkhaus.com Serving Lunch & Dinner Closed on Tuesday The Gunk Haus Restaurant and Biergarten bills itself as a local gastro pub, which does sound like a New York hiptser moniker for this very traditional village brahaus. The charming eatery is situated beneath […]
342 Warren Street Hudson NY 12534 Phone 518 822 1234 www.americanglory.com Last weekend we took advantage of a sunny Sunday, fired up the Mini Cooper, cranked up the Springsteen, and headed up the Taconic. After a quick stop to load up on some Seyval Blanc at Clinton Vineyards and some roadie victuals from the Wild […]
The Rhinecliff Hotel & Restaurant 4 Grinnell Street Rhinecliff, NY, 12574 Reservations: 845 876 0590 Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner – 7 Days Brunch on Weekends, Late Bar Menu www.therhinecliff.com Amazing what $5 mil will get you. If you have not had a chance to see the restored Rhinecliff Hotel, overlooking the Hudson River at the […]