In Spain, diners – at least the local diners- do not have dinner at a tapas bar. They are public gathering places to stop after work, before dinner, for a glass of wine and a snack. The theme and setting at 52 Main in Millerton seem to mimic that tradition – a place to stop on the way home to meet some friends for a bite and a glass or two of wine.
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.
Take two of the North Country’s best chefs and put them in the same kitchen for one special event. On a warm December Friday evening, John Vargo of Saranac Lake’s Eat ‘n Meet Grill & Larder joined Liquids & Solids’ Tim Loomis in his kitchen. The results were predictably spectacular.
Liquids and Solids has enjoyed a uniform positive buzz since opening in 2010, offering a menu almost exclusively comprised of house-made charcuterie, with sporadic appearances of prepared veggies and local cheeses. The space is as casual as casual gets, with a dozen highly sought after seats at the bar, and a like number of high top tables scattered around a small dining room.
The restaurant will be our new favorite casual “small plate” stop when we are in Lake Placid.
Panzur has been on our “wish list” of new restaurants for quite some time. Chef Rei Peraza, who owns the restaurant with his wife Kim, have been the talk of the town since they opened two years ago.
As of January 2016, Rock & Rye is closed. Rock and Rye Tavern 215 Huguenot Street New Paltz, NY 12561 845-245-7888 www.rockandrye.com Dinner ~ Tuesday through Sunday Closed Monday Rock and Rye Tavern is located in the historic Huguenot section of New Paltz, in the building that formerly housed the Locust Tree Inn. It […]
Elephant bills itself as a casual tapas ~ wine bar. Co-owners Maya Karrol and Rich Reeve opened the popular uptown Kingston eatery five year ago to rave reviews and quickly built a loyal following. An overnight sensation, right? Not exactly. There is much more to the story.