Food and Drinks

Oct. 1, 2015

Cider Tasting at the Cider Mill Friends

Cider Mill Friends Poughkeepsie

Cider Mill Friends is a non-profit all-volunteer group that is restoring the historic Kimlin Cider Mill (c.1880) at 140 Cedar Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY. Due to the group's efforts, the Mill is listed on the National and State Historic Registers, and is also a Town of Poughkeepsie Historic Landmark.

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Sept. 21, 2015

Saugerties Garlic Festival

The Saugerties Garlic Festival is held every fall in this quaint town in Ulster County. It is a large festival that draws over 30,000 people and over 200 exhibitors and food vendors every year. The star of the festival of course is the food. Garlic is used in everything ...

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Aug. 1, 2015

Restaurant Review: Zoila’s in Circleville, NY

In a little corner off of Route 302 and in the heart of Circleville in Orange County is Zoila’s. Upon entering, the vibe is that of a cafe. The easy smiles of the staff and friendly demeanor makes for a good beginning.

Zoila's restaurant in Circleville NY

I quickly realized that though Zoila’s may serve ...

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July 13, 2015

Outdoor Dining in Southern Westchester County

Outdoor Dining in Southern Westchester
View of the Hudson River from Harvest-on-Hudson. Photo credit: Harvest-on-Hudson restaurant

If you live in Westchester County, one of the fun things about the warmer weather months is eating outdoors in some of our favorite restaurants. After the harsh winters, we should make the most of the summer sun. And you ...

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July 1, 2015

Interview with Hudson Valley DIY Blogger Brooke Fedigan

American Flag on Barn. Image Source:

Many of us have been inspired by shows like This Old House, Flea Market Flips, and all the Martha Stewart shows. There are also many amazing DIY bloggers showing us their projects through beautiful photos and thorough tutorials. I recently had the privilege of talking to one of our local Hudson Valley ...

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June 2, 2015

Why We Like The Burger Loft in Rockland County

The Burger Loft New City Rockland County

Whenever we are craving a burger in Rockland County, we usually visit the Burger Loft in New City. It is located at a small strip mall the end of Main Street in New City, visible from Route 304. 

The area is definitely not lacking in burger options. Within 10 ...

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May 11, 2015

Sushi Mike's - Where to Get Sushi in Dobbs Ferry

Sushi Mike’s has been in business for 11 delicious years in the Dobbs Ferry community. It is a very popular place to go for sushi and if you enjoy Japanese cuisine you’ll want to add it to your list of “to try” restaurants.

Don’t be surprised if you see a ...

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May 8, 2015

Our Favorite Farmer's Markets in Westchester NY

Entering May, many of our farmer's markets in Westchester and the Hudson Valley are opening and moving outdoors. It is great news for families who want to eat healthier. At a farmer’s market, what is grown, baked or created for you to purchase typically has not come more than 100 miles ...

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May 5, 2015

Where to Celebrate Mother's Day in Westchester

Hey! Mother’s Day is just around the corner. It's this Sunday, May 10th. A bunch of flowers and a note simply won’t do; you’ve got to do something special for the Mom whose done it all for your family. Fortunately we’ve got ideas for every type of Mom that ...

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May 4, 2015

Hudson Valley Mother's Day Outings in Orange County NY

Mother's day is fast approaching and there's always the question of what to do. I've rustled up some unique places throughout Orange County for you to have a wonderful Hudson Valley Mother's Day Outings.

Central Orange County New York Mother's Day Events

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