347 Warren Street, Hudson
Hoping to break the confines of a traditional restaurant kitchen, Carrie Fogg-Shaw and her wife Rebecca opened Thyme & Co in 2018. Together, with help from their small team of professional chef friends, the Fogg-Shaws have created a positive working environment that allows patrons to dine in an unpretentious and inviting atmosphere. The breakfast and lunch menus are small but the dishes are substantial, centered around comfort food made with locally sourced ingredients. For breakfast, they serve a $5 egg and cheese sandwich, also available with bacon, sausage, or avocado for $8. If you're in the mood for something heartier, the meatball sandwich on the lunch menu, made with Fat Apple Farm pork meatballs, tomato salsa, provolone, and garlic braised greens, is $13. Recent highlights on the specials board include porchetta and short rib sandwiches, a gorgeous charred cauliflower sandwich, and a vegan "cream" of broccoli soup. Sweet treats like cookies, doughnuts, and cakes are usual suspects on the countertop, as well.
Bloody Mary Festival | April 4Senate Garage, 4 North Front Street, Kingston
Only rest, water, and electrolyte replacement can cure a hangover. In a pinch, however, a Bloody Mary will do just fine, thank you. Now in its seventh year, Golden Tomato Productions has been staging events across the country celebrating everyone's favorite brunch drink (sorry mimosa). On April 4, the Bloody Mary Festival comes to the Hudson Valley for an afternoon of day drinking at the Senate Garage in Kingston. Expect innovative, weird, and wacky concoctions from participating local restaurants like Liberty Street Bistro, Phoenicia Diner, Gracie's Luncheonette, and Oriole 9, among others. Two sessions: 12-2pm and 2:30-4:30pm. Food will also be served, for those who go in for that sort of thing.
11 Chatham Street, Kinderhook
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666 Broadway, Kingston
After sitting empty for over a decade, the former Midtown Chophouse space on the corner of Broadway and Downs Street in Midtown is getting new a lease on life as Masa Midtown. ("Masa" is the Turkish word for table.) The new proprietor is Ozlem Oguzcan-Cranston, known as Chef Oz. Oguzcan-Cranston and her husband purchased the building housing Masa at 666 Broadway last April and have spent the last year renovating the 60-seat restaurant space. Masa Midtown, like Turkish-born Chef Oz, is Turkish to the core, and will feature traditional Turkish and Mediterranean fare like zucchini herb fritters with lemon garlic yogurt; raki-steamed mussels with fennel seed, tomato jus, and charred pita; yogurt-marinated chicken thighs on the bone with basmati rice; and filo spring rolls with spinach, kale, shallots, and feta cream. Masa is set to open as a catering and events space on March 1. Oguzcan-Cranston plans to operate in a limited capacity for a few months while the restaurant works out the kinks and Chef Oz can secure a full liquor license. She plans to open Masa as a full-service Turkish restaurant by summer.
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