- Moxie Cupcake, New Paltz
B3 Burger Bar
608 Broadway, Kingston. (845) 383-1101
B3 is located in an Empire-style building with a rustic interior. The Build-Your-Own Burger-Bar offers a patty choice of Black Angus beef, veggie, or fish ($8.95). Pick cheese from the selection of American, cheddar, Swiss, pepper jack, and gorgonzola or add more protein with the option of Applewood smoked bacon, pulled pork, or fried egg ($.50-.85). There is also an expansive selection of gourmet sliders including duck confit ($3.75) served with spaghetti squash, roasted raisins, and apple cider-chocolate sauce. Open for lunch and dinner Monday through Saturday.
Farm to Table Bistro
1083 Lawrence Plaza, Route 9, Fishkill. (845) 297-1111
The regional American cuisine offered at Farm to Table Bistro mostly sources ingredients from local and regional farms. Dinner options include a roasted pistachio-panko crusted halibut finished with sweet and spicy red pepper coulis ($23) and their signature dry-rubbed beer braised short ribs served with sweet beer demi-glace reduction ($25). Also available is the smothered organic breast of chicken sautéed in white wine, roasted garlic sundried tomatoes, kalamata olives finished with soppressata and sharp provolone ($21). Open seven days for lunch and dinner.
51 Market Street, Poughkeepsie. (845) 232-5675
Opened by the owners of McGillicuddy’s in New Paltz and Darby’s in Hyde Park, Union Square offers a variety of pub fare including their popular World of Wings ($7.50) with 11 different flavors to choose from. A few entrée options are macadamia nut chicken breast topped with papaya marmalade and soy cream ($13.95) and Asian fish and chips, ahi tuna with sweet potato fries and wasabi aioli topped with a soy glaze ($15.95). Burgers and sandwiches are also available. Open every day for lunch, dinner, or nightlife.
Liberty Public House
6417 Montgomery Street, Rhinebeck. (845) 876-1760
Liberty Public House is a Renaissance tavern located in the historic 1860 Starr Institute, featuring engravings and memorabilia from the Civil War. Some of the menu highlights are Devils on Horseback, organic dates filled with blue cheese and wrapped in apple wood smoked bacon ($7) and the Liberty Burger, made from Hereford beef with a brisket and Manchego cheese center, served with homemade tomato jam and freedom fries ($16). The fries are dusted with garlic, Parmesan, and chopped rosemary and thyme. Open for lunch Monday through Thursday, lunch and dinner Friday and Saturday, and brunch on Sunday.
215 Main Street, New Paltz. (845) 255-2253
Josie Eriole, chef and owner of Moxie Cupcake Bake Shop, uses local ingredients in her scratch-baked desserts. Being a professional jazz singer, she names all her creations after songs. “Sugar Buzz,” a caramel macchiato in cupcake form, is vanilla bean cake filled with caramel and topped with a bold espresso buttercream and caramel ($2.99 classic standard size). “Sunday Morning” is a French toast cake topped with maple syrup butter cream and organic crispy bacon. Some savory cupcake options include a three cheese macaroni topped with breadcrumbs or sausage and pepper meatloaf. Open Wednesday through Sunday.
469 Main Street, Beacon. (845) 765-8596
Seoul Kitchen is an authentic Korean deli offering all-natural home-style cooking. Chef and owner Heewon Marsharo prepares all of the food herself. The menu changes often though some featured items include bibimbap, a signature Korean dish of sautéed and seasoned vegetables covered with rice and served with red pepper sauce ($8.50), duenjang kuk, fermented soybean paste soup ($3.50), and kimchi fried rice ($6.99). Open for lunch and dinner Tuesday through Sunday.