Food & Drink

With Accessibility Top of Mind, Rhinebeck Officials Call Forum To Develop Outdoor Dining Plan With Residents


The movement to bring back outdoor sidewalk dining in Rhinebeck is gaining steam, as village officials moved last night to call a special public meeting May 23 to gather community input.  At the meeting, residents will be able to weigh in on a proposal to be crafted by village trustees in the next two weeks. The plan is expected to […]

With Spring in the Air, Rhinebeck Restaurants and Residents Push to Bring Back Sidewalk Dining


The streets are bustling, the facemasks are (mostly) off, but Covid created an experiment in Rhinebeck – sidewalk dining – that a group of village business owners and residents badly hopes to retain this spring and summer. On Tuesday evening, John Traver, the manager of Samuel’s Sweet Shop at 42 East Market St. presented to the Village Board of Trustees […]

Car Crashes Headfirst Into Back of Taste Budd’s Café Tuesday Morning; No One Is Injured


The screech of crushed metal and falling shelves rang out at Taste Budd’s Café on West Market Street in Red Hook Tuesday morning as a car crashed head-first into a garage at the back of the restaurant.  Just after 10 a.m., an elderly man driving a silver sedan attempted to turn around in the café’s driveway, which is reserved for […]

Savona’s Trattoria To Build New 12-Car Parking Lot To Support Surging Demand


Savona’s Trattoria is facing a problem many local restaurants wish they had: there’s not enough parking space for all the customers.  Now, to accommodate the overflow crowds on Thursday nights and weekends, the popular Italian restaurant in Red Hook wants to build a new 12-car parking lot to the north of its existing parking lot to the side of the […]

Local Restaurants Get Paid to Deliver Emergency Meals – And More Can Join In By Acting Soon


Two local restaurants are participating in a new State program that pays them to provide meals to soup kitchens, food pantries, and homeless shelters.  To date, Cider Brothers Roadhouse in Milan and Taste Budd’s Cafe in Red Hook are the only local restaurants that have signed up to provide meals through the Restaurant Resiliency Program (RRP), a $25-million statewide initiative […]


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