Food & Drink

“A Delicious Way to Address Climate Change”: Groundbreaking Chef Alice Waters Journeys to Rhinebeck to Spur On Edible School Garden

Alice Waters, the petite California chef whose big ideas revolutionized American eating, gathered Rhinebeck’s children around her like a modern Mary Poppins. “Come closer,” she urged before popping the question. “What do you imagine an edible garden might be?” A tree you can eat, offered one child. An oversized potato, suggested another. Waters interrupted. “It’s so important that we all […]

EXCLUSIVE: Rhinebeck’s Blackcurrant Wholesale Distillery To Open Tasting Room, Joining a Dutchess County Culinary Trend

C. Cassis, a wholesale Rhinebeck distillery known nationwide for its tart blackcurrant liqueur, is planning to open a tasting space at a barn under renovation on Salisbury Turnpike, The Daily Catch has confirmed. The project, still a closely guarded secret, came before the Rhinebeck Town Planning Board this week as its owner seeks to add more parking spaces. Several neighbors […]

From ‘No’ to ‘Yes’ on Neon As Business Owner Pushback on Illuminated Signs Influences Red Hook Village Legislators

Expect to see those neon-like “open” signs back in village storefronts this summer.  After a month of pushback from local business owners and merchants, the Red Hook Village Board of Trustees has crafted a new law designed to reverse a decades-old provision in the zoning code that prohibits businesses from displaying neon and neon-like “open” signs in their storefronts.  The […]

Expertise Without Elitism: Red Hook’s New Corner Counter Shop Peddles Cheese with Patience

The aroma of melting cheese from the panini press wafts through the air when a local mom arrives, plugs in her laptop and settles her kids at a table to do homework. The bartender, behind the curvaceous wine bar, preps for the evening rush. Proprietor Lauren Cunningham-Housman, knife in hand, cuts a piece of Rogue Creamery Smokey Blue and assures […]

After Abandoned Cider Takes a Hike, New Beer Tap Room Gets Nod to Open at Greig Farm

Red Hook will soon have a third brewery, and it’s a mouthful. The Barn Taproom at Jordan Homestead Farm Brewery at Greig Farm cleared a major hurdle on Monday, after the Red Hook Town Planning Board gave the project the green light to move forward.  The husband and wife team behind the project, J.R. Jordan and Megan Jordan, will open […]

And the Winners Are…..Rhinebeck Chamber of Commerce Posts Top Vote-Getters After Culinary Feast

The Rhinebeck Area Chamber of Commerce has announced the top vote-getters in its tasters’ choice sellout culinary event, Taste of Rhinebeck, back for the first time since pre-pandemic 2019. And the winners are…. Best Beverage, Tea Fresh, 6384 Mill Street Best Slider/Sandwich, Buns Burgers, 20 Garden Street Best Appetizer, Cinnamon, 51 E. Market Street Best Main Course, Village Pizza, 19 […]

As Taste of Rhinebeck Sells Out, The Daily Catch Follows A Foodie Through the Culinary Crawl

Scott Davis of Clinton Corners loves food and restaurants and knows the lot of them in the Hudson Valley. But the culinary crawl known as Taste of Rhinebeck, which returned Wednesday after a three-year Covid-induced hiatus, offered an altogether-new opportunity. Inside of three hours, Davis and the 399 other foodies who purchased tickets for the event, were to sample appetizers, […]

Ahead of Wednesday Taste of Rhinebeck Competition, Three Chefs Put Finishing Touches on Delectable Apps

Taste of Rhinebeck, a combination of food crawl, competition, and charity event, returns to the village Wednesday evening after a Covid-induced hiatus. As of Tuesday morning, more than 300 tickets had been sold, and more are still available with chefs preparing to serve up to 400 bites, teas, and drinks. “I’m am so delighted with the response,” said organizer Carolyn […]

Restaurant Review: Friendly Service and Reliable Greek Fare Make Mazi a Welcome Addition to the Red Hook Food Scene

Editor’s Note: We are delighted today to introduce restaurant reviews to The Daily Catch. Our reviewer, who will pen reviews under the pseudonym Eden Towne, is a seasoned foodie who lives locally and has an all-inclusive love of food that ranges from cheap fare to fine dining and spans cuisines from all cultures. They will review each venue based not […]

Taste of Rhinebeck, a Culinary Open House, Returns Wednesday Night After Three-Year Covid Hiatus

After three years slumbering in absentia, the gastronomic feast known as Taste of Rhinebeck will return Wednesday evening, as 28 chefs, baristas and purveyors take to their pans, carafes, and griddles to prepare small bites and bonbons for foodies. The event, for which tickets are still available, merges a street crawl, competition and philanthropic mission in service of introducing dozens […]

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