Food & Drink

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 […]

“It’s Time to Retire,” Says Arleen Harkins As She Puts Red Hook’s Historic Village Diner Up For Sale

The Historic Village Diner, a national historic landmark and local institution that has operated in Red Hook since the Reagan administration, is up for sale, as the diner’s longtime owner, operator, and executive chef, Arleen Harkins, said she’s ready to retire. “It’s bittersweet for us,” Harkins told The Daily Catch this morning. “But it’s time for us to retire and […]

From Crafting Toothpaste to Beer: J.R. Jordan Awaits Approval for New Beer Tap Room at Greig Farm

Hudson native J.R. Jordan is a chemist by training who works full-time making toothpaste at the GlaxoSmithKline plant in Durham, N.Y. But he has always wanted to make beer.  Jordan started growing hops with his father years ago in Athens, N.Y. when he was living in Brooklyn and working at a brewery. He would come up on weekends and they […]

More Seating, More Marble, and More Items: Rhinebeck’s Bread Alone Reopens To Relief, Excitement from Customers 

Bread Alone customers reacted this week with a mixture of excitement, surprise, relief, and reservation to the reopening of the popular café known for its organic bread, coffee, and pastries. The restaurant reopened Saturday after a month-long facelift.  “I’m just so happy this place is open again. I think what they’ve done with the café is really good,” a relieved […]

Limited Outdoor Sidewalk Dining To Return to Rhinebeck Village Friday Following Outpouring of Support from Small Business Owners

Limited sidewalk dining will return to the Village of Rhinebeck from April 14 through Nov. 1, following a pressure campaign from small business owners who pushed hard to bring back outdoor dining.  The unanimous vote by the Village Board of Trustees Tuesday signaled a growing consensus that sidewalk dining, a practice that sparked heated public debate when trustees first voted […]

Takin’ it to the Streets: Rhinebeck Business Owners, Residents Renew Push to Bring Back Sidewalk Dining This Summer

Limited sidewalk dining is likely to return to the Village of Rhinebeck this summer after a group of vocal business owners and residents renewed pressure on the Village Board of Trustees to bring it back. In impassioned appeals and personal stories, roughly one dozen Rhinebeck residents made their case before Village Trustees at a special meeting Tuesday night to discuss […]

After Challenging First Weeks, Mazi Greek Kitchen & Bar, Red Hook’s Latest Culinary Addition, Settles In to Strong Demand

Mazi Greek Kitchen and Bar, Red Hook’s latest culinary addition that promises to transport diners to the “sun-kissed beaches of the Mediterranean,” is scrambling to keep up with demand, especially with to-go orders. But diners say it has been worth the wait and the reduced hours the first weeks. “Delicious, fresh and healthy,” said Teresa Costakis, who married into a […]

Red Hook Beverage Consultant Couple Invents New Drinks With a Jigger of Creativity, a Dash of Artistry and a Shot of Dedication

A Mexican eatery in Leeds in the Catskills wanted to distinguish its drink offerings from your run-of-the-mill Cinco de Mayo party fare. A ski lodge in Catamount, specializing in cuisine from the French Alps, needed to offer distinctive cocktails that could capture the unique vibe of those European mountains. Enter Jeremy Oertel and Natasha David, beverage consultants.  For the Mexican […]

At Last, Mighty Donuts, New Gourmet Shop on South Broadway, Prepares to Open Its Doors This Fall

Mighty Donuts, a family gourmet donut and coffee shop that started two years ago with a couple’s love for fresh-fried donuts and a dream, is gearing up to open its doors at 7269 South Broadway this fall, the shop’s owners told The Daily Catch this week.  A classic donut shop with a twist and the brainchild of the ambitious young […]

Sunoco Station Owner Launches Red Hook Fried Chicken Restaurant in Bid to Support Younger Brothers

The Pakistani entrepreneur who has owned the Sunoco service station in the Village of Red Hook for more than 20 years is branching into a new line of work – fast-food fried chicken – to expand the variety of culinary offerings in town and to support three of his five younger brothers. Mohammed Syed, 64, said Red Hook Fried Chicken […]

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