Upper Depot Brewing Company
708 State Street #1, Hudson
Hudson, a famous IT town in the Hudson Valley, is lagging behind the craft brewery trend in the region. But in late 2022, when Upper Depot opened in a historic railroad station built around 1871, the city got his second brewery. Nearby Stuyvesant His Falls-grown friends and co-owners Montgomery Bop and Aaron Maas pitched the brewery concept to the building’s owners in 2019. Beer brewed on tap in an industrial-chic space. Skipping the headache of an on-site kitchen, the team opted to utilize Whaleberry as a regular fixture on the local Hood his truck operator’s circuit.
The Nome Bistro
1267 Route 295, East Chatham
The cottage on Route 295 in East Chatham was a favorite with locals and visitors alike. After it closed, several iterations followed, none of which had the staying power it needed. The restaurant offers a variety of comfort foods with all-day breakfast items such as Gnomecakes, Gnomelet and Hangry Gnome. But fear not. The gnome theme doesn’t get in the way of creative menu items and a well-stocked bar.
CIA’s Post Road Brewhouse
946 Campus Drive, Hyde Park
The Culinary Institute of America is bringing back the beloved pop-up Post Road Brew House this winter for a casual, student-run gastropub experience. Located in the on-campus General Food Nutrition Center, Post Road serves CIA and microbrews as well as Hudson Valley wines and spirits. The menu is divided into large and small plates. Start with the Tuna Nice Salad ($16) or the Smoked Brisket Poutine ($15). Mains offer a combination of pozole soup, braised pork belly, and 6-minute egg, green onion, and coriander ($20). Beets Bourguignon offers a vegetarian take on Julia Child’s classic ($18). Also, Pork Braised Ribs offer a hearty winter dish served on local polenta with bacon lardons, pearl onions, mushrooms and crispy onions ($28).
288 Fair Street, Kingston
After a long delay, the long-awaited uptown Kingston wine bar Chleo has finally opened on the corner of John and Fair streets. The refurbished spot (formerly Ecce Terra) features an elegant, neutral color palette and serves locally sourced cuisine. For an entrée, order the carrot ‘nduja spread, made with freshly baked bread or seed crackers and a mix of lacto-fermented slow-cooked carrots, Calabrian chiles, and roasted garlic ($8). Dishes such as charred cabbage with crispy anchoired and kraut ($12) and wild mushrooms with porter vinaigrette, egg yolk and breadcrumbs ($17) are umami-packed vegetarian options. But if you want meat, try the grilled short ribs with black trumpet duxelles and juice ($32). From Oregon Syrah to Catalan Malvasia, the natural wine list features about 30 varieties, almost half of which are available by the glass ($11-$16).
55 Allen Lane, Tannersville
Tannersville’s après-ski game is taken to the next level with a new Asian street food concept from the owner of nearby restaurant Tabla. The Notch, which opened in early December at the Colonial Country Club, offers mouth-watering dishes like pork belly bao buns ($15), dandan noodles ($17), and fried chicken with spicy gochujang or soy-ginger sauce. We offer a short list of dishes. ($16). A $12 classic aviation and kundalini with rye, yuzu, ginger and basil gives you a sample of what this bar can do. Eat fried dumplings and sip drinks while admiring spectacular mountain views at sunset. There are foosball tables inside and an outdoor ice skating rink for all ages.