March 2017 Nibbles
News and notes from the Valley’s dining scene.
Redoubt Wine Bar
The end of 2016 may have seen the close of Poughkeepsie’s beloved Hobnobbin’ Pub, but diners needn’t fret much: Gibson’s Restaurant has swiftly set up shop in its place, featuring classic American fare and then some — plus an all-new interior. The spot is named for a watering hole that occupied the location prior to Hobnobbin’s 28-year reign and was opened to eager patrons old enough to remember the original Gibson’s legacy. (11 Vassar Road, Poughkeepsie; 845.462.1572)
Enjoy specialty drinks like spicy masala chai and a nitro cold brew coffee made from locally roasted beans at Kurzhals (below), a new café in the historic Peekskill Central Market. Come at the crack of dawn for raisin challah toast with cinnamon honey butter, or swing by at lunch for grilled chorizo with gruyere on a roll or homemade pizza bagels. (900 Main Street, Peekskill; 914.208.0158; www.kurzhalscoffee.com)
Westchester newcomer Pho Corner Bistro dishes up specialties like rice noodle soup with optional add-ins like shrimp and meatballs. Don’t miss the special Bahn Mi Dac Biet, a Vietnamese sandwich served on baguettes with cilantro, carrots, and jalapeños. (740 N Bedford Rd, Bedford Hills; 914.242.1662; www.phocornerbistro.com)
Pop into recently opened Redoubt Wine Bar on your next jaunt through Putnam. Steak tartare, curry-laced crabcakes, wood-fired pizza and other crowd pleasers are available in small, medium, and large portions to encourage sharing and wine pairing. (1135 Rt 9D, Garrison; 845.424.8300; www.redoubtwinebar.com)
Amateur brewers (21+) are invited to strut their suds at the 27th Annual Hudson Valley Homebrewers Competition. Compete with some 300 entrants in beer, cider, and mead(!) categories for the chance to be invited to guest-brew at a commercial craft brewery. (Sunday, March 11, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. 55 Overlook Rd, Arlington; www.hvhb.brewcomp.com)