New Restaurants and Hudson Valley Food and Dining News for May 2012
News and notes from the Valley’s dining scene for May 2012
Warmer temperatures = al fresco dining: The Columbia Land Conservancy hosts its annual Country Barbecue at the Clum and Patchen Farm — owned by David and Peggy Rockefeller — in Livingston. The May 27 fund-raising bash celebrates the CLC’s 25th anniversary and features locally produced food, wine, and beer... The Albany County hamlet of Preston Hollow is home to Heather Ridge Farm, whose Bees Knees Café opens for its fourth season on Memorial Day weekend. The eatery serves lunch fare — soup, panini, salads, and their locally renowned Oink and Moo chili — using meats and poultry raised on the farm... Things will be hopping (literally) at the Albany Institute of History & Art during Hudson Valley Hops, the museum’s first-ever beer tasting, on May 12. Tap into samples of local brews while learning about the history of suds production in the Capital Region... Expanding dining empires: Poughkeepsie’s Union Square, younger sibling of Darby O’Gill’s (Hyde Park) and McGillicuddy’s (New Paltz), opened its doors late last year; the house-made potato chips are to die for. And the Vanikiotis family (proprietors of Potown’s Palace Diner and the Daily Planet in Lagrangeville) cut the ribbon at their latest venture — Fishkill’s Red Line Diner — around the same time.