Dig Into Cozy, Community Vibes at These New Hudson Valley Eateries

An ice cream shop in Tivoli, a bookstore bar in Newburgh, and a Puerto Rican restaurant in Fishkill spice up the region.


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Herb-crusted steak at Front Street Tavern

Photo courtesy of Front Street Tavern

 

Sure, there’s vanilla and strawberry, but Fortunes Ice Cream in Tivoli also rotates out homemade flavors to suit the season. Fall brings caramel apple and concord grape flavors. Year-round, be sure to try vegan Darkest Chocolate, a universal favorite even among dairy lovers. Fortunes will take a long winter’s nap from January to February, so plan your visit accordingly. 845.757.2899

Stop in for a pint and a paperback at The Barking Goose, a combo independent bookstore, coffee house, and pub in Newburgh. The lively atmosphere is perfect for trivia nights and book club gatherings. Nosh on giant pretzels, cheese platters, salad specials, and house-made cheesecake. 845.674.9808

Flavors of Puerto Rico have enchanted the mainland. In Fishkill, Izla cooks up traditional fare like pastelon (bursting with plantains, beef, greens, and cheese), alcapurrias (deep-fried yucca filled with beef), and hot-pressed sandwiches. 845.765.2277

Cross the river and check out Sazón Boricua at its new home in New Windsor, a bigger space than before with sit-down service. On the hit list: empanadas, jibarito (sandwich cradled in fried plantains), and vegan yucca fries. 845.784.5732

Located in the former space of Redwood Bar + Restaurant, Front Street Tavern rounds out the Guido family’s enterprises in Downtown, Midtown, and Uptown Kingston. Choose from an assortment of international favorites like bratwurst, lobster mac ’n’ cheese, and herb-crusted steak. 845.853.8500


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