Best Of Hudson Valley 2014

The results of our yearly balloting are in, and our readers have spoken loud and clear on the finest products and services related to food, fun, health, and shopping. Our editors also weigh in with some primo choices of their own


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Best Old-Fashioned Beer Fun

Old-Fashioned Beer Fun

Best Bargain Dining
Bargain Dining

Best Belgian Waffles
Belgian Waffles

Best New Bourbon
New Bourbon

Best Gluten-Free Favorites
Gluten-Free Favorites

Best Local Bacon & Sausage
Local Bacon & Sausage

Best Tiramisu (Take-Home)
Tiramisu (Take-Home)

 

 


Best Food
Food

Best Drinks
Drinks

Best Restaurants by Atmosphere
Restaurants by Atmosphere

Best Restaurants by Cuisine
Restaurants by Cuisine

Best Restaurants by County
Restaurants by County

 

 


Best Hat Shop
Hat Shop

Best Local Pottery
Local Pottery

Best Plumbing Supplies
Plumbing Supplies

 

 


Best Fashion
Fashion

Best Food Stores
Food Stores

Best Home & Garden Stores
Home & Garden Stores

 

 


Best Community Space
Community Space

Best New Night Out
New Night Out

Best Old-Fashioned Inn Experience
Old-Fashioned Inn Experience

 

 


Best Culture
Culture

Best Nightlife
Nightlife

Best Outdoors
Outdoors

 

 


Best Facials
Facials

Best Girls’ Getaway
Girls’ Getaway

Best Hair Extensions
Hair Extensions

 

 


Beauty Salon

The Stylist’s Chair, Cornwall-on-Hudson
845-534-3117; www.thestylistschair.com
 

Day Spa

Haven Spa, Rhinebeck
845-876-7369; www.havenrhinebeck.com
 

Health Club

IXL Health and Fitness, Rhinebeck, Saugerties
845-876-4100; www.ixlhealthandfitness.com
 

Health Food Store

Mother Earth’s Storehouse, Kingston, Saugerties, Poughkeepsie
845-296-1069; www.motherearthstorehouse.com
 

Manicure/Pedicure

Sage Nail & Spa, Poughkeepsie
845-454-8728
 

Massage Therapist (TIE) 

Brandi Nichole Madarish, Brandi Nichole’s Massage and Wellness, Poughkeepsie
845-224-3270; www.brandinichole.massagetherapy.com 

Maryellen Conrad, Hyde Park Massage Therapy, Poughkeepsie
845-471-2256; www.millstreetmassage.com
 

Pilates

Body Be Well, Red Hook, Catskill
845-758-0790; www.bodybewellpilates.com
 

Yoga Center

Living Yoga Studio, Cold Spring
845-809-5900; www.livingyogastudios.com
 

 


Best Way to Tire Out Little Tykes
Way to Tire Out Little Tykes

Best Student Orchestra
Student Orchestra

Best Pet Boutique
Pet Boutique

 

 


Baby/Children’s Boutique

Waddle n Swaddle, Poughkeepsie
845-473-5952; www.waddlenswaddle.com
 

Pet Store

Beacon Barkery, Beacon
845-440-7652; www.beaconbarkery.com
 

Place to Eat with Kids

The Pizza Shop, Newburgh
845-565-7467; www.pizza-shop.com
 

Toy Store

Enchanted Toys, New Paltz
845-255-1429
 

 


Best Up-and-Coming Musician

Up-and-Coming Musician

Best Up-and-Coming Designer
Up-and-Coming Designer

Best Champion of the Vocal Arts
Champion of the Vocal Arts

Best Philanthropist
Philanthropist

 

 


Actress 

Lisa Lynds, the Center for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck
845-876-3080; www.centerforperformingarts.org
 

Actor 

Liam Neeson, Millbrook
 

Artist 

Tarryl Gabel, Poughkeepsie
www.tarryl.com
 

Author 

James Patterson
www.jamespatterson.com
 

Chef 

Ric Orlando, New World Home Cooking, Saugerties
845-246-0900; www.ricorlando.com
 

Local Musician 

Myles Mancuso Band, Beekman
www.mylesmancuso.com
 

Golf Pro 

Rhett Myers, Vassar Golf Course, Poughkeepsie
845-473-9838; www.vassargolfcourse.com
 

Mixologist 

Paul Maloney, Stockade Tavern, Kingston
845-514-2649; www.stockadetavern.com
 

Morning Show Personality

Mark Bolger, Poughkeepsie
845-471-1500; www.mix97fm.com
 

Politician

Marc Molinaro, Poughkeepsie
www.molinarofordutchess.com
 

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