5 Seasonal Eats We're Absolutely Loving This July
Our food editor Steve Fowler reveals what to order in the Hudson Valley this month.
Mary Jane's red, white, and blue freak shake
Photo by Margaret Gallo
Red, White & Blue Freak Shake at Mary Jane’s Dairy Bar
5334 Route 9W, Newburgh, 845.561.8450
Let your freedom ring and “freak” flag fly at Mary Jane’s Dairy Bar with this dazzling dessert to commemorate July 4th. Customize the shake with your favorite flavor of ice cream, then watch as this treat transforms into an all-out sugar extravaganza with a buttercream and sprinkle frosted cup, swirls of red and blue marshmallow, whipped cream, a chocolate-covered pretzel rod, a sugar cookie, and a mini cupcake.
Only in America — ain’t she beautiful?
Not just the Best Margaritas in the Hudson Valley! Come enjoy our Holiday inspired drink menu, Stars & Stripes 🇺🇸 (Tito’s fresh lemon simple syrup blue curaçao grenadine) So Refreshing! Also try Smoke & Berries, Cucumber Sage and Watermelon Lemonade. Come join us, bar open till 1 am. Sunday brunch 11-3
Stars & Stripes at Baja 328
328 Main St, Beacon, 845.838.2252
“Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.” So declared JFK, and so Baja 328 answered. The Stars & Stripes is perhaps the most patriotic cocktail you can order in honor of Independence Day.
Baja’s specialty drink blends Tito’s vodka, lemon juice, simple syrup, blue Curaçao, and grenadine for a bright and refreshing celebration of America.
Prosciutto and Melon at Velo
12 North Broadway, Nyack, 845.353.7667
Ah, the age-old combination of salty and sweet, fruit and meat. Juicy cantaloupe wrapped in prosciutto is the perfect appetizer to a hefty pasta dish or a scrumptious snack with some cocktails. And at Velo, there are plenty of great options either way.
Wood-Fired Pork Chop at Silvia
42 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock, 845.679.4242
At Silvia, the focus is on sourcing high-quality ingredients, so it’s no wonder the restaurant picks up its pork from Atticus Farm. The small family farm in West Shokan lets pigs roam around the forest, foraging for nuts and grasses, because “happy pigs make the best pork.”
Silvia’s super summery version of pork chops incorporates the sweetness of grilled peaches and the crunch of sautéed cabbage, all atop a turnip puree.
Lobster roll / Photo by Rob Sager for Crossroads Brewing Company
Lobster Roll at Crossroads Brewing Company
21 Second St, Athens, 518.945.2337
It can be tough to get a find a good lobster roll outside of New England, but Crossroads brings the famous Maine staple to the table at its Athens brewpub. One of many new items on the summer menu, this lobster claw is lightly dressed and served on a sub roll. Plus, it's perfect to wash down with the crisp New Normal Northeastern IPA.