Catskills Food Guide

By Janel Bladow on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014 - 1:52 pm
It took Michael and Amelia Hegeman eight years to find the perfect spot to open Zephyr, their new farm-to-table restaurant. The first time the couple set eyes on the 100-year-old building in the Ulster County hamlet of Pine Hill that is now Zephyr's home... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 - 12:40 pm
The Greenheart Farmstand is selling pumpkins and produce this week at the former Bank of America building on Route 28 in the Ulster County hamlet of Shokan, according to its customers and to Drew Boggess, the chair of Olive Planning Board. The farmstand... Read more
By Janel Bladow on Monday, Oct. 6, 2014 - 5:22 pm
Above: An Autumn Olive (Wildberry) Mojito. Photo courtesy of Marguerite Uhlmann-Bower. Make your own with the recipe at the bottom of this story. Foraging for food that grows wild has long been a hobby for nature lovers out walking in the woods. But... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Thursday, Sep. 25, 2014 - 3:35 pm
The annual Cauliflower Festival celebrates the wonders of the palest cruciferous vegetable this Saturday in the Delaware County village of Margaretville, which was once the epicenter of the cauliflower growing industry in New York State.  Munch on fried... Read more
By Charlene Martoni on Wednesday, Sep. 24, 2014 - 4:51 pm
A nook off the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail, a 24-mile hiking and biking path through Ulster County, is the last place you’d expect to find a food truck. But that’s just where to look for the Rail Trail Cafe, a non-motorized food cart with a decidedly... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Tuesday, Sep. 16, 2014 - 12:27 pm
Above: Amy’s Take-Away Ensalada Mixta from 4 local farms — Story’s, RSK, Migliorelli, and Foxcroft, by Robert Sink, one of the entries so far in the 2015 Catskills Food Guide Photo Contest.  The contest is closed. Check out all great entries on the... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 - 1:31 pm
Above: A promo photo for the Pig Mountain Pig Roast and Veggie Fest in Narrowsburg on Saturday, August 23. Via the Pig Mountain website. Main Street Narrowsburg plays host this Saturday to an all-out celebration of local food, the Pig Mountain Pig Roast... Read more
By Janel Bladow on Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014 - 9:19 am
A new restaurant that serves an eclectic mix of Turkish specialities and American diner classics is bringing together a Sufi Muslim community and its rural Catskills neighbors. “More and more we are seeing less and less prejudice,” said café manager Erdem... Read more
By John Phillip Tappen on Friday, Jul. 25, 2014 - 11:46 pm
About two dozen people attended the first public forum of Transition Catskills, a group dedicated to making the Catskills more economically resilient, on Wednesday night at the Open Eye Theater in Margaretville. “This was our first effort to organize a... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Friday, Jul. 25, 2014 - 12:37 pm
Animal-rights activists hoping to shut down Sullivan County foie gras manufacturers lost a court battle last week. On July 17, the Third Judicial Department of the New York State Appellate Division denied the California-based Animal Legal Defense Fund's... Read more
By John Phillip Tappen on Thursday, Jul. 24, 2014 - 10:44 am
The fourth annual Catskill Forest Festival will celebrate the region’s forests this weekend by inviting people to participate in fun that promises to also be educational. The festival, held in Margaretville Village Park on Saturday, July 26, will provide... Read more
By Janel Bladow on Thursday, Jul. 17, 2014 - 12:30 pm
“I just stared and said ‘Oh, that’s my restaurant.’ This is my dream,” said Paula Douralas, proprietor and chef of Petra Estiatorio, the Greek restaurant that opened at Shephard Hills Golf Club over the Fourth of July weekend. Last winter, Douralas... Read more
By Jennifer Strom on Monday, Jun. 23, 2014 - 4:25 pm
For Catskills dairy farmer Shannon Mason, it all comes down to controlling her own—and her family’s--destiny. Putting the fruits of her labor on a milk truck every two days meant surrendering to the economic realities of the commercial market, with its... Read more
By John Phillip Tappen on Friday, Jun. 6, 2014 - 4:09 pm
Squeezed between the end of spring and the beginning of summer, strawberry season in the Catskills emerges for a brief but illustrious period. For most farms, the season begins in June and lasts about four weeks, sometimes stretching into the first week... Read more
By Anne Pyburn Craig on Wednesday, Jun. 4, 2014 - 12:41 pm
Residents of the Catskills are often people who thrive on privacy and peace, but it’s also important that the commons contain ample opportunities to get off of the farm and out of the woods to socialize. Happily, we’re blessed with a fine selection of... Read more
By Jennifer Strom on Thursday, May. 29, 2014 - 4:51 pm
Sohail Zandi’s friends think he’s crazy. He could have stayed in the New York City restaurant world, where he's worked successfully for a decade. Instead, in January, he left Brooklyn, bought an old building on Bovina’s Main Street and opened a restaurant... Read more
By Jennifer Strom on Wednesday, May. 28, 2014 - 4:29 pm
After five years as executive chef at Full Moon Resort and a career in traditional restaurants before that, Adam Kowalsky knew he wanted to do something different when he finally opened his own place. Living in West Hurley and raising three kids, the... Read more
By Katherine Speller on Wednesday, May. 28, 2014 - 12:46 pm
Above: Vietnamese Restaurant Bà & Me will celebrate its grand opening tomorrow in Callicoon. Photos courtesy of Nhi Nguyen.  The name of the first Vietnamese restaurant in Sullivan County, Bà & Me, is a play on words: In Vietnamese, it means “... Read more
By Jennifer Strom on Tuesday, May. 20, 2014 - 5:10 pm
Above: Heather Williams of Pippy's Hotdog Truck greets customers in Palenville. Photo by Clancy Nolan. The geographic spread of the Catskills region creates often-daunting distances between would-be diners and their dinner plates. One solution to that... Read more
By Katherine Speller on Tuesday, May. 13, 2014 - 6:26 pm
Above: A sign declares the shuttered Hanover Farms farmstand "Closed By The Town Of Shandaken By Court Order." Photo by Julia Reischel. Concerned residents crowded Shandaken Town Hall last Thursday night, lining the walls and spilling out into the hallway... Read more


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