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Good Eats Outside Poughkeepsie

JungMann Sep 28, 2007 07:11 AM

I'm headed to a small town 35 miles outside Poughkeepsie for a weekend getaway. Wondering if there's anything good in the area, especially delivery. I'll be taking the train back to New York City Saturday night from Poughkeepsie so am open to trying something there, too.

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    ChefMoly Sep 28, 2007 07:57 AM

    CIA is in Hyde Park, just minutes north of poughkeepsie. they have several restaurants open to the public and for a foodie it's a must see. it is leaf-peeper season though, so call ahead and see what they have for reservations. i haven't been back since graduation 8 years ago, but by all reports the campus has done nothing but improve.

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      localvore Sep 30, 2007 01:53 PM

      I'd go to Mountain Brauhaus, it is lovely and nearish to Ellenville.

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        barleywino Sep 30, 2007 02:49 PM

        Beso on Main st in New paltz (chef formerly worked with Jean George etc)

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      corky Sep 28, 2007 07:46 AM

      what is the name of the town jm?

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        JungMann Sep 28, 2007 08:15 AM


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          bob gaj Sep 28, 2007 09:23 AM

          if you're in ellenville, check out aroma thyme. there's also an old bakery in the main part of town; check posts on here for ellenville for details on the location, as well as the polish place, i believe? across from the mcdonalds in ellenville.

          on the way back, if you're taking rte 55 back on that side of the river, check out village market and bakery which is in gardiner (http://www.villagemarketandbakery.com) for really good desserts, pastries. various things in new paltz.

          the would is in highland is nice...cia's main rooms tend to get booked well in advance on weekends, so you'd have to go to their apple pie bakery place?

          if you're looking for to-go in poughkeepsie, spanky's (cajun, but nothing great coming from nyc) is right near the station. 96 main is as well, and has ahi tuna tacos.

          oh, and for different...soul dog is near the station as well.

          1. re: bob gaj
            MisterBill2 Sep 29, 2007 12:13 AM

            Remember Apple Pie Bakery at the CIA is closed on weekends.

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              bob gaj Sep 29, 2007 05:11 AM

              thank you for that...didn't know. oops, ignore that part, then.

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