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Jul 11, 2010 10:13 AM

Beacon's blessings...

On our way to an art show in another town, we ventured to Beacon, NY, for a bite. We found Poppy's Burgers ( - amazing, local grass-fed burgers with awesome cheese, diced red onion and tasty buns. I also added a slice of gorgeous tomato to my burger, and it was perfect. Helped keep the bottom of my bun from getting soggy! That burger was juicy, delicious and had almost a "sweet" taste to it. Fresh, tasty fries, too! Yum. Great place. Wish it was closer to home. And my SO was delighted to find bottled Coke with real sugar.

We meandered down the street and found Zora Dora's (, which is basically a popsicle shop, but to just call it that would be an understatement. It's an AMAZING popsicle shop. The flavors are unusual and awesome and I had such a hard time deciding. Eventually landed on the Pineapple Lime Chili Sea salt, although I almost went with the Cucumber Mint Chili (or something like that!) Other flavors included Papaya Cantaloupe Mint, Passionfruit Mango Strawberry, Watermelon Mango Ginger. They also do cream-y ones like Cookies 'n Cream, Thai Tea, Pina Colada, Dulce de Leche and Chocolatey Chocolate, etc. Again, this is a place I wish was closer to home because I want to try more flavors. So unique and inventive. Perfect for a summer day. Flavors change and rotate daily... but they had a LOT of flavors on the board!

Beacon is lucky to have these two great places. I'm jealous!

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  1. Love, love, LOVE both of these places.

    1. O my goodness!!! Love both these places. Especially Poppy's! Best burger I have ever had!

      1. Poppy's Burger sounds good, I'll have to recommend them to our upstate friends next time we dine together.

        Have you tried Brothers Trattoria in Beacon? It's a very good Italian restaurant. Try it next time you pass through.

        Interesting on Zora Dora, it sounds like the paleterias that are all over Westchester and beloved by some.

          1. re: adobocaster

            Ha! That was my second choice, but SO wanted a burger! :-)

          2. Thanks for the post - I'm going to be in Beacon next weekend, so I'll definitely check these two places out!