The Fight to Bring Oysters Back to the Hudson River

New York nonprofit Billion Oyster Project works to repopulate one of the Hudson River’s keystone species. Imagine strolling down to the river late one afternoon, wading in and scraping up a handful of oversized oysters, then sitting by the riverside, watching the sun set behind the Highlands, shucking and slurping and tossing your shells into…

A Hudson Valley Chef Pilots His Own Course to Seafood and Serenity

By Mike Diago (originally written for Hudson Valley Magazine) This spring, Chef Serge Madikians of Amenia-based restaurant Serevan took Hudson Valley on a stratospheric grocery-shopping trip via “Serge Air” — the small rental plane he flies to Cape Cod on sunny days for seafood. He pulled up to the Great Barrington airport in his red SUV on an early…

Plan the Perfect Hudson Valley Picnic

*Written for Hudson Valley Magazine Picnics are deeply ingrained in the American psyche precisely because they pair perfectly with so many of our leisurely cultural touchstones; a road trip, a Little League game, or a date in the park would fall flat without time spent on a blanket in the grass with food. That being…

Guide to Latin Restaurants in Newburgh During the COVID-19 Crisis (and Beyond)

NOW OPEN: Zulimar, Honduran Cuisine,286 Washington Street, 845-569-4742, During COVID hours are in flux so call ahead. Usually hours are: Tues-Thu 6am-7pm, Fri-6am-10pm, Sat 7:30am-10pm, Sun 8:30am-9pm Tacos Uriel, 49 Mill Street, Newburgh, NY, (845-542-8112),Open for take out and delivery. during COVID hours are 10-10, normally hours are: 6am-10pm daily. Los Portales, 295, Broadway, Newburgh,…