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About Jacqui & Lew Rose


Traghaven Whiskey Pub: Tivoli, NY

St. Patrick’s Day always poses a huge dilemma for me. As an avowed lover of all things Irish (literature, Guinness, The Book of Kells, The Chieftains) I feel compelled to celebrate the holiday attached to Ireland (though the original purpose has been...

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Yum Yum Noodle Bar — Red Hook, NY

When a restaurant has the sass to call itself “Yum Yum”, you expect it to be…well..yummy. I’m happy to report that Yum Yum Noodle Bar in Red Hook merits its eponymous name. The newest arrival on the Red Hook restaurant scene, it occupies the corner spot...

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Aroi Thai – Rhinebeck, NY

I began my professional career as a high school English teacher, and while I loved it I used to lament the inability to go out to lunch. When I left that career behind, I made sure that every job I had afforded that opportunity. Because I am a lady who...

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True story: several years ago on New Year’s Eve Day, I called Lew as I was leaving work and said “I need you to talk me out of stopping for a Big Mac and fries on my way home.” He replied “Well, I would, but I’m at Five Guys across the street from you.”...

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Jaeger Haus – Tivoli

When we settled on the East side of the Hudson for our house hunting back in 2015, we drove up and down NY9G, a major highway linking some of the small towns we visited. It looked like there had been a restaurant in Tivoli, then it was gone. Then there was...

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Cinnamon Indian Cuisine

Does anyone ever say “Hey let’s go out for a great Indian meal” and expect the guests to head to Rhinebeck? Well, you should. Because Cinnamon, in the heart of Rhinebeck, has some of the best and most diverse South Asian food we have found anywhere. On the...

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Historic Village Diner

Diners are more than places to eat in the Hudson Valley. They’re institutions. Nice institutions. Warm institutions. Institutions where everyone not only knows your name but knows your favorite orders, whether you have to have a glass of water before your...

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Aba’s Falafel

While Rhinebeck hosts a farmer’s market year-round, the outdoor one boasts the most vendors and activities. Those in the know learn quickly what offerings to stock up on in the waning days before the market moves indoors. One of my annual end-of-market...

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