well, there's finally a place i can say "WOW!" and be the first (i think) on chowhound. the only caveat? it's a beer store.
it's half time, in poughkeepsie, ny - on route 9, a mile (?) south of the ibm plant there, on the northbound side of rte 9.
the beer selection is out of this world. lots of different belgian, german, asian, american microbrews. available in single bottles, or in 4/6 packs. i started buying random beers, just on guesswork (and talking to one of the employees).
in addition, they have a few beers (8-10?) on tap, that rotates weekly. i've tried a brooklyn chocolate stout and a belgian that was good, but not great.
extremely helpful, fair prices, and an awesome selection. if you're looking for quality foods...and want quality beers...here's the place to go.