Hillsdale IGA: I stopped there thinking it convenient after attending a morning function and was reminded that all markets are not alike. I regularly shop at the Red Hook IGA because it is convenient and has a surprising variety for so small a store. No so, the Hillsdale store where I could find only one type of mozzarella and would have settled for a respectable commercial brand not to be found. If I'm going to spend a bundle, I want buffalo mozzarella. The produce was truly dismal in both lack of variety and freshness, much of it wilted, old, downright nasty. That will not be a return stop unless I need milk or some other staple and happen to be passing by. Maybe not even then.
Four Brothers Pizza on Rte. 199: I stopped there on Friday night in hopes of grabbing "a slice and a soda" in order to get to Upstate Films for a longish movie beginning at 6:30. Bummer. They don't do slices, so I took a small cheese pie. If theirs is pizza crust -- don't. I should have nibbled peanuts, waited and gone to Village Pizza in Red Hook on the way home. I will say that Four Brothers looked to be serving some beautiful salads but I didn't catch sight of any entrees.