My wife and I are heading from Brooklyn to the Hudson Valley on a road trip this weekend, and we're hoping you guys might be able to help out with some restaurant ideas. Our goal here is to find places that are distinctively Hudson Valley in some sense, whether that means a great view or farm-fresh ingredients or just some hot-dog stand that's legendary in the area.
We're looking for four things:
1. A spot for lunch/brunch en route to Dia:Beacon Saturday morning. Very flexible here, and willing to go (a little) out of our way for anything from a great old-school diner to an exceptional locavore-type place. Or to eat somewhere in Beacon itself.
2. A spot for dinner in the Woodstock area. Again, we're fine with ranging outside the town itself. First thought was the Bear Cafe.
3. A spot similar to #1, but this time en route from Woodstock to Hudson.
4. A spot for dinner in Hudson. First thought was Swoon Kitchenbar.
I defer to the experts. Thanks so much,