Yesterday went for the first time to the Little Bear Chinese cafe in Bearsville, NY, just outside Woodstock. Hadn't planned to go there, was just passing, and was very happy with the quality, especially the Har Kow and Shumai, both freshly made there and uniquely tasty. The Shumai had lurid green wrappers. I almost drank the dipping sauce and noticed that a lot of other patrons were avidly lapping it up. Had a Thai chicken curry special that had mid-to-high heat, with fresh purple basil and good lemongrass flavor. Free tea. Beats China Rose in Rhinecliff hands down.
I've seen mentions on this board lately that say the place may have closed. They are alive and well, with a full sunroom overlooking the stream at 3 pm on a Sunday.
I'm planning to stop in whenever I go bookbuying over that way.