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Drive-Worthy Bites in Unexpected Places Throughout Dutchess County

Not all dishes are worth a long drive – but the goat cheese wontons at Terrapin in Rhinebeck are. So is the pulled pork rice bowl at Twisted Soul Food Concepts in Poughkeepsie, and the mac and cheese with prosciutto at Monte's Local Kitchen & Tap Room in Amenia.


These are just a few of the amazing, Instagram-worthy dishes in Dutchess County. Our new video features ten top culinary experiences; but here are a few of our favorite places to tempt your taste buds.


Heritage Food & Drink

This new modern-yet-rustic eatery in Wappingers Falls is a celebration of all things local; from beer to beets to beef. Stop by for happy hour (retractable floor-to-celing windows extend the space to an outdoor patio) for house made charcuterie and a selection from the extensive whiskey list. The honey butter potato chips are on the lunch, brunch, and dinner menus as well. 


Monte’s Local Kitchen & Tap Room

Indulge in New American cuisine with an Italian flare prepared by a “Chopped” Champion, Chef Dafna Mizrahi. Monte’s Local Kitchen & Tap Room, located in Amenia, offers an incredible selection of appetizers and entrees, as well as specialty cocktails, wines, and beers.



Harney Tea Shop

Explore the world of tea with over 250 options to choose from in this Millerton shop. Harney & Sons offers a tasting bar and lounge where you have a meal or find the perfect tea for you or a friend. You can even buy their teas and accessories.



Terrapin Restaurant

Enjoy a farm-to-table meal in a former church in a 200-year-old stone building. Travel to Rhinebeck to see why Terrapin Restaurant has been voted “Best Restaurant in the Hudson Valley”, “Best Bistro in the Hudson Valley”, and “Best Farm-to-Table Restaurant in the Hudson Valley.”



Daryl’s House Restaurant and Live Music

This Pawling restaurant and club is a treat for your taste buds and your ears. Visit Daryl’s House for an eclectic menu of steaks, seafood, pasta, and sandwiches, and a variety of amazing live performances. And it doesn’t have to be dinner and a show –try a Bluegrass Brunch on the weekend!


Check out our other videos to learn about culture, family activities, and so much more in Dutchess County!




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