restaurant http://wamc.org en Food Friday Dining: Dutchess County http://wamc.org/post/food-friday-dining-dutchess-county <p><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Each week for&nbsp;<a href="http://wamc.org/topic/food-friday">Food Friday</a>, we go to a different part of the&nbsp;WAMC&nbsp;listening area to find the best spots to grab a bite.&nbsp;</em></p><p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">In New York's Dutchess County</strong><br /><span style="line-height: 1.5;">From the <a href="http://www.dcrcoc.org/">Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce</a></span></p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 15:17:30 +0000 92963 at http://wamc.org Food Friday Dining: Dutchess County Hudson Valley Restaurant Weeks 2013 http://wamc.org/post/hudson-valley-restaurant-weeks-2013 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.hudsonvalleyrestaurantweek.com">Hudson Valley Restaurant Week</a> began in 2006 with a distinguished board of advisors, including chefs, restaurateurs and tourism leaders. The two-week culinary event premiered with 70 restaurants.</p><p>Today, with more than 180 participating restaurants spanning 7 counties it is among the largest Restaurant Week events in the country. Participating counties include Dutchess, Westchester, Columbia, Orange, Putnam, Rockland and Ulster. It has become a successful collaborative effort involving farmers, growers, wine makers and chefs.</p><p>Here now to tell us more (and to feed us) are Agnes Devereux from <a href="http://www.thevillagetearoom.com/">The Village TeaRoom</a> in New Paltz and Josh Kroner from <a href="http://www.terrapinrestaurant.com/">Terrapin Restaurant </a>in Rhinebeck. Via phone we are joined - eventually - by Janet Crenshaw, founder of Hudson Valley Restaurant Week.</p><p> Tue, 12 Mar 2013 15:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 59688 at http://wamc.org Hudson Valley Restaurant Weeks 2013 Friendly's Restaurant Chain Begins Transformation http://wamc.org/post/friendlys-restaurant-chain-begins-transformation <p>Just over a year after emerging from bankruptcy, the Friendly’s restaurant chain on Monday introduced redesigned stores and updated menus.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Friendly’s , which lost business over the last decade to casual dining competitors, is hoping&nbsp; to get people back into its booths in renovated restaurants that have a retro-look. A new menu includes classic best sellers and new items.&nbsp; CEO John Maguire says there is an emphasis on better food quality and faster service.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 05 Feb 2013 10:50:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 57177 at http://wamc.org Friendly's Restaurant Chain Begins Transformation "Memoir of the Sunday Brunch" by Julia Pandl http://wamc.org/post/memoir-sunday-brunch-julia-pandl <p></p><p>For Julia Pandl, the rite of passage into young-adulthood included mandatory service at her family’s restaurant, where she watched as her father—who was also the chef—ruled with the strictness of a drill sergeant.</p><p>At age twelve, Julie was initiated into the rite of the Sunday brunch, a weekly madhouse at her father’s Milwaukee-based restaurant, where she and her eight older siblings before her did service in a situation of controlled chaos, learning the ropes of the family business and, more important, learning life lessons that would shape them for all the years to come.</p> Fri, 14 Dec 2012 16:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 53929 at http://wamc.org "Memoir of the Sunday Brunch" by Julia Pandl