Columbia County

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2012

    Zak Pelaccio's New Restaurant Fish & Game in Hudson, NY -- Exterior Views

    Located in Hudson, New York, Zak Pelaccio and Jori Emde's new restaurant is still a few months from opening. Veteran of Chickenbone Cafe, Five Ninth, and the Fatty empire, Zak Pelaccio fled the city with wife Jori Emde last year to settle in Old Chatham, NY, up in Columbia County. This region of r ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 4, 2012

    Foragers City Table: Something's in Store for You

    A Chelsea artisanal grocery serves up dinner

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2012

    St. Patrick's Day, Columbia County

    The Saint Patick's Day feast at St. Peters in Spencertown, NY As I drove down the meandering highways and country lanes of Columbia County -- just southeast of Albany sandwiched between the Hudson River and the MA border - I passed sign after sign advertising corned beef and cabbage. Every rickety ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2011

    A Fork in the Road Guide to Greenmarket Etiquette

    Robert Sietsema​ Farmers markets are a bit like inebriation: they have a way of amplifying the best and worst parts of one's personality, of shaving away pleasantries to reveal a certain hard nut of truth about human nature. And they're also like an open-air subway car, particularly on Saturd ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2011

    New Amsterdam Market is Having an Oysterpalooza!

    flickr/Allerina & Glen MacLartyShuck 'em!​Get ready for some shucking and slurping: It's going to be an oysterpalooza on Saturday, April 9 at New Amsterdam Market!

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2010

    Ruth Reichl to Join the Staff at Random House

    ​Random House Publishing Group announced today that former Gourmet Editor-in-Chief will be joining the staff, both as a contract author and as an Editor-at-Large. In the former capacity, she has three books on the drawing board: a memoir of her days at Gourmet, as yet untitled; a book called T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2010

    Corn Invades the Farmers' Markets Along With Yellow Raspberries, Purple Sugar Snaps, and Reishi Mushrooms

    ​Sweet bicolor corn is the first variety to hit the greenmarket this summer. It seems that corn arrives earlier and earlier at the farmers' markets each year. While we originally associated the crop with late summer and fall, a few years ago it began to arrive in early August, then late July. ... More >>

  • News

    July 17, 2007


    Everything you never wanted to know about picking judges for an important court you've never heard of

  • NYC Life

    May 8, 2007

    Stuck in the City—and Lovin' It

    Four cool adventures for three hot months

  • People

    November 1, 2005

    Beyond Organic

    Farmers say the O word is not what it used to be

  • NYC Life

    September 13, 2005

    Grease Is Good!

    Are lard, eggs, and fish tacos the new health foods?

  • News

    January 18, 2005

    The Last Executioner

    Dow B. Hover was paid by the state to run its electric chair in the 1950s and '60s. The job may have cost him more than he earned.

  • Dining

    October 26, 2004

    Lazy Flesh of the Ray

    Fashionably foamy farmstead found in the south Slope

  • News

    April 15, 2003

    The Heart of the Matter

    A Former Internet Pen Pal's Mixed Feelings About Russell Harding

  • News

    January 23, 2001

    New York’s Bush Boys

    Pataki, Sweeney, Powers, Fossella to Prosper in Dubya Reign