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Hudson Valley Day Trip


Take a road trip north of New York City for a double-header art tour of Storm King and Dia: Beacon and after you’ve had your fill of art, fill your stomach with some local eats.

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Hudson Valley Day Trip


Take a road trip north of New York City for a double-header art tour of Storm King and Dia: Beacon and after you’ve had your fill of art, fill your stomach with some local eats.


Start your tour at Storm King, which is 500 acres of rolling hills filled with gigantic sculptures from the biggest names in Modern art like Calder, Henry Moore and David Smith.

Twenty-four minutes northeast of Storm King and just across the Hudson River, is Dia: Beacon. Housed in a former Nabisco box-making factory, there are enormous loft rooms each dedicated to iconic artists like Warhol, Dan Flavin, John Chamberlain and Richard Serra.

After you’ve had your fill of art, here are a few recommendations to fill your stomach.

Download the F.E.D. iPhone app and get many more Hudson Valley recommendations from other chefs, bartenders, sommeliers, and food artisans.


WHERE TO EAT AROUND BEACON

The Hop & Dim Sum Go Go | Photo Credit: Find. Eat. Drink.

The Hop & Dim Sum Go Go | Photo Credit: Find. Eat. Drink.

The Hop

“This is a retail beer shop with a chef,” explains chef Eric Gabrynowicz (Restaurant North) about this cafe and bar inside of a beer store. CIA grad chef Matt Hutchins worked at Birdsall House in Peekskill before opening up with fellow CIA grads Chris Kavanagh and John Kelly. Hutchins makes his dishes like the Tasty Face -- a pig head torchon, and anise-spice roasted Pork Chop & Egg to serve along with their 150 bottles of beer and 9 craft choices on tap. They also sell artisan chocolates, jams, cheeses and Matt’s house-made terrines.

458 Main Street, Beacon, NY 12508
T: 845.440.8676 |  www.thehopbeacon.com

Dim Sum Go Go

Chefs Paul Liebrandt and Pichet Ong are fans of Dim Sum Go Go in Manhattan’s Chinatown. Now you can get the same made-to-order dim sum menu at their newly opened Beacon outpost.

448 Main Street, Beacon, NY 12508
T: 845.831.8886 | www.dimsumgogobeacon.com


Photographs courtesy of Max's on Main &  Swift at the RoundHouse

Photographs courtesy of Max's on Main &  Swift at the RoundHouse

Max’s on Main

Pub food that ranges from potato skins to burgers to a Reuben sandwich. This is chef Eric Gabrynowicz’s local haunt. “I luckily live about a baseball’s throw away from here. It’s my go-to.”

246 Main Street, Beacon, NY 12508
T: 845.838.6297 | www.maxsonmain.com

Swift at the Roundhouse

Sit overlooking a waterfall at this upscale restaurant in a newly restored factory. Recommended by chef Eric Gabrynowicz for dishes like Fazio Farms chicken with roasted vegetables and octopus on the plancha with chorizo and chickpeas. 

2 E Main Street, Beacon, NY 12508
T: 845.765.8369 | www.roundhousebeacon.com


Gallery Bar at Painter’s Tavern

Nine minutes away from Storm King, this is a small inn, restaurant and art gallery recommended by barman Gaz Regan who likes to come to the bar here. They have an extensive beer list, over 70 scotches, 90 vodkas and tea from nearby Harney & Sons.

266 Hudson Street, Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY 12520
T: 845.534.2109 | www.painters-restaurant.com


WHERE TO EAT ON THE RIDE UP

Lunch at Blue Hill Cafe at Stone Barns | Photo Credit: Find. Eat. Drink.

Lunch at Blue Hill Cafe at Stone Barns | Photo Credit: Find. Eat. Drink.

Blue Hill Café at Stone Barns

Chef Eric Gabrynowicz calls Stone Barns “one of the best restaurants in the world.” Experience chef Dan Barber’s food at his casual outdoor cafe adjacent to Blue Hill. You can get fresh salads, sandwiches, baked goods and lattes made with milk from their cows. They also sell jars of things they’ve made like jams, pickles and apple butter. 

630 Bedford Road, Pocantico Hills, NY 10591
T: 914.366.9600 | www.stonebarnscenter.org
Wed - Sun: 10:30am - 4:30pm

Restaurant North

Chef Eric Gabrynowicz’s menu has a heavy focus on farm-to-table and a commitment to products from the Hudson Valley. The menu is always changing with the exception of the burger, which only changes by toppings. 

386 Main Street, Armonk, NY 10504
T: 914.273.8686 (Book a Table) | www.restaurantnorth.com

Photograph courtesy of Birdsall House

Photograph courtesy of Birdsall House

Birdsall House

Craft beer-focused gastropub with a food menu, cocktails and wine. Opened by Tim Reinke, who is a co-owner of the Blind Tiger Ale House in New York City, along with John Sharp, both are also co-owners of Gleason's in Peekskill. You'll find many New Orleans-inspired dishes on the menu. Chef Eric Gabrynowicz loves how beer-centric the place is.

970 Main Street, Peekskill, NY 10566
T: 914.930.1880 | birdsallhouse.net


KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

Storm King | Photo Credit: Find. Eat. Drink.

Storm King | Photo Credit: Find. Eat. Drink.

Storm King Art Center

What: 500-acre sculpture park that opened in 1960.

Where: located in New Windsor in lower Hudson Valley

Who: 100 sculptures from Modern and Contemporary artists like Alexander Calder, Richard Serra, Claes Oldenburg, Isamu Noguchi, David Smith, Donald Judd, Maya Lin and many more.

Public Transportation: one hour north of New York City, Coach USA bus leaves from Port Authority and offers an inclusive one day pass.

Dia: Beacon | Photo Credit: Find. Eat. Drink.

Dia: Beacon | Photo Credit: Find. Eat. Drink.

Dia: Beacon

What: a former Nabisco box-making factory turned art museum.

Where: situated on the banks of the Hudson in the town of Beacon.

Who: featuring iconic Modern and Contemporary artists from the ‘60s to present day, like Andy Warhol, John Chamberlain, Donald Judd, Richard Serra, Dan Flavin, Louise Bourgeois and many others.

Public Transportation: 80-minute train ride from Grand Central to Beacon. MTA offers special package pricing with museum tickets.

FED24 To Go


FED24 To Go


Prep for your trip. Take the guide with you by downloading our FED24 To Go version.

Map


Map


Souvenirs


Souvenirs


Cornelius Applejack

One of the things that are abundant in New York is apples. Derek Grout’s family has been in the apple business for 50 years and have 200 acres of farmland. Harvest Spirits produces a vodka, an Applejack brandy, a pear brandy and flavored versions of vodka and brandy using black raspberries, peaches, and cherries.

www.harvestspirits.com | Buy a Bottle

Old Field Farm Maple Syrup

Medium amber maple syrup harvested from trees in the Durham Valley in New York State.

Where To Buy

Hudson Standard Shrub

Shrubs are syrups made from fruit, vinegar and sweetener and they can be used in cocktails or with soda. Hudson Standard Shrubs sources entirely from the Hudson Valley.

thehudsonstandard.com | Where To Buy

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Getting Around

TRAINS | MTA Metro-North.
TRAINS | Amtrak.