Hudson Valley Restaurant Week

Attention Hudson Valley Residents: It’s time to indulge in old and new favorite restaurants in the area once again!

Hudson Valley Restaurant Week will be from November 4-November 17 this Fall.

You can access a list of participating restaurants here: http://www.hudsonvalleyrestaurantweek.com/restaurants_2013.php.

For those of you who are new to the area or have not yet participated, Hudson Valley Restaurant Week offers pre-fixe lunches and dinners at some of the best restaurants in the area. This is a wonderful time to visit a restaurant you have been wanting to try…the meals include appetizers, a main course, and dessert at great prices ($20.95 for lunch, $29.95 for dinner). You can see some of the Restaurant Week menus on the Hudson Valley Restaurant Week website or by visiting the sites of the participating restaurants.  I am trying to decide which restaurant(s) to visit this time…maybe Red Hat on the River? I have been wanting to go there for some time…Or an old favorite like Half Moon or Chutney Masala? (Can you tell I really enjoy restaurants right on the Hudson River?) With so many fabulous places in the area, it can be difficult to choose. I hope you all can get out to try at least one place!

Let me know if you have any recommendations!

Also, for those Open Table users, here is a list of the participating restaurants that use Open Table for reservations for Restaurant Week: http://www.opentable.com/promo.aspx?m=8&ref=7420&pid=417 .

xoxo,

Jessi

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A Walk Along the Hudson

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One of my favorite places to view the Hudson River  is at the park that is located next to the Dobbs Ferry train station in Westchester County, NY. It offers wonderful views all year long and was especially beautiful when I visited over the weekend, and walked along the river. The flowers and trees were blossoming, the ducks floated by, and kites were flying high as the river’s breeze elevated them way above.

Perhaps one of the greatest aspects of the park is that it offers a variety of unique views from one spot. When facing the water, you can see mountains directly across from you. If you turn right, you have a view of the Tappan Zee bridge as well as the Sleepy Hollow lighthouse. If you face left, you get an amazing view of the Manhattan skyline.

This park is a great place to have a picnic, walk your dog, or relax and read a book. There is also a playground there for children to enjoy. It is also a nice place to spend time if you are waiting for a train. Right beside the park is the restaurant, Half Moon, which I have previously written about. This is a great place to eat before or after taking a stroll through the park.

If you are in the area during the summertime, the park offers  free jazz concerts on Wednesday evenings. Bring chairs and a blanket and enjoy the music as you watch the sunset over the Hudson River. It is a unique and wonderful way to hear new music while relaxing and enjoying the outdoors.

I hope you will all get a chance to visit this park or any of the other wonderful ones along the Hudson River. Please share any of your suggestions of great parks along the river in the comments section!

-Jessi