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Foster’s Coach House Tavern

Chicken Parm Diinner and Champagne Cocktails at Fosters's in Rhinebeck

New Menu Meet the Old Menu and Our Favorite HV Bartender Mary!

Chicken Parm Diinner and Champagne Cocktails at Fosters's in Rhinebeck

Chicken Parm Dinner and Champagne Cocktails at Foster’s Coach House Tavern in Rhinebeck

It’s always great to do something with one intention and get surprised when something wonderful happens! Case in point, about one and a half years ago I moved back to the Hudson Valley from spending a year out on Cape Cod. I was living just outside Rhinebeck and remembered Foster’s for their great food and cozy little bar. That’s the night I met Mary! Guess what? There is something about MARY! My bet is the patrons and the regulars of Foster’s know that too! At least that’s the impression we get.  She may like to be called “Scary Mary” but there’s nothing scary about her in our opinion she is the best bartender in the Hudson Valley.

Champagne Cocktails served by our favorite bartender Mary. Lamarca Pointsetta a splash of cranberry juice and fresh cranberries soaked in Grand Mernier.

Champagne Cocktails served by our favorite HV bartender Mary. Lamarca Pointsetta a splash of cranberry juice and fresh cranberries soaked in Grand Mernier.

The first thing she will ask you after saying hello or asking what you would like to drink is “what’s your name”? Now, where not going to assume she remembers every person’s name…but she has a good track record. Just ask the regulars! What else? She introduces you to other people at the bar. She is a quick thinker, courteous, funny and all you expect someone who works in the hospitality field should be at a busy Rhinebeck bar and restaurant.

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Ok, so fast forward… this past friday nite. Oh, buy the way, Mary works Friday and Saturday evenings. I decided, I have been hibernating way to long and going to take the 45 minute ride up to Rhinebeck from Fishkill. Here’s what I was talking about earlier. Turn’s out Foster’s Coach House Tavern is premiering their NEW – old menu.

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Seems that after their renovation, they came out with a different menu and the regulars didn’t like it much. So we were there for the premiere of all the favorites and back to the moderate prices that the regulars are used to paying. Yes,there are a few new menu twists…cause of course you have to update things sometimes…even just a little. But, for the most part…the old menu is the new menu at Foster’s Coach House Tavern again.  So what ever you enjoyed before for lunch or dinner; shrimp, french dip, steaks, chicken, it’s all still there!

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So there it is! We enjoyed champagne cocktails that Mary suggested, a delicious hot meal and great people to talk to  on both sides of the bar in this cozy bar restaurant. Oh, did I also mention it was owner Phoebe Kirwood’s Birthday too! That’s the serendipity part of the night out. We were on hand to enjoy talking to other patrons as well as other members of the staff that Phoebe and Mary introduced me to.

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Vincent Massa and Dustin Kittle are now the two head chefs that attended the CIA. Vincent has a background at restaurants in Florida and Dustin comes from another restaurant in the area. Dustin was quick to say how “Rhinebeck has a huge food culture and Foster’s is a cornerstone experience. It’s a night out for locals and families and known for a lot of good inexpensive comfort food.”

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That’s also a good feeling when you know you have the right staff.  We also want to give a shout out to Gidget another bartender here and her hospitality and Carrie who is always funny on both sides of the bar…in particular this night sitting three seats away.

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So, if you didn’t know they closed, reopened or changed their menu….give Foster’s another try! This family second generation restaurant is operated by the late Bob Kirwood’s daughter Phoebe Kirwood. The regulars and weekenders will always have fond memories of Bob bartending behind the bar. My guess is if you visit this cozy bar and restaurant you’ll be adding to those memories for generations to come.

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NO SUGAR. PURE FASHION.
THE Hudson Valley Story

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To understand FASHION…

To DRESS with EASE…
To Understand WHY PURE FABRICS are BEST…You must first understand color pallette.

No one knows this better then NO SUGAR in Rhinebeck.

Sweater Leggings to keep you warm this winter. Several brands available in black and prints.

Sweater Leggings to keep you warm this winter. Several brands available in black and prints.

Monique Heeremans, owner, STYLIST, personal shopper and fashion maven opened this boutique in 2007. It is known as a landmark store in #Rhinebeck and caters to Locals, WEEKENDERS, COLLEGE STUDENTS and is known as a boutique to travel to from #NYC and the #METRO area for Monique’s well trained eye for style.

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Black Leather Pants by Ottodame

NO SUGAR by Monique’s definition means “very different, funky, European, NEVER too Cutesy. All PURE fabrics and fibers…Hence NO SUGAR.”

Knitted Sweater vest with zipper by Gro'g. Available in Gray and Black. Hurry Can't keep on shelves.

Knitted Sweater vest with zipper by Gro’g. Available in Gray and Black. Hurry Can’t keep on shelves.

 

Everything Feels Good and Looks Good

THE Hudson Valley Story says this Snake Skin skirt is a MUST for Nightlife here in the Hudson Valley or for a night of dancing in NYC. A great look with platforms or boots and tights!

THE Hudson Valley Story says this Snake Skin skirt is a MUST for Nightlife here in the Hudson Valley or for a night of dancing in NYC. A great look with platforms or boots and tights!

Because of the European flair everything is a little edger and sheiker and the color palette is natural colors: Blacks, Grays, Nudes, Camels and White. It’s a very sophisticated palette and way of dressing.

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Dressing For Your Body
Monique is very good at styling each customer. She dresses you for not what you think you should wear but WHAT You SHOULD WEAR For YOUR Body. Weekenders know it and that is why they flock to the store. The shop has Monique’s taste and eye and everything is hand picked by her.

Double Zipper Down coat with vest by RUD Will Keep you warm for all winter!

Double Zipper Down coat with vest by RUD Will Keep you warm for all winter!

Winter Dressing

NO SUGAR has the pieces you can mix and match and make your own. Comfy leggings and pants, warm sweaters and all the layers that you need underneath. There’s a complete palette of CAMI’S and CASHMERE Sweaters. There’s plenty here for SEXY with an edge too! Our current Favorite is the MINI SNAKE PRINT SKIRT!

This black and gold metallic clutch with strap by Hoss is a must for todays woman. Great for daytime when we all like to carry less or for an evening out!

This black and gold metallic clutch with strap by Hoss is a must for todays woman. Great for daytime when we all like to carry less or for an evening out!

Accessories That Go!

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Boots, Belts, Bags – They are here too! No Sugar is known for their BOOTS! They carry a variety of DISTRESSED, RIDING, ANKLE and FUNKY Cool FASHION Boots.

Add a wrap belt in all leather to your reputare. You’ll find high quality leather belts and bags like this black and gold metallic clutch with strap by Hoss.

All Leather Wrap belt by ADA available in black, chocolate brown and taupe. Really pulls together a look!

All Leather Wrap belt by ADA available in black, chocolate brown and taupe. Really pulls together a look!

Children’s Clothes

A little ROCKER, FUN, Edgy. The CLOTHES that lets KIDS Dress HOW They LIKE to! Because of the LOOK and FEEL of the Clothes . . . Kids WANT to WEAR them!

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NO SUGAR Children stocks Baby 3 – 3x and Children’s 4- 14.

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VIDEO: Fall 2014 Zephyr Rhinebeck

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See THE Hudson Valley Story Hot Pics for Fall 2014 at Zephyr in Rhinebeck!

We LOVE the Monserat DeLuca Zip Clutch Bags in assorted metallic colors.

This is a perfect Fall Accessory for crisp COOL nights in the Hudson Valley!

Whether you are having cocktails and dinner out in Rhinebeck or for a evening in NYC.

ZEPHYR in Rhinebeck features Louie Lucie polka dot rose dress, Isle Jacobson shearling rainboots, Trouble at Mill Maxi Tweed Seaters, 100 percent cashmere wraps and more.

Visit them at 11 West Main Street in Rhinebeck – across from the Beekman Arms and Like them on Facebook.

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Watch The Hudson Valley Story Hot Looks from Zephyr Fall 2014 

 

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