Last Thursday, Metroland published its seemingly endless list of "Bests," and Hudson appeared on the list three times.
The Spotty Dog Books & Ale was named "Best Bar (South)": "It's such a simple proposition: Give the people something to drink and then give them something to read. We've recognized the Spotty Dog in the past for this novel combination of literature and libations but, with an impressive live music calendar and a vibrant night life, the Warren Street institution has asserted itself as the best watering hole south of our Albany home."
Park Falafel & Pizza was recognized as "Best Falafel": "Order the falafel platter at Park Falafel, we dare you. The platter comes full of hummus, giant falafel balls cooked to perfection, an assortment of olives and pickles, and out-of-the-oven fresh pita bread that would make any veggie connoisseur blush. You will be overwhelmed but you will keep dipping, and munching, because it just doesn't get any better than this. But Park Falafel is not a one trick pony; they offer vegetarian and kosher fare, as well as pizza and other delicious baked goods that come straight out of the oven. We are salivating just thinking about it."
And Hudson made the list, with specific mention of Five & Diamond, for "Best Vintage Shopping": "Whether you're looking for a hip pair of jeans, an entirely too-expensive velvet cape (what?), or just, well, looking--Hudson is a great place to scour for days on end for vintage finds with any price tag. Don't confine your search only to Warren Street--although there is plenty there. Delve a bit deeper and you'll find some other hidden gems around town, most notably Five & Diamond Vintage on Columbia Street."