Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Notable Food Events in Hudson

Tonight is the official first night for Fish & Game, the much celebrated and eagerly anticipated restaurant at 13 South Third Street. Fish & Game has been the focus of so much media attention that it's likely people will find their way there even if there is no sign on the building, which is a good thing, because there is no sign.

The bracket to hold the sign and the lights to illumine the sign are all in place, but the sign is not. Late last week, Gossips noticed men on ladders, who seemed to be in the act of hanging the sign, but by Friday afternoon, the sign was not there. 

On Friday morning, Michael Davis, the architect for Fish & Game and for 443 Warren Street, the location of Harvey's Counter, was at the Historic Preservation Commission meeting. He wasn't on the agenda, and when asked by HPC chair Rick Rector his reason for being at the meeting, Davis explained that he had submitted applications for certificates of appropriateness for two signs. These applications, however, had not been forwarded to the HPC because, according to code enforcement officer Peter Wurster, they had been submitted late--two days before the HPC meeting instead of the required seven business days. It's likely that one of those applications was for the sign at Fish & Game.

With or without a sign, however, the restaurant will be serving dinner from 5:30 until 9:30 Wednesday through Sunday. Call 518 822-1500 for reservations.

On Friday, at 11 a.m., Tortillaville reopens for the season. For the remainder of May and through June, tacos, burritos, and quesadillas will be served up for lunch and dinner Thursday through Sunday, and there are plans to expand the schedule in July and August.

This weekend--Friday, Saturday, and Sunday--is the final weekend for The Chai Shop, which is closing its doors. Lillie K. Traders will be reopening at another location in Hudson, but the sweet little cafe serving a menu inspired by Indian street food will be gone forever.

After the weekend, The Chai Shop will be serving its homemade Indian cuisine just one more time--on Tuesday, May 21--when they host a fundraising event for Common Hands Farm, the growers who have supplied the vegetables for The Chai Shop. The word is that all the available seats have already been filled for this multicourse Indian meal featuring vegetables grown by Common Hands, but you might inquire at Lillie K. Traders just to be sure. 

The fundraising effort is to help Common Hands Farm build a farm stand. The new farm stand, located just outside Hudson on Route 23B, promises to be a source of fresh biodynamic produce available during the week, for those who miss out on stocking up at the Hudson Farmers' Market on Saturday or whose supply of veggies gets consumed before Saturday comes around again.

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