DESTINATION: UPSTATE NY PT 3
To our surprise, we did not find the Woodstock Festival grounds in the small town that bears the same name (look for Bethel, NY). What we did find, was a picturesque downtown nestled at the base of the Catskill Mountains. Our time was spent more so indoors, but the restaurants we did visit were exceptional.
Shindig was our first stop and the right one as well. The small diner-like atmosphere makes it feel like you have been here 100 times before. It’s a little known fact that turkey burgers are hard to find in the city, and I was more than satisfied by Shindig’s version. Adorned with jalapeño, onion chutney, espresso bbq sauce & pepper jack; it's a must have along with their exceptional Mac and Cheese and/or side of fries!
Our charming Airbnb kept us inside most of the duration of the trip. The gorgeous abode was just what the doctor ordered for a little post-New Year's R&R. Equip with wine, running water, heat, a stove, and an amazingly comfortable mattress (don't forget the board games) we couldn't fathom ever leaving! Thanks to Jennifer and Chris for making our first Upstate overnight stay so welcoming!
For the rest of Woodstock, you can't go wrong with exploring the main stretch of Tinker Street - home to Shindig, The Golden Notebook, and more.
Don't leave home without bringing something home! We picked up some incredible vinyl at Woodstock Music Shop, satisfying our musical quest.
Our last stop was the delectable and filling Bread Alone Bakery, One of four brick and mortar locations in the Hudson Valley, Bread Alone prides itself on local organic grains and the tradition of handmade bread. There's not one bad thing on their menu - we enjoyed the Breakfast Burrito (scrambled eggs, black bean, avocado, salsa, Chihuahua cheese, crema fresca, cilantro, flour tortilla); Chicken Paillard Caesar (romaine, parmesan cheese, organic pain au levain croutons); and Soup of the Day. If you can't get up to the Valley to one of their locations (and we urge you to do so!), Bread Alone can be found at local Farmer's Markets from NYC to beyond the Catskills.
As we close out our chapter for this 3 part Upstate journey, we can only wonder where the road will take us next. For anyone looking for a quick and relaxing getaway, the options are endless. We encourage you to make your own itineraries and check out some of our favorite blogs for inspiration: AndNorth, Escape Brooklyn, DV8, and Upstater.
Carry On with the rest of Upstate NY