With all of the new businesses that have blossomed in the Hudson Valley, there's now so much to choose from. However, each establishment has its own "vibe" to it. From the owners and staff to the ambiance and setting and most importantly, the food, they are all unique.

In addition to new businesses, we also have our favorite, local hotspots that are our "go-to". Each county has its fan favorites that residents enjoy spending their time and cash at while visiting.

More than ever, I would say that Hudson Valley residents feel the same and are happy to see such success within our communities. This is growth for each town, jobs for residents, and new food and shopping options for all those who take part in it.

A popular café in Orange County, NY has closed and will now open as a restaurant.

Something Sweet Cafe
Something Sweet Café

Something Sweet Café is known and loved by many Hudson Valley residents. They had lunch and dinner options along with their one-of-a-kind desserts.

Anna and Dave Madden have been the owners of Something Sweet Dessert Café for 18 years. However, they are excited about this new journey.

Something Sweet Café is now closed and will open this month as a new Italian restaurant.

Something Sweet Cafe
Something Sweet Café

As it was bittersweet to say goodbye to this beloved café, residents are excited to see what will become this new restaurant. This restaurant will be in the same location and with the same owners as Something Sweet Café.

Piccolo Cucina e Vino will be opening in the same location as Something Sweet Café.

Downtown Middletown, NY will now get to experience this new flavor in town.

Piccolo Cucina e Vino is also hiring. They are looking for experienced baristas, bartenders and servers for their establishment.


Something Sweet Cafe
Something Sweet Café

On their social media, owners of Piccolo Cucina e Vino have given their guests a sneak peak into their upcoming menu. They will also update guests of the exact date of their grand opening.

Under Antipasti, Piadina is an Italian flatbread with basil pesto, fresh tomato, and homemade mozzarella. That is something I could eat for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and I would never get sick of it.

Under Pasta, Cavatelli alla Contadina has spinach, mushrooms, grape tomatoes, and parmesan. I might be the first person online when Piccolo Cucina e Vino opens because these options on their menu are simply mouthwatering.

Will you visit this new restaurant? Did you have the chance to go to Something Sweet Café when they were open? Share with us below.

Something Sweet Café

Piccolo Cucina e Vino

17 North St, Middletown, NY 10940

4 Hudson Valley Restaurants With the Best Outdoor Dining Experience

Throughout the Hudson Valley, there are plenty of hotspots to sit back, relax and sip on your favorite drink while enjoying a tasty meal for an outdoor dining experience.

Let's take a look at some fan favorites.

Hudson Valley Restaurants With The Most Instagram Worthy Cocktails

Throughout the Hudson Valley, bars and restaurants have really created unique drinks. From exotic choices to glamourous, there seems to always be something for someone on the menu at the table.

Here are the top 4 places within the Hudson Valley that I have been blown away at how perfect my drink looked and tasted. Cheers!

Newburgh New York Water Front Restaurants

It has boats. It has entertainment and boy does it have an amazing selection of food and drink. Take in the beautiful Newburgh Waterfront on the historic Hudson River while enjoying top-shelf food and drink. Fine and casual dining with a backdrop of the Hudson River from the Newburgh Beacon Bridge to the north and Bannerman's castle to the south. What the river and the boats go by while enjoying every type of food you can imagine from pizza to seafood to steaks to barbeques even tacos you can have it all at these 8 Newburgh Waterfront restaurants.