Feast on seasonal fare sourced almost entirely from area farms at Local 111 (dinner served Wed.Sun., brunch served Sun.), a comfortable 39-seat space housed in a converted garage in the former mill town of Philmont. Chef Josephine Proul developed her ingredient-driven approach in her native California; here, she candies vegetables, makes her own sausages, and churns out comforting dishes like pork porterhouse with roasted warm apple and kielbasa ($26).
Get all the vegetables you need at Vico in Hudson, where whatever’s in season gets sautéed and served on platters alongside fresh papardelle ($16) and Tuscan-style steaks ($24). Come early for $2 off cocktails and beers from 5 to 7 p.m. and take your drink to the outdoor garden, where pots of basil and rosemary scent the air.
Try a fresher take on classic American comfort foods at Blue Plate , a Chatham restaurant inside a charming four-story house where burgers ($10) and meatloaf ($13) are made with meat from Schober Farm and produce from Little Seed Gardens. You can drink local as well, with Chatham Brew ($3) on tap and bottles from Hudson Chatham Winery also available.