• Food Critic

  • 0

    Hop Hop Hop, Hop to the Top!

    By: Clare O’Keefe Are you a college student looking to get away for spring break, or even for the summer? Many students are constantly in travel mode, but of course […]

  • 0

    Ms. Fairfax: A Local Restaurant Review

    By: Elizabeth Fitamant If you are looking for a city lunch date but do not feel like taking the train, drive right down the road to Ms. Fairfax, located at […]

  • 0

    A Delicious Pumpkin Seed Snack

     by: Kristen La Marca With the fall season still in effect, there are many ways to celebrate this season. One way is to make delicious fall foods for you and […]

  • 0

    Restaurant Review Brief: Tomas Tapas Bar and Restaurant

    by Jac Bergenson Behind the curtain lies one of the Hudson Valley’s best kept secrets: Tomas Tapas Bar and Restaurant. With restaurants popping up in Poughkeepsie, Wappingers Falls, and Kingston, […]

  • 0

    The Five-Second Rule is Real

    by Jac Beregenson Taken from student blog, Hard Broiled. Three-second, five-second, the rules are different depending on who you ask.  But nearly everyone has heard of some variation of the […]

  • 0

    Restaurant Review: Mary Kelly’s

    by Jac Bergenson * Taken from student blog, Hard Broiled  Tucked away in the outskirts of Beacon, it’s almost as if you have to be in the know to find […]

  • 0

    Restaurant Review: Aladdin Café

    by Jac Bergenson The Hudson Valley, in all of its acclaimed culinary splendor, is not widely known for its Middle-Eastern cuisine. Every restaurant seems to offer some take on falafel […]

  • 0

    Restaurant Review: Cilantro

    by Jac Bergenson   On Route 52, nestled between a barber shop and a gymnasium is a small, family owned and operated Mexican Restaurant called Cilantro—an appropriate namesake, given the […]

  • 0

    Restaurant Review: The Towne Crier Café

    by Jac Bergenson One of the most iconic music venues of the Hudson Valley has finally reopened its doors after a long-awaited move. The Towne Crier Café, a restaurant and […]

  • 0

    Restaurant Review: The Tomato Café

    By Jac Bergenson Growing up, I used to love a place called the Plain & Fancy Deli. Nestled in the heart of Fishkill’s Main Street, the deli was the place […]

  • 0

    Restaurant Review: Tito Santana Taqueria

    by Jac Bergenson Main Street in Beacon is in the midst of a culinary revolution. A locale less known for its food than for its art, Main Street has flourished […]

  • 0

    Submit Your Recipes to The Mount Messenger

    Ah, September! Fall has gotten well ahead of itself this year, what with the frigid nights of late.  For some, fall means the beginning of school; for others, it means […]

  • 0

    Restaurant Review: Beacon’s Isamu

    By Jac Bergenson The craze has hit the Hudson Valley. On a rained-soaked evening in North Brooklyn—rather Beacon, NY—I made my way to Isamu on a whim after its exterior […]

  • 0

    Restaurant Review: Farm to Table Bistro

      by Jac Bergenson  The farm-to-table trend in the restaurant industry is not one that I could always fully throw my weight behind.  Though the aspirations are admirable, for sure, the […]

  • 0

    Restaurant Review: Cosimo’s

    by Jac Bergenson With a name like Cosimo’s, it’s Italian or bust. Cosimo’s in Poughkeepsie–one location of the Cosimo’s Restaurant Group that includes local favorites such as Cosimo’s on Union and […]