Scenic outlook along the Hudson River
We started looking for a place to stop for lunch and pulled off the road in Poughkeepsie. I'm sure it's a lovely town but we did not see a restaurant that appealed to us (or should I say "to me" since I am the picky one?)
We kept going.
I liked this attempt to make the boarded up windows more appealing. I think maybe Poughkeepsie has seen better days.
It had a pretty extensive menu and for some reason, I was really craving the soul food plate. Now, I have had some great soul food in my time and I am not sure why I thought a little place in Rhinebeck NY would necessarily be able to match it, but I couldn't resist. I never eat like this any more--fried chicken, mashed potatoes AND mac & cheese, plus greens! It was actually pretty darned good, the mac & cheese especially. Chicken could have used a little more seasoning but I was happy with my choice!
We've always enjoyed our B&B stays--it's nice to have a common area to sit and read or chat, especially when you have more than one room. Lots better than having to cram into one bedroom and sit on the beds to talk. And, of course, the breakfast is usually quite a bonus!
They even advertise that their flan is "the best in the world" and it has been given an award by Latina Magazine. It was good, but it was not outstanding. At the risk of seeming completely biased, I will say that Rich makes much better flan, so perhaps I should have the magazine folks come and taste his! :)
We were tired after dinner so hung out in the living room of the B&B for awhile and then said our "good-nights" with anticipation of the nice breakfast we'd have in the morning and the sights we'd see in the Hudson Valley over the next couple of days.
Lots of beautiful foliage photos coming up next!