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The restaurant descriptions that follow reflect the opinions of the editors of Rural Intelligence.
They are editorial content, not paid advertisements, and are organized by county.

Rural Intelligence Food Prairie Whale, in Great Barrington, for a new farm-to-table hangout. 

terrapin Terrapin, in Rhinebeck, offers astonishing variety and value in a glittering setting. Table Six, in Lenox, features a changing prix fixe meal in the refurbished Kemble Inn.

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Backbar - Hudson, New York

There are few places in Hudson that encapsulate the enigmatic style of the hip city as succinctly as Backbar, the collaboration of architect/designer Michael Davis and restaurateur/chef Zak Pelaccio (Fish & Game). Tucked behind 3FortySeven gallery and opening onto a large hidden courtyard, Backbar is an urban oasis decked out in a curated hodgepodge.

The Asian-inspired small plate menu includes spicy eggplant dip with puffy shrimp chips ($8); chicken wings in a garlic, pepper, curry leaf and fish sauce glaze ($9); and satay skewers. For slightly more substantial dishes, there’s fried chicken with a chili-honey-vinegar sauce ($15); a spicy shaved pork laab ($14); and assam laksa made with mackerel, noodles, pineapple, cucumber, chilies and cilantro ($15). As you can see, Pelaccio isn’t afraid of spice or assertive flavors. Signature drinks include the Cat’s Pajamas with chamomile-infused gin, lemon, honey, egg white and Szechuan pepper ($12); and Where There’s Smoke There’s Fire ($13), a mezcal, Thai chili infused Aperol, lime, smoked agave and sumac slushy.

Read the full review here.

347 Warren St., Hudson, NY
(518) 828-0567
Sun–Thu, Noon – Midnight; Fri & Sat, Noon – 1 a.m.

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