Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Central Steak Closing Its Doors

If you've got a gift card to Central Steak, plan on going out to dinner tonight to redeem it. After tonight's dinner service, Central Steak is closing it's doors. A phone call confirmed that they will still be accepting gift cards this evening.

Plans for the future have yet to be released by White Management, which owns and operates a number of restaurants throughout the Capital Region and beyond, including Bountiful Bread and Creo' in Stuyvesant Plaza and Mangia in Slingerlands.

Central Steak opened two years ago after the owners renovated the Butcher Block restaurant.

Sangria Festival at Hudson-Chatham

What’s more refreshing – and fun – in the sweet summertime than fruit-filled sangrias? Whether you like a classic red wine sangria or want to try a sparkling watermelon sangria, you can enjoy these and several other variations on the theme at the Hudson-Chatham Winery on Saturday, August 4th for their 5th Annual Sangria Festival!

The sign of a good time!

While tasting and enjoying your favorite sangrias, you can listen to live flamenco guitar music by the Capital Region’s own Maria Zemantauski and Jose Miralles. They are really amazing! There will be lots of delicious food, including tamales, burritos, tortilla chips & watermelon salsa made with local ingredients from the folks at Block Factory Talmales. Tony’s Grilled Pizza truck will be there, too, with amazing grilled pizzas, French fries, and fried dough. They’ll have some additional vendors for shopping fun, and you can even enjoy a chair massage!

It will be a fiesta at the winery – an event that folks look forward to all year long. Winery hours on August 4 are 12 noon to 7:00 pm, with flamenco music playing til about 5 p.m., and a local band “bringing it home” in the early evening. There is no admission fee. The cost is $5 for tasting the selection of sangrias, and $5 for a glass of your favorite sangria. Foods, massage, and other vendor offerings are priced by their providers.
Photo Courtesy of  hvwinegoddess.blogspot.com 

The winery is located at 1900 State Route 66 in Ghent, NY. For more information, visit the website at www.hudson-chathamwinery.com, or call 518-392-WINE.

The Hudson-Chatham Winery is Columbia County’s first winery. Voted “Best Local Wine/Winery” by Capital Region Living magazine, the winery is located on the former Brisklea Dairy Farm property on Route 66 in Ghent, NY.