Third Annual Nyack Feasts! Restaurant Event - March 1 - March 9, 2023


Foodies, friends, and families hankering for good food will find great eats and great values in Nyack during the village's third annual Nyack Feasts! restaurant event.

Nyack Feasts 2023 runs from Wednesday, March 1 through Thursday, March 9 for brunch, lunch, dinner and in-betweens, matching a variety of appetites and tastes with a wide array of hosting establishments, cuisines and culinary styles.

The event is sponsored by Audi of Nyack, in partnership with an enthusiastic contingent of local organizations and individuals.

During this nine-day culinary celebration, diners can choose formats and flavors from 30 participating restaurants offering a variety of options -- special menus at special prices, discounts of up to 50% for on-premises dining, pick-ups and special items, plus free giveaways to accompany orders.

What’s more, visitors are invited to “pair your fare” with specials offered by 20 participating retail shops and personal services businesses – a great way to combine good food with a day of exploration in Nyack’s one square mile of eclectic, one-of-a-kind businesses.

A full listing of participating restaurants, shops and service businesses – with details on specific offerings -- is available on the Visit Nyack website at Nyack Feasts 2023.

The fare…Cuisines include French, Italian, fresh-made pasta and provisions, Thai, Mexican, Latin Fusion, Filipino, Peruvian, Vietnamese, Indian, Greek/Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Southern ‘comfort food’, Continental, upscale American, charcuterie and imported cheeses, homemade soups and deli food, specialty coffees and baked goods, casual pub eats (including Irish favorites), diner-style breakfasts and burgers, and artisanal beers and brewery fare.

"Variety is the spice of Nyack," said event organizer Mark Davidoff, director of Rockland Community College Hospitality & Culinary Arts Center. "Feasts is about Nyack's rich variety of cuisines, but it's also about freedom -- a departure from the cookie-cutter 'restaurant week' approach where every business is required to deliver basically the same offer in a traditional full-service dining way."

"Nyack is not a one-size-fits-all community," added Davidoff. "Our restaurants are all about creativity and multi-cultural cuisines. In addition to avoiding the standard one-offer restaurant week approach, we're including any local purveyors of good food who want to participate. Each participating establishment crafts its own offer and special brand of culinary magic.That's what Nyack is all about."

A Feasts sampler might include a stack of fluffy pancakes for the kids at the Breakfast & Burger Club, or a cheese/charcuterie tasting at Scott & Joe, a pint or two of artisanal beer made onsite at Marlowe’s brew pub on Main Street, or mezze and dinner at The Greek-ish, or tacos at Casa del Sol, or rich, authentic Indian curries at Mumbai Dreams, or home-made soups, fresh salads and hot-out-of-the oven muffins at Hartell’s Jukebox Deli -- to name just a few options for exploring the 9-day event.

For cookie monsters and their care-givers, a pop-up cookie shop will be held on March 3 at the RCC Hospitality & Culinary Center located at Main and Broadway. The Center is also offering a family-style take-out dinner for four on March 9.

The pairings…Another unique feature of Feasts is the connection with Nyack's retailers and personal service establishments. Diners are encouraged to 'pair your fare' with the many additional experiences available in the village at participating businesses. The full listing of special deals is available on the Visit Nyack website at Nyack Feasts 2023.

"Nyack is a treasure trove for the curious and adventurous," said Roger Cohen, President, Nyack Chamber of Commerce. "Browsing our one-of-a-kind shops and service businesses is a great way to combine lunch or dinner with a unique Nyack ‘discovery’ experience."

In addition to shopping, creative ways to couple dining with other enjoyments might include, as an example for the guys, a classic hot shave at DSZ Barbers; for the ladies, luxury products or a relaxing shampoo or treatment at one of Nyack’s top-flight spas or salons -- or for both gentlemen and ladies (why not) a celebratory indulgence at Casa Hispaniola Fine Tobacconist’s cigar bar – described by one patron as a “cool place in a cool town.”

A number of Nyack establishments have built-in ways to combine good food and drink with great entertainment. Black Parakeetz Paint, Swig & Sing features specialty bar ‘bites’ and cocktails, plus a karaoke lounge and painting studio led by local art instructors. Maureen’s Jazz Cellar, an intimate – yes basement -- night spot in the center of town, rivals the best venues in New York City, serving up a full menu of live music, including jazz, classical, piano bar, cabaret and acoustic, along with a selection of tasty knoshes to accompany the great music.

The community…
Many people come to Nyack because they appreciate good food, according to Sadik Demir, chef and owner of newly-established Dolce Vita restaurant. “Businesses come to Nyack because they can have a connection with their customers,” Demir adds. “You can be creative here. I can take suggestions from customers, change my food in ways that please them, and keep our ideas in the kitchen fresh.”

Just across Main Street from Dolce Vita at 67 Main is another newcomer to Nyack, Rose Lighting – a purveyor of vintage goods and clothing – notably, hard-to-find, vintage lighting fixtures. “We're part of a growing group of Nyack retailers who are responding to customers who value well-made products and want to exit the world of disposable consumerism,” said Richard Rose, owner, Rose Lighting.

“We opened our business in Nyack five months ago, right around the time when neighbor Dolce Vita arrived across the street. We felt at home right away, eating at the restaurant and sharing customers with them,” added Rose. “If you’re having dinner across the street at Dolce Vita and see our lights on, come on over and knock on the door – even if it’s 10 pm. We’ll welcome you!”

“Nyack Feasts is a community event, and an expression of what our community is about,” said Don Hammond, Mayor, Village of Nyack. "Great food, of course, but much more.”

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