“As chef, restauranteur, recipe developer, cookbook author and mom, food isn’t my passion — it’s my compass and the touchpoint to everything I do.” So says, Claudia Sidoti, proprietor of Mill & Main in Kerhonkson, New York.
At the end of Kerhonkson’s short Main Street (different from the main drag, which is inexplicably called 42nd Street) sits a formerly vacant, run-down, and flood-damaged building that dates back to 1971. Thanks to resident couple Claudia Sidoti and Paul Weathered and their son Christopher Weathered, the defunct building is being brought back to life as Mill & Main, a much-needed restaurant, coffee shop, and marketplace.
The projected Mill & Main restaurant in Kerhonkson returned to the Wawarsing Planning Board for a public hearing for its site plan and lot line revision. The restaurant will be on the ground floor and the proposed patio will be at the rear of the building, at 317 Main Street. It will be a restaurant and a coffee bar, with a retail area included.
What’s a shoppy shop? The precise definition may be fluid, but you know it when you see it. Also known as a boutique grocer, artisanal market or curated mini-mart, the quintessential shoppy shop is small, independent and specializes in a certain type of packaged food product that demands to be called “fancy pantry.”