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Each August brings the Alpine Fetsival to Hunter Mountain( August 8&9 2009). The Alpine Festival has German bands, beer, foods, crafts and people in authentic German costumes. It's set up as an indoor/outdoor event. The main tent houses the entertainment with bands playing and lots of dancing. It's rather loud at the main tent and seats are hard to come by. There is a second section of tents with long tables and plenty of chairs to enjoy your beer, food and listen to the music. The vendors at the festival sell everything from food, clothing and crafts. I was surprised to see that there was more than just German food here; Jamaican Jerk Chicken and Nachos were also served ( a bit strange...).
We came to the Festival with Chris, Karen, and Eric. It was a nice day although a little cold and cloudy. We enjoyed some good food and drink: brats, funnel cakes, pretzels, fresh lemonade and beer of course. The music was good and it was fun watching the kids run around in traditional German costume. The tickests were only $10 a person which wasn't that bad of a price.
Updated Aug 10, 2009
A popular ski resort in the Catskills (NY). Super snow-making capability. Tends to get crowded on weekends & holidays.
Written Nov 25, 2004
Rule #1 : if you walk into the restaurant and it smells appealing to you, most likely you will like the food.
When I walked in I defenately liked the smell... and moreover, when I saw a musician preparing to play, I liked the idea of having a dinner in a village place and listening to jazz music.
Even though the service was slow, everything we chose to eat was cooked very well, including desert. The biggest surprise was a salad with berries! Very good!
We didn't have anywhere else to go that evening so I just enjoyed jazz music and good food for a couple of hours!
Rule #2: if desert is as good as your entre, you can call it a good restaurant.
Favorite Dish: Poppies and berries salad
Updated Apr 4, 2011
Address: 6550 Main St, Tannersville, NY
The Alpine Festival had food vendors selling German food as well as other ethnic foods. We did enjoy many items that day: Bratwurst with kraut, funnel cakes, pretzels, sugared nuts, fresh squeezed lemonade and seveal glasses of Spaten.
Considered this is what I deem : "fair food"; it was actually pretty good. The smoked brat was very good and tasty. the funnel cakes were fresh and provided a nice sugar rush. The pretzels were hot and salty and perfect with my Spaten. Liz isn't muh of a beer person but found some awesome fresh squeezed lemonade. The container was huge (about the size of her head), not bad for $5. The food ranged in price from $3-10 for a plate of food.
Favorite Dish: My favorite was the funnel cakes and the pretzels.
Written Aug 10, 2009
This building is relatively new and I found here a book shop which is much nicer than the previous one across the street, a gallery and gift shop, a cafe and a store togethere where I found needful things like organic food, natural toothpaste, good house cleaning agents made with natural ingredients and so on...
Coffee was also very good:)
Written Oct 9, 2007
Address: Main street, Hunter
Many people from New York visit Hunter almost all year round. New Yorkers are used to driving faster than speen limits allow them. But local police men learned very well how to catch those unpatient drivers. We were aware of this and didn't speed up, but people behind us were very nervous, so we let them pass and 300 yards ahead they got a ticket:)
Fun Alternatives: Just follow speed limit signs.
Written Oct 10, 2007
Fondest memory: The beginning of the month was very warm and sunny so it helped my to spend more time outside drawing.
Written Oct 4, 2002