Over the weekend Ms. Fairfax opened just in time for the Newburgh Open Studios weekend. This new business was up and running very quickly considering they only announced their opening a few days before. The name was carefully thought out, as it replaces the former Martha. Ms. Fairfax was actually George Washington’s lover.
Some of the changes I love about Ms. Fairfax are #1, they’ll be opened later! Closing time will be 10-11pm, which gives Liberty Street a new late night dinning option. The new extended bar with attached seating is my #2 favorite change. While we were there, I noticed the bar seats were the most preferred for hanging out and chatting. They’ll be offering different beers on tap which will be rotated. Change #3 is the new to-go section. You can pick up beer, deli items, or tasty snacks for a picnic at Washington’s HQ.
Martha had a great run on Liberty Street over the past year, but sadly closed down. Aptly named, Ms. Fairfax will be taking Martha’s place. Ms. Fairfax was apparently George Washington’s true love. The new venue will be a restaurant/bar/pantry featuring lunch, light dinner and gourmet meats and cheeses to stay or to go. They will also be serving beer and wine. If you want to know more, check out their Facebook page or go to their soft opening this Saturday during Newburgh Open Studios!
Last Saturday was a very special event in the City of Newburgh. The Salo Project is an underground pop up dinner founded by Filipina chef, Yana Gilbuena, who has been touring all 50 states bringing Kamayan style (hands on) Filipino food. Held at the Atlas Studios Warehouse, 71 attendees ate with nothing but our bare hands. We sat next to strangers, made friends, giggled and marveled at this new culinary experience. The extras, when possible, were provided by local businesses in the City of Newburgh. New city residents and business owners Limegreen and Industrial Craft provided the candles. Palate Wine & Spirits provided the wine, and of course the beer came from the Newburgh Brewery.
One of the main reasons this event was so special was because just a few years ago, this warehouse was a bricked up barren shell. It would have been terrifying at night (and probably during the day). Tom and Joe at Atlas had the vision to see this building as something more. Ever since they moved in, the windows on Spring Street and South William glow at night. As a few others mentioned, sometimes it takes a fresh set of eyes to see the potential. City folk easily see it, but it was exciting to see native Newburghers from the town enthusiastic about the changes happening in the city.
Chef Yana Gilbuena at center, flanked by the gracious hosts Shay Sellars (left) and Diana Mangaser (right). The other exciting aspect of this event was that it was created by newcomers to Newburgh. Each new person that arrives always has a special talent or interest they bring to the city that makes it a more diverse and chaotic place to be. There’s more to explore and discover.
Thanks ladies for a wonderful night!
To fully appreciate all the progress at Atlas just look at what this building use to look like before.
On the evening of September 19, 2015, beginning at 6:30pm, SASRE Properties and DMRM, present SALO: Newburgh, a chef’s table experience. The event will be hosted by Atlas Studios, located at 11 Spring Street, Newburgh, NY 12550.
The Salo Project is an underground pop up dinner founded by Filipina chef, Yana Gilbuena, who has been touring all 50 states bringing Kamayan style (hands on) Filipino food. Read more about here here: instagram, and here: project blog.
“We thought bringing Yana to Newburgh just made sense. She uses her craft to build community and has launched her own Filipino food movement across all 50 states, while bringing together like-minded individuals at each stop. SALO: Newburgh is a great opportunity for the Newburgh community and beyond, to come together and get our hands dirty, share stories, form new relationships, and have a great time.”
Food will be sourced locally from Cowberry Crossing Farm, which is a Certified Organic and Certified Biodynamic small family farm located in Claverack, New York. Local wine and beer sponsors are Palate Wine & Spirits and the Newburgh Brewery.
The Newburgh Illuminated Festival drew in many food trucks to Newburgh thanks to a lot of hard work. My Lucky Noodle Food Truck was one of the food trucks present and they loved Newburgh! Now they will have a home in the city at Atlas Industries, 11 Spring Street. Hours will be 11:00am to 3:00pm. They are two Culinary Institute of America chefs, and one teaches Southeast Asian cuisine. Such a treat for Newburgh!
Atlas Industries is the perfect spot, as their studio spaces are filling up with new artists, manufacturers, and more. All of those workers get hungry. Check out the menu below.
A new option is coming to the waterfront with the addition of Taco Ticos, located at 14 Front Street right next to Billy Joe’s. They are holding a contest to have their logo redesigned. If interested, email firstname.lastname@example.org. The ribbon cutting ceremony will be this Friday, July 24 at 12:00pm.
Hours of operation:
Sunday- 12:00 -5pm
Tuesday to Friday- 12:00 -3pm lunch Reopen 8pm-12am
Saturday- 12:00 pm -3:00 am