Bibimbap at new restaurant Seoul Kitchen on Liberty Street. Make sure you mix it, otherwise the owner will come and mix it for you!
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We’ve all seen the work happening at 69 Liberty Street. The first floor of this building had been boarded up for years, just recently revealing it’s past use as a hardware store. Calabash Jamaican Restaurant is almost ready to open their doors at this new location. Previously, they were located at 118 Broadway. They closed their doors and have been working on their Liberty Street space since February this year. Owners, Ruddy and Debbie have built everything in the restaurant. They decided to change locations because of better rent and a better location. They also didn’t want to leave Newburgh. The hope is that they will officially open in November.
Liberty Street is becoming ‘restaurant row’ with French, Korean, Mexican, American and now Jamaican cuisine. Calabash specializes in typical Jamaican and vegan cuisine. A calabash is a gourd, which is used as a bowl to eat food.
They are definitely seeing changes in the city. Debbie says “it’s crazy to see all these new people in Newburgh buying houses.”
Debbie’s daughter is an aspiring opera singer, and they are planning to host Classical Sundays in the restaurants event space in the month of December. It is also available for rent for your own events. Call 845-787-4462 for more details.
Sometimes when one business closes, it opens the way for a new one to come in. So is the case at 71 Liberty Street. Seoul Kitchen has closed their doors in Beacon, and has now made their way to Newburgh. Korean cuisine is hard to come by in the Hudson Valley, so it is particularly special that owner, Hee Won Marshall would choose to relocate her restaurant in Newburgh. She is a joyful woman, full of smiles and laughter as I caught a few seconds of her time as she was moving in. Hee Won is making friends quickly, already becoming friendly with the owners of the new Calabash restaurant next door. They have all started to bond and depend on each other. The restaurant should open hopefully in November. It will be open for lunch and dinner. You can read all about her story in this Hudson Valley Magazine article.
If this excites you, make sure to visit Seoul Kitchen when it opens, 71 Liberty Street, Newburgh.
A new food truck is coming to Newburgh called Roadies Diner. Will and Erica, who are excited to be a part of the Newburgh community, will start off with a soft opening at the Newburgh Vintage Emporium February 26, 8am-3pm. As the weather gets warmer they plan on being in a spot in downtown Newburgh. Take a look at the menu below. SUNY Orange and MSMC students receive a discount.
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.