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Two major publications say Hudson's Cafe Mutton in among America's best eateries

Sep 23, 2022 12:45 am

Steve Barnes is reporting for the Times Unionthe 16-month-old Cafe Mutton at 757 Columbia Street in Hudson, within the past week was named by two major national publications among the best places to dine in America. The restaurant serves lunch four days a week, dinner only once and it does not take reservations. Bon Appetit magazine's October issue, out last week, included Cafe Mutton among its 10 Best New Restaurants, calling it "the country’s most uncompromising restaurant." The New York Times' list of "50 places in America we’re most excited about right now," published online, called Cafe Mutton "refreshingly down home." Chef-owner Shaina Loew-Banayan said, "It's pretty exciting." Although they knew long in advance about the recognition from Bon Appetit, "The New York Times was total surprise that I woke up to yesterday," they said. The restaurant, which seats 26 inside and another 10 outdoors, set business records Friday, Saturday, and Sunday last week and was forced to close early on Saturday because food ran out despite unprecedented levels of prepping, Loew-Banayan said. Read the full story in the Times Union.