Citiot is a wonderful guide to living in the Hudson Valley

When my husband and I moved up to Dutchess 3 years ago we felt like we had landed in the best place to live in the world! It has a fabulous food scene, great hiking trails and free parking. We were eager to learn about the culture of the Hudson Valley and read about events and people in The Chronogram. In their Best Of issue I learned about the Citiot podcast. Mat Zucker and his husband moved up from the city and Mat talks about their discoveries and lives with his listeners.
I loved hearing about them buying wine from Michael at Hudson Wine Merchants- we too have been buying wine from Michael for many years. He knows our tastes and always makes excellent recommendations.
After binging Season 4 of Citiot and hearing Mat rave about GioBatta’s Alimentari in Tivoli we just had to go- it was THE BEST food we had in a restaurant since the pandemic started. Great pastas and cocktails and very friendly service. We also went to Fortune’s Ice Cream shop, another of his recommendations - my Lebneh Sour Cherry was delicious.
Mat did a show about imby which stands for “in my backyard”. I signed up for the newsletter and now I have more information about news and social events in the area.
I am looking forward to hearing future Citiot episodes and recommend these podcasts to anyone who lives here or wants to. They are a wonderful ode to this beautiful part of our world.

Aug. 29, 2021 by Annepersico on Apple Podcasts