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Bubby’s is the Burrito Stand of Your Dreams

Rural Intelligence Food Update July 2010: Bubby’s is now located by Hardeman Orchards.
Most people we know turn up their noses at trailers, except for the little trailer near the intersection of Route 9G and Route 199 in Red Hook (or Annandale on Hudson, depending on who you ask), which makes you want to turn cartwheels.  It is the home of Bubby’s, a seasonal burrito and quesadilla stand that has become a local landmark beloved by college students, historic house buffs and serious foodies like Lora Zarubin, Rural Intelligence Food
the author of I Am Almost Always Hungry, who blogged last year that Bubby’s was the “coolest and most original roadside food stop.”
Run by Bjanette Andersen, who grew up in Rhinebeck and attended Bard College, and her Mexican husband, Rodrigo Pak Sautto, the stand has only two items on the menu: a burritto (rice, black beans, cheese, salsa, lettuce, tomato with guacamole optional) and a cheese quesadilla that can be served with the limey guac too. “It’s not authentic Mexican,” admits Andersen, who lives eight months a year in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. “I’m told it’s West Coast style.”  There’s only one table on the lawn and regulars know to bring a blanket for an impromptu roadside picnic. (If you want dessert, you can go to the adjacent Montgomery Place Orchards farm stand for fresh fruit.) Rural Intelligence FoodCome mid-September, Andersen (whose childhood nickname was Bubby) closes up shop and returns to San Miguel where she and Sautto now run a cafe.  It’s hard to imagine that she could find a more appreciative audience anywhere than on Route 9G. As the globetrotting Lora Zarubin says, “It’s grass roots operations like this that are so pleasurable because they are real and innocent at the same time.”

 
Bubby’s Burrito Stand

Route 199 and Route 9G
Red Hook, NY
Tuesday - Saturday noon - 5 PM

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