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Lil’ Deb’s Oasis - Hudson, New York
Run for 20 years as Debbie’s Lil’ Restaurant, owner Debbie Fiero handed the keys to Hanna Black and Carla Perez-Gallardo, who splashed the walls with bright pastel pinks and greens and blues, draping the place in art and texture. Bright, herbaceous, citrusy flavors are the linchpin to the whole experience. The menu board can feature any number of unexpected plates but there is always a ceviche of the day and a whole fried fish (market price) that taste as good as they look. There’s also a tight menu of staple offerings including mojo chicken with rice, lentils and orange salsa verde ($16), grilled octopus with radicchio and smoked avocado ($18), mussels in a coconut tomato broth ($17) and others. You can also snack on deviled eggs with pickled onion and chili oil ($4), yucca fries ($7) or salt cod fritters with green plantains ($9) as a side or with a glass of wine. Open for dinner, there’s also a Smoothie Window serving tasty drinks during midday. Read the full review here.
747 Columbia St., Hudson, NY
Smoothie Window: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Dinner: 5-10 p.m.