July 05, 2011

Hudson Valley: Jack & Luna's

While visiting my friend LP upstate in New York's beautiful Hudson Valley area, we stopped for lunch at one of her favorite spots: Jack & Luna. This Stone Ridge spot offers sandwiches, soups, wraps, baked goods, and often features live music (and free WiFi)!

It was an incredibly rainy Saturday when we stopped in for a quick bite. We each ordered the soup/sandwich combo for just under seven dollars. The soup: a tangy, soothing and generous serving of their tomato-basil bisque.

This was creamy, crazy hot (blow on it for sure!) and was the perfect balance of flavors. It was garlicky, but not overly so, and the mini crostini they gave us were still soft enough to break apart and chew.

We also got a half-order of the Fontina cheese melt, which had mixed greens and red tomato pesto (sundried tomatoes, I think). I enjoyed this more than LP, who thought the cheese was a little bland. It was perfectly melty, just the right amount of crunch, and the salty slice of pickle on the side was a nice topper.

If you're near Stone Ridge or even just passing through, do yourself a favor and stop by for some delicious and comforting food, not to mention polite, efficient, and friendly service!

Jack and Luna's Café
3928 Main Street (Route 209)
Stone Ridge, NY

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