Red Hat on the River: Rooftop Bar is Open

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I stopped by the Red Hat on the River for a sip and a snack last Tuesday — the last day of the heat wave. Unfortunately, I missed the opening of the rooftop deck by just one day. It’s open now, and has stunning views.

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Ok, Ok: That’s the view from the patio, but I promise to get snaps from the rooftop deck soon. Owners Mary Beth and Jim tell me they’ll only serve drinks up there for now, but they’re considering getting a grill for hot dogs and hamburgers… just some light fare. Also, you can’t reserve on the deck (because what if it rains?) except for on July 4th. I imagine the views of the fireworks from Yonkers to Piermont to Tarrytown to Haverstraw will be terrific.

I tried the grilled shrimp appetizer —

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— citrusy and good with a crisp white wine.

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Liz Johnson is content strategist for The Journal News and lohud.com, and the founding editor of lohudfood, formerly know as Small Bites. As food editor, she won awards from the New York News Publishers Association, the Association of Food Journalists and the Associated Press. She lives in Nyack with her husband and daughter on a tiny suburban lot they call their farm — with fruit trees, an herb garden, and a yardful of lettuce, tomatoes, onions, shallots, cucumbers, zucchini, radishes, cabbage, peppers, Brussels sprouts and carrots and four big blueberry bushes.

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