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June 21, 2022

Paula Campbell
Posted 6/21/22

If you are anything like me sitting around wondering what the heck is going on with the Barryville Diner spot at the junction of route 97 and 55 I have some answers for you. I recently had the …

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June 21, 2022


If you are anything like me sitting around wondering what the heck is going on with the Barryville Diner spot at the junction of route 97 and 55 I have some answers for you. I recently had the opportunity to speak with Sonia Brown, the new owner who oversaw that great renovation of the old Clancy’s Diner. She added some wonderful covered outdoor dining areas with a flat Screen TV and cooling fans for those hot days and expanding the seating.

Sonia said that after the initial soft opening as a diner the food and beverage concept was rebranded to allow for a more expansive menu and a wider selection of food choices. The new menu has five different types of burgers, six kinds of sandwiches, sixteen breakfast selections (served until 11:30 a.m.), several interesting vegan and gluten free options, and ice cream and homemade desserts all at very reasonable prices.

The venue is now called the Barryville Kitchen and Creamery, which Sonia feels will be a better fit for the local community and our summer visitors.

“To do the rebranding, the restaurant needed to be closed and we now have a new menu that works better for our kitchen facilities and makes it possible for us to be able to deliver some great food-and ice cream,” she told me. In addition to classic menu items, there will be a variety of “Grab and Go” offerings with freshly made salads, sandwiches, wraps and specialty offerings such as homemade empanadas and these G&G menu offerings will change every few days with new choices added.

The iconic ice cream window will be serving soft serve and feature ten hard ice cream flavors, a vegan option, and in addition to cones will have milk shakes, parfaits, sundaes, floats, and other specialty items.

Sonia said that the Kitchen and Creamery is now open and starting in July they will be open seven days a week Mondays - Fridays from 9-3 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays from 8 - 4 p.m. for indoor dining. The takeout/ice cream window is open during the week from 11 - 7/8 p.m., and on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights from 11-8/9pm. When the take-out/ice cream window is open, you will be able to order any of the featured Grab and Go menu and beverage selections at the window.

Sonia told me that the Kitchen and Creamery also does catering, and the restaurant location can be rented out for private parties. So, the restaurant is now open for business and there is a ton of possibilities available to get great food at the Kitchen and Creamery. I cannot wait to have a root beer float with chocolate ice cream during the sweltering “dog days” of summer! The menu will be posted online very soon and for more information call 845-456-0012. Stop by and say hello to Sonia and pick up some delicious food!

Just a reminder that the Friends of the Sunshine Hall Free Library will be holding their Book and Bake Sale on Saturday July 9 and Sunday July 10 at the Highland Town Hall from 10 - 4 p.m. Yes - the event was moved from Father’s Day weekend to July and on Friday night, July 8, there will be the book lovers “First Dibs” Preview Sale and Reception from 4 - 7 p.m. The Friends of the Library use all the money raised at the Book and Bake Sale to fund the public lectures and speakers’ events and buy any books and equipment needed by the library. We still need volunteers to help move books from the Library to Town Hall and bakers to make their best cakes, cookies, and pies for our sale. If you are interested in assisting, please call or email Helene at 516-238-7332 or hscarlet303@aol.com. Any volunteer time you have to help our wonderful Library would be greatly appreciated.


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