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Regional Cuisine Served in Historic Setting

NYS Routes 17K and 208 intersect before the front porch of a building that has long served Orange County’s farming community. Today, Camillo’s at the Crossroads Restaurant operates year-round from within this 18th century structure first built to house Evan’s General Store.

According to Chef Chris Camillo, “The Evans’ sold Scott and Bowne’s Fish Oil in little blue glass bottles with a depiction of a man carrying a very large fish on his back. This locally developed all-purpose remedy of the Scott brothers was sold in New York City by the Scott brother who became a pharmacist.”

In time the Evan’s General Store was sold to the Lippincott family who expanded the location by providing daily lunch service. “Locals still reminisce wistfully about Mrs. Lippincott’s homemade pies,” says Camillo.

By late 1950‘s the building burgeoned into a brauhaus, The Crossroads Restaurant, serving the large local Dutch and German farming community.

In 1996 chef/owner Chris Camillo (CIA Alum) began serving Regional American Cuisine, a term used to identify a menu’s recipes. Chef Camillo gives it richer meaning by frequenting local farmers’ markets for the best our rich local farmlands have to offer. “Fresh seafood—never frozen—or locally smoked and cured; Hudson Valley region natural poultry, eggs and dairy; and the best grass fed beef are top quality components of the ‘regional’ in the Regional American Cuisine served at Camillo’s,” says Camillo. Years have passed,” adds Camillo, “but the front porch here still welcomes all to locally grown, big hot meals.”

Location: 2215 State Route 208, Montgomery. For more information, visit CamillosAtTheCrossroads.com or contact 457-5482.

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