The Maker is a micro hotel with 11 rooms, but its restaurant has big ambitions. Executive chef Michael Poiarkoff (Vinegar Hill House) cures meats, churns butter and forages greens. His contemporary American menu is served in a glass-ceilinged conservatory that pairs well with the Gatsby-ish vibe.
Long-distance trips requiring a plane ticket are taking a backseat these days, so New Yorkers are looking for fun destinations a little closer to home. For the longest time, however, going upstate or anywhere on the New England coastline meant your dining options often fell somewhere between a McDonald’s and gas-station snacks. In 2020, that’s no longer the case: There are plenty of delicious options within a short drive of the Big Apple that are worth traveling for. Anyone hungry for a road trip?