Just A Bite…
By Carol O'Biso
From Issue 31: Summer 2016
What do you think about two fried eggs, perfectly ripe avocado, pesto, tomatoes and cheddar cheese on a spinach or sundried tomato wrap? It’s called a Huckleberry Frolic over at the Mountain Harbor Deli at the corner of Route 299 and 44/55, and I thought it was delicious!
Formerly known as the Mountain Bistro Store, the Mountain Harbor Deli has been owned by Gardiner resident Chris Napolitano and managed by New Paltz resident Mickey Lefevre for over two years now. They kept some of the old favorites (like the Huckleberry Frolic, $6.50) and added quite a few items of their own. It was a difficult choice. I didn’t think I could manage the Harbor Heart Attack (three fried eggs, three sausage patties, bacon, ham, three slices of American cheese and mountain man sauce on a sub roll, $8.50), but the Mountain Woman sounded great (two fried eggs, bacon, muenster cheese, pesto and hot sauce on a hard roll, $4.75), and their “Build your own” breakfast sandwich seemed like great fun; a selection of meats, a selection of cheeses, a selection of breads and, of course, eggs, any of which you cobble together as you wish (prices for various items are listed on the menu so you can build to your own taste and financial specifications …). It was quite a dilemma until Mountain Harbor team member Louis Bozzella said, “You can’t go wrong with the Huckleberry Frolic.” He was right.
Breakfast is served until 4:00pm at the Deli, but they also have a great selection of lunch sandwiches. They’re open from 6:30am, until 6:00pm weekdays and 8:00pm Fridays and Saturdays.
The Mountain Harbor Deli is the nearest source of supplies for the nearby campground on Route 299 and those campers must be delirious to find not just plain old food, but carefully crafted, deliciously prepared food. A wide selection of bottled beers rounds everything out nicely.
Give it a try: 3124 Route 44/55. 845 633-8705.