[Local 111]
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New York Times / May 16, 2012
Perhaps a better reason for drinking local wines is to help foster a sense of community. When Max Dannis and Linda Gatter opened their restaurant Local 111 almost six years ago in Philmont, N.Y., a former manufacturing town in the Hudson Valley about 40 miles south of Albany, they envisioned a smartly designed gathering place for the town’s eclectic mix of longtime residents and city transplants. They would feature local ingredients and support the local farms. The only ingredient they omitted was local wine. .. full article > <

Travel + Leisure / October 2010
Max Dannis, a former management consultant, and his wife, architect Linda Gatter, opened the restaurant Local 111 in Philmont in 2006. Max’s first reaction to Philmont, a town that can be most generously described as up-and-coming, was “what a dump.” Gradually that view changed to “what a charming village!” Philmont is, shall we say, transitional, its crime blotter reportedly a thing to behold, but where else in prime Columbia County can you find a 3,600-square-foot Victorian manor for $350,000?... full article >

Best Life Magazine / January 24, 2009
Local 111 Restaurant, in Philmont, has been voted one of America’s “best 25 farm-to-table restaurants” by Best Life Magazine. Best Life Magazine, a Rodale publication, invited a panel of food luminaries in the sustainable agriculture movement to make the selection... full article >

Poughkeepsie Journal / February 21, 2008
An hour's drive north of Poughkeepsie through the rolling hills and beautiful farmland of Columbia County is Philmont, a small town that became known in the late 1800s for its textile mills, which sent woolen goods and other fabrics to Manhattan via the New York and Harlem Railroad. Architect Linda Gatter and husband Max Dannis chose Philmont to launch Local 111 in August 2006... full article >

The Independent / July 10, 2007
LOCAL 111, THE RESTAURANT that opened last August in a converted garage on Philmont's Main Street, has customers who deliver produce early in the day and come back later for an elegant evening meal. "It's nice for us to have a restaurant where the suppliers eat here," says co-owner Linda Gatter... full article >

The Chronogram / June 21, 2007
The modernist design movement Bauhaus, associated with simplified forms and rational function, dismantled the boundaries between fine and applied arts. Its concepts come to mind when dining at Local 111, a restaurant housed in a former service station in the Columbia County village of Philmont. Local 111's chef, David Wurth, uses the bistro's close proximity to regional farmland to create new, rustic American cuisine that emphasizes local organic and grass-fed ingredients... full article >

The Valley Table Magazine / March 2007
"Local" is the new organic, but at Local 111 it's not just a catchphrase. Area farms supply the grassfed beef, free-range chicken, rabbit and seasonal vegetables. Chef David Wurth, an alumnus of Savoy (the New York City Mecca for "localvores"), uses the restaurant's proximity to farms to excellent effect in dishes like hearty rabbit stew, chicken liver toasts and grilled steak with mushroom bread pudding... full article >

The Register Star / Feb. 12, 2007
It might look like an old garage — and it is the former Schermerhorn Garage — but the building at 111 Main St. in Philmont is now known as Local 111, a restaurant owned by Max Dannis and Linda Gatter focusing on American cuisine. Nominated by caterer David Robinson for the county Chamber of Commerce's 18th Annual Crystal Apple Award, Local 111 offers diners a chance to eat local food at an affordable price, said Chef David Wurth... full article >

The Register Star / Oct. 8, 2006
Eating locally grown and raised foods, and adaptive reuse of buildings are much discussed issues in Columbia County. One new restaurant in Philmont embodies both ideas, hoping to attract diners from around the county to Philmont and serving village residents. The restaurant, Local 111, located at 111 Main St., opened in the middle of August and is owned by Linda Gatter and Max Dannis. The restaurant is located in the former Schermerhorn Garage...full article >

The Independent / Feb. 2, 2007
Drive into sleepy, blue — collar Philmont, past the Victorian houses-some lovingly restored, some still seedy — and the exciting new Family Dollar store; hang a right at Stewart's, and stroll into Local 111, the area's newest dining venue...full article >

Hudson Valley Magazine / January 2007
It's official. The Hudson Valley has arrived as an international dining destination. Master chefs, many trained right here at the world-renowned Culinary Institute of America in Dutchess County, are wooing locals and tourists alike with inventive cuisine, locally grown ingredients and seductive spaces (bet you've never dined in a former auto garage before)... full article >

The Register Star / Sept. 29, 2006
Serving local seasonal foods has become a mantra for many restaurant chefs, and 'local' has been widely abused as a come-on for gullible diners. One chef who fulfills his promise is David Wurth, from Philmont's Local 111. He shops at the Hudson Farmer's Market every Saturday morning and special orders from market vendors.
-- Carole Clark