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Eats: The K Shack Lives Up To Funky Name

August 16, 2019

NEW LEBANON, NY – It doesn’t have a tin roof, rusted or otherwise, but the The K Shack is a funky little shack that has been serving up shrimp tacos, pulled pork and other roadside fare for slightly more than six weeks, having opened on July 4.

Owner Kelly Hagan launched the joint in what was a long-defunct BBQ stand on Route 20, just east of the intersection with Route 22. It’s tucked behind the town library and offers a casual atmosphere and outdoor-only seating at picnic tables as a group of riders discovered this afternoon. Read More ->

Unsung Eats: The KShack in New Lebanon

by Robin Catalano

SEPTEMBER 26, 2019

Drive through New Lebanon on Route 20, and you may notice something a little different: a colorful, comics-esque sign for The KShack. It’s easy to pass if you’re on a mission from Pittsfield to Albany or from New York City to the Berkshires, but this roadside food stand, set off the main drag on Tilden Lane, is worth a stop. In each travel direction.

A hit with locals and second-home owners since its opening on July 4th weekend, the KShack is owned by Kelly Hagan, who might just be the world’s nicest badass. (How badass? She’s a motorcycle safety instructor for the military.) Hagan is originally from the area and has lived in Florida for several years. When she started thinking about a return, New Lebanon—and its growing creative community—was first on her list. Read More ->

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