In today’s world, the act of pulling out your phone, taking a picture someplace, and posting it for your friends on Instagram is a significant action. It means in that moment, whatever you’re doing, in whichever place, is inspiring to you, and you want to remember it. While Instagram data can’t tell us the actual economic impact of a location, it is a huge indicator of what’s providing value to people and driving excitement, fun, and interest in a region.
Big Indian – Peekamoose is an old converted farmhouse and is cozy AF, right down to the fire pit outside. Like some of the other popular restaurants on this list, Peekamoose rides that line of combining the rustic aesthetics of the Catskills with fine dining chops, locally sourced ingredients and strong cocktails. Check out the whole list here.