Pestano Foods, Growler & Gill Join Hudson Valley Food & Beverage Alliance

GOSHEN, N.Y. (July 24, 2017) — New Rochelle-based Pestano Foods and Nanuet-based Growler & Gill have recently joined the Hudson Valley Food and Beverage Alliance.

Pestano Foods is the manufacturer of Toma Bloody Mary Mix, an artisanal cocktail mix that requires users to just add the spirits. Toma incorporates sauce from the tomatillo, a non-sweet fruit that brings a tart, citrus note that pairs well with savory dishes and helps balance fatty foods that are often indulged in during brunch (when the Bloody Mary is most often consumed). Additionally, Toma is made with a unique blend of tomato sauce, sriracha and steak sauce. Learn more at

Growler & Gill has 24 taps of fresh craft beer and more than 500 bottles of fine beers from around the world. The hybrid gastropub and bottle shop features Polish, German and American favorites that are designed with beer in mind. Growler & Gill is aptly named, as patrons are invited to sample beer selections on site in a “gill” – the British equivalent of a 4-ounce glass – and to fill up a “growler,” a 64-ounce refillable glass jug. The restaurant also offers premium wine and Prosecco by the glass. To learn more, visit

“The founders of these organizations saw a niche market for their products and services and successfully took their ideas and ran with them,” said Laurence P. Gottlieb, president and CEO of HVEDC. “We look forward to having Pestano Foods and Growler & Gill as members of the Food and Beverage Alliance, as they both make great additions to the organization.”

About the Hudson Valley Food & Beverage Alliance:

The Hudson Valley region boasts the most vibrant and growing base of food & beverage-related businesses in the nation. Alongside many well-known industry names and successful and growing industry players, the Food & Beverage Alliance brings organizations within the food and beverage industries together, helping area businesses forge strong partnerships. The Alliance provides access to economic guidance and marketing resources to businesses throughout the region.

About Hudson Valley Economic Development Corporation (HVEDC):

HVEDC is the leading economic development agency for the seven-county region of Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Rockland, Orange, Ulster and Sullivan counties. The public-private partnership markets the region as a prime business location to corporate executives, site selection consultants and real estate brokers. HVEDC helped start the organizational, branding and promotional effort for NY BioHud Valley, Hudson Valley 3D Printing, Hudson Valley EDs & MEDs and the Hudson Valley Food & Beverage Alliance. To learn more, call 845-220-2244 or visit