BackBar and Food Truck Garden

3FortySeven Celebrates 3rd year with Libations & Food during Labor Day Weekend

August 29, 2013 (Hudson, New York) – 3FortySeven, architect Michael Davis’ showroom and ode to his passion for antiques and architectural salvage, celebrates a third incredible year this Labor Day weekend.

Looking ahead to the permanent opening this Fall of Backbar, 3FortySeven has secured a limited liquor license for the Labor Day weekend of Friday, August 30 to Monday, September 2 as part of the third anniversary celebration. Backbar will be open from noon – 10pm throughout the long weekend.

Details to date on food and beverage menu items available at 3FortySeven’s Backbar during Labor Day weekend include food prepared by Miles Vidor of Hudson Grains and Greens and Hudson Gelato; offerings from the already popular and operational food trucks; and celebratory libations.

With the existing Food Trucks and the pending opening of BackBar in the Fall, 3FortySeven adds to the local casual dinning scene in Columbia County in an unexpected manner. As the architect and designer of Chef Zak Pelaccio and Jori Jayne Emde’s recently opened Fish & Game just a few doors from 3FortySeven, Davis is embracing and significantly contributing to the food and design culture in upstate New York.

3FortySeven officially opened September 2010. As a former gas filling station, the art deco structure benefits from having ample frontage suitable for vehicles. Instead of a parking lot, Davis began to welcome Food Trucks even before 3FortySeven officially opened as an antiques and decorative decor showroom.

This summer 3FortySeven expanded the Food Truck offerings and looks towards the permanent opening this Fall of the muchanticipated signals that BackBar will be a destination for “Spirits, Vittles & Strangelove.”

The Food Truck offerings, already on site, range from global to American tastes, similar to the architectural décor offered in the showroom.

The vendors and their menus, thus far, with others to be announced, include:

Hudson Gelato
Owners: Miles Vidor and William Smith
Fare: Organic, natural and kosher Gelato sourced locally.
Currently in their 1st year at 3FortySeven

Tortillaville (www.tortillaville.com)
Owners: Brian Brannigan and Alison Culbertson
Fare: Tasty Mexican street food; tacos, quesadillas, burritos, guacamole'
Currently in their 5th year at 3FortySeven

Truck Pizza (www.truckpizza.net)
Owner: Alvaro Medina
Fare: Freshly-made brick oven Neapolitan pizza
Currently in their 3rd year at 3FortySeven

Taste of India
Owner: Mohammed (Max) Ali
Fare: Classic Indian dishes including curry, vindaloo, pakoras, samosas, nan, mango lassi.
Currently in their 2nd year at 3FortySeven


Michael Davis and his wife Nicole Porter Willcox envision a healthy bar alternative offering food and drinks throughout the day, from breakfast into late night. Together their search
for a like-minded partner to create healthy and delicious food uncovered the culinary skills of Miles Vidor.

It is anticipated that Backbar will be welcoming visitors six days a week. Additional details will be announced closer to opening.


Hours for Showroom:
Monday – Wednesday: By appointment
Thursday - Sunday: noon - 7:00 pm

Architect and interior designer Michael Davis founded 3FortySeven in September 2011 as a showroom and destination of global cultures, tastes and music built around the ambience of the decorative and architectural collections. Displaying an eclectic mix of Re-Imagined and Re-Purposed Industrial Salvage; Mid-Century and Vintage Furniture, Lighting and Art; Tribal Carpets and Textiles, and Antique Jewelry and accessories 3FortySeven is an extension of the Manhattan-based Architecture and Interior Design practice of Michael Davis, who has also been a Hudson Valley homeowner for the past twenty years. For more information please visit www.3FortySeven.com, www.MichaelDavisArchitects.com and follow along on Facebook.