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Risotto in Albany offers spectacular entrees, attentive service

Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Risotto, a smart little restaurant on Northern Boulevard in the strip mall across from Memorial Hospital, has made a very good impression on me.
 

Saratoga's Mingle on the Avenue at hotel serves homestyle Korean fare

Sunday, July 6, 2014
You can't beat mom's home cooking. But one doesn't expect heart-warming, down-to-earth dishes at a swanky hotel.

"The Korean items on the menu are old family recipes," explained our waiter Christop, as Hubby and I made our first visit to Mingle on the Avenue, a spacious restaurant on the first floor of the Pavilion Grand Hotel, a 48-room boutique establishment that has just opened in Saratoga Springs.
 
LATHAM

Frugal Forager: Latham deli evokes memories of mom’s kitchen

Sunday, June 29, 2014
If sister Janice and I had walked into the Euro Deli and Market with our eyes closed we would have sworn we had been transported in time and space to mom’s Hungarian kitchen on Easter Saturday.
 
Mexican Radio opens its doors in Schenectady
SCHENECTADY

Mexican Radio opens its doors in Schenectady

Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Cynthia Brugnetti lives in Schenectady, so she has seen the physical work being done to prepare Mexican Radio for opening day: the construction crews, the painters, the deliveries.
 

Nico’s Rooftop Tavern lets diners savor dinner, view

Sunday, June 15, 2014
During the harsh winter and chilly spring, dining outdoors seemed downright unimaginable. And that’s why you should head outside as soon as possible and enjoy the short warm season while you can. Nico’s is a perfect place to do just that.
 
15 Church offers elegant fare in casual atmosphere

15 Church offers elegant fare in casual atmosphere

Sunday, June 8, 2014
There’s always a buzz when new restaurant appears in Saratoga Springs.
 
Nicolino’s cooks food to order, serves it up in style

Nicolino’s cooks food to order, serves it up in style

Sunday, June 1, 2014
Often overlooked are the unpretentious Mom and Pop restaurants that have been in business for 30 years because the food is abundant and more than good, the prices are reasonable, the service is caring.
 

Turf Tavern does food, service right in a authentic, cozy setting

Sunday, May 25, 2014
The Turf Tavern has been around since the 1940s, and owned by the Gallants since 1996. They’ve renovated the outside, the bar and, most recently, the banquet area.
 
Verdile’s offers fine old-school dining
TROY

Verdile’s offers fine old-school dining

Sunday, May 18, 2014
Established in 1943 by the Verdile family, the restaurant is in its third generation. It’s old-school dining, with unfailingly polite and professional staff.
 
Harvest & Hearth: Pizza in cozy comfort
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Harvest & Hearth: Pizza in cozy comfort

Sunday, May 11, 2014
Operated by Peter and Gina Michelin, the casual restaurant is open all year round, and in the summer, you can munch your pizza on the deck while you watch people play in the water.
 
Thai Thai Bistro offers enticing dinner choices

Thai Thai Bistro offers enticing dinner choices

Sunday, May 4, 2014
For a second time, East has met West on the corner of State Street and Erie Boulevard in Schenectady.
 
Good food, some confusion at West End Bagels

Good food, some confusion at West End Bagels

Sunday, April 20, 2014
The authentic bagel shop smell hits you as soon as you walk in the door at West End Bagels.
 
Sweet Mimi’s Cafe is terrific, trendy spot
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Sweet Mimi’s Cafe is terrific, trendy spot

Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Sweet Mimi’s is chic, uncluttered and gleaming white, with cheery hot coral pink accents that pop out in the neatly folded cloth napkins and in the outfits of the servers.
 
Javier’s Nuevo Latino Cuisine offers elegant entrees

Javier’s Nuevo Latino Cuisine offers elegant entrees

Sunday, April 6, 2014
Stockader Robert and I drove to Saratoga on a tip from a friend. Try Javier’s, she suggested.
 
COLONIE

Revamped Reel Seafood an upscale experience

Sunday, March 30, 2014
Reel Seafood has gotten a facelift, and boy, does it look sharp. Aliki Serras has taken over from her father, LeGrande Serras, who opened the restaurant in 1983,
 
 

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