Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013
With its honest rehab and industrial chic decor, the Charles F. Lucas Confectionery in Troy is drenched in ambiance. And the food is outstanding, too.
Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013
Antipasto’s, a small, vegetarian-friendly bistro buried in a tired shopping plaza on Route 146, has the power to transform.
Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013
From the first step inside the door, it was obvious that something fresh and different is happening at Greenhouse: A Chopped Salad Company in Saratoga Springs.
Monday, Nov. 11, 2013
Hurricanes Irene and Lee may have devastated the Schoharie Valley in 2011, but they were no match for the people here, or the soil. The farms repair and prosper, and the people rebuild and renew.
Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013
If you want good meat, where would you go? To a butcher, of course. And if you want a seriously good sandwich made with really good meat, go to Fred the Butcher.
Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013
My question is, if the food is this good at Troy's River Street Cafe, why isn’t it mobbed all the time?
Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013
Has it really been 30 years? My recent visit to an old college haunt confirmed that El Loco hasn’t changed a bit. I liked it then, and I like it now.
Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013
La Serre has gravitas. After 35 years, it is established, dignified, and has acquired a genteel patina. Now it just needs to tweak a few things.
Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013
My husband and I set out recently on a long-delayed road trip to explore Sharon Springs. After exploring, we headed to 204 Main Bar & Bistro for dinner.
Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013
Saratoga Springs is a tipsy town, with craft beer and martinis on every corner, but it’s also the place to go for mineral baths, massage and yoga. Now there’s the Saratoga Juice Bar, the city’s first cold-pressed juice establishment.
Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013
What this area needs is one place where you can get great Cantonese-style dim sum.
Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013
Ambition Cafe defies description, but I’ll try. The decor is an amalgam of zebra prints, feather boas, slightly worn vinyl booths thoughtfully patched with like-color duct tape, original concert posters from the ’60s and ’70s, album covers and beer caps.
Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013
Pizza at Spot Coffee. I was expecting a sandwich, maybe a salad in a plastic clamshell. But the coffee shop impressed me with its lively space, thoughtful menu and good food.
Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013
For a while, it seemed as if there weren’t very many good takeout places in Saratoga Springs. But that seems to have turned around, and the latest good grab-and-go spot is the Park Side Eatery.
Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013
No matter what looks good to you on the menu at Wagon Train BBQ, it might be too much food.