Sunday, June 23, 2013
Just off of Route 9, attached to the Rumors salon, is a portal to Manhattan. At least, that’s what it felt like as we walked through the door of Tala American Bistro, the newest venture by restaurateur Angelo Mazzone.
Sunday, June 16, 2013
Marotta’s Bar-Risto was unexpected from the very start.
Sunday, June 2, 2013
Barbecue, I’ve found, is not a one-size-fits-all proposition.
Sunday, May 26, 2013
Quintessence, the quirky, urban and hip casual restaurant in an Art Deco silver diner in Albany near the Medical Center has moved out of the city, physically and spiritually. It’s on Route 9 in Malta in another silver diner, this one with a noble pedigree, the home of the former Chez Sophie.
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Jasmine Thai Restaurant is a great place to try if you want to sample Southeast Asian cuisine.
Sunday, May 12, 2013
We denizens of the Capital Region just can’t get enough Italian food. Johnny’s is new and it’s hopping, as diners embrace another Mallozzi restaurant.
Sunday, April 28, 2013
There’s a world of waffle wonders out there, and a good place to start is the Iron Roost in Ballston Spa.
Sunday, April 21, 2013
The shop is long and handsome, with wood paneling and copper-tinged painted walls, a black painted tin ceiling, and high and low granite-topped tables, but what draws your attention are the light-filled refrigerated display cases and then, their magnificent contents. Here reside picture-perfect delicate pastries, each one a work of art.
Sunday, April 14, 2013
The Home Front Cafe is history lesson as well as restaurant. Take your time over the much-loved memorabilia to get a feel for what is was really like to live in the 1940s, and remember to leave room for dessert
Sunday, April 7, 2013
A culinary adventure was in order, and so my husband and I ventured far from home one recent night in search of dinner. But what we found at Justine’s in Cobleskill wasn’t far from home at all — in fact, it felt like we’d stepped into a neighbor’s home.
Sunday, March 31, 2013
Recently, the Spa City dining scene gained a new feather in its cap with the addition of The Merry Monk, a Belgian restaurant that’s an offshoot of the eatery of the same name in downtown Albany
Sunday, March 24, 2013
We had a wonderful meal for a reasonable price with good service in a historic setting. Smith’s serves standards like seafood fra diavolo and chicken cordon bleu, and home cooked meals like slow-roasted turkey, pot roast, meatloaf, and calf’s liver.
Sunday, March 17, 2013
Grecian Gardens is a family-friendly restaurant that serves crowd-pleasing cuisine at reasonable prices. It wasn’t all Greek, as we expected, but we found that’s what they’re best at.
Sunday, March 10, 2013
With this in mind, I was drawn to Taiwan Noodle on a recent blustery evening, where I found warm comfort, delicious food and a great deal, too.
Sunday, March 3, 2013
It looks like just a gas station if you’re whizzing down Route 67 at 55 miles per hour, but if you slow down you’ll see it’s a small country cafe and specialty goods shop. It’s the Route 67 Country Store and Cafe, and it’s worth a look.