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This alcohol substitute could get you drunk without the hangover

This alcohol substitute could get you drunk without the hangover

Thanks to science, you may soon be able to get drunk without feeling the effects the next morning.

Grog Shoppe to close after 40 years in business

SCHENECTADY

Grog Shoppe to close after 40 years in business

The Grog Shoppe - the longtime Erie Boulevard restaurant and tavern - will close Friday night after about 40 years in business.

Grape pie an autumn treat for those in the know

Grape pie an autumn treat for those in the know

Even experienced home bakers have to wonder about grape pies.

Town has Bavarian blast at annual Oktoberfest

GLENVILLE

Town has Bavarian blast at annual Oktoberfest

The seventh annual Glenville Oktoberfest was held Saturday at Maalwyck Park and featured German food, drink, dress and dance.

Beef Bourguignon: A peasant stew with a fancy reputation

Beef Bourguignon: A peasant stew with a fancy reputation

Braising transforms meat from tough to tender.

Nowadays, it has to be 'cold brew' coffee

Nowadays, it has to be 'cold brew' coffee

Suddenly, everyone's too fancy to drink regular ol' iced coffee?

How to--and how not to--treat your bartender

How to--and how not to--treat your bartender

What do a bartender's regulars know that others don't? Here’s how to go from someone your bartender never wants to see again to someone they roll out the red carpet for.

Finger Lakes, look out. Grape things happening right here

Finger Lakes, look out. Grape things happening right here

You’ve heard that wine is part art, part science. That couldn’t be more true for the wines being made in and around the Capital Region.

On the trail of a good New York brew

CAPITAL REGION

On the trail of a good New York brew

Upstate New York is known for its hiking trails in the Adirondacks, but a different kind of trail is taking shape across the region.

Cookie, granola or rice bars are go-to treat for party, lunch or snack

Cookie, granola or rice bars are go-to treat for party, lunch or snack

Whether topped with a drizzle of chocolate or crumbly streusel, bars are perfect for bake sales and school lunches, perfect for potlucks and office parties, or simply a snack when you’re on the run.

The basic rules of tipping that everyone should know about

The basic rules of tipping that everyone should know about

What is it about tipping that makes the process so fraught? Whether it's confusion about what's appropriate, guilt that you might not be leaving enough cash or just fuzzy math, there's no part of the dining experience that creates more debate.

Uncommon Grounds brews up a new location in Clifton Park

CLIFTON PARK

Uncommon Grounds brews up a new location in Clifton Park

Uncommon Grounds, a local coffee and bagel joint, continues to expand its reach in the Capital Region with a new location in Clifton Park.

Bosnia recipes evoke taste, feeling of Eastern Europe

Bosnia recipes evoke taste, feeling of Eastern Europe

It’s hearty, stick-to-your-ribs fare, just right for getting you through a hard day’s work or a cold winter’s night.

Olive Garden's unlimited pass shifts from novelty to key tactic

Olive Garden's unlimited pass shifts from novelty to key tactic

Olive Garden, facing a restaurant industry awash in deals and promotions, is making a bigger bet on its most outlandish offer: the unlimited pasta pass.

Going beyond preserves: 3 recipes for fresh figs

Going beyond preserves: 3 recipes for fresh figs

Try these delicious, creative ideas to use fresh figs.

Beyond BLT: Try these tomato sandwiches

Beyond BLT: Try these tomato sandwiches

Let’s start with the obvious. We’re all heard of bruschetta, right?

Celebrity chefs on hand for Saratoga Wine & Food Fest

Celebrity chefs on hand for Saratoga Wine & Food Fest

There are two very good reasons to learn how to cook, according to Marc Murphy: It’s a lot cheaper and it’s a lot healthier.

Grill a great steak with these tips

Grill a great steak with these tips

Some people look for summer sizzle at the beach. Guys like Tom Alicandro look for sizzle on the grill.

Any and all berries you have go into bumbleberry pie

Any and all berries you have go into bumbleberry pie

It’s not summer without pie. Fruit pie, specifically.

Is this the real KFC Original Recipe?

Is this the real KFC Original Recipe?

Our mission: find out if 11 ingredients handwritten on a piece of paper could be the secret blend of 11 herbs and spices that go into Kentucky Fried Chicken's Original Recipe

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