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Muddaddy offers twist on American sandwich
TROY

Muddaddy offers twist on American sandwich

Sunday, April 19, 2015
Muddaddy Flats on Third Street bills itself as a “quesadillary” selling American sandwiches with a twist. Good idea.
 
The Scotia Diner: Good food, with a dollop of Elvis
SCOTIA

The Scotia Diner: Good food, with a dollop of Elvis

Sunday, April 12, 2015
The Scotia Diner combines nostalgia from the 1950s with good, wholesome food.
 
Olde English Pub & Pantry offers taste of  UK
ALBANY

Olde English Pub & Pantry offers taste of UK

Sunday, April 5, 2015
If you’re yearning for a visit to England and you can’t get there anytime soon, you might drop by the Olde English Pub & Pantry to see what you’re missing.
 
Rocco’s smart atmosphere enhances lovely meal
CLIFTON PARK

Rocco’s smart atmosphere enhances lovely meal

Sunday, March 29, 2015
Rocco’s positions itself as fine American modern dining with an updated menu, using locally procured provisions.
 
Brook Tavern is a winner for upscale casual dining

Brook Tavern is a winner for upscale casual dining

Sunday, March 22, 2015
In the 1800s, when ladies and gentlemen took horse-and-buggy rides through the streets of Saratoga Springs, there was a carriage factory on the corner of Union and Nelson avenues.
 
Jade Bistro’s offers spectacular decor, menu
SCOTIA

Jade Bistro’s offers spectacular decor, menu

Sunday, March 15, 2015
Too pretty to eat? No, but we took our time, deconstructing the appetizers as carefully as the sushi chef had designed them. They were as delicious as they looked.
 
Wine Bar serves excellent meal in intimate setting
ALBANY

Wine Bar serves excellent meal in intimate setting

Sunday, March 8, 2015
No better place to be on a frigid winter night than in front of a fireplace at The Wine Bar and Bistro on Lark Street in Albany, with an excellent meal and a glass of wine.
 
Peaches Cafe offers good lunch, dynamic desserts
GUILDERLAND

Peaches Cafe offers good lunch, dynamic desserts

Monday, March 2, 2015
Peaches Cafe is a cozy, compact, charming, and has been full of customers every time I've stopped in
 
Boca Bistro offers tasty array of  Spanish goodies
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Boca Bistro offers tasty array of Spanish goodies

Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015
Boca Bistro, Saratoga Springs’ Spanish restaurant and tapas bar, is not only one of the best places in town for happy hour, it’s numero uno for those of us who love to explore the world of food.
 
Mohawk Taproom & Grill provides flavorful pub fare

Mohawk Taproom & Grill provides flavorful pub fare

Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015
I thought I was having an early dinner at O’Leary’s in Scotia when I clumped up the three stairs to the front door of the restaurant.
Surprise! O’Leary’s had morphed into Mohawk Taproom & Grill while I wasn’t looking.
 
Spindles brings flavor, variety to Cohoes dining
COHOES

Spindles brings flavor, variety to Cohoes dining

Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015
Spindles is in a small storefront on a street struggling to attract and keep merchants. Judging by the crowd in the restaurant that night, I’d say they’re doing well. Perhaps it will encourage other businesses to move onto the block.
 
Elegant fare makes Malt Room shine
TROY

Elegant fare makes Malt Room shine

Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015
The Malt Room is a high-end cocktail bar with an abbreviated menu that changes weekly and features astonishingly good food.
 
Nové wins points for salad, pizza

Nové wins points for salad, pizza

Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015
If you’ve driven north up Route 9 from Saratoga Springs, you’ve seen this place. A larger-than-life-sized statue of a rearing black stallion looms outside the one-story white building. In the summer, you can play bocce behind the restaurant.
 
Peter Pause: Good food in a family setting

Peter Pause: Good food in a family setting

Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015
This is an establishment where the patrons tip the server — and give her a kiss on the cheek. Customers tend to be regulars
 
Cozy Valente’s offers traditional Italian fare

Cozy Valente’s offers traditional Italian fare

Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015
Valente’s in Watervliet is a good example of the many fine family-owned Italian restaurants we are so lucky to have in the Capital Region.
 
 

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