Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015
Druthers Brewing Company in Saratoga Springs has opened a brewery/restaurant in Albany’s South End, where it joins Nine Pin Cider Works and Wolff’s Biergarten in a creative and very cool re-use of old buildings.
Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015
Grilled cheese is simple, inexpensive comfort food, improved only by proximity to a cup of tomato soup. Capitol Melts has them both, and awesome desserts as well.
Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015
The Hollow offers an upscale pub menu and more in a pleasant, brick-walled setting.
Sunday, Aug. 9, 2015
We’ve all heard of farm-to-table cuisine. But how about a restaurant where veggies grow inches away from where you sit and dine?
Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015
Mediterranean cuisine is a melting pot of cultures from Europe, Northern Africa and the Middle East. Barcelona takes the best and adds an American twist, resulting in spirited and enduring flavors.
Sunday, July 26, 2015
Bella Naopi has homemade soup, terrific sandwiches and a great bakery.
Sunday, July 19, 2015
Ninja, on North Broadway in Schenectady, is among a boom in Asian Fusion eateries in the area.
Sunday, July 12, 2015
The I-Go-Inn has a laid-back, tropical vibe. About 200 feet from the Great Sacandaga, it has an enormous elevated deck topped with a cheerful yellow-and-white awning and ringed with tiki torches.
Sunday, July 5, 2015
City Line Grill looks sharp. The new from scratch, modern industrial-inspired building houses two large rooms, and the bar opens out onto a large patio in good weather. City Line positions itself as a traditional sports bar with an upscale, fashionable ambiance, serving classic bar fare along with new continental dishes. It satisfies those requirements, but falls short of excellence.
Sunday, June 28, 2015
The Backstage Pub & Grill is a modestly priced, casual restaurant that will harm your waistline more than your wallet.
Sunday, June 21, 2015
The heady scent of spring lilacs was replaced by the complex aroma of Italian cooking as we entered the door of Nonna Maria’s Italian Kitchen in Halfmoon.
Sunday, June 14, 2015
At Three Vines Bistro in Saratoga Springs, the first meatball bar in the Capital Region, they call their creations “meet balls” because you can eat them at a extra-long tables near the bar in a casual atmosphere that encourages mingling and casual conversation.
Sunday, June 7, 2015
They had me at the corn fritters, but lost me on the kale. The Shop, on Fourth Street in Troy, is in the old Trojan Hardware store and retains its spirit in the decor.
Sunday, May 31, 2015
Tucked away in the quiet interior of the Delaware Plaza in a short tunnel, away from annoying traffic, reminiscent of off the beaten path shops and restaurants on a small Caribbean Island is the aptly named Hidden Café.
Saturday, May 23, 2015
The Bull & Barrel Smokehouse Grill turns out everything you’d expect from a barbecue place, and not-to-be-missed mac and cheese.