Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014
On a bone-chilling Sunday night, we didn’t expect much action in downtown Ballston Spa. So hubby and I were pleasantly surprised as we trundled into Next Door Kitchen & Bar.
Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014
The Mill on Round Lake restaurant on the east side of Route 9 is casual, with a rustic feel, a wall of members’ beer mugs and a big pool table. The bar and poolroom front the building, with a small dining room in the rear.
Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014
Big things come in small packages, the saying goes. Witness Mio Posto (“My Place”), the former 8 Tables on Putnam Street, Saratoga.
Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014
A rainy autumn afternoon is the perfect time for tea. That’s what dining companion Lisa and I thought as we headed down Broadway in Troy to the Whistling Kettle.
Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014
A few months ago, my Ballston Spa friend Geraldine told me that Zest, a catering and personal chef business, had opened a store in the village.
Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014
If you like meat, you’ll love this place.
Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014
Dinner guest Sarah, wise beyond her 14 years, described Mario’s on River Road in Niskayuna: “It is a small place with a big taste!”
Friday, Oct. 10, 2014
The "Never Ending Pasta Pass" card from Olive Garden not only promised weeks of unlimited pasta, but a look into why the chain is fighting to hold onto customers.
Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014
The towers of books on the piano, the coffee table, and other flat surfaces in our living room have disappeared for now; husband Eric just brought home another bookcase.
Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014
Escargot and oysters. Nutmeg gnocchi. Bread and olives. A jaw-dropping wine list. Welcome to Rare Earth Wine Bar.
Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014
There's a wine list on the table tent; the other side features local beers. You can get carefully selected wine by the bottle or the glass. There are fresh flowers on the table, cloth napkins, and framed artsy black and white photos of food. Chef's Grill shares flooring, lighting, and music with the store; stanchions will soon be replaced by a half-wall for a more separate feel.
Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014
If you are seeking an evening of quiet dining and you’re not a racing fan, being anywhere within 40 miles of Saratoga Springs on Travers Day is probably a mistake.
Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014
If you build up an appetite picking apples at Indian Ladder Farms, drop in to the Yellow Rock Cafe in the Farm Market and have yourself a farm-fresh meal.
Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014
This spring, Wm. H. Buckley Farm in Ballston Lake opened a cafe that serves their own homegrown meat and eggs for breakfast and lunch.
Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014
Like Paul Revere’s message about the British, “Mexican Radio is coming,” rang out across the land. After the hype settled, friend Trish and I ventured to downtown Schenectady.