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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.
 
Slidin’ Dirty brings its casual fare to downtown Troy

Slidin’ Dirty brings its casual fare to downtown Troy

Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015
Slidin’ Dirty, a portable purveyor of small tasty sandwiches and flavorful salads and snacks, has expanded its food truck business to include a restaurant in downtown Troy.
 

Best of 2014/Restaurants: Korean, Persian food among our favorites

Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014
Karen Bjornland, Beverly Elander and Caroline Lee ate their way through the year, sampling fine fare from fine restaurants and cozy diners. Each chose their top four dining spots of the year.
 

Alaturco Grill tempts diners with Turkish cuisine

Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014
A bowl of marinated black olives and a basket of pita bread. At Alaturco Mediterranean Grill, your adventure in Turkish cuisine begins before you open a menu.
 
Persian Bite offers exotic flavors in comfy setting

Persian Bite offers exotic flavors in comfy setting

Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014
Six-month-old Persian Bite on Jay Street in Schenectady is tucked near the end of a strip of small restaurants and stores opposite City Hall.
 
Tugboat Tavern a comfy setting for great food

Tugboat Tavern a comfy setting for great food

Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014
When we walked into the Tugboat Tavern, a family-owned restaurant in a small brick building in a quiet neighborhood of Cohoes, the server said "Our soups are fantastic." Boy, was she right.
 
Simpson’s at The Desmond serves up great meal
COLONIE

Simpson’s at The Desmond serves up great meal

Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014
The landmark Desmond Hotel is celebrating 40 years in the business, and it still impresses.
 
Next Door Kitchen offers tempting, creative menu

Next Door Kitchen offers tempting, creative menu

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.
 
 

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