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Civitello’s harks back to warmth, quality of past

Civitello’s harks back to warmth, quality of past

I felt as if I were taking friend Gail home to meet my family. The scent of garlic and Italian pastries hung temptingly in the air.

Fin’s take-home dinner a restaurant-quality meal

Fin’s take-home dinner a restaurant-quality meal

Fin, in the Star Plaza shopping center in Guilderland, sells fish by the pound, or prepared and ready to heat and eat.

Chopstick Bistro lends new variety to old favorites

Chopstick Bistro lends new variety to old favorites

Sometimes, one finds a treasure right in one’s own back yard.

Food, decor enjoyed at new classic diner

Food, decor enjoyed at new classic diner

The familiar 1950s silver diner on Route 9 is humming again; filled with people, noise, good food and good humor.

Bull’s Head Inn offers distinctive, excellent entrees

Bull’s Head Inn offers distinctive, excellent entrees

On a balmy day in autumn, we had just completed our pumpkin and corn stalk shopping, and found ourselves in Cobleskill hungry and ready to relax.

Warehouse Grill a friendly source of real barbecue

Warehouse Grill a friendly source of real barbecue

Wolf Road is cluttered with mediocre chain restaurants, but the locally owned Warehouse has them beat, with real barbecue, a refined but friendly atmosphere, good service and prices, and a menu that offers options for when you’ve had enough barbecue.

La Mexicana offers authentic fare in a festive setting

La Mexicana offers authentic fare in a festive setting

Despite it being mid-October, the small garden in front of La Mexicana on State Street in Schenectady was still fragrant with mint.

U Mundo E Ca in Colonie offers Italian fare from many sources

U Mundo E Ca in Colonie offers Italian fare from many sources

If you have trouble finding a parking spot, it’s usually a sign that the food is good. In this case, it is.

Slice of Glenville offers flavorful Italian specialties

GLENVILLE

Slice of Glenville offers flavorful Italian specialties

The small sign pounded into the ground at the corner of Route 50 and Glenridge Road announced that Slice of Glenville was now open. We made a quick turn and drove into the ample parking area behind Dunkin’ Donuts.

A delightful dining experience at Cafe Calabria

A delightful dining experience at Cafe Calabria

Our visit to Cafe Calabria was delightful from the moment we set foot in the restaurant.

At The Tartan, fish passes test but sandwich is uninspiring

At The Tartan, fish passes test but sandwich is uninspiring

The menu was also uncomplicated with categories designated with high school athletics themes.

Troy Kitchen offers great way to sample wares

Troy Kitchen offers great way to sample wares

Like Schenectady, Troy’s downtown is experiencing a resurgence of new residents and businesses.

Food, service outstanding at Glass Tavern

Food, service outstanding at Glass Tavern

The large glass building looks out of place among the farm stands, small restaurants and strip malls along Route 50 in Glenville.

Morton’s The Steakhouse is outstanding

Morton’s The Steakhouse is outstanding

The Capital Region has finally scored its first upmarket chain steakhouse.

Hot Spot serves up sweet and savory Jamaican cuisine

Hot Spot serves up sweet and savory Jamaican cuisine

Hot Spot, the new Jamaican restaurant, located next to Proctors on Broadway, has an assortment of tables, both regular and high-top, and a small counter with two stools.

Bayou Café offers Cajun cuisine in down-home style

Bayou Café offers Cajun cuisine in down-home style

Our amiable and helpful server at Bayou Café told us everything on the menu was “fantastic,” and she was right. Our food was outstanding, and the Cajun cuisine was a nice change from the usual fare.

Tropics Restaurant has Caribbean cuisine well in hand

Tropics Restaurant has Caribbean cuisine well in hand

The food is terrific and the service is caring at Tropics Restaurant & Bar.

At Brick House, take the good with the bad

At Brick House, take the good with the bad

Brick House replaces Joe’s Crab Shack, another restaurant brand owned by Ignite Restaurant Group. This one feels like a gastropub, a bar and restaurant that serves high-end food, but also like a chain.

Aunt Ronnie’s gets back to the basics

Aunt Ronnie’s gets back to the basics

I remember the Brandywine Diner as my stop for the guilty pleasure of a grilled cinnamon horn on my way to lunch at Petta’s on Duane Avenue. Superfluous, delicious, unnecessary—and heavenly.

2 West features unique combinations expertly cooked

2 West is as well-thought out and well-run as its sibling, Wheatfield's Bistro & Wine Bar.

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