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Bustling Schenectady deli serves authenic fare
SCHENECTADY

Bustling Schenectady deli serves authenic fare

Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016
Gershon’s iconic delicatessen on Upper Union Street has all your authentic delicatessen needs.
 
Mr Wasabi offers tantalizing array of flavors and textures
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Mr Wasabi offers tantalizing array of flavors and textures

Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016
The atmosphere in Mr Wasabi was serene, the menu extensive.
 
Innovo Kitchen’s dinners are well beyond ordinary

Innovo Kitchen’s dinners are well beyond ordinary

Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016
At Innovo Kitchen on Troy-Schenectady Road, Chef John LaPosta and partner Tina Kruger have created something first-rate and out of the ordinary. Their long history of hospitality is evident in the creation of this unassuming, stylish new restaurant.
 
Reopened Bel Cibo Bistro off to great start
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Reopened Bel Cibo Bistro off to great start

Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016
A recent lunch at Bel Cibo Bistro on Jay Street in downtown Schenectady evolved into a cross between a grand opening, a college reunion and a birthday party with choruses of congratulations and rounds of hugs. The Bistro had recently reopened after a nine-month hiatus caused by smoke and water damage.
 
Jimmy John’s offers quick, friendly service, good sandwiches

Jimmy John’s offers quick, friendly service, good sandwiches

Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016
I had a very good sandwich at Jimmy John’s sandwich shop, on upper Union Street at Keyes Avenue. The service was quick and the staff well-informed and friendly, making my lunch with Lisa a most pleasant experience.
 
Smashburger uses fresh beef to make juicy namesake
NISKAYUNA

Smashburger uses fresh beef to make juicy namesake

Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016
The name “Smashburger” intrigued me, so my colleague Gail and I decided to stop for a light meal at the Smashburger in Niskayuna.
 
Best of 2015: Restaurants

Best of 2015: Restaurants

Sunday, Dec. 27, 2015
Karen Bjornland, Beverly Elander and Caroline Lee ate their way through the year, sampling fare from fine restaurants and cozy diners. Each chose their top dining spots.
 
Panda Express, new to the region, can’t top local Chinese eateries

Panda Express, new to the region, can’t top local Chinese eateries

Sunday, Dec. 20, 2015
The chain restaurant Panda Express, which offers online ordering and a drive-through window, has moved into the region. Should small, family-owned Chinese restaurants be worried? I don’t think so.
 
Firestone 151 offers concise menu of pub fare

Firestone 151 offers concise menu of pub fare

Sunday, Dec. 13, 2015
Tim Trier is no stranger to repurposing. Several years ago he converted an old firehouse on South College Street in Schenectady to what is now Clinton’s Ditch. This year he converted the Firestone Tire Sales warehouse in downtown Schenectady to Firestone 151 Bar and Restaurant.
 
Marcella's: Nothing fancy, everything good
GLENVILLE

Marcella's: Nothing fancy, everything good

Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015
There aren’t many places around like Marcella’s on Saratoga Road in Glenville anymore: Italian-style, family-owned and genuine. The engaging small restaurant that’s open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner offers nothing fancy but everything good.
 
Elegant Cobleskill restaurant offers Taste of Europe
COBLESKILL

Elegant Cobleskill restaurant offers Taste of Europe

Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015
Sometimes a dining experience exceeds expectations, as ours did on a visit to A Taste of Europe on Route 145 in Cobleskill one recent fall evening.
 
Morrette’s King Steak House lives up to legacy

Morrette’s King Steak House lives up to legacy

Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015
The new incarnation of Morrette’s doesn’t disappoint.
 
Top Notch Tavern in Galway offers hearty comfort food

Top Notch Tavern in Galway offers hearty comfort food

Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015
A lovingly restored 19th-century hotel and stagecoach stop is home to Doreen and James Palmateer’s Top Notch Tavern, a 2.0 version of the original, which was opened there in 1968 by his grandparents.
 
Puzzles Cafe has solution for casual, cozy dining
SCHENECTADY

Puzzles Cafe has solution for casual, cozy dining

Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015
Besides baked goods, Puzzles offers breakfast, beverages, half and half meal deals, sides, hot and cold sandwiches, soups and signature salads.
 
Bravo! earns its name with steak, seafood and Italian cuisine

Bravo! earns its name with steak, seafood and Italian cuisine

Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015
We pay a visit to Bravo!, a place that can’t help attracting attention because its owners are Lauren and Guiseppe Grisio, the same folks who run Mama Mia’s, one of the most popular Italian restaurants in Saratoga Springs.
 
 

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