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Charming Burger Bar varies the standard fare
BALLSTON SPA

Charming Burger Bar varies the standard fare

Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015

Local 388 goes the better burger route in a tidy, charming camplike wood-frame building just off Route 50 in Ballston Spa.
 
Homey Steininger's has standout soups, sandwiches
Salem

Homey Steininger's has standout soups, sandwiches

Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015
Steininger's features mainly luncheon items, a few offerings like two eggs, bacon and cheddar on a croissant would be suitable for breakfast, and several entrées like chicken curry over rice and the wurst sampler would satisfy early supper appetites.
 
Gennaro’s generously topped pizza a real treat
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Gennaro’s generously topped pizza a real treat

Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015
I first heard about Gennaro's in Saratoga Springs a few months ago when a Gazette reader fired off an email praising their pies.
 
At Lombardo's, winning Italian fare served in a family setting

At Lombardo's, winning Italian fare served in a family setting

Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015
Lombardo’s has been serving old-school Italian food in its historic charming restaurant on Madison Avenue since 1919. In 1991, it was sold to the Mancinos, who have kept the tradition of serving fine Italian-American food with a family atmosphere.
 
BurgerFi slows down fast food
LATHAM

BurgerFi slows down fast food

Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015
If you wanted to remake fast food into real food, you’d end up with something like BurgerFi.
 
Nanola brings Cajun charm, tasty food to Malta
MALTA

Nanola brings Cajun charm, tasty food to Malta

Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015
Shane Spillenger opened Nanola CAjun American Restaurant nearly two years ago after renovating the former Malta Home Design Center.
 
Hometown crowd savors Clark’s flavor, ambiance
GREENWICH

Hometown crowd savors Clark’s flavor, ambiance

Sunday, Sept. 6, 2015
Clark’s is serious about its steak, and since Schuylerville native Jason Young opened it as “a hometown restaurant for the whole family” in April 2014, the place has been packed.
 
Beer, comfort food a delicious duo at Druthers

Beer, comfort food a delicious duo at Druthers

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.
 
Grilled cheese hits new highs at Capitol Melts
ALBANY

Grilled cheese hits new highs at Capitol Melts

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.
 
Hollow Bar + Kitchen a hit for food, ambiance
ALBANY

Hollow Bar + Kitchen a hit for food, ambiance

Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015
The Hollow offers an upscale pub menu and more in a pleasant, brick-walled setting.
 
Imaginative cuisine, patio dining at 62 Beekman
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Imaginative cuisine, patio dining at 62 Beekman

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?
 
Barcelona raises the bar for Mediterranean fare
ALBANY

Barcelona raises the bar for Mediterranean fare

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.
 
Focus on quality makes lunch sublime at Bella Napoli
LATHAM

Focus on quality makes lunch sublime at Bella Napoli

Sunday, July 26, 2015
Bella Naopi has homemade soup, terrific sandwiches and a great bakery.
 
Chen’s flavorful fusion makes Ninja worth a visit

Chen’s flavorful fusion makes Ninja worth a visit

Sunday, July 19, 2015
Ninja, on North Broadway in Schenectady, is among a boom in Asian Fusion eateries in the area.
 
I-Go-Inn offers big margaritas to go with OK tacos

I-Go-Inn offers big margaritas to go with OK tacos

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.
 
 

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