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Cousin’s offers Dominican flavors

Cousin’s offers Dominican flavors

It is hard to miss. The outside of the building at 1549 Carrie St. in Schenectady is painted sky blue. The walls inside the restaurant are phosphorescent lime green.

Villa Tuscan Grille offers excellent food at reasonable prices

Villa Tuscan Grille offers excellent food at reasonable prices

The familiar face of Joanne Cornell Aragosa greeted us at the door with a big smile and open arms.

Seven offers variety of comfort food

Seven offers variety of comfort food

Seven An American Bistro, the restaurant in the Park Manor Hotel, really wants you to notice them. And some of what they offer is worth noticing.

Wolff’s Biergarten: Lots of sausages, friendly setting

Wolff’s Biergarten: Lots of sausages, friendly setting

Wolff’s Biergarten in Schenectady is more of an outpost of the European-style biergarten, and I’m glad they’re here.

The Brick: Burgers, pizza in pleasant new setting

The Brick: Burgers, pizza in pleasant new setting

Just so there’s no confusion, the locally owned Clifton Park restaurant formerly known as the Brick House Pizza & Grill is now called The Brick.

Mama Mia’s lives up to welcoming atmosphere

Mama Mia’s lives up to welcoming atmosphere

My friend Leslie had an errand to run in Saratoga, which was enough of an excuse for us to check out Mama Mia’s. “It’s the place the locals in Saratoga go for Italian food,” Leslie had told me.

Tandoori Grill serving Indian comfort food

Tandoori Grill serving Indian comfort food

Sometimes I crave good food at reasonable prices, near home and without frills. Enter the Union Tandoori Grill on upper Union Street in Schenectady.

Prospector’s offers pleasant meal with country ambiance

Prospector’s offers pleasant meal with country ambiance

Fun, folksy and family-friendly describes Prospector’s Restaurant aptly.

Black & Blue offers dining at its best

Black & Blue offers dining at its best

The elegant contemporary building looked misplaced on Western Avenue/Route 20 — as if plucked from mid-city Dallas and placed it in the space where Coco’s used to be.

Crisp offers fresh, healthful, satisfying choices

Crisp offers fresh, healthful, satisfying choices

Crisp, a locally owned fast-casual restaurant in Newton Plaza in Latham, gives you a lot of choices if you’re looking for healthful food.

Everything's homemade, and good, at Hildreth’s

Everything's homemade, and good, at Hildreth’s

Homemade food is good food. Fancy or humble, it’s miles better than anything that ever came frozen. At Hildreth’s on North Main Street in Mechanicville they have that figured out. Homemade is what they’ve been doing for 53 years.

Ya Ya's House a celebration of Southern cuisine

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Ya Ya's House a celebration of Southern cuisine

Sweet potato pie, fried chicken. Its not Weight Watchers, it's good, sustaining Southern food.

Chez Nous: Elegant space, fabulous food

Chez Nous: Elegant space, fabulous food

Schenectady has a new French restaurant to rival any in the Capital Region.

Reincarnated Persian Bite offers Grand Opening delights

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Reincarnated Persian Bite offers Grand Opening delights

After the original Persian Bite was damaged in a fire, the restaurant opened for a second time in a new spot on lower Union Street.

Wellington’s is lively restaurant with a sophisticated menu

Wellington’s is lively restaurant with a sophisticated menu

Wellington’s restaurant in the gloriously restored DeWitt Clinton, now Renaissance Albany Hotel, at the top of State Street, is as handsome and stylish as its patrons, who all look like they just came from the Capitol across the street.

Bustling Schenectady deli serves authenic fare

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Bustling Schenectady deli serves authenic fare

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

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

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

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

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.

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