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Revamped Reel Seafood an upscale experience

Sunday, March 30, 2014
Reel Seafood has gotten a facelift, and boy, does it look sharp. Aliki Serras has taken over from her father, LeGrande Serras, who opened the restaurant in 1983,
 
Centre Street Pub has atypical menu, great burgers

Centre Street Pub has atypical menu, great burgers

Sunday, March 23, 2014
The closest I came to beer at the Centre Street Pub in Schenectady was the black-and-tan onion rings. They were, like the rest of the food we had that night, pretty darn good.
 

Espressohuis offers unpretentious, affordable fare

Sunday, March 16, 2014
In the Schuylerville/Stillwater area and across the Hudson River in Washington County, there's a buzz about Espressohuis.
 
Frugal Forager: Positano's offers imaginative food in simple setting

Frugal Forager: Positano's offers imaginative food in simple setting

Sunday, March 9, 2014
The brief snowfall had come as a surprise and we slid into the strip mall parking lot where Positano Specialty Foods is located. Our lunchtime refuge in the storm.
 
Texas Roadhouse is convivial but meals need work

Texas Roadhouse is convivial but meals need work

Sunday, March 2, 2014
As I watched Texas Roadhouse go up on Wolf Road, with its Texas state flag flying over the Western-style exterior, I thought, how fun. Can’t wait to go. So I went, and ended up being disappointed.
 
Frugal Forager: Grape and Growler’s garlic knots are winners

Frugal Forager: Grape and Growler’s garlic knots are winners

Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014
I liked some things at The Grape and The Growler very much, and hope they focus on what they do well. You can have a good, reasonably priced meal there, and bring home some leftovers.
 
At the Table: Zen Asian Fusion offers sushi, Thai, so much more

At the Table: Zen Asian Fusion offers sushi, Thai, so much more

Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014
I had heard positive comments about one of downtown Schenectady’s newest kids on the 400 block, so college roommate Erica and I decided to investigate Zen Asian Fusion Mojoto Lounge.
 

Istanblue offers Mediterranean eats in warm setting

Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014
After a week of gray, cloudy days, the sun finally came out in the form of lunch with a dear friend. Blue skies led us to Istanblue in Saratoga Springs for lunch and some friendly conversation.
 
Stockade Inn takes Sunday brunch to new heights

Stockade Inn takes Sunday brunch to new heights

Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014
Sunday brunch at the Stockade Inn — it’s another reason to love the historical Schenectady neighborhood.
 
Bonefish Grill choices are indulgent or healthful

Bonefish Grill choices are indulgent or healthful

Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014
Bonefish Grill is stylish and smart, a bit self-conscious perhaps, but they mean well. You can get a very healthy meal, or you can get pasta with cream sauce. There’s something for everyone, but they offer more tasty healthy choices than most places.
 
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Thirsty Owl offers tasty tapas

Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014
Saratoga Springs wine outlet and bistro warms a cold night
 
Memphis King Southern Smokehouse does barbecue right

Memphis King Southern Smokehouse does barbecue right

Monday, Jan. 13, 2014
Memphis King is a work in progress, one you can participate in by visiting. It is clearly a labor of love, there’s an earnestness about the place that is very appealing.
 
Reopened Carney’s still a reliable, comfortable destination

Reopened Carney’s still a reliable, comfortable destination

Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014
Despite minor inconsistencies, Carney’s Tavern remains a reliable destination for good — and even unusual — food, caring service, in a warm environment.
 
CLIFTON PARK

Meal at Delmonico’s features big portions, fast service

Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013
Steakhouse is stylish and professional, but food is so-so.
 
Deacon Blues serves excellent fare amid walls of names

Deacon Blues serves excellent fare amid walls of names

Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013
The history at Deacon Blues is literally written on the walls. And the Watervliet establishment is a great place to go for excellent wings and an inexpensive casual meal
 
 

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