Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013
Ambition Cafe defies description, but I’ll try. The decor is an amalgam of zebra prints, feather boas, slightly worn vinyl booths thoughtfully patched with like-color duct tape, original concert posters from the ’60s and ’70s, album covers and beer caps.
Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013
Pizza at Spot Coffee. I was expecting a sandwich, maybe a salad in a plastic clamshell. But the coffee shop impressed me with its lively space, thoughtful menu and good food.
Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013
For a while, it seemed as if there weren’t very many good takeout places in Saratoga Springs. But that seems to have turned around, and the latest good grab-and-go spot is the Park Side Eatery.
Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013
No matter what looks good to you on the menu at Wagon Train BBQ, it might be too much food.
Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013
Although Troy has its fair share of Asian take-out places, the number of full-service, sit-down restaurants in the city has remained stubbornly at two. They are now joined by Red & Blue on 15th Street.
Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013
Carmine Sprio's latest restaurant, Carmine's Italian Restaurant, is pleasant, well-run and gives good value for the money.
Sunday, July 28, 2013
Sometimes, you want a fancy meal. Sometimes, you want something quick and dirt cheap. And sometimes, you just want really good, unpretentious, delicious food. For those times, there’s Comfort Kitchen.
Sunday, July 21, 2013
A lot of places serve the same old dishes, done the same old ways. But sometimes, if you’re willing to go a little out of your way, you’ll find a place that’s not afraid to put a new spin on things, with a result that’s worth the trip.
Sunday, July 7, 2013
Neon Sushi, at the former Friendly's in Glenville, greets its guests with an entrance lined by plastic bamboo and bottles that glow in the dark. But don’t be deceived — the menu prices are higher than many upscale restaurants. Sadly, the food doesn’t live up to the price.
Sunday, June 30, 2013
Sutton’s Marketplace & Country Cafe is a small, country-style empire on Route 9, selling handsome furniture, stylish clothing and gifts, baked goods and probably more, but I couldn’t take it all in at once.
Sunday, June 23, 2013
Just off of Route 9, attached to the Rumors salon, is a portal to Manhattan. At least, that’s what it felt like as we walked through the door of Tala American Bistro, the newest venture by restaurateur Angelo Mazzone.
Sunday, June 16, 2013
Marotta’s Bar-Risto was unexpected from the very start.
Sunday, June 2, 2013
Barbecue, I’ve found, is not a one-size-fits-all proposition.
Sunday, May 26, 2013
Quintessence, the quirky, urban and hip casual restaurant in an Art Deco silver diner in Albany near the Medical Center has moved out of the city, physically and spiritually. It’s on Route 9 in Malta in another silver diner, this one with a noble pedigree, the home of the former Chez Sophie.
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Jasmine Thai Restaurant is a great place to try if you want to sample Southeast Asian cuisine.