Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014
Karen Bjornland, Beverly Elander and Caroline Lee ate their way through the year, sampling fine fare from fine restaurants and cozy diners. Each chose their top four dining spots of the year.
Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014
A bowl of marinated black olives and a basket of pita bread. At Alaturco Mediterranean Grill, your adventure in Turkish cuisine begins before you open a menu.
Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014
Six-month-old Persian Bite on Jay Street in Schenectady is tucked near the end of a strip of small restaurants and stores opposite City Hall.
Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014
When we walked into the Tugboat Tavern, a family-owned restaurant in a small brick building in a quiet neighborhood of Cohoes, the server said "Our soups are fantastic." Boy, was she right.
Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014
The landmark Desmond Hotel is celebrating 40 years in the business, and it still impresses.
Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014
On a bone-chilling Sunday night, we didn’t expect much action in downtown Ballston Spa. So hubby and I were pleasantly surprised as we trundled into Next Door Kitchen & Bar.
Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014
The Mill on Round Lake restaurant on the east side of Route 9 is casual, with a rustic feel, a wall of members’ beer mugs and a big pool table. The bar and poolroom front the building, with a small dining room in the rear.
Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014
Big things come in small packages, the saying goes. Witness Mio Posto (“My Place”), the former 8 Tables on Putnam Street, Saratoga.
Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014
A rainy autumn afternoon is the perfect time for tea. That’s what dining companion Lisa and I thought as we headed down Broadway in Troy to the Whistling Kettle.
Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014
A few months ago, my Ballston Spa friend Geraldine told me that Zest, a catering and personal chef business, had opened a store in the village.
Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014
If you like meat, you’ll love this place.
Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014
Dinner guest Sarah, wise beyond her 14 years, described Mario’s on River Road in Niskayuna: “It is a small place with a big taste!”
Friday, Oct. 10, 2014
The "Never Ending Pasta Pass" card from Olive Garden not only promised weeks of unlimited pasta, but a look into why the chain is fighting to hold onto customers.
Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014
The towers of books on the piano, the coffee table, and other flat surfaces in our living room have disappeared for now; husband Eric just brought home another bookcase.
Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014
Escargot and oysters. Nutmeg gnocchi. Bread and olives. A jaw-dropping wine list. Welcome to Rare Earth Wine Bar.