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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
 
Frugal Forager: Ballston Spa breakfast cafe gets morning off to good start

Frugal Forager: Ballston Spa breakfast cafe gets morning off to good start

Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013
Good Morning Cafe looks like your average breakfast place. And yes, you can order eggs, bacon, pancakes and omelets. But owner Nancy Holzman is on a mission to cook up nutritious food with produce and products that are fairly traded, locally sourced, organic or made from animals that run free.
 
Lucas Confectionery offers small but memorable taste treats
TROY

Lucas Confectionery offers small but memorable taste treats

Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013
With its honest rehab and industrial chic decor, the Charles F. Lucas Confectionery in Troy is drenched in ambiance. And the food is outstanding, too.
 
At the Table: Antipasto's Vegetarian Bistro transports customers

At the Table: Antipasto's Vegetarian Bistro transports customers

Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013
Antipasto’s, a small, vegetarian-friendly bistro buried in a tired shopping plaza on Route 146, has the power to transform.
 
SARATOGA SPRINGS

King-sized salad fills the bill nicely for a green goddess

Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013
From the first step inside the door, it was obvious that something fresh and different is happening at Greenhouse: A Chopped Salad Company in Saratoga Springs.
 

Schoharie Valley Farms Carrot Barn is treat for all the senses

Monday, Nov. 11, 2013
Hurricanes Irene and Lee may have devastated the Schoharie Valley in 2011, but they were no match for the people here, or the soil. The farms repair and prosper, and the people rebuild and renew.
 
HALFMOON

Fred the Butcher’s bistro makes a seriously good sandwich

Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013
If you want good meat, where would you go? To a butcher, of course. And if you want a seriously good sandwich made with really good meat, go to Fred the Butcher.
 
River Street Cafe excels, deserves to be discovered
TROY

River Street Cafe excels, deserves to be discovered

Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013
My question is, if the food is this good at Troy's River Street Cafe, why isn’t it mobbed all the time?
 

El Loco an institution for Southwest, Mexican cuisine

Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013
Has it really been 30 years? My recent visit to an old college haunt confirmed that El Loco hasn’t changed a bit. I liked it then, and I like it now.
 

At the Table: La Serre lives up to reputation, is close to ‘extra-special’

Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013
La Serre has gravitas. After 35 years, it is established, dignified, and has acquired a genteel patina. Now it just needs to tweak a few things.
 
Bistro meal so good it seems fitting for a celebration
SHARON SPRINGS

Bistro meal so good it seems fitting for a celebration

Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013
My husband and I set out recently on a long-delayed road trip to explore Sharon Springs. After exploring, we headed to 204 Main Bar & Bistro for dinner.
 

The Frugal Forager: Juice bar gives Saratogians chance to drink to their health

Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013
Saratoga Springs is a tipsy town, with craft beer and martinis on every corner, but it’s also the place to go for mineral baths, massage and yoga. Now there’s the Saratoga Juice Bar, the city’s first cold-pressed juice establishment.
 
At the Table: Hong Kong Bakery & Bistro too hurried for dim sum
COLONIE

At the Table: Hong Kong Bakery & Bistro too hurried for dim sum

Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013
What this area needs is one place where you can get great Cantonese-style dim sum.
 
SCHENECTADY

Ambition a bohemian cafe with food that hits the spot

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.
 
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Coffee shop hits the Spot as ‘third space’ with great pizza

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.
 
 

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