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.
Sunday, May 12, 2013
We denizens of the Capital Region just can’t get enough Italian food. Johnny’s is new and it’s hopping, as diners embrace another Mallozzi restaurant.
Sunday, April 28, 2013
There’s a world of waffle wonders out there, and a good place to start is the Iron Roost in Ballston Spa.
Sunday, April 21, 2013
The shop is long and handsome, with wood paneling and copper-tinged painted walls, a black painted tin ceiling, and high and low granite-topped tables, but what draws your attention are the light-filled refrigerated display cases and then, their magnificent contents. Here reside picture-perfect delicate pastries, each one a work of art.
Sunday, April 14, 2013
The Home Front Cafe is history lesson as well as restaurant. Take your time over the much-loved memorabilia to get a feel for what is was really like to live in the 1940s, and remember to leave room for dessert
Sunday, April 7, 2013
A culinary adventure was in order, and so my husband and I ventured far from home one recent night in search of dinner. But what we found at Justine’s in Cobleskill wasn’t far from home at all — in fact, it felt like we’d stepped into a neighbor’s home.
Sunday, March 31, 2013
Recently, the Spa City dining scene gained a new feather in its cap with the addition of The Merry Monk, a Belgian restaurant that’s an offshoot of the eatery of the same name in downtown Albany
Sunday, March 24, 2013
We had a wonderful meal for a reasonable price with good service in a historic setting. Smith’s serves standards like seafood fra diavolo and chicken cordon bleu, and home cooked meals like slow-roasted turkey, pot roast, meatloaf, and calf’s liver.