“When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, that’s amore”

Jack Brooks I have had pizza from places all over the 518 and I would have to say that my favorite is Perreca’s pizza in downtown Schenectady, Schenectady’s Little Italy (33 North Jay… Continue reading

“One belongs to New York instantly, one belongs to it as much in five minutes as in five years”

Thomas Wolfe My cousin Cruise and his friends decided to go to a concert at Irving Plaza in NYC this week and in order to actually make it there safe and on time, I… Continue reading

“Life is too short, and I’m Italian. I’d much rather eat pasta and drink wine than be a size 0.”

Sophia Bush EDIT – Pettas is now closed. I’ve found throughout writing this blog just how much Italian food I eat. If you haven’t noticed, I tend to make the titles of my blog… Continue reading

“Red meat is not bad for you. Now blue-green meat, that’s bad for you!”

Tommy Smothers Those of us who grew up in the 518 have at least been to the Great Escape once (I should hope). What’s summer without some hours spent in Splashwater Kingdom, riding… Continue reading

“New England has a harsh climate, a barren soil, a rough and stormy coast, and yet we love it, even with a love passing that of dwellers in more favored regions”

Henry Cabot I’m sorry about the lack of entries I’ve written about what’s going on this week but I’ve been on a mini-life organization and that tends to take time out of my… Continue reading

“The Creator made Italy from designs by Michaelangelo.”

Mark Twain To me, Italian festival equals great food, great friends and more great food. Last weekend was St. Anthony’s Italian Festa in Schenectady (331 Seward Place) and my stomach is always happy… Continue reading

“Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we’re here we should dance.”

Unknown EDIT- Daurizios has since closed. We don’t usually have big family parties very often and when we do, my mother cooks. This time, though, she decided to order food from Daurizios. All… Continue reading

“A good film is when the price of the dinner, the theatre admission and the babysitter were worth it.”

Alfred Hitchcock Usually I write about different restaurants and other food establishments that I’ve experienced. This blog is called 518 Bites and SIGHTS so I figured I’d add in one of my favorite… Continue reading

“Whiskey is by far the most popular of all remedies that won’t cure a cold. “

Jerry Vale When you think of Schenectady, I assume you don’t think of lakeside locations where you can sit on the water and relax with each passing wave. I’ve lived here my whole… Continue reading

“When you look at a cupcake, you’ve got to smile.”

Anne Byrn I just had my graduation party a few weeks ago and my mother was hoping to get “one of those fancy cakes” as she called them with no luck. With the… Continue reading

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