“I fear the man who drinks water and so remembers this morning what the rest of us said last night.”

Greek Proverb With St. Sophia’s Greek Festival coming up this weekend, I felt it was appropriate to highlight a local Greek restaurant in case you either can’t wait until Saturday or your cravings… Continue reading

“One of the glories of New York is its ethnic food, and only McDonald’s and Burger King equalize us all.”

John Corry One of my favorite places to get a burger in the 518 is Five Guys Burgers and Fries (Mohawk Commons, Schenectady) because not only can you put whatever you want on… Continue reading

“Approach the game with no preset agendas and you’ll probably come away surprised at your overall efforts.”

Phil Jackson With the baseball season just starting (my personal favorite sport) I miss being able to go into sports bars in the city and watching it with a group of fellow fans.… Continue reading

“To the ruler, the people are heaven; to the people, food is heaven.”

Ancient Proverb EDIT: Bangkok Bistro in Schenectady is now closed. You can still find the location in Colonie. If you live near or hang out in the Schenectady area, I’m sure you’ve been… Continue reading

“Forget about being world famous, it’s hard enough just getting the automatic doors at the supermarket to acknowledge our existence.”

Doug Coupland I love buying things that are abnormal, that you wouldn’t normally cook with or can’t find at your local Price Chopper. I’ve been trying to make sushi recently. I bought a… Continue reading

“I want there to be no peasant in my kingdom so poor that he cannot have a chicken in his pot every Sunday.”

Henry IV I had a job interview in Latham a couple days ago and after I explored to find myself something to eat and I saw Golden Krust Bagels (638 Columbia St Ext… Continue reading

“Spring is when you feel like whistling even with a shoe full of slush. “

Doug Larson It’s official, Spring has begun. It may not look like it outside but with 2/3 of my favorite 518 ice cream places open, believe me it’s only time before the snow… Continue reading

Then Heather Said

This Wednesday’s local blog is Then Heather Said written by, you guessed it, Heather Shugarman. We met through a friend, technically. She ran into a friend of mine, passed along contact information and… Continue reading

“A nickel will get you on the subway, but garlic will get you a seat.”

New York Proverb Having lived in the 518 most of my life, there are a few restaurants that come to mind when someone says “Italian food” and Canali’s (126 Mariaville Rd, Schenectady) is one… Continue reading

“Drinking beer doesn’t make you fat, It makes you lean…. Against bars, tables, chairs, and poles.”

Anon. For those of you who read my blog often, you must know of my borderline obsession with the new Fresh Market. This blog entry I’m going to tell you about my favorite… Continue reading

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