“Life is uncertain. Eat dessert first.”

Ernestine Ulmer Every time I go to Bumpy’s Polar Freeze (2013 State St, Schenectady) I’m bombarded with the huge list of flavors that I have to choose from. Each time I decide to… Continue reading

“It’s the smiling on the package, It’s the faces in the sand, It’s the thought that moves you upwards, Embracing me with two hands”

Interpol Thanks to Step Up Presents and their twitter account, I won free tickets to Interpol’s latest show in the 518 at Northern Lights (normally priced $30). Step Up Presents is a publicity… Continue reading

“The only time to eat diet food is while you’re waiting for the steak to cook”

Julia Child *Disclaimer- my cousin Tamara was bartending the night I went to eat so therefore I’m not going to review my wonderful Lemon Drop martini but if you happen to run into… Continue reading

“Life is too short to stuff a mushroom.”

Shirley Conran Homestyle Pizza (1720 Union Street, Schenectady) is a hop skip and a jump from where I live and when I was younger it used to be the only delivery pizza place in… Continue reading

“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

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