“The difference of a single day is perceptible. Vegetables can only be tasted in perfection, gathered the same day.”

John Pintard EDIT: Garden Bistro 24  has closed their Colonie location and can now be found at 1207 Troy Schenectady Rd, Latham. I recently tried this new restaurant, Garden Bistro 24 (1839 Central… Continue reading

“Money, like vodka, turns a person into an eccentric.”

Anton Chekhov EDIT: Central Steak is now closed. Looking for something to do each Thursday? The Thursday I went, the radio station B95.5 was at Central Steak (1632 Central Ave, Colonie) from 5-7PM… Continue reading

“Playwrights are like men who have been dining for a month in an Indian restaurant. After eating curry night after night, they deny the existence of asparagus.”

Peter Ustinov It’s almost impossible to get anywhere in the 518 without having used Central Ave/State St. When I travel the distance between Schenectady and Albany, I can’t help but notice all the places to… Continue reading

“All normal people love meat. If I went to a barbeque and there was no meat, I would say ‘Yo Goober! Where’s the meat?’. I’m trying to impress people here Lisa. You don’t win friends with salad.”

Dan Castellaneta Every so often, the capital district gets a new restaurant that is the “talk of the town” and currently, that restaurant is Dinosaur BBQ (377 River St, Troy). I went to… Continue reading

“I’m not telling you, ‘Never eat a hamburger.’ Just eat the good ones with real beef, you know, like the ones from that mom-and-pop diner down the street, … And it’s so good that when you take a bite out of that burger, you just know somewhere in the world a vegan is crying.”

Homer Simpson EDIT: A second location opened in Downtown Albany but is now closed. Original location still open. I’ve heard the name Wolf’s 1-11 thrown around a lot but didn’t know exactly what… Continue reading

“Life was just a tire swing. ‘Jambalaya’ was the only song I could sing. Blackberry pickin’, eatin’ fried chicken, And I never knew a thing about pain. “

Jimmy Buffet I remember when The Cheesecake Factory first opened in Colonie Center and they were packed every single night, good luck getting a table. The constant mad rush may have died down, but the… Continue reading

“In the wintertime, in the snow country, citrus fruit was so rare, and if you got one, it was better than ambrosia. “

James Earl Jones I don’t know how common papaya is to your kitchen, but it’s not very common in mine. My favorite papaya product is smoothies, especially Gray’s Papaya in Manhattan. If you… Continue reading

“Clam chowder is one of those subjects, like politics or religion, that can never be discussed lightly. Bring it up even incidentally, and all the innumerable factions of the clam bake regions raise their heads and begin to yammer.”

Louis P. De Gouy This past weekend, February 4th-6th, was Chowder Fest in Saratoga at participating locations. From what I could find it was the 3rd Annual event and even though the weather… Continue reading

“Ideas are like pizza dough, made to be tossed around. “

Anna Quindlen Though I didn’t get to attend Pizza Wars, in hopes that it is going to happen again next year I wanted to give everyone a heads up on something I didn’t… Continue reading

“They say California’s the big burrito; Texas is a big taco right now. We want to follow that through. Florida is a big tamale.”

Dan Rather EDIT: A second location is now open in Saratoga. I’ve been to El Mexicano (3011 State Route 4 Hudson Falls, NY 12839)  quite a few times recently and since it’s all the… Continue reading

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