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

“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 to Bangkok Bistro (268 State Street & soon to be on Central […]

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

“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 book, the supplies, read up on it on the internet but I […]

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

“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 # 3, Latham). I had got the sandwich special for ($6.99) that […]

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

“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 stops and the warm weather is upon us. This past week’s weather […]

Then Heather Said

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 the rest is history, or maybe present since we technically haven’t met […]

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

“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 of them. Strangely enough, even though it was a restaurant name that […]

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

“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 part, something I’m sure I’ve mentioned before, the beer. Most people I […]

“Without question, the greatest invention in the history of mankind is beer. Oh, I grant you that the wheel was also a fine invention, but the wheel does not go nearly as well with pizza.”

“Without question, the greatest invention in the history of mankind is beer. Oh, I grant you that the wheel was also a fine invention, but the wheel does not go nearly as well with pizza.”

Dave Berry I know the commercials have been haunting you as they were me, but last week I gave in, I went to CiCi’s Pizza (145 Wolf Road, Albany- inside the plaza with Guitar Center). I like pizza just as much as the next person […]

With the casino and the beds, our passengers will have at least two ways to get lucky on one of our flights.”

With the casino and the beds, our passengers will have at least two ways to get lucky on one of our flights.”

Richard Branson This winter with all this snow has given many of us cabin fever. My Mom decided that the best way to cure that was to, obviously, get out of the house and we went to Foxwoods Casino & Mystic, CT. Usually I write […]

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

“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 Avenue, Colonie) for lunch with my Mother. I’ve heard great things about […]