The Pruyn House will become a miniature version of the Capital District on Thursday, Aug. 23, when local food, art and music is spread across the grounds for “A Taste of Local: An Evening of Food, Wine and Talents.”
New law requires Albany County restaurants to post health inspection results
Picture this. It’s 6 p.m. on a Friday night and you’re starving. You walk through the door of your favorite restaurant, expecting to eat a hygienically prepared meal in a clean dining room. But do you know how the restaurant scored on its most recent health inspection? Are you about to dine in an “excellent” restaurant or a “fair” restaurant?
The club is a network of growing knowledge about local food and its members are willing to share what they learn, offering food swaps (open to the public and free, donations accepted) and do-it-yourself classes held at various locations throughout the Capital District.
Stephen Bliven, 19, of Latham, knew he needed a summer job. But the Southern Vermont college student didn’t just find one, he created it.
Getting approval for a sign reading “Trader Joe’s Plaza” was one of the last procedural hurdles for the grocery chain to clear before its Colonie doors swing open on Friday, Aug. 3, and on Tuesday, June 5, the Sign Review Board approved the proposed sign.
Almost anything is available at area farmers' markets, now in full swing
As warmer weather settles in, farmers markets are starting to set up shop around the region. Each offers something a little different but they all have one thing in common: fresh, local food.
Saratoga Springs’s culinary corridor is about to grow again. Boca Bistro, a Spanish Bistro and Tapas Bar, is expected to open in its Broadway location on Friday, June 1, thanks in part to sharks on the west coast and some thin mountain air.
More than a dozen eateries to offer $20.12 meals
For the second time, the Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce will be partnering with local eateries to present Bethlehem Restaurant week.
Albany and Saratoga are well known as area hotspots fine dining. Soon, one city will reign supreme after a friendly competition in the First Annual Chef Challenge. Proceeds from the event will support Big Brothers and Big Sisters of the Capital Region.
Company's second Capital District location has roaring start
ShopRite in Albany opened on Thursday, April 26, and according to spokesperson Tom Urtz, the Central Avenue location is greater than the sum of its parts.
Market's 32nd season kicks off May 3
The Downtown Market location at Schenectady City Hall will be open starting May 3 on Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Beginning June 12, the St. Luke’s Farmers’ Market will run every Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 1241 State St.
Connections to local food becoming more popular
“In New York State the number of markets has risen from 235 in 2000 to 500 in 2010.That’s a 113 percent increase. What’s more New York State ranks second in the nation for the number of markets. The farmers market is a place where farmers can get the best price for their goods by selling directly to the consumer and cutting out the middleman,” Laurie Ten Eyck, New York field representative for American Farmland Trust.
Owners plan to reopen at nearby former Kem Cleaners after recent eviction
The owners of the Scotia Diner were evicted from their longtime restaurant to make way for an apartment complex, but a vacant building just down the street could be the eatery’s new home.
Jumpin’ Jack’s opens for season after devastating damage from tropical storms
Jack Burgers made a triumphant return to the Scotia riverside after some feared a summer tradition was washed up.
The annual rite of spring takes place at Uncle Sam’s Homemade Chocolates in Schenectady is the making of Easter Bunnies. Joe Suhrada, owner of Uncle Sam’s, shows the steps in crafting the chocolate treats.