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.
Forty years ago, the Purple Pub in Watervliet was a one-room bar with eight bar stools, some tables and a menu of sandwiches. Now, it has three dining rooms and an extensive menu of Italian and pub fare favorites that have made the family-owned restaurant a community staple.
Casa Mia owner drafts plans to remove deck, add banquet room
The Italian restaurant and pizzeria Casa Mia in Glenmont may soon be expanding.
Market improvements estimated at $200k; fall completion targeted
The Niskayuna Co-op Supermarket is planning to spruce up its store through a round of renovations that should be completed just in time for its 69th anniversary.
LT’s Grill in Niskayuna closing to renovate, refine image
If barbecue is the first thing that comes to mind thinking about LT’s Grill, owner L.J. Goldstock is hoping to change your mind.
Valentine’s Day drums up visions of red heart-shaped boxes, tied with a gold ribbon and filled to the brim with decadent chocolate candies. But for some candy shops across the Capital District, there’s another Valentine’s Day treat in higher demand.
At the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York, “consistent” is always the word of the day.
The Capital District’s supermarket scene is heating up.
Scrimshaw Restaurant at The Desmond gets a new menu
Scrimshaw Restaurant at The Desmond Hotel got a summer make over that was 30 years in the making and, according to new Dining Room Manager Frank Rivera, diners seem to approve.
Milton Grange No. 685, in collaboration with Greenfield Grange No. 807, hosted a wine tasting at The Saratoga Winery in Saratoga on Saturday, Nov. 12, to benefit farmers in Schoharie County recovering from flood damage caused by hurricanes Irene and Lee.
Chef Monique Bonet of the Meals on Wheels kitchen in Albany is used to whipping up 1,500 meals a day with her sous chef Lawrence Gilliam. But for the past two Mondays, they’ve gotten an extra hand with chefs from two local restaurants adding their personal touch to the meals and kitchen.
Price Chopper to donate 9,000 pounds of turkey to Equinox
It takes about 650 turkeys (that’s 9,000 pounds) to feed the roughly 9,000 Capital District individuals who benefit from the Equinox Thanksgiving Day Community Dinner and this year, Price Chopper is donating every single turkey needed for the holiday meal.