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Au Revoir to my Favorite Gal….Miss Albany Diner

Today I said good bye to one of my favorite gals, Miss Albany Diner. It is a silver tube of diner lore, cozy booths and some damn fine food on Broadway in Albany. Cliff, Jane and Bill Brown made people M.A.D. with their hospitality, wit and fare. It was a ...

My Girth and History….Montcalm, Queensbury, NY

Hello Everyone, How many times in your hasty quest to shop on the “cheap” have you driven past the Montcalm? Well, after you are done shopping at the Outlets near Lake George, you should stop in and settle down for a tasty meal. The restaurant looks like a small log ...

Chain Meal………..The Olive Garden, Colonie, NY

Hey there, I’m starting off by telling you that I had a fab time with my people. It was a gathering of women and we haven’t seen it other in a loooong time, so it was fun to sit around and catch up. The restaurant was chosen by one of ...

A Room with a Surly view……..Country View Diner, Brunswick, NY

After running errands up Hoosick Street, we finally stopped to eat lunch. Country View Diner was close to our former destination, so it made the cut. The diner is familiar yet different….the front door is on the side of the building. We entered and got seated right away. We got ...

Take Out…..The Franklin Hotel, Rome NY

Hello All, One way to jump-start your body out of the Turkey coma is to order take out. We decided to order from Vescio’s Franklin Hotel. It took about 35 minutes to pick up our order and just like the song, Anticipation—it was worth the wait…. Located on 301 South ...

Road Warrior…...Milestone Restaurant & Bar, Route 9W, Glenmont

Greetings, I love to test drive a new place... open less than 2 weeks… Milestone Restaurant filled the bill. Located in the former Stone Ends and Duke’s Pub in Glenmont; I’ve heard of the legend of the former establishments and hoped for the best…. And was happy with my choice. ...

Bounty in the Basement ….Bacchus Wood Fired, Troy, NY

Hola, I know what you’re thinkin….really, really….a restaurant in the basement and it's gooooood?! Bacchus is like finding treasure below sea level. Located on 33 Second Street and across from Troy Savings Bank Music Hall; it’s an oasis of good eats, craft beer, wine and fun peeps. Let’s start with ...

Petrol & Pancakes……Portside American Diner at Port of Albany

Port of Albany--home to cheap gas and good eats at Plaza 23 Truckstop…. Recently named Portside American Diner. The address is 240 Church Street (for your GPS)The interior is vintage 1970’s and casual. Duh, It’s a truck stop! The tables have a more inviting seating configuration, the waitresses are new ...

24 hour Eats in Watervliet…Bob’s Diner

Hello All, As you probably know there are not a lot of 24 hour diners/diner-raunts (restaurant & diner) or regular 24 hour diners in Albany County. But ask people who work 2nd or 3rd shift, people who get sloshed on adult beverages or check with the cool kids and they ...

Prettier and yummy… Colonie Diner, Colonie, NY

Colonie Diner is RENOVATING and they are open for business. You are not going to miss the robin’s egg blue interior design…or was it aqua….. BFF and I sat down in a fancy new booth and decided to get our favorite, chicken salad melt. It’s not a typo… I don’t ...

Howl to the Road…. Wolf’s 1-11, Colonie, NY

Hello People, It’s Restaurant week in Colonie! We went to the centrally located Wolf’s 1-11 to chat and chew. SO made reservations for 8pm and off we went to rendezvous with the BFF’s. (Alas, only one BFF could make dinner… you were missed.) We were early, so the SO took ...

Shout out.....Finch and Chubb Restaurant, Whitehall, NY

As you can imagine, the discussion turned to food during the ride through Rutland. Where are going to chow down? Choices were chain restaurants or a random local establishment in downtown Rutland? The consensus was, if we eat in New York, then we are closer to home. Oh yeah and ...

Pit Stops, Shout outs and Mountain Creamery, Woodstock, VT

We rolled our full bellies into the car and went north on Route 35. We had a map, (paper GPS for the children in the audience) and had a lively conversation about our next destination. We traveled along Route 35 through Grafton to Chester. Route 35 to Route 103 to ...

Overnight, Hooray! Olde Farmhouse Bed & Breakfast, Townshend, VT

Hey there, Part 1 & 2 of our excellent adventures in Vermont, actually started at the Olde Farmhouse. This stay was my first at a bed & breakfast and kudos all around. You have to love a place who has chocolate candy sitting by the front door Ken and Christine ...

Destination Vermont….. Four Columns Inn, Newfane

It's On...... The significant other aka (SO), best friends forever aka (BFF’s) and conversed about a vacation destination; close, quick and with Magellan in mind—a new territory to explore; Vermont made the cut. I know what you’re thinking, everyone has been to Vermont. Yes, most of the Capital District has ...

A place for de-lish.......DISH

I got kidnapped! Well… it was an encouraging invite to attend the Southern Adirondack Fiber Festival. It might sound like a colon collective, but this festival was about yarn, wool and their accoutrements--fun and interesting. It’s a short story for another time. I love Italian sausages and the food trucks ...

Food, food everywhere.....So where can I go to eat?

Hey People, It's 11:45pm and I'm thinking about food. I could go make a sandwich, but instead I'm starting this new blog. I travel around the Capital District everyday and on the weekends; I leave the shadow of Empire State Plaza and find somewhere to eat. Sometimes the destination is ...

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