Crossgates Mall Food Court, 1 Crossgates Mall Rd., Albany,
632-4303. Tasty Jamaican fare—jerk pork or chicken, curry
goat, ackee and saltfish—in the unlikeliest of places; but,
oh, how welcome it is. Serving 10-9:30 Mon-Sat, 11-6 Sun.
AE, D, MC, V.
Weight Food Co-op, 484 Central Ave., Albany, 482-2667.
A large selection of grab-and-go items, including vegetarian
sandwiches, gluten-free quiche, salads, soup and more, as
well as a healthy variety of healthy groceries. Open 7 AM-8
PM Mon-Sat, 9 AM-7 PM Sun. hwfc.com. AE, D, MC, V.
Mountain House, 1000 Mountain Rest Road, New Paltz, 845-255-1000.
One of the country’s oldest, largest and most beautiful resorts
offers a splendid table d’hôte dinner to day-visitors
who reserve ahead. Enjoy the meal as part of a getaway package.
Serving dinner 6:30-8 daily, brunch 11-2 Sunday. AE, D, MC,
Metro 20 Diner, 1709 Western Ave., Guilderland, 456-3876.
Standard dineraunt fare, with breakfast always available and
a generous selection of homemade desserts. Serving 6 AM-midnight
Sun-Thu, 6 AM-1 AM Fri-Sat. AE, D, MC, V.
1165 Central Avenue, Colonie, 459-8440. Albany’s long-running
strip club offers very good, economical lunches including
burgers, wraps, traditional sandwiches and salads, and even
a few thoughtful entrées. Serving 11:30-8 Mon-Fri. AE, MC,
Adirondack Seafood Co., 115 River St., Hudson Falls, 745-5845.
Fresh, delivered-daily seafood forms the basis of the simple,
delicious menu offered at this Main-style restaurant. They’ll
dust the catch of the day with cornflour and fry it for you,
and you’ll sail to seafood heaven. Serving 11-2 Mon, 11-8
Tue-Thu, 11-9 Fri-Sat. D, MC, V.
Divino, 1702 Chrisler Ave., Schenectady, 374-7711. Chef
Chip Morrison makes it all from scratch, from fresh bread
to a menu of classic Italian fare, with $10 specials Tue-Thu.
Serving dinner 5-10 Tue-Sat. AE, D, MC, V.
Java Jazz Café, 318 Delaware Ave. (Main Square Plaza),
Delmar, 439-1727. An extensive menu of wraps, subs and salads
complements fresh-baked pastries, bagels, and, of course,
a variety of coffee and a suitable menu of tea. Serving 7-9
Mon-Fri, 7-3 Sat. AE, D, MC, V.