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Recently reviewed restaurants:

Saso’s Japanese Noodle House, 218 Central Ave., Albany, 436-7789. www.sasos.com. Noodle soup is a specialty, but the sushi is terrific and the entrées boast a tasty, creative variety. Serving lunch Tue-Fri 11:45-1:30, Tue-Thu 5-9:30, Fri-Sat 5-10. AE, D, MC, V.

Parisi’s Steakhouse, 11 N. Broadway, Schenectady, 374-0100. Excellent steaks along with a full menu of innovative Continental fare, with chef Danny Petrosino at the helm. Serving lunch Tue-Fri 11:30-2, dinner Tue-Thu 4-9 (or later), Fri-Sat 4-10 (or later). AE, CB, D, DC, MC, V

Mexican Radio, 537 Warren St., Hudson, 828-7770. The triple enchiladas mole platter alone is enough to commend it, but the fusion approach to Mexican fare, all based on fresh ingredients, made this a Manhattan favorite even before its upstate branch arrived. Serving daily 11:30-11. AE, MC, V.

Haweli, 1 Ballston Ave., Saratoga Springs, 583-2004. Unsurprising but well-prepared northern Indian fare, served in a former KFC redecorated into a pleasant and charming space. Try the biryani dishes. Serving lunch daily 11:30-3, dinner Sun-Thu 5-10, Fri-Sat 5-11. AE, D, MC, V.

Caffe Pomo D’Oro, 6 Depot St., West Stockbridge, Mass., (413) 232-4616. Fresh and tasty breakfast and lunch offerings and luscious homemade desserts in a charmingly converted train station. Serving daily 8 AM-3 PM through the summer season; call for fall-winter hours. Cash only.

The Circus Café, 392 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 583-1106. A variety of sandwiches, salads, and inventive or old-fashioned entrées, including meat loaf and chicken pot pie. Dig the festive decor! Serving daily 11:30-10, late-night menu Fri-Sat to midnight. AE, D, DC, MC, V.

Zeeko’s Charbroil Restaurant, Van Schaick Country Club, 201 Continental Ave., Cohoes, 235-3940. www.zeekos.com. Not much in the way of barbecue here, but there’s a nice deck and an array of sandwiches and typical appetizers with many homemade touches. Serving Tue-Sat 11-9, Sun 11-7. AE, D, MC, V.

Appian Way Restaurant, 1839 Van Vranken Ave., Schenectady, 393-8460. The area’s finest traditional Italian fare, from a kitchen where everything is made from scratch and boasts the compelling flavors
to prove that. Serving dinner Wed-Sun 5-
closing. AE, MC, V.

Daikon, 236 Washington St., Saratoga Springs, 583-9175. Japanese fusion cooking means that you’ll find risotto and portobellos among the not-so-traditional Asian fare, with brilliant result. Serving dinner Wed-Sun 5-close. AE, MC, V


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