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The Earth Will Shake

by Erin Pihlaja December 20, 2012


If you’re in Australia today (Thursday) and you have access to Facebook, you could, if you were so inclined, join the 215 people who already said that they were going to an event called the ...

The Last Supper

by B.A. Nilsson December 20, 2012

“Just coffee and a slice of toast, thank you. Oh, and perhaps a few grapes. I hate to disappoint the newspaper-reading public, but it'll be too early for the conventional hearty breakfast. The appointment is ...

Kitchen Ninja

by B.A. Nilsson December 13, 2012

Of course you can cook. All it takes is desire (which, in the world of food, wears the more appealing name “hunger”), practice and a hungry (which, in the world of socializing, is called “desirable”) ...

Tradition on Rye

by B.A. Nilsson December 6, 2012


Nosh, 1645 Western Ave., Albany, 464-6674, noshdeli.com. Serving 10:30-9 Mon-Sat, 11-6 Sun. AE, D, MC, V. Cuisine: NYC deli Entrée price range: $4 (jumbo hot dog plate) to $14 (smoked salmon platter) Ambiance: deli noir A Jew, a Greek ...


Gift Guide: Cookbooks

by B.A. Nilsson December 6, 2012


Staff meal tells all you need to know about a restaurant. When the employees are fed with care and respect, when a family spirit is celebrated, a sense of well-being embraces everything about the place, ...

Holiday Gift Guide: To the Cook’s Heart

by Laura Leon November 29, 2012


  Food porn. Sounds kind of dirty, right? But if you're somebody who loves to cook, to serve food to others and, yes, to eat—because you can't be addicted to food porn if you don't do ...

El Salvador + Peru

by B.A. Nilsson November 29, 2012


Flores Family Restaurant, 1427 State St., Schenectady, 723-2281, floresfamilyrestaurant.com. Serving dinner 3-10 Mon-Fri, 11-10 Sat-Sun. D, MC, V. Cuisine: Latin American Entrée price range: $3 (chicken tamali) to $14 (steak and shrimp scampi) Ambiance: muy casual As Schenectady’s population ...

Feast My Way

by Laura Leon November 21, 2012


People generally are very firm on how they celebrate certain holidays, like, whether they open gifts on Christmas Eve or wait till Christmas morning, or whether they serve ham or lamb or both (guilty) on ...

Of Restaurants and Restaurateurs

by B.A. Nilsson November 21, 2012


The Art of the Restaurateur By Nicholas Lander The Lebanese Kitchen By Salma Hague Fäviken By Magnus Nilsson The sound and fury of the Food Network can’t guarantee a good cookbook. What appeals to the goggle-eyed masses is ...

Try This At Home

by Metroland Staff November 15, 2012


Braised Beef Short Ribs Chef Jack Carlow, Blue Stone Bistro 661 Albany Shaker Road, Albany, 869-9976 Yields 4 Servings Ingredients: 4 lbs boneless beef short ribs 2 cups diced celery 2 cups diced carrots 2 cups diced onions 1 cup tomato paste 1 cup dry ...

Why the Hell Not?

by B.A. Nilsson November 8, 2012


Capital City Gastropub, 261 New Scotland Ave., Albany, 459-5077, capcitygastropub.com. Serving dinner 5-10 Sun-Thu, 5-11 Fri-Sat, brunch 11-3 Sun. AE, D, MC, V. Cuisine: adventurous pub fare Entrée price range: $9 (small pizza) to $20 (poutine with ...

Recipe for Recovery

by Amy Halloran November 1, 2012


It’s a strip of solid buildings carved hollow by industry that blew away: Main Street in Gloversville is gray. It is populated by stores selling things that need new lives, like used clothes and jewelry, ...

Vacation From Touristland

by B.A. Nilsson October 25, 2012


Ranchero, 23 Main St., South Glens Falls, 636-5090, rancherosteakhouse.com. Serving dinner 4-9 Sun, Tue-Thu, 4-10 Fri-Sat. AE, D, MC, V. Cuisine: Tex-Mex inspired Entrée price range: 7 (burger) to $23 (ribeye steak) Ambiance: Southwestern saloon Just my luck. The ...

Beyond Lingonberries

by B.A. Nilsson October 18, 2012


DA | BA, 225 Warren St., Hudson, 249-4631, dabahudson.com. Serving dinner 6-10 Mon-Sat. AE, D, MC, V. Cuisine: Swedish-inspired fusion Entrée price range: $5 (BLT) to $28 (arctic char Södermalm) Ambiance: elegant casual When it comes to restaurants, the ...

On the Wing

by B.A. Nilsson October 11, 2012

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The Flying Chicken, 122 4th St., Troy, 326-3546. Serving 11:30-9:30 Sun-Wed, 11:30-midnight Thu, 11:30 AM-4 AM Fri-Sat. D, MC, V. Cuisine: Southern fried Entrée price range: $5 (biscuits and gravy) to $7.50 (fried chicken dinner) Ambiance: fast food ...

On the Threshold

by Amy Halloran October 4, 2012


Back in the late 1990s, Don Lewis went to Lightning Tree Farm to buy organic feed for his chickens, and saw that Alton Earnhart was growing wheat. The farmer offered him a bag of flour, ...

A Good Niche

by B.A. Nilsson October 4, 2012


More Perreca’s, 31 North Jay St., Schenectady, 377-9800, perrecasbakery.com. Serving 7 AM-8 PM daily. Cuisine: Italian Entrée price range: $10 (personal pizza) to $20 (Delmonico steak) Ambiance: old-world casual For a long time, it didn’t seem as if there ...

The Hipper Side of the Street

by B.A. Nilsson September 27, 2012


  Santa Fe Restaurant, 52 Broadway, Tivoli, 845-757-4100, santafetivoli.com. Serving dinner 5-9:30 Sun, Tue-Thu, 5-10:30 Fri-Sat. AE, D, MC, V. Cuisine: Southwestern Entrée price range: $14 (Enchiladas tipicos) to $21 (grilled ribeye) Ambiance: colorful, easygoing When I last wrote about ...

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Cask to Glass

by Josh Potter September 20, 2012


Here’s a Local Food Issue challenge (don’t worry, it will be fun): Go to your local Price Chopper (this may not work in all neighborhoods, so bear with me). Walk to the refrigerator aisle. Pass ...

Rocking the Boat

by Erin Pihlaja September 17, 2012


Last Thursday night (Sept. 13) was a night to remember, though some parts may have gotten a little blurry. We hosted a little shindig on the Dutch Apple cruise lines and thanks to a little ...

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Let Them Eat Bacon!

by B.A. Nilsson September 13, 2012

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In a perfect world, there would be no bacon. A perfect world, that is, for nutritionists and vegetarians. In a perfect world, there would be bacon galore. A perfect world for those who’ve succumbed to ...


Cafeteria Classics 101

by B.A. Nilsson September 7, 2012


Welcome back to class. As you know, the two volumes of Alcibiades ascribed to Plato are assumed to be spurious, and we’re not about to fight that opinion here except to note that the even ...

Memories and Recipes

by B.A. Nilsson August 30, 2012


It was a scene you’d see near the end of an adventure epic, when the explorers finally break through to the treasure chamber and survey its long-neglected majesty. In this case, it was the kitchen ...

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Counting Your Cantaloupes

by Amy Halloran August 23, 2012


A bearded man in a straw hat, dark pants and suspenders drives his horses under the roof, but no one looks at him, or the boxes of produce on his wagon, yet. All eyes are ...


by B.A. Nilsson August 16, 2012

Marotta’s Bar-Risto, 611 Union St., Schenectady, 377-5100, marottasbar-risto.com. Serving 11:30-10 Mon-Thu, 11:30-11 Fri-Sat. AE, D, MC, V. Cuisine: Italian with pizza Entrée price range: $11 (pasta with meatballs) to $26 (filet mignon) Ambiance: bistro Schenectady has a new restaurant ...