Adventure In Food, 84 Montgomery St., Albany, 436-7603. The
Northeast’s most complete supply of specialty and gourmet
products, including duck, caviar, truffles and chocolate.
AIDS Council of Northeastern New York, 927 Broadway, Albany,
434-4686, www.rubbaboyz.net. Nonprofit organization dedicated
to raising public awareness and support on sexually transmitted
diseases, especially AIDS.
Amber Wave, 89 Milton Ave., Ballston Spa, 363-0019. The area’s
largest selection of Baltic amber jewelry at the best prices,
plus a great selection of vintage books.
Artforms, 5 New Karner Road (Route 155 off Western Avenue),
Guilderland, 464-3355. From the finest in art framing to distinctive
Barnsider, 480 Sand Creek Road, Colonie, 869-2448, www.barnsiderrestaurants.com.
A staple of Albany’s dining scene for over 35 years, the Barnsider
offers great steaks, fresh seafood and a full salad bar.
Bel Tesoro, 126 Central Ave., Albany, 463-2978, www.beltesoro.com.
Retail boutique and gift emporium specializing in imported
Italian home décor.
Berkshire Slipcover Outlet, K-Mart Plaza, Route 7, Great Barrington,
Mass., (413) 528-9737. Find stylish slipcovers at affordable
prices. Discover the secret to fast, affordable decorating.
Burnt Hills Wine & Spirits, 772 Saratoga Road (Route 50),
Burnt Hills, 399-7550. Best selection and best prices. Over
200 wines under $10. Great selection of custom gift baskets
for last-minute gift giving. We ship and deliver.
Cabernet Café, 1814 Western Ave., Guilderland, 452-5670, www.cabernetcafe.com.
Albany’s newest restaurant, opening early 2005, offering upscale
dining and fine wines.
Counties of Ireland, 13 Second St., Troy, 687-0054, www.thecountiesofireland.com.
Offering clothing, jewelry and giftware manufactured in and
imported from Ireland.
Daily Grind, 204 Lark St., Albany, 434-1482, www.dailygrind.com.
Wide selection of gourmet tea and coffee.
Davidson Brothers Brewpub,184 Glen St., Glens Falls, 743-9026,
www.davidsonbrothers.com. A wide variety of pub fare, plus
our own handcrafted beer and ales made on premises.
De Crescente Distributors, 211 N. Main St., Mechanicville,
664-9866, www.gotbeer.com. Distributor of Coors, Heineken,
Killian’s and more.
Earthworld Comics, 537 Central Ave., Albany, 459-2400. Rotting
minds and seducing the innocent since 1983.
Electronic Warehouse, 26 West Ave., Saratoga Springs, 583-9727.
Mobile electronics warehouse. Sales, service, and quality
Elissa Halloran Designs, 225 Lark St., Albany, 432-7090, www.ehdesigns.com.
Signature designs for the body and home.
Excellent Adventures Comics, 110 Milton Ave., Ballston Spa,
884-9498. Comics from 1930 to today, plus toys and games.
Exit 9 Wine & Liquor Warehouse, 54 The Crossing Blvd.,
Clifton Park, 688-0153. Largest selection of wine and liquor
at the best price.
Gardens at Broadway, 797 Broadway, Schenectady, 374-6877.
Quality antiques with over 1,000 in-stock wallpaper selections,
some with coordinating fabrics and custom window treatments.
Humming Bird Designs, 19 Third St., Troy, 272-1807. Making
the difference in fine jewelry since 1981.
Intelligent Technology Solutions, 47 S. River St., Coxsackie,
731-9766, www.intellitechsolutions.com. Offering Dell computer
bundles, equipped with three games and a game pad. Delivered
Jeet Kune Do Academy of Martial Arts, Towne Center, 1603 Route
9, Clifton Park, 371-5858. Offering group lessons and private
instruction in Bruce Lee’s art of Jeet Kune Do.
Le-Wanda Jewelry, 246 Delaware Ave., Delmar, 439-9665. A continuing
tradition since 1959.
Manifest Station, 42 Caroline St., Saratoga Springs, 226-0903,
www.manifeststation.com. A Saratoga retailer specializing
in hemp accessories, body products, and natural fiber clothing.
New glass gallery next door.
Music Shack, 1272 Central Ave., Albany, 436-4581. Give the
gift of music found in one of Metroland’s Best Of picks.
National Bottle Museum, 76 Milton Ave., Ballston Spa, 885-7589,
www.nationalbottlemuseum.org. The gift shop features American-made
glass gifts and sculptures. Hot glass courses in flameworking.
The Open Door Bookstore, 128 Jay St., Schenectady, 346-2719,
www.opendoor-bookstore.com. A locally owned independent bookstore
since 1971, the Open Door offers great books for any age,
and unique books from around the world.
Orion, 169 Jay St., Schenectady, 346-4902. A Jay Street landmark,
Orion offers handmade silver, a full line of glass pipes and
smoking accessories, imported cigars, tobacco and cigarettes.
Parkway Music, 1602 Route 9, Clifton Park, 383-0300. New,
used and vintage instruments; amps; and everything else the
Pasquale Nicolella Salon, 402 Hamilton St., Schenectady, 347-2566.
A salon focused on you.
Pearl Grant Richman, Stuyvesant Plaza, Guilderland, 438-8409.
Find the perfect gift for anyone.
Profile Hair Design Inc., 1830 Western Ave., Albany, 218-0587.
A salon carrying Fat Hat, Salaam, petites to generous, flax,
jewelry, handbags, lotions, soaps, hand-knit scarves and so
Rhythm Section, 104 Mohawk Ave., Scotia, 388-8488. Scotia’s
independent music scene starts at the Rhythm Section. Offering
something for any musician, the stock includes acoustic and
electric guitars, drum kits, and sheet music.
Romeo’s, 299 Lark St., Albany, 434-4014. Perfect gifts for
family, friends and lovers.
Saratoga Organics, 38 Front St., Ballston Spa, 885-2005, www.saratogaorganics.com.
All your organic and hydroponic gardening needs. Horticultural
lighting and repairs.
Schenectady Museum, 15 Nott Terrace Heights, Schenectady,
382-7890, www.schenectadymuseum.org. Ongoing exhibits and
a unique gift shop with works from regional artists.
Shining Star, 244 Lark St., Albany, 465-5520, www.shiningstarincense.com.
Local novelty shop. Nothing you need—everything you want.
Incense, jewelry, tapestries, musical instruments and more.
Smoke and Mirrors, 221 Lark St., Albany, 434-3236. Lark Street’s
newest store, selling posters, frames, hangers, room décor,
party and adult games, chess, poker, hookahs/hookah tobacco
Stain in the Glass, Socha Plaza, Scotia, 399-0292. A unique
shop that offers everything glass. Tiffany Lamps and window
hangings are just a small example of what this store holds.
State of Grace, 11 Second St., Troy, 272-1055. Fine clothing
and gifts for women.
Street Cat Jewelry, 237-7004, www.streetcatjewelry.com. A
truly new idea in jewelry design. Very cool . . . Very hot.
Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, 815 N. Broadway, Saratoga
Springs, 580-5539, www.skidmore.edu/tang. Contemporary museum,
noted for its controversial architectural design and its daring
Torrid, Crossgates Mall, 862-0840. Plus-sizes women’s clothing
Twice Told Used Books, 19 Phila St. Saratoga Springs, 587-2427,
www.ttubbs.com. Used books bought, sold and traded. Large
children’s and contemporary fiction sections.
V Salon, 1168 Western Ave., Albany, 482-1880. Get a great
new look for the holidays.
The Warehouse, 30-32 Front St., Ballston Spa, 885-6634. Big
savings on name brands for men, women and children.
Whistling Kettle, 24 Front St., Ballston Spa, 884-2664, www.thewhistlingkettle.com.
85 types of premium loose-leaf teas, tea pots and tea accessories.
Breakfast, lunch and dinners served, as well as afternoon
Wilton Mall, Route 50 (Northway Exit 15), Wilton, 583-2138.
Old Navy, Dicks, Abercrombie & Fitch, as well as JC Penney
and Sears. Indoor carousel and eight-screen theater.
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