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Now That’s Summer!

by Caroline Barrett July 30, 2015

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Pirates Lakeside Grill, 266 County Rd. 7, Nassau, 265-7087. Serving noon-8 PM Wed-Sun; closed Mon-Tues. Cash only. Open May 6-Sept. 6. Cuisine: burgers, hot dogs and ice cream Entreé price range: $2.99 (Nathan's hot dog) to ...

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Best of 2015: Food & Drink

by The Staff July 23, 2015

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  Best Restaurant Café Capriccio 49 Grand St., Albany The link between this restaurant and its spiritual home of Florence, Italy, is reinforced by the trips Café owner Jim Rua takes to that city each year, bringing back more ...

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Berkshire Memories

by Shawn Stone July 16, 2015

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  If you’ve ever hung out on the lawn to enjoy a concert at the Tanglewood Music Center in Lenox, Mass., the new book by Gina Hyams, The Tanglewood Picnic, will stir your memory. It’s a ...

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The Altruistic Negotiator

by Ari LeVaux July 16, 2015

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  It’s good to be able to drive a hard bargain. When buying a used snowboard on eBay, for example, or attempting to stay out of a corrupt policeman’s car in some foreign city, with only ...

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A Right to Know

by Ali Hibbs May 4, 2015

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  Inside the state Capitol on Tuesday afternoon (April 28), hundreds rallied in support of a law that would require the mandatory labeling of food products derived from genetically engineered crops, or GMOs (genetically modified organisms). “Hundreds ...

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Through My Stomach to My Heart

by The Staff February 5, 2015

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  Family tradition is Krause's Candy for each and every holiday or special occasion. When someone knows enough to go there for me I always feel special. When they know to get dark chocolate almond bark ...

I Always Told You To Eat Right

by Caroline Barrett January 29, 2015

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  I love going to weddings. There's the festive spirit and the promise and joy in the couple as they exchange vows. I love sharing good food and drink and toasting the couple again and again. ...

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Cuba Libre

by Ari LeVaux January 8, 2015

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  Eleven years ago on New Years Day, I arrived in Cuba with a group of students from the University of Montana in tow. We were there on a hard-to-get educational permit. Our goal was to ...

Please Pass the Pheasant

by B.A. Nilsson November 20, 2014

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  Back in the unenlightened ’60s, we elementary-school wretches celebrated the run-up to Thanksgiving by collecting dying leaves, cutting endless amounts of corn ears and turkey tails out of colorful cardboard, and most annoying of all, ...

Summer Outdoor Dining

by The Staff June 5, 2014

  American Angelo’s 677 Prime 677 Broadway, Albany, 427-7463, 677prime.com. Barrington Brewery & Restaurant Jenifer House Commons, 420 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington, Mass., (413) 528-8282, barrington brewery.net. BEFF’s Tavern 95 Everett Road, Albany, 482-2333, beffs.com. Blu Stone Bistro 661 Albany Shaker Road, Colonie, 869-9976, ...

Marked for Death

by Ann Morrow May 22, 2014

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  Sugar is poison. Maybe you’ve heard this, and maybe you don’t believe it, since so many people, maybe most people, eat too much sugar and usually do so without dropping dead. But Fed Up, an ...

You Gonna Eat That?

by Amy Halloran April 17, 2014

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  The other day, I picked up three cases of green beans from Honest Weight. I brought the beans, which were a little past their prime and unsaleable, to Unity House in Troy and put them ...

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Local Farm and Food Directory

by The Staff September 19, 2013

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  Bakeries All Good Bakers, 540 Delaware Ave., Albany, 463-1349, allgoodbakers.weebly.com. Albany’s farm-to-bakery café, featuring locally sourced sandwich and specialty breads and pastries. CSA shares available. Bella-Napoli Italian Bakery, 672 New Loudon Road, Latham, 783-0196; 721 River St., ...

New York State Food Festival featuring Blues Traveler

by The Staff August 7, 2013

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  What evil sorcery is this? Booking Blues Traveler to play the New York State Food Festival is like booking Rick James for the Las Vegas Blow Bazaar and Extramarital Affair Expo. Nostalgia for the proto-jam ...

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Tulip Fest

by The Staff May 8, 2013

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  So, we think we finally understand this whole street-scrubbing ceremony that always heralds the beginning of Albany’s annual Tulip Fest—and wonder if there’s a similar procedure for the human sinus cavity. See, flowers, lovely as ...

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Holiday Gift Guide: To the Cook’s Heart

by Laura Leon November 29, 2012

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  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 ...

Local Harvest Festival

by The Staff September 21, 2012

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Don’t miss this tremendous opportunity to taste fresh, locally produced food and natural personal products reflecting a depth of skill and knowledge. Honest Weight Food Co-op is hosting the fourth annual Local Harvest Festival on ...

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Feed Each Other

by Miriam Axel-Lute July 5, 2012

I am as delighted as the next pragmatist who hopes we eventually get to true national healthcare that the Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act. I think everyone should pause and read some of ...

Readers Poll: Food & Drink

by The Staff March 8, 2012

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      Food & Drink   Best American 1. New World Bistro Bar 2. McGeary’s Irish Pub 3. Albany Pump Station These are three very different “American”-style dining (and drinking) experiences, but we see one thing in common among the three: fun. We’d ...

Unplugged

by Jo Page August 24, 2011

  I spent a day without Wi-Fi today, working in someone else’s office. It was hard. I was writing a column and I kept having to actually pay attention to what I was doing rather than ...

Odd Couple

by John Rodat August 3, 2011

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About halfway through The Trip—that is to say, after the 34th close-up of a shellfish-broth reduction being lovingly ladled over an arrangement of perfectly seared scallops garnished with lemongrass—it dawned on me: I am freaking ...

5th Annual Strawberry Festival & Art Show

by The Staff June 18, 2011

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5th Annual Strawberry Festival & Art Show, Union Street from Garner Avenue to Palmer Avenue, Schenectady. Saturday (6/18) from 10 AM-3 PM: Strawberries galore! Plus live music, tasting samples, sidewalk sales, psychic readings, a mini-Bridal ...

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Supper’s Ready

by Jo Page April 20, 2011

People ask me: Why do you write about food, and eating and drinking? Why don’t you write about the struggle for power and security, and about love, the way others do? The easiest answer is to ...

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Cooking with Aphrodite

by B.A. Nilsson February 9, 2011

Ogden Nash, in “Reflections on Ice-Breaking,” epitomized it thus: “Candy/Is dandy/But liquor/Is quicker.” Chocolate and booze are distinguished staples of courtship, but sometimes you just want to hit the sack. Is there any grub that ...