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Matt Baumgartner

Pat and Matt

by Erin Pihlaja September 25, 2013


  “My dream was always to have a BMW convertible, and live in L.A. like Kelly Taylor,” says Patrick DiLascia, owner of the clothing brand Dilascia, and Par-LA, his West Hollywood store. Dilascia may not be ...

Being Matt Baumgartner

by Erin Pihlaja September 27, 2012


  When local restaurateur Matt Baumgartner announced that he was launching a clothing line, there seemed to be two distinct reactions among people who knew him. The first was unquestioning acceptance, as in: “Sure. Why not?” ...


Farewell to an Albany Icon

by Amy Halloran February 16, 2012


Last Wednesday morning, the Miss Albany Diner was two days shy of closing—and slammed. People packed in like sardines at the counter, and the wait staff steered plates around winter coats that puffed out from ...

Bring Out the Wurst

by B.A. Nilsson January 21, 2010

Cuisine: German Entrée price range: $7 (Homemade mac and cheese) to $13 (Schwabische Rindsrouladen) Ambiance: Oktoberfest Rotkraut. Gurkensalat. Kasseler Rippchen. And if that’s not enough, Schwabische Rindsrouladen: items far too absent from area menus, usually only found at ...