So Much To Do, So Little Time

A few days ago I heard a guy about my age say how he hated living here. “There’s nothing to do,” he explained, as he tried to rationalize his distaste for the 518. I kept my mouth shut, because everyone is entitled to their own opinion. But the fact of the matter is, the Capital…

9 Upstate Places To Try Right Now

If time and money were no option, it’s likely this list would not only be quite a bit longer, but it would likely be quite a bit different as well. If you’re looking for a list of fine dining establishments, with delicacies like caviar and expensive bottles of champagne, you’ve come to the wrong place. However,…

Loving Local Beer: Wolf Hollow Brewing Company

Drive too fast down Route 5 in Glenville and you might just miss it. Keep your eyes peeled for the “Your Beer Brewed Here” sign and pull onto the gravel drive. From the moment you pull into the parking lot, to the second you finish your last sip of beer, there is something distinctly special…

Barcelona on Broadway: Tapas At Boca Bistro

Summer 2014 was a life changing summer. On a spontaneous whim at midnight in my twin xl dorm bed  I applied for an international marketing course for 6 weeks in Spain. Although a little rusty on my high school Spanish, I got on a plane at John F. Kennedy airport, closed my eyes, and woke…

Druthers Does It Again

It’s origin comes from a noun meaning one’s own way, choice, or preference. But here in Upstate New York, Druthers is better known as the popular restaurant and brewery. If I had my druthers, I’d be eating there every day! 

Upstate Goes East: A Weekend In Boston

Well before I arrived in Back Bay I had already deemed Boston Burger Company a priority destination during my 48 hour visit over St. Patrick’s Day weekend. After seeing mouth-watering pictures of the restaurant’s #FreakFrappes I knew there was no way I could pass up the opportunity to try one for myself.

Brews & Jews: A Visit To Shmaltz Brewing

Two things in life I know to be true: I like beer and I like finding fun new places. Shmaltz Brewing Company is a brewery with a schtick- finding success serving “Jewish celebration craft beer.” With brews with names like He’brew and Funky Jewbelation, I couldn’t resist the playful spirit and had to stop in.

Ciders & Sliders & Troy, OH MY

On First Street in Troy sits a bustling little restaurant, with every seat occupied all the way down to the seats at the bar. It’s a frigid Saturday afternoon in March and I’ve just walked into Slidin’ Dirty, hungry and ready to chow down on some delicious little burgers.

The Love Of Food: Ama Cocina

Mexican food is never not an option for me. Just last week I had mexican for dinner 3 out of 7 nights of the week and honestly I am not upset by it one bit! After wanting to try Ama Cocina for months, I finally got the chance to stop in.