Here For The Chips and Salsa

For the first half of my life tomatoes freaked me out. They still do a little bit, but thankfully over time I’ve been able to overcome my aversion, and fully enjoy the wonder of the world that is Mexican food. Pass the chips and salsa and lets take a look at some of the best…

A Chilly Day For Chili

When the snow started falling in the early afternoon I thought my plans were ruined. But despite the wintry weather, the streets of Schenectady were as full as the bellies of those who were walking them, and as the sun began to set, the 3rd Annual Chili Chowdown was in full swing.

But Is It Doughnut or Donut?

They come in sugar or glazed or chocolate sprinkle, freshly made with a side of apple cider, or even with a scoop of ice cream in between. Technically, it’s spelled doughnut, and it’s one of the most popular pastries out there right now.

Sweet Treats and Good Eats

Every once in a while a craving for something sweet comes along that just cannot be contained. Most of the time, a piece of chocolate can hold me over, but now and then I am in need of a treat that’s a little bit sweeter.

Under The Sea For Saratoga Restaurant Week

Eating out is not economical. I realize this each and every time I check my bank statement. Yet this expensive hobby of mine is one I will not kick. That being said, I do try to experience restaurants in the cheapest way possible, getting little tastes here and there at food festivals and events like…

Capital Region Spotlight: Enjoy Troy

On the East side of the Hudson River sits a city full of life, history, and food. I can’t deny that I once had pre-conceived notions about the City of Troy, often hearing that it was run down and unsafe. Those assumptions were wrong. Because I know I am not alone with the pre-conceived notions,…

Real Coffee For Real Causes

If there is one thing I know to be true in my life, it’s that coffee is always the answer. With a caffeine habit that keeps me between 1 to 3 cups a day, I was looking forward to the delivery of my coffee beans from Current Coffee Roasters. That is until I realized I…

Getting Fired Up! In Saratoga

On Thursday afternoon I unlocked my phone for my usual afternoon scroll through Instagram. I opened to a post from The Alt, a weekly newspaper I pick up whenever I see it out and about. The post was promoting a contest– free tickets to select events at the Saratoga Wine and Food Festival. I’ve entered…

Taking On Troy: Sunhee’s Farm and Kitchen

When it comes to deciding what’s for dinner, it’s always a challenge. “What are you in the mood for?” “I don’t know, what are you in the mood for?” is the consistent without fail back and forth that I encounter. The pressure is always on me as the resident “foodie” to make the call and…

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…

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.