Category Archive: Great Stuff to Eat in the Capital District

Jan 23

Sweet Mimi’s hits a home run in Saratoga Springs by Colin McKnight

Sweet Mini's

Sweet Mimi’s 47 Phila Street, Saratoga Springs, NY   Constant Companion and I ended up in Saratoga Springs on an early January Saturday when it was simply too cold outside to be believed.  It was the kind of morning when you can’t feel your toes, your feet are so numb. We hadn’t had breakfast yet, …

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Sep 06

Columbia County – The NY City drives 2 hours to get there – it is only 30 minutes for the Capital District!

Columbia county

Columbia County *Copake Farmers’ Market Church St. Saturday 9am-1pm June 8 – October 26 Roberta Roll (518) 329-0384 *Hillsdale Farmers’ Market Roeliff Jansen Park, 9140 Route 22 Saturday 9am-1pm June 1 – October 12 Willa Horton (518) 325-7950 *Hudson Farmers’ Market DMV parking lot, North 6th & Columbia Sts. Saturday 9am-1pm May 11 – November …

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Sep 05

The Home of the Local Farmers Market – TROY!!!! Thank you for starting it all

Troy Farmers Market

  Rensselaer County *Brunswick Farmers’ Market Brunswick Community Center 18 Keyes Lane Tuesday 5pm – 8pm June 25 – August 27 Sheila Hyde (518) 279-3461108 *Capital District Veggie Mobile Contact for locations & times 518-274-8685 or visit Tuesday – Saturday Year-round EJ Krans (518) 274-8685 Hoosic Valley Farmers’ Market M& T Bank of Schaghticoke …

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Sep 04

Schenectady Farmers Market – Date and Times

Schectady Farmers Market

  Schenectady County *Farm to Preschool I Farmers’ Market 44 Washington Ave. Schenectady Tuesday 2pm-5pm June 27 – September 26 Darlene Yule (518) 426-7181309 Farm to Preschool II Farmers’ Market 125 Bigelow Ave. Schenectady Tuesday 2pm – 5pm July 2 – September 24 Darlene Yule (518) 426-7181309 Roots & Wisdom Youth Market Corner of Fehr …

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Sep 03

Farmers Market Time – Saratoga, NY – Get up and Go Get Fresh Food!


  Saratoga County *Ballston Spa Farmers’ Market Wiswall Park, Front & Low Sts. Thursday 3pm – 6pm Saturday 9am – 12pm June 13 – September 28 Ellen Mottola (518) 885-2772 *Burnt Hills Farmers’ Market Route 50 & Lakehill Road, Burnt Hills, NY (772 Rte 50) Saturday 9am-1pm May 11 – October 12 Gaynell Bliss (518) …

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Jul 23

Kay’s on Burden Lake – A must for the summer

kay's pizza

Going to Kay’s is about summer in the Capital District It can be compared to the other must do’s of summer in our area, – Spending a Sunday afternoon at Tanglewood with friends, a great bottle of wine and a foodie picnic – Catching a movie at the Malta Drive in. – An afternoon at …

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Jul 19

The Boathouse Grille , New Baltimore, NY – by Colin McKnight

Boat House (2)

The Boathouse Grille          Shady Harbor Marina New Baltimore, NY   The weather had been so hot and muggy that it was impossible to describe accurately- like breathing swamp water?  So damp that my shirt never dried?  Can you spell ‘mold’ boys and girls? Despite the limitations of the weather, Aged …

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Jul 05

How I love you Trader Joe’s , let me count the ways.

Thank you Trader Joe’s for coming to the Capital District. You are the gem we always knew you would be.  Below is an open love letter to TJ’s. The original letter was written for the blog, Potential and Expectations. I added my thoughts in the writer’s original letter. This is why I love Trader Joe’s …

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Jun 26

Red and Blue – Ma Chow Chow says ” Don’t you dare go there without me!”

Red and Blue

Groupon in hand, Ma Chow Chow and I set out to try Red and Blue, a Pan Asian Restaurant  in Troy, NY. The restaurant resides within shouting distance of Alibaba on 15th St. It looks and feels like a Student hangout but who cares. Ma Chow Chow and I had some drop dead kick ass …

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May 03

An Almond is not a nut!


        Almonds are not nuts, they are considered to be a member of the peach family. In fact, they closely resemble peach pits; they are simply lacking a surrounding of fruit.

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