Category Archive: Great Stuff to Eat in the Capital District

Mar 25

Best Kept Secret for Foodies in the Capital District – Cooking Classes with Chef Ken @ Normanside Country Club

Doro Wat

Chef Ken and his team offer cooking classes at the Normanside Country Club. In March LadyChowChow attended African Cooking.  Chef Ken did not disappoint and better yet he cooked and served Doro Wat. Doro Wat is my favorite Ethopian food and this recipe is very easy. Have no fear it is not super hot but …

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Mar 19

Cella Bistro by Colin McKnight

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  Lacking reservations, looking for a place for dinner the Saturday before St. Patrick’s Day (the real day, not parade day) is always an adventure.  We figured it was a safer bet to find someplace that didn’t specialize in corned beef and cabbage for the weekend, and headed out early to avoid the rush.  We …

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Mar 12

Is the Capital Area actually a happening place?

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  We all have our reasons for living in the Capital Area. Family, ,friends, ability to get to NYC, Boston, The Berkshires  The Adirondacks and Montreal quickly are sited as the main reasons for making this area home.  But is the Capital Area on its own merits starting to become enough of a reason to set …

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Feb 21

Another Albany Goddess in the Kitchen – Chef Un-Hui Filomeno owner Mingle, Albany, NY

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Blessed are those waiters that share the best dishes on the menu with you with a wink, a nod or a little finger pointing.  I will never forget the Angel in a Waiters uniform serving food at the Ginger Man who said so quietly, “Try the Tuna”. Well the Tuna , cooked by Chef Un-Hui …

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Feb 19

Substitute Daughter or Daughter in Law available for Indian Cooking Classes


Some days you just need to eat out. Errands pile up and then there is running around to do. Mom and I had a long list to tackle and so it was ugly errand day.. The tasks were silly and  boring. There is nothing fun about buying furniture polish, dropping the vacuum hose off for …

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Feb 14

The 10 Food Wonders of The Capital District, Albany, NY – Fort Orange Almond Macaroons

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Over the next two weeks Ladychowchow will be posting the Food Wonders of the Capital Area, Albany, NY. There will be ten food items that are so bloody good you shouldn’t miss them. When I was scheduling my colonscopy,  my Doctor and I started to discuss what qualifies as a food wonder. What deserves to …

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Feb 13

The Point in Albany, New York


The Point in Albany, New York Pretty much everyone has heard of Albany, NY or passed us on the highway going to one of the other big cities in the Northeast but many are not clear what they are missing by driving by us. Albany is happening! Yes, we are the Capital of New York …

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Feb 10

Another Goddess in the Kitchen – Village Pizzeria and Ristorante (VPR), Middle Grove, NY

Village cafe and Pizzeria

This summer a couple of NYC friends came up to visit me in the north country. It makes you think twice about where to dine  in the Capital District when the Manhattanites come to town. You don’t want to look to silly. So after a day at the track I suggested the Village Pizzeria and Ristorante …

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Feb 10

The 2nd Wonder of the Capital District – Apple Cider Donuts


  Tis the season for a warm Apple Cider Donut. Almost every orchard in the Capital Area and Hudson Valley has a  display of warm donuts near their cash register. I say ” This is just not fair! How are you going to say No!” Well don’t say no to the donuts at Golden Harvest, 3074 …

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Feb 07

Do something different – Eat at Manama Grille in Delmar , NY

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The Capital Area restaurant scene has been dominated by Italian Restaurants for years. Not complaining – love Italian! In the last couple of years our restaurant options have grown but many of the new options are Barbeque , Indian and Asian. Again not complaining but Manama Grill in the Delaware Plaza in Delmar  is a …

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