Category Archive: Places to Chow

Jan 05

Shack in the Back – Lobster Place – Chelsea Market – Oyster Po Bo

Oyster Po Bo

Oyster Po’ Boy $10.95 Crispy fried oysters, house-made slaw & spicy remoulade, on ciabatta So Understated, So Hard to Miss!  Dear Heavens! if you swear you can not find a great Po Boy outside of New Orleans think again. Not the same but heaven in a bun!  

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 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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May 21

To Weird Not to Know About

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Attendees of this festival held by the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh dare themselves to eat insect dishes prepared by local chefs—and cheer on bugs at the Roach Race 5000.

May 02

The Oak Table by Sarina Fiero – a Columbia, South Carolina restaurant


The Oak Table by Sarina Fiero Foodie friends came to the rescue as we were seeking a new place to eat dinner, and trying to pull ourselves out of the rut of going to the same favorite places over and over again. A friend made Friday night reservations for our party of four at a …

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Apr 01

Is a Chicken ever worth 80 bucks?


It was time for a Lady Chow Chow adventure- The Holidays are over! The Christmas Tree had been dragged to the curb leaving most of the needles in the house. That is always a happy moment.  The window lights were stashed in the attic. The real indicator  that the season  was past was that the Xmas cookies …

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Mar 19

Cella Bistro by Colin McKnight

Cella 2

  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?

Confectionary 2

  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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