Johnny’s in Schenectady

We had a late soccer game on a recent Saturday, so we decided to go lazy and pick up some take-out. Cute W wanted to try out Johnny’s in downtown Schenectady, conveniently located between the soccer field and our house. The food was ready and waiting at the bar when I ran in, thinking I … [Read more…]

Driving North: Barbecue Stop, New York City Tenement Museum, & John’s Pizza

Whenever we drive to and from Georgia to visit the parents, we stop for barbecue. On our way south this year, our efforts were thwarted. We stopped at one place that had gotten high ratings but was pretty much mediocre and, inconceivably, was out of ribs. Then we stopped at Smithfield’s based on Yelp ratings … [Read more…]

The Bier Abbey

I went out with some friends to The Bier Abbey on Union Street in Schenectady for dinner tonight. It’s advertised as Belgian and pub fare with a huge selection of craft beers, and it’s on that little section of Union Street, with Cafe Nola and Orenda and Manhattan Exchange, and other places that I’m forgetting, … [Read more…]

Delicious Outings All Weekend

I had a fun weekend with more than my fair share of leisure activities. On Saturday night we went out to Casa Real Mexican Restaurant in Rotterdam for a friend’s birthday. It’s fairly new, and it was pretty good. The staff were all friendly, and it was that lovely little balance of as-easy-as-a-chain-restaurant-feels-without-being-a-chain-restaurant. Does that make … [Read more…]

More Ethnic Restaurant Yumminess

We’ve been eating some tasty food lately. Not too long ago J and I stopped at Shalimar for the lunch buffet. How had I never been there before? I’d heard that it was tasty, but somehow I hadn’t connected “tasty Shalimar” with the place in Peter Harris Plaza in Latham. Am I just slow? Did it move? … [Read more…]

The Ice Cream Man

I mentioned that yesterday was filled with driving and soccer. During our final game, I overheard some of the parents talking about our proximity to The Ice Cream Man, located in Greenwich, and my ears perked up. I knew that The Profussor and friends had recently toured some of the best-known area spots for homemade … [Read more…]