Culinary Adventures

Back when Daniel B. posted on All Over Albany about Tacos at La Mexicana Grocery & Restaurant, Cute W and I sent each other the link with messages laden with multiple explanation points about how we must try it soon. But of course, the holidays were busy. Over the weekend, Cute W planned a menu … [Read more…]

Dinosaur Bar-B-Que

Sunday was Cute W’s birthday, and we ended up having an impromptu lunch party at Dinosaur Bar-B-Que in Troy. We’d visited the one in Rochester, but this was my first time here in Troy. Yes, I know: I try all these vegetarian and vegan recipes (like here and here), but the truth is, I love … [Read more…]

Signs of Spring! Now, with added Blogginess!

That’s right, baby!  All of those seasonal fried-food-and-ice-cream places are gearing up!  Bring it. . . . b-r-i-n-g. . . i-t! The Control Tower on Route 7 opens Monday, March 15th.  Although I resent the new go carts and high prices, I love me a Chicken Caesar Wrap. Kurver Kreme on Central Avenue opens Monday, … [Read more…]

Last Week in February

We ended up going to Cella Bistro last night.  Mmmmmm. . . wild mushroom salad.  Super tasty.  Today was the first day that I really felt like spring was around the corner.  The girls must have spent 2 hours playing in the backyard. Cute husband’s working for the rest of the day (on a Sunday!  … [Read more…]

Frigidly Freezin’

Wow, when it’s this cold, I just want to stay inside.  Luckily, there’s lots to do this weekend, but the freezing weather and a visit to Mohawk Commons last night reminded me that I have another list I’m working on, which I like to call  “Indoor Desperation”.  You know–for when you must get out of the … [Read more…]

Oui, j’aime crêpes!

Voici, c’est la raison que j’aime travailler sur ce blog.  Et aussi, la raison que j’aime le Google translate.  Okay, I’m getting silly now, but between my lapsed college French and Google translate, I can sound convincing as. . . someone who used to vaguely know some French.   As I was saying, this is why … [Read more…]

More News

Over my oatmeal this morning, I read in the Gazette that Hot Harry’s on Union Street in Schenectady will be opening for lunch today.  Don’t bother to click on the Gazette link unless you’re already a subscriber: they are one of those websites that make you pay for the privilege of reading them (bitter?  yes, … [Read more…]

Babysitter, Anyone?

Usually I give you the weekend plans closer to the actual weekend, but there’s a big-deal event that’s really not for the family, anyway.  It’s the Albany Chefs’ Food and Wine Festival, and there are several events, but the cheapest you’ll manage is $50/person.   From what I hear, there are all sorts of delicious items … [Read more…]