The Wonder Room

Yesterday I finally visited The Wonder Room. J signed up for their gingerbread-house-making session part of their Community Table Sampler series. They had plenty of fun supplies! In fact, they pretty much have plenty of fun supplies everywhere: the seasonal, the classics, the trendy. . . check, check, check. While J was crafting away, I was … [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…]