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Lunch Break: Stella Del Mare

I took advantage of a recent beautiful summer day to take a stroll on my lunch break and check out Stella Del Mare on Madison Avenue near South Pearl. 493 more words

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Northeast Dumplings House

If you find yourself craving dumplings and you have a group of 5-10 people to go with you, Northeast Dumplings House is the place to be. 780 more words

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Berben & Wolff's

The newest addition to downtown Albany’s food scene is Berben & Wolff’s, a vegan delicatessen in the space formerly occupied by The Brakes Coffee House. The deli has been getting a lot of buzz since opening, largely because there aren’t a lot of other options for the vegan crowd, and also because of the quality of the homemade ingredients. 930 more words

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Bagels: West of the River

My previous post on bagels from Rensselaer County and Northern Columbia County (Bagels: East of the River) has generated a lot of discussion among friends and acquaintances about what makes a good bagel and where the “go-to” places are in the Capital Region. 1,157 more words

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Lunch Break: Fin at Empire Plaza

Alternate title: Go order this for lunch tomorrow.

I wasn’t planning on doing another Lunch Break piece so soon, as I’m a bit behind on posting some full dinner reviews. 533 more words

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Lunch Break: TapAsia

All of my Lunch Break pieces so far have focused on very traditional sandwich joints. But one of the great things about working in downtown Albany is that there are quite a few different ethnic restaurants that offer lunch specials, particularly on Lark Street and the beginning stretch of Central Ave. 418 more words

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Lunch Break: Dali Mamma

Despite working only a couple blocks away from Dali Mamma at a previous job, I have never ventured inside before. This could be because the previous location (and to some extent, the new location) seem a bit unapproachable, tucked away inside larger office buildings and without a big street presence. 343 more words

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