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Fall Favorites

The fall season brings with it lots of wonderful seasonal specialties, especially in the Capital Region. Even though the weather has turned decidedly winter-like in the past few days, I wanted to highlight a few food items that make me excited about fall when I start seeing the leaves turn. 660 more words

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La Empanada Llama

La Empanada Llama¬†at the intersection of Delaware Ave and Whitehall in Albany offers a unique type of cuisine for the Capital District – Peruvian. You’ll find this establishment popping up at various farmers’ markets throughout the region (they were previously one of my favorite pit stops at the Wednesday Empire Plaza farmers’ market, but it unfortunately appears that they won’t be returning this year). 475 more words

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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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