When I went to New Orleans in 2016 it was one of the best experiences of my college career. Although this answer might change depending on whose asking, the highlight of the trip was definitely discovering the cajun cuisine, and of course hurricanes on Bourbon Street. Continue reading “Not NOLA, But Close Enough”
It’s no secret that I love coffee. It’s a love story that I began to tell here, but like most love stories, there are many layers. My caffeine addiction spans far and wide across many varieties and blends. I don’t discriminate from Starbucks to Dunkin’ to a $1 McCafe. However, like my eating adventures, I’ve started a journey to seek out the local businesses that I can support with every latte, macchiato, and dark roast I consume.
Continue reading “Uncovering The Hidden Coffee Gems”
There are hundreds of restaurants within decent driving distance from wherever I am at any given time. I mean of course that the options are plentiful, whether I am at work, home, or out and about. Despite my lengthy list of restaurants to visit, and my relatively laid back palate, even I succumb to the age old question of what should we have for dinner.
Continue reading “172 Minutes Spent Figuring Out What To Eat”
In the last year I’ve done quite a bit. I went to Maine, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Canada. I explored Albany, Schenectady, Troy, Saratoga, the Adirondacks, and Western New York. With every adventure I tried something new and as the year comes to an end I decided to take a look at the tastiest, and most liked meals of 2017.
Continue reading “A Food Filled Year In Review”
Cobblestone mixed along the smooth pavement marks Lark Street in Albany. On Saturday afternoon, the street is buzzing with people walking past the lit up facades of bars and restaurants, looking to get a taste of Lark. The cars pass by and as the lights change from green to red, I cross the street for lunch.
Continue reading “An Afternoon On Lark Street”
In the last few years I have slowly but surely graduated from the Blue Lights and Genesee Cream Ales of my youth and continued to grow into a beer aficionado. I am still picky, and I definitely don’t know what I am talking about when it comes to saisons and stouts, but I do know my way around the local breweries.
Continue reading “So Upstate It Hurts”
We’re more than halfway to Christmas and blogmas is in full swing. Have you been keeping up? Here’s a quick recap of all the posts so far.
Day 1: Current Coffee Roasters bringing real coffee for real causes to the Capital Region.
Day 2: New Albany restaurant The Cuckoo’s Nest serves up the best southern comfort downtown.
Day 3: There’s a never ending supply of good eats in Troy, New York.
Day 4: Upstate is great, but there’s a lot to see (and eat) out east in Boston.
Day 5: Winter restaurant week was in full swing, and I went fishin’ for the best deals.
Day 6: Chocolate frosting is a gift to this earth, and sweet treats with sprinkles on top are pretty good too.
Day 7: Pizza.
Day 8: The calories are worth it when the doughnut tastes this good.
Day 9: Ice cold, but heart warming, ice cream is always a good idea.
Day 10: Name a better time to indulge on a whole bunch of chili than a snowy Saturday in Schenectady.
Day 11: Noodles come in all shapes and sizes. Every one of them delicious.
Day 12: Mex-i-can I have more?
Day 13: If you ever find yourself a little hungry, Albany has got it all.
Happy Blogmas everyone! Make sure you’re following along on Instagram.
You know what they say, you never really know what you’ve got until it’s gone. I never really knew what I had until I left our beloved capital city. But now I am back and can say with confidence that despite the fact that Albany may be small, it’s a great place to live.
Continue reading “Capital Region Spotlight: Albany”
For the first half of my life tomatoes freaked me out. They still do a little bit, but thankfully over time I’ve been able to overcome my aversion, and fully enjoy the wonder of the world that is Mexican food. Pass the chips and salsa and lets take a look at some of the best Mexican restaurants in the Capital Region.
Continue reading “Here For The Chips and Salsa”
There is nothing more pleasing than a large bowl of carbs. Red sauce, white sauce, or even soy sauce, give me some noodles and we are all set. Lets take a look at some of my favorite pastas in the Capital Region.
Continue reading “Everyday I'm Noodlin'”