It’s a challenge for me to wrap my head around the raw fish competent of sushi, primarily because I feel paranoid about food poisoning, regardless of the quality of the restaurant. Some people live and breathe sushi. Although I am not one of those people, I do enjoy the occasional roll. My aversion to raw fish would indicate that a poké bowl would not appear on my list of food to try. But Lark Street Poké Bar has more to offer, and I was happy to check it out.
If you’ve been following along on Instagram or Facebook, you haven’t missed a beat. But if you look for the blogs, it’s been a minute. I haven’t found much time or motivation over the summer to keep up with the blog. The last few months I’ve been enjoying the food instead of writing about, but as August rears it’s head, it is finally time to play catch up.
When Did "Brunching" Become A Verb?
At some point, what was once a word to describe a meal that combined breakfast and lunch, became a verb used across twenty-something’s everywhere to describe an afternoon of indulging in comfort food and day drinking. Although I’d hate to admit the term brunching is part of my vernacular, I am quite fond of the action myself.
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Coffee: By Whatever Beans Necessary
According to my 23andMe results, my genetic makeup has made me pre-disposed to be likely to consume more coffee than the average 23andMe customer. Does this really mean anything? No. But it has given me an excuse to rationalize my coffee consumption.
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Feeling Fancy at Yono's
There really is no such thing as normal. But dining at Yono’s is certainly an experience far grander than just a “normal” night out. It is without a doubt fine dining, where your water glass is never empty and your utensils are changed out with every course. But what makes a dinner at Yono’s truly unique is the irresistible blend of Indonesian culture with classic fine dining cuisine.
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Tastes of Tala Bistro
My dad and I are very different, but one thing we’ve always had in common was our love of food. Now that I am older, and more adventurous, our shared love of food has been a great way to spend some quality time together. It also means dining out at restaurants I can’t afford. Thanks Dad!
There were a lot of bowls this weekend; Puppy Bowls, Super Bowls, and in Saratoga Springs, New York, many bowls of chowder. On the eve of Super Bowl LII, Saratoga hosted the 20th annual Chowderfest, and despite freezing temperatures, thousands filled the streets for one of the biggest Saratoga parties short of New Years Eve.
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Here For A Good Time: A Look At Slider Slam 2018
A party that includes unlimited food and drink is a party everyone should want to be at. For the second year in a row I was lucky enough to attend the Friday night grand tasting & battle of the bartenders competition during Albany’s Wine and Dine for the Arts festival, but the shining star of the evening once again was Slider Slam.
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Capital Region Spotlight: Schenectady
It feels like I am always writing and posting about some place in Schenectady. This probably is largely due to the fact that there are a lot of great restaurants and cafes in town, and partially due to the fact that I spend a lot of time there in general.
I’ve written about restaurant week, the events, and the beer. But there are plenty of options in Schenectady so here’s a quick breakdown of a few of the top spots.
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The Shop & The Social Club
Most people would stay wrapped in a blanket and order in on a bone-chilling night. I am not one of those people. It was -7 with the wind chill, packed snow and ice covered the sidewalks, and I was thankful for heated seats as I ventured out of the house to Troy.
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