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... Continue Reading →

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. Lorelai Gilmore once said, "I need coffee in an IV".  Like Lorelai, over... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

Making It Through March

Today is the 31st, and as springtime starts to fill the air, I finally have a moment to reflect on the craziness that has been the month of March. A lot happened this month. I found myself in a different city for 3 consecutive weekends, never really catching my breath as a I rushed into... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

A Winter Recap

The past few months have been busy. The weeks fly by and the weekends go by even faster. I suppose that means I'm doing something right. I make it a goal to make the most of my time, and although that sometimes means binge watching Shameless on the couch for hours on end, it can... Continue Reading →

Uncovering The Hidden Coffee Gems

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... Continue Reading →

An Afternoon On Lark Street

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... Continue Reading →

But Is It Doughnut or Donut?

They come in sugar or glazed or chocolate sprinkle, freshly made with a side of apple cider, or even with a scoop of ice cream in between. Technically, it's spelled doughnut, and it's one of the most popular pastries out there right now. Here in Upstate New York when you talk about doughnuts immediately someone... Continue Reading →

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