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Author: Vanessa Ahern

Nomad Coffee and Crepes in Ballston Spa: Coffee & Hearty Yummy Crepes

Nomad Coffee and Crepes in Ballston Spa: Coffee & Hearty Yummy Crepes

My husband and I had a celebratory anniversary breakfast at the new Nomad Coffee and Crepes on Milton Avenue in Ballston Spa last week. It was serendipitous as we were planning on going to another great breakfast place (Iron Roost) down the block, but it […]

Provence Restaurant in Albany: French comfort food for birthday date night

Last month I celebrated my big 5-0 birthday at Provence restaurant, a French restaurant in Albany. It’s in the center of Stuyvesant Plaza in Albany, and has a welcoming patio for dining. It was a bit too chilly that night so we sat at a […]

Best Kept Secret: Home cooked Indian food in Albany

Best Kept Secret: Home cooked Indian food in Albany

Where do you go when you are craving South Indian food in the Albany area? My favorite place to eat a masala dosa in Albany is Parivar Spices and Food, an Indian supermarket at 1275 Central Avenue in Albany, New York. Look at this Mysore […]

Hard hard hat tour of Spa Mirbeau at Crossgates Mall in Albany

Hard hard hat tour of Spa Mirbeau at Crossgates Mall in Albany

Last week I joined local Capital region media on a hard hat tour of the 17,000 foot Spa Mirbeau, a day resort that is being constructed at the Crossgates Mall in Albany. Brothers Jonathan T Dal Pos and Micheal Dal Pos, partners of Spa Mirabeau […]

Date Night in Clifton Park: Alaturco Mediterranean Cuisine

Date Night in Clifton Park: Alaturco Mediterranean Cuisine

Alaturco Mediterranean Grill in Clifton Park was the perfect date night spot to celebrate my husband’s birthday last month. We made a reservation for two at 6pm on a Saturday night, and they sat us at cozy booth by the window. While the view only […]

Review: Date Night Dinner at Henry’s in Ballston Spa

Review: Date Night Dinner at Henry’s in Ballston Spa

Last week my husband and I had a delicious dinner at Henry’s Irish Tavern in 19 Front Street in Ballston Spa. I don’t know why I always thought Henry’s was a more chic-chic restaurant so it wasn’t on top of my date night wish list. Well, […]

Review: Il Faro Restaurant and Bar in Albany

Review: Il Faro Restaurant and Bar in Albany

On a warm September night, my husband Tom and I celebrated his birthday with a delicious Italian date night dinner at Il Faro Restaurant & Bar on North Pearl Street. Manhattan transplants Executive Chef and co-owner Christian Lofaro and co-owner and general manager Jessica Lamoreaux invited me […]