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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 […]

New hiker diary: Exploring the Geyser Trail at Saratoga Spa State Park

New hiker diary: Exploring the Geyser Trail at Saratoga Spa State Park

On March 9th, the first 60 F+ warm spring day, I went on a guided hike of Geyser Trail in Saratoga Spa State Park. I have been on a mission to get my 10,000 steps a day in, as recommended by the American Heart Association. […]

Recap from our Family Winter Getaway to Montreal

Recap from our Family Winter Getaway to Montreal

In late February we packed up the kids and went on a road trip to Montreal, Canada. It only took us 3 hours and 15 minutes of travel time from Albany, but we made one stop in Plattsburgh for lunch so we added one hour for […]

Weekday Brunch in Saratoga Springs: Park Side Eatery

Weekday Brunch in Saratoga Springs: Park Side Eatery

Recently my husband devoured a very special anniversary brunch at Park Side Eatery at 40 Phila Street in Saratoga Springs. I had been craving latkes since the holidays after salivating over so many latke photos on Instagram. I googled where to find latkes in Saratoga Springs, and […]

Ode to Gluttony and Carrot Cake at Augie’s in Ballston Spa

Ode to Gluttony and Carrot Cake at Augie’s in Ballston Spa

My review of Augie’s Family Style Italian Restaurant in Ballston Spa is now up on Hudson Valley Good Stuff. What is it about huge portions of Italian food that makes me so happy? Is it the sense of abundance, and over flow of good stuff […]

My life as a Chihuahua Mom: Day 2

My life as a Chihuahua Mom: Day 2

(Update on our Chihuahua trial: We ended up returning him to his first foster mom because the cat didn’t really like him, and managing the heart worm and his exercise restriction was a real challenge in our hectic household. The good news is that he […]