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The Towne Tavern, Averill Park, NY
2850 NY-43, Averill Park, NY 12018
It's hard to be critical of a tavern when you go with a group of people and have a great time, but I went with a bunch of foodies, so just about all we talked about was the food! We ordered quintessential tavern food: wings, pizza, mozzarella sticks and there were some jalapeno poppers that caught our eye. And someone noticed the potato pancakes. The wings there are smoked, and we tried the mustard bbq, garlic parmesan, Buffalo parmesan, hot and medium - all good for different reasons, but some a little on the tough or dry side because we ordered extra crispy. The mozz sticks we felt were a little too breaded and their raspberry sauce was a little but more like jam or syrup than we appreciate. The pizza was not like any we have encountered - a lot of oil in the crust, more like a paratha or a heavy flatbread. We decided this couldn't be their specialty and turned toward the wings. I scarfed so many of the potato pancakes that I began to feel ashamed - those things are irresistible! I even tried dunking one or two in the blue cheese sauce and they were nom nom nom. I want to try the jalapeno poppers by themselves when I next visit the place. They are served with the raspberry sauce and they have cheese and sausage inside. Sounds off-putting, but I kept going back for another one so try to figure out what it was that was nice. Oh - and we had a three pitchers of beer, all quite nice. Their list has some intriguing offerings. I'll go back the next time I'm jonesing for smoked wings and I must go back to figure out those poppers.
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Black Manhattan If I were Queen of Everything I would order all the folks in the Lark Street neighborhood to go to McGuire's now that they are done with their 2014/15 renovations. Steve Barnes has kept close to McGuire's in...
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These are the works that have been taking up my knitting time over the past couple weeks since I finished up all the 2015 Holidays knitting Cotton, viscose and tencel tapes for a summer scarf Silk cord in a small ...
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Capelet, wool, acrylic, size 13 cable needle, seed stitch It all started with a tufted pink yarn from Rowan that just screamed "SIXTIES".  I added a couple handspun chunky yarns and filled in with chunky contributions from...
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In the Studio - Blue Cotton and Green Silk




Shawl, cotton, silk and a strand of lurex, woven (linen) stitch, size 7 nickle cable needle, 40 in.

At the time of this photo there are 12 rows to be done in order to complete the shawl and make it 70 or so inches long. The green silk and blue cotton are lovely together and make a firm fabric on the size 7 needle, which is on the small size.  I enjoy the tightness and weight of the fabric, which is great for summer.
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Capelet, mixed fibers, stockinette stitch, size 10 wood cable needle, 32" I went into my black yarns stash and pulled out a couple fuzzy yarns, a boucle, a springy merino and a few others to make this wonderful summer cape...
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Tops Diner 351 Duanesburg Rd, Schenectady, NY 12306 7pm A meetup so that we can get to know one another and talk over different possibilities, like: local markets pop up markets - possible places etsy vendors in shops If you ...
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Shawl, cotton, silk and a strand of lurex, woven (linen) stitch, size 7 nickle cable needle, 40 in. Entry for the work in progress version: http://thatknittingblog.blogspot.com/2014/06/in-studio-blue-cotton-and-green-silk...
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Triangle scarf, nylon, size 11 cable needle garter stitch The cheery colors of this scarf always make me happy. In my Etsy shop  Little Hands Studio
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In the Studio - Blue Cotton and Green Silk




Shawl, cotton, silk and a strand of lurex, woven (linen) stitch, size 7 nickle cable needle, 40 in.

At the time of this photo there are 12 rows to be done in order to complete the shawl and make it 70 or so inches long. The green silk and blue cotton are lovely together and make a firm fabric on the size 7 needle, which is on the small size.  I enjoy the tightness and weight of the fabric, which is great for summer.
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Capelet, mixed fibers, stockinette stitch, size 9 bamboo cable needle, 32 in and 16 in. I felt a sudden urge last week to get back to one of my favorite combinations and so I scrounged around for mohair yarns and railroad ...
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This place is in Towne Plaza, a cluster of shops at the Johnston Rd. entrance to Crossgates Mall. The decor is very clean and austere, and the sound track is pure American pop. They always have all you can eat for about $20.00 and it is from a somewhat limited menu of appetizers, rolls, sushi and sashimi. It's a great place to go when you are jonesing for classic sushi - the pieces on the all you can eat menu are slightly smaller, so it helps you not go completely overboard. The staff pays attention and when it looks like you are about to finish your platter they offer another menu, so if you start conservatively you can definitely order more. There is another menu that is more like a typical sushi restaurant menu. I've been many times and enjoy the good service and nice sushi.
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Public - a week ago
reviewed a week ago
Although it sits in the middle of a residential block and has a funny sign reading "Spaghetti Pizza" Joe's has a nice little bar and a little dining room in back. I went with a group of people and we ordered wings, pizza, mozzarella with melba sauce and decided to try the Utica greens. My first bite of pizza crust was a surprise -- it's really tasty! The Utica greens were also a treat. The wings are classic and I wanted many more than I was able to eat. I'll definitely be going back for the food but hope the owner is planning a renovation of the dining room, which has acquired a foul odor over the many years that this place has been a tavern. I'll stick to the bar.
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Public - a week ago
reviewed a week ago
Peaches Cafe is an average little cafe that has been in Stuyvesant Plaza for at least 30 years. They serve breakfast all day and have kept a menu of average, ok foods going for about the last 20. My most recent trip included a Western Burger which sort of says everything that is "meh" about food in Albany and food at Peaches. Pre-burger, I had a potato soup which was nice. The burger had three gigantic onion rings on it that made it impossible to eat because a normal person simply can't open their mouth that wide. It wasn't particularly juicy, and what juice it did have quickly dissolved the bottom part of the roll, making it really unpleasant to try to eat with one's hands. It was also coated with a "BBQ" sauce that was basically a lot of sugar, a little tomato, some sticky binder like corn starch and maybe a little spice, although I couldn't tell. The onion rings had little to no flavor and the beef patty couldn't hold up to all that sugar in the sauce. I had to make a quick trip to the ladies room afterwards to wash because I certainly wasn't interested in getting all that sticky sugar all over my things. If the people in charge would taste this dish I'm not sure what they would say, but I say never again - it's gone waaayy too out of balance. Although over the years they haven't had absolutely horrible food, they haven't especially had really good food either. The service this most recent trip was very friendly and attentive. For a small soup, a burger with sweet potato fries and tea, tax and tip I paid $28.27.
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Public - 4 weeks ago
reviewed 4 weeks ago
It's hard to be critical of a tavern when you go with a group of people and have a great time, but I went with a bunch of foodies, so just about all we talked about was the food! We ordered quintessential tavern food: wings, pizza, mozzarella sticks and there were some jalapeno poppers that caught our eye. And someone noticed the potato pancakes. The wings there are smoked, and we tried the mustard bbq, garlic parmesan, Buffalo parmesan, hot and medium - all good for different reasons, but some a little on the tough or dry side because we ordered extra crispy. The mozz sticks we felt were a little too breaded and their raspberry sauce was a little but more like jam or syrup than we appreciate. The pizza was not like any we have encountered - a lot of oil in the crust, more like a paratha or a heavy flatbread. We decided this couldn't be their specialty and turned toward the wings. I scarfed so many of the potato pancakes that I began to feel ashamed - those things are irresistible! I even tried dunking one or two in the blue cheese sauce and they were nom nom nom. I want to try the jalapeno poppers by themselves when I next visit the place. They are served with the raspberry sauce and they have cheese and sausage inside. Sounds off-putting, but I kept going back for another one so try to figure out what it was that was nice. Oh - and we had a three pitchers of beer, all quite nice. Their list has some intriguing offerings. I'll go back the next time I'm jonesing for smoked wings and I must go back to figure out those poppers.
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At Muza it's meat and potatoes cuisine, with noodles, cabbage, onion, carrots, mushrooms, a little this and a little that. These are very rich well-cooked flavors that end up blended in delightful ways. But I'm rhapsodizing because this is what I grew up loving. It is absolutely old school. No hot sauce here. Others may find the dishes bland or unexciting, but for someone who needs expertly made stuffed cabbage, kielbasa, sauerkraut and potato pancakes every now and then, I think Muza will not disappoint. It's sturdy fare. The sauerkraut is tender and mild, with a good sour bent rather than sweetened with apple or sweet onions. The golombki are right in my range for "perfect" with a great balance of rice and flavoring ingredients, cooked until the rice is completely tender but not mush. And the tomato sauce is light and also slightly sour so that it adds the right level of brightness but doesn't take over. I'll be returning to see if I can taste everything on the menu. The service is good, but this is not a fast food place. Have some patience and you will be richly rewarded.
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Public - a week ago
reviewed a week ago
This is a small place in the knot of businesses on New Scotland Ave that include restaurants, bars, and other services for the neighborhood around Ontario and Quail Streets. Graney's isn't competing with the new fancy schmancy gastropub-type places and it seems to be staying with the classic pub foods, which makes it feel like there's a little stick in the mud attitude. There are about 20 television screens going, which means wall to wall non-stop flickering. I find this simply annoying. The sounds were also way out of date, and even though they're from my rockin' younger days, it's time to let go after 30 years, in my opinion. So I tried the wings and a salad with a cider to wash it down. Everything was prepared fresh to order. The house greens salad was a mix of salty and sweet and the Italian dressing brought everything together in a crispy delicious and refreshing start to my patched together meal. I had the mild wings, just to get a sense of what their heat scale is, and they were very mild, which was perfect for me both times I had them. I'll probably venture up the heat scale eventually, although there are plenty of other sauce choices beyond the Buffalo sauce. The classic hot sauce was just the ticket for these hearty treats. This is not fine dining, but it's ok pub food and I found the service to be friendly, attentive and responsive to my every need.
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Public - 4 weeks ago
reviewed 4 weeks ago
I haven't tasted much of the menu, but I dropped in at about 5pm and had the room pretty much to myself. And it's a handsome room with a very high ceiling that makes it airy. The huge windows on three walls fill the room with natural light. I was served promptly and attentively through my whole meal. I had a rough day so my first order was for a martini and it was excellently made exactly to my specifications - and I'm picky. The bar is magnificent. Once I was settled in I approached the VERY large menu while noshing on a complimentary pretzel roll dipped in Dijon mustard. Although the menu is on one large sheet it has many types of dishes on offer and is equivalent to about five pages, from appetizers and small plates to full dinners. I have read about Hudson Valley Foie Gras, and ordered the small plate. Wow. The dish included several little condiments which made each bite of the foie gras taste differently and it was lovely. I also had a small greens salad which was fresh and the perfect balance for the other dish. I will definitely be returning to taste my way through this menu.
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Public - a month ago
reviewed a month ago