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Ferrari’s Italian Restaurant

The Ferrari family settled in  Mt. Pleasant and opened their restaurant on the point where 10th Street hits Congress Street in 1974.  They’ve been packing in diners hungry for authentic Italian food ever since. Ferrari’s is famous for their $7.95 … Continue reading

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Bangkok Bistro

Bangkok Bistro is one of the few Schenectady restaurants that is open late for both food and drinks.  Wed- Sat. until 2:00 am. You don’t have to wait until late night to sample some of the best Thai food around. … Continue reading

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Pig Out BBQ

Upper Union St. restaurant Rubbin’ Butts BBQ is under new ownership and management and is now known as Pig Out BBQ. The menu is the same though new Manager, Brandon, assures me that everything is homemade. I tried the same … Continue reading

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The Villa Tuscan Grille

At the end of August 2011, the Roman Villa closed its doors for a week and underwent a transformation to become The Villa Tuscan Grille. The parking lot was repaved, the dining room painted and spruced up and the menu … Continue reading

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Moon & River Café

Moon & River Café bills itself as the ”Little Café That Rocks” and that is an apt commentary.  I feel it is less like a café than a friend’s welcoming living room. Nestled on S. Ferry St. in Schenectady’s historic … Continue reading

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Foods and Frostings

Foods and Frostings  is a charming little café/ bakery tucked into a corner of a small shopping plaza at 15 Glenridge Road. (Glenville Plaza). Locals step in for coffee and pastries, soups, sandwiches, salads and dinners. Five wooden tables sit … Continue reading

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Café Nola

Laissez les Bons Temps Roulez! If the spirit of New Orleans is in you, if you love etouffee, jambalaya, hot fresh beignets and foot stomping zydeco music, then head over to Café Nola on Union St. for an authentic taste … Continue reading

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Redwood Diner

The Redwood Diner has been a Hamburg St. institution since I was a little girl; I always remember it being there.  They had been advertising $5.99 chicken parmigiana dinners on Monday night a few times over the summer.  I go … Continue reading

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Cornell’s Fine Italian Cuisine

I remember going to Cornell’s a few times in my younger days when it was up on Van Vranken Ave.  My memory was of excellent food in a homey atmosphere. In the last decade, Cornell’s relocated to N. Jay St. … Continue reading

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Scotti’s Restaurant

Scotti’s had been a favorite lunch spot when I had worked on Upper Union St. some years back, but as I am usually on the other side of town during the day, I hadn’t been in for awhile when my … Continue reading

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