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Kabul Night

July 2012 Update -KABUL NIGHT HAS CLOSED. A SIGN IN THE WINDOW SAYS IT WILL REOPEN BUT NO DATE IS GIVEN I’ll venture to say that the vast majority of Schenectadians are unfamiliar with the cuisine of Afghanistan. I know … Continue reading

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More Perreca’s

Perreca’s Bakery at 33 Jay St. in downtown Schenectady, has been the place to get the best Italian bread in Schenectady since 1913.  In November 2009, Maria Papa, granddaughter of the original owners, opened up a café next door to … Continue reading

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Top’s American Grill

Top’s Diner has been a fixture on Rotterdam’s 5 Corners for decades. It was the place to go for a great breakfast, sandwiches and burgers and comfort food like meatloaf dinners and fried chicken. The original diner was torn down … Continue reading

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Mr. Wasabi Japanese Restaurant

The first word that came to mind when I entered Mr. Wasabi was soothing. The claret colored walls made the dining room cozy, shady & quiet. It was a welcome counterpoint to the noisy, hot and humid day outside on … Continue reading

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News About Shalimar

All you Shalimar fans please note: The Clifton Park Shalimar is closed this week for some renovation work. They will reopen next week. By June 11, 2011

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Ambition Cafe

Ambition Café has been a cozy refuge on Jay St. for the past 11 years. Whether you come in for a mushroom omelet breakfast,  hot soup and a burger for lunch or a pre-Proctor’s light supper, the coffee is always … Continue reading

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Taj Mahal Indian Restaurant

If you’re in downtown Schenectady and craving Indian food, the Taj Mahal is the place to go. The location has been an Indian restaurant for over a dozen plus years but the current owners have been operating it for the … Continue reading

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Anthony’s Canalside Restaurant

I had heard of Anthony’s Canalside Restaurant and seen their ads so on a recent beautiful day after I had an especially grueling workday; I decided to drive out to Rotterdam Junction to sit by the canal, enjoy watching the … Continue reading

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The Pentagon

Closed February 2012 The Pentagon Restaurant is located on the wide stretch of Erie Blvd. just in front of GE. There have been several restaurants at this location dating back to the early ‘70s, but I have never eaten at … Continue reading

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Cella Bistro

Cella Bistro was named the Capital Region’s Best Bistro by “Where the Locals Eat 2010” and after a recent lunch excursion there, I can certainly see why. The outside door seems a little off-putting but once you enter, all is … Continue reading

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