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Cafés Through a Barista’s Eyes: Who Has the Best Coffee in Albany?

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Searching for the Best Cup of Coffee in Albany Cafés Through a Barista’s Eyes Being a Barista is one of the best and worst food service jobs you can get. Once you’re trained, there’s almost no end to the number of tantalizing beverage concoctions you can whip up. Not to mention how good it feels to [...]

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Meat Minus the Drug Cocktail: Chipotle’s Push for Better Pork

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An Argument for Antibiotic Resistance Chipotle’s Locally Grown Initiative The story about the food industry can start to sound the same after a while: under pressure from consumers, a chain with disproportionate market share and purchasing power makes a change that sends quick ripples through the industry. This can be both encouraging and scary. Encouraging that [...]

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Romancing the Grape: The Capital Region Wine Festival at Proctors

The Capital Region Wine Festival at Proctors. Photo Courtesy of Proctors
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Romancing the Grape: The Capital Region Wine Festival at Proctors Wine Tastings Galore, Just in Time for Valentine’s Day The time of year is approaching when we celebrate love any way we can: with candles, romantic dinners, boxes of candy, teddy bears, and for some of us—wine! This Valentine’s weekend, you can embrace your love [...]

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Sweet Veggies! Just in Time for the Fall, A Great Butternut Squash Soup Recipe

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Butternut Squash and Apple Soup Recipe Great Fall Recipes: Butternut Squash and Apple Soup Oh yes, fall is here and the sweet veggies are everywhere. It’s one of my favorite times of the year for this reason! I love going to the farmer’s market and seeing all the squash, pumpkins, carrots, sweet potatoes, beets etc. [...]

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Sushi Thai Garden in Saratoga, Review

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Review of Sushi Thai Garden in Saratoga Sushi Thai Garden: A Pleasant Mix of Thai and Japanese Cuisine Located in the heart of Saratoga on historic Phila Street (across from Hattie’s and Caffè Lena), Sushi Thai Garden is a happening place on a happening street. On a Wednesday night at 7:30pm, the place was busy, [...]

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Best Summer Bars in Saratoga

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Best Summer Bars / Nightlife in Saratoga Springs As the Skidmore students pack up, and the track-goers take their place, Saratoga’s population nearly doubles, giving a whole new meaning to the word nightlife in Spa City. With so many bars and clubs to choose from, the choice of where to go once summer rolls around [...]

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Vitamin D: One More Excuse to be Outside!

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Vitamin D Foods There has been so much talk about vitamin D! Most doctors test for it and report that 90% of their patients are deficient. But why is it so important? Well, vitamin D helps prevent osteoporosis, diabetes, cancer, depression and obesity to name a few. It’s also crucial for calcium absorption, without it [...]

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Travers 1864 Restaurant Week

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Saratoga Restaurant Week / Travers 1864 Restaurant Week Whether you’re a lover of the races in Saratoga or not, this is one event you’ll want to participate in. In honor of the Traver’s Stakes (the annual thoroughbred race held in Saratoga Springs), restaurants in Albany, Schenectady, Saratoga, Montgomery and Warren counties will be participating in [...]

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“Taste of Country” National BBQ Championship Heads to Saratoga Gaming and Raceway

Taste of Country BBQ, Saratoga Gaming & Raceway
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“Taste of Country” National BBQ Championship at Saratoga Gaming and Raceway A new kind of competition is coming to Saratoga and it’s sure to be spicy. The “Taste of Country” National BBQ Championship is coming to New York for the first time, holding a regional competition at the Saratoga Gaming and Raceway on Saturday, July [...]

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10 Healthy Summertime Snacks

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Healthy Snacks Summer is in full swing and with it many temptations! The cookouts, the parties, the ice cream carts, all just calling your name. So which snacks do we choose? Snacks should fill the hunger spot without over indulging or adding up to a lot of calories. Here’s a few ideas to keep you [...]

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