You see a lot of oddly named Chinese-American restaurants, but Food Cuisine, an Asian Bistro on State in Schenectady near Mohawk Commons, might be one of the odder ones. I think it at least takes the cake locally. Continue reading
Now that Blue Apron is struggling mightily and likely to fail, it’s probably time to tell you about our brief experience with this meal kit delivery service. I really had no interest, but a friend at work offered me one of her free trials so, hey, free food. We gave it a spin, taking the free kit and (spoiler) cancelling after being suitably unimpressed. Continue reading
Late in the summer we took a drive out to the Berkshire Botanical Garden in Stockbridge, MA. It was nice enough, but given the dry summer and lateness of our visit in the season, it was just OK. I suspect it would be much more worthwhile during peak season, which is when I would recommend going.
But, being me, of course I had to scope out someplace interesting nearby to get lunch. And, being us, Mediterranean is always a good place to start looking. That led us to Naji’s Mediterranean Cuisine in Great Barrington. It was a good choice and we’d happily return if in the area. Continue reading
I’ll try to make this painless if you have no interest in hearing about our theme park visit, go ahead and click over to something more to your liking. I do have a lot of info on the food, but there’s also quite a bit on the rides, etc., which I didn’t talk about much after our last visit in November 2016.
Last year I damaged my back shortly before our trip, which meant almost no rides for me. This time, as luck would have it, we had planned a short visit to see my parents in Florida right when Hurricane Irma was also planning to visit. Off we went and this is what happened (but look at this gorgeous view as we flew from Upstate NY)…
In cleaning out my phone’s photos, it turns out there were a number of things I didn’t get around to reviewing for one reason or another. Let’s wrap them up here, for good or ill. Continue reading
Did you know that Boscov’s Department Store, with the Times Union’s Table Hopping, is having a “Best Simple Recipe” contest?
Umm…I didn’t. And it sort of sounds like I’m not alone. Maybe it’s because it’s summer, but it seems that the entry count is low and Boscov’s is trying to drum up interest, so they reached out to see if I would be willing to give them a plug. Local department store chain running a recipe contest with an extra category just for kids? Heck yeah.