Restaurants offering takeout or holiday service give kitchen-weary hosts a break
Some people love spending Thanksgiving in the kitchen, but it’s not for everyone, and preparing an elaborate holiday meal is just one of the 8.8 million complaints you’ll see if you Google “Thanksgiving stinks.”
Annual event welcomes season with food, fun and fast cars
The leaves are starting to turn and the air is getting chillier so it can mean only one thing in Guilderland: It’s time to slurp some soup.
St. Peter Women’s Guild to commemorate 100th anniversary with dinner
Many things were different 100 years ago, with modern technology seeming more like science fiction. At least one thing remains unchanged — the dedication of a faithful group of women.
Taste of Ballston Spa is a palate-pleaser and a major fundraiser for school foundation
When school budgets aren’t enough, the key to filling the gap is apparently through the stomach.
Share your Thanksgiving traditions with The Spotlight
We are looking for reader-submitted recipes for our Nov. 13 Thanksgiving Lifestyle edition.
“Viva Italia” fundraiser replete with food, drinks and entertainment
Through a joined love of Italian culture, one local organization is hoping to share its heritage the best way possible – through Italian food and entertainment.
Unique chocolate treats offer break from Valentine’s Day tradition
While chocolate is often seen as a can’t-fail Valentines gift, the traditional heart-shaped box of sweets might strike some as clichéd. But for those looking to stray from convention will be met with a sweet surprise at Capital District candy shops.
Mall managements hopes new business will draw crowds
After years of courting entertainment options to fill vacant space within Crossgates Mall, officials recently announced that a Dave and Busters will be coming to the shopping center.
Growers try to make the best of a devastating apple season
Although a late frost in the spring has damaged a large portion of the area’s apple crops, local growers are still urging families to keep their annual tradition of visiting an apple farm this fall.
The Pruyn House will become a miniature version of the Capital District on Thursday, Aug. 23, when local food, art and music is spread across the grounds for “A Taste of Local: An Evening of Food, Wine and Talents.”
The club is a network of growing knowledge about local food and its members are willing to share what they learn, offering food swaps (open to the public and free, donations accepted) and do-it-yourself classes held at various locations throughout the Capital District.
Stephen Bliven, 19, of Latham, knew he needed a summer job. But the Southern Vermont college student didn’t just find one, he created it.
Getting approval for a sign reading “Trader Joe’s Plaza” was one of the last procedural hurdles for the grocery chain to clear before its Colonie doors swing open on Friday, Aug. 3, and on Tuesday, June 5, the Sign Review Board approved the proposed sign.
Saratoga Springs’s culinary corridor is about to grow again. Boca Bistro, a Spanish Bistro and Tapas Bar, is expected to open in its Broadway location on Friday, June 1, thanks in part to sharks on the west coast and some thin mountain air.
Albany and Saratoga are well known as area hotspots fine dining. Soon, one city will reign supreme after a friendly competition in the First Annual Chef Challenge. Proceeds from the event will support Big Brothers and Big Sisters of the Capital Region.