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- Category: Events
- Written by Kent
The Albany Distilling Co. in downtown Albany will host an evening of local food, spirits, art and music from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28.
Capital Region farms, businesses and chefs will prepare local tastings that will include products from Northwind Farms, Hawthorne Valley Farm, R & G Cheese Makers, the Farm Hub in the Rondout Valley and a local-cheese selection from Honest Weight Food Co-Op. Food will have pairings featuring Albany Distilling’s spirits.
There will also be a silent auction, work by local Albany artists Chip Fasciana and Abraham Ferraro, and music by the Jeff Nania Trio. Proceeds will benefit the Chefs’ Consortium, a regional nonprofit that educates communities about local food.
Tickets are $40 at the door. Albany Distilling is located at 78 Montgomery St. (behind Quackenbush Square) in downtown Albany, next to the Albany Pump Station.
- Category: Events
- Written by Kent
Saturday & Sunday August 30th & 31st 2014
10AM to 5PM
Admission: $5 per person per day - or - get a 2 day pass for $8 Children 12 and under are $1.00
Join garlic-lovers from throughout New England as they come to sample food and crafts from over a100 different vendors all made from -you guessed it- garlic and herbs!
Just 1.5 miles west of the four corners in Bennington Vermont at Camelot Village. (junction VT Routes 7 & 9) Please Note: No dogs. (thank you)
- Category: Restaurant Reviews
- Written by Brian
I am a bit back logged on reviews since I've taken a bit of a summer break, but it's time to catch up. I went to Druthers a few months ago with a friend.
I had experienced their mac and cheese at the past few mac and cheese bowls, so it was on my list of places to go. Since we were in the area, we stopped by and I of course had to order one of their mac and cheeses (the BBQ Mac and Cheese with pulled pork). My friend ordered the ugly burger (Gorgonzola, beer cheese, onions, onion rings, bacon and a fried egg)
The mac and cheese was great, a huge portion for a good price. It wasn't quite as good as I had from them at the last mac and cheese bowl, but still a darn good mac and cheese. I would definitely order it again, but I would probably try one of their other types first. Josie liked her burger, but she wasn't sure all the ingredients went together. The burger was cooked exactly how it was ordered, but the roll was a little burned.
Service was great, even thought place was packed (at 3:00 on a Saturday). They also have a brewery on site, and I enjoyed both beers I tried (although that isn't really part of this review). I will definitely be back - 4 forks.
|BBQ Mac and Cheese||Ugly Burger|
- Category: News
- Written by Brian
Price Chopper and Certified Angus Beef invited me to a demonstration in the new cooking school at Market Bistro by Price Chopper in Latham. It was my first experience with a class in the cooking school. The school itself has three counter-tops with grills on them to accommodate up to 15 students and a seating area for demonstrations with two monitors displaying the chef's actions that are harder to see. The kitchen itself is state of the art and completely functional for a variety of types of classes.
The class I attended was called 'Two Guys and a Grill' and was put on by the cooking school's own chef John and a guest from Certified Angus Beef, Chef Michael. Both chefs were incredibly knowledgeable, able to answer some tricky questions from my fellow bloggers as well as offering up some really helpful hints (always wait for the grill to get hot, don't use olive oil ahead of time, as it won't hold up to high temperatures, etc.) and then of course there was the amazing food they prepared.
Classes at the cooking school range from $20 to $55, which from what I've seen in the area is a great price. There is also something great about taking a class and having a list of ingredients and a map of where you can get them in the store. There is a picture of their June calendar below, and you can always go here: https://www.marketbistro.com/CookingSchool/Class/UpcomingClass to view their current classes. They also offer classes for particular groups (children's classes, Girls or Guys Night, etc). Let me know what your experience at their cooking school is like.
|Chef Michael and Chef John||Chef John flips some vegetables||Chef Michael checks the temperature of a steak|
|Chef Michael from Certified Angus Beef slices a steak||Handy guide to see where each cut comes from||Market Bistro's Chef John prepares a Chimichurri|
|Dishes being prepared||Cooking School Calendar for June|