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Dining Out For Life

Dine out at participating restaurants on Thursday, April 25, 2013 and a percentage of the price of your meal will be donated to help the AIDS Council provide services to people living with HIV/AIDS in your community.

Participating in Dining Out For Life® is easy:

  1. Choose a participating restaurant.
  2. Gather a group of people and call ahead to make a reservation. Be sure to mention you're Dining Out For Life®.
  3. Dine out on Thursday, April 25th and enter to win a fabulous prize.

See a list of participating restaurants here:


Wing Wars 9 (Rensselaer County)

Wing Wars 9 (Rensselaer County)

When: January 19th, 2012;  5 PM to 9 PM

Where:  The Franklin Terrace Ballroom; 126 Campbell Ave, Troy, NY

Price: $20 dollars per ticket in advance.  This event has sold out in previous years.

Contact: St. Jude the Apostle School @ 283-0333



Mac and Cheese Bowl Announced

3rd Annual Mac N-0026

Event Details:

We invite you to join us for the 4th Annual Mac & Cheese Bowl to benefit the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York to be held at the Albany Marriott on Saturday, February 16, 2013. Tickets will go on sale on January 6th at Price Chopper ($15 for adults, $5 for children 5-12, after February 1st adult tickets will be $20, children at the same price).

Restaurant Competition:

We will feature 30 tasting stations by local restaurants. Guests at the event will have the opportunity to sample all the Mac -n- Cheese dishes and vote for their favorite!


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2013 Participating Restaurants Include:


Albany Marriott
Angelo’s 677 Prime
Albany Pump Station
Chez Mike
Comfort Kitchen
Druthers Brewing Company
Farmer Boy Diner
Hannaford Supermarkets
Illium Café
Katie O’Byrne’s
Lanie’s Café
Lark Tavern
Latham 76 Diner
Maggie’s Café
Nighthawk’s Kitchen
Pinto & Hobbs Tavern
Price Chopper Supermarkets
Saati Deli & Catering
Slidin' Dirty Food Truck
The Mallozzi Family
The Century House
The Standard Restaurant & Lounge
The Pasta Factory<
Uncle Marty’s Adirondack Grill
Valente’s Restaurant
Wolff’s Biergarten
Wheatfields Bistro & Wine Bar
Yono’s / dp’s
Wolf’s 1-11



7th Annual Chocolate Expo


Sunday, December 2, 2012
11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
$3.00 per person/children ages 12 and under are free

Indulge your sweet tooth with an afternoon at the New York State Museum’s 7th annual Chocolate Expo and Holiday Gift Market. Stroll through the galleries featuring a selection of locally crafted chocolates, confections, specialty foods, jewelry, body products and more. You can find a unique gift for anyone on your holiday shopping list.

Vendors include several wineries and farmer market regulars like buddapesto, dreamPuff Marshmellows and Dutch Deserts


Wine & Dine for the Arts


Albany Chefs' Food & Wine Festival

When: January 17th, 18th, 19th 2013

Where: Hotel Albany   40 Lodge Street, Albany, NY 12207

Price: Varies;  Slider Slam $30 before 12/1, then $35 after. Grand Tasting Pass $60