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Saratoga Restaurant Week

Saratoga restaurant week

Enjoy the 8th Annual Saratoga Restaurant Week from Noveber 30- December 6, 2012.

Get a 3-Course dinner for just $18.19 at participating Saratoga County restaurants during Saratoga Restaurant Week! Start off with your choice of an appetizer or salad, then choose from a menu of sumptuous entrees, and top it off with a decadent dessert! All for just $18.19!

Plus some participating restaurants are offering lunch specials for just $9.09. Saratoga Restaurant Week is the perfect time to get out and try new restaurants in the Spa City!

Reservations are strongly suggested during Saratoga Restaurant Week and can be made by calling the restaurant of your choice.


Cornell's 5 Course Wine Pairing Dinner

Where: Cornell's 39 North Jay Street, Schenectady, NY

When: Monday, October 29. 6 PM Re-Scheduled to: December 3rd

Cost: $65 plus tax and tip.

Details: The restaurant, normally not open on Monday, will be exclusively dedicated to the wine pairing dinner that evening. Doors will open at 6pm. The first course with its accompanying wine is scheduled to be served at 7pm. The evening’s menu will take patrons from the alpine heights of northern Italy to the sun-drenched island of Sicily, Chef Armondo’s ancestral home. All of the wines are from Italy. Brief commentary will be provided about the region, the wine, and the paired food. Award-winning accordionist, Dan Dobek, will entertain prior to dinner beginning at 6pm.

The courses with menu items and regions include Antipasti: Carpaccio from the Alpine Regions (Piedmont), Pasta: Tagliatelle Carbonara from the Po Basin (Emilia-Romagna), Mare: Suppa Alla Genovese from Liguria and Coastal Tuscany (Genoa), Carne: Agnello al Forno con Patate Funghi (Roast Lamb with Mushroom Potato), and Dolci: Pesca e Budino di Ricotta (Peach Ricotta Pudding) from Sicily.

Reservations are necessary and are limited to the first 90 guests.



Gore Mountain Harvest Fest

Oct. 6, 7 10AM - 4PM

Gore Mountain

Free admission

Some food being offered:

Beef Brisket, Smoked Chicken, and Pulled Pork Sandwiches
Smoked Turkey Drumsticks
Our Best St. Louis Pork Ribs smothered in Adirondack Apple BBQ Sauce
Your favorite homemade sides like Potato Salad, Coleslaw, and BBQ Pork & Beans
Grilled Corn on the Cob on a stick
German Sauerkraut to top our beer-basted Bratwurst
Cider Lemonade will be back by popular demand!!!
Mary's Homemade Apple Pie & Gore Magic Seven Layer Bars
Fresh Apple Cider Doughnuts
Black Bean & Salsa Veggie Burger
1/3 Pound burgers and 100% Beef hot dogs


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Read more: Gore Mountain Harvest Fest

Empty Bowls 2012

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When: Scheduled for Sunday October 14th

Where: Italian American Community Center, Troy, NY

Cost: TBD

The Empty Bowls Program is a wonderful grassroots movement that have brought artists, chefs, and communities together to help raise money for local food programs.  Started nearly 20 years ago, it spread throughout the country to raise money and awareness about hunger.  The Collar City Clay Guild is proud to support this movement and hope that we can continue to make this event better every year.  Since 2005 we have been able raise over $125,000 to help our local food programs in Troy

Folow on Facebook: Empty Bowls


Downtown Albany Restaurant Week

The bi-annual Restaurant Week is slated for Saturday, October 13, 2012 through Friday, October 19, 2012.

 Downtown Albany restaurants will offer a three-course meal valued at a minimum of $35.00 for the price $20.12.


 Participating restaurants include:

Wolf's 1-11 Arena Sports Grill, Victory Cafe, V & R Italian Ristorante, Taste, La Serre, The Merry Monk, Kelsey's Pub, Katrinella's Bistro, Jack's Oyster House, Hudson Harbor Steak and Seafood, Franklin's Tower, Cafe Capriccio, The Bayou Cafe, The Albany Pump Station,

Reservations - Diners are encouraged to make advance reservations after 2:00 PM daily.

Parking - While many of our Downtown restaurants offer valet parking service, there are a multitude of parking option in downtown Albany.

Each time Albany Restaurant Week occurs there is a giveway contest.  This years details:

 Surveys - In addition to the 3-course dining promotion, Restaurant Week patrons can enter to win hundreds of dollars in Downtown dining gift certificates by filling out a brief survey about their dining experience at the restaurant. Make sure to ask your server for your survey. Winners will be chosen at random from all completed surveys. Survey Prizes include: (1) Downtown Albany winner (a Grand Prize winner to receive 4 gift certificates totaling $200), (2) I love Albany winners (Second Prize winner to receive 2 gift certificates totaling $100) and (2) Taste of Albany winners (Third Prize winners to receive (1) gift certificate totaling $50).