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Saratoga County’s Restaurant Health Order Violations

This is a list of the top foodservice offenders in recent health inspections in the past six months in Saratoga County. This list is not definitive according to the Department of Health...

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Why I Can’t Wait For Chowderfest 2017

Let's face it. In the winter months, there can be a shortage of things to do. Especially, if you like to get outside but that's not the case at Winterfest in Saratoga.

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Dj Biz Hot Summer Sixteen Birthday Bash

Cap city get ready for one of the most anticipated events of the summer. The Annual Dj Biz Birthday Birthday Bash at Aji (Taste) Lounge 30 South Pearl St. in downtown Albany.

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Cap City Albasode #5-Cupz Southern Cuisine

So,this week in Cap City Albasodes you sent me to the 518's newest southern style restaurant.

I was greeted warmly by bartender Shakira and met with open arms by owner Terry and restaurant manager Sonya...

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New Restaurant Alert : Junior’s Bar and Grill In Troy

Photo: Scott Olson, Getty Images
Photo: Scott Olson, Getty Images

Subway … Eat Fresh? Maybe Not So Much

It's not the jingle the company may have been looking for, but a fast food chain known for its healthy fare may be serving up a fitness-related element its customers never intended to eat.

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Doritos

Two of These Five Amazing Doritos Ads Will Play During the Super Bowl

Doritos has narrowed their Super Bowl commercial contest down to five finalists, and only two of these hilarious videos are going to make it to the big game.

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No More ‘Dollar Menu’ At McDonalds – Introducing The ‘Dollar Menu & More’

The McDonalds “Mighty Wings” were a “Mighty Flop” for the fast food franchise, even though overall earnings were still up 5% this quarter. Now the chain will make another menu change next month to help increase sales. No, they won’t be testing a new menu item. They’ll be changing the once profitable Dollar Menu to “Dollar Menu and More.”

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Foodies! Fall Restaurant Week is Back

Oct. 19-25 is a week of heaven if you're a fellow "foodie!"

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Waldorf Astoria Chicago Calls In Favor From Rome For Marathon Runners

Restaurant Week is Coming Back to Downtown!

Callin out to all my cap region foodies! If you want to try some of Albany's many trendy, chic & tasty restaurants, restaurant week is the perfect time to get the prices & portions you've been waiting for!

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GettyImages

HYFR – Food Trucks Are Back In Albany!!

The calendar says its spring, but it doesn’t feel like it.  I mean, come on. Check your thermometer.  The day-time temperatures this week are 40-something degrees!  Far from scorching to say the least.  However, some familiar sights and sounds of spring are starting to emerge.  Snow is melting, birds are chirping, and food trucks are open in downtownAlbanyfor another season of business!

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Eight Failed and Misguided McDonald’s Menu Items – What The Hell Were They Thinking?

Everyone gets so excited when the Shamrock Shake comes back, or even the McRib (like a zombie back from the grave) returns. We felt it was time to take a McLook back at some McDonald's menu items that McFailed miserably...

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2013 Albany Pizza Wars Winners

Our third annual Pizza Wars stormed the Albany area once again and while many great pizza was had, there was just one winner at each location. Thanks to everyone who came out - hope you has as much fun as we did.

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Phil Denton, flickr

Best Super Bowl Snacks

Are you having a big game party this weekend? Want to know the best way to put a muzzle on your friends who are 49er or Ravens fans? Put together a swaggin’ spread, of course!

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Subway ‘Sandwich Artist’ Fired Over Ketchup Dispute Gone Awry

Maybe Subway is stepping up their game a tad. They've made it abundantly clear that they now have avocados and sriracha sauce, and they will NOT be putting ketchup on anybody's sandwich. At all. They don't even have ketchup, and one employee was willing to fight to prove it. They don't call them sandwich artists for nothing.

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Pepsi and Chicken Flavored Potato Chips Are Now a Reality

When you have chicken, some potato chips and a Pepsi you have a meal. Certainly not a square meal, but one most folks could imagine themselves eating at a designated meal time.

What if we were to tell you you could get the taste of all three of these fine flavors in one single food product. Would that be something you'd be interested in?

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Colorado Students Serve Classmates Pot Brownies as Prank

Just because it's legal to do it on your own time in Colorado, doesn't mean you can drug your whole class. Two University of Colorado students in Boulder thought it would be funny to bring pot brownies to a morning class to share. Then a bunch of people who ate them had freak-outs. Suddenly it was not so fun.

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Halloween Candies That Need to Come Back

It’s that time of year again when we apologize to our pancreas and then eat until we're sick -- Halloween candy season! Everywhere we turn, we’re bombarded with chocolate and gummies and sour things and those peanut butter taffies in the wax paper wrapping that no one ever eats. Somehow those things have survived the ages but our favorites have gone by the wayside. It’s bittersweet heaven on earth.

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Apple Slices Recalled From McDonald’s – May Cause Infection

A certain “healthy” fast food option may cause more harm than good to your health. A recall is in effect for almost 300,000 apple slice packages that have been distributed to retailers and fast food chains like McDonalds and Burger King.

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William Hartz, Flickr

How Much Do You Tip? — Survey of the Day

The rules of tipping in restaurants vary among nations and culture. In the United States, 15 percent is considered customary for average service.

However, a new ’60 Minutes’/Vanity Fair Poll 990 American adults has found that a good chunk of diners typically give more or less than that percentage.

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McDonald’s Reveals Recipe For Big Mac ‘Special Sauce’

I guess there’s a reason McDonald’s calls it “special sauce” rather than “secret sauce”. A video hit the web featuring Mickey D’s executive chef Dan Coudreaut. In the 2 minute 30 second vid he shows how to make a Big Mac (including the famous sauce) in the comfort of your home.

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Doughboy Eating Contest In Saratoga Springs [VIDEO]

If you’ve ever been drunk and hungry on Caroline Street in Saratoga Springs, you know what a doughboy is. It’s a delicious tube of pizza dough stuffed with chicken, cheese, scallions and spices.

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Wallyb, Flickr

What Is America’s Favorite Candy?

When it comes to candy, Americans like a brand name which has been around for a long time. In fact, almost all of the best selling candy bars in the United States were introduced before World War Two.

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Did Someone Spit In My Food? [POLL]

I got home a little later than usual last Friday night and wasn’t in the mood to cook so I grabbed a quick bite at a Saratoga Springs drive-thru. I promise… the story gets better.

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David McNew, Getty Images

Why Was a Family Locked in a Restaurant Because of a Tip?

Here’s a cautionary tale for diners regarding autograts — aka “autogratuity.” A family from Houston, Texas claims it was locked inside a La Fisherman restaurant and threatened with police action when it refused to adhere to the restaurants policy of adding an automatic 17 percent tip to the bills for a party of five and beyond.

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YouTube

Watch Kobayashi Drink an Ungodly Amount of Coffee

The folks at Eight O’Clock Coffee have a rigorous process for maintaining quality control. Central to it is a “cupping” room, in which testers sip their java and then spit it out like one does during a wine tasting.

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Find Red Bull “Total Zero” In Capital Region Coolers Now [REVIEW]

Red Bull “Total Zero” is officially in most retail/gas station coolers around the Capital Region. The whole “zero” thing is getting pretty redundant – Coke, Dr. Pepper, Monster, etc. but Red Bull’s concept is a little different… because it’s NOT “Total Zero”. If you up yourself from the standard 8.4 OZ to a 12 OZ you’ll take in a few calories. Not a big deal.

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Thinkstock

What Ingredient Is Making Fast Food Taste Different in the US Than in Other Countries?

Foods in foreign lands are often different than what US residents typically eat, but even the fare at decidedly American chains like McDonald’s or Burger King may not taste the same — and now a new study reveals why.

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Yankees Fan Eats An Entire Package Of Raw Bacon In 70 Seconds

We’ve posted quite a few articles exalting our love of bacon. We’d mainline bacon grease it if it were medically prudent, but there’s a breaking point in every love affair and we’ll call ours… oh, we don’t know, off the tops of our heads… let’s try, EATING IT RAW...

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BarBizMag.com | Wikimedia

If Only PB&J Came In Vodka Form… Oh Wait

Over the past couple years, we’ve seen a proliferation of uniquely flavored liquors that have drawn the ire and criticism of party poopers who say booze companies are targeting the underage. The latest flavor will definitely be a hit with brown baggers.

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