Provence Restaurant in Albany: French comfort food for birthday date night

Last month I celebrated my big 5-0 birthday at Provence restaurant, a French restaurant in Albany. It’s in the center of Stuyvesant Plaza in Albany, and has a welcoming patio for dining. It was a bit too chilly that night so we sat at a…

Best Kept Secret: Home cooked Indian food in Albany

Best Kept Secret: Home cooked Indian food in Albany

Where do you go when you are craving South Indian food in the Albany area? My favorite place to eat a masala dosa in Albany is Parivar Spices and Food, an Indian supermarket at 1275 Central Avenue in Albany, New York. Look at this Mysore…

Hard hard hat tour of Spa Mirbeau at Crossgates Mall in Albany

Hard hard hat tour of Spa Mirbeau at Crossgates Mall in Albany

Last week I joined local Capital region media on a hard hat tour of the 17,000 foot Spa Mirbeau, a day resort that is being constructed at the Crossgates Mall in Albany. Brothers Jonathan T Dal Pos and Micheal Dal Pos, partners of Spa Mirabeau…

Review: Il Faro Restaurant and Bar in Albany

Review: Il Faro Restaurant and Bar in Albany

On a warm September night, my husband Tom and I celebrated his birthday with a delicious Italian date night dinner at Il Faro Restaurant & Bar on North Pearl Street. Manhattan transplants Executive Chef and co-owner Christian Lofaro and co-owner and general manager Jessica Lamoreaux invited me…