Brunch Review

The Shop

The Shop has always seemed to me like the epitome of Troy’s downtown revival. It caters to a younger crowd with an eclectic menu and specialty cocktails, all served in a setting that’s almost trying too hard to be trendy. There’s an interesting carpentry theme to much of the decor, including the beer taps and… Continue reading The Shop


Featured Dish

Mozzarella Sticks with Melba Sauce

As someone who didn’t grow up in the Capital Region, I have always been baffled by the local specialty of serving mozzarella sticks with melba (raspberry) sauce. I have always known and loved the traditional accompaniment of marinara sauce for mozzarella sticks as well as lots of other unhealthy goodies like calamari or garlic knots.… Continue reading Mozzarella Sticks with Melba Sauce