Ali Baba

If you love Mediterranean restaurants but feel like all the popular places around the Capital District are too similar, Ali Baba in Troy might just have the variety you need. With a focus on Turkish cuisine, Ali Baba has standard Mediterranean items like hummus and stuffed grape leaves and kebabs on the menu, but also a… Continue reading Ali Baba




One of my absolute favorite Indian restaurants around the Capital District is Karavalli in Latham (as well as Saratoga Springs). Karavalli has a lengthy menu of options from several regions in southern India that can be a bit intimidating, but there’s also the comfortable classics like tikka masala, vinadoloo, and korma dishes. And for what it’s worth,… Continue reading Karavalli


Summer Cookouts at The Cheese Traveler

Important summertime announcement about where you should be spending your Friday nights: The Cheese Traveler in Albany is again holding a series of cookouts this year. Every Friday from 5-9, the restaurant/cheese shop has a rotating list of guest chefs that are whipping up some quality dinners – primarily burgers, but usually a few other options as… Continue reading Summer Cookouts at The Cheese Traveler