Category Archives: Eating

Frozen pizza taste test

The other day I planned to get take out pizza from DeFazio’s, an excellent source in Troy NY. I somehow overshot the store and decided I would purchase a frozen pizza instead. I should add I had broken my arm … Continue reading

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Leftover turkey: the value chameleon

I had a marketing client who referred to his software as the “value chameleon”. It sounds sexy, though I was never sure exactly what he meant. And “value chameleon” is a perfect description for that shape-shifter known as leftover turkey, … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving leftovers or Thanksgiving hangovers?

Day-after-Thanksgiving is surely the best of the leftover days. In the very near future we will be desperately chopping suspiciously slippery bits of turkey into hash, or struggling with watery turkey minestrone. But today we feast… on leftover turkey sandwiches. … Continue reading

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Southern-style squash casserole for Thanksgiving

Heads up, we are getting massive hits for our good ole Highland Park Cafeteria Squash Casserole recipe. Have the feeling a lot of folks are making this for Thanksgiving. If you are not familiar with this recipe, check it out!

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Stress-free Thanksgiving at Grandma’s house

We love Thanksgiving at Burnt My Fingers. What could be better than a holiday that’s all about food, and celebrating the “blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies” (in the words of President Lincoln, who initiated the holiday in 1863) … Continue reading

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Whole Foods top trends (what Amazon wants to sell us in 2018)

I don’t normally (actually never) print press releases verbatim, but this is interesting because it’s the first full-on screed since Amazon took over Whole Foods and everybody wants to know what they are going to do next. “Top trends” is … Continue reading

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No reason not to eat at Burger 21

After posting the results of our Tour of Better Burgers, I was invited back to try the seasonal specialties at Burger 21 in Latham. This gave me a chance to learn more about the business model of this store that … Continue reading

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Touring the better burger chains

The Albany suburb of Latham, NY is blessed with an abundance of upscale burger stores. Four can be found along a two-mile stretch on Louden Road and a fifth is a short hop away. Thus, a group of intrepid Yelpers … Continue reading

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Five top foods in Saratoga Springs, NY

I have been sitting on this post awhile because I didn’t really know what to call it. “Best eats in Saratoga” is a little presumptuous because I haven’t tried everything at all the high end places, plus I’m not going … Continue reading

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My $37.75 pizza dinner

The other night I found myself staying in Danbury, CT across the street from Frank Pepe’s Pizzeria Napoletana. This is one of several branches of the home store in New Haven, which at least one blogger as well as Frank … Continue reading

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