Tag Archives: Saratoga

The Saratoga Beer Week curmudgeon

I was going to write a snarky article about Saratoga Beer Week, just concluded, after finding this post from the very first Beer Week in 2012. Then, the organizers were worried that no one would come to a beer event … Continue reading

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Eating Local (ish) in Saratoga Springs, New York

When my family moved from San Francisco to upstate New York in 2008, we tried to ease the transition by visiting a few farms. It was disconcerting to meet farmers who drove from Washington County or Columbia County straight down … Continue reading

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Wrapping up Saratoga Restaurant Week 2014

Why do consumer brands put coupons in the newspaper? To get trial from new customers who hopefully will become regular buyers. They know that many shoppers will buy just to get the discounts, and many of those who use the … Continue reading

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Where to eat lunch in Saratoga Springs, NY

Welcome to my fellow bloggers who are in town for Wordcamp on October 11, 2014. Here’s where to eat lunch in Saratoga. The following list is not exhaustive but covers the spots I recommend. These are quick, grab-a-bite places so … Continue reading

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Recipe: Shrimp and Grits after Ric Orlando

Celebrity Chef Ric Orlando, currently of New World Catering and formerly of “Chopped”, demo’d this Shrimp and Grits recipe at the 2014 Saratoga Wine & Food Festival. I asked him if I could share the recipe and he gave me … Continue reading

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Saratoga Wine and Food Festival leaves satisfactory aftertaste

Last weekend’s Saratoga Wine and Food Festival seemed a bit more laid back than in prior years. The crowds were just a bit lighter and as a result the lines were short and there was plenty of room for standing … Continue reading

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The 2014 Saratoga Wine and Food Festival is THIS WEEKEND

Yesterday I found a parking spot in downtown Saratoga Springs, New York. That means two things: the track season is over. And the annual Saratoga Wine and Food Festival is coming up fast. This year’s event snuck up on us because … Continue reading

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Saratoga Chowderfest 2014

After barely nudging double digits for weeks, the weather warmed up for today’s Saratoga Chowderfest and chowder lovers showed up en masse. (Although I think the crowds are a bit down from previous years, perhaps because locals have lost the … Continue reading

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Recipe: Old-Fashioned Bread Stuffing

Ingredients: 1 c finely chopped celery ½ c chopped onion ½ c margarine or butter 1 t dried sage leaves, crushed ½ t Kosher salt 8 c dried cubes of bread ¾ c water or chicken or turkey stock Method: … Continue reading

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Are food trucks over-rated?

I’ve been eating at a lot of food trucks recently… at a local Food Truck Rodeo here in Saratoga, at the annual Eat Real event in Oakland, and at the weekly Off the Grid party in San Francisco’s Fort Mason. … Continue reading

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