Give thanks to area farmers, businesses by buying local ingredients
A bounty of area businesses and markets make shopping local for all the ingredients of a customary Thanksgiving dinner a relatively easy task.
Share your Thanksgiving traditions with The Spotlight
We are looking for reader-submitted recipes for our Nov. 13 Thanksgiving Lifestyle edition.
Chain restaurant offers fresh seafood, specialty cocktails and Sunday brunch specials
Bonefish Grill, a casual dinning seafood chain restaurant, held its grand opening on Monday, Oct. 7, after holding a charity event benefiting the Capital District Habitat for Humanity the prior Saturday.
Plans advancing for chain’s ‘store of the decade,’ completion by end of year
Renovations are giving the Latham Price Chopper more than a fresh look and new layout, because prepared foods, a casual dinning experience and specialty food choices will soon present “chopper shoppers” with a top notch experience, according to Neil Golub, executive chairman of the Golub Corp. board.
“Viva Italia” fundraiser replete with food, drinks and entertainment
Through a joined love of Italian culture, one local organization is hoping to share its heritage the best way possible – through Italian food and entertainment.
Dave & Buster’s opens in Crossgates Mall featuring food, drinks, sports and a lot of games
As you walk towards the flashing lights beaming from the “Million Dollar Midway” at Dave & Buster’s, it’s hard not to feel like a kid again.
Annual Battle of the Brews benefits the Red Cross
The 16th Annual American Red Cross Battle of the Brews will be setting up its tents this upcoming Travers weekend, with a taste for everyone from the occasional sipper to the certified cicerone.
Outlet serves as buy local point for wholesale and retail buyers
Since it first opened in 1933, the Capital District Cooperative, Inc. has traveled a road of changes. With the rising “buy local” movement, the Menands-based farmers market is celebrating its 80th anniversary with a bigger presence than ever.
New services, same philosophy at co-op’s redesigned store on Watervliet Avenue
On Wednesday, June 19, the Honest Weight Food Co-Op opened its brand new doors to 2,500 customers at 100 Watervliet Ave.
Family-friendly Go Green Day to feature recycling, demos, good eats
Go Green Day 2013 will be held Saturday, April 27, at Farnsworth Middle School in Guilderland. Several area groups worked together to create the educational event and recycling drop off, along with opportunities to donate a variety of items to local causes and organizations.
This Point of View column appeared in the March 27, 2013, edition of the Colonie Spotlight.
Unique chocolate treats offer break from Valentine’s Day tradition
While chocolate is often seen as a can’t-fail Valentines gift, the traditional heart-shaped box of sweets might strike some as clichéd. But for those looking to stray from convention will be met with a sweet surprise at Capital District candy shops.
Mall managements hopes new business will draw crowds
After years of courting entertainment options to fill vacant space within Crossgates Mall, officials recently announced that a Dave and Busters will be coming to the shopping center.
Tea House Asian Bistro opens in former Friendly’s building
Jim Zheng has always wanted to own an authentic Asian teahouse and now his dream is becoming a reality.
Cooking Channel features Elsmere firefighter in upcoming episode
Delmar Resident Christopher Massie will be featured on The Cooking Channel's new show "My Grandmother's Raviolis" hosted by Comedian Mo Rocca.