Saturday, August 23, 2008

August notes...

I've been really delinquent on this blog lately because I've been busy! The garden is bursting right now and I have some food canning/preserving to do. Farmer's Market today for eggs and cookies. Making zucchini pancakes and salsa tomorrow. I've been buying wild-caught salmon at Hannaford and grilling it= out of this world.

Some notes:
last night went to Bellini's in Clifton Park and it was okay, but not the kind of place you'd go out of your way for. Typical suburban strip mall Italian joint with huge portions, over-friendly waitstaff, but decent pastas. Our salad was pathetic, though: lots of the greens were actually yellow. Which to my mind is inexcusable this time of year. We needed to get out of the house, though, and the pasta with chicken in garlic cream sauce was pretty good.

We Love Troy!
Just in case you haven't seen this, it's worth a gander:

It says: Burke's Blue Collar, A Working-Class Bar. CHEAP BOOZE, NASTY STAFF, PRETTY GOOD FOOD.

You can't beat it for truth in advertising. And then there's this life-sized cardboard cutout just as a bonus:


Alex said...

Yeah - I love that sign (we took a picture of it when we saw it for the first time). When Obama isn't drinking there, they often have the "breakfast special" ($2 drinks until 11 AM). Nothing says "Alcoholics welcome here" quite like that.

strayfarce said...

Nice! Friend told me about your site. Will add you to my list of food sites as I have a food site of my own. :) (it's on my profile)

Never heard of Le Marche Vert, will have to check it out!