Ok, maybe that isn't 100% true, but she really did get me started on my Troy education. When I first moved to Albany almost 25 years ago, I received some advice from a childhood friend regarding Troy. He said, and I quote, "Troy is the armpit of the Universe." I was uncertain exactly what that … Continue reading Everything I know about Troy, I learned from Mary Panza
Yesterday was the first snow day my district has had this academic year - and it was well worth the wait. I understand that we don't all have the luxury of a delayed start or the cancellation of our work day due to the weather and think you should know I am very appreciative of … Continue reading What makes a perfect snow day?
Let's talk about pizza, shall we? I mean, I know my boys would happily eat pizza on the 6th day of Christmas. Truth be told, they'd be content eating pizza six days a week, probably. Good thing we have some options in the DelSo. First up - Gourmella's! I'll begin by saying I'm not all … Continue reading 12 Days of Christmas ~ Dining Delso
Pizza a la CapriccioLooks like there may be a new contender in AOA's Tournament of Pizza. Friday night Yasmine, Will and I ventured to Capriccio for a late night, grown-up dinner and were the lucky recipients of Franco's beautiful circle of love. The pizza Margherita was delicious! Six slices of crisp crust, fresh, flavorful sauce, and generous mozzarella … Continue reading Pizza @Cafe Capriccio
My most recent trip to the city involved revisiting favorite spots and exploring some new ones. Otto (8th Street just east of 5th Avenue) is a place to which I frequently find myself returning. Seriously, I've probably been to this restaurant more than 8 times in the last couple of years - it's just really good. … Continue reading Otto
The Lilly males recently enjoyed some pizza from Andriano's in Delmar - if you go there, I strongly recommend their white pizza. In their absence, I took the opportunity to make a completely self-indulgent, throw-on-whatever-I-want kind of pizza for myself. I started with purchased dough simply because it was BOGO at the Chopper and I had some … Continue reading Pizza for grown-ups
In honor of the official first weekend of Football Sunday, we ordered take-out from the new place in the DelSo, Pizzalo, last week. In addition to pizza their menu features pasta, salads, subs and wings, which certainly is convenient if you're serving a crowd with divergent appetites. We kept things simple by placing a focused … Continue reading Pizzalo