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Quintessence to bring great eats, vibe to Saratoga County

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Ahhhhh.....now this is great news to foodies who enjoy classic American fare with a twist, and lovers of the funky and eclectic. Perfect for Saratoga County, right?

Fans of the New Scotland Ave., Albany restaurant will rejoice in the impending opening of the second location of this throw-back diner with it's offerings of simple but unique fare at modest prices ($$) which will include their popular burgers, vegetarian dishes such as tofu omlettes and garden burgers, and of course, their famous chicken teriyaki. quintessence-img.JPG

The owners hope to obtain a liquor license in short order. However, Quintessence will most likely open without it at it's additional location at the former Bloomers on Rte. 9, just south of Exit 13 on the Northway.

Just as important as the food is the kicked-back, retro-cool atmosphere which encourages patrons to stay and enjoy the many excellent entertainers that Quintessence hosts, including local artists and legends such as Ernie Williams.

For those of us who live north of Albany with much love and great memories of the New Scotland restaurant, the opening of this Quintessence is really something to look forward to. And for those who haven't visited the Albany location: prepare to be delighted.

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