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April 2012 Archives

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All the fans of Beverly's Cafe can now enjoy breakfast at the Turf Club. Beverly Reedy is teaming up with her son Rob Cone, the restaurant's executive chef, and will start serving breakfast at the Turf Club in Saratoga.

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comfort-kitchen-dish.jpgSoon Saratoga will be home to a new restaurant serving up the most irresistible comfort foods known to mankind. Comfort Kitchen is located in the Saratoga Marketplace, and Chef-Owner Rory Moran graced Saratoga.com with an interview.

This interview covers everything from his inspiration for opening this new restaurant, to Comfort Kitchen menu items we can expect, to Rory's personal favorite comfort foods and more. You don't want to miss a thing!

Saratoga.com Interview With Rory Moran, Chef-Owner Of Comfort Kitchen In Saratoga

What inspired you to open "Comfort Kitchen" in Saratoga?

Comfort Kitchen has been brewing in my mind for years now. I've always taken great joy out of cooking food for people that they love and crave. The concept began about 4 years ago, and I couldn't be more excited that it is now becoming a reality.

What kinds of foods will the new restaurant offer? Have you established a menu yet?

The menu is inspired by food that I loved and ate when I was growing up. Comfort food to me is the food that you asked your mom to make on your birthday, or a food that evokes a memory from your childhood. Every dish is house made and based on local, seasonal ingredients.

Some of the dishes I'm most excited about are the 'Make your own' Mac & Cheese, Fresh Ground Burger, Tater Tots, Shrimp Po' Boy, House Maple Brined Turkey Sandwich, Donuts, and Milk & Cookies. I will also have rotating house made pastas, seasonal salads and soup specials.

It seemed like just yesterday we were saying goodbye to the former Sangwych sandwich shop in Saratoga, and now we are welcoming its successor in its place.

Mio Posto is the new American Italian restaurant open at the former Sangwych location at 68 Putnam Street in Saratoga Springs, NY. They made some renovations inside to spruce the place up, and they feature eight tables for dining.

Main Street has long been a small-town staple across the United States. Picture locally owned businesses and meticulously decorated window fronts - where communities can come together, and a place to take pride in.

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Today main streets are making a comeback for all the right reasons and it's no surprise that Saratoga is at the top of the list!

Travel & Leisure has named Saratoga Springs one of 'America's Greatest Main Streets!'

rocknrun.jpgIf you haven't started training for the SPAC Rock & Run yet, get on it! The 5k race through the Spa State Park is one month away!

Rock & Run is a great 5k to participate in. The track is flat, the surrounding area is great, and there's a different band rocking out every 1/2 mile or so to keep you going! It's said that this is the fastest growing 5k in the area, and there were at least 1,000 participants last spring! I wonder how many will run this year?

The earlier you register for this race, the better off you'll be. For details on that, read on..
contest-brewfest.jpgDid you go to Saratoga Brewfest last year? Wasn't it a blast? For those of you that haven't attended the event, it's a whole afternoon to sample local, regional, and national craft beer from over 40 breweries!

There will be at least 100 brews available to sample, as well as industry guest speakers, vendors, live music, and a beautiful setting!

What's even better? You can win two FREE tickets right here! A total of ten winners will be chosen to receive two tickets each to this great event.


Good Luck! Maybe you'll be one of the 20 people going to Brewfest on us!

Locals flock to PJ's Bar-B-Q during the summer months for their famous barbecued cuisine. Now, after almost three decades of being a seasonal summer business, PJ's Bar-B-Q will be serving their famous comfort food year round.

The restaurant will open late spring with a new look and under the new name "PJ's Bar-B-QSA."

Six charitable organizations from the Capital District have been selected to be a part of Saratoga Casino and Raceway's second annual "Party for a Cause" series.

If you enjoy sitting poolside and having a smoke at Saratoga Spa State Park, you may be in for a surprise this year. Visitors will no longer be able to smoke in designated areas this summer at Saratoga Spa State Park.

Jonathan and Tiffany Albert, owners of Putnam Den have opened the new tapas restaurant, The Living Room on 30 Caroline Street. The Living Room has becoming instantly popular and already has a large following!

First Night Saratoga, the Spa City's New Year's Eve family-oriented celebration of the arts and of the community, is seeking artists to participate in the event on December 31st.

MP900422371.JPGLooking for a low-impact workout that can be modified for every fitness level? Saratoga Cycling Studio is a unique new fitness studio in town that promises just that.

A unique cycling program known as Spinning®, offered at Saratoga Cycling Studio, helps you ease your way into the world of fitness and exercise.

Co-Written By Maura Titterington & Destiny Malone

Saratoga could soon be home to the first horse park in New York State!

What is a horse park? A horse park is a not-for-profit facility that can be used for competitions, horse shows, polo events and more. A horse park could also offer programs for riders with disabilities as well as clinics and demonstrations for educational purposes. A horse park is large enough to have the ability to host multiple events in the same weekend.

New York State Horse Park, Inc. is the organization devoted to creating the area's first horse park in Saratoga. They are a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation.

All women crave that beach inspired wavy hair. Now, you too can have that look without all of the products and the fuss! Kerri Tanner from The Strand Hair Studio will be the first group worldwide to be getting certified in New York City with Nick Arrojo (from TLC's What Not To Wear) for the New American Wave.

parrotheadcontest.jpgJimmy Buffet fans, are you heading to the Parrot Head Festival this summer? The Saratoga County Fairgrounds will be transformed into Margaritaville on June 23 with three amazing bands, grass skirts, VIP sand bar, Landshark Lager, great food, and of course, margaritas!

Who wouldn't want to have a Cheeseburger in Paradise and party all afternoon Caribbean style?

Even better, you Parrot Heads have a chance to win a FREE pair of tickets to the festival right here on Saratoga.com! You can enter once per day to increase your chances of winning the tickets (a $70 value).


Stop the press! The Brindisi's spot is no longer up for grabs - Ruso's Restaurant has snagged the space!

A few weeks ago we mentioned that the extremely affordable bus service, Megabus, would offer a route that stopped in Saratoga Springs

Today, I am here to announce that this new route is in service starting today and we've got all the details!

The Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC) will be making some changes to give guests a better experience at their events.

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