By Christine Graf
Linnaea DiNallo’s foray into the restaurant business began in 2012 after she left her career as a full-time graphic designer. During the spring of that year, she opened the Iron Roost, a restaurant at 36 Front St. in Ballston Spa.
On. Dec. 4, the 39-year-old opened her second business, Two Birds Marketplace, at 32 Front St., next door to the Iron Roost.
Two Birds is an extension of the Iron Roost and offers a line of baked goods, including fresh-baked breads, muffins, scones, and cookies. All bakery items are made from scratch, and gluten free and vegan options are available.
Pies can be special ordered, and plans are underway to offer custom cakes. Custom bakery orders can be placed online through the store’s web site.
In addition to offering baked goods, Two Birds features a rotating selection of prepared foods in its “grab and go” cooler. DiNallo said at any given time, the cooler is stocked with grain salads, green salads, parfaits, and overnight oats. Buddha bowls—deconstructed salads that contain vegetables, whole grains, plant proteins, and grains—are also a popular cooler item at Two Birds.
In the near future, a variety of fresh wraps will be available, she said.