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Girl Gone Eating: A summary of good eats in Albany from this summer


Every once in a while I like to pull together a list of good books I've written about, but this time I'm going to do a list of the places our blogger Chrys has been to and loved. I may add a few of my own on here. For both of us, we mostly post blurbs and photos on the GGS Facebook page. If you haven't given it a like yet, go do it now. You're missing out on some great local food joints!



I want to remind our readers these food excursions are not paid for by anyone except ourselves. We do not get free meals or discounts for talking about a place, and as you can see, I don't allow advertising on the Girl Gone Smart web site. This is all done because we love Albany, food, books, travels, and real people telling their stories.


Without further ado and in no particular order, the places we've loved are:

(If there's a blog associated, it will be linked.)


  • Kitchen 216: (Albany) Mac & Cheese, Fried Chicken, Jerk Chicken

  • Chops and Hops Meat Market: (Latham) "Best cheesesteak I've ever had!"

  • Café Madison Loudon Plaza: (Albany) Raspberry Oatmeal Pancakes

  • River Road House: (Rotterdam) Hand-packed Road House Burger, BBQ Chicken "Better than Brooks!" Fried Calzone

  • Popeye's: (Albany) The new chicken sandwich beats Chick-Fil-A!

  • The New Madison Grille: (Albany) Best bar AND best pizza!

  • Indian Ladder Farms Cider and Brewery: (Altamont): Smoked Deviled Eggs

  • Roux Restaurant: (Slingerlands) Tuesday $10 burger nights are totally worth it

  • The Boil Shack: (Albany) Heather's favorite place - hands down - for the crab boils

  • Amantes Pizza: (Troy) Pizza!

  • Savoy Taproom: (Albany) Shrimp & Grits for brunch

  • Schenectady Green Market: (Schenectady) Insanely fresh hummus

  • Brick House Tavern & Tap: (Latham) Deviled Eggs and Hot Wings

  • The Cheese Traveler (Albany) The Friday night cookout!

  • The Excelsior Pub: (Albany) Chicken Wings and Chicken Speedies

  • Cheesecake Machismo: (Albany) Chrys's favorite place!

Go ahead and try any of these places and let us know what you think!


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