Thursday, August 21, 2014

Albany Co. 2014 restaurant health inspection results (J-Z)

Here, in alphabetical order through the letter "J" through the letter "Z," are the results of the most recent 2014 health inspections of Albany County restaurants and food vendors, as listed by Open NY's Health Data website. Results of "A" through "I" were posted earlier this week.

Because this compilation is meant as a commercial diner's guide, schools, training facilities and private clubs are not included unless they serve to the public.

The results are broken into three categories -- critical violations cited, non-critical violations cited and no violations cited. Critical violations are explained; non-critical violations have a very wide range of definitions, and can include anything from unsatisfactory construction, improper food temperatures, uncovered foods, cross-contamination possibilities, unsatisfactory toilet facilities, improper garbage collection and storage, dirty wiping cloths, soiled food prep surfaces, and more. If you want to find specifics of any non-critical citations, check here.

CRITICAL VIOLATIONS

• A One of a Kind Gift, 1226 Central Avenue, Albany (1/17/14): 1 critical, 4 non-critical violations -- Toxic chemicals are improperly labeled, stored or used so that contamination of food can occur.
• Jessica Stone's, 738 Loudon Road, Latham (1/24/14): 1 critical, 3 non-critical violations -- Effective measures not used to control entrance (rodent-, insect-proof construction). Harborage areas available for rodents, insects and other vermin.
• Joey G's, 16 Division Street, Cohoes (1/23/14): 1 critical, 2 non-critical violations -- Potentially hazardous foods are not kept at or below 45℉ during cold holding, except smoked fish not kept at or below 38℉ during cold holding.
• Mancini's Deli & Pizza, 337 Broadway, Menands (1/9/14): 1 critical, 3 non-critical violations -- Precooked refrigerated potentially hazardous food is not reheated to 165℉ or above within two hours.
• Marisa's Place, 5 New Karner Road, Guilderland (2/11/14): 1 critical, 2 non-critical violations -- Lighting and ventilation inadequate, fixtures not shielded, dirty ventilation hoods, ductwork, filters, exhaust fans.
• McDonald's, Broadway and 16th Street, Watervliet (1/10/14): 1 critical violation -- Water/ice: Unsafe, unapproved sources, cross connections.
• Milestone Restaurant, 9 Frontage Road, Glenmont (4/10/14): 1 critical, 6 non-critical violations -- Enough refrigerated storage equipment is not present, properly designed, maintained or operated so that all potentially hazardous foods are cooled properly and stored below 45℉ as required.
• Moe's Southwest Grill, 1704 Western Avenue, Albany (3/14/14): 1 critical, 8 non-critical violations -- Enough refrigerated storage equipment is not present, properly designed, maintained or operated so that all potentially hazardous foods are cooled properly and stored below 45℉ as required.
• Munchies On Madison, 848 Madison Avenue, Albany (2/12/14): 2 critical, 1 non-critical violations -- Potentially hazardous foods are not kept at or below 45℉ during cold holding, except smoked fish not kept at or below 38℉ during cold holding; cooked or prepared foods are subject to cross-contamination.
• Nathan's Family Deli, 113 Bridge Avenue, Cohoes (2/27/14): 1 critical, 3 non-critical violations -- Canned foods found in poor conditions(leaks, severe dents, rusty, swollen cans).
• Nick's Tavern, 2437 Broadway, Watervliet (2/11/14): 1 critical, 7 non-critical violations -- Water/ice: Unsafe, unapproved sources, cross connections.
• Nosh NY Deli, 1645 Western Avenue, Albany (3/4/14): 2 critical, 8 non-critical violations -- Potentially hazardous foods are not kept at or below 45℉ during cold holding, except smoked fish not kept at or below 38℉ during cold holding; cooked or prepared foods are subject to cross-contamination; precooked refrigerated potentially hazardous food is not reheated to 165℉ or above within two hours.
• Orchard Tavern, 68 North Manning Boulevard, Albany (3/31/14): 1 critical, 3 non-critical violations -- Food workers prepare raw and cooked or ready to eat food products without thorough hand-washing and sanitary glove changing in between.
• Oyishi Japan, Colonie Center, Colonie (6/10/14): 1 critical, 10 non-critical violations -- Potentially hazardous foods are not kept at or below 45℉ during cold holding, except smoked fish not kept at or below 38℉ during cold holding; cooked or prepared foods are subject to cross-contamination; precooked refrigerated potentially hazardous food is not reheated to 165℉ or above within two hours.
• Paesan's Pizza, 1785 Western Avenue, Albany (1/6/14): 1 critical, 2 non-critical violations -- Accurate thermometers not available or used to evaluate potentially hazardous food food temperatures during cooking, cooking, cooling, reheating and holding.
• Paesan's Pizza, 636 Loudon Road, Latham (2/10/14): 1 critical, 4 non-critical violations -- Potentially hazardous foods are not kept at or below 45℉ during cold holding, except smoked fish not kept at or below 38℉ during cold holding; cooked or prepared foods are subject to cross-contamination; precooked refrigerated potentially hazardous food is not reheated to 165℉ or above within two hours.
• Park View Pub, The, 560 Madison Avenue, Albany (5/19/14): 1 critical, 3 non-critical violations -- Accurate thermometers not available or used to evaluate potentially hazardous food food temperatures during cooking, cooking, cooling, reheating and holding.
• Peaches Cafe, Stuyvesant Plaza, Guilderland (4/25/14): 1 critical, 2 non-critical violations -- Potentially hazardous foods are not kept at or above 140℉ during hot holding.
• Pepper Jack's, 192 North Allen Street, Albany (2/26/14): 1 critical, 3 non-critical violations -- Potentially hazardous foods are not cooked by an approved method where the food temperature can be reduced from 120℉ to 70℉ or less within two hours and 70℉ to 45℉ within four hours.
• Pig Pit BBQ, 1 Niver Street, Cohoes (4/8/14): 1 critical, 2 non-critical violations -- Potentially hazardous foods are not cooled by an approved method where the food temperature can be reduced from 120℉ to 70℉ or less within two hours and 70℉ to 45℉ within four hours.
• Pixie's Pub & Pizzeria, Route 32, Feura Bush (4/10/14):  1 critical, 8 non-critical violations -- Food workers do not use proper utensils to eliminate bare hand contact with cooked or prepared foods.
• Pizza Gram Plus, 2514 Western Avenue, Altamont (2/28/14): 1 critical, 4 non-critical violations -- Food workers do not use proper utensils to eliminate bare hand contact with cooked or prepared foods.
• Polish Community Center, 225 Washington Avenue Extension, Albany (5/5/14): 1 critical, 6 non-critical violations -- Food from unapproved source, spoiled, adulterated on premises.
• Recovery Room, 62 New Scotland Avenue, Albany (3/14/14): 1 critical, 4 non-critical violations -- Enough refrigerated storage equipment is not present, properly designed, maintained or operated so that all potentially hazardous foods are cooled properly and stored below 45℉ as required.
• Romo's Pizza, 365 Feura Bush Road, Glenmont (3/6/14): 1 critical, 7 non-critical violations -- Accurate thermometers not available or used to evaluate potentially hazardous food food temperatures during cooking, cooking, cooling, reheating and holding.
• Roy's Caribbean Restaurant, 160A Quail Street, Albany (1/6/14): 1 critical violation -- Water/ice: Unsafe, unapproved sources, cross connections.
• Saati Deli & Catering, 586 Loudon Road, Latham (2/3/14): 1 critical, 6 non-critical violations -- Potentially hazardous foods are not kept at or above 140℉ during hot holding.
• Sitar Indian Restaurant, 1929 Central Avenue, Colonie (1/17/14): 1 critical, 4 non-critical violations -- Food from unapproved source, spoiled, adulterated on premises.
• Standard, The, Crossgates Mall, Guilderland (6/10/14): 3 critical and 4 non-critical violations -- Enough refrigerated storage equipment is not present, properly designed, maintained or operated so that all potentially hazardous foods are cooled properly and stored below 45℉ as required; potentially hazardous foods are not kept at or above 140℉ during hot holding; potentially hazardous foods are not kept at or below 45℉ during cold holding  except smoked fish not kept at or below 38℉ during cold holding; potentially hazardous foods are not cooled by an approved method where the food temperature can be reduced from 120℉ to 70℉ or less within two hours and 70℉ to 45℉ within four hours.
• Subway, 1186 Troy-Schenectady Road, Colonie (1/16/14): 1 critical and 1 non-critical violations -- Water/ice: Unsafe, unapproved sources, cross connections.
• Subway, 101 Saratoga Street, Cohoes (2/12/14): 1 critical and 4 non-critical violations -- Potentially hazardous foods are not kept at or below 45℉ during cold holding, except smoked fish not kept at or below 38℉ during cold holding.
• Subway, 324 Central Avenue, Albany (4/25/14): 1 critical and 8 non-critical conditions -- Accurate thermometers not available or used to evaluate potentially hazardous food food temperatures during cooking, cooking, cooling, reheating and holding.
• Subway, 579B New Scotland Avenue, Albany (1/23/14): 1 critical and 1 non-critical violations -- Water/ice: Unsafe, unapproved sources, cross connections.
• Subway, 679 Troy-Schenectady Road, Latham (1/23/14): 1 critical and 1 non-critical violations -- Water/ice: Unsafe, unapproved sources, cross connections.
• Subway, Crossgates Mall, Guilderland (2/20/14): 1 critical and 3 non-critical violations -- Potentially hazardous foods are not kept at or above 140℉ during hot holding.
• Sushi Tei, 1800 Western Avenue, Albany (4/22/14): 1 critical and 4 non-critical violations -- Food workers do not use proper utensils to eliminate bare hand contact with cooked or prepared foods.
• Sushi X, 710 Loudon Road, Latham (3/14/14): 1 critical and 3 non-critical violations -- Potentially hazardous foods are not stored under refrigeration except during necessary preparation or approved precooling procedures (room temperature storage).
• Tailored Tea, 1010 Troy-Schenectady Road, Latham (1/30/14): 1 critical violation -- Water/ice: Unsafe, unapproved sources, cross connections.
• Tala Bistro, 626 Loudon Road, Latham (1/17/14): 1 critical and 6 non-critical violations -- Food workers do not use proper utensils to eliminate bare hand contact with cooked or prepared foods.
• Torino Pizza & Pasta, Mobil Station, 1178 Western Avenue, Albany (3/5/14): 1 critical and 2 non-critical violations -- Accurate thermometers not available or used to evaluate potentially hazardous food food temperatures during cooking, cooking, cooling, reheating and holding.
• Trio's Pizzeria & Deli, 293 Ontario Street, Albany (5/8/14): 2 critical and 9 non-critical violations -- Enough refrigerated storage equipment is not present, properly designed, maintained or operated so that all potentially hazardous foods are cooled properly and stored below 45℉ as required; food from unapproved source, spoiled, adulterated on premises.
• Tuscan Oven Pizza and Cafe, 100 Broadway, Menands (1/9/14): 1 critical and 4 non-critical violations -- Potentially hazardous foods are not kept at or below 45℉ during cold holding, except smoked fish not kept at or below 38℉ during cold holding.
• Uncommon Grounds, 1225 Western Avenue, Albany (3/3/14): 1 critical and 5 non-critical violations -- Potentially hazardous foods are not kept at or below 45℉ during cold holding, except smoked fish not kept at or below 38℉ during cold holding. 

NON-CRITICAL VIOLATIONS

• Jack's Diner, 547 Central Avenue, Albany (2/16/14): 3 violations.
• Jake Moon Restaurant, 2082 Delaware Turnpike, Clarksville (5/21/14): 5 violations.
• Jaycee's Pizza Depot, 8 South Main Street, Voorheesville (3/7/14): 5 violations.
• J.C.'s Central Deli, 1814 Central Avenue, Albany (1/278/14): 1 violation.
• J.J. Rafferty's, 847 Loudon Road, Latham (2/10/14): 3 violations.
• Joe's Grill, 1044 Central Avenue, Albany (3/5/14): 2 violations.
• Joey G's Cafe, 1450 Western Avenue, Albany (2/12/14): 3 violations.
• Joey G's, 66 South Pearl Street (4/3/14): 2 violations.
• Johnny B's Glenmont Diner,21 Frontage Road, Glenmont (3/19/14): 7 violations.
• JT Maxie's, 240 Wolf Road, Colonie (2/11/14): 2 violations.
• Juicy Burgers & More, 5 New Karner Road, Guilderland (1/8/14): 4 violations.
• Kate's Corner Deli, 44 George Street, Green Island (2/26/14): 1 violation.
• Kate's Kakes at the Court Club, 444 Sand Creek Road, Colonie (2/27/14): 1 violation.
• KFC, 112 Broadway, Menands (1/14/14): 6 violations.
• Kim's Vietnamese Restaurant, 791 Madison Avenue, Albany (6/11/14): 5 violations.
• King's Wok, 2080 Western Avenue, Guilderland (3/10/14): 6 violations.
• KT's Barnside Eatery, 1182 Route 9W, Selkirk (1/23/14): 2 violations.
• La Empanada LLama, 26B Picotte Drive, Albany (6/5/14): 5 violations.
• La Famiglia Pizza, 1770 Central Avenue, Albany (2/27/14): 2 violations.
• La Fiesta Mexican Restaurant, 1610 Central Avenue, Albany (1/31/14): 4 violations.
• Lager House, The, 185 Old Loudon Road, Latham (2/27/14): 5 violations.
• Lam's Kitchen, 1800 Western Avenue, Albany (3/10/14): 7 violations.
• Lanie's Cafe, 471 Albany Shaker Road, Loudonville (1/15/14): 5 violations.
• Lanthier's Grove, 4 Dunsbach Ferry Road, Cohoes (4/2/14): 3 violations.
• Larry's Tavern, 1862 8th Avenue, Watervliet (2/7/14): 2 violations.
• Latham '76 Diner, 722 Old Loudon Road, Latham (3/5/14): 1 violation.
• Latham Biryani, 638 Loudon Road, Latham (6/10/14): 5 violations.
• L.A.X. Restaurant & Lounge, 203-207 Lark Street, Albany (4/2/14): 4 violations.
• Lemondrop, 65 Wolf Road, Colonie (1/3/14): 1 violation.
• Lil Buddha Tea Company, 274 Lark Street, Albany (3/6/14): 1 violation. 
• Little Anthony's, 1095A Central Avenue, Albany (1/31/14): 4 violations.
• Little Caesar's, 979 Central Avenue, Albany (1/30/14): 1 violation.
• Losee's Homestyle Deli, 1225 Route 9W, Selkirk (2/21/14): 2 violations.
• Los Panchos Mexican Grill & Bar 180 Delaware Avenue, Delmar (6/11/14): 1 violation.
• Lou Bea's Pizza, 159 Delaware Avenue, Delmar (3/21/14): 1 violation.
• Loving Cafe, 318 Delaware Avenue, Delmar (4/3/14): 4 violations.
• Low Beat, The, 335 Central Avenue, Albany (3/7/14): 4 violations.
• Lucky House Restaurant, 96 Remsen Street, Cohoes (2/25/14): 4 violations.
• Lynn's Uptown Tavern, 15 Colvin Avenue, Albany (4/30/14): 3 violations.
• Mac's Drive-In, 648 Third Avenue, Watervliet (4/18/14): 2 violations.
• Maggie's Cafe, 1186 Western Avenue, Albany (3/24/14): 11 violations.
• Mangia Restaurant, 1562 New Scotland Road, Slingerlands (1/6/14): 4 violations.
• Martel's Grill, Colonie Golf Course, 18 Consaul Road, Colonie (7/24/14) : 4 violations.
• Maurice's Sandwich Shop, 133 Wolf Road, Colonie (3/14/14): 1 violation.
• McDonald's, 1066 Central Avenue, Albany (1/13/14): 6 violations.
• McDonald's. 106 Wolf Road, Colonie (2/18/14): 6 violations.
• McDonald's, 103 Brook View Drive, NYS Thruway (3/4/14): 1 violations.
• McDonald's, 132Delaware Avenue, Delmar (2/6/14): 1 violation.
• McDonald's, 1814 Central Avenue, Albany (1/24/14): 3 violations.
• McDonald's, 376 Feura Bush Road, Glenmont (2/6/14): 4 violations.
• McDonald's, 391 Central Avenue, Albany (1/3/14): 4 violations.
• McDonald's, Empire State Plaza, Albany (6/3/14): 2 violations.
• McDonald's, 31 Holland Avenue, Albany (2/13/14): 3 violations.
• McDonald's, 1122 Troy-Schenectady Road, Latham (1/14/14): 2 violations.
• McDonald's, 256 Osborne Road, Loudonville (2/11/14): 2 violations.
• McDonald's, Latham Farms, Latham (2/4/14): 4 violations.
• McDonald's, 106-136 South Pearl Street, Albany (2/12/14): 5 violations.
• McDonald's, 161 Washington Avenue Extension, Albany (5/8/14): 4 violations.
• Mercato's III, 952 Troy-Schenectady Road, Latham (2/11/14): 1 violation.
• Michael's, 229 23rd Street, Watervliet (4/4/14): 4 violations.
• Michele's Food Service, 234 Vatrano Road, Albany (3/24/14): 2 violations.
• Mike's Diner, 3767 Carman Road, Guilderland (3/31/14): 4 violations.
• Milano Pizza, 1800 Western Avenue, Albany (2/11/14): 3 violations.
• Mingle, 544 Delaware Avenue, Albany (3/5/14): 3 violations.
• Ming's Wok, 1814 Central Avenue, Albany (1/27/14): 8 violations.
• Mio Vino Wine Bar & Bistro, 186 Main Street, Altamont (4/11/14): 2 violations.
• Miranda's Deli, 52 Columbia Street, Albany (6/13/14): 1 violation.
• Moe's Southwest Grill, 1704 Western Avenue, Albany (4/8/14): 6 violations.
• Moe's Southwest Grill, 243 Wolf Road, Colonie (1/28/14): 3 violations.
• Moe's Southwest Grill, 1417 Central Avenue, Albany (2/11/14): 23 violations.
• Moe's Southwest Grill, 1770 Central Avenue, Albany (3/14/14): 4 violations.
• Mr. Fuji Shushi, Stuyvesant Plaza, Guilderland, (2/3/14): 3 violations.
• Mr. Pio Pio, 160B Quail Street, Albany (4/30/14): 1 violation.
• Mr. Subb, 469 Albany Shaker Road, Loudonville (1/9/14): 1 violation.
• Mr. Subb, 630 Columbia Street Extension, Latham (1/17/14): 1 violation.
• Mr. Subb, 329 Glenmont Road, Glenmont (2/4/14): 3 violations.
• Mr. Subb, 2005 Western Avenue, Guilderland (2/4/14): 4 violations.
• Mr. Subb, Latham Farms, Latham (1/10/14): 1 violation.
• Mr. Subb, Loudon Plaza, 352 Northern Boulevard, Albany (1/2/14): 2 violations.
• Mr. Subb, 23E Lower Hudson, Green Island (2/6/14): 2 violations.
• Muddy's, 40 Lincoln Avenue, Watervliet (2/21/14): 7 violations.
• Mug Shots, 54 James Street, Albany (3/3/14): 4 violations.
• Murray's Pizza, 244 Delaware Avenue, Delmar (1/28/14): 3 violations.
• My Place & Company, 241 Delaware Avenue, Elsmere (6/30/14): 7 violations.
• Nana's Kitchen, 133 Remsen Street, Cohoes (3/3/14): 3 violations.
• Nathan's/Arthur Treacher's, Colonie Center, Colonie (1/31/14): 2 violations.
• Natural Way, A, 2568 Western Avenue, Altamont (5/8/14): 1 violation.
• News #1 Chinese Restaurant, 466 Delaware Avenue, Albany (4/4/14): 4 violations.
• New Elbo Room, The, 170 Delaware Avenue, Albany (1/7/14): 3 violations.
• New Empire Wok, 159 Delaware Avenue, Delmar (2/19/14): 9 violations.
• New Panda Chinese Takeout, 898 Loudon Road, Latham, (1/24/14): 5 violations.
• New Village Deli & Pizza, 1526 New Scotland Road, Slingerlands (3/7/14): 4 violations.
• New World Bistro Bar, 300 Delaware Avenue, Albany (1/28/14): 4 violations.
• New York Style Pizza, 638 Columbia Street Extension, Latham (1/17/14): 1 violation.
• Nicole's Restaurant, 556 Delaware Avenue, Albany (1/30/14): 3 violations.
• Ninety Nine Restaurant & Pub, 107 Wolf Road, Colonie (2/19/14): 4 violations.
• O'Toole's Restaurant Pub, 1814 Central Avenue, Colonie (1/16/14): 3 violations.
• Paesan's Pizza, 289 Ontario Street, Albany (1/23/14): 2 violations.
• Paisano's Pizza Villa, Main Street, Altamont (4/8/14): 1 violation.
• Palais Royale, 164 Jefferson Street, Albany (3/26/14): 4 violations.
• Panda Takeout, 143 Central Avenue, Albany (4/24/14): 7 violations.
• Panera Bread Cafe, 65 Wolf Road, Colonie (2/3/14): 1 violation.
• Panera Bread Cafe, 161 Washington Avenue Extension, Albany (3/6/14): 2 violations.
• Panera Bread Cafe, Latham Farms, Latham (2/24/14): 1 violation.
• Park Playhouse, Washington Park, Albany (7/3/14): 6 violations.
• Pauly's Hotel, 337 Central Avenue, Albany (2/26/14): 3 violations.
• Pearl of the Orient, 471 Albany Shaker Road, Loudonville (1/21/14): 3 violations.
• Pepino, 1417 Central Avenue, Albany (2/21/14): 5 violations.
• Peppy D's Cafe, 18 Corporate Woods Boulevard, Albany (3/3/14): 3 violations.
• Perfect Blend Espresso Bar & Cafe, A, 3767-378 Delaware Avenue, Delmar (2/12/14): 5 violations.
• P.F. Chang's China Bistro, Colonie Center, Colonie (1/30/14): 4 violations.
• Phoenician's Lebanese Restaurant, 1686 Central Avenue, Albany (1/8/14): 4 violations.
• Pho Yum, 1558 Central Avenue, Albany (1/9/14): 2 violations.
• Pickles Deli, 3 Airport Park Boulevard, Colonie (4/7/14): 1 violation.
• Pizza Central, 1123 Central Avenue, Albany (3/11/14): 3 violations.
• Pizza Hut, 203 Wolf Road, Colonie (1/9/14): 3 violations.
• Pizza Hut, 20 Delatour Road, Watervliet (1/16/14): 2 violations.
• Pizza Mare & Deli, 1839 Central Avenue, Albany (1/16/14): 4 violations.
• Playdium Bowling Center, 363 Ontario Street, Albany (1/29/14): 1 violation.
• Plaza Deli, 264 Washington Avenue Extension, 2/4/14): 1 violation.
• Polish American Association, 50 Willow Street, Cohoes (3/7/14): 1 violation.
• Polish American Citizens Club, 110 Commerce Avenue, Albany (5/5/14): 1 violation.
• Popeye's Chicken & Biscuits, 900 VCentral Avenue, Albany (1/31/14): 2 violations.
• Pop's Pizza, 148 Columbia Street, Cohoes (9/24/14): 4 violations.
• Portofino's, 831 Loudon Road, Latham (4/1/14): 3 violations.
• Positano Importing, 1202 Troy-Schenectady Road, Latham (2/11/14): 3 violations.
• Professor Java, 217 Wolf Road, Colonie (1/30/14): 3 violations.
• Professor M. Barley's, 198 Quail Street, Albany (4/1/14): 3 violations.
• Provence, Stuyvesant Plaza, Guilderland (1/31/14): 1 violation.
• Punta Cana Bar & Lounge, 92 Second Avenue, Albany (6/17/14): 1 violation.
• Purple Pub, 2 Cohoes Road, Watervliet (4/4/14): 3 violations.
• Rainbow Ice Cream, 300 Ontario Street, Cohoes (5/19/14): 3 violations.
• Rain Modern Chinese, 259 Lark Street, Albany (2/21/14): 2 violations.
• Ralph's Tavern, 1328 Central Avenue, Albany (3/17/14): 7 violations.
• Recovery Sports Grill, 2080 Western Avenue, Guilderland (3/17/14): 1 violation.
• Recovery Sports Grill, 98 Wolf Road, Colonie (2/3/14): 2 violations.
• Red Robin, 880 Loudon Road, Latham (6/24/14): 5 violations.
• Reel Seafood Company, 195 Wolf Road, Colonie (3/14/14): 6 violations.
• Refuel Sandwichs & More, 2 Van Buren Boulevard, Guilderland Center (4/2/14): 3 violations.
• Risotto, 360 Northern Boulevard, Albany (1/15/14): 6 violations.
• Road House Grille, 27 Fuller Road, Albany (1/7/14): 7 violations.
• Romano's Macaroni Grill, 1 Metro Park & Wolf roads, Colonie (2/10/14): 5 violations.
• Roma Pizza, 200 Troy-Schenectady Road, Latham (3/26/14): 4 violations.
• Sadudee Thai, 1401 Broadway, Watervliet (5/2/14): 4 violations.
• Sage Bistro, 2050 Western Avenue, Guilderland (4/7/14): 3 violations.
• Sake Cafe, 273 New Scotland Avenue, Albany (1/22/14): 1 violation.
• Samurai Japanese Steakhouse, 158 Wolf Road, Colonie (2/28/14): 3 violations.
• Saratoga Cheesecake Company, 13 Warehouse Row, Albany (2/28/14): 1 violation.
• Saratoga Paint & Sip Studio, 584-596 Loudon Road, Latham (2/28/14): 2 violations.
• Scarboroughs, 497 Old Niskayuna Road, Latham (2/28/14): 1 violation.
• Schuyler Inn, 575 Broadway, Menands (4/10/14): 3 violations.
• Sea Fish Market & Grill, 594 Loudon Road, Latham (3/3/14): 4 violations.
• Shenanigan's, 2169 Central Avenue, Albany (3/21/14): 2 violations.
• Ship's Pub, 360 Northern Boulevard, Albany (2/6/14): 8 violations.
• Short & Stout Tea Company, 1736A Central Avenue, Albany (2/19/14): 3 violations.
• Side Door Cafe, 1656 Western Avenue, Albany (3/31/14): 3 violations.
• Silver Spoon Cafe, The, 2480 Route 9W, Ravena (3/5/14): 7 violations.
• Smokey Bones BBQ, 1557 Central Avenue, Colonie (1/9/14): 2 violations.
• South Wok, 329 Glenmont Road, Glenmont (2/7/14): 7 violations.
• Spot, The, 1621 Route 9W, Selkirk (5/15/14): 1 violation.
• Starbuck's, Crossgates Mall, Guilderland (2/24/14): 5 violations.
• Starbuck's, 1244 Western Avenue, Albany (1/29/14): 1 violation.
• Starbuck's, 18 Wolf Road, Colonie (1/8/14): 2 violations.
• Starbuck's, 594 Loudon Road, Latham (1/8/14): 2 violations.
• Submaker, The, 603 Broadway, Menands (4/8/14): 1 violation.
• Subway, 247 New Scotland Avenue, Albany (1/3/14): 4 violations.
• Subway, 1800 Western Avenue, Albany (2/19/14): 3 violations.
• Subway, 155 Wolf Road, Colonie (2/4/14): 1 violation.
• Subway, 69 State Street, Albany (2/4/1/4): 2 violations.
• Subway, 1767 Central Avenue, Albany (1/14/14): 1 violation.
• Subway, 180 Delaware Avenue, Delmar (2/3/14): 2 violations.
• Subway, 201 Henry Johnson Boulevard, Albany (3/13/14): 3 violations.
• Subway, 202 Washington Avenue, Albany (1/2/14): 2 violations.
• Subway, 21 New Scotland Avenue, Albany (3/3/14): 5 violations.
• Subway, 2568 Western Avenue, Altamont (2/25/14): 3 violations.
• Subway, 1613 Broadway, Watervliet (1/14/14): 5 violations.
• Subway, Latham Farms, Latham (3/3/14): 2 violations.
• Subway, 365 Feura Bush Road, Glenmont (2/3/14): 1 violation.
• Subway, 38 Fuller Road, Albany (1/8/14): 5 violations.
• Subway, 406 Kenwood Avenue, Delmar (1/7/14): 2 violations.
• Subway, 5 Maple Road, Voofrheesville (3/4/14): 2 violations.
• Subway, 79 Broadway, Menands (1/30/14): 1 violation.
• Subway, 898 Loudon Road, Latham (5/12/14): 5 violations.
• Subway, 900 Central Avenue, Albany (1/7/14): 1 violation.
• Subway, 187 Main Street, Altamont (2/6/14): 1 violation.
• Subway, Empire State Plaza, Albany (1/28/14): 4 violations.
• Subway, 265 Osborne Road, Loudonville (1/8/14): 3 violations.
• Subway, 2500 Royte 9W, Ravena (1/7/14): 2 violations.
• Subway, at  Huck Finn's, 25 Erie Boulevard, Albany (1/8/14): 2 violations.
• Sunset Recreation, 1158 Central Avenue, Albany (1/9/14): 3 violations.
• Sweet Basil Thai Restaurant, 370 Delaware Avenue, Albany (3/27/14): 3 violations.
• Sweet Willy's Pizzeria, 85 Sand Creek Road, Colonie (1/23/14): 4 violations.
• Swifty's, Restaurant & Pub, 367 Delaware Avenue, Delmar (6/10/14): 6 violations.
• Szechuan Empire II, 146 Main Street, Ravena (1/8/14): 11 violations.
• Taco Bell, Crossgates Mall, Guilderland (3/27/14): 4 violations.
• Taiwan Noodle, 218 Central Avenue, Albany (3/17/14): 1 violation.
• Tasty Eatery Asian Market, 1245 Central Avenue, Albany (2/6/14): 9 violations.
• TCBY, 1512 Western Avenue, Albany (1/28.14): 1 violation.
• TCBY, 594 Loudon Road, Latham (1/16/14): 1 violation.
• Tesoro, 2080 Western Avenue, Guilderland (3/4/14): 5 violations.
• Tex's BBQ/Longhorn Catering, 26 Washington Avenue, Cohoes (4/25/14): 2 violations.
• TGI Friday's, Stuyvesant Plaza, Guilderland (3/10/14): 4 violations.
• Thatcher Street Pub, 16 Thatcher Street, Albany (3/26/14): 3 violations.
• That's A Wrap, Crossgates Mall, Guilderland (5/19/14): 1 violation.
• Tierra Coffee Roasters, 1038 Madison Avenue, Albany (2/25/14): 5 violations.
• Tina's Corner Cafe, 4 Palisades Drive, Albany (2/12/14): 1 violation.
• T.J.'s Cafe, 1133 Central Avenue, Albany (1/17/14): 2 violations.
• Tommy's Place, 462 Albany Shaker Road, Loudonville (1/15/14): 4 violations.
• Tool's Restaurant, 283 Delaware Avenue, Delmar (2/18/14): 5 violations.
• Truman's Restaurant & Grille, 1647 Central Avenue, Albany (1/17/14): 2 violations.
• Uncle John's Diner, 300½ Ontario Street, Cohoes (6/4/14): 1 violation.
• Via Fresca, 1666 Western Avenue, Albany (3/4/14): 1 violation.
• Victory Cafe, The, 8-10 Sheridan Avenue, Albany (4/22/14): 4 violations.
• Victory Grove, 32 Cadillac Avenue, Albany (6/26/14): 2 violations.
• Village Pizzeria, 2381 Route 9W, Ravena (1/31/14): 2 violations.
• Vinny's Lunchette, 160 Delaware Avenue, Delmar (1/28/14): 2 violations.

NO VIOLATIONS

• Jericho Drive-In Theater, 21 Jericho Road, Glenmont (4/11/14)
• Jim's Tastee Freez, 58 Delaware Avenue, Albany (3/20/14)
• KFC, 1235 Central Avenue, Albany (1/15/14)
• KFC, 274 Delaware Avenue, Albany (2/14/14)
• Kurver Kreme, 1349 Central Avenue, Colonie (3/24/14)
• Latham Circle Diner, 813 Loudon Road, Latham (2/20/14)
• Lyndon's Kitchen & More, 613 Clinton Avenue, Albany (4/156/14)
• Maria's Tailgate Tavern, 2563 Western Avenie, Guilderland (3/18/14)
• Maurice's Deli / Soho Wraps & Salads, 11-15 South Pearl Street, Albany (7/1/14)
• McDonald's, 1602 Western Avenue, Albany (2/2/14)
• Menchie's Frozen Yogurt, 1417 Central Avenue, Albany (2/11/14)
• Mezzanotte, 2026 Western Avenue, Albany (5/5/14)
• Midtown Tap and Tea Room (289 New Scotland Avenue, Albany (3/5/14)
• Mr. Subb, 1558 Central Avenue, Albany (1/9/14)
• Mr. Subb, Colonie Center, Colonie (2/10/14)
• Next Generation Vending & Food Service, 116 Railroad Avenue, Albany (2/12/14)
• On the Farm, 261 Troy-Schenectady Road, Latham (5/5/14)
• Orange Julius/Just Juice, Crossgates Mall, Guilderland (2/20/14)
• Orchard Creek Cider House Restaurant, 6700 Dunnsville Road, Altamont (5/1/14)
• Other Company Restaurant, The, 1814 Central Avenue, Albany (1/24/14)
• Papa John's Pizza, 571 New Scotland Avenue, Albany (1/10/14)
• Peppy D's 2, 20 Corporate Woods Boulevard, Albany (1/9/14)
• Philly Bar & Grill, 622 Watervliet-Shaker Road, Latham (1/29/14)
• Pho Yum, 272 Delaware Avenue, Albany (1/28/14)
• Pizzeria Uno, 601 Troy-Schenectady Road, Latham (2/4/14)
• Pizzeria Uno, Crossgates Mall, Guilderland (6/12/14)
• Point, The, 1100 Madison Avenue, Albany (4/30/14)
• Pretzel Maker, Crossgates Mall, Guilderland (2/21/14)
• Pruyn House, 207 Old Niskayuna Road, Latham (2/12/14)
• Ravena Diner, 11 Madison Avenue, Ravena (2/12/14)
• Regal Cinema 18, Crossgates Mall, Guilderland (3/11/14)
• Regal Cinemas, Colonie Center, Colonie (2/11/14)
• Rocks, 77 Central Avenue, Albany (6/12/14)
• Ross', 1342 New Scotland Road, Slingerlands (5/6/14)
• Ruby Tuesday, Crossgates Mall, Guilderland (6/10/14)
• Ruby Tuesday, 675 Troy-Schenectady Road, Latham (1/13/14)
• Salsa Latina, 315 Central Avenue, Albany (3/31/14)
• Scrumptious, 711 Troy-Schenectady Road, Latham (1/16/14)
• Scubber's Hot Wings 2 Go, 186 Wolf Road, Colonie (1/30/14)
• Smith's Tavern, 112 Maple Avenue, Voorheesville (3/19/14)
• Spare Time, 375 Troy-Schenectady Road, Latham (1/13/14)
• Starbuck's, 2080 Western Avenue, Guilderland (5/8/14)
• Starbuck's, 243 Wolf Road, Colonie (1/28/14)
• Starbuck's, Albany Med HIlton, 62 New Scotland Avenue, Albany (3/3/14)
• Starbuck's, 10 North Pearl Street, Albany (3/13/14)
• Starbuck's, Stuyvesant Plaza, Guilderland (4/8/14)
• Sub Stop, The, 109 Columbia Street, Cohoes (2/20/14)
• Subway, 1066 Madison Avenue, Albany (2/12/14)
• Subway, 88 Wolf Road, Colonie (4/16/14)
• Taco Bell, 1010 Central Avenue, Albany (1/8/14)
• Taco Bell, 56 Wolf Road, Colonie (1/9/14)
• Taco Bell, 676 Loudon Road, Latham (2/6/14)
• Taco Bell, Colonie Center, Colonie (2/21/14)
• Tango Restaurant Bar & Grill, 1228 Western Avenue, Albany (2/26/14)
• Tastee Treat Ice Cream & Good Food, 2070 New Scotland Road, Slingerlands (4/17/14)
• TCBY, 594 Loudon Road, Latham (1/16/14)
• Ted's Fish Fry, 203 Wolf Road, Colonie (1/16/14)
• Ted's Fish Fry, 447 Third Avenue, Watervliet (5/13/14)
• Tierra Coffee Roasters, Madison Theatre, 1036 Madison Avenue, Albany (2/21/14)
• Toll Gate, 1569 New Scotland Road, Slingerlands (6/30/14)
• Tom's Grille, 196 Lark Street, Albany (4/23/14)
• Unique Catering at Milano, 594 Loudon Road, Latham (3/3/14)
• Victory Bookstore & Cafe, 1304 Central Avenue, Albany (1/9/14)
• Vince Anna's Restaurant, 160 Creamery Road, Greenville (5/6/14)

The Grille at 138 joins Albany restaurant scene

ALBANY -- Bonnie Kohl wasn't out of the restaurant business for long. She closed her Delmar restaurant, The Rustic Gourmet, in April, but on Monday opened The Grille at 138 in downtown Albany.

The new venture fills the space at 138 Washington Avenue, opposite the Albany Institute of History & Art, that formerly was home to a pair of pubs, Anna O'Keefe's then Smitty's.

The Grille currently serves lunch and dinner weekdays, dinner on Saturday and, according to a staff member, will introduce a Sunday brunch menu on September 7.

The lunch and dinner menus have some interesting offerings -- such salad dressings as warm bacon vinaigrette, blood orange vinaigrette and house dressing with roasted shallots; a stuffed croissant lobster roll; gremolata-topped beef shank osso bucco with root vegetables over polenta, and a seafood Newburg consisting of sautéed lobster, scallops and shrimp topped with a puff pastry in a classic Newburg sauce, served with four-grain rice. You can survey the wine list here.

Current hours: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday-Friday, 4 to 11 p.m. Saturday. Phone: 626-0030.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

A trip through the Capital Region's foodie revolving door

OPENING



Alaturco Mediterranean Grill has opened at 2007 Doubleday Avenue in Ballston Spa. Since "Mediterranean" can refer to any one of numerous cuisines -- North African, southern European, parts of the Middle East -- it's good to know which one this is. It's mostly Anatolian, which is the ancient name for the region now containing Turkey and parts of several neighboring nations. You can check Alaturco's two-page menu here and here.  Hours: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Phone: 490-2338. It also offers delivery in the immediate area.

CLOSING
• After more than six years in business, the Indian restaurant Zaika, located at 54 Clifton Country Road in Clifton Park, will close after dinner service on August 31, according to a Times Union posting. The hard-luck venue, which opened 17 years ago as the Conservatory Grill, is a standalone building adjacent to the Clifton Park Center shopping mall -- which itself is a reinvention of the hard-luck Clifton Country Mall. Since then, it has seen a succession of restaurants of all types come and quickly go. This closing, however, won't be the last restaurant venture for owner Sonny Brar. Keep reading ...

DEVELOPING

Terra International Cuisine, a "vegetable-focused" venture by Sonny Brar, still is being developed, now with an eye toward a fall opening at 238 Washington Avenue in Albany, the TU reports in the same posting. It will feature kosher, pescatarian and Indian food, with a raw-food and juice-bar component. The project has been in progress for more than a year, but progress was delayed by a fire in March.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Salmonella cases prompt nut butters recall

A unit of a Lake Success, NY-headquartered company has issued a recall of some peanut and almond butter because of possible salmonella contamination.

Hain Celestial Group today announced that there have been reports of four illnesses that may be related to the nut butters, sold under the brand names Arrowhead Mills peanut butters and MaraNatha almond butters and peanut butters. Also being recalled were some lots of private label almond butter from Whole Foods, Trader Joe's and other grocers. A total of 45 production lots are affected.

Typical symptoms of salmonella infection are nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and abdominal pain. These symptoms generally develop within one to three days of exposure to the bacterium and may last for up to a week. While anyone can become ill from exposure to salmonella, health officials say the risk of infection is particularly high for children, the elderly and those with weakened immune systems.

Hain Celestial Group is a natural and organic food and personal care products company. Among its brands are  Celestial Seasonings, Terra, Garden of Eatin’, Imagine Foods and Ethnic Gourmet.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Albany Co. 2014 restaurant health inspection results (A-I)

Here, in alphabetical order through the letter "i", are the results of the most recent 2014 health inspections of Albany County restaurants and food vendors, as listed by Open NY's Health Data website. Results of "j" through "z" will be posted later this week. Because this compilation is meant as a commercial diner's guide, schools, training facilities and private clubs are not included unless they serve to the public.

The results are broken into three categories -- critical violations cited, non-critical violations cited and no violations cited. Critical violations are explained; non-critical violations have a very wide range of definitions, and can include anything from unsatisfactory construction, improper food temperatures, uncovered foods, cross-contamination possibilities, unsatisfactory toilet facilities, improper garbage collection and storage, dirty wiping cloths, soiled food prep surfaces, and more. If you want to find specifics of any non-critical citations, check here.

Notes: Take a look at the eight Bruegger's Bagels locations inspected. Although not having any critical violations, they combined for a whopping 34 non-critical violations. ... If anyone wonders whether Dunkin Donuts gets inspected on a regular basis, take a look at all three categories for your answer.

CRITICAL VIOLATIONS CITED

• Andy's Place, 605 New Scotland Avenue, Albany (6/17/14): 1 critical violation, 8 non-critical violations -- Such things as  "food from unapproved source, spoiled adulterated on premises; accurate thermometers not used; food contact surfaces not washed, rinsed and sanitized after each use."
• Afrim Sports, 636 Albany Shaker Road, Colonie (1/21/14): 1 critical violation, 3 non-critical violations -- Accurate thermometers not available or used to evaluate potentially hazardous food temperatures during cooking, cooling, reheating and holding.
• Barrel Saloon, 942 Broadway, Albany (5/9/14):1 critical violation, 1 non-critical violation -- Accurate thermometers not available or used to evaluate potentially hazardous food temperatures during cooking, cooling, reheating and holding.
• Black Cat Alehouse, 25 White Street, Cohoes (5/8/14): 1 critical violation, 8 non-critical violations -- Effective measures not used to control entrance (rodent-, insect-proof instruction). Harborage areas available for rodents, insects and other vermin.
• Bobby T's Sports Grill, 221 North Allen Street, Albany (6/3/14): 1 critical violation, 6 non-critical violations -- Food from unapproved source, spoiled, adulterated on premises.
• Bob and Linda's Windowbox Cafe, 1968 New Scotland Avenue, Slingerlands (2/25/14): 1 critical violation, 2 non-critical violations -- Food not protected during storage, preparation, display, transportation and service, from potential sources of contamination (e.g. food uncovered, mislabeled, stored on floor, missing or inadequate sneeze guards, food containers double stacked).
• China Garden, 5 Maple Road, Voorheesville (3/19/14): 2 critical violations, 8 non-critical violations -- Accurate thermometers not available or used to evaluate potentially hazardous food temperatures during cooking, cooling, reheating and holding.
• China House, 103 Saratoga Street, Cohoes (2/25/14): 1 critical violation, 1 non-critical violation -- Water/ice: unsafe, unapproved sources, cross connections. 
• China Max, Colonie Center, Colonie (3/21/14): 2 critical violations, 6 non-critical violations -- Accurate thermometers not available or used to evaluate potentially hazardous food temperatures during cooking, cooling, reheating and holding; lighting and ventilation inadequate, fixtures not shielded, dirty ventilation hoofs, not vented properly.
• Cousins Pizzeria, 605A New Scotland Avenue, Albany (5/9/14): 2 critical violations, 9 non-critical violations -- Effective measures not used to control entrance (rodent-, insect-proof instruction). Harborage areas available for rodents, insects and other vermin; food not protected during storage, preparation, display, transportation and service, from potential sources of contamination (e.g. food uncovered, mislabeled, stored on floor, missing or inadequate sneeze guards, food containers double stacked).
• Crown Pizza, 900 Central Avenue, Albany (1/22/14): 1 critical violation, 1 non-critical violation -- Accurate thermometers not available or used to evaluate potentially hazardous food temperatures during cooking, cooling, reheating and holding.
• Diamond Deli Mill, 1540 Central Avenue, Albany (1/30/14): 1 critical violation, 1 non-critical violation --- Canned foods found in poor conditions.
• Dom's Deli, 1099 Loudon Road, Cohoes (2/10/14): 1 critical violation, 3 non-critical violations -- All poultry, poultry stuffings, stuffed meats and stuffings containing meat are not heated heated to 165℉ or above.
• Duffy's Lucky Charm, 766 Clinton Avenue,, Albany (5/23/14): 2 critical violations, 4 non-critical violations -- Potentially hazardous foods are not kept at or below 45℉ during cold holding, except smoked fish not kept at or below 38℉ during cold holding; Food from unapproved source, spoiled, adulterated on premises.
• Dunkin Donuts (Mobil Station venue), 1351 Central Avenue, Albany (2/27/14): 2 critical violations, 3 non-critical violations -- Potentially hazardous foods; miscellaneous violations.
• Dunkin Donuts, 1198 Troy-Schenectady Road, Latham (1/16/14): 2 critical violations, 2 non-critical violations -- Single service items reused, improperly store, dispensed, not used when required; plumbing and sinks not properly sized, installed, maintained.
• Dunkin Donuts, Mobil Station, 1351 Central Avenue, Albany (2/27/14): 2 critical violations, 2 non-critical violations -- Potentially hazardous foods are not kept at or below 45℉ during cold holding, except smoked fish not kept at or below 38℉ during cold holding; Food from unapproved source, spoiled, adulterated on premises; lighting and ventilation inadequate.
• East Wok, 98 Wolf Road, Colonie (2/19/14): 1 critical violation, 5 non-critical violations -- Food not protected during storage, preparation, display, transportation and service, from potential sources of contamination (e.g. food uncovered, mislabeled, stored on floor, missing or inadequate sneeze guards, food containers double stacked).
• Flavors of India, 244 Washington Avenue, Albany (5/1/14): 1 critical violation, 4 non-critical violations -- Effective measures not used to control entrance (rodent-, insect-proof instruction). Harborage areas available for rodents, insects and other vermin.
• Garden Bistro 24, 5 Vista Boulevard, Slingerlands (4/4/14): 1 critical violation, 6 non-critical violations -- Food workers do not use proper utensils to eliminate bare-hand contact with cooked or prepared foods; lighting and ventilation inadequate.
• Golden Krust Bagels, 638 Cilumbia Street Extension, Latham (2/2014): 2 critical violations, 4 non-critical violations -- Accurate thermometers not available or used to evaluate potentially hazardous food temperatures during cooking, cooling, reheating and holding;
• Green Leaf Cafe, 217 Western Avenue, Albany (4/3/14): 1 critical violation, 6 non-critical violations. Potentially hazardous foods are not kept at or below 45℉ during cold holding, except smoked fish not kept at or below 38℉ during cold holding; Food from unapproved source, spoiled, adulterated on premises.
• Gusto's, 180 Delaware Avenue, Delmar (3/5/14): Food not protected during storage, preparation, display, transportation and service, from potential sources of contamination (e.g. food uncovered, mislabeled, stored on floor, missing or inadequate sneeze guards, food containers double stacked).
• Hiro's Japanese Restaurant, 1933 Central Avenue, Albany (1/17/14): 2 critical violations, 9 non-critical violations -- Food from unapproved sources, spoiled, adulterated on premises; insects, rodents present.
• Holiday Inn Express, 400 Old Loudon Road, Latham (3/28/14): 1 critical violation, 3 non-critical violations -- Accurate thermometers not available or used to evaluate potentially hazardous food temperatures during cooking, cooling, reheating and holding.
• Hot Spot, 228 Washington Street, Albany (3/6/14): 1 critical violation, 2 non-critical violations -- Cooked or prepared foods are subject to cross-contamination.
• Hudson River Coffee House, 227 Quail Street, Albany (3/11/14): Accurate thermometers not available or used to evaluate potentially hazardous food temperatures during cooking, cooling, reheating and holding.
• Iffy's II, 234 Washington Avenue, Albany (5/21/14): 1 critical violation, 4 non-critical violations --  Food (ice) contact surfaces are improperly designed, constructed, installed, located (cracks, open seams, pitted surfaces, tin cans reused, uncleanable or corroded food contact surfaces).
• Inferno Pizzeria, 496A Albany Shaker Road, Colonie (1/9/14): 1 critical violation, 5 non-critical violations --  Food (ice) contact surfaces are improperly designed, constructed, installed, located (cracks, open seams, pitted surfaces, tin cans reused, uncleanable or corroded food contact surfaces).
• Inferno Pizzeria, 198 Lishakill Road, Albany (3/27/14): 1 critical violation, 12 non-critical violations -- Food not protected during storage, preparation, display, transportation and service, from potential sources of contamination (e.g. food uncovered, mislabeled, stored on floor, missing or inadequate sneeze guards, food containers double stacked).
• Inferno Pizzeria, 84 Ontario Street, Cohoes (3/3/14): 2 critical violations, 7 non-critical violations -- Cooked or prepared foods are subject to cross-contamination.

NON-CRITICAL VIOLATIONS CITED

• 25th Street Pizza, 301 25th Street, Watervliet (2/21): 2 non-critical violations.
• 99 Restaurant & Pub, 107 Wolf Road, Colonie (2/19): 4 non-critical violations. 
• Across the Street Pub, 1238 Western Avenue, Guilderland (2/20): 1 non-critical violation.
• Afghan Kebab Express, 305 Central Avenue, Albany (3/31/14): 2 non-critical violations.
• Afrim Sports Dome, 4 Jacqueline Avenue, Latham (3/10/14): 1 non-critical violation.
• Ala Shanghai, 468 Troy-Schenectady Road, Latham (5/12/14): 8 non-critical violations.
• Albany Coffee Shop, 222 Lark Street, Albany (5/28/14): 6 non-critical violations.
• Albany Country Club, 300 Wormer Road, Voorheesville (5/28/14): 3 non-critical violations.
• Albany Meals On Wheels, 20 Rensselaer Street, Albany (1/31/14): 6 non-critical violations.
• Albany Port Tavern, 427 South Pearl Street, Albany (1/3/14): 3 non-critical violations.
• Albany Rail Yard, 1118 Central Avenue,, Albany (1/16/14): 5 non-critical violations.
• Allen Street Pub, 332 South Allen Street, Albany (6/17/14): 4 non-critical violations.
• All Good Things, 475 Albany-Shaker Road, Albany (1/21/14): 1 non-critical violation.
• Allie B's Cozy Kitchen, 353 Clinton Avenue, Albany (4/15/14): 3 non-critical violations.
• Amo La Bella, 89-91 Beaver Street, Albany (4/30/14): 4 non-critical conditions.
• Andriano's, 365 Delaware Avenue, Delmar (1/16/14): 2 non-critical violations.
• Angela's Pizza & Pasta, 329 Glenmont Road, Glenmont (4/8/14): 6 non-critical violations.
• Anthony's Pizza Palace, 113A Everett Road, Albany (2/6/14): 3 non-critical violations.
• Anton's, 577 New Scotland, Avenue, Albany (5/16/14): 5 non-critical violations.
• Ayco Cafe,25 British American Boulevard, Latham (3/11/14): 1 non-critical violation.
• Babe's Diner, 38½ Bedford Street, Cohoes (3/4/14): 7 non-critical violations.
• Bake For You, 540 Delaware Avenue, Albany (2/19/14): 1 non-critical violation.
• Bamboo Restaurant, 3770 Carman Road, Guilderland (2/27/14): 1 non-critical violation.
• Barnes & Noble, Colonie Center, Colonie (1/30/14): 2 non-critical violations.
• Barnsider, 480 Sand Creek Road, Colonie (2/19/14): 2 non-critical violations.
• Beff's, 95 Everett Road, Albany ( 2/6/14): 3 non-critical violations.
• Bella Napoli Italian Baker, 672 Loudon Road, Latham (4/21/14): 3 non-critical violations.
• Bellini's Italian Eatery, 624 Loudon Road, Loudonville (6/16/14): 1 non-critical violation.
• Bellini's Italian Eatery, 1365 New Scotland Avenue, Slingerlands (2/6/14): 2 non-critical violations.
• Ben & Jerry's, 250 Lark Street, Albany (4/11/14): 4 non-critical violations.
• Best Cook Chinese Restaurant, 2568 Western Avenue, Altamont (4/9/14): 4 non-critical violations.
• Best Western Airport Inn, 200 Wolf Road, Colonie (1/29/14): 4 non-critical violations.
• Big Nic's Pizzeria, 109 Everett Road, Albany (4/28/14): 2 non-critical violations.
• Blessing's Tavern, 1116 Watervliet-Shaker Road, Albany (1/30/14): 2 non-critical violations.
• Bob & Ron's Fish Fry, 1007 Central Avenue, Albany (5/1/14): 8 non-critical violations.
• Bob & Ron's Fish Fry, 471 Troy-Schenectady Road, Latham (5/29/14): 2 non-critical violations.
• Bon Appetit, 80 Wolf Road, Colonie (5/9/14):3 non-critical violations.
• Boston Market, 1235 Western Avenue, Albany (1/22/14): 1 non-critical violation.
• Boston Market, 753 Loudon Road, Latham (1/22/14): 2 non-critical violations.
• Bountiful Bread, Stuyvesant Plaza, Guilderland (4/24/14): 5 non-critical violations.
• Bourbon Street Bar & Grill, 2209 Central Avenue, Albany (2/26/14): 2 non-critical violations.
• Bread & Honey, 809 Madison Avenue, Albany (4/29/14): 3 non-critical violations.
• Breaking Bread Cafe, 40 North Main Street, Albany (2/6/14): 3 non-critical violations.
• Brick House Pizza, 5 Maple Road, Voorheesville (1/22/14): 2 non-critical violations.
• Broadway Diner, 563 Broadway, Menands (6/10/14): 1 non-critical violation.
• Bruegger's Bagels, 1770 Central Avenue, Albany (1/14/14): 1 non-critical violation.
• Bruegger's Bagels, 900 Central Avenue, Albany (1/7/14): 2 non-critical violations.
• Bruegger's Bagels, Cosimo's Plaza, 1800 Western Avenue, Albany (2/11/14): 4 non-critical violations.
• Bruegger's Bagels, Delaware Plaza, 189 Delaware Avenue, Delmar (3/5/14): 1 non-critical violation.
• Bruegger's Bagels, 592 Loudon Road, Latham (5/6/14): 6 non-critical violations.
• Bruegger's Bagels, 29 North Pearl Street, Albany (5/5/14): 12 non-critical violations.
• Bruegger's Bagels, Stuyvesant Plaza, Guilderland (2/26/14): 7 non-critical violations.
• Bruegger's Bagels, 98 Wolf Road, Colonie (1/27/14): 1 non-critical violations.
• Buca de Beppo, 44 Wolf Road, Colonie (2/7/14): 3 non-critical violations.
• Buffalo Wagon, 8 Metro Park Road, Colonie (4/9/14): 4 non-critical violations.
• Burger King, 663 Loudon Road, Latham (4/29/14): 1 non-critical violation.
• Cafe 217, 12½ Delaware Avenue, Albany (5/8/14): 3 non-critical violations.
• Café Madison, 1108 Madison Avenue, Albany (4/9/14): 3 non-critical violations.
• Cajun Cafe Grill, 131/1417 Central Avenue, Albany (6/10/14): 13 non-critical violations.
• Capital City Sports Grill, OTB Teleplex, 711 Central Avenue, Albany (3/27/14): 3 non-critical violations.
• Capital Buffet, 145 Wolf Road, Colonie (1/29/14): 8 non-critical violations.
• Golden Cue Billiard Lounge, 1048 Central Avenue, Albany (1/6/14): 1 non-critical violation.
• CeCe's, 1168-1170 Troy-Schenectady Road, Latham (2/10/14): 1 non-critical violation.
• Chow Fun Express Blowfish, 1704 Western Avenue, Guilderland (5/8/14): 4 non-critical violations.
• Coccadott's Cake Shop, 1179 Central Avenue, Albany (1/16/14): 2 non-critical violations.
• Coffee Time @ Hellas Bakery, 5 Clinton Square, Albany (3/10/14): 3 non-critical violations.
• Colonie Diner, 1890 Central Avenue, Albany (1/9/14): 4 non-critical violations.
• Creo', Stuyvesant Plaza, Guilderland (1/8/14): 4 non-critical violations.
• Crispy Basil Pizza, 1671 Western Avenue, Albany (2/26/14): 8 non-critical violations.
• Curry House, 1112 Madison Avenue, Albany (5/19/14): 5 non-critical violations.
• Cusato's Pizzeria & Deli, 448 Delaware Avenue, Albany (3/6/14): 6 non-critical violations.
• Dallas Hot Weiners, 51 South Pearl Street, Albany (1/14/14): 4 non-critical violations.
• Dan's Place, 494 Washington Avenue, Albany (5/23/14): 2 non-critical violations.
• Dave & Buster's, Crossgates Mall, Guilderland (5/29/14): 3 non-critical violations.
• Dave's Pizza & Burgers, 53 Fuller Road, Colonie (1/7/14): 13 non-critical violations.
• Deacon Blues, 806 25th Street, Watervliet (2/18/14): 2 non-critical violations.
• Debbie's Kitchen, 456 Madison Avenue, Albany (1/23/14): 2 non-critical violations.
• Dee Dee's Tavern, 647-649 Watervliet-Shaker Road, Latham (3/10/14): 5 non-critical violations.
• Del Lanes, 4 Bethlehem Court, Delmar (2/26/14): 3 non-critical violations.
• Delma's, 1343 Central Avenue, Albany (2/24/14): 6 non-critical violations.
• Delmonico's Italian Steakhouse, 1553 Central Avenue, Colonie (1/9/14): 3 non-critical violations.
• Desmond, The, 660 Albany Shaker Road, Colonie (1/13/14): 5 non-critical violations.
• Diamond 8 Billiards, 9 Johnson Road, Latham (2/28/14): 2 non-critical violations.
• DiBella's Old-Fashioned Submarines, 2 Wade Road, Latham (2/26/14): 3 non-critical violations.
• Domino's Pizza, 263 New Scotland Avenue, Albany (2/20/14): 3 non-critical violations.
• Domino's Pizza, 222 Delaware Avenue, Delmar (2/3/14): 4 non-critical violations.
• Domino's Pizza, 263 New Scotland Avenue, Albany (2/20/14): 3 non-critical violations.
• Dorato's, 2050 Western Avenue, Guilderland (4/24/14): 5 non-critical violations.
• Dragon Buffet, 1881 Central Avenue, Colonie (5/13/14): 3 non-critical violations.
• Dragon City, 1174 Western Avenue, Albany (2/12/14): 7 non-critical violations.
• Dunkin Donuts, 677 Central Avenue, Albany (2/13/14): 1 non-critical violation.
• Dunkin Donuts, 1040 Central Avenue, Albany (2/12/14): 1 non-critical violation.
• Dunkin Donuts, 16136 Central Avenue, Albany (1/17/14): 4 non-critical violations.
• Dunkin Donuts, 1573 Western Avenue, Albany (1/15/14): 4 non-critical violations.
• Dunkin Donuts, 318 19th Street, Watervliet (2/21/14): 2 non-critical violations.
• Dunkin Donuts, 392 New Karner Road, Colonie (4/29/14): 3 non-critical violations.
• Dunkin Donuts, 640 Troy-Schenectady Road, Latham (1/27/14): 3 non-critical violations.
• Dunkin Donuts, Mayone's Plaza, 2381 Route 9W, Ravena (1/7/14): 4 non-critical violations.
• Dunkin Donuts, 1232 Western Avenue, Albany (2/4/14): 5 non-critical violations.
• Dunkin Donuts 1425 Washington Avenue, Albany (2/14/14): 5 non-critical violations.
• Dunkin Donuts, 186 Wolf Road, Colonie (1/6/14): 1 non-critical violation.
• Dunkin Donuts, Twenty Mall, Guilderland (2/10/14): 5 no-critical violations.
• Dunkin Donuts, 232 Delaware, Delmar (1/22/14): 2 non-critical violations.
• Dunkin Donuts, 25 Lower Hudson Avenue, Cohoes (2/6/14): 4non-critical violations.
• Dunkin Donuts, 318 19th Street, Watervliet (2/21/14): 2 non-critical violations.
• Dunkin Donuts, 39 North Pearl Street, Albany (2/19/14): 1 non-critical violation.
• Dunkin Donuts, 439 Madison Avenue, Albany (2/18/14): 2 non-critical violations.
• Dunkin Donuts, 601 New Scotland Avenue, Albany (3/7/14): 2 non-critical violations.
• Dunkin Donuts. 60 Broadway, Menands (1/9/14): 1 non-critical violation.
• Dunkin Donuts, 667 Loudon Road, Latham (1/24/14): 3 non-critical violations.
• Dunkin Donuts, 92 Saratoga Street, Cohoes (2/25/14): 1 non-critical violation. 
• Dunkin Donuts, 99 Washington Avenue, Albany (5/1/14): 6 non-critical violations.
• Dunkin Donuts, Albany Medical Center, Albany (4/15/14): 1 non-critical violation.
• Dunkin Donuts, WalMart, 141 Washington Avenue Extension, Albany (2/6/14): 6 non-critical violations.
• Dunkin Donuts, Cumberland Farms, 68 Route 9W, Glenmont (1/7/14): 1 non-critical violation.
• Dunkin Donuts, 1365 New Scotland Road, Slingerlands (2/21/14): 4 non-critical violations.
• Dutch Pot, The, 418 Madison Avenue, Albany (5/21/14): 5 non-critical violations.
• Elegant Touch, 6786 Route 158, Altamont (4/28/14): 4 non-critical violations.
• Elena's Italian Caffe, 110 Central Avenue, Albany (2/6/14): 1 non-critical violation.
• El Mariachi, 144 Washington Avenue, Albany (6/2/14): 7 non-critical violations.
• Emma Cleary's Cafe, 400 Patroon Creek Boulevard, Albany (4/8/14): 10 non-critical violations.
• Farmer Boy Diner, 1975 Central Avenue, Colonie (5/2/14): 3 non-critical violations.
• Five Guys Burgers & Fries, 241 Route 9W, Glenmont (3/18/14): 3 non-critical violations.
• Flo's Lark Tavern, 453 Madison Avenue, Albany (3/26/14): 4 non-critical violations.
• Fluffalicious Bake Shop, 1693 Central Avenue, Albany (1/28/14): 1 non-critical violation.
• Fortune Xing Long, 1066 Madison Avenue, Albany (6/11/14): 3 non-critical violations.
• Fountain Restaurant, 283 New Scotland Avenue, Albany (1/16/14): 3 non-critical violations.• Fratello's Pizza & Pasta, 462 Albany Shaker Road, Loudonville (1/15/14): 2 non-critical violations.
• Fresh Healthy Cafe, Crossgates Mall, Guilderland (3/13/14): 5 non-critical violations.
• Geno's On the Avenue, 2197 Central Avenue, Albany (4/22/14): 3 non-critical violations.
• German American Club, 32 Cherry Street, Albany (4/2/14): 3 non-critical violations.
• Garden Bistro 24, 1839 Central Avenue, Albany (1/14/14): 2 non-critical violations.
• Ginger Man, The, 234 Western Avenue, Albany (1/8/14): 4 non-critical violations.
• Gold Coin, 1360 New Scotland Road, Slingerlands (1/14/14): 4 non-critical violations.
• Golden Dragon, 147 Madison Avenue, Albany (5/16/14): 9 non-critical violations.
• Golden Fried Chicken, Pizza & Subs, 125 South Pearl Street, Albany (5/29/14): 11 non-critical violations.
• Golden Grain Pizza, 98 Wolf Road, Colonie (1/23/14): 2 non-critical violations.
• Golden House, 143 Troy-Schenectady Road, Watervliet (4/1/14): 12 non-critical violations.
• Golden Wok Chinese, Latham Farms, Latham (4/30/14): 8 non-critical violations.
• Graney's Bar & Grill, 275 New Scotland Avenue, Albany (3/7/14): 6 non-critical violations.
• Graney's Stout, 904 Broadway, Albany (1/16/14): 4 non-critical violations.• Great American Cookies, Crossgates Mall, Guilderland (2/27/14): 2 non-critical violations.
• Great Chinese Wall, 392 Kenwood Avenue, Delmar (2/10/14): 1 non-critical violation.
• Green Leaf Cafe, 217 Western Avenue, Albany (4/3/14): 1 non-critical violations.
• Green Island Lanes, 4 Lafayette Street, Green Island (2/26/14): 5 non-critical violations.
• Greyhound Lines, 34 Hamilton Street, Albany (2/20/14): 2 non-critical violations.
• Halfway House Tavern, 26 Main Street, Ravena (2/27/14): 1 non-critical violation.
• Hamilton Street Cafe, 317 Hamilton Street, Albany (3/6/14): 2 non-critical violations.
• Hana Japanese Steakhouse, 1620 Western Avenue, Guilderland (2/18/14): 2 non-critical violations.
• Hiawatha Trails, 6051 State Farm Road, Guilderland (7/11/14): 1 non-critical violation.
• Hidden Cafe, 180 Delaware Avenue, Delmar (5/2/14): 9 non-critical violations.
• Hill Street Cafe, 1809 Madison Avenue, Albany (3/13/14): 3 non-critical violations. 
• Hilltop Plaza Cafe, 143 Troy-Schenectady, Watervliet (3/26/14): 2 non-critical violations.
• Hilton Garden Inn, 1381 Washington Avenue, Albany (2/3/14): 1 non-critical violation.
• Hokkaido, 406 Feura Bush Road, Glenmont (5/2/14): 10 non-critical violations.
• Holiday Inn Express Turf, 1442 Western Avenue, Albany (1/2/14): 2 non-critical violations.
• Home Towne Pizzeria, 150 Remsen Street, Cohoes (3/7/14): 3 non-critical violations.
• Honest Weight Co-op, Empire State Plaza, Albany (1/28/14): 3 non-critical violations.
• Hong Kong Bakery & Bistro, 8 Wolf Road, Colonie (2/20/14): 7 non-critical violations.
• Hot Dog Charlie's, 618 Saratoga Street, Cohoes (4/22/14): 9 non-criticall violations.
• Hungerford Market, 106 Maple Avenue, Altamont (4/22/14): 2 non-critical violations.
• Ichiban I, 338 Central Avenue, ALbany (3/12/14): 4 non-critical violations.
• I Love NY PIzza, 552 Central Avenue, Albany (6/11/14): 1 non-critical violation.
• I Love NY Pizza, 374 Delaware Avenue, Delmar (3/7/14): 5 non-critical violations.
• I Love NY Pizza, 1825 Central Avenue, Colonie (1/15/14): 1 non-critical violation.
• I Love NY Pizza, 15 New Scotland Avenue, Albany (1/6/14): 4 non-critical violations.
• Inferno Pizzeria, 1810 Western Avenue, Guilderland (1/14/14): 8 non-critical violations.
• Inga's Diner, 39 Fuller Road, Colonie (1/22/14): 4 non-critical violations.
• International House of Pancakes (IHOP), 16 Wolf Road, Colonie (3/5/14): 3 non-critical violations.
• Irie Vybez, 313 Central Avenue, Albany (5/16/14): 8 non-critical violations.

NO VIOLATIONS CITED

• 16 Handles Yogurt, 380 Route 99W, Glenmont (2/19/14)
• Aegean, The, 139 Broadway, Albany (6/4/14)
• afc Sushi, Albany Medical Center, Albany (5/28/14)
• Albany Institute of History & Art, 125 Washington Avenue, Albany (4/11/14)
• Albany Marriott Courtyard, 168 Wolf Road, Colonie (2/19/14)
• Angel's Cafe, 452 Madison Avenue, Albany (4/10/14)
• Bonobo, 174 Madison Avenue, Albany (1/8/14)
• Burger King, 1991 Western Avenue, Albany (2/7/14)
• Burger King, 439 Central Avenue, Albany (4/29/14)
• Burger King, 1860 Central Avenue, Albany (1/31/14)
• Burger King, 60 Saratoga Street, Cohoes (3/7/14)
• Burger King, 580 Broadway, Menands (6/4/14)
• Cafe Calabria & Catering, 1736 Western Avenue, Albany (2/14/14)
• Denny's, 114 Wolf Road, Colonie (5/21/14)
• Dominic's Catering, 13 Sunset Drive, Latham (3/19/14)
• Dunkin Donuts, 1066 Madison Avenue, Albany (1/10/14)
• Dunkin Donuts, 620 Loudon Road, Latham (3/31/14)
• Dunkin Donuts, 1573 Western Avenue, Guilderland (2/14/14)
• Dunkin Donuts, 457 Albany Shaker Road (1/9/14)
• Dunkin Donuts, 890 Loudon Road, Latham (1/24/14)
• Dunkin Donuts, 999 Troy-Schenectady Road, Latham (2/11/14)
• Dunkin Donuts, Mayone Plaza, 2381 Route 9W, Ravena (2/27/14)
• Dunkin Donuts, 415 Route 9W, Glenmont (1/7/14)
• Dutch Apple Cruises, Broadway and Quay Street, Albany (4/25/14)
• El Mariachi, 144 Washington Avenue, Albany (6/2/14)
• Emack & Bolio, 366 Delaware Avenue, Albany (1/30/14)
• Five Guys Burgers & Fries, 1417 Central Avenue, Albany (2/11/14)
• Five Guys Burgers & Fries, 1512 Western Avenue, Albany (2/26/14)
• Five Guys Burgers & Fries, 602 Loudon Road, Latham (1/14/14)
• Four Corners Luncheonette, 2 Grove Street, Delmar (1/30/14)
• Frank's Ice Cream, 496 Albany Shaker Road, Loudonville (1/15/14)
• French's Hollow Fairways, 4681 Hurst Road, Altamont (6/17/14)
• Frese's Bakery & Catering, 11 Clifford Street, Ravena (4/10/14)
• Gio's Culinary Studio, 22 South Main Street, Voorheesevile (2/26/14)
• Golden Corral, 1901 Central Avenue, Albany (2/21/14)
• Grandma's Pies & Restaurant, 1273 Central Avenue, Colonie (1/29/14)
• Granny's Take-Out, 1197 Helderberg Trail, Berne (4/7/14)
• Gridiron Cafe, 1125 Broadway, Albany (4/30/14)
• Guido's Frozen Desserts, 160 Quail Street, Albany (4/7/14)
• Guptill's Coney Express, 1085 Loudon Road, Cohoes (3/17/14)
• Gus's Hot Dogs, 212 25th Street, Watervliet (4/28/14)
• Hampton Inn Hotel, 10 Ulenski Drive, Albany (2/3/14)
• Hampton Inn & Suites, 45 British American Boulevard, Latham (2/4/14)
• Heritage Cafe, 140 Vly Road, Albany (1/16/14)
• Hidden Meadows Golf Course, 138 Smultz Road, Glenmont (4/30/14)
• Hilton Garden Inn Airport, 800 Albany Shaker Road, Colonie (2/3/14)
• Home Front Cafe, 192 Main Street, Altamont (5/30/14)
• Hooters, 70 Wolf Road, Colonie (1/21/14)
• I Love NY Pizza, 336 Northern Boulevard, Albany (1/8/14)
• Inn Town Restaurant & Bar, 5180 Western Turnpike, Altamont (4/1/14)

Burger 21 sets opening date for first NYS location

Let us review.

I first reported, back in February 2013, that the Burger 21 chain was coming to the Albany area at a then-undisclosed location.

Then I reported, in July 2013, that a Latham site had been selected.

And, on July 16 of this year, I reported that construction on the Route 9 site was well under way.

Now, after all that, here's the official opening date for the first Burger 21 in New York State: 11 a.m. next Monday (August 25) at 622 New Loudon Road in the new Village at New Loudon business complex.

Rather than repeating all the information and the menu, just go to any of the links above for details.

Taco Bell adds an 11-item $1 menu

Taco Bell today unveiled an 11-item "Dollar Cravings" menu.

Each of the items is priced at $1. The fast-food chain said in an announcement that the addition is planned as a permanent menu category. The menu:

• Shredded Chicken Mini Quesadilla: Marinated, shredded white meat, shredded cheese and creamy chipotle sauce in a grilled tortilla
• Beefy Mini Quesadilla: Seasoned beef, shredded cheese and creamy chipotle sauce in a grilled tortilla
• Beefy Fritos Burrito: Seasoned ground beef, cilantro rice, nacho cheese sauce and Fritos wrapped in a tortilla
• Spicy Tostada: Beans, red sauce, creamy chipotle sauce, lettuce, shredded Cheddar and tomatoes on a crunchy tortilla
• Cheesy Bean & Rice Burrito: Cilantro rice, beans, nacho cheese sauce and creamy jalapeño sauce
• Cheesy Roll Up: A three-cheese blend melted and wrapped in a flour tortilla
• Triple Layer Nachos: Fried nacho chips topped with beans, red sauce and nacho cheese sauce
• Spicy Potato Soft Taco: Crispy potato bites, lettuce, creamy chipotle sauce and shredded Cheddar in a soft tortilla
• Cinnabon Delights: Two bite-sized pastries coated in cinnamon and sugar and stuffed with cream cheese frosting
• Cinnamon Twists: Crispy, puffed corn twists sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar
• Caramel Apple Empanadas: A crispy pastry pocket stuffed with warm apples in creamy caramel sauce


So, you want to be a (non-Albany) restaurateur ...

A few weeks ago, I posted a story on the many restaurants and cafes up for sale or lease in the City of Albany. However, if you're interested in getting into the hospitality game, they're not the only possibilities in the Capital Region.
182 Canada Street

For example, there are several waterfront venues in Lake George Village.

• The building at 182 Canada Street, next to the post office on the main thoroughfare, is on the block for $1,995,000. The 6,700-square-foot venue houses Garcia's and Christie's On the Lake. The latter name is indicative of its 50-foot lakefront, which includes docks.

462 Canada Street
• The former Luigi's Restaurant at 462 Canada Street in Lake George, is for sale at $595,000. It's a 4,244-square-foot facility on a 1.1 acre parcel. The listing notes "a bonus 5 bedroom owner's residence or rental on the property, waterfront dining with frontage on English Brook. New kitchen equipment, new roof,A/C and electrical service. With seating for 180+ ... ."

Meanwhile, here are some possibilities in Schenectady County:
1818 Curry Road

• Katrina's Diner, located at 1818 Curry Road in Rotterdam, is offered for $334,900. The sale includes the real estate, furniture, fixtures and equipment for the  36-year-old, 1,440-square-foot restaurant and an attached home. The property is on a corner lot next to Gabriel's Market.

1851-1857 Van Vranken



• Stoney Lane, or Stoney's Irish Grill -- the Facebook page uses both names -- at 1851-1857 Van Vranken Avenue in Schenectady is offered at $495,000. It has been in operation for more than 30 years near Union College, and operates seven days a week. Current owners are offering it as a retirement sale. The 2,500+-square-foot operation also offers outdoor seating.

Plus, some possibilities in Rensselaer County:

4 Northern Drive
• Thai Spice Picnic Garden, located at 4 Northern Drive in Troy's Lansingburgh section, is for sale at an asking price of $159,900. The 2,273-square-foot was for a quarter century home to the China Inn, then briefly the Alumni Grill, then vacant until Thai Spice opened there several years ago. Seating for 55 in bar area and dining room.

138 Broadway
• Tortillas, which offered burgers, gyros and burritos at 138 Broadway in Rensselaer is being offered for $75,000. It has 1,060 square feet.

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Of course, there are other venues I've reported on before that remain for sale. They include the Germania Haus in Lansingburgh; South End Tavern, Irish Mist and the Pizza Hut on 5th Avenue, all in Troy; Carmody's West in Hoosick, and a onetime sandwich shop in a standalone structure at Green Street and Third Avenue in Rensselaer.

So, you want to be a (non-Albany) restaurateur , Part 2

A few weeks ago, I posted a story on the many restaurants and cafes up for sale or lease in the city of Albany. If you're interested in getting into the hospitality game, they're not the only possibilities in the Capital Region.

I just followed up on that with a report on restaurant properties for sale in Lake George, Rensselaer County and Schenectady County.

Now, in a final tour, we'll take a look at Columbia County and Saratoga County, the two higher-end restaurant areas pricewise in the Capital Region.

746-748 Warren Street
In Columbia County:

• Hudson's Warren Street is the restaurant-and-antiques heart of the small riverside city. Nos. 746-748 on Warren, a 9,000-square-foot commercial space, is for sale at an asking price of $1,625,000. The connecting buildings were constructed in the 1850s, and over the years have been home to such businesses as a bakery and an antiques dealer. The current owners have extensively renovated the venue and 1,000-square-foot courtyard and a 500-square-foot theater kitchen. Niceties include hardwood floors throughout, exposed brick facade, and tin ceilings.

523 Warren Street
• The Earth Food Cafe and Deli, located at 523 Warren Street, is on the block for $599,900. The circa-1850 structure consists of a 4,000-square-foot commercial space plus an office and 3-bedroom duplex above featuring wood floors and period architectural details. The price is for the real estate only; purchase of the restaurant and business name is separate.

350A Fairview Avenue
• The 350A Fairview Avenue location is in the Columbia Center Plaza on Route 9 in Hudson. The 3,500-square-foot former Wendy's fast-food operation was refitted two years ago to become the Fairview Diner & Bakery. It seats 90 and offers drive-up window service. It has a 38-year lease, but the current owners are offering this as a retirement sale.

• The White Stone Cafe building at 2337 Route 66 in Ghent, in the northern part of the county, is being offered at $750,000. The 5,000-square-foot venue has been used as a restaurant for more than two decades, and underwent renovation in 2007. The sale includes all equipment, building and real estate.

Meanwhile, in Saratoga County ...

1396 Route 29
 • The C&R Restaurant building at 1396 Route 29 in Galway is on the block for $375,000. It's 4,070 square foot containing a bar, dining area and banquet facility with seating for 75. Total seating capacity is 155. The sale is a turnkey offer that includes all equipment and 1.39-acre property included.

1739 Route 9
• The Giffy's Bar-B-Que facility at 1739 Route 9 in Clifton Park is being offered at an asking price of $900,000. Because the business is relocating, the structure is being offered as, alternately, a restaurant or retail space. The sale price includes "furniture, fixtures and most equipment." Private parking for more than 40 vehicles.

241 Union Avenue
• King's Tavern, located at 241 Union Avenue in Saratoga Springs, is being offered for an asking price of $1 less than $2 million. This is the first time on the market in a half-century for the restaurant and bar located opposite the Saratoga Race Course at East and Union avenues. It is 2,280 square feet, which includes a 2002 addition in the rear.

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There are other properties available, but the listings agents seem to prefer keeping their identity a secret from the public at large. There is at least one on Caroline Street and one on Broadway. In other cases, a property is identified but the price not disclosed. That's the case of a vacant former Pizza Hut at 1014 Route 146 in Clifton Park.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

16 venues joining Lake George Restaurant Week

LAKE GEORGE -- Sixteen venues will be participating in this year;s Lake George Restaurant Week, scheduled to run from Sunday, September 7, through the following Saturday.

Each participating restaurant will offer special three-courses meals priced at $20.14, excluding beverages, tax and tip. Go here to connect to the individual menus.

Participants, by community:

Bolton Landing

Algonquin Restaurant (except September 13)
4770 Lake Shore Drive
644-9442

Mr. Brown's at The Sagamore
110 Sagamore Road
644-9400

• Lake George


Adirondack Pub & Brewery
33 Canada Street
668-0002

Boardwalk Restaurant & Marina (closed Monday-Wednesday)
2 Lower Amherst Street
668-5324

Boathouse Restaurant (closed September 12-13)
3210 Lake Shore Drive
668-2389

East Cove Restaurant
3873 Route 9L
668-5265

Giovanna's On The Lake
384 Canada Street
668-5401


Lobster Pot Restaurant
81 Canada Street
668-2429

Log Jam Restaurant
1484 Route 9
798-1155

Mama Riso's Restaurant
2119 Route 9
668-2550

Mario's Restaurant
429 Canada Street
668-2665

Smokey Joe's Bar & Grill
25 Canada Street
668-2660

TR's Restaurant at the Holiday Inn Resort
2223 Route 9
668-5781

The View at Dunham's Bay Resort
2999 Route 9L
656-9242

Village Blacksmith Steakhouse
48 Canada Street
668-3165 

• Queensbury


Adirondack Bar & Grill
982 Route 149
743-8593