Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Smith's, Olde Saratoga pairing up for beer dinner

COHOES --  Until four years ago when local developer Joe Hostig purchased it, the restaurant Smith's was a fairly stodgy place.

That may have been a testament to its long history as a hangout for Democratic pols and a small-city downtown that had, to put it nicely, seen better days.

Now, with the emergence of more businesses and the introduction of a menu that crosses all sorts of nationalities -- everything from shepherd's pie to pierogis to St. Louis-style ribs to all sorts of Amer-Italian entrees -- things are different at Smith’s.

Patrons will get a chance to try something else different there when it offers a special dinner paired with beers from Olde Saratoga Brewing at 6 p.m. Wednesday, October 24. The price for five courses with beer pairings is $55, including tax and tip.

The menu:
  • Fall butternut squash soup, paired with Saratoga Lager
  • Redtail Louisiana BBQ shrimp, paired with Red Tail Ale
  • Boneless short ribs over demi garlic mashed potatoes, paired with Imperial IPA
  • Cider-glazed pork shank with polenta and baby veggies, paired with Imperial Barley Wine
  • House-made triple chocolate cake, paired with Black Hawk Stout
Reservations may be made by calling 237-9809. Smith's is located at 171 Remsen Street.

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