(Originally published 3/1/13.)
BALLSTON LAKE -- Michael Pallozzi, who recently was one of the "Rising Chefs" selected for the annual Albany Wine and Dine for the Arts extravaganza, has risen enough to be his own boss.
Pallozzi, who had been the head chef at Carney's Tavern until it ended a 30-year run last fall, now is the owner of the operation as well as heading the kitchen.
He has announced a Wednesday (March 6) reopening of the refurbished restaurant where he will serve dinner from 4 to 9 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Reservations are requested for opening week.
Pallozzi, a graduate of Schenectady County Community College's culinary program, promises his menu will include some of Carney's favorites from its 30-year run as well as being "one of the few restaurants in the area offering a healthy children's menu."
Carney's, which has roots dating to 1830, was closed last October after Rosemary Carney lost her husband and partner Bob earlier in the year and decided to retire.
Incidentally, Carney's claim to historic fame is that Vice President Teddy Roosevelt stopped there after he was traveling from an Adirondacks vacation when President William McKinley was assassinated and he had to return to be sworn in.
Carney's is located at 17 Main Street. Phone: 915-0719.
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