Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Today's ride on the foodie-go-round





INTRODUCING

New menu items at chins operating in the greater Capital Region. 

Arby's (through early November) -- • Spicy Jalapeño Brisket sandwich, pictured (smoked brisket with melted Cheddar cheese, diced jalapeño peppers, crispy onions and chipotle barbecue sauce, served on a toasted bun, $5.49); Brisket Bacon Flatbread (smoked brisket with melted Cheddar cheese, pepper bacon, smoky barbecue sauce, lettuce, tomato, mayo, on warm flatbread, $5.49).

Burger King (while supplies last) -- A.1. Halloween Whopper (a Whopper patty with melted American cheese, tomatoes, lettuce, mayonnaise, pickles, sliced white onions and A.1. Thick & Hearty Steak Sauce, served on a black bun with A.1. flavoring, $4.99.)




FEUDING

• The impending sale of two Albany restaurants apparently has hit the rocks. As reported by the Times Union: "The partners planning to buy The Ginger Man and Washington Tavern have filed a lawsuit for more than $3 million against the owners of the Albany restaurants, claiming breach of contract. The owners deny the allegations and plan to countersue. Troy restaurateur Mike Moscatiello and business partner Joe Iannacito ... signed a contract for the sale in August." They allege that Michael and Pat Byron did a lot of things since signing, among them: that the Byrons reneged on a promise to credit the purchasers for almost $30,000 worth of outstanding gift cards sold for The Ginger Man, and that they severely depleted both businesses’ inventory ... including reducing The Ginger Man’s wine cellar from 1,600 bottles to 'less than a dozen' and Washington Tavern’s stock of 30 draft beers to 'cans of a single brand of beer'.” Moscatiello owns Moscatiello’s Italian Family Restaurant in North Greenbush. The full story is available here.

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