Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Today's ride on the Capital Region foodie-go-round


• The Plum Dandy frozen yogurt company has scaled back to its original 419 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, venue, closing its outposts at 1521 6th Avenue in Troy and on Route 9 in Malta's Ellsworth Commons. Even though equipment from both locations is being advertised for auction and their Facebook pages have been taken down, the company website does not reflect the closures. Both branches had been in operation for less than two years. The company still operates Plum Dandy Cookies & Milk at 55 Railroad Place, Saratoga Springs.


• The silver diner-box on Route 9 south of Saratoga Springs proper is coming to life again. What had for many years been Chez Sophie, then was home to Bloomers, and to Quintessence (the latter a satellite of the now-defunct Albany original), will become the Dunning Street Bar & Grill. (There's a Dunning Street in Ballston Spa.) It's a project of chef Scott Ringwood, co-owner of the Lake Ridge Restaurant in Round Lake, and business partner Bob McKenna. They applied for a liquor license back on July 31, but it still is pending before the State Liquor Authority.


• The 11th annual Saratoga County Winter Restaurant Week will begin this Friday, running through Thursday, December 10. Participating restaurants will offer fixed price three-course special menus (tax and tip not included) for $10, $20, or $30 for lunches and dinners, depending on the location. In addition, some restaurants will be offering lunch specials for $5 or $10. You can access the event website to find out which restaurants are offering which meals.

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