Menu additions at chains operating in the greater Capital Region.
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• Burger King -- Flame Grilled Chicken Burger: Grilled chicken burger patty topped with tomatoes, lettuce, mayonnaise, ketchup, pickles, and white onion slices on a toasted brioche-style bun, $3.79. Availability unspecified.
• Sonic Drive-In -- Seasoned Jumbo Popcorn Chicken: Marinated chicken breast pieces covered in extra crispy coating and tossed with one of three flavors: sriracha, garlic Parmesan or honey barbecue, available at a 50 cent upcharge from regular Jumbo Popcorn Chicken, price of which varies by location. Available through February 28.
Perreca's, the 101-year-old Schenectady bakery, has plenty of fans locally. But, it apparently also resonates beyond the area. FlipKey, a subsidiary of the travel website company TripAdvisor Media Group, has pronounced it the finest local bakery in New York State. The accolade is part of TripAdvisor's "50 State Series: Best Local Bakeries Worth Traveling For." Curiously, on the Trip Advisor page that allows consumers to post reviews, Perreca's is ranked No. 2 among Schenectady bakeries, behind Villa Italia. Perreca's, co-owned by siblings Tony Perreca and Maria Perreca Papa, is located at 31-33 North Jay Street downtown.
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