Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Openings & Closings & Etc.

• The latest reports on restaurants and food vendor openings, closings and transitions from the Greater Capital Region, as well as occasional entries from the Catskills, Central New York, Southern Vermont and the Berkshires.


• What once was Table 19 has been succeeded by Neal's Restaurant on Route 106 in Proctorsville, VT, located roughly midway between Brattleboro and Killington. It currently is in soft opening mode, according to owners Neal Baron and Elizabeth Leninski. Neal's serves American pub fare such as pulledm pork, mac and cheese, frfied chicken, slow-cooked brisket -- with New England touches such as lobster rolls and buttermilk sea scallops. Many of the ingredients are locally sourced. The executive chef is Christopher Vincent.


• Aneesa Waheed and Muntasim Shoaib, who own Tara Kitchen locations in Schenectady and Troy, are expanding again, but this time with something a little different. Waheed today announced the development of a Moroccan spa called Tara Hammam that will offer a tapas and champagne bar called Lotus in its lobby. The venue is in the renovated Foster Building complex at State and Lafayette in Schenectady. An opening is projected for the second quarter of 2018.

• Go here to visit the Capital Region Brew Trail
• Go here to visit Dowd's New York Wines Notebook

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