Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Openings & Closings & Etc.

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


• The Greater Capital Region's latest Chipotle Mexican Grill location will open in then Northway Plaza on Route 9 in Queensbury on Thursday, July 27, according to a news release. Hours of operation will be from 10:45 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week.

• Five years after Bangkok Bistro closed on Church Street in Burlington, VT, a new version of the restaurant with a tweaked name — Bangkok Bistro in the Alley — will open by the end of this month at 191 College Street in the alley off Church Street, across from Red Square, according to the publication 7 Days.

• There's something new at one of Saratoga Springs' oldest restaurants. Hattie's Restaurant, located at 45 Phila Street, has opened and outdoor bar area and raw bar in its courtyard.
Customers order directly from the shucker and pay at the raw bar. The outdoor bar is filled with aromatic herbs and plants and offers alternative bar seating for customers waiting for a table or sampling from the raw bar.The new are will oen daily at 4 p.m. with half-priced drinks and complimentary pimento cheese and crackers until 7 p.m. Monday to Friday. Hattie’s serves dinner from 5 to 10 p.m. daily, brunch from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on weekends.Phone: 518-584-4790.

Albany Distilling has opened an interior courtyard bar, called The Patio, at its new space at 75 Livingston Avenue, several blocks from its downtown Albany distillery on Quackenbush Square. Weather-dependent hours for the open-air patio are 4 to 10 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. The 6,000-square-foot Livingston Avenue building, a onetime Nabisco warehouse, is the site of a $1 million expansion that eventually will feature a second-floor interior bar overlooking the patio, and barrel storage for Albany Distilling’s spirits.


• This entry couldn't be any surer. A weekend fire in Wilton destroyed a historic post-and-beam structure that was built in 1810 as a stagecoach stop and Green's Tavern. It later became an inn known as The Elms. It was purchased last year by Tom Whitermore and Mari Negron-Lotito of Queensbury who were renovating it with the aim of creating a bed-and-breakfast operation.  Wilton Fire Chief Scott Brackett said the building was fully involved in flames when firefighters arrived at about 12:15 a.m. Saturday. “Within 10 minutes of us being there the whole house collapsed,” he said.

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

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