Tuesday, August 1, 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.


• Chelsey and Claude Barrett, formerly of the now-closed Luisa's Italian Bistro in Fort Edward, have opened Bonnie and Clyde's Gourmet On the Run at 25 Feeder Street in Hudson Falls. They offer a variety of items that, while hardly "gourmet," certainly are popular in this region -- Buffalo wings, calamari, sandwiches, hamburgers, soups, salads, etc. While the tiny venue is take-out only, customer don't have to lug their food very far since there is a collection of picnic tables next to the building. In a move that may help increase business, the couple is working with the state Canal Corp. to put a foot bridge across the Feeder Canal from the canal trail to the restaurant. Hours: 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, closed weekends.

Meng's Pan-Asian Restaurant has opened in North Adams, MA, in a renovated space on Main Street  that had been home to the China Buffet. Meng Wu Wang and Yaling "Joy" Wang, the owners-operators, also had owned the buffet establishment and continue to operate the adjacent Sushi House. The new restaurant offers counter seating at two long bars -- one for sushi. The menu includes Chinese, Thai, and Korean foods; hibachi dishes; sushi; noodles, and bento boxes, along with a full bar.


The Barrel Saloon & Texas BBQ pulled its last pint over the weekend at 942 Broadway, Albany. It will reopen later this summer under new ownership as Lost & Found, a craft beer bar and casual dining spot run by four partners who worked as bartenders at The Lionheart Pub -- Jesse Snyder, Bob Poulin, Charlie Lawson, and Bridget McGinley.. 


• Devin Ziemann and Kaytrin Della Sala, who run Crave, a burgers and yogurt spot at 217 Washington Avenue, Albany, are developing The Cuckoo’s Nest, a sit-down restaurant that will serve regional Southern fare. The precise Albany location has not yet been revealed because of ongoing contract discussions.

• 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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