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These 10 New York Pizzerias Among Nation's Top 100, New Rankings Say These 10 New York Pizzerias Among Nation's Top 100, New Rankings Say
These 10 New York Pizzerias Among Nation's Top 100, New Rankings Say The popularity of pizza now makes it possible to find delicious pies in almost any place, from sea to shining sea. Having said that, few could argue that New York stands alone from anywhere else. Yelp's Top 100 rankings of the best pizza spots for 2024 attest to just that. One-tenth of the places are in New York, and more specifically, New York City. Even more specifically still, Manhattan, where eat of the pizzerias are located. How did Yelp determine the rankings? "We identified businesses in the pizza category on Yelp, then ranked those spots using a number of factors, including the …
Final Service Set For Popular Capital Region Restaurant After 7 Years Final Service Set For Popular Capital Region Restaurant After 7 Years
Final Service Set For Popular Capital Region Restaurant After 7 Years After seven years of dishing up Southern comfort food, a popular restaurant in the region is set to close. The Cuckoo’s Nest, located in Albany at 234 Western Avenue, will hold its final service on Sunday, May 19, husband and wife owners Devin and Kaytrin Ziemann announced on their website. Opened in 2017 after the couple discovered their “deep love and need for Southern cuisine” while traveling, its menu aims to strike a balance between comfort and innovation, the couple said. Diners in search of a hearty meal can choose from a number of Southern-inspired dishes including Nashville hot ch…
Saratoga Springs Eatery Closing After 5 Years: 'Beyond My Control' Saratoga Springs Eatery Closing After 5 Years: 'Beyond My Control'
Saratoga Springs Eatery Spa Café On Broadway Closing A well-reviewed breakfast and lunch spot in the region is calling it quits after five years in business. Saratoga County eatery Spa Café on Broadway – located in Saratoga Springs at 480 Broadway – will permanently close on Friday, May 17, owner Darin Palmetto announced on Facebook. “It is with a very heavy heart that I make this announcement,” Palmetto said. “This decision took a lot of thought and deliberation, but I have come to realize that I can no longer sustain the business in any form due to circumstances that are beyond my control.” He went on to thank all of his customers for supp…
New 'Upscale Yet Down-To-Earth' Restaurant In Capital Region Touted For 'Unique Flavor Palette' New 'Upscale Yet Down-To-Earth' Restaurant In Capital Region Touted For 'Unique Flavor Palette'
New 'Upscale Yet Down-To-Earth' Restaurant In Capital Region Touted For 'Unique Flavor Palette' Just weeks into business, a new restaurant in the region promising “creative, high-end comfort dinners” appears to be a hit with diners. Vice & Virtue Restaurant and Cocktail Bar – located in Schenectady at the former Pinhead Susan’s at 40 North Broadway – held its grand opening on Tuesday, March 12. Under the direction of executive chef Chris Rose, the eatery bills itself as serving up “bold and unique flavors” all in an “upscale yet down-to-earth” atmosphere. “At Vice & Virtue, you can expect an extraordinary culinary experience, where creative high-end dishes meet the comforting…
These NY Pizzerias Rank Among Top 100 In Nation These NY Pizzerias Rank Among Top 100 In Nation
These NY Pizzerias Rank Among Top 100 In Nation It's hard not to think of New York when discussing the most delicious pizza. More precisely, New York City. So it should come as no surprise that in brand-new rankings of the Top 100 pizza spots in the US for 2024, all 10 of the selections from NY are from within the five boroughs. And even more precisely yet, Manhattan, where nine of the 10 are located. (The other is in Brooklyn.) The top-ranked pizzeria in New York, and third overall nationally, is Lombardi's in Manhattan's Little Italy, which opened in 1905 and is recognized by the Pizza Hall of Fame as “America’s first pizzeria." Lom…
‘Just So Grateful’: Capital Region Restaurant Closing After 7 Years In Business ‘Just So Grateful’: Capital Region Restaurant Closing After 7 Years In Business
‘Just So Grateful’: Capital Region Restaurant Closing After 7 Years In Business For Christopher Knable, that’s a wrap on seven years of serving up comfort food with a side of “old fashioned values.” His Columbia County cafe and bakery, Main St. Goodness – located in Chatham at 20 Main Street – will permanently close on Sunday, Feb. 11. Knable is hanging up his apron and moving overseas after accepting “a really exciting new job,” he said in a video announcement on Facebook. “I just want to say thank you. Thank you, Chatham. It’s really been such a joy and I’m just so grateful to have been here for the last seven years and really enjoyed serving the community,” he said…
Owner Of Saratoga Springs Deli Abandons Woman's 'Sweet' Cat In Sub-Freezing Temps, She Claims Owner Of Saratoga Springs Deli Abandons Woman's 'Sweet' Cat In Sub-Freezing Temps, She Claims
Owner Of Saratoga Springs Deli Abandons Woman's 'Sweet' Cat In Sub-Freezing Temps, She Claims Calls to boycott a restaurant in the region are growing amid allegations that its owner abandoned a woman’s cat in sub-freezing temperatures. Saratoga County eatery Spring Street Deli & Pizzeria, located in Saratoga Springs, has disabled its Facebook comments, deleted its Instagram account, and is receiving a barrage of angry reviews on Yelp. The backlash comes after owner Anthony Gargano reportedly grew fed up with the “sweet” ginger cat, named Kane, showing up to his Spring Street eatery, where it was “loved by many” and often fed by employees, according to a GoFundMe. On the night o…
Small Menu, Big Flavors: New Capital Region Restaurant Hailed As 'Amazing Gem' Small Menu, Big Flavors: New Capital Region Restaurant Hailed As 'Amazing Gem'
Small Menu, Big Flavors: New Capital Region Restaurant Hailed As 'Amazing Gem' Its menu features just five entrees and six appetizers, yet this new restaurant in the region is still wowing diners. Coray Kitchen – located in Albany County at 360 Delaware Avenue in Delmar – opened in late November 2023 under the direction of life and business partners Javier Villatoro and Casey Carroll. Originally from Honduras, Villatoro spent 15 years helming kitchens in San Francisco, while Carroll brings her front-of-house and food marketing experience. “Coray Kitchen tells the story of how migration shapes who we are, and influences the flavors we find on the plate,” reads its web…
'Thankful For The Memories': Restaurant In Capital Region Announces Closure 'Thankful For The Memories': Restaurant In Capital Region Announces Closure
'Thankful For The Memories': Restaurant In Capital Region Announces Closure A well-reviewed Irish pub in the region has permanently closed after five years in business. Greene County eatery Murphy’s Law Public House – located in Leeds at 1147 Main Street – announced that it would not be reopening after its winter break. “It is with heavy hearts that the Murphy clan regrets to announce the difficult decision…” the business said in a Facebook post Tuesday, Jan. 16.  “Though we never had the intentions of running a restaurant, we feel blessed to have been a part of the experience here in Leeds.” Murphy’s Law Public House opened in 2019 serving up pub staples li…
'With Heavy Heart,' Restaurant In Ballston Spa Closes 'With Heavy Heart,' Restaurant In Ballston Spa Closes
'With Heavy Heart,' Restaurant In Ballston Spa Closes A well-reviewed restaurant in the region is shutting down after three years in business. Saratoga County eatery Nani’s Indian Kitchen – located in Ballston Spa at 256 Milton Avenue – permanently closed on Saturday, Dec. 30. “With a heavy heart, we wanted to let all our customers know today is our last day,” owner Nafeesa Koslik said on Facebook. “We are very grateful for the support and love we received over the previous three years. We have met fantastic people through our little restaurant and will forever cherish these relationships.” Opened in 2020, Nani’s served a number of Indian d…
Popular Restaurant In Region Closing After 10 Years Popular Restaurant In Region Closing After 10 Years
Popular Restaurant In Region Closing After 10 Years With plenty of five-star reviews and legions of fans, many foodies in the region will be sad to hear that one of their favorites is closing its doors. Sullivan County's Soy Asian Cusine, in Monticello, known for their homemade dumplings, sushi, and "very good Japanese food," according to a Yelper, announced on their Facebook page they will be closing on Monday, Jan. 15. The restaurant didn't give a reason for the closure but did say they wanted to thank everyone for their business and that they would be missed. Always popular with foodies, one diner had this to say just last month on Yelp:…
'Very Difficult Decision': Italian Restaurant In Capital Region Closing After 2 Years 'Very Difficult Decision': Italian Restaurant In Capital Region Closing After 2 Years
'Very Difficult Decision': Italian Restaurant In Capital Region Closing After 2 Years Yet another restaurant in the region is ending the year on a sour note. Belt Line 3, located in Albany at 340 Hamilton Street, will permanently close on Friday, Dec. 29, owner Angela Carkner announced on Facebook. “It was a very difficult decision to make. We were so proud to revitalize an empty space in Hudson Park/Center Square and breathe life into it again,” Carkner said.  “We have loved meeting you all, hosting your big life events and especially enjoyed the new customer relationships that have turned into friendships.” View this post on Instagram …
'Difficult, Emotional Decision': Capital Region Restaurant Closing After 10 Months 'Difficult, Emotional Decision': Capital Region Restaurant Closing After 10 Months
'Difficult, Emotional Decision': Capital Region Restaurant Closing After 10 Months A struggling restaurant in the region is calling it quits after less than a year in business. Albany County eatery Durant’s at Van Schaick – located in Cohoes at the Van Schaick Island Country Club but open to the public – will close on Saturday, Jan. 27. “It is with a humble heart and great sadness that we, Courtney and Tommy Durrant, inform our loyal customers, supportive followers, and Van Schaick Island Country Club members that we have decided to cease operations at Durrant’s,” the business said on Facebook. “This was a very difficult, emotional decision for us…” Durant’s opened in …
'Business Was Very Hard': Pizzeria In Capital Region Closes After 9 Months 'Business Was Very Hard': Pizzeria In Capital Region Closes After 9 Months
'Business Was Very Hard': Pizzeria In Capital Region Closes After 9 Months A struggling pizzeria in the region is calling it quits after less than a year in business. Columbia County eatery Napoli Pizza & Cucina, located in Chatham at 10 Main Street, initially announced that it was temporarily closing on Friday, Dec. 15. A spokesperson later confirmed to Daily Voice that the pizzeria will not be re-opening. “All I know is business was very hard for them, very slow,” the employee said. “They are not planning on opening up again.” Napoli Pizza & Cucina opened in March 2023 in the former PIMA Mediterranean Kitchen building, serving up specialty wood fired …
‘Moan-Inducing’ Menu Lands Capital Region Eatery On ‘Best New Restaurants In America’ List ‘Moan-Inducing’ Menu Lands Capital Region Eatery On ‘Best New Restaurants In America’ List
‘Moan-Inducing’ Menu Lands Capital Region Eatery On ‘Best New Restaurants In America’ List Food so good it evokes moans of pleasure? A New York restaurant was among 50 across the country to make Esquire’s “Best New Restaurants in America” list for 2023. Casa Susanna – located in the Greene County hamlet of Leeds, at the Camptown Hotel – was heralded as serving up the best Mexican food on the East Coast. To come up with the list, Esquire writers traveled the United States, trying nearly 200 new restaurants serving up all styles of cuisine. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Casa Susanna (@casasusannacamptown) “After a se…
'Bougie' New Coffee, Cocktail Shop In Capital Region Earning High Praise: 'What Are We, NYC?' 'Bougie' New Coffee, Cocktail Shop In Capital Region Earning High Praise: 'What Are We, NYC?'
'Bougie' New Coffee, Cocktail Shop In Capital Region Earning High Praise: 'What Are We, NYC?' A new, upscale restaurant in the region serving coffee, cocktails, and small plates is earning high praise just months into business. The Scene, located in Albany at 1671 Western Avenue, held its grand opening in late July 2023. Under the direction of owner Mariana Lia, the restaurant offers craft cocktails, specialty coffees, and all-day brunch options, including sandwiches, bagels, and oatmeal.  Among the popular choices, according to Yelp, is the Scenewich, made with a fried egg, brie, prosciutto, caramelized onion, honey mustard, and arugula on a croissant. View …
Restaurant Dubbed As 'Out-Of-Body Experience' Opens In Capital Region Restaurant Dubbed As 'Out-Of-Body Experience' Opens In Capital Region
Restaurant Dubbed As 'Out-Of-Body Experience' Opens In Capital Region The new restaurant took a risk in opening a fine dining restaurant in the Capital Region – and so far, it has paid off. The Roosevelt Room, located at 112 North Greenbush Road in Troy, Rensselaer County, opened on Aug. 1, 2023. Opening a fine-dining restaurant is no small feat, but co-owners (and father-son duo) Mike and Michael Moscatiello and chef Noah Frese decided they wanted to fill the “niche” that was missing in Rensselaer County, as they told the Albany Business Review. In its first few months, taking that chance has already appeared to have been worth it. “Truly, an out-of-bo…
Popular Eatery In Capital Region Closes After 16 Years: 'Thank You From Bottom Of Our Heart' Popular Eatery In Capital Region Closes After 16 Years: 'Thank You From Bottom Of Our Heart'
Popular Eatery In Capital Region Closes After 16 Years: 'Thank You From Bottom Of Our Heart' A popular restaurant in the region known for its handmade European food has permanently closed after 16 years in business. Rensselaer County eatery Muza, located in Troy at 1300 15th Street, announced the closure in a Facebook post Tuesday, Oct. 10, five months after what was supposed to be a temporary shuttering. “To all of our loyal customers and staff throughout the years, we have made the difficult decision to close the Muza doors indefinitely," the Muza family said in a statement. Earlier Report: Popular Restaurant In Troy Closed 'Until Further Notice' "We are incredibly thankful …
Popular Pizza Guru Puts Capital Region Restaurant In 'Drunk Category' Popular Pizza Guru Puts Capital Region Restaurant In 'Drunk Category'
Popular Pizza Guru Puts Capital Region Restaurant In 'Drunk Category' You could say he found this local pizzeria… half baked. Self-proclaimed pizza expert and Barstool Sports owner Dave Portnoy visited La Famiglia Pizza in Albany on Wednesday, Sept. 13, for his popular “One Bite Pizza Reviews” series on YouTube. The 46-year-old begins the video by saying that the pizza chef, possibly the owner, was “not impressed” with Portnoy’s appearance. “(He had) no clue who I was,” he says. “I always respect that in the pizza game.” He then moves on to the taste test, critiquing the crust before taking his first bite. “It’s a little bit doughy. A lot of bit doughy…
Eatery In Region Makes Top 50 US Restaurants List: New Report Eatery In Region Makes Top 50 US Restaurants List: New Report
Eatery In Region Makes Top 50 US Restaurants List: New Report A new report by The New York Times listed four New York eateries among the Top 50 in the nation. Stissing House, located in Dutchess County at 7801 South Main Street in Pine Plains, is among the locales to be lauded by The Times in its 2023 “The Restaurant List,” which tests hundreds of eateries across the US to determine which are sending out the most exceptional and exciting dishes. Situated in a building with over 200 years of history, Stissing House as it’s known today officially opened in March 2022 when Clare de Boer took over the French restaurant and turned it into a country taver…
Popular Pizza Guru Reviews Saratoga Springs Eatery: 'Mystifying I've Never Had This' Popular Pizza Guru Reviews Saratoga Springs Eatery: 'Mystifying I've Never Had This'
Popular Pizza Guru Reviews Saratoga Springs Eatery: 'Mystifying I've Never Had This' After driving past the place “a million times” over the years, Dave Portnoy finally stopped at a pizzeria in the region to see what all the fuss is about. The self-proclaimed pizza expert and Barstool Sports owner, age 46, visited Saratoga County eatery 9 Miles East Farm in Saratoga Springs on Thursday, Sept. 7, for his popular “One Bite Pizza Reviews” series on YouTube. “It’s absolutely mystifying I’ve never had this pizza. Mystifying,” he said, adding that several people have recommended the restaurant to him over the years. Popular Pizza Guru Pleasantly Perplexed By Glenville Eatery:…
'Drinks, Food Were Amazing': New Restaurant In Capital Region Garnering High Praise 'Drinks, Food Were Amazing': New Restaurant In Capital Region Garnering High Praise
'Drinks, Food Were Amazing': New Restaurant In Capital Region Garnering High Praise A new pan-Asian restaurant in the region serving up a variety of noodle soups and rice dishes is garnering high praise just weeks into business. Albany County eatery Hey Chef, located in Albany at 1133 Central Avenue, held its grand opening on Friday, Aug. 11. The business is under the direction of Ruby Liu, who also owns Albany spot Tengu Bistro on Central Avenue.  Adorning the restaurant’s menu are a variety of wheat and rice noodle soups made with either chicken, beef, or shrimp. Diners can also opt for rice bowls, served with meat, white rice, broccoli, carrots, and a chef special sau…
Cook It Yourself: New Eatery In Capital Region With Unique Model Cited For 'Outstanding' Food Cook It Yourself: New Eatery In Capital Region With Unique Model Cited For 'Outstanding' Food
Cook It Yourself: New Eatery In Capital Region With Unique Model Cited For 'Outstanding' Food A new restaurant in the region that lets diners don the chef hat is earning high praise days after opening. Schenectady County eatery Volcano Asian BBQ and Hot Pot, located in Niskayuna at 2309 Nott Street, held its soft opening on Thursday, Aug. 3. “Get ready to ignite your taste buds and embrace the sizzle and simmer of VOLCANO Asian BBQ and Hot Pot!” the company said on Facebook. Under the direction of owner Briana Lin, the restaurant offers up a unique “hot pot” dining experience in which customers prepare their own meals right at their table. Think fondue but with broth instead of ch…
'Closed For Business': Popular Restaurant Chain Shutters Clifton Park Location 'Closed For Business': Popular Restaurant Chain Shutters Clifton Park Location
'Closed For Business': Popular Restaurant Chain Shutters Clifton Park Location A popular chain of restaurants serving up traditional American pub food has closed one of its locations in the region. Saratoga County’s 99 Restaurants, located in Clifton Park at 306 Clifton Park Center Road, was permanently shuttered on Monday, June 26. “Our restaurant is closed for business,” reads a recorded message when calling the location. The company did not provide a reason for the closure. According to several posts on the Clifton Park Neighbors Facebook group, all of the restaurant’s employees were offered positions at other 99 Restaurants locations in the Capital Region. “Tak…
New Capital Region Restaurant Cited For 'Excellent' Food, 'Beautiful' Decor New Capital Region Restaurant Cited For 'Excellent' Food, 'Beautiful' Decor
New Capital Region Restaurant Cited For 'Excellent' Food, 'Beautiful' Decor A new restaurant in the region serving up flavors inspired from around the globe is garnering high praise days after opening. In Columbia County, Bimi’s Canteen & Bar in Chatham, located at 19 Main Street, held its grand opening on Saturday, June 3. Inspired by the community, the eatery’s menu features an eclectic mix of fresh, locally sourced ingredients for a “uniquely special dining experience,” reads its website. Diners can start with the grilled rustic sourdough bread, and choose from several cheese plates, soups, and salads - like the Tomato Salad, featuring heirloom tomatoes, …
'Hidden Gem': New Restaurant In Capital Region Cited For Fresh Food, 'Amazing' Customer Service 'Hidden Gem': New Restaurant In Capital Region Cited For Fresh Food, 'Amazing' Customer Service
'Hidden Gem': New Restaurant In Capital Region Cited For Fresh Food, 'Amazing' Customer Service A new Mexican restaurant in the region is delighting customers months after opening. Albany County eatery Taqueria Tren Maya, located in Green Island at 23 Lower Hudson Avenue, held its grand opening in late March 2023. The restaurant, with its brightly colored interior, serves up plenty of authentic Mexican staples, including tacos, burritos, tamales, and empanadas, according to its menu. Diners can choose from an array of meats like steak, chicken, pork, sausage, and shrimp. Tacos are served with cilantro, onions, lime, and salsa verde. Coming see us, delicious, 23 lower Hudson Av…
Best Birria Tacos Found At This Clifton Park Restaurant, Diner Says Best Birria Tacos Found At This Clifton Park Restaurant, Diner Says
Best Birria Tacos Found At This Clifton Park Restaurant, Diner Says When it comes to the best birria tacos around, look no further than this local restaurant, according to one very satisfied customer. Saratoga County eatery Mi Mexico Lindo Tienda y Taqueria, located in Clifton Park at 1505 Route 9, was dubbed “hands down the best birria spot around!” in a post by Angeli Rodriguez on the Facebook group 518 Eats. “I’ve tried several places in the (area code) 518 that sell quesa birria tacos, but this little gem here!! Chef’s kiss,” reads her post from Wednesday, May 17. Birria tacos consist of tortillas that are filled with tender stew meat that’s marinated…
Best Pizza: 7 NY Eateries Rank High On Yelp's Brand-New List Of Top 100 In US Best Pizza: 7 NY Eateries Rank High On Yelp's Brand-New List Of Top 100 In US
Best Pizza: 7 NY Eateries Rank High On Yelp's Brand-New List Of Top 100 In US Seven New York eateries are among Yelp's brand-new 2023 Top 100 list for best pizza spots in the United States. Yelp says the list is based on reviews and comments by readers. The highest-ranked New York pizzeria on the list is on Long Island: Saverio’s Authentic Pizza Napoletana in Massapequa, which checks in at No. 6. The eatery, which has been in business since 1967, says on its website that it uses buffalo-milk mozzarella and San Marzano tomatoes imported from Naples as well as our "fresh, home-made mozzarella. "All pizzas are drizzled with 100-percent Italian extr…
Popular Deli Is Lone NY Eatery On Yelp's Brand-New 2023 Top 100 US Restaurants List Popular Deli Is Lone NY Eatery On Yelp's Brand-New 2023 Top 100 US Restaurants List
Popular Deli Is Lone NY Eatery On Yelp's Brand-New 2023 Top 100 US Restaurants List A popular deli in the Hudson Valley is the lone New York eatery to make Yelp's brand-new 2023 Top 100 US Restaurants list. Dutchess County staple Rossi & Sons Rosticceria Deli, located in Poughkeepsie, is among this year’s most popular and highly rated restaurants, according to Yelp users. Rossi's was cited by Yelp for "exemplary meats on fresh-baked breads." "But it’s not just about sandwiches," Yelp says. "The deli offers authentic Italian entrees like Chicken Parmigiana, meatballs, chicken marsala, and lasagne bolognese, alongside soup and a cadre of salads." Established in 19…
New Pizzeria In Capital Region Wins Praise From 'Crust Snob' New Pizzeria In Capital Region Wins Praise From 'Crust Snob'
New Pizzeria In Capital Region Wins Praise From 'Crust Snob' A new pizzeria in the region is quickly gaining favor among local foodies. Spindle City Pizza, located in Albany County at 84 Ontario Street in Cohoes, opened in October 2022. Its menu boasts several varieties of pizza, pasta, and wings, as well as starters like chicken wontons and garlic bites. More adventurous diners can choose from various specialty pies, like the Sweet & Spicy, made with sausage, pepperoni, peppers, onions, and hot honey. Just in time for Thanksgiving Eve ... We've got some new menu items rolling out! First, by popular demand, we've added... Posted by Spin…
'50 Long, Successful, Beautiful Years': It's Closing Time For Popular Capital Region Pub '50 Long, Successful, Beautiful Years': It's Closing Time For Popular Capital Region Pub
'50 Long, Successful, Beautiful Years': It's Closing Time For Popular Capital Region Pub After a half century of serving up award-winning pizza and wings in a “tremendous atmosphere,” a popular Capital Region pub is closing its doors. The Purple Pub, located in Albany County at 2 Cohoes Road in Watervliet, will close for good on Friday, Dec. 30, owners Greg and Butch Rentz announced on Facebook.  “As the old saying goes ‘all good things must come to an end’ and after 50 long, successful, and beautiful years, that end is now here,” reads the post. The co-owners said the business has struggled in recent years with financial hardships, increasing wages and prices, and staffing s…