Friday, July 30, 2010


Toraya is a really small authentic Japanese restaurant.

fried tofu, served in a special sauce with scallion and daikon radish

Philadelpha Roll
smoked salmon and cream cheese

Avocado and eel

Vegetable Roll
Avocado, asparagus, pickled vegetables, shiitake mushrooms.

sake shioyaki
broiled lightly salted salmon


Otherside Cafe

Simple salad and Vegetarian Chili
with organic beans, tomatoes, corn bugler wheat

Veggie Burrito
veggie chili, brown rice, cheddar cheese wrapped in a tortilla with sour cream and corn chips

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

The Wine Bar and Bistro on Lark in Albany

The Wine Bar and Bistro on Lark St in Albany, Ny

Oil and Vinegar

Watermelon and strawberry soup with basil puree

Fettuccine with Caramelized Balsamic Onions, Sauteed Crimini and Shiitake
Mushrooms, Shaved Parmesan and Porcini Oil Drizzle

Kahlua and carmel cheese cake, with chocolate drizzle and fruit

New World Bistro in Albany

New World Bistro in Albany, Ny.

Sweet Chile Fried Tofu on watermelon-peanut salad

New World “No Crash” Mushroom Risotto
made with organic brown rice, a mix of portobello, oyster and crimini mushrooms, sweet peas, leeks and sage
with the add on of grilled tofu

Sunday, July 25, 2010

East Coast Grill Brunch

East Coast Grill is always a winner in my book. Brunch there is quite delicious.

Breakfast platter "in the style of the Yucatan"
with 3 eggs, black beans n' rice, mango-avocado, halts of palm salad, fried plantains, roja and warm flower tortilla.

Corn bread crusted french toast
with orange marmalade, tropical fruit and real vermont syrup

Amilcar's Omlett
Avocado, black bean, jack cheese over salsa verde and salsa roja, queso gresco, and guava paste.


Went to Toro again. Here are a couple of new treats!

Gambas al Ajillo
Griddled garlic shrimp

Soft shell crab and heirloom tomato salad
aioli and avocado cream

My favorite dish of the night.

Sea Bass ceviche
with avocado, radish, red onion

Pimientos del Padron
Hot green peppers with sea salt

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Mr. Crepe

Went back to Mr. Crepe to try some new crepes.

Banana with honey and almonds

Egg and cheddar

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Boston Burger Company

Boston Burger Company
Where the menu is the placemat.

Mac and cheese bites

Bruschetta burger with coleslaw and chips

Veggie burger with cheese tomato and lettuce

Monday, July 19, 2010

Highland Kitchen

Highland Kitchen

Mahimahi Ceviche
with tomatos, avocado and corn chips

Arugula Salad
warm goad cheese, black mission figs, roasted almonds, and sherry vinaigrette

steamed in coconut-curried lobster broth, with cilantro and scallions

Tomato Gipachio

Black Bean Burger
guacamole, pico de gallo, jack cheese, with a side house salad

Fried Chicken
mashed potatoes, collard greens with a biscuit

Warm Banana Pudding
carmel sauce and vanilla ice cream

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Lower Depths

The Lower Depths is a great beer bar with some good old american bar food.

Rasta Wings
Jamaican jerk marinated wings roasted in the oven and served with a lime cilantro sour cream

Chips And Beer Cheese Dip
Mom's cheese dip with red and green peppers, jalapenos, onions and harpoon ipa, served with tortilla chips

Tots Mexicana
Jalapeno, salsa & cheese

Friday, July 9, 2010

Tavern in the Square

Tavern in the Square in Central Sq.
Large menu, definitely going back to try more things.

Build your own burger:
Vegetable burger with bbq sauce and sautéed mushrooms, and a side salad.

Build your own burger:
Vegetable burger with cheddar cheese and waffle fries.

Mr. Crepe

Mr. Crepe Is my new favorite crepe place. So far I have only been once, but I am looking forward to eating there again. They also have delicious lemonade.

Super Avocado with lemonade.

avocado, tomatos, baby arugula, cilantro, monterey jack cheese.



Tofu with shredded cucumber, carrot, mint, and vermicelli wrapped in rice paper.

Best peanut dipping sauce to date. Delicious!

Salmon. Salmon and avocado roll. Avocado roll. Sweet potato roll.

Alaska roll = salmon and avocado

Alaska, Avocado, Sweet Potato. YUM