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Yet another eatery for Troy, and yet another whimsical name

The downtown site of Troy's latest restaurant.
The downtown site of Troy's latest restaurant.

If you thought Troy's Cafe Deli-icious had an offbeat name for a deli-style eatery, how about Psychedelicatessen? That's the name of a bagel shop scheduled to hold a ribbon cutting Friday morning at 275 River Street, opposite the Captain JP Cruise Line's downtown booking office.

(Cafe Deli-icious is located farther north on River Street at 413, opposite Brown's Brewing in the cluster of bars and restaurants near the Green Island Bridge).

The new venture, one of many that have debuted in this Rensselaer County city this year, is owned by Laura Kerrone. She offers a lengthy list of ingredients and possibilities -- 21 different bagels and more than 20 spreads; such sandwiches as the $7.25 Cuked Out (turkey, mozzarella cheese, cucumber dill cream, cheese, lettuce, sprouts and cucumbers on an Asiago bagel), the $7.25 Italian Heartthrob (chicken breast, garlic sauce, sauteed red peppers, tomato, mozzarelle, cheese, served toasted on pesto) and the $6.75 Harvest Moon (turkey, bacon, grilled apple, cheddar, cranberry pecan mayo on a sesame bagel).

Psychedelicatessan is a breakfast and lunch spot Kerrone founded as a re-creation of a business of the same name and style that she owned in Idaho. The difference is that the Idaho original started out in a basement then moved into a converted school bus. The Troy version is starting inside bricks-and-mortar in the newly-renovated Dauchey Building.

Although the Friday ribbon cutting is set for 11 a.m. Friday, regular hours are 5 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays, 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekends. Phone: 518-478-3459.