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  • Albany food truck permits rising from 5 to 25 this year
    Albany food truck permits rising from 5 to 25 this year
    If you're a fan of food trucks, New York's capital city will become next thing to heaven, thanks to a decision by the city announced Tuesday that will quintuple the number of mobile food vendor permits it plans to issue.The city says it...
  • Unusual ways to make money
    7 unusual ways to make extra money
    Capital Region consumers are always looking to be money smart. And that includes how to make more money. Here are some unusual ideas for bringing in extra cash.Buy underpriced used books. Outfit a phone or PDA (personal data assistant) with a...
  • Commentary: Will Hilton Albany's restaurant ever go first class?
    Will Hilton Albany's restaurant ever go first class?
    Well, here's another opportunity for the Capital Region's largest hotel to at long last create a first-class restaurant. It was revealed today that the385-room Hilton Albany has yet another new owner and, reportedly, will undergo $3.5...
  • Albany 'Fork In the Road' seeks food trucks, vendors
    Albany 'Fork In the Road' seeks food trucks, vendors
    Some directions for visitors to New York State's capital city:When you come to a "Fork In the Road," stop. It probably will be a good place to eat. That's according to an announcement made today by the Downtown Albany Business...
  • Albany restaurant group plans its own chowder competition
    Albany restaurant group plans its own chowder competition
    Chowder competitions are commonplace in the Capital Region. And, two of them -- the fall Chowderfest: Soup for the People in Troy and the winter Saratoga Chowderfest -- annually draw literally thousands of people to taste more than 20,000 samples...
  • Concert stabbings: Hip-hop concert in Albany ends in six stabbings and one robbery
    Concert stabbings: Police call to concert stabbing yields 6 victims, no suspect
    A hip-hop concert ended in six stabbings and with a woman being assaulted and robbed while in the bathroom at the armory in Albany, New York, on Saturday. Police responded to the concert stabbings when a call came in that a man attending the hip...
  • Keeping to a budget.
    5 tips to sticking to a monthly budget
    Capital Region families: having trouble sticking to a planned monthly budget? You’re not alone: 61 per centof adultsdon’t keep track of their money, and 60 per centhaven’t checked their credit score in the last 12 months. ...
  • Albany restaurant a Beard wine awards finalist again
    Albany restaurant a Beard wine awards finalist again
    What do you get when you have a 946-label wine list? A James Beard Award, one hopes. And the person doing the most hoping is Dominick Purnomo, sommelier and co-owner of the sister restaurants Yono's and DP: An American Brasserie in Albany, who...
  • There's a sort-of-new restaurant in Albany
    There's a sort-of-new restaurant in Albany
    The Barrel Saloon has decided to evolve -- into The Barrel Saloon and Texas BBQ. The Albany restaurant's morphing is meant to emphasize the refocusing of its menu to Texas-style barbecue, put together by Lou Legros, perhaps best known for his...
  • Cusack joins renovated McGuire's in Albany
    Cusack joins renovated McGuire's in Albany
    "We are happy to announce that McGuire's will re-open Wednesday January 28th. New look, new chef, new menu." That's the complete announcement the downtown Albany restaurant posted on its Facebook page on Sunday. The restaurant...
  • Investing remains the right choice
    Investing fears: A lesson from Dutch tulips
    The stock market collapse in 2008 damaged people everywhere, from Wall Street to Main Street, from Washington to London, from Rotterdam, the Netherlands, to Rotterdam, New York. Many people were hurt, badly. Still, too many people, to their own...
  • Venue closing a rare whiff for Albany entrepreneur
    Venue closing a rare whiff for Albany entrepreneur
    Well, they can't all be hits. Capital Region restaurant entrepreneur Matt Baumgartner today announced the permanent closing of Sciortino's, the casual Italian restaurant he installed in the former Miss Albany Diner barely two years ago...
  • Albany 'Wine & Dine for the Arts' nearing sellout status
    Albany 'Wine & Dine for the Arts' nearing sellout status
    Anyone interested in attending the upcoming 6th annual Albany Chefs' Food & Wine Festival had better act quickly. Michelle Hines Abram, one of the chief organizers, today reported that all VIP passes have been sold and the "Slider...
  • Albany's posh Taste being suceeded by pan-Asian restaurant
    Albany's posh Taste being suceeded by pan-Asian restaurant
    It obviously was only a matter of time after the downtown Albany restaurant Taste was put up for sale two years ago. And, when the owners of the poshly-designed space switched from a la carte service to a $25 prix fixe menu back in September, the...
  • Will gas prices fall to $2.00
    Gas prices: How low will they go?
    Capital Region drivers are getting an early Christmas present in the form of rapidly dropping gas prices. Scanning albanygasprices.com, at local Cumberland Farms, Stewart's Shops, Hess, and more, prices range from $2.79 to $2.72 per gallon, at...
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