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  • Another downtown dining icon resuscitated in Troy
    Another downtown dining icon resuscitated in Troy
    The Tavern is not coming back to downtown Troy. However, Peck's Arcade is.That is the name of the latest downtown commercial restoration project by the husband-wife team of Vic Christopher and Heather LaVine, the people behind the Lucas...
  • Troy Chowderfest making changes to ease the pain
    Troy Chowderfest making changes to ease the pain
    Baseball great Yogi Berra was quoted as saying, "That place is so popular nobody goes there anymore." In an effort to avoid such a fate, the organizers of the 8th annual Troy Chowderfest are making some changes.As the event has grown by...
  • Yet another eatery for Troy, and yet another whimsical name
    Yet another eatery for Troy, and yet another whimsical name
    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...
  • Slidin' Dirty food truck owners pick historic rehab for a restaurant site
    Slidin' Dirty food truck owners pick historic rehab for a restaurant site
    9 First Street is a historic spot in the City of Troy poised to take part in a modern movement -- the rapid expansion of the restaurant segment that is sparking much of the city's current renaissance. The renovated four-story building, built...
  • Troy Soul Cafe community meal program expanding to Albany
    Troy Soul Cafe community meal program expanding to Albany
    The Soul Cafe today made it official. Its expanded community meal progam that has been in operation across the Hudson River in Troy will debut in Albany from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Westminster Presbyterian Church, 262 State Street. It will be a...
  • 'BrewCycle' project to debut in Troy this weekend, Saratoga in July
    'BrewCycle' project to debut in Troy this weekend, Saratoga in July
    Call this "The Summer of the BrewCycle." Well, ast least in two Capital Region cities.A new business called Capital City BrewCycle -- which actually will not serve Albany until next summer -- will begin its bar yours with a three-stop...
  • 'Uptown Summer' chefs project to aid North Troy kids
    'Uptown Summer' chefs project to aid North Troy kids
    Lecco Morris, the new executive director of the Chefs' Consortium, is working with local organizations and chefs to create a new portion of "Uptown Summer," which he describes as "a five-week celebration of youth and...
  • Newest Troy eatery outgrowth of an Idaho planted in Idaho
    Newest Troy eatery outgrowth of an idea planted in Idaho
    Troy, which seems to welcome a new dining spot every other week, has just gotten yet another. This one is called Psychedelicatessan, a breakfast and lunch spot that owner founded as a recreation of a business of the same name and style that she...
  • Special menu for a special night at Trojan Hotel tap room
    Special menu for a special night at Troy's Trojan Hotel tap room
    Chalk up one more piece of Troy's past being brought back to life with enthusiasm.For a change, it does not include the mover-shaker team isn't Vic Christopher and Heather LaVine who have renovated several historic downtown buildings and...
  • 'Dine By Design' house tour to celebrate Troy architecture, food
    'Dine By Design' house tour to celebrate Troy architecture, food
    Troy has long been known for its Victorian architecture, which regularly attracts filmmakers and artists and was the backdrop for many of Norman Rockwell's iconic paintings. In recent years, it also has become known for its food as well. On...
  • The adventures of a Capital Region will-o'-the-whisp chef
    The adventures of a Capital Region will-o'-the-wisp chef
    You've got to hand it to chef Sarah Fish, who two years ago was named one of "The Capital Region's Rising Chefs". Life with her seldom has a dull moment. Let's recap her activities of the past couple of years.She founded the...
  • A veteran Capital Region chef opens deli in Troy
    A veteran Capital Region chef takes the deli path in Troy
    First the building at 689 Hoosick Road was home to Maselli's. Then it was home to Terry's Kitchen. Now, it is home to Chef’s Deli & More, which will today announced it will hold its grand opening on Monday, May 5.The venture has...
  • Troy wine bar entrepreneurs expanding again
    Troy wine bar entrepreneurs expanding a mini-empire
    So far, Vic Christopher and Heather LaVine have racked up an enviable record built on imagination, hard work and good marketing for their downtown Troy enterprises.The couple began by opening the Charles F. Lucas Confectionery Wine Bar in November...
  • Hungry Fish equipment goes to community center kitchen
    Hungry Fish equipment goes to community center kitchen
    The folks at the Oakwood Community Center in Troy have some better equipment in their communal kitchen these days.Sara Fish, the Troy chef who with partner Josh Sheehan is in the process of developing Cafe Congress, on Friday donated her extra...
  • 'A Taste of Troy' fundraiser draws 15 food purveyors
    'A Taste of Troy' fundraiser draws 15 food purveyors
    A wide variety of Troy area restaurants has been lined up for the 4th annual "A Taste of Troy," a fundraiser for, the Hope 7 Community Center’s food pantry and youth program.The event is set for 6 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 8, at...