Five CapNY Artisanal Foods You Must Try!

CapNY is every foodie’s dream! We have an abundance of farm-to-table restaurants, nationally known farms, and incredibly unique food producers. Read on to learn more about five artisanal food makers that have some serious CapNY flare…CAUTION, we recommend reading this after you’ve already had a snack…may cause hunger. Saratoga Peanut Butter Co. Saratoga Peanut ButterContinue reading “Five CapNY Artisanal Foods You Must Try!”

CapNY Cocktails at Home: Janesha “Jaja” Levons

Janesha “Jaja” Levons is a mixologist and model. She lived all around the world as part of a miliary family, and then settled down in Saratoga Springs, where her love for entertaining and creativity began. Jaja shares two signature drink recipes with CapNY readers. Cheers to all! After working as a mixologist, model, and otherContinue reading “CapNY Cocktails at Home: Janesha “Jaja” Levons”

5 CapNY Up-And-Coming Musical Artists You Need To Know About

From Warren and Washington Counties, down to Columbia and Greene Counties, there’s no shortage of musical talent in any field or industry. Who’s going to break out next? We asked CapNY music influencer DJ Hollywood who’s on their way up. Check out these five up-and-comers who are making moves in CapNY! When it comes toContinue reading “5 CapNY Up-And-Coming Musical Artists You Need To Know About”

5 Great NY State Parks: Empire Pass

Last summer, like many avid explorers, I reluctantly respected new travel restrictions.  Temporarily bound to New York State, I needed to make alternative vacation plans.  Thus arose the perfect opportunity to buy an Empire Pass Card and become acquainted with the natural wonders of the Capital Region.  The Empire Pass Open the gates to theContinue reading “5 Great NY State Parks: Empire Pass”

Discover These Seven Historic Performance Venues in CapNY

There are so many beautifully restored performance venues in CapNY. Steeped in history, they’ve hosted more than a century’s worth of stars. We’ve got the best of 19th century architecture teamed with today’s pop culture — what could be better! 7 Amazing Performance Venues Join me for this (written) tour of seven amazing historic performanceContinue reading “Discover These Seven Historic Performance Venues in CapNY”

Collective 131: A CapNY Woman-Owned Business

“My dream of opening a gallery would be impossible in NYC. Here in the Capital Region, there’s a feeling that people want to help each other. I didn’t see that in the city or Hoboken.” Cassie Fiorenza grew up in the Albany area, worked in a major gallery in Manhattan and lived in Hoboken, NJ.Continue reading “Collective 131: A CapNY Woman-Owned Business”

Best Takeout Places Under $15: CapNY Food

Our focus on the best takeout places under $15 is centered on pandemic survival. With more than 110,000 restaurants in the U.S. closed permanently, (more than 40 of which right here in CapNY), how is it that the ones who have remained open have managed to do so? One of the largest factors was takeout.Continue reading “Best Takeout Places Under $15: CapNY Food”

5 Great Resources for People with Disabilities: CapNY Discovering Ability

Effy Redman reflects on life and resources for people with disabilities. “On and off through my adult life, I have lived, worked, and spent time in New York City, where the sense of anonymity can be intoxicating. I’ve always returned to the Capital Region, where I have family and roots dating back to high school.Continue reading “5 Great Resources for People with Disabilities: CapNY Discovering Ability”

5 Cool CapNY Food and Drink Spots That Opened in 2020

Despite the challenges of 2020 and 2021, these five brave CapNY’ers launched cool, new food businesses. They’re rising above the challenges of building a customer base and keeping their doors open. And, they’re doing it with constantly changing health regulations and rules. Left Bank Ciders, Catskill Left Bank Ciders began when a large, nearby orchardContinue reading “5 Cool CapNY Food and Drink Spots That Opened in 2020”

7 Great Places to Ride Horses in CapNY

There’s no better view than the one from a saddle. The rhythmic pattern of horse hooves on a sandy path melts away all my stress of daily life. Plus, a sure-footed horse can carry us to places off the beaten path through scenic fields, alongside streams, and into the foothills of the Adirondack and CatskillContinue reading “7 Great Places to Ride Horses in CapNY”