In this issue, we spotlight Ambition Bistro and the Jay Street Marketplace of Schenectady small businesses. The Mission of Taste of Schenectady® is to inspire people to support family owned and independent restaurants and gourmet food and lifestyle businesses—as well as our local community, and ALL of its people!
Best local ETHNIC BITES authentic Mexican The best Mexican food in Schenectady. Enchilladas, fajitas, traditional and creative Central American cuisine. Full bar and spacious dining room. Casa Real • 1400 Altamont Ave • Sch’dy NY (518) 356-0060 Curry, Jamaican Jerk & more Curry Goat/Chicken, Jerk Chicken, Scrumptious Jerk Fried Rice, Fried Chicken, Buttered Shrimp, Patties, and more! Go next door for the Authentic Caribbean ice cream after. Irie Vybez • 313 Central Ave • Albany, NY (518) 487-4844 really good Spanish food If you want to experience Puerto Rican and Domincan food at its best, you’ve got to go to this place before 1pm most days. Really cheap eats! San Francisco • 872 Albany St • Sch’dy NY (518) 382-5962 best bbq and family play The best Backyard-style BBQ in Schenectady and family-fun entertainment is at Via Port Rotterdam Mall! The ribs, pulled pork & chicken are yummy and sure to please! Backyard BBQ • Via Port Rotterdam Mall • (518) 982-1437 tropical cuisine & bites Cilantro Lime Shrimp, Caribbean Fried Chicken, Slow Roast Pork, Caribbean Fish Bites, Sweet & Sticky Ribs, Yucca and/or Plantain Fries. Tropics 201 S Brandywine • Sch’dy, NY (518) 372-2025 Indian cuisine buffet all-day! The Best Authentic Indian buffet and tender curry, tikka, vegetarian and chicken dishes—served with naan & salad bar. Shalimar • 15 Park Ave Clifton Park (518) 348-1494 Best Italian Deli & Imports This caterer and deli is known for its braggadocio Italian hoagies and luscious Italian to-go entrées. The menu and Bindi desserts will happily fill you! Capri Imports • 2617 Broadway Sch’dy • NY (518) 346-6511 Chinese buffet China is a country with diverse cuisine. So if you want to satisfy your cravings for a variety of foods, a Chinese buffet is the way to go! Bring the kids, nieces/nephews United Buffet • 2320 Watt Street • Sch’dy (No Calls) puerto rican & dominican Enjoy a taste of authentic Puerto Rican and Dominican food from Mami’s hot food steam table—it’s not a buffet—it’s yummy entrées served a la carte with sides! Mami’s Restaurant • 911 Crane St. • Sch’dy NY (518) 377-8700 34 Taste of Schenectady® and Beyond • www.tasteofschenectady.com • Vol. 4 • No. 1
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