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At The Chocolate Gecko, award-winning chocolatiers swirl together fresh fruit, spicy cayenne pepper, and a splash of rich liqueurs to form decadent treats comprising all-natural ingredients. The shop’s multi-tiered shelves sprout batches of chocolate-dipped fruit and classic sweets, such as peanut-butter cups, turtles, and rich, butter toffee komodo crunches. Molded truffles burst with creamy liqueur-infused fillings and take on a variety of shapes, including Aztec pyramids, tiny Buddhas, and the heads of former Supreme Court justices. The Chocolate Gecko’s sweet-tooth-appeasing staff shares its confectionary wisdom during one-hour chocolate-making classes, which have covered such sweet-concocting skills as tempering basics, concocting both molded and hand-rolled truffles, and reverse engineering the Cadbury Bunny. The Chocolate Gecko encourages guests to bring along alcoholic or nonalcoholic beverages to complement the velvety morsels of each class.
21 Colvin Avenue
Albany,
NY
US
When Nord Brue and Mike Dressell began perfecting their bagel recipe with the help of a professional NYC bagel maker in 1983, the bagel was still an anomaly in the food world—it was geographically and culturally still isolated in New York City. Fueled by a desire to change that, the duo opened up the first Bruegger's deli with the hope of eventually introducing the rest of the country to the bagel. Brue and Dressell have since realized their dream, sharing their distinctive recipes and culinary traditions at 300 locations spread across 26 states. To this day, they oven-bake their centerless bread rolls every morning and afternoon, populating counter displays that also brim with daily made breads, Vermont cream cheese, and custom-roasted coffee. Executive Chef Phillip Smith and his network of chefs still use the original five-ingredient recipe for their dough, which they shape into more than 20 bagel varieties. Because they draw from each region's local recipes and from dialogue and Pictionary games with local consumers, certain menu items may vary from store to store across the country. The bagels are often served with Bruegger's eclectic cream cheeses such as bacon scallion or honey walnut, or as sandwiches with meats, cheeses, and veggies often sourced from local or organic produce. Coffee gets just as much attention, with house blends of 100% arabica coffee.
900 Central Ave
Albany,
NY
US
Choose from a wide selection of signature burgers at McDonald's. Fear not you gluten-free or low-fat eaters, you'll have plenty of choices here. At McDonald's, you can dine with your immediate family and your extended family due to the easy seating for large parties. Enjoy the vibe here with a business casual dress code. null The super-affordable fare at McDonald's will definitely make your budget happy too — prices are almost always under $15. Morning, noon, or night, you can head on over to McDonald's since they serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
1006 Central Ave
Albany,
NY
US
When Nord Brue and Mike Dressell began perfecting their bagel recipe with the help of a professional NYC bagel maker in 1983, the bagel was still an anomaly in the food world—it was geographically and culturally still isolated in New York City. Fueled by a desire to change that, the duo opened up the first Bruegger's deli with the hope of eventually introducing the rest of the country to the bagel. Brue and Dressell have since realized their dream, sharing their distinctive recipes and culinary traditions at 300 locations spread across 26 states. To this day, they oven-bake their centerless bread rolls every morning and afternoon, populating counter displays that also brim with daily made breads, Vermont cream cheese, and custom-roasted coffee. Executive Chef Phillip Smith and his network of chefs still use the original five-ingredient recipe for their dough, which they shape into more than 20 bagel varieties. Because they draw from each region's local recipes and from dialogue and Pictionary games with local consumers, certain menu items may vary from store to store across the country. The bagels are often served with Bruegger's eclectic cream cheeses such as bacon scallion or honey walnut, or as sandwiches with meats, cheeses, and veggies often sourced from local or organic produce. Coffee gets just as much attention, with house blends of 100% arabica coffee.
1116 Madison Ave
Albany,
NY
US
Season your day with some Indian spice — Curry House serves top-notch Indian-style cuisine. The chefs at Curry House have created a menu that is filled with low-fat, vegan and gluten-free options. Business casual dress, tasty food and a classic atmosphere makes this a great place for any occasion. A catering menu is also available if you're looking to dazzle the visitors at your next shindig. At Curry House, you can safely park just around the corner. Thrifty diners will love the reasonable prices here as well, with a meal usually costing less than $15. The menu at Curry House includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner — stop by for your favorite meal.
1112 Madison Ave
Albany,
NY
US
Pass the breadbasket! Grappa 72 serves the best up-to-the-minute Italian fare. It serves everything including gluten-free and low-fat options. Order a bottle for the table if you like — Grappa 72 has a full bar stocked with the best wine, beer, and more. Parents, bring your kids along to Grappa 72, where you'll find a family-friendly menu and ambience. Enjoy the beautiful weather while you chow down — with outdoor seating, Grappa 72 is a great summer destination. Have a large group? No problem. Head to Grappa 72 for easy seating. Planning a special night? Call ahead to reserve a table. Formal attire is required so that you can look as nice as your meal does. For those in a hurry, the restaurant lets you take your grub to go. The restaurant also offers catering if you want to bring the flavors of Grappa 72 to your next party or event. For easy dining, Grappa 72 provides convenient parking in a connecting lot. Bike parking is also available outside the restaurant. Prices are a bit on the higher side, so this might be a good pick for a special night out. Grappa 72 offers a wide variety of payment options, including payment by major credit card.
818 Central Ave
Albany,
NY
US
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