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Chef Joe Sorbello fashions a menu of classic American fare and house-made creations at J and J Café. Midday diners avoid digging the family lunch pail out of the attic and instead opt for the café's signature Devil'd Dogs, hot dogs stuffed with deviled ham and then cloaked in crispy bacon ($4.99). Other noontime nourishment includes a bowl of venison chili ($6.99) and the house-made mac ‘n‘ cheese accompanied by two grilled kielbasas ($7.99). J and J Café also appeases appetites earlier and later in the day, with breakfast and dinner selections available. Opt for breakfast favorites such as buttermilk pancakes, french toast, and egg dishes, or pack up protein for a day of marathon sonnet writing with the house-made corned beef hidden beneath two poached eggs ($7.99). Dinner dishes include the 12-ounce bone-in pork chop, doused with gravy and barricaded by sides of roasted potatoes and asparagus ($12.99). Additionally, the create-your-own pizza ($6.99 for six pieces; $8.99 for eight pieces) grants eaters naming rights and a choice of red or white sauce ladled beneath two toppings.

2719 Route 2
Cropseyville,
NY
US

D.P. Dough’s extensive menu sports an appetite-sating array of unique calzones, tasty wings, and fresh wraps. Before setting into a bready entree, conquer a feta- and olive-laden greek salad ($6.48), or bulk up a saucy moustache with an order of baked wings ($4.63 for six). Each of D.P. Dough's calzones ($6.48 each) is as unique as a snowflake's mix tape: the A'wakin N'Bacon rises and shines with scrambled eggs, bacon, and mozzarella, and the lunch-ready Barbecue Steak overflows with steak, mozzarella, american cheese, and zesty sauce. The mozzarella- and garlic-accented Eggplant Zone buddies up with the broccoli-, mushroom-, and ricotta-filled Veggie Zone to fill the exclusive center of Venn diagrams charting vegetarian tastes.

71 4th St
Troy,
NY
US

Badass Burrito is New York’s destination for eclectic Mexican cuisine and inventive Americana fare, offering dedicated diners a menu full of tasty eats. Start with an edible meal preamble with appetizers including the badass wings, feathered with mild, medium, hot, or mango barbecue sauce($7), or the chipotle vinaigrette-dressed smoked tofu and tomato ($4.75). Signature items such as the cowgirl burrito, with its roasted, shredded chicken and sautéed onions ($8), and the pastrami reuben ($8.50) make loyal devotees out of first-time diners. The badass Mexican items, all of which refuse subsidized attitude adjustments along with their yearly check-up, include the carne asada-laden Tijuana street tacos ($4) and the gigantic nachos supreme, which are topped with your choice of meat plus chili con queso, guacamole, sour cream, onions, scallions, and more ($9.75). Weekend warriors counting down until Saturday’s armor-free samurai sword toss at the Y can pass the time with daily specials such as the Troy cheese steak ($7) or the taco salad ($6).

443 5th Ave
Troy,
NY
US

The popular sandwich franchise offers an expansive selection of speedy snacks, including soups and salads. For a trimmer take, try a Torpedo ($4.00) or Bullet ($3.00), in which longer, leaner baguettes get packed with yummy stuffings, such as mozzarella, turkey, and basil pesto in the pesto turkey or heaping stacks of meat (ham, salami, capicola, pepperoni) in the italian. Other standouts include flatbread sammies ($3.00), flatbread salads ($5.99), and classic subs ($4.49–$7.29). Match-make any chip and 21-ounce fountain drink to its perfect sandwich mate for an additional charge View a complete menu here.

720 Hoosick Rd
Troy,
NY
US

Numerous reviews of The Greek House begin with a quaint first impression, noting the vibrant light-blue walls and the small but charming space. It's a mistake to label the family-owned venue as inconspicuous, however. The kitchen preps masterful renditions of authentic Greek cuisine, and the servers present these meals with enchanting hospitality, a quality that the Times Union praises alongside the "wonderfully intense mintiness" of the stuffed grape leaves. Bob Goepfert of the Record deems the menu "complete and tempting" before noting that the moussaka—a blend of seasoned ground beef and eggplant—is one of the best he's ever tasted. He shares this sentiment with Metroland, which raves about the accompanying sauce by calling it "a béchamel from heaven, fluffy and rich." Shish kebabs, pita wraps, and gyros round out the catalog of traditional items, often sharing the plate with greek fries dappled in parmesan cheese and oregano, the same seasonings that were used to make Grecian wrestlers less slippery in the ring.

27 3rd St
Troy,
NY
US

The word "homemade" stakes out more than its fair share of territory on Bootlegger’s on Broadway's menu. Slaw, potato salad, macaroni salad, stuffing, artichoke spread, marinara sauce—chefs whip up all of these in-house to accompany meals and fill sandwiches. They also make pizza by hand and grill 10-ounce lean ground beef, turkey, and veggie burgers, which diners can order topped with everything from slow-roasted pulled pork to bleu cheese crumbles. Thirty-eight beers on tap from breweries such as Brooklyn and Red Hook help wash down each bite, and occasional live musicians and DJs encourage patrons to dab their mouths in 5/4 time.

200 Broadway
Troy,
NY
US