Groupon is a combination of the words group and coupon. Each day, we offer an unbeatable deal on the best of Albany: restaurants, spas, sporting events, theater, and more. By promising businesses a minimum number of customers, we get discounts you won't find anywhere else. We call it "collective buying power."
A stone fireplace dominates one corner of The Pasta Factory's dining area, giving the space a homey ambiance that complements Tuscan-yellow walls and international comfort foods. Using an eclectic mix of Italian, American, and Asian recipes, the chefs spend mealtimes blanching pastas, sautéing cuts of sirloin steak, and hand-polishing each sesame seed. The kitchen also strives to keep its cuisine fresh by making marinara, pesto, and fiery general tso's sauces in-house.
Amid cheerful lime-green and exposed-brick walls, The Chopping Block’s stylists create precision haircuts, color tresses with Wella hair color, and tame frizzy locks with texturizing treatments. The salon features Paul Mitchell products, and also offers facial waxing to remove unwanted hair or add manly heft to the jaw of a waxwork Nicolas Cage.
From alongside steaming ceramic coffee pots, gluten-free Ethiopian and Eritrean dishes at Abyssinian Ethiopian Restaurant radiate imported spices. In the golden glow of wall sconces, sautéed beef and chicken morsels marinate in butter, cardamom, and fresh ginger. Patrons sop up savory remnants with warm injera, an East African flatbread made from high-protein teff flour that lets fingers grab food, unlike trying to grab a frustratingly realistic painting of fruit. Meals flanked by complimentary portions of collards parade to tables, and caterers cruise past with brimming portions for meetings and shindigs.
Good News Cafe's owner and chef Carole Peck strongly believes in supporting her community and proves it with her seasonal, frequently organic dishes and her restaurant's decor. Her handcrafted farm-to-table dishes?which include pork-loin schnitzel served with mustard smashed potatoes and venison medallion and meatloaf?are the result of partnerships with local farmers and businesses. She also backs local artists, letting them showcase their artwork throughout the restaurant.