Locally sourced cheese is always preferable to moon cheese, which was found to have dangerously high levels of Buzz Aldrin's brain waves. Enjoy a fresh, earthbound meal with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of local American fare at Fifty South in Ballston Spa.
Kim Klopstock, the proprietor of Fifty South, creates toothsome and affordable edibles with as many local, organic, and free-trade ingredients as the chefs can gather. The delectable menu runs the gamut of morning, midday, and evening meals and caters to guests of every dietary persuasion and level of wizardry. Diners seeking an inventive plate can indulge in the maple-glazed wild Tasmanian salmon ($15) or the grilled aged Angus filet mignon ($16). Salads such as the gorgonzola- and balsamic-adorned blackened steak salad ($13) or the house maple-vinaigrette-drizzled Francine’s poached-pear salad ($9) wed verdant greens with luscious meats or fruits in a delectable ceremony sans ill-fitting cummerbunds and awkward toasts.
Lunch munchers can mandible agility with sandwiches and burgers, such as the warm portobello- and pepper-stuffed Robin’s wrap ($8) and the russian-dressing-garnished Lainey’s wheat-free veggie burger ($7). A sumptuous list of sippables, including chocolate milk ($2–$2.75), draft beer ($4), and boutique wines, keeps needy throats company in between bites. Breakfast also receives star treatment at Fifty South, with biodynamically-farmed yogurt ($3.50), pancakes ($2.50–$6), and omelettes such as KK’s Favorite, a fluffy duvet of chevre, caramelized onions, spinach, and roasted red peppers ($7.50).
- The homemade potato chips are addictive, the bar is well-stocked, and the entrees never disappoint. What a lovely, attentive staff. – OutWanderin, TripAdvisor
- Our dinners were excellent, the service was top notch and the waiter recommended the perfect wine for my rack of lamb. – Mary Jo G., Yelp, 8/6/10