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, with each dish cooked to order and fully customizable to each guest’s dietary persuasion and level of wizardry. Diners seeking an inventive plate can indulge in the maple-glazed wild Scottish salmon ($17) or the grilled aged Angus filet mignon ($19). Salads such as the gorgonzola- and balsamic-adorned blackened steak salad ($15) wed verdant greens with luscious meats or fruits in a delectable ceremony sans ill-fitting cummerbunds and awkward toasts. Lunch munchers can improve mandible agility with the roasted turkey and house-made gravy-topped Fifty South Gobbler sandwich ($12), and breakfast fiends can nosh on biodynamically farmed yogurt ($3.50) or KK's favorite omelet, sculpted with local eggs, chèvre, and caramelized onions ($8).
North Ballston Spa
2128 Doubleday Ave.
Ballston Spa, New York 12020