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Sunday, May 14, 2017

Eric & I Explore Locally: The Central Troy Historic District Food Tour

How much do you know about the region you live in?  Eric and I are Capital District natives who rarely travel sixteen miles east to Troy.  

Amy introduces our group to
to historic Troy's eclectic

We will visit restaurants near the weekly Troy Waterfront Farmers Market.  Amy recommends we browse and shop after our tour.  

Our first stop is

 Bagels meet the vibrant
  Hippie Culture at this deli.

Our group enjoys Mini
Everything Bagels with
Cream Cheese & Lox.


Our second stop is

This is the place to
shop for tea.

We learn about tea, in its
various forms & blends,
while sampling 9 Dragon

Amy brought us to
St. Paul's Episcopal
Church to see its
Tiffany features.

We walk to the Illium Cafe to
sample Chef Marla Ortega's

Chef Marla finds the time to conduct Healthy Cooking Classes at a local Hannaford Supermarket.

I love the cafe's airy
interior that retains 
the building's historic

paired with a tiny Corned

Beautiful and delectable!  Amy tells our group that Chef Marla won Guy's Grocery Games on the Food Network in 2014.  Unfortunately, the link to Moms Know Best is currently offline.

I scoured Illium Cafe's website and found no mention of Chef Marla's accomplishment.  I'm glad that everyone else is bragging while she prepares delicious meals.

is our next stop.

Brown's has been serving
craft beers here since 1993.

We sample Krush Kolsch &

I liked both beers and would love to return to try Brown's other brews.

The Deep Fried Buffalo
Cauliflower is a tasty

We follow the arrow to
our last sampling site,

Amy has a tray of doughnut
samples for us to try...

Pistachio, Blackberry,  Orange
 Cardamom & Dark Chocolate
 Sea Salt.

These are not your average doughnuts.  They are made with potatoes and King Arthur Whole Wheat Flour.

The Orange Cardamon Doughnut
I chose was lightly flavored,
chewy & dense.

Owner, Jessie Cramer, supplies Whole Foods in Colonie Center with her unique doughnuts.  I do recommend trying some, as these doughnuts are in a class by themselves.  

We thank Amy for the tour before heading off to the Farmers Market....  

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Wow....that sounds like a great tour. I'll have to look out for it. No Tulip fest this time?? ( sue black)