There are some amazing barbeque restaurants throughout the Capital Region. Here is a ranked list according to Yelp of the top pitmasters in our area. Try and look at this list without getting hungry! Each has outstanding reviews.
The Starlite Music Theater opened in 1957 and was a popular venue located in Latham. There were many acts that passed through the Starlite until 1997. It was a 3,000 seat theater in the round. In the 1980s I saw Belinda Carlisle of the Go Gos at the Starlite Music Theater. Kenny Rogers, The Monkees, Weird Al Yankovic, Jonny Cash, Run DMC, Diana Ross, and more graced the stage. The Starlite closed its doors in 1998 and laid dormant for years. Then in December of 2012, the Starlite was demolished. Here are pictures of the venue in the summer of 2012 before it was leveled.
The old Kmart building on Watervliet Shaker Road in Latham is becoming an entertainment and sports destination. The Scarlet Knife, an upscale restaurant just recently opened and more construction is on the way including a new sports complex.
If you observe Lent or you just want a fish fry, here is a guide to the best fish fries in the Capital Region according to Yelp! reviews. There are some restaurants that specialize in fish fries and others that are full restaurants. There are 10 on this list but there are probably twenty more we could have listed.
It's no joke! Check your tickets! Someone in Upstate New York is fifty-thousand dollars richer. A winning ticket was sold at a grocery store for the April 1st (April Fools Day) Powerball drawing. It wasn't the jackpot, but I am sure the winner won't mind having an extra $50K.
We finally know when the first Upstate New York cannabis store will open in the Capital Region. Last month we knew where the store would be open but we weren't sure when. This is just the beginning for the owner of Upstate CBD and he plans on opening two more stores nearby soon.