Editor’s Note 2/2/17: Rascals in Crossgates Mall is now closed.
There is a lot happening in Albany’s world of food! Several restaurants are eyeing or already have confirmed they will open their doors in the Capital City in the near future. We’ve rounded up who’s headed our way, check it out!
Funny Bone Comedy Club and Restaurant recently announced it will open next month at Crossgates Mall. Founded in Pittsburgh, the club has hosted famous comedians such as Jerry Sienfeld, Drew Carey and Roseanne Barr. The line-up is said to attract a wide array of age groups. The menu will feature a variety of classics including nachos, chicken marsala and strip steak.
Crossgates Mall will also welcome a 16,000-square-foot steakhouse. Rascals, which also houses three bars and doubles as a music venue, will open in November. The menu will feature local, prime-grade steaks. We can expect the interior to be stylish as Troy architect Neil Pelone is on the design team. He is responsible for the 60 State banquet hall, the former Taste restaurant in Albany and the former Central Steak in Colonie.
Noodles & Co., will make its first move into the state out of Manhattan to Crossgates Commons. The fast-casual restaurant is shooting for a late fall or early winter opening in the Capital Region. The menu features a wide variety of different types of pastas. From Wisconsin mac & cheese to Japanese pan noodles, there is a dish for everyone’s palate.
If you recall, back in April, we told you about how the celebrity-backed Blaze Fast Fire’d Pizza was opening its first upstate New York location at Mohawk Commons in Niskayuna. Well, they are officially planning their second location in the area. A Stuyvesant Plaza location is scheduled to open this November.
Bread Alone Bakery, an organic bakery based out of Kingston, has their eyes on the Capital Region area as a possible next location. Owner, Dan Leader, was recently in the area for the opening of the new Kinderhook Bank in Latham when Capital Region Chamber of Commerce members urged him to expand to Albany. Leader told the Albany Business Review, “We’re definitely considering it.”