With summer on it’s way out and fall fast approaching the Capital Region, there is an abundance of food news in the area! We’ve rounded up the latest restaurant happenings in Albany… get the scoop!
Albany’s First Ramen Spot
David Zheng, owner of Albany’s popular Sake Cafe, opened the city’s first ramen restaurant this summer. Tanpopo Ramen and Sake Bar is located in the warehouse district. Zheng told the Albany Business Review, “The past few years, down in the city, ramen just took off. I figured we should do ramen here.” There are currently six ramen dishes on the menu including tonkotsu ramen, vegetable ramen, miso ramen, beef stew ramen, roast duck ramen and tanpopo spicy ramen.
Burgers & Froyo Under One Roof
Sound too good to be true? Kevin Ziemann and Kaytrin Della Sala opened Crave, an eatery specializing in burgers and frozen yogurt this summer. Ziemann has worked at a number of well-known fine dining restaurants in the area including Aperitivo Bistro and Maestro’s at the Van Dam. He told the Albany Business Review, “After doing a lot of fine-dining, I found what I like to eat is simple stuff, well done.” The menu is a striking balance of classic comfort and innovation. Whether you’re a foodie or a novice, Crave’s dishes appeal to a wide variety of people.
677 Prime Reopens After Makeover
Angelo’s 677 Prime in downtown Albany reopened on Tuesday, September 15th after a week of renovations. The project, which was the biggest visual renovation since the restaurant opened ten years ago, brightened up the atmosphere according to the Times Union. There is a new quartz bar, champagne fabric on the chairs, floor tiles that look like wood and new light fixtures.
Ama Cocina’s Popularity Continues to Skyrocket
If you haven’t checked out Ama Cocina yet, I highly suggest you do so soon. Word is getting out about the latest BM&T Restaurant Group’s venture and people from all over the Capital Region have shown up to get a taste of the eatery’s authentic Mexican street food.