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Why You Should Become a Regular at Jodie's in Albany, CA

James Boo 13 comments

The joint's six seats place everyone a good word's length from the griddle, the prep counter, the other customers, and Jodie himself—and Jodie Royston is not a man who takes money from strangers. Naturally, it takes only one meal to become a regular, especially when one takes hunger into account. The restaurant's sprawling menu—over 64 specials splayed across two walls in the form of cheeky laminates and repurposed receipts—offers a bounty of flavor beyond the fried chicken leg. More

A Sandwich a Day: Charles' Grilled Cheese at Jodies in Albany, CA

A Sandwich a Day James Boo 3 comments

Jodie's, a warm hole-in-the-wall dining counter that's a treasured local secret in California's East Bay, is known for its Shopsin's-like menu of breakfast platters. Jodie and his grandson Charles are also quite handy when it comes to sandwiches. More

Hot Dog of the Week: Rolf's Pork Store in Albany, NY

Hot Dog of the Week Hawk Krall 11 comments

I first heard of Rolf's—an amazing German deli, butcher, and sausage shop in Albany, New York—while reading up on the history of mini hot dogs in nearby Troy, and made sure to stop by the next time I was in the hood. Just last week dmcavanagh also mentioned that Rolf's makes a fine Ring Bologna which got me thinking—it was about time to start drawing weisswurst and cartoon pigs. More

Hot Dog of the Week: Famous Lunch in Troy, New York

Hot Dog of the Week Hawk Krall 7 comments

Famous Lunch is an awesome old-school counter joint right off of main street in the small city of Troy, New York, about six miles up the Hudson River from Albany. The dogs here are tiny: slightly larger than a cocktail weenie, about three-inches long and 65 cents each. More

Food Critic and Friend Assaulted After Dinner

Adam Kuban 8 comments

Steve Barnes, restaurant critic at the Albany [New York] Times-Union is beat up after a meal. Bad review? Nope. Just random violence.... More

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