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