Food



Sequence Development Chief Operating Officer Elizabeth Young Jojo and Justin Capoccia of Niskayuna look over blue prints on the first floor of the Foster Building at 506 State Street in Schenectady Friday, September 18, 2015. (Peter R. Barber/Gazette Photographer)

Wine store, tasting room coming to Schenectady

BY HALEY VICCARO Gazette Reporter SCHENECTADY — A wine store and tasting room is coming to downtown Schenectady at the historic Foster building on State Street. Capoccia Vineyards and Winery of Niskayuna is planning to set up shop at the…



Innovo Kitchen, in progress. (Rebecca Isenhart/Gazette Reporter)

Opening of gastropub delayed but getting closer

BY REBECCA ISENHART Gazette Reporter LATHAM — It shouldn’t be long before passers-by on Troy-Schenectady Road near the Niskayuna border will see diners relaxing by an outdoor fireplace at Innovo Kitchen, where an old bowling alley recently stood. The restaurant,…


Molly Congdon, left, and Rebecca Isenhart are shown researching the best soft serve ice cream. (Rebecca Isenhart/Gazette Reporter)

The full scoop on summer soft-serve ice cream

BY REBECCA ISENHART AND MOLLY CONGDON Gazette Reporters CAPITAL REGION — It’s grueling work, but somebody’s got to do it. The Gazette’s weekly news reporting team has been out diligently gathering news tips regarding the very best local soft-serve ice…


A picnic doesn't have to be expensive to be festive. (Rebecca Isenhart/Gazette Reporter)

Picnic panic? Try these easy, low-cost ideas

BY REBECCA ISENHART Gazette Reporter A summertime picnic always seems like a great idea until I open my refrigerator. How does one construct a meal that’s both small enough to carry and varied enough to satisfy multiple palettes? This is…



Gina Mantova stands in the olive grove in Italy. (Photo provided)

Sisters show diners the ‘Appian Way’

Family olive grove in Italy provides a key ingredient for restaurant in Schenectady BY KELLY DE LA ROCHA Gazette Reporter SCHENECTADY — When Gina Mantova says everything at The Appian Way restaurant is made from scratch, she’s not kidding. She…