Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Cheeseburger in Paradise

One of my favorite things about summer is eating outside. Living in the Northeast, we know this isn’t possible for more than half the year (unless eating in a snowsuit is your thing). So every year around April/May, I start itching to grab a beer and burger while enjoying the beautiful weather. Lately, the weather has been throwing me some curveballs for outdoor dining with the extreme heat and endless run of thunderstorm. But this past weekend I was finally able to make my first trip of the season to one of my favorite local summer spots…RiverFront Bar & Grill in Albany.

Beer, wings, burgers….what more does an Average Joe need? Located at the north end of the Corning Preserve, RiverFront Bar & Grill offers a peaceful and enjoyable view of the Hudson (which luckily did not smell). On this night they did not have live music, but viewing their calendar at the door, they have quite a lineup for this summer with popular local bands like Audiostars and The Refrigerators, as well as weekly trivia on Wednesday nights.

Great atmosphere, great food and you’re not going to break the bank. What are some of your favorite outdoor dining spots in the Capital Region?


  1. Tittle was a little misleading. I thought it was a review of the actual restaurant -

    Glad you enjoyed!

  2. Are you on vacation for the rest of the month? I used to look forward to this column but now the story is getting a little stale, I hope it doesn't also apply to the food.

  3. HO HUM, ARE WE STILL HERE, OR ARE WE THERE YET? This one place destination is getting quite stale.

  4. Average Joe must have gone on vacation for the rest of the month, being that this review has been posted forever. Time to either shit or get off the pot Joe.

  5. Is this review still here? It is only 2 weeks old and already it is giving me heartburn. Time for a new topic or a new reviewer as this one is way too stale.

  6. ENOUGH ALREADY ! Isn't there another place to review? I have had a month of the rotten burger, tasteless FF's and stale buns.

    1. OMG, This cheap ass column is ridiculous in its antiquity and tasteless timing. Lets move on an either get a new review, or a new reviewer.