Friday, September 20, 2013

Found: The Best Nachos You'll Ever Have

There aren’t many restaurants that can (honestly) say that they make a perfect plate of nachos.  Even though it's a simple recipe, it is one that often goes wrong. How many times have you been served nachos with over or undercooked cheese?  I can’t even begin to count.

Well, I am here to tell you that I have found the answer to this problem.  Next time you are having a craving for some salty tortilla chips covered in fresh, tasty toppings, drive straight to El Loco on Madison Avenue and you will not be disappointed.  These nachos are perfectly cooked, covered in every possible topping and served piping hot, which to me is absolute nacho perfection.  We went for the Nachos Fantasticos, but I can pretty much guarantee that the Buenos Nachos and Nachos Classicos would be just as terrific.

On top of that, El Loco makes a mean margarita.  Whether you order one of the many frozen flavors or go for the traditional on the rocks, it’s a refreshing delight every time.  Make sure to get there for Happy Hour and you can take part in some of their great happy hour specials. 

El Loco has been an Albany staple since 1983 and I can certainly see why.  If you want to check out the rest of the menu, visit their site here:

Friday, September 13, 2013

New Look for a Neighborhood Staple

I remember years ago, when Junior's Bar & Grill first opened on the nondescript strip of Madison Avenue real estate in the Pine Hills neighborhood. It started off strong and has been a neighborhood staple ever since. The game plan is obviously a simple one, but carried in day in, day out by BM&T Management. Now encompassing numerous restaurant bars and restaurants in the City of Albany, we've grown accustomed to BM&T Management spoiling their customers, especially at Junior's.

Junior's Bar & Grill recently did renovations and it has been nothing but good times since. They have a menu that's solid in all category's of a great bar, especially their moonshine wings. Check out the Yelp! reviews page and this is a consistent theme running through the Junior's thread. They are some of the best wings you'll get in the Capital District. They have an excellent selection of beers on tap and have added an open bar concept that allows you to sit outside while bellying up to the bar. Big plus for this reviewer, as I was able to enjoy the end of summer weather while having a few drinks at the bar. Win-win for Junior's. 

In addition, they have a staff that cares about your experience and it's truly a neighborhood bar. With the addition of outside seating, this place just became even better. Go try Junior's and then try the other ventures being run by this management team. I'm more than happy to spend money at their venues and support their efforts to bring great establishments to our neighborhoods. 

Keep up the great work BM&T Management.