As someone who likes his food (just not as much, these days), of course I’m interested in the soon-to-be-opening Recovery Room bar and grill on Route 30 in the town of Amsterdam.
I’ve never been to one of these joints, so I’m looking forward to giving it a day in court.
There are a lot of places around here to get some good eats, but the opening of this place got me thinking about other types of establishments that would be nice to see around here.
Here are some places I would love to see open:
1. Olive Garden. Breadsticks, soup and salad. Enough said. I swear, I think the OG puts some sort of narcotic in the breadsticks that makes you crave for it.
2. Indian restaurant. Like a pregnant woman, there are times when I get a major craving for tandorri chicken and garlic naan, but those urges seem to come on when I can’t make a 45-minute drive to the nearest (good) Indian place.
3. A good barbecue place. Nothing frosted me more when I saw that Dinosaur BBQ is planning to open a place in Troy. With all the talking heads in Amsterdam, Gloversville or Johnstown clamoring for that “hook” to attract people to town, I can tell you a place like that would accomplish that goal. I’ve been to the Dino in Syracuse many times … that place is always packed no matter what time of day or what day of the week.
Those are just a few ideas. Feel free to chime in with some of yours.