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Ashley Dingeman

    Restaurant Reviews

    El Cilantro: An Unexpected Hidden Gem

    May 20, 2018

    You know what’s cool about Ballston Spa? There are a bunch of restaurants that are really great. There’s Next Door Kitchen & Bar and Augie’s which are staples in the village, but there’s also some awesome casual and ethnic spots including Leon’s, Alaturco, and now, El Cilantro. Tucked away kind of behind and to the left of Alaturco at 388 Milton Ave, El Cilantro is a Mexican restaurant that’s authentically Oaxaqueno. The menu includes items like Tlayudas (a thin crunchy…

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  • Restaurant Reviews

    Buddha Noodle: Worth the Wait

    Who doesn’t love ramen? Especially during what feels like the LONGEST WINTER EVER. For months I’ve been saying I want to check out Buddha Noodle. Months. And every week I thought I’d go, I’d…

    April 30, 2018
  • Restaurant Reviews

    Revisiting The Wine Bar

    Ohhh baby have I been excited to write this one. Last week Tim asked if I wanted to go out for a little date night, and of course I said yes (especially if he’s…

    April 10, 2018
  • Restaurant Reviews

    A Taste of Taverna Novo

    Earlier thisweek I had the pleasure of joining some other writers and media to have a taste of what Taverna Novo, the new restaurant at 62 Beekman Street, has to offer. For starters, I…

    March 30, 2018
  • Restaurant Reviews

    Finding Good Eats in Ballston Spa

    After Willow’s Bistro closed in Ballston Spa, every time I drove past the location on Prospect Street I kept looking for signs to see what would be in there next.  And then BAM –…

    March 20, 2018
  • News

    Park Side Closes, 2 New Restaurants Opening

    SUCH sad news to see yesterday that Park Side Eatery on Phila Street will be closing their doors after five years, and ending their catering business after 18 years. Today (February 19th) will be…

    February 19, 2018