For as long as I can remember, the purpose of this platform has been to promote and celebrate the local food scene in Saratoga Springs, NY, and beyond. I love what I’ve built here, but I also am very much aware of what I’ve let fizzle away.
Since 2020, this blog has been more and more difficult to keep up. Dining out as a whole has changed so drastically thanks to Covid, that I struggled to find passion in writing about restaurants and the experience as a whole. For one, I’m not going to criticize any business during this time when I especially know how difficult it is for them to be fully staffed and even more so, to keep the doors open. Additionally, I myself have found such infrequent patterns of going out to eat that if I were to write about my restaurant adventures, I’d either be talking about takeout boxes from places I’ve highlighted many times before or repeating praises for local restaurants that I love and return to as often as I can.
I’ve been trying to figure out where I go from here, and with that came silence from me.
But then I thought… there’s still so much to explore and highlight that prior to 2020, I might not have. From the simple pleasures of strolling downtown and grabbing a pastry from Mrs. London’s or dodging the most popular spots during track season for one of our city’s hidden gems – there’s a lot to cover.
What does that mean for Saratoga Food Fanatic? I’m thinking back to basics, sharing my favorite meals that keep me coming back for more and more. Also, news of course, because there’s ALWAYS something new happening in this food scene.
With that said, expect to see more from me, and I’ll try not to let you guys down.