Favorite meals from local restaurants, ranked

  1. 1.
    Chimichanga and pomegranate margarita, Mexican Connection, Saratoga
    To be fair, you can eat the chimichanga without also having the margarita. But the question is, why would you?
  2. 2.
    Kay's Pizza, Averill Park
    Run if you have never been. They're only open during the summer. Clock's ticking!!
  3. 3.
    NY strip steak with black truffle butter, Black and Blue Steak and Crab, Albany
    First visit was this week and I will be back as soon as I humanely can.
  4. 4.
    Pad Thai, Thunder Mountain Curry, Troy
    One of the only things I miss about working at RPI.
  5. 5.
    Penne a la vodka, Paolo Lombardis, West Sand Lake
    Just the right amount of cream and heat.
  6. 6.
    Buffalo garlic Parmesan wings, Towne Tavern, Averill Park
    Absolute crispy, saucy, cheesy perfection.
  7. 7.
    Surf and turf rolls, 677 Prime, Albany
    My first time at this restaurant was with a former mentor who ordered these as an appetizer. OMG.
  8. 8.
    Cinnamon toast, Halfmoon Diner, Halfmoon
    It's not even on the menu, but you must order it.
  9. 9.
    Spicy shrimp roll, Mr. Fuji, Clifton Park and Stuyvesant Plaza
    My favorite roll in the history of sushi. It's never let me down.
  10. 10.
    Fish fry, Ted's Fish Fry, various locations
    Disclaimer: the owners are our best friends. But they're still damn good!