Wing festivals in Saratoga and Schenectady, sale of Polish food products in Colonie and other gastronomic events

An Ecuadorian restaurant called Deli Paisanitos has been open since mid-June at 448 Delaware Ave., Albany, a space previously occupied by restaurants including Natty’s Caribbean Cuisine and Pizzalo.

The Facebook page has a few photos of dishes but little other information, and the menu doesn’t appear online yet.

Times are listed on Facebook as 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekdays, 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekends, although this could not be confirmed by phone on Monday morning due to a language barrier.

Also, in what appears to be miscommunication but may not matter since the towns are 20 miles apart, Saratoga Springs and Schenectady will be hosting fall events celebrating chicken wings on Saturday 1st. october.

Saratoga Wing will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will feature wing samples from various restaurants, live music and family activities. It is coordinated by Discover Saratoga and Bailey’s Saratoga and sponsored by Lia Nissan of Saratoga and Performance Food Service. Restaurants and other vendors participating in the fifth annual event will offer wing samples for $2, with the number of wings per sample determined by participating businesses. Entrants will vote in two categories: People’s Choice and Wildest (Most Creative) Wing. All voting will take place online, and the result will be announced online that evening. So far, there are a dozen participants, who will serve at their locations from downtown Saratoga to Round Lake, and more are expected to sign up, in honor of October as the Month of breast cancer awareness, a portion of the proceeds from Wing Off will be donated to the American Cancer Society. Direct donations can also be made through the American Cancer Society website. Every donation of at least $5 will be entered into a raffle for prizes.

The Schenectady Wing March 2022 is scheduled from noon to 5 p.m., also on October 1. The format is different from Saratoga, with a $20 ticket covering samples at 18 participating restaurants. Tickets for the ninth annual festival are available online. They are limited to 2,200 and usually sell out. Participants will vote for an audience award. The event is sponsored by the Downtown Schenectady Improvement Corporation in partnership with downtown restaurants.

The Blessed Virgin Mary of Czestochowa, located at 250 Old Maxwell Road in Colonie, will be participating in the National Catholic Church’s Fall Food Sale this weekend. Advance ordering is recommended; walk-ins are welcome, but inventory may be limited.

Hot and frozen dishes ordered in advance can be picked up from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday September 24 at the church. There will be 16 varieties of pierogi, including traditional flavors like potato and cheese, sauerkraut and mild cheese; signature flavors including buffalo wing, taco, kielbasa and kraut, and apple; and new favorites such as beef on weck, potato and mushroom with blue cheese, stuffed banana pepper and jalapeno pepper. Also, there will be Polish platters, three types of kielbasa, golabki, bigos, borscht, haluski, Polish desserts and more.

Grafton Lakes State Park in Grafton hosts Bark & ​​Brew, a benefit offering fun for four-legged friends and their owners, as well as local food and beer, with proceeds supporting regional relief organisations. It’s scheduled from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, September 24 and is free, with a $6 vehicle entry fee. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

There will be a guided hike to kick off the event, an agility course, various animal care vendors, live music, raffle items and information booths from several animal rescue organizations. There is also a dog walk starting at 11 a.m. at the Visitor Center. A portion of the proceeds from vendors as well as all raffle funds will be donated to regional relief organizations.

Grafton Lakes State Park is located off Route 2, 20 km east of Troy.

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