Monday, February 13, 2012

Ready to test your Hipster Quotient?

Start with a trip to the Capital City Gastropub...  Just as the name suggests, the new Capital City Gastropub takes the traditional pub experience and elevates it. The hype around the recent opening of this restaurant virtually promises that your time here will be an ultra cool, inventive and creative dining experience.
But the real question is: can you handle it?

I would argue that Albany is more than ready for this very hip experimental restaurant. And apparently, the developers (Wine Bar and Bistro owner Kevin Everleth and Chef Jason Baker) agreed when they opened back in September of 2011. After all, the basic concept of re-inventing tried and true classic dishes is a sound one.

Capital City Gastropub’s space at 261 New Scotland Avenue in Albany has been well-appointed to match its identity – it’s simultaneously funky, warm, cozy and energetic. The walls feature dynamic abstract oil paintings and all 12 or so tables offer a view of the bar and the open kitchen. The only flaw was the “light rock” music playing in the background; perhaps some M83, Cut Copy or Yo La Tengo would better serve the urban and modern setting?
Read on for my full Restaurant Review in this month's Capital Region Living Magazine...
and then get your bad self down there...

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