Then we check out an Armenian market on the border of Latham and Watervliet. Former Albany resident Jess once wrote a story on All Over Albany about their delicious grape leaves, which the owner let us sample along with several other items. I bought a sort of Armenian pizza, which was a flatbread with beef mixed with tomatoes and spices to eat later. I also bought some great looking yogurt, crushed red pepper, and a falafel mix. They had some great looking items there (especially the pita and dates), and I will be sure to be back in the future.
I didn't even realize where Cohoes was before (north of Troy, east of Latham), but she took me on quite the tour. Including Cohoes Falls:
This is where the Mohawk and Hudson Rivers meet. Troy is off in this direction:
The mastodon from the New York State Museum was found near the viewing platform for the falls:
She suggested the Park Pub next to Frear Park in Troy. I had a lovely Mexican pizza which was made on a thin tortilla and had jalapenos, black olives, beef, cheese, salsa and sour cream. She had crab cakes. I tried them and thought they were really moist and flavorful. We talked about weddings, 90s music, and her working with Rachel Ray in the past. Great fun was had by all!
I only wish that I will one day be able to teach anyone as much about the area I live in as Sandy taught me today! Great fun, and any day that includes a bear shaped cake pan is pretty hard to beat!