I attended a retirement party years ago at Kristal’s on Route 50 in Burnt Hills. It changed hands and became the Millstone Speakeasy. But in 2012, it morphed again, this time into The Pig 'N Whistle At The Grove. We were curious about the sign for the Pig 'N Whistle as we drove past it recently and decided it was time to stop. Hidden from the road, the restaurant is situated on 4 ½ acres, flanked on three sides by woods with the Alplaus Creek running by the property.
Other than a sign and a ramp in front, there was little to distinguish Good Eats on Prospect Street in Ballston Spa. Dwarfed by a large, old brick factory across the street, Good Eats resembled a modest city home adjacent to a parking lot and a gas station. Except for the odor of exotic food wafting out the front door. We were greeted with a smile by Ranan Akari, who with her husband, Matt Akari, owns the restaurant.
Diners are as distinctly American as bistros and cafes are French and pubs are British and Irish. They are a haven for the weary traveler, for someone in need of comfort food and friendly people, for families on limited funds, for someone who doesn’t just doesn’t feel like cooking. Service is almost always caring, and food variety and quality are usually predictably good. Dependable is the word I’m looking for. Walk into a warm diner and you are home.
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Selecting a term
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