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Briefly, about Brewvey’s

I mentioned Brewvey’s Bites in yesterday’s post. I saw them again the very next day at a vendor fair at the Grand Rehabilitation and Nursing in Ilion, NY.

I was happy to see them!

I was glad they were there, because I was hungry! Steve and I both got cheeseburgers with chips (Lay’s plain, yum!). The bun was toasted. Yummy!

Food trucks seem to pop up all over the place these days: Herkimer Downtown Chowdown, Food Truck Frenzy, and at local breweries. I will definitely look for Brewvey Bites again.

Other good stuff to try!

This is a short post, but you’ll have that. I need to leave soon for a meeting of Ilion Little Theatre Club. Yes, I am trying to get some theatre back in my life. It should be good for a blog post or two. As always, I hope you’ll stay tuned.

Frogs and Beer, What’s Not to Like?

Last Friday Steven and I went to Route 51 Beer Belly Bob’s Discount Beverage Center for a tasting with Frog Alley Brewing Company of Schnectady.

We like frogs, and we like beer!

We tasted Vienna Lager, Squints Sour, Harvest Ale, and Mohop IPA. I pronounced all of them yummy. We decided to purchase the Harvest Ale, because it was seasonal.

Rich and Eric.

Rich and Eric, the guys from Frog Alley, were really nice. They told us stuff about the beer and brewing process, and they gave us each a frog sticker!

It all sounded yummy!

Also present was the food truck Brewvey Bites. We had other plans for dinner (this was the night we went to the Brass Tack in Frankfort to hear the Posers), but I took a picture and promised to look for them at future events (it happened soon!)(Preview of Coming Attractions).

Beer Belly Bob’s is located at 70 Otsego St., Ilion NY. They are open 9 a.m. to p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. You can follow them on Facebook to find out about future tastings.

Good Evening, Not Much Post

Steven and I just got back from Fratello’s Pizzeria in Frankfort, NY, where we enjoyed music from Max Scialdone.

He is fine, yes.

My problem is one I often experience: now that I have had a Mohawk Valley Adventure, I am too tired to write about it. I shall share another picture and post this as a Preview of Coming Attractions. Or perhaps a Wuss-out Wednesday. You decide.

I love his musical stylings.

I feel certain, my readers will forgive me. Or do I mistake the matter?

A Stop at Pete’s

One thing I did on my Scattered Saturday was to stop by Pete’s in Herkimer, NY. I had seen on the news that they had a nice tribute to the soldiers who were killed in Afghanistan, and I wanted to check it out.

Very nice.

While there, we also noticed they had a cool t-shirt available for purchase. I must return and buy one.

I guess that’s Pete.

I have never met Pete, but with that shirt, I would be sure to recognize him.

Pete’s is located at 113 North Main St., Herkimer, NY.

Good Breakfast, Fun Building, Short Post

One of Steve’s and my first stops last Saturday was at Il Caffe in Little Falls, NY, to fuel up for further adventures. We both got a breakfast sandwich and cup of their delicious coffee.

Yummy! The food was good, too.

We sat in the window, to see and be seen. The cafe is in the basement of an historic bank building. At least, I don’t know how historic it is, but it is old and cool.

I don’t know if this is still in use.
Up these stairs to the bank.

Il Caffe is located at 500 Main St., Little Falls, NY, phone number 315-823-9236. They are open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, closed Sunday and Monday.

Interlude at Iron Rock

Saturday after I got the horrible news of my dear friend’s passing, I did not want to do anything but stay home and cry. However, I had been texting Jenna, another theatre friend, about possibly meeting up somewhere. I thought it might do us good to get out of the house. It turns out I was right.

We did not stay for the band.

I suggested we meet at Iron Rock Brewing in Little Falls. I had not seen Jenna in a while, so it was nice to catch up.

Steve and Jenna.

We enjoyed the decor and the atmosphere. The service was excellent, as was the beer and wine.

I need one of those.

The large hanging is by a local artist, but I did not get the name. I daresay my ceilings are not high enough for such a thing, but I think it is pretty awesome.

Lots of choices!

It was a very nice interlude. I highly recommend getting together with friends at Iron Rock Brewing in Little Falls, NY.

Ice Cream for Supper? Yes, Please!

Steven and I did a rather naughty thing by having ice cream for supper. I had a good excuse. You see, I had submitted an article about Honey Brook Bakery in Herkimer to Mohawk Valley Living magazine, only I neglected to take any exterior pictures. I suppose I could have taken the pictures and not eaten any ice cream, but what fun is that?

Steve holding my purse and bag while I take pictures.

It had been raining, so we did not take advantage of the outdoor seating. Perhaps another time.

I checked: the chairs were almost dry, but not quite.

We both got sundaes. Steven’s had a brownie and hot fudge. Mine had a cookie and caramel sauce. We both had chocolate ice cream. Yum! We could not finish them. I put the extra in a couple of bowls in the freezer. I love leftovers!

One of my pics.

Honey Brook Bakery is located at 310 State St., Herkimer, NY. They are open 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Food, Music, and STEVE!

Yesterday, Steven got sprung from the pen, and by pen, I mean nursing home. In celebration, and since it was Wednesday, we went to Fratello’s Pizzeria in Frankfort to enjoy food and music.

We got there before the music actually started. I introduced Steve to my favorite bartender, Toni. We pored over the menus, pondering.

This is actually a picture from a different visit, but she is still this cute.

I finally decided on a burger, which was a recent addition to the Fratello’s menu. Yum! Steven opted for a shrimp basket.

Yummy! The food was good, too.

Music was by Matt Migliore. We had not heard him before. We enjoyed him very much.

I don’t know who the guy in yellow was.

I did not make notes on what songs he played. Steven especially enjoyed a Beatles tune. We danced our way out to Billy Joel’s “My Life.” Matt waved us a friendly good-bye.

Nice!

We enjoyed our food and the music, and I was delighted to introduce Steve to my Wednesday night thing.

More Music, Please!

I did not do my favorite Wednesday thing of going to Fratello’s Pizzeria in Frankfort for food and music, but that is OK, because I never made a blog post about last Wednesday, when I heard Max Scialdone. I shall now attempt to remedy the omission.

Full disclosure: one reason I wanted to eat out was so I could have leftovers for my lunch on Thursday and possibly Friday. Additionally, I needed a treat. I ordered a glass of Chardonnay and perused the menu. When I chose the grilled chicken salad, my favorite bartender, Toni, suggested I add cucumbers. Genius!

I loved the colored lights.

When Max Scialdone started to play, he said how happy he was to be back “at the Frat House.” Why didn’t I think of calling it that? A number of his fans were in the house. We all greatly enjoyed the tunes.

He had t-shirts for sale.

The music and food were just the treats I needed, and I ended up with enough leftover salad for both Thursday and Friday’s lunches.

Fratello’s Pizzeria is located at 158 E. Main St., Frankfort, NY, phone number 315-894-8484. They are open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 1 to 9 p.m. Sunday. You can follow their Facebook page to find out when you can enjoy some great local music.

They Play Again!

I have been enjoying a lot of good local music at Fratello’s Pizzeria in Frankfort. Last Friday (Holy Cow, that was a week ago and I haven’t written about it yet!) I went there specifically to hear the Playin’ Again Band.

I first heard them two weeks before, when I impulsively joined my sister Cheryl, her daughter Kimberly, and Kimberly’s boyfriend Matt for pizza and beer (perhaps you read my blog post about it) (Which I would link to, but I can’t remember it’s title). Cheryl found out the band was playing again (see what I did there?) July 2. I made a mental note.

These guys are great!

Matt couldn’t make it, but Kimi, Cheryl and I sat at the bar and enjoyed good food and music. They both had fish fry. Huge pieces of fish! I have to get that next time. I ordered a more modest clam basket, substituting a salad for fries. Yum!

Ah, a sign!

When we heard these guys before, we did not know the name. Cheryl cleverly found out and let me know after the fact. This time they had a lovely sign.

Another wide view.

When I went in the other room to get the pictures, I danced my way in and out as usual. A table with three couples sitting at seemed to enjoy watching me. A short time later, they all got up to dance to a romantic tune.

It was another enjoyable evening. Thanks, Fratello’s!