So you're invited to Thanksgiving dinner and you're going to bring something-- because that's the way your mother brought you up.
If you want to bring something with a little local flavor, here are a few ideas. If you have some other favorites, we'd love to hear them.
Farm Fresh Pie
Frankly we could skip the turkey and go right for the pie. Why get something frozen with all the awesome farm fresh options in the Capital Region. Some of our favorites? Lakeside Farms and Yonder Farms.
The frankencake at Cheesecake Machismo is great at parties. Pick your favorite flavors and they'll put a whole cheesecake together out of 12 different slices. The slices are big so it's easy to share. 293 Hamilton St. $35
Anything from Crisan
Our favorite Lark Street bakery has a Thanksgiving menu. You can special order pies, cakes, cookies, strudels, breads, baked fruits and all kinds of other yummy stuff. The catch is that you've got to have your order in by this Sunday (11/22).
We tasted this Hudson River Red a few weeks ago at Capital Wine on Lark Street and picked up a couple of bottles to take home ($11.99 at Capital). It's a nice, drinkable table wine from the Hudson Chatham Winery in Ghent. You can find it at a number of local shops including Capital, The Schenectady Greenmarket, For the Love of Wine at Crossgates. Here's a list of a few others.
Core vodka is also made in Columbia County. Harvest Spirits started making their vodka about a year ago, from apples -- so it's autumnal and everything. You can find it at Capital Wine, All-Star and Empire Wine. Here's a list of other places you can find it. The 375 ml bottle goes for around 21.97.
Sure, we know technically they're for Christmas but the peppermint pigs at are available now at Saratoga Sweets. Why wait? The peppermint hard candy is a nice way to end a big meal and a fun conversation starter.
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