Steven Tyler was in Saratoga, saw a movie, flew through ALB, maybe had a cupcake

By Deanna Fox

We had a special order for a certain #rockstar passing through the area...#redwhiteandyou #cupcakes #enjoytroy #bakers #ny #chocolate

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Check it out: Steven Tyler was in Saratoga Springs last night, taking in a movie, as WNYT reporter Mark Mulholland posted the news in a Facebook photo with his son.

What's he doing in Saratoga? Attempts to reach Tyler through social media and his management company haven't provided information yet.

But he did fly on a private jet through Albany International Airport, and his visit provides a peek into how local restaurants provide catering for such stops. It turns out Tyler -- or someone with him -- likes his sweets.

Bradford Stevens, owner of B-Rad's Bistro and Catering on Fifth Street in Troy, confirms that his company holds a private catering contract with seven area airports, including ALB.

"I can't give too much information about what [Steven Tyler] eats because of the contract," he said, but notes that special requests include all organic foods, snack-type items over big meals or sandwiches, non-alcoholic beer, and food with a healthy bent, veering towards vegan. (Though Stevens says he doesn't believe that Tyler is vegan based on his requests.)

B-Rad's subcontracted baked items to Nibble, Inc., the potato-based donut shop in Troy, to make a variety of requested sweet items.

"We just had an order for [Tyler's] private jet," said Jessie Cramer baker and co-owner of Nibble. "Red velvet cupcakes made with Stevia, cinnamon cupcakes, peanut butter cookies, chocolate chip cookies, and snickerdoodles. It all had to be soft. I didn't get to meet him or anything."

He likes Stevia? Must be the name.

Tyler's North American tour for his latest solo album, "We're All Somebody from Somewhere," seems to have ended in 2016, with 2017 dates throughout Europe and Israel.

Update: From Jason Cerone, a freelance writer and photographer from Dannemora:

Last Thursday his daughter Liv was in Plattsburgh with a production crew. I shot her picture at the Clinton County Government Center. She was believed to be researching her ancestry and shooting for the TLC show: "Who Do You Think You Are" According to a production person, the episode with Liv is expected to air in April.

Deanna Fox writes about many things, mostly about food. More can be found on her website, Twitter, or Instagram.

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Stevia rules

Russ Irwin, Aerosmith keyboardist and backup vocalist, is vegan. When I had X's to O's, we made muffins a few years back for him when they rolled through Albany.

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