And so it came to pass that in the last month of the year 2012, Tom and Ginny, along with their family, journeyed back to the land of their birth to be counted. We enacted the original Christmas story this year by traveling up to Albany, NY to visit with Mark's family. His parents are both from the area so we got to see tons of family. It was a wonderful, whirlwind visit where we were treated to lots of delicious home cooking by Mark's family. We did have one afternoon to ourselves and we needed to find a fun place to eat lunch. I consulted my one of my favorite fellow food bloggers and Albany expert, Capitol to Capital for this important matter. She recommended a place called The Olde English Pub & Pantry so we head on over. Turns out, Marks parents had been to this building before when it was operating under a previous name. It is actually one of the oldest buildings in Albany (c. 1730), called the Quackenbush House. It was beautiful inside and out with tons of charm and a huge fireplace to warm us up and get us in the festive spirit.
One Year Ago: Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Dreidels
Two Years Ago: Weeknight Smashed Potatoes