Thursday, July 16, 2009
About fifteen years ago I was in Albany on business and was taken out for lunch to Grandma’s Country Pies and Restaurant on Central Avenue. It was good, real good. Later I took my wife there when we were shopping and it was real good then too.
A few years later we were at the LLBean store and remembered Grandma’s, but I forgot where it was. We drove up the road in the wrong direction, and gave up. This time when we went up I looked online, got the directions, and punched them in the GPS. Well there it was and it looked the same as fifteen years ago.
There was a busload there at the same time, but we got seated fast and the waitress took our orders. The food also came fast. Now here’s the thing, I remember the food as being really good. This visit I’d rank it as ‘okay’, nothing to rave about, but nothing to complain about. I wonder though if the food was the same as always, and that my tastes changed, or did it slide a bit in quality? My guess is that they are consistent and are making home-style food the way Grandma used to make and if that’s what you’re looking for, than definitely pay a visit.
Desert, however, was every bit of what I remembered. The pies are outstanding. I had the Napoleon Apple Pie and my son had the Berry Medley pie. That made the visit worth it.
Posted by Chris Forman at 7:28 PM