Dining 03.19.20

Glendora’s Vegan Club

RENSSELAER COUNTY – Glendora, in conversation with Freya Dinshah of the American Vegan Society, asked what were the most important things that happened in the vegetarian world in 2019. In no particular order:

Impossible Burger and Beyond Meat products entered the Fast Food market. These burgers contain no meat; they are made from soy and pea protein with grain and vegetable ingredients. With the sizzle, chew and juiciness of the meat they vie with, they are catching on fast. They can also be found at many restaurants and purchased at food markets. See: Impossiblefoods.com and beyondmeat.com

Vegan Food Festivals are happening all over North America. A listing is at americanvegan.org/vegfests

World Vegfest news is at ivu.org/world-vegfest. These crowded fun events feature free tastings, speakers, information.

Vegan TV commercials on Channel 6 CBS News, Albany NY were contracted to run through 2021. The 30-second spots, featuring Glendora Buell, are broadcast at 6:30 pm EST, available on demand, and streamlined around the world.

The Internet is forcing change, showing why and how to go vegan through websites, blogs, and social media such as Facebook, Twitter, Youtube and Pinterest.

The United Nations designated February 10 2019 as the first annual World Pulses Day, a global event to recognize the importance of peas, beans, and lentils as sustainable protein sources, also called legumes. The United States Department of Agriculture encourages people to get more of their protein from plants by eating these foods.

In 2019 the Million Dollar Vegan Campaign challenged the Pope to go vegan for Lent in exchange for a million dollars for charity. 12-year-old Genesis led the publicity campaign. This year 9-year-old Evan is challenging President Trump to go vegan in exchange for a million dollars for veterans.

Glendora Buell 518 610-5810 Glendora’s Vegetarian Club – facebook.com/pg/Glendora-107412409300385. 

Freya Dinshah 856 694-2887 American Vegan Society –  americanvegan.org

Troy Elks Dinners

TROY – Your support as customers at our fund raisers are appreciated.  – Wednesday Night Dinners on March 25th Chicken Parm at $11.00 each, serving 4-6PM. All dinners include coffee/tea/dessert. Take out available.  – Friday Night Dinners – March 20th Liver & Bacon/Onions, FR/BR Haddock or Egg Omelet & March 27th Roast Turkey, FR/BR Haddock or Egg Omelet at $12.00 each, serving 5-7:30PM.

The 2020 East Greenbush Fire Company Friday Night Fish and Chips Nights Are Back

EAST GREENBUSH – The 2020 East Greenbush Fire Company Friday night Fish and Chips Nights are back. Dates for the Fish and Chips nights are March 20th, 27th, April 3rd, and 10th between 4:30 and 7:30 PM. 

Featuring lightly breaded fresh haddock fillets, lightly breaded clam strips, and grilled hot dogs, each served on a bun with french fries and homemade cole slaw.  Sweet potato fries, cheddar fries, and chicken nuggets are available.  Also serving New England and Manhattan clam chowder.

To support current CDC recommendations of minimizing the exposure of our customers and volunteer members, we will be offering curbside service this year.  Please order in advance if possible and ask for curbside service. Our full menu and any last minute updates are available at http://www.eastgreenbushfire.com

Banquet Hall is located at 68 Phillips Road in East Greenbush. Call in your takeout orders after 3:00 PM….477-6503 or 479-4168.

23rd Annual Fish Fry Dinners at South Schodack Volunteer Fire Co.

SO. SCHODACK – The South Schodack Volunteer Fire Co will again offer Fish Fry dinners on Friday evenings, 5:15 to 7:00 p.m., at 1563 Bame Rd. Castleton, during Lent. Dinners will continue thru Good Friday April 10. Hot dogs, Chicken, and Clam chowder will also be served. Eat in or Take out. Phone: 732-2082.

Transfiguration Parish Fish Fry Fridays

TROY – 50 Hillview Drive, Troy. March 20 & 27; April 3. 4pm-7 pm. Eat in or take out.

Troy Scout Troop Pancake Breakfast

TROY – Scout Troop 502, sponsored by the Pawling Avenue Methodist Church Men’s Club in Troy, will be holding a pancake breakfast on Saturday, March 21 at the Pawling Avenue Methodist Church.

The fundraiser begins at 7:30 a.m. and will run until 10 a.m. The Scouts will be serving pancakes, sausage, coffee, tea, milk, and orange juice.

Cost is $8 for adults and children over 10 and $5 for children under ten.

The church is located at 520 Pawling Avenue .

This is a great way to get a good start to your day while supporting Scouting in Troy and North Greenbush.

Funds raised by the event will be used to help underwrite the troops active program of camping and outings. The troop seeks to go camping and hiking every month and will be spending a week at Read Scout Reservation in Brandt Lake this summer.

The Scouts will also be launching their annual Scouting for Food event after the breakfast. Scouts and leaders will be approaching people in their neighborhood and asking them to donate canned and dry good food items which will be donated to the Hope 7 food pantry on March 28.

People who visit the breakfast are invited to bring a canned item along.

United Methodist Church Hosts Pancake Breakfast in Berlin

BERLIN – In conjunction with New York State Maple Weekends, the United Methodist Church, 17 South Main Street, Berlin is having breakfast from 7:30 am to 1:00 pm on Saturday, March 21st, Sunday the 22nd, Saturday the 28th and Sunday the 29th.  Breakfast consists of old- fashioned homemade Pancakes, sausage, homemade applesauce, hardboiled eggs, coffee, juice, milk and top it off with real maple syrup from Kent’s Sugar House.  Prices are $7 for adults, $4 for children between the ages of 3 and 10.  Children under 3 eat free. Look for us on the NYS Maple Weekend website.

Schodack Valley Pizza and Wing Night

CASTLETON – The Schodack Valley Volunteer Fire Company is hosting it’s monthly Pizza and Wing Night Saturday March 21st. The hours are 4 to 8PM and you can eat in our take out. Call 477-4215. Back by popular demand our special pie of the month is the delicious “Rueben”. Our firehouse is located at 1553 Schodack Valley Rd. Castleton (Schodack) NY.

Free Spaghetti Dinner

DEFREESTVILLE – Free Spaghetti Dinner, March 22, 2020 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm,Bloominggrove Reformed Church, 706 Blooming Grove Drive, Defreestville, NY 12144, Rte 4 Across from CDTA Park and Ride Lot. All are welcome no charge.

Gilead’s Body & Soul Pantry

BRUNSWICK – Hopefully everyone has recovered from Springing Ahead. It is nice having that extra daylight in the evening but hard losing the hour of sleep. We know that in March everyone is looking for Corned Beef but by the time our dinner rolls around we thought you might be tired of it. We used our “noodle” to come up with something different. That is when we decided to have lasagna, vegetable, tossed salad and bread. Dinner is served from 3-6 PM in the fellowship hall of Gilead Lutheran Church in Center Brunswick. We are the big brick church at the intersection of Routes 7 & 278. We will leave the elevator door open, so you don’t have to worry about the stairs. Remember that pantry and dinner are the last Thursday of the month, March 26th.

Chicken ‘N Biscuit Dinner

EAST GREENBUSH – Van Rensselaer Star Chapter #256, Order of the Eastern Star, in East Greenbush is holding a Chicken ‘n Biscuit Dinner on Saturday, March 28th from 4:30 – 6:30 pm at the Masonic Temple which is located at 710 Columbia Turnpike, East Greenbush.  The cost of the dinner is $12 for adults, $5 for children and reservations should be made by March 23rd  by calling Barbara  at 518-772-1662.

Pittstown Church Chicken & Biscuit Supper

PITTSTOWN – Saturday, March 28. Chicken and Biscuit Supper at the Pittstown United Methodist Church Hall located just off NY Route 7 in the village of Pittstown from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Eat In or Take Out. Menu: chicken and biscuit with gravy, vegetables, cole slaw, cranberry relish, dessert, beverages. Cost: adults $12.00; children 5-12 $5.00; under 5 free. Reservations suggested, call 518-663-5607.

Glendora Vegan Club

We are now starting year number 9. We have worked  1000 hours, kept 800 pages of log and spent $32,000. The four joyous advances in veganism have been 300  vegan commercials on the 6:30pm News Channel 6 CBS to help the animals, an offer of $ 1 million to President Trump if he would go vegan. For January vegan hamburger Burger King and  a second vegan deli BERBEN & WOLF join us Wednesday, March 25th 6 pm.

Super Soup Supper

NASSAU – Come have supper at the Nassau Reformed Church, Saturday, March 28th, from 4:00 until 6:00 pm. All you can eat for $10; try one soup or try them all! Not just your grandmother’s chicken soup! Graze your way through a wonderful assortment of soups, mac & cheese, chilis, breads and beverages. Children, age eight and younger, eat for free. Come, enjoy the delicious fare and community fellowship. No reservations necessary. This event helps support the local food pantry, The Resource Center. If you have any questions, call Judi Markessinis at 766-3092. The Reformed Church is located at 43 Church St., (Rt. 20), about a quarter-mile east of the only traffic light in Nassau, NY. www.nassaureformedchurch.com

Salem United Methodist Church Roast Beef Dinner – Take Out Only

WEST SAND LAKE – Salem United Methodist Church hosts its annual Sliced Roast Beef Dinner, Saturday March 28, 2020. Menu includes Sliced Roast Beef, Gravy, Coleslaw, Green Beans, Butternut Squash, Mashed Potatoes, Rolls & Butter, Pie, Coffee, Tea & Decaf. Dinner is from 4:30pm-6:00pm. Cost is $12.00 per person. Reservations can be made by calling the church office at 518-674-3106, or call Carol at 518-330-7609, this will be a take-out only dinner. SUMC is located at 349 Shaver Road (off Route 150). Visit our website: wslsumc.wordpress.com

Giffy’s Chicken BBQ at Center Brunswick Fire Company

TROY – The Volunteer Fire Company of Center Brunswick, Inc. will be hosting a Giffy’s Chicken BBQ on Saturday, April 4, 2020 from 4:00pm – 6:00pm. Dinner includes half chicken, baked potato, coleslaw, roll/butter, cookie and drink. Cost is $13.00/dinner. Dine-in or take-out. For more information or for tickets call Renie at 518-810-2438 or the station at 518-279-3878. Come in person Monday nights to the firehouse between 7:00-8:00pm or all members have tickets to sell. Tickets also available through our Facebook page. Firehouse is located at 1045 Hoosick Road, Troy, NY 12180. Proceeds from this fundraiser will go towards our 75th Anniversary celebration to be held in August 2020.

Family Style Roast Beef Dinner

WEST SAND LAKE – Saturday, April 4th at Best-Luther Fire Dept., 303 Old Best Rd., W. Sand Lake (518-283-5641), Roast Beef, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Carrots, Rolls, Beverages & Homemade Dessert, Ages: 12+(Adults) – $14.00; 6-11 – $7.00; 5-Under – Free, Take Out 4-5pm & Eat in 5-7pm.

The Kiwanis Club of Troy Chicken BBQ

TROY – The Kiwanis Club of Troy is having their annual Giffy’s Chicken BBQ Friday May 8th from 4-6PM at St. Michael’s Church, Next to HVCC, in Troy. You get a freshly cooked & hot full ½ Chicken Dinner with all the trimmings for only $12.00. Take out or Eat in. Call Dean at 518-322-0826 to reserve tickets for that day!! Treat yourself to a great meal, while helping the Kiwanis Club assist many needed kids projects in the Troy area!!

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