Dining 10.21.21

Glendora Vegetarian Club

The following is what the American Quarterly said about Jay Dinshah, American Vegan Pioneer:

H. Jay Dinshah (1933-2000) is regarded as the father of the modern vegan movement in the United States. In 1960 he founded the American Vegan Society which publishes a widely read magazine and influential books. A dynamic speaker, Jay lectured across the United States and around the world. He was the force behind landmark conferences.

Hom “Jay” Dinshah Ghadiali was born on November 2, 1933, in Malaga, New Jersey, the  sixth of seven sons and a daughter born to Dinshah P. Ghadiali (a Parsi from Bombay, now Mumbai, India, who, as a young man had stopped eating meat and drinking alcohol to regain his health) and Irene Hoger Dinshah (an American of German heritage). The family ate a vegetarian diet that included cow’s milk but no eggs.

Jay’s father had told his children how animals are killed for food; he had toured Armour’s slaughterhouse in Chicago in the 1920’s. But the boys questioned, “Was it really so bad?” They were told, “Go and see!” So Jay, at age 23, and brother Noshervan, 20, witnessed cows, including dairy cows, being slaughtered at Cross Brothers on Front Street in Philadelphia. The sounds, smells, and sights horrified them. Departing, they left their blood-soaked shoes on the city sidewalk, and upon arriving home burned their clothes. But the memory never faded. It prompted Jay’s mission in life: to work every day until the slaughterhouses are closed.

About that time in 1957, Jay was receiving information from The Vegetarian Society of Manchester, England. Geoffrey Rudd’s new book, Why Kill For Food? was a textbook of vegetarianism and included an explanation of veganism. Impressed, Jay imported copies of WKFF to sell by mail-order and in person. The physiological, health, nutritional, economic, aesthetic, and moral rationales expressed then are much the same today. But now the necessity of adopting a kinder healthier lifestyle has become vitally urgent. In discussing motives for veganism in May 1960, Jay shared this comment by Rudd: “The movement is entirely ethical and is a recognition that all living creatures have a basic right to live without human interference.”


1. Patient: Doc you still haven’t pulled the right tooth.

Doc: No, but I’m getting closer.

2. A dentist married a manicurist, and now they fight tooth and nail.

3. The judge said to the dentist, “Do you swear to pull the tooth, the whole tooth and nothing but the tooth?”

4. A man was worried about his 4th daughter getting married. His 1st daughter married a man from Singleton, NH, and they had 1 child. His second daughter married a man from Twin Oaks, MO, and they had 2 children. His 3rd daughter married a man from Three Rivers, MI, and they had 3 children. So why are you worried about your 4th daughter getting married? She’s going with a fellow from the Thousand Islands!

For more information, visit americanvegan.org.  Contact Glendora’s Vegetarian Club at 518 931-0266 in Albany NY.

Roast Beef Supper at Pittstown Methodist Church Hall

PITTSTOWN – Roast Beef Supper at the Pittstown United Methodist Church Hall (located just off NY Route 7 in the village of Pittstown) on Saturday, October 23 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Take Out Only. Menu: roast beef, mashed potatoes, gravy, vegetable, cole slaw, homemade bread, brownies. Price: adults $15.00; children 5-12 $6.00; under 5 free. Reservations suggested…..Call Kim at 518-663-8320.

The Reformed Dutch Church of Schodack at Muitzeskill Annual Turkey Dinner

SCHODACK – The Reformed Dutch Church of Schodack at Muitzeskill will be holding a Take-Out Only version of its Annual Turkey Dinner .

The dinner will be held on Saturday, October 23rd, with three pick up times being offered starting at 4 pm, 4:45pm and 5:30pm. The cost is $15 for adults and $7 for children, ages 12 and under. The dinner will include turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, squash, green beans, cranberry sauce, a roll and a piece of pie, for dessert.  No special requests please, with the exception of gluten-free.

Reservations Are Required. Please call 518-732-7345 OR 518-732-7500, to reserve your dinner. If no answer, please leave a message.

Gilead’s Body & Soul Pantry

CENTER BRUNSWICK – Just like we all love to see the colored leaves in the Fall, we are sure you will “Fall” in love with this month’s menu. How about a nice pork loin roast with mashed potatoes, gravy, butternut squash and apple sauce? Sound good? But wait there is more! How would it be if we added apple crisp for dessert?

You can only have this meal as a takeout. Thursday, October 28th. We would like nothing more than to see all of you sitting in the dining room enjoying this meal but covid restrictions will not allow it to happen yet.

Remember we are back to our normal hours of 4:00-6:00PM and we are still at Gilead Lutheran Church located at the intersection of Routes 7 & 278 in Center Brunswick.

West Sand Lake Fire Company BBQ

WEST SAND LAKE – The West Sand Lake Fire Company will be holding another Iron Works BBQ at our fire hall on Thursday, October 28th from 4-6pm. Dinners are Chicken for $13 and Ribs for $14. Both will come with baked potato and cole slaw. This time it will be first come, first served. No reservations will be accepted, so please come early. Cash or credit cards will be accepted. Any questions – please call the station at 518-674-5757 ext 300 and leave a message.

Brooks BBQ at Schodack Valley Fire Department

CASTLETON – The Schodack Valley Volunteer Fire Co. is hosting a take out Brooks BBQ on Saturday, October 30th from 3-6pm. Price is $13.00 which includes half chicken with baked potato, coleslaw, roll and dessert. Please reserve your dinners by calling 518-929-9061 or 518-466-4008 Please leave message if no answer with name ,phone number and number of dinners needed. You can also email your order at SVFDBBQ@nullgmail.com . Our fire station is located at 1553 Schodack Valley Rd. Castleton NY.

Roast Pork Dinner

East Greenbush – Van Rensselaer Star Chapter #256, Order of the Eastern Star in East Greenbush is holding a Roast Pork Dinner on Saturday, November 6th  from 4:30–6 p.m.  TAKE OUT ONLY.The cost is $15 and reservations with money are required and binding.  The menu includes:  roast pork with gravy, mashed potatoes, vegetable, apple sauce and dessert.

Reservations must be placed by calling Nancy at 518-477-7101.  Deadline for reservations is October 30th.  Orders can be picked up at the Masonic Temple, 710 Columbia Turnpike, East Greenbush after 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 6th.

Rensselaer Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast

RENSSELAER – The Rensselaer Kiwanis Pre-Election Day Pancake Breakfast is Back ! Sunday, October 31, 2021 8:00 AM -11:30 AM at the Rensselaer Boys and Girl’s Club, 544 Broadway, Rensselaer, NY. Costume Welcomed ! Treat Bags ! Raffles ! 50-50 Drawing ! Adults $8.00, Children 5-12 $4.00, under 5 Free. Advanced Ticket Sale: Contact us at kiwanisrensselaer@nullgmail.com, call or text 518-288-7232 or feel free to just come and join us that day. Help Us to Continue to Help our Community. Hope to see you there!

Italian Community Center “Drive Thru” Spaghetti & Meatball Supper

TROY – The Election Eve tradition continues – The ICC Spaghetti & Meatball Supper to benefit the ICC Soup Kitchen and local food pantries, will be held on Monday, November 1, 2021 from 4 – 7 pm at the Italian Community Center (ICC), 1450 Fifth Avenue, Troy NY. The event will feature a takeout-drive-up menu only consisting of spaghetti, meatballs, bread and dessert. Cost is $10 donation adult / $3 children (correct change appreciated). No pre-ordering needed. For more information contact Kellie, at 518-262-6819 between 2-6 pm M-F. Please follow all COVID-19 guidelines when picking up orders. Thank you as always for supporting this event and the soup kitchen at the ICC.

St. Michael’s Church Election Day Soup Sale 

TROY – The Women’s Guild of St. Michael’s Church located on Williams Road Troy are sponsoring their Election Day Soup Sale. We will be selling varieties of homemade soups.(Beef Barley Beef chili,  Turkey chili, Butternut Squash, Chicken Vegetable, Tomato, New England Clam Chowder, Minestrone, Broccoli Cheddar, Pasta Fagioli ) November 2, 2021, Take-Out only from 9am until sold out. Also preorder is available call Veronica at 518-283-4742. Thank you for your support.

Election Day Dinner

TROY – The Polish American Club, 507 1st St. Troy, is having their Annual Election Day Dinner, Nov 2, 2021. 2pm-7pm. Dinners for Take out or Eat In. Polish Plate $13 or Spaghetti and Meatballs $11. Call 518-272-2676.

East Schodack Fire Co. Annual Chicken and Biscuit Dinner

EAST SCHODACK – East Schodack Fire Company will hold our annual Election Day Chicken & Biscuit Dinner on Tuesday, November 2nd starting at 4:00 pm. This will be a take-out dinner only. Adults $15.00 and Kids $8.00. Menu will be Tender Pulled Chicken, Homemade Gravy, Buttermilk Biscuits, Real Mashed Potatoes, Vegetable Medley, Cabbage Salad and Strawberry Cream Pie for Dessert. Please call 518-477-3366 to reserve your dinner and pick up time. If voting, pick up inside at kitchen window or can pick up at kitchen door if only doing take out.

Hope’s Kitchen Free Thanksgiving Dinner

LANSINGBURGH – Make your reservations now to guarantee your preferred seating time as Hope’s Kitchen, a ministry of Hope Lutheran Church, Troy, and Cornerstone Community Church of Lansingburgh, is serving a free sit down only early Thanksgiving Dinner on Thursday, November 4, at Cornerstone Church, 570 3rd Avenue, Troy. On the menu: Roast turkey breast, stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, butternut squash, rolls and butter, coffee, hot and iced tea. Reservations are required for the sit- down dinner with your choice of seating at 4 PM, 5 PM or 6 PM. Masks required until seated. To make your reservation, call Nancy at 518-235-3851. Free will donation gratefully accepted.

Roast Pork Dinner – Drive Through-Take Out Only

WYNANTSKILL – Fall has arrived and it is time for our annual Roast Pork Dinner on November 6, 2021 from 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM at the First Reformed Church, 415 Main Avenue in Wynantskill. The menu will include Roast Pork from the Route 66 Smokehouse, mashed potatoes, gravy, dressing, cole slaw, butternut squash, applesauce, rolls, butter, and for dessert pie. Price for a ticket is $14.00 for adult, $6.00 for children 5 to 12 and under 5, free. This is DRIVE THROUGH TAKE OUT ONLY. The Church is located at the corner of Main Avenue and Church Street in Wynantskill. Reservations can be made by calling the Church Office at 518-283-4420 and leave your name, phone number and number of dinners needed.

BSA Troop 522 Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser

EAST SCHODACK – BSA troop 522 of East Schodack will hold a spaghetti dinner fundraiser on Sat. Nov. 6 from 4-7pm at St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church on route 7 in East Schodack. Come support the troop and enjoy homemade meatballs and sauce, pasta, bread, salad, and dessert. Eat-in or take-out. $12 for adults, $7 for children under 12.

VFW Post 1938 Valley Falls Breakfast

VALLEY FALLS – The monthly breakfast at VFW Post 1938, Poplar Avenue, Valley Falls, NY 12185 will be held on Sunday, November 7 from 8-11 a.m. Menu includes eggs cooked to order, french toast, pancakes, sausage, bacon, potatoes, biscuits with sausage gravy, fruit, juice and coffee. Cost is $10 (age 13 and over), $5 (children 5-12), free (children under 5).

Nassau Fire Spaghetti Dinner

NASSAU – Nassau Hose Company take out Spaghetti Dinner on November 14, 2021 from 5 PM to 7 PM at the Fire House , 26 Chatham Street, Nassau. Spaghetti, Meatballs, drink, for $10 in a take out container. Drive in from the Nassau Village Park on John Street thru the Fire House driveway. You won’t even have to get out of your vehicle. Help support the Nassau Hose Company with a great diner.

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