Tess Collins Random Acts of Kindness

17Aug

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In episode 7 of One Million Stringbeans I finished up part two of my conversation with my dear friend and Albany restaurant collegue Tess Collins. We discuss the burning of the Lark tavern, manageing a strip club and the random acts of kindness she exoeriences in her restaurant and bar "Family"

The recipe of the week is for one of my favorite Connecticut treats, BBQ clams on the half shell. 

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Tess Collins, The Miss Thing of Albany’s restaurant world. Pt. 1

6Aug

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This is the first of a two part conversation I recorded with my friend Tess Collins in her home in Albany. Tess has been one the most community active, loved and generous people in the hospitality industry in New York's Capital Area for over 30 years and she's still going strong. We get into her start our time runing Justin;s on Lark together and changing the Capital restaurant scene, and her move to owning her own bar.  There was too much for one podcast discussed so next week we will return with the last 15 years for her life including the burning down of her bar, reviving a strip club and getting to exert power of the most powerful in Albany!

The recipe fo the week is one of Tess's faves of mine. LOBSTER -PEACH QUESADILLA!

I finish with the song Slow Poison from the band Moby Dicks that I was in while I worked with her at Justins. The song is recored on 4 track cassette. 

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Fin, your Fishmonger and summer love of bluefish

17Jul

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On episode 5 of one million stringbeans I have a legnthy chat with my friend Dora Swan and Pete Kenyan, owners of Fin, your Fishmonger, The Albany, NY areas premiere fish market specializing in sustainbale seafood.

We discuss starting out selling fish out of the back of a truck in a hardware store parking lot in 2006 to their retail shop and many of places they serve today. 

I also turn you on the the glories of Bluefish with a recipe for bloody mary bluefish. Find my recipes at RicOrlando.com

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