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


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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