Allie B’s Cozy Kitchen brings Southern Cooking to Albany

mertonkizzycropAlbany County Legislator Merton Simpson Jr. and guests dined at one of Albany’s newest eateries, Allie B’s Cozy Kitchen, located at 353 Clinton Ave. Allie B’s features appetizing southern cooking with that homemade style. And yes, it was a mouthful. An April 2014 article in the Troy Record offered this quote, which I find most interesting:

“The business named for her mother, Allie B Berthea, a native of South Carolina. In her lifetime, Allie B cooked for prominent religious officials, City Council officials, State Legislators, Congressional representatives, and a New York City mayor and New York State governor.”

Kizzy Williams, a former Harlem resident, provides a warm and inviting atmosphere. Meals include ample servings of baked or barbecue chicken, fried fish, and barbecue pork ribs. Each meal includes three sides guaranteed to make your mouth water. Kizzy William’s family owned and operated Allie B’s Cozy Kitchen brings the ambiance and the legacy of her mother’s kitchen to your table with heaping portions of sweet potatoes, rice and beans, macaroni salad, potato salad, collard greens and more. foodkizzycrop

Last Thanksgiving, Williams provided 50 dinners to the public. She plans to double this number next year. Williams offers free delivery and catering for affairs with hundreds of guests. Her determination to secure a place for her family within the Albany community drives Williams’ willingness to contribute to her community as a partner and entrepreneur. We are truly blessed.

See the website: or call: (518) 729-3472 for further details. – On first night of Hanukkah, ‘Jewish Voices for Peace’ take stand against police violence

“Hanukkah is a victory of the few against the many,” said Rabbi Deborah Gordon.

Protesters say the meaning of Hanukkah also represents the fight of black people against what they call an unfair justice system.

“Black people in this country have been particularly singled out and targeted for police violence and police brutality and we all need to come together to say that that is not acceptable,” said Mark Mishler.

“I have four kids. Three of them are black,” said Rabbi Gordon, who says the protest is personal. “We’re part of a little tiny group that’s been discriminated against in many places over millennia so this is something we know about and there’s a historical alliance between black folks and Jews in the United States from 50 years ago that in some ways we’re trying to renew.”

via – On first night of Hanukkah, ‘Jewish Voices for Peace’ take stand against police violence.

Gun advocates protest at state Capitol – Times Union

Anti-Gun Control Rall | Albany, NY State Capitol

ALBANY – Thousands have descended upon the state Capitol Saturday in protest of new state legislation that aggressively tightens New York‘s restrictions of assault-style weapons and ammunition.

Protesters gathered from around the state, fighting the bitter cold with vigorous chants of “We the People” and “Freedom.”

via Gun advocates protest at state Capitol – Times Union.


Subs and Grubs is a hit!

100% Choice Charbroiled Burger and Fries - $5.00 special

Matt Morgan visits Subs and Grubs, Albany, NY
Matt Morgan visits Subs and Grubs, Albany, NY

“A small shop with a big sub” opened at 117 S. Pearl St., Albany, NY in Oct of 2011. Their sub and soup specials, daily lunch specials and specialty fresh brewed ice teas are a hit in the downtown area. Subs & Grubs sits across from the McDonald’s franchise on S. Pearl. One person commented that “it takes alot of balls to set up shop right across the street from McDonalds,” but that doesn’t stop the lines at the breakfast and lunch counter. This holiday week, wrestler, Matt Morgan, stopped in to Subs & Grubs for a bite before his bout at the Times Union Center (photo below). Apparently, he left all smiles.
The owner, Musa Zwana, is intent on serving healthy variations of our favorite subs and sandwiches. Their ice teas and lemonades bring customers coming back for more. Not to mention the $2.00 grill cheese sandwiches. My preference, however, is their Rubens. Ruben, laptop, and Rasberry Chai Iced Tea calls me everytime.
Subs & Grubs is a great addition to the area businesses. It is homey and wifi ready for those looking for a place to hangout and surf the internet. You can also catch Subs & Grubs on Facebook. Coupons are available through Groupons.