8.11.2011

NYRA announces 2nd annual Travers 1864 Restaurant Week starting August, 21

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Over 50 restaurants in Saratoga Springs and the surrounding Capital District will offer special price deals and menus to celebrate the 142nd running of the Travers Stakes on Saturday, August 27 at Saratoga Race Course.

This marks the second annual Travers 1864 Restaurant Week, which runs from Sunday, August 21 through Thursday, August 25.

Over the course of the five days leading up to the 2011 Travers Stakes, diners have the chance to sample a three-course meal at participating restaurants for a fixed price of only $18.64 — in honor of the first running of the Travers back in 1864. The Travers Stakes is the oldest major stakes race in the nation for 3-year-old horses.

New York Racing Association Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Hal Handle said the organization is pleased to host the second year of the Travers 1864 Restaurant Week to bring the community together and celebrate Saratoga’s biggest and oldest race.

Below is the current list of confirmed eateries participating in this year’s Travers 1864 Restaurant Week:

•         Antipasto’s in Clifton Park
•         Aperitivo Bistro in Schenectady
•         Bangkok Bistro in Colonie
•         Bangkok Bistro in Schenectady
•         Barcelona in Albany
•         Black Watch Steakhouse in Glens Falls
•         Buca di Beppo in Albany
•         Café Nola in Schenectady
•         Caputo’s Pizzeria in Saratoga Springs
•         Cella Bistro in Schenectady
•         Carney’s Tavern in Ballston Lake
•         Charlton Tavern in Ballston Lake
•         The Chocolate Mill in Glens Falls
•         Circus Café in Saratoga Springs
•         Cornell’s in Schenectady
•         Crystal Ristorante in Amsterdam
•         Dolce Vita Restaurant in Schenectady
•         Dunham’s Bay Resort in Lake George
•         East Cove Restaurant in Lake George
•         Finish Line Restaurant and Bar in Malta
•         Fortunes at Saratoga Raceway and Casino in Saratoga Springs
•         Grandma’s Pies and Restaurant in Albany
•         Jack’s Oyster House in Albany
•         John Riccitello’s in Schenectady
•         Loca Luna in Ballston Spa
•         Londonderry Café in Albany
•         Manhattan Exchange in Schenectady
•         Marche at 74 State in Albany
•         Market Restaurant at the Albany Marriott in Albany
•         Nicolino’s in Amsterdam
•         Nove in Wilton
•         The Olde Post Grille in Lake George
•         The Pasta Factory in Latham
•         Pasta Pane in Clifton Park
•         Paolo Lombardi’s Ristorante in Wyantskill
•         Peaches Café in Albany
•         Provence in Albany
•         The Pub at Cooper in Glens Falls
•         Raindancer Restaurant in Amsterdam
•         Ravenous in Saratoga Springs
•         Reel Seafood in Albany
•         Salty’s Pub in Clifton Park
•         Simpson’s Grill at the Desmond Hotel and Conference Center in Albany
•         The Stockade Inn in Schenectady
•         Sunset Café in Ballston Spa
•         Tesoro in Guilderland
•         The Van Dyck Restaurant and Lounge in Schenectady
•         The Vista Restaurant in Clifton Park
•         Turf Tavern in Saratoga Springs
•         Valentino’s in Amsterdam
•         Water’s Edge Lighthouse in Schenectady
•         Wheatfield’s Bistro and Bar in Clifton Park
•         Wheatfield’s Restaurant and Bar in Saratoga Springs

($18.64 price may not include tax, gratuity and beverage.)

For more information on Travers 1864 Restaurant Week, a complete list of participating restaurants, and to view the prix-fixe menus, please visit http://www.nyra.com/Saratoga/RestaurantWeek.shtml.

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