|Torta at Mexican Market on Central Avenue By Jamel Mosely, |
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"The guide has been so popular. It's a great way to introduce people to all the restaurants on Central Avenue. The second edition has been updated with the 9 new restaurants that have joined the Avenue since the first one came out. We think it's going to be great," says Anthony Capece, Executive Director for the Central Avenue BID.
This full-color glossy 24-page guide provides a complete listing of the district’s restaurants and grocery stores, alongside feature articles. The new edition will feature two new pieces called "World Food," about Afro-Caribbean cuisine and "Eating Well," about healthy eating on Central Avenue. It also offers new artwork from a talented local photographer, Jamel Mosely, principal at Mel eMedia.
|Chef Josh Coletto's frittata at the monthly Rock N Roll Brunch |
hosted at The Low Beat By Jamel Mosely, Mel eMedia, www.melemedia.com
The guide will be distributed at tourist destinations and hotels throughout the region, including the Albany Heritage Visitors Center, Albany International Airport, the Washington Avenue Armory, The Linda, the Spectrum 8, and City Hall. The CBID also hands out the guides at all different kinds of events throughout the year, including "All Around Albany," "Drawing Up Central," and city events like "Tulip Fest" and "Alive@Five."
The second edition will also include a pull-out guide for The Midtown Grid, detailing venues and programming in Central Avenue's emerging arts district. The Midtown Grid booklet includes beautiful illustrations by artist Marcus Kwame Anderson, creator of the Snow Daze comic book, and great performance photography by Bryan Lasky, a frequent contributor to UpstateLIVE.
|The Low Beat burger By Jamel Mosely, Mel eMedia, www.melemedia.com|
Central Avenue has become known as a destination for canny, one-of-a-kind entertainment options. The street offer great live music performances in intimate settings, outstanding international cuisine, and it also opens its doors to a wide array of local artists, including the Albany Poets, Urban Guerilla Theatre, Upstate Independent Filmmakers Network, Tsehaya and Co. dance theater, and the Pine Hills Review. These groups produce a refreshing array of engaging entertainment every week, right in the Midtown Grid, the area of Central Avenue between Ontario and Robin.
For more information or if you would like to place an ad in the Central Avenue Dining Guide, please contact the Central Avenue Business Improvement District at (518) 462-4300.