Nicole and Mike have had a great time exploring the new official Darn Good Yarn city of Schenectady, New York and have found lots of things to love about it....restaurants with scrumptious food, service businesses that are top notch, and areas of the city that a just beautiful to be in and walk around. If you're in the area or can come for a visit, here they are in no particular order.
5) Persian Bite
Delicious Iranian Food at great prices! Everything here is amazing, from the sizzling kebobs to the flavorful wraps to the chewy and warm Persian flatbread. You can get a wrap that comes with salad and bread for under $5! Love it! When Nicole needs a break from sourcing your favorite yarns and great place for some lunch with Mike, she heads over to the Persian Bite.
A girl's got to look good, but a girl's also got to stay on a budget. How does Nicole do both at the same time? The Paul Mitchell School in Schenectady! Great prices on all the services you need to keep up your look...haircuts and great styling to go with it, color and highlights, manis and pedis, waxing...you name it, they do it and they do it well. Even with Nicole's hard to cut curly hair, she doesn't come out looking like Rachel from Friends (Remember that hair cut? It was a good one, but not anymore!), she comes out looking fresh and fabulous!
3) Home Depot
Moving into a new place always comes with a few unexpected home repairs. So, then move into two places (the store too) and add a few more repairs. And add onto that a store opening (still working on it...slow, but steady) and you're going to need the best hardware and home repair store around with a top of the line staff that knows the store in and out and can help you find what you need so you don't waste your time walking down every aisle. Enter Home Depot of Schenectady, NY!!! They are the best with the friendliest and most helpful staff around! No matter how obscure the item, they can find it for you and they do it with a smile!
Mike's Hot Dogs takes you back to the good old days with its counter seating where you can enjoy your hot dog while you watch the grill sizzle with more. It's been around for over 50 years and these are definitely the best dogs in Schenectady and possibly the best hot dogs in New York! And Mike's Hot Dogs doesn't just do dogs. They are up at 5 am ready to serve you a breakfast of french toast, omelets, and bacon. And for lunch can have that delicious dog, a juicy hamburger, or a cup of the soup of the day. And it's all melt in your mouth, mmmm, mmmm, good!
Of course it was going to make the list! How could we not mention it? Full of the best yarn around and good vibes to go along with it. Our warehouse is stocked up with all of our goodies...Silk Sari Ribbon Yarn, Nicole is loving the new space in the Stockade Historic District, is proud to be a member of the Schenectady Chamber of Commerce, and can't wait to connect with more of you!