SPRING 2023 Food & Drink | Health & Beauty | For Your Home | Family & Pets | Shops & Services | Events Saratoga’s B est MAGAZINE
SEASON YEAR 99 WEST AVE. Sun - Thur 11am-9pm Fri & Sat 11am-10pm Place orders as early as 10:30am Come in and taste the difference! Whether you are looking for a quick slice, hot sub on the go, or a meal you can share with family and friends… Bringing another amazing restaurant to our community by the Cardenas family of West Ave. Pizza! Best Quality Chicken! westavenuepizzeria.com | 518.581.9999 westavechicken.com | 518.584.8200 OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK 11am - 8pm Saratoga Springs www.westavepizza.com | 99 West Ave., Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 Sun - Thurs. 11am – 9pm • Fri & Sat. 11am - 10pm • Place orders as early as 10:30a 518.581.9999 Come in and ta e the di erence! We serve a variety of tasty Italian favorites such as pasta dishes, hot/cold subs, gourmet pizza pies, and mouth watering appetizers. Whether you are looking for a quick slice/hot sub on the go, or a meal you can share with your family and friends, West Ave Pizzeria has you covered! MONDAY PIZZA NITE 18” Large Cheese Pizza 18” Large Cheese Pizza & 10 Wings $1199 — or — $1899 WEDNESDAY SUB-SATIONAL! THURSDAY PASTA PARTY! Any 2 for $1599 Spaghetti with Meatballs Baked Ziti • Manicotti • Lasagna Stuffed Shells • Cheese Ravioli Includes Salad & Bread Steak or Shrimp Add $1 per sub $1499 Any 2 Subs for UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT • Fried Chicken (1/2 & Whole) • Appetizers • Soups • Salads • Sides • Wings (Bone In & Boneless) • Variety of Sandwiches: • Chicken • Burger • Reuben • Fish • Pulled Pork • Triple Decker Club $10 OFF Purchase of $50 or more With Saratoga’s Best Coupon. Not valid with other oﬀers. Expires 5/31/23 WEST AVE CHICKEN WE DELIVER! Food & Drink
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SEASON YEAR Food & Drink BBQ WITH A TWIST! 102 Congress St., Saratoga 518-583-4099 www.dizzychickenbarbecue.com Mon-Sat. 11am-9pm • Closed Sunday OFF-PREMISES CATERING AVAILABLE No Party Too Big or Too Small! Full Service Catering NOW OFFERING A FULL BAR DINE-IN • TAKE OUT • DELIVERY All Natural Antibiotic-Free Chicken & Pork $10 OFF Purchase of $50 or more ONE COUPON PER TABLE. With Saratoga’s Best coupon. Not to be combined with other offers. Expires 5/31/23 Four Seasons Natural Foods The local choice since 1988 120 Henry Street Saratoga Springs Downtown Saratoga Springs • (518) 584-4670 FourSeasonsNaturalFoods.com Four Seasons Natural Foods $5.00 OFF Your Purchase of $40 or more With this Saratiga’s Best coupon at time of sale. One coupon per customer please! Not valid with any other o er. Expires 5/31/23. 120 Henry Street, Saratoga Springs (518) 584-4670 Four Seasons Natural Foods $15.00 OFF Your Purchase of $100 or more With this Saratiga’s Best coupon at time of sale. One coupon per customer please! Not valid with any other o er. Expires 5/31/23. 120 Henry Street, Saratoga Springs (518) 584-4670 Four Seasons Natural Foods WIN $100 Gift Card! Fill out and return this ticket. Drawing held Noon on 5/31/23. One entry per person, please. No purchase necessary. NAME___________________________________ EMAIL___________________________________ PHONE_____________________________
From the Team
Hello, Saratoga! This edition marks the first issue of Saratoga’s Best published by Empire Media Network (EMN), the locally owned media company responsible for beloved regional magazines
Saratoga Living and Capital Region Living as well as SPAC’s summer classical season programs, Albany Symphony Orchestra’s year-round programs, and other custom projects.
EMN purchased Saratoga’s Best from Elizabeth Perella earlier this year, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to take over the care of this product loved by both small business owners and local readers alike. Our company’s mission is to celebrate the communities of Saratoga Springs and the greater Capital Region, and we look forward to reaching even more local readers—and in a different way— with Saratoga’s Best.
It also means the world to us that Elizabeth trusted us with the advertising guide on which she has worked tirelessly these past few years. “I’m honored and thrilled to have Abby Tegnelia and
her team from Empire Media take over the helm of Saratoga’s Best guide,” she said around the time of the acquisition. “I read their magazines cover to cover, and I know that they will keep up the guide’s quality and reputation as the top spot for local promotions done in an affordable, professional way.”
Thank you, Elizabeth, and thank you, readers, for being here. This product is more than an advertising guide: It’s a testament to the amazing work being done in and around Saratoga by entrepreneurs who deserve the recognition they receive amongst these pages. Please consider supporting them the next time you go out to eat, start a home improvement project, or hit the town for some retail therapy. By investing our money back into the community, we ensure that historic Saratoga Springs remains an amazing place to live, work and play.
—Abby Tegnelia, CEO Empire Media Network and Teresa Frazer, Publisher Saratoga’s Best
ON THE COVER
Thank you to our cover star, Urban Seamless Gutters, a beloved local company that is committed to delivering quality gutter services at an affordable price. Remember: 10 percent off both seamless gutter installation and gutter guards! All installation services are delivered by fully insured trained professionals; for gutter cleaning, expect a team that is able and ready to clean all debris from your gutter systems. And special shout-out to the Pretty Paw Lounge cat café—the first of its kind in the Capital Region—opening soon in Rotterdam. Founder Rachel Lumbra (pictured on the cover) looks forward to combining her love of café culture and cat cuddles with you, all while finding “furever” homes for the kitties.
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Steve Teabout ART DIRECTOR
Tara Buffa SALES MANAGER
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Tina Galante CHIEF OPERATIONS OFFICER
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The Clean Cut Solution is Your Best Solution
“Ihave put my heart and soul into landscaping for two and a half decades.”
After hearing those words, you might be surprised by one thing when Kyle Priester, owner of Clean Cut Lawn and Landscaping, comes to meet and consult with you about your springtime goals for your “home turf”—the fact that he is still a relatively young man. But Priester was blessed with the knowledge of what he wanted to do with his life early on; and so the Saratoga Springs High School graduate (class of 2000) went right to work acquiring the expertise and techniques involved in all aspects of lawn and landscaping.
The beneficiary of all this is you. For when you employ Clean Cut Lawn and Landscaping for your
property, you will not only enjoy the benefits of all of that accumulated expertise—but you will be dealing with a company where the most modern and progressive techniques are embraced. A good example of this is Clean Cut’s use of
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An added bonus for the eco-minded (and the budget-minded): “Precision injection also involves less waste,” he says. “So it is often significantly cheaper than the older methods.”
And this is just one aspect of the comprehensive lawn and landscape services Clean Cut provides to meet their customers’ needs. “I’ve assembled an All-Star team of about 20 professionals who are expert in their fields,” Priester says. “If I don’t have the answer to a customer’s specific needs, they certainly do.” With that team, Priester expertly handles all landscape design needs, from complete overhauls to work on beds and shrubs— and everything in between.
Priester’s handling of the Covid pandemic further goes to show his passion for taking care of lawns such as yours. “I upped my knowledge during that down time,” he says of studying the latest and greatest in fertilization and turf. “Concurrent with that came the realization that people were going to be home more, and they would want to utilize and enjoy their personal space to a greater extent.
“This motivated me to treat every lawn, every property as something unique. Thinking like an artist, I view their property like an empty canvas upon which a masterpiece would spring from and, like an artist, something that I’d be proud to put my signature on. I want to create something my clients will enjoy as a point of pride.”
With that artistic mindset, Priester has attracted a local legion of customers—and looks forward to meeting new ones. “Business is booming,” he says. “I’m the gentleman to call if you’re looking for a professional.”
It’s a safe bet to say that there are many more masterpieces in Clean Cut Lawn and Landscaping’s future. Give yourself a chance to be the envy of the neighborhood. Think spring! SB
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SEASON YEAR Family & Pets 2134 Doubleday Ave, Ballston Spa (518) 363-0396 PamperedPoochandPals.com Mon-Fri. 9am-6pm • Sat. 9am-4pm • Closed Sunday — Local and family owned — "We speak dog! Frankly, we are kinda fluent in it." $ 5 OFF $50.00 PURCHASE With Saratoga’s Best coupon. Not valid with other offers. Excludes grooming, daycare and flea/tick supplies. Expires 5/31/23. The PAMPERED POOCH & PALS 10% OFF MERCHANDISE (excluding dog and cat food) with a full grooming or 2 days or more of daycare With Saratoga’s Best coupon. Not valid with other offers. Excludes grooming, daycare and flea/tick supplies. Expires 5/31/23. The PAMPERED POOCH & PALS Pet Supplies Premium Dog & Cat Food Doggie Daycare • Grooming Training • Do-It-Yourself Dog Wash Small Animal, Bird, and Fish & Reptile Supplies Come in and meet the store “bosses”...Harlow, Pharaoh, Sullivan, and Zues! 612 Route 29, Middle Grove, NY 12850 518-587-6673 • 518-584-1212 OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK www.miltonmanor.com You leave ’em, We love ’em The Best Pet Resort in Saratoga County OFFERING Luxury Pet Boarding • Professional Grooming Doggie Daycare • Training • Puppy Play Hour 10% OFF Your Pet’s First Boarding Stay (New clients only) Reservations Required With Saratoga’s Best coupon. Cannot be combined with other o ers. Expires 5/31/23. Milton Manor Resort & Spa $10 OFF Your First Full Professional Pet Styling (New dogs only) Reservations Required With Saratoga’s Best coupon. Cannot be combined with other o ers. Expires 5/31/23. Milton Manor Resort & Spa
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SEASON YEAR Shaken & Stirred Celebrity Bartender Party is an annual fundraiser for UPH. Local business teams compete against each other, bartending for the most tips, all of which go to support UPH. e team that raises the most during their shift wins! All proceeds from Shaken & Stirred go directly to UPH. Shaken & Stirred IS BACK! After a three-year-long pause due to COVID-19, the party is ﬁnally returning. For more information, go to universalpreservationhall.org Events
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The Best Interactive Family Attraction in the Capital District
JOIN US BETWEEN MARCH 30 AND APRIL 8TH
The Wonderland team is excited to bring you New York’s only family-friendly, fully interactive Easter experience for the entire family to the Via Port Rotterdam. For just a short time you can join us and enjoy a wide variety of Easter and Spring themed activities including:
• Photos with the Easter Bunny
• Meet & Greet with Special Character Guests
• Balloon Artists
• Sand Art
• GIANT Easter Egg Hung
• Carnival Rides
• Face Painting
• Easter Treats & Concessions
• Special Easter Village Walkthrough
• Special Entertainment Nights
Tickets are $10 a person and children 2 and under are free. **Ride tickets, concessions, and other activities that are set up throughout the stroll are available for an additional fee. Ride tickets are available online for purchase. wonderlandtickets.com
Reserve tickets online today to visit the Easter-themed family-friendly attraction set at a magical Easter Bunny Village. You and your little ones will love to wander through the colorful light show as you visit the Easter Bunny’s home, hop on the various carnival rides spread throughout the attraction, enjoy some sweet treats, and make memories with a variety of special character guests at the Capital Region’s only indoor Easter event located in VIA Port Rotterdam at 93 West Campbell Road in Rotterdam, NY.
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