Saratoga Springs for 2 nights
we are staying at Fox N Hounds for 2 nights and looking for the best recs you have for tastey, spicey meals (lunch and dinner). We would love to eat where the fruit and produce are locally grown, if possible. As Californians we're used to bringing our own - any eateries that will let us bring in our own wine? This short trip isn't until June 15, so we have a little time. Merci
A bit early for local produce as the best comes in July/August (world class corn/tomatoes/melons/etc.). You will see asparagus, berries, and a few other items like mushrooms possibly. I have been away from that area for about 10 years but I'm sure the Toga Hounds will help you out.
I have been going to Saratoga for the jazz festival weekend every year for two decades and always eat at least one dinner at Hattie's(southern and Louisiana cuisine) and one breakfast at Mrs London's. Other then P.J's for decent Q, I can't recommend anything else but I know there must be other good grub in the area. Do a search on this board and you will see numerous posts for Saratoga Springs.
I got a list of good restaurants in Saratoga from someone who has lived there for years, although I haven't tried any of them yet. And I doubt if any of them are "bring your own". Longfellow's Inn and Restaurant was recommended, as was Sargo's @ Saratoga National Golf Course. Springwater Bistro and Grey Gelding Bistro were also highly recommended. And I was told the bar at Siro's is a lot of fun.
Beekman St. Bistro tries for fresh, local produce, with allowances for the season. More classic than "tasty, spicy," but very good. For spicy and tasty, I'd head for Karavalli, which is south-Indian.
Beekman Street Bistro
62 Beekman St, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Karavalli Regional Cuisine
47 Caroline St, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866