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Saratoga: Gift Cards for a Skidmore Frosh

AliceS Aug 9, 2009 08:38 AM

My nephew is starting at Skidmore this fall and for his HS graduation I want to get him a few gift cards for restaurants in Saratoga. Looking for suggestions of places near the campus. I have trained him over the years to he is a good chowhound, no dumbing down for a college student necessary. I have found it possible to get gift cards from most places just by calling and requesting, so any suggestions are welcome.

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    leavinglasvegas Aug 10, 2009 10:29 PM

    I would go w/ Baileys, Def. Hatties, Cantina!

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    1. re: leavinglasvegas
      markabauman Aug 11, 2009 06:29 PM

      Actually, the places possibly most frequented by Skidmore students appear to be Putnam Market-they have gift cards, and Uncommon Grounds coffee shop (not sure about the gift cards), but any of the above previously mentioned places would be great. Whenever I've been in Putnam Market, Skidmore students are always getting sandwiches, salads, etc. For real dining, I'd suggest either of the London's places.

      1. re: markabauman
        foodismylife Aug 12, 2009 12:32 PM

        my son liked the cheap chinese restaurant on the main st when he was a student
        hattie's in my opinion is a treasure
        fried chicken in a league of its own
        prices are fair also.

        1. re: foodismylife
          gerchak198 Aug 12, 2009 01:53 PM

          You must mean China Wok. Can't really recommend it tho I can see a student liking it. Shanghai Grill on South Broadway is better.

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      gerchak198 Aug 9, 2009 11:34 AM

      Gotchya's, Max London's, Karavalli, Forno Toscano would be great for a college student at Skidmore (my son is a sophomore)

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      1. re: gerchak198
        PSZaas Aug 9, 2009 11:41 AM

        Maybe add Hattie's to gerchak198's good list? Maybe Irish Times?

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          financialdistrictresident Aug 9, 2009 02:31 PM

          Second Max London's. Mrs. Londons for lunches and pastries.

          If he likes coffee a coffee place (I defer to gerchak,PSZaas, other hounds for recs on this one).

          If he will have a car/access to a car Harvest & Hearth for pizza on Saratoga Lake.

          Maybe Ravenous.

          1. re: financialdistrictresident
            financialdistrictresident Aug 11, 2009 02:18 PM

            Went to Scallions for the first time yesterday. Might be a possibility for lunch . . .depending on what your nephew is into.

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