Posted by: David Giacalone | January 26, 2020

puddles of fun at the 2020 Soup Stroll

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The 5th Annual Schenectady Soup Stroll glowed bright, despite gray skies and rain in Downtown Schenectady. Like other years, there were smiling faces and upbeat reviews wherever I brought my camera. Read about the Winning Soups as rated both by popular vote and several food experts.

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2020SoupStroll-Tara1-001. . Above: Rick & Bonnie of Mangino’s Gourmet Bistro, came a few blocks downtown from 764.5 Eastern Ave. to the Clinton Street Mercantile; [R] while Aneesa and Muntasim at Tara’s Kitchen had a stream of happy Strollers visiting at 431 Liberty Street . . 


IMG_0847. . Strollers outside the Van Dyck-Mad Jack’s on Union Street in the Stockade

Click on any of the Square Tiles below for a larger, full version, and scroll many of the tiles for a brief caption. I’m sorry my late start today meant missing quite a few blocks and locations. I will start out earlier for sure in 2021. And, next year, I need to put my camera down and enjoy a slew of soups.




. . sheltering at the Whistling Kettle . .IMG_0895


IMG_0899 . . folks loved Katie O’Byrne’s Reuben Chowder



. . 2020Downtown-AmbitionYou can celebrate Downtown Schenectady all year long with one or more of our (free) one-page calendars featuring some of my favorite locations. .



 . . Some Soup Strollers surely wondered, while waiting to cross Erie Boulevard: “How did Lady Liberty get here?” For the long, sad story, see . .

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