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This Month


Black History Month Events

Make sure to post your events for FREE on our website! 

Browsing the SUNY Schenectady County Community College website, we found that the students of SCCC have planned several Black History Month events. SCCC events are FREE, unless otherwise noted. The SCCC Black History Month events were Organized by Student Activities.

Organizations can post their FREE event listings on TasteDineandShop.com below. The website is also available to gourmet shops and restaurants to list their business and one photo for FREE! 

In this issue

Tropical Fever Executive Lounge has reopened on Jay Street!


Schenectady doesn’t have a “Little Trinidad” or Caribbean corridor in which to dine on the exotic dishes and tropical flavors of Trinidadian food. Kenneth Manmohan changed all that when he opened Tropical Fever Executive Lounge, across the street from City Hall, at 108 Jay Street, in Downtown Schenectady!

Manmohan moved to America from Trinidad in 2003, and worked hard for ten (10) years to open his dream restaurant on September 11, 2013. Seventeen months later, Tropical Fever Executive Lounge and other businesses were forced to close after the Jay Street fire. Tropical Fever Executive Lounge reopened at 108 Jay Street in November 2018. Now, guests can sit down to a bowl of stick-to-your-ribs Oxtails, or a plate of Curry Chicken, Curry Goat, Stewed Chicken, Jerk Chicken, and more—all served with cabbage, rice and peas!

Check out the Spotlight on Tropical Fever Executive Lounge, and recipes of the Indian sub-continent

---along with SCHENECTADY'S BEST ETHNIC BITES, in this issue!

Gourmet Food as Community


Food has a special ability to bring people together. I often find this in my own life and I hope you will find that this online community feels just as welcoming as a real kitchen. For me, cooking and dining together builds the best communities, so savor the flavor of Taste of Schenectady®

Step-by-Step Cooking


I work to make the recipes in Taste of Schenectady® and Beyond accessible for beginners. Have you ever wondered how to make Chicken Tandoori, the Raita, and Red Onion Chutney served on Indian restaurant buffets? The recipes are a lot of fun, and the secrets are revealed in this issue.

Read Taste of Schenectady® and Beyond!