COLONIE – Times Union print subscribers got a bonus with their September 23 article: a copy of The Times Union’s 75 Essential Restaurant Guide for 2021. Now you can get one, too.
While our digital team has implemented a excellent online package with three ways to view entries (list, grid, and map views), I still think being able to browse the guide in its physical form, a 100-page booklet about the size of Reader’s Digest, is an easier, more convenient way to study and absorb the material. There is no scrolling on a phone or computer screen, no clicking with your finger or mouse, no back arrow or closing the tabs that appear. Just turn the pages one by one, flip through them or go retro and refer to the table of contents to find what you are looking for. And the book is broken down by county, while the online listing is strictly alphabetical.