Susie Davidson Powell is an award-winning food and drinks writer, the long-time dining critic for the Albany Times Union, and her dining, wine, cocktail and travel articles regularly appear in the Times Union, Hudson Valley, Upstate, 518 and Women at Work magazines. For Hearst Media, she produces The Food Life which recently launched Kitchen Raid: Fast Plates + Modern Cocktails, a 6-week e-subscription bringing chef and bartender tips to the home cook. Her own hospitality and dining guide,, is set to launch in early 2022. Susie has received national awards for food criticism from the National Society of Features Journalism and served as a James Beard Awards’ restaurant judge for New York State.

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