Metroland - Best Peruvian
Thursday, July 19th, 2007

You’d never guess that this café-type venue would be the place to find authentic Peruvian fare, but ’tis the case. Taste homemade ceviche de pescado, a fresh fish salad served with peeled baked potato, or lomo saltado, seared sirloin strips served with chopped onion, tomato and cilantro, rice and fries. Order some flavored tea, and you have yourself a genuine Peruvian meal. Also on the menu are delicious sandwiches, salads and pizza, but do yourself a favor and try the Peruvian dishes. You won’t be sorry.
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Mike Franciscus
Sunday, May 27th, 2007

"This is the best pizza in town"
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Josh McNabb
Tuesday, May 22nd, 2007

"This is the only place in Troy I ever finished my meal... the rest are crap!"
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The Static Port
Tuesday, March 27th, 2007

"The HotSpot food is always excellent and Daryl (the well-traveled bar owner), makes the best homemade drinks in the Capital Region."
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Statler & Waldorf Review
Tuesday, March 20th, 2007

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Dish and Dirt Blog Review
Monday, March 5th, 2007

After attending the first official Troy Night Out, we worked up an appetite, and murmurings from the crowd led us to Hotspot, which claims on its website that it is "Troy's best café." Well! Since we have what-- like about 20 cafés now?-- that's saying something! We had to check this out.

I hadn't brought my camera, and even if I had, it was pretty dark in there, so unfortunately no pix. However, I will be going back, with my camera.

I had papa a la huancaina-- described on this blog about Peruvian food-- and I am now an addict. This simple dish was just boiled potatoes served with a creamy yellow sauce made from yellow peppers and cheese. There was also a hard boiled egg. It was DELICIOUS!
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Mayor's Message
Thursday, March 1st, 2007

"And finally this week, I have an excellent new dining option that people must try- the aptly named Hotspot Café. This new establishment is located at 122 4th Street on the block between Congress and State Streets. I can’t say enough about the work that was done in the building, or the hospitality you feel upon entering."

"The owner is Daryl Fortney, and he has quite the story to tell. Just to give a little preview of the café, the sandwiches on the menu are named after volcano’s he has climbed. You don’t hear that everyday. Check it out, I promise you won’t be disappointed."
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Troy Record Story
Tuesday, January 30th, 2007

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Washington Park Association
Tuesday, January 23rd, 2007

"Daryl Fortney, the owner of the Hotspot wifi café & lounge at 122 Fourth St has reached out to our readers. The Hotspot is a new café/ lounge serving sandwiches & wraps, soups, salads, personal pizzas & something different, Peruvian food. Daryl also has a full selection of international coffees/teas, hot chocolates, cappuccinos, mochas, fresh juices, cakes, cookies ... a bit of everything, suited for everyone. Open 7 days - 10am to 10pm; nightly events include live music, open-mic & games night. See Another option for the hungry & restless crowd."