The Miss Albany Diner, or MAD, as it is affectionately known, has lost its owner of the past 22 years.
If you are ever in the Albany area, my home town, like to take the New York Bar, which is the only reason that most people would ever go there, make a trip to this place. You order MAD Eggs (covered in curry sauce and chopped scallions, served on a buttered english muffin) and your date orders Mad Irish Toast (french toast slathered in walnut cream cheese and whiskey syrup sauce). Then you share. Or go there twice so you can have both of them.
Unfortunately, the family has decided to put it up for sale, so you should go there soon, lest you miss out forever. But I think Ed McNamara is probably putting together a team of investors at the Fort Orange Club, so we probably don't have to fret.