Albany woman's restaurant gives soul food tropical flair

Elaine Houston & WNYT Staff
Created: August 06, 2020 07:28 PM

A local woman is giving soul food a tropical flair. It's the perfect combination at her Albany restaurant.

Angela Tingling has loved being in the kitchen since she was a little girl.


In fact, out of 27 grandkids, she says she was the only one allowed in the kitchen. Being there with her mom and grandma is where she learned to cook.

That experience led her to Johnston & Wales School and training in culinary arts.

The dream was to always work on a cruise ship creating exotic dishes. However, life took her in a different direction, and she spent years in kitchens and restaurants throughout the area, including nursing homes and the Albany City School District.

There was an opportunity last August for her to have her own kitchen at The Coliseum Mall on South Pearl Street in Albany. She jumped at the chance.

It's a soul food restaurant with a little cruise ship staple - pineapples with every dish.

It's called Angie's Pineapples and Tings.

Business was booming, then came the shutdown. Now she's back open and has added a delivery service and is eager to be back in the kitchen.

Check out some of her specialties by watching the video of Elaine Houston's story.

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