Comiskey will introduce his first full menu sometime next month, as first reported by Steve Barnes in his Table Hopping blog. Given Comiskey's reputation for it, count on the inclusion of his version of mac-and-cheese.
Comiskey succeeds Ross Thompson, who recently resigned the post after three years and returned to his native Delaware. In turn, Comiskey was succeeded as the Druthers corporate head chef, supervising its brewpub locations in Saratoga and Albany, by Mike Spain, who had run the kitchen at Druthers-Albany since it opened last year.
Comiskey is a graduate of the Schenectady County Community College culinary program. He is a regular in local culinary competitions, scoring wins in such events as Saratoga Chowderfest, the Mac-n-Cheese Bowl, and Slider Slam. In 2013, he was a nominee in the annual Albany Wine and Dine for the Arts Festival's Rising Star Chefs category.
The Olde English Pub & Pantry is located on Quackenbush Square, 683 Broadway at the foot of Clinton Avenue. Phone: 434-6533.