A quick recap of the week

week in review

Here are some highlights from the past week on AOA:

+ The Trader Joe's counter-revolution has begun.

+ People in mascot costumes. Running. On a horse track.

+ Round Lake has a very big, very old pipe organ.

+ Eat this: raisin bread from Rock Hill.

+ We saw the Capital Region's newest ugly building.

+ Toward becoming a Saratoga know-it-all: the oldest sporting venue in the US, how Congress Park got its name.

+ Track season got off to a muddy start.

+ We got some crayons out at the Albany Art Room.

+ Do you know who painted these monkeys?

+ And the crowd has spoken... the new Melting Pot restaurant is worth a try.

If you'd just like the whole week unfiltered, check our listing of the last seven days of AOA.

And something new... the top three most popular items of the week are listed after the jump.

The Top 3 for the Week of July 21

1. Trader Joe's update

2. The Melting Pot

3. What's up in the Neighborhood

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