The most popular items on AOA for 2008

most popular 2008 composite

As 2009 starts, we thought it would be fun to see what some of the most popular items were on AOA over the course of the past year.

Top items on AOA by month

February
Which supermarket has the lowest prices?
In our first price comparison, Walmart turned out to be the cheapest supermarket option. And it wasn't even close.

March
Hannaford milk mystery solved!
We noticed that someone's first name was always printed on Hannaford's milk cartoons -- so we asked the supermarket chain what that was all about. Also popular: Trader Joe's fans unite

April
The Trader Joe's campaign rolls on
Hmm... people really seem to be into supermarkets. Also popular: Rachael Ray, senior director for recipe policy, Getting from Albany to New York City

May
The Capital Region Outdoor Dining Map
Ahh, to think of the days when dining outside doesn't require extensive layering. Also popular: The theater at Colonie Center: thumbs up or down?

June
Crisan: at last, art you can eat
Hey, we told you they were interesting. Also popular: The scoop on Emack and Bolio's, Passing Fashion: Rachel and her anti-hoodie

July
New to Lark: Al Barak II
Now. Hungry. For. Shwarma. Also popular: Capital Region Pools

August
The New York State payroll database
We pulled a few highlights from SeeThroughNY. Also popular: Bad commute (photos of the flooding that month)

September
A better look at the Cohoes Falls
Everyone loves a waterfall. Also popular: Pick your own apples

October
Our first meal at Creo
We were curious about the new Stuyvesant Plaza restaurant and it turned out a lot of other people were, too. Also popular: The Tournament of Pizza, The big local roller derby bust-up

November
The Tournament of Pizza finals
The results of the championship bout between Schenectady's Pizza King and Albany's Pasquale's. Also popular: Horse vandals get treatment they deserve

December
Layoffs coming to RPI
The job cuts at the institute prompted a lot of venting. Also popular: Our first meal at The Standard

Comments

Ahhh, the AOA blog. You, too, topped my 2008 topper list, you top-notch folk.
If it were in the cards, I'd rush back just to be part of the Capitol Region action once again, and to instigate the rowdie readers into heated commentary.
2009 started off great, guys. You're full of quirk and enough street cred to garner the limited attention of a lower east coast crowd.
Now if only you'd do some serious behind-the-scenes of the ragged highways and choppy pavement. Driving up there requires my auto shop to be on speed dial.

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