A quick recap of the week

week review 2010-11-20

Here are a few highlights from the past week on AOA:

+ It was the week of Four Loko (while it lasts). The company that makes the beverage voluntarily banned itself from New York State. And then Chuck Schumer announced the FDA would effectively ban the drinks for the nation (and pretty much did).

+ So, not having loko'ed ourselves, we decided to have a Four Loko taste test. We kind of wish we hadn't...

+ We talked with local pro boxer Sarah Kuhn. She hits hard and likes pink.

+ When pizza chefs get weird.

+ You can now get Albany snow emergency alerts via text or email.

+ Jim asked about a good restaurant for long business meeting.

+ We asked people about Heldeberg Market, the local online farmers' market.

+ New York's had the nation's lowest voter turnout in this past election.

+ What was up in the Neighborhood this week: Veteran's Day, campus drinking, the sun, The Point, The Pride of New York Harvest Festival, a secret cafe, the Dinosaur, a Herbivore, pugs, baby showers, the Pine Bush, history, national pride and appreciation.

+ Capital Hills is back open for dog walking (and sledding and other winter fun) -- remember to pick up the poop.

+ It looks like ShopRite will be setting up in the Capital Region -- though people seem less than excited about the supermarket's return.

+ We shared a bunch of local foods that are good for bringing to holiday gatherings.

+ A few of the items found on Craigslist this week: stinky feet, a postal package, nine guys in a limo, and pop art.

+ Eric asked a places to get small appliances fixed.

+ And there was a comment in Albany Jane's soup.

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

Thanks to everyone who posted a comment or shared an idea or photo this week!

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