What's up in the Neighborhood

The NeighborhoodAmong the topics in this most recent spin around the Capital Region's online neighborhood: Trader Joe's, The Point, Ed Dague, salves, Cella Bistro, goulash, pizza, a mystery sushi chef, button pushing, free birthday drinks, hair colorists, trivia perfection, working Newfoundlands, and whimsical dogs.

Count Daniel Nester as a passenger on the "We Want Trader Joe's" bandwagon.

After a visit to The Point (the restaurant) in Albany, Akum considered the history of the The Point (the place).

Ed Dague says his wife was upset about the TU piece about him because she thought it made him sound like a victim.

Skidmore Unofficial is not entirely disappointed by the loss of "a storied end of semester tradition."

Bob witnessed a drive-by beating while going to the post office.

Albany Jane learned how to make a salve at The Furnace in Albany.

Silvia got "fantastic flavor, abundant portions, quality ingredients, thoughtful service" at Cella Bistro in Schenectady. (And she had a good time at the Hellions bout.)

Jerry had "very good" goulash at Muza in Troy.

FiS Dan had a "good in a forgettable way" meal at Jacob and Anthony's in Saratoga.

Jen had an "amazing" goat cheese pizza on whole wheat crust at DeFazio's.

Steve had an odd exchange at Tai on Pearl Street.

Daniel B pushed the buttons of the Daily Grind owner.

CAPow hit not one, but two free-birthday-drink spots on Lark Street for her friend's birthday.

Leah the Nosher made blue latkes with potatoes from her winter farm share.

The Bee Balm Gal gives "two thumbs up" to Limoncello in Saratoga.

Mr. Dave asked about finding house-made salumi in the Capital Region.

One of Kristi's readers asked about finding a good hair colorist.

Chuck's trivia team completed a perfect night at Brown's.

Bandit went to the Victorian Stroll in Troy and met some working Newfoundlands.

And Paula came across a "trio of whimsical dogs" in downtown Albany (and came across some wisdom scrawled on a bench).

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