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).

Say Something!

We'd really like you to take part in the conversation here at All Over Albany. But we do have a few rules here. Don't worry, they're easy. The first: be kind. The second: treat everyone else with the same respect you'd like to see in return. Cool? Great, post away. Comments are moderated so it might take a little while for your comment to show up. Thanks for being patient.

The Scoop

Ever wish you had a smart, savvy friend with the inside line on what's happening around the Capital Region? You know, the kind of stuff that makes your life just a little bit better? Yeah, we do, too. That's why we created All Over Albany. Find out more.

Recently on All Over Albany

The week ahead

Here are a few things to keep in mind, look forward to, or keep busy with this week, from the weather (summerish), to craft beer,... (more)

This week was brought to you by

This week was brought to you by the popsicles, swimming pools and the waning days of summer. It was also brought to you by Honest... (more)

A quick recap of the week

Here are a few highlights from the past summer week on AOA: + Video and a collection of tweets and pics from the Wellington annex... (more)

Stuff to do this weekend

Yes, we have a few more weeks of official summer, but unofficially, folks, this is it. Pretty soon the swimming pools and ice cream stands... (more)

Mr. Harris

Over at the Times Union there's a really nice profile of longtime Washington Tavern bartender Mark Harris -- Mr. Harris -- by Steve Barnes. Harris... (more)

Recent Comments

Designers are doing "safe" designs because they really have no other choice considering all the whiners, budget and construction concerns.

Pulled Pork Sandwich from Stockyard Bar-B-Q

...has 5 comments, most recently from Tristan

Drawing: Joshua Bell with the ASO + Yono's

...has 88 comments, most recently from Matt M

What's a recent building that you like?

...has 36 comments, most recently from Greg

Recommendations for hardwood floor refinishing?

...has 6 comments, most recently from Andrea Daley

The Gallery on Holland

...has 9 comments, most recently from daleyplanit