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OK, the rhyme isn't the best but the sentiment is right. Below are the folks that made your AOA fix possible this week. Believe us when we say we couldn't keep this up without them. So, you know -- think of them and use their services when you can. Thanks a lot!

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Food and Drink

+New World Bistro Bar celebrates its Two Year Anniversary next week. Wednesday March 23rd - Sunday March 27th, get a raffle ticket for your chance at some great prizes.

Grand Prize: Farm Table Dinner for Six at New World Bistro Bar. Five course tasting menu designed specially for your group and presented by Chef Ric Orlando. (To be redeemed Monday - Thursday only)
- 10 tickets win a free appetizer
- 10 tickets win a free dessert
- 1 ticket wins an autographed copy of Chef Ric's cookbook "We Want Clean Food"
- 1 ticket wins 2 movie passes to the Spectrum 8 Theatres

Winning raffle ticket numbers will be announced on Monday March 28th at newworldbistrobar.com. Reservations at 518-694-0520.

+ It's time to order your champagne ham for the holidays from Bilinski's.

+Try The Farmer and the Duck at The Wine N' Diner. AOA helped name it.

+Taste is doing take out fish fry every Friday throughout lent.

+ It may be a temporary thaw, but at The Wine Bar and Bistro on Lark they're taking it seriously. Yep, the patio. is. open!

+ The Midtown Tap and Tea Room is now serving brunch every Sunday, and the coffee house is open all day Tuesday through Saturday.

+ Stop by and visit Gustav at the cheese counter at Honest Weight Food Co-op.

Helpful stuff

+ Sunmark Federal Credit Union now has mobile banking. Bank with Sunmark from your mobile phone. Sunmark is working with The Northeast Regional Foodbank to raise food, funds and awareness throughout the Capital Region this year. Find out more on their Facebook Page.

+Need a lawyer? DiFabio Law Firm is friendly, helpful and will get the job done. They handle real estate, wills, elder law, vehicle and traffic law and more.

+Best Cleaners will pick up and deliver your dry cleaning to your home or office at no extra charge.

Stuff to do

+The Albany All Stars are back in action on March 19th at The Washington Avenue Armory. Tickets to their championship bout are $12 at the door but only $10 if you buy them in advance. Kids under 12 go for $4.

+The Troy Savings Bank Music Hall Presents The Wailin' Jennys on March 26th. On the 27th they host Igudesman & Joo: A Little Nightmare Music-- a violinist and pianist who pick up with Victor Borge left off.

Stuff to Try

+Jack Casey's book, The Trial of Bat Shea has gone digital. Pick up a copy on Amazon.com

+ Get $250 off your 2011 website design and development from Brayton Graphics when you mention you came from AOA!

+ Get a FREE MONTH of Wink High Speed Internet Service from Tech Valley Communications. Enter this code when you sign up for service at: www.winkinternet.com: w1n87k06

Stuff to live in

+ 17 Chapel has started construction on their luxury condos, but you can check out their "model" in the on-site sales center in downtown Albany.

Photo: Flickr user cygnus921

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