What's up in the Neighborhood

The NeighborhoodAmong the topics in this most recent spin around the Capital Region's online neighborhood: economics, weights, lottery tickets, Parker Posey, maple syrup, Kaaterskill Falls, Dinosaur disappointment, sweetbreads, wings, Ali Baba, the Jesus limo, Jimmer Mania, toll gates, and Rachael Ray.

Bob says the Capital Region's population growth is a vindication of "Bruno-Silver economics."

Rob weighed the news.

Kevin was irked by that NY Mag article that called Albany the "world capital of boring."

Chuck bought a winning lottery ticket at Coulson's. He won a bit less than $300something million.

Laura wondered what makes Albany -- and its students and pizza joints -- so disturbingly special.

Jen spotted Parker Posey in Troy.

Bennett says being inside a maple syrup evaporator room is "almost like being inside a pancake."

Albaniana got a look at the frozen Kaaterskill Falls.

Daniel B was disappointed at the Dinosaur.

Steve says the General Tso's sweetbreads at The Brown Derby are "terrific."

Jerry says the moonshine wings at Junior's in Albany are "very good."

It looks like the lavash Rebecca got at Ali Baba in Troy almost ate the table.

Matt passed the JESUS limo.

Silvia went shopping at Elissa Halloran.

Kristi has been overcome by Jimmer Mania.

Ashallann witnessed someone being thrown under the bus (not literally) -- over coffee.

Bath-on-Hudson Beth recalled when a few Rensselaer County roads had toll gates.

FiS Dan came upon quite the Craigslist ad for a new Saratoga restaurant.

Jackie went searching for brave little beauties.

And Daniel Nester shared the harrowing news that Rachael Ray cooked her family and dog.


Thanks Mary and Greg - gee, I haven't yet decided where to spend my winnings, but perhaps I should buy a whole bunch of stuff before Uncle Sam gets his hands on most of the money. :)

The lavash bread and dill yogurt dip at Ali Baba is the beginning to my favorite capital region meal.

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