Local holiday wish list: Ethan Georgi

Ethan Georgi - Holiday wish list

On Ethan's local wish list: beer, peanut butter, bike gear and bridge repair.

In holiday seasons past AOA has made lists of local gifts we thought people might like to get. This year, we're going right to the source. Instead of making our list, we've asked a few people directly: What's on your holiday wish list?

Today's list comes from Life After Programming's Ethan Georgi.

Gift certificate for the Capital City Gastropub
Just opened this year and quickly became my favorite place to eat. It's right in my neighborhood, though biking there isn't out of the question. There are lot of things on the wine and beer lists that I need to explore. The cheese boards are earth moving. Dessert is phenomenal. And dinner is pretty good, too.

Stainless steel water bottle from Downtube Cycleworks
My local bike shop. They've helped me for years, with everything from replacing stretched chains to double-checking my installation of a Yakima rack mounted on the roof of my car. Recently I had massive amounts of repairs done on my winter commuter, and I have complete confidence the bike will make it through a few more winters. Eric and the crew are friendly, knowledgeable people.

A tote from the Troy Farmer's Market
We go there a lot, love going there, even in the winter, and our re-usable bags are looking a little worse for wear.

Anything from the Saratoga Peanut Butter Company, especially the Adirondack
I don't get that one very often because it's something like $10 and it seems ridiculous to pay that much for peanut butter. So this is the real luxury item on my list.

Pool access to the Steuben Athletic Club
I've never been there before, but it's right downtown. It would be pretty nice to be able to go for a swim during those single digit winters.

A gift certificate to The Book House in Stuyvesant Plaza
Because I read. A lot.

Civic minded gifts
Donations to either the Radix Center, the Albany County Rail Trail or the Livingston Avenue Railroad Bridge would make the city a better place.
____

Other local holiday wish lists from this year:
+ Christine from Unspeakable Visions
+ Kaitlin Resler from All This Happiness
+ Daniel B. from the Fussy Little Blog
+ Matthew Carefully
+ Katie Beltramo from Capital District Fun
+ derryX Jerry Papandrea
+ Erik Dollman

Comments

Having to make a list like this really made me aware of how many really great things there are in the Capital Region. Thanks for that.

Thanks for sharing!

Aww shucks, Ethan! Thanks for the shot out on the LAB!

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 (winter), to holiday stuff,... (more)

A quick recap of the week

+ Alyssa asked about opportunities for becoming more politically and socially active in the community. + We took a peek at RAD Soap Co.'s new... (more)

The office building and the air conditioner

Random Friday afternoon thing: While walking Otto at the Harriman State Office Campus, we've noticed that there's a tiny, single air conditioner that hangs from... (more)

The Empire State Plaza skating rink is open for the season

The ice skating rink at the Empire State Plaza opened for the season Friday. When we stopped by this afternoon there were a bunch of... (more)

Dead & Company returning to SPAC

The first announcement for a 2017 SPAC pop show is out: Dead & Company is set to return to SPAC June 20. Tickets go on... (more)

Recent Comments

I know some people get excited when they hear that some chain from outside the area is coming to the Capital Region, but I'm not one of them. Local businesses mean local dollars; the money stays here rather than going to a corporate headquarters far, far away. If Price Chopper is sold to an outside company - especially a company that answers to its stockholders more than its customers - that could have a huge impact.

Breakfast sandwich at Gibby's Diner

...has 1 comment, most recently from Kathleen Smith

Dominican icey at Coco Mango's

...has 3 comments, most recently from Fisher

Paging through The Alt

...has 13 comments, most recently from lee cohen

Alicia's charming Schenectady home

...has 7 comments, most recently from Marcia

The potential sale of Price Chopper would be a big deal (and not just because of the price)

...has 19 comments, most recently from David Bauer