What's up in the Neighborhood

The NeighborhoodAmong the topics in this most recent spin around the Capital Region's online neighborhood: the Fussy Little Ballot, challenging your worldview, breakfast in 1750, an ironic effect of the gym, the OTE party, a Moveable Feast, AGB, bad recommendations, the gulf between concept and execution, a fantasy feast, a beefy dish, fresh happy yummy omg, Philip Sheridan, 1973, Mega Millions, and give the kid an ice cream cone.

Fussy Little Ballot 3 has arrived.

At Skidmore Unofficial, Bruce remarked after a "queer-in" at Putnam Den: "Want to practice challenging your worldview? Try being a Saratogian for a while, in addition to being a Skidmore student."

Akum looked at what people ate in Albany in 1750.

Rob noted how Planet Fitness has made his morning run more dangerous.

Ethan thought about some of the local causes he'd fund if he won the Mega Millions.

It sounds like people had a good time at Kristi's OTE party.

Both Matt and Steve hosted people for the Moveable Feast fundraiser.

Jerry had what sounds like a very enjoyable lunch at All Good Bakers. Jen was also there, before heading to a book signing by her talented cousin.

Leah the Nosher wanted to smack some guys in Bangkok Bistro in Schenectady for their Italian food recommendations.

Ned says the gulf between conception and execution dooms the Greek burger at Gus's.

Leigh pieced together her fantasy feast from local restaurants.

Albany Jane says the prime rib at Petta's in Schenectady is "a beefy dish in every sense of the word."

The pastrami and corned beef at the Ben & Bill's at Price Chopper in Saratoga had Robert drooling.

Add Emily to the fans of Kinnaree.

Cap2Cap says Andy's smells like "fresh happy yummy omg."

The Exile noticed that the phrase "all butter" in what appears to be a supermarket poundcake description is rather generous term.

Randal had an espresso that tasted of "anger and despair" (he's also almost assembled his own sharrow).

Delta and Philip Sheridan made Chuck's day.

A guy tried to pick up Albaniana in the Vorheesville Hannaford while her daughter fed the goats at Indian Ladder.

Carl has decided this is 1973 Week.

Jackie found beauty in a rainy day (love the last photo).

Stephanie got a fun mustache necklace from Anchor No. 5 in Troy.

The Micro Pirate Farmers got a house call from their vet.

Paula noted that the Willett memorial stone in Washington Park was moved at one point because... it kept getting hit by cars.

And from the Idiots: "Breaking News: Local mom won't let her child participate in free cone day"

Comments

As always, thanks for all the blog support Mary and Greg!

Thank you for the loop-de-links to new AGB reviews by local bloggers this week! We've received a very warm welcome on Del Ave. and couldn't be happier in our new "home". In today's FLB post, Daniel B answers the question: "What Makes A Restaurant?" in response to readers' questioning us being nominated as "Best New Restaurant" on the FussylittleBallot 3.0 (http://fussylittleblog.com/2012/04/04/what-makes-a-restaurant/#comments).

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