What's up in the Neighborhood

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The NeighborhoodAmong the topics in this most recent spin around the Capital Region's online neighborhood: the Tweed Ride, things left behind, Howe Caverns, the Black Bridge, personal responsibility, baby red foxes, FDR, MEGABODEGA, restaurant week, a $14 burger, sushi in Altamont, lobster mac, inexpensive beauty supplies, bananas, man etiquette, and a remembrance.

Akum cataloged some of the things left behind in her house by previous owners.

Ethan reflected on the Tweed Ride (and noticed how hard it is to rent a bike). It sounds like Randal had a good time, too.

Sebastien took the lantern tour at Howe Caverns -- and came back with some beautiful photos.

Chuck braved mud, PCBs, and skunks to get a star trails photo of the Black Bridge.

Kevin was taken aback by the support for Ward Stone.

Jackie saw a family of baby red foxes at Moreau Lake State Park.

Silvia visited FDR's estate in Hyde Park.

American Troyalty's MEGABODEGA continued an Ike review of a store "with a heavy emphasis on all the vices associated with the modern urban consumer."

Scott says the meal he and Emily had at the Brown Derby "epitomized what Restaurant Week can be at its best."

A $14 burger had Daniel re-thinking his love for Garden Bistro 24.

Jerry walked to sushi in Altamont.

Albany Jane says the flan French toast at Carmen's in Troy is her new favorite breakfast food in the area.

Wendy took her renewed sense of smell and taste to the Merchant Mash-up in downtown Schenectady.

The Exile enjoyed Korean food at Mingle with Koreans.

One of Steve's readers asked about the best local place for lobster mac 'n cheese.

FiS Dan stopped by the now-open Elizabeth's Table in downtown Saratoga Springs.

Stephanie paid for cupcakes at Betties -- via an iPad.

Kristi asked for suggestions of local people to follow on Twitter.

Ashallann stocked up on beauty supplies for cheap at Latham Farms.

Ned enjoyed the Ramblin' Jug Stompers at McGeary's.

If you're guy, Rob would like you to not let him enter the elevator first.

Carl noticed a rip in the space-time continuum on the Dunn Memorial Bridge.

A small exchange prompted Albaniana to notice the influence America is having on her son.

And Leah contemplated her great grandmother's life.

photo: Sebastien Barre


I went to Kelsey's last night for Restaurant week and waited an hour and got nothing-no appetizers, no entrees, not even a roll, no service from a waiter, only sodas from a hostess. The wallpaper was coming off, and the chair rail was dusty. It wasn't that busy, and after an hour the waiter (Barback?, busboy?) finally stopped at the table to apologize. Too late - I left and will tell everyone at the local college I work at to never ever go there.
Went to The Merry Monk and had a nice meal, great service and tipped well!

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