What's up in the Neighborhood

howe caverns lantern tour sebastien

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

Comments

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!

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

NY Thruway Guide

Might be worth a look: NY Thruway Guide, an iPhone app that's pretty much what it sounds like. It provides access to the lineup of... (more)

Stuff to do this weekend

There's lots going on the the Capital Region this weekend -- both holiday and non-holiday. So if you're looking to take a break from all... (more)

Morning Blend

The body of 5-year-old Kenneth White was found by a K-9 unit near the home where he had been staying in East Berne, according to... (more)

Capital Region high school graduation rates 2014

The state Department of Education released its annual collection of data about high school graduation rates around the state on Thursday. The statewide graduation rate... (more)

Holiday gifts: Daniel B.

Gifts and giving are on most everyone's mind this month. So we thought we'd ask a few people to share some thoughts on presents, past... (more)

Recent Comments

... I tend to ask questions that make the person think about what they just said. I ask it sweetly and in a tone that notes confusion on my part. I have been called honey in the office and asked the person, " Can I ask what you mean when you call me honey? Because you don't call John honey." It calls out that he's treating you differently for being a woman. If he still doesn't get it, you can be more direct: "I appreciate that you respect my work and treat me equally, but I wouldn't want others to think otherwise based on how you address me."

Capital Region high school graduation rates 2014

...has 1 comment, most recently from Observer

Stuff to do this weekend

...has 1 comment, most recently from Seneca

Local food gifts

...has 9 comments, most recently from Stephen

Warmth with flair

...has 2 comments, most recently from BS

Where to get latkes?

...has 12 comments, most recently from Eric Scheirer Stott