What's up in the Neighborhood

The NeighborhoodAmong the topics in this most recent spin around the Capital Region's online neighborhood: dogs in hot cars, secrets in Washington County, the Crimson Sparrow, fresh mozzarella, Indian food, Stewart's frozen pizza, substituting chains, late-night food, grilling, a hall of fame, the Troy Savings Bank building, orchids, fireflies, a party for runners up, and brain freeze.

Matt shared the story of when he was almost arrested for animal cruelty at Crossgates.

The Bee Balm Gal says the villages and farms in Washington County are "among the best-kept secrets of New York State."

Steve ate at the new Crimson Sparrow in Hudson and says the food is "interesting, tasty, surprising and at times challenging."

Emily says the food at Sitar reminded her of the excellent food she'd enjoyed in the home of Indian friends.

Jerry enjoyed the fresh made mozzarella at Angelo's Tavolo.

Mr. Dave tried the the Stewart's brand frozen pizza.

Stephanie mentioned some of the local places she's substituted for chain restaurants after moving here.

Th Idiots noted the expanding late-night food options in Saratoga.

Daniel's path to becoming a lump charcoal black marketeer was sidelined by some helpful suggestions.

Chuck's suggestion for the Albany City School District Hall of Fame was accepted.

Now that the Troy Saving Bank building no longer includes a bank, Carl commemorated its beginning.

Jackie ate wild blueberries while doing some orchid tour guiding.

FiS Dan shared more Saratoga thoughts.

The Exiles took in the fireflies at Five Rivers.

A British friend invited Albaniana to a "Runners Up Party" for the Fourth of July.

And brain freeze!

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