What's up in the Neighborhood

The NeighborhoodAmong the topics in this most recent spin around the Capital Region's online neighborhood: the State Education building, charity frustration, a guide to Saratoga Springs, pork disappointment, Van's, Pizza King, Vermont beer, a vineyard, the Cheese Traveler, brunch, daddy magic, watching football, dinner for two, short reviews, old Scotia, Buy Buy Baby, people talking to themselves, and The Tinkle Shop.

Akum dug up some beautiful old photos of the State Education building.

Kristi grew frustrated with mailbox stuffing by charities.

Valerie was surprised -- and disappointed -- by something she found out about the pork at Hannaford.

Leah shared why Van's is her favorite restaurant.

Jerry stopped in for lunch at the open-again Pizza King.

Crystal drove three hours (to Vermont) for a beer. (She also scored a "ridiculous" old board game at the Salvation Army.)

Bennett visited a vineyard in Sullivan County.

Daniel says he'll be going to the new Cheese Traveler store. A lot.

The Masticating Monkey praised the weekend brunch at the City Beer Hall.

Mr. Dave used daddy magic at Stewart's.

Cmaxby surveyed a few options for watching NFL games at bars in Troy.

Aliza shared a dinner-for-two at Moby Rick's.

Skidmore Unofficial posted its guide to Saratoga Springs.

More under-20-word reviews by the Idiots.

The Exiles "had a blast" at Stanton's Feura Farm.

An old map of Scotia brought back memories for Carl.

Chuck researched "The Tinkle Shop."

Jackie found frostweed curls in Moreau.

Ned caught two films -- the original Solaris at EMPAC, and Nosferatu (with a live score) at the Sanctuary for Independent Media.

Laura was intrigued and confused during a trip to Buy Buy Baby.

And Rob is having trouble figuring out who is actually talking to themselves in downtown Albany.

Comments

To be clear, Jerry's review of Pizza King was historical and based on a visit from when the Pizza King himself was still behind the counter.

https://twitter.com/FUSSYlittleBLOG/status/256385546044186624

the link to the Skidmore Unofficial Guide To Saratoga Springs is wrong. FYI

Editors: Fixed. Thanks for catching that.

To be further clear, Pizza King's partner/brother (who has been in business with him for years) is still running the business.

Oh, dear...I wouldn't be surprised if the man whom Rob overheard having a Bluetooth conversation about Price Chopper Advantage Card gas savings isn't my partner!

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