Here are a few highlights from the past week on AOA:
+ We took a trip to North Creek.
+ A dog fell down a cliff at Thacher Park -- and lived.
+ We gave away tickets to a screening of the restored Night of the Living Dead at The Spectrum by asking: How would you survive a zombie apocalypse in the Capital Region?
+ The state's highest court ruled against a Latham strip club's argument that stripping and lap dances should qualify for a sales tax exemption as "dramatic or musical arts performances."
+ We talked with Ric Orlando about pairing food and wines, America's slowly changing palate, Italy's gastronomic intelligentsia, cheap wine vs. bad wine, and licking hubcaps.
+ Casey shared some ideas for fall hikes around the region.
+ What was up in the Neighborhood this week: convincing people to move to Troy, pumpkins, foliage, North Creek, Morrissey, influence, Richard Russo, llamas, a ShopRite convert, hot dog-ology, new sushi, excellent eggs, restaurant week, ribs, Vermont, special cat food, and a lesson from Cooperstown.
+ A few things found on Craigslist this week: farting, obscene beauty at the Brown Bag, a river ice saw, and a set of dollhouse furniture.
+ Casey took a field trip to Peaceful Acres, a horse sanctuary in Schenectady County.
+ Yet more bumper gawking.
And the last week of Tournament of Pizza 2012:
+ Results from the very interesting semi-finals -- which were Buffalo chicken pizzas (a TOP first).
+ We crunched a bunch of stats from the modern era of the TOP.
+ And, of course, the result from the final matchup: DeFazio's vs. Marisa's Place.
If you'd just like the whole week unfiltered, check our listing of the last seven days of AOA.
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