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Small Business Saturday at Capital Wine and Spirits, a new post-Thanksgiving tradition

This week was brought to you by turkey, stuffing, pumpkin pie and people we love.

And as always, it was brought to you by some awesome advertisers that help us keep you in the loop on things interesting and important -- or just fun and delicious. Many of them are small, local businesses, like Capital Wine and Spirits on Lark Street. For Small Business Saturday they're offering 20% off of 6 bottles of wine. Mix and match (champagnes and liquors not included).

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Food and Drink

+Classe Catering can cater your holiday party. You can find their holiday catering specials here.

+Capital City Gastropub is open for Sunday brunch this weekend -- and every weekend. Sunday through Thursday they've got specials like $9 pizzas. Sunday through Tuesday you can get $3 select drafts. Wednesday is Half-price burger night -- all night. Wednesday through Friday they've got $9 pizzas and $3 select drafts from 5 to 7 p.m. But tonight is Friiday and every Friday microbrews are just $2.

+ The fall menu at The Wine Bar and Bistro on Lark includes yumminess like grilled short ribs au poivre with balsamic and mushroom confit and mussels in lobster broth with white wine and applewood bacon. Nom.

+ The Schenectady Greenmarket has moved indoors to Proctors for the winter season. Sundays from 10am to 2pm.

+Warm up this weekend with Chef Zach's amazing cod chowder at New World Bistro Bar Seafood offerings also include whitefish tacos, cornmeal fried oysters and an autumn spice day boat cod.

+The folks at City Beer Hall are now doing Saturday and Sunday brunch starting at 11AM.

+Our Daily Eats -- serving up fresh basil pesto, roasted nuts and seeds. They also have four granolas. Available at the Delmar Farmers Market, Schenectady Greenmarket and the Empire State Plaza Wednesday Farmers Market. Local retailers are listed on their website.

+ Honest Weight Food Coop has all the best flavors of the season.

Stuff to do

+The Breathing Room yoga space, classes in yoga, dance, pilates and more 399 Kenwood Ave Delmar.

+ The Mop and Bucket Improv Company -- where making stuff up isn't lying, it's a gift for fiction. Every Friday at 8pm Underground at Proctors. Shows are based on audience suggestions, so every week there's something fresh and fun.

+Troy Savings Bank Music Hall presents an evening with Ira Glass, Saturday, December 1.

+ The Hellions of Troy Roller Derby

+ The Albany All Stars start their new roller derby season on January 19th.

Helpful stuff

+Capital District Physicians Health Plan, offereing Cafe Well, a social network to help you get well and stay well.

+ Best Cleaners will pick up and deliver your dry cleaning to your home or office at no extra charge.

Stuff to Try

+The Weekend MBA program at UAlbany. Get your MBA in 22 months, while you work.

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