What's up in the Neighborhood

The NeighborhoodAmong the topics in this most recent spin around the Capital Region's online neighborhood: ten fingers and ten toes, delivering Thanksgiving, courier ham, St. Patrick's, downtown Troy, unholy lust for egg nog, $11 ice cream, winter weight, Valatie, brunch, date night, sophisticated poutine, the corner of Pearl and Columbia, an automotive moniker, and toddler take aways.

Rob considered the things for which he was thankful this year: "For a parent, ten fingers and ten toes never gets boring."

The Exiles delivered meals for the Equinox Thanksgiving dinner. (They also continued their tour of oddly named nature preserves in the area.)

Albaniana dressed up as owl and turkey trotted.

Emily played the role of ham courier (to and from Oscar's in Warrensburg) this Thanksgiving.

Rochelle's not happy about the decision to demolish St. Patrick's in Watervliet for a new Price Chopper.

Jessica shared some gift ideas from shops in downtown Troy.

Mr. Dave engaged his "unholy lust" for egg nog with a taste test of some regional nogs.

Kristi spent $11 on a pint of ice cream at the Fresh Market.

Daniel plotted out his plan for winter weight gain.

Katie says she'll be back to Magdalena's in Valatie.

Jerry went to brunch at the Epicurean.

Jen had a "pretty swanky and romantic" date night at Taste.

Steve got through a very long line at Empire Wine with remarkable speed.

Aliza ordered some "pretty sophisticated" poutine at the Living Room in Saratoga.

Valerie asked people to consider sensitive paws this winter.

Carl recalled when there was a grocery store on Pearl Street -- a looong time ago.

Chuck is trying to make a very important decision regarding his car.

And from Nicole -- not local, but made us smile: "Things I've Taken Away from My Toddler Today (And Why)"

Comments

Make sure you read Katie's Magdalena's Menu review - that place is awesome. I've probably been there a dozen times for lunch since it opened and have been consistently impressed.

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