What's up in the Neighborhood

The NeighborhoodAmong the topics in this most recent spin around the Capital Region's online neighborhood: misleading meat, things missed, forging identity, Hudson winter walking, Christmas trees, snow geese, working in cafes, book donations, Ira Glass, the Tour de Mozz & Melba, goat curry, a very rare burger, beer flights, a lunch deal, Cake Tres Noggies, and being bored of yourself...

Valerie says Hannaford told her it would be changing some misleading claims about its "Nature's Place" pork after she did some checking -- and the whole episode has her looking for smaller suppliers.

The Bee Balm Gal shared some of the things her son-in-law has missed while being deployed to Afghanistan for the third time. He's scheduled back this week.

Silvia, possibly an evil socialist, on forging identities for neighborhoods.

Crystal and Katie posted photos from this year's Hudson Winter Walk.

Albaniana bought a Christmas tree from the Lion's Club in Bethlehem. And the Exiles went back to Majestic Tree Farm in Selkirk.

Jackie took a moment to admire the snow geese on their stop in Saratoga.

Leah shared some of her work-in-a-cafe spots.

One of Kristi's readers asked about where to donate books.

Christine saw Ira Glass up close at the Troy Music Hall. (She also totally buries the lead in that post.)

Daniel shared the results of the Tour de Mozz & Melba.

The Masticating Monkey enjoyed goat curry and stewed oxtail at the Dutch Pot in Albany.

Jerry admired the simplicity at Beekman Street Bistro.

Albany Jane got a very rare burger at Druthers.

One of Steve's readers asked about places to get beer flights.

Randal, on the Confectionery, and its coffee and (surprise) hummus: "Good show folks!"

Aliza says lunch at Izumi is "an amazing deal considering the quality of food."

A Mr. Dave creation: Cake Tres Noggies, made with regional egg nogs.

And not local, but interesting: Cap2Cap on platform repetition and being bored of yourself.

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