Among the topics in this most recent spin around the Capital Region's online neighborhood: photos, winter scenes, O. Henry, the academic job market, coffee in downtown Troy, the food and wine festival, Vichy water, dining alone, duck confit quesadilla, hazelnuts, mango pickles, olive oil, a wedding gown, the inauguration, Loudonville, and toddler moments.
Jackie took in some lovely winter scenes at Spa State Park.
A local story made Rob think of O. Henry.
Stephanie reflected on how preparing for the academic job market is like preparing for the NFL draft.
Mr. Dave explained his appreciation of Stewart's Vichy water.
Wendy shared some thoughts on dining alone.
Ashley had a hit and a miss at Henry Street Tap Room.
The Masticating Monkey tried Public in North Adams.
Daniel enjoyed some "stupidly expensive, ridiculously delicious" hazelnuts at TC Bakery.
Randal got house-made mango pickles at Parivar.
Robert tried the smoked meat at Montreal Poutine.
Jon had mixed experience with Trader Joe's olive oil.
One of Kristi's readers asked about finding a tailor for a wedding gown.
Silvia had to replace the "beyond vintage" boiler in her house.
Chuck watched the inauguration from an unlikely place.
Carl noted the backstory Loudon's Ford and Loudonville.
And Nicole shared some smile-inducing toddler moments.
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