What's up in the Neighborhood

The NeighborhoodAmong the topics in this most recent spin around the Capital Region's online neighborhood: meeting new people, exposure, an experience with cultural and anthropological implications, trivia trash talk, a focused tattoo, tipping, the best sushi, Valente's Three Little Pigs Macaroni and Cheese, Chowderfest, Western Mass brewpubs, ridiculous wings, eggs, antiques, porcupines, and Arent Van Curler.

One of Kristi's readers asked about how a 20something new to the area could meet new people.

Recent media attention in her neighborhood left Silvia feeling a bit exposed.

Wendy liveblogged a dinner and show at Randy Loren's La Dolce Vita restaurant in Schenectady, "an experience with cultural and anthropological implications."

At Skidmore Unofficial, Rowley predicted the "full-on gentrification" of Skidmore.

Chuck recapped the Elbo Room trivia tournament final -- trash talk, cheating, and moving the chains.

Crystal focused on a tattoo from Lark Tattoo.

Steve asked people if they'd be willing to pay higher prices at restaurants if tipping was eliminated.

The Masticating Monkey says Mizu Sushi in Schenectady is the "easily the best sushi we've tried in the Albany area."

Mr. Dave tried the frozen Valente's Three Little Pigs Macaroni and Cheese from the supermarket.

Jon in Albany turned to the Albany Distilling Co's new make whiskey -- for medicinal purposes.

Ashley recapped Chowderfest in Saratoga.

The Beer Doctors took a mini tour of brewpubs in Western Mass.

Jerry enjoyed some "borderline ridiculous" hot wings at the Ale House in Troy.

You probably won't guess where Daniel buys eggs.

Randal spent a few hours at an antique shop in Cohoes.

Cmaxby noted the birthdays of Manory's and Brueggers -- both born in Troy.

Jackie was part of a group that explored porcupine caves by Moreau Lake.

And Carl noted a time when "Arent Van Curler" was "content with modern Schenectady."

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