A quick recap of the week

week review 2013-02-09

Here are a few highlights from the past week on AOA:

+ Ravens Head Brewing has settled on the Cohoes Armory for its brewery/brewpub.

+ Without the brewery project, what becomes of St. Joe's now?

+ Daniel tried some truffles and bonbons from the Chocolate Mill.

+ Spot Coffee -- an apparently well-liked coffee/cafe chain from western New York -- opened in Saratoga and is also looking at Troy and other parts of the Capital Region.

+ Back in the day, the frozen lake was the hot place in Schenectady.

+ What was up in the Neighborhood this week: 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.

+ Casey talked with the guy who runs the mechanical bull at the City Beer Hall -- he's a real bull rider.

+ A few of the items found on Craigslist this week: a magical Trey ticket, an apparently seductive banana split, a lost bong at Target, and snowblowers.

+ We put together a quick list of summer music festivals.

+ Casey talked with people who work outside during winter about how they stay warm. (Also: she finds out which postal route in the city of Albany is the coldest.)

+ And: don't stick your hand in the chute of a snowblower.

Thanks to everyone who posted a comment or shared an idea or photo this week!

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