A quick recap of the week

week review 2014-03-08

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

+ The AOA Startup Grant is back! We're giving away $1,500 to a promising idea. You should apply.

+ We got a look inside the (almost finished) Albany Barn artists live/work building.

+ Jeff says: beer made with vanilla beans + short ribs = comfort food

+ New to the area, Brian asked about good ways to meet people and find activities.

+ What was up in the Neighborhood this week: the spare beauty of winter, thrift, good drivers, Mt. Colden, Market Bistro, red sauce, Nine Pin, 90 State, goat cheese and thyme cheesecake, sushi, tapas, smoked meat, dehydrated oranges, Paint & Sip, the Fagbug, The Joke, and equine tableware.

+ We heard about some of the early planning for high-speed rail in New York.

+ T asked about finding a place for an affordable post-wedding group meal.

+ Lauren checked out Plum Dandy Cookies and Milk.

+ That time people rode sleighs across the frozen Hudson River at Albany.

+ It looks like the Quintessence building is headed to the great lunch counter in the sky.

+ Ice cream stand season has started.

+ And concert announcements: Sarah McLachlan at SPAC, Rodrigo y Gabriela at The Egg -- and Modest Mouse at Brewery Ommegang, which apparently sold out in, like, 10 minutes.

Here's the whole week all lined up.

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

sleigh image: "Snow Scene in Albany, New York," 1850, Albany Institute of History and Art | map: NYSDOT

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