What's up in the Neighborhood

The NeighborhoodAmong the topics in this most recent spin around the Capital Region's online neighborhood: criticism, stop signs, workforce challenging, Opus 40, Garrison Keillor, chain restaurants, Fresh Market, a pho tour, Reel Seafood, Boca Bistro, mini hot dogs, the earliest merchants of Troy, wildflowers, and when they were young.

Jeff shared some thoughts on food criticism in the Capital Region -- which are maybe more about the Capital Region itself than about food criticism.

Rob on the social contract we take up when we drive.

Workforce Challengers: Jona, Jen, Katelyn.

Jen checked out the Opus 40 sculpture park.

Albaniana stopped by to see Garrison Keillor -- and the long line for Garrison Keillor -- at the Book House.

Steve did a chain/local restaurant price comparison.

Ashley checked out the new Fresh Market in Saratoga Springs.

Kimberly went to the first Ciders and Sliders event at Nine Pin.

Lorre's pho tour continued at Phila Fusion.

Jerry gave a try to the revamped Reel Seafood Co.

The Fuj and his lady found exactly what they were looking for at an anniversary dinner at Boca Bistro.

The Chopsticks Optional crew stopped in at Gus's.

Albany Jane scored a huge grassfed ribeye at Adventure in Food.

Randal checked out the new Tierra Farm retail store in Albany.

Carl shared some bits on the earliest merchants in Troy. (Also: "The History of the Seventeen Towns of Rensselaer County" needs to be the title of something -- again.)

Jackie shared more wildflower highlights.

And Amy on a glimpse of her parents when they were young.

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