Drawing: ASAP Festival of Meats 2014

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Drawing's closed! Winner's been emailed!

The Albany Society for the Advancement of Philanthropy's annual Festival of Meats is this Saturday, September 13. We have a pair of tickets and we're giving them away.

To enter the drawing, please answer this question in the comments:

What's something meaty about the Capital Region?

You can interpret this, literally or figuratively, however you like. It could be a topic, a place, an attribute, whatever. We'll draw one winner at random.

The Festival of Meats is from 4-8 pm Saturday at The Albany Elks Lodge. It includes an all-you-can-eat selection of "whole roast pig, Baltimore-style beef, Korean-style ribs, bacon, clams, huli huli chicken, sausages, and more." There will also be wings and BBQ pulled rabbit from R'Eisen Shine Farm of Copake as appetizers.

Tickets are $25 and available online. Proceeds support the ASAP scholarship fund.

Important: All comments must be submitted by 5 pm on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 to be entered in the drawing. You must answer the question to be part of the drawing. (Normal commenting guidelines apply.) One entry per person, please. You must enter a valid email address (that you check regularly) with your comment. The winner will be notified via email by 11 pm on Tuesday and must respond by noon on Wednesday, September 10.

AOA is a media sponsor of the ASAP Festival of Meats.


There's the long time favorite 'The Bears' & Prime.
Alas my body is too meaty!

The apple orchards in the Capital Region are meaty--the apples they yield are plentiful, abundant, and delicious!

The plethora of great places to get mini hot dogs, Guss's, Famous Lunch and Hot Dog Charlies' to start the list...


Bilinski's in Cohoes, Hot Dog Charlies' meat sauce, and DinoBBQ in Troy. Yumm!!

How about the "Ham-Fisted" way this question was phrased? No just kidding.

The air in Center Square is full of the meaty fragrance of those end of season BBQs.

Hembold's ... That is all

Oscar's smokehouse and the beautiful drive to get there...

Primal Meat House....yummmmmmmm

all those mini hotdogs....they add up.

CapitalQ is meaty! One of my favorite BBQ places in the world :)

mmMMmm the Pig Man!

Avon meat market

The meatballs at the thousands of Italian restaurants.

La Grande Meat Market, aka Frank & Giovanni's! The best..just thinking about it makes my mouth water!

Mrs Trobovich over in Green Island made a nine pound pljeskavica to celebrate some Serbian holiday nobody could understand. Also, Tito was out on bail again. The pljeskavica was so big she served it in an old concrete bird bath. The blue paint flecked off and speckled the kajmak, but everyone agreed the lead in the paint really went well with the Slivovitz. After dancing the Kolo, Tito shot an apple off Mr Chizmar's head with a bazooka. Bail cancelled.

Oscar's Meathouse in Warrensburg, enough said!

I'll just live this little Albany meat fact here:


Lengua burrito at the Mexican Market on Central Ave!

Pig Pit! Better and cheaper than Dinosaur!

Hocks at Van's.

The annual Festival of Meata is very meaty

The summer season has past, and with that we say goodbye (I was going to say "adieu", but that's too fancy a word) to Jumpin' Jacks burgers. The meaty, greasy smell of Jumpin' Jack's grill is the scent of Summer in Scotia.

The rise of Crossfit gyms and Paleo Diet across the Capital Region!

Fred the Butcher in Halfmoon, you always end up smelling like smoke after you go (in a good way).

The meatiest thing about the Capital Region is the entertainment scene; can't complain of nothing to do around here!

Weiners and Wursts from Rolph's Pork Store!

turkey. sandwich. day.
tuesdays at albany medical center

Capital Q - the best BBQ in town.

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