In no more than 10 words

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Long story short (because that's the point here): We had a chance to stop in to the Next Door Kitchen & Bar in Ballston Spa recently and had a good time. Because of Twitter brain (or something) we got to thinking how we could talk about the experience as concisely as possible -- in no more than 10 words. Here's what bubbled up:

Next Door Kitchen & Bar: Cozy space. Nice food. Friendly staff. Fair prices. Return happily.

Boiling down the thought was kind of fun, so we figured we'd write a handful of other no-more-than-10-word reviews/comments on places around the Capital Region.

And maybe you can share one or two that occur to you.

Rules of the game: Statements in no more than 10 words. Name of the place/thing doesn't count. Contractions are allowed. Punctuation is free.

Washington Park, Albany: Olmstead influenced. So many May tulips. Was once a cemetery!

Washington Park, Troy: Beautiful, like a movie scene. But you need a key.

DeFazio's: Fantastic crust. Quality toppings. Pizza tournament all-time high score.

Marino's: No-frills, consistently delicious pizza. Broccoli ricotta a revelation!

Thacher State Park: Favorite escarpment. See ESP from afar. Only one "t."

Vroman's Nose: Vaguely noselike rock. Not long hike. Fantastic Schoharie Valley view.

Golden Harvest in Valatie: Cider donuts! Heavenly warm. (Also good next day.) Apple booze!

Samascott in Kinderhook: Many apple types. Calm, uncrowded, relaxing. (Don't forget blueberries, cherries.)

Empire State Plaza: Striking, skyline defining. Neighborhood eraser. Decades later people still conflicted.

State Capitol: Like its state -- big, complicated, impressive. And often frustrating.

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AOA: In the know, so I go, each and every day.

Wow! It takes me more words than that just to

Nipper: Capital watch dog. No bite. No Bark. Sit. Stay. Good.


Saratoga Race Track: And Down The Stretch they Come! Six weeks a year.

WABY radio,listening,learning, and loving it!

Have you ever checked out SMITH magazine's Six-Word Memoirs?
http://www.smithmag.net/

Fun fact: Editor/founder Larry Smith is the husband of Piper Kerman, aka the inspiration for (and writer of) "Orange is the New Black."

Ala Shanghai: Seriously good Chinese food gets some knickers in a twist.

15 Church: Downstate excellence comes to upstate dining with no apologies needed.

Roma Imports Saratoga: Smells like your Italian grandma's kitchen. Get subs with provolone.

Troy: Beautiful ruin. Corrupt pols. Indifferent landlords. O the untapped potential!

@Jess: New to me! Thanks for sharing!

Upstate New York - Comforting like chipped paint on a fall-down porch.

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