What's up in the Neighborhood

The NeighborhoodAmong the topics in this most recent spin around the Capital Region's online neighborhood: downtown Schenectady, the need to talk, your other family, snowshoeing, fairy castles of cascading ice, gratitude for warmth, Marcus T. Reynolds, Saratoga Beer Week, Mac-N-Cheese Bowl, the new-again McGuire's, the food of the gods, jerk chicken, tacos, Schenectady Restaurant Week, and feeding the cats.

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Sandy surveyed some of the things downtown Schenectady has going for it.

Amy shared some thoughts on the need to talk about suicide.

Silvia took a moment to highlight what she's learned via her restaurant family.

Jen went snowshoeing at the Saratoga National Historical Park.

Jackie admired fairy castles of cascading ice along the upper Hudson.

Christine reflected on how, at this point in winter, just being warm is something for which to be thankful.

Carl continued his look at architects in Albany's history with the very prominent Marcus T. Reynolds.

Otis was feeling curmudgeonly about Saratoga Beer Week, but a few events shifted his opinion.

The Fuj. checked out a whiskey tasting during Saratoga Beer Week.

Mr. Dave turned to old timey drink after a visit from the Applejack Fairy.

Steve shared results and scenes from this year's Mac-N-Cheese Bowl.

Lorre tried out the new-again McGuire's.

The Traveling Brunchers tasted the food of the gods -- or some approximation thereof -- at the Ambrosia Diner in Queensbury.

Julie enjoyed some jerk chicken from the Dutch Pot.

Ashley highlighted the spicy shrimp taco at Cantina.

Daniel surveyed Schenectady Restaurant Week menus.

Dominic shared more snippets.

And as Rob's cashier at Price Chopper noted, the cats must be fed.

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