What's up in the Neighborhood

The NeighborhoodAmong the topics in this most recent spin around the Capital Region's online neighborhood: living in world-class food shed, Sentinel Butchery, restaurant snippets, Chowderfest, Chester's Smokehouse, a Chinese New Year dinner, an Italian grandma dinner, pizza, trying a chain again, donating blood, a fight over tolls, the Plotter Kill, the effect William Seward had on people, Trivia Bowl, and what women want.

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Lorre reflected on the opportunity presented to us all in the Capital Region by "living in the middle of a world class food shed."

Silvia lamented the closing of Sentinel Butchery.

Dominic, currently available to pursue new opportunities, served up a new bowl of snippets about restaurants and other topics.

Ashley recapped this year's Saratoga Chowderfest.

Otis stopped into Chester's Smokehouse in Albany.

Daniel and friends went to Hong Kong Bakery and Bistro for a Chinese New Year dinner.

The Fuj recapped the "Italian Grandma" dinner Peck's Arcade.

Jon offered his thoughts on the pizza at Restaurant Navona.

Steve N. gave the new Brick House Tavern + Tap in Latham a try.

J+R mentioned their favorite dish at Leon's Mexican, which is now in Ballston Spa.

Steve visited with culinary students at the Rensselaer Educational Center in Troy.

The Bee Balm Gal on why she donates blood.

Carl told the story about the fight over tolls for the bridge between Albany and Rensselaer.

Jackie spotted a pileated woodpecker on a non-winter winter day in Saratoga Spa State Park.

Jen took a hike in the icy Plotter Kill Preserve.

Rob on library books that have probably seen some action.

Chuck recapped this year's Trivia Bowl.

And Amy on what women want.

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