Drawing: Drink Albany 2018 tickets

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Drawing's closed!

The Drink Albany event returns to the State Museum this Friday, October 5. And we have a pair of tickets to give away -- maybe to you.

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

What's something local that you're looking forward to eating or drinking or cooking this fall?

Could be cider donuts. Could a dish at a restaurant. Could be a beer from a local brewery. It could be whatever. We'll draw one winner a random, and that person will get the pair of tickets.

Drink Albany is organized by the Capital Craft Beverage Trail. And it will include more than 20 local and regional craft beverage producers offering samples, along with a bunch of local vendors. (See the link up top for a list.)

Also: The museum's carousel will be open for rides.

Drink Albany is from 6-9 pm Friday on the 4th floor of the State Museum. Tickets are $35 and available online (there's also a $5 designated driver ticket). Last year's event at the State Museum sold out.

Important: All comments must be submitted by noon on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 to be entered in the drawing. You must answer the question to be part of the drawing. (Normal commenting guidelines apply.) You must be age 21 or over. 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 5 pm on Wednesday and must respond by noon on Thursday.


Golden Harvest donuts, what else??

I'm going to try to make my own turkey stock in advance of Thanksgiving this year. Will also be making cornbread dressing for the first time.

Everything with apples. I go wild with apple everything: chutney, pancakes, sauce, apple bourbon hot sauce, savory apples on pork, crisp, cobbler, pie....

All the apple everything. And concord grapes...

ramen from tanpopo

Apple cider from Goold Orchards is my favorite

Pumpkin upside down cake.

Chili! Chili is a great Sunday gameday meal.

I've just discovered delicata squash at the Troy Farmer's Market and will be eating it every week until it's no longer in season!

Chili in my crockpot!

Pink Lady Apples!

Hot cider mama!

Warm cider and local whiskey. Yum yums

Cooking a lamb roast because I've never done it

Definitely looking forward to having some fresh cider donuts from Golden Harvest in Kinderhook!

Apple pie made with fresh local apples!

Its time to make a soup, not sure yet of which type or ingredients to include other than most certainly mushrooms. My neighbor and I had discussed indulging in some old-school shake-n-bake pork-chops. Not sure why, but pork just seems to be a meat I crave in the fall. To drink, hot apple cider spiked with bourbon or rye.

Macoun apples from Indian ladder ...

I always like to roast a duck when the weather starts to cool and the leaves start to to turn

Hot apple cider with rum, preferably while walking around outside.

chili in the crockpot...

Apple Cider and fresh donuts from Goold Orchards!

Fried Chicken at Heather Ridge Farm

Mulled apple cider and pumpkin pie.

A pork roast atop sour cabbage and potato pancakes and, of course applesauce, all from scratch and from the Troy and Schenectady Farmer's Markets. Eat local!!

Potato pancake disco balls from The Hill at Muza with a beer!

[Not local, but seasonal] Kolokotes: a sweet & savory Greek Cypriot hand pie filled with diced pumpkin, bulgur, onion, raisins, a bit of sugar. My Greek stepmother made it every fall and this year I'll make it for my father from her recipe as he probably hasn't had it in decades. Will use local pumpkin.

I'm looking forward to all of the local cider donuts! I'm running the Mohawk Hudson Half Marathon on Sunday and I plan on fueling on donuts. Pre, during, and post race. I even have a friend who is going to hand me some during the race. Seems like a solid first half marathon nutrition plan to me.

I'm thinking a slice of apple pie with whip cream would be heaven. Why not wash it down with a delicious craft beer from any of our amazing local breweries!!

Southern Tier Pumking this fall.

Pumpkin Oat Cookies with Craisins and Chocolate Chips. "Healthy" and delicious :)

Looking forward to the seasonal beers the local breweries are putting out.

Apple cake.

Nine Pin is great year round, but particularly nice in the fall. And especially lovely with a cider donut in one hand.

Yonder Farm cider donuts! (Listen guys, I know Golden Harvest is mighty popular, but get yourself across the street to crispier crusts, and superior donuts).

I'd love to learn how to bake a sourdough loaf from scratch. Or surprise my husband with an olive oil cake topped with edible flowers from our garden (still blooming!) and maybe fresh fruit from the market. Oh, the possibilities!

Cider donuts

I need to go get some apples. There is nothing like a super fresh apple after months of eating slightly mediocre ones. An apple with peanut butter remains a favorite snack.

Turkey and homemade gravy!

Cider Donuts from Indian Ladder Farms - I love them so much I had them served at my wedding 10 years ago!

A big bowl of pho from Van's. Perfect cool weather food :-)

I'd also like to make a sourdough loaf from scratch! But I'm really looking forward to hot cider and walking through Washington Park!

I can’t wait to try something from Albany Distilling Company! I’ve heard great things about their liquor.

braised short ribs with a bottle of red from capital wine and spirits

Pumpkin Scones from that coffee place that shall not be named

Freshly picked apples from Indian Ladder Farms

Apples and cider donuts from Indian Ladder Farms!

Pretty much anything from Indian Ladder... especially the donuts!

I am 30 years old and have never bake an apple pie. This Fall, the pies cometh (using local apples, of course).

Just picked a half-bushel of apples at Indian Ladder Orchard so plan to make an Apple-Cherry Galette and serve with sparkling cider.

Every fall I make a big batch of cookies with chocolate chips and peanut butter cups on top. Gotta love discounted Halloween candy!

Some homemade hard cider!

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