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Where to get a custom pint glass?

Sean emails: Do any of your readers know of any local places where I could have a pint glass etched with a custom logo? There are tons of websites out there that do this, but I'd love to go local if possible. These sorts of custom glasses are so common... (read the rest)

Nutella bacon bagel at Wired Coffee

There are certain foodstuffs that really only exist for those moments when you just don't care about life anymore. Those items that make it hard to believe the eater actually places value on their health, life expectancy or general well-being. For those moments when all hope is gone, there is... (read the rest)

Galaktoboureko at Blue Ribbon

Galactic burrito! That's not what we're talking about today, but it's how to phonetically sound out galaktoboureko, the subject of this edition of Eat This! The galaktoboureko -- a 3-inch high pastry -- is difficult to pronounce at first, and perhaps that's why it often goes by it's more common... (read the rest)

Benedict Trio at Tipsy Moose Tap and Tavern

Thrice I've attempted to dine at Tipsy Moose Tap and Tavern, just off Latham Circle. The first time, not long after the comfort food destination opened, the wait time was over an hour. The result was a visit to Celadon Thai. The second time, during happy hour, was equally unsuccessful.... (read the rest)

Pollo mofongo from Mi Ecuador Juice Bar

I'm not a fan of molded foods. I'm not talking about moldy foods -- though funky cheese and fermented foods are always ok in my book -- I'm talking about the foods that are manipulated into cutesy forms to somehow exude superiority and sophistication. Save for cookie cut-outs, any food... (read the rest)

Schenectady budget narrowly passes, persons of interest questioned in gun shop robbery, Cuomo signs e-cigarette ban, no clowns on campus

Schenectady budget The Schenectady City Council voted 4-3 on Tuesday to pass an $85.2 million budget that contains a 1 percent tax cut. [Gazette][TU] Foam spill Damage from a foam spill due to a fire suppressions malfunction a Commutair hanger at Albany International Airport could cost millions of dollars. [TU]... (read the rest)

The week ahead

Here are a few things to keep in mind, look forward to, or keep busy with this week, from the weather (kinda, sorta), to all sorts of of different film, to authors, to cooking, to music...... (read the rest)

Beef vegetable soup at Chuck Wagon Diner

Let's face it, beef can be boring. And most times, it is. Burger joints focus on loading up toppings instead of creating a flavorful patty. Steak is almost always overcooked and improperly seasoned. Soups made from beef stock are nearly universally oil slicks, too unctuous to sip. Fortunately for me,... (read the rest)

Vegetable stew at Kismet

Hey, there you are, autumn! I've been waiting for you, patiently tapping my foot with arms crossed, hoping you would show up soon. Not that I was getting tired of all those garden tomatoes or anything, but I'm ready for colder weather and hot soup. Kismet provides.... (read the rest)

Cereal sundae from Bumpy's Polar Freeze

The lies we tell ourselves as adults: It's completely fine to eat ice cream -- just ice cream -- as a meal if 1) you skipped some other meal in the day, or 2) you've been sick/it's been a bad day, or 3) it's the only viable thing you can... (read the rest)

Breakfast sandwich at Wren & Rail

A little piece of nirvana exists in the geographical center of Albany County. It's tucked away in a gravel yard in New Scotland behind a series of red barns, an unassuming tin-roofed trailer bordered by enormous pine logs and framed by a few ecru umbrellas. Unless you were passing by... (read the rest)

Neba Sandwich from Mike's Neba

Whoever coined the saying "absence makes the heart grow fonder" probably didn't mean for the quip to apply to a sandwich. Hey, love comes in many forms, including -- but not limited to -- roast beef layered between bread. When people speak of comfort food, sandwiches are rarely listed in... (read the rest)

A quick recap of the week

Here are a few highlights from the past week on AOA... + Michael asked about where to get a thorough interior cleaning of a car. + Here's a quick overview of the plan for a new bike/walk trail between Rensselaer and Hudson. + Deanna tried the wagel bagel at West... (read the rest)

Wagel bagel at West End Bagels

For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction, right? So it's no surprise that for as much attention as "mindful" or "healthy" eating receives, things like over-the-top bagels exist. Social media was stormed by the rainbow bagel phenom out of New York City, and now we have our... (read the rest)

Halal options at Zaitoon Kitchen

How bold is this claim: The best new dining hotspot in the Capital Region is that area around the Latham Circle. I mean it. When was the last time you dined there? I bet you opened social media in the last week and found a photo of someone eating in... (read the rest)

Ice cream sandwiches at Different Blend Bakery

Summer, man. It's fleeting. It is hard to believe that already, here we are in mid-July. I recently had a conversation with my dad about how time just speeds up as you age, and I feel that phenomenon is finally happening to me this summer. I'm nostalgic for summer before... (read the rest)

Lamb sloppy joe at Chez Mike

Sloppy joes were a mainstay in my culinary repertoire growing up -- mainly because you can't burn them. See, my mother (bless her) went through a period of time when she confused the smoke alarm with the kitchen timer. About the same time, my dad was the volunteer fire chief... (read the rest)

Pizza at Anna's Wood Fired Pizza

I was recently talking to a Capital Region native who moved to NYC for a few years before settling down back home. He said of all the great things New York City offers, the pizza in Albany is undoubtedly better, and so are the music venues (the little clubs that... (read the rest)

Capital Region school budgets approved, teen arrested in connection with arson/hate crime, Albany parking tickets on the rise again, blind veteran athlete joins NY Veterans Hall of Fame

School budgets School districts in the Capital Region approved their budgets and capital projects on Tuesday, most by large margins. The Albany Public Library budget was also approved by 76 percent. There were changes on a number of the region's school boards. [TU][TU][APL] Arrest in alleged hate crime Police have... (read the rest)

Dining around at Troy Kitchen

Call it happenstance, or call it good planning: I ate at Troy Kitchen with friends two days in a row recently. That's probably not a big deal for most people, but schlepping from my rural Schenectady County home (with two kids in tow) over to Troy during the evening commute... (read the rest)

The week ahead

Here are a few things to keep in mind, look forward to, or keep busy with this week, from the weather (hot), to stories, to the stage, to science, to cooking, to music...... (read the rest)

Sopes at Viva Cinco de Mayo

With Cinco de Mayo just days away, it feels appropriate to talk about a place aptly named Viva Cinco de Mayo. Tacos might first come to mind when thinking about this anglicized holiday that gives we Americans a chance to sip tequila and feel less guilty about the upcharge to... (read the rest)

Massaman curry at Emmanuel Thai

If you don't work in the Capitol corridor -- that section of Albany stretching from Dove to Broadway, extending a few blocks north and south, with buildings populated by state-related agencies -- you might miss many of the small eateries that are popular for quick lunches. The grab-and-go sandwich shops,... (read the rest)

Brunch is back at The Low Beat with Celina's Kitchen

Celina Ottaway took a circuitous route to the kitchen, but it's paid off. The global influences of her life in business, journalism, and personal endeavors now show up in dishes for her Celina's Kitchen menus: Asian pesto, poulet creole, japchae. Together with chef Pierre Farvil, they're pulling together vibrant, rich... (read the rest)

Buffet dinner at Salsa Latina

Every culture and cuisine has its own version of a greasy spoon diner. Places with quick crowd-pleasing menu items that focus less on modern, qualitative platitudes (farm-fresh local zero hormone free range organic sustainable conflict-free!) and more on getting cheap eats dipped, fried, or otherwise laden in fat on the... (read the rest)

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