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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)

Ramen at David's Uptown Noodle

If you are a safe eater, someone unwilling to go beyond your culinary comfort zone, stop reading now. What I'm about to tell you about can only be described as Chinese grandmother cooking, and for the typical American palate, stagnating in predictable flavors and preparations, that's bad news. But for... (read the rest)

Cinnamon buns at Fifth Tier Baking Studio

Fifth Tier Baking Studio is tucked into a section of Columbia Street in downtown Albany that feels like an alleyway, hidden away from the typical bustle of North Pearl Street. It's the sort of spot that requires a bit of sleuthing. With no seating and a limited menu, the shop... (read the rest)

Fish and grits at The Breakfast Spot in Albany

People who work in the food industry often play a game of telephone (y'know, the one you played as a kid, passing a message to each other in a series of whispers) when it comes to good food. One person finds a place, mentions it to another, who then passes... (read the rest)

Trying the "Super Hole" donuts at Cider Belly

When you think of the Super Bowl -- that high holy American holiday -- and all the food and feasting it entails, the first thing you think of is donuts, right? Right! We thought so, too. That's why when Nick at Cider Belly in downtown Albany reached out to Daniel... (read the rest)

Tom Kha at Celadon Thai

Exit 6 off the Northway is a surprising culinary destination in the Capital Region. Not hip by any means, nor safely walkable, there are unexpected bright spots of good food that makes one reconsider the notion that the suburbs are inherently void of worthwhile restaurants. Heading west off the exit,... (read the rest)

Steven Tyler was in Saratoga, saw a movie, flew through ALB, maybe had a cupcake

We had a special order for a certain #rockstar passing through the area...#redwhiteandyou #cupcakes #enjoytroy #bakers #ny #chocolate A photo posted by Nibble Inc. (@nibbleinc) on Jan 18, 2017 at 3:54am PST Check it out: Steven Tyler was in Saratoga Springs last night, taking in a movie, as WNYT... (read the rest)

Pizza dinner at Mia Lucci's

As a lifelong pizza eater, I've come to learn there really isn't such a thing as "bad" pizza. Sure, there's pizza that doesn't quite hit the mark of great -- or even good -- pizza, but even subpar pizza is better than no pizza. That fact became abundantly clear during... (read the rest)

The most popular items on AOA in 2016

At the end of each year we like to go the through the stats on AOA to see which posts were most popular. It's one way to remember some of the stuff that happened. So, here are the most popular items on AOA for each month during 2016...... (read the rest)

Surprises, concerns, and delights from 2016

With 2016 about to end, we're talking with a bunch of people about the past year. So for today we asked a group of thoughtful Capital Region residents to tell us about the things that surprised, concerned, and delighted them over the course of 2016.... (read the rest)

Holiday gifts: SarahNicole Mahoney

Gifts and giving are on most everyone's mind this month. So we're asking people to share some thoughts on presents, past and present, charities, and wishes for the next year. We wrap things up with SarahNicole Mahoney. She's AVP of client services at Creative Communication Associates, wife of author Dennis... (read the rest)

Holiday gifts: T.J. Kennedy

Gifts and giving are on most everyone's mind this month. So we're asking people to share some thoughts on presents, past and present, charities, and wishes for the next year. Next up: T.J. Kennedy is a Rensselaer County native who spends most of his time studying urban planning at UAlbany... (read the rest)

Holiday gifts: Amy Klein

Gifts and giving are on most everyone's mind this month. So we're asking people to share some thoughts on presents, past and present, charities, and wishes for the next year. Next up: Amy Klein is the executive director of Capital Roots, a Troy-based nonprofit that is dedicated to nourishing healthy... (read the rest)

Holiday gifts: Rob Handel

Gifts and giving are on most everyone's mind this month. So we're asking people to share some thoughts on presents, past and present, charities, and wishes for the next year. Next up: Rob Handel has been cooking since his grandmother first set him to cracking eggs and peeling potatoes in... (read the rest)

Holiday gifts: Jennifer Maher

Gifts and giving are on most everyone's mind this month. So we're asking people to share some thoughts on presents, past and present, charities, and wishes for the next year. Next up: Jennifer Maher of Your Toy Portrait and the band Haley Moley is a painter, musician, and DJ (as... (read the rest)

Holiday gifts: Jeff Krenn

Gifts and giving are on most everyone's mind this month. So we're asking people to share some thoughts on presents, past and present, charities, and wishes for the next year. Next up: Jeff Krenn is an entrepreneur, adventurer, and MBA grad; owner and operations at ToastedTech; and cocktail bartender at... (read the rest)

Holiday gifts: Aray M. Till

Gifts and giving are on most everyone's mind this month. So we're asking people to share some thoughts on presents, past and present, charities, and wishes for the next year. Next up: Aray M. Till is a jill-of-all-trades "creative": She is the editor-in-chief/founder of Save the Date in the 518... (read the rest)

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