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Sell Out Sunday – SOS For Short

May 6, 2012

Today is probably a day of recovery. There is a lot to recover from yesterday. Even if you didn’t participate in both the derby and Cinco de Mayo celebrations, you may have braved the lines of Free Comic Book Day, or spent too much time in the sun at the Troy Farmers Market.

I had planned to shop there and pick up some early spring goodies, but Albany Jane convinced me to go to the Menands Market, which would have been good if you were considering planting a garden and needed cuttings. It was less good for someone who was looking for food.

But spending time with my fellow food writers never fails to produce fodder for future features.

Anyhow, this week I only have one official press release to share. I don’t want to ruin the surprise, but it’s from Price Chopper.  However, to try and bring some balance to the post, I’ve also highlighted some upcoming events at the Niskayuna ShopRite. Soon I’ll wrap my head around the programs on deck in Albany. The final blurb is an update on an event I mentioned last week. It’s sold out, but there is still one way to attend: all you need is a lot of good taste and a little bit of luck.

The Price Chopper One

WHAT: Samples, door prizes and products available at local Price Choppers will be featured.

WHEN: Wednesday, May 16 | 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.

WHERE: The Century House, 997 New Loudon Road, Latham

RSVP: Reservations required; $10 per person; Proceeds will be donated to Celiac Disease Resource, Inc. Deadline: Friday, May 11

Checks should be made payable to Price Chopper Supermarkets and mailed along with attendees’ name, phone number and email address to: Maureen Murphy, Manager, Price Chopper Supermarkets, 461 Nott St. Box 204, Schenectady, NY 12308.

For more information or questions, please call Gail Failing at 518-379-1617 or

The Fair and Balanced ShopRite One (Niskayuna)
May 9th, Wednesday Elicia’s Cooking Corner, Mother’s Day Edition, 2‐5pm

Today will cook up a heart healthy dish you can surprise your mom with on Mother’s Day!  Recipe and nutrition information will be available for you to take home and make it on your own!

May 11th, Friday Captial District Community Gardens Healthy Convenience Store Initiative, 1‐3pm

Elicia teams up with CDCG as their nutrition expert as they provide fresh produce and recipes to Schenectady urban convenience stores.

May 11th ShopRite In‐store Cooking Demo: Hot Foods, 5‐7pm

Elicia teams up with Hot Foods as they sample out tasty foods!  She will be on hand to answer any nutrition questions you may have and provide healthy recipes you can make at home!

The All Over Albany One
I don’t have a press release from All Over Albany, but the Burger Lab event on May 17 at Central Steak I told you about last time has sold out. However, you can still win a free ticket. All you need to do is imagine the most delicious slider possible using a provided list of ingredients.

The details are here.

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