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Every Week is Something New

May 6, 2015

Trying to wrap some kind of theme around a small handful of stories has been hurting my brain. But the thing is, with just one daily post, I really need to make the most out of it.

As a side note, I don’t know how many of you caught the pocket post yesterday. I’ve known about butt dialing. But somehow, the WordPress app posted from my phone without my direct knowledge. Resulting in a post entitled “M m”. Clearly, the iPhone 6 is too powerful for its own good.

There are two things launching today. One should be expected, and the other one may be off your radar. So let’s start with the reason why you should play hookey from work or school today.

Pirates Lakeside Grill is opening for the season!

Look, I love Jumpin’ Jacks just like the next red blooded Capital Region denizen. But take away some of the concrete between the dining area and the water, add a bit more charm, and higher quality ingredients and you’ve got Pirates Lakeside Grill.

The local grassfed burger is no longer $5. Now it’s $8. But in the past couple of years the cost of beef has skyrocketed.

However, what I really really want to get there this year is the hot dog sampler. I had intended to bring the kids last year, but with the move from New Jersey and all of our summer travel the timing just didn’t work out.

Each of the six hot dogs can be cut into quarters (or thirds) so that tackling this chunk of the seasonal stand’s menu is much more manageable. Really, what I want to do is go down there with a few hungry people and just order one of everything. That would include both the hot and the sweet sausage sandwich from Andy’s on Delaware Avenue.

So not only is PLG open today, it will now be open Wednesday through Sunday, from noon to eight. That’s an expansion of their hours, as Wednesdays it used to be shut.

I’m super excited about this.

You do also know what today is, don’t you? I may have forgotten to remind you last week. But it’s Wednesday. And on Wednesdays, The Weekly Yelp drops. So, pick it up. Most likely it’s in your inbox. If it’s not in your inbox, sign up for it, dammit.

Every now and again, instead of highlighting a certain dish, type of cuisine, or category of business, I’ll get to do a neighborhood spotlight. Sure, there is a lot going on in Troy these days, but Lark Street has really ushered in a new era of cool. Yes, even with the tragedy of the Crisan cafe closing. With hot new places for breakfast, lunch, dinner and shopping, you can really make a day of it. Especially if you intersperse those meals with walks through the park (perhaps with your purchase from the shopping destination).

For drinks at the end of the day, I went with something a bit more old school, but still an anchor of the neighborhood. And it isn’t Bombers. I do actually love that Burrito Boy fella, but nobody needs to be reminded to visit Bombers. That place has some kind of mojo I just may be too old to understand.

Anyhow, I hope you enjoy this issue. Maybe you can read it from your mobile device while eating a grassfed burger on the lake at PLG.

Oh, and don’t forget, you still have a couple more days to enter to win a copy of that book in which I have a cocktail recipe. The winner can choose to have it signed, or to get their copy unblemished. I don’t care either way, but I’m happy to do either.

Now work hard so you can sneak out to lunch early.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Bob W. permalink
    May 6, 2015 12:39 pm

    I emerge from winter hibernation to comment on the “M m” post and * POOF! *, it disappears as if it was never there. What sort of revisionist history are you peddling, Profussor? Hmmmmm?

  2. Cindy permalink
    May 13, 2015 1:08 am

    I can’t be the only one who thought “How apropos!” that your butt-dialed post for this blog amounted to “M m”…

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