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This is The End

June 9, 2022

Here you will find the remains of the FUSSYlittleBLOG.

The only thing that might be surprising is that these words weren’t posted to this page sooner. No blog lives forever. Most just fade away. So let it be with the FLB. We had a good run. Thank you all for reading, sharing, and commenting over the years. I want to offer a special note of thanks for all of you who came out to any of the Fussy Little Tours. It was a pleasure to meet you face to face and eat with you around the Capital Region.

As much as I appreciate all of those guest posts from the final days of the blog, I want anyone who might happen to stumble onto the front page of this thing to have a better sense of what Fussy was all about in its prime. While surely many of the stories are no longer relevant, there are many that are! I personally keep coming back to remind myself of cooking times and temperatures for some of my favorite dishes.

Maybe you do too. Or perhaps you got here from one of the old posts that still draw readers in from around the interwebs. I never intended for them to be click bait, but with the benefit of hindsight that’s exactly what they are:

The Secret To Oddly Tender Chinese Meat
Lindt Truffles are Disgusting
3 Reasons Not To Trust Dunkin’ Donuts

Since I am now in Ann Arbor, Michigan and have not set foot in the 518 for years, I have no business making Albany recommendations. That said, I follow DelSup on IG and am jealous for those of you who are able to pop in and enjoy what they are doing. If you look carefully at the top right corner of the page, you’ll see a tab called Read This. That is where you can find the top 13 posts of all time, the results from most of the Fussy Little Tours, and a few other odds and ends if you are looking for a little more Fussy.

While I have no intention of restarting this blog, and have been generally enjoying my break from social media, that does not mean I wouldn’t love to hear from you. I will still respond to any question asked in the comments section, and of course you can reach out via email too. 

I would be remiss not to mention Zingerman’s (my favorite sandwich is the #1), which has made the transition to life in the Midwest much easier than imagined. They also have an amazing mail order business that can send you some incredibly delicious foods right to your door. Just be forewarned that you will not be able to order my favorite chocolate covered macadamia nuts, at least for the foreseeable future. 

Eat well. Thanks for the memories. Don’t be a stranger. If anything changes, I’ll let you know.

9 Comments leave one →
  1. June 9, 2022 2:42 pm

    Good luck in your new stetting. It was your Grape-Nuts piece that brought me on board. I just checked and it has close to 20 comments; not sure if that’s a lot for you or not but its clear all shared your opinion about POST’s mistake with alerting Grape-nuts. I know you posted later that POST changed it back but not entirely. It still has not recovered the good taste it had before they messed with it

  2. Zena, GOF permalink
    June 9, 2022 3:48 pm

    It was a pleasure knowing you and wish you all the best in MI!!! Thanks for all you did for us over the years here in 518. xxx Zena, Goddess of Fire

    • Llcwine permalink
      June 9, 2022 4:33 pm

      I do miss your blog, but all good/great things do come to an end! Enjoy life and family in Michigan and be well!

  3. Ewan permalink
    June 9, 2022 4:37 pm

    You are, and will be, missed. Thank you for creating the glory that was Yelp in Albany back then; sic transit gloria mundi.

  4. theexileinny permalink
    June 9, 2022 5:43 pm

    Well look who popped to the top of my Blog Roll just to say goodbye! Thanks for the fun (and informative) posts and the fun times!

  5. Ryan H permalink
    June 22, 2022 11:05 pm

    Great memories! And to think, I still haven’t had the buffalo burger at Swifty’s. I have to fix this soon. If you’re ever back in Albany, don’t be a stranger!

  6. -R. permalink
    August 31, 2022 10:56 am

    I enjoyed our time on the Tavern Pizza tour. Much like AOA, your little slice o’ the internet is/was irreplaceable. Be well.

  7. Benjamin M. permalink
    September 30, 2022 5:23 pm

    Dan, I still look back here now and then to re-read the FLB tour results for things like pizza and wings. They were some of the biggest highlights of my time in Albany, and are sorely missed. As are you. I hope you drop by sometime to say hello in person.


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