Monday, November 8, 2010


The Miss Albany Diner, or MAD, as it is affectionately known, has lost its owner of the past 22 years.

If you are ever in the Albany area, my home town, like to take the New York Bar, which is the only reason that most people would ever go there, make a trip to this place. You order MAD Eggs (covered in curry sauce and chopped scallions, served on a buttered english muffin) and your date orders Mad Irish Toast (french toast slathered in walnut cream cheese and whiskey syrup sauce). Then you share. Or go there twice so you can have both of them.

Unfortunately, the family has decided to put it up for sale, so you should go there soon, lest you miss out forever. But I think Ed McNamara is probably putting together a team of investors at the Fort Orange Club, so we probably don't have to fret.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Support the Troops!

I really don't think we can ever do enough to show our appreciation to the people who risk their lives to defend our rights.

Now that I'm a member of the Media, though it doesn't mean my politics have shifted leftward, I do get invited to stuff where they give me free food and a name tag and I get press releases sent to me on an almost daily basis. I ignore most of them because they're usually totally uninteresting.

But not today. Oh no. Today's was a good one.

Applebee's is giving away free meals to all veterans and active duty military personnel on Veterans Day, Thursday, November 11th from 11am to midnight. Here's a link to their Facebook page. And here's where you may find the one closest to you.

If you're a veteran or active duty serviceman or woman, thank you!