Best of Albany Area

Bag of Bacon Among New Items on Coffee Chain's Menu
Bring on the bacon.
But seriously, bring on the bacon.  And the Irish Crème.  Because Dunkin' Donuts has some new menu items happening, and I am here for it.
For starters, with St. Patrick's Day coming up, Dunkin' Donuts has brought back the Irish Crème flav…
Get a Free Egg McMuffin This Monday
Well, at least some free food can help make your Monday a little bit better.
This Monday, you can get yourself a free egg McMuffin from McDonald's.  However, before you just roll up to McDonald's and start requesting free food, there's a couple things you need to know...
Would You Drink a Beer Dedicated to the Governor?
If there were a beer dedicated to the Governor, would you drink it?
On one hand, you may not like the Governor.  On the other, it's beer.  Or you may like Cuomo and beer and be totally fine with it.
A brewery in New York is releasing " The Governor's IPA" to honor…
Get a Refund For Last Weekend's Service Outage
Last Friday and Saturday, two million Spectrum customers in Upstate New York and New England lost cable service and/or internet service to the weather.
I caught the numbers from newyorkupstate.com, in a post about how Spectrum is actually giving refunds for the outages...
Smashing Pumpkins to Tour with Guns N’ Roses
It looks like the Smashing Pumpkins will be joining Guns N’ Roses for some upcoming tour dates.
A band that certainly can tour in their own, but have also toured with the likes of Marilyn Manson, the Smashing Pumpkins are going to be quite the rock pairing with Guns N’…
Dead & Co. Are Coming Back to SPAC This Summer
Add one more show to your summer concert calendar.
With already great live music announced for summer 2020 (really, is it summer yet?), the SPAC lineup just got even more stacked. Dead & Co. are coming back to SPAC this August.  I mean, it's not really a surprise since they do well …
Lake George Winter Carnival Announces Schedule of Events
The Lake George Winter Carnival is kicking off February 1st and the schedule of events is out.
Every year since 1961 Lake George has hosted the Winter Carnival, with all kinds of fun for all ages.   With events every weekend over the month of February, from a hot chocolate bar on the beach to the off…
Some Local Supermarkets To Charge Extra for Paper Bags
Some local Supermarkets are going to start charging for paper bags.
Initially I read about Price Chopper initiating the charge this Spring on News 10 abc, but it turns out it's not just them.  So starting this March, according to News 10 abc, Price Chopper is going to be charging …
Nine Pin Bringing Back Cider Challenge 26er Club
Get ready for some cider challenges.
Nine Pin is bringing back their 26er Club full of cider sampling and challenges.  I mean, sure, Saratoga Cider Night is coming up February 21st (a super fun event).  BUT, the 26er club?  That lasts all year long...
State Supreme Court Overturns Ban on Flavored Vap Products
Governor Cuomo overstepped his authority on this one.
At least, according to a New York State Supreme Court that overturned his emergency ban on flavored vaping products.  The ruling was made just this past week to overturn Cuomo's ban on flavored vaping products...

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