Review – Brach’s Peanut Butter Cup Candy Corn

So these are new?  I knew it was coming out, but never saw them last year.  Well, I was out grocerysploring this afternoon and my last stop was Rite Aid.  I was shaking my head at the Halloween stuff that was already out on a top shelf and, lo and behold, Brach’s Peanut Butter Cup Candy Corn.

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Memphis King – Best BBQ?

Anybody care to suggest local BBQ that they think is better than Memphis King ’round these parts?

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We’re newish to The Memphis King, but already giant fans (that can’t go too often, lest we become too “giant”).  We decided to dig in this past weekend with, amongst other things, ribs like this one (falling right off the bone, as you can see), pulled pork (which I love…and I really don’t even like pulled pork, usually), and their fantastic mac & cheese.  Homemade BBQ sauces, too.  I also love the passion they have for BBQ – it comes through in their menu, their food, and in person when you’re there.

Definitely a great way to beat the heat this weekend with some decadent treats – two movies (Minions and Mr. Holmes) and BBQ from Memphis King.

Banning bottled water has opposite of intended effect

I guess this shouldn’t be too surprising.

The Unintended Consequences of Changes in Beverage Options and the Removal of Bottled Water on a University Campus.

Related by the water bottlers as: Study confirms college bottled water bans increase consumption of less-healthy drinks

Long story short (since you have links to the long), when the University of Vermont banned bottle water sales, sugary drink consumption went up 25% and plastic bottle waste went up almost 10%.

I guess they could outlaw vending machines and bottled beverage sales and just have a bunch of hoses around to drink from :)

Reviewing Alaturco Mediterranean Grill in Ballston Spa

I’ve been really sleeping on this review.  I had the pictures ready to go months and months ago.  Maybe my subconscious plan was to intentionally wait for everyone else to review it.  You can find the Times Union and Gazette reviews online along with all the normal blurb sites.  I think, in reality, I just wanted to keep going back and make sure it really is as good as it seems.

So far, so good.  It’s one of our two go-to occasion restaurants (Rain is the other).

Alaturco Mediterranean Grill is pretty straightforward Turkish fare, very well executed.  And I think I’ll try to keep this short.

Inside Alaturco

Inside Alaturco

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