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For those who love pint-sized soul food with a gourmet twist, Slidin' Dirty Food Truck is set to open their first permanent building location in Troy

On July 24, 2014 at 8:00 PM, downtown Albany welcomed Parish Public House - A Louisiana Eatery & Drinkery - to the restaurant and entertainment scene. The venture is a re-branding and expansion of the live music club formerly known as Red Square, located at 388 Broadway.

Where will you be watching the World Cup?

As we all know, the World Cup only comes around every four years, and the time has come to rekindle our passion for the game.

We have a selection of bars and restaurants that will be showing the live games of the World Cup so you don't have to miss a thing. Sit back, relax and watch the cup in the company of your fellow countrymen and women. USA will kick off their campaign in Group G on Monday, June 16th at 4pm against Ghana.

The Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA) is partnering with Albany's Alive at Five concert series once again this summer! Their new program offers complimentary Event Day Passes to Albany County residents!
Saratoga National Bank and Trust Company recently opened a branch in Rosewood Plaza in Albany County. This is its first location in Albany County and its eighth overall!
Named by Time as one of the 14 Musical Acts to Watch in 2014, Jeremy Messersmith has already received national acclaim, has five albums under his belt, has been featured on several cable shows and international films and commercials...and he's opened for the President and Vice President. 

I'm excited. Are you excited? [How have I not heard of this guy? You're all fired.]

Jeremy plays Saturday June 7th, 2014 at 7pm. Get your tickets here.

This year, the two-week Capital Pride in Albany is expected to reach 35,000 in attendance, an event that has continually grown since its inception in 1970. Pride goers can expect the return of some annual favorites such as the Pride Kick-Off BBQ and an introduction to new events including an evening cruise along the Hudson. Check out the 2014 Capital Pride highlights.
This is the second time that Diego Garcia has performed at the Linda
this year and he said that he very much enjoys coming to Albany.
Playing a solo, acoustic set, he segued between songs with background
of where the inspiration came for them. He told personal stories
about how at 19, going to school with George Harrison's son Dhani, he
flew out to England to record in Harrison's studio, casually
mentioning a phone call from Eric Clapton while he was there, a visit
from Ravi Shankar. He wasn't afraid to get intimate with his audience
and speaking of the heartbroken state he was in that inspired his
first solo album, Laura.

As one of the world's largest and most prestigious all-female road races, the 36th annual Freihofer's Run for Women on May 31, 2014, will feature thousands of women of all ages and abilities who will compete alongside many of the world's greatest long distance champions.

This large event will be sure to attract a crowd, so plan ahead for the traffic.  Below is the full list of parking restrictions and road closures:

Whole Foods Logo.pngWhole Foods has a cult following in other areas of the nation, but has yet to open a store in the Capital Region. Well the wait is over: Whole Foods is coming to Albany!

We first heard the announcement that Whole Foods was coming back in 2012. Their new storefront on Wolf Road (ground level of Sears at Colonie Center) has been under construction for months, and the store plans to open sometime in June.

UPDATE: Open date for Whole Foods announced: June 18, 2014!

Whole Foods newbies who don't know what to expect from this chain grocery store might be surprised at what they find... :: Your Official Guide To Albany NY & The Capital Region

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