Tom & Matt’s Open Mic @ Emack & Bolio’s, Guilderland

August 31st, 2009, 11:15 am by Greg

OK, back in June, the open mic night at Albany’s Muddy Cup went belly-up.

Early this month, Chase Billows tried to revive it in conjunction with

And now it appears that former Muddy Cup open mic hosts Tom Teta and Matt Delgado have found a new home for their weekly open mic sessions, too.

It’s at Emack & Bolio’s ice cream emporium in Guilderland on Monday evenings, and yes, it starts tonight. Sign up begins at 7:30pm; music gets underway at 8pm.

Can there be too many open mic nights? I think not. Encouraging begineers is crucial to the future of any music scene. And providing a low-pressure outlet for more seasoned performers to experiment with new material and ideas is just as important.

Long live the open mic night! No matter who’s in charge…


Mmmm, Ice Creamy…

June 10th, 2009, 10:09 am by Sara

I was listening to Ciba Matto’s White Pepper Ice Cream on a warm afternoon and I wondered if I could find a recipe for it. Presto: white pepper ice cream.

And then I spent the next fifteen minutes searching for ice cream recipes:

Red bean ice cream

Black bean ice cream


Green tea ice cream

Green pea ice cream

Sweet pea ice cream

Wasabi ice cream

Garlic ice cream

Guinness ice cream

Beet ice cream

Violet ice cream

Candied bacon ice cream

Bacon bourbon ice cream

Hot pepper ice cream

Carrot curry ice cream

Dandelion root ice cream

Corn ice cream

Cheddar cheese ice cream

Rosemary ice cream

Basil ice cream

Coconut avocado ice cream

Pumpkin ice cream

Grilled potato ice cream

Tumeric ice cream

Tomato ice cream

July is national ice cream month, so I’m sure you’re going to want to get started testing recipes…

Real Good for Free: Friendly’s Free Ice Cream Day

June 2nd, 2009, 4:30 pm by Greg

OK, OK, I know.

Friendly’s isn’t the best ice cream in the world – probably not even in the Top 10.

But free is free.

And Friendly’s has declared Saturday, June 6 to be Friendly’s Free Ice Cream Day. Stop by your neighborhood Friendly’s between 12noon-5pm on June 6 and receive a free single scoop cone or dish of ice cream.

It always tastes better when it’s free, doesn’t it?

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