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Author: Sarah Heikkinen

Best of CNY Podcasts: Iron Coffee Company

A few weeks ago, I claimed that I was a “hard cider connoisseur” after I convinced my graduate cohort to taste test local ciders for LivableCNY. Now, I’m adding “local coffee connoisseur” to the list, due largely in part to Mike Milliron, the owner of Iron Coffee Co., a new coffee shop opening up in Hoosick Falls, NY. Small, independent businesses are what keep most rural towns around the country alive. Specialty shops are opening up in small towns nationwide, offering new, interesting tastes to their inhabitants. Mike, 26, is one of many new small business owners moving into...

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Throwdown: The Best Hard Cider in CNY

Welcome to Throwdown, a continuing series on the best of Central New York. Past stories have compared the best pizza and wineries in CNY. In this edition of Throwdown, we take a look at CNY’s best hard cider. Ah, fall…the favorite season of apple lovers, young and old. As the popularity of fall has continued to be commercialized (pumpkin spice everything, apple cider everything, Halloween decor sales starting in the summer…), a delicious trend has emerged: hard cider. Sure, hard cider’s been around for ages, but when there are graduate students like yours truly trying to find new ways to get schwasty,...

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