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Utica Coffee Cold Brew! www.theshortesttallman@mac.com

Utica Coffee Cold Brew!


Happy Monday! So, I’ve been meaning to do a post about one of my favorite Utica places, as well as share my first cold brew coffee experience. This whole cold brew thing is really in right now, and when you taste it, you can see why! What I like about the idea of brewing my own cold brew at home…

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Summer Routines


Summertime, summertime, sum sum summertime! Ah, summer. I’m a teacher, and was fortunate to land a job right after I graduated from college. This means I’ve never worked in the summer, other than for a part time job during college. This is one of the perks of my career, can’t complain one bit about that. (The complaints will go in…

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An East Utica Gem: The Florentine Pastry Shop


Time for another review by theshortesttallman! One of the neat parts of living in the Northeast is its long history.  Utica has been an established city for a few hundred years now.  Many consider its heyday to be the mid-twentieth century, which was its peak in city population.  It has evolved a lot over the last 50 years, which has…

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Back at the grind


Well, back to the grind tomorrow. I’ve been enjoying my time as a sahm mom over break, but I guess since I did get it all the time, it helps me appreciate it when I do! Anyway, just wanted to share a couple of things we did over break that I highly recommend! Rockin’ Jump One of the most popular…

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TheShortestTallman Review: Ocean Blue Restaurant, Utica, NY


Last night, I had the honor of being invited to the “Friends and Family” sneak peek of the brand new Ocean Blue Restaurant atop the newly renovated Landmarc building in downtown Utica.  TheShortestTallman was on assignment! The sampling menu had a… sampling… of the full dinner menu advertised on the website. At our table, we tried 3 appetizers:  meat and…

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The Magic of Root Glen! www.theshortesttallman.com

The Magic of Root Glen


One of my favorite local treasures is Root Glen, located within the beautiful Hamilton College campus.  I didn’t discover it until I was an adult, even though I grew up here.  We haven’t gone so much in the last several years since we’ve seemed to always had a kid that was a new walker, but we went last weekend in…

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The GREAT NYS Fair! www.theshortesttallman.com

THE Fair


The Great New York State Fair!  Gotta love it. Me and the girls took an abbreviated visit today, just about 4 1/2 hours of the fair.  Lots to love about the fair- for one, it’s only an hour away.  The drive is nice, we don’t always finds ourselves on 690 driving straight through the middle of the city of Syracuse,…

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