Welcome to Central New York’s Dining Mecca! Ithaca and its surroundings reportedly have the most restaurants per capita of any area in the United States. We’re not surprised! But we’re pleased to say that food in this area excels in quality, not just quantity.
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This week, we're downtown at Gateway BBQ Kitchen. More kitchen than eatery, Gateway BBQ Kitchen serves up excellent slow-cooked BBQ in Gateway Center at the foot of the State Street hill. [read more...]
Cornell Dining is hosting a Cornell Dining Cutthroat cooking competition on Monday evening, and Chef Jet Tila is in town to emcee. Chopped contestant and Cornell student Max Aronson will judge. [read more...]
High atop Ithaca’s south hill, Sunset Grill has long been a favorite for breakfast and lunch, and they’ve just added dinner hours. The breakfast menu offers lots of griddle items and a variety of omelets; two of my dining companions chose omelets, which were generous and well stuffed. [read more...]
They tantalized us with promises last summer, but Auntie Anne's pretzel shop is finally opening at the Shops at Ithaca Mall, this Saturday! The new Auntie Anne's stand will be in the corner of the mall's Cafe Square food court, next to Sicilian Delight. They open on Saturday, April 9. [read more...]
Ithaca never seems to need more Thai restaurants in particular, or Asian restaurants in general, but sometimes a new one opens and is a quick success. This week, we’re talking about Tamarind on Route 13. Just one of many Thai restaurants in Ithaca, this cozy restaurant opened about [read more...]
There’s a Chicken Fried Tuesday every week at Maxie’s Supper Club, but some Tuesdays, the popular west end restaurant dedicates the night to raising funds for a specific cause. This week, $5 from each special sold will be donated to the Finger Lakes Land Trust. Fried chicken at [read more...]
Rulloff’s Restaurant was named after the last man executed by public hanging in the State of New York. This week, the 14850 Dining Report pays another visit to the notorious murderer’s namesake saloon in Collegetown, which got a new lease on life last winter with new management and a [read more...]
Everyone loves macaroni and cheese, and Ithaca-area restaurants and chefs will get another chance to show off their macaroni and cheese specialties at this Saturday’s Foodnet fundraiser. The third annual Mac ‘n Cheese Bowl, associated with the national March for Meals campaign of the [read more...]
This week, we’re checking out Old Mexico Restaurant and Cantina on Route 13 in Ithaca’s southwest. This family-owned Mexican restaurant and cantina offers Mexican fare such as tacos and burritos, fajitas, soups and salads, seafood, vegetarian fare, and a full bar with generous [read more...]
Fifteen years feels like forever, but it also feels like just yesterday. Fifteen years ago tomorrow, Andy Castrenze died. The longtime owner of Andy's 3rd Street Cafe passed away just a few months after his eponymous restaurant closed. [read more...]
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