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Black Cat Bistro adds flavor to the Finger Lakes

Black Cat Bistro, the newest commercial child born of the imagination and creativity of owners Brian & Susan Friguliette, joins its older siblings, Java Gourmet, Keuka Coffee Roasters, and Seneca Salt Company to offer a new and artisanal approach to dining. Nestled in a gulley overlooking the East Branch of Keuka Lake, the tall windows of Black Cat Bistro serve... more

Auburn diner owners claim business hurt by parking problems with downtown apartments

Before Genesee Street became home to upscale apartments along Auburn's east side, nearby merchants wondered how the development would impact downtown's available parking and, in turn, their businesses. Now, the owners of one of Genesee Street's longstanding eateries have claimed that they have lost customers due to traffic from the apartment complex, which was opened last fall. Bill Juhl —... more

2017 Keuka Arts Festival poster is now available

The 10th anniversary of the Keuka Arts Festival kicks off with a striking promotional poster featuring the artwork of one of the region's best known artists. The focal point of the poster for the two day event in June is a watercolor depiction of a Great Blue Heron at lake's edge, painted by popular watercolor artist Bonnie Barney. Unlike previous... more

Judges say Penn Yan Diner is best

Sean and Carrie Ahearn's five years of tireless work and struggle have paid off. Their Penn Yan Diner has been recognized as the Number 1 best diner in all of Upstate New York by the judges of NewYorkUpstate.com From 30 semifinalists nominated and voted by their readers in Upstate's Western, Central, and Eastern regions, NYUp.com sent their judges to just... more

Ontario chef shares experience after appearance on Hell’s Kitchen

The first time she met multi-Michelin star chef Gordon Ramsay was when he popped out of a tank on the first day of taping for season 16 of Fox’s reality cooking series Hell’s Kitchen. For Kimberly Roth it was just the beginning of an experience and opportunity of a lifetime. “I grew up cooking,” she said. The 38-year-old Ontario resident... more

TOP CHEF: An interview with del Lago’s Fabio Viviani

It is virtually impossible to list all of the things that Fabio Viviani does. Sleep doesn’t appear to be one of them. If you know who he is, it’s probably because you caught him on Bravo’s hit reality TV series “Top Chef,” where, thanks to his gregarious, vivacious personality, he earned the title of “Fan Favorite,” or on the spin-off,... more

Portico by Fabio Viviani now open at del Lago Resort & Casino

With an intense passion for food and farm-fresh ingredients, Fabio Viviani brings that same essence and spirit to his new restaurant Portico by Fabio Viviani which opened Feb. 23 inside del Lago Resort & Casino. The restaurant features a sophisticated take on Old World Italian-inspired foods and handmade pastas, as well as seafood, steaks and chops grilled over hardwood. Viviani... more

MAKING HISTORY: Sisters open neighboring businesses in Birthplace of Women’s Rights

It might be one of the most-unique situations to have developed in recent memory in downtown Seneca Falls. Siblings taking part in owning businesses that operate less than three doors apart in downtown Seneca Falls. Sisters in the Birthplace of Women’s Rights – operating separate bakery and home goods located at 12 and 14 State Street. Bee’s Cookies & Cakes... more

Weber This Week: Geneva’s La Mia Bella Sicilia owners in-studio (podcast)

Meet Tomas Gonzalez and his son Joe Gonzalez, owners of La Mia Bella Sicilia in Geneva. They were live in-studio as guests on the Weber This Week show on FingerLakes1.TV on Monday afternoon to discuss their new Italian eatery. Watch the full episode below… AUDIO ONLY VERSION: more

The Vine at del Lago Resort & Casino offers diverse lineup, intimate evening for guests

Bret Michaels will, belatedly, celebrate his birthday in Seneca County. Flo Rida will bring the sounds of South Florida to rural Tyre. And comedian Jessimae Peluso will return to her central New York roots. Del Lago Resort & Casino, which opened Feb. 1, wants to give guests another reason to come and spend a few hours at the $440 million... more

Milly’s Pantry ready to reopen January 30th

After a redesign over several weeks, Milly's Pantry, The Pinwheel Market, and the Café Next Door will reopen at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 30, returning to their normal business hours, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. A party for Milly's volunteers was held Jan. 21 to show them all the changes that have been made. The redesign makes more seating... more

Canandaigua McDonald’s taking reservations for a cause on Valentine’s Day

The McDonald’s on Routes 5 & 20 wants to help share the love this Valentine’s Day. It’s accepting reservations for couples between 5:00 and 7:00 pm. According to a flyer on the door, dinner for two costs $20 and includes an appetizer, main course, drink, and dessert. It even includes sit-down service. WHAM: Read More more

King Ferry family re-creates corner store in Cayuga County

As a little girl growing up in the hamlet of King Ferry, Rebecca Binns remembers shopping at the Red & White grocery store on the corner of Route 90 and Route 34B. Built by Roy Tuttle Sr. as a hardware and appliance store in 1923, Lawrence and Francis Nedrow bought the building in the 1950s, transforming the space into King... more

WINNER: FLX Table named ‘best new restaurant’ in USA Today poll

It started out with 20 nominations selected by editors affiliated with the USA Today. That’s when people realized that FLX Table, a unique restaurant in Geneva had an impact. From the moment polling opened, many wondered about how long a restaurant in Geneva, New York could hang with establishments from major cities across the U.S. It was a question that would... more

No word from USA Today on whether FLX Table won poll; announcement set for Friday

Want to know whether FLX Table is the Best New Restaurant in the nation by way of an online reader poll conducted by USA Today? You’ll have to wait until Friday. So will FLX Table. Voting closed Monday afternoon, but the results won’t be announced until Friday, according to USA Today 10 Best. “Sorry! The leaderboard is closed for the... more
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