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Burger Theory: New restaurant among Auburn Holiday Inn’s $3.6 million in renovations

The name of the Holiday Inn’s new restaurant, Burger Theory, isn’t just a name. It’s a hint at how you can experiment there. The restaurant, which opens Friday, features a build-a-burger menu option with enough cheeses, sauces and toppings to create more than 4,300 possible combinations. So if you’ve ever wanted to try a triple Swiss cheese burger with roasted... more

A tradition continues: Green Shutters reopens with new owners, look and menu

Mike Schmidt and James White were still new to the Finger Lakes when they first stepped into Green Shutters last summer. But they could feel the history of the century-old restaurant. That's why Schmidt and White, cousins who are both chefs, decided to buy the business when it went on the market. Green Shutters officially reopened under their ownership Friday,... more

Seneca Falls Farmers Market Beginning June 6th

Celebrating its 10th season, the Seneca Falls Farmers Market is set to reopen for the 2018 season on Wednesday, June 6th. As in years past, the market will run every Wednesday through mid-October from 9AM-1:30PM, rain or shine. The market will again be held in beautiful People’s Park along the canal (15 Water Street if using GPS) and will feature the... more

Seneca Falls 3rd annual Canal Festival

The Seneca Falls Business Association (SFBA) is inviting all groups, organizations, businesses, wineries, breweries, cideries, distilleries, restaurants, arts & craft vendors, food vendors, boaters, and watercraft of any kind to participate at this year’s Canal Fest. Last year’s Canal Fest drew an estimated 18,000 visitors over the 3-day event and anticipates that the amount of visitors will grow. SFBA is... more

Come experience Auburn’s First Friday event on June 1st

Each venue offers their own spin on entertainment with free admission & refreshments, food & beverage specials and discounted merchandise to contribute to this monthly community celebration. Activities include exhibit receptions, art making & live music. First Friday is organized by Downtown Auburn BID & Auburn’s Historic & Cultural Sites Commission. Try the Y for FREE Time: 5AM – 9:30PM... more

GET LOCAL: Making pizza from scratch at Ciccino’s with Sydney Rogers & Sal Franzone (video)

On the premiere episode of Get Local with Sydney Rogers on FingerLakes1.com, Sydney visits Ciccino’s Pizzeria & Restaurant to talk with owner Sal Franzone about the origins of their business and how they’ve grown to serve thousands of customers from their three locations in Waterloo, Geneva and del Lago Casino. Then, Sydney gets a lesson in the kitchen on how... more

Penn Yan Farmers’ Market opens for 42nd year

The area’s longest running farmers’ market will open for its 42nd season Saturday May 26, on the sidewalk of Main Street in downtown Penn Yan. The Yates County Cooperative Farm and Craft Market, more commonly known as the Penn Yan Market, sells only locally grown produce and locally made foods and crafts: everything at this market’s grown or made in... more

WEBER THIS WEEK: Bella’s Sicilian Ristorante owners in-studio (podcast)

Customers of Bella’s Sicilian Ristorante on Seneca Street in Geneva have grown to love the restaurant’s tasty Italian fare. On Monday’s edition of Weber This Week meet owners Tomás Gonzalez and Mike Kerr who are in-studio with Harold “Web Dog” Weber. . more

First annual “A Taste of Penn Yan” festival to benefit the Suicide Prevention Coalition of Yates County

On June 3rd, 2018 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm, the Keuka Emporium Event Venue and Penn Yan Elks 1722 will host the first annual “A Taste of Penn Yan” spring festival. The event celebrates small-town pleasures in the heart of Penn Yan, featuring tastings from some of its best restaurant​s, wineries, breweries and specialty food shops. This year, A Taste of Penn Yan is helping raising awareness and... more

Girl Scouts Gift 17,626 boxes of cookies to service members, celebrate successful Cookie Program

Troops in the Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways (GSNYPENN) council concluded a successful and rewarding 2018 Girl Scout Cookie Program® and helped bolster thousands of donations to its Council Gift of Caring program. GSNYPENN Girl Scouts sold 1.95 million boxes—just under a 1 percent increase over the 2017 cookie season. For various reasons, some customers do not wish to buy... more

Bella restaurant in Geneva reopens this week

A downtown restaurant that closed earlier this year as part of an effort to find new business partners is back open — and with a new name. Bellas Sicilian Ristorante, formerly La Mia Bella Sicilia, opens its 93 Seneca St. doors at 5 p.m. today and closes at 10. Tomás Gonzalez closed the eatery in February as he sought additional... more

Recipe for success in Naples

When food writer Adrienne Kane caught up with Cindy Trzeciak eight years ago to write “United States of Pie” Trzeciak had been in the business more than 30 years. Trzeciak, 64, grew up in Naples, where wine and grape production long ago put her hometown on the map. Though her parents weren’t directly employed in the industry, they lived on... more

Patsy’s Drive-In, a Border City institution, to change hands after 40 years

On Sunday, Patsy Lee Dickens will celebrate Mother’s Day by flipping her last burger at the restaurant she has owned and operated for 40 years. Dickens has sold Patsy’s Drive-In, a Border City institution, to Barry Stillwell, a bank executive, and Walt Conkey, a winery executive. The closing is set for today. FL Times: Read More more
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