‘Everybody comes together’ for Owasco church’s annual chicken barbecue, fundraiser

The day started at 6 a.m. for Ron Podolak and the rest of the crew in charge of cooking the 850 barbecue chickens for St. Ann’s Annual Barbecue and Bazaar. Podolak, a parishioner at the Catholic Church in Owasco, said they cook the chicken “low and slow” for two to three hours and then slather it with the church’s secret... more

Rumors of Ling Ling closed by DOH prove untrue

Rumors that the state Department of Health closed Ling Ling Chinese Buffet in Geneva are untrue. According to a Department of Health representative, the restaurant, located at 481 Hamilton Street in Geneva was inspected on June 5th. Rumors around town reported the restaurant was closed due to suspicious meat types found at the site. Department of Health representatives said that... more

Three Brothers Wineries plans restaurant on Geneva’s Linden Street

The H.J. Stead Company on Linden Street in Geneva was once an innovative optical manufacturer that held patents for advances on bifocal lenses. A century later, the creative people behind Three Brothers Wineries plan to open a restaurant that pays homage to its predecessor in the company’s former home. Since June, they have been transforming the cozy space at 34 Linden Street,... more

Taste of Wayne County, VoteTilla draws over 800 to Newark

Organizers are still counting, but it’s anticipated that over 800 people attended the first ever Taste of Wayne County event as Newark welcomed the VoteTilla to the village yesterday afternoon, July 18th. “It was successful beyond our imagination,” Mayor Jonathan Taylor said, adding, “Absolutely!” when asked if they will hold the event again next year. The event brought vendors from... more

Real Eats is first tenant in Geneva’s new Innovation Kitchen

The city is celebrating the first tenant in its Innovation Kitchen, with a goal of making the food-preparation facility at the Geneva Enterprise Development Center available for entrepreneurs and community groups 24/7. Real Eats, which calls itself the first-ever sous-vide-style vacuum-packed meal delivery service, hopes to begin operations in the recently completed kitchen within a couple weeks. City Manager Matt... more

Ice cream flavor created to capture region’s flair

Anyone wanting to celebrate National Ice Cream Month will surely want to pay a visit to Cheshire Farms Creamery at 10 Parrish St. in Canandaigua. More than an ordinary ice cream parlor, the large, spacious area with comfy chairs, hardwood floors, fireplace and plenty of tables offers an inviting atmosphere that encourages relaxation and fellowship, as well as the enjoyment... more

Real Eats chooses Geneva for its food-prep operations

If any company were to fit perfectly into the city’s efforts to cultivate its food and beverage industry, it might be Real Eats. The fledgling company, based in New York City, offers prepared gourmet-style food delivered to the home that can be ready to eat in less than 10 minutes and has chosen Geneva as its production base. Founder and... more

Seniors offered farm market discounts in Ontario County

Eligible senior citizens may start picking up coupon books next week to get fresh produce at participating area farmers’ markets. Each book comes with five $4 coupons seniors may exchange for eligible foods at farmers’ markets, roadside stands and community-supported agriculture programs. Ontario County has 820 books available this year, said Irene Coveny, director of the Ontario County Office for... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Organizers ready for Canal Fest 2017 (podcast)

It’s been a lot of work, but for organizers Anne Sandroni, Dennis Schannel and the entire Canal Fest team – it’s been infinitely worth the effort. “It’s great to see Seneca Falls come together in this way,” Sandroni explained while on a special edition of the Inside the FLX podcast. The duo talked about the efforts, and energy that has... more

Real Eats chooses Geneva for food-prep operations

If any company were to fit perfectly into the city’s efforts to cultivate its food and beverage industry, it might be Real Eats. The fledgling company, based in New York City, offers prepared gourmet-style food delivered to the home that can be ready to eat in less than 10 minutes and has chosen Geneva as its production base. Founder and... more

Cato Hotel reopens as country rock restaurant

On May 18, 2017, the Cato Hotel made a post on Facebook: “Who wants to see the doors reopen at The Cato Hotel?” it said. Built in 1876, the historic site had originally opened its doors as a hotel on West Main Street and, over the next century, it served as a popular gathering place for locals and travelers. But... more

Green Shutters in Owasco to reopen as litigation between past, present owners continues

Though its window may have appeared closed, Green Shutters restaurant will soon reopen just in time to continue as an Owasco Lake summertime tradition. Owner Floyd House Jr. said Wednesday that he will reopen the 6933 Owasco Road restaurant Monday, July 3. The century-old restaurant has been closed since January because of foreclosure proceedings against House by the restaurant’s prior... more

Inside Portico by Fabio Viviani: Preview of brunch at del Lago’s upscale eatery

When del Lago Resort & Casino opens its 205-room hotel and spa this weekend, Portico by Fabio Viviani will roll out something new of its own: brunch. Beginning Saturday, July 1, the eatery will offer brunch. Viviani, who visited the restaurant last week, previewed the menu during an event Thursday at Portico. He said it will mix some of the... more

Bite of Ithaca returns for third year

Chef John Corbin at Coltivare drops arancini containing smoked salmon into a fryer. At the same time, he grills marinated cauliflower for another dish. The tongs hit the grill with a clang and flames darken the vegetables before Corbin places them onto a piece of bread with paté. Corbin continues adding ingredients and garnishes to the food, and even whips... more

Muranda Cheese Company unveiling new event barn this weekend

A barn built in 1891 is getting ready to see new use, as Muranda Cheese Company is set to hold an “Open Barn” event this weekend. The barn will be available to rent for weddings, parties and other events. Originally built by the Pratt brothers of Waterloo in 1891 – the structure was owned by Lynn Shaffer. The Reginald barn... more

Skaneateles 9-year-old wins Food Network grilling show

Raegan Frash, a 9-year-old from Skaneateles, out-grilled her competitors on Monday night’s episode of the Food Network show Kids BBQ Championship and walked away with the $10,000 grand prize. Frash beat three other kid grill chefs with her Hawaiian-themed sausage dog sandwich topped with grilled peppers, onions and pineapple in the first round and her over-the-top clambake in the finale.... more

Canal Fest getting closer: Boaters, businesses urged to participate in Aquacade

The Seneca Falls Business Association (SFBA) is inviting all boaters, kayakers, jet skiers, canoers, tubers, floats, and all other watercraft owners and operators to participate in The Aquacade Watercraft Parade on Saturday, July 8th at 4:00 pm during the upcoming Seneca Falls Canal Fest. Businesses and organizations are encouraged to decorate their watercraft to their liking, according to organizers. Individuals... more

Honey Dipper Festival is one sweet time

If you were in the mood for something sweet and local, the Honey Dipper Festival was the place to be Saturday. Kettle Ridge Farm hosted this celebration of local cuisine, whether in the form of sweets, food or alcohol. According to Chris Hurley, who runs the farm with his father, Joseph, the idea for the festival came about as a... more
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