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From Seneca Falls & Skaneateles fields to ‘Potatoes & Molasses’, on the go…

Potatoes and Molasses, which made its debut Saturday, May 20, at an open house and customer appreciation event hosted by Lune Chocolat, in Manlius, is operated by Kendra and Paul Porter. Since 1996, they’ve been growing organic produce on their 200-acre farm in Seneca Falls and five-acre field in Skaneateles. “What makes our food truck a little bit different is... more

Experience! The Finger Lakes announces culinary festival in Ithaca to celebrate 10 year anniversary!

For the past 10 years, Experience! The Finger Lakes has produced some of best culinary tours and events in the Finger Lakes Region by vetting out the top food and beverage producers in the area. As a way to show their thanks to their partners and customers, this June, Experience! is bringing everyone together for a celebration in Ithaca to... more

Organizers prep for ‘Music in the Park’ this summer in Seneca Falls

Seneca Falls is going to get musical this summer. Thursday’s are going to be a little more exciting as People’s Park plays host to Music in the Park. It’ll be a summer music series beginning on June 1st — running throughout the summer until August 31st. Organizers say to bring lawn chairs and blankets, depending on the weather — as... more

Get your fill of wine, food at Flights of Fancy

Rotary’s Flights of Fancy: Finger Lakes Wine Classic announces the select food vendors for wine pairings at the May 20 tasting at the Hampton Inn. The Saturday afternoon event features 24 invited wineries pouring and selling Finger Lakes Appellation wines, six food pairing vendors, four chef demonstrations, and music by Artistic License. Chronicle-Express: Read More more

3rd annual Taste & Tunes, 2nd annual Canal Crawl set for August in Seneca Falls

Together, Generations Bank and Seneca County House of Concern announce a weekend of activities to benefit the hungry in Seneca County. Generations Bank will again be hosting its Taste & Tunes event and The Seneca County House of Concern will be hosting its 2nd Annual Canal Crawl Paddling Poverty. Taste & Tunes is set to take place at Generations Bank’s... more

First Hunger Walk a success

The combination of two charity walks to relieve hunger into one more focused event has proven a success right out of the gate. According to Hunger Walk director Donna Johnston, the 2016 Turkey Walk raised $5,859, and the local portion of the 2015 CROP Walk was just $2,065, for a total of $7,924. Johnston is thrilled to report that in... more

‘Bizarre Foods’ host in Lyons as part of Travel Channel show focusing on canal history

There was nothing “bizarre” about the food that Travel Channel star Andrew Zimmern sampled in Lyons Tuesday. Unless you consider a Zweigle’s white hot dog or Cornell-style chicken barbecue outrageous fare. The cable television star, known for eating some of the strangest foods on the planet, was in the Wayne County town on Tuesday as part of taping for an... more

FLX Table owners to open Geneva brewery

Two of the most well-regarded restaurateurs in the Finger Lakes will soon try their hand at brewing. Sort of. Christopher Bates and Isabel Bogadtke, the husband-and-wife team behind Geneva’s FLX Table and Dundee’s FLX Wienery, announced plans this week for FLX Culture House, a nanobrewery at 20 Linden St. in Geneva. Like the couple’s restaurants, the brewery will be small... more

Thai food coming to downtown Canandaigua

After nearly 40 years of traveling the globe, a Canandaigua native is returning home with his wife — and they’re bringing a new Thai restaurant with them. The restaurant, called Thai By Night, will be located in the center of downtown at 123 S. Main St. on the corner of Phoenix and South Main. Thai By Night is expected to... more

Mother’s Day brunch to be held at del Lago Resort & Casino buffet

This Mother’s Day, the Farmers Market Buffet at del Lago Resort & Casino will feature a special brunch harvesting the freshest locally-sourced produce, fruits, dairy products and meats from the most reputable growers in the region to create an “unforgettable dining experience” officials with the resort say. On Sunday, May 14th the Mother’s Day brunch will be served from 10... more

FOOD IN THE FLX: Jerlando’s Ristorante is a Watkins Glen signature

Many years ago, the region also saw its fair share of Italian immigrants. Those folks brought with them a a cuisine that has had a lasting impact on American culture as a whole, but also resulted in some fantastic restaurants — as those families turned “home cooking” into business models. While in Watkins Glen last week, I visited what easily... more

Portico at del Lago Resort & Casino wins Diners’ Choice Award

Building the reputation of a great restaurant doesn’t happen overnight. However, less than two months after opening its doors, Portico by Fabio Viviani at del Lago Resort & Casino is already earning praise from customers and critics alike with an OpenTable Diners’ Choice Award. OpenTable, the popular mobile app and website that helps guests book reservations, determines award winners using... more

Memorial Day fast approaching in Waterloo

Some of the toughest jobs in the military are filled by people who don’t wear uniforms, salute or march. The families who wait at home play an important part in providing support and comfort to the men and women in the military. This year the Celebrate Commemorate Freedom Parade will honor Blue Star Mothers, the women who kept the home... more

Wegmans canned tuna ranks high on Greenpeace list

Wegmans ranks sixth among 20 brands in the second canned tuna ranking published by Greenpeace USA. Brands were ranked according to sustainable and ethical sourcing. Wild Planet and American Tuna tied for the top score. Both brands are carried at Wegmans; Wild Planet also is sold at Hart’s Local Grocers, Abundance Coop and Lori’s Natural Foods, according to the Wild... more

WEBER THIS WEEK: Sal Franzone, of Ciccino’s talks restaurant business, new del Lago location (podcast)

On Monday afternoon’s edition of  Weber this Week, Sal Franzone, owner and founder of Ciccino’s Pizzeria & Restaurant joined Harold Weber on Weber this Week to discuss business in the Finger Lakes. With locations in Waterloo and Geneva, Ciccino’s has elevated itself to being one of the top-destinations in the area. They recently opened a new location at the del... more

Organizers call on local businesses to participate in Seneca Falls Canal Fest

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 10,000 visitors over the 3-day event and anticipates that the amount of visitors will grow due to... more

New York Wine & Culinary Center announces new operations manager

The NYWCC is happy to announce the promotion of Jacqueline Wooster to Operations Manager. “Jacqueline has been with us for one year and has provided incredible value to our team through her compassionate leadership, dedication, and commitment to the Center”, said John Berndt, NYWCC General Manager. “We are pleased and proud to have her take on the responsibility of managing... more

One Canandaigua restaurant gone, another reopens its doors

An auction emptied Schooners Restaurant and Lounge of its contents April 3. The landmark restaurant at the intersection of Lakeshore Drive and East Lake Road was shuttered recently after a long history as a go-to spot in Canandaigua dating back decades. Meanwhile, nearby Peppers Deli and Pastas at 101 East Lake Road reopened Wednesday after being closed several years. “Opening... more
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