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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

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

Panera adds home, office delivery to Auburn location

Panera Bread is now making it easier for you to enjoy your favorite meal in the convenience of your own home. The chain is introducing home and office delivery to six Central New York restaurants, including at Destiny USA, DeWitt, Fairmount, North Syracuse, Fayetteville and Auburn. The company says people with live within an eight minute drive of a Panera... more

Former trustee David Kelly opens new pizza shop in Macedon

Macedon has a new stop light in town – Stop Light Pizza Subs & More at 91 West Main Street. Owner David Kelly said when he saw Salvatore’s Pizza go out, the thought crossed his mind to open his own pizza place. It’s not the first business venture Kelly has been a part of over the years. The first many... more

Reserve your table for Mother’s Day Brunch at Seneca Falls Country Club

Bring Mom and the entire family down to Seneca Falls Country Club for our famous annual Mother’s Day Brunch on Sunday, May 14th at 11:30 am. The cost is $21.95 per person with kids aged 6-17 priced at just $11.95. Children 5 and under eat free! This always fills up quickly so make your reservations as soon as possible by... more

NYWCC to host Rochester Chef of the Year Celebration

The New York Wine and Culinary Center, 800 S. Main St., Canandaigua, will host the 2017 American Culinary Federation Rochester Chef of the Year Celebration from 4 to 7 p.m. April 30. Attendees will enjoy 10 food stations showcasing cuisines created by ACF members and students. Each station will be paired with a New York state wine or beer. Proceeds... more

Inside Portico by Fabio Viviani: What’s on the menu and chef’s affection for Seneca County

This isn't Fabio Viviani's first restaurant. It likely won't be his last. But like his eateries in Chicago, Los Angeles and other — much larger — places, Portico by Fabio Viviani inside del Lago Resort & Casino in Tyre, Seneca County, is his project. He's aiming for success. And more than a month after the restaurant opened in this small... more

April 7th to be named ‘FLX Table Day’ in Geneva after winning competition

This Friday, April 7th, there will be a presentation in front of FLX Table on Linden Street to proclaim Friday, April 7th as FLX Table Day. In late 2016, FLX Table successfully competed for USA Today’s Best New Restaurant designation in the United States. There were some strong contestants from larger markets and bigger cities, and it was amazing to... more

How did a Naples business go toe to toe with Blue Apron?

For professionals who work constantly with busy, overwhelming schedules, the choice of food usually comes down to a few fast food, casual-dining or more formal sit-down restaurants. Now there’s a new lineup of businesses available for individuals who don’t have time to prepare dinner or lunch ahead of time. Or for those who aren’t comfortable cooking. The name of the... more

Portico to begin serving lunch on April 1st

Building on the success of Portico by Fabio Viviani’s grand opening last month, Chef Viviani will be at del Lago Resort & Casino this weekend to introduce the restaurant’s new lunch menu. Beginning Saturday, April 1st, Portico by Fabio Viviani will now offer lunch from 11:30 am to 4 pm, Thursday through Sunday. With an intense passion for food and... more

Two major announcements made this week for NYS Fair

Two major announcements were made this week for fans of the New York State Fair. Acting Director Troy Waffner announced on Monday that four cabins would be placed on the grounds — making them available for families with young children. “It’ll really be turned into a refuge for young families from the heat and crowds; a place where families can... more

Officials to announce a change to the NYS Fair

On Monday morning State Fair officials will announce changes for the Fair. An advisory for the announcement says only that it will "significantly improve the fairgoing experience for families with young children." We'll have an update of the changes when the announcement takes place at 9:45 am. Read More more

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
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