Category: Food

FOOD PANTRIES: Hours of operation for those feeding the needy in the Finger Lakes

FEEDING THE FINGER LAKES: List of pantries, churches providing service during crisis

Food pantries are crucial, especially in rural communities. The need is even greater — as most businesses, agencies, and organizations operate on limited hours due to the Novel Coronavirus pandemic ... MORE
Auburn diner closes, owners uncertain if they can reopen after state restrictions lifted

Auburn diner closes, owners uncertain if they can reopen after state restrictions lifted

An iconic diner in downtown Auburn has closed. Possibly for good. The Auburn Citizen reported this week that owners Bill and Rachael Juhl worked as hard as they could to keep the business open – even dealing with one of their worst ... MORE
Popular restaurant at Destiny USA closes

Popular restaurant at Destiny USA closes

The Gordon Biersch Restaurant Brewery location in Destiny USA closed on Monday. The closure came after 7 years of operation. Several other locations have shut down in recent years, leaving just a handful remaining. In an email sent out to customers, the ... MORE
Business, Food, Life, News, Syracuse Area
THE LOVING CUP: Theresa Mendez & Michael Richards (podcast)

THE LOVING CUP: Theresa Mendez & Michael Richards (podcast)

Theresa Mendez is the owner of the Moonflower Macaroons in Auburn. Michael Richards a bartender at the Canopy at The Hilton in Ithaca, NY.. They are both in-studio with Katie MacIntyre today to discuss their relationship, growth and gratitude on the latest ... MORE
Places of business like restaurants will have to cut capacity by 50%

Places of business like restaurants will have to cut capacity by 50%

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced Thursday that New York will institute limits on mass gatherings, directing events with 500 or more individuals in attendance to be cancelled or postponed. Public health experts agree mass gatherings with people making sustained close contact are ... MORE
318 Asian Buffet offering specials & hosting parties for special occiasions

318 Asian Buffet offering specials & hosting parties for special occiasions

318 Asian Buffet inside the Finger Lakes Tea Company on Route 318 in Waterloo is offering a free meal on your birthday if you come with a party of five or more. The same deal holds for high school graduates later this ... MORE
The Deluxe Grill is still open for business in Geneva

The Deluxe Grill is still open for business in Geneva

To adhere to the most recent mandates set by NY State and to keep our customers and employees safe and healthy, our dine in service will be suspended until further notice. BUT  WE WILL STILL BE OFFERING TAKE-OUT AND LIMITED DELIVERY services ... MORE
Food, Life
318 Asian Buffet open for takeout Tuesday – Sunday

318 Asian Buffet open for takeout Tuesday – Sunday

318 Asian Buffet on Route 318 in Waterloo inside the Finger Lakes Tea Company will remain open for take-out customers. You will be able to come in, with no wait time, and fill your to go container from our full buffet line-up ... MORE
Food, Life
Former Barrington official found guilty of misdemeanor, but not felony charges

Former Barrington official found guilty of misdemeanor, but not felony charges

The former official in a small Yates County town accused of two felonies and a misdemeanor was found guilty — but only of the latter charge — after Judge Jason Cook rendered a decision. Yates County District Attorney Todd Casella stated that ... MORE
Finger Lakes Tea Company offers statement on COVID-19 & tips for choosing the right tea for better health

Finger Lakes Tea Company offers statement on COVID-19 & tips for choosing the right tea for better health

We wanted to send out a statement in regard to the recent outbreak of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. We are taking things very seriously and have sent most of our employees home to work remotely. We wanted to assure everyone that our ... MORE
318 Asian Buffet moves to winter schedule through end of April

318 Asian Buffet moves to winter schedule through end of April

Since opening on Christmas Eve 318 Asian Buffet, located on Route 318 in Waterloo near the Outlet Mall, has been satisfying hungry diners with their extensive offerings of authentic Chinese dishes and traditional Asian fare. Starting on February 1st, 318 Asian Buffet ... MORE
Old Pueblo Grill to open Victor location along Route 96

Old Pueblo Grill to open Victor location along Route 96

Old Pueblo Grill is coming to Victor. The fast-casual hit, which has developed a strong reputation in the Rochester-area, will open a second location at the HighPoint development off Route 96. One major change will be size. The new location will seat ... MORE
Denny’s in Ithaca shuts down unexpectedly

Denny’s in Ithaca shuts down unexpectedly

No more Denny’s? The restaurant unexpectedly shut down last week on Elmira Road in Ithaca. The 24-hour mainstay was a favorite among college students and locals, as is the case in most communities that house a Denny’s franchise. It’s unclear what led ... MORE
What to Eat in Finger Lakes

What to Eat in Finger Lakes

A beautiful area in New York State, Finger Lakes comes with a very interesting culinary offer, especially for those who are not from around there. If you are a fan of vibrant colors and fresh flavors, then this is the place for ... MORE
Food, Life, Wine & Spirits
Sennett Fire Department ends fish fry dinners

Sennett Fire Department ends fish fry dinners

A fire department in Cayuga County announced that it will not be doing fish fry dinners this winter and spring as part of Lenten season. The Sennett Fire Department made the announcement via Facebook, pointing out a need to focus on their ... MORE
318 Asian Buffet now serving beer & wine; offering Valentine’s Day special

318 Asian Buffet now serving beer & wine; offering Valentine’s Day special

318 Asian Buffet opened to rave reviews on Christmas Eve inside the Finger Lakes Tea building on Route 318 in Waterloo. Since opening almost two months ago they have served thousands of hungry patrons and are happy to announce that they are ... MORE
BG’s Italian Restaurant closes unexpectedly in Border City

BG’s Italian Restaurant closes unexpectedly in Border City

The owners of an Italian restaurant along Route 5&20 between Waterloo and Geneva closed unexpectedly. “Due to unforeseen circumstances we will be closing the restaurant,” the owners said in a post to Facebook. “Thank you to everyone who gave us a shot!” ... MORE
‘KEUKA TO GO’: New food delivery platform coming to Yates County

‘KEUKA TO GO’: New food delivery platform coming to Yates County

Food delivery platform will give options to rural customers – By Josh Durso Keuka To Go a new digital and mobile platform is helping to get dinner delivered to your front door. Beginning January 27th customers will be able to visit keukatogo.com, ... MORE