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Why Upstate New York has the best BBQ chicken

Why Upstate New York has the best BBQ chicken
In 1950, Robert C. Baker, a professor at Cornell University, published Cornell Cooperative Extension Information Bulletin 862, which changed summer in upstate New York forever. Entitled “Barbecued Chicken and Other Meats,” the bulletin describes a simple vinegar-based sauce that can be used to turn broilers—chickens raised for their meat rather than their eggs—into juicy, delicious barbecue heaven. At the time,... more

Anchors aweigh on Canandaigua Lake

Anchors aweigh on Canandaigua Lake
Faced with a summer off from her job at Keuka College, Brenda Race did what any of us should be doing in that situation. She took to the lake. Race’s Anchors Food Boat has been docked at Sutter’s Marina and venturing onto the waters of Canandaigua Lake since Memorial Day weekend. Although rain and cool weather has hampered Anchors’ launch... more

Dozens of food trucks to compete at State Fair’s Taste NY Food Truck Competition

Dozens of food trucks to compete at State Fair’s Taste NY Food Truck Competition
New York State Fair officials have announced plans for this year’s Taste NY Food Truck Competition at the 2019 Great New York State Fair. The competition is sponsored by Aldi. Fair officials said 43 food trucks from across New York State are signed up to compete in the event, which is scheduled to be held Sunday, Sept. 1st and Monday,... more

Eastside Grill and Pub now open in Crystal Beach

Eastside Grill and Pub now open in Crystal Beach
Steven and Linda Rohrback hadn’t set out to open a restaurant. But when they decided that’s what was going to happen, they went all out in getting the Eastside Grill and Pub in Crystal Beach renovated and serving the food and drinks that keep people coming back. Linda Rohrback has for years run restaurants and banquets at The Inn on... more

Seneca Falls Farmers Market to open on June 11th with new hours for 2019

Seneca Falls Farmers Market to open on June 11th with new hours for 2019
Following an enormous outpouring of community support for an afternoon market, the Seneca Falls Farmers Market has announced new hours for the 2019 season. The Seneca Falls Farmers Market will be open every Tuesday from 3pm – 7pm starting June 11th and will run through October 8th, rain or shine. The market will again be held in People’s Park along... more

Vendors sought for new Farmers Market in Ovid

Vendors sought for new Farmers Market in Ovid
Have you ever thought about selling your locally made or produced items at your local farmers market? Do you grow fruits or vegetables? Or maybe you produce honey or maple syrup, have nursery stock or cut flowers? Maybe you have great baked goods or make your own soap or other arts or craft items. Are you looking for a unique... more

Trends in the restaurant business – What will impress us in 2019?

Trends in the restaurant business – What will impress us in 2019?
The time when the restaurant visit was not connected with technology in any way was gone. All the things that previously seemed innovative, such as online pizza order delivery or free Wi-Fi at a cafe, have now become the default service. In this article, we will talk about how technologies have changed the restaurant market, which services are already available... more

Waterfront restaurant thriving in Fair Haven despite flood concerns

Waterfront restaurant thriving in Fair Haven despite flood concerns
Now entering its sixth year of operations, a once-decaying commercial property on the shore of Little Sodus Bay continues to grow as Turtle Cove Resort & Marina. A little over five years ago, the waterfront property was littered with abandoned trailers, debris and trash, said Brian DiBernardo, Turtle Cove’s owner. The property’s ownership had jumped from management to management over... more

New deli and bakery set to open in downtown Waterloo

New deli and bakery set to open in downtown Waterloo
Tammy Hobby loves to cook and bake. So much so that she’s poured her heart and soul into opening the Corner Deli & Bakery on the four corners of downtown. That’s good news for those who love to eat. A Waterloo native, the former Tammy Bruch, is planning three days of a “soft” opening with a limited menu from 11... more

Trading post reopens in former Auburn bakery

Trading post reopens in former Auburn bakery
Like the items it sells, an Auburn secondhand business has found a new home. The former Auburn Trading Post reopened April 30 at 263 Genesee St. as JD’s Trading Post. It’s operated by partners Douglas Flint and Joan Duegaw, who’ve been together about as long as they’ve been moving antiques, collectibles and other secondhand items. They started at D’s Variety... more

Former Gould Hotel manager buys Abigail’s Restaurant

Former Gould Hotel manager buys Abigail’s Restaurant
Abigails was a popular restaurant for 34 years and its June 2018 closing saddened many. But the Routes 5&20 restaurant between Waterloo and Seneca Falls will reopen under new ownership, with a new name and with different food offerings — including a small craft beer brewery. Billy Weston of Seneca Falls bought the restaurant from the Legott family in late... more

Pickering Pub project may get grant help

Pickering Pub project may get grant help
No one on City Council seems to have an issue with the plan to redevelop the Pickering Pub. But councilmembers are divided on whether federal funding should be used to help transform the longtime South Main Street establishment into an upscale bar focused on specialty and craft cocktails and higher-end wines. City Council voted 6-3 on Thursday night to act... more

A perfect pairing: Young Lion Brewing and senior golfers

A perfect pairing: Young Lion Brewing and senior golfers
Young Lion Brewing Co. is hoping it scores a hole-in-one with its limited-edition Hill of Fame Light IPA beer. The microbrewery on Lakeshore Drive and the PGA of America partnered on the session beer, which is meant to celebrate the local golf and beer community and to highlight the upcoming Kitchenaid Senior PGA Championship at Oak Hill Country Club. Wright... more

What’s happening in the food, beverage and tourism scenes?

What’s happening in the food, beverage and tourism scenes?
Local food and local drink are huge in the Finger Lakes region, which the Canandaigua Chamber of Commerce has long recognized. Inspired by ongoing developments in the region’s travel and tourism marketplace, the Chamber is hosting an event June 3 called “al fresco flx” to talk more about and experience what is happening on the agritourism, food and craft beverage... more

Fabio Viviani will return to del Lago for two events on May 8

Fabio Viviani will return to del Lago for two events on May 8
Celebrity Chef Fabio Viviani will return to his del Lago Resort & Casino restaurant, Portico by Fabio Viviani for two events on May 8. Viviani will be bringing his culinary expertise to food lovers with an interactive cooking class and a local wine pairing dinner at Portico. Guests will watch his dishes come to life as he skillfully prepares some... more

Influence of farm-to-table movement in Finger Lakes explored

Influence of farm-to-table movement in Finger Lakes explored
Chefs using locally sourced food to create menu offerings is a growing phenomenon in the Finger Lakes. It’s also the subject of a day-long program at two locations in Geneva. The Canandaigua Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the “al fresco” conference that will explore the influence of the farm-to-table movement and agritourism on the local culture and economy. It’s scheduled... more
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