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Butter sculptors tease reveal of this year’s sculpture at the NY State Fair

Butter sculptors tease reveal of this year’s sculpture at the NY State Fair
The New York State Fair gets underway in less than 48 hours and crews are busy getting everything ready for the 13-day event. While there are countless reasons why people come out, many are anticipating the famous butter sculpture. This will be the 51st year that the fair has been making butter sculptures. Jim Victor and his wife Marie are... more

North Rose family to reopen Emile’s Restaurant under new name

North Rose family to reopen Emile’s Restaurant under new name
Closed and for sale since October 2016, the former Emile’s Restaurant is expected to reopen under new ownership by the end of September. Owner Bob Jaynes of Geneva said he has agreed to sell the iconic Border City restaurant to Tracy Johnson and her son, Bruce Johnson, both of North Rose. “I wish them the best of luck. It will... more

‘The Empire Plate’ features Coach’s Diner in downtown Waterloo (video)

‘The Empire Plate’ features Coach’s Diner in downtown Waterloo (video)
The Facebook video series ‘The Empire Plate’ and host Bill Vinci visited Coach’s Diner in downtown Waterloo recently and gave viewers an inside look. As they state on Facebook, “IF YOUR A YANKEES FAN, THIS ONE IS FOR YOU. The Empire Plate is excited to release our newest episode, Coach’s Diner in Waterloo, New York. I want to thank owner... more

8th annual Finger Lakes Cheese Festival

8th annual Finger Lakes Cheese Festival
Saturday morning, the Sunset View Creamery was packed for its 8th annual cheese festival. Now don’t let the name fool you, because they’re offering so much more than just cheese! It’s a family friendly event where about 80 vendors and 10 creameries come together to display their homegrown and homemade products. You can also find live music, wine tasting, desserts,... more

Fair Food: New ‘Sudden Death’ burger trades bun for bacon

Fair Food: New ‘Sudden Death’ burger trades bun for bacon
Holy moly. The newest “Fair food” at The Great New York State Fair sounds like a doozy. The Fair announced fairgoers will be able to try the “The Sudden Death” burger, offered by Fried Specialties. The Sudden Death is two hamburgers stuffed with macaroni and cheese, pork belly and jalapenos. It’s then wrapped in bacon and deep-fried. It comes with a... more

LOST FINGER LAKES: Casey Galloway of Café 19 in Seneca Falls (interview)

LOST FINGER LAKES: Casey Galloway of Café 19 in Seneca Falls (interview)
Café 19 is themed after the Women’s Rights Movement. All of the artwork on our walls are pop art images of suffragists from the Movement. We wanted to take the Women’s Right’s Movement and merge it with a modern, fun, and comfortable place to eat. We wanted people to be able to enjoy good food and still be surrounded by... more

Ribs, Rhythm and Blues coming to Auburn’s Emerson Park

Ribs, Rhythm and Blues coming to Auburn’s Emerson Park
Lots of food, including ‘cheap eats’ from ALL the vendors, are one highlight of next weekend’s Ribs, Rhythm & Blues Festival. Auburn’s Rotary puts on the annual event, which club member Heather Edmunds tells us also includes 35 professional cook teams looking for the NY State Championship ($5,000 in prize money is on the line. Some of the team will... more

International Building at the New York State Fair to be renamed ‘The Eatery’

International Building at the New York State Fair to be renamed ‘The Eatery’
So long, “International Building,” The New York State Fairwill now call the building known for its endless food options, “The Eatery.” According to a news release sent Wednesday, the Fair says the decision to rename the International Building came after discussions with the building’s vendors. “We meet with our vendor groups every year, and the International Building group suggested giving the... more

On the future of Trombino’s in Lyons

On the future of Trombino’s in Lyons
In 2016, Sean Dobbins bought the 12 Pearl Street site directly before an impending auction. Trombino’s had been closed since 2011, and the auction might well have erased any lingering hope that a restaurant might return to that spot. Dobbins had no desire at that point to run a restaurant, but did not want to see such a great part... more

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

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

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
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