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Fresh Connect Check Program at Seneca Falls Farmers’ Market

Customers who shop with SNAP/Food Stamp benefits are now able to stretch their food dollars at the Seneca Falls Farmers’ Market.  And for every $5 of Market Electronic Benefit Transaction (EBT) Tokens that are purchased, SNAP customers will receive a $2 Fresh Connect Check free that is redeemable for farm fresh foods.  The New York State Department of Agriculture and... more

Finger Lakes Fire and Smoke BBQ Festival & Competition returns to Geneva Lakefront

Western New York’s premier BBQ competition, the Finger Lakes Fire and Smoke BBQ Festival & Competition will be held for the second time on Labor Day Weekend at the Geneva Lakefront Park and is produced by The Shortsville Smokers BBQ Team. “The City is pleased that we have been chosen once again as the location for this event. Anyone who... more

BBQ in Waterloo will raise funds for boy’s 12th surgery

BBQ in Waterloo will raise funds for boy’s 12th surgery
A chicken barbecue fundraiser is planned for Wednesday to help a local boy as he continues to struggle with the medical condition Chiari Malformation Type 1. The barbecue and raffles will benefit Alex Mattei, 6, who has already undergone 11 surgeries and faces his 12th this week. The barbecue starts at 3 p.m. in Lafayette Park on Main Street and... more

Italian restaurant/bakery to open in downtown Auburn

A new bistro will soon open at 105 Genesee St. in Auburn. Bistro Gusto Italiano, a restaurant and bakery, is set to open within the next few weeks in the former Bambino’s Bistro space, owner Dario D’Angelo said Friday. D’Angelo will oversee the restaurant and his wife, Lucia, will run the bakery, he said. Dario’s father, Vincenzo, will help out... more

3rd Trevor’s Gift Charity Wine Dinner less than a week away

It has been a yearly success that has raised money, awareness, and spirits. This year, event organizers hope to set the bar even higher – as Knapp Winery & Vineyard Restaurant hosts the third annual installment of the four course dinner. The dinner will be held on August 5, and will benefit Trevor’s Gift, a local backpack charity helping feed... more

Food in the FLX: Main Street Smokehouse in Willard

It’s a quiet, non-descript building on Main Street in Willard. Almost directly across from the Willard Drug Treatment Campus, owner Carrie Bates runs from one end of the small space to the other. Bates Main Street Smokehouse is a family function, with Carrie’s brother, cousin, son, and family friend all playing vital roles in making the success story in the... more

Food in the FLX: West Main Kitchen

Food in the FLX: West Main Kitchen
Downtown Waterloo is transforming. Developer Lee Bieber started work last year on several storefronts, and after a short time — one very good diner has already come from that hard work. Revitalizing any downtown space is something that takes perseverance, seemingly endless effort, and most-importantly a shared vision. In downtown Waterloo, there is a diner that has only been open... more

Food in the Finger Lakes: Penn Yan Diner

The Penn Yan Diner has been a staple in downtown Penn Yan for more than 90 years. While ownership has changed hands several times over the years, some things have remained consistent. For owners Carrie and Sean Ahearn, they simply call themselves stewards of the diner. Their goal is to simply preserve the history of this quaint diner located in... more

Auburn restaurant reopens following seizure by state tax department

Auburn restaurant reopens following seizure by state tax department
Auburn restaurant GJP Italian Eatery is once again open following a March 29 seizure by the state Department of Taxation and Finance for nonpayment of taxes.Auburn restaurant GJP Italian Eatery is once again open following a March 29 seizure by the state Department of Taxation and Finance for nonpayment of taxes. READ MORE more
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