All articles by Margaret McCormick

Foodie with Flair

Writer Margaret McCormick chats with Tom Kiernan, named Chef of the Year for his kitchen cuisine

For Tom Kiernan, 2015 has been a year of accomplishments, achievements and experiences to savor and remember and build on. And the year is still young.



Recess Appointment for Downtown

Recess coffee is expanding into the downtown area while keeping their signature cup of joe brewing

People.com's recent list of "24 Coffee Shops You Have to Visit'' put the Westcott Nation’s Recess Coffee on the radar screen of caffeine lovers all over the world. Another benefit of that exposure is Recess' upcoming expansion to downtown Syracuse.



Menu Gets Beefed Up at Owera Vineyards

A new small plates menu has been put into place at Owera Vineyards in Cazenovia and a food truck from Upstair’s Bistro in Canandaigua is out and about.

Peanut butter and jelly; fish and chips; beer and pizza; wine and cheese. Wine and food, period. Wine tastes better when it's partnered with good food. That's the driving force behind the new small plates menu at Owera Vineyards in Cazenovia.



Meet the New Sauce Boss

Tom’s Bootleg BBQ sauce has been making mouths water in Upstate New York since 1995.

You might have tasted Tom's Bootleg BBQ sauce at the Buy Local Bash, the Regional Market or the New York State Fair. You might have tasted it at a cookout, cookoff, concert, gift shop or hardware store.



LoFo Ice Cream Offers Wild Tastes

Eccentric flavored frozen treats and unusual foods offer consumers a new take on local cuisine

A scoop of ice cream after dinner: It's an American tradition. At LoFo in Armory Square, which is now serving casually elegant dinners, forget your usual flavors like chocolate, vanilla and strawberry.



Sweet on strawberries

Strawberries are now in season and there are plenty of recipes and events that surround their juicy goodness.

The strawberries are here! The strawberries are here! They're ripening and available at local farm stands and farmers markets and your favorite U-pick field is probably open or opening soon — to avoid disappointment, call to check on availability and field conditions before heading out.



Summer Times 2015: Food Fests

Summer festivals offer hidden pleasures for famished foodies.

Barbecue. Blueberries. Gyros and baklava. A bite of this and that from dozens of local restaurants.



CNY Dining Bites: Yummy Raw Deals at Brewster Inn

Get your seafood fix in Caz and more food news happening in CNY

Opening soon in Cazenovia is a new place to get your seafood fix. It overlooks the lake and it's at a place where you might already satisfy your seafood cravings and/or pick up some fresh fish to enjoy at home.



Vinomania’s Single Nights Match Up Food, Drink and Fun

Singles Mingle and Wine Tasting at Vinomania

When you think wine pairing, you probably think about wine and cheese, wine and chocolate and, well, wine and every kind of food. Gary Decker thinks about those things, too. But lately, he's been thinking about the pairing of wine and local singles.



Core Principles

A healthy eating restaurant to open in North Syracuse

Melissa Vassenelli lives to run and runs to live. While training for a marathon recently in North Syracuse, she noticed a new restaurant under construction touting greens, grains, broths and juices.