Creme Brulee Deep Fried French Toast

Cooking Italian with Joe

Joe Borio, host of Cooking Italian with Joe, shares his recipe for a simple and delicious creme brulee (deep fried) French toast. This is one of the most delicious styles of French toast you will ever have, made with cream, sugar, egg yolks, vanilla, and nutmeg.


#takeatour of Columbus Circle

#takeatour kicks off our second year of video tours with a series on local monuments. Join Michael John Heagerty of NOexcuses as he explores Columbus Circle in downtown Syracuse.

IUFOC 2015 – Reflections on the Event

International UFO Congress 2015

The 2015 International UFO Congress was a fascinating experience. This was my second IUFOC conference, and my first as a presenter.

“Illuminating” a City Through Public Art

The jury is in for the Connective Corridor’s call for public art.

Last week’s blog post in our Syracuse New Times series focused on the Connective Corridor’s outreach to artists as part of a $650,000 call for public art – one of the largest in the country. We’re pleased to report that as the deadline approaches, we’ve already received more than 100 entries before the on-line application closes at 11:59 p.m., March 1. The call has made it around the country and across Europe, attracting very high quality artists. Now the challenge is to evaluate entries and develop a short list of semi-finalists. To do that, we’ve assembled a talented jury.

Cocktails + A Tour

A splash of history and some cocktails!

The SocietyGurl (Jamie Ann Owens), with Michael John Heagerty and Christi Smith of NOexcuses (#takeatour), provided a Winterfest weekend schedule of tours over the weekend of Feb. 21-22 that included some Syracuse history and, of course, some savory cocktails!

Much Ado About an SU Game

A college basketball game has a certain appeal to it.

Ever since I was a child, I've always enjoyed the fun of going to an SU game. The fact we have this particular major university is a great thing. It's difficult to imagine what Syracuse would be like without the school bringing in people from out of town - the result is pretty obvious. We can't take the Pyramid approach and cross our fingers while we sip from a tumbler in a compound, hoping that the Canadians continually arrive to give Congel business. Nothing like those international benefits. This is a continual tug-o-war.

Nutella Crepe Cake with Whipped Cream and Strawberries

If you like Nutella then you’ll love this fun recipe

Join Joe Borio, host of Cooking Italian with Joe, as he shares this fun and simple recipe of Nutella, whipped cream and crepes, all piled up for a fantastic and beautiful dessert or treat.

Field Report: Saturday at IUFOC 2015

Cheryl Costa reports from the International UFO Congress

All of yesterday’s activity at the International UFO Congress (IUFOC) 2015 tired me out a great deal. But I was up early and out to attend an early morning seminar on abductions.

Field Report: Friday at IUFOC 2015

Cheryl Costa interviews Stanton Friedman and Craig Campobosso at the International UFO Congress

New Times UFO writer Cheryl Costa (New York Skies) is corresponding from the International UFO Congress in Arizona. Follow daily updates HERE through Feb. 22.

What is Good Public Art?

The process that goes into selecting public art

What is good public art? Who decides? Questions like these spark debate in communities around the world when it comes to spending public funds on public art. This week’s blog focuses on the process that goes into selecting public art. The process is what leads to the end product – either good or bad, so, it’s really important to get it right, be transparent about it, and to invite conversation. Thanks again to our partners at the Syracuse New Times for this blog series to generate dialogue about these topics.