Lifestyle

Food Signs of Spring in CNY

Food tours, food trucks, farm to table dining and farm and gardening events

It's still cold and dreary, but snow is giving way to grass, finally. And the food season has changed, at least tentatively. Some folks have dusted off and tuned up their grills. Restaurant patios and decks aren't open yet, but food trucks have come out of hiding. Ice cream parlors and seasonal eateries like Gannon's Isle, Sno-Top (Manlius), Skan-Ellus (betweeen Marcellus and Skaneateles) and Rudy's Lakeside (Oswego) are open for the season.



Salt City Style Takes the Runways

Syracuse Fashion Week starts Wednesday, April 8

Fashion, food, art, hair, makeup and music will join forces, tied together by the local thread that binds it all, during the second annual Syracuse Fashion Week, which starts Wednesday, April 8.



Free Will Astrology

Astrology for April 1 – 7

ARIES (March 21-April 19) "Choconiverous" is an English slang word that's defined as having the tendency, when eating a chocolate Easter Bunny, to bite the head off first. I recommend that you adopt this direct approach in everything you do in the coming weeks. Don't get bogged down with preliminaries. Don't get sidetracked by minor details, trivial distractions or peripheral concerns. It's your duty to swoop straight into the center of the action. Be clear about what you want and unapologetic about getting it.



Sole Jam: Sneaker Convention Skids Through Year Two

The second annual CNY Sole Jam took place on Sunday March 29 at the OnCenter.

The second annual CNY Sole Jam took place on Sunday March 29 at the OnCenter. As soon as the doors of the event center were opened, a blast of beats being spun by Da Chef emanated from the space like heat waves off the hot summer pavement.



Top 5 Stories of the Week

March 23 – 29

Top 5 Most Read Stories of the Week Every Sunday, we tally our analytics to give you the Top 5 most read stories of the week on Syracusenewtimes.com.



Syracuse Food Truck Association Thinking Spring

Weekly food truck round-ups starting April 22

George Shattuck, owner and operator of Shattuck's Paddy Wagon, pronounced the first food truck "rodeo" of the season in Syracuse a success -- and despite the lingering winter is looking forward to weekly round-ups starting April 22 from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m..



The Cider Mill: Closed Until Further Notice

Owners Dan and Teresa Seeley plan to repair/rebuild restaurant damaged by ice

The winter of 2015 has been long and cruel. Dan Seeley, his wife, Teresa and their children escaped it for a few days of warmth and sun earlier this month, then received the news that an ice dam had "let loose" and caused part of the roof to collapse at The Cider Mill, causing extensive damages to their recently renovated restaurant on Fay Road, in Onondaga.



Free Will Astrology

Astrology for March 25 – 31

ARIES (March 21-April 19) The term "jumped the shark" often refers to a TV show that was once great but gradually grew stale, and then resorted to implausible plot twists in a desperate attempt to revive its creative verve. I'm a little worried that you may do the equivalent of jumping the shark in your own sphere. APRIL FOOL! I lied. I'm not at all worried that you'll jump the shark. It's true that you did go through a stagnant, meandering phase there for a short time. But you responded by getting fierce and fertile rather than stuck and contrived. Am I right? And now you're on the verge of breaking out in a surge of just-the-right-kind-of-craziness.



Top 5 Stories of the Week

March 16 – 22

Every Sunday, we tally our analytics to give you the Top 5 most read stories of the week on Syracusenewtimes.com.



The Sweetest Time of Year

Maple syrup is much more than something to pour on pancakes.

Maple Weekend(s) on tap in Central New York For Kimberly Meyer Cook, maple syrup is much more than something to pour on pancakes.