There’s a place to go on the West Side for a pour-over coffee or cappuccino
You might have stopped in European Specialties, a specialty import store in Westvale Plaza to pick up some kielbasa, liverwurst or crusty rye bread. Kava European Bistro, an extension of the shop, opened in plaza in the fall. It's official "grand opening" was Saturday, March 8.
Ascioti’s and Francesca’s – an italian feast on one spot!
The building at 207 Oswego St., Liverpool, was once a Ponderosa Steakhouse and more recently home to Juanita's Mexican Kitchen.
A new standard is established for consumption of cauliflower wings.
Everyone knows I’m a helper, so when a crunchy new restaurant dared to be different by serving--gasp!--cauliflower wings at the downtown Wing Walk, my impulse was to assail critics as close-minded, change-averse, planet-endangering Neanderthals, no offense to Neanderthals intended.
For those who aren’t familiar with it, aquaponics is a sustainable system of food production.
Refresh (verb): give new strength or energy to; reinvigorate
Winter is a great time to cruise wine trails in the Finger Lakes
When TripAdvisor named the Finger Lakes one of its Top 5 U.S. wine destinations in 2012, the website’s travel gurus probably were thinking water, wine, blue skies and rolling green hills--not frigid temperatures, frozen lakes and blowing and drifting snow.
Consider an alternative for Valentine’s Day.
A heart-shaped box of chocolates and a dozen roses. A heart-shaped box of chocolates and a balloon that says “I Love You.’’ A heart-shaped box of chocolates and dinner out. These are traditional Valentine's gifts.
Ryan Novak achieved his childhood dream, then took it to another level.
For Ryan Novak, life is not like a box of chocolate. It is more like a chocolate pizza. There are bumps in the road or obstacles sometimes he’s had to get around, similar to the pecan, almond and white chocolate drizzled-on topping. But overall, it is sweet and satisfying, like the milk chocolate and toffee crust.
It’s only January, but 2014 already promises a full calendar of tasty happenings.
Pop quiz: In 2013, hundreds of people representing 21 states and 14 countries visited downtown Syracuse to: A. Shop at the Urban Outfitters store in Armory Square. B. See the American Moderns exhibit at the Everson Museum of Art. C. Walk or run along the Creekwalk recreation trail. D. Walk and eat at the same time as part of a Sampling Syracuse food tour.
As a plant-based food, nuts are rich in antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer effects.
There was a new nutcracker under the Christmas tree this year. Not the wooden soldier variety that decorates a mantel. Rather, the real nut-cracking kind, along with the requisite bag of assorted walnuts, almonds, pecans, hazelnuts and those wonderfully challenging Brazil nuts.
Low Season: The harvest is long past, but there’s plenty at the market.
The fields are frozen and wear a blanket of snow. We do a happy dance when the temperature registers above 20 degrees. A juicy, red-ripe, homegrown tomato is the stuff of fantasy.