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What’s new in Hawley-Green

Laci’s Lunchbox, the Greenwood Winery Bistro, and Cafe at 407 offer new specials

You love Laci’s Tapas Bar for its creative cocktails, small plates, nightly specials and desserts. A taste of that Laci’s flair is now available for lunch — and breakfast.
Laci’s Lunchbox is also new in Syracuse’s Hawley-Green neighborhood. It opened earlier this month in the big lavender house at 115 Green St., a short distance from Laci’s headquarters, at 304 Hawley Ave. The building also is home to cheesecake, cupcake and custom cake bakery 83 & Co.
Photo by Laci's Lunchbox

Photo by Laci’s Lunchbox

They’re keeping it simple on the menu, with sandwiches, wraps, paninis, soups, salads, smoothies and coffee drinks. The daily special features a half sandwich and a cup of soup ($6.50). All sandwiches are made to order, served with sliced carrots and come with a homemade chocolate chip cookie.

The Laci’s Sandwich leads the items on the chalkboard menu. It features roasted chicken, guacamole, roasted red peppers, pepper Jack cheese, ranch dressing, sprouts and tomato. Here’s a tip: Order your sandwich or panini on focaccia bread. It’s house-made. Gluten-free options are also available. Laci’s Lunchbox is at 115 Green St., Syracuse. Breakfast and lunch are available Tuesday to Saturday.
 
The Bistro at Greenwood Winery
 
The tasting room at Greenwood Winery, DeWitt’s first winery, opened more than a year ago. The “Music in the Vines” series has established the winery as an entertainment venue, as well.
The Bistro at Greenwood Winery adds to the package and creates a complete wine country destination five miles from downtown Syracuse.The bistro is open for lunch and dinner. The menu offers soups, salads, grilled sandwiches, burgers and entrees, steak, pan-seared salmon, roasted chicken and pasta dishes, some featuring locally and regionally sourced ingredients as well as seasonal produce from the Greenwood farm. For dessert, there are cakes, a changing rotation of pies and “Mom’s apple crisp.”
Photo by Greenwood Winery

Photo by Greenwood Winery

Everything on the menu can pair with Greenwood’s wines, as well as a selection of local and regional draft beers. Several options are easy to share, including local/regional cheese platters, cheese and charcuterie platters with grapes and olives, flatbread pizzas and more.
Greenwood Winery is open for lunch, starting at 11 a.m., Tuesday to Saturday. Dinner is served 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. The winery and bistro is at 6475 Collamer Road (Route 298), East Syracuse, a couple of miles east of Carrier Circle.
 

Supper Club Dinners To-Go and Slow Food Suppers at Cafe at 407

 
It’s Friday. It has been a long week. You’re tired. And you don’t feel like cooking—Cafe at 407 to the rescue. The “Cafe with a Cause,” in the village of Liverpool, has a new Friday night dinner option: Supper Club Dinners To-Go ($29.85). These portable feasts are designed to feed two to four. The first week featured chicken cassoulet (a French-style stew with beans and bacon), a homemade sourdough baguette or daily bread, green salad and assorted desserts.
Photo by Cafe at 407

Photo by Cafe at 407

Call ahead, place your order and name your pick-up time. They’ll have everything ready for you. The Slow Suppers, scheduled to be held monthly, offer a seasonal tasting menu prepared with local ingredients and paired with wine/beer and coffee. The dinners feature multiple small plates. The first dinner on Oct. 25 featured eight courses.

Reservations are required for these events; and tickets cost approximately $65. Call the Cafe for information on upcoming Slow Food Suppers. Cafe at 407 supports Ophelia’s Place, a non-profit organization that serves individuals with eating disorders and the families of those affected by eating disorders. The cafe is at 407 Tulip St., Liverpool. For more information, call 315-451-5855.
Margaret McCormick blogs about food at eatfirst.typepad.com. Email her at mmccormicksnt@gmail.com. Follow her on Twitter at @mmccormickcny.
Feature Photo courtesy of Cafe at 407
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