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Mac’s Philly Steaks in Lyons gets going

Mac’s Philly Steaks owner Ryan MacNamara didn’t see the need to drop what Burnham’s Canalside in Lyons was doing as a longtime breakfast and lunch joint. He just added to it. The new name: Mac’s ... more
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WEBER THIS WEEK: Meet the owners at Connie’s Diner in Waterloo (podcast)

WEBER THIS WEEK: Meet the owners at Connie's Diner in Waterloo (podcast)
Carmen Caratozzolo is in-studio on Monday afternoon as a guest on Weber This Week with Harold "Web Dog" Weber to talk about their long-time, very successful family business. Connie's Diner has been a staple in ... more
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Geneva duo looks to revive Hall Diner

Geneva duo looks to revive Hall Diner
A Geneva duo has plans to reopen a venerable eatery in this town of Seneca hamlet, and they’re looking for a little help from the public to make it happen. Dan Bullock said he and ... more
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WEBER THIS WEEK: Claire Benjamin of Rue Claire Lavender Farm & Artisan Chocolate (podcast)

WEBER THIS WEEK: Claire Benjamin of Rue Claire Lavender Farm & Artisan Chocolate (podcast)
Claire Benjamin is the owner of Rue Claire Lavender Farm & Artisan Chocolate in Lodi. Claire's chocolates are made with the finest & all natural ingredients in artisanal manners. Hand Crafted chocolate located in the ... more
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Pizza pioneers: Skaneateles family celebrates 30 years of food business

Pizza pioneers: Skaneateles family celebrates 30 years of food business
At the turn of the century, Valentine Wellington was making sandwiches for workers on his Skaneateles farm when he accidentally spilled some sauce on the bread. Rather than toss the dough, the young farmer sprinkled ... more
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Tasty winter Ithaca Chili Cook-Off tradition continues in its 20th year

Tasty winter Ithaca Chili Cook-Off tradition continues in its 20th year
Walking through Ithaca Commons on Saturday would have been enough to make anyone hungry drool a river. The 20th annual Downtown Ithaca Chili Cook-Off took place between 11:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday at locations ... more
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del Lago announces wine dinner series at Portico

del Lago announces wine dinner series at Portico
From the very start, del Lago Resort & Casino has had a focused mission to strengthen the community by supporting local businesses. The resort and casino has prided itself on forging strong partnerships with Finger ... more
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Competitive eaters vie for the Golden Pierogi trophy in Auburn

Competitive eaters vie for the Golden Pierogi trophy in Auburn
Brian Hooper brought his lucky fork to help him eat 35 pierogies and win the men’s division of the Ukrainian National Club’s eighth-annual pierogi eating contest Saturday afternoon. Hooper powered down the potato-and-onion-filled dumplings in ... more
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KEUKA CANDY: A sweet venture expanding beyond Penn Yan

KEUKA CANDY: A sweet venture expanding beyond Penn Yan
The Keuka Candy Emporium recently moved to a new space in Penn Yan. The candy store was able to expand during the month of December through their move from 17 Main Street to 131 Main ... more
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New Geneva coffee shop carries on familiar Monaco’s name

New Geneva coffee shop carries on familiar Monaco's name
There’s a new coffee shop in Geneva, just north the Hobart and William Smith Colleges campus. The storefront, at the corner of Pulteney and Washington was most recently a hair salon, but for a long ... more
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WEBER THIS WEEK: Chris Ritter of Stan’s Waterloo (podcast)

WEBER THIS WEEK: Chris Ritter of Stan's Waterloo (podcast)
Meet Chris Ritter, General Manager of Stan's Waterloo, who was a guest on Weber This Week on Monday afternoon, and learn about the Finger Lakes newest restaurant and gastro pub in downtown Waterloo. See photos ... more
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Old Erie Restaurant in Weedsport to close

The Old Erie Restaurant announced on its Facebook page Tuesday evening that the Weedsport establishment will be closing the first weekend of February. “It is with heavy hearts we announce we will be closing our ... more
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OUTDOORS: Food Network’s Nancy Fuller coming to sportsman’s event

OUTDOORS: Food Network's Nancy Fuller coming to sportsman's event
The vice president of the company promoting the Great New York Sportsman’s Expo admits he was apprehensive about featuring a food guru at the outdoor sporting show. “At first glance I was not sure how ... more
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Grand opening at Ithaca McDonald’s (photo)

Grand opening at Ithaca McDonald's (photo)
The McDonald’s on Elmira Road in Ithaca held its Grand Opening on Thursday, January 4th, 2018. At the Grand Opening event, local owner Courtney Feehan, center, announced the winners of McDonald’s Community Partner Grants: the ... more
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Mark’s Pizzeria locations in Waterloo, Lyons, Ovid and Ithaca transition to Pat’s Pizzeria

Mark's Pizzeria locations in Waterloo, Lyons, Ovid and Ithaca transition to Pat's Pizzeria
Multiple Mark's Pizzeria locations in the Finger Lakes have shut down. But, that's not to say that those locations in Waterloo, Ovid, Lyons, or Ithaca have ceased operating. Instead, a new duo has taken over ... more
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Geneva Experiment Station helps growers hop on board

Geneva Experiment Station helps growers hop on board
New York used to be king of the hop, before diseases put an end to the industry about 100 years ago. The industry eventually moved west to parts of Oregon and Washington, where drier climates ... more
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