Hilltop breakfast or lunch at Ithaca's Sunset Grill

Hilltop breakfast or lunch at Ithaca's Sunset Grill

Open daily for breakfast and lunch, Sunset Grill really shines for breakfast, and it shows when the crowds come on the weekend. This south hill eatery at Rogan's Corner once held Franco's Restaurant.

The breakfast menu offers lots of griddle items and a variety of omelets; two of my dining companions chose omelets, which were generous and well stuffed. Go with a Greek omelet, featuring spinach, tomatoes, onions, and feta cheese; or the Bomber omelet, named for Ithaca College's Bombers teams, with ham, bacon, and sausage, as well as your choice of cheese.

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Feeding southwest Ithaca at Moe's Southwest Grill

Feeding southwest Ithaca at Moe's Southwest Grill

This week, we're visiting Moe's Southwest Grill. Call it Mexican food or southwestern food, Moe's is all about putting food in tortillas in various forms. Moe's welcomes visitors with an assembly line, very much like the similar That Burrito Place or Chipotle, or even Subway. The place is colorful and full of energy, a perfect match to the southwest-style pseudo-Mexican fare.

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Wegmans recalls store-brand ground beef sold in recent weeks

Wegmans recalls store-brand ground beef sold in recent weeks

The Wegmans supermarket chain, based in western New York, is recalling packages of its store-brand organic ground beef due to concerns that there may be "small strips of translucent, flexible plastic" in the meat. The packages were sold in stores beginning December 27th.

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Seasonal food and a fresh new look on Ithaca's waterfront at the BoatYard Grill

Seasonal food and a fresh new look on Ithaca's waterfront at the BoatYard Grill

Back when the BoatYard Grill opened, just over a dozen years ago, the menu for the lakeside restaurant had a focus on fresh fish and seafood, steaks, salads, and sandwiches, and the decor was very "seafood shack." Over the last few months, they renovated and updated the look, and have just rolled out a new menu.

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Free meal this winter at Chipotle, if you're willing to try their new vegan Sofritas

Free meal this winter at Chipotle, if you're willing to try their new vegan Sofritas

And they call it a catch? Chipotle Mexican Grill is offering a free burrito, bowl, salad, or order of tacos, of your choice, if you're willing to buy one featuring their new Sofritas on January 26th.

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A few days left to donate to Healthy Food for All while shopping at GreenStar

A few days left to donate to Healthy Food for All while shopping at GreenStar

The Healthy Food for All program, which helps make CSA farm shares available to community members who otherwise couldn't afford fresh produce, is wrapping up a year-end fundraiser. GreenStar Cooperative Market is making it easy to chip in, by adding a dollar (or more) when you check out with your groceries.

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Ithaca-area holiday dining - Who's open and closed for the holiday weekends?

Ithaca-area holiday dining - Who's open and closed for the holiday weekends?

Where can you dine in and around Ithaca and Tompkins County over the upcoming holiday weekends? As always, there will be a few eateries open over the Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year holidays, and we've got details on when restaurants will be open and closed.

Collegetown's 7-Eleven store (formerly Wilson Farms) is open 24/7, and will be open through the holidays.

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Food makes a perfect gift for the holidays or any time of year!

Food makes a perfect gift for the holidays or any time of year!

You've gotten past Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and 14850 Dining is here to help you finish off your shopping list with Hanukkah upon us, and Christmas just a couple of weeks away. Gifts of food are appreciated any time of year, and you'll put a smile on everyone's face with one of our local gift options.

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Locavore writ large: Coltivare brings fresh food and culinary education focus to Downtown Ithaca

Locavore writ large: Coltivare brings fresh food and culinary education focus to Downtown Ithaca

Here at 14850 Dining we talk a lot about the so-called "locavore" movement, where eating seasonally available food from local and regional farms and producers is more important than having a steady stream of the same produce even if you have to import it from across the country, or around the planet. Coltivare, opening this weekend in Downtown Ithaca, takes that ideal to a new level.

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Manos Diner closing this Sunday after 52 years in Ithaca's southwest

Manos Diner closing this Sunday after 52 years in Ithaca's southwest

It's the end of an era. After 52 years, a big expansion in the late '70s, a couple of renovations and remodelings, and countless thousands of blueberry pancakes, tullyburgers, and roast turkey dinners, Manos Diner is closing its doors. The Manos family tells us the diner's last day of operation will be this Sunday, December 14th.

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RECENTLY REVIEWED RESTAURANTS

Sunset Grill

4

823 Danby Road
Ithaca, NY 14850
Phone: 607-272-1986

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Moe's Southwest Grill

4

324 Elmira Road
NY 14850
Phone: 607-277-6637

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