Restored luster at Rulloff's, a new generation of Collegetown's legendary saloon

Restored luster at Rulloff's, a new generation of Collegetown's legendary saloon

Rulloff's Restaurant was named after the last man executed by public hanging in the State of New York. Let's just get that out of the way up front. The notorious murderer's namesake, a saloon in Ithaca's Collegetown neighborhood, has a new lease on life with new management and a new menu.

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Rehashing my life: a journey through food

Rehashing my life: a journey through food

I recently discovered a little notebook that my mother had kept from a trip she took to Australia. Every page describes the food she ate along the journey; more than the sights she saw, the people she met, it was the food that bound together the story. And so it is with me as well.

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On the Street comes indoors in Ithaca's west end

On the Street comes indoors in Ithaca's west end

This week, 14850 Dining visits Ithaca's west end and On the Street, an outdoor food vendor that came indoors a few years back with their Greek-style pitas and salads. You've probably seen their stand on the Downtown Ithaca Commons in Bank Alley, at the Ithaca Farmers Market, or at festivals such as Grassroots, and now you can visit anytime, on Fulton Street between Maxie's and Sparrow's Fine Wines.

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Second annual Mac 'n Cheese Bowl at IHS will benefit Foodnet Meals on Wheels

Second annual Mac 'n Cheese Bowl at IHS will benefit Foodnet Meals on Wheels

Fancied-up versions of one of America's favorite foods have been making appearances on restaurant menus the last few years, and Ithaca-area restaurants and chefs will get another chance to show off their macaroni and cheese specialties at this Saturday's Foodnet fundraiser. The second annual Mac 'n Cheese Bowl, associated with the national March for Meals campaign of the Meals on Wheels Association of America, is this Saturday afternoon at the Ithaca High School cafeteria.

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Kraft recalls 7.25-ounce boxes of Macaroni & Cheese Dinner

Kraft recalls 7.25-ounce boxes of Macaroni & Cheese Dinner

Saying the product "may contain small pieces of metal," Kraft Foods Group has voluntarily recalled about 242,000 cases of Kraft Macaroni & Cheese Dinner. No injuries have been reported. The company is offering refunds to consumers.

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New Orleans flair in Ithaca's West End at Maxie's Supper Club

New Orleans flair in Ithaca's West End at Maxie's Supper Club

This week, we're in Ithaca's west end at the consistently great Maxie's Supper Club. Maxie's brings an unmistakable New Orleans flair to Ithaca in its straightforward menu of fish, seafood, sandwiches, and hearty jambalaya and gumbo; its raw bar and cocktail list, and a fun atmosphere that's always lively and often full of free live music.

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Cozy east hill eatery reborn as Coal Yard Cafe

Cozy east hill eatery reborn as Coal Yard Cafe

We can hardly believe it's been over eight years since the drab old Coal Office building on Maple Avenue was converted into a cafe, opening first as the Queen of Tarts. The latest incarnation, the Coal Yard Cafe, offers tempting breakfasts and lunches with lots of comfortable seating.

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Tips on tipping your wait staff and bartenders

Tips on tipping your wait staff and bartenders

This week, we're talking about some tips on tipping. The origins of the American gratuity habit are the subject of some debate, but the important piece of background information you need to know is that restaurants are allowed to pay wait staff and bartenders less than minimum wage because they earn tips. That means tips are a big part of a restaurant staffer's income, not an extra or a bonus, but what they live on.

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Higher minimum wage for tipped employees in New York State will put money right back in the economy, say workers

Higher minimum wage for tipped employees in New York State will put money right back in the economy, say workers

Restaurant servers and bartenders across New York State will soon be earning a higher minimum wage, as the "tipped worker" base pay goes from about $5 to $7.50 per hour effective December 31st. That will boost the earnings of over 200,000 state residents.

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Grocery delivery hits Ithaca area with Rosie online shopping at P&C Fresh and ShurSave

Grocery delivery hits Ithaca area with Rosie online shopping at P&C Fresh and ShurSave

This week, we're shopping for fresh local groceries without getting up from the comfy chair. That's thanks to Rosie, a locally grown web app that's partnered with the P&C Fresh supermarket on Ithaca's east hill and the Trumansburg ShurSave to offer online grocery shopping for pickup or delivery.

Rosie is based on the idea that no one really loves poking around the grocery store to find everything on their shopping list, and as you wander the aisles you're often tempted to buy things you didn't really need.

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RECENTLY REVIEWED RESTAURANTS

On the Street

4

105 South Fulton Street
Ithaca, NY 14850
Phone: 607-277-PITA (7482)

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Maxie's Supper Club

5

635 West State Street
Ithaca, NY 14850
Phone: 607-272-4136

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