Tasty Thai food at Ithaca's Tamarind

Tasty Thai food at Ithaca's Tamarind

Ithaca never seems to need more Thai restaurants in particular, or Asian restaurants in general, but sometimes a new one opens and is a quick success. This week, we're talking about Tamarind on Route 13. Just one of many Thai restaurants in Ithaca, this cozy restaurant opened about six years ago and offers good food at a reasonable price.

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Farmers Markets return outdoors as spring gradually returns to Ithaca

Farmers Markets return outdoors as spring gradually returns to Ithaca

The Ithaca Farmers Market returned from its winter hideaway to Steamboat Landing this past Saturday, and tomorrow, the Farmers Market at Cornell will open on the Ag Quad for four Thursdays in a row. The first signs of spring produce are welcome after an unusually long, and unusually cold, winter.

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Foodnet raising funds with Mac 'n Cheese Bowl at IHS this Saturday afternoon

Foodnet raising funds with Mac 'n Cheese Bowl at IHS this Saturday afternoon

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 will get a chance to show off their macaroni and cheese specialties at this Saturday's Foodnet fundraiser. The 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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Meet area farmers and sample their wares at CSA fair this Saturday afternoon

Meet area farmers and sample their wares at CSA fair this Saturday afternoon

This Saturday afternoon's CSA fair at Boynton Middle School will give area residents a chance to meet farmers and explore their farm-share offerings before committing to a season of produce or meat. The free event is Saturday, March 8th, from noon to 3pm.

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Learning how to live with dietary restrictions at Cornell Dining

Learning how to live with dietary restrictions at Cornell Dining

Dietary restrictions are a bigger and bigger part of our lives, and this week the folks at Cornell Dining are trying on some of these restrictions for size. It's called "5 Days," and the managers, chefs, and staff at Cornell Dining are spending five days following one of several dietary restrictions on campus, learning what it's like to eat vegetarian or vegan, eat dairy-free or gluten-free, or eat Kosher.

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Nestle recalls Philly Steak & Cheese varieties of Hot Pockets sandwiches

Nestle recalls Philly Steak & Cheese varieties of Hot Pockets sandwiches

Citing a recent recall from Rancho Feeding Corporation, Nestlé USA has issued a voluntary recall for three of its Philly Steak & Cheese varieties of Hot Pockets sandwiches. The company says some of the meat used in producing these items may be "unfit for human consumption."

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Classic and classy American fare at the Antlers

Classic and classy American fare at the Antlers

We're on the east side of town this week visiting The Antlers Restaurant. Known for their weekly prime rib and lobster nights, the Antlers is good any night of the week, suitable for a casual meal out or a special occasion. The unassuming building on Route 366, in between Cornell's vet school and the old NYSEG building on Route 13, looks like it could be a big house at first glance, but the big, metal moose out front (or is it an elk?) is the first hint that something's going on here.

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Japanese food with a fancy flair at Ithaca's new Mitsuba

Japanese food with a fancy flair at Ithaca's new Mitsuba

This week, we're in Ithaca's northeast at Mitsuba, the area's newest Japanese restaurant. It's just off Triphammer Road next to Applebee's, in the former location of Kyushu, and they serve sushi and hibachi with a flair for beautiful presentation.

It's the fourth location in a small, family-owned chain opened by Eric Jiang, with other locations in the Utica area, and while they're opening in a town with other Japanese restaurants to choose from, they have the advantage of being in a familiar location that's already pretty well equipped. 

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Surf & Turf dinners at Jack's Grill will benefit Cancer Resource Center of the Finger Lakes

Surf & Turf dinners at Jack's Grill will benefit Cancer Resource Center of the Finger Lakes

Jack's Collegetown Grill is hosting a series of fundraising dinners this week to benefit the Cancer Resource Center of the Finger Lakes. The "surf-and-turf" dinners run Wednesday through Saturday, and will feature steak, lobster, cheese plate, salad, and potatoes, with a cash bar available.

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City asking for public comment on upcoming Food Truck policy

City asking for public comment on upcoming Food Truck policy

The City of Ithaca is asking the community for comments on its plan to establish a food truck policy for streets and parks within the City limits. Late-afternoon public meetings to solicit input on the plan will be held Monday, December 23rd, and Monday, January 13th, in Common Council chambers.

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RECENTLY REVIEWED RESTAURANTS

Tamarind

3

503 North Meadow Street
Ithaca, NY 14850
Phone: 607-277-2220

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Antlers

4

1159 Dryden Road
Ithaca, NY 14850
Phone: 607-273-9725

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