Wegmans recalls fresh fruits and bakery products due to possible Listeria contamimation

Wegmans recalls fresh fruits and bakery products due to possible Listeria contamimation

Update: Walmart has joined Wegmans in a nationwide recall of fruit packed by Wawona.

Wegmans Food Markets Inc. has announced a recall of several fresh fruit varieties and a number of bakery products after fruit supplier Wawona Packing Company discovered potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The supermarket chain is offering a refund for affected products purchased between June 1st and July 20th.

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Taste of Thai closed by Health Department due to sanitation concerns

Taste of Thai closed by Health Department due to sanitation concerns

The Taste of Thai Restaurant on the Ithaca Commons has been closed by the Tompkins County Health Department due to a public health hazard. The restaurant owner will need to show that faulty plumbing has been repaired before the eatery can reopen.

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Cool off your holiday weekend at one of Ithaca's hot ice cream spots

Cool off your holiday weekend at one of Ithaca's hot ice cream spots

Served in a cone or a cup, made into a sundae or a shake, or however you like it, fresh, locally made ice cream is not hard to come by in Ithaca. Here are just a few of the places you may want to frequent this summer for an icy, cold snack. 

Purity Ice CreamPurity Ice Cream's newly renovated serving area. Photo by Alexandra Leslie.Purity Ice Cream's newly renovated serving area. Photo by Alexandra Leslie.

700 Cascadilla Street, Ithaca

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What's old is new again: Banh Mi are available at Xeo, but only for a limited time

What's old is new again: Banh Mi are available at Xeo, but only for a limited time

Remember Xeo's Cafe? Owner Sebastian Villa opened the tiny Vietnamese sandwich shop five years ago on Dryden Road in Collegetown, near the Royal Palm Tavern, and after about a year, turned it into Mexeo, offering taquitos and other Tejano-style fare. All along, Sebastian's focus has been on using fresh meats and produce from local farms.

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Photos from Taste of the Nation 2014 at Ithaca College

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Berry brunch this Saturday at EcoVillage will benefit Healthy Food for All

Berry brunch this Saturday at EcoVillage will benefit Healthy Food for All

There are three seatings this Saturday, June 21st, for the Berry Brunch, a fruit-themed farm-to-table fundraising meal at EcoVillage at Ithaca. It's the first benefit of the season to support Healthy Food for All, a project of Cornell Cooperative Extension that works to make fresh produce available to families with limited income.

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Beautiful and flavorful Turkish fare in an unexpected location

Beautiful and flavorful Turkish fare in an unexpected location

For decades, the unassuming shopping plaza on Ithaca's northside has housed some of the area's fanciest and most interesting restaurants, and the tradition continues with Istanbul Turkish Kitchen. This classy eatery oddly nestled between the bowling alley and the DMV blends beautiful presentation with flavorful preparation of a variety of Mediterranean dishes. We're actually used to having nice restaurants in this spot; it previously held such favorites as Dijon Bistro, Mira Mediterranean Bistro, and Abby's.

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In a new venue, the annual Taste of the Nation affair brings Ithaca food and foodies together for a cause

In a new venue, the annual Taste of the Nation affair brings Ithaca food and foodies together for a cause

The 14850 Dining team is looking forward to next Tuesday night's Taste of the Nation. This annual benefit event gathers dozens of the Ithaca area's restaurants, chefs, wineries, beer and other beverage producers, and even musicians, for a gala night aimed at ending childhood hunger. 

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Farmers Market back at East Hill and Downtown Ithaca locations through October

Farmers Market back at East Hill and Downtown Ithaca locations through October

It's a sure sign of summertime: the Ithaca Farmers Market has expanded from its almost-year-round venue at Steamboat Landing on the Cayuga Lake waterfront and is now open in Downtown Ithaca and on East Hill until October.

Downtown hours began last month at Dewitt Park on Tuesdays from 9am-2pm, and Thursday hours, 4-7pm, resume this week. With booths along the sidewalks on Buffalo Street and Cayuga Street, the downtown market typically offers a few fresh produce farm stands and a few prepared food vendors.

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Comfort food with a side of history at the Lincoln Street Diner

Comfort food with a side of history at the Lincoln Street Diner

Happy 50th birthday to the Lincoln Street Diner, which opened in its current Fall Creek location in 1964 as Mae's Diner. It also used to be Bud's Diner, and Ziffy's, and with breakfast and lunch Monday through Saturday, it's a perfect place for a quick but hot lunch on a chilly day, or an early-morning breakfast.

Breakfast could be blueberry pancakes, a spinach and feta omelet, or an occasional special, Cajun sausage gravy over biscuits, maybe with a side of cheddar grits. 

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RECENTLY REVIEWED RESTAURANTS

Istanbul Turkish Kitchen

4

311 Third Street
Ithaca, NY 14850
Phone: 607-345-3333

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Lincoln Street Diner

4

309 Lincoln Street
Ithaca, NY 14850
Phone: 607-216-1616

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