First Look: Street food comes indoors at Luna in Collegetown

First Look: Street food comes indoors at Luna in Collegetown

The last few years have seen a surge of food trucks, stands, and other "sometimes food" venues in Ithaca, but food trucks face the challenges of unpredictable -- or predictably harsh -- weather. What happens if you take the street food concept indoors? That's what Kevin Sullivan and Bryan Keller set out to do with Luna Inspired Street Food, now open on Stewart Avenue in Collegetown.

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Last chance to redeem those Stella's coffee cards? The cafe, bar, and eatery closes today.

Last chance to redeem those Stella's coffee cards? The cafe, bar, and eatery closes today.

If you have one of those buy-ten-get-one-free coffee cards from Stella's in Collegetown sitting around, and it's full, here's your last chance to redeem it! The cafe, bar, and restaurant's last day of operation is Sunday, July 19th.

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Festival food's just one more big reason to love GrassRoots

Festival food's just one more big reason to love GrassRoots

It's festival season, and the beautiful array of food vendors from near and far is just one of the many reasons we love the GrassRoots Festival of Music and Dance. Not going? There are a few vendors sticking around town, too.

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It's road trip season, and there's a Dinosaur Bar-B-Que almost anywhere you're heading

It's road trip season, and there's a Dinosaur Bar-B-Que almost anywhere you're heading

This week, we're on the road enjoying the ever-expanding Dinosaur Bar-B-Que empire. Dinosaur got its start in Syracuse over 30 years ago as a traveling BBQ vendor at fairs and festivals, and for over 25 years they've been on the corner of Franklin and Willow in Downtown Syracuse -- a combination BBQ joint, blues hall, and biker bar. 

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Making pancake magic, weekends only, at Ithaca's Purity Ice Cream

Making pancake magic, weekends only, at Ithaca's Purity Ice Cream

This week, we're trying a new breakfast in town at Purity Ice Cream. That's right, with their expanded dining room and shiny kitchen space, Ithaca's legendary ice cream parlor is now featuring a breakfast menu, but only on weekends.

Making pancake magic at Purity Ice Cream.Making pancake magic at Purity Ice Cream.That menu includes a great variety of specialty pancakes, breakfast sandwiches, and platters, and we love that you can get one pancake, or you can add an egg or two as a side, to build the breakfast of your dreams.

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Saigon Kitchen brings Vietnamese to Ithaca's West End

Saigon Kitchen brings Vietnamese to Ithaca's West End

This week, we're in Ithaca's West End, visiting Saigon Kitchen. This Vietnamese restaurant offers affordable lunch specials, a range of meat and seafood and vegetarian dinner choices, and what we're told is perfectly respectable pho.

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From grilled cheese to french toast, the Smash Truck combines comfort food and local food around Ithaca

From grilled cheese to french toast, the Smash Truck combines comfort food and local food around Ithaca

This week, 14850 Dining is chasing the Smash Truck around town. This new food truck starts with grilled cheese and fries and goes from there, and they use local bread, local cheese, local produce, and local meats to assemble their quick and comforting fare.

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Niagara Bottling recalls bottled spring water sold under Wegmans, P&C, 7-11, and other store brands

Niagara Bottling recalls bottled spring water sold under Wegmans, P&C, 7-11, and other store brands

Niagara Bottling, LLC has voluntarily recalled nine days worth of production of its bottled spring water after discovering that one of its spring sources was contaminated with E. coli. The recall includes store brand bottled water distributed by Wegmans, P&C Fresh, and 7-Eleven.

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Fresh Lebanese fare at downtown Cortland's Pita Gourmet

Fresh Lebanese fare at downtown Cortland's Pita Gourmet

We’re delighted every time we have a chance to visit Pita Gourmet in downtown Cortland. Pita wraps and sandwiches are just a small part of the menu at this family-run eatery, which specializes in fresh and inexpensive Lebanese food in a casual atmosphere.

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Weekend Brunch shines in Ithaca's West End at Felicia's Atomic Lounge

Weekend Brunch shines in Ithaca's West End at Felicia's Atomic Lounge

This week, 14850 Dining revisits a familiar brunch player on the scene, at Felicia's Atomic Lounge. This West End bar has always had food available, including their great flatbreads and Friday night "drunken" hot dogs and not dogs, and on April 18th, they expand their Sunday brunch to include Saturdays, too.

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RECENTLY REVIEWED RESTAURANTS

Luna Inspired Street Food

4

310 Stewart Avenue
Ithaca, NY 14850
Phone: 607-256-5862

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Dinosaur Bar-B-Que

5

246 West Willow Street
Syracuse, NY 13202
Phone: 315-476-4937

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