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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On a quest for Ithaca's best wings

On a quest for Ithaca's best wings

I have been a wing fan to a literally unhealthy degree since Wings Over Ithaca opened my senior year of college, causing me to gain 10 lbs. in one semester. I'm not sure there's a single best place for wings in town, but there are several places that stand out in one way or another.

Best wing night:
Loco Cantina, 308 Stewart Avenue
20 wings and two beers for $12

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Summer in Ithaca means elbow room in Collegetown's eateries

Summer in Ithaca means elbow room in Collegetown's eateries

Much as we love the hustle and bustle of Ithaca when it's packed with college students, we have to say we also love the quieter summertime, when many of the students vanish between semesters. For area residents who do their best to avoid Collegetown's crowds and confusing parking during the school year, the next few months are an opportunity to try this neighborhood's dining gems.

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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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New owners of Purity Ice Cream looking for old photos and memories

New owners of Purity Ice Cream looking for old photos and memories

When you consider Bruce and Heather Lane have owned Purity Ice Cream since 1998, it sounds odd to consider them the "new" owners of the business, but this Ithaca company dates back to 1936. Now, the owners are looking to establish a thorough historical record of what came before them.

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Unwind Cafe an oasis from food court fatigue at the Shops at Ithaca Mall

Unwind Cafe an oasis from food court fatigue at the Shops at Ithaca Mall

14850 Dining is unwinding this week at the Shops at Ithaca Mall at Unwind Café. This coffee shop and eatery is in a new spot in the mall, making tasty sandwiches, soups, and salads along with the pastries and coffee drinks.

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RECENTLY REVIEWED RESTAURANTS

Saigon Kitchen

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526 West State Street
Ithaca, NY 14850
Phone: 607-257-8881

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The Smash Truck

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NY 14850
Phone: 607-327-0193

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