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

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

Everyone loves macaroni and cheese, 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 third 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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Shepherdess Cellars, a family-owned winery, opened this month overlooking Cayuga Lake

Shepherdess Cellars, a family-owned winery, opened this month overlooking Cayuga Lake

This month we welcome the newest winery to the shores of Cayuga Lake. Shepherdess Cellars opened for business last week on Route 89 in Covert.

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When what you need is wings, why not hit Wings Over Ithaca?

When what you need is wings, why not hit Wings Over Ithaca?

If you're a chicken or a vegetarian, you probably aren't a fan of Wings Over Ithaca, but this week, 14850 Dining checks out this East Hill Plaza eatery that offers an impressive variety of wings, and not much else.

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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 5th, from noon to 3pm.

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Southwest flair in rustic surroundings at East Hill's Agava Restaurant

Southwest flair in rustic surroundings at East Hill's Agava Restaurant

We always love when an Ithaca area eatery becomes a comfortable favorite, and this week the 14850 Dining Report is on east hill visiting Agava Restaurant, a "southwest-inspired" restaurant which opened about four years ago.

In the former home of Coyote Loco and Olivia, Agava has deservedly won a loyal following with wood-fired-oven flatbreads, fish and seafood, tacos and burgers, and salads and steaks, with lots of fresh local ingredients all around.

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Coming soon to Ithaca's southwest: Mix Social Dining in the former home of Lucatelli's

Coming soon to Ithaca's southwest: Mix Social Dining in the former home of Lucatelli's

It's been two and a half years since the iconic Lucatelli's Italian Ristorante closed its doors in Ithaca's southwest, and we finally know what will be opening next.

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New American bistro fare takes Ithaca's west end by storm at The Rook

New American bistro fare takes Ithaca's west end by storm at The Rook

This week we're in Ithaca's west end visiting The Rook. Open in January, this new restaurant has "new American" bistro fare and excellent cocktails.

In the kitchen is Chef Gentry Morris, recently of Mercato Bar & Kitchen, Belly Pop-Up Kitchen, and Le Cafe Cent Dix. Out front he's joined by Autumn Greenberg and Lila Donaruma, both most recently of Argos Inn and Bar Argos but with bar and restaurant management experience around town.

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Exploring Ithaca's huge variety of delicious pizza picks

Exploring Ithaca's huge variety of delicious pizza picks

This week, 14850 Dining is looking around town for some great pizza. There are few topics more polarizing than what constitutes "real pizza," and depending on where you're from, your definition may vary quite a bit!

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Shopping plaza pizza at Ned's in Ithaca's northeast

Shopping plaza pizza at Ned's in Ithaca's northeast

We're in the northeast this week visiting Ned's Pizza in Cayuga Heights. This casual spot at the back of a small strip mall offers typical round pizza whole or by the slice, sandwiches, and a small selection of Italian and Mediterranean dishes, with a few tables if you'd like to eat there rather than carry out.

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Recall: Dole is withdrawing packaged salads in eastern and midwest states

Recall: Dole is withdrawing packaged salads in eastern and midwest states

After twelve people were hospitalized and one person died due to Listeria linked to packaged salads, Dole Fresh Vegetables, Inc. has withdrawn products from store shelves that came from its Springfield, Ohio plant.

According to Dole, the product recall covers all Dole-branded and private label packaged salads processed at that location. The brands include Dole, Fresh Selections, Simple Truth, Marketside, The Little Salad Bar, and President's Choice.

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RECENTLY REVIEWED RESTAURANTS

Wings Over Ithaca

4

335 Pine Tree Road
East Hill Plaza
Ithaca, NY 14850
Phone: 607-256-9464

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AGAVA Restaurant

4

381 Pine Tree Road
Ithaca, NY 14850
Phone: 607-319-4366

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