Our own Ithaca Beer Company is one of the best breweries in America for eating

Our own Ithaca Beer Company is one of the best breweries in America for eating

Breweries are all about the beer, right? Not any more, and Thrillist just included our own Ithaca Beer Company on its list of best breweries in America when you want food as well as drink.

Fries at Ithaca Beer come with three different dipping sauces.Fries at Ithaca Beer come with three different dipping sauces.The Ithaca Beer Company is 18 years old, and just a few years ago opened a new facility behind its original home on Route 13 south of town, with enough space to serve food as well as pints of beer to visitors.

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Good neighbors: area restaurants feed Cargill miners and rescue crews

Good neighbors: area restaurants feed Cargill miners and rescue crews

The story of 17 trapped miners at the Cargill salt mine in Lansing didn't end when rescue crews lifted the last man to safety. We've heard that local restaurants pitched in with hot food for the rescuers and miners.

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Wegmans recalls three chicken products which weren't inspected by USDA

Wegmans recalls three chicken products which weren't inspected by USDA

Poultry producers are supposed to have federal inspection at all times, and Wegmans is recalling three particular chicken products after it turns out they weren't inspected. Katherine Scheidt at the USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service says "approximately 1,125 pounds of chicken products" that were produced on January 3rd are being recalled.

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Warming up this winter at Coal Yard Cafe on Ithaca's east hill

Warming up this winter at Coal Yard Cafe on Ithaca's east hill

We can hardly believe it's been over nine years since the drab old Coal Office building on Maple Avenue was converted into a cafe, opening first as the Queen of Tarts. The latest incarnation, the Coal Yard Cafe, offers tempting breakfasts and lunches with lots of comfortable seating.

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New York's minimum wage is now $9.75 for fast food workers

New York's minimum wage is now $9.75 for fast food workers

As of January 1st, 2016, the minimum wage for fast food workers in New York State is now $9.75 per hour. It's the first step toward the goal of a $15 minimum wage.

"Over 180,000 working families will see this increase in their first paychecks of the year," says Carl Feuer, a workers rights advocate at the Tompkins County Workers Center. It amounts to a $1 per hour raise, or 11%, over the 2015 minimum wage. (In New York City, the minimum wage for fast food workers is $10.50.)

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Press Bay Alley hosting a Holiday Farmers Market this afternoon

Press Bay Alley hosting a Holiday Farmers Market this afternoon

Haven't finished your holiday food shopping? Want a chance to grab some local produce in Downtown Ithaca? Swing by Press Bay Alley on Tuesday afternoon for their Christmas Farmers Market.

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Ithaca-area holiday dining - Who's open and closed for the upcoming holiday weekends?

Ithaca-area holiday dining - Who's open and closed for the upcoming holiday weekends?

Where can you dine in and around Ithaca and Tompkins County over the upcoming holiday weekends? As always, there will be a few eateries open over the Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year holidays, and we've got details on when restaurants will be open and closed.

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The fast food conundrum: value options or premium-priced specials?

The fast food conundrum: value options or premium-priced specials?

We're looking this week at the seemingly opposite aims of the fast food industry: get you in the door with affordable value options, then sell you premium items for as much as possible.

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Food makes a perfect gift for the holidays or any time of year!

Food makes a perfect gift for the holidays or any time of year!

We've gotten past Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday, and 14850 Dining is here to help you finish off your shopping list with Hanukkah ending this weekend, and Christmas just a few weeks away. Gifts of food are appreciated any time of year, and you'll put a smile on everyone's face with one of our local gift options.

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Health officials say Waterloo Mark's Pizzeria employee had Hepatitis A

Health officials say Waterloo Mark's Pizzeria employee had Hepatitis A

Central New Yorkers and travelers who stopped for a bite at the Mark's Pizzeria franchise in Waterloo may have been exposed to Hepatitis A. Seneca County health department officials say an employee at the eatery has a confirmed case of the viral infection.

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Wings Over Ithaca

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

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AGAVA Restaurant

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

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