Binghamton Brew Fest offers dozens of beer and wine tastings at Maines Arena this weekend

Binghamton Brew Fest offers dozens of beer and wine tastings at Maines Arena this weekend

Brewers from around New York State and beyond, as well as a number of New York wineries, will be in Binghamton this Saturday for the second annual Binghamton Brew Fest. Tickets are on sale for two separate sessions, being held at Floyd L. Maines Arena.

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Old Mexico takes over a familiar spot on Route 13 in Ithaca's southwest

Old Mexico takes over a familiar spot on Route 13 in Ithaca's southwest

This week, we're checking out Old Mexico Restaurant and Cantina on Route 13 in Ithaca's southwest. This family-owned Mexican restaurant and cantina offers Mexican fare such as tacos and burritos, fajitas, soups and salads, seafood, vegetarian fare, and a full bar with generous margaritas.

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Savor the Finger Lakes this Thursday will help provide Healthy Food for All

Savor the Finger Lakes this Thursday will help provide Healthy Food for All

Here at 14850 Dining, we're looking forward this week to the latest of Ithaca's food fundraisers. Several organizations in the area help make healthy food affordable for community members, and this week's Savor the Finger Lakes combines beer, cider, and local cuisine to support Healthy Food for All.

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Welcome to Ithaca! Now, what's for dinner?

Welcome to Ithaca! Now, what's for dinner?

Here at 14850 Dining, we like to say that Ithaca and its surroundings have the most restaurants per capita of any area in the United States. We're not surprised! But we're pleased to say that food in this area excels in quality and variety, not just quantity.

Every year about this time, Ithaca's population swells with thousands of new and returning students, who'll call Tompkins County home for the next several years. And, every year about this time, we know people are looking around and wondering where to eat. We have some thoughts on the matter.

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Ciao has become a comfortable favorite in Ithaca's northeast

Ciao has become a comfortable favorite in Ithaca's northeast

This Italian restaurant, in a building that was once the popular Billy Bob Jack's and Watercress, has developed a serious following since it opened five years ago this fall. The anticipation had built as we'd learned Ciao! was being created by Mark Campagnolo, formerly of Joe's and a co-owner at the BoatYard Grill, to offer brick-oven pizza and Tuscan fare.

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Sweet Memories: Feast of Saint Andy marks 15 years since restaurateur's passing

Sweet Memories: Feast of Saint Andy marks 15 years since restaurateur's passing

Fifteen years feels like forever, but it also feels like just yesterday. Fifteen years ago tomorrow, Andy Castrenze died. The longtime owner of Andy's 3rd Street Cafe passed away just a few months after his eponymous restaurant closed.

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Fine Line Bistro chef Seth Gregory takes over at Rulloff's in Collegetown

Fine Line Bistro chef Seth Gregory takes over at Rulloff's in Collegetown

Rulloff's Restaurant in Collegetown, which reopened under new management this February after unexpectedly closing last summer, has a new chef at the helm. Seth Gregory, the popular longtime chef at Fine Line Bistro until it closed this May, started at Rulloff's last month.

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Meals on Wheels: Ithaca's array of food trucks is reaching new heights this summer

Meals on Wheels: Ithaca's array of food trucks is reaching new heights this summer

We've talked before about Ithaca's growing collection of food trucks and other "sometimes food," eateries that break the brick-and-mortar mold. Right now, that collection is bigger and better than it's ever been.

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Brunch may be the best idea ever, and Ithaca has a great variety!

Brunch may be the best idea ever, and Ithaca has a great variety!

This week, we're contemplating the idea that brunch may be the best invention ever. That hybrid of breakfast and lunch, served at a civilized hour, perhaps with a cocktail, and certainly with a cup of coffee, is a relaxing treat for a weekend or even a midday indulgence on a weekday.

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Now closed, Booker's Backyard on East Shore Drive offered comfort food and BBQ

Now closed, Booker's Backyard on East Shore Drive offered comfort food and BBQ

We're sorry to report that Booker's Backyard closed on July 28th, 2015. This comfort food eatery on East Shore Drive in Lansing, where East Shore Cafe, Dempsey's, Branches, and the Golden Garter once stood, had tasty lobster mac & cheese, BBQ, and fun brunch items, but never quite settled into a groove.

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