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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Sushi on a Roll in a new food truck

Sushi on a Roll in a new food truck

Sushi. Truck. The food truck craze continues, and now right next to Louie's Lunch on Cornell's North Campus is That's How I Roll, offering an assortment of sushi and sushi with a twist -- the sushi burrito.

For summer 2015, the sushi truck is in Press Bay Alley on West Green Street! 11am-4pm weekdays, except 11-2 Thursdays.

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30,000 cases of Sabra Classic Hummus recalled due to possible Listeria contamination

30,000 cases of Sabra Classic Hummus recalled due to possible Listeria contamination

Sabra Dipping Company, LLC, which bills itself as the producer of America's top-selling hummus, is voluntarily recalling 30,000 cases of their Classic Hummus variety, "due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes." No other Sabra product is affected at this time.

The company says five different SKUs, or stock unit numbers, of Classic Hummus, with "use by" or "best by" dates of May 11th and May 15th, 2015, are affected:

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Beer tasting at Agava this Sunday will benefit Tough Turtle and Ithaca Children's Garden

Beer tasting at Agava this Sunday will benefit Tough Turtle and Ithaca Children's Garden

Agava Restaurant on Ithaca's East Hill may be better known for its margaritas, but the focus is on beer this Sunday. Agava is hosting a beer tasting to benefit the Tough Turtle race and the Ithaca Children's Garden.

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Spring is back, and area farmers markets are springing up for the season

Spring is back, and area farmers markets are springing up for the season

It's been a long winter, but a sure sign of spring is that the Ithaca Farmers Market is returning to its waterfront home at Steamboat Landing starting this Saturday, April 4th. The Farmers Market at Cornell opens for the spring next Thursday, as well.

Saturdays at Steamboat Landing will be 9am-3pm through October, then 10am-2pm through December 19th. Sunday hours will run May 3rd through November 29th.

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Passover observance offers food symbolism, grain restrictions

Passover observance offers food symbolism, grain restrictions

This week, 14850 Dining is talking about Passover and its food traditions. Straight out of the Bible's Book of Exodus, the Passover story is about the Jewish people's departure from slavery in Egypt, and the holiday is full of traditions that recall aspects of that story. Of course, the most famous Passover meal is the Last Supper -- the meal represented in Da Vinci's painting which Jesus shared with his twelve disciples.

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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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