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Sampling Syracuse Food Tours

Sampling Syracuse Food Tours: Eat. Walk. Repeat. When was the last time you tried something new and exciting? Was it last week?  Last month? Last year? When is the last time you sought to learn something new about your city? If you’re like me, it might have been some time since you sought out this new information. This is where Kate Gillen comes in. Kate owns and operates a business called, Sampling Syracuse Food Tours.  What is it, exactly?  On … Read More

How to make Hasenpfeffer

“Cook! Where’s my hasenpfeffer!?!?” We all know the line from the the old Bugs Bunny cartoon where the overbearing king tasks his lowly chef (a humbled Yosemite Sam) to make a dish he’s never even heard of much less prepared before. In this month’s culinary adventure, the part of the beleaguered cook will be yours truly. Why hasenpfeffer you ask? Well, because the Master of Ceremonies, the Captain, the Man with the Plan, our beloved Editor in Chief fancies that … Read More

The Market Diner

I love routine. Knowing that every Monday morning I will be meeting a friend for breakfast at The Marker Diner is comforting. For me, it’s about the routine.  We meet at 8:30 a.m., before we have to head off to work.  I walk in, find our table and sit down.  Our waitress brings me a cup of coffee and she knows I drink my coffee black so she doesn’t leave me with a handful of unwanted creamers.  When my friend … Read More

When The Bubbles Breaks

Will the NYS craft beer bubble break? As you have probably heard by now, the craft beer and spirits business in New York State is booming. With the help of government grants, breweries have sprung up all over the map, to the tune of  eight to 10 new businesses a month, and with a failure rate estimated at 30 percent. Brewing (as well as wine and spirits) is important to our state’s economy and tourism economy. Farm breweries, craft breweries and … Read More