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As the air begins to chill it has become much easier to indulge in classic comfort foods. Nothing brings more enjoyment than a warm and cheesy pizza after a long day. Adelina's Pizza truck keeps things simple. By layering the base components of a pizza with unexpected ingredients, Adelina’s …

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Southern hospitality can be hard to find in upstate New York, especially in the culinary scene. The dishes created by Silo food truck break the status-quo, providing delicious and comforting meals in a variety of places. From the Trumansburg Farmer’s Market to the Point of the Bluff music ve…

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“Isn’t it so great that a taco stand is bringing happiness to so many people?” This was the question I was asked while being handed a brown paper bag with tacos on a beautiful fall day. The charis- matic owner of Tacos CDMX, Eduardo Acevedo, projects an energy that makes you enjoy the food b…

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Maru Ramen is a Korean restaurant specializing in Japanese food that originated in China, that fuses Asian cuisines on the west side of State Street in Ithaca. Its name can be translated to mean round wheat noodles in broth: the two basics of ramen. After those two elements, the rest of rame…

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There’s more than a nutritional reason for breakfast arguably being the most important meal of the day. If it’s nourishing, comforting and flavorful, it can set a positive tone for your next 24 hours. The meals served at  Hound and Mare add unprecedented pizzazz to any breakfast spread. They…

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Sangam, an Indian restaurant located on Eddy Street in Collegetown, is an example of the resilience and perseverance of some restaurateurs in Ithaca. Sangam remained open throughout the Pandemic, despite severe staffing issues that required crucial adjustments along the way. For patrons, the…

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Ithaca is filled to the brim with restaurants. From quiet dinner spots to lively tap rooms, this area now has more restaurants per capita than New York City. In order to stand out in this food-centric crowd, you have to offer something memorable, and that is exactly what Lev Kitchen does.

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For years I just drove past Spicy Asian restaurant on Meadow Street because I was put off by the name. I don’t go out of my way for spicy food and I assumed “Asian” meant pan-Asian to include Korean, Japanese, Chinese, and Thai. Since there are other alternatives in Ithaca that aren’t necess…

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When I was a student at Cornell I used to bring my visiting parents to dine at Taughannock Farms Inn and we always enjoyed our dinners. I still enjoy my dinners at the restaurant that has the same footprint but has acquired a new name under recent owners: The Inn at Taughannock Falls. It’s a…

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One of the many things I like about Ithaca is its diversity.  Souvlaki House on Eddy Street in the heart of Collegetown is a microcosm of that variety.  Whenever I’m there 80% of the clientele seem to be students, who lend a wonderfully positive energy.  There are invariably large groups of …

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Having lived in Ithaca for more than two decades, I can recall several train stations closing and being converted to restaurants. They don’t have a good track record of success. The Boxcar and Loading Dock and The Station have both ceased operating. Agava, located in a former train station o…