Log in

No account? Create an account

14850 Dining — LiveJournal


Zocalo at the Shops at Ithaca Mall is worth trying Jul. 2nd, 2019 @ 04:43 pm
The menu was nearly identical to "Old Mexico" on the southwest side of Ithaca. I tried my favorite from "Old Mexico", the carnitas plate, and it seemed even better than the Old Mexico rendition, with touches like a charred scallion on the side.

McCormick's at Moakley House opens for the season (for lunch) today (March 15, 2019) Mar. 15th, 2019 @ 02:52 pm
This place is in the clubhouse at Cornell's Robert Trent Jones Golf Course (on Warren Road); so you might not know about it. It's worth checking out, though.

I had a brisket sandwich with fresh-cut french fries today. Pretty tasty!

(I'm informed that the barbecue sauce served with this is made here, from Cornell apples!)

Gateway BBQ Kitchen is closing! (last day: Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018) Dec. 14th, 2018 @ 03:21 pm
If you haven't yet tried this place, this is your last chance. I highly recommend the brisket! Particularly the "Blossom Bowl", which is the barbecue salad (chunks of brisket with black-eyed peas and lettuce), in a fried tortilla bowl. It was on the (now defunct) online menu, but they can still make it.

What's old is new again: Campustown Pizzeria opens this week! Aug. 6th, 2018 @ 04:28 pm
Campustown Pizzeria in IthacaIt’s had multiple names and even more owners, but a Collegetown staple reopens this Monday on Ithaca's east hill. Campustown Pizzeria is opening where Collegetown Pizza and Mama Teresa used to be, on Dryden Road.

Collegetown Pizza moved to its Dryden Road spot a few years ago from its original location on the corner of College Ave and Dryden Road, where Oishii Bowl is now, and where Wendy’s was in the ’90s, replacing Mama Teresa, which moved down to Ithaca’s west end.

CTP actually changed hands several months ago, but the new owners didn’t last long. Expect some familiar faces at Campustown — the new new owners are related to the old old owners.

Read more: Campustown Pizzeria opens in Collegetown

Do you listen to the 14850 Dining Podcast? May. 22nd, 2018 @ 03:37 pm
I've created a LiveJournal RSS feed for the 14850 Dining Podcast, the web version of the 14850 Dining Report that airs on the radio every week.

If you enjoy hearing about Ithaca food topics, feel free to subscribe to 14850dining_pod. You'll get a feed that includes a link to the podcast episode on our web site (apparently the audio player itself doesn't come through to LiveJournal, which is a shame), a blurb about whatever I'm covering, a link to the article version, and subscription links for our podcast on other services.

If you do like the podcast, please rate and review it on your favorite podcast platform! That's one of the ways iTunes, Apple Podcasts, Google Play, RadioPublic, and the others decide what to surface when people are looking for stuff to listen to.

"Sweet Spot" opens for Dessert in Collegetown (Eddy Street, Ithaca, NY) Apr. 29th, 2018 @ 05:07 pm
It's been open intermittently for a couple of months, but it appears to have a regular schedule now.
I tried the Apple Crumble Pie with ice cream, and I liked it!

Pizza returns to Collegetown! (319 College Ave, Ithaca, NY) Apr. 13th, 2018 @ 03:29 pm
Mama Teresa Pizzeria & Italian Restaurant now has an additional location, in the old Oasis Halal Grill spot on College Ave, east of Dryden. (It appears that Collegetown Pizza on Dryden Road, which was a Mama Teresa in the past, I believe, is no longer operating -- but please correct me if I'm wrong about this.)

I had a couple of tasty NY-style slices today. I'm not sure if they'll do the whole Mama Teresa menu, but it sounds like they'll be able to do most of it.

It appears they'll support the old Halal Grill menu, in addition to some Mama Teresa items....

Old Mexico Express now open on Dryden Road, Collegetown (Ithaca NY) Sep. 25th, 2017 @ 01:27 pm
It's in the old Mexeo location on the south side of Dryden Road. I tried the carnitas tacos today and enjoyed them! (Guacamole is extra, naturally.) I appreciated that they have a heated tortilla-press to brown the tacos -- everyone should be using them at this point, IMHO.

It's also good to have another outlet for Mexican Coke in Collegetown. (I know that Collegetown Bagels sells it -- does anyone know of other places?)

Franco's Pizzeria is open! (old Felicia's location, 508 W State St, Ithaca, NY) Jun. 9th, 2017 @ 01:02 pm
I had a delicious NY-style slice there today (with artichoke, tomato, etc.). Perfectly seasoned crust with even browning. If you're a pizza lover, you ought to check it out.

Wings Over Ithaca now open at 121 Dryden Road (Collegetown), Ithaca, NY Mar. 24th, 2017 @ 04:03 pm
The location is the old "Greek House" on the east side of Dryden Road.

I tried the ribs today and found them even better than I remember from their old East Hill Plaza location. Given the crowd today -- I guess it was their first day open -- they might want to look for a larger location!

DiBella's Subs now open (S. Route 13 in Ithaca, next to Five Guys) Feb. 18th, 2017 @ 12:59 pm
I tried the Dagwood (turkey, ham, corned beef) today. Nice flavors. All in all, it's worth going past Subway to eat here. The (extra charge) pickle makes the sandwich that much better, too. If it weren't for Gorgers (whose fresh homemade sub rolls REIGN SUPREME), this would be the best sub shop in Ithaca, IMHO.

P.S. For a soda-phile, the Cherry Coke is worth a visit, all just by itself!

Oasis Halal Grill in Collegetown (Ithaca, NY) Sep. 2nd, 2016 @ 05:15 pm
This is in the former location of "Sarah's Pita House" and "That Burrito Place" on the East side of College Ave, south of Dryden Road.
Everything is pretty good, but my current favorites are the chicken gyro and shawarma!

Due Amici Ristorante is now open on the Commons! (north side, west of Bank Alley): Ithaca, NY Aug. 20th, 2016 @ 03:25 pm
They have a substantial Italian menu. I tried the pizza slices and found them better than average, with a nice evenly-toasted crust.

Their falafel pita is also quite good.

Also, their Philly cheesesteak is probably the closest to the genuine article that I've had in Ithaca!

Their stromboli just might be the best in Ithaca, IMHO!

Their website is http://www.dueamiciristoranteithaca.com/, which is different from what is printed on the paper menus.

Like fried chicken? Check out the Red & White Cafe! (Corner of Plain & Court streets in Ithaca, NY) Jan. 22nd, 2016 @ 05:41 pm
They've upped their game recently (for a while, they couldn't get the coating they had been using). Now, it's back to being the best in Ithaca, IMHO! (If you know of better fried chicken in Ithaca, please tell us about it!)

Subscribe to the 14850 Dining Newsletter! Dec. 3rd, 2015 @ 10:18 pm
What's old is new again? E-mail newsletters have come a long way in the last couple of years, and they've become very common and popular as the shortcomings of some newer social media approaches have become clearer.

Last week, we introduced the 14850 Dining Report, a periodical e-mail newsletter that we hope lots of our readers and listeners will subscribe to. It will help us let you know when there's new stuff to read that you might otherwise miss on Facebook or Twitter or what have you.

Hop over to http://tinyletter.com/14850dining and you can see last week's issue and subscribe for the future.
Top of Page Powered by LiveJournal.com