Monday, June 30, 2008

Ep. 12 - Foods of Summer (Part 1), Tres Cafes, Chelada

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The 4th of July is upon us, which means Summer is officially here and along with it comes Summertime eating! We're celebrating the season of outdoor eating with our new series on The Foods of Summer, and to kick it off we're joined by our guest Mark Anbinder from 14850 Dining to discuss that iconic American outdoor food, the Hot Dog.

Also, our ongoing quest to visit every restaurant in Ithaca from A-Z continues this week with reviews of three restaurants with similar names: Café Carpineto, Cafe Dewitt, and Café Pacific. And we're tasting a new concoction in a can known as Chelada.

We have a new phone number for you to share your feedback (so new that we couldn't even get it right when we recorded the podcast - see if you can hear the edit). Plus, updates on the latest local foodie events happening in the days to come. Download, listen, share, and enjoy!

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Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Our new voicemail number is ready and waiting

We've activated our new voicemail line for your questions and comments, so feel free to call us anytime at:
This new number is hosted for free by and while it's not a local Ithaca number, there are plenty of new options for you to call us that won't cost you a thing. Just click on the big button over on the right of the blog to have your line connected to our voicemail for free! We look forward to hearing from you soon...

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Would you buy a $185 burger from BK?

When we visited Burger King for our 10th Episode, we thought the Loaded Steakhouse Burger was pretty hearty and a kind of extreme. But that was nothing compared to what Burger King is trying to do with their new world record-breaking publicity stunt in England: the £95 'bling burger' made with "flame grilled Wagyu Beef, topped with white truffles in an Iranian saffron and truffle bun." Sounds delicious on paper, but would it really be worth it? Check out this video from the London Telegraph:

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Monday, June 16, 2008

Our phone number is changing!

Hello listeners... We are in the process of changing our voicemail service for Eating Ithaca, and we'll be getting a new number very soon, so stay tuned. We'll update you right here as soon as the new number is confirmed, and we look forward to hearing from you again soon...

Ep. 11 - Foodsheds, Festivals, and Collegetown Eats

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We're back after an extended break and we've been busy during our time off - check out the new look for our website! Not only did we change the layout, we also updated our logo and we're planning to add more changes in the weeks to come. We'd love to know what you think!

Chris PetersIn this episode of the Eating Ithaca podcast, our guest is Cornell scientist Chris Peters, who has been researching the way land is used in New York State for food production. He talked with us about his findings and what they mean for the Ithaca region.

Our ongoing quest to visit every restaurant in Ithaca from A-Z continues this week with reviews of two Collegetown eateries, the Asian Noodle House and Cà Phê House. You can see photos from our visits on our Flickr page (

Plus we have news about two big Ithaca foodie events happening this week, and we announce the winner of our very first giveaway contest! Send us your feedback, your reviews, and your thoughts on our changes. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Friday, June 13, 2008

"Ithaca Taste of the Nation" Tues. June 17th!

Somehow we let this slip past us, but it's not too late to get tickets to this year's Taste of the Nation event, an annual benefit for Share Our Strength that works to eliminate childhood hunger nationwide. This is a fantastic opportunity to enjoy the food of our region's best restaurants paired with our best Finger Lakes wine makers for an evening of delicious dining and entertainment, and all for an important cause.

The event is TUESDAY, JUNE 17TH, starting at 6:30pm in the Emerson Suites at Ithaca College. Tickets are $75 per person, or you can get VIP tickets for $125, and remember - it's all about coming together to celebrate wonderful food while supporting the local programs that help provide food for those struggling to eat enough every day.

To purchase tickets or more details, visit the website

Friday, June 6, 2008

Last chance for contest entries!

Hello Ithaca Eaters! As we prepare our next episode of the podcast, this is a friendly reminder that you have until the end of the day on Friday, June 13th to get your name entered our giveaway contest! Just send us an email ( with your Name, your Town, and let us know about a Topic or an Interview you'd like to hear on an upcoming episode - that's it! The winner of our random drawing gets a brand new paperback copy of Michael Pollan's bestseller The Omnivore's Dilemma! So get those entries in, keep listening, and we'll announce the winner on our brand new episode of Eating Ithaca on June 16th!


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