Without a doubt, Gary Redmond is one of the most enthusiastic and passionate forces of the Finger Lakes food community we've ever met. His company, Regional Access, is celebrating its 20th year even as they continue to explore new ways of sharing the best foods of our region and beyond. Our interview with Gary is bound to get you thinking about just how much is possible for a sustainable future in New York.
We're also continuing to eat our way through every restaurant in Ithaca in alphabetical order, this time looking back to seek out the restaurants that have opened since our first pass through the letters A to H. In this episode, we're checking out the new vegan restaurant Food For the Planet on West Buffalo Street, which both surprised and disappointed us. Hear our review for the full story.
Plus we have lots of news on other new restaurants opening in the weeks to come, as well as the latest on upcoming events for local food lovers! Be sure to follow us on Twitter for continuing updates throughout the week, and stay in touch: you can write a comment on the blog, leave a message on our voicemail line 607-215-4392, or send an email with your thoughts to: feedback [at] eatingithaca [dot] com.
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Stuff we talked about in this episode:
- Regional Access
- Inside Gary Redmond's Kitchen [Edible Finger Lakes]
- Food For the Planet vegan restaurant
- Beyond ABC on Facebook
- Videos for Sammy's Italian Buffet & Grill
- Healthy Food For All 2009 Harvest Dinners
- "Food, Inc." screenings at Cornell Cinema
- Showtime! Local Farm Produce at Ithaca ScienCenter
- 27th Annual Downtown Ithaca Apple Harvest Festival
September 25 - 27, 2009
- 5th Annual Farmers Ball & Auction
Saturday, October 3rd at Ithaca Farmer's Market
- Ithaca Taste of the Nation Chef’s Night Out
Oct. 13 & 27 and Nov. 12
- Ithaca's Food Web blog