Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Ep. 46: Going Local with Xeo and Burger Time at Jack's

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It's our first podcast of 2010 and we're glad to be back! The new year is already shaping up to be a great one for Eating Ithaca, especially with so many new restaurants opening on our local dining scene.

The big standout for many local food lovers so far has been the opening of the tiny cafe called Xeo (pronounced SAY-oh) in the Collegetown neighborhood. In this podcast Dave talks with Sebastian Villa, the young chef/owner and sole employee of Xeo, to find out why he became so committed to serving the freshest food possible from as many local or regional sources as he can.

We'll also discuss some of the dozen or so other restaurants that have opened or will be opening since our last restaurant review, and then we're right back to eating our way through every restaurant in Ithaca from A-Z. We've reached the letter "J" now, which brings us to Jack's Grill in Collegetown. We have that review, plus up to date info on some of the great food-related events going on around Ithaca, all right here in the podcast!

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Anonymous said...

The Prize Diner is open extended hours on weekends. (I'm not sure, but I think it's basically all day.)

Also, because customers preferred the pre-frozen fries (?!?), they've gone back to that.... HOWEVER, they'll make fresh-cut fries, if you request them!


Anonymous said...

Update: I see the Prize Diner now has hours on its door:

5:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Sunday-Wednesday

5:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Thursday-Saturday

P.S. Given your interest in bacony desserts, Alton Brown's PRALINE-BACON recipe, from this week's "Good Eats" might interest you. :-)


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