Prison City Brewery, Auburn New York

The craft brew scene in central New York State is hopping. In fact, the 200-mile long Finger Lakes Beer Trail boasts more than 100 craft breweries. One of them, right in the heart of downtown Auburn, is Prison City Brewery, which gets its name from the nearby Auburn Correctional Facility. And it’s not just the…

Crystal Lake Cafe at Americana Vineyards in Interlaken, NY

Fresh local food and a menu full of surprises is what you will get at the Crystal Lake Café at Americana Vineyards in Interlaken, New York. Americana is one of fourteen wineries on the Cayuga Wine Trail in the Finger Lakes Wine Region of upstate New York.  Billing itself as America’s First Wine Trail, I’m…

The Paris Cafe, One of New York’s Oldest Pubs

The Paris Café has been a fixture on historic South Street since 1873. Known as one of the oldest pubs in New York City, the restaurant is right across the road from the East River. It has a view of the stately Brooklyn Bridge from the outdoor seating that wraps around the restaurant. South Street,…

Karczma Polish Restaurant in Brooklyn, New York

Karczma is located in the heart of Greenpoint, , where traditional is easy to find. After all, the neighborhood is primarily populated by long-standing residents of Polish heritage and recent transplants that have moved to the borough to enjoy its clean, tree-lined streets. Greenpoint is an old world mixed with new world city; close to…

Ports Café Along the Shores of Seneca Lake in Geneva, New York

Ports Café began as a small grocery store when owners Jeff Ritter and David Harvey bought the lakeside property in 1990. It was a tiny operation at first, just offering provisions and an eatery that served ice cream and hamburgers to folks coming off the lake looking for a quick bite. By 2007, the pair…

Beer History, a Genny and a Bratwurst at Genesee Brew House Rochester NY

Dining at the Genesee Brew House next to the iconic Rochester New York Genesee Brewery is like dining in beer history. It’s a full-on beer destination experience featuring beer, food pairings, brewery tours, beer tastings and a gift shop dedicated to good ole “Genny.” Location: Genesee Brew House, 25 Cataract Street, Rochester, . Menu: Featuring…

Rolf’s: Traditional German Fare in the Heart of Gramercy Park, New York

Rolf’s German Restaurant has stood proudly in New York’s Gramercy Park neighborhood for fifty years. An institution in the city, Rolf’s is famous for its authentic Alsatian/Bavarian cuisine, German beer, and Glühwein (mulled wine). Rolf’s is also wildly popular over the holidays due to the antique Christmas decorations that cover nearly every inch of space…

F.L.X. Wienery in Dundee New York, A Roadside Stand Elevated

The F.L.X. Wienery is a casual wine country hang out nestled among the vineyards in Seneca Lake, New York. It is not your run of the mill roadside stop; it is a culinary adventure. The entire region abounds with handcrafted wine, beer, and cider establishments that have been popping up from Watkins Glen to Geneva….

(716) Food and Sport – Wings and Onion Rings in Buffalo NY

In, , at the Harborcenter Stadium lies the sports fans dream sports bar (716) Food and Sport. The atmosphere is loud and boisterous with two levels of seating and an outdoor patio. The menu features regular bar fare but with twists like local in the barbeque sauce and General Mills “Wheaties” crumbs coating the onion…