The annual Wild Game Dinner at the Open Door Baptist Church in New Woodstock started off this past Saturday, Feb. 9, the way it has for the past 27 years: more than 200 people showed up bearing numerous homemade dishes made from wild game and the ladies of the church baked some 50 pies for dessert. The difference this year — about 15 minutes into the event an official from the Madison County Department of Health showed up and said serving such homemade dishes without a permit violated the county health code, and all the food had to be taken out of the building and put back in everyone’s vehicles in order to avoid prosecution for a public health hazard.
One day last summer, Barb Wright and Kay Crawford were on a leisure drive through Madison County, and they noticed that a storefront on Linklaen Street was up for sale. It was Angel’s Deli. Admirers of the village’s architecture and all-around charm, they decided to check it out.On Dec. 14, 2012, Wright and Crawford opened Latté Da! Café & Bakehouse in the village of Cazenovia. “And here we are, totally by accident,” Wright said.
Open Door Baptist Church, Route 13 and Delphi Road, New Woodstock, is once again hosting its annual banquet starting at 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, with seminars and displays.
Nearly 200 people from towns and villages across Central New York descended on Cazenovia this past Saturday, Jan. 26, to meet, have books signed by and taste the recipes of Josh Kilmer-Purcell and his partner Brent Ridge, popularly known as “The Fabulous Beekman Boys” — authors, entrepreneurs, stars of a reality cooking show and winners of the latest season of television’s “The Amazing Race.”
There has been a slow, steady and excited buzz permeating Cazenovia in recent weeks that can all be boiled down to the fact that the nationally-known “Fabulous Beekman Boys” — bestselling authors, farmers, entrepreneurs and recent winners of television’s “The Amazing Race” — are coming to town on Saturday, Jan. 26. The two-hour event, sponsored by the Historic Cazenovia Business District committee of the chamber of commerce, will feature Josh Kilmer-Purcell and his partner Brent Ridge giving a special book signing of their “Beekman 1802 Heirloom Cookbook” and Kilmer-Purcell’s New York Times best-selling nonfiction book, “The Bucolic Plague: How two Manhattanites became gentleman farmers: An unconventional memoir,” from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at the Lincklaen House on Albany Street.
Things are looking up for Cazenovia’s newest restaurant, B.G. Buda’s Cucina Italiana and its owner Bob Enigk. Enigk reports that business has been very good since the restaurant quietly opened in May. In fact, he said, “most weekends you would need a reservation.”
Cazenovia resident wins Tops Supermarket giveaway
On Wednesday, Dec. 5, Tops Friendly Markets announced Patricia Smith, of Cazenovia, was the fifth winner of free groceries for a year — as part of Tops’ 50th Anniversary Free For All Grocery Giveaway.
Cazenovia resident Jane Burrell-Uzcategui recently traveled to New York City to visit with her sister Anne Burrell, a celebrity chef on Food Network, and to cook some good food for a great cause.
The Pewter Spoon, Cazenovia’s newest café located at 87 Albany St., opened Friday, Oct. 5 and has already seen a number of curious locals visit as customers.
Owera Vineyards recently announced it will host the Taste of Cazenovia at its newly-constructed facility during the grand opening during the spring of 2013.
Dave's Diner to offer patrons fresh baked good
It’s been 16 months since Dave’s Diner owner Bill Tilison officially took over the space at 35 Albany St.
The New York State Fair’s donut burger now has a partner in crime.
New pizzeria opens for business, brings Friday fish fry back to Cazenovia
Owahgena Pizzeria, the newest eatery to inhabit 118 Albany St., is hoping to give the established pizzeria up the road a run for its money.
The Friends of the Cazenovia Public Library and The Friends of Lorenzo are pleased to announce the first in a series of culinary-themed educational programs this year, with a discussion about the imprint of the Dutch on culinary traditions by author Peter Rose.
After the team of chefs from the Brewster Inn claimed first place in the first annual Iron Fork competition on Jan. 29, they were crowned as the best in Syracuse.