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Recipe Review: Bacon Infused Whiskey for Bacon Old Fashioneds from PDT & NY Mag

Recipe Review | Prepared, written and photographed by Nathan Mattise

Original recipe from PDT (and NY Mag)Overall Rating: 4

Denny’s will tell you, every single culinary element in existence can be improved by adding bacon.  Liquor is no different with some companies specifically producing such items. If you don’t have a distributor offering such gems near you, there is hope and a simple recipe to follow. Continue reading

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Diner Critique: Cartwright’s Maple Tree Inn (Angelica, N.Y.)

Review | Written and photographed by Nathan Mattise

Directions | Web site | Overall Rating: 3

The saying goes it’s about the journey not the destination, right? On that criteria alone, the best diner in the world is located in rural western New York.

You really need to be in the know and have true breakfast passion to make your way to Cartwright’s Maple Tree Inn. It’s only open from the beginning of February through the beginning of April.  The closet cities are Buffalo and Rochester… and each manages to be about an hour and a half away. If it wasn’t for a PBS breakfast special, this wouldn’t have even been on my radar.

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One last meal, two lists, four logos all-time and several money-saving tips

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Remember the forgotten diners of day’s past

Food Links | Compiled by Nathan Mattise

Wonder what Doc’s Little Gem looks like as of late?

The Dead Diner Project is here.

Anyone who drives from ‘Cuse to NYC via the famous NY-17 knows the sad sights of abandoned diners lining the side of the road. Diners Without Frosted Tips decided to head out to capture these landmarks before they no longer existed. The ones where information could be found have been included in the photo slideshow above. More could be on the way the next time we travel NY-17 (or when we can find info on a diner, calling all Fishs Eddy Diner experts).

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Food trucks, breakfast pizza, Finger Lakes cheese and a Dead Diners preview

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  • The Finger Lakes region is known for its wine, but worth noting their Cheese Trail is gaining steam (and had an event this past weekend).

 

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It’s been confirmed: “Man V. Food” was in ‘Cuse recently

Food Links Compiled by Nathan Mattise

…and I wasn’t. My brother is a senior in highschool and good ol’ Valley View in Archbald, Pa. graduated this Wednesday.  Nevertheless, largely in part to Twitter, news and documentation of Adam Richman’s visit was plentiful.

Twitpic user neidl32 found him at Heid’s of Liverpool.

SU Lacrosse player Dan Hardy let the world know he played some stick with Richman yesterday.

YNN viewer Nick Finlayson sent in his photo of Richman walking towards the Dino.

Finally, Richman himself found a way to get face time with Coach Boeheim… host your own national television show.

That means Richman has spent time at SU and then also Heid’s and the Dino. He usually hits at least three food locales, one with a challenge, and to the best of  my knowledge neither Heid’s or Dino BBQ offers a true food challenge. Here’s hoping Mother’s Cupboard is still in the running…

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More local foodie love, more odd foods, more pancakes and more Bourdain.

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  • As previously featured here (then added to our blogroll), local baker Ian Chin is a fun foodie to follow in CNY. The Daily Orange finally caught wind of him and offered a profile.
  • Finally, if you’re on Bourdain withdrawl due to the Olympics, check out some unique Bourdain situations below.

Dr. Tony?

A 2014 Olympic hopeful?

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