food

Local Ethiopian Chef Shares Her Love Of Food And Cooking

Feb 13, 2018
Saniya More / Globalists at Syracuse University

Twice a year in Syracuse an event called My Lucky Tummy invites people from all over the world to cook food from their home country. It’s a celebration of local tastes and international culture. In the latest event, more than 350 people gathered in the basement of a local church to share food from Vietnam, Iran, Laos, Ethiopia, and Savannah. WAER's Kijin Higashibaba brings us the story of the chef from Ethiopia and the people who enjoyed her food.

Syracuse Peace Council Facebook / Syracuse Peace Council

A unique multi-cultural crafts show arrives just in time for the first weekend of December with food and entertainment. Regardless if you’re planning on doing some holiday shopping or not, the 47th Annual Plowshares Crafts-fair and Peace Festival could be a summer flashback.

“Plowshares is the indoor Westcott Street Fair.”

That’s Lanny Freshmen, an organizer of the event committee. He says the festival draws more than 3,000 people in two days.

Scott Willis / WAER News

  Long-time advocates of Syracuse’s south side are clearly welcoming the news about plans to finally open a full service supermarket in the impoverished neighborhood. PriceRite will begin construction this spring on a 35,000 foot store at the corner of South and Bellevue avenues.

Ethan Backer / Northside UP/Centerstate CEO

A Syracuse refugee from Bhutan is hoping a dinner and celebration Saturday (June 20th) will serve as a stepping stone to his dream of fully establishing his restaurant. Hari Bangaley  arrived in Syracuse in 2008 after spending 20 years in a Bhutanese refugee camp.

John Smith, WAER News

Syracuse’s 11th Annual Downtown Dining Weeks have produced mixed results for some of the participating restaurants. 

Of Wine and Brothers

Dec 12, 2014

  The U.S. wine industry produces over 836 million bulk gallons of wine annually and the Syracuse area has its fair share of wine shops, discount liquor stores and even a few wine producers.  That's not unique to an area of our size.  What is perhaps unique, though, is that two brothers own and operate separate, similarly sized wine shops imprinted with their distinct antithetical personalities.