Put a gun to my head and ask me to name my favorite upstate New York restaurant and I’ll eventually blurt out Alex & Ika.
I love how I always feel at home at Union Hall Inn. I love the crispiness of the chicken thighs at Hattie’s and the nostalgic feeling I get when I walk into Jack’s Oyster House. And I would be perfectly happy eating every meal for the rest of my life at the Northampton Diner.
But with Alex & Ika in downtown Cooperstown, it was love at first sight. And now it’s gone.
For my friends in foodservice, don’t miss the incredible rebates and deals Hellman’s has been offering. I don’t think I’ve paid full price for my mayo in a year. Here’s the site.
Bison can swim?
That was my first thought when I read the amusing but sad accounts about a herd of buffalo that escaped from Gem Farms in Schodack and traveled as many as 20 miles, most of them swimming across the Hudson River, crossing the Thruway and wandering into Bethlehem, where they eventually were dispatched.
My second thought was more somber. Man, bison farming is tough.
I am so glad I kept my big mouth shut.
When the nation’s largest food service distributor, Sysco, announced it was purchasing its rival, US Foods, almost a year and a half ago, boy, did I have opinions. None of them good. I have documented my frustration of being a Sysco customer and my fondness for the job US Foods has done for our camp in my nearly six years here.
I entered my church’s bacon cookoff this weekend. I expected to either win in a landslide or lose big.
When a judge said to me, “this isn’t even fair” and reached for another, I knew I was OK.