As the weather takes a quick turn to cold, it is our inclination to bundle up and stay in the warmth of our homes, but there is so much food to be enjoyed in Trumansburg! Restaurant events, fundraisers, and Election day dinners are here to be enjoyed to support local businesses and organizations, and build a sense of community. For those die-hard homebody’s, joining a winter CSA is a great way to enjoy the local food flair.
Little Venice is always starting something new and recently added a Sunday brunch buffet to their already robust menu. For $8.50 you can enjoy Scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, ham steaks, pancakes with hot syrup, biscuits, sausage gravy, home fries, breakfast pizza, and fresh fruit. This all you can eat buffet runs from 10 am to 2 pm every Sunday. They also offer $2 Bloody Shorties - made with their new homemade Bloody Mary mix and $2.50 Mimosas. When asked about their decision to add breakfast to their buffet, Jessie Gardner, co-owner says, “We have talked about trying a breakfast buffet for a while now. We couldn’t think of anyone locally or even close to us that has tried this. With a lot of help from Steve Caywood we finally decided to give it a shot, we have only two Sunday’s under our belt and we have had an amazing turnout. We can’t wait until next Sunday!” Also of note at Little Venice is the November 20th Dining for Dollars event, which will benefit the After School Program.
The Silver Line Tap Room has recently completed some renovations, adding a pool table and adding a rotating menu that includes items such as wings, fries, mozzarella sticks, chicken tenders, poutine, and local beef burgers. They also have a Sunday wing special with 20 cent wings from 1 pm until close. They say, “Everything about us is designed with the working class in mind; from our half priced pint Friday night happy hour and 4-quarter pool table, to our 20 cent wing specials, and always no-cover music nights. Our $8.00 local beef burger, back by popular demand, is sourced directly from our neighbors at Ground-Up Farms in Lodi, and we’re working to rebuild an affordable dinner menu that appeals to the more refined palette as well. In the meantime, we’re pleased to offer a staple selection of American pub grub in our signature sauces, and made with our signature love and attention.”
Felicia’s Atomic Brewhouse and Bakery are bringing back their Cupcake and Beer Pairing event on Nov. 10. Stop in anytime between 1 and 4 pm to sample a flight of three in-house brewed beers that are paired with three mini cupcakes “baked by our F.A.B.ulous baking team.” The cost of the pairing is $8, and you must be 21 years or older to purchase beer, but cupcakes will be available for purchase separately. The cupcake and beer pairings will be announced a week before the event. Stay up to date by joining their Facebook event, facebook.com/events/301066047163860/.
Fans of the Localvore special at Atlas have one more week to enjoy Chef Brit’s dishes made entirely of ingredients gathered at the Trumansburg Farmers Market. Stop in on Wednesday, Oct. 24 from 6 to 9 pm to enjoy a meal made from the freshest ingredients area farmers have to offer. It’s best to get there early as the special sells out fast!
Hazelnut Kitchen once again welcomes farmers Nathaniel and Emily Thompson for the Remembrance Farmers Dinner. The dinner and wine pairing menu includes parsnip soup with hazelnut pesto, currant relish, and parsley paired with Dr. Frank dry riesling; roasted carrots with chicken meatballs, farro, whipped ricotta, arugula, and pistachios paired with Little James Basket sauvignon blanc; braised lamb cannelloni with shaved root vegetables and celery root puree paired with Six Spot Meritage; and rolled pavlova with whipped chevre, caramelized peppers, sweet tomato jam, sliced almonds, and honey. The dinner will take place on Election Day, Nov. 6 at 6:30 pm. The cost is $53 per person plus tax and gratuity. Seats are limited and are offered by reservation only by calling Hazelnut Kitchen, 607-387-4433.
Community Election Day dinners are a staple in the greater Trumansburg Community. The Trumansburg Rotary wraps up their chicken BBQ season with an Election Day dinner served in the Atlas Bowl parking lot beginning at 4:30 pm. A dinner costs $10 and includes half a Cornell BBQ sauce chicken, creamy coleslaw, buttered salt potatoes, and Italian bread, all served in compostable packaging. This is a perfect dinner for anyone who wants to support community organizations but eat in the quiet warmth of their home.
The Jacksonville Methodist Church is offering an all you can eat buffet of roast pork with stuffing, chicken and biscuits, mashed potatoes, sweet potato casserole, Harvard beets, green beans, coleslaw, applesauce, brownie sundaes, coffee, tea, and lemonade. The price is $10 for adults, and $5 for children 12 and under, and will be served from 4 pm until gone.
For those who would rather enjoy the local bounty by cooking it, there are some winter CSA options in the Trumansburg Area. Sweet Land Farm, located on the north end of Rt. 96, offers an every-other-week winter CSA beginning in December and ending the first week in March. Large shares, priced at $350 for the season, are available for pick up at the farm, and members fill 2 Sweet Land bags with whatever is in the barn. Small “sampler” boxed shares are available for pick up at Atlas Bowl in Trumansburg and Mimi’s Attack and the Piggery in Ithaca. Winter produce includes, “carrots, leeks, onions, garlic, butternut squash, acorn squash, red and gold potatoes, spinach, green kale, lacinato kale, parsley, cabbage, napa cabbage, watermelon radishes, beets, hakurei turnips, celeriac, purple daikon, kohlrabi, and a few others.”
The Full Plate Farm Collective, located on Rt. 96 between Ithaca and Trumansburg, offers “winter squash, beets, high-tunnel salad greens, garlic, leeks, kale, collards, carrots, daikon radish, turnips (purple top and hakurei), watermelon radishes, parsnips, celeriac, braising greens, spinach, cabbage, fennel, potatoes (regular and sweet), kohlrabi, onions, Brussels sprouts, napa cabbage, sprouts, and lacto-fermented pickles” in their 12-week boxed share membership. There are 3 collection and pricing options; pick up at Stick and Stone, Remembrance, or Three Swallows farms for $325, pick up at one of the many group delivery sites for $340, and home delivery for $370.
The cold weather doesn’t limit the local food options in Trumansburg, whether you are the eat out, community support, or stay at home type. In addition to the new offerings and special events listed here, local food and entertainment in Trumansburg abound! For more information about Trumansburg dining and entertainment, check out visit-trumansburg.com.
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