Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Second Line Syracuse, this Sunday!

The winning project from our 2015 dinner, Second Line Syracuse, is hitting the streets this Sunday!
The music and fun begins at 1:00 pm in Skiddy Park. Don't have your own instrument to bring? No problem; grab one of their noisemakers and join in the parade.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

The Forget-Me-Nots Chorus: 1 year later

In case you missed it, Francine shared the progress of the Forget-Me-Nots Chorus through a video at the DISHES dinner in February. 

"As a community, we must work together to conquer dementia. We must be the leaders and look at aging straight in the face, doing all we can to help our seniors be as productive as possible, for as many years as possible. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for voting for my project."

Francine won the 2014 DISHES mini-grant for her project, the Forget-Me-Nots chorus. You, Syracuse, made this work possible. Thank you. Everyone is welcome to attend one of the upcoming concerts, on April 26th, or June 28th. And thanks for your incredible work in the community, Francine!

Video by DISHES videographer Carli Cichocki.

Monday, February 9, 2015

And the 2015 Winners are...

A big loud congrats to last night's grand-prize winner, Second Line Syracuse, and our second prize winner, the Cooperative Federal Student Cash Stash Pilot!

And thank you to everyone who came out, we had a blast and hope you did too! More coming soon!

Photos courtesy of Allison Gates Photography.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Craving More Local Fare? Try LOFO’s Valentine’s Day Dinner!

Today's DISHES dinner is being prepared in collaboration with Abigail Henson - chef and owner of LOFO in downtown Armory Square. This January, former DISHES Co-Chef Luke Szabo joined farm-to-table forces with LOFO, helping to bring the most creative and locally focused fare to downtown Syracuse. In typical LOFO fashion, this year's Valentine's Day menu includes options for gluten free, paleo and vegan diners while more traditional options shine with utmost emphasis on supporting our region's farmers. If you find yourself craving real local fare after DISHES, this city's next best meal is at the LOFO table!

To feast on dishes such as Sweet Onion Kohlrapi Soup, Skaneateles Perch and Turf, and Kombucha Ginger Float*, book your reservation online by visiting Tickets are $50 per person with seating times available on February 13th at 5:30 or 8 PM and February 14th at 6 PM.

*Full Menu available at

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Menu Sneak Peek: A Locavore's Delight!

We have designed a killer menu for this Sunday's dinner, highlighting the many fresh and local goods that have been donated from CNY farms and businesses. You can look forward to Lees Bees Wildflower Honey, Grindstone Farm Sunchokes, Greyrock Farm Beets, Ontario Orchard Apples, Williams Farm Cabbage, Pastabilities Fresh Baked Rolls, Bad Ass Organics Kombucha from Green Planet Grocery, Shallots and Herbs from Andy's Produce, and much much more!

A big thanks to all these local businesses for their support!

Friday, February 6, 2015

The St. Clare Theater

DISHES is in two days! Not sure where to go on Sunday?! Use this map. The St Clare Theater is easiest to find from N. Salina Street, at the back of the parking lot next to Assumption Church.  See you there!!

Friday, January 30, 2015

Thank You Cobblestone Valley!

We have an organic, pasture-raised turkey for our Feb. 8th dinner, thanks to a generous donation from Maureen and Paul Knapp of Cobblestone Valley Farm!

Cobblestone Valley is a certified organic farm in Preble, NY. Their primary focus is on dairy, selling milk to the nationally recognized farmer-owned and operated co-op Organic Valley. The farm also offers organic pastured poultry, grass-fed beef, pastured pork, pick-your-own strawberries and more!

To learn more about the farm and their products, click HERE!