Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Sponsor Spotlight: Small Potatoes

Enormous thanks to Small Potatoes, which is donating Flour City's Rasta Pasta for our May 1st dinner.

Small Potatoes is working on expanding, and needs your help. You can learn more about founder Marty Butts's plans for the bigger, better, buffer Small Potatoes -- and also pledge your support -- here.

Sponsor Spotlight: Grindstone Farm

Many thanks to Grindstone Farm, which is donating spinach for Sunday's DISHES. Grindstone is an organic farm in nearby Pulaski, NY. It grows more than 100 varieties of fruits and vegetables, which you can plug into with your very own CSA share. There are full and half seasons, "academic" shares (academic year only), even a flower share. CNY flowers delivered to you all summer -- what a fantastic way to celebrate the season. (And when you go pick up your share, you can think about that first line of Mrs. Dalloway: Mrs. Dalloway said she would buy the flowers herself.)

For more, visit Grindstone on the Web!

Sponsor Spotlight: Wild Flour Baking Co.

The dessert rampage continues!

Many thanks to Wild Flour Baking Co., which is donating the vegan cupcakes that we're lucky enough to indulge in on Sunday evening.

The locally-owned company bakes with organic ingredients whenever possible, and relies on "pure muscle" to bake their scrumptious cupcakes -- such "old school" tools at whisks, bowls, and thermometers. And evidently, they "have the biceps to prove it!"

Personally, I have the satisfied belly to prove how delicious Wild Flour cupcakes are, but that's because I'm on the consumption end of this cycle.

You can reach Wild Flour at, or on Facebook, where you can find out about specials and other baking news (like the peanut butter cups that are coming soon!).

Friday, April 22, 2011

Sponsor Spotlight: Bittersweet at DISHES

121 W Fayette St, Syracuse, NY 13202

I remember the first time I stumbled on Bittersweet this past winter. Syracuse was suffering under a cold, steady drizzle -- and I was too.

Bittersweet appeared out of the gloom, a warm-looking space offering the ultimate in warming treats -- dessert and wine. (For those who like to pair wine with something a little more substantial, "heartier" fare, including sandwiches and salads, is also available.)

We're so lucky that Bittersweet owner Patrizia Barbieri is donating its delectable Death by Chocolate Cake to the DISHES dinner next week.

If you can't wait that long to try a piece, stop in to taste your own! Bittersweet is open until midnight Monday-Thursday, and until 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights. (I guess we're not the only ones who have chocolate crises late at night.)

Foodies out there can plan trips around specials (flourless chocolate cake! Chocolate and cheese cake!), which are often announced via Facebook.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Sponsor Spotlight: Columbus Baking Company

The folks at Columbus Baking Company were generous enough to support DISHES on our debut run. In fact, they were our first supporter for that event. We're honored that, for the May 1st DISHES, they are donating pizza dough! Which -- you guessed it -- means that, among other delectables, our chefs are making pizza.

You can pick up your own round of pizza dough from the company, which is located at 502 N. Salina Street (315 422 2913). Or visit the company on Facebook here.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011


All the available tickets have been purchased. THANK YOU, Syracuse, for your incredible show of support. May 1st, here we come!

Nearly SOLD OUT!

Tickets for Salt City DISHES are now sold out at Craft Chemistry and Sound Garden. If you are looking to purchase, make your way to 2nd Story for the last remaining few!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Tickets go on sale TODAY

Finally, the day has come! Salt City DISHES tickets will be available for purchase at 2 p.m. today at Craft Chemistry, Sound Garden and 2nd Story Bookstore. Don't wait too long to buy them, remember what happened last time?

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Tickets for May 1st dinner on sale Friday, April 15th!

Get your tickets! Get your tickets! Tickets are available for purchase on Friday, April 15th! For the ticket price of $10-$20 (you choose what you pay), enjoy a home-cooked locally sourced meal, drinks, live music from the SU Klezmer Ensemble, dessert, and 8 unique Enliven Syracuse presentations! What could be more exciting? Oh yes, you get to vote on the project that you want to see happen!

Purchase your tickets at any one of these amazing local businesses:
Craft Chemistry 745 N. Salina St
Sound Garden 310 Jefferson Ave
2nd Story Cafe & Bookstore 550 Westcott Ave

Your ticket purchase will benefit the selected project chosen at the May 1st dinner and support the future happenings of the DISHES dinner/events. Thank You!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Past DISHES presenters

Ami Olson at The Eagle published a really nice write up last week about what happened to past DISHES presenters' projects. You can check out the article here. The article includes updates about Walking on Water, Syracuse Skillshare, Thumbs UPstate Improv Festival, the Syracuse Community Cookbook Series, and Storefront for Syracuse. Thanks, Ami!

We're so delighted that these projects were able to grow their audience and see their projects realized after presenting at DISHES.

Looking to find out more about the first winner of DISHES, SUBPAR? You're in luck, because they will be presenting an update at the next DISHES, on May 1st, about their winning proposal. Just another reason to buy your ticket (when they go on sale on April 15th) to the next DISHES dinner!