The Place: Remlik’s Grille & Oyster Bar, 31 Lewis Street, Binghamton The Rundown: Another Binghamton Restaurant Week has come and gone! This one was probably the biggest one yet, with 24 official participants (plus one unofficial participant, but we’ll get to that soon). … Continue reading
Happy belated Easter, everyone! I meant to get this recipe up for Pie Day (3/14), but it took me a couple of weeks to actually make it. This is the first Italian recipe I’ve posted on the blog, but it … Continue reading
The Place: Basha’s Lebanese Grill, 3748 Vestal Parkway East, Vestal, NY The Rundown: First, a quick note: this week’s going to have a fair amount of activity on the blog. First, there was yesterday’s “State of the Blog” post (hard to imagine … Continue reading
All right, first things first: Endless Craving is officially 1 year old today! Woo! <insert party hats & noisemakers here> Of course, with the celebration, there comes a little reflection. Namely, how did I do in meeting the goals that … Continue reading
The results from the Restaurant Week poll are in! However, an eleventh hour game-changer skewed the results a bit.
Let me explain.
A few weeks back, a water main burst at Loft @ 99, damaging a fair chunk of the restaurant and forcing them to close temporarily. While they anticipated having all of their repairs finished in time to reopen for Restaurant Week, they announced yesterday that it was taking longer than they hoped to get everything up and running, and that they’d have to bow out this time around. Since Loft was tied for second in the poll, this affected the results greatly. And with a four-way tie for what was now fourth place, this presented a bit of a problem.
With no time to hold a runoff poll, and me not wanting to pick a venue at random, I’m opting instead to take the top 3 results, with a surprise addition as my fourth and final choice: P.S. Restaurant in Vestal. Though not an official participant in Binghamton Restaurant Week (since they’re, y’know, in Vestal), they are “crashing” the event and offering their own Restaurant Week menu, priced the same as the other top-tier establishments.
So, without further ado, here are the Top 3 Results:
2) Tranquil Bar & Bistro
1) Czech Pleeze
Thanks for voting!
The Place: Fuji San Japanese Restaurant, 4105 Vestal Parkway East, Vestal The Rundown: Yep, this is the second review of a Vestal restaurant in as many weeks. Expect to see quite a few more of these (excepting the upcoming Binghamton Restaurant Week … Continue reading
The Place: Mediterranean Gyro, 4700 Vestal Parkway East, Vestal The Rundown: As you may or may not know, the GrubHouse Cafe recently closed its doors. In a kind of tribute, we’re going to take a look at another local restaurant with a “Modern … Continue reading
Hey, faithful readers! As you may or may not know, Binghamton Restaurant Week is coming up soon. However, I’m in a bit of a quandary. The list of participants this year is at an all-time high, and I’m having a … Continue reading
I am a great fan of all things spicy. I’m also a fan of sharp cheddar cheese. And black beans. And cornbread. So clearly, all of these things together would just be amazing.
This is a pretty easy recipe. It’s actually more of a guideline–you can adjust most of the ingredients up or down to suit your tastes.
Spicy Cheddar Black Bean Cornbread
- Cornbread mix of your choice, plus required ingredients (milk, eggs, butter, etc. I used Betty Crocker; you could easily substitute a favorite from-scratch recipe)
- 8 oz. Black Beans (about 1/2 a can), drained and well-rinsed
- 2 Tbsp. Sriracha
- 1/4 cup fresh salsa
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (I like to use extra sharp; you could also use pepper jack, if you’re a spice junkie)
Preheat oven and prepare cornbread mix according to package directions. Stir in all other ingredients until well blended. Pour mixture into a greased 9″ x 9″ square pan. Bake according to package directions. Cornbread is done when toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. Remove from oven and let cool before serving.
The Place: (saké-tūmi), 71 Court Street, Binghamton The Rundown: Those of you have been reading the blog for a while might wonder why, if I’m so partial to Asian cuisine, I’ve never once reviewed a Sushi place. The answer is simple: … Continue reading