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Staff Dining Picks: August 5, 2021

Staff Dining Picks

August 5, 2021

Our Best Bets for Local Dining

Larissa Ryan
Business Manager
SweetFrog Frozen Yogurt
I went to SweetFrog Frozen Yogurt recently while doing errands. There were a variety of flavors of frozen yogurt available for self-serve, including mango and cookies and cream.
I chose to get a mix of cookies and cream and cake batter. Then I added brownie bites, mini MnMs, hot fudge and gummy bears, to cookies, sprinkles and caramel. I literally cannot fit how many options there were into this review. Definitely a place to check out when in Oneonta.

SweetFrog Frozen Yogurt
5006 State Hwy. 23, Ste. B2
Oneonta
607-433-2715

Staff Dining Picks: July 29, 2021

Staff Dining Picks

July 29, 2021

Origins Café provides vegetarian food;
Mt. Fuji has sauce with extra flavor

Larissa Ryan
Business Manager
Mt. Fuji
A nice spot to sit down for dinner, Mt. Fuji is conveniently located on Main Street in Cooperstown and has some of the most delicious food around.
They also provide takeout if that’s more your speed.
I recently had the chicken hibachi dinner there. It comes with a small salad to start.
It’s not so filling you loose your appetite and it cools you down on a hot day.
Then you can start on the main course.
The hibachi itself is served with seasonal vegetables like onions, carrots and squash (as well as fried rice) and it is meant to be dipped in the sauce that comes with it. My chicken was delicious by
itself, but the sauce just adds that extra flavor that cannot be done without.

Mt. Fuji
134 Main St.
Cooperstown
607-544-1088

Staff Dining Picks: July 22, 2021

Staff Dining Picks

July 22, 2021

Our best bets for local dining

Larissa Ryan
Business Manager
Schneider’s Bakery
One of my favorite food shops in Cooperstown, Schneider’s, is also one of the oldest.
It’s one of those shops where if I stop in I just have to buy something. For me, that’s usually one of their chocolate croissants, which are always delicious with chocolate in the middle and light and flaky bread on the outside. However, there are also many kinds of cookies.
They also serve oatmeal, soup and coffee. Also, if you like homemade bread but don’t necessarily have the time or the skill, Schneider’s has bread (white, wheat, rye, and even pumperknickel). It’s no wonder this staple of Main Street has been around since 1887.

Schneider’s Bakery
157 Main Street
Cooperstown
607-547-9631

Staff Picks: July 15, 2021

Staff Picks
Our Best Bets for Local Dining

Sunflower Café, Adaline Ice Cream

Larissa Ryan
Business Manager
Sunflower Café

Windy Hill Scramble at Sunflower Cafe.

I took a drive out to Springfield Center this weekend and stopped in at a cozy little café there. It’s a homey spot with indoor and outdoor seating and a sunflower theme in the decorations and the food.
They serve locally sourced breakfast and lunch, or brunch, which is what I had. I ordered the Windy Hill Scramble, which was two scrambled eggs with goat cheese on top (locally made) and sunflower sprouts. It was served with my choice of toast (I got the rye bread but they had options for wheat or marbled as well), and a side salad with the house vinaigrette dressing.
The eggs were very light and fluffy and the cheese on top worked well with the savory flavor. The toast and salad combination were balanced with tart flavors.
I quite enjoyed it.

Sunflower Café
7629A NY-80,
Cooperstown
315-985-8096

Staff Picks: June 17, 2021

Staff Picks
Our Best Bets for local dining

Delicious pasta, salad
with salmon and a great view

Larissa Ryan,
Business Manager
Lakefront Restaurant
Dine by the lake in style at the Lakefront Restaurant. It’s a wonderful spot for lunch or evening dining, and it has some great views of the lake. How could it not, the name says it all. They offer a variety of seafood, including lobster and trout. However, I, being something of a creature of habit, went for a pasta dish. This time I chose the Chicken Breast Florentine Fettucini which came with a side of seasonal vegetables and was served with garlic bread. This fettucini was made with spinach pasta and chardonnay creamed garlic sauce on top which made it a bit tangy compared to an alfredo sauce but was absolutely delicious. I would definitely have this again.

Lakefront Restaurant
10 Fair Street, Cooperstown
607-547-8188
lakefrontcooperstown.com

Staff Dining Picks: June 3, 2021

Staff Picks

Out Best Bets for Local Dining

Larissa Ryan
Business Manager
Welcome back to upstate New York.
The season is off to a beautiful start and we know people will be getting hungry after all the activities available around here. So here are our staff picks of local favorites.
One of my favorite places to eat is Alfresco’s in Oneonta. It’s an Italian restaurant with a homey atmosphere, wonderful staff and delicious food. My family’s favorite order is stromboli with salads and garlic bread. I love the house salads. They’re large, with a few kinds of greens, and come with tomato, ham, onion and garnish. I always get the Russian dressing, but they offer lemon vinaigrette, warm poppy seed, ranch, and creamy Italian. Because I always fill up on the salad, I save the garlic bread for later because it is amazing. The bread is crispy with lots of butter and garlic. Alfresco’s is a great place my family has gone to for years to both eat in and for takeout.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2019
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19

Prepare For The Holidays

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PRE-CHRISTMAS SALE – 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Find gently used holiday decorations including lights, undecorated wreaths, ornaments, tableware, more. Also enjoy goodies at bake sale. Proceeds benefit mission programs of United Methodist Women. Cooperstown United Methodist Church, 66 Chestnut St., Cooperstown. 607-547-9515 or visit www.cooperstownumc.org

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20

Pony Palooza!

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PONY PALOOZA – 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Horse rescue opens doors for family friendly celebration. Includes pony hugs, tours, games, local vendors, rides, food, face painting, more. Rosemary Farm, 1646 Roses Brook Road, South Kortright. 607-538-1200 or visit www.facebook.com/RosemaryFarm/

HOPS FOR HISTORY – 2 – 8 p.m. Downtown venues offer food pairings with local beers. Tickets, $30 day-of. Available only at Oneonta History Center, 183 Main St., Oneonta. 607-432-0960 or visit www.oneontahistory.org

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