'Ithaca' on Serious Eats

One Big Bottle: Ithaca Brute

Though wild yeasts are gaining a good deal of traction in the U.S., straight-ahead sour ales from American breweries are still few. Sure, there's Brettanomyces this and wild that, but often they're a lefthand tweak on a brewery's existing beer or style. Ithaca Beer Co.'s Brute is one of the few, and a fine one at that. It's definitely in the top tier of American sour ales. More

Daily Slice: Finger Lakes Flat Bread, Ithaca, New York

Leslie Muhlhahn, chef and owner of Finger Lakes Flat Bread stationed at the Ithaca Farmer's Market, is turning out thin crust, wood-fired pizza that Farmer's Market patrons can't get enough of. Leslie's so-called "flatbreads" are more than worthy of the "pizza" title. The dough is leavened with yeast and the crust, despite being thin, has a nice chew to it. But what's intriguing and out of the ordinary about this pizza operation is Leslie's "oven-on-wheels". She's working with a mobile, wood-fired pizza oven (shipped in from Cali) that reaches 800 degrees to produce an even char on the crust.

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Serious Beer: New York IPA

This week we continue our survey of India Pale Ales by heading down the Eastern seaboard to check out the offerings of New York state breweries. Although New York brewers aren't following a single set of guidelines for their IPAs, most of the best examples we tried showcased pungent American hops often used in their West Coast cousins. We tried 14 different IPAs from the Empire State. Which ones are your favorites? More

Bob Petrillose, Hot Truck Founder and French Bread Pizza Inventor, Dies

"Bob built his life around the Hot Truck, striving to put out a very, very high-quality product." From left: The Hot Truck, Bob Petrillose. This morning, some sobering news to report. Bob Petrillose has died after fighting Parkison's Disease. Petrillose is the man credited with having invented French bread pizza (later licensed to Stouffer's) and is the founder of the legendary Hot Truck on the campus of Cornell University, in Ithaca, New York.... More

The Hot Truck: Originator of French Bread Pizza

The Hot Truck, blogged to Slice from the Flickr photostream of Slice Hey, folks: I just published a story about the original French bread pizza joint on Serious Eats.... It was late last Friday evening and I was on the phone with my girlfriend's sister after having recently arrived in Ithaca, New York, for a weekend visit. "Drive up to campus, and ask any student. Everybody knows where it is," Sis said. "We'll meet you there in 15 minutes." Armed with that tip and a simple map drawn by the motel desk clerk, we set out on the snowy... More

The Hot Truck at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York

It was late last Friday evening and I was in Ithaca, New York, on the phone with my girlfriend's sister. "Drive up to campus, and ask any student. Everybody knows where it is," Sis said. "We'll meet you there in 15 minutes." Armed with that tip and a simple map, we set out on the city's snowy streets. Our destination: The Hot Truck. More

The Hot Truck

The Hot Truck Address: Parks at 635 Stewart Avenue, Ithaca NY 14850, on Cornell University's West Campus [map] Phone: 607-273-1111 Photographs by Adam Kuban It was late last Friday evening and I was on the phone with my girlfriend's sister after having recently arrived in Ithaca, New York, for a weekend visit. "Drive up to campus, and ask any student. Everybody knows where it is," Sis said. "We'll meet you there in 15 minutes." Armed with that tip and a simple map drawn by the motel desk clerk, we set out on the snowy streets hoping the pavement had... More

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