Cod Provencal

Le Café Cent-Dix: Ithaca’s Own Parisian Bistro

For a party of six or fewer looking to treat themselves to a wonderful meal in Ithaca at a moderate price, Le Café Cent-Dix will exceed your expectations with its exceptional food, friendly service and casual setting.

Image uploaded from iOS (3)

Preview: Wings Over Ithaca

I was lucky enough to have a taste at their pre-opening, and their wings are as succulent and crispy as ever. If you’re one of the unfortunate people who have never tried their wings, you are in for a treat, because they certainly exceed those of any other restaurant in Collegetown.

Annika Pinch / Sun Contributor

Basking in Bento Boxes

I didn’t have a bad experience at any of these establishments and would happily return to any of them. If you want to go out to a Japanese dinner with a big group of friends, Sumo is your place. If you want a relaxed and very efficient dinner, make your way downtown to Asia Cuisine. And if you’re on campus and want a great meal, make your way to Collegetown to Plum Tree.

smoothie bowl

Countdown to Spring Break: Smoothie Bowls

Despite the weather right now, Spring Break is on its way. Once prelim season subsides everyone will start getting worried about how to get their bodies in shape for warm weather and swimsuits.

Roastface Killah (right) and Chicki Minaj and Notorious P.I.G. (left)

Dos Amigos: Let’s Taco ’bout Expansion

If you were to ask the hungry customers who patiently wait in line by the truck, any one of them can testify that the amount of creativity that goes into the names of the food is equally met by the amount of care and flavor of the food itself. And while all the items on the Dos Amigos menu are spectacular, a bevy of new artists have risen to newfound stardom, and multiple albums have been released since 2015, when the truck first hit Ithaca’s roads and found its permanent resting place in front of Cascadilla. Let’s look at some of the potential new items that Dos Amigos could add to their already stellar menu, while continuing the hip-hop/rap theme:

image5

Chatty Cathy: A Café Worth Talking About

Overall, my experience at Chatty Cathy was absolutely spectacular, and the owners were delightful. Ithaca truly is lucky to have this new café. The only downsides that I perceived were the scarcity of seating options, and the relatively high prices for juices and smoothies. Regardless of these drawbacks, I still thoroughly enjoyed my experience and will certainly go back. Chatty Cathy is a great option for coffee lovers, juice fanatics and everyone in between.

Pg-8-Dining

Is Cornell Dining Actually Sustainable?

Upon first entering Trillium, you can immediately see three large trash cans, two recycling bins and a yellow compost bin. Or should I say, five trash cans with different colors. These bins’ contents are indistinguishable — each one has a mix of recyclable plastics, food, napkins and utensils. The large informational posters above each bin seem to serve no purpose.

Bibimbap Bowl

Can You Be Empowered by Plants?

Indeed, Cornell Dining has taken the next step in expanding their plant-based fare. Two West Campus dining halls have begun to offer entirely vegetarian and vegan options on select dinners for the rest of this spring semester. Plant-Powered Dinners are offered at Flora Rose on Fridays and at Bethe on Sundays.

dibella's2

DiBella’s Subs: A New Contender to the Lunch Scene?

Overall, the dining experience at DiBella’s Subs was an enjoyable one — the welcoming atmosphere slightly made up for the meal. I haven’t been to many sandwich shops in the Ithaca area (other than CTB) but it is similar to the delis back home — nothing really special but nothing very terrible. The best word to sum up the meal was average. If you are in the area, DiBella’s Subs would be a great place to grab a quick bite to eat in friendly surroundings, but if you aren’t nearby, I wouldn’t go out of my way to make the trek there. All in all, it might just be better to stop by CTB for a slightly more expensive sandwich.