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Onondaga County Executive's Office / Youtube

Two more people from Onondaga County have died due to COVID-19. County Executive Ryan McMahon said both victims were women, one in her 70s, one in her 80s. Additionally, there are 49 people in the hospital with 20 people in the ICU. 


Kevin Kloss / 88.3 FM WAER

The food scene in Syracuse is quite different from what it was even 5 years ago. Take Syracuse’s downtown dining week for example: Back in 2015, 26 restaurants participated. This year, there are 46.


Downtown Dining Weeks Returns with 8 New Restaurants

Feb 18, 2020
John Smith / WAER News

It‘s a good time of year to sample the various flavors of restaurants in Syracuse and save a few bucks during Downtown Dining Weeks.  The 16th annual promotion aims to generate more business in what might otherwise be a slow season during the winter by offering three-course dinner specials for $30 or less and lunch specials for $10 or less.   


Noodle Time in The 315

Jan 16, 2019

One of the best experiences one can have going downtown is finding a new favorite restaurant. If you've been itching to try something a little different for your dining experience, this episode of The 315 is for you! This week Joe Lee and Kevin Kloss visit Kasai Ramen, the newest  ramen restaurant in Armory Square. 

The guys enjoyed a meal and then invited Owner and Chef Kyle Mastropietro into the studio to talk about what makes his spot unique. 


Let's Cook Syracuse

It's the end of a long day, you finally get home and now you have to answer the age old question, "What's for dinner?"  Cooking doesn't have to be difficult and in fact it can be fun and enjoyable.

Michele Bellso from Let's Cook Syracuse stops by this week on The 315 to discuss what she's doing to help encourage others to enjoy their time in the kitchen. Also find out what makes Joe such an incredible chef(his words) and Kevin's one area of cooking competence


Molly Bolan/WAER News

The 27th annual Westcott Street Cultural Fair on Sunday drew tens of thousands of residents to the main road for six stages of music and dancing, more than seventy booths for artisan goods, and a diverse selection of food. But this was no ordinary street fair. Sharon Sherman, Chair of the Westcott Fair, says the festivities were a celebration of all the neighborhood has accomplished, and what it has become.

Local Ethiopian Chef Shares Her Love Of Food And Cooking

Feb 13, 2018
Saniya More / Globalists at Syracuse University

Twice a year in Syracuse an event called My Lucky Tummy invites people from all over the world to cook food from their home country. It’s a celebration of local tastes and international culture. In the latest event, more than 350 people gathered in the basement of a local church to share food from Vietnam, Iran, Laos, Ethiopia, and Savannah. WAER's Kijin Higashibaba brings us the story of the chef from Ethiopia and the people who enjoyed her food.

Syracuse Peace Council Facebook / Syracuse Peace Council

A unique multi-cultural crafts show arrives just in time for the first weekend of December with food and entertainment. Regardless if you’re planning on doing some holiday shopping or not, the 47th Annual Plowshares Crafts-fair and Peace Festival could be a summer flashback.

“Plowshares is the indoor Westcott Street Fair.”

That’s Lanny Freshmen, an organizer of the event committee. He says the festival draws more than 3,000 people in two days.

Scott Willis / WAER News

  Long-time advocates of Syracuse’s south side are clearly welcoming the news about plans to finally open a full service supermarket in the impoverished neighborhood. PriceRite will begin construction this spring on a 35,000 foot store at the corner of South and Bellevue avenues.

Ethan Backer / Northside UP/Centerstate CEO

A Syracuse refugee from Bhutan is hoping a dinner and celebration Saturday (June 20th) will serve as a stepping stone to his dream of fully establishing his restaurant. Hari Bangaley  arrived in Syracuse in 2008 after spending 20 years in a Bhutanese refugee camp.

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