Local Food

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Food for Thought is the newest project from 88.3 WAER Syracuse, focusing on the state’s largest economic sector: agriculture. In the past decade, employment in New York’s agricultural economy has grown by 25.4%, and our community is centrally located in this growth. The state has designated Central New York, along with the Finger Lakes and Southern Tier, as the Grow-NY region, an area rich in resources.

Not to be confused with the adorable characters from Willy Wonka , Oompa Loompyas is an emerging spot for authenic Filipino food. Garlic fried rice, pancit, or loompya, Oompa Loompyas offers authentic Filipino dishes with a twist of other ethnic cuisines.

Tuesdays on social media are filled with posts of individuals getting their fill of mexican food with the hashtag 'Taco Tuesday.' With many quality local Mexican food options, The 315  saw no reason to be left out of the Taco Tuesday celebration. 

Joe Lee and Kevin Kloss made two stops on this taco themed epsiode of The 315. First they swing by Alto Cinco on Westcott Street to chat with one of their managers and sample a taco. And then they make a quick trip to XO Taco on East Fayette Street to get a different perspective on the taste and atmosphere of a second taco shop. 

If you've ever felt the burden of needing to decide what you want to eat before heading out to dinner, you're not alone. But, if things continue to progress the way they seem, that won't be a problem for Syracuse residents next year.

The Salt City Market is scheduled to open in the fall of 2020, offering a food hall with culinary options as diverse as the city itself. On this episode of The 315, Joe Lee and Kevin Kloss chat with Market Manager, Adam Sudmann and two potential venders about how the food hall could impact the Syracuse area. 


Each year when the annual 'Taste of Syracuse' festival arrives it signals the unofficial start of summer and a good reason to take in some excellent food. On this episode of The 315 Joe Lee and Kevin Kloss make the trip to Clinton Square to see what this year's lineup has to offer.

But before that, the boys swing by 'Glazed and Confused' to chat with the donut shop that's set the bar for sweet breakfast treats in Syracuse. 


Katie Zilcosky / WAER

Whether you've lived in Central New York for 12 years or closer to 12 months we all have our favorite spots to stop for  a bite to eat. This week on The 315, we are going to try and break out of our usual routine and experience some new local destinations for food  and drink. 

Kevin Kloss is joined by Katie Zilcosky this week as they travel to Freedom of Espesso for coffee, All Night Eggplant to experience local diner food, and The Sweet Praxis for dessert,