If you love good food and wine, it's a great time of year to be in Central New York.
The July edition of Syracuse Woman Magazine focuses on the best food and wine in the region. This month's cover features Karyn Korteling, owner and founder of Pastabilities and Pasta's Daily Bread. She shares her passion for staying true to the 'Cuse for more than 30 years and how the dichotomy of the two businesses has helped shape the downtown area. The cover story discusses the history of businesses and how they came to find their current home in Armory Square. Karyn's determination to make the 'Cuse into a place she wanted to be a part of helped bring her dream to fruition.
The edition also features numerous leading women in the food and wine industries.
You can also read more about "The Women of Beak & Skiff." There are numerous generations of the two families working in the distillery and each of the four women featured uses her own talents to benefit the business. You'll also learn about Byblos, a restaurant in Clinton Square in Syracuse. The owner, Violet Khabbaz, a native of Lebanon, talks about her passion for food and bringing her culture to the table in Central New York. Her traditional style and authentic Lebanese cuisine has attracted many customers, but also the Food Network's attention. You'll hear about her visit from celebrity chef Guy Fieri.
Staying with the theme, Syracuse Woman Magazine is hosting a wine tasting at Lakeland Winery next week. The event will feature a wine-making demonstration by Joni Posnik of Lakeland Winery. The event, from 6-8 p.m. On July 11, benefits AIDS Community Resources in Syracuse.