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Downtown Ithaca is the place to enjoy the best that upstate New York has to offer. Surrounded by waterfalls, lakes, and forests, nowhere else in the region can you find such a wide variety of shops, restaurants, theaters, and historic architecture.

Ithaca's Winter Recess Teachers Fest

Downtown Ithaca shops, restaurants, and other locations are hosting special activities and/or offering special deals for educators during Winter Recess, now through Feb. 26. Make sure to check out the Winter Recess Facebook Page and/or visit www.ithacalovesteachers for more details.

https://www.facebook.com/IthacaWinterRecess/

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Link posted on: 19th Feb, 2017

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Thank you to the Downtown Ithaca for the beautiful plaque! We couldn't be more proud of our amazing chef, Rob Stone, and his delicious veggie chili that placed 3rd at this year's cook-off! :)

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Photo posted on: 16th Feb, 2017

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The ballots have been counted! Congratulations to Monks On The Commons for winning both the People's Choice AND Best Presentation! Official Juried Results: Best Vegetarian Chili: First Place: Moosewood Restaurant Second Place: Viva Taqueria Third Place: Franziska Rackers Center Best Vegan Chili: First Place: Greenstar Second Place: Simeon’s Third Place: Collegetown Bagels & Ithaca Bakery - Crispy Kale Chili Best Meat Chili: First Place: Cayuga Medical Center - Medicine Man Texas Chili Second Place: Gorger’s Sub Shop - Black Bean, Andouille Sausage Chili Third Place: Just a Taste - Chili Verde Best Beverage: First Place: Rooster Fish - Abbey Belgian Double Second Place: Ithaca Beer Co. - Coffee Stout Third Place: Lucky Hare Brewing - IPA Best Other Chili-inspired Items: First Place: Life’s So Sweet Chocolates - Sriracha potato chip bark Many thanks to all of this year's participants , volunteers, attendees, and Tompkins Trust Company! We appreciate you all!

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Photo posted on: 13th Feb, 2017

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