Date: November 5, 2016 - November 5, 2016
The Downtown Ithaca Alliance is pleased to announce the 2016 Ithaca Brunch Festival. One big brunch party!
Mark your calendar for a fun day of bites, bevs, music, and games 11am to 4pm on the Ithaca Commons.
We are aiming to channel energy from past food and beverage journeys (i.e. Oktoberfest) and offer a new opportunity for the community to break bread and discover the latest offerings from local businesses. Brunch often is more than the meal itself, it is a chance for people to try something new, catch up, and have fun. What could be more fun than a brunch party on the Commons?!
Ithaca Brunch Fest is a brand new Downtown Ithaca festival happening November 5th! Come join us on the Commons to discover the latest brunch offerings from your favorite restaurants where vendors will have $2 and $5 bites or full meals to choose from! The festival is free to attend. There is also a Bloody Mary MIx-Off (sample tickets will be sold for non-alcoholic samples you can vote on), and more! You won't want to miss this delicious day in Downtown Ithaca!
Come on down and break bread, discover new menus and the latest offerings from local businesses.
Bloody Mary Mix-Off! - Who makes the best Bloody Mary?!
Wagner Vineyards Brunch Bar! - Mimosas, Beer, Floats, and more!
Live Screenprinting from Muckles' Ink.!
Make sure to get a bag of Gimme! Coffee Limited Edition 'Downtown Ithaca' Blend!
11:30-12:15pm IC Voicestream & Premium Blend
12:30-1:15 Fall Creek Brass Band
1:30-2:30- Steve Southworth and the Rockabilly Rays
2:45-4pm - Town Squares (Luke G, Tenor, & Joe doing doo-wop & oldies with a punk twist)
Simeon's will be serving a tasty sampling of soft dough biscuits covered with creamy gravy while Waffle Frolic will offer its signature dish: Waffles with a selection of toppings. OmNomNomelletes will have a variety of freshly prepared omelettes, french toast, and hot breakfast sandwiches and Kilpatrick's is putting an Irish spin on its brunch offerings. Bandwagon Pub, Farm and Brewery will be putting a modern take on brunch and Gateway Kitchen will be serving barbecue food items like pulled pork omelettes and mini egg and brisket bagels!
The fun doesn't end with sampling the multiple food choices. Attendees will have the opportunity to taste and vote in our first ever Bloody Mary Mix-Off! By purchasing non-alcoholic Bloody Mary samples prepared by Coltivare, Gateway Kitchen, Sunset Grill, Taste of Thai, and more, folks will discover who has the best Bloody Mary in town. These establishments will be going head-to-head, vying for your votes for Best Presentation and People's Choice.
Full sized beverage options will be available at the Brunch Bar. Sponsored by Wagner Valley Brewing Co. and Vineyards, the Brunch Bar will feature some of the company's finest brews.
Among these beverage offerings will be a fruity Hop Tropic IPA accompanied by a logo that features stunning artwork from Ithaca street artist, Jay Stooks, Smoketober which can be served Bloody Mary style; and a new Coffee Porter made with freshly brewed espresso and served with whipped cream topping.
A special edition Mangose, which can be served on its own but pairs nicely with orange sherbet to create a fun beer float, will be available along with a selection of wine, including a sparkling riesling for mimosas and a red hot mulled wine. There will be non-alcoholic options, too.
Thank you for Wagner Valley Brewing and Vineyards! Our Brunch Bar Sponsor! We are so excited for mimosas, beers, and more!
Thank you to Gimme! Coffee for creating a Downtown Ithaca blend available for purchase at our event! More details coming soon!
If you have any questions feel free to reach out via firstname.lastname@example.org with your business name and the event in the subject line.