Friday, February 28, 2014

Americana Vineyards: Crystal Lake Cafe

My family has a lake house in the finger lakes region and one of the wineries I have been frequenting ever since I turned 21 is American Winery. They are one of the few wineries that also has a cafe (Crystal Lake) and boy have I been missing out. I finally tried it this past summer and I wasn't disappointed. 

They are attached to a winery and they feature fresh local and seasonal ingredients…could there be a better combo?

Featured below you will see ice tea (don't worry I ordered wine too), spinach dip, lamb burger, hamburger, some sort of seafood sandwich and a buffalo chicken wrap. 
We had a big group and ordered a plethora of food. I along with a few others ordered the special, the buffalo chicken wrap. Soooooo good. I also tried a bite of the lamb burger (which we ordered without the tapenade) and it was fantastic. 

Would I come back? Yes, everything was fantastic. I can't wait to come back this summer!

4367 East Covert Road
Interlaken, NY
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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Ape’s Eats becomes Let’s Do Lunch...and a Giveaway- La Tagliatella

Hi Everyone!

Thank you for your patience over the past couple of months while I have been doing some major revamping.
Long story short on the change…. Google doesn’t let me renew my domain. In the process of trying to figure out how to renew, some jerk swipes in and steals my domain.  Enter a couple of months of being upset and ignoring my blog. New idea, new name. Excitement.

What’s even more exciting is that I have a really awesome giveaway for all my NOVA/DC readers. My last blog post written (yes it’s been awhile) featured brunch at La Tagliatella. They are now celebrating their one year anniversary in the US and have offered to give away free pizzas to my readers.
Yes. You read that correctly, 3 lucky readers will win a coupon for a free pizza at La Tagliatella. What’s even better is that it’s not just a plain ol cheese pizza they are offering (although sometimes you just need a plain cheese), it’s any pizza off of their menu!  I was going to list their pizzas, but there are way to many to choose from so I’ll just give you the link (<-- click). However I am eyeing the Caprini, Prosicioutto or Emiliana.
For all of those who don't win a free pizza make sure to stop by in March because they are featuring awesome deals to celebrate their anniversary. I will definitely be stopping by during weeks 2 or 3. 

30 Days of Delizioso

March 3rd – 9th $5 Lunch Menu – everything on the lunch menu including our NEW Burgers & Sandwiches for only $5 MondaySaturday
March 10th – 16th $5 Pizzas All Day Long
March 17th – 23rd $5 Cocktail Flights and Half-Price Bottles – enjoy a $5 flight of cocktail tastings OR a half-priced bottle of wine (select bottles only)                                     
March 24th – 30th $1 Meatballs – with the purchase of any entrĂ©e
And if you use the hashtag #TAG30DAYS on Twitter or Instagram you can also win fun prizes ranging from a free pizza to free meatballs for year!

How to enter:
First Entry (required): You must be a follower, either Facebook, gfc or bloglovin. Leave a comment telling me which pizza you want to try and how you are following. 
Extra Entries (multiple): Follow my Facebook, bloglovin or twitter and leave a comment saying you are (links below). 

When leaving a comment make sure your email address is linked or you leave it in the comments or I won't be able to contact you.

Winners will be chosen by a random number generator on Sunday 3/2 and mailed their coupons.

*If you win, please remember to tip your servers (the restaurant didn't ask me to say this, just my thoughts)*
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