Tag Archives: Customer Spotlight

Customer Spotlight: The Krebs

Over 100 years of tradition in every meal. The Krebs has a history that goes all the way back to the summer of 1899. Fred and Cora Krebs began serving meals between May and the first of November to neighbors and visitors in the small town of Skaneateles from their quaint summer cottage. Without any advertising, word spread about the ...

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Customer Spotlight: Aqua Vino Restaurant

Owner Robert Esche played professional hockey in the National Hockey League (NHL) for eight years as a Phoenix Coyote and Philadelphia Flyer. He also competed in the 20th Winter Olympics in 2006. After completing his professional playing career, Esche began several business ventures including Aqua Vino Restaurant. He is also the President of the Utica Comets AHL team. Beverly has ...

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Success Stories: Gola Osteria

Owners: Sam and Kaml Drake Epps Location:115 S. Quarry St. Ithaca, NY 14850 Phone: (607) 273-0333 www.golaosteria.com Husband and wife team Sam and Kami Drake Epps opened Gola Osteria, an Italian restaurant in Ithaca, New York, in the winter of 2014. Sam got his start in kitchens, before even graduating high school, at the esteemed Italian American restaurant, The Coddington. ...

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Success Stories: Skytop Lodge

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Executive Chef: Richard Belchner Location: One Skytop, Skytop PA 18357 Phone: (855) 345-7759 www.skytop.com The idea of building a grand resort in the Poconos was the brainchild of four men, John Stubbs, Frederic Smith, Earl Mayne, and Sam Packer. The construction of the golf course began in March 1926, and in 1927, development began on the lodge. In June 1928, ...

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Customer Spotlight: State Street Grill

State Street Grill updates traditional favorites by infusing them with new unique ingredients. Owner Tom Hill has been in the restaurant business since he was 14, starting as a dishwasher and working his way up the ranks into management. When Hill noticed a neighborhood bar closing, he decided that his small town of Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, needed a contemporary and ...

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Success Stories: Villa Borghese

Owners: Paul & Joe Porco Location: 70 Wildmer Rd, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590 Phone: (845) 297-8207 • www.thevillaborghese.com Open for over 40 years, Villa Borghese has become the premier catering venue in the Hudson Valley, hosting weddings, anniversaries, proms, and corporate outings. Villa Borghese got its start in 1971 as a restaurant serving Italian-American cuisine. Owners Stanley and Gino Porco ...

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Customer Spotlight: Joey’s Classic Italian Dining

Owner Joey DeCuffa describes his experience in the restaurant industry as the classic “rags to riches” story. He started out as a dishwasher, became a busboy, then bartender, and finally headed into the kitchen to learn to cook because, as he explains, “the kitchen is the heart of the whole business.” After acquiring a reputation in entry-level positions at another ...

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Success Stories: Mendicino’s Pizza & Family Restaurant

Owner: Gasper Mendicino Location: 921 Drinker Turnpike, Covington Twnp, PA 18444 Phone: (570) 842-2070 • www.mendicinospizza.com Mendicino’s Pizzeria Ristorante was once an 800 sq. ft. pizza and hoagie takeout restaurant; today it is a 6,000 sq. ft. full-service, family owned Italian restaurant in the Moscow area of Pennsylvania. While pizza is still their specialty, Mendicino’s also serves authentic Italian cuisine ...

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Success Stories: Branca

Owners: Josh & Jenna Miles Location: 683 Victor Rd., Pittsford, NY 14534 Phone: (585) 310-7415 • www.brancabasin.com A neighborhood Italian eatery in Bushnell’s Basin, a hamlet east of Rochester, New York, Branca honors the storied culinary history of Italy by offering simple yet flavorfully complex dishes. Their fresh, handcrafted food is truly authentic Italian and they make everything in-house, including ...

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Success Stories: Grand Central Market

Owner: Lou Ciucci Location: 71 Route 6, Baldwin Place, NY Phone: (914) 628-0655 • www.gcmarket.com If you are looking for a great homemade meal, sandwich, or salad, then we recommend giving Grand Central Market a try. Located in New York, the market offers a family friendly environment, original recipes, and some great specialty items. The signature items Grand Central Market’s ...

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