This Story Begins at the Brown Hound Bistro

“Good things come in small packages”.

This story begins at the Brown Hound Bistro, a small, yet cozy and tastefully decorated restaurant that is situated in  the hamlet of Bristol Springs, NY.  For those of you not familiar with the area, the restaurant is in close proximity to Naples and Canandaigua, NY. 

Last night, a  group of bloggers, travel writers, and some of the Finger Lakes tourism folks met at the Brown Hound to sample  an  array of  deliciousness that the Finger Lakes  has to offer; along with gearing up for this evenings Finger Lakes Foodie Awards, all part of this years Finger Lakes Food Revolution Slice, Dice and Spice IV event

The dinner menu was prepared using local meats, cheeses,  fruits, and vegetables.  And yes, plenty of  Finger Lakes wine flowed throughout the evening.

When we weren’t eating, drinking, and chatting till our hearts content, we did what bloggers and writers do best – we took pictures. 

The Brown Hound is one of several restaurants in the Finger Lakes Region that focuses on local resources.  As Trish Aser, owner of the restaurant explained, her goal is to make her guests dining experience as local as possible.  She does this by displaying local artists work in the restaurant, by inviting local musicians to perform there, and by preparing meals using fresh and local ingredients whenever possible.  And I’d say that Trish does it well.

If you’re looking for a  great place to dine, celebrate a special occasion, or simply want to  support the local food movement,  then the Brown Hound Bistro is must.








One Lovely Blog Award, passing it on…

Imagine my surprise today when I was reading one of my favorite blogs  Gingerbreadbagels  and realized that Lindsey, who had just been awarded the One Lovely Blog Award (four times – mind you), was passing the award onto me and fourteen other lucky bloggers.  Yea!!  This is my first award and I’m so excited! 

Before I go any further, I want to thank Lindsey – thank you, thank you, thank you!   I also want to  tell you why her blog is one of my favorites. First, she is one of the kindest,  most sincere, and personable bloggers I’ve met in the blogging world.  She makes all of her readers feel welcome at her blog, and her baking creations are seriously scrumptious looking.  She is a true baker – through and through.   I wish we lived closer to each other because I’d love to sample some of those sweet confections she whips up in that kitchen of hers every week 🙂

As part of receiving this award I have to pass it onto fifteen bloggers who I admire.  Those bloggers will then get the chance to pay it forward to fifteen bloggers who they admire.  Here are the blogs I have selected to receive the One Lovely Blog Award.  There are so many more I’d like to add to this list (but someone decided fifteen was the magic number).   I truly appreciate each and every blogger I’ve chosen for their creativity and individuality!

  • A Spicy Perspective
  • A View from the Porch
  • Mama Cupcake And The Cupcake Bandit Duo
  • Molly On Money
  • Sprinkled with Flour
  • Sugar Duchess
  • The Provident Woman
  • Cabin Fever in Vermont
  • Anecdotes and Apple Cores
  • The Lonely Radish
  • Try Anything Once
  • Cheapethniceatz
  • Caffeina
  • Baking Serendipity
  • Zomppa
  • To those of you who received this award, please pay it forward.  It will make someones day, just like it made mine.  

    Stayed tuned because I just took a homemade apple pie out of the oven.  I can’t wait for it to cool so I can cut into it! Pictures to follow….