Empanadas are a HIT!

  freshLAB Mentor, Matt Gray & Victor Figueroa, Foodie Challenge WINNER! Victor Figueroa WINS the FOODIE CHALLENGE! Victor prepared Puerto Rican-y Cheeseburger Empanada w Passion Fruit Chili Sauce – DELISH! He strolls home with both the People’s Choice and freshLAB Selection Committee prizes. Much appreciation to the People’s Choice abundant gift basket sponsors: Batavia Restaurant…

Who’s with Eli Fish?

  Partners Matt Gray and Jon Mager are opening Eli Fish Brewing Co, a start-up full service micro-brewery, at freshLAB restaurant incubator. The foodhall now under construction will host two more restaurant start-ups…but who? Come taste for yourself!!! Cast your ballot at the People’s Choice Tasting Saturday night. The Foodie Challenge will feature candidates considering…

Flavor Foward! Come try a taste…

The first Foodie Challenge is filling-up with flavors – vegan ingredients, meat options and ethnic spices all-in for the competition next Saturday night! Come try a sample and cast a ballot for your favorite dish. Saturday, September 23rd Tastings served 5:00 – 7:00pm  at Batavia Career & Technical Education Center State Street Road, Batavia People’s…

Foodie Challenge – IDEA!

Try the 5-ingredient Sweet Potato Fritters…YUM.

Sweet potatoes and eggs can be found regionally, healthy, too, right!?! Just what the area residents want!

Ingredients – makes 8

1/3 cup Quinoa Flour
1/2 cup scallions (chopped)
1 large eggs (lightly beaten)
salt (and pepper to taste)
coconut oil (for cooking)
1 large eggs (lightly beaten)
What’s your sweet or savory dish idea?

 

Batavia Brewing Co NOW Eli Fish Brewing Co

Batavia Brewing Company to open Main Street location as Eli Fish Brewing Company Brewery expected to open in former JJ Newberry building by end of the year BATAVIA, NY – Three Batavia natives are giving a nod to the city’s past with an exciting plan they hope will be a cornerstone of Batavia’s future. Eli…

Spirited Foodie, say what?

“Spirited Foodie”. That’s who should open a new restaurant at freshLAB. Could you be described this way…? foodie [foo-dee] noun informal A creative person with a particular interest in food seeking new flavors rather than simply cooking or eating out of convenience or hunger. spirited [spir-i-tid] adjective Having or showing mettle, courage, vigor, liveliness, etc. Are you a Spirited Foodie?  …

Dumpster on Main

While inconvenient to some now, you’ll all be glad when it moves in a couple months! Construction is on-time for December opening of the much anticipated restaurant incubator on Main Street. Batavia Brewing Company will anchor the space inviting two more start-up restaurants to follow.  The 10,000 square foot foodhall will feature more than 150 varying seating options, a bocce court…