Delicious regional and international cuisine will be available throughout the day at this years Art On The Porches, including Gannons Ice Cream, Lao Village, Recess Coffee, Shattuck’s Paddy Wagon and Tortilla Jacks Food Trucks.
Gannons Ice Cream: In 1982, siblings John and Eileen Gannon jumped at the chance to open Gannon’s Isle Ice Cream in the small ice cream stand that stood in the parking lot of their father’s grocery store. By 1996, they had developed a following and expanded into the building where the grocery store operated. In 2000, a second location was opened at 4800 McDonald Road. To maintain the family run operation, John and Eileen brought in their youngest brother Dan to oversee the second location. In 2013, the Gannon’s finally responded to years of requests and opened a third location in downtown on Jefferson Street in the old Dey’s Centennial building. Every batch of ice cream is hand made at the Valley Drive location by the Gannon family. Over the years, they have created more than 200 unique flavors. Each one is made with a signature recipe that uses milk with 14 percent butter fat and very little air. This allows for an ice cream that is not too light, not too heavy, and extremely satisfying. Gannon’s uses only the finest ingredients for the recipes including Gertrude Hawk and specialty ice cream mix-ins and ingredients. Gannons Ice Cream also sponsor our stage @Clairmonte Ave
Recess Coffee has been Westcott’s local coffee roaster since 2007, making us a staple of the Syracuse, NY, community. Located in the heart of the Westcott Neighborhood, Recess has been a hub for students, scholars, artists, musicians, families, and everyone in between.
We strive to serve our community on a local and global scale, and offer support to those who support us. We source all of our fairly traded beans direct from farms with missions of sustainability and ethical practices. We do this because we care about the global environment and the community of farmers, families, and entrepreneurs who provide us with great, quality beans.
Roasting in our custom production facility, our team of dedicated roasters test every batch to assure consistency and quality with each cup, so that you can enjoy a great tasting coffee not just from our café, but from the comfort of your home.
Lao Village Laotian & Thai Cuisine. Main restaurant is located at 208 W. Genesee St, near Clinton Square. They also have a stand at the Regional Farmers’ Market and a cart at the Farmers Market Downtown. Curry puffs, summer rolls, and Chili Thai Basil Chicken are some of their favorites.
Tortilla Jacks: Baja California Mexican & Surf Style Eats! Freshly made from selected ingredients serving farm to table Mexican fare.
A few words about Kathy the owner and founder –
‘I grew up surfing and eating insane food up and down Southern Calif. Coast and Baja Mexico. I was a Personal Chef in Santa Barbara when I decided an adventure was in my future. I had one friend who had moved to Syracuse some years ago, and I thought “if you’re going to make a move, go big!” So, I moved to Syracuse January 2011 and quickly found there were not many good choices for Mexican Restaurants. Even the local complained LOL.
After treating new friends to home cooked meals they were hooked, and wallah Tortilla Jacks was born.’
Shattuck’s Paddy Wagon features changas, wraps, sandwiches, salads and much more! All Around Good!