May 11, 2024


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Hello and welcome to the Eat Local New York Podcast. In this special episode, I’m on location inside the NY Rec and Social Club at Turning Stone Resort & Casino. My guests for this episode are Charles Newland, Vice President of Food & Beverage Operations at Turning Stone Enterprises; Chef Dustin Tuthill, Chef de Cuisine at NY Rec & Social Club; Shawnna Popluhar, Operations Manager at NY Rec & Social Club; and Chef Ray Wells, Chef de Cuisine at TS Steakhouse.

I am thrilled to be at Turning Stone to chat with these four esteemed guests and to talk about the impressive array of awards they have just received from Casino Player’s Magazine 2024 Best of Dining & Nightlife Awards. They won 14 awards!

Best Overall Dining Best Overall Entertainment Best New Restaurant: NY Rec & Social Club Best Food Hall: The Food Hall Best Sushi: Sushi Sushi Best View: TS Steakhouse Best Outdoor Dining: Wildflowers Best Steakhouse: TS Steakhouse Best Breakfast: Emerald Restaurant Best Coffee Shop: Opals Best Romantic Restaurant: TS Steakhouse Best Desserts: Opals Best Happy Hour: Upstate Tavern Best Craft Beer Selection: Upstate Tavern It was a real honor to be invited to Turning Stone and be a part of their announcement for these prestigious awards.

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