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Rudy’s, right on Lake Ontario, serves the best seafood in Oswegotown and has a view that is second to none. There is an indoor sitting TAKE option, but few elect to eat inside unless the weather is poor. Down the road nearby is Bev’s, a small ice cream shop on the lake, if you want to change spots for dessert.

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Beer Belly Deli & Pub Where: 510 Westcott St., Syracuse When: 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Monday-Sunday

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Recess Coffee Where: 110 Harvard Place, Syracuse When: 7 a.m. to midnight Monday-Sunday Just a little over a mile away from the Syracuse University campus lies the Westcott neighborhood. The area contains a subculture of art, music and food removed from downtown and a break from all of the bodies clogging Marshall Street. Centered on Westcott Street, the neighborhood has much to offer. Whether you are in the market for vintage clothes, need a cup of coffee or good beer or need someone to fix your bike, Westcott is the place. My favorites are Beer Belly Deli & Pub and Recess Coffee. With a rotating draught selection and food for both vegetarians and carnivores, Beer Belly offers a casual setting. The music is always at the perfect volume. My friends and I frequently go to drink away the stresses of our burgeoning grad-school careers, and we never have to shout over some ridiculously loud Drake song. The staff is always friendly, and the beer is always fresh and changes regularly. They also serve Recess Coffee, which is located across from Beer Belly. Recess Coffee roasts all of its own beans in-house. It has free Wi-Fi and plenty of tables and comfy chairs to hunker down and get your assignments done. It has a selection of vegan pastries in addition to the run of the mill brownie or muffin, which are also quite tasty. After a long night at Beer Belly, Recess has what you need to get back to studying. — Dianna Bell, Syracuse University

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All Night Egg Plant Where: 5781 Bridge St., East Syracuse . When: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 7 a.m. to 1 a.m. Friday-Saturday; 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. When you can’t stand to have pizza for yet another day, stop by the All Night Egg Plant, where you can find a delicious meal waiting for you at a decent price: Nothing on the menu is more than $11.75. While the restaurant might not actually serve eggplant or even look like the typical diner with booths and a 1950s vibe, the food is so good you won’t care. Once you walk through the doors, you’re welcomed with big smiles from the waitresses who make you feel like you’ve walked through them a million times before. The quaint diner, furnished

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in all wood with a “ma and pa” atmosphere, is the perfect homey spot to catch a late night bite or some breakfast . . . particularly breakfast. I recommend the egg and sausage “sammich.” The egg is the perfect balance between runny and well done. Add hot sauce to give it a little more zest. The pancakes are off the charts. The Egg Plant is a quiet spot to study during the week and grab a bite to eat. — Amari D. Pollard, Le Moyne College

For students coming to college from out of the country or students used to certain cultural foods, Oriental House of Syracuse may be the ideal destination. The aisles are stacked with foods from places like the Caribbean, India, China, Korea and Thailand. The store specializes in fish and meats, so it always smells like a mixture of fish, salt and spices, but it’s a comforting and familiar smell that makes you feel like you’re back home. The owners are super friendly and always willing to help. If you don’t see something you want on the racks, ask them if they can get it; you will more than likely see it on the shelves the next time you visit. Although grocery stores in Syracuse have a variety of food options, they lack in the sort of specialty foods available here. So, if you’re in the mood for some oxtail or kimchi or roasted seaweed snacks, Oriental House of Syracuse is the destination.

For the nights that I am looking to get dressed up and indulge in a taste of luxury, the Brewster Inn is the place to go. You and your friends can enjoy high-end cuisine right on the lake, sip wine and watch boats cruise in the sunset. There are even hotel rooms, so if you are traveling from afar, don’t hesitate to reserve a room. Located behind the Brewster is a peaceful, lush space along the shoreline of the lake where you can take pictures to capture your fancy night out. — JoAnna Armstrong, Cazenovia College

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When I’m feeling overwhelmed from classwork at Cazenovia College, there is nothing better than getting some friends together to enjoy a fresh sandwich or salad at the Pewter Spoon, sometimes missed because of its location in between shops. The environment allows for you to get lost in conversation with your friends. To top it off, they also have freshly baked goodies, teas and lattes. — JoAnna Armstrong, Cazenovia College

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During July, Oswego Cinema 7 owner Conrad Zurich installed luxury recliner seats in five of the seven auditoriums, with OsweTAKE gonians now able to literally kick back and relax while watching the latest Mark Wahlberg megablockbuster. Take that, Regal!

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Books End Where: 2443 James St., Syracuse When: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. If you’re a bookworm, prepare to put down the books when you come to college because you won’t be reading for pleasure for a long time. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t stock up on books while you wait. Books End has stacks and stacks of rare, used, mass market and out-of-print books ranging from 50 cents to $5,000. The front of the bookstore is all glass windows, so from the outside you can see the overwhelming number of books they have in stock. You can find vintage copies of Capote and Cather’s work on one shelf and romance novels on another right across the aisle. Syracuse’s oldest used bookstore has a comforting and slightly musty smell that makes you feel like you’re walking through a grandparent’s library. Even if you don’t buy a book, Books End is a lovely place to take a break from life and get lost in the shelves for a while. — Amari D. Pollard, Le Moyne College

Modern Pop Culture Where: 306 W. Jefferson St.., Syracuse When: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday; 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday-Friday; noon to 7 p.m. Saturday. If you’re looking for unique, vintage or custom pieces to add to your wardrobe at affordable prices, Modern Pop Culture, a vintage store in Armory Square, is the perfect spot to start. The first things that capture your eyes when you walk in are the mannequins dressed in outfits from the 1970s, ’80s and ’90s hanging from the walls. It’s so easy to get lost among the racks of vintage clothes, trying on outfits, feeling like you just

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walked out of a time machine and into a completely new era. And the best part of the store: its great customer service. The owner, Nathan Schafer, is always behind the counter wearing a warm smile and giving great advice on an outfit when you walk out of the dressing room to look in the mirror. At Modern Pop Culture, you can find an ’80s color block blazer for $25 or a ’90s rainbow inspired wrap-around skirt for $15. With the racks packed with clothes from all eras, the options are endless. — Amari D. Pollard, Le Moyne College

Oswego Cost: matinee (before 6 p.m.), $6, with a $2.50 3D surcharge; evening, $8 for adults, $6 for senior citizens and children 11 or younger, with a $2.50 3D surcharge. In Oswego, there is a small movie theater that costs about $4 less than the big multiplexes. Inside, there are two floors with a main lobby area on the first floor to buy food and drinks. Both the first and second floor have arcade games to play if you’re a bit early for your movie. — David Armelino, State University College at Oswego

Oswego State Laker Hockey Where: 16 men’s home games at Oswego Campus Center Ice Arena Cost: men’s season tickets, $112 (general public); men’s single games, $8 (general public). One thing that Oswego is known for is its love of hockey, and for good reason. The men’s team is coming off a second straight SUNYAC conference title and a Division III Frozen Four appearance. In Oswego’s campus center is a gorgeous ice arena where the men’s and women’s hockey teams play, as do men’s and women’s club hockey teams. The men’s team features a large following of fans from around the area and within the campus. Every time the team suits up at home, it is all the campus can talk about; some teachers cancel class to catch the action and to let students to do the same. White-Out Weekend, on Feb. 20, is especially a time to celebrate Oswego hockey’s winning tradition. The men’s and women’s teams play host to the State Univesity College at Plattsburgh, their in-conference rival for the most anticipated weekend of the school year. The school store, right across from the ice arena, features special shirts for the event so fans can create a sea of white in the stands. — David Armelino, State University College at Oswego

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11 TECH HACKS FOR COLLEGE It’s that time again. Time to say goodbye to summer fun while high school kids get a few more weeks of it and adults go to work as usual. This fall, about 18 million people (about 40 percent of 18-24 year olds) just like you are going to load up the station wagon or 747 and head back to campus. Now is the time to say goodbye to friends, romances and family … and to bum-rush the department stores with Mom to get everything you need. These days, more than ever, it wouldn’t hurt to take a minute to run through how you are prepared technologically. The New Times came up with these 10 tech hacks to help you do just that:

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This is one piece of equipment that is nearly essential. Though on-campus labs are sometimes available, the key word there is “sometimes.” You are going to have a paper due tomorrow and have to stay up late to finish it unless you 1) flunk out immediately, 2) are the perfect person and have no randomly demanding teachers, 3) that is impossible and we couldn’t think of anything else. So you basically have to be ready to go at all times. Investing in a desktop is a worthy cause: A larger screen and computing capacity is handy. Grabbing a second screen is a good idea also: nothing like research on one side and the Word doc on the other. Your best bet, especially if you have to choose one option, is the laptop: usually lightweight, efficient and mobile. Many professors will allow you to take notes on your laptop in class, and you can study and work anywhere and everywhere. Which to choose? PC Magazine has a nice comparison chart, or check out your local geek store and talk to reps who look like they know something. (This writer prefers Apple products.) You want speed, space, and — in the end — something that works for you.

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The advent of the tablet brought more browser space than your smartphone’s (without the call option) and less weight and power-up time than your laptop. Basically, you’ll be toting around a little encyclopedia-slash-Netflix TV-slash“I’m on Facebook but it looks like I’m paying attention” machine. If you are looking for word processing software, be sure to grab a keyboard. On-screen keyboards are cumbersome. The Windows Surface tablet has a great one; and Apple has compatible ones, too. Be sure to download all the necessary apps before you go. And don’t forget, if you get a Wi-Fi only tablet with no Wi-Fi plan, you are at the mercy of wherever you are. Recommendation: Get a Wi-Fi enabled board if you plan to seriously use that thing. Set up a

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This is pretty obvious, but just in case you are still hung over from whatever happened this summer and forget: You’re going (see item 10 ) to need a phone and a plan that fits you. The Sprint Framily thing can save you money (separate bills, don’t have to be related to the other people) and there’s almost always a student discount you can apply to your bill. Even if that saves you only an extra fiver a month, that’s one more shake at Denny’s.

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No doubt, upperclassmen and -women can help you out with this, but when you get there, not only will you not know anyone, you won’t know the area. Where’s the best sushi place, the mall, the parks, the hottest bars, the places not to go? Download Yelp, Foursquare and Google “what’s good now for college bucket list of stuff to do.” Either that or enjoy the ceiling of your dorm room.

Know what you’re getting into

Thanks to RateMyProfessor. com and other college review sites, previews of what’s coming up have never been so full of online intel. The smart student always reads that stuff with a grain of salt. But, chances are, if there’s a large consensus, it’s not for nothing. College isn’t a game, but you should still have a strategy. Knowing what your professor expects for an “A” should be in the minds of every serious student looking to do well, not only in “the first four years” but the rest of life. Do the research and make it happen.

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Every college has a website: Some are pretty terrible and others are handy and dandy. Know your way around it. Familiarize yourself with where to go for what info now, before the madness starts in just a few days. Find the maps from building to building: where your classes are when, where the cafeteria is, the gym, football field, the library, etc. Figure out how to use your school email (some of that may be during orientation). Hint: Follow your school on Twitter for more updates, and sign up your email for school closing notifications and all that. You will be happy you did: you and all the rest of the students who didn’t go to class on a snow day.


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1) Don’t say anything stupid, especially on public sites like Twitter. Saying you want to kill professor soand-so or how much of a “douche” he is won’t help you very much. 2) Check your photo-tagging setting on Facebook. Someday, about four years from now, you won’t be worried about classes and papers and professors; you’re going to need a job to pay off all those college loans. Guess what? Online naked pictures of you blackout-drunk and humping a statue of Benjamin Franklin aren’t going to help. Be sure to make sure no one can randomly tag your face in a picture, and try not to do anything so dumb. It’s probably going to happen, though. 3) LinkedIn. It’s not too early to start beefing up your LinkedIn profile for the same reason as the above: Someday you want to have a job. Even more pressing: most college students engage in some sort of internship for college credit having to do with their major. Look into setting up a profile there now. It will also alert you concerning jobs internationally that are “looking for candidates like you.” Take the time and get it done.

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Back. Up. Your. Files.

If you’ve never had this experience, we hope you never do: After 45 cups of coffee, 16 Red Bulls, one mild heart attack and three sleepless nights, you have finally finished that paper. And then your computer dies … forever, like it’s never coming back (it’s happened); and you are ready to go with it. Be smart, back up your stuff. Thanks to handy software like Dropbox, Google Drive, and other cloud systems, you can automatically do just that. It takes a few minutes to download and familiarize yourself with it, but it could save your life. You can thank me later.

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Digital entertainment

Since life — including college — is not about being serious all the time, you’re going to need an outlet to relax.

Enter music, TV and movies. Spotify has become the favorite of music streamers, saving you tons on buying the titles on iTunes, and it is more selective and social than Pandora. For about $10 a month, you can listen to whatever you want. Your lists download automatically to your phone, so you don’t have to waste data. Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu and HBO Go are all battling to get your subscription, as well. Binge-watching a season of your favorite show never felt so good after you just got all your work done for the week. Notice the order of events there. Enough said.

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Keep in touch

“Facetiming” people you love back home — Mom and Dad, Grandma and Grandpa, your siblings, your buddies, your long-distance relationship — might mean more or less to you, but given that nearly everyone has a smartphone or computer, there really is no excuse for failing to stay in touch. Seeing your face will mean a lot to them; you’ve never been gone this long before, and they miss you. Take a few minutes to set up Skype, Tango or what have you on your own phone/computer and spend time showing your loved ones how to do it, too. Do it for Mom.

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The next four years or so — depending on grad school — will be unlike any other in your entire life. The friends you make will be connected to you for life, and not just on Facebook; the memories you make will shape the adult you will be; the fun you have won’t be tied down by the mortgage or the kids; and the things you learn, both in books and not — if you put your mind to it — will shape everything about who you are and where you go in the future. Don’t screw it up. Have a lot of fun, but remember where you are going. And go there. SNT

Joe Cunningham is a runner, screenwriter, and playwright.  Email him at jcunninghamsnt@gmail.com. Follow him on Twitter at @IndianaJoe77.

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“Nearly a century is a long time for any business to survive,” says Paul Nojaim, the third generation in his family to operate the market. Over a 100 year period, a lot has changed in terms of how consumers access food, but Nojaim remains true to simple and basic principles. “For three generations we have pledged to provide quality products at reasonable prices and personal service to each and every customer,” Nojaim says. In recent years, most supermarkets have become very large and therefore they are reliant on attracting customers from greater distances. The shopping experience can be less personal, and often consumers must have access to a vehicle to travel to these retail destinations. The Nojaim family has resisted this evolution of the grocery industry. “Bigger isn’t better, better is better. Our industry has moved in a direction that puts the vehicle first not people, it erodes the historical value that a gro-

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BEST ADVICE: CONNECT WITH THE COMMUNITY It’s that time of the year: College is back in session. Although we at the Syracuse New Times cannot guarantee your success this school year or how much of the Freshman 15 you’re going to accumulate, we can definitely help you enjoy your time. Here are a few tips we’ve compiled:

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Get a parka or all-weather coat 

Fact: Exposure to the elements will end you faster than food and water restriction. Fact: Central New York is not a desert; however, snow has the ability to accumulate from October to May. Our rain is ice cold. Campuses are practically wind tunnels. And to keep your hands warm . . .

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Friends come and go, but you’ll always have hot coffee. With local roasters Cafe Kubal and Recess Coffee near your campuses there is no excuse not to fuel and grab a quick and actually healthy breakfast. Like Goldilocks, you’ll realize: Dunkin’ is too watery, Starbucks is too burnt and our home varieties are just right.

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Some people aren’t the cleanest, which may affect you for the better or worse, but keeping your own cooking supplies to use in your residence hall’s kitchen area will save a lot of frustration.

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They are on the small side, so getting the trendiest things from retailers may not work to your advantage. The more you buy, the less room you have, and the more stuff you and your parents have to tote back via train, plane or automobile. (Trunks help.)

Where can one begin? Check out Westcott Street for a wide variety of deliciousness, including Alto Cinco and Beer Belly Deli (both are open for Sunday brunch). Travel down West Genesee Street for Phoebe’s and Strong Hearts Cafe (also located on Syracuse’s campus). Take a bus down, ride through the Connective Corridor to Armory Square.

Groups

Get into activities around campus. You’ll easily make friends and (maybe) meet your future spouse. SIGN UP TODAY!

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Sports

Watch your college sports teams in action. We also have the Syracuse Chiefs, Syracuse Crunch and Syracuse Silver Knights, to name a few professional teams. For competive runners, we have races throughout the year.

8Entertainment 

College campuses have much to offer “for free” (included with tuition), regarding music and movies and clubs. Syracuse Stage, the Landmark Theatre, the Central New York Playhouse and Redhouse Arts Center all offer plays, movies, improv, music and art for your enjoyment.

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Festivals

Syracuse has festivals and activities that go all year round. With your August arrival, you still have time to enjoy Festa Italiana, Irish Festival, Oktoberfest, The Great New York State Fair, Lights on the Lake, the Clinton Square tree lighting (and ice skating) and Winterfest. Remember to check with your colleges to see what perks they have set up with the surrounding community. And, of course, the easiest way to keep updated on everything that’s going on in and around Syracuse and Central New York: Pick up your Wednesday edition of Syracuse New Times. SNT

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WELCOME BACK, STUDENTS! It’s time to catch up on your ‘studies’with CNY’s LARGEST Selection of DVDs, Magazines, Novelties, Lingerie, Party & Smoking Supplies!

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