Bistro Part II – Striving to redefine

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Pushing the envelope After Chef Debra Whiting’s passing in 2011, the Bistro pushed forward to continue to raise the localvore bar even higher, with literally 99% of everything in the […]

Winning the Governor’s Cup

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Wow. That was cool! I do remember pretty well… Just two years after we had opened up the doors to the Winery & Bistro we had entered a few wines […]

The Winery Part 1

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During about a 6 month jaunt on the west coast squatting with parents and family, and travelling/living in my VW camper, I developed  and  returned to the Finger Lakes to […]

Opening Day at Red Newt!

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It turned out to be quite a day. Hundreds of peeps, new and old. Lots of food, wine, music and cheer. Take a look at our album. Many of the […]

The Bistro Part I – Deb’s Story

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…and was a pioneering localvore chef before it was cool. During the 12 years that Debra led the culinary team at Red Newt Bistro, she was a leader in the […]

Red Newt was founded in 1998

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1998 – Seems like a lifetime ago. Time.  It’s a funny thing. Just last year, it sometimes seems, I was working as a hired gun winemaker dreaming of starting something […]

Red Newt – Coming of Age in the FLX

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So what does this mean? Well, it was 21 years ago that I, along with my late wife and partner Debra Whiting, founded Red Newt… actually our first crush was […]

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