Eat Here Now: Hand + Foot
By Brud Holland
I got a call from a friend wondering if I’d be interested in helping create some recipes at what we eventually called “The test kitchen at Rhonda’s.” As kind of a serial entrepreneur, it can be a lot of fun helping to get a place up and running then step away and watch as it takes off like a rocket. And that’s just what Hand + Foot—Corning’s newest gathering place—has done. I can tell you, owners Dan and Laurie Morton knew exactly what they wanted before a single nail was hammered. Lots of planning, design and testing has produced what they refer to as “a creative bar serving crave-able food in an environment focused on craft and community.”
Take a seat at the bar. PBR in a can—got it. Grimm “Double Negative” Imperial Stout on draft—got it. The most comprehensive whiskey and wine selection that I know of—yep, got it. A menu that spans world cultures, flavors, textures and integrates local farmers and food producers—got that too. If you’ve never tried Korean Rice Cakes, Tostones, Grass-Fed Finger Lakes Brisket or the best cocktail I’ve ever had—“Remember the Maine,” a classic whiskey-based drink—then you might wanna head over and eat here now!
69 Market Street, Corning, 607.973.2547, handandfoot.co
Open daily. Sunday: noon – midnight; Mon – Thurs: 11 AM – midnight; Fri & Sat: 11 AM – 1 AM
Brud Holland is a graduate of the New England Culinary Institute and lives in Watkins Glen with his wife Shari and three kids. His culinary escapades over the past 30+ years have included bakery owner, restaurateur, food product developer, teacher and promoter of all things grown and made in the Finger Lakes.
Photos by Aran Holland