Funk 'n Film on SU's hill

Delicious to many senses - yum:

In a small city like Syracuse, it would be easy to think that avant-garde music or alternative film screenings would be difficult to find, but it's really only a matter of knowing where to look.

Funk 'n Waffles

One place to keep an eye on is Funk 'n Waffles, a restaurant and coffee bar on Syracuse University Hill located in Campus Plaza behind Marshall Street under Chuck's Cafe. Owners Kyle Corea and Adam Gold were both film majors at SU before starting their business a little over a year ago. Kyle majored in Film Art in the College of Visual and Performing Arts, while Adam majored in TV/Radio/Film at the Newhouse School of Communications.

Their interests have made their way into Funk 'n Waffles.

They just finished adding a brand new stage to support film screenings, bands and to "reorient the room to accommodate more people in general," Gold said.

The space already boasts state of the art sound and comfy seats, and in addition, they are looking to purchase a projector. In the past, Funk 'n Waffles has hosted weekly B-movie screenings, films from the Syracuse International Film and Video Festival, the films of John Pike and student work by several classes at SU.

In 2007, Funk 'n Waffles hosted the One Take Super 8 Event, an alternative film festival where each filmmaker is asked to shoot a single roll of Super 8 film, which is then screened to an audience without having been watched before. Funk 'n Waffles will host the One Take Super 8 Event again this year on this Saturday, March 25 at 5 p.m.

Several live music performances will follow the event, including the Poogie Bell Band, featuring drummer Poogie Bell who has worked with artists including Chaka khan, Roberta Flack, Erykah Badu and David Bowie. I recommend it with a brownie waffle sundae.

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