We love sushi. It’s one of the highest expressions of seafood artistry and flavor. Asahi is fairly new to Westcott St., and we really liked their sushi! The urbane sushi merry-go-round thing is just so hip and great fun – the choices move past you on a conveyor belt for your viewing pleasure, and if [Read More…]
Yesterday was my birthday, and in a moment of brilliance I went online to seek out a free birthday dinner. Sure enough, amidst all the free desserts, Gordon Biersch was offering a free dinner. So I signed up to get emails and a free appetizer and God only knows what else, but the email containing [Read More…]
The day after Thanksgiving, Dave and I escaped town to go all the way down the road to Rochester. We whizzed by Waterloo Premium Outlets, noting that the place was so full on “Black Friday” (why is it black?), cars were parked on the grass. In an attempt to get to our hotel, we ended [Read More…]
Some of our most treasured moments are spent watching the sun set over Oneida Lake from the park or beach at Sylvan Beach. We love walking around this great old amusement park, too, and eating at a couple of the restaurants. This time of year, most of Sylvan Beach is closed up tight for the [Read More…]
It’s been awhile since we last ate at Papá Gallo in Fayetteville, and now I’m sorry we waited so long. We just took Dave’s folks to lunch there and came away very happy that we did.
Following the advice of other online reviewers, we had dinner at Himalaya Restaurant in the heart of downtown Plattsburgh, NY, last week while on vacation. We arrived at about 5:30 and nobody was there. But the decor was so inviting, we decided to give it a try even though we prefer to dine where there are others. [Read More…]
Lonnie and I wanted to go out on the town last night, and she had the great idea of going to Bittersweet. We decided to get a little dressed up for the occasion, as recent days of sweltering heat had enforced many days of sweaty casual attire.
When Dave and I were at the Westcott Street Cultural Fair in September, we noticed that a new Indian restaurant had opened up just around the corner from Westcott Street, Taste of India at 124 Dell Street, Syracuse. But it wasn’t until yesterday that we took the opportunity to try it out when driving through [Read More…]
Syracuse suffered a terrible loss upon the sudden passing of Linda “Sparky” Mortimer, owner of Sparky Town cafe and restaurant. But her legacy lives on in the wonderful people who continue to serve some of the best food and coffee in town.
Last week Dave and I decided to try out Sitrus on the Hill, in the Sheraton Syracuse University Hotel, given that they were throwing a grand opening party that included free food and drinks. Described by the SU New Services as “the new beverage outlet of the hotel” (did they say beverage outlet?), it is, [Read More…]
Like many diners recently, we don’t do a fine-dining splurge that often, but we made a visit to Gentile’s this week. It had been a long time since our last visit, and it was great to be back. The calamari appetizer was so good, it was almost enough to make me weep with joy. The [Read More…]
Usually I’m too much of a snob to review chain restaurants, but this one is interesting. I had heard about their emphasis on fresh ingredients and positive reviews here and there. They are expanding so rapidly that there are two in the Syracuse area already. I tried out the one on Marshall St. on the [Read More…]
Some time ago, Dave and I took a fascinating tour of the Oneida Community Mansion House and there discovered a restaurant tucked into a wing of the building: Zabroso Restaurant & Lounge. Alas, it was closed that day and pressing our noses longingly against the glass didn’t get it to open. So we returned home, [Read More…]
We’re in the middle of Syracuse Dining Week, when many restaurants offer discounts to entice diners to venture out in the February cold. It’s actually longer than a week this year (good call!). Earlier this week, we looked at the impressive list of offerings from a variety of restaurants, and L’Adour’s special menu looked the [Read More…]
We do our best to find new places to eat, but Syracuse isn’t the biggest town, and our dining budget is not astronomical, so we often return to several old favorites. Of course, I suppose that’s obvious to any regular reader of this blog. But we do have a new favorite place we keep returning [Read More…]