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…]
Anyone who reads this blog regularly will know that we love Gianni’s Pizza in our neighborhood. Time and time again, we enjoy their fare, and last night it was the Moshulu Park pizza – broccoli, ricotta, just so good. My designer colleague Gertrud in Mannheim, Germany, also enjoys Gianni’s Pizza every week!
We like OIP’s char-grilled wings so much that we nearly always order them – the only variation tends to be when I’m feeling particularly gluttonous, and may order a pizza slice supplement for the wings.
Lonnie has already written here about how much we liked Gianni’s Pizza. Naturally, we had to go back. This time, while doing a bunch of holiday prep, we wanted to treat ourselves. I ordered their Moshulu Park Pizza, which is broccoli, garlic, and ricotta.
I love Indian cuisine. There aren’t a whole lot of choices in our area, but thanks to our friend Owen, we found out about the new Taj Mahal, and it’s near us, at 3138 Erie Blvd. in Dewitt. It’s in a building that used to be Quiznos, in a plaza that has the Guitar Center [Read More…]
Our neighbors, Pete and Barb M., just turned us on to NY Gianni’s Bronx Style Pizza – we’ll call it Gianni’s Pizza from here on in – and boy are we ever glad they did. Y’all will recall how miserably Cosmo’s failed the Lonnie’s-hot-fast-pizza test. So I figured, to be fair, I’d have to run [Read More…]
Michael Angelo’s recently opened on James St. in Eastwood between Sacred Melody Plaza and Wegman’s. This location has been the site of many restaurants, almost qualifying as a restaurant graveyard. I did my share of whining when the Melt Shop closed, whose service and simple fare I enjoyed and rooted for. But by now it’s [Read More…]
I have decided to nominate Jennifer of the Melt Shop as the Friendliest Person in Eastwood! She is absolutely wonderful!!!!!! Who’s with me? – Dave You know how it is when you get stuck in a rut. At the moment when you’re the hungriest and most brain function has shut down, all you can think [Read More…]
A few weekends ago we spent the day in Rochester with friends. To finish off our visit, we took a stroll around the historic Corn Hill district and had dinner at Tony D’s. I’d found them on egullet-org – great recommendations for restaurants just about anywhere in the world there – so we took our [Read More…]
Update: As of September 2009, unfortunately, Mike is no longer working at the River House. Frankly, I am no longer confident that the food there will be high quality – Dave It’s not often that a great chef happens by to chat over the garden fence. But that’s what happened a few weeks ago as [Read More…]
Sparky Town restaurant just makes me so happy!!! First of all, it’s yet another great reason to visit the Hawley-Green neighborhood (we love Sugar Pearl, too). Secondly, it has a warm, inviting ambiance that starts from the bare brick walls and gently envelopes everything and everyone inside. Folks are so danged friendly without reverting to [Read More…]
Could it have been any better? To just about anyone living in Syracuse, you already know the answer because chances are very good that, if you’re reading this, you were there. Perfect weather both days (now that is a miracle!), more restaurants than ever, with a new space opened up on the far side of [Read More…]
Many people have already discovered that OIP pizza is very good. But their wings are exceptional. We enjoy regular Buffalo wings, but they’re everywhere now. OIP’s char-grilled wings are a very nice alternative, and they are what we prefer nowadays. Getting twelve for dinner has become a frequent meal for us, and it’s right over [Read More…]
A friend has been following this blog but it’s lacking something he’s looking for: a restaurant where he can consistently get a really good steak or other such meat item with a good glass of red wine. My first reaction was, “Uh, like just about everywhere.” But since we don’t tend to order plain chunks [Read More…]
Syracuse in winter can give you cabin fever. When I complained about having it on Friday night, Lonnie had the excellent idea of making a jaunt over to the west side of Syracuse for some barbecue. I usually don’t say no to barbecue, unless I’m just finishing my third portion. No serious discussion of barbecue [Read More…]