August 24, 2014
Quick pit stop at the #NYSfair. #uticacoffee (at Syracuse Fair Grounds)

Quick pit stop at the #NYSfair. #uticacoffee (at Syracuse Fair Grounds)

August 19, 2014
Carmelized Iced Tea

By simply adding the sugar at the beginning of your batch of iced tea instead of a late afterthought, the end product is richer, with an intriguing depth of flavor you don’t often find in your typical summer brew.

I should clarify now that while I may refer to it as a summer brew, I make iced tea year-round. Sometimes it’s herbal tea, other times it may be green. During the summer, it’s usually…

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July 30, 2014
WDT: Gram’s in Adams: a diner with a difference

WDT: Gram’s in Adams: a diner with a difference

A slice of the peanut butter pie I brought home. If the mac and cheese and fancy brunch doesn't do it for you, the pie will.

A slice of the peanut butter pie I brought home. If the mac and cheese and fancy brunch doesn’t do it for you, the pie will.

For my last full-length contribution for the WDT, I made the trek down I-81 to Adams for lunch one of my last Friday afternoons in Watertown. Adams, a small village about 40 minutes north of Syracuse and 15 minutes south of Watertown, is just the kind of place that would…

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July 17, 2014
WDT: Pan de Vida packs flavors of Puerto Rico into sandwiches

WDT: Pan de Vida packs flavors of Puerto Rico into sandwiches

Like my past post to Eater’s Digest, I went searching for ethic cuisine in an area where such food is hard to come by. Fast-food and chain Mexican don’t count and neither does Italian. Why? Because you know something is mainstream when it can be found on menus at Applebee’s, Ruby Tuesday’s and all the other “grilles”. Hell, even bars and diners will have chicken parm and lasagna.

But Puerto…

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July 5, 2014
Two cookies in one package. Now that’s good fortune.

Two cookies in one package. Now that’s good fortune.

June 30, 2014
WDT: Craving carnitas? Tiny Tico’s big on flavor

WDT: Craving carnitas? Tiny Tico’s big on flavor

In my most recent contribution to Eater’s Digest, I reviewed tacos, because everyone likes tacos and anyone who doesn’t like tacos is not a trustworthy person.

I’m not talking about Taco Bell, where 99 percent of the menu items differ only in the size of the tortilla and the location and quantity of nacho cheese sauce. I’m talking about real tacos, wrapped in corn tortillas and served with a…

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June 27, 2014
WDT: Eat like a Hawaiian, without the airfare

WDT: Eat like a Hawaiian, without the airfare

A trip to Hawaii via Evans Mills was my six stop on the Eater’s Digest tour. If you think finding out that a Hawaiian chain restaurant off Fort Drum in Evans Mills’ next closest location is in Texas, you’re not alone.

Apparently L&L is all over Hawaii, according to their website store locator, which I figure was a good sign. The food isn’t fancy, but it’s cheap and plentiful and certainly appeals…

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June 25, 2014
WDT: A good lunch at Goodfellos

WDT: A good lunch at Goodfellos

I got to go to Sackets Harbor on a beautiful Sunday morning under the guise that I was going there to do a review. It really is one of the gems of the north country, and judging by the traffic buildup and massive crowds outside other restaurants, like Tin Pan Galley, it looks like the word got out.

As the headline would lead you to believe, Goodfellos is good. Not super, but good. I still stand…

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June 23, 2014
WDT: For big sub flavors, visit The Little Barn in Hounsfield

WDT: For big sub flavors, visit The Little Barn in Hounsfield

For my fourth installment of Eater’s Digest, I focused on the humble submarine sandwich. Few foods seem so basic, but the difference between a hastily crafted cold cut and bread combo, sloppily thrown together, wrapped in a napkin and eaten while driving and a sandwich the Earl himself would be proud of could not be more different.

Little Barn certainly cuts the mustard, so to speak. Actually,…

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May 29, 2014
Join the club. #utica (at Hapanowicz Bros. Meat Market)

Join the club. #utica (at Hapanowicz Bros. Meat Market)

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