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I-90 foodie stops

RCPLAUT Sep 8, 2006 06:08 PM

Traveling from the Mass. line to western PA on the NY Thruway with no plans to eat at a Thruway rest stop. Can anyone recommend anywhere between Albany Erie near I-90 for lunch?

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  1. NYchowcook RE: RCPLAUT Sep 9, 2006 12:01 AM

    It's been said before and I'll say it again: Dinosaur Barbecue in Syracuse. (There's also one in Rochester). Syracuse is easy off I90.

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      CindyK RE: RCPLAUT Sep 10, 2006 01:32 AM

      I'd second Dinosaur Barbecue.


      1. i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream RE: RCPLAUT Sep 10, 2006 02:20 AM

        ...and I third it! I have driven many miles out of my way just to get the sweetheart deal at dino bbq!

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          RCPLAUT RE: RCPLAUT Sep 11, 2006 03:04 PM

          Thanks to all. I've actually been to the Rochester location (years ago) and had forgotten about the original one... appreciate the reminder.

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            jmoryl RE: RCPLAUT Sep 11, 2006 03:30 PM

            Thali of India has some very tasty Indian food not far off the Henrietta exit of the Thruway. On Winton Rd. just north of Jefferson.

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              Jimmyg RE: RCPLAUT Sep 14, 2006 08:50 PM

              If you are hungry when you hit Utica, you can try O'Scagnizzo's on Bleeker St. Exit 31, South on Genesee St, left on Bleeker (in downtown). Terrific pizza (they bake the pie first, then throw on the sauce before serving), also good chicken parm sandwich, chicken riggies, etc. Lots of other fancier places in the same neighborhood. For dessert, go another block down Bleeker to Florentine Bakery for cannolis or pastacciottes.

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                RCPLAUT RE: Jimmyg Sep 21, 2006 10:46 PM

                Thanks Jimmyg - sounds like an interesting pzza.

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                  i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream RE: Jimmyg Sep 21, 2006 11:10 PM

                  Can you describe what you're calling a pastacciotte? If it's what I think it is, I know how to pronounce it but never before could figure out how to spell it!

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                  Jimmyg RE: RCPLAUT Sep 22, 2006 05:32 PM

                  I have no idea if I spelled it right. It is a small (3-4 inch diameter) pie like pastry, filled with custard. I have had it other places, but Florentine is probably my favorite. Utica is a Mecca for Italian restaurants. There are several good ones in the same general vicinity around Bleeker St. Someone from Utica can probably clue you in on which are the best.

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