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dhenry18 Jul 24, 2011 11:43 AM

My wife and I are driving from Westchester to Buffalo. We are going to stop overnight in either Binghamton, Syracuse, or somewhere in between. Any culinary destinations that we should stop at en route? Thanks!!

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    jlgwald Jul 28, 2011 02:24 PM

    Syracuse area: restaurants worth a detour: Dinosaur BBQ (brisket, ribs, chicken, bikers, blues), Elderberry Pond in Auburn (organic/locovore), Lemon Grass (elegant Thai/steakhouse), L'Adour (French bistro), Heid's (1950's hot dog stand) are all unique and enjoyable.

    Elderberry Pond Restaurant
    3712 Center Street Rd, Auburn, NY 13021

    Lemon Grass
    238 W Jefferson St Stop 1, Syracuse, NY 13202

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      trakman Jul 26, 2011 09:29 PM

      Might help those who want to respond if you told us your route. Are you going north on I-87 and turning at Albany to go across I-90 to Buffalo, or are you heading west from Westchester on perhaps Route 17 and hooking up with Interstate 81 in Binghamton and going north to hook up with I-90 to Buffalo. Makes a whole lot of difference, but assuming you are going to be in Syracuse, I would also concur with the BBQ recommendation for Dinosaurs

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      1. re: trakman
        rjbh20 Jul 27, 2011 09:08 AM

        The route is flexible depending on what's worth seeing and eating. Probably will meander up sort of diagonally toward Ithaca and then on to Toronto, again, unless there's a reason to do otherwise.

        1. re: rjbh20
          jmoryl Jul 27, 2011 09:19 AM

          Oh, If you are meandering and you will go near Ithaca and the Finger Lakes, your options will increse. Do a seach on Ithaca. If I were you I might try to nab a B&B in Trumansburg (nice little town) and eat at Hazelnut Kitchen (in Tburg), Simply Red (at Sheldrake Pt. Winery, not far from Tburg) or Dano's, Suzanne, Stone Cat or Red Newt (on Seneca Lake, but not far from Tburg).

          Hazelnut Kitchen
          53 E Main St, Trumansburg, NY 14886

          Stone Cat Cafe
          5315 Rt 414, Hector, NY 14841

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        rjbh20 Jul 26, 2011 06:25 AM

        Hope you get some more responses -- I'm doing the same trip in August. Not sure why a grocery store (Wegman's) is a must see.

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        1. re: rjbh20
          rkaene Jul 26, 2011 07:32 PM

          There is nothing in this area remotely like it, and the take out ( they have a sit down area) is very good.

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          rkaene Jul 24, 2011 03:35 PM

          Dinasour in Syracuse, wegmans in Binghamton, we have stopped by the one on 17, not sure of the exit, a true central, western NY experience. You will really want one in Westchester.

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