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Syracuse, New York

Syracuse, New York

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Big news has been coming out of Syracuse, New York. Micron has announced a $100 Billion dollar investment creating microchips in Onondaga County. Syracuse University has plans for their campus and other improvements, GENIUS NY program, and much more is going on.

That sounds like a lot of work, but what about play? They have that covered as well. We visited Erie Canal Museum, Syracuse Crunch, Syracuse University Art Museum, Everson Museum of Art, The MOST, and the Museum Of Intrigue at Destiny USA.

How about the food? It didn’t disappoint and I enjoyed it quite a bit. Below are some places you should certainly try if and when you are around the Syracuse, NY area.

The best part about the itinerary that I’ve laid out above is you can duplicate this no matter the weather as the winter gets snowy and chilly there. If you visit hope you enjoy!

Funk N Waffles – Syracuse, NY

This place was a lot of fun and the food was awesome. Had Jive Turkey homemade stuffing waffle (YES the waffle is made out of stuffing) with smoked turkey, garlic mashed potatoes, gravy, and a side of cranberry sauce, Chicken and Waffles as featured on Diners Drive-ins and Dives it is buttermilk battered seasoned chicken tenders on top of our house made buttermilk waffle, and Chocolate City a buttermilk waffle with chocolate sauce and chips.

Dinosaur Bar-B-Que – Syracuse, NY

This place is well known and for a good reason. Our meal was fantastic, especially the wings. We had Spice-rubbed, pit-smoked, grill finished wings with K-Pow Korean sauce and their sweetheart deal for 2 which is a full rack of ribs and 4 sides. The sides were fries, collard greens, bbq beans, and mac + cheese. Everything was delicious.

Salt City Market – Big in Burma – Syracuse, NY
Salt City Market – Firecracker Thai Kitchen – Syracuse, NY

Salt City Market is such a cool place and vibe. If you have many choices why not have more than one. At Big in Burma I went with the Burmese Pork Curry with marinated pork served with potato and white rice and then at Firecracker Thai Kitchen I really enjoyed their Thai Jumbo Wings that are Marinated with Fish Sauce, Garlic and White Pepper, and Tossed with Chili Sugar. Many great vendors here and a perfect place to relax and enjoy a meal.

Grotto – Syracuse, NY

The ambiance here is wonderful and the service was top notch. Better yet the food was really good. The meal was shrimp bisque, calamari frites that are panko dusted with a side of sweet chili relish, cold water clams with pancetta, garlic, roasted red peppers, white wine garlic butter, grilled bread, and lamb shank with gnocchi and seasonal veggies. Perfect place for any occasion.

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