Mac's: Best Burgers in the World - Seriously
I was just making my way out of Waterloo when I saw this big sign that said, "Mac's." Then I noticed the place was PACKED and I figured it must be good. Well, that's my understatement of the year.
This place offers car side service, just like in the old days, with the little tray that hooks onto your window and everything. Besides the quaint, old-timey, small town feel, this place has amazing burgers. The fries are okay but their burgers, washed down with some Richardson root beer, is the meal to have if you're in the Finger Lakes region. Forget all the fancy inns - if you have only one meal in this part of the state, it should be at Mac's.
The only problem? They close for the winter:-(
Favorite Dish: Get the burger and a frosty mug of root beer and your tummy will thank you!
The root beer is a brew that is just the right amount of sweet and kick. The burgers are just all kinds of perfect. Part of it is the bun. If you have top-notch beef but it's on a stale bun everything is ruined. At Mac's the buns are out of this world. I don't know if they're made there or if they buy them from a bakery or what but they are little pillows of perfection. Add in the excellent beef (not too greasy but not dry either) and slap some cheese on there and that's it - the best burger I have ever tasted and I've tasted a lot.Related to:
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Ribalta pure Italian Pizza: Real Neapolitan Pizza in NY
Ribalta is the only pizza restaurant in the city run and staffed by Neapolitan front of house and chefs/ pizzaiolos. They use the real Natural Yeast native to Naples for the bread and the flour is from an Italian mill that handcrafts “Le 5 Stagioni” double 00 flour blend. The dough is allowed to rise for 72 hours kneaded by hand. After the 72 hour rising process, the dough must be formed by hand without the help of a rolling pin or other machine, and may be no more than 3 millimeters (0.12 in) thick. The pizza must be baked for 90 seconds in a 485 °C (905 °F) stone oven with an oak-wood
Favorite Dish: Pizza Margherita, made with tomato, buffalo mozzarella, basil and extra-virgin olive oil,Related to:
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Levain Bakery: ...mmmmmmmm...
I start drooling as soon as i think about this place. I am such a sweet tooth. I think government has to shut down places like Levain Bakery...so the "drug-addicts" like me could have a chance to recover and live a normal life : ) ... mmmmmmmmmmmm .... Can't wait to go back!Related to:
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DAN'S CHICKEN SHACK: BBQ CHICKEN IN MEXICO NY
Sunday, September 16, 2012
We just left the Pulaski area and then decided to take the State Route #104. As we were heading west and had the windows open as it was such a nice day, I could smell smoke in the air. As we got closer I caught the whiff of BBQ chicken . We pulled in to the parking lot at DAN'S CHICKEN SHACK to check it out. Dozens of whole chickens were being cooked on spits, over a wood fire. My tummy started growling as they looked so delicious. Just had to buy one. I bought a whole chicken ($9.25) and had the lady split it in half and wrap it in tin foil for our evening meal. I also stopped in a grocery store along the way and bought some Amish Potato Salad to go with it. Yum!!Add to your Trip Planner
KING'S BUFFET: CHINESE BUFFET IN LATHAM NEW YORK
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Close to our Motel was the KING'S BUFFET so, after checking out what they had to offer, we decided to eat there. It was "All you can Eat" for a Seniors Price of $10.29. They had over 100 items to choose from including Fried Rice, General Tso's Chicken, Boneless Spareribs, Lo Mein, Sweet and Sour Chicken, Mussels, Scallops, Sushi, Salads, Soups, Lasagna, Pasta, BBQ Chicken, Roast Beef, Meat Loaf, Roast Duck, Desserts, Fresh Fruit.
All in all, a very nice buffet.
They also offer combination Platters ranging from $5.50 to $6.95
Lunch $7.99 Seniors $6.29
Open 7 days a week
Sunday - Thursday
11:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Friday and Saturday
11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.Add to your Trip Planner
red flame diner: pan cakes
i went there for breakfast, i was pretty lucky i got there just before the morning rush,
i asked for some plain pan cakes and within 5 minutes of me ordering, they were being served to me, i put loads of maple syrup on them as you do. They were very nice and they were also very filling, i didnt eat for about 12 hours after them,Add to your Trip Planner
Dinosaur BBQ: Barbeque Worth Standing in Line For
The food is out of this world - barbeque galore. If you love it, this place is not to be missed. If you've never tried barbeque before, this would be a terrific introduction.
Their sauce is available throughout the US and the UK so you may have had an opportunity to try it before without the ambiance. The ambiance in this place is half the fun, though. It looks like a biker bar but one look at the customers waiting to get in lets you know that everyone is welcome here. It's loud but fun - probably because everyone's tummy is so happy.
Favorite Dish: Pork BBQ sandwich. It comes with 2 sides but it's hard to choose just two from the list of 16. I went with the black beans and the cottage cheese and I was very, very happy.Related to:
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Cheburechnaya: Regostan Lamb and Half Moon Pies
You can enjoy a just-baked loaf of turban-shaped Lepeshka at any Uzbek in town, but Cheburechnaya ups the bread ante by also offering Lepeshkai toki—parabolic crackers an amazing 15 inches in diameter, like a giant matzo bent into a bowl. Other than scooping hummus, it's hard to know what to do with these breads, but they're so good by themselves.
Chebureki. These half-moon fried pies—stuffed with a choice of meat, cabbage, potatoes, or mushrooms—are, strictly speaking, the province of the Tartars, a nomadic bunch who managed to introduce them to nearly every country in central and western Asia. The versions here are distinguished by a very thin crust that arrives glistening with oil, and, in the case of the lamb and cabbage varieties, with an unforgettably good filling.
Favorite Dish: Plov a rice dish in central Asia that has meat, carrots, raisins, nuts and onions. My favorite is the one made with lamb.Add to your Trip Planner
The Sunburnt Cow: Aussie Kiwi hangout East village New York
barbe a la Bristo at this place to hang for Kiwis and Australians in the East village of NYC if you are a deprived Vegemite eater you can wake up early and head over for a free vegemite sandwich
Favorite Dish: Vegemite on toast of course with coffee, boiled eggs and juice and for a "morning tea shout" get your boss to buy you and all your friends a roo bangers and smash with your cake and tea.Related to:
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Peter Luger: WOW
THE BEST STEAK I HAVE EVER HAD!!! And that's saying a lot. I am a steak eater and I have had steaks from all over the place and this one was unreal. The service was awesome, the atmosphere was great, and the steaks... WOW.Related to:
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Danny's Market: A Perfect Lunch
Located on Main Street, Danny's is a small grocery store that has a deli in it selling out of this world sandwiches, homemade soup and yummy pastries. You can get it to go or you can hop on stool in the front window and eat while you watch the world go by. It's a perfect spot for lunch.
It's also a grocery store, don't forget, so if you need to pick up anything for the road you can and they even sell little bags of pasta in the shape of baseballs and bats.
Favorite Dish: The sandwiches are terrific. You can choose from a list of several or design your own. They also have vegetarian sandwiches.Related to:
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THE PASTRY GARDEN: Fantastic Cakes and Sweet Things
My visit to The Pastry Garden was indeed a very pleasant one. We needed to get a gluten free cake for my mother's 60th birthday and the place we normally go was in the process of moving locations. So I made some calls and finally found The Pastry Garden. They had two gluten free choices, so I went with the flourless chocolate cake decorated with buttercream frosting, a favorite of my mom's. This was a great bakery to visit. The cases were filled with all sorts of yummy looking treats, I didn't dare get anything out of fear of spoiling my meal, but lets just say that I will definately be making a trip back to try out some of its treats. The bakery was very clean and the staff were attentive to the needs of the customers. There are two locations for this bakery, I listed the main one as the address, the other one is located on route 44 East next to Addams, a local grocery chain.
Favorite Dish: I've only had the flourless chocolate cake, but it was so yummy. It was more like eating a fudge cake with layers of chocolate mousse and covered in a thin layer of chocolate.Related to:
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Kate's Joint: Veggie burgers!!!
A funky veggie place, not too fancy not too modest, just perfect. The burgers are the best here, big, tasty and meatless... here are some other examples: Southern fried unchicken cutlets, $10.95; unturkey club, $7.95; McKate vegi-burger, $9.95.
Favorite Dish: I had the the best veggie burger here you get in NY, took me a local, or ex local to find the place. Hard to explain a good burger, you know one when you have one, go here and have one... : )Add to your Trip Planner
Radha´s: Veggies in NY
A nice small Resaurant with only Veggie and Vegan food on Ludlow St., East Village. The food is really nice Indian, Asian, Mediterranean and classic vegetarian dishes, with great desserts, in a nice peaceful and quiet atmosphere.
Favorite Dish: I had the Thali, it´s a big plate with many small Indian dishes on it, rice, subji (veggie stew), pakoras (deep fried veggies in dough), chutney (spicy and sweet, often fruit based dish to eat with the rice) and dahl (lentil casserole). All the spices are so well matched together, just perfect and the dessert are heaven - I had Chocolate cake.Add to your Trip Planner
Gobo: Unique and creative vegan cuisine
I am not a vegetarian, but I consider the best and most unique restaurants I have ever been to - and even several other non-vegetarians I have taken there agreed. Weekend nights and even some week nights get very busy; usually you can slip in if you are a party of 2, but larger groups should make reservations.
Favorite Dish: Just about everything on the menu; but my personal favorites: an almond/spinach flavored smoothie; sweet potato stuffed Shiitake mushrooms; citrus seitanAdd to your Trip Planner
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