Thursday, February 25, 2010

Syracuse, NY Food Hop #3: The Little Thai House

2863 Erie Boulevard East

The Little Thai House served up some authentic spicy thai food last night. Not quite as spicy for my taste but very great tasting. Presentation of the food was very clean on white modern plates, and I ordered thick rice noodles with vegetables, shrimp, and a light soy sauce. Everyone was pleased with their orders at the table, and reported wanting to return. My favorite Thai restaurant is still Bangkok Thai in Liverpool, NY. Hopefully I will visit there soon!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Syracuse, NY Food Hop #2: Sotiri''s

6523 E Seneca Turnpike
Jamesville, NY 13078

This Food Hop claimed to be an authentic greek experience. The ambiance was great, and the paintings on the walls set the right mood. However, I have mixed reviews for their food. Initially the table was served drinks and oddly... italian bread. I ordered the lemon orzo soup which was amazing, and very well flavored. I tried to keep it simple by ordering a gyro. I unfortunately lost out here with overcooked meat, and cucumber sauce that lacked enough cucumber. Overall, I might try this place again, but I do know the Black Olive in downtown Syracuse, NY has some really fabulous pita bread. I could live without this Food Hop!

Monday, January 4, 2010

Syracuse, New York Food Hop #1: Franchesca's Cucina

545 North Salina Street

As I promised January 2010 would start with food reviews for my hometown and upstate NY area! My first stop on New Year's Eve was Franchesca's Cucina. A quaint Italian restaurant that serves up expensive dishes. Was the food worth the cost? Yes, but the service left much to be desired. After waiting for an hour and a half for a reserved table our group was starving. Without any compensation or apology from the staff, our group ate and left. I had the diver scallops on risotto, and a caprese salad. The scallops were cooked perfectly, and the risotto had a great bite. The fresh mozarella was amazing, and I am interested in where they purchase it from. All in all I would recommend other Italian stops in central NY: Gentile's or Rosalie's. Oh and don't worry my NYC trip is soon to uploaded!