Tag Archives: restaurant

356. Beer Tasting at Beer Belly Deli

Guys…I just wanted to point out…we’re officially in single digits until the end of the year. Wow, time sure does fly…

Back during the summertime, I was introduced to Beer Belly Deli as a place I HAD to try out!


Well, this weekend you have to go…man, you’re really going to get some good use out of your ugly christmas sweater this weekend…

Why? Because there is a winter beer takeover on the taps AND you get $1 off if you’re wearing your ugly christmas sweater! Today until 3pm…Again…adults hanging out in hideous sweaters…it’s so funny!

Alongside the christmas tap takeover…BBD has some fantastic food…their sandwiches are SO GOOD!! Make sure you try it out!

Tip: Like them on facebook for more information!

location: 510 Westcott Street

302. Small Plates

When I heard PJs was closing I must admit, I was a little sad. So many memories from a downtown Syracuse St. Patrick’s day happened there.

However, with that space they converted it into a one of a kind restaurant. Something that we don’t really see around these parts…and I’m glad it’s here!


Small Plates is one of those restaurants where if you go you should go hungry. The menu has so much to offer. From mac & four cheese gratin (!!!) to pan seared scallops it has it all!

They even have amazing drinks! A kiss yo mama, will knock your socks off!

Tip: Reservations are strongly recommended


277. Flame

Just the other day I was driving down E Fayette Street and stumbled upon Flame.

Instantly I was reminded of Austin.

it’s hip, modern, awesome!


They’ve got a variety menu full of different choice pizzas, salads, soups, and tapas.

There’s an indoor fire pit! It’s so cool! This place is romantic enough for a date night, but also modern enough for a girls night out! It suits everyone’s needs. It truly is a really cool spot!

Tip: They now serve brunch!

location: 713 E Fayette Street


232. Sakanaya & Namu All You Can Eat Sushi

This is not a joke.

All you can eat sushi.

Sakanaya and Namu have the best deal in town on Wednesdays.

sushiSakanaya and Namu are connected, but two very very different dining experiences. Namu is quiet and comfortable with warm ambiance whereas Sakanya is trendy and you can pick your sushi right from a conveyor belt! It’s actually kinda cool!

They’ve got A LOT to choose from, so definitely come hungry!

For $25 per person you get all the sushi you can possibly eat. It goes on all day, from open (11am) to close (10pm).

Does it honestly get any better than that? I think not. Oh yeah, mondays they have 1/2 price sushi and on Thursdays…they also have 1/2 price drinks!

Tip: Check out their facebook page!

location: Sakanaya & Namu 215 Walton Street

35. Rosie’s

We are sprinting into February, a month full of Syracuse-fun activities. Including, the most exciting time of Syracuse Basketball season.

Watching the game at any bar around town is always exciting. Home games, away games …no matter what, the fans love to gather at local watering holes, enjoy some beer & cheer on the Orange.


Tonight’s game is no different.

Watching the game at Rosie’s is something I’ve done quite a few times, each time has been exactly how I like it. Not too crowded, intense fans and good wings.

Rosie’s is located in the Tipp Hill neighborhood, has plenty of parking and a nice outdoor patio for the summer months. The horse in the front is a trademark around town, it’s rather cool!


They are always hosting live music (Mere Mortals play on March 1) and fun parties. It’s also great place to go to catch a game. Whether its NFL, NBA, or College Football or Basketball you’ll be sure to be surrounded by diehard fans all very passionate about their teams.

Food, beer…you name it. It’s affordable, it’s delicious and you’re not going to walk away unsatisfied.

Tip: This is a great place to come with a bigger group of people. Plenty of space to spread out.


25. Freedom of Espresso

It is so cold outside its almost unbearable. It’s important to stay warm, which is why today’s thing to do is getting a nice piping hot cup of java. There are many options in syracuse, including Kind Coffee, and also Freedom of Espresso.

The convenient thing about Freedom Of Espresso is the variety of locations, they’re all over town! everywhere you turn you’re close to a location; from Franklin Square to Liverpool, Armory Square and Fayetteville.

They’re local, they roast all of their own coffee and the variety of coffee drinks seems unlimited with the different syrups, strength and sizes.


There’s nothing that soothes the soul on a freezing cold day other than a hot cup of coffee in a welcoming cafe. My favorite location is in Liverpool, near the parkway and quiet. It’s a great place to get work done, read a book or catch up with a friend.

Tip: There’s free wifi at all locations!


Franklin Square

Armory Square