To a California boy like me, you would never think of New York being a hot spot for regional food. That seems like a Southern thing, not a Yankee thing.
Now that I've lived her a while, I see that I suffered from a profound misconception. The rest of the nation may not know about New York's various delicacies, there there are plenty of specialty items throughout New York.
A TimesUnion.com food blogger started a conversation about NYS regional food, and our own Pok-A-Dot popped up in the conversation. Karen Seward leaves the comment:
Roast Beef on Weck from the Pok-A-Dot in Batavia
White Hot from Pok-A-Dot in Batavia
Pontillo’s Pizza in Batavia (they are now closed :-(
We should note, of course, that Pontillo's in LeRoy remains open and does deliver to Batavia.
Other regional foods mentioned:
- Buffalo: Anchor Bar Buffalo Wings
- Rochester Garbage Plate (Nick Tahoe’s was the 1st and is still the best)
- Utica: Greens Romano (Escarole sautéed in Olive Oil & Garlic, seasoned with Prosciutto, Bread Crumbs, Romano & Hot Peppers).
- Grape pie in Naples, NY.
- Cider donuts - I’ve lived all over the east coast and never saw one till I went to Goolds.
- Plattsburgh and North Country: Michigans (you’ll see these as Coney’s elsewhere, but they are very different from your standard chili dog)
What would you add?