I’ve moved a lot in my life, and I always leave behind favorite restaraunts. I’ve been reminising with a few friends recently, and it’s made miss my favorite place. In case you ever visit Endicott or Upstate New York, Chicago or New Castle, PA, here’s a list of the best places.
High School Days:
1. Tony’s Pizza, Endicott, NY. The NY style pizza, calzones and baked zitti. Oh my.
2. Lupo’s Speedies, Endicott, NY. Unless you’re from NY, you just wouldn’t understand. Someone just gave me two bottles of special speedie sauce. I can’t wait to cook it up.
3. Nirchi’s Pizza, Endicott, NY. Owned by a friends famile and with in walking distance of the ZPool, my summer job.
4. Blue Dolphin, Endicott, NY (actually, maybe it was Vestal). I don’t remember anything about it except the Bavarian Cheesecake. It was a meal by itself.
1. Pontillo’s, Batavia, NY. The wings were definitely worth the hour drive from Houghton to Batavia. I’ll forever be grateful to Andy Hamm for introducing it to me.
2. The Anchor Bar, Buffalo, NY. Wings again. The birthplace of wings. Again an hour drive, but the atmosphere and wings were worth it.
1. Lou Malnati’s, Chicago, IL. The best of the big three Chicago Pizza chains. Oh, and the chocolate chip pizza. Holy crap that was good.
2. Walker Bro’s, Chicago, IL. The best chocolate chip pancakes in the world.
3. Buffalo Joes, Evanston, IL. Great wings, right down there near NorthWestern.
4. Fuddruckers, Deerfield, IL. It’s a chain, I know, but the burgers and shakes are hard to beat.
Update: I forgot one. Quaker Steak and Lube, Sharon, PA. That’s the original, though there are copies other places. Go for the all you can eat wing night or the lunch buffet!