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    Visiting Syracuse

    I'll be visiting Syracuse soon. Does anyone know anything about the area? Things to do, places to eat, etc. Thanks for any recommendations.

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    I haven't actually been, but I have a friend from the area that swears the Dinosaur BBQ in Syracuse is the best BBQ he has ever had (and he is a Duke guy who has had BBQ from all over NC and Texas as well). Strange but true... might be worth a visit to find out.

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    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Portland, OR
    I'm a big fan of a website called where people review their favorite restaurants, retail stores, nightlife spots, doctors, and just about everything else. It seems to be a lot bigger here in the Portland area than in the Syracuse area (1374 restaurants reviewed vs. 100), but it does list Dinosaur Bar-B-Que as the top restaurant. Here's a link.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Montclair, NJ
    Dinosaur BBQ is pretty good eats. Also, if you have the chance, go to the Finger Lakes region. There are some nice little vineyards and you can find a yummy grape pie, a regional specialty.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Lompoc, West Carolina
    I second the finger lakes region. Auburn, Penn Yan, Watkins Glen are all beautiful places.

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    Thank you for all of the recommendations. I went to Dinosaur BBQ tonight and while it wasn't the best I've ever had, it was delicious and the atmosphere was awesome. I'd recommend it to anyone. I won't be able to go to the Finger Lakes Region though the drive through upstate NY is gorgeous.

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