SIMPLY SYRACUSE

Syracuse as Seen on TV: Famous Syracuse Restaurants

Have you been feasting your eyes on tasty Lebanese cuisine from celebrity chef Julie Tabouli?  Perhaps you’ve on binging on Travel Channel’s “Man vs. Food” or Food Network’s “Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives”?

Many mouthwatering dishes from Syracuse have found their way into the spotlight and we can assure you they taste as good as they look.

Savor Syracuse by visiting the joints you’ve seen on television-- Stop into Empire Brewing Company, where Guy Fieri enjoyed the Sweet Fire Fajitas with andouille sausage and grilled onions and peppers with cheddar jack cheese.

Then venture over to Dinosaur BBQ where “Man vs. Food” host Adam Richman checked out the Pork-Sket Platter — beef brisket and pickled jalapeños topped with a pile of pulled pork, melted cheese, and coleslaw.  

Food Network star, and Central New York native, Anne Burrell, has also been spotted dining in Armory Square, where you’ll find Pastabilities, also seen on television. After you dine on the epic, hot tomato oil and fresh stretch bread, you’ll want to try some other small-screen favorites:

EVA’S EUROPE AN SWEETS

The Food Network’s “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives,” episode “Eurocentric”: The segment highlighted owner Eva Zaczynski preparing her recipe for Hungarian Placki, potato pancakes topped with lightly spiced ground beef and tomato sauce. Host Guy Fieri sampled the crispy potato pancakes with gravy during the episode.

FUNK ‘N WAFFLES

The Food Network’s “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives,” episode “Far Out”: Host Guy Fieri tried two savory waffles at Funk 'n Waffles: The Chicken & Waffles (buttermilk waffles with a half dozen organic wings and hot sauce) and The Jive Turkey (stuffing waffle with smoked turkey, garlic mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce and gravy). The new downtown location will be featured in an episode of the Food Network’s “Guilty Pleasures” airing Thanksgiving week 2015.

HEID’S OF LIVERPOOL

Travel Channel’s “Man v. Food”: Host Adam Richman tried Heid’s Double Frank, which consists of two franks together in one split-top bun, slathered with Heid’s original mustard.

KITTY HOYNES

The Food Network’s “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives,” episode “Turn On Traditional”: Kitty Hoynes a local-favorite Irish pub, host Guy Fieri tried out the Reuben fritters with honey mustard horseradish and the Irish meatloaf with cabbage cream sauce and champ potatoes.

MOTHER’S CUPBOARD

Travel Channel’s “Man vs. Food”: Host Adam Richman chose this location for his challenge during his Syracuse-centric episode. He took on the Frittata Challenge — a 6-pound scramble of eggs, sausage, pepperoni and hash browns — and won. Ninety-five percent of those who have taken on this challenge have failed.

CHOCOLATE PIZZA COMPANY

Featured on the Food Network, Chocolate Pizza Company has created handcrafted, gourmet chocolate specialties in Central New York for over 25 years. Chocolate Pizza Company annually transforms over 100,000 pounds of premium chocolate into over 100 unique and delicious confections for business and personal occasions.