Liehs & Steigerwald has been handcrafting sausages and meats in Syracuse since 1936, when its German-immigrant founders first began sharing their traditional recipes and culinary methods. Current owner Chuck Madonna, who began working at the shop at age 15, and co-owner Jeff Steigerwald now run an expanded operation that keeps butchery simple. Butchers custom-cut top-grade meats on request, grind chuck fresh several times a day, and craft sausages of all sorts, from traditional kielbasa to specialty cheddar and chicken-wing bratwurst.
Savory sausages reside in all-natural casings, free of additives and fillers, and acquire a smoky flavor and a husky timbre in an old-fashioned smokehouse. At-home delivery service ferries the shop’s meats directly to customers’ abodes, though some specialties, such as corned beef, take a little extra time to prepare. Profiled by the Post-Standard, the Irish-American staple takes three weeks to perfect, and Liehs & Steigerwald’s butchers carefully marinate the corned beef in brine, spices, and fresh four-leaf clovers, creating succulent slices that require no extra seasoning before cooking.
Hometown Pizzeria, winner of Taste of Baldwinsville's People's Choice for Best Pizza, adorns its hand-tossed dough disks with a sorting of never-frozen ingredients and fresh toppings. The mighty menu includes a gastronomic glut of gourmet pies, ranging from the cheeseburger-and-fries pizza, a zesty ketchup and mustard spread layered beneath a bundle of police evidence auctioned from the Hamburglar's knapsack ($11.99/medium), to the oriental-chicken pizza piled with teriyaki chicken, cabbage, and roasted almonds ($11.99/medium). In addition to a selection of sandwiches ($3.69+) and custom calzones ($5.09+), Hometown also stocks a flock of more than 10 flavors of signature grilled wings, including honey barbecue and taki zesty orange ($6.90 /10). This Groupon is good for dine-in, carryout, delivery ($1 delivery charge), or teleportation.
The pizza pros at SoNo's Pizza and Pasta Factory bake up a menu of sizzling pastas, sandwiches, calzones, and pizzas forged from freshly mined dough and sauce. After visiting the pizza oracle for inspiration, SoNo's has emerged with 27 styles of pizza, such as the spicy honey bbq chicken, piled with baked chicken covered in homemade honey barbecue sauce, mozzarella, cheddar, jack, and sauteed onions ($18.99+), or the baked lasagna, a pie that’s clothed in penne, meatballs, sausage, ricotta, and mozzarella ($18.99+). Patrons who don’t eat pizza can order chicken parmesan ($8.99) or a meatball wrap ($5.99), or choose to chew on a dozen wings doused in their choice of 19 flavors including Jack Daniels glaze, lemon garlic pepper, and sweet and sour ($6.95).
When Nord Brue and Mike Dressell began perfecting their bagel recipe with the help of a professional NYC bagel maker in 1983, the bagel was still an anomaly in the food world—it was geographically and culturally still isolated in New York City. Fueled by a desire to change that, the duo opened up the first Bruegger's deli with the hope of eventually introducing the rest of the country to the bagel. Brue and Dressell have since realized their dream, sharing their distinctive recipes and culinary traditions at 300 locations spread across 26 states. To this day, they oven-bake their centerless bread rolls every morning and afternoon, populating counter displays that also brim with daily made breads, Vermont cream cheese, and custom-roasted coffee.
Executive Chef Phillip Smith and his network of chefs still use the original five-ingredient recipe for their dough, which they shape into more than 20 bagel varieties. Because they draw from each region's local recipes and from dialogue and Pictionary games with
local consumers, certain menu items may vary from store to store across the country. The bagels are often served with Bruegger's eclectic cream cheeses such as bacon scallion or honey walnut, or as sandwiches with meats, cheeses, and veggies often sourced from local or organic produce. Coffee gets just as much attention, with house blends of
100% arabica coffee.
Featuring fresh and flavorful American food, Heid's of Liverpool is a local favorite.
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For a mouthwatering collection of American classics, Retreat serves traditional, no-frills fare.
The gluten-free and low-fat fare at Retreat will leave you happy and full.
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A visit to Retreat will set you back less than $30 per person, so you can make it a regular part of your schedule.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all available at Retreat.