Ponchito’s Taqueria

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Published on: August 10, 2010

I’ve heard of Ponchito’s Taqueria from friends who enjoy their takeout and large portion sizes. While out with some friends, one of them suggested we go there for a good, quick meal. This tiny eatery definitely has a authentic Mexican feel to its food. When we arrived there was a line right to the door, and we made it out the door. Don’t be alarmed if you get there and are in this same situation because the service is fast.

In just a few minutes we were up to the counter, as you order and get your food there then seat and cleanup yourself. This place is the epitome of casual. I decided to try a steak Super Burrito with rice, beans, cheese, and salsa — all included at $5.99. Not one for spicy, I left out the hot sauce. This burrito was HUGE. At only $.49 more it is well worth it as compared to their normal Burrito, which I was able to compare since a friend of mine purchased it. It was at least twice the size if not more, and has the added option of rice.

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Meghan MacMurphy’s

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Published on: August 10, 2010

This place is PACKED most nights during good weather.  Why?  It’s an Irish-themed bar with outdoor patio service!  On Rt 57 (aka Oswego Rd) in Liverpool, across from the Kmart, this location has been several restaurants over the years.  I remember the first time I ate at a restaurant here, the waitresses were on skates.

But I digress. . .

While Meghan MacMurphy’s is primarily a bar, they also serve food.   I was heading back from visiting a client around 1:30 and thought I’d stop in for a bite.  A few small businesses share the main lot, but there were only a couple cars when I dropped by.  I don’t know how the other businesses are doing, but there was only one customer when I arrived, and he was at the bar tipping a few back.

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Liehs and Steigerwald

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Published on: July 29, 2010

I was delighted a few years back when I heard that Liehs and Steigerwald would be opening a spot in Market Square North.  That’s on Rt 31 in Clay, across from Great Northern Mall.  It’s tucked back in, near Staples.  I remember my sister dragging me to the original location years and years ago.  I have no idea what I ate then, but the warm and fuzzies stuck with me enough that I was eager for this one to open.

It did, and I’ve eaten there many times since.  I try not to go too often, so I don’t get burned out on it.  (There’s a reason I don’t deliver pizza for a living.)

Several months back, they changed the store around quite a bit.  They carry Boar’s Head deli meats, but the real treat for me is the store-made sausages.  Being a German-based butcher shop, most of them are in the range of brat-sized.  Before the remodel, they had a steam table with a selection of sausage for the lunch & afternoon folks.  Man, I loved that!  Now, they’ve got a big griddle and fry station in the back.  A fried brat is just not the same as a steamed one.  Still good, but not the same.

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Ruby Tuesday

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Published on: July 27, 2010

My fiancé and I were out doing errands and decided to grab a meal nearby.  Although, it doesn’t stand out along the strip of stores on Erie Boulevard, I did notice Ruby Tuesday and wanted to try them out.  I had never been to this location before, and figured my experiences at the Oswego Ruby Tuesday from college weren’t that bad.  Now, I went in aware that this is a chain, and didn’t expect anything breathtaking.  I just wanted to have a nice, quick meal.

The experience began with the host seating me and my fiancé at a booth with wet seats.  It felt a little gross sitting down and smelled like cleanser, but at least it meant they clean the place I guess.

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Heids of Liverpool

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Published on: July 17, 2010

Heid’s hot dog stand has been an icon in Liverpool for decades.  You can find discussions and fan pages across the Internet from people who remember the various incarnations with fondness.  And yet. . . there are people who have never been.

Frankly, I don’t blame them.  It can be a real turn-off to drive past the place on a sweltering summer Saturday afternoon and see a line out the door.  Waiting for what – a hot dog?  Or seeing ads at the beginning of the year – in the dead of winter – to  c’mon in for the February 2-fer-1 special.  Who wants to freeze their tail off, brave the CNY Weather Gods – maybe slide into a ditch and get your car dinged?  All for a hot dog?  How good can they actually be?

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Salsarita’s

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Published on: May 12, 2010

The wife and I dropped by Salsarita’s on Rt 57 in Liverpool (Glenn Crossing Plaza).  It was a rainy Sunday afternoon, and the only other guests left almost as soon as we got there.  Salsarita’s is a franchised chain serving (Tex)Mex food.  They also have a small bar area were they serve alcohol – mostly margaritas unless I miss my guess.  The menu’s pretty basic – burritos and “Mexican pizza” mostly.  Each of the local TexMex chains – Moe’s, Salsarita’s, and the home-grown Fajita Grill – carry approximately the same food.  They’re almost indistinguishable from one another, right down to the tortilla steamers and meat scoops they use behind the cafeteria-like counter.  The big difference is the lack of enforced enthusiasm and stupid names they use at one of the other chains (“Welcome to Moe’s!  Care for a Joey Bag of Doughnuts today?”).

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Blue Moon

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Published on: August 20, 2008

I often find myself in Fulton around lunch time on weekdays. 481 has a large selection of fast food joints, but very few quality sit-down establishments. One place I treat myself to every couple weeks is Blue Moon Grill, in the Canal View Plaza on 2nd Street (481, in other words).

Blue Moon has a fairly large dining room, with a mix of booths and tables. They also have an “upstairs” (3 steps higher than the main room) bar area, with some additional seating at high tables, and at the bar itself.

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Nothing But Noodles

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Published on: August 13, 2008

My wife and I visited the new Nothing But Noodles location in Dewitt recently.

We arrived around 7 PM and the place was busy, but not crowded. Coming in, it reminded me of the old Ponderosa “cattle run” entry, where you’re herded down chutes before getting to the front to order. Large poster-sized menus on the wall offer you a chance to point things out to one another.

It’s an interesting concept – you start with a basic noodle dish, and then add proteins (meat or tofu) which, of course, adds to the price. (more…)

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