Senator Joseph Griffo has invited Charlie DiGristina of “It’s A Utica Thing” to Albany to showcase Utica’s local cuisine during a gathering of the New York State Brewers Association.

Representatives of breweries from all across the state will meet in the Capitol today to highlight their legislative agenda.

Griffo says he thought it would be the perfect opportunity to introduce the state’s legislators to some of the exceptional food products that Utica has to offer.

Fred Matt and the FX Matt Brewery are also attending the event to highlight some of the beer products that are produced in Utica.

“Anyone who has eaten in Utica knows that we have some of the best food you’ll find anywhere, so I invited Charlie DiGristina to give Albany a taste of what they’re missing as we discuss the outstanding success of the many breweries across our state, including the Saranac F.X. Matt Brewing Co.,” Griffo said. “We have so much to be proud of in Utica and the Mohawk Valley, and today I am glad to share with my colleagues in Albany a little bit of what Utica has to offer.”