If you go anywhere around Central New York, The Mohawk Valley, or the rest of Upstate New York and mention "Riggies" - people will drool. It's a staple for our region. Whether you make them yourself, or dine out at your favorite restaurant, Riggies are everywhere.

Maybe for 2023 you wanted to focus on a New Years Resolution that made sense- Support local business and try amazing chicken riggies. You probably already have some favorite restaurants where you order Riggies from that you may frequent on a regular basis. Even if you don't dine in, you still have them on your phone and ready to take a order for pickup at a moments notice.

The definition of Riggies, according to Wikipediaan Italian-American pasta dish native to the Utica-Rome area of New York State. Although many variations exist, it is a pasta-based dish typically consisting of chicken, rigatoni, and hot or sweet peppers in a spicy cream and tomato sauce.

So many restaurants serve Riggies, it's hard to know which ones are amazing and worth trying if you're looking to expand your horizons.

We asked you the question "where are some of the most amazing Riggies in Central New York?" on several of the food groups on Facebook. These were some of the responses.

***Please note: other restaurants also have amazing Riggies, but we compiled a list of a few after asking people like you. This is strictcally set up A to Z. WE didn't pick favorites. We just made a list. Enjoy!

From A To Z- Chicken Riggies You Need To Try In 2023 Central New York

These are just a few of the riggies that you can try in Central New York, from A to Z. What restaurant serves up your favorites?

Classic Central New York Menus Reveal How Cheap Eating Out Was

We did a search for vintage Utica, Rome, and Syracuse menus on eBay and found a handful of menus for restaurants around Central New York dating all the way back to the 1930s. We did our best to compare the prices from these menus to what similar restaurants of today are charging.

Want to see what we found out? Here’s a look at those menus:


These Upstate New York Restaurants Are An Absolute Must Try For 2023

315 Menus is a group on Facebook focused on all of our amazing restaurants locally. You can post questions, reviews, photos, and if you're a restaurant you can post menu items, specials, and more. Recently someone posted the following question:

What local restaurant have you never been to that’s on your ”must go to” list for 2023?"

We decided to pick the top answers and present them to you. If there are others that should be on the list, text us on our station app:

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