Before you throw up your arms in disgust, hear me out.
There are several things that are staples in Central and Upstate New York - halfmoons, greens and tomato pie, hiking and camping the Adirondacks, cheering on the Orangemen, running the Boilermaker. Everyone rants and raves about it all; how great the food tastes or how fun the great outdoors is.
We stumbled across this great recipe for Utica Greens. But it turns out this guy doesn't even live here! It looks like he might actually be from the area originally. Either way, he's giving love for our Utica Greens from afar.
Chris Clemens is the guy behind the popular blog "Exploring Upstate." Recently he and his friend, Chris Lindstrom, took a trip to Utica. It has been their desire for a long time to drive in to town and sample some of the most iconic dishes created and only served in our fair city. Well, they finally did it and they were NOT disappointed.
For the second year Riggies, Greens & Rock returns to The Stanley Theater on Sunday, October 11th. It's a celebration of great music and two of Utica's favorite dishes. This is the one event where you can sample several of Central New York's best restaurants' variations of these popular local classics.