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Enjoy Modern Mexican Food & a Stylish Atmosphere at Elephant and the Dove in Skaneateles

When you walk into Elephant and the Dove in Skaneateles, the first thing that will blow you away is the decor. You walk in from the quaint village and feel like you’re stepping into a hip restaurant in Manhattan. But it’s not just the atmosphere that will impress you. The food and drinks are fantastic! Elephant and the Dove is easily one of the most beautiful restaurants in Central New York. And that should come as no surprise since it was designed by Thom Felicia (of Queer Eye fame). Owned by local celeb Adam Weitsman and his wife Kim, Elephant and the Dove was designed to honor famous Mexican artists Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. Style overflows from every corner...

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Top 5 Tacos in Central New York

We went looking for the best taco's in Central New York and we have found the top 5 taco's around.  They are: #1 Carmelita's Mexican Restauarnt (Birria) #1 Madison County Distillery (Veggie)#2 Mello Velo #3 Mi Casa Grande#4 Ponchito's (Birria)  #5 XO TACO The search for the best taco in the tristate area has begun! In preparation for cinco de mayo Anthony and Zack are heading out to try all of your favorites and crown a 2021 taco champion. First up Anthony went solo and tried out Ponchito’s right here in downtown Syracuse! The two of their best tacos were the grilled shrimp taco and the chicharrones taco. First up was the chicharron, it fell a little short with outside of the taco....

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The Best Cannoli in Syracuse, Part 3.

    It’s the final countdown…the moment has arrived! It was finally time to announce who the Hoagies Heros boys think has the best cannoli in the Central New York area. Narrowed it down to two finalists Cafe CaNole and Lyncourt Bakery with a surprise third contender being Geddes Bakery.  First up was Geddes bakery, first impressions were there was a lot of powdered sugar and the pitzel is not as crunchy as the two finalist. Zach gave the cannoli  a 5 and Anthony gave it a 6.2. Up next our first finalist Cafe CaNole located in New Hartford, NY and then Lyncourt Bakery located right here in Syracuse, NY. The Hoagies boys tried them both back to back and...

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Finding the best cannoli in Syracuse, part 2.

     If you thought that sweets week was over think again. The Hoagie’s boys are back by popular demand, and this time with more cannoli. An overwhelming amount of you all wrote in defending your favorite cannoli spots, so much that we couldn’t just leave it at one episode.  Anthony and Zach were going to hold off on going to Utica to see what they have cooking, but with stimulus checks in hand they decided the time was now! On this week's episode of Hoagie’s Heros the boys are trying out Cafe CaNole in New Hartford, NY and Nino’s Italian Bakery located right here in Syracuse. Cafe CaNole was up first, and it did not disappoint! Zach and Anthony both loved the filling...

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Finding the best Cannoli in Syracuse.

Holy Cannoli! It’s sweets weeks here at Eat Local New York and we are ready to dive in and enjoy our dessert first. If you missed the most recent episode of Hoagie’s Heros you’re going to want to head over and check it out. This week the boys wanted to find out just what it took to make a great Cannoli. The history of the Cannoli dates back to 827 A.D. in the city of Caltanissetta (the City of Women), Sicily, and believed to have either been created by concubines to impress a prince or by nuns who wanted to create a new pastry to celebrate Carnevale (a celebration that takes place before lent). To Instagram the Hoagie’s boys went to...

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