Well, PH and I flew to upstate New York a few days early and he showed me around to his old haunts (also we went to Niagara Falls). PH moved to upstate New York when he was 13 so he had some old hangouts he wanted me to see.
Our first day there we met up with an old friend of his at a place called Thirsty's. Thirsty's is a bar, but during the summer they grill burgers and dogs up in the backyard. So we sat out back and I got to hear some fun stories about PH in his youth that he maybe didn't want me to hear.
We also went to Tom Wahl's, which is an upstate New York staple. It's like a 50s Diner with, you guessed it, burgers and fries. PH told me the regional food in that area is really burgers, fries, and pizza. That's okay, everyone likes those things for a reason!
Our trip was short and sweet, but we had a really nice time! Next time I need to take PH to Vermont and show him around my little town of South Royalton.
What food is special to your region of the country? What are the special little hole in the wall places you want to take visiting friends and family to? Share in the comments below?