What’s Hot? Al Dente’s Central New York Hot List (May 2015)

hotFace it. Summer is over. Fall is coming, which means the hearty flavors of comfort food and preparing for wintertime hibernation. With school back in session, SU football kicking off and the Syracuse Crunch around the corner, it’s time for our newest version of The CNY Hot List. This is not necessarily about dining icons or the best dining, but the restaurants that are creating buzz or drawing the biggest crowds.

How do we compile the Hot List? We’re paying special attention to local food writers, social media and the word on the street about where people are eating, much in the same way writers for Eater update their lists for big cities nationwide. We’re also following our own stomachs to where the everyone else is lining up. We will update this list to keep tabs on where the crowds are flocking in Central New York and, who knows, you may even see me there.

September 2015 Updates:

  • Added: Ale & Angus Pub, Core Greens, Grains & Broth, The Mission Restaurant, Moro’s Kitchen, Strada Mia
  • Removed: Bella Cigna Restaurant, Food Truck Rodeos, Ironwood, The Restaurant at Elderberry Pond, Rosalie’s Cucina, The York

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