Dining with WBNG
Mt. Upton, N.Y. (WBNG Binghamton) As soon as you sit down to eat, it's obvious just how different The Old Mill restaurant is.
Johnson City, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Known for its spaghetti sauce and House Italian dressing, Cacciatore's in Johnson City is a family-owned restaurant that always brings something special to the table.
(WBNG Binghamton) Whether it's the elegance of Remlik's or Traditions, the variety of an Original Italian Grille or McGirks, the authentic flavors at Czech Pleeze or the down-home tastes of the Brass Lantern Tavern, the Southern Tier eats.
Binghamton, N.Y. (WBNG Binghamton) The jury might still be out about whether Zona & Co. Grille should be better known for its nightlife or its food. But one taste is enough to solidify the verdict: At Zona, it's all about the food.
Greene, N.Y. (WBNG Binghamton) Another Wednesday, another winner. This time, it's Lippy's Bar and Grill in Greene.
Johnson City, N.Y. (WBNG Binghamton) Ground Round is more than your typical chain restaurant. Sure, there are 27 franchises across the country, spanning from Oklahoma to Philadelphia to Maine, but each of the locations keeps it local.
Sayre, Pa. (WBNG Binghamton) It's been an important part of The Valley for more than 100 years, first as freight station, and for the past decade, a restaurant. But the real reinvention happened nearly three years ago when current owner Aaron Amspacker took over, creating a dining experience that's a must if you're in the Twin Tiers.
Binghamton, N.Y. (WBNG Binghamton) Open just three years, Remlik's Grille and Oyster Bar is working to expand its image of a restaurant reserved for special occasions. Put it this way: If you let its incredible ambiance, classic steakhouse fine dining and diverse menu keep you away, you'll miss out on *one of the area's top restaurants has to offer.
Town of Union, N.Y. (WBNG Binghamton) It's known for its history, its comfort, the view and flavors from some of the most well-trained chefs in our area. And that's just on Sundays.
Binghamton, N.Y. (WBNG Binghamton) He's heard the question more than once. So often, in fact, he's perfected the answer. "People are always asking me if (the food) tastes like their grandmother's," said Dan McLarney, owner of Czech Pleeze. "To me, no matter how good it is, it's not going to be as good as your grandmother's because I'm not competing with your grandmother's food. I'm competing with the memory of your grandmother's food."