Well, I took a trip home to NY this past week and enjoyed a culinary stroll down Memory Lane.
My first stop was Gene's Fish Fry. Oh, my -- how delicious! My friend ate the clam roll. The fish fry is breaded and deep fried haddock smothered in chili sauce. I've never seen that style of fish fry anywhere other than the Capital District of NY.
My next stop was to Jack's Drive-In on Main Street in Wynantskill. Yes, check your atlas. That's my home town. Jack's is a local institution and has been around for 60+ years. It's a traditional drive-in and it closes come winter. You can smell the aroma before you even see the little brick building.
They only serve burgers and hot dogs, sodas and milkshakes.
I had a cheeseburger and fries. Yum!
But it gets better.
After one bite, the ingredients ooze out onto your plate so you get to scoop them up after you're finished with the burger.
Of course when we travel to Long Island to visit family there's a whole other set of food traditions. The best of course is Grandma's meatballs. Like my father-in-law says, "If you want great Italian food, go home!"