Fried Fish Dinner

Ithaca’s Hidden Gem for Fried Fish and All Things American

Therefore, to my surprise, laid before me in red-and-white checkered paper was a beautiful golden-brown fillet of Bostonian haddock, positioned over a bed of crisp yet fluffy potato wedges seasoned with coarse sea salt, another unexpected touch from such a modest establishment.

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Royal Treatment at Shahi Pakwan

I ate four plates of delicious Indian food for $10, all while receiving the best service I’ve ever gotten at a dining establishment in Ithaca.

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U Tea: Delicious Drinks and Games Galore

Between good service, reasonable wait times and a simple and unique menu, U Tea is off to a promising start, and I can’t wait to try the rest of its menu.

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Mediocre Ramen at Maru Ramen

But I felt like I paid 14 bucks for a handful of noodles, one small piece of pork and a whole lot of mediocre broth. I wasn’t satisfied at all.

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Basement Tacos at Bickering Twins

From empanadas, tacos and ceviche to salsa and guacamole, the food menu offered a variety of unique and classic items that one would expect from a Latin American restaurant. It had just the right amount of choices — not too many, but enough to try once and come back for more.

Ode to Trumansburg

Next time you have a hankering to get out of Ithaca, drive yourself up to Trumansburg and eat breakfast with Charlie — or just ask to use the bathroom (it was just as adorable as the café and worth the drive).

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A “So Poong” to SoPoong

I truly hope the place is here to stay; more Korean options means a more satisfied Ruth. Overall, I do recommend trying SoPoong out — go on a so poong to SoPoong — but maybe take the food outside instead!

Sweet Melissa’s Delicious Expansion

The ice cream was delightfully creamy and light, yet its consistency was neither too hard nor too soft. All of the flavors I tasted had a natural sweetness, which was neither overbearing nor overly sugary.