Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Speidie and Rib Pit, Binghamton, NY

Those who know me know that my mealtime motto is "Never eat anyplace with more than 4 stores." I have a few other axioms that guide my choices. Another is "Buy food made from food, not chemicals." and the every popular "Eat indigenous whenever you can."

The Speidie and Rib Pit rates a perfect score by all three benchmarks. The food is fresh, fabulous, real food. You can buy lots of different fare at the restaurant, including Burgers and fries, cold subs, and a variety of fried appetizers, but their signature dish is the Speidie, a delicacy regional to NY's Southern Tier. Little chunks of pork or chicken marinated in a special sauce/spice blend that I find irresistible. With different breads, cheeses, and toppings, they serve a couple of dozen kinds which you can further customize at the counter. My personal favorite addon is their FHP (Fried Hot Peppers). Not for the timid, they add a robust heat to any sandwich.

The Front Street location suffered some water damage in the recent floods down there and they are still remodeling, open for takeout only while they complete the renovation. I could not recommend them more highly, if you are passing by Exit 6 of Route 81, you owe it to yourself to check them out! If you can't get there in person, you can buy their proprietary marinade and spice blends thru the mail.



1268 Upper Front Street map
Binghamton, NY  13901
Phone: (607) 722-7628


3908 Vestal Parkway East map
Vestal, NY  13850
Phone: (607) 729-2679

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