While we’ve been singing the praises of our Eat Drink Local restaurant partners in the big city–offering special menus through tomorrow, June 30–this weeklong food chain celebration is actually a much bigger affair. Farmers, winemakers, brewers and other food and drink makers from across the Empire State supply the restaurants that we partner with in New York City. But the Upstate-Downstate thing goes both ways, because our sister magazines to the North–Edible Buffalo, Edible Hudson Valley, and Edible Finger Lakes (which is doing some impressive Finger Lakes-specific blogging on the Ingredients of the Week, courtesy of Edible Manhattan contributor Jessie Cacciola)–have organized their own restaurant partners serving special menus.
So, if you happen to be up the Hudson River, or all the way to the Canada border, check out these restaurants near Buffalo, these restaurants in the Hudson Valley, and these restaurants in the Finger Lakes. Eat Drink Local ends tomorrow, but these restaurants are partners because they dish up seasonal flavors year round.