Cornell chicken….I make it at home, but have never had it in Ithaca.
I’ve eaten in Ithaca numerous times, but never Cornell chicken. I live right up the road from Brook’s BBQ in Oneonta, NY, their Cornell chicken is some of the best I’ve ever had. Or drive through any small town on a Saturday or Sunday, and you’ll find a firehouse or church having a chicken bbq with Cornell style chicken. The dinners usually consist of central NY items… Cornell chicken (usually half a chicken), salt potatoes, and Grandma Brown’s baked beans (with molasses and brown sugar). Usually all have a soft roll, a packet of plastic dinnerware and napkin, and a wet knap. One of my all time favorite meals.