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Old 06-03-2019, 12:26 PM
Motorgirl is offline
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Scooped by everyone. :-(

I grew up there, and went to Cornell, but I haven't lived there since the 90s.

In the summer, if you see a sign for a chicken barbecue, or smell a delicious cooking smell wafting down the "highway" - pull over and eat some chicken! It's soooo delicious!!
https://www.atlasobscura.com/article...-sauce-upstate
I'd quibble with the article author's "all of upstate New York" assertion, as it seems to me more localized to Central and Western NY with a big concentration in the Finger Lakes.
The chicken bbqs are pretty much always fund raisers for this or that. Very common for the volunteer firemen to be selling chicken.

I so miss the smell of summer in the Ithaca area - chicken!

I make Cornell recipe chicken at home but it's not the same as that serendipitous hasty "omg chicken! pull over!" moment on a summer day.