For me, no visit to Syracuse is complete without a stop at the Tusk. The beer selection is extraordinary, possibly the best in all of upstate New York. New drafts are rotated in constantly, and the taps are impeccably maintained. The beer is always fresh. The staff are knowledgeable, and to be there is to be surrounded by people who really know and love their beer.
The food is quite good, too. Although the Armory Square neighborhood that the Tusk is where Syracuse's best restaurants tend to be concentrated, I often end up eating at the Tusk. Many good sandwiches, good soup and chili, daily specials. The booths and, in summer, the outdoor tables make for very comfortable eating.
In sum, a great Syracuse institution.
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