Fork in the Road thinks you should get out of town this summer, even if it's only for a day. In this Summer Fridays series, we're covering the best spots to eat in popular day trip locations. See more Summer Fridays ideas in our archives.
|All photos by Caryn Ganeles|
Known for its two major universities, deep gorges, and progressive politics, Ithaca, New York, is a short four hour car ride from New York City, making it a good spot for a weekend getaway. Believe it or not, Ithaca also has more restaurants per capita than NYC, and Mayor Svante Myrick wants you to try them. "It's more than just quantity -- it's quality," says Myrick. "We have world class chefs from all over the world and -- because we are surrounded by farms -- we have access to fresh local ingredients. That's why so many Ithacans eat out so often. We support our restaurants because of their quality, and that patronage has caused the scene to boom."More »