Hillary Clinton’s Restaurant Picks are Boring and Obvious


In case you haven’t heard, the New York Primaries are happening. Continuing on the track of making a lot of this election somehow about food, Democratic Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton wrote a piece for Thrillist. She shared her favorite restaurants from all over the state of New York.

She went out on exactly zero limbs with this one. I haven’t been to half of these restaurants and I probably could have written this piece myself. That’s not to say that they’re bad. They’re just…duh. Basic. There’s something for everyone on this list, yes, but googling “Best New York Restaurants” probably would have yielded similar results. Dinosaur Bar-B-Que in Syracuse? Gee, thanks! Also, Hillstone? Don’t get me wrong, I’m Hillstone’s biggest fan. I’ve seen their veggie burger turn even the most enthusiastic carnivores. But you’ve gotta do better than that. Also, Hillstone is in every city ever. In any event, here’s what you should be eating if you want to eat like the person who may very well become the next President of the United States:

DeFazio’s Woodfired Pizza– Troy, New York

“Rocco DeFazio’s parents moved to Troy from Italy back in the ’30s and opened up an imports shop. Today, DeFazio’s Pizzeria is run by Rocco and his son, Matt — and they make just about the best pizza around.”


Gianelli Sausage Syracuse, New York

“I recommend the hot sausage, pepper, and onion sandwich. But don’t be a hero: wear the bib, you’ll need it.”

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Dinosaur Bar-B-Que– Syracuse, New York

“Nothing tops the place where it all started, and no trip to Syracuse is complete without a stop.”

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The Savoy Restaurant– Rome, New York

” The East Rome greens and the chicken riggies are delicious, but it’s the chicken & artichokes that calls my name.”


Charlie the Butcher’s Express– Buffalo, New York

“This is a Buffalo institution. Beef on weck, horseradish, side of coleslaw — it doesn’t get better than that.”


Lange’s Little Store- Chappaqua, New York

“Bill’s and my favorite neighborhood spot.”

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Red Rooster New York, New York

“Where else can you get Swedish meatballs, fried chicken, and “Mac & Greens” under one roof… Best of all, owner Marcus Samuelsson isn’t just a phenomenal chef — he’s a great guy who promotes healthy eating all over New York City.”

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Hillstone– New York, New York (also literally everywhere else)

“Fact: Hillstone’s veggie burgers are so good, you can’t tell the difference.”


Northern Lights Ice Cream– Inlet, New York

“If you can’t decide between the homemade gelato or ice cream, there’s just one answer: get both.”

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Rao’s– New York, New York

“Try a little bit of everything — it all lives up to the legend.”

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Fox Run Vineyards– Penn Yan, New York

“Stop in for a glass of some of New York’s best riesling, a light lunch, and a beautiful view of Seneca Lake.”


The Culinary Institute of America– Hyde Park, New York

“One day these students will be the hottest chefs in town and you’ll be able to say you knew them when. ”


Mercer’s Dairy– Boonville, New York

“Three words: wine ice cream.”

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Apples – Everywhere?

“Fresh apples are one of the few healthy snacks I can’t get enough of.”


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