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Summer Travel 2013: Where to Eat in New York's Finger Lakes

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Union Block Italian Bistro. Whether you’re craving pizza (try the Bianca) or rack of lamb, this is the place to come when your taste buds are set on Italian. Pizza and entrées $11-$32. 31 Shethar St., Hammondsport, (607) 246-4065, unionblockitalian.com.

The Village Tavern. The “L” in the signature BLT with avocado stands for house-cured lox. And, yes, the “B” stands for bacon—not exactly kosher, but the sandwich is quite delicious and big enough to feed two. Lunch $8-$11, dinner entrées $13 and up. 30 Mechanic St., Hammondsport, (607) 569-2528, villagetaverninn.com.

Timmy G’s. The atmosphere is lively sports bar, the food pure comfort. Think seafood mac-and-cheese. $10-$16. 12 Maiden Lane, Penn Yan, (315) 536-9800.

Charlie’s Café. Entrées at this area favorite showcase locally grown and produced ingredients. Try the grilled veggie lasagna topped with white-bean sauce. $13 and up. 205 Hoffman St., Elmira, (607) 733-0440, charliescafeelmira.com.

Bully Hill Vineyards. Come for the view (it’s magnificent); stay for the Sunday brunch ($9.95-$13.95). Enjoy some applewood-smoked chicken wings if it’s lunchtime Wednesday-Sunday. And don’t forget the wine—$5 gets you five tastings. 8843 Greyton H. Taylor Memorial Drive, Hammondsport, (607) 868-3610, bullyhill.com.

Veraisons Restaurant at Glenora Wine Cellars. Grab a seat on the terrace overlooking the vineyards. Most breakfasts are under $10; dinner entrées cost between $25 and $30. Be sure to order the grilled corn soup, ratatouille and strawberry rhubarb cobbler—three summer menu staples. Or share a local cheese sampler for two ($20). 5435 State Route 14, Dundee, (607) 243-9500, glenora.com.
 

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