By Hanna Kim
Though I have been a student in Syracuse for four years now, I know close to nothing about the community that surrounds SU & ESF. Syracuse offers a lot of entertainment that I have been missing out on over my college career and now, I am trying to experience as much of it as I can during the little time I have left here.
I never ventured out past Thornden Park onto Wescott Street until well into my sophomore year, so I did not realized that there are a plethora of amazing restaurants on this street. One of them is Beer Belly Deli & Pub, which opened last October. I did not know this place existed until about a month into the spring semester, unfortunately for my taste buds.
After watching the game (Go ‘Cuse!) on Saturday, I strolled down to Wescott with a couple of friends and checked out restaurant. Their space is very cute and cozy – it is lit up with Christmas lights and mason jar-enclosed clusters of bulbs hanging above the tables. It gives the space a rustic, homey feel that makes you want to stay and hang out with friends.
We started our meal with an order of fried pickles that were lightly battered with a crisp, herby crust and tasted some Game of Thrones-themed beer that was available thanks to a tap-takeover by Brewery Ommegang.
Beer Belly’s menu is not particularly expansive, but the options they have are all fantastic. I had the aptly named Pig & Egg sandwich, which I would say is an ideal choice for a weekend-meatatarian who likes a little bit of everything in one meal. It features beer-glazed ham, an egg fried over-easy, and a thick strip of candied bacon… yum!
This restaurant is open ‘til 2AM for those of you who share my enthusiasm for second dinner. Seriously, go try their food; it is awesome!
Here are the details.
Beer Belly Deli & Pub 510 Wescott St Syracuse, NY 13210 315-299-7533
Open daily, 11AM-2AM
My name is Hanna and I’m a senior dual major in International Relations and Advertising. I first started to question the implications of the food I buy and eat when I saw Mark Bittman’s TED Talk* several years ago. Besides food, I also love music, traveling, snowboarding and trivia!