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Saturday, August 20, 2016

@PrimoAndMarys #SalsaCuse Is Local, Delicious & Helping @alzcny To #EndAlz At The @NYSFair

For those who follow me on social media, you may know by now how much I love Primo & Mary's Premium Black Bean & Corn Salsa. If you do not follow me on social media, you are about to see just part of the reason why I love the product and supporting this great local company.

A couple years ago, I was told about this salsa. As someone who occasionally loves to relax watching TV with a bag of tortilla chips and salsa, I tried it and I fell in love instantly. I would keep a jar at work to go along with my lunch occasionally and jars at home as well.

Last year when dad passed away and I become the day to day caregiver for mom, the cooking duties fell to me and as someone who is a horrible cook that gets frustrated easily in the kitchen, I looked to find easy recipes. One such recipe I found on Pinterest was called Salsa Chicken (recipe is pictured below) and it was so simple and when made with Primo & Mary's Salsa tastes so delicious as well.

I have also become friends via social media with company owner Tina McPherson. We have shared our salsa recipes with each other, our love of other local businesses and a previous conversation we had may have hinted at the idea of nicknaming it #SalsaCuse.

Over the years, Primo & Mary's Salsa has grown and is now being carried in many places (and very soon will include Wegmans). To find out the store and closest location to you, you can find a list of where to find it by clicking here.  If none of these locations are near you, you may also have it delivered to you as well (the link for that is here) or check out the great folks at Syracuse Crate who offer it as part of some their crate deals for the out of town Syracuse lover. You will also be able to find it this year at the New York State Fair and your purchase will benefit a charity very close to my heart.

Recently Tina told me via their Twitter account (you can also find them on Facebook and Instagram) that they will donate $1 for every jar of their salsa sold at the State Fair to the CNY chapter of the Alzheimer's Association. Here is all you have to do:

  1. Find the Taste NY Marketplace in the building between Gates 1 & Gate 2
  2. Locate Nelson Farms
  3. Buy a jar of Primo And Mary's Salsa and not only do you get the best salsa but you help a local charity that does great work for people like my mother who live with Alzheimer's disease.

So I hope many of you planning to attend the New York State Fair will pick up a jar while you're out there enjoying your free Chevy Court shows, 25 cent milk, a Gianelli's sausage sandwich, Villa's Pizza Fritte, or whatever fried fair food tickles your pickle. If you haven't tried their salsa, this is your chance. If you have, you know why you should grab a jar or 12 to take home. Keep in mind purchasing this product helps a charity and a local business and the more we can support our local businesses, the more they can grow and give back to the community in various ways. So tell your friends and family to be sure at this years fair to add a little #SalsaCuse to their fair itinerary and do your part to help maybe one day soon #EndAlz.

10 Happy Hour Deals To Enjoy Cuse Cheap Volume 1

As I was finishing up that last kid's meal deal post, I ran a poll on Twitter to see what type of deals people wanted see and the winner was Happy Hour. So after some research, I found several great deals that I will turn into multiple posts. Here are the first 10 happy hour deals I found throughout the Syracuse/CNY area.

Clinton Street Pub 

Location: Corner of the Clinton Street and Fayette Street in Downtown Syracuse
Address: 127 Fayette Street Syracuse, NY 13202
Phone Number: (315) 424- 1187
Website and Social Media Links:  Website, Twitter, Facebook

Happy Hour Details: Monday- Friday 4-9 PM
1/2 price drafts
$3 Bottled Beer of the Day
$3 Daily Liquor Specials

Other Reasons To Visit: Try the $5 Queso Spiedie (pictured below) everyday between 11 AM-4 PM. 22 TVs with NFL Sunday Ticket and Fantasy Football Leagues as well as food and beer specials. Other sports programming year round as well.  Free WiFi!

The Evergreen

Location: Historic Hanover Square in Downtown Syracuse
Address: 125 East Water Street Syracuse, NY 13202
Phone Number: (315) 870-3500
Website and Social Media Links: Website Twitter Facebook Instagram Google + 

Happy Hour Details: Everyday 4-6 PM
$4 Craft Beers
$1 off House Cocktails
$15 Bottle of Wine
$9 Glass of Veuve Cliquot

Other Reasons To Visit: Relax & Recharge- There are USB outlets installed throughout the restaurant and USB cables available upon request at the bar area and free WiFi (password available if you ask). Trivia Tuesdays at 8 PM with a chance to win a $50 gift card. Chance to win free beer or wine just by installing their mobile app and more opportunities as you check in.

Bull & Bear Roadhouse

Location: Two locations  Route 57 in Liverpool and Route 298 East Syracuse (catering by appointment only from East Syracuse location)
Address: 8201 Oswego Street Liverpool NY & 6402 Collamer Road East Syracuse, NY
Phone Number: Liverpool (315) 652- BEAR (2327), East Syracuse (315) 437- BULL (2855) & Catering (315) 559-8800
Website and Social Media Links: Website Facebook Instagram

Happy Hour Details: All The Time Happy Hour
$2 off Buckets
$4 Doubles
2 For 1 Margaritas
$6 Martinis (Monday-Saturday 4-6 PM and All Day Sunday)

Other Reasons To Visit: $4 Burger Night every Tuesday 5 PM-1 AM. Late night appetizer deals including  choose 3 out of 6 possible appetizers for $17.50. Local band The Grits have multiple scheduled performances. Liverpool location offers a Sunday Brunch 11 AM- 2 PM featuring an unlimited drink menu for 1.5 hours.

Town Tavern

Location: Mattydale, NY
Address: 2119 Brewerton Road Mattydale, NY 13211
Phone Number: (315) 214- 3007
Website and Social Media Links: Facebook

Happy Hour Details: Monday-Friday 4-7 PM Saturday 3-6 PM and during regular NFL Season they feature specials.

Other Reasons To Visit: Everyday price for a pint is $2.50 and priced very reasonable over all. Fish Fries on Fridays and other meals specials available that you can often see advertised on their Facebook page.


Location: Oswego, NY
Address: 104 West Bridge Street Oswego, NY
Phone Number: (315) 343-1209
Website and Social Media Links: Website Twitter Facebook

Happy Hour Details: Everyday 3-7 PM
$2 Bottles
$2 Well Drinks
$1 off All Drafts
$1 off Glasses of Wine

Other Reasons To Visit: Other food and drink specials daily such as Thursday features $2 Labatt Blue Pints  & $7 Pitchers as well as $1 off burgers. Smart Ass Team Trivia every Wednesday night with winner getting a $25 bar tab and runner up gets $10 tab. NHL Center Ice Package and SU games.

Stone Lounge

Location: Cortland, NY
Address: 128 Main St. Cortland, NY 13045
Phone Number: (607) 299-4338
Website and Social Media Links: Website Twitter Instagram

Happy Hour Details: Everyday
$2 & $2.50 drafts domestic/crafts
$6 & $9 Pitchers
$5 Miller Lite Pitchers
$5 Specialty Drinks (Mojitos, Long Islands, Coffee Drinks, Bloody Mary, Etc)

Other Reasons To Visit: Live music and DJ often, $25 T-Shirt Special 8 pints of beer or $30 for doubles of liquor. Other daily specials such as Thursday night is Ladies Night with $1.50 mixers and Absolute Friday featuring $3.50 Absolute drinks from 9 PM-Close.

Coppertop Tavern

Location: Three Locations in Cicero, Camillus, and Vestal
Address: 7777 Brewerton Road North Syracuse, NY 13212; 3380 Milton Ave. Syracuse, NY 13219; 4700 Vestal Parkway Vestal, NY 13850
Phone Number: (315) 458-1999 (Cicero); (315) 488-1222 (Camillus); (607) 729-0164 (Vestal)
Website and Social Media Links: Website

Happy Hour Details: Monday-Friday 3-6 PM & Sunday-Thursday 8:30-Close
$4.75 House Wine By The Glass
$3.75 Domestic & Canadian Tall Draughts
$6 Select Martinis
$5.95 Original Margaritas
$3.95 Well Drinks
$.75 off Craft & Imports
$6.99 Food Specials

Other Reasons To Visit: Express lunch specials Monday-Friday 11:30 AM- 2PM $7.99 specials and other lunch specials (excluding holidays).  Affordable kids menu options for 10 & under.

Good Buddy's Pub

Location: Camillus, NY
Address: 4002 West Genesee Street Syracuse, NY 13219
Phone Number: (315) 412-0301
Website and Social Media Links: Website Facebook

Happy Hour Details: Monday-Friday 3-6 PM & 8:30 PM-Close & All Day Sunday
$1 off All Liquor Drinks (excluding spiked shakes & non-alcoholic drinks)
$1 off All Wines
$1 off Any 20 oz. Draft Beer
$5.55 Select Snacky Things Appetizers (Monday-Friday only)
$7.29 Pub Tenders (Monday-Friday only)

Other Reasons To Visit: Kiddos Menu is under $5. Various daily deals and lunch specials.

Mr. G's Food & Spirits

Location: Vernon Downs
Address: 4229 Stuhlman Road Vernon, NY 13476
Phone Number: 1-877- 888-3766
Website and Social Media Links: Website Twitter Facebook

Happy Hour Details: Wednesday 5-8 PM
$2.50 Long Necks (excluding Michelob Ultra)
$4 Glass of CK Mondavi Wine

Other Reasons To Visit: $10.99 Fish Friday Beer Battered Haddock (also available Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday for $11.99). Big Bet Burger Challenge- Finish the Big Bet Burger Platter and a milkshake in 30 minutes and it's free. $9.95 breakfast buffet on Saturday and Sunday 7-10:30 AM (kids 5-10 $6.95 and under 5 free).

Upstate Tavern

Location: Turning Stone Casino
Address: 5218 Patrick Road Verona, NY 13478
Phone Number: 800-771-7711
Website and Social Media Links: Website Twitter Facebook Instagram

Happy Hour Details: Sunday-Thursday 4-6 PM (bar only)
$3 Saranac
$3 Upstate Lager
$3 Middle Ages Syracuse Pale Ale
$3 Beer of the Month
$3 Bully Hill Growers Wine
$4.50 Cocktails (Pumpkin King, Frozen Frontier, Beast of Bourbon, & I-87)
$5.50 Brian's Wings
$6 XXL Onion Rings
$6 Warm Pretzels
$7 Keller's Killer Frybread & Spinach Dip

Other Reasons To Visit: Wine Down Wednesday. Late night food and drink specials. $9 Boozy Milkshakes, some using locally made  Life of Reilley Vodka.

Monday, August 15, 2016

20 More Affordable Kids Meal Options Throughout CNY

Let's face it, we all know fast food restaurants offer some cheap meal deals but they aren't the only ones with affordable options for the family. I recently found a few more free deals for the kids but I also wanted to share with you some cheap menu options at various local places as well. I know sometimes feeding the family can be expensive so I am trying my best to provide a resource to help those trying to make it a bit easier.

I have done a couple others similar to this in the past featuring mostly free meals on specific days and people seem to like it so I thought I would expand on that a bit more here. You can find the links to those lists here and here.

Below is a list of 20 places I found that I think are worth sharing. Some are free...some are cheap...some are just really good values for the money. All of these deals are listed on their websites or social media so you may want to ask your server or call ahead to be sure they still apply. I will include a brief description of each deal and the link to their website or social media page will be in the title of the restaurant corresponding with the numbers associated with it. Each place offers different options associated with their meal so plan carefully if they want a side or drink.

20. Lock 24 Restaurant

This is likely one of the most expensive option on the list however with everything included with the meal, this was worth sharing. They have 4 items on their kids menu for children 10 & under valued at $6.95 each BUT included with that price is the item, potato, a beverage and an ice cream sundae.

Lock 24 Restaurant is at 33 Water Street in Baldwinsville and you can follow them on Twitter and Facebook.

19. Dinosaur BBQ

This legendary Syracuse BBQ spot makes the list not just because people truly enjoy it but they also have some good options for the kids. Dinosaur's menu offers 6 plates for $6.50 each for children 12 & under. With those plates, the child also will get the option for two sides as well.

For those unfamiliar with the Syracuse location, it is located at 246 W. Willow Street and you can follow them on Twitter and Facebook.

18. Ale 'N' Angus Pub

Whenever they do a list of best burgers in town, this place is always high on the list. But what you may not realize is it also offers a few kids deals as well in case they want something else. They have three items: pasta for $5, grilled cheese for $5 and a Jr. Chicken Finger Platter for $6.50

Located next the Oncenter War Memorial at 238 Harrison Street, you can also follow them on Twitter and Facebook.

17. Coppertop Tavern

With locations in Cicero/North Syracuse, Camillus and Vestal, much like their counterpart Tully's, they offer a place for adults or families. If you are looking to take your children 10 and under here for a meal, they offer 10 items with costs ranging from $4.29- $6.29 (drink not included). Be sure to check their website for more details as some things may vary by location and their website breaks it down by location to help you out as well.

16. Dominick's Restaurant

Located at 1370 Burnett Avenue, the restaurant that you probably see driving along 690, offers up various Italian options. Their Bambino options for those children 12 & under cover 6 different options (7 if you count hamburger & cheeseburger as separate options) all for $5.50 each. All items come with a side of french fries and some include applesauce as well.

You can also like their Facebook page here.

15. & 14. Trappers Pizza Pub & Stingers Pizza Pub

Since these are basically part of the same family of pubs, I am just going to post the information together. Trappers is located at 5950 Butternut Drive in East Syracuse and you can find Stingers at 4500 Pewter Lane Building 3 in Manlius.

Their meals are for those 10 & under and all meals are $5 plus tax. With those meals, you also get a side and a beverage.

For more information, you can find Trappers on Twitter and Facebook and Stingers also on Twitter and Facebook.

13. Stella's Diner

Located at 110 Wolf Street (corner of Wolf and Lodi Street), Stella's is open 7 days a week and even an option for those with the Off-Campus Meal Plan.

As for kids 12 & under, they offer breakfast options for $4.29 and lunch/dinner options for $5.59. Their Kid's Choice Menu does also include a small drink.

12. Rico's Ristorante

Looking for Italian-American Cuisine in East Syracuse? You can find Rico's just off 690 at the Bridge Street exit near the Wal Mart at 320 East First Street.

Rico's Children's Menu includes 4 options for $4.95 and 2 for $5.95. Everything except the pasta with meatballs comes with french fries as well. Plan accordingly because Rico's is closed on Mondays.

11. Mac's Local Yolk

I don't like to play favorites with these but this is one on my favorite local spots. Located at the old IHOP at 4603 W. Genesee Street, often times using local products.

You will also find the Little Mac's Menu for kids up to the age of 10. There are 7 breakfast options and 5 lunch option are $4.99 & lunch comes with your choice of fries, apple sauce, or yogurt and a drink.

10. Euclid Restaurant

Located in Clay at 4285 Route 31 out near Great Northern Mall, Euclid is a family restaurant that is closed on Sundays during the summer season.

Their children's menu starts with a hot dog and fries for $3.95 and also offers 8 other options for only $4.95 (6 of the 8 also offer two sides as part of the meal). You must dine in and children must be under the age of 10 as well.

Wanting to follow them on social media? You can find them on Twitter and Facebook if you're interested.

9. The Big Cheese 

Planning to visit Oneida anytime soon or leave nearby? You can find The Big Cheese at 118 Phelps Street and they are open 7 days a week.

What you will also find is two options for the kids. The Big Cheese advertises a spaghetti w/ meatballs plate or spaghetti with butter and garlic for $3.50 or a chicken tenders and fries for $5.25. Of course since it is called The Big Cheese, you can also do a pizza and wings combination for the family starting with a 12" inch pizza and 10 wings for $16.50 up to the sheet pizza, 30 wings and a 2 liter for $45.

The Big Cheese also has a Facebook page which you can find here.

8. Limp Lizard

With three locations in Syracuse, Liverpool and North Syracuse, Limp Lizard is a fun option for some barbecue and maybe a cold draft beer,

They also have a Lil Lizard's menu with 8 options including a BBQ slider or 3 bone ribs and comes with fries as well for only $3.99 each.

You can probably find the individual locations on social media as well but here is the link for the main Facebook and Twitter page.

7. Kim's Cicero Diner

Open 7 days a week (most days only until 1 or 2 PM), including a Friday Night Fish Fry and open menu from 6 AM-8 PM, they are located at 8319 Brewerton Road in Cicero.

They also offer a great variety on their children's menus. There are 7 breakfast anytime options that ranges in price from $2.95 - $3.25. There are also 5 lunch options ranging from $2.60 - $3.99 with option to include either fries or applesauce.

You can also find them on Facebook here.

6. The Waterfront Tavern

You can enjoy dockside dining on Oneida Lake here which is advertised to be in Brewerton but if you are using your GPS, be sure to use the following address 6 US Route 11 in Central Square.

While offering weekly food and bar specials, they also offer 4 Just For Kid options that include kid size spaghetti plate, chicken finger with fries, grilled cheese with applesauce, or haddock bites and fries for $5.99 each.

They also have a Facebook page that you can like and follow along by clicking here.

5. Ole Ole Fresh Mexican Food

If you want some fresh Mexican food in the Mattydale area, swing by the Mattydale Shopping Plaza (where K-Mart, Zebbs, and Woody's Jerkwater Pub & Grub are located) at 2803 Brewerton Road and give this place a try.

Among their menu items are three options for the kids. For only $5, they can get a choice of beef or chicken burrito, or a beef or chicken taco or a cheese quesadilla along with chips and a fountain drink.

Like them on Facebook while you are at it as well by clicking here.

4. BlueWater Grill

If you can spell Skaneateles correctly (despite spell check telling you it's not a word), you may already know about this place at 11 W. Genesee Street.

What you may not know is their "For The Kids" options on their menu. These include a Hofmann frank (my favorite hot dog ever) with a side for $4.50, a flatbread cheese pizza for $4.95, chicken tenders with a side for $5.95 and a BBQ pork sandwich with a side for $5.95 as well.

For more information, go to their website or check out their Facebook page here.

3. Moe's

2. Dickey's Barbecue Pit

If you are in the Cortland area, swing by 160 Clinton Avenue and check out the home of the Big Yellow Cup. Their kids meals come with a side and a drink and if you visit on Sunday, KIDS EAT FREE!!

1. Twin Trees Pizza

Twin Trees is well known for their quality pizza but did you know they also offer a variety of meals for the kids? All kids meals are for 10 and younger and come with a kids drink cup they can take home. There are five items on their menu that varies from chicken fritters with fries and a dipping sauce for $4.99 to a two topping mini pizza and salad bar for $7.99 (also options for alfredo pasta, fish and chips with fries and cole slaw and pasta with meatballs or sausage).

Thursday, August 11, 2016

#FreeStuffFriday Strikes Back

Ladies and gentlemen...boys and girls...children of all ages...I present to you another edition of #FreeStuffFriday. Without further ado, here is this weeks list.

Beak and Skiff Porch Party

Friday night (tonight) at 6pm at the Beak & Skiff Apple Orchard is a porch party featuring local band Small Town Shade (the band in the video at the top of this post). I am a huge fan of the beautiful scenery as well as their tasty apples and cider. If the weather is not appealing today or you are just too busy but would love to check out other events at their facility, here is a link to some stuff they have scheduled.

You can also hear Small Town Shade at Muddy Waters in Baldwinsville the following night according to tour dates on the band's website, where you can also find other future dates by clicking their name in the previous paragraph.

Minions In Manlius

Don't forget to check out the free movie series at Village Center Amphitheater on Arkie Albanese Ave. in Manlius starting at dusk. This week's movie is Minions on August 16th (rain date is scheduled for August 23rd). This is free and you can bring your own blanket or chair to view the movie from as well.

Dickey's Barbecue Pit

Thank you to a friend on Twitter Jess (@girlwithapibble), I received word that Dickey's Barbecue Pit in Cortland offers free meals for kids on Sunday. I was going to save this until I could do another post solely on kid's meal deals but since it is free and it's the only one I have right now, thought I would share it here instead. The deal is for one kids meal per paid adults meal, dine-in only, 12 and under, and they must order from the Kid's Meals that is equal to or less than the amount on the paid adults meal.

And if you are there. ask about the Big Yellow Cup club which also includes other free gifts as well as other offers and being among the first to know about upcoming promotions and announcements.

2016 Hannibal Fireman's Fair & Music Show

From Thursday August 18th- Saturday August 20th, the Hannibal Fire Company presents their annual event on Rochester Street in the village of Hannibal. For those of us who grew up on field days and see these fading away, this is a chance to show we still want these events in CNY.

2016 Liverpool Is The Place Concert Series

Mondays and Wednesdays at 7pm at Johnson Park in Liverpool, the Greater Liverpool Chamber of Commerce presents free live music for the community. This weeks schedule include Joe Whiting Band on Monday and Count Blastula on Wednesday. For more information on this and other music planned, click here.

Summer Games At Sylvan Beach

Next weekend is the Summer Games at Sylvan Beach with many events scheduled. The fun takes place August 20 & 21. For more information including itinerary and tickets for events that do cost money (though they advertise free family events as well as free bar events), you can check out their Facebook page here.

Hanover Live

Only two more events remain for the free Hanover Live event that takes place on Wednesday nights in Hanover Square. August 17th will feature the band Brick Yard Road and next week August 23rd the series closes out with Castle Creek. This is a great opportunity to enjoy some free music and local places like Maxwell's, The Evergreen Pub, and J.Ryan's among others.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Float Over To @awrestaurants For Free Floats On Root Beer Float Day August 6th

When I was a wee bit of a lad, I remember going to the A&W Restaurant in North Syracuse with the family. Even at 43, I can still visualize us sitting in the car and getting one of those awesome A&W mugs. And still now at the age of 43, when I want a root beer float, A&W is the only one I choose. We lost dad last year but one memory of him I will always have is those trips and his love for root beer floats.

Why do I mention this? Well as you know, we like to point out affordable things and as you can see by the picture above, Saturday August 6th 2016 from 2 PM to close, you can get a free root beer float (no coupon needed). Sadly that North Syracuse location may no longer be open but they do have locations in Oswego (295 State Road 104) and Cortland (Junction 281 and 13) worth checking out as well as others near Binghamton and Lake George.

That's not enough to entice you to try it? Okay, how about this deal: you can also enter for a chance to win free floats for you and a friend for a year!!!! Simply tag a friend you would share this with using Twitter or Facebook and hashtag #RootBeerFloatDay and who knows, you may be one of 50 people to win. For more information, you can view the information on their website here and check out the video below.

What about a free float on your birthday? Scroll to the bottom of their page and sign up to join their Mug Club. This also entitles you to other occasional Mug Club member-only deals. As someone who once won mugs for myself and my daughter, I can't recommend highly enough the advantage of following them on Twitter and Facebook as well. And also you can try to be one of 50 people to win your own mug by participating in their "Vote For Your Favorite Mug 2016" contest until August 11th by clicking here.

Don't forget August 6th to stop in at A&W Restaurant for #RootBeerFloatDay and share it with your friends and make your own memories while enjoying a free tasty float. 

Monday, August 1, 2016

Ain't Looking For Nothing But @TullysGoodTimes And It Don't Get Better Than Tenders

For those who know me, they likely knew this column was coming sooner rather than later. For years, I have been a fan of Tully's Good Times. When I first started going there, I loved their cheese steaks and burgers but then one day with the encouragement of family, I tried the Tully's Tenders and it was love at first site. But the tenders & food are only part of the reason I love supporting this great establishment.

For instance, not long ago I had an issue with a visit that took place at one of their locations. I admit I did not handle it well at first venting about it on social media instead of contacting them directly first. When I finally did contact them, the customer service I got was handled respectfully and they worked with me to correct the actions to my satisfaction to the point I went back and was very satisfied.

I am also a fan of their generous portions of soft drinks and tasty popcorn at every table. I enjoy occasionally taking part in the games like air hockey and basketball as well. I also love the Syracuse memorabilia that surrounds the place and seeing which baseball card I get carved into the table I am seated at. And as part of my visit, I love when they have Tully the Turtle out front for a picture opportunity.

So as you can see, I do have a fondness for Tully's for various reasons as well as sentimental reasons since I enjoy it with friends and family. But did you know eat at Tully's can also be very affordable for you and your family....or just you if you choose? How? Well it wouldn't be Cuse Cheap if I didn't explain ways to enjoy it while also trying to save money.

Well, if you have been reading my blog, one of my more popular posts was an earlier one called Cuse Cheap Meal Deals For The Kids And Family. Included in that post was their deal they current have for kids on Wednesdays which is VERY affordable. But did you know their kids menu is also affordable with prices varying from $3.59 for a grilled cheese and fried on the Little Sluggers Menu to $7.49  for a 6 ounce flat iron steak and fries on the Major League Menu (only $4.49 for the kids version of the Tully's Tenders platter). Keep in mind that these menu items do not include drinks but they do have soft drinks that are refillable and everything from milk to Gatorade to even some kid's smoothies and "mocktails". And also be aware that items on the Major League Menu are not applicable for the Wednesday meal deal or if you happen to have free kid's meal coupons.

But you don't have kids or you you just want a good deal for yourself? You can always save a little bit of money by catching the lunch specials Monday-Friday until 2:30pm. They also offer some good drink specials as well as their happy hour and late night specials (dine in only). My favorite deal is (and this may vary based on location but I know it applies to the Cicero and Syracuse locations) that you can get late night tenders with fries starting at 9pm for only $5.50 with the price of a beverage but they also offer other appetizer and drink specials for both happy hour and late night. Want more information about these deals? Click here to view the menu yourself.

I also recommend checking them out on Twitter, Facebook and checking their website periodically for upcoming events and specials (and don't forget to check out their gift cards, beer growlers and party platters). If you keep a look out, Tully's also occasionally offers some deals through different fund raising efforts. Often times you can get deals in association with Syracuse Crunch hockey games or find players doing autograph signings at certain locations. And even Miss Syracuse 2015 can't resist those tasty tenders.

So if you're in the mood for an affordable meal as well as the best chicken tenders in the world, be sure to check out your local Tully's with 10 locations throughout Central and Western New York.