Tickle My Pig in East Stroudsburg, PA -- order the Messy Bessy with pulled pork, beef brisket, coleslaw, pickled, spicy BBQ sauce.
Sitting on the dock of the lake - Lake Cayuga.
A & W Root Beer Drive-In in Cortland, NY -- order the root beer float (of course), the bacon cheeseburger, and the chili-cheese hot dog.
Fall Creek -- Ithaca is Gorges after all.
Visit the Ithaca Beer company off Elmira Road, take the small tour, but more importantly try sample of their beers on tap (including the excellent root beer) and pick up a growler of your favorite.
Hitting The Palms before it possibly closes is a must.
More of the Royal Palm Tavern - old school Cornell college town.
If you are passing through Scranton, PA and looking for a touch of the old school -- stop in for lunch at Coney Island Lunch.
Order a Texas Wiener and a Texas Cheeseburger. You heart might complain, but they taste great.