Happy Friday, Uticans! It’s hard to believe July is almost over and we’re getting in the homestretch of summer. There’s still a lot of outdoor eating to get to and share with you guys, so let’s get to it!
Last weekend Rick and I took over the madinutica Snapchat for a day out in Utica and hit a bunch of local hotspots – the Utica farmers market, Nail Creek, Woodland Brewery, and we even stopped by the Mt. Carmel festival in the evening. One of the spots we stopped at for this week’s blog is a small tavern in downtown Utica – Gerber’s.
Gerber’s is a small bar and restaurant in the Baggs Square district of Utica. There are tables outside to sit at to eat or drink if you so wished, or just pop inside and enjoy a cool beverage.
This was my first stop to Gerber’s ever, and I didn’t leave disappointed. We didn’t go crazy – it was more of a “snack” stop than anything. We shared an order of their meatballs for an appetizer and then split a grilled cheese, macaroni salad, and chips as well. The meatballs were great, with parmesan cheese and fresh, thick bread to eat with it. We added bacon to our grilled cheese (because everything’s better with bacon) and it was extremely filling, thick, creamy, and delicious. One of the best treats was the macaroni salad – it was a little sweet and very flavorful.
We stopped at Gerber’s early on a Saturday and it was pretty empty, so we got our food super quick and it was made very fresh. Our waitress was very friendly and helpful, she chatted
with us the whole time about the food and bar. As an added bonus – when you visit Gerbers, bring your Utica Passport! You’ll get a free draft beer with your entree.
Be sure to check out Gerber’s this weekend, and share your photos on Instagram – tag @madeinutica or use our hashtag, #hungryuticans. Happy eating!