Spiediefest (and Balloon Rally) is coming back to Binghamton at Otsiningo Park, on August 5-7. One of the many events that are going on over the weekend is the spiedie cooking contest.
I've traveled to many places throughout the country throughout the years and if they find out that I'm from the Binghamton area, I'm invariably asked about the spiedie. I try to explain to them what it is but it must be eaten to be understood.
I bring this up because there is a Twitter account, Regional American Food that has over 85,000 followers. They are devoted to sharing pictures of hyper-regional foods throughout the United States of America.Spiediefest is a coincidence or not, but it certainly makes you wonder.
Hundreds of people from throughout the country have spoken and a lot of people in the replies of the post apparently had spiedies before -- whether they currently live in the Southern Tier or they snagged a sandwich as they were passing through.
However, there were also plenty of people that were somehow perplexed that we would dare to put chicken on bread and call it a delicacy (WHAT!). Keep scrolling below to see the best responses from people weighing in -- both the good and bad.
Best Reactions To People Finding Out That Spiedies Exist
The Twitter account "Regional American Food
" recently featured the Southern Tier's humble spiedie, exposing its 87K+ followers to the delicious treat. Here are some of the best reactions to people finding out what they are.
Upstate New York Road Trip: Spotlight on Broome County!
We continue with our series of county spotlights with a closer look at Broome County. The county has a population of about 200,000 residents, with a quarter of them (50,000) living in and around the county seat of Binghamton. Home to fine schools including the State University of New York at Binghamton, one of the system's four university centers.
The county has many small town and villages as well as the larger cities of Binghamton, Vestal, Johnson City, Endicott, and Endwell. These smaller places include Chenango Bridge, Windsor, Deposit, Harpursville, Whitney Point (home of the Broome County Fair), and others. The county covers over 700 square miles.
Here is a list of 21 things to do and see to make your trip to beautiful Broome County enjoyable.
35 Awesome Southern Tier & Northern PA Town Welcome Signs
KEEP SCROLLING: Balloons of Spiedie Fest Past