Apparently, I've been missing out, because the current owners have been there for 12 years. So, if you've only tried previous incarnations of Simeon's, you may be underestimating how good it currently is.
Not only is the reuben top-notch, on seeded rye bread, but the "frites" (house cut french fries) are very tasty, too, much better than the standard food-service product.
The menu was nearly identical to "Old Mexico" on the southwest side of Ithaca. I tried my favorite from "Old Mexico", the carnitas plate, and it seemed even better than the Old Mexico rendition, with touches like a charred scallion on the side.
This place is in the clubhouse at Cornell's Robert Trent Jones Golf Course (on Warren Road); so you might not know about it. It's worth checking out, though.
I had a brisket sandwich with fresh-cut french fries today. Pretty tasty!
(I'm informed that the barbecue sauce served with this is made here, from Cornell apples!)
If you haven't yet tried this place, this is your last chance. I highly recommend the brisket! Particularly the "Blossom Bowl", which is the barbecue salad (chunks of brisket with black-eyed peas and lettuce), in a fried tortilla bowl. It was on the (now defunct) online menu, but they can still make it.
It's been open intermittently for a couple of months, but it appears to have a regular schedule now.
I tried the Apple Crumble Pie with ice cream, and I liked it!
Mama Teresa Pizzeria & Italian Restaurant now has an additional location, in the old Oasis Halal Grill spot on College Ave, east of Dryden. (It appears that Collegetown Pizza on Dryden Road, which was a Mama Teresa in the past, I believe, is no longer operating -- but please correct me if I'm wrong about this.)
I had a couple of tasty NY-style slices today. I'm not sure if they'll do the whole Mama Teresa menu, but it sounds like they'll be able to do most of it.
It appears they'll support the old Halal Grill menu, in addition to some Mama Teresa items....
It's in the old Mexeo location on the south side of Dryden Road. I tried the carnitas tacos today and enjoyed them! (Guacamole is extra, naturally.) I appreciated that they have a heated tortilla-press to brown the tacos -- everyone should be using them at this point, IMHO.
It's also good to have another outlet for Mexican Coke in Collegetown. (I know that Collegetown Bagels sells it -- does anyone know of other places?)
I had a delicious NY-style slice there today (with artichoke, tomato, etc.). Perfectly seasoned crust with even browning. If you're a pizza lover, you ought to check it out.