The New York Times: 36 Hours in the Finger Lakes Region of New York

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Snag a coveted reservation at FLX Table, a spinoff from its namesake vineyard, in one of two nightly time slots. The five-course prix fixe ($49) is an intimate experience at a shared table in a dining room situated in front of an open kitchen. Or head over to the Red Dove Tavern. Opened by the husband-and-wife Philadelphia natives Rune Hilt and Giulietta Racciatti in 2007, the bar and restaurant features domestic pub fare in a hip, lively bistro atmosphere. Ask for the Damiani Wine Cellars dry rosé ($9), or go with a local brew like Lucky Hare Cézanne ($5, pint) that pairs well with a dozen clams in a white wine-butter broth ($13.50).

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