Typical dialogue with customers often goes something like this
PATRON: Where upstate is the owner from?
WAITER: New Hartford
PATRON: Ohhh…where is that?
WAITER: Outside of Utica
PATRON: Uh huh and that is…
WAITER: In between Syracuse and Albany
PATRON: Whoa that is upstate!
WAITER: It sure is. It sure is. Would you like to hear a story about the wood?
Born and raised in New Hartford, NY population 22,166 according to the 2010 census. High school mascot: spartans. And while a town placed between the state capital and basketball capital might seem really way upstate, it sure aint no Buffalo.
See you upstate!