WELCOME TO "STIR-TOGETHER" - A Guide to Binghamton's Independent Restaurants. Discover the best and many unique places to "Dine Local" around the Southern Tier.
Our goal is promote our restaurants and the many benefits of choosing to "eat-local". If you're already a foodie, then you can help by encouraging friends and family to "break the chain habit" and Dine-Local. These small businesses are the cornerstone of our community and help preserve our cuisine, culture, diversity and provide venues for local artist and musicians. Even in this tough economy; they continue to generously "give-back" by hosting community events, donating to local charities, youth sports leagues.
In contrast; most diners don't realize that by eating at chain restaurants, it actually has a negative impact on us all! Research shows with only a small percentage of their revenue actually stays here in the Southern Tier. The majority of their revenue is exported out of our local economy to global mega corporations. The "chain reaction" results in 3 to 6 independent restaurants closing with-in 12 to 18 months of each chain restaurant opening.
However, independent restaurants contribute to our local economy when they "Keep It Local" by purchasing local foods and products, (compared to food that is mass produced in factories and purchased at Box Stores). and using other local small businesses, vendors and services .
Together; when we all "eat & shop local" it can have positive ripple effect on our economy & community. Please support our independent restaurants and local businesses, so they can continue to support you ... where you live, work and play!
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Stir-Together & Something Magical Will Begin !