RE: Breakfast in Syracuse
Doc's Little Gem Diner, 832 Spencer Street (315)422-1687. Try the frittatas. A chrome dinette in an industrial neighborhood, recently featured in a "Zippy the Pinhead" cartoon, (so you know its good!).
You may also want to try the All Night Egg Plant in Chimneys Plaza on on Bridge street. Both are reviewed in the New Times website, Menus section. The Egg Plant has moved since I've eaten there, but I understand its still good. Doc's has better ambiance (in a diner way), haven't had the food in a long time, but I have friends who swear by it.