Over the years, several top notch celebrities have stopped off on exit 31 of the Thruway. Here are 3 that toured Utica. 

1. Kelsey Grammer took some time to tour the Saranac Brewery. Television's "Frasier" sampled a variety of beers and stopped by the gift shop to take a photo with the staff. He thoroughly enjoyed himself here in the "Handshake City."

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Isn't it ironic that the actor who played Dr. Frasier Crane on the hit show "Cheers," again found himself surrounded by a plethora of brews?

2. Dan Akroyd stopped to dine at Delmonico's on Genesee Street. Mr. Akroyd owns a residence on 88th Street in New York City but who knew "'Doctor Detroit" would ever make his way to Utica?

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The last time I had dinner at Delmonico's I had the Filet Marsala and it was delicious. I wonder if Dan tried the "Utica famous," Chicken Riggies.

3. Anthony Hopkins is known to frequent some of Utica's coffee shops. I hear he owns a home in Dutchess County, New York, but occasionally takes time to visit friends and relatives in Central New York.

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Mr. Hopkins admits, he's heard way too many impersonations of Hannibal Lector, so if you happen to run into him, try using a line from "Thor" or "Nixon" instead.



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