Being from Brooklyn, I love pizza, and Ithaca has a couple of great pizza places. One of them is "The Nines." http://www.theninesithacany.com It is a cool place to go for a drink, and have some finger food as well. They have corn nuggets that are to die for. Also their spinach salads.
We were recently there, it was a bitter cold Sunday, thank G-d they were open, it's great to go out of season, when the Colleges are on break, anyway my wife's coke had a cool glass.
Perfect product or service placement if you ask me, cheaper than a DWI and IMHO the best defense begins right there!