Welcome to our list of favorite dining destinations in New York's Hudson Valley and Adirondack regions. We visit restaurants, wineries, barbecues, and a smattering of off the beaten path culinary destinations like maple sugar shacks and fromageries. My friends and I have been dining out together weekly for over twenty years. The locations we write about are our favorite destinations. We are not claiming they are the best, just our favorites. The posts are not "reviews" in the classic sense. - we offer only our picks, not pans. We will leave the criticism to others. We are a happy blog. We much prefer a good bistro to "haute cuisine", especially if they also have a nice bar. We prefer a crock of cassoulet and a bottle of Beaujolais to just about anything else. If you enjoy simple home style rustic cooking with a decent (but not too expensive) bottle of wine, then pull up a chair and join us.

This Month's "Well Said!"

"Remember that a very good sardine is always preferable to a not that good lobster."

Ferran Andria

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Sugarbush Farm Potluck Dinner

One of the wonderful things about living in Schroon Lake is experiencing the community coming together to help a neighbor in trouble. Unfortunately now is one of those times. Our neighbors at Sugarbush Farm experienced the nightmare of a barn fire this week, losing not only the structure but many of their animals. We met the owners, Jennifer and John Otruba, only last year when Mary and I joined their new CSA.  Nicer people you will not meet. (These are people that name their animals so I always wonder how they manage to part with the contents of the packages we pick up from Jen every month.)
This coming Tuesday their friends and neighbors are sponsoring a "pot luck" dinner and fundraiser at the Mountainside Bible Chapel gymnasium, to help them through this tragedy. The details of the event can be found on the Potluck Facebook Page. Please come if you can. Alternative sponsorships are also available if you want to help out.

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