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

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

North Country Table Scraps June 2013

I am very pleased to report that The Owl at Twilight in Olmstedville will be re-opening for the season on Friday, June 28. If you have not experienced a meal at "the Owl" yet, you will have ten weeks to do it this summer. I highly recommend it. You can read about the restaurant here.

Most of my emails this month have posed one of two questions: (1)When is The Owl at Twilight opening? and (2) When is Sticks & Stones going to open in Schroon Lake? Sticks and Stones announced their opening this week. You can follow them on Facebook here.  I was fortunate to be at a soft opening last Friday. The Gregson brothers' wood and stone work throughout the restaurant is reason enough to go check it out.  If you are a fan of Neapolitan style wood oven pizza, you're going to love it.  Anthony Batson has lots of good things to say about Sticks and Stones over on his blog, SchroonLaker.com. You can read his comments here. I'll have a full post up about the place later this week.  

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