Roadside Dining in the Adirondacks!
More than a Fun Sign!
Driving by, there are so many fine little buildings, nestled underneath the pines. The white and red dining room is the most obvious.
The cabins are pretty adorable and still 75 dollars!
Making a Stop in July
In July we finally made a stop! Don and I were traveling in 3 cars, with my sibs and spouses. It wasn't exactly meal time, but we couldn't pass up a Tail O' the Pup adventure!
Where to Dine?
I was giddy over the retro red decor in the dining room. The 90-year-old roadside business recently got a makeover, with new ownership. I'm glad they kept the old charm.
Under the Tent
I do love a tent, so I was happy with the group's decision to enjoy a little outdoor dining. A few others were also celebrating the fact the rain had ended!
Our Gang (minus one)
I am in this photo, because my brother was playing photographer. Chris was taking photos of restaurants and food, long before the social media world made it a thing. I remember him snapping photos of our A&W server, placing a tray of root beers onto our car window, in the 1970's!
Before we placed our food order, a few of us made a quick trip to the Tap Room to get some beer. I was pretty much in love with the pup on the beer "jar".
Jess, the manager took our order. She admitted she was a little stressed, since they were expecting a group of 150, very soon. Yikes! I'm really glad we missed that. Although, I sort of wish we had been there to see the crowd arriving. Motorcycles, maybe?
Here we are with food (and Chris) looking pretty happy about our food. I had hoped to get a bite of Jennifer's "Michigan" dog, but it was gone too fast. I'm not sure why it's called a "Michigan" chili dog, in Upstate New York?
Eat and Wander!
Since I'm a fan of both dining and overnight adventures, I had to look around at the cabins. I even peeked in a window and I am totally game for staying over, on a future trip.
If only I'd had this on my radar earlier. Our family road trip could have given up one of our nights at Hotel Saranac and stayed here, instead. There were just enough chairs around the fire pit for our traveling group of 6!
Lobster and Oysters?
I'm sure Captain Mel's Raw Bar and Barnacle Phil's Lobster Shanty would have been pretty darn fun at night.
If we'd gotten a craving for ice cream, we could have stepped out of our cabin door and walked about 20 steps for ice cream!
The Dining Blog
This is a blog about Dining Adventures. Sometimes, I talk about food. Below, you can read how this started.
On July 4th 2011, I set a goal to try 50 culturally diverse restaurants in one year! (I knew that was possible, living in the Houston area) I spent the year pulling in friends and family to join me, on some unusual dining adventures. I met some curious people, tried some scary foods and explored places and cultures I never would have otherwise. Even though I met my goal, I learned too much to end my adventures in dining. I have continued blogging about memorable dining adventures of all kinds, near and far... and all the discoveries and funny things I've learned along the way!
Locations and types of dining adventures, are listed further down.