EAT ADK Restaurant Week venues announced

Saranac Lake, Tupper Lake, Wilmington and Keene Valley participate along with Lake Placid

An opening reception for the inaugural EAT ADK Restaurant Week is held in May 2016 at the Saratoga Olive Oil Company. (Photo provided by EAT ADK)

Thirty-seven restaurants from six communities will host the second Eat ADK Restaurant Week from next Thursday, April 27 through the following Thursday, May 4.

This year’s event, hoped to be an annual occurrance, includes restaurants in Lake Placid, Saranac Lake, Tupper Lake, Wilmington, Lake Clear and Keene Valley. Last year’s inaugural EAT ADK was limited to Lake Placid, where the concept was tested at 20 restaurants.

Restaurants will offer three-course dinners at fixed price points of $15, $20 or $30.

This year’s participating restaurants are as follows, sorted by location:

¯ In Lake Placid: Aki Sushi & Japanese Restaurant, Back Alley Bistro, Big Slide Brewery & Public House, Caffe Rustica, Delta Blue, Desperados, Eleanor’s Pasta Kitchen, Fireside Steak House, Generations Tap & Grill, Great Adirondack Steak and Seafood, Kanu, Lake Placid Pub & Brewery, Liquids and Solids at the Handlebar, Lisa G’s, Mis Amigos, Redneck Bistro, Taverna, The Cottage, The ‘Dack Shack, The Dancing Bears Restaurant, The Interlaken Inn, Top of the Park, Wiseguys Sports Bar and Grill, Wyatt’s

An opening reception for the inaugural EAT ADK Restaurant Week is held in May 2016 at the Saratoga Olive Oil Company. (Photo provided by EAT ADK)

¯ In Tupper Lake: Amado Bakery & Bistro, Big Tupper Brewing, P-2’s Irish Pub, The Marketplace Pub & Deli, Well Dressed Food

¯ In Saranac Lake: Bitters & Bones, Blue Moon Cafe, Casa Del Sol, Fiddlehead Bistro, Lake View Deli, Left Bank Cafe, Nonna Fina

¯ In Lake Clear: Hohmeyer’s Lake Clear Lodge

¯ In Wilmington: Pourman’s Taphouse.

Several additional restaurants are offering lunch specials throughout the week, including SubAlpine Coffee in Keene Valley.

Many restaurants, other businesses and organizations will host special events related to food. For instance, the Palace Theatre in Lake Placid and State Theater in Tupper Lake will offer “Dinner and a Movie” each day of Restaurant Week, in which EAT ADK diners can pick up $5 movie passes from participating restaurants. Other restaurants will host themed events related to different kinds food and drink, or will have live music and/or dancing for diners to enjoy. Events from Saranac Lake’s annual Daffest are also part of the EAT ADK schedule. A complete schedule will be published in a special section appearing in the Adirondack Daily Enterprise Wednesday as well as next week’s Lake Placid News; it’s also online at

Some hotels will offer special packages to people looking to enjoy the event.

“The diversity of participating restaurants from our five communities highlights the varying styles of cuisine offered in our region,” Kelsey Torrance, EAT ADK Committee chairwoman, said in a press release. “We are very excited to have so many restaurants and retailers participating.”

“The Adirondack region offers world-class dining and accommodations that attract visitors all year long,” said James McKenna, president of the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism. “The specials offered at participating restaurants will entice locals to try new establishments and at the same time attract additional visitors to the area who will also stay at our hotels and shop in our stores.”

“We are very excited for the expansion of the event into Saranac Lake,” said Saranac Lake Mayor Clyde Rabideau. “This is an excellent opportunity for our diversity of businesses to be showcased on a regional level.”

“Restaurant Week is a great opportunity for Wilmington to highlight its various restaurants, including the newly opened Pourman’s Tap House,” said Wilmington Supervisor Randy Preston. “We look forward in participating in this year’s event.”

Paul Smith’s College has provided significant support to the event. The idea for Restaurant Week originated out of a class led by assistant professor Kelly Cerialo. Her students are organizing the retail and hospitality components of the event.

Presenting sponsors for this year’s event are the Lake Placid Business Association and Paul Smith’s College. Additional sponsors include the Enterprise, the Lake Placid News, Renzi Food Services, WSLP, ROOST, Saratoga Olive Oil Co., Coca-Cola and 99.9 The Buzz.