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Restaurant Week grows beyond Lake Placid

Returns April 27

LAKE PLACID — Eat ADK Restaurant Week will expand beyond just the limits of this village this spring. Establishments from Saranac Lake, Wilmington, Keene and Tupper Lake will also take part.

The second annual event will take place from April 27 to May 4, a Thursday-to-Thursday span when restaurants will once again offer three-course dinners at fixed prices of either $15, $20 or $30.

A list of participating restaurants and their restaurant week menus will be announced in April on www.eatadk.com, and hotels will once again offer special packages.

“The business community of the four municipalities is very supportive,” said Eat ADK Committee Chairwoman and Great Adirondack Brewing Company Brewery Manager Kelsey Torrance-Cassidy. “And I am grateful to the tens of volunteers who attend regular meetings, meet with restaurants and hotels, and help to organize the event.”

Saranac Lake Mayor Clyde Rabideau said in a press release he views the restaurant week as an opportunity for the village’s diversity of businesses to be showcased on a regional level.

Wilmington Town Supervisor Randy Preston made similar remarks, though he also singled out the soon-to-be-open Pourman’s Tap House as a restaurant that will benefit.

Paul Smith’s College provides significant support for the event, as the idea was conceived by a PSC class instructed by Assistant Professor Kelly Cerialo.

The inaugural event last year featured more than 20 participants in Lake Placid: Aki Sushi, Caffe Rustica, the Cottage, ‘Dack Shack, Dancing Bears, Delta Blue, Desperados, Fireside Steak House, Generations, Great Adirondack Steak & Seafood, the Interlaken, Lake Placid Club Boat House, Kanu at the Whiteface Lodge, Lake Placid Pub & Brewery, Liquids and Solids at the Handlebar, Lisa G’s, Nicola’s, Redneck Bistro, Taste Bistro, Top of the Park, the View, WiseGuys and Wyatt’s.

“The specials offered at participating restaurants during restaurant week will induce 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,” said Jim McKenna, president of the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism.

Torrance-Cassidy said this year’s event will be co-sponsored by the Lake Placid Business Association and Paul Smith’s College.

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