With many locals coming back from spring break, there is an event happening in the Tri-Lakes that will extend the fun, regardless of mud season - the second annual EAT ADK Restaurant Week from Thursday, April 27 to Thursday, May 4.
Eat ADK Restaurant Week was the brainchild of Paul Smith's College students, led by assistant professor Kelly Cerialo. They studied restaurant weeks in other communities, such as Saratoga Springs, and helped create an event that was tailored to the Adirondack region. Spearheaded by a volunteer subcommittee from the Lake Placid Business Association, EAT ADK Restaurant Week was initiated last year in Lake Placid with the hope of extending the busy season for restaurants around the greater Tri-Lakes Region.
With 37 establishments - up about a dozen from 2016 - this year will provide even more dining options with the communities of Lake Placid, Saranac Lake, Tupper Lake, Lake Clear and Wilmington participating. The menu selections show a diversity of culinary talents from professional kitchens throughout the region.
EAT ADK Restaurant Week gives people an opportunity to try numerous places at affordable prices, beating the crowds before the busy summer season starts. There will be three-course price-fixed dining options with menus starting at $15.
Tupper Lake restaurants also have their "Taste of Tupper!" going on, with punch cards for diners that give further discounts when presenting them at participating establishments.
We encourage our readers to support our local businesses and partake in all the culinary delights the Tri-Lakes communities have to offer. Furthermore, we applaud the efforts of the many volunteers, businesses and students who made EAT ADK Restaurant Week possible. We have no doubt that this event will continue to achieve its main goal of showcasing the Tri-Lakes Region's restaurants to residents and visitors.
For more information about participating restaurants, there will be a special guide in the Lake Placid News on Friday, April 28 and the Adirondack Daily Enterprise on Wednesday, April 26. Learn more at www.eatadk.com.