Tupper Lake, November 6, 2012 by Jeff Boucher

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Installment 1: Eating in the Middle of Nowhere......;..

Well, not quite nowhere, but it feels that way sometimes up in the mountains from a culinary standpoint.  The Adirondack Park covers 6.1 million acres (9,400 Sq. Mi.) and has a year round population of 130,000 hardy souls.

Lots of trees and squirrels, not many people.

Tupper Lake is in Franklin County which has a population of about 51, 000 folks.  Hamilton County, which is adjacent to Franklin has a population of a little more than 5000 people.  Syracuse, NY by comparison has a little under 150, 000 people and covers a little under 26 sq. miles.

Fortunately we've got some fine restaurants with great chefs who serve up superb dishes in our area. By our area I mean about a 60 or 70 mile radius If you want it, you gotta go and get it!

Eating in the Middle of Nowhere (EMN) will endeavor to feature dining spots that are worth the trip, again and again....

For our first installment of EMN we'll head south 20 miles to Long Lake (Hamilton County) and feature The Cellar Restaurant

The Cellar is owned and operated by Eric and Brooke Hample along with their business partners Michelle and Ali Hamdan.  Eric is the executive chef. He graduated from Paul Smith's College with a degree in Culinary Arts with a minor in baking.  His specialties are his fabulous desserts.  They have a wide range of foods on their menu.

In the Winter they're serving dinner from 4:30-8:00 pm on Wednesday and Thursday and 4:30-9:00 pm on Friday and Saturday.

They Feature Specials each night:

Wednesdays are "Wacky Wednesdays"
     Jan. 27 is German Night
     Feb. 3 is Ham & Scalloped Potatoes
     Feb. 10 is Greek Night
     Feb. 17 is Seafood Steam Pots
     Feb. 24 is Lebanese Night

Thursdays are "Toasted Sandwich Thursdays"
     Toasted (or not) Deli Sandwiches- Choose your favorites to build a fabulous sandwich!
         *meats/salads, cheeses, vegetables, dressings and special sandwiches every week!

Fridays are "Fish Fry Fridays"

Saturdays are "Sizzlin' Steakhouse Saturdays"
     Jan. 23- Cowboy Steak
     Jan. 30- Skirt Steak
     Feb. 6- Sirloin Steak
     Feb. 13- Flat Iron Filet
     Feb 20- Porterhouse Steak
     Feb. 27- Cube Steak/Steak Tips

Check out the Cellar, it's worth the trip!

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