In late March, we were contacted by John Warren at the Adirondack Almanack, inviting us to contribute weekly reviews to the Almanack. The Almanack introduced us and our first review, Flanagan's in Schroon Lake, in April. Publishing weekly for the Almanack has proved to be very helpful in disciplining us to research and write regularly. As much fun as the research is, with full time jobs and families and other such distractions, it isn't as easy as you might think to visit at least one bar a week, but the Adirondack Almanack has kept us on task.
|Stony Creek Inn patron. We hope to|
replace this book with ours!
We have traveled 1,688 miles to and from bars in the Adirondacks since last January. To date, we have reviewed 60 bars throughout the park. Our record for bars reviewed in one day was set in Old Forge this summer, when we visited and researched eight bars between noon and midnight on a Saturday in August. Visiting them was the easy part, but writing eight reviews with equal zeal was a challenge. While the 167 mile round trip to Old Forge was the greatest travel distance, the longest distance to review a single bar was 156 miles to 20 Main in Au Sable Forks. At least we stayed for two drinks!
|New friends at the Great Adirondack Brewing Company.|
Pam's favorite signature drinks are the Grape Crush, compliments of The Barking Spider, Trapper's Tavern's Pumpkin Martini, Sporty's Bloody Mary and the most recently discovered Friends Lake Inn's Espresso Martini. We have created and published many of our own drink recipes, but they're too numerous to count. Pam, in an effort to keep Pammie's Pub stocked with ingredients for Recipe Night, has spent close to two thousand dollars on liquor, but refuses to do that math, nor calculate the total spent while on location.
|Our drinkin' buds at the Tow Bar in Old Forge|
|ZigZags Lake Placid gets three thumbs up.|
|A case of mistaken identity led us to this enthusiastic trio from|
Connecticut at Duffy's Tavern in Lake George. Love the hats!
Cheers, Bottoms Up, and Happy Hour New Year to All!
Kim & Pam