Inaugural Eat Drink Saratoga Benefits Saratoga County Children’s Committee
SARATOGA SPRINGS – Despite (why mince words?) brutal temperatures on Saturday, June 30, a nice crowd of hungry and thirsty patrons ventured downtown to the site of the former Saratogian parking lot, where they were greeted by representatives of 15 local restaurants, 40 breweries and cideries, 20 distilleries and 10 wineries. It was the inaugural Eat Drink Saratoga – and here’s hoping there will be more. The organizers should be quite encouraged by the turnout, despite a persistent heat wave that drove temps into the solid 90s all week.
The restaurant lineup featured 2 West Bar + Grille, Boca Bistro, Comfort Kitchen, Druthers Brewing Co., Fish at 30 Lake, Hamlet + Ghost, Hattie’s Restaurant, Henry Street Tap Room, Prime at Saratoga National, Salt + Char, Sperry’s Restaurant, The Blue Hen, The Brook Tavern and The Mouzon House. Breweries, Cideries, distilleries and wineries were both local, and also represented the rest of NY State, as well as Massachusetts, Maine, Connecticut and Vermont.
Eat Drink Saratoga benefitted the Saratoga County Children’s Committee, Inc. (SCCC). SCCC is a non-profit organization based in Saratoga Springs dedicated to meeting year-round emergency and basic needs of underprivileged children throughout Saratoga County. SCCC sponsors the Empty Stocking Project, Summer Campership Program and a Back to School Program. For more information, visit SCCC’s website.
“Our goal was always to create a food festival that truly showcases the variety and quality of food that downtown Saratoga has to offer,” said Jillian Petercsak, founder, Eat Drink Saratoga. That – they certainly did. And I can’t wait to see the response they get when (please!) they do it again next year, hopefully with about 10 degrees less (please, again!) on the thermometer.
July 6, 2018