Saratoga Chip Festival
Jul
15
10:00am10:00am

Saratoga Chip Festival

RSVP W/BEN

Guess where the potato chip was invented? Give up? SARATOGA SPRINGS YA DUMMIES!

Legend has it that In 1853, George Crum fried some very thin potato slices because an idiot customer kept complaining that his potatoes were too thick.  Fast forward like 100 years or something and we're gonna go to a damned chip festival!

We'll make the drive up to Saratoga Springs, eat 1,000 chips and then take in some sites and sounds.  We'll cap off the day with a big ol' meal, location TBD.

(Here's a list of contest categories along with last years winners.)

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Eng's
Mar
26
5:00pm 5:00pm

Eng's

In 1927, Jimmi Eng and his young son, Paul, opened a small Chinese restaurant on the second floor of an old building at 304 Wall St. Kingston.
Eng’s was Kingston’s first Chinese Restaurant. In fact, during those early years there were few Chinese restaurants in upstate New York. Often, customers traveled from as far away as Albany to enjoy a meal prepared by the Eng family. 

Visit Eng's Website

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DOCTOR STRANGEBURGER
Nov
12
10:00am10:00am

DOCTOR STRANGEBURGER

PRICE - $
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Time to hit the road!  We're heading to Albany for a lovely little Saturday full of blockbusters, burgers, and buddies.

THE PLAN:

  1. Gather up and drive to Albany. (EXACT TIME PENDING. We're aiming for a late morning/early afternoon show.)
  2. Watch Dr. Strange. (Starring Cumberbun Briarpatch. AYOOOOOOOO.)
  3. Eat at Smashburger.
  4. Return
  5. Jeff is going to swing by Dibella's Subs on the way home because it's delicious and he misses Western New York chains.
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Dinnermen Fling Wing
Sep
16
4:30pm 4:30pm

Dinnermen Fling Wing

Dearest Gents,

WE ARE GONNA GRILL, EAT AND MAYBE FLING SOME WINGS!

To say goodbye to summer, a chill gathering at Ben's place with dudes, wings and beer. Please bring some uncooked wings to grill and a beverage to share. 

You are perfectly in your right to bring uncooked, unseasoned and un-sauced wings. We will pick up your slack (you lazy SOB) and have seasoning and sauces on hand. However, if you choose to be an honorable Dinnerman, feel free to season, sauce, marinade and rub to your hearts content. We shall grill them up, eat them and then maybe judge them! If they are deemed unworthy, you are out of the club (not really).

If you bring a set of these though, you are definitely out...

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Schatzi's Pub and Bier Garden
Aug
2
7:00pm 7:00pm

Schatzi's Pub and Bier Garden

PRICE $-$$

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After some incredible cookout events, we are going back to our tried and true, 'strants! This suggestion comes from the one and only Jeff. This will also double as a Dinnermen birthday celebration for fellow Dinnerman, Josey. Whether he is present or not. As always carpooling will be attempted. Make sure you come thirsty as well as hungry!

Instagram - @schatzispub

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Gaskins
May
9
7:00pm 7:00pm

Gaskins

PRICE $$ - $$$

RSVP W/BEN

Over the last 10 years Nick & Sarah Suarez have worked at some of NYC’s best restaurants, including Diner, Marlow & Sons, Romans, Franny’s, Gramercy Tavern and The Modern. We also operated a catering company for the last two years, Backyard Cooking Company. We fell in love with Germantown and decided to open our first restaurant together in this tight-knit community with a vibrant Main Street full of owner-operated businesses.

Gaskins is a gathering place for the community and an extension of our home (literally, as we live upstairs). The food we serve uses exceptional ingredients from nearby farms, but just as importantly, is nourishing and satisfying. We look forward to inviting our neighbors over for dinner for many years to come. We’ve chosen a life as chef and host, so we can do what we love: feed and take care of people.

-from gaskinsny.com

I had the pleasure of working for Nick and Sarah. Not only do they serve great food but they are two amazing people who are just a pleasure to be around. I am very excited to be having a Dinnermen event at their restaurant.

Check them out on instagram @gaskinsny

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Mountain Brauhaus
Apr
8
7:00pm 7:00pm

Mountain Brauhaus

PRICE $$-$$$

RSVP W/BEN

MOUNTAIN BRAUHAUS @ 7PM

HISTORY

The Mountain Brauhaus has been run by family since its doors first opened in 1955. While any member of the Ruoff family, given time, will happily tell you the details of how things came to be, the nutshell version is this:

Three brothers came to New York City from southern Germany around 1917. One brother, Emil, settled in Gardiner, and after selling his Tavern down the road, opened the Sugar Bowl on the corner of Routes 299 & 44/55. The Sugar Bowl became known for its juicy burgers and the hearty welcome of its proprietor. A series of German chefs gradually added some of their favorite dishes from the Old Country, and the full-fledged restaurant was eventually renamed the Mountain Brauhaus.

Uncle Emil sold the restaurant to brother Eugen & his wife Rosa in 1963, who ran it with their two sons. Their son, John, married Margarete Hildebrandt, a young immigrant herself, from the flatlands of North Germany. The two met while working together in the Brauhaus. John and Margarete raised their four children in and around the restaurant.

The third generation of the founding family is now at the helm; Mark Ruoff, along with his sister Ilka and her husband, chef Kevin Casey. Each brings their own perspective and strengths to the restaurant. Kevin arrived at the Mountain Brauhaus in 1998. As head chef since 2002, he has added excitement to the menu with his scrumptious and inventive specials, many of which have become popular staples on the permanent menu. The three owners share a love of good food and drink, and try to present the best expression of the traditions laid out by their forbears.

The Mountain Brauhaus remains a family restaurant in every sense, with sister Karin Ruoff Skalla now tending to the landscaping & flowers, and engineer-trained brother Eugene helping whenever his skills are called for. John and Margarete, now known as Oma and Opa to three grandchildren, continue to lend their support in many ways, from dirndl-sewing and babysitting to paperwork. The Ruoffs and Caseys, along with their dedicated staff, strive to present a high quality dining experience in the friendly and welcoming atmosphere established over 60 years ago.

*from here

 

 

We will be trying to carpool as much as possible. Contact Ben for info.

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