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Sanger’s Sugar House

Located in the heart of West Chazy, Sanger’s Sugar House is known for its family-oriented atmosphere and delicious maple sugar. Walter Sanger, the original owner, purchased the farm and land in 1924. A year later, he began what would become a three-generation business — making maple sugar. “Sangers have made maple syrup from these trees ever since,” Kim Sanger said, the current co-owner with her husband Lee Sanger, son of Ben Sanger. Visitors often look forward to Pancake Weekend, an annual event where pancakes, applesauce, sausage, coffee, milk and Sanger maple products are served. Pancake Weekend began in 1970 when…

Just Milkin’ It | The Udder Side of the Dairy Industry

Nestled amidst the wildflowers and tall grass of Mace Chasm Road, a nearly two-century-old farmhouse rests on green pastures. Just over the horizon, Lake Champlain glistens elegantly.

18 Hours Gluten Free | Exploring Plattsburgh’s Gluten-Free Options

As snowflakes dust the streets of downtown Plattsburgh, there’s no better time to enjoy the warmth that food brings. Whether it’s sipping a hot coffee, eating brunch with close friends, or de-stressing with a calm dinner after work, food can make or break the day.

Mac Attack | A New Twist On An Old Classic

Forget about that diet for a moment and indulge in carb-loaded goodness. Whether it’s a traditional mac and cheese or a contrasting plate of mac stacked with crispy bacon, ground beef, maple syrup and jalapeno jam, these dishes are sure to impress the most refined mac and cheese aficionado.

License to ‘Still | Plattsburgh’s First Distillery Since Prohibition

Corn mash churns and bubbles as the sour scent of fermentation wafts throughout Mountain Spirit Distilling’s building on Plattsburgh’s retired Air Force base.

It Comes Naturally | From Back Porch to Bridge Street

It is no secret that the Adirondack Coast is home to some of the best historical attractions, photography and skiing in the northeast. But recently a new facet of the area has grown in popularity: the rich mosaic of organic farms, food producers and vendors cascading from the High Peaks down to the Champlain shore.

A Look Inside Lomeli’s | Fusing Cultures Through Cuisine

You don’t have to travel far in Clinton County to get a taste of authentic Mexican cuisine. Lomeli’s Mexican Food brings heaping portions of traditional Mexican-American cooking to downtown Plattsburgh.

Blast from Candy Past

(DoNorth/Safire R. Sostre) Stacks of decadent fudge line the shelves ㅡ french vanilla, raspberry chocolate truffle, blueberry cheesecake and bacon maple walnut. Kids rush in with their parents to pick out a flavor of freshly made cotton candy and caramel popcorn. Senior citizens stroll in for a taste of sugar-free candy. This is the literal sweetness that is Grandma’s Candy Shop. In October 2013, Josue Chanduvi established Grandma’s Candy Shop in downtown Plattsburgh. Largely inspired by his grandmother, who always gave him sweets as a kid, Chanduvi decided to follow his grandmother’s advice: “Give people a little bit of your…

Maple Weekend

Freshly boiled maple syrup fills the air with a distinctively sweet smell as Mickey Maynard sits down to a piping-hot, maple-infused breakfast in a pancake house. He’s just a few steps from the Parker Family Maple Farm sugarhouse.“We look forward to Maple Weekend every spring to celebrate the end of a long winter with family and friends,” Maynard, a Lake Champlain fishing charter captain, says. Maynard is not alone. For the past 20 years, Maple Weekend has been a staple of early spring in upstate New York. In late March and early April, locals and tourists alike crowd into sugar…

Hops to it

  (DoNorth/Kevin McAvey) Winter weather welcomes darker beer — stouts and porters. With the exception of a few flagship pilsners and pale ales, lighter beers tend to drop off the taps in correlation with the temperatures. In a nation with an ever-growing thirst for microbrews, the upstate region of New York has adopted the trend as more variety in local establishments emerge day-by-day. Visit these downtown Plattsburgh bars that offer craft brews on draft. Hobie’s Sports Den (68 Margaret St., 518-562-1000) Hobie’s is a cozy brick-walled sports bar with a menu ranging from pizza and pasta to salads and burgers.…