Tag: restaurant

Inside the Bill Gates Diner in Bolton landing

The Bill Gates Diner, located on Main Street in Bolton Landing. It was run by the Gates family between 1948 and 1981. Photo taken in the 1950s/1960s. Bolton Landing, NY. Photo courtesy of Bill Gates. Bill Gates (Junior) worked at the diner starting at the age of 14, and put himself through college working at the diner […]

Running Farmhouse Pantry in Saranac

Farmhouse Pantry opened in Saranac on Labor Day of 2015. It’s part farm-to-table, organic café; part coffee shop; and part fresh-off-the-farm grocery store. The folks behind it are Josh and Sarah Vaillancourt, a couple in their thirties who moved to Saranac to start a small farm, and ended up with the farm and a restaurant. […]

Bartenders at the Elks Lodge in Plattsburgh

Bartenders at the Elks Lodge in Plattsburgh

Four workers behind the bar of the Elks Lodge, BPOE #621. In the middle is Francis Desotelle, and on the right is Francis Kennedy, who later became the head of the Elks Club. 1950s. Plattsburgh, NY. Photo courtesy of Jane & Gary Desotelle.

Serving a customer at the Elks Lodge bar in Plattsburgh

Serving a customer at the Elks Lodge bar in Plattsburgh

Two bartenders at the Elks Lodge in Plattsburgh, BPOE #621. The man in the foreground is taking an order from a customer. February 1, 1948. Plattsburgh, NY. Photo courtesy of Jane & Gary Desotelle. When he was in high school, Gary Desotelle worked in the restaurant of the Elks Lodge in Plattsburgh. Listen to his […]