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April 27, 2014

Food Bites: April 27, 2014

Etiquette Dinner on tap for April 30 at SUNY Plattsburgh

PLATTSBURGH — The Collegiate Chapter of the American Marketing Association at SUNY Plattsburgh will hold its annual “Elbows-Off-the-Table Etiquette Dinner” from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 30, in the Atrium Lobby of AuSable Hall.

Dr. Nancy J. Church, distinguished professor of marketing, and John Parmelee, professor of hotel, restaurant and tourism management, will provide a seminar on dining etiquette throughout the meal. The seminar includes explanations of correct table settings; proper ways to use and hold utensils, and pass foods; napkin usage; and demonstrations of the proper methods of eating certain foods.

The “Elbows-Off-the-Table Etiquette Dinner” is open to the public. Tickets are $10 and on sale until Monday, April 28, at the Angell College Center information desk.

The meal includes: chicken marsala, garden salad, garlic mashed potatoes, sauteed green beans, glazed carrots and apple pie.

Contact Church at 564-4169 or Nicole Stock at for more information.

The Basin Harbor Resort gets $100 Hamburger Best of the Best Award

VERGENNES, Vt. — Private pilots across America have chosen The Basin Harbor Resort of Vergennes, Vt., as one of the nation’s top fly-in restaurants by honoring it with this year’s $100 Hamburger – Best of the Best Award.

The phrase “$100 Hamburger” is pilot slang for the practice of flying away for the sole purpose of grabbing a bite at a distant airport.

Each year, the 54,000 private pilot subscribers of the $100 Hamburger website,, are asked to put forth their candidates for the top fly-in restaurants in the United States. To be considered, a restaurant must be located on an airport and have earned a five star rating.

This year, 26 restaurants made the Best of the Best list.

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