LOOK AT THE FOOD! (menu in the pics)
Then you’ll want to read the story!
Good friends and a good meal cures all that ails you!
Especially if it’s at ThePalm at Paul Smith's College in Saranac Lake.
Paul Smith’s has many majors, including Culinary Arts & Service Management.
The students make meals that are served at the restaurant on campus, The Palm. Chefs guide them and students earn Bachelor’s Degrees. Friday I ate there for the first time with a group of friends. Delicious doesn’t begin to describe it.
Chef Kevin McCarthy was in charge of the kitchen for our meal. He’s been teaching at the college for 9 years.
After a marvelous meal, I toured the kitchen.
Then met the man who owns The Palm, Wally Ganzi. (In the plaid shirt.) Ganzi is an alum of Paul Smith’s.
His Dad started The Palm in 1926. There are now 24 of them around the country.
Ganzi built the one at Paul Smith’s to train future chefs.
An interesting note: the name of the restaurant was supposed to be “The Parma” after Parma, Italy. But the translator did not understand, and made it The Palm. (attributed to Mr. Ganzi)
The restaurant at the college is open Tuesday to Friday with 3 seatings.
Thank you Pat and Punki from Punki's Shear Perfection for introducing me to this slice of heaven in the Adirondacks (Pat is a student there! It took a lot to convince me of that!) #food#greatfood#butternutsoup#scallops#spaghettisquash#gingericecream#paulsmithscollege#thepalm#campusrestaurant#studentchefs#delicious#saranaclake#chefs#thisisliving @paulsmiths @palmrestaurant @punkiduhaime4 #cosmothedog#adirondacks#sliceofheaven LOOK AT THE PICTURES AND MENU!
I. Hate. Cancer. Especially when it attacks kids. This kid, Karson Hull from Jay,NY had a tumor near his kidney when he was 3. It was successfully removed at UVM Children’s Medical Center. Three weeks ago, it happened again. Removed again. And Karson is feeling good and back to school. He stopped by NBC5 today for a tour. His parents are so full of gratitude for the UVM Children’s Hospital, they were overflowing with it. So they put that gratitude to work. Cole and Holly Hull are putting on the GALA OF MIRACLES. A fundraiser for the hospital, so more children can get the kind of care Karson has. Businesses all over the region, from Lake Placid, to Plattsburgh, Burlington to Stowe and beyond have donated items to be auctioned off. Date: Oct. 13 Time: 5:30pm Place: Whiteface Club Black tie and Ball Gowns Gourmet food. There are still tables available for businesses to get in on. For more information call 518-572-9275. The Hulls hope you’ll be a Miracle Maker for children like Karson.
COTTON CANDY GRAPES! Have you tried these? They are grapes that truly taste like cotton candy. Good for you and delicious. Who knew? #cottoncandy#grapes#delicious#fruit#eatwell#goodfood I toured the newsroom with them and everyone agreed they taste like cotton candy. An informal survey, but still!
People who work in service industries are so much more than just those who hand us a coffee or a meal. They can make your day with a smile. They become part of our lives. And if we’re lucky enough, they become friends. @thelordhaley Andrew, at Starbucks has become a friend. Years of ordering turned into chats at the pickup window, and then to friendship. He’s leaving his job and moving away. Following his heart and dreams. I wish him the best and all the success in the world. I’ll miss him, but will keep up with my friend. To think it all started with a coffee. When someone serves you, from a hairdresser, to a fast food worker, to anyone in retail, smile at them. You never know. It could be the start of a beautiful friendship. #friendship#friends#followyourheart#goafteryourdreams#smile#serviceindustry @starbucks #supportfriends#choosekind#beautifulfriendship#coffee#mocha#nofilter
KICKBALL! The @mynbc5 team was the Peacocks. We won all 3 of our games but didn’t make it to the finals because they went by number of runs scored. It was pure fun for a cause. The winning team picked a charity and a donation was made. Thanks ETS for organizing it. Here are our pictures from the day. #kickit#kickball @ets_jobs #charity#exercise#newsteam#newsteamassemble#peacocks