Good Eats, Visitor Tips and Side Trips Part II

Yesterday was our anniversary and a good day for trip to some favorite spots over in rural Washington County, near the Vermont border. We have a favorite lunch/early lite dinner place in Salem NY on old Rt 22, Steininger’s.¬† They have fabulous soups, sandwiches, lite entrees, wonderful desserts and fine handmade chocolates, all made with a European flare (the background music during lunch yesterday was a Strauss waltz). It’s worth the drive just for dessert and the chocolates¬† made by the owner, Xavier Steininger. Here’s a recent review of the restaurant by Capital Region Living Magazine that accurately describes the place, and saves me the time and space of trying to detail for you what this wonderful, family owned business nestled in out-of-the-way rural Americana has to offer.

Steininger's on Main Street (Rt.22) in Salem, NY

Steininger's on Main Street (Rt.22) in Salem, NY

Lunch - a Wurst platter for me and a Salad with grilled chicken breast for Tani

Lunch - a Wurst platter for me and a Salad with grilled chicken breast for Tani

And now the main attraction, dessert!

And now the main attraction, dessert!

On our way back to Queensbury, we stopped at the Battenkill Valley Creamery on County Rt 30, just out of Salem for some pints of their homemade ice cream and fresh rainbow eggs from the Henke, Heritage Farm in Argyle. They stock a good supply of fresh dairy products from either their farm or other local farms.

The Creamery

The Creamery

Tani taking a pic for a group of guys who were touring the back roads by motorcycle on a beautiful, summerlike afternoon

Tani taking a pic for a group of guys who were touring the back roads by motorcycle on a beautiful, summer-like afternoon and had stopped for some ice cream.

Our next and last stop on our way back home to Queensbury was the Gardenworks at MacClan Farms on Rt 30, West Hebron. Wifey likes the quality and selection of their posies for her gardens back home. It’s also a great place for country style gifts and homey things, plus, like the Creamery, they carry an extensive selection of local farm fresh dairy and seasonal products.

Very much on a country road, County Rt 30 in West Hebron NY.

Very much on a back country road, County Rt 30 in West Hebron NY.

It's in a converted old dairy barn that once housed milk cows

It's in an old converted dairy barn that once housed milk cows

Some of their posies

Some of their posies

The cooler in the back is loaded with local cheeses, meats and other goodies

Heading into the shop to look around. The cooler in the back is loaded with local cheeses, meats and other goodies

The old milking stalls and gifty trinkets displayed in back

The old milking stalls and gifty trinkets displayed in back

The old milking parlor now as display space

The old milking parlor now as display space

The check-out, and I'm done with this post!

The check-out, and I'm done with this post!

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