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Laurens, NY

Contributed by rivke, an ePodunk user.

July 28, 2008

 I am curious to know if anyone remembers a restaurant in Butts' Corner that existed back in the 50' or 1960's, called "The Ark" run by a Father and daughter who were German My husband and I were struck by the sophistication of the menu and the erudition of the young woman managing the place, the daughter of the chef and owner who spoke little English but she was quite fluent . We wondered why they picked such a remote location to run a fine restaurant and then it struck us that they might be Germans who had been part of the Nazi regime and in hiding.We returned some time, maybe a yr. later and the restaurant was closed !Would anyone connected with a local history society recall anything about this place.? Do you know of anyone who would be interested in seeing the menu.? Any collectors of ephemera and/or local culinary history ? Thanks for assisting me in this matter. Sincerely,
Rita Shapiro


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