This is Jug. He and his wife Betty own Jug’s Tavern in Sodus, NY.
He walked over as I stood on the main street in Sodus trying to gather local intel on nearby campgrounds or parks. While he didn’t come up with a campground (we were eventually able to locate one with the help of the rest of Jug’s), he did help with dinner. He modestly suggested the Chinese place down the street before mentioning that he owned the tavern across the street. Off we went.
The decor in Jug’s is dominated by a twenty foot shuffleboard table and plenty of Elvis memorabilia, a motif that is endearing to me, as those who know me can attest.
Jug personally cooked up a perfect burger with a healthy portion of Betty’s potato salad.
They wouldn’t let me pay. For the Labatt’s, either. Betty wouldn’t even let me leave a tip. I managed to throw a fistful of dollars at the bar and run out before she could catch me.
Meanwhile, Jug was pretty excited about the schooner and stayed outside to show it off.
The rest of the folks at the bar put their heads together and came up with a list of potential places to stay. Cherry Creek campground in Wolcott, NY was the eventual winner and that’s where I spent last night.