I know this isn't firearms related in the least bit.
But...since this restaurant has been an institution in Western New York and the southern tier for the greater part of the last century, I figured that a good handful of us would be interested to know that Earl Northrup, owner of the infamous Earl's restaurant in Chaffee, NY, has passed away today.
I ate at Earl's from time to time, growing up.
In addition to the generous portions and low prices, I thought it was neat that Earl himself was always hanging around the place...greeting customers, sweeping up, or actually waiting tables.
That's not something you see too often anymore in restaurants.
Living in the city, taking the drive out to Earl's for lunch was definitely a fun little trip.
It was definitely a neat destination. On days when everyone would be bored and looking for something to do, driving out to Earl's was a great way to spend an afternoon.
Being open for 56 years, I'm sure I'm not the only one here who has fond memories of this place.
It was a bummer to see them close for good.
And learning of Earl's death is even more sad.
Anyone remember this place?
ObitsforLife.com - Earl W. Northrup