A Deb Karnes idea led to four couples/friends seeking culinary adventure once a month starting in November 2002. The idea has held up remarkably well despite retirements the trevails of life. The one exception has been the Covid months when dining outside was untenable.
The starting four couples:
---Deb & Tom Karnes
There was a teacher in each couple: three from Cairo-Durham and one from Hudson; one school worker, and three "real" world workers.
With the moving of the Adamses in 2013, and in case of illness or vacation, the group maintained the table of eight with supplementing from a group of eight friends on a rotating basis. One of those couples, Joyce and Mark Notarnicola, became regular members in 2017.
-- July 2006: retirement of the
-- late 2018 – last retirement
-- July 2019 – 200 th dinner a Albany Times-Union article
-- March-October 2020 – Covid Take-out dinners
-- November 2020 – May 2021: suspension of dining
The other subs
-- Julie & Kerry Quinn