Interestingly enough, not all of the help given us following the surgery originated in Cooperstown. Not long after we came home from the hospital, Ellen’s friend in Austin, Diana, called to say that another friend in Austin, Heather, had arranged for dinner to be delivered to us later that afternoon.
It seems that Heather’s step-sons, Andy and Mike Lagoe, run Gilligan’s, a restaurant in Sherburne. And so, Andy and Mike’s wife Kristen arrived at our door with dinner. And what a dinner it was!
We were presented with a large pan of perhaps the best baked ziti we have ever had and one of Gilligan’s famous ice cream cakes. We were overwhelmed, asking if there was some other reason to have made the trip to Cooperstown. We were told no. Heather had asked dinner be delivered and so it was. And if what we received is any indication of the food at Gilligan’s, it would seem to us that the 32 mile drive on Route 80 from Cooperstown to Sherburne would be most worth while. In fact, as delicious as the baked ziti was, the ice cream cake was even better. When we first saw the cake, we worried about being able to get it in our freezer. But once we tasted it, we did manage to find space for it in the freezer.
Gilligan’s, which we gather is a very popular gathering spot as well as a great supporter of the Sherburne community, is located at 64 N. Main St. in Sherburne and is open year round. Their menu includes burgers, sandwiches, subs and wraps as well as homemade onion rings and soups. They are most famous for their homemade hard ice cream which they make right in Sherburne. More information is available on their Facebook page or by calling 607-547-8124. We suspect, once we are up to it, we will find ourselves heading their way.