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Rudy’s Lakeside Restaurant to be Guest Chef at Oswego Salvation Army

OSWEGO, NY – One of the most welcome signs of spring around Oswego is the reopening of Rudy’s Lakeside Drive-in.

For those who would like to have a preview, Rudy’s will be serving the next Salvation Army Guest Chef dinner on March 7, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Jason and Julie Livesey, of Rudy’s Lakeside Drive-in, display some of their popular foods on the final day of last season, Sept. 19, 2011. They will soon be reopening for their 66th season.
Jason and Julie Livesey, of Rudy’s Lakeside Drive-in, display some of their popular foods on the final day of last season, Sept. 19, 2011. They will soon be reopening for their 66th season.

They will be preparing some of their popular sea foods, including clams, scallops, and fish, along with dessert and beverages.

The dinner will be at the Salvation Army Citadel, 73 W. Second St., Oswego.

The Guest Chef dinners are organized by the Advisory Board and offered to the community to raise funds for support of the services of the Army in Oswego.

Rudy’s is one of Oswego’s most unique and popular summer eating places, known for its efficient service and a great variety of fun foods cooked to order while you watch.

It has been operated by the same family since 1946, with members of the fourth generation now on staff.

They handpick their fresh produce at Ontario Orchards and their meat has been provided by Bosco & Geers for the past six decades.

Fish arrives daily and is prepared by hand in their own kitchens.

Rudy’s newest venture is selling used cooking oil for refinement into bio-diesel fuel.

In a typical week they use 200 gallons of ketchup and cook 2,000 pounds of fish.

The Oswego Salvation Army currently serves 75 or more people hot breakfasts and dinners each day.

About 80 to 150 families each month receive a three-day supply of groceries from our pantry and bread and pastries are distributed to at least 750 people each month.

A fresh food distribution occurs monthly through the Food Bank of Central NY.

About 30 students come to our building weekly after school to do homework, use computers, and participate in crafts and games.

Information about the Salvation Army or about serving as a volunteer is available at 343-6491 or at the office at 73 W. Second St., Oswego.