Watertown eatery excited to cater Dr. Biden’s Fort Drum visit

Published: Jan. 30, 2023 at 5:25 PM EST
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WATERTOWN, New York (WWNY) - It’s just really exciting.”

That’s the reaction from the owner of Watertown’s Vito’s Gourmet after being asked to cater Dr. Jill Biden’s visit to Fort Drum Monday.

Vito’s is known for its lunch menu items like its sandwiches.

Owner Todd Tarzia knew of the order for 110 people earlier last week but wasn’t told it was for the first lady until the end of the week.

“Preparations were, you know, the same as we always do. We just did what we do. We really have a very comfortable existence out here, but to have something just come out of the blue, so famous and so well known, it’s just really exciting,” he said.

Tarzia says he’s glad Vito’s was able to represent the north country food scene at the event.