12 of the Best Vermont Restaurants for Local Food

Posted by on May 13, 2017 in food, My Favorite Places, restaurants | 8 Comments
12 of the Best Vermont Restaurants for Local Food

In Vermont, there is no shortage of incredible restaurants serving up local fare like grass-fed beef, fresh greens, Vermont cheeses, seasonable vegetables, and hoppy brews.  To put together a list of recommendations, I reached out to friends and colleagues in the Vermont food scene for suggestions. Here are 12 Vermont restaurants that are making their […]

With a Focus on Local Food, The Backroom Offers a Cozy, Dinner Party Vibe

Posted by on May 12, 2016 in culinary, farm, food, restaurants, Route 100, Rutland County | No Comments
With a Focus on Local Food, The Backroom Offers a Cozy, Dinner Party Vibe

Behind a country store on Route 100 is a tiny restaurant that is quickly making a name for itself in Vermont’s local food scene. Kevin Lasko and Katie Stiles opened The Backroom a little over a year ago behind the Original General Store in Pittsfield. The restaurant seats 20 people at two large tables in […]

6 Vermont Restaurants to Try in 2016

Posted by on Dec 3, 2015 in food, restaurants | 14 Comments
6 Vermont Restaurants to Try in 2016

  Looking for new restaurants in the New Year? Here are six Vermont restaurants to try in 2016. Whether you prefer fine dining or old fashioned diners, you can’t go wrong with these six restaurant picks. (Special thanks to Vermont food writer Melissa Pasanen for her Brattleboro suggestions.) Pizzeria Verità 156 Saint Paul St., Burlington […]

Weekend Getaway: A Capital City with Local Flavor

Weekend Getaway: A Capital City with Local Flavor

If you haven’t already heard, Montpelier is the only state capital without a McDonald’s. This little tidbit has long been a popular piece of trivia about Vermont’s capital city. At one point, I think it was even a question on Jeopardy. When the fast-food giant tried — and ultimately failed — to open at the […]

The Heart of Burlington: Sunsets, Cider & Lake Monsters

The Heart of Burlington: Sunsets, Cider & Lake Monsters

  Note to readers: My story about Burlington was originally published last month on Zipcar.com. Burlington is on a roll these days. The city continues to win awards and accolades for being one of the best places to live in the country. With a population of just 40,000 people, Burlington is known for being healthy, active, […]

Best Vermont Restaurants Worth Your Time in 2015

Best Vermont Restaurants Worth Your Time in 2015

  Finding a place to eat in Burlington was nearly impossible last weekend. My sister Margaret and her family were visiting us for the holidays, and we made a last-minute decision to go out to dinner. No problem, right? How hard could it be to get a table for seven people on the Saturday night […]

A Love for Local Food and Farms at Juniper

A Love for Local Food and Farms at Juniper

When Juniper Restaurant burst onto the Burlington food scene in 2013, it quickly became one of the most popular places to dine in the city.  With a menu featuring everything from goat cheese gnocchi and venison chili to smoked trout cake and roasted quail, Juniper made a name for itself early on. Located in the […]

Vergennes is Vermont’s Smallest City that’s Big on Charm

Vergennes is Vermont’s smallest city — and the state’s oldest — but everything about it feels modern, dynamic and energetic. National Geographic Traveler took notice of this quirky community and mentioned it in the magazine’s July/August 2009 issue. Walk along Main Street and you’ll find outstanding French fare at Black Sheep Bistro, and breakfast burritos, […]

A Taste of Vermont

Posted by on Aug 12, 2009 in food, restaurants | No Comments

Last weekend I went to the Vermont Fresh Network‘s 13th Annual Forum at Shelburne Farms, one of the most beautiful places on the planet. The focus was “Growing Our Local Food Economy,” and the topic was covered by keynote speaker Woody Tasch, chairman and president of Slow Money. But the highlight of the forum was […]