Restaurants

  • Heather Lynne of The Wild Fern Plants Roots and Thrives in a Tiny Town
    Heather Lynne of The Wild Fern Plants Roots and Thrives in a Tiny Town

    Heather Lynne is a baker, musician, and café owner doing what she loves. Lynne owns The Wild Fern on Route 100 in Stockbridge. She spends part of her week baking and filling to-go orders for sourdough bread, sesame bagels, locally sourced beef burgers, and pesto pizza....

  • At J.J. Hapgood, a Dream Dining Spot in the Comfort of a Country Store
    At J.J. Hapgood, a Dream Dining Spot in the Comfort of a Country Store

    -Customers enjoying each other's company during a JJ Hapgood dinner. The J.J. Hapgood General Store and Eatery is one of the longest-running general stores in Vermont. Located in the heart of Peru village, the store reopened in 2013 after it sat empty for five years. Since then,...

  • 10 of the Best Vermont Restaurants for Local Food
    10 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...

  • The Backroom in Pittsfield Offers a Cozy, Dinner Party Vibe
    The Backroom in Pittsfield 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 in Pittsfield a little over a year ago behind the Original General Store. The restaurant...

  • 6 Vermont Restaurants to Try This Year
    6 Vermont Restaurants to Try This Year

    Looking for new restaurants in the New Year? Here are six Vermont restaurants to try this year. 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...

  • Visiting Montpelier: A Capital City with Local Flavor
    Visiting Montpelier: A Capital City with Local Flavor

    If you're planning on visiting Montpelier and haven’t already heard, it's 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 Heart of Burlington: Sunsets, Cider, and Lake Monsters
    The Heart of Burlington: Sunsets, Cider, and Lake Monsters

    Photo courtesy of the Vermont Department of Tourism and Marketing Updated April 6, 2018 Want to explore Burlington Vermont? Good, because 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....

  • 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...

  • 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...