Vermont Restaurant Week

Vermont Restaurant Week April 29th-May 5th

Vermont Restaurant week is in its second year and going strong!!! Here’s the deal, you pick a restaurant (so many to choose from), make a reservation, and go have fun. So cool that Vermont Restaurant Week has paired up with Vermont Food Bank and you can make an easy $10.00 through your cell phone. Click here to learn how easy it is to donate.

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Perfection

Hen Of The Wood
92 Stowe Street
Waterbury, Vermont
802-244-7300 (advance reservations are a must)

My first dining experience at Hen of the Wood was long before I had ever moved to this beautiful state. I flew in from Chicago to interview with The Essex Resort. Half way through my quick trip I accepted a position to be the chef and culinary director for Cook Academy at The Essex Resort. Between interviewing and touring the area I Continue reading

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Oodles of Noodles

Joyce’s Noodle House
5 Carmichael Street
Essex Junction, Vermont
802-288-9828

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This is your reason to go out for more yummy Asian food. It has been four and a half delicious years of monthly dining at Joyce’s.¬†The restaurant is tucked back in an Essex mall with ample parking. The positive spirited Joyce, Continue reading

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Still Searching

Miguel’s on Main
30 Main Street
Burlington, Vermont
802-658-9000

Living in Mexico was a culinary dream come true for me. I moved to Zihuatanejo 19 years ago and spent just under a year working in a family friend’s restaurant. Life was great and the food scene was alive with rich culture and flavor. So I maybe a tough critic when eating Mexican food in Vermont or anywhere in the United States. In Chicago I adore eating at Rick Bayless’ outstanding restaurants. His food is loaded with levels of favors and he also supports area farms buy brining in meats and vegetables.

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When you are in Cambridge

Craigie On Main

853 Main Street

Cambridge, MA

617.497.5511

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A few months ago I had the grand opportunity to experience excellence. Now, we have some great restaurants in Vermont, but this tops it all for me. Besides chef Tony Maws food, that clearly did not miss a beat, what shocked me most was Continue reading

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Ariel’s

Ariel’s

29 Stone Road

Brookfield, Vermont 05036

802-276-3939

A warm welcome at the door and an instant connection. Lee and Richard are the experienced owners of Ariel’s and they radiate absolute kindness. Lee is the talented chef and Richard runs the front of the house with wine knowledge that make you want to learn more and drink more. Knowing they spent the month of November in San Miguel, I was eager to talk local foods with Lee. We both agreed that the cuisine and culture of Mexico was dear to our hearts and could not wait to go back. Now making our way to the pub where

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Headed to Brookfield

Can’t wait to dine at Ariel’s again tonight! Last time I had the best lamb I have ever tasted. Coming from a Greek that says a lot. It was tender, juicy and seasoned well! The evening was memorable, we dined in the large room with elegant Vermont wood floors and then enjoying dessert and after dinner drinks in the cozy small bar. Really looking forward to going back.

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