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11 October, 2017 - by Vermont Fresh Network

Honey Road - Thinking Globally, Sourcing Locally

Follow the pink neon sign at the corner of Church and Main Street into the warm, inviting and bustling dining room of Burlington’s newest restaurant Honey Road. Honey Road has been pulling in rave reviews since their opening this summer. The buzz is strong for many reasons – the restaurant is female owned and run, helmed by Chef Cara Tobin and VFN restaurant veteran Alison Gibson; they’re serving up Eastern Mediterranean small plates – a new (and delicious) concept for Burlington; and it’s good – really good. We checked in with Cara to see how she was creating this global cuisine while staying Vermont-focused with ingredients. 

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31 March, 2017 - by Vermont Fresh Network

What we're drinking this maple season - Maple Cask Rum Mojitos!

Maple Cask Rum is a collaboration between Mad River Distillers in Warren and Wood’s Vermont Syrup Company in Randolph. After aging the First Run Rum in charred and toasted new oak barrels, Mad River sends the empty rum barrels to Al Wood. He fills them with his homemade maple syrup and then ages the product at his sugarhouse. Once the syrup is bottled, the seasoned barrels are returned to Mad River Distillers, where aged rum is finished inside of them in their rickhouse. The resulting Maple Cask Rum is a sugar cane based spirit that drinks like a whiskey. It has notes of maple sweetness and oak, vanilla and toffee flavors.

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4 November, 2016 - by Vermont Fresh Network

The Perfect Local Burger

One Laplatte River patty, house recipe bacon, arugula, Cabot cheddar, pickled red onions on a locally made challah bun. No, this definitely isn’t a McDonald's burger, but in Burlington, Vermont this burger is as (if not more) iconic. Farmhouse Tap & Grill puts out thousands of local burgers each month, sitting in the same location where the aforementioned chain went out of business.  

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13 August, 2015 - by Sheila McGrory-Klyza, The Vermont Epicure

24 Hours in BTV

What does it mean when the car’s Check Engine light comes on? One of our cars is an aging Subaru, so this is a commonly asked question in our house. Even the skilled mechanics at our garage seem uncertain about the cause. “It could be about 300 different things,” they tell me as they hook up their diagnostics. After running the car through their scanner, sometimes they still can’t identify the cause. If nothing shows up as a problem, they simply turn off the light. Maybe it will stay off for a while, but there’s also a chance that it’ll come back on before I pull into our driveway.

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4 September, 2014 - by DigInVT Staff

Exploring Burlington: Home of the Art Hop


Burlington is a strolling city. Visit it in early September, when the air is still warm and the sun has taken an autumnal slant, and you feel like you could walk around, casually exploring forever. The city is set up to invite you to do just that. There is the Waterfront Park along Lake Champlain, City Hall Park where the Burlington Farmers' Market convenes every Saturday (it goes indoors after October 25th), and the famous Church Street Marketplace pedestrian mall with plenty of shops and restaurants. 
A newly popular area for exploring is Pine Street, in Burlington's South End. 
Pine Street is home to well-established businesses, such as Conant Metal & Light and, many of which involve food, including Lake Champlain Chocolates, Speeder & Earl's Coffee, New World Tortilla, Great Harvest Bread Company, and Myers Bagels (Montreal style bagels sold from a shop that opens at 4:00 am. . . nothing tastes better than a bagel - or three - straight from the wood oven at 4:00 am). The kitchen collective at ArtsRiot provides a rotating menu with a different chef each night and organizes a food truck stop on Friday nights. New eateries on the street include So-Yo Frozen Yogurt, a tangy frozen yogurt using Vermont dairy, and the South End Kitchen at Lake Champlain Chocolates, which combines a cafe and cooking class space (check the DigInVT calendar of events for upcoming classes). 
Pine Street is perhaps best known as the home to many individual artists' studios from traditional painting to rust-belt inspired clay sculpture to Strange Dolls (a studio that makes. . . strange dolls). Near the end of Pine Street are the studios of the Emergent Media Center, run by Champlain College, which creates interactive, multimedia experiences. Earlier this year, the Burlington Writers' Workshop brought their headquarters and writing space to Pine Street's Studio 266. 
The South End Arts and Business Association (SEABA) refers to this neighborhood as the place where art meets commerce. 
If you're looking for a chance to explore the arts, commerce, and food of Pine Street, then the first week in September is the time to do it. The annual Art Hop, organized by SEABA, runs from September 5th - 7th. Studios and businesses all along the street open their doors with exhibits by local artists. There are kids' events, live music, a comedy show, an artists' market, juried shows, outdoor sculptures and the STRUT! Fashion Show. 
The Art Hop is a perfect introduction to this region of Burlington. This event will give any visitor a feel for the energy of this creative corridor, which carries over into the rest of the year. After you've seen the work on display, and the number of people who come out to view it and participate in their community's annual festivities, you'll always imagine the hum of activity going on behind the walls of the Pine Street buildings. 
To get information on ticket sales, a full list of venues, and schedule of events for the 2014 Art Hop, visit the SEABA website at: 
Looking for a place for lunch or dinner during the Art Hop? Check out the food vendors at the Burlington Farmers' Market on Saturday, the eateries on Pine Street, and, of course, all the great downtown Burlington restaurants - including some delicious brunch venues like Mirabelle's Cafe, Penny Cluse Cafe, and Magnolia Bistro. You can find more information on the Places page.

The South End Art Hop is coming this weekend Friday, September 5 - Sunday, September 7.  While you are taking in the art don't forget to take in some food too.  Check out this great article to get a taste for what Burlington and the Art Hop have in store for you!

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21 February, 2014 - by Hunter Cropsey, UVM Farm-to-Table

The Skinny Pancake

This blog post is part of a series written by the University of Vermont Farm-to-Table Service Learning class - and it's a warming read heading into the weekend with mixed (unpleasant) weather, when an expedition to a good brunch (or lunch, or dinner) locale may be the perfect plan.

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11 February, 2014 - by Grace Meyer

Burlington Brew Tour

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It was an epically cold and dismal day last month in Burlington when I was scheduled to join the Burlington Brew Tour, which made it, in my opinion, the perfect day to get lost in the multitude of beer offerings this winter-bound town had to offer. A bit before 11 a.m., the Burlington Brew Tour’s minibus rolled up to my house to pick me up for my adventure before gathering other tourists and curious local beer enthusiasts from the Sheraton and Hotel Vermont. (The Brew Tour conveniently picks you up and drops you off at your desired location-earning them high safety and convenience marks in my book!)

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6 December, 2013 - by Helen Labun Jordan

Gingerbread Carousel

Yesterday, my mother and I delivered the most recent addition to holiday displays on Church Street in Burlington - a gingerbread carousel at Danforth Pewter (right next to Leunigs - buy pewter, get great food, what could be better?). This carousel is made entirely of candy, gingerbread, and frosting to show off the Danforth Christmas ornaments. The ones here are a special line featuring the hand carved wooden animals from the Shelburne Museum's Dentzel Carousel display.

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31 October, 2013 - by Helen Labun Jordan

Post-Halloween Sweets

21 October, 2013 - by Helen Labun Jordan

Of Land and Local

This weekend, I got a chance to see Of Land and Local, an art exhibit at the Burlington City Arts gallery on Church Street in Burlington. It was, admittedly, not opening night (that was in September) - but the exhibit is appearing both at the BCA gallery and locations around the state through October, November, and the first week of December, so there is still time to see it. A full schedule is found here.

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