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VERMONT RESTAURANT & BAR GUIDE 2019-20

VERMONT RESTAURANT & BAR GUIDE | 2019-20

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E L C O R T I J O TAQ U E R I A CortijoVT.com | 802.497.1668 189 Bank Street, Burlington, VT 3 East Allen Street, Winooski, VT F A R M H O U S E TA P & G R I L L FarmhouseTG.com | 802.859.0888 160 Bank Street, Burlington, VT G U I L D TA V E R N GuildTavern.com | 802.497.1207 1633 Williston Road, S. Burlington, VT PA S C O L O R I S T O R A N T E PascoloVT.com | 802.497.1613 83 Church Street, Burlington, VT FA R M H O U S E G R O U P E V E N T S Private Events, Weddings & More FarmhouseGroupEvents.com FA R M H O U S E P R OV I S I O N S Breakfast & Lunch Office Catering FHProvisions.com F O R R E S E R VAT I O N S & O N L I N E O R D E R I N G :

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Two experiences in one location The Brewery

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Tacos and daily specials for lunch and dinner every day (and night)

Whole hog BBQ, classic cocktails and fresh beer served every night

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Arlington, Dorset, Pawlet, Peru Bellows Falls, Chester, Ludlow, Putney Quechee, White River Junction, Woodstock Brandon, Castleton, Killington, Mendon Bristol, Ferrisburgh, New Haven, Vergennes Brookfield, Chelsea, Rochester, Tunbridge Berlin, Marshfield, Northfield, Plainfield Fayston, Waitsfield, Warren Cambridge, Jeffersonville, Johnson, Morrisville Greensboro, Hardwick, Jay, St. Johnsbury, Newport Grand Isle, North Hero, St. Albans, South Hero Essex Junction, Hinesburg, Shelburne, Winooski

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Each season... The Flynn welcomes more than FRÉDÉRIC SILBERMAN

160,000 community members. 32,000 kids from 178 schools are introduced to our student matinees, more than 8,000 at

no charge.

86 social service agencies are provided with $68,000 in discounted tickets. Our community enjoys 103 events and more than 111 hours of free music at the annual Burlington Discover Jazz Festival. Flynn teaching artists visit 90 schools with arts integrated

workshops.

Anna Marie Gewirtz, Executive Director & Steve MacQueen, Artistic Director

1,500 students attend FlynnArts classes and workshops with more than $44,000 in scholarships.

Watch for the

FLYNN 2019-2020 SEASON to be announced July 9

The Flynn’s audience-related and organizational spending brings approximately $13M into the

local economy every year.

EVERYBODY BELONGS.

A R T S FRÉDÉRIC SILBERMAN

P E R F O R M I N G


EDITOR Carolyn Fox

MANCHESTER/ BENNINGTON

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BRATTLEBORO/ OKEMO VALLEY

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UPPER VALLEY

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RUTLAND/ KILLINGTON

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RANDOLPH/ ROYALTON

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BARRE/ MONTPELIER

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WATERBURY/ MAD RIVER VALLEY

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STOWE/ SMUGGS

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NORTHEAST KINGDOM

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CHAMPLAIN ISLANDS/ NORTHWEST

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CHITTENDEN COUNTY

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BURLINGTON

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COPY EDITOR Paula Routly WRITERS Jordan Adams Hannah Palmer Egan Carolyn Fox Melissa Pasanen Sally Pollak PROOFREADER Katherine M. Isaacs ART DIRECTOR Rev. Diane Sullivan PRODUCTION MANAGER John James DESIGNERS Brooke Bousquet Kirsten Cheney Todd Scott PHOTOGRAPHERS Ben DeFlorio Caleb Kenna Tom McNeill Oliver Parini Jeb Wallace-Brodeur CIRCULATION Matt Weiner ACCOUNT EXECUTIVES Robyn Birgisson Michael Bradshaw Michelle Brown Kristen Hutter Logan Pintka Colby Roberts SALES COORDINATOR Katie Hodges 7 Nights is published annually by Seven Days newspaper and distributed free of charge throughout the state of Vermont. © 2019 Da Capo Publishing Inc. All rights reserved.

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P.O. Box 1164 Burlington, VT 05402 802-864-5684 food@sevendaysvt.com sevendaysvt.com DISCLAIMER: Though it aims to be accurate and comprehensive, 7 Nights may be missing some restaurants, bars or nightclubs because they declined to participate or did not meet the requirements for inclusion. Don’t look for McDonald’s or Burger King in these pages; 7 Nights is a celebration of indigenous eating and entertainment — not venti-size chains. If we left out your favorite local place or made a mistake in a listing, email us at food@sevendaysvt.com.

Vermont is known for its natural beauty:

The state’s rolling agricultural landscape, historic villages and rugged mountain backbone are all postcard-perfect. But living here isn’t for sissies. Even in the summer, there’s wood to split — and that bountiful backyard garden isn’t going to weed itself. To thrive in the Green Mountains requires hard work, a can-do attitude and, often, a little help from one’s neighbors. For proof, just look to our restaurants. The best ones put the “labor” in “labor of love.” Many of the state’s top chefs ditched award-winning city kitchens to craft beautiful food right here with local ingredients — some of the world’s finest and freshest. They did so not because it’s easy; it isn’t. But with great effort comes great rewards. In Burlington, Cara Chigazola Tobin and Allison Gibson sacrificed secure, well-paying jobs at lauded restaurants to launch their own, Honey Road, in 2017. In their first year, they earned two James Beard Award nominations for their exquisite Middle Eastern fare and service. Near Okemo Mountain, Downtown Grocery owners Rogan and Abby Lechthaler took a risk when they replaced a long-standing Italian joint with Mama’s Hand Made Italian in 2017. Now, wintertime skiers crowd in for hand-turned bucatini and braised lamb — and the local community bolsters business during the off-season. In tiny Bethel, Owen Daniel-McCarter and Jesse Plotsky gave up busy lives in the Windy City to serve up music, movie nights and Chicago-style hot dogs at Babes Bar. Even they couldn’t have predicted that the watering hole would become a second home to old-timers, yuppies and drag queens. And in rural Fairlee, few would have guessed that the town’s aging demographic would embrace Samurai Soul Food, a quirky locale for cheap beer and a modern take on General Tso’s chicken. But the place fills up nightly, thanks to chef-owner Kelden Smith’s Yankee ingenuity in figuring out exactly what his community needed. These are just a handful of the restaurants featured in this year’s 7 Nights dining guide. Wherever these pages lead you, look forward to a taste of Vermont’s not-so-secret ingredient: love of place. HANNAH PALMER EGAN Spring is the perfect time to embark on an eating adventure. The 10th annual VERMONT RESTAURANT WEEK provides the ideal opportunity from April 26 through May 5, 2019. More than 100 restaurants across the state are involved. Check out vermontrestaurantweek.com for the $20, $30 or $40 prix-fixe menus of participating eateries, as well as a full roster of events. There’s something for every taste and budget. So hit the road, celebrate spring and fill up on our state’s incredible fare.

ON THE COVER: HONEY ROAD (P. 134, OLIVER PARINI)

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Convenient Locations & Great Selection

Your Community-Owned Grocery Stores Downtown 82 S. Winooski Ave · Open 7am - 11pm every day South End 207 Flynn Ave · Open 7am - 9pm every day Burlington, Vermont · www.citymarket.coop


Contemporary Beer & Modern Street Food Tap Room & Restaurant

Serving Lunch & Dinner 7 Days a week!

Mon-Thu 12-8pm | Fri-Sat 12-9pm | Sun 12-7pm 25 Omega Dr. Suite 150,Williston, VT 05495


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CILANTRO

201 South St., Bennington, 802-753-7517; 5036 Main St., Manchester Center, 802-768-8141, cilantrorestaurantvt.com When Cassidy Warren started out in the restaurant business in his Illinois hometown, he often had coworkers who hailed from Mexico. “The staff meals they cooked were great,” Warren recalls, referring to the group meal served to employees before a shift. “They’d take the scraps from the kitchen and always turn them into something delicious.” More than two decades later, his Cilantro restaurants in southwestern Vermont pay homage to that homey, practical cooking method, marrying local ingredients with the smoky, spicy flavors of Mexico. Warren first came to Vermont to earn a degree from the New England Culinary Institute in Montpelier; he went on to build a career in fine-dining restaurants. Working in Colorado close to the New Mexico border, he continued to cultivate a love of chiles, slow-braised meats and corn in many forms. PHOTOS: PHOTOS:CALEB CALEBKENNA KENNA

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Whenever he traveled to big cities around the U.S., Warren sought out authentic Mexican street tacos: small, fresh corn tortillas cradling tender shredded pork or beef and topped with chopped onion, cilantro and a tomato-based chile salsa. “It became my favorite thing to cook at home, my go-to food,” he says. “It’s all hand food, quick comfort food.” After Warren moved back to Vermont to start a family, he noted a need for this kind of fare — and saw an opportunity to bring locavorism to a broader audience. “Tacos are approachable,” he says. “It shows you can do locally sourced food for everyone, not just the select few.” The original Cilantro opened in Manchester Center in 2010; a second location followed in Bennington in 2016. The no-frills counter-service spots offer traditional street tacos as well as “taco Americanos” loaded with more toppings in a flour tortilla. Do not expect margaritas or cheese melted all over your food. Do expect deeply flavored meats and equally delicious veggies for non-carnivores. Warren buys three whole pigs weekly from a local farm and sources his beef from a New England co-op. Corn tortillas and black beans are from Vermont producers. Five different salsas range from a mild, smoky fire-roasted tomato to a snappy tomatillo-jalapeño, all made in-house, just like the chorizo sausage and queso fresco. Says Warren, “It’s a slow-food approach to fast food.” MELISSA PASANEN


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Cilantro marries local ingredients with the smoky, spicy flavors of Mexico.

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AMERICAN DELI & SANDWICH Gourmet Deli & Café 4961 Main St., Manchester Center, 362-1254; closed: Tues.; meals: B, L; gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n Established in the early 1960s, this café keeps ’em coming with cinnamonraisin French toast, specialty sandwiches, and an outdoor patio that welcomes people and their pups. $$

NEW AMERICAN The Arlington Inn 3904 Route 7A, Arlington, 375-6532; closed: Sun., Mon.; meals: D; full bar, gluten-free opts., lodging, reserv. rec., veggie-friendly n Inn guests and the general public feast on potato gnocchi, porterhouse veal chops and pan-roasted duck at a chef-owned inn built in 1847. $$$$

Barrows House Restaurant 3156 Route 30, Dorset, 867-4455; closed: Sun., Mon.; meals: D; full bar, gluten-free opts., lodging, outdoor seating, reserv. rec., veggie-friendly, pub quiz/trivia n Three dining rooms accommodate parties large and small. Reserve a spot at the gastropub for steak frites with stuffed acorn squash, or keep it casual with a beer and burger on the outdoor terrace. $$$

The Brown Cow Café 139 Main St., Bennington, 681-7489; closed: Sun.; meals: B, Bru, L; beer & wine, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, vegan-friendly, live music n Celebrating bovines but promising “no bull,” the community-centered café crafts breakfasts, salads and sandwiches with big flavors and low food mileage. Brunching? Treat yourself to a Bloody Mary. $

Little Rooster Café 4645 Main St., Manchester Center, 362-3496; meals: B, L; beer & wine, cash/check only, gluten-free opts., reserv. rec., vegan-friendly n The Food Network once featured the café’s homemade corned-beef hash with poached eggs. Midday lunches include a lamb leg sandwich and crispy artichoke salad. $

Marsh Tavern 3567 Main St., the Equinox, Manchester, 800-362-4747; meals: L, D, LN; full bar, lodging, outdoor seating n Shepherd’s pie and skilletroasted chicken are on the menu at the pre-Revolutionary War lodging house. The Tavern Lounge offers upscale pub fare, from charcuterie to herbed flatbreads. $$$$

Pangaea 1 Prospect St., North Bennington, 442-7171; meals: D; full bar, glutenfree opts., reserv. rec., veggiefriendly n Diners “taste the world” through polished plates such as boarand-Brie Wellington and roast Long Island duck. Dinner Tuesday through Saturday; nightly drinks and bistro snacks in the lounge. $$$$

The Pawlet Station Restaurant 50 School St., Pawlet, 325-2503; closed: Tues., Wed.; meals: B, L; gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n Formerly a train stop, the restaurant invites diners aboard for morning omelettes, oatmeal and waffles. Grilled cheeses, chili burgers and fried delights pull into the station later in the day. $$

Ponce Bistro 4659 Main St., Manchester, 7688095; meals: B, Bru, L, D; BYOB, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, vegan-friendly n Homemade crêpes, grilled romaine salad and a tuna tarragon wrap are among the favorites at this fusion bistro, where you can BYOB with no corkage fee. $$

The Copper Grouse

The Red Fox Inn

3835 Main St., Manchester, 3620176; meals: B, L, D; full bar, lodging, outdoor seating n Inside the Taconic hotel bar, guests “get groused” on local brews and craft cocktails. The sips pair well with smoked trout and potato cakes or braised lamb ravioli. $$$

103 Winhall Hollow Rd., Bondville, 297-2488; meals: D; full bar, glutenfree opts., lodging, outdoor seating, reserv. rec., vegan-friendly, dance floor, karaoke, live music, TV n This inn’s Irish pub is known for burgers and live music. Book a table in the main dining room for elk chops or coq au vin served around a fieldstone fireplace. $$

Firefly Restaurant 575 Depot St., Manchester Center, 362-3721; meals: L, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly, live music n The globe-trotting cuisine travels from schnitzel to cioppino to fish and chips. Classic American plates such as chicken wings have a loyal following. $$

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The Reluctant Panther Inn and Restaurant 39 West Rd., Manchester, 362-2568; closed: Sun.; meals: B, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., lodging, outdoor seating, reserv. rec., veggie-friendly n Local meats and produce are the building blocks for plates such as roasted pheasant and venison osso bucco. Don’t miss the award-winning wine list. Open Sundays on holiday weekends. $$$$

Remember Baker Bistro 144 W. Mountain Inn Rd., West Mountain Inn, Arlington, 375-6516; meals: B, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., lodging, reserv. rec., veganfriendly, live music n In his kitchen at the picturesque West Mountain Inn, chef Jeff Scott works local ingredients into fanciful fare such as potatobacon-chèvre soup and cherryzinfandel beef short ribs. $$$$

Seasons Restaurant 4566 Main St., Manchester, 3627272; closed: Mon.; meals: L, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, vegan-friendly, live music n The new American cuisine here — available on the deck in warm weather — includes ultra-thin pizzas and mushroom ravioli with lobster. Local beers flow from the bar taps. $$

Ye Olde Olde Tavern Tavern Ye 5183 Main Main St., St., Manchester Manchester Center, Center, 5183 362-0611; meals: meals: D; D; full full bar, bar, 362-0611; gluten-free opts., opts., veggie-friendly veggie-friendly gluten-free n Complete n Complete with with colonial-era colonial-era adornments, this this 200-year-old 200-year-old tavern tavern adornments, offers award-winning award-winning wines wines and and offers vintage cocktails. cocktails. Indulge Indulge in in scrod scrod vintage cakes, cheddar-ale cheddar-ale onion onion soup soup or or cakes, crispy duck. duck. $$$ $$$ crispy

Zoey’s Double Double Hex Hex Zoey’s 1568 Depot Depot St., St., Manchester Manchester Center, Center, 1568 362-4600; closed: closed: Tues.; Tues.; meals: meals: 362-4600; L, D; D; full full bar, bar, gluten-free gluten-free opts., opts., L, veggie-friendly nn Carrying Carrying on on aa veggie-friendly kitchen tradition tradition started started in in the the kitchen 1970s, Manchester’ Manchester’ss classic classic American American 1970s, restaurant dishes dishes out out dinner dinner salads, salads, restaurant herb-crusted haddock haddock and and grilled grilled herb-crusted burgers. $$ $$ burgers.

SNACK BARS/CARTS Billy T’s T’s Northside Billy Dairy Bar Bar Dairy 217 Northside Northside Dr., Dr., Bennington, Bennington, 217 442-5644; seasonal seasonal hours; hours; meals: meals: 442-5644; L, D; D; outdoor outdoor seating seating nn The The summer summer L, standby serves serves up up lobster lobster rolls, rolls, footfootstandby long hot hot dogs dogs and and other other easygoing easygoing long eats. Choose Choose from from 24 24 flavors flavors of of eats. soft-serve. Open Open April April through through soft-serve. September. $$ September.

The Silver Fork 4201 Main St., Manchester, 7688444; closed: Sun., Mon.; meals: D; full bar, reserv. rec., veggie-friendly n There are just six tables at this petite dinner destination, notable for its curated wine list and seasonal dishes such as Caribbean-style lobster risotto. $$$$$

Two Brews Café 230 North St., Bennington, 4405127; meals: B, L, D; beer & wine, gluten-free opts., vegan-friendly n Start the day with a dark-roast coffee and a maple-butter crêpe. At lunch or dinner, pair a pint of local craft beer with a salad bowl or chicken Parm panini. $$

Up for Breakfast 4935 Main St., Manchester Center, 362-4204; meals: B, L; cash/check only, gluten-free opts., veganfriendly n When wild turkey hash, waffles Benedict and blackberrywalnut pancakes are on the menu, the first meal of the day becomes even more important. $

STEAKHOUSE/ SEAFOOD The Barn Barn Restaurant Restaurant The & Tavern Tavern & 5581 Route Route 30, 30, Pawlet, Pawlet, 325-3088; 325-3088; 5581 closed: Mon., Mon., Tues.; Tues.; meals: meals: D; D; full full closed: bar, reserv. reserv. rec., live rec., live music music nn Stone Stone bar, fireplaces and and mountain mountain views views add add fireplaces charm to to the the rustic rustic post-and-beam post-and-beam charm restaurant. Head Head upstairs upstairs to to the the restaurant. dining room room loft loft for for steak, steak, seafood seafood or or dining burger. $$ $$ aa burger.

Chop House House Chop 3567 Main Main St., St., the the Equinox, Equinox, 3567 Manchester, 800-362-4747; 800-362-4747; closed: closed: Manchester, Mon., Tues.; Tues.; meals: meals: D; D; full full bar, bar, Mon., lodging nn The The Green Green Mountain Mountain Boys Boys lodging once gathered gathered around around the the original original once Orvis stone stone hearth hearth at at this this refined refined Orvis lodge, where where the the steaks steaks are are broiled broiled at at lodge, 1,400 degrees degrees and and finished finished with with herb herb 1,400 butter. $$$$$ $$$$$ butter.

Nipper’s Café Café & & Nipper’s Steakhouse Steakhouse 6458 Main Main St., St., Manchester, Manchester, 3623626458 2342; closed: closed: Mon., Mon., Tues.; Tues.; meals: meals: 2342; B, Bru, Bru, D; D; beer beer & & wine, wine, gluten-free gluten-free B, opts., outdoor outdoor seating, seating, veggieveggieopts., friendly, live music music nn Chef Chef Adam Adam friendly, live Dworkin bakes bakes fresh fresh bread bread daily. daily. Dworkin Try his his cinnamon cinnamon French French toast toast at at Try breakfast or or the the blue-cheese-stuffed blue-cheese-stuffed breakfast pork chops chops at at dinner. dinner. $$ $$ pork

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Chauncey’s Family Dining

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TJ’s Fish Fry

782 Harwood Harwood Hill Hill Rd., Rd., Bennington, Bennington, 782 442-7500; meals: meals: D; D; full full bar, bar, glutengluten442-7500; free opts., opts., outdoor outdoor seating, seating, veggieveggiefree friendly, karaoke,live livemusic, music,pub pub friendly, karaoke, quiz/trivia,TV TVnnIn Inan anold oldhorse horsebarn, barn, quiz/trivia, therestaurant restauranttouts toutseggplant eggplantrollatini, rollatini, the meatloaf,and andsurf surfand andturf turf— —plus plus meatloaf, sweepingviews viewsfrom fromthe thedeck. deck.$$$ $$$ sweeping

5403 Route 7A, Arlington, 3751222; closed: Tues.; meals: B, L, D; beer & wine, gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n True to its name, Chauncey’s cooks up homey Americana for the whole family — think buttermilk pancakes, tuna melts and roast chicken. Dinner Thursday through Saturday. $$

8 Church St., Dorset, 867-5500; meals: B, Bru, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., lodging, outdoor seating, reserv. rec., vegan-friendly n Look for traditional New England classics such as stuffed trout — as well as contemporary seasonal dishes — at Vermont’s oldest continuously operating inn. Business-casual attire suggested. $$$

100 Depot St., Bennington, 4473379; seasonal hours; meals: L, D; cash/check only, outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n Fish and chips: It’s what’s for lunch at the retro fry stand. If that’s not your thing, try the breaded mushrooms. $$

Raven’s Den Den Steakhouse Steakhouse Raven’s and Taproom Taproom and 1844 Depot Depot St., St., Manchester, Manchester, 1844 768-8779; meals: meals: D; D; beer beer & & wine, wine, 768-8779; gluten-free opts., opts., outdoor outdoor seating, seating, gluten-free veggie-friendly, live music music nn Chef Chef veggie-friendly, live Ed St. St. Onge Onge grills grills up up beef, beef, pork pork and and Ed antelope. Oysters Oysters mignonette, mignonette, antelope. fettuccine Bolognese Bolognese and and aa green green fettuccine curry noodle noodle bowl bowl round round out out the the curry menu. $$$$ $$$$ menu.

TRADITIONAL Always Emma’s Emma’s Café Café Always 6998 Main Main St., St., Readsboro, Readsboro, 423-7512; 423-7512; 6998 closed: Mon., Mon., Tues., Tues., Wed.; Wed.; meals: meals: B, B, closed: L; gluten-free gluten-free opts., opts., veggie-friendly veggie-friendly L; n At n At her her quaint quaint village village dinette, dinette, Carolyn Codogni Codogni dishes dishes French French toast, toast, Carolyn omelettes and and apple-pie apple-pie pancakes. pancakes. omelettes Lunchtime brings brings burgers, burgers, soups soups and and Lunchtime hearty sandwiches. sandwiches. $$ $$ hearty

Colonnade 3567 Main St., the Equinox, Manchester, 800-362-4747; meals: B; lodging, veggie-friendly n Chefs plate Belgian waffles with berries and cream alongside bagels with smoked Maine salmon. Coffee, tea and hot chocolate can be taken to the library. $$

Dormy Grill 3567 Main St., the Equinox, Manchester, 800-362-4747; seasonal hours; meals: L; full bar, lodging, outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n Servers deliver New England lobster rolls, crispy haddock wraps and flavorful burgers on the deck of the Equinox Golf Club clubhouse. Inside, Woody’s Bar pours ice-cold drinks. Open Memorial Day through Columbus Day. $$

Jensen’s Family Restaurant 332 North St., Bennington, 4423333; meals: B, Bru, L, D; beer & wine n Since the 1960s, the Jensens have offered burgers, hot sandwiches and salads. Eat in the sunroom, or order fried chicken to go. $

Landgrove Inn 132 Landgrove Rd., Landgrove, 8246673; seasonal hours; meals: B, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., lodging, reserv. rec., vegan-friendly n Swing in for inspired country cuisine, including roast duckling, veal and Elise’s Famous Crab & Shrimp Cakes. Locals love the $32 three-course supper, available on select evenings year-round. $$$$

ASIAN CHINESE China Wok 67 N. Bennington Rd., Bennington, 447-2280; meals: L, D; full bar, all-you-can-eat, gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n Lo mein and pork fried rice are staples here, but pizza, maple chop suey, and mac and cheese give the Chinese buffet an American twist. $$

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Lucky Dragon

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460 Main St., Bennington, 4422828; meals: L, D; gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n Diners craving Chinese American classics such as cashew chicken and shrimp curry are in luck at Lucky Dragon. For dessert, there’s fried dough. $

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Café Sora 930 SVAC Dr., Manchester, 3621405; seasonal hours; meals: L, D; gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n Inside the Southern Vermont Arts Center, Chie Addington and Katsuko Lord serve yakisoba, chicken teriyaki and chirashi, among other traditional Japanese eats. Open mid-April through September. $$

Sushi Boat 4973 Main St., Green Mountain Village Shops, Manchester, 3661888; closed: Sun., Mon.; meals: L, D; vegan-friendly n The storefront’s small size belies its vast selection of sashimi and specialty maki rolls. The Yam Dragon features avocadowrapped sweet potato tempura. $

PAN-ASIAN Fuji Hibachi, Sushi and Asian Bistro 132 Northside Dr., Bennington, 4405911; meals: L, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n Fast knives, flaming onion towers and handmade maki merge dinner with a show. $$

Inn at West View Farm 2928 Route 30, Dorset, 867-5715; closed: Tues., Wed.; meals: D; full bar, gluten-free opts., lodging, reserv. rec., veggie-friendly n The “farmhouse Asian cuisine” at this romantic restored homestead has twice appeared in Bon Appetit magazine. Dig into dim sum at the bar. $$$$

THAI Thai Basil 4940 Main St., Manchester, 7688433; meals: L, D; full bar, glutenfree opts., outdoor seating, reserv. rec., vegan-friendly n Authentic dishes such as slow-roasted duck, massaman curry and pad see ew distinguish the upscale Thai restaurant. A full bar touts martinis, sake and Thai beer. $$

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1001 Main St., Bennington, 442-1001; closed: Mon., Tues., Wed.; meals: L n Netherlands native Hans Krijnen turns out perfect Dutch pastries and slow-leavened, crusty breads. Locals love the blueberry-and-goat-cheese scones. $

3239 Route 30, Dorset, 867-7021; meals: B, L; beer & wine, gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n Breakfast burritos, banh mi and avocado toast are served all day at the sweet village bakery. For lunch, try a cranberry turkey club sandwich on homemade bread. $$

South Street Café & Bakery 105 South St., Bennington, 4472433; meals: B, Bru, L; gluten-free opts., vegan-friendly, live music n Perk up over a local roast in the long-standing café and community gathering space. Edibles include quiche, sandwiches on house-baked bread and from-scratch sweets. $

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Harvest Brewing

Northshire Brewery

201 South St., Bennington, 681-3417; closed: Sun., Mon., Tues., Wed.; meals: D; beer & wine, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veganfriendly, live music n Settle into the nanobrewery for a small-batch ale and a vegetarian-centric menu of munchies. For entertainment, there’s pinball, arcade and board games, as well as live music most Saturday nights. $

108 County St., Bennington, 6810201; closed: Sun., Mon., Tues., Wed. n From Equinox pilsner to traditional hefeweizen, the neighborhood brewery focuses on low-alcohol session beers. Tours on Saturday and by appointment.

Madison Brewing Company 428 Main St., Bennington, 442-7397; meals: L, D; full bar, delivery, glutenfree opts., outdoor seating, veganfriendly n Locals sip beers including the Sucker Pond blonde and the Old 76 strong ale on the upstairs deck. The pub grub includes cheddar-ale soup and Dublin steak in whiskey sauce. $$

PUBS Kevin’s Sports Pub & Restaurant

BARS/LOUNGES

27 Main St., Bennington, 442-0122; meals: L, D, LN; full bar, gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly, karaoke, live music, TV n Billed as “where the locals go to eat,” this decades-old sports bar is known for its half-pound burgers and award-winning chili. $$

Falcon Bar

Mulligan’s of Manchester

BARS, PUBS & CLUBS 3567 Main St., the Equinox, Manchester, 800-362-4747; full bar, lodging, outdoor seating n In a plush interior or by a luxurious fire pit, guests choose from an extensive selection of wines, cocktails and single-malt Scotches — and nibble on plates of cheese and chocolate. $$

3912 Route 7A, Manchester, 3623663; meals: L, D; full bar, glutenfree opts., veggie-friendly n In the friendly pub, tourists and locals chow down on diverse fare including New England clam chowder, St. Louis-style ribs and an “outrageous” Caesar salad. $$

The Miller’s Toll Dinner Club & Lounge

The Tap House at Catamount Glass

716 Main St., Bennington, 681-7963; closed: Mon., Tues., Wed.; meals: D; full bar, veggie-friendly n Locals and out-of-towners mingle over craft cocktails, small plates and fancy desserts at this bar and lounge run by the folks from next-door Safford Mills Inn. $$

309 County St., Bennington, 753-7589; meals: L, D; beer & wine, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly, pub quiz/ trivia n Sixteen taps and a growler station help showcase the unique glasswares of the Catamount Glass factory. Try the Beyoncé Burger, topped with cheddar, barbecue sauce and onion rings — “because if you like it, you should put a ring on it.” $$

WINE BARS Mystic Café & Wine Bar 4928 Main St., Manchester Center, 768-8086; closed: Mon.; meals: L, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., veganfriendly n At a corner café, locals and skiers wind down with wines by the glass — plus mussels, chopped salads and avocado toasts. Dinner Thursday through Saturday. $$$

COFFEE/TEA The Roasted Bean Espresso Bar 336 North St., Bennington, 4309323; meals: B, L n In addition to drip coffee and espresso drinks, the drive-through beanery gets things percolating with made-to-order Italian sodas, fruit turnovers and other baked goods. $

EURO BRITISH Lil’ Britain 116 North St., Bennington, 4422447; closed: Sun., Mon.; meals: L, D n Cross the culinary pond with authentic fish and chips, meat pies, bangers and mash, and French-fry sandwiches. $

FRENCH Bistro Henry 1942 Depot St., Manchester Center, 362-4982; closed: Mon.; meals: D; full bar, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, reserv. rec., vegan-friendly n Chef Henry Bronson’s menu brings Parmesan-crusted sole, steak au poivre and Burgundy-style escargots to the table. Save room for Dina Bronson’s legendary crème brûlée. $$$$

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Chantecleer Restaurant 8 Read Farm Lane, East Dorset, 362-1616; closed: Mon., Tues.; meals: D; full bar, gluten-free opts., reserv. rec., vegan-friendly n Caesar salad is prepared table-side in the remodeled dairy barn, where the old-world menu includes rack of lamb, sautéed Spanish octopus and wild game. $$$$

Mistral’s at Toll Gate 10 Tollgate Rd., Manchester Center, 362-1779; closed: Tues., Wed.; meals: D; full bar, gluten-free opts., reserv. rec., vegan-friendly n Guests celebrate special occasions over salmon cannelloni and stuffed Chateaubriand at this award-winning restaurant. Most tables overlook Bromley Brook. $$$$$

MEDITERRANEAN Depot 62 Bistro & Café 515 Depot St., Manchester Center, 366-8229; meals: L, D; beer & wine, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, vegan-friendly n After browsing imported home furnishings, shoppers take a seat at a communal table for Turkish small plates and wood-fired pizzas. $$

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ITALIAN/PIZZERIAS Al Ducci’s Italian Pantry 133 Elm St., Manchester Center, 3624449; meals: L, D; gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n Sit down for a prosciutto-fig-andBrie panini at an Italian specialtyfoods market brimming with fresh mozzarella, cured meats and breads. $

Allegro Ristorante 520 Main St., Bennington, 4420990; meals: D; full bar, reserv. rec., veggie-friendly n Grilled pork tenderloin and spaghettini with swordfish are on the menu at this brick-walled Italian dinner spot. Much of the fare is sourced from local family farms. $$

Benner’s Bagels Pizza n’ Whatnosh 604 Main St., Bennington, 753-7772; meals: B, L, D; beer & wine, glutenfree opts., veggie-friendly n “Enjoy a little slice of Vermont” at this familyowned eatery serving up pizzas, pastas, salads and subs. The Kitchen Sink pie comes with chicken, garlic, tomato, feta, mushroom, artichoke hearts and broccoli. $

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Bennington Pizza House

Garlic John’s Restaurant

430 Main St., Bennington, 447-1717; meals: L, D; beer & wine, delivery, veggie-friendly n Since 1968, the downtown pizzeria has offered classic pies and calzones. Named for one of the original owners, Melpo’s Choice includes toppings of ham, onion, green peppers and pineapple. $

1610 Depot St., Manchester Center, 362-9843; meals: D; full bar, outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n Tuck into a plate of classic Italian fare — think pasta puttanesca or saltimbocca, though the options change seasonally. The house garlic bread is a must. $$

Bennington Pizza Plaza

Manchester House of Pizza

210 Northside Dr., Bennington, 4477007; meals: L, D; veggie-friendly n Colorful chalkboard menus list counter-service calzones, pies, wraps and gyros. A large-pizza dinner deal makes Mondays more bearable. $$

Christos’ Pizza & Pasta 4931 Main St., Manchester Center, 362-2408; meals: L, D, LN; beer & wine, delivery, veggie-friendly n Following ancestral tradition, the Christos family dishes out pastas, pizzas, gyros and spanakopita, bringing Greece to the Green Mountains. $$

351 Depot St., Manchester Center, 362-3338; meals: L, D; beer & wine, delivery, veggie-friendly n Perennially noted for serving some of the finest pies in Vermont ski country, this downtown pizza place also does gyros, subs and ice cream. $$

Marigold Kitchen Pizza 25 Main St., Bennington, 4454545; meals: D; BYOB, gluten-free opts., vegan-friendly n The organic pizzeria’s crusts are homemade with Vermont flour. Top your pie with local cheeses and everything from pesto to prosciutto. $$

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Ramunto’s Brick Oven Pizza 519 Main St., Bennington, 442-6622; meals: L, D; full bar, vegan-friendly n The garlic knots are hand-tied at this village pizzeria, where craft beer flows through 23 tap lines. $

Sam’s Wood Fired Pizza Co. 4478 Main St., Manchester, 3661693; meals: L, D; veggie-friendly n The chefs call their oven “the eighth wonder of the world.” It fires up creative specialties such as the Wright Pie, with bacon, caramelized onions and goat cheese. $

MARKETS Bringing You Vermont 434 Main St., Bennington, 753-7639; closed: Tues.; meals: Bru, L, D; gluten-free opts., vegan-friendly n Find a great Vermont gift in the retail shop — then treat yourself to locavore comfort food in the café. The maple-chipotle pie will satisfy any sweet-and-savory craving. $

The Elm Street Market 251 Elm St., Bennington, 753-7366; meals: L, D; gluten-free opts., veganfriendly n Sandwiches here swing from classic to creative. The Mount Antonio Caprese has fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, basil and balsamic drizzle; the Ethan Allen features curried chicken salad, chèvre and sprouts. $

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The J.J. Hapgood General Store & Eatery

Gringo Jack’s Southwestern Bar & Grill

305 Main St., Peru, 824-4800; meals: B, L, D; gluten-free opts., lodging, outdoor seating, veganfriendly n One of Vermont’s longestrunning general stores, J.J. Hapgood supplies gourmet breakfasts, wood-fired sandwiches, pizzas and desserts. Dinner Wednesday through Sunday. $

5103 Main St., Manchester Center, 362-0836; meals: L, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, reserv. rec., vegan-friendly, TV n Famous for its sauces, salsas and tortilla chips, this Tex-Mex spot serves up tamales, tacos and enchiladas, but also wings and barbecue. $$

Powers Market 9 Main St., North Bennington, 4426821; meals: B, L; vegan-friendly n Country-style cuisine at the quaint market includes bacon-egg-andcheese sandwiches with avocado. All of the eggs are local, as are many of the meats and veggies in lunchtime salads. $

SOUTH OF THE BORDER MEXICAN H Cilantro (see page 10; two locations) 201 South St., Bennington, 753-7517; 5036 Main St., Manchester Center, 768-8141; meals: L, D; beer & wine, gluten-free opts., vegan-friendly n Inspired by Mexican street food, Cassidy Warren’s fast-service tacos and burritos are boosted by naturally raised meats and fire-roasted local veggies — not to mention four house salsas. $

SWEETS The Apple Barn & Country Bake Shop 604 Route 7, Bennington, 4477780; seasonal hours n Swing by the orchard farmstand for cider doughnuts and pies, along with fresh fruit plucked from the nearby trees. Pick your own berries in summer. Open May through mid-November. $

Ben & Jerry’s 454 Depot St., Manchester, 3671080; seasonal hours n When the weather’s warm, cone-heads stop in for scoops of Chunky Monkey, Cherry Garcia and all of the other favorite flavors. $

The Chocolate Barn 5055 Route 7A, Shaftsbury, 3756928 n In a former sheep barn, the Huncharek family has been selling boxed truffles, chocolate bark, homemade fudge and creemees for more than 30 years. $

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HolyCow Frozen Yogurt 411 Main St., Bennington, 440-5179; vegan-friendly n Sweets lovers create custom desserts from their choice of frozen yogurt or vegan coconut-milk soft-serve. Toppings include chocolate sauce, M&M’s, jelly beans and gummy bears. $

Mother Myrick’s Confectionery 4367 Main St., Manchester Center, 362-1560 n Most of the buttercrunch, almond-toffee and lemon cakes exit the bakery via its mailorder business, but visitors can pop in for something sweet, too. $

Mrs. Murphy’s Donuts 374 Depot St., Manchester Center, 362-1874; meals: B n The Boston cream and maple-frosted doughnuts have kept crowds coming to this coffee shop for more than 30 years. $

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In 2005, Rogan Lechthaler landed on Outside magazine’s short list of people who “make a living, chase their dreams and leave the world a better place.” At the time, he was sous chef at Warren’s luxurious Pitcher Inn, where his schedule allowed for morning powder runs and hosting charity pig roasts. Today, Rogan and his wife, Abby, feed a different mountain community. In 2010, the couple opened the Downtown Grocery, the Okemo area’s first farm-to-table, fine-dining destination. In 2017, they expanded their locavore ethos to Mama’s Hand Made Italian. Rogan, a Weston native, started cooking to support his passion for skiing. He worked up to intense jobs at culinary landmarks in Boston, Tennessee and Mississippi. But he and Abby eventually settled back in Vermont, seeking better work-life balance. “What’s the point of busting your ass if you can’t do what you love?” he reflects.


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Mama’s is a true labor of love for the Lechthalers. “Family dinner is so important to us, and pasta night is their favorite,” Abby says of the couple’s two children, ages 5 and 3. Mama’s carries on that tradition and others: The historic building long ago housed Valente’s, an old-school eatery run by an Italian matriarch. “There was an incredible amount of nostalgia around it,” Abby says. “Everyone said, ‘You bought Mama’s place!’” The pressed tin ceiling and some of the original red booths remain, but the space and menu have seen significant updates. Lunch is counter-service with offerings such as chicken Parmesanstuffed calzones, meatball or grilled eggplant subs, and a daily Sicilian-style pizza — perhaps arugula pesto with local tomatoes. Freshly made pastas and sauces are sold to go. The excellent pastas shine at suppertime. Veal and pork Bolognese tops chunky rigatoni; squid-ink orecchiette is crowned with shrimp and housemade sausage. Secondi include whole grilled branzino over a warm frisée salad with pancetta-sherry vinaigrette. These handcrafted Italian classics serve the town in more ways than one. “We saw Ludlow as a place that had room to grow,” Abby says. “Rogan was always really passionate about job creation. If he was going to come home, he wanted to contribute something to the community.” Sounds like he’s still making a living, chasing his dreams and leaving the world a better place. MELISSA PASANEN

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AVERAGE ENTRÉE $ $12 and under $$ $13 to $18 $$$ $19 to $25 $$$$ $26 to $32 $$$$$ $33 and up

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AMERICAN BARBECUE/ SOUL FOOD Curtis’ BBQ 7 Putney Landing Rd., Putney, 3875474; seasonal hours; meals: L, D; cash/check only, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating n Curtis Tuff has been cooking over an open pit since 1968. Dig into a pork-stuffed potato in the company of pet pig Curtis Junior. Open April through late fall. $$

Dover Forge Restaurant 183 Route 100, West Dover, 4647117; meals: D; full bar, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, reserv. rec., vegan-friendly, karaoke, live music, pub quiz/trivia, TV n Before or after a game of pool at the One More Time Billiards Parlor, visitors partake in plates of house-smoked meats and seafoods. $$$$

Top of the Hill Grill 632 Putney Rd., Brattleboro, 2589178; meals: L, D; cash/check only, outdoor seating, vegan-friendly n Even vegans can feast at Jon Julian’s smoked-meats joint: The menu includes tempeh burgers and veggie burritos along with brisket, ribs, catfish and gumbo. $

Putney Diner

Coleman Brook Tavern

85 Clinton St., Springfield, 8852022; closed: Sun.; meals: L, D; beer & wine, veggie-friendly n Don’t confuse it with that chain sub shop. This family-owned eatery’s pizza oven has been running since 1974. Try a hot pastrami sub or a garden pie. $

128 Main St., Putney, 387-5433; meals: B, L, D; cash/check only, gluten-free opts., vegan-friendly n Start your morning, afternoon or night with Belgian waffles or a Cajun Skillet — breakfast is served all day here. $

Vermont Country Deli

Sonny’s Cup ’n’ Saucer Restaurant

111 Jackson Gore Rd., Jackson Gore Inn, Ludlow, 228-1435; meals: L, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., lodging, veggie-friendly n The vinous offerings at Okemo’s farm-to-table restaurant earned a nod from Wine Spectator in 2015. Specialty steaks are cut in-house from local Wagyu beef, while lunchtime fish tacos feature sushi-grade ahi tuna. $$$

436 Western Ave., Brattleboro, 257-9254; meals: B, L, D; beer & wine, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, vegan-friendly n Customers from near and far come for generous sandwiches on homemade bread, hot and cold prepared foods, and from-scratch sweets — all served in a charming country store setting. $

DINER Betsey’s Dot’s of Dover 2 Mountain Park Plaza, West Dover, 464-6476; meals: B, L; gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n Starting at 6 a.m. daily, the family-run diner dishes out waffles, omelettes and Benedicts. Later in the day, sandwiches and burgers satisfy the hometown crowd. $$

Café at Delight

DELI & SANDWICH Java Baba’s

Chelsea Royal Diner

Little Lisai’s Corner Deli & Bakery 92 Atkinson St., Lisai’s Market, Bellows Falls, 732-8052; meals: B, L; veggie-friendly n Deli cooks craft breakfast and lunch sandwiches on bagels, English muffins, croissants and wraps. For something different, graze the salad bar and hot specials. $

Perkins Country Deli 20 Valley St., Springfield, 885-6325; closed: Sat., Sun.; meals: L, D; gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n The family-run deli’s soups, pizzas and sandwiches are scrawled on a blackboard in cheery rainbow colors. For dessert? A slice of cheesecake smothered in summer berries. $

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The Sub-Way

145 Main St., Ludlow, 228-2150; meals: B, L; veggie-friendly n For nearly three decades, locals have lined up at the Main Street diner for blueberry pancakes, croissant egg sandwiches and homemade pies. $$

57 Pond St., Ludlow, 228-7810; meals: B, L; gluten-free opts., veganfriendly n Near the access road to Okemo Mountain, skiers fuel up on hefty sandwiches, wraps, soups and pizzas made with “all the love.” $$

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487 Marlboro Rd., Brattleboro, 254-8399; meals: B, Bru, L, D; beer & wine, cash/check only, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veganfriendly n A proud member of the Vermont Fresh Network, this 1938 Worcester Lunch Car describes its grass-fed burgers, house-smoked brisket and eggs from backyard hens as “high-end home style.” Outdoor ice cream stand in summer. $

Dot’s Restaurant 5 W. Main St., Wilmington, 4647284; meals: B, L, D; beer & wine, gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n Neighbors helped rebuild this landmark after Tropical Storm Irene destroyed it in 2011. Now they visit for waffles, eggs any style and barbecue ribs. $

The Flamingo Diner 209 Canal St., Brattleboro, 2543523; closed: Wed., Thu.; meals: B, L; full bar, gluten-free opts., veggiefriendly n Plastic pink flamingos peek around every corner at this retro diner, where specials might include a griddled ham-and-cheese Monte Cristo. $

159 Route 100, Wilmington, 464-5813; meals: B, L; veggiefriendly n Snag a coveted counter seat to watch the chef griddle up a homemade hash, BLT or Reese’s Pieces pancakes. “You will feel like a local by the time you leave,” wrote one satisfied diner. $

Townshend Dam Diner 5353 Route 30, West Townshend, 874-4107; closed: Tues.; meals: B, L; veggie-friendly n Customers head here for “the best dam food around,” which includes eggs with home fries, biscuits and gravy. $$

NEW AMERICAN 1846 Tavern and Restaurant 108 Route 100, West Dover, 4645207; meals: B, L, D; full bar, glutenfree opts., lodging, outdoor seating, reserv. rec., vegan-friendly, live music, TV n Mount Snow’s resort restaurant dishes pub fare and polished entrées such as roast duck with plum sauce. Lunch and raw bar Friday through Sunday. $$$

Artisan Restaurant, Tavern and Garden 21 West St., Four Columns Inn, Newfane, 365-7713; closed: Mon.; meals: Bru, D; full bar, lodging, outdoor seating, reserv. rec. n Henry Kissinger and John Kenneth Galbraith dined at this quaint inn in the 1970s. Stroll the gardens, then sup on contemporary farm-to-table fare. Sunday is brunch only. $$$$

Cask & Kiln Kitchen 4 N. Main St., Wilmington, 464-2275; closed: Mon., Tues., Wed.; meals: D; full bar, reserv. rec., veganfriendly, live music n The lounge and dining room feature upscale comforts such as jerk-spiced duck breast and pan-roasted Arctic char. $$$

The Cookster 1 Lamere Sq., Ludlow, 228-4983; closed: Sun., Mon.; meals: L, D; gluten-free opts., vegan-friendly n Vowing to fill your fridge and kill your cravings, this takeout restaurant offers dishes such as saffron-roasted Brussels sprouts and crispy lemon chicken. $$

Deerhill Inn and Restaurant 14 Valley View Rd., West Dover, 464-3100; call for hours; meals: D; full bar, lodging, outdoor seating, reserv. rec., vegan-friendly n Inside a romantic inn restaurant, seasonal entrées might include pan-seared salmon or vegetable pot pie. Dine on the deck when the weather is warm. $$$

The Downtown Grocery 41 Depot St., Ludlow, 228-7566; closed: Tues., Wed., Thu.; meals: D; full bar, gluten-free opts., reserv. rec., vegan-friendly n Chef Rogan Lechthaler brings a hip but casual vibe to suppers featuring handmade pastas, farm-fresh produce and local meats. $$$

Duo Restaurant 136 Main St., Brattleboro, 254-4141; meals: Bru, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., reserv. rec., vegan-friendly n Award-winning restaurateurs serve up indulgent locavore fare such as goat-cheesestuffed dates and swordfish with saffron rice. Weekend brunch. $$$

The Echo Lake Inn 2 Dublin Rd., Ludlow, 228-8602; seasonal hours; meals: D; full bar, gluten-free opts., lodging, veggie-friendly n Bacon-wrapped scallops and wild mushroom risotto are among the seasonally changing plates at this Victorian-era resort restaurant. $$$

Castle Hill Restaurant 2910 Route 103, Castle Hill Resort & Spa, Proctorsville, 226-7361; meals: B, D; full bar, lodging, outdoor seating, reserv. rec., veggiefriendly, live music n Before or after cocktails in the dark-wood library, guests feast on French inspirations at a 100-year-old inn. $$$$

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Echo Restaurant & Lounge 73 Main St., Brattleboro, 254-2073; closed: Mon.; meals: D; full bar, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, vegan-friendly n Start with a craft cocktail, then sate your hunger with a steak-bomb grilled cheese sandwich or brick-oven pizza. $$

Folly 33 W. Main St., Wilmington, 4641333; closed: Mon., Tues., Wed., Thu.; meals: D; gluten-free opts., veggiefriendly n The pint-size bistro offers elegant plates such as sherried rabbitpancetta cavatelli and Hokkaido sea scallops with raisins and caviar. $$$

Fran’s Kitchen & Diner 8814 Route 30, Jamaica, 297-0458; closed: Mon., Tues.; meals: B, L; BYOB, gluten-free opts., veganfriendly n Wake up and smell the corned-beef hash! Handmade Asian fare — including pad Thai, spring rolls and Hong Kong noodles — is also big here. BYOB from the craft beer shop next door. $$

The Free Range Restaurant 90 Common St., Chester, 875-3346; closed: Mon.; meals: Bru, L, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., veggiefriendly n In an 1895 Victorian home, chef-partner Jason Tostrup prepares ale-battered fish and chips, roasted chicken, and pasta Bolognese from fresh, local ingredients. Saturday lunch; Sunday brunch. $$

Garden Café & Gallery 2136 N. Main St., Londonderry, 824-9574; closed: Mon., Tues., Wed.; meals: L, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., reserv. rec., veggie-friendly n Chef-owner Judith Platt’s romantic restaurant serves Moroccan duck, veal scallopini and mushroom moussaka on antique dinnerware. Sunday brunch. $

The Gleanery 133 Main St., Putney, 387-3052; closed: Mon., Tues.; meals: Bru, L, D; beer & wine, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, reserv. rec., veganfriendly n Exposed beams lend rustic charm to the village restaurant, where chefs use area produce in creative dishes such as braisedrabbit ramen. $$$

Harry’s Café 68 Route 100, Ludlow, 228-2996; closed: Mon., Tues.; meals: D; full bar, gluten-free opts., reserv. rec., veggie-friendly n Three acres of cultivated land fuel the eclectic menu, which swings from steamed ginger wontons to ravioli diablo. $$$$

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Stone Hearth Inn & Tavern

30 Orchard St., Springfield, 8852115; call for hours; meals: D; full bar, gluten-free opts., lodging, outdoor seating, veggie-friendly, live music n Locally sourced plates change with the seasons, but you’ll always find big burgers and beers from nearby Trout River Brewing. $$$

660 Rockingham Rd., Bellows Falls, 463-4929; closed: Mon., Tues.; meals: D; full bar, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, reserv. rec., vegan-friendly n Chef-owner John Marston personally prepares every plate, from wild mushroom soup to cedar-planked salmon; his wife and restaurant namesake, Leslie, does the desserts. $$$

698 Route 11, Chester, 875-2525; closed: Tues., Wed.; meals: D; full bar, gluten-free opts., lodging, outdoor seating, veggiefriendly, live music, TV n Retired tap handles hang from the ceiling of the cozy inn’s dining room. The kitchen’s flatbreads, tarts and loaded potato skins utilize local ingredients. $$

Homestyle Hostel 119 Main St., Ludlow, 975-0030; closed: Mon., Tues., Wed.; meals: D; full bar, lodging, reserv. rec., veggiefriendly n Hostel guests can use the kitchen Monday through Wednesday, but chef Alyssa Prouty takes over Thursday through Sunday night. $$$

Honeypie 8811 Route 30, Jamaica, 548-4999; closed: Mon., Tues., Wed.; meals: L, D; gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n From the counter inside a midcentury gas station, friendly staff serve up malted milkshakes, buttermilk fried chicken and lobster rolls. $$

Inn at Water’s Edge 45 Kingdom Rd., Ludlow, 228-8143; seasonal hours; meals: D; full bar, gluten-free opts., lodging, reserv. rec., veggie-friendly n Sit down for a three-course supper featuring shrimp scampi in the Victorian inn’s formal dining room, or kick back with brews and a game of Scrabble in Doc’s Pub. $$$

Inn at Weston 630 Main St., Weston, 824-6789; seasonal hours; meals: B, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., lodging, outdoor seating, reserv. rec., vegan-friendly n The dining room’s ever-changing menu ranges from tagliatelle Bolognese to chicken saltimbocca. Fancy something less formal? Get a pulled pork sandwich in the pub. $$$$

Jezebel’s Eatery 28 W. Main St., Wilmington, 4647774; closed: Tues.; meals: B, L, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n Inside an 1836 home, lunch on Nutella-andbanana-stuffed French toast or a New Englander sandwich made with ham, apple, cheddar and cranberry sauce. Weekend breakfast. $

Keeper’s: A Country Café 3685 Route 106, Reading, 4849090; seasonal hours; meals: D; full bar, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, reserv. rec., veganfriendly, live music, pub quiz/trivia, TV n The menu offers New York strip steaks and seafoods such as shoyuglazed salmon. Try the maple crème brûlée for dessert. $$$

The New American Grill

T.J. Buckley’s

5700 Route 100, Londonderry, 8249844; meals: L, D; full bar, glutenfree opts., veggie-friendly n The casual village grill promises “Vermont soul, world flavor.” Its globe-trotting menu features marinated flank-steak Argentine, saffron-scented paella and Tex-Mex burritos. $$

132 Elliot St., Brattleboro, 2574922; closed: Mon., Tues., Wed.; meals: D; beer & wine, gluten-free opts., reserv. rec., vegan-friendly n A candlelit 1925 Worcester dining car sets the mood for meals of smoked-trout tartlets and rabbit loin with Spanish ham and poached pears. $$$$$

The New England House

Two Tannery Road

254 Marlboro Rd., Brattleboro, 2546886; closed: Mon., Tues.; meals: L, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, reserv. rec., veganfriendly, live music, TV n Steps from the Dutton Berry Farm stand, diners convene in a barn-style lounge for prime rib, steamed Maine mussels and pastas rich with local cheeses. Warm outside? Have lunch on the cedar deck. $$

2 Tannery Rd., West Dover, 4642707; closed: Mon.; meals: D; full bar, veggie-friendly n Upscale plates including roast Long Island duck and veal scaloppini meet historic charm. This 1700s abode was once owned by Teddy Roosevelt’s son and daughterin-law. $$$$

The Old Tavern Restaurant

249 Coolidge Memorial Rd., Calvin Coolidge Homestead, Plymouth, 6723773; seasonal hours; meals: B, L; vegan-friendly n Visitors to the Calvin Coolidge Homestead fuel up on BLTs or blueberry cobbler after wandering the museum campus. Open late May through early October. $$$

92 Main St., Grafton Inn, Grafton, 843-2231; call for hours; meals: B, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., lodging, reserv. rec., veggie-friendly n On select nights, Grafton’s namesake historic inn welcomes visitors for farm-to-table plates such as cheddarale soup, roast rack of lamb and pumpkin gnocchi. $$$

Peter Havens 32 Elliot St., Brattleboro, 257-3333; closed: Mon., Tues.; meals: L, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, reserv. rec., veggie-friendly n Locals frequent this tiny but elegant eatery for smart cocktails, wild Maine mussels and roasted local pheasant. When warm weather hits, head to the patio. Summer lunch. $$$$

SoLo Farm & Table 95 Middletown Rd., South Londonderry, 824-6327; closed: Mon., Tues., Wed.; meals: D; full bar, gluten-free opts., reserv. rec., veggie-friendly n Dishes such as wood-grilled lamb over fermented wheat berries are served with world-class wines at Wesley and Chloe Genovart’s critically acclaimed restaurant. $$$$

The Wilder House Restaurant

Williamsville Eatery 26 Dover Rd., Williamsville, 3659600; closed: Mon., Tues., Wed.; meals: D; beer & wine, gluten-free opts., reserv. rec., veggie-friendly n Inside the 1828 Williamsville General Store, the Richardson family showcases locally sourced ingredients in rustic fare. $$$

Willie Dunn’s Grille 89 Fox Lane, Okemo Mountain Resort, Ludlow, 228-1387; seasonal hours; meals: L, D; full bar, glutenfree opts., lodging, outdoor seating, reserv. rec., veggie-friendly, TV n Step out to the Okemo Valley Golf Club’s patio café for a salad, sandwich or burger overlooking the 18-hole course. Open in summer. $$

Windham Hill Inn 311 Lawrence Dr., West Townshend, 944-4080; seasonal hours; meals: B, D; full bar, cash/check only, glutenfree opts., lodging, reserv. rec., veggie-friendly n On-site gardens fuel dishes such as handmade ravioli and Stilton-apple tart. Try the chef’s seven-course tasting menu. $$$$$

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AVERAGE ENTRÉE $ $12 and under $$ $13 to $18 $$$ $19 to $25 $$$$ $26 to $32 $$$$$ $33 and up

SNACK BARS/CARTS Dari Joy 140 Rockingham St., Bellows Falls, 463-9816; seasonal hours; meals: B, L, D; gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n Since 1952, the DeMuzio family has served lobster rolls, burgers and ice cream from April through October. Try the apple-crisp sundae. $

Fast Eddie’s Restaurant, Bakery & Ice Cream Stand 833 Putney Rd., Brattleboro, 339502-3385; closed: Mon.; meals: L, D; gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n A Brattleboro icon since 2008, Fast Eddie’s whips up burgers and hot dogs. Choose from more than 30 ice cream flavors for dessert. Closed Tuesday in winter. $

Joe’s Home Cookin’ 716 Route 100, Wilmington, 8298981; closed: Tues.; meals: L, D; cash/check only, outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n Visitors line up for lobster rolls, seafood platters and hand-cut fries with malt vinegar, then park it at picnic tables. Open May through Columbus Day. $

The Ludlow Cooking Company 29 Main St., Ludlow, 558-3205; seasonal hours; meals: L, D; outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n Lobster rolls, Buffalo chicken sandwiches and creemees are best enjoyed with a mountain view from the snack bar’s back deck. Open May through November. $

Smokin’ Bowls 831 Rockingham Rd., Rockingham, 869-7000; seasonal hours; meals: L, D; cash/check only, delivery, glutenfree opts., outdoor seating, veganfriendly n Just off the interstate, Sarah DiBernardo and Ryan James provide gourmet-style meals to go. Winter soups such as Cheech & Chong’s Chili can be yours in less than two minutes. $

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Wahoo’s Eatery

Tacos Tacos

2 Whites Rd., Wilmington, 464-0110; seasonal hours; meals: B, L, D; gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n Three lifelong friends launched this trailer snack shack in 2000 with the shared dream of serving steak-and-cheese sandwiches, salmon burgers, and creemees as big as your head. Open mid-May through mid-September. $

1 Lamere Ave., Ludlow, 228-7899; meals: L, D; cash/check only, glutenfree opts., vegan-friendly n It’s no surprise that this cash-only Mexican spot serves tacos, but the shop’s owners claim that their burritos are “the best outside Baja,” too. $

SOUTHWESTERN/ TEX-MEX

Anchor Seafood Restaurant

Mojo Café

8 S. Main St., Wilmington, 4642112; meals: L, D; full bar, outdoor seating, veggie-friendly, TV n In the historic district, dive into a plate of Atlantic salmon or New England sea scallops. $$

106 Main St., Ludlow, 228-6656; closed: Sun., Mon.; meals: L, D; beer & wine, gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n The Tex-Mex fusion joint doesn’t take reservations. Still, visitors line up nightly for Bayou eats including gumbo, alligator po’boys and tempura lobster burritos. $$

4261 Route 106, Weathersfield, 263-5677; seasonal hours; meals: L, D; outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n When the weather’s warm, locals chill out with ice cream, hot dogs and burgers. Don’t leave without lounging in the oversize Adirondack chair. Open late April through midOctober. $

STEAKHOUSE/ SEAFOOD

The Chop House 57 Pond St., Ludlow, 975-0557; meals: D; full bar, veggie-friendly n Early birds arriving before 6 p.m. can stretch their pennies with $12.95 entrées of barbecue chicken or stuffed Dover sole and unlimited trips to the salad bar. $$$

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ASIAN CHINESE Cai’s Dim Sum Teahouse

657 Main St., Weston, 824-6287; meals: Bru, L; full bar, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggiefriendly n Next door to the Vermont Country Store, find New England staples such as clam chowder, chicken pot pie and gingerbread. Start with a drink in the 1885 barroom. Sunday brunch. $

814 Western Ave., Brattleboro, 2577898; meals: L, D; BYOB, gluten-free opts., reserv. rec., vegan-friendly n Sample an extensive tea collection with Sichuan- and Shanghai-style dumplings, noodles and stir-fries in an intimate art-gallery dim sum parlor. Reservations required at least two days in advance. $$$

DJ’s Restaurant

Chef Mei

146 Main St., Ludlow, 228-5374; meals: D; full bar, veggie-friendly n Bite-size mini tacos share the menu with baked scallops and chicken cordon bleu at a downtown bar and grill that’s been in biz for nearly 40 years. $$$

14 Main St., Ludlow, 228-4355; meals: L, D; gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n The owner promises that his Hunan beef, orange chicken and mala shrimp are “the best food in town.” $$

Father’s Restaurant

China Buffet

7075 Route 5, Bellows Falls, 4633909; meals: B, Bru, L, D; gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n Step up to the buffet — depending on the day, it’s available at breakfast, lunch or dinner. Locals love the family-friendly vibe and service. $$

The Hatchery 164 Main St., Ludlow, 228-2311; meals: B, L; full bar, gluten-free opts., vegan-friendly n This neighborhood spot has served breakfast and lunch all day, every day for more than 30 years. The cilantropesto omelette is a local favorite. $

The Marina 28 Spring Tree Rd., Brattleboro, 257-7563; meals: Bru, L, D; gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly, live music n Soak up views of the West River over fried whole-belly clams. Burgers and brewskis on the patio make sunsets extra-special. $

The Red Slate 420 Magic Mountain Access Rd., the Upper Pass Lodge at Magic Mountain, Londonderry, 824-5600; seasonal hours; meals: L, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., lodging, veggiefriendly n The ski-lodge watering hole stocks exclusively Vermont-made beer, wine and spirits. Kids can chow down on crispy chicken tenders while their parents enjoy burgers topped with mushrooms and onions. $$

The Roadhouse 4 Old Ark Rd., Wilmington, 464-5017; meals: Bru, D; full bar, veggiefriendly, live music n Award-winning chef Eric Trites cooks up casual meals of steamed mussels and chargrilled rib eye, served with Friday-night entertainment. Sunday brunch. $$$

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801 Putney Rd., Suite 3, Brattleboro, 254-8888; meals: L, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n Trays of fresh fruit complement Chinese noodles, dumplings and stirfries at Brattleboro’s 170-seat buffet. A dessert bar features serve-yourown creemees. $$

Fu Chai Chinese Restaurant 499 Canal St., Suite 5, Brattleboro, 254-2990; meals: L, D; full bar, all-you-can-eat, veggie-friendly n The dining room dishes out amply portioned Chinese American noodles and saucy stir-fries. Lunch-buffet takeout runs $4.50 per pound. $

Shanghai Garden 129 Clinton St., Springfield, 8855555; closed: Mon.; meals: L, D; gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n Step inside a vintage trailer for spicy Mongolian curry noodles and Chinese American standards such as cashew chicken and egg drop soup. $

INDIAN India Masala House 889 Putney Rd., the Colonial Motel & Spa, Brattleboro, 490-2824; closed: Mon.; meals: L, D; glutenfree opts., lodging, vegan-friendly n Inside chef Madan Rathore’s motel restaurant, visitors pair sweet rose lassis with spiced Indian plates such as butter chicken, Punjabi daal and lamb vindaloo. $$

KOREAN Shin-La Restaurant & Sushi Bar 57 Main St., Brattleboro, 257-5226; closed: Sun.; meals: L, D; beer & wine, gluten-free opts., veganfriendly n Even the kimchi is made in-house at this 30-year-old fusion spot. The sushi is cut from fresh fish, while noodle bowls and bibimbap appeal to vegetarians. $$

PAN-ASIAN Asian Gourmet 911 Western Ave., Brattleboro, 254-6888; meals: L, D, LN; full bar, delivery, gluten-free opts. n Lunchtime brings sushi combos and Chinese mix-and-match plates. At dinner, chefs prepare tofu teriyaki, mala lamb and sashimi platters. $$

Panasian Chinese & Japanese Restaurant 766 Putney Rd., Brattleboro, 2578188; meals: L, D; full bar, delivery, gluten-free opts., reserv. rec., veggie-friendly, TV n Sushi, shrimp lo mein or a scorpion bowl? The wideranging menu here has all three. $$

Panda North 1332 Putney Rd., Brattleboro, 2574578; meals: L, D; full bar, glutenfree opts., veggie-friendly n Find egg rolls and tangy Hunan chicken, but also Japanese options such as sushi, tempura veggies and brothy bowls of udon. $

BAKERIES & CAFÉS Amy’s Bakery Arts Café 113 Main St., Brattleboro, 251-1071; meals: B, L; gluten-free opts., vegan-friendly n Monthly art shows keep things colorful at this café serving artisan sweets, Cobb salads and “molten” pesto-mozzarella sandwiches. $

Big Eyes Bakery 126 Main St., Ludlow, 228-2400; closed: Mon.; meals: B, L; veggiefriendly n When soda breads, Finnish coffee cakes, cannoli and rugelach are on the menu, your eyes are sure to be bigger than your stomach. This cozy café is also known as the “home of the mini quiche.” $

Bittersweet Memories Bakery Café 11 Fornuto Rd., Wardsboro, 8961130; closed: Thu.; meals: B, L; gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n The pies — think coconut custard, lemon, pumpkin and pecan — are all homemade. So are the savory items, which swing from soups and salads to meatloaf and roast turkey. $$

Delightfully Delicious Bakery & Café 747 Putney Rd., Brattleboro, 5791622; meals: B, L; veggie-friendly n “Country cooking at its finest” means griddled egg breakfasts, “twisted” BLTs with Brie and pesto mayo, and jumbo cookies. $

Heritage Deli and Bakery 642 Route 103, Chester, 875-3550; meals: B, L, D; veggie-friendly n Each day brings new sweets and treats to this family-run pastry and sandwich shop. Celebrate midsummer with a berry pie and the winter holidays with Christmas stollen. $

Moon Dog Café 24 Rockingham St., Bellows Falls, 875-4966; meals: B, L; gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veganfriendly n This “modern hippie” café moved from Chester to Bellows Falls in 2018. Menu favorites remain the same, from fresh-baked scones to the Groovy Greek salad, with stuffed grape leaves and local feta. $

The Porch Too 648 Putney Rd., Brattleboro, 5791433; closed: Sat., Sun.; meals: B, L, D; outdoor seating, vegan-friendly n Self-taught cook Bo Foard and Culinary Institute of America grad Gretchen Hardy are behind the garden omelettes, PB&J panini and gingered pork banh mi served here. The coffee is locally roasted and organic. $$

The Southern Pie Company 287 Main St., Chester, 875-7437; closed: Mon., Tues.; meals: B, L; veggie-friendly n These sweet treats weave Dixie flavors with Yankee ingredients. Sample a slice of bourbon-pecan, or sit down to a lunch of chicken pot pie. The scones, cookies and doughnuts are housemade, too. $$

The Works Bakery Café 118 Main St., Brattleboro, 579-1851; meals: B, L; gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n All the meats are humanely raised and antibiotic-free, so you can feel better about snarfing down that ham-and-cheddar panini. There are soups, chilis and chowders, too. $

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AVERAGE ENTRÉE $ $12 and under $$ $13 to $18 $$$ $19 to $25 $$$$ $26 to $32 $$$$$ $33 and up

BARS, PUBS & CLUBS BARS/LOUNGES Arkham 16 Harmony Place, Brattleboro, 2510800; full bar, TV n Evening crowds imbibe cocktails, craft beers and rainbow-colored specialty shots until 2 a.m. nightly. Air hockey and TV sports provide entertainment.

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Whetstone Station Restaurant and Brewery

112 Main St., Ludlow, 242-1608; closed: Mon., Tues., Wed.; full bar, lodging n Thursday through Sunday, this updated lobby bar opens for craft cocktails, fine wines, Vermont beers and après-ski snacks. $

36 Bridge St., Brattleboro, 490-2354; meals: L, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly, live music, TV n Take in sweeping views of the Connecticut River over craft beers and spiced-cider ribs. The Whetstoner session IPA is always on tap. $$

One More Time Billiards Parlor and Tavern 183 Route 100, West Dover, 4645320; meals: D; full bar, outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n Two miles from Mount Snow, pool sharks meet for games, drinks and crispy duck drumsticks. The adjacent Dover Forge Restaurant offers bigger bites of barbecue, steak and seafood. $

19 Village Lodge Rd., Stratton Mountain Resort, South Londonderry, 297-1800; seasonal hours; meals: L, D; full bar, vegan-friendly n In a cabinlike setting, aprés-ski visitors dunk tater tots into housemade chipotle ketchup or fill up on flatbreads and black bean burgers. $$

BREWPUBS

Dover Bar and Grill

McNeill’s Brewery

319 Route 100, West Dover, 464-2689; meals: D, LN; full bar n Known locally as “DBags,” the friendly dive offers cold drinks and fried snacks until 2 a.m. Its casual atmosphere draws a lively mix of skiers and townies. $

MEALS B Breakfast Bru Brunch L Lunch D Dinner LN Late Night

90 Elliot St., Brattleboro, 257-2553; meals: L, D; full bar, live music, TV n Fermenting ales since 1992, this local landmark serves up pints, peanuts and plenty of friendly bar banter. $

GASTROPUBS J.D. McCliment’s Gastropub 26 Bellows Falls Rd., Putney, 3874499; closed: Sun., Mon.; meals: D, LN; full bar, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly, live music, TV n Guests drawn in by local draft beers, grass-fed burgers, and fish and chips get cozy by the woodstove or enjoy the summer breeze on the patio. $$

MacLaomainn’s Scottish Pub 52 S. Main St., Chester, 875-6227; meals: L, D; full bar, outdoor seating, veggie-friendly, TV n Haggis, neeps and tatties, and other traditional dishes are best enjoyed with Scottish brews and international sports games on TV. $

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PUBS Jack’s Restaurant & Pub 348 Upper Dummerston Rd., Brattleboro Country Club, Brattleboro, 254-9864; seasonal hours; meals: Bru, L, D; full bar, outdoor seating, veggie-friendly, TV n Order a Caesar salad or surf and turf while overlooking the golf-course green. Sunday brunch buffet. Open mid-March through December. $$

Jake’s Restaurant & Tavern 5700 Route 100, Londonderry, 8246614; meals: B, L, D; full bar, glutenfree opts., veggie-friendly n For three decades, families have frequented Jake’s for classic American eats such as lobster bisque and cheese ravioli. Weekend breakfast and lunch. $$

Kipling’s Restaurant & Pub 78 Elliot St., Brattleboro, 257-4848; closed: Sun.; meals: L, D, LN; full bar, cash/check only, veggie-friendly n Order a pint, pick a song on the jukebox and chow down on chili cheese fries as European football teams duke it out on the TVs. $$

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The Last Chair Bar & Grill 267 Route 100, West Dover, 4641133; meals: D; full bar, veggiefriendly n Kids and grown-ups compete for glory in the pub arcade. In the kitchen, cooks send out Asian stir-fries and chicken Parmesan. The weekend raw bar draws a crowd. $$

Mr. Darcy’s Bar & Grill 31 Route 103, Ludlow, 228-7222; meals: L, D; full bar, veggie-friendly n Skiers and locals sup on burgers, shrimp tacos and rib-eye steaks in a spacious dining room near Okemo Mountain Resort. $$

Mulligan’s and Green Door Pub 11B Village Sq., Stratton Mountain Resort, South Londonderry, 297-9293; meals: L, D, LN; full bar, lodging, outdoor seating, veggiefriendly, live music, TV n Stratton’s pub pours dozens of brews, along with cocktails and adult coffees. Dig into nachos or a steak at Mulligan’s, then head downstairs to the Green Door for foosball and a nightcap. $$$

Phelps Barn Pub 92 Main St., Grafton Inn, Grafton, 843-2231; meals: D; full bar, gluten-free opts., lodging, veggiefriendly, dance floor, live music, TV n Vermont brews are always on tap at the Grafton Inn’s carriage-house pub. Check out the burger-and-beer deal on Thursday or live music on Friday and Saturday. $

The Pot Belly Pub 130 Main St., Ludlow, 228-8989; meals: L, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n Well-crafted mussels Provençal, mac and cheese, and filet mignon have made this old-school bar and restaurant a Main Street mainstay since 1974. $$

Rick’s Tavern 386 Route 30, Newfane, 365-4310; closed: Tues.; meals: L, D; full bar, all-you-can-eat, gluten-free opts., vegan-friendly, live music, TV n The wings here have been voted Vermont’s best. Diners travel from afar for the Friday fish fry, featuring fresh haddock from Boston. Live music on Saturday. $$

Tom’s Loft Tavern 300 Mountain Rd., Ludlow, 2285638; meals: L, D; full bar, glutenfree opts., veggie-friendly n At the base of Okemo Mountain Resort, outdoors enthusiasts step into a red barn for Cajun chicken sandwiches, half-pound burgers and chili with all the fixings. $$

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Saxtons River Distillery

Mocha Joe’s Café

131 Route 100, West Dover, 4649422; meals: Bru, L, D, LN; full bar, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly, live music, TV n Two miles from Mount Snow, a lively pub corrals bikers, skiers and locals for burgers, Philly cheesesteaks and beers. $

485 W. River Rd., Brattleboro, 2461128 n The distillery’s slogan is “From our river to your liver,” and its allnatural, maple-based liqueur was one of the first in the state. Try it along with rye, bourbon, coffee liqueur or Snowdrop Gin.

82 Main St., Brattleboro, 257-7794; gluten-free opts., vegan-friendly n The retail space for Mocha Joe’s Roasting Co. brews single-origin specialty coffees and espresso drinks with an artisan touch. Sip yours with a pastry and admire the art on the gallery walls. $

The White House Inn 178 Route 9, Wilmington, 464-2135; closed: Mon., Tues., Wed.; meals: B, Bru, L, D; full bar, lodging, outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n At a Victorian mansion inn, the bar serves up adult beverages and pub favorites including curried deviled eggs, truffle fries and burgers. $$$

Wilmington Village Pub 7 S. Main St., Wilmington, 464-2280; meals: L, D, LN; full bar, outdoor seating, veggie-friendly, karaoke, live music, TV n Sports fans catch the big game over seasonal drafts and snacks such as Nachos el Grande and pub fries. Free pool on Monday; Friday karaoke. $

Trout River Brewing Co. 100 River St., Springfield, 345-2756; closed: Sun., Mon., Tues., Wed. n Tip back a pint of malty Rainbow Red ale or Hangry Angler double IPA in the riverside tasting room. Growlers and cans are available to go.

Vermont Distillers Tasting Room 7627 Route 9, inside Hogback Mountain Gift Shop, Marlboro, 464-2003 n Part tasting room, part retail outlet, this distillery sipping spot samples maple liqueurs and Catamount corn vodka. It also sells beer, wine, snacks and Vermontmade specialty foods.

WINE BARS TASTING ROOMS

Stemwinder

Hermit Thrush Brewery

46 Depot St., Ludlow, 228-5200; closed: Sun., Mon., Tues.; meals: D; beer & wine, gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly, live music n In a tiny two-story cottage, a wine-shop owner and a chef pair cheese boards and thin-crust pizzas with vintages and fine brews. $$$

29 High St., Suite 101C, Brattleboro, 892-0258 n Inside a brick-lined tasting room, visitors sample flights of sour and barrel-aged beers, as well as sips styled after Belgian and Trappist brewing traditions.

Honora Winery and Vineyard 201 Route 112, Jacksonville, 3682226; closed: Mon., Tues. n Swirl and sip cold-climate wines, plus beers from sister company J’Ville Brewery. Vermont cheese plates are available for nibbling. $

J’Ville Brewery (two locations) 201 Route 112, Jacksonville, 3682226; 131 Route 100, West Dover, 464-3233; closed: Mon., Tues. n The southern Vermont brewery specializes in small-batch artisan beers featuring seasonal ingredients. Sip a sample, flight or full pour, then take home a growler or crowler.

Putney Mountain Winery 8 Bellows Falls Rd., Putney, 3874610 n Winery owners Kate and Charles Dodge maintain tasting bars in Quechee and Windsor. But their sweet and juicy fruit wines are best sampled near the source, at their home-farm tasting room.

COFFEE/TEA The Coffee Bar 8814 Route 30, Jamaica, 459-1552 n Patrons perk up with organic beans sourced responsibly from around the world and roasted in-house by Ungrounded Coffee Roasters. Grab an iced maple latte for the road. $

Coffee Barn Café 321 Route 100, West Dover, 4642848; meals: B, L; gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n En route to the slopes, skiers and snowboarders caffeinate — and grab quick breakfasts and lunches — at this mountainside coffee stop. $

Coffee House 247 Route 9, Wilmington; seasonal hours; outdoor seating, veganfriendly n Swing by the dainty pink house for an on-the-go hot chocolate, latte or cappuccino made with whole, soy or almond milk. $

EURO BRITISH Elliot Street Fish, Chips & More 50 Elliot St., Brattleboro, 451-9482; meals: L, D; BYOB, gluten-free opts., vegan-friendly n You don’t have to cross the culinary pond to feast on eclectic, Euro-inspired eats such as falafel wraps and crispy haddock with Belgian fries. $

GREEK The Sundried Tomato 1300 Putney Rd., Brattleboro, 251-0010; closed: Sat., Sun.; meals: L, D; veggie-friendly n Gyros, Greek salads and honey-soaked baklava from the fast-service food counter give customers a taste of the Mediterranean. $

MEDITERRANEAN Tulip Café 126 Main St., Brattleboro, 490-2061; meals: B, Bru, L; gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n Find Mediterranean flatbreads and French crêpes in a brick-walled dining room. At breakfast, wake up with an egg sandwich on Turkish bread and an espresso or chai latte. $

Turquoise Grille 128 Main St., Brattleboro, 254-2327; meals: L, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n Fine cocktails, soaring ceilings and Mediterranean décor set the tone for meals of Turkish-style zucchini pancakes, lamb kebabs and grilled shrimp. $$

Verdé Restaurant 19 Village Lodge Rd., Stratton Mountain Resort, South Londonderry, 297-9200; meals: L, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., lodging, outdoor seating, reserv. rec., veganfriendly n The menu shifts with the seasons at Stratton’s elegant resort eatery. Look for handcrafted plates such as squid-ink agnolotti and hibiscus-crusted rack of lamb. $$$$$

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AVERAGE ENTRÉE $ $12 and under $$ $13 to $18 $$$ $19 to $25 $$$$ $26 to $32 $$$$$ $33 and up

SWISS/AUSTRIAN Swiss Inn 249 Route 11, Londonderry, 8243442; meals: D; full bar, lodging, reserv. rec. n The country inn’s dining room and tavern plate traditional Alpine cuisine such as fondue and chicken Lugano. For dessert, try the Linzertorte. $$$

ITALIAN/PIZZERIAS Blue Moose Italian Bistro 39 Main St., Brattleboro, 254-6245; closed: Sun., Mon.; meals: D; beer & wine, cash/check only, reserv. rec., veggie-friendly n Chef Ken Flutie brings Italy to the Green Mountains with hand-turned pastas, wood-fired flatbreads and artfully plated entrées. $$$

Brattleboro Village Pizza 1155 Putney Rd., Brattleboro, 257-5065; meals: L, D; beer & wine, veggie-friendly n The storefront promises “Brattleboro’s finest pizza,” but patrons also dig the Philly cheesesteaks and spaghetti with meatballs. $

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House of Pizza

Mangiamo Ristorante

89 Atkinson St., Bellows Falls, 4633425; meals: L, D; gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n The Greek-style pizzas are thick and crusty; the baked pastas bubble with cheese. Check out the array of steak calzones. $

419 Canal St., Brattleboro, 254-3700; closed: Sun.; meals: L, D; beer & wine, veggie-friendly n The momand-pop shop promises “Piece. Love. Pizza.” Go big with the Meat Maniac, topped with ham, bacon, sausage and hamburger. $$

64 Pond St., Ludlow, 228-6688; meals: L, D, LN; full bar, delivery, outdoor seating, veggiefriendly, dance floor, karaoke, live music, TV n Local cheeses, veggies, proteins and housemade sauces top an array of pastas and wood-fired pizzas. Live entertainment includes Thursday karaoke and local bands on the weekend. $$

Goodman’s American Pie 5 Lamere Sq., Ludlow, 228-4271; meals: L, D; beer & wine, veganfriendly n Families settle into chairliftseat booths for wood-fired rounds such as the Arctic Cluck, with chicken, tomato, basil and Asiago. Pool tables entertain the après-ski crowd. $$

Hazel 75 Elliot St., Brattleboro, 579-1092; meals: L, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., veggiefriendly, TV n Handcrafted pizzas, house-smoked barbecue and craft cocktails are all big hits at this industrial-chic downtown eatery. Lunch Thursday through Sunday. $$

Ludlow Village Pizza 26 Main St., Ludlow, 228-5618; meals: L, D; cash/check only, veggiefriendly n Most of the straightforward, cheesy pies made here are destined for takeout, but there are a few tables for those who’d like to savor slices fresh from the oven. $$

H Mama’s Hand Made Italian (see page 18) 190 Main St., Ludlow, 228-2333; closed: Mon., Tues., Wed.; meals: L, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., veggiefriendly n Comfort food inspired by the “boot country” includes bucatini cacio e pepe, beef carpaccio, grilled branzino and tiramisu. No lunch on Wednesday. $$

North Star Pizza 179 Route 100, Wilmington, 780-0669; meals: L, D; full bar, delivery, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, TV n Pizzas, calzones and candlepin bowling? This restaurant, bowling alley and arcade delivers all that and more: 130 menu items will please the whole family. $

The Pizza Stone VT 291 Pleasant St., Chester, 875-2121; closed: Mon.; meals: L, D; beer & wine, gluten-free opts., veggiefriendly, live music, TV n Inside an eclectic warehouse, hand-tossed pizzas feature local ingredients while 18 draft lines showcase Vermont brews. Live music most weekends. No lunch on Tuesday. $

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Pizzeria La Toscanella 148 Route 100, West Dover, 464-5070; closed: Sun., Mon.; meals: L, D; veganfriendly n Top a pie with pepperoni or wild-foraged fiddleheads at this pizzeria near Mount Snow. Also on the menu: Caprese panini, grilled-veggie wraps and baked ziti.

Popolo 36 the Square, Bellows Falls, 4607676; closed: Mon.; meals: Bru, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, reserv. rec., veggiefriendly, live music n The low-lit Italian bistro’s excellent craft cocktails and live folk tunes accompany Brussels sprout Caesars, wood-fired pizzas and pappardelle Bolognese. Brunch Friday through Sunday. $$$

Ramunto’s Brick Oven Pizza 1111 Putney Rd., Brattleboro, 579-1226; meals: L, D; full bar, delivery, veggiefriendly n Garlic knots whet appetites for blistery pies, baked lasagna and pappardelle alla vodka. Weekly specials are easy on the wallet. $$

Scalia’s WoodFired Pizzeria 19 S. Main St., Wilmington, 464-7492; closed: Mon.; meals: L, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n The name sounds straight off the boat, but Scalia’s pizzas can be classic or unconventional. Toppings that break with tradition include shrimp scampi, clams casino and mashed potatoes with bacon. $$$

Springfield Village Pizza 40 Main St., Springfield, 885-3355; meals: L, D; beer & wine, delivery, outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n Eighteen-inch pies start at $10.95. Don’t feel like a slice? Go for an eggplant Parmesan sub — or one stuffed with steak and cheese. $

Vermont Inn Pizza 460 Canal St., Brattleboro, 254-6264; closed: Mon.; meals: L, D, LN; glutenfree opts., veggie-friendly n The menu is simple — pizzas, calzones, grinders and gyros — but the pizzeria has earned a loyal following for its fresh food and friendly service. $$

West Brattleboro Pizza 1012 Western Ave., Brattleboro, 2570008; meals: L, D; veggie-friendly n Top a pie with Buffalo chicken, or stuff a grinder with veal Parmesan. Any way you slice it, the food here is affordable, filling and fast. $

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Stratton Mountain Market & Deli

129 Route 9, Wilmington, 464-2900; closed: Mon.; meals: L, D; veggiefriendly n You can get two slices and a soda for $5 during weekday lunch at the counter-service shop. Mediterranean-inspired pies abound; try one topped with garlic, tomato and anchovies. $$

5 Village Lodge Rd., Stratton Mountain Resort, South Londonderry, 856-7583; seasonal hours; meals: B, L, D; beer & wine, gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n Resort visitors order breakfast wraps, cheesesteaks and roast pork sandwiches to go. Snacks, pantry items and craft beers are available. $

MARKETS Brattleboro Food Co-op 2 Main St., Brattleboro, 2570236; meals: B, L, D; beer & wine, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, vegan-friendly n There’s something for everyone at this community-owned market. Check the salad bar or fullservice deli for fresh fare, then browse the selection of Vermont craft beers. $

D&K’s Jamaica Grocery 3816 Route 30, Jamaica, 874-4151; meals: L; beer & wine, veggie-friendly n Small-town shoppers head to the market and deli for handcrafted fare such as mac and cheese, made-toorder sandwiches, and homemade fudge. $

Gouger’s Market & Deli 121 Canal St., Brattleboro, 254-9609; closed: Sun.; meals: L, D; beer & wine, veggie-friendly n The self-proclaimed “grocery store with so much more” crafts six- and 12-inch BLTs and chicken-salad grinders — plus deviled eggs and cream of broccoli soup. $

MKT: Grafton 56 Townshend Rd., Grafton, 8432255; meals: B, Bru, L; beer & wine, veggie-friendly n In the morning, grab a just-baked croissant with compound butter and local preserves; lunchtime sandwiches layer local cheeses, fresh meats and produce on house-baked bread. Browse wines and sundries before you leave. $

Putney Co-op 8 Carol Brown Way, Putney, 387-5866; meals: B, L; beer & wine, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, vegan-friendly n The always-bustling market stocks local and organic produce, cheese, bread and meat. Hit up the newly renovated café for hot-bar specials, or take a tempeh Reuben to go. $

Singleton’s General Store 356 Main St., Proctorsville, 226-7666; meals: L, D; gluten-free opts., veggiefriendly n Rolling with kids? Grab a PB&J. The grown-up menu features 22 sandwiches, including the Black Bear, with homemade roast beef, cheddar, A1 sauce and caramelized onions. $

The Vermont Country Store 657 Main St., Weston, 824-3184; meals: B, L; veggie-friendly n Penny candies and midcentury pantry provisions recall eras past. The shelves are also loaded with Vermont cheeses, maple syrup and baked goods. Hungry for lunch? Sit down next door at sister biz the Bryant House Restaurant. $

The Village Roost 20 W. Main St., Wilmington, 4643344; meals: B, Bru, L; beer & wine, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n Enjoy a grass-fed burger or falafel wrap by the fireplace or on the wraparound deck. Eats are locally sourced and non-GMO. $

SOUTH OF THE BORDER MEXICAN 371 Restaurant 371 River St., Springfield, 886-8300; closed: Mon.; meals: L, D; delivery, gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n The River Street restaurant serves inexpensive pizzas, burgers and fried seafoods — but the best reasons to stop in are the tamales, empanadas and other authentic Mexican specialties. $

Three Stones Restaurant 105 Canal St., Brattleboro, 246-1035; closed: Sun., Mon., Tues.; meals: D; beer & wine, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, reserv. rec., veganfriendly n In an art-deco dining car, former pro ballerina Mucuy Bolles serves indigenous Mayan panuchos, tamales and empanadas crafted from centuries-old family recipes. $$

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Vermont Restaurant Week 2019 location

SWEETS Blueberry Haus (two locations) 19 Elliot St., Brattleboro, 233-7483; 809 Guilford Center Rd., Guilford, 233-7483; seasonal hours; outdoor seating n Get the scoop: These cones, sundaes and shakes are homemade the old-fashioned way with fresh ingredients. Guilford location open May through Labor Day. $

Creemee Stand 716 Route 100, Wilmington, 464-0732; seasonal hours n The name doesn’t lie. But in addition to the usual vanillachocolate twist, find sought-after flavors such as black raspberry and maple. Open May through Columbus Day. $

Grandma Miller’s Pies & Pastries 52 Hearthstone Lane, South Londonderry, 824-4032 n In an expansive red barn, bakers craft pies, cookies and other sweet treats. Enjoy a pastry fresh from the oven with a cup of coffee. $

Sticky Fingers Bakery 210 Route 100, West Dover, 464-9463; closed: Tues., Wed.; meals: B; glutenfree opts. n Along with its famous sticky buns, the Mount Snow-adjacent bakery touts everything from bread and cake to homemade ice cream and lemon-berry mousse. $

Sweet Surrender Bakery 44 Pond St., Suite 4, Ludlow, 2288986; meals: B, L n Years ago, chefowner Bonnie McGhie-Allen made the cake for Julia Child’s 85th birthday party. Nowadays, she’ll bake you a wedding cake, Danish or fresh bread. $

VEGETARIAN Superfresh! Organic Café 30 Main St., Brattleboro, 579-1751; meals: B, Bru, L, D; BYOB, gluten-free opts., veganfriendly, live music n The atmospheric café overlooking Whetstone Brook gets creative with health food. Grab a hemp-milk smoothie to go, or sit down with sunseed-guac nachos. $$

97 Main St., Brattleboro, 258-6393; meals: L, D; gluten-free opts., vegan-friendly n Proteins such as carne asada and grilled Maine lobster can be had in tacos, burritos and fajitas. Grab a cup of pozole to start. $$

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SAMURAI SOUL FOOD 176 Route 5, Fairlee, 802-331-1041, facebook.com/samuraisoulfood

Visitors to super-rural Fairlee will find an unusual welcoming committee at Samurai Soul Food: a blond mannequin with a belted restaurant T-shirt barely covering her plastic lady parts — and a fat black cat named Richard, who purrs and slinks figureeights around her ankles. Inside the 35-seat restaurant, chef-owner Kelden Smith plates blistered quesadillas stuffed with mac and cheese or beef short ribs; fiery chicken drumettes cooled with soft chèvre; and Party Animal rice bowls with Korean-style barbecue chicken, fresh veggies and a fried egg.


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In a quiet Upper Valley backwater where the median age is nearly 50, Smith’s oddball brand of Asian-fusion stoner food is an unlikely draw. But the restaurant has consistently packed in diners of all ages since opening on January 20, 2017, just hours after Donald Trump’s inauguration. “It’s just an all-around good time,” says general manager Amy Bruce, relaying the restaurant’s YOLO mission. “It kind of takes people back to the 1980s.” Indeed, the décor includes vinyl album sleeves, paper dragons, chile-pepper lights and a disco ball — a DIY look that’s part Chinatown, part college dorm room. Draft beers hail from breweries such as White River Junction’s River Roost, Burlington’s Zero Gravity and Tunbridge’s Upper Pass. There’s no hard liquor, but you can get sparkling wine spritzers or a Dark and Stormy that replaces black rum with vanilla stout. Chilled sake’s the thing for friedwonton nachos with crunchy Asian slaw, cubed ahi tuna and a generous squirt of chile-laced “tiger mayo.” Golden-fried boneless chicken thighs encased in sponge-cakey breading — à la Chinese chicken fingers — call for a crisp lager. When the weather warms, a tikithemed beer garden doubles the restaurant’s seating. That’s critical, since Fairlee’s population swells each summer

with camp counselors and second-home owners who stay on the shores of lakes Morey and Fairlee. Even with the extra space, lines snake out the door nightly. A cynic might credit the restaurant’s success to the fact that it’s the only bar in town. But ask a local, and they’ll give it to you straight: Samurai Soul Food is a sure shot for a fun time. HANNAH PALMER EGAN

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AMERICAN BARBECUE/ SOUL FOOD Big Fatty’s BBQ 186 S. Main St., White River Junction, 295-5513; closed: Tues.; meals: L, D; beer & wine, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggiefriendly, live music, TV n Do as the slogan says and “Put some South in your mouth”: slow-smoked brisket, wings or fried okra with homemade sauces and rubs. Don’t miss the salad bar, 10 craft beers on tap and adjacent crowler pit. $$

Wicked Awesome BBQ 93 Beswick Dr., White River Junction, 603-729-6213; closed: Mon.; meals: L, D; beer & wine, gluten-free opts. n What began as a to-go snack shack is now a 30-seat restaurant slinging New Englandstyle barbecue. Meat straight off the smoker includes maple chicken and pork butt basted with root beer. $$

DELI & SANDWICH Lunchbox Deli & Café 192 Route 5, Fairlee, 333-9200; closed: Sun., Mon.; meals: B, L; veggie-friendly n Morning patrons take a seat for house-baked muffins, quiches and biscuits with gravy. For lunch, order a melty Cuban panini — or a chef’s salad with the soup du jour. $

Mon Vert Café 67 Central St., Woodstock, 457-7143; meals: B, L; beer & wine, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggiefriendly n “Woodstock’s living room” is passionate about community, coffee and organic food. Everything is local, from the breakfast sandwiches to the lunchtime salads and panini. $

DINER Eat Woodstock 4374 W. Woodstock Rd., Woodstock, 672-6025; meals: B, Bru, L; glutenfree opts., veggie-friendly n This “boutique diner” dishes buttermilk pancakes, challah French toast and breakfast burritos all day long. Lunchtime burgers come topped with fried eggs and maple aioli or bacon and cheddar. $

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The Fairlee Diner 256 Main St., Fairlee, 333-3569; closed: Tues.; meals: B, L; glutenfree opts., veggie-friendly n You can still order a side of applesauce or cottage cheese at the Route 5 diner, where townies line up on the weekend for flapjacks, fluffy eggs and toasted sandwiches. $

The Hartland Diner 159 Route 5, Hartland, 436-3663; meals: B, L; gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n Order a Slap Your Mama breakfast: three eggs, bacon, corned-beef hash, sausage gravy and a biscuit. Lunch options include turkey Cobb wraps and housemade black bean burgers. Don’t miss the pie. $$

North Woods Café 530 Waits River Rd., Jiffy Mart, Bradford, 222-9294; meals: B, L, D; gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n At the intersection of routes 5 and 25, a gas-station dinette dishes pancakes by day and country-fried steak and meatloaf by night. $

P&H Truck Stop Route 302 & Interstate 91 (Exit 17), Wells River, 429-2141; meals: B, L, D; gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n Feeling friendly? Perch on a counter stool and chat up a grill cook over a Trucker’s Breakfast, fried chicken or a slice of homemade maple cream pie. Sunday breakfast buffet. $

Tuttle’s Family Diner 41 Main St., Wells River, 757-3333; meals: B, L, D; gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n The old-fashioned diner counter pours bottomless cups of coffee to go with blueberry flapjacks, Western omelettes and hefty open-faced sandwiches. No dinner Sunday through Tuesday. $

The Windsor Diner 135 Main St., Windsor, 674-5555; meals: B, L; veggie-friendly n Grease your spoon at a booth in Windsor’s vintage dining car. In addition to all the classics, daily specials such as taco salad and American chop suey keep the menu fresh. $

JUICES/SMOOTHIES Juel Juice + Smoothies 27 N. Main St., White River Junction; closed: Mon.; meals: B, L; glutenfree opts., vegan-friendly n Coldpressed juices and nutrient-dense smoothies are on the menu at the Junction’s “modern apothecary.” The shop also stocks herbal remedies and products geared toward zero-waste living. $

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NEW AMERICAN 506 Bistro & Bar 1653 Route 4, On the River Inn, Woodstock, 457-5000; meals: B, L, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., lodging, outdoor seating, reserv. rec., veggie-friendly n Everything about this inn restaurant screams classed-up country-chic — from the library-esque lounge trimmed in antique wood to the craft cocktails and Yankee pot roast. $$$

Barnard Inn Restaurant and Max’s Tavern 5518 Route 12, Barnard, 234-9961; closed: Sun., Mon.; meals: D; full bar, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, reserv. rec., veggie-friendly n A classically trained chef-owner prepares polished plates for the formal dining room and upscale pub fare for the tavern. The wine cellar holds more than 350 bottles. $$$

Carpenter & Main 326 Main St., Norwich, 649-2922; closed: Mon., Tues.; meals: D; full bar, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, reserv. rec., veggie-friendly n Chef Bruce MacLeod’s seasonal small plates might include spicy Thai lettuce wraps or anchovy crostini with egg. Even the grass-fed burger goes gourmet on an English muffin with Gruyère. $$$

Chef Brad’s CrazySide 1 Quechee Main St., Quechee, 2956400; closed: Sun., Mon., Tues.; meals: Bru, L, D; BYOB, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggiefriendly n Out of a vintage yellow camper, Brad Pirkey cooks up Cajun turkey-bacon sandwiches and Indian butter chicken burritos. Warmweather guests dine at picnic tables or in a converted school bus. $$

Cloudland Farm Restaurant 1101 Cloudland Rd., Woodstock, 4572599; closed: Sun., Mon., Tues., Wed., Thu.; meals: D; BYOB, gluten-free opts., reserv. rec., veggie-friendly n Field-to-table dinners get creative on this working farm, where menus might feature pork loin or corned beef and cabbage. Guests shouldn’t miss the extraordinary desserts. $$$$

Davidson’s 3268 Quechee Main St., Quechee Club, Quechee, 299-2101; closed: Sun., Mon., Tues., Wed.; meals: L, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, reserv. rec., veggiefriendly, TV n Members and the general public don “Quechee Club casual” attire for tuna carpaccio and grilled quail. Sip a cellared wine while gazing out at the Ottauquechee River. $$$$

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Elixir 188 S. Main St., White River Junction, 281-7009; closed: Sun., Mon.; meals: D; full bar, gluten-free opts., reserv. rec., veggie-friendly n Inside a converted 1930s freight house, sup on cocoa-dusted filet mignon or mussels in red coconut curry. Creative cocktails fulfill the restaurant’s name. $$

The Inn at Weathersfield 1342 Route 106, Perkinsville, 2639217; closed: Mon., Tues.; meals: D; full bar, gluten-free opts., lodging, outdoor seating, reserv. rec., veggiefriendly, live music n Ingredients from the garden and farm partners dictate the fanciful offerings on à la carte and tasting menus, both of which change weekly. Cooking courses available. $$$$

The Lincoln Inn & Restaurant at the Covered Bridge 2709 W. Woodstock Rd., Woodstock, 457-7052; meals: L, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., lodging, outdoor seating, reserv. rec., veggiefriendly, live music n Savor chef Jevgenija Saromova’s farm-fresh prix-fixe suppers — or sit for a sevenor 12-course tasting menu at the Chef’s Table. Reservations required, except during summertime tavern nights. $$$$$

Mangalista 61 Central St., Woodstock, 457-7467; closed: Sun., Mon.; meals: D; full bar, gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n Tuck into a plate of the restaurant’s namesake Hungarian swine — the owners raise the pigs themselves. Also on the oft-changing menu: broccoli soup, squash risotto and natural wines. $$$

Parker House Vermont Restaurant & Rooms 1792 Quechee Main St., Quechee, 295-6077; seasonal hours; meals: D; full bar, gluten-free opts., lodging, outdoor seating, reserv. rec., vegan-friendly, live music n The owners of this charming and spirited country inn transform fresh, local ingredients into eclectic dishes with European flair. Start with a cocktail at the bar. $$$$

The Prince & the Pauper 24 Elm St., Woodstock, 457-1818; meals: D; full bar, gluten-free opts., reserv. rec., vegan-friendly n In the heart of the village, upscale plates such as stuffed pork loin, seared salmon and wood-fired pizza are offered in prix-fixe courses and à la carte. Early-bird “dinner and a movie” specials include tickets to nearby Pentangle Arts Theatre. $$$$

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Red Rooster 14 the Green, Woodstock, 457-1100; meals: B, L, D; full bar, glutenfree opts., lodging, reserv. rec., veggie-friendly n Collaborations between the chef and the inn’s master gardener culminate in plates such as harissa-carrot salad and country-fried rabbit loin. Local meats complement the homegrown produce year-round. $$$$

H Samurai Soul Food (see page 30) 176 Route 5, Fairlee, 331-1041; closed: Mon., Tues.; meals: D; beer & wine, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly, TV n Comfort food collides with Asian fusion at Fairlee’s funky locavore spot. The fare ranges from General Tso’s popcorn chicken to mac-and-cheese quesadillas. $

Simon Pearce Restaurant 1760 Quechee Main St., Quechee, 295-1470; meals: L, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, reserv. rec., veggie-friendly n After watching glassblowers work in the open studio downstairs, head to a chic dining room overlooking a covered bridge for silken cheddar soup or horseradish-crusted cod. The atrium bar serves casual drinks and snacks. $$$$

The Skinny Pancake 7161 Woodstock Rd., Quechee, 291-6111; meals: B, Bru, L, D; full bar, vegan-friendly n The 10th location of the crêperie that started as a cart on Burlington’s Church Street merges a coffeehouse vibe with a casual menu of burgers, salads, and sweet and savory crêpes. $

Skunk Hollow Tavern 12 Brownsville Rd., Hartland Four Corners, 436-2139; closed: Mon., Tues.; meals: D; full bar, veggiefriendly, live music, pub quiz/trivia n A formal dining room offers fine plates such as tarragon-scented chicken and filet mignon au poivre, while the downstairs pub is the place for wings, burgers and live bands. Take in the circa-1790 charm throughout. $$

Soulfully Good 67 Central St., Woodstock, 457-7395; closed: Tues., Wed.; meals: B, L; gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, vegan-friendly n The biscuits, eggs, Belgian waffles and pesto zoodles are all organic — and often locally sourced. In warm weather, enjoy them on the patio garden. $$

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Stone Soup Restaurant 7 Brook Rd., Strafford, 765-4301; closed: Mon., Tues., Wed.; meals: D; full bar, gluten-free opts., veggiefriendly n There’s no signage marking this historic clapboard house as a restaurant, no website advertising its existence. But inside the firelit dining room, Vermont-grown plates include roast Cornish hen with brandied plum sauce. $$$

Thyme 85 N. Main St., White River Junction, 295-3312; closed: Sun., Mon.; meals: L, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veganfriendly n The friendly café serves globally inspired fare sourcing local ingredients — and casual elegance in a contemporary setting. $$$

Windsor Station Restaurant & Barroom 26 Depot Ave., Windsor, 6744180; closed: Mon.; meals: D; full bar, gluten-free opts., veggiefriendly, live music n Tap your toes to live music most nights while supping on a grass-fed burger, pasta Bolognese or handmade ravioli in a historic train-station restaurant. Sips include local beers and Italian wines. $$

Worthy Kitchen 442 Woodstock Rd., Woodstock, 457-7281; meals: L, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n The owners of Worthy Burger serve high-quality comfort food here, ranging from buttermilk fried-chicken sandwiches to confit pork poutine smothered in duck-fat gravy. Weekend lunch. $$

SNACK BARS/CARTS Whippi Dip 158 Route 5, Fairlee, 331-1313; seasonal hours; meals: L, D; cash/ check only, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n Breakfast burritos, smoky barbecue and lots of vegetarian options make Fairlee’s beloved summer snack stand worth the stop. Try a creamsicle float made with artisan orange soda and vanilla ice cream. Open April through October. $

White Cottage Snack Bar 863 W. Woodstock Rd., Woodstock, 457-3455; seasonal hours; meals: L, D; cash/check only, outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n On the banks of the Ottauquechee River, find charbroiled burgers, whole-belly clams and Maine lobster rolls — not to mention 30 flavors of ice cream. Open May through Columbus Day. $

STEAKHOUSE/ SEAFOOD The Daily Catch 61 Central St., Woodstock, 332-4005; closed: Mon., Tues.; meals: D; full bar, outdoor seating n The Vermont branch of a beloved Boston restaurant group dishes Italian seafood specialties including crispy fried calamari, linguine with white clam sauce and lobster fra diavolo. $$$$

TRADITIONAL Bentleys Restaurant 3 Elm St., Woodstock, 457-3232; meals: L, D; full bar, veggiefriendly, dance floor, live music, TV n The Victorian-inspired dining room has been serving martinis, New England clam chowder and big burgers for more than 30 years. $$$

Dana’s by the Gorge 5945 Woodstock Rd., Quechee, 295-6066; seasonal hours; meals: B, L; beer & wine, outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n Near the Quechee Gorge, early risers start the day with breakfast burritos and blueberry pancakes. For lunch, order a Chicken Picnic: crispy tenders with fries, coleslaw and homemade maple vinaigrette. Open May through October. $

Mountain Creamery 33 Central St., Woodstock, 457-1715; meals: B, L; cash/check only, glutenfree opts., outdoor seating n When farmers own restaurants, the smoked beef brisket and fluffy three-egg omelettes make ample use of fresh meats and veggies. Save room for a slice of Mile High Apple Pie with homemade ice cream. $

Quechee Inn at Marshland Farm 1119 Quechee Main St., Quechee, 295-3133; meals: D; full bar, glutenfree opts., lodging, outdoor seating, reserv. rec., veggie-friendly n A low-lit farmhouse inn invites guests to linger over old-fashioned plates of crispy roast duck or flounder Florentine. Enjoy three courses for $25 on Wednesday or a $55 supper for two on Friday. $$$$

ASIAN CHINESE Chan’s House 184 Main St., Bradford, 222-5474; meals: L, D; full bar, veggie-friendly n Locals love the heaping portions of General Tso’s chicken and crab Rangoon. The wonton soup is loaded with fresh veggies. $

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586 Route 4, Bridgewater Corners, 422-3816; closed: Mon., Tues., Wed.; meals: B, L; gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n Continuing the long tradition of Blanche and Bill’s Pancake House, Drewski’s serves locally famous flapjacks and waffles close to Killington’s Skyeship Gondola. $

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The Happy Hour Restaurant 36 N. Main St., Wells River, 7573466; closed: Mon.; meals: Bru, L, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., veggiefriendly n For decades, families have gathered in the old-school dining room for prime rib, grilled seafood, roast turkey and Sunday brunch. $$

Isabell’s Café 3052 Route 5, East Thetford, 7854300; closed: Sun., Mon.; meals: B, L; cash/check only, veggie-friendly n At a teeny eatery inside a charming yellow house, the chalkboard menus tout homemade pies, country breakfasts, soups and sandwiches. $

42 Sykes Ave., White River Junction, 291-9088; meals: L, D; beer & wine, all-you-can-eat, gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n Hot-and-sour soup, housemade dumplings and crab legs draw diners to the bus-terminal Asian buffet. $

74 Main St., Windsor, 674-6888; closed: Mon.; meals: L, D; glutenfree opts., veggie-friendly n Fill up on the usual suspects: lo mein, chow mein, moo shu and more. Portions are big, and prices are affordable. $

INDIAN Taj-E-India Catering & Take Out 13 Lower Hyde Park, White River Junction, 698-8849; meals: L, D; veggie-friendly n The Indian chefs cook a dizzying array of takeout samosas, curries and tandoor dishes, all of which can be ordered at your preferred level of spice. $

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PAN-ASIAN Angkor Wat 61 Pleasant St., Woodstock, 4579029; closed: Mon.; meals: D; BYOB, gluten-free opts., vegan-friendly n Vietnamese, Thai and Indian flavors mesh with the owner’s native Cambodian palate in dishes such Khmer curry soup, drunken noodles and lemongrass chicken. All are made with local meats. $

Phnom Penh Sandwich Station 7 N. Main St., White River Junction, 281-6617; closed: Sun.; meals: L, D; beer & wine, gluten-free opts., vegan-friendly n In a charming corner location, Sarin Tin and Lay Yi dish fare from their native Cambodia, plus pan-Asian plates including pad Thai, Vietnamese banh mi and pho. Thirsty? Grab a local beer at the bar. $

BAKERIES & CAFÉS King Arthur Flour Bakery & Café, School and Store 135 Route 5, Norwich, 649-3361; meals: B, L; outdoor seating, veggiefriendly n Bakers rise before dawn to hand-shape baguettes, sticky buns and scones at the flour company’s flagship campus. In addition to perfect pastries, the airy post-andbeam café serves artisan sandwiches, salads and soups. $

BARS, PUBS & CLUBS BARS/LOUNGES The Dusty Bottle 134 Main St., entrance on Barton St., Bradford, 280-8806; closed: Mon., Wed.; full bar, dance floor, karaoke, live music, TV n With a pool table and live music most weekends, this below-ground dive draws a spirited local crowd.

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BREWPUBS Harpoon Brewery Riverbend Taps & Beer Garden 336 Ruth Carney Dr., Windsor, 674-5491; meals: L, D; beer & wine, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly, live music n See where the magic happens during a brewery tour, then kick back with an IPA or UFO White ale in the outdoor beer garden. Munchies range from burgers to fluffy homemade pretzels. $

Jasper Murdock’s Alehouse 325 Main St., Norwich Inn, Norwich, 649-1143; meals: B, L, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., lodging, outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n The brewpub’s canon is more than 50 beers strong. Visitors pair pints with locavore dishes such as crispy Brussels sprouts and rack of lamb. Find 2,000 bottles on the wine list. $$$

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Long Trail Brewing 5520 Route 4, Bridgewater Corners, 672-5011; meals: L; beer & wine, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n Tour the brewery, then sample seasonal and pilot brews while dining on the riverside deck. Don’t miss the cheddar-ale soup and build-your-own burgers. $

PUBS Crow Bar and Grill 70 Main St., Windsor, 674-4310; meals: L, D; full bar, veggiefriendly, TV n The village watering hole welcomes barflies with entertainment and eats. Catch a sports game over a burger, wings, or beer-battered fish and chips. $

The Hungry Bear Pub & Grill 776 Lower Plains Rd., Bradford, 222-5288; meals: L, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly, TV n Find friendly, “Cheers”-style service and local beers on draft in cozy surroundings. Hungry as a bear? Burgers, wraps and home-style entrées hit the spot. $$

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5813 Woodstock Rd., Quechee, 2958500; meals: D; full bar, gluten-free opts., vegan-friendly, live music n Nut allergies? No worries. The menu here is completely nut-free. Twelve beers on tap pair well with jumbo wings, pulled pork sandwiches and Cajun rib-eye steak. $$

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Fable Farm Fermentory 1525 Royalton Turnpike, Barnard, 234–5667; closed: Sat., Sun., Mon., Tues., Wed., Thu. n The scenic farm and fermentory opens for Friday afternoon tastings of eight naturally fermented apple, grape and honey wines. Snacks include nuts, olives and local organic cheeses.

La Garagista Farm + Winery 1834 Mount Hunger Rd., Barnard, 291-1295; call for hours n Farmers, winemakers and restaurateurs Deirdre Heekin and Caleb Barber host pop-up dinners and tastings at their Barnard farm and vineyard. Open for events and by appointment only.

Putney Mountain Winery: Quechee Tasting Room 5573 Woodstock Rd., inside the Cabot store, Quechee, 295-5335; seasonal hours n Step up to a small tasting bar to sample estate-grown wines made with grapes, currants, berries and other fruits.

River Roost Brewery 230 S. Main St., White River Junction; closed: Mon., Tues., Wed. n Barrel-aged sours and creamy stouts rotate through the tap lines alongside hop-forward pale ales and IPAs at White River Junction’s highly rated 10-barrel brewery.

SILO Distillery 3 Artisans Way, Windsor, 674-4220; closed: Tues., Wed., Thu.; full bar, live music n Made with local grains, SILO vodkas, gins and whiskeys go from “farm to barn to bottle.” Sample them in the tasting room, just steps away from Harpoon Brewery.

Vermont Spirits 5573 Woodstock Rd., Quechee, 866998-6352 n One of the state’s first microdistilleries makes vodkas from local milk sugar and maple sap. Also find gin, bourbon and apple brandy.

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54 Pleasant St., Woodstock, 614915-8944; closed: Mon., Tues., Wed., Thu., Fri.; meals: B, L n Woodstock’s village beanery opens for weekend coffee and retail sales. Grab a snack while you’re there: Summer pop-up vendors include local pastry chefs and the Tacos Tacos food truck. $

7 State St., Windsor, 230-4107; meals: B, L, D; gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n Beantown gets plenty of love at a combination coffeehouse, sports gallery and scoop shop. Fuel a workday with Belgian waffles and a latte — or swing by for an afternoon panini and breve cup. $

The Local Buzz 142 Main St., Bradford, 222-5282; closed: Sun.; meals: B, L; BYOB, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, vegan-friendly, live music n Since 2010, this village java joint has doled out espressos and edibles both sweet and savory. Little ones can visit the kids’ play area. $

EURO BRITISH Piecemeal Pies 5 S. Main St., White River Junction, 281-6910; closed: Mon., Tues.; meals: Bru, L, D; beer & wine, veggie-friendly n Individual savory pies — stuffed with rabbit and bacon, curried vegetables, or chicken and leeks — nod to traditional English cuisine. Don’t miss the plum upsidedown cake and bangin’ Sunday brunch. $

MEDITERRANEAN Alexander’s Restaurant & Pub 48 Main St., Bradford, 222-5505; closed: Sun., Mon., Tues.; meals: L, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, reserv. rec., veganfriendly n Views of the Waits River come with every burger and beer at this Mediterranean pub. Feeling international? Try a fattoush salad or falafel pita from the Lebanese menu. $$

The Tuckerbox 1 S. Main St., White River Junction, 359-4041; meals: B, L, D; beer & wine, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, reserv. rec., vegan-friendly n Early risers sip locally roasted coffee while tapping away on their laptops. At lunch, the menu shifts to kebabs, falafel and other Turkish specialties. No dinner on Monday. $

ITALIAN/PIZZERIAS Colatina Exit 164 N. Main St., Bradford, 2229008; meals: Bru, L, D; full bar, delivery, gluten-free opts., veggiefriendly, live music, TV n For more than 40 years, Bradford’s village trattoria has drawn diners for handtossed pizzas and pastas embellished with local meats and produce. Live weekend entertainment at the upstairs pub. $$

Leda’s Pizza and Restaurant 456 Route 5, Fairlee, 333-4773; closed: Mon., Tues.; meals: L, D; gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n The family-owned resto has been serving crisp pizzas and Greek souvlaki since 1988. And for dessert? A honeyed square of baklava. $

Pizza Chef of Quechee 5893 Woodstock Rd., Quechee, 296-6669; meals: L, D; beer & wine, gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n The pizzeria’s owner is “hoptimistic” that “everything will be fine with a craft beer.” Pair one of 17 drafts with a cheese pie or calzone stuffed with pesto, artichokes and steak. $

Ramunto’s Brick & Brew Pizza 102 Mill Rd., Bridgewater, 672-1120; meals: L, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggiefriendly n Located among artisan shops at the historic Bridgewater Mill, the pizza pub offers 20 beers on tap and dozens of thin-crust and Sicilian-style pies. $$

Thetford Village Pizza 2307 Route 5, East Thetford, 7854263; closed: Mon.; meals: L, D; delivery, veggie-friendly n Carry out a crispy deep-dish Village Special pie bearing pepperoni, peppers, onions, mushrooms and hamburger meat. Other staples include pasta dinners and meatball subs. $

MARKETS Barnard General Store 6134 Route 12, Barnard, 2349688; meals: B, L, D; beer & wine, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly nn Inside a historic general store, diners stock up on local products and sit down at the 1950s ice cream counter for made-to-order breakfasts and deli-style lunches. $

Bliss Village Store & Deli 158 S. Main St., Bradford, 222-3355; meals: B, L, D; veggie-friendly nn “Put a little bliss in your day” is the general store’s tagline — and fresh sandwiches, pasta salads and fried snacks are its tools of the trade. Don’t miss the housemade Magic Bar layer cookies. $

Bridgewater Corners Country Store 5680 Route 4, Bridgewater Corners, 672-6241; meals: B, L, D; beer & wine, gluten-free opts., veggiefriendly nn Rise and shine with a pastry or breakfast sandwich. Later in the day, the deli turns out turkeyapple-cheddar sandwiches, fresh pizzas and maple creemees. $

East Corinth General Store 8392 Route 25, East Corinth, 4395525; meals: B, L, D; veggie-friendly n There’s something for everyone n at this local hangout: gasoline, hammers, craft beer and sandwiches. Stop by for an ice cream in the summer. $

Gramp’s Country Store & Deli 486 Route 25, West Topsham, 439-5500; meals: B, L, D; beer & wine, veggie-friendly nn Regulars fuel up at the old-time country store with morning breakfast sandwiches, made-to-order pizzas and classic burgers. $

Jake’s Quechee Market & Café 7161 Woodstock Rd., Quechee, 291-9900; meals: B, L; beer & wine, gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n Morning coffees and breakfast n sandwiches give way to stackers such as Montréal roast beef on rye with house-fried chips. Hit up the ice cream window in season. $

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Newbury Village Store & Thistle Café 4991 Route 5, Newbury, 866-5681; meals: B, L; beer & wine, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veganfriendly nn There’s a cozy café hidden at the back of Newbury’s historic general store. Sit down with a beer and a hot cheesesteak sandwich, pizza or burger. Soups and salads are available to go. $$

Route 4 Country Store, Deli & Bar-B-Que 3699 Woodstock Rd., Quechee, 2957563; meals: B, L, D; beer & wine, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly nn The smoker outside cooks up ribs, brisket and other barbecue faves. Inside, diners choose from salads and overstuffed sandwiches. Feelin’ sweet? Go for a housemade creemee. $

Singleton’s Market 6962 Woodstock Rd., Quechee, 698-8675; meals: B, L; gluten-free opts., vegan-friendly nn Butcher shop and grocery stop in one, Singleton’s also pleases palates with 25 different sandwiches. The Tommy Motz layers fresh tomatoes, mozzarella and pesto mayo. $

Upper Valley Food Co-op 193 N. Main St., White River Junction, 295-5804; meals: B, L; gluten-free opts., vegan-friendly n From the back of the organic co-op, Sweet Lilac Deli crafts soups, sandwiches, salads and sweets from local ingredients. The daily changing hot bar stocks heartier fare. $

Waits River Country Store and Deli 149 Route 25, West Topsham, 4399510; meals: B, L, D; veggie-friendly n Located in one of Vermont’s most photographed towns, the modest market and deli serves sizable sandwiches, pizzas and nightly entrée specials to go. $

Woodstock Farmers’ Market 979 Woodstock Rd., Woodstock, 457-3658; closed: Mon.; meals: L, D; gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n Soups, salads and entrées change daily, but 22 signature sandwiches are menu standards. You can also pick up local cheeses, flowers, wine and fresh produce. $

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SOUTH OF THE BORDER CARIBBEAN/LATIN Melaza Bistro 71 Central St., Woodstock, 457-7110; meals: D; full bar, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, reserv. rec., vegan-friendly, TV n A Puerto Rican chef channels home with tapas and Caribbean specialties such as rum-guava-glazed pork and fried plantains. The leafy outdoor terrace is a great spot for summer mojitos. $$$

MEXICAN Trail Break Taps + Tacos 129 S. Main St., White River Junction, 281-3208; closed: Wed.; meals: D; full bar, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, vegan-friendly n Edison bulbs cast warm light on the downtown taqueria and beer bar, where the menu includes everything from blackened fish tacos to sweetpotato-hash burritos. Food truck catering available. $

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SWEETS Ava’s Candy Corner 63 Gates St., White River Junction, 603-276-0586 n The shop’s edible nostalgia includes freshly made cotton candy, sugar buttons and wax soda bottles, while gummy bears, worms and alligators are among the modern treats. Hot outside? Stop by for a scoop of ice cream. $

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For generations, Vermont’s general stores have supplied not only basic provisions — hammers, milk, flannel shirts — but also community gathering places. In Pittsfield, that tradition continues at the Original General Store, a handsome whiteclapboard building that beckons locals and travelers to pull off scenic Route 100 and gather for locavore comfort food. Married proprietors Kevin Lasko and Katie Stiles left the New York City restaurant world in 2014 for a change of scenery and to create their own restaurant. They settled in Vermont, where Lasko had attended the New England Culinary Institute, for its local ingredients and “amazing producers,” Stiles says. Now they operate a trio of food businesses out of the late 19th-century structure: Vermont Farms Catering; weekend dinner parties at the intimate Backroom; and casual daily meals at the Original General Store. The market-café is accessible in both price and fare. Diners order at the counter, and meals are delivered to them at wooden tables at the front of the store. The space is rustic Vermont

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chic, with a pair of skis mounted by the hearth and baseball hats emblazoned with the store’s logo — a search-and-rescue dog — hanging from pegs. Morning breakfasts include hearty bowls of oatmeal topped with fruit and nuts; burritos filled with chili, eggs and cheddar; and strawberry buttermilk pancakes. At lunchtime, the house specials are truly special: The Vermonter BLT adds turkey and cheddar to the classic. The pulled pork sandwich opts for plum-fennel jam instead of barbecue sauce — a fine trade. Sides rotate from German potato salad to Waldorf chicken salad to roasted beets in maple vinaigrette. Baked goods are seasonal, too: Autumn brings mini pumpkin pies; spring and summer, strawberry-rhubarb and blueberry pies. The store’s shelves are lined with everything from tomato sauce and flax seed to batteries and toothpaste. You can dress up your deli sandwich with kimchi and kale pesto, but you can’t say the Original General Store isn’t true to its name. Says Stiles: “We really wanted to maintain the taste of place of Vermont.”

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AMERICAN BARBECUE/ SOUL FOOD The Back Behind Restaurant & Barbecue Smokehouse Junction of routes 4 and 100, Killington, 422-9907; closed: Tues., Wed.; meals: L, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly, pub quiz/trivia, TV n Sit at the bar, in the dining room or in a vintage Rutland Railway caboose while enjoying hickorysmoked barbecue with jalapeño corn bread and homemade baked beans. Weekend and holiday lunch. $$$

DELI & SANDWICH Gill’s Delicatessen 68 Strongs Ave., Rutland, 773-7414; closed: Sun.; meals: L, D; cash/ check only, delivery, vegan-friendly n Family-owned since 1964, Rutland’s long-loved deli offers crabmeat grinders and other hefty sandwiches on homemade rolls. $

Handcarved by Ernie 26 Center St., Rutland, 747-8499; closed: Sat., Sun.; meals: Bru, L; veggie-friendly n The New York-style sandwich shop turns out handcarved roast beef, brisket and turkey sandwiches guided by the slogan “Bacon makes everything better!” $

Maxie’s Tubs & Mini Subs 93 State St., Rutland, 775-2007; meals: L, D; veggie-friendly n Locals love these subs for their generous fillings and fresh-baked rolls. Invent your own signature sandwich from the menu of cold cuts, fresh veggies and dressings. $

Sandwich Shoppe 62 Merchants Row, Rutland, 7732580; closed: Sun.; meals: B, L; gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n More than 300 menu items make it hard to choose what to eat. Try the grilled turkey, dill and Swiss cheese sandwich on rye — the owner calls the flavor “unbelievable.” $

The Yellow Deli 23 Center St., Rutland, 775-9800; closed: Sat.; meals: B, L, D, LN; gluten-free opts., lodging, outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n Members of the Twelve Tribes Communities serve up yerba mate and coffee drinks in a funky, homespun space. Tuck into a hearty sandwich on homemade bread. Open “24/5,” from noon on Sunday through Friday afternoon. $

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DINER Birdseye Diner 590 Main St., Castleton, 468-5817; meals: B, L, D; beer & wine, outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n Malts, burgers and other timeless fare meet contemporary cuisine in a restored 1940s Silk City dining car. $

JR’s Eatery 4601 Route 7, Pittsford, 483-2348; meals: B, L, D n “Food so good you’ll think we stole your mother” is the tagline of this classic American diner. Breakfast all day is a hit with early birds and late risers alike. Dinner on Thursday and Friday. $

Mary’s Café 458 Main St., West Rutland, 4382422; meals: B, L; cash/check only, veggie-friendly n Regulars are greeted by name at West Rutland’s mom-and-pop stop. Specials include chicken and biscuits on Monday and meatloaf on Wednesday. Order the berry-and-cream pie any day. $

Perry’s Main Street Eatery 253 Main St., Poultney, 287-5188; meals: B, L, D; BYOB, outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n Owners Walt and Donna Perry supply friendly service and home cookin’ — think baby back ribs and mac and cheese. No dinner on Sunday. $$

NEW AMERICAN The Backroom 3963 Route 100, Original General Store, Pittsfield, 770-4357; seasonal hours; meals: D; full bar, gluten-free opts., reserv. rec., vegan-friendly n At the back of a general store, New York Times-starred chef Kevin Lasko hosts intimate, family-style dinner parties every Friday, Saturday and Sunday night. Closed in summer. $$$

Birch Ridge Inn 37 Butler Rd., Killington, 422-4293; closed: Mon.; meals: D; full bar, gluten-free opts., lodging, reserv. rec., veggie-friendly n A covered bridge leads to cozy, upscale dining. Try the herb-crusted rack of lamb or butternut bisque. For dessert, there’s Grand Marnier crème brûlée. $$$

Blueberry Hill Inn 1307 Goshen-Ripton Rd., Brandon, 247-6735; seasonal hours; meals: B, D; BYOB, gluten-free opts., lodging, reserv. rec., veggie-friendly n A stone fireplace and flickering candlelight draw diners to the elegant inn for nightly changing menus that celebrate the season. $$$$

Charity’s 1887 Saloon & Restaurant 2194 Killington Rd., Killington, 422-3800; meals: L, D; full bar, live music, TV n Pair a beer with awardwinning Jamaican jerk wings at the bar, which was constructed in France in 1887 for a West Virginia saloon. Visit on the weekend for lunch and live piano music. $$

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Marble Bar & Restaurant 96 W. Park Rd., Highline Lodge, Killington, 877-489-0909; seasonal hours; meals: D; full bar, lodging, vegan-friendly, live music n After a day on the mountain, relax in the skilodge resto with French onion soup or cabernet-braised short ribs. Live music on the weekend. $$$

Motor Room Bar

2820 Killington Rd., Killington, 422-4030; seasonal hours; meals: Bru, D; full bar, veggie-friendly, TV n Seafoods, rotisserie meats and homemade pastas are served at 2,000 feet elevation, just across the road from Killington’s golf course. Sunday brunch in winter. $$$$

4763 Killington Rd., Killington Resort, Killington, 800-621-6867; seasonal hours; meals: D; full bar, reserv. rec. n On wintry Saturdays, a snowcat whisks people away on an après-ski adventure. The intimate excursions include hors d’oeuvres — think bison pinwheel skewers and apple-cider beignets — and craft cocktails. $$$$$

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63 Summit Path, Killington, 4225335; meals: Bru, L, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly, live music n Try a BLT from the tavern menu or grilled meats and seafood in the steakhouse-style dining room. There’s prime-rib hash for weekend brunch and seating on a deck over the pond in summer. $$

195 Mountain Top Rd., Chittenden, 483-2311; meals: B, L, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., lodging, outdoor seating, reserv. rec., veganfriendly, TV n Sweeping lake views entice diners into the tavern for burgers and brews. More formal experiences are complete with an award-winning wine list and plates such as pan-seared scallops. $$

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Preston’s Restaurant

4763 Killington Rd., Killington Resort, Killington, 866-809-9147; seasonal hours; meals: L, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n Skiers lunch on steaming soups and crisp lobster salads in a toasty trailside yurt. After dark, board a snowcat-drawn sleigh to a fivecourse farm-to-table dinner. $$$

228 E. Mountain Rd., Killington Grand Hotel, Killington, 422-6111; meals: L, D; full bar, lodging, reserv. rec., veggie-friendly n While the hotel restaurant’s name pays homage to Killington founder Preston L. Smith, its menu honors Vermont farmers, cheesemakers and brewers. Weekend lunch. $$

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37 Miller Brook Rd., Killington, 4222787; meals: B, L, D; full bar, glutenfree opts., veggie-friendly n Local art and artisan drinks are a feast for the senses. Check out the menu of salads, sandwiches, pastas and crêpes — or a monthly five-course wine dinner. $

Little Harry’s 121 West St., Rutland, 747-4848; meals: D; full bar, all-you-caneat, reserv. rec., veggie-friendly n Promising to be “an oasis for the passionate appetite,” the casual downtown mainstay crafts mussels in green-basil curry and roasted half duck. $$

7 Woodward Rd., Mendon, 775-2290; closed: Tues., Wed.; meals: D; full bar, gluten-free opts., lodging, outdoor seating, reserv. rec., vegan-friendly, live music n Dishes change with the seasons but include items such as escargots, Faroe Island salmon and red-wine lamb shank. In the casual tavern, Vermont brews and craft cocktails reign. $$$$

Roots the Restaurant 55 Washington St., Rutland, 7477414; closed: Mon.; meals: L, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., reserv. rec., vegan-friendly n Fresh, healthy, local food is the focus. Try the maple-andmolasses-braised pork or a noodle bowl featuring Vermont Soy tofu. $$

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Sissy’s Kitchen 10 West St., Middletown Springs, 235-2000; closed: Mon., Tues., Wed.; meals: B, L, D; gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n Chef-owner Sissy Hicks crafts her quinoa burgers and grilled hamapple-cheese sandwiches with local ingredients. Grab a prepared dinner to go. $

Table 24 Restaurant 24 Wales St., Rutland, 775-2424; meals: L, D; full bar, glutenfree opts., reserv. rec., veggiefriendly, TV n Classic comfort food goes gourmet with plates such as jerk-chicken fondue and mushroom risotto. For dessert? Banana cream pie. $$$

The Wild Fern 1731 Route 100, Stockbridge, 7469119; closed: Mon., Tues.; meals: Bru, D; BYOB, cash/check only, outdoor seating, veggie-friendly, live music n One young customer dubbed Stockbridge’s chef-owned café a “baker-ria” for its homemade bagels and pizzas, which incorporate produce from nearby farms. Sunday brunch. $

SNACK BARS/CARTS Doreen’s Drive-In 723 N. Main St., Wallingford, 4463783; seasonal hours; meals: L, D; outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n Regulars at this summer pit stop swear that the creemees, burgers and fried treats are “the best on Earth.” Open May through Labor Day. $

Roxie’s Fries 151 Route 4A, Castleton, 468-2800; seasonal hours; meals: L, D; outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n Castleton’s seasonal creemee stand has been in the same family for more than 50 years. Don’t miss the hand-cut fries and homemade relish. Open midMarch through September. $

Village Snackbar 389 West St., Rutland, 855-8781; seasonal hours; meals: L, D; BYOB, outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n Warm-weather regulars choose from fried seafoods, burgers, foot-long hot dogs, creemees and weekend barbecue. Open March through October. $

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SOUTHWESTERN/ TEX-MEX Baja Burrito & Cantina 2685 Killington Rd., Chalet Killington, Killington, 422-4442; seasonal hours; meals: D; full bar, lodging, veggie-friendly n Head inside the Chalet Killington for a taco, enchilada, fajita or burrito — and margaritas, of course. Open daily autumn through spring. $$

STEAKHOUSE/ SEAFOOD Greenfields Restaurant 476 Route 7, Holiday Inn, Rutland, 775-1911; meals: B, L, D; full bar, lodging, veggie-friendly, TV n Holiday Inn lodgers relax over prime rib, grilled salmon and burgers. The adjacent lounge cooks up a more casual menu. Friday is $16 all-youcan-eat pasta night. $$

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Southside Steakhouse 170 S. Main St., Rutland, 772-7556; meals: D; full bar, gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n The rib eye at this Rutland steakhouse is dry-aged at least 21 days. Other American classics include prime rib, shrimp and grits, and meatloaf. Order three courses for $20 on Monday night. $$$

The Wobbly Barn Steakhouse 2229 Killington Rd., Killington, 422-6171; seasonal hours; meals: D, LN; full bar, gluten-free opts., veganfriendly, dance floor, live music, TV n Every entrée comes with soup, salad and the bread bar at Killington’s lively après-ski barn. Open daily during ski season and on the weekend when it’s warm. $$$$

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TRADITIONAL Baxter’s Restaurant 275 Grove St., Rutland Country Club, Rutland, 773-9153; seasonal hours; meals: L, D; full bar, outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n Feast your eyes on the golf green — then belly up to a burger or the famed lobster roll. In warm weather, dine on the patio. $$$

Butternut Inn and Pancake House 63 Weathervane Dr., Killington, 422-5660; meals: B; all-you-caneat, lodging, veggie-friendly n The inn’s dining room opens to the public for all-you-can-eat pancakes, best enjoyed while cozied up to the woodstove. $$

Cattails Restaurant 2146 Route 7, Brandon, 247-9300; meals: B, L, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggiefriendly n Snowmobilers stop in for barbecued ribs or fish and chips at Brandon’s trailside eatery. Weekend breakfast; no lunch on Monday. $$

The Country House Restaurant 663 Route 7, Pittsford, 772-7936; closed: Mon.; meals: B, Bru, L, D; beer & wine, veggie-friendly n This long-standing restaurant sources the fresh ingredients for its burgers, pastas and country-style entrées from neighboring farms. Weekend breakfast. $$

Johnny Boy’s Pancake House 182 Route 4, Rutland, 855-8043; meals: B, L; full bar, gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n Breakfast is served all day at the village pancake house. Go for a stack of buttermilk flapjacks and a coffee cocktail. $

Kelvans Restaurant 128 Merchants Row, Rutland, 7751550; closed: Sun., Mon., Tues.; meals: L, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, reserv. rec., veggie-friendly n Fried calamari and handmade mozzarella sticks pave the way for substantial salads, sandwiches and burgers. Thirsty? Choose from 20 wines by the glass. $$

The Rustic Rooster 5446 Route 103, Cuttingsville, 492-3433; closed: Tues.; meals: Bru, L, D; full bar, veggie-friendly, TV n Next door to the post office, this locals’ joint serves up build-your-own burgers and pizzas along with herbcrusted salmon and flat-iron pork. Sunday brunch. $$

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Seward Family Restaurant 224 N. Main St., Rutland, 773-2738; meals: B, L, D; veggie-friendly n There’s classic American fare, including homemade lasagna, but this landmark is known for its ice cream. Try the Pig’s Dinner: a giant banana split served in a trough. $

Sugar & Spice 43 Route 4, Mendon, 773-7832; meals: B, L; gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n Drizzle maple syrup made onsite over your waffles or pumpkin pancakes at this sugarhouse restaurant. Lunchtime sandwiches include the Old John’s Grill: turkey, smoked ham and Vermont cheddar on whole wheat. $

Sweet Caroline’s 100 Main St., West Rutland, 4385696; closed: Mon., Tues.; meals: B, L, D; full bar, all-you-can-eat, reserv. rec. n Twice voted Rutland’s best casual dining, the family restaurant is known for its triple-decker club sandwiches and slow-roasted prime rib. Weekend breakfast. $

The Swiss Farm Inn 4441 Route 100, Pittsfield, 800245-5126; closed: Mon., Tues., Wed.; meals: B; lodging, veggie-friendly n A sign outside the cozy B&B promises “the World’s Best Breakfast.” Try the Lumberjack: a bacon-eggand-cheese sandwich with home fries, a muffin, juice and coffee. $

The Wheel Inn 730 Lake Rd., Benson, 537-2755; meals: B, L, D; beer & wine, lodging, veggie-friendly n Stop by the redand-white farmhouse for a filling breakfast plate, hot sandwich or burger. Chicken and biscuits on Wednesday. $$

ASIAN CHINESE Ginger China 124 Woodstock Ave., Rutland, 7790084; meals: L, D; full bar, glutenfree opts., vegan-friendly n The chefs here have a century of experience between them. They prepare classic Chinese fare, as well as pad Thai, sushi and teriyaki. $

Li’s Chinese Restaurant 16 Park St., Brandon, 247-8818; closed: Sun.; meals: L, D; veggiefriendly n Enjoy lo mein, roast pork or Happy Family dishes as sit-down meals or takeout. The portions are big, and so are the flavors. $

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159 S. Main St., Rutland, 775-9955; meals: L, D; gluten-free opts., veganfriendly n The General Tso’s chicken and Singapore mei fun are big hits here. No lunch on Sunday. $

122 West St., Rutland, 775-3220; closed: Sun.; meals: B, L; glutenfree opts., veggie-friendly n All the breads are made in-house at Roots the Restaurant’s sister bakeshop. Try an egg-and-cheese on English muffin, or go for smoked turkey on sourdough. $

Shang Hai & Tokyo 271 N. Main St., Rutland, 786-8088; meals: L, D; all-you-can-eat, veggiefriendly n The owners are from Shanghai, and they make a mean pork fried rice and egg roll combo. $

JAPANESE Tokyo House 106 West St., Rutland, 786-8080; meals: L, D; BYOB, gluten-free opts., vegan-friendly n Fanciful maki includes the Rock ’n’ Roll, with broiled salmon skin, avocado, eel and cucumber. Teriyaki, tempura and mochi ice cream are also available. No lunch on Sunday. $$

PAN-ASIAN East Asian Cuisine 283 Route 4, Rutland, 773-3388; meals: L, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n In the Home Depot plaza, visitors choose from an array of Chinese, Japanese and Thai specialties. Behind the sushi bar, chefs craft creative maki and sashimi. $$

New Kong Chow Fusion 48 Center St., Rutland, 773-1388; meals: L, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., vegan-friendly n Crab rangoon or lemongrass chicken? Vietnamese pho or Thai curry? Guests will find an array of pan-Asian standards to choose from. $

Sushi Yoshi 1807 Killington Rd., Killington, 4224241; meals: L, D; full bar, delivery, gluten-free opts., vegan-friendly n The Chinese and Japanese delights include hibachi and hand rolls with cheeky names. The Phishfood maki features yellowtail, spicy mayo, avocado and flying fish roe. Closed on Monday in summer. $$

BAKERIES & CAFÉS Back Country Café 923 Killington Rd., Killington, 422-4411; meals: B, Bru; full bar, gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n En route to the mountain, skiers fuel up on popovers, pancakes and banana-bread French toast. Make it a boozy brunch with a mimosa or Bloody Mary. $

Gourmet Provence 37 Center St., Brandon, 247-3002; meals: B, L; outdoor seating, veggiefriendly n Café Provence’s offshoot market offers breads and pastries straight from the oven — plus soups, salads and sandwiches. Grab a bottle of wine for later. $

Sunup Bakery 2250 Killington Rd., Killington, 422-3865; meals: B, L; gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n Located on the Killington access road, the bakery caters to mountain hikers, bikers, skiers and boarders. Start the day with an espresso and just-baked good; later, order a sandwich on homemade bread. $

BARS, PUBS & CLUBS BARS/LOUNGES Center Street Bar 15 Center St., Brandon, 465-8347; meals: D, LN; full bar, gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly, live music n This bar shares a kitchen with Café Provence, so snacks such as wings and nachos are a notch above. Open ’til midnight on the weekend. $

Two Shea’s 34 Wales St., Rutland, 773-6668; full bar, outdoor seating, TV n Familyowned and -operated since 1990, this neighborhood bar has a hopping deck in summertime. Peanuts and popcorn help soak up the booze. $

BREWPUBS Hop’n Moose Brewing Company 41 Center St., Rutland, 775-7063; closed: Mon.; meals: L, D, LN; full bar, veggie-friendly, live music n Rutland’s first brewpub offers a rotating selection of housemade suds, along with live entertainment, wood-fired pizzas and classic tavern fare. $$

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NIGHTCLUBS Pickle Barrel Nightclub 1741 Killington Rd., Killington, 422-3035; closed: Mon., Tues., Wed.; meals: LN; full bar, dance floor, live music, TV n With four bars and two stages, this multilevel club has kept Killington rocking for more than 30 years. Closed May through October. $$

PUBS CJ’s Suds South 174 S. Main St., Rutland, 775-3775; meals: L, D, LN; full bar, outdoor seating, veggie-friendly, dance floor, live music, TV n Rutland’s longest-running bar serves up wings and nachos alongside grilled rib-eye steaks, bands and beer, of course. $

Clear River Tavern 2640 Route 100, Clear River Inn, Pittsfield, 746-8999; meals: L, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., lodging, outdoor seating, karaoke, live music, TV n Diners arrive by car or snowmobile ready to dig into signature burgers, pizzas, steaks and salads. Weekend lunch. $$$

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Rosemary’s Restaurant

42 Center St., Rutland, 776-4156; meals: L, D, LN; full bar, outdoor seating, veggie-friendly, karaoke, live music n Pool, darts, shuffleboard and a covered outdoor deck keep drinkers at the downtown watering hole until 2 a.m. nightly. There’s pub fare, too. $

2910 Killington Rd., Killington, 422-5665; meals: L, D, LN; full bar, delivery, outdoor seating, veggiefriendly, TV n Patrons come for pool and pinball in the game room or happy-hour drinks on the rooftop deck. The kitchen cooks up wings, nachos and burgers. $$

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Mogul’s Sports Pub

709 Route 4, Inn at Long Trail, Killington, 775-7181; seasonal hours; meals: D; full bar, gluten-free opts., lodging, veggie-friendly, live music, TV n Chef Reggie Serafin’s hearty Irish and American fare warms skiers and hikers in a dining room built around a massive boulder. Open Thursday through Sunday during winter. $

1667 Killington Rd., Killington, 422-5334; meals: D, LN; full bar, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly, dance floor, live music, TV n Kids’ meals are $8 or less, and the games that keep them busy are priceless. Adults dig the live bands and weeknight deals on wings, tacos and sliders. $

2630 Killington Rd., Killington, 422-4777; seasonal hours; meals: L, D, LN; full bar, delivery, outdoor seating, veggie-friendly, TV n End a day on the mountain with a beer and a locally famous pulled pork sandwich. Unwind with darts, pool or old-school arcade games. Weekend lunch. $

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O’Dwyer’s Public House

3569 Route 30, Bomoseen, 4839171; seasonal hours; meals: Bru, D; full bar, outdoor seating, veggiefriendly n Dock your boat for burgers, loaded nachos or buttered, toasted lobster rolls from a lakeside tavern. The dining deck is inches above the water. $$

Taps Tavern 158 Main St., Poultney, 287-4064; meals: L, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggiefriendly, dance floor, live music, TV n Fourteen beers on tap accompany “American tavern fare with a twist.” Try the Sunny Side Burger with grassfed beef from Orwell’s Lake Home Farm. Weekend lunch. $

200 Summit Rd., Summit Lodge, Killington, 800-635-6343; meals: D; full bar, all-you-can-eat, lodging, outdoor seating, veggiefriendly, live music, TV n Killington’s Irish pub and poolside lounge hosts an annual St. Patrick’s Day festival, but you can get burgers, bangers and mash, and maple-sausage-stuffed mushrooms year-round. $$

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TASTING ROOMS Autumn Mountain Winery 1246 Franklin St., Brandon, 2476644; seasonal hours; lodging, outdoor seating n Reds and whites are born from estate-grown grape varieties such as frontenac blanc and St. Croix. Taste them on the weekend or at winter Wine Down Wednesdays.

Foley Brothers Brewing 79 Stone Mill Dam Rd., Brandon, 353-1228; closed: Mon., Tues.; lodging n Brothers Patrick and Dan Foley ferment maple brown ale and hop-driven IPAs on family property. Sample their brews alongside estategrown wines in the barn tasting room shared with Neshobe River Winery.

Killington Beer Company 53 Village Circle Rd., Killington, 833-522-2337; meals: L, D; outdoor seating, veggie-friendly, live music n At the Woods Resort and Spa, outdoor enthusiasts gather for aprèsski flatbreads and tacos — plus pints of brewer Mike Philbrick’s IPAs, pale ales and creamy stouts. $

Neshobe River Winery 79 Stone Mill Dam Rd., Brandon, 2478002; closed: Mon., Tues.; lodging n If you sip too much Purple Haze or Riesling during a tasting, you can crash at the on-site B&B. The winery shares a tasting room with Foley Brothers Brewing.

WINE BARS Brix Bistro & Wine Bar 118 Merchants Row, Rutland, 7764175; closed: Sun., Mon.; meals: D; full bar, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n Amid exposed brick and eclectic décor, wine bar guests pair small plates, flatbreads and charcuterie with hand-selected wines from around the world. $$

COFFEE/TEA Speakeasy Café 67 Center St., Rutland, 747-3325; meals: B, L; gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n Coffee and community come first at the Center Street café. Creative flavor combinations distinguish baked goods such as banana-Nutella muffins and crème de menthe brownies. $

EURO FRENCH Café Provence 11 Center St., Brandon, 247-9997; closed: Mon.; meals: Bru, L, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, reserv. rec., vegan-friendly n Chef Robert Barral crafts Frenchinspired comfort food. Try his famous stew of shrimp, scallops and mussels served over saffron risotto. Sunday brunch. $$$

Red Clover Ale Co. 43 Center St., Brandon, 465-8412; closed: Mon., Tues., Wed. n Drinkers pull up a seat and stay a while at this quaint village taproom perched above the Neshobe River. The brewery’s three-barrel kettle bubbles with easy-drinking, low-ABV ales.

Whaleback Vineyard 202 Old Lake Rd., Poultney, 2872256; seasonal hours n Winemakers tend more than 6,000 vines on idyllic land nestled between the Green Mountains and Lake Saint Catherine. They make the wines in a historic barn.

GERMAN The Countryman’s Pleasure 3 Town Line Rd., Rutland, 773-7141; closed: Sun., Mon., Tues.; meals: D; full bar, veggie-friendly n Sup on escargots in mushroom caps or veal à la Holstein in the candlelit dining room of an 1824 colonial farmhouse. Austrian, German and American cuisines share the menu. $$$

Blue Cat Bistro 575 Main St., Castleton, 468-2791; closed: Sun., Mon.; meals: L, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., reserv. rec., vegan-friendly, TV n Castleton’s selfproclaimed “neighborhood hot spot” features a fiber-optic starry night ceiling and a menu of crab cakes, pesto mozzarella sticks and brickoven pizzas. $$

Cara Mia’s Pizzeria 50 Strongs Ave., Rutland, 747-9001; meals: L, D; delivery, veggie-friendly n The pizzeria opened on Halloween in 1997, but there’s nothing scary about its blistery thin-crust pies. Grinders, pastas and baked dishes dot the menu, too. $

Casa Bella Inn & Restaurant 3911 Route 100, Pittsfield, 746-8943; seasonal hours; meals: D; beer & wine, lodging, reserv. rec., veggiefriendly n Join chef-owner Franco Cacozza for a “little bit of Tuscany in a Vermont country inn.” The northern Italian cuisine includes Gamberoni Dolce Vita: sautéed jumbo shrimp with cognac in a tomato cream sauce. $$$

Castleton Pizza Place and Deli 575 Main St., Castleton, 468-2911; meals: L, D; full bar, delivery, outdoor seating, veggie-friendly, TV n Housemade dough is fired in a brick oven with toppings ranging from pepperoni to pineapple. Get your pie, sandwich or wrap to go, or eat in the black-and-white-checkered dining room. $

Domenic’s Pizzeria 2822 Killington Rd., Killington, 422-7070; meals: D; full bar, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly, TV n Aside from serving “Killington’s best pizza,” the mountainside bar attracts the aprèsski crowd with $1 sliders, lasagna and calzones. $$

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MEDITERRANEAN Fair Haven Inn Restaurant 5 Adams St., Fair Haven, 265-4907; meals: L, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., lodging, reserv. rec., veggiefriendly n The owner says the inn’s calamari “makes the Olympus gods blush.” In the kitchen, pan-wielding “poets of fish” prepare Grecian-baked scrod and a shellfish medley in zesty red sauce. $$$

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1724 Killington Rd., Killington, 422-5055; meals: D; full bar, glutenfree opts., vegan-friendly, TV n The bar attracts an over-30 crowd for martinis, fire-grilled steaks and Italian-inspired tapas. Linguine with puttanesca sauce is a signature dish. $$$

iPie Pizzeria & Lounge 1307 Killington Rd., Killington, 422-4111; meals: L, D, LN; delivery, veggie-friendly, TV n Handcrafted fare in a retro-hip atmosphere includes a bacon-jalapeño-ricotta pizza, stromboli and Buffalo chicken salad. $$

Paisano’s Italian Kitchen 11 Terrill St., Rutland, 775-1652; closed: Sun.; meals: L, D; veggiefriendly n The family-owned eatery specializes in pizza by the slice and “sangweeches” such as the Big Lenny: chicken, capicola, provolone and special sauce. $

The Palms 111 Prospect Point Rd., Bomoseen, 671-8180; seasonal hours; meals: L, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n When the weather’s warm, boaters tie up at the dockside eatery for scallop sliders, mussels marinara and steak Delmonico. $$$

The Palms Restaurant 36 Strongs Ave., Rutland, 773-2367; closed: Sun.; meals: D; full bar, gluten-free opts., reserv. rec., vegan-friendly, TV n A Rutland-area tradition since 1933, this downtown landmark is known for its Neapolitan pizzas, fried green beans and seafood fra diavolo. $$

Peppino’s 747 Killington Rd., Killington, 4223293; meals: D; full bar, gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly, TV n Mussels, meatballs and mozzarella — oh, my! Skiers and locals have frequented Peppino’s for chicken Vesuvio and baked ziti since 1992. $$$

Poultney House of Pizza 245 Main St., Poultney, 287-9439; closed: Mon.; meals: L, D; outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n The Greekstyle pies come topped with classic pepperoni or barbecue chicken. Go ahead and get a side of fries — many say this pizza house has the best spuds around. No lunch on Sunday. $

Ramunto’s Sicilian Pizza 102 Strongs Ave., Rutland, 747-9980; meals: L, D; delivery, veggie-friendly n Deft dough makers toss the pies before your eyes. The garlic-knot pizza is beloved; its crust is braided with garlic knots and laced with Parmesan. $

Sal’s South 15 S. Main St., Wallingford, 4462935; meals: L, D; full bar, veggiefriendly n Red sauce is the name of the game here. Locals dig the ample plates of eggplant, veal and shrimp Parmesan — as well as the baked ziti and lasagna. $$

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Ted’s Pizza Shop 91 State St., Rutland, 773-6368; closed: Mon., Tues.; meals: L, D; veggie-friendly n Known for its unbeatable prices, this old-school landmark has been topping spaghetti with meatballs since 1958. Sit in a red booth and forge a dining tradition of your own. $

Vermont Tap House 120 S. Main St., Rutland, 775-0000; meals: L, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n Inside a former diner, folks fill up on woodfired pies, gourmet salads and big sandwiches. The ingredients are largely local, and the draft beers number 28. $

MARKETS Castleton Village Store 583 Main St., Castleton, 468-2213; veggie-friendly n The 100-yearold general store provides one of Vermont’s most extensive wine selections. Stop by for local beers, farmstead cheeses, cured meats and baked goods. $

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Killington Avenue Market & Deli 22 Killington Ave., Rutland, 7732412; closed: Sat., Sun., Mon.; meals: L; gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n The chef-owners prepare the soups, breads, salads and entrées fresh daily. Try the Papa Louie sub with prosciutto di Parma, aged provolone and roasted peppers. $

Killington Market & Deli 2023 Killington Rd., Killington, 422-7736; meals: B, L, D; beer & wine, veggie-friendly n Killington Resort’s on-mountain grocery fuels slope-side adventures with breakfast sandwiches, pizzas and grill favorites. Dig into the Mother’s Meatball Sub. $

H Original General Store (see page 38) 3963 Route 100, Pittsfield, 7468888; meals: B, L, D; beer & wine, vegan-friendly n The chef-owned 1888 mercantile sources ingredients for its sandwiches and takeout suppers from farms within town lines. Don’t miss the seasonal fruit pies. $

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Swiss Farm Market 3932 Route 100, Pittsfield, 7469939; meals: L, D; beer & wine, gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n Amid eclectic provisions, the former Pitt-Stop serves coffees, cookies and creative sandwiches. The Zack Attack combines grilled chicken, cheddar and Cajun mayo. $

The Wells Country Store 1450 Route 30, Wells, 645-0332; meals: L, D; veggie-friendly n The sandwiches served in this historic country store include the Kinni Kinnik: roast turkey, aged Swiss and cranberry mayo. Snag a fresh muffin for the road. $

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SWEETS Dellveneri’s Bakery 14 Terrill St., Rutland, 775-4022; meals: B; cash/check only n From pies and pastries to custom cakes, this “one-stop shop for sweets and treats” supplies Rutland with tasty eats daily. $

Jones’ Donuts and Bakery 23 West St., Rutland, 773-7810; closed: Mon., Tues.; meals: B n Since 1923, Jones’ has been the place for scratch-made baked goods. Fill a box with sticky buns and doughnuts stuffed with raspberry jam and pastry cream — all made fresh that morning. $

MEXICAN Bueno Burrito 136 Strongs Ave., Rutland, 772-7033; closed: Sun.; meals: L, D; glutenfree opts., vegan-friendly n “Quick, healthy and fresh!” is the tagline at this Mexican joint on the edge of town. Build a burrito, or choose from a menu of tacos, quesadillas, salads and nachos. $$

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A hot summer day in Bristol screams for two things: a brisk dip in the tumbling waters of Bartlett Falls, followed by ice cream at the sole spot in town that advertises, “No shirt, no shoes, no problem.” It’s the Village Creeme Stand — and if you’re accustomed to another spelling of Vermont’s word for soft-serve, you’re mistaken. “C-R-E-E-M-E is the right way,” Tom Wallace says in a stern voice — but with a smile. The Bristol native and his wife, Claire, have been in the ice cream business since 1982. Their word is law.

And their creeme stand is an iconic seasonal stop for visitors from all across Vermont and New England. Newlyweds pose for photos in front of the quaint yellow-trimmed exterior. Motorcycle clubs and classic car owners park out front. Punk band Bison Bison even featured the stand on one of their album covers. As soon as the front window opens for business — in late April or early May, depending on weather — the crowds line up. “It will be 50 degrees, and they will still come get creemes,” says Claire. “It’s like waiting for Christmas.” Claire and Tom — high school sweethearts now in their seventies — share with their family the rigorous responsibility of serving “thousands and thousands” of creemes per season. Daughters Kelly Laliberte and Piper Westbrook both started working at the stand in their early teens. Today, Piper manages it, employing all four Wallace grandchildren and more than a dozen other local teens. On a blue-sky August afternoon, customers chatted easily on the porch, where Tom’s home-garden surplus — supersize zucchini and squash — sat in a crate, free for the taking. Fifteen-year-old Tatum Laliberte worked the window, scribbling down orders for fried chicken sandwiches, juicy burgers and maple dogs — hot dogs cooked in Vermont maple syrup, of course. Sides such as creamy mac-and-cheese bites, onion rings, and Howlers (jalapeño poppers) fulfill any fried-food craving — but save room. Dessert here is nonnegotiable. Handwritten menus list the many options, from malts to milkshakes, sundaes to ice cream sandwiches. Dusted with nutmeg, a cone of coffee creeme is dreamy — or perhaps you’d prefer cherry-dipped vanilla. Can’t decide? Ask Tatum to whip up her personal favorite: a small chocolate with Oreos, fudge and homemade sprinkles. CAROLYN FOX


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AMERICAN BARBECUE/ SOUL FOOD Porky’s Backyard BBQ & Smokehouse 7404 Ethan Allen Hwy., New Haven, 877-2600; closed: Sun.; meals: B, L, D; outdoor seating n Meat raised on the owners’ Flying Pig Farm shapes the family-run barbecue restaurant’s menu of house-smoked ribs, brisket and pulled pork. $

DELI & SANDWICH Grapevine Grille 610 Route 7, Middlebury, 382-8646; meals: L, D; BYOB, delivery, glutenfree opts., outdoor seating, veganfriendly n This “unique sandwitchery” is right next door to Drop-In Brewing Company. Bring over a beer to enjoy with a crab-cake sandwich — aka Sittin’ on the Dock of Old Bay. $

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Middlebury Bagel & Deli

Rosie’s Restaurant

11 Washington St., Middlebury, 3880859; meals: B, L; cash/check only, outdoor seating, vegan-friendly n Bagels at this family-run shop are made from scratch and rolled by hand every morning. The frosted, sprinkled doughnuts are just as beloved. $

886 Route 7, Middlebury, 388-7052; meals: B, L, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n The monkey bread is famous, and the gigantic menu covers everything from twoegg breakfasts to strawberry griddle cakes and fried clam rolls to chicken teriyaki. $$

Noonie’s Deli 137 Maple St., Middlebury, 388-0014; meals: B, L, D; delivery, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n The Addison Eagle singled out Noonie’s for “the best and biggest sandwich in town.” All of the stackers — including the Thanksgiving-inspired Gobbler — are made with house-baked bread. $

DINER

JUICES/SMOOTHIES Juice Amour 1396 Route 7, Middlebury, 989-7271; closed: Sun.; meals: B, L; veganfriendly n Entirely organic ingredients form the raw juices, smoothies and nut milks here. Beyond beverages, the bright café offers soups, salads and acai bowls. $

Halfway House Restaurant

NEW AMERICAN

450 Route 22A, Shoreham, 8975160; meals: B, L, D; beer & wine, gluten-free opts. n The long-standing diner was once featured in the rather racy “Shoreham Uncovered” calendar. When you stop in for breakfast or a hot roast beef sandwich, though, rest assured that the staff and customers will be clothed. $

4800 Basin Harbor Rd., Basin Harbor, Vergennes, 475-2311; seasonal hours; meals: B, L, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., lodging, reserv. rec., vegan-friendly, dance floor, live music n Lakeside dining begins with a breakfast buffet and

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concludes with three-course dinners and award-winning wine lists. Dressy-casual attire requested. Open June through October. $$$$

Black Sheep Bistro 253 Main St., Vergennes, 877-9991; meals: D; full bar, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, reserv. rec., veggiefriendly n Starters are $8 across the board, and the $22 entrées range from an autumnal vegetable roast to Thai poached haddock. Enjoy patio dining in summer. $$$

Coriander 1 Washington St., Middlebury, 458-8134; meals: L, D; beer & wine, gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n Farm-to-table American fusion plates — including grilled swordfish, juicy burgers and a Sichuan-inspired stir fry — draw a diverse college-town crowd. Weekday lunch. $$$

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AVERAGE ENTRÉE $ $12 and under $$ $13 to $18 $$$ $19 to $25 $$$$ $26 to $32 $$$$$ $33 and up

MIDDLEBURY AREA « NEW AMERICAN

Jessica’s 25 Stewart Lane, Swift House Inn, Middlebury, 388-9925; seasonal hours; meals: D; full bar, gluten-free opts., lodging, outdoor seating, reserv. rec., veggie-friendly n The seasonal menu at the historic Swift House mansion features local ingredients and housemade desserts such as salted-caramel ice cream with a chocolate-dipped pretzel rod. $$$

Mary’s Restaurant 1868 Route 116, Inn at Baldwin Creek, Bristol, 453-2432; closed: Mon., Tues.; meals: Bru, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., lodging, outdoor seating, reserv. rec., vegan-friendly n Chef-owner Doug Mack — one of the founding members of the Vermont Fresh Network — cooks seasonal fare out of a 1797 farmhouse with a huge kitchen garden. Sunday brunch. $$$

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Morgan’s Tavern

Starry Night Café

14 Court Sq., Middlebury Inn, Middlebury, 388-4961; meals: B, Bru, L, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., lodging, outdoor seating, reserv. rec., veggie-friendly n Chef Stephen Young’s classic New England cuisine incorporates local ingredients — think thick-cut pork chop with a Woodchuck Hard Cider glaze. Sunday brunch; dinner Tuesday through Sunday. $$$

5371 Route 7, Ferrisburgh, 877-6316; closed: Mon., Tues.; meals: D; full bar, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, reserv. rec., vegan-friendly n The handcrafted décor is as distinctive as chef Josh Krechel’s international locavore cuisine. Sit in the octagonal dining room, fireside porch or on the stone patio in summer. $$$$

Park Squeeze

Vergennes Laundry by CK

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SNACK BARS/CARTS A&W Drive-In 1557 Route 7, Middlebury, 388-2876; seasonal hours; meals: L, D; cash/ check only, outdoor seating, veggiefriendly n At A&W’s last carhopassisted hangout in New England, locals line up for root beer floats, cheeseburgers and hand-cut French fries. Open May through October. $

161 Main St., Vergennes, 877-9962; meals: D; full bar, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n The hip neighborhood joint has exposed brick walls, metal sculptures, beet flatbreads and tangy barbecue ribs. Half-price burgers on Wednesday. $$

247 Main St., Vergennes, 870-7157; closed: Mon., Tues.; meals: B, Bru, D; beer & wine, reserv. rec., vegan-friendly n The Vermont Chamber of Commerce’s 2016 chef of the year, Christian Kruse, turns out doughnuts, scones and buns to go with your morning coffee — plus suppers of fresh, handcrafted seasonal fare. $$$

Goodies Snack Bar

The Red Mill Restaurant

Waybury Inn

4800 Basin Harbor Rd., Basin Harbor, Vergennes, 475-2317; seasonal hours; meals: L, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., lodging, outdoor seating, reserv. rec., veggie-friendly, dance floor, live music, TV n In a renovated 1940s sawmill, relax with a pint and a burger — choose from local beef, turkey, pork and lamb. Kids get their own extensive menu and playground. Open May through mid-October. $$

457 E. Main St., East Middlebury, 3884015; seasonal hours; meals: B, Bru, L, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., lodging, outdoor seating, reserv. rec., veggiefriendly n Once the setting for “The Bob Newhart Show,” this charming old home claims to be Vermont’s oldest operating inn. Order French onion soup in the laid-back pub or rack of lamb in the dining room. Sunday brunch. $$

H Village Creeme Stand (see page 46)

6035 Route 17, Vergennes, 759-2276; seasonal hours; meals: L, D; glutenfree opts., outdoor seating, veggiefriendly n Helmed by Cindy and Steve Goodman for nearly two decades, this seasonal snack bar offers all of the summer favorites: burgers, curly fries and truly enormous creemees. $

41 West St., Bristol, 453-6034; seasonal hours; meals: L, D; cash/ check only, outdoor seating, veggiefriendly n An iconic seasonal stop since 1982, Bristol’s picturesque snack stand pairs creemees, burgers and baskets of fries with a mountain view. Open late April or early May through Labor Day. $

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SOUTHWESTERN/ TEX-MEX Marquis Theatre & Southwest Café 65 Main St., Middlebury, 388-4841; closed: Mon., Tues.; meals: L, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., veganfriendly, dance floor, karaoke, live music, pub quiz/trivia, TV n Why stop at movie popcorn? Film buffs can eat tacos, burritos and nachos in the cinema café or in front of the big screen. No lunch on Wednesday. $

STEAKHOUSE/ SEAFOOD Fire & Ice Restaurant 26 Seymour St., Middlebury, 388-7166; meals: L, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., reserv. rec., vegan-friendly, TV n Adults dig the steakhouse’s historic décor and huge salad bar. Kids love the room with books and movies. And where else can you pour yourself a glass of local chocolate milk on draft? Lunch Friday through Sunday. $$$

TRADITIONAL The Bridge Restaurant 8013 Route 17, Addison, 759-2152; closed: Tues.; meals: B, L, D; beer & wine, veggie-friendly n Near Lake Champlain’s historic Chimney Point, locals fill up on farm-fresh egg breakfasts, hot sandwiches and country-style dinners. Ice cream window in summer. $$

Green Peppers Restaurant 10 Washington St., Middlebury, 388-3164; meals: L, D; beer & wine, gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n Since 1982, this family eatery has dished out soups, salads, pastas, pizzas and serious subs. Wrote one satisfied customer, “Green Peppers is a ‘yeppers’!” $

Snaps Restaurant

AVERAGE ENTRÉE $ $12 and under $$ $13 to $18 $$$ $19 to $25 $$$$ $26 to $32 $$$$$ $33 and up

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INDIAN

ASIAN

Taste of India

CHINESE Magic Wok 1499 Route 7, Middlebury, 3880339; meals: L, D; gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n The $5.50 Thai and Chinese lunch specials — served with rice, a spring roll and soup — draw in the midday crowd. Dinnertime brings steamed dumplings, basil chicken and massaman curry. $

Wokky’s Chinese 17 Main St., Bristol, 453-4888; meals: L, D; gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n There’s no MSG in this kitchen. Instead, find dishes ranging from moo shu vegetables to Sichuan beef to sweet-and-sour chicken. $

1 Bakery Lane, Middlebury, 3884856; meals: L, D; beer & wine, gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n Sip a cool mango lassi at the only Indian restaurant in town, or try the thali while overlooking Otter Creek. Sunday buffet. $$

THAI Sabai Sabai Thai Cuisine 22 Merchants Row, Middlebury, 989-7376; meals: L, D; beer & wine, gluten-free opts., reserv. rec., vegan-friendly n Adventurous diners can turn up the heat with northern Thai dishes such as khao soi: egg noodles and pickled mustard greens in a chile-spiced coconut broth. $$

24 Main St., Bristol, 453-2525; meals: B, L, D; full bar, veggiefriendly, pub quiz/trivia n On Bristol’s quaint main drag, breakfast is served until 2 p.m. — try the tater tot eggs Benedict. Later in the day, order a burger on a brioche bun. $$

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North Dock Dinners

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MIDDLEBURY AREA « ASIAN

BAKERIES & CAFÉS 3 Squares Café 141 Main St., Vergennes, 877-2772; meals: B, L, D; beer & wine, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, vegan-friendly, pub quiz/ trivia n Chef-owner Matt Birong melds international flavors with local ingredients in his “creative-casual” food. Look for eggs Benedict specials on Sunday and bean-to-bar chocolate with organic cacao sourced directly from the Dominican Republic. $

Bristol Cliffs Café 16 Main St., Bristol, 453-3280; meals: B, Bru, L; veggie-friendly n Bristol Bakery’s longtime manager bought and rebranded the quaint café in 2018. But the sunny spot still fuels customers for the day with coffee drinks, morning eggs and lunchtime panini. Weekend brunch. $

AVERAGE ENTRÉE $ $12 and under $$ $13 to $18 $$$ $19 to $25 $$$$ $26 to $32 $$$$$ $33 and up

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Otter Creek Bakery

Bobcat Café & Brewery

14 College St., Middlebury, 388-3371; meals: B, L; outdoor seating, veggiefriendly n Ben and Sarah Wood’s bakery has been luring in customers with delicious aromas since 1986. Soups, salads, full meals, baked goods and barista-made drinks are available for here or to go. $

5 Main St., Bristol, 453-3311; meals: D; full bar, gluten-free opts., reserv. rec., vegan-friendly n Contemporary comfort food pairs perfectly with beers brewed on-site and throughout Vermont. Start with a hazy house hefeweizen and garlic-herb Misty Knoll Farms chicken wings. $$

BARS, PUBS & CLUBS BREWPUBS Bar Antidote 35 Green St., Vergennes, 877-2555; closed: Sun., Mon.; meals: D; full bar, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, reserv. rec., vegan-friendly, dance floor, live music, TV n Chef-owner Ian Huizenga grew up on a Monkton farm and sources super-local ingredients for his speakeasy’s “edible cures” and “potent potables.” Don’t miss sister biz Hired Hand Brewing Co., just upstairs. $$

Hired Hand Brewing Co. 35 Green St., Vergennes, 870-7191; closed: Mon., Tues.; meals: L, D; full bar, vegan-friendly n Directly above Bar Antidote, chef-owner Ian Huizenga crafts brews from local grains and malts. Pair one with a wood-fired pizza or pork-belly steamed bun — but save room for an espresso milk stout float. $

Otter Creek Brewing Co./ The Shed Brewery 793 Exchange St., Middlebury, 388-0727; meals: L, D; beer & wine, veggie-friendly, live music n Two breweries, one roof. Whether you’re drinking a hop-driven Otter Creek IPA or the malty Shed Mountain Ale, the beers here are best enjoyed with a bowl of beef chili or smoked-pork nachos. $

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GASTROPUBS Shoreham Inn and Pub 51 Inn Rd., Shoreham, 897-5081; closed: Tues., Wed.; meals: D; full bar, lodging, veggie-friendly, live music n Inside a 200-year-old inn is a restaurant with the feel of a British pub. Try the bangers and mash with a pint of Guinness. $$

NIGHTCLUBS City Limits Night Club 14 Green St., Vergennes, 877-6919; closed: Sun., Mon.; full bar, cash/ check only, dance floor, karaoke, live music, pub quiz/trivia, TV n Rock-and-roll bands frequent this establishment, but there’s never a cover. The clientele ranges from barely legal to seniors.

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PUBS The Big Moose Pub 26 Seymour St., Middlebury, 3887166; meals: L, D; full bar, glutenfree opts., veggie-friendly, TV n Plenty of pubs tout burgers and brews, but how many can boast balcony seating and a stuffed moose? Weekend lunch. $$

Hatch 31 31 Main St., Bristol, 453-2774; closed: Sun., Mon.; meals: D, LN; full bar, gluten-free opts., veganfriendly, live music n Beet salads and Italian-sausage Philly cheesesteaks go down the hatch at the family-run eatery dubbed Vermont’s “best smalltown restaurant where everyone knows your name.” $

Mister Up’s Restaurant 25 Bakery Lane, Middlebury, 388-6724; meals: Bru, L, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n Dig into cheddar waffle fries at the bar — or a warm Thai peanut wrap on the porch overlooking Otter Creek. The taps feature some of the cheapest local drafts around. Sunday brunch. $$

Two Brothers Tavern 86 Main St., Middlebury, 3880002; meals: L, D, LN; full bar, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, vegan-friendly, TV n Enjoy upscale comfort fare in the charismatic tavern or relaxed dining room. Find craft cocktails and 32 rotating draft beers, plus oysters on the weekend. $$

Village Café & Tavern 6640 Route 7, North Ferrisburgh, 539-2149; meals: L, D; full bar, outdoor seating, veggiefriendly, live music n Turkey club sandwiches share the menu with burgers, breaded mushrooms and wings at this friendly Route 7 watering hole. Lunch Thursday through Sunday. $$

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Appalachian Gap Distillery 88 Mainelli Rd., Suite 1, Middlebury, 989-7362 n From Peregrine Gin with emphatic notes of juniper to the warm, autumnal Ridgeline Whiskey, the petite artisan distillery crafts and samples small-batch spirits.

Champlain Orchards 3597 Route 74, Shoreham, 897-2777; outdoor seating, live music n Hard and ice ciders go “from branch to bottle, every time” at the solarpowered cidery. Try the awardwinning Pruner’s Pride, sample the doughnuts or pick your own apples in season.

Drop-In Brewing Company 610 Route 7, Middlebury, 989-7414; seasonal hours; outdoor seating n Also home to the American Brewers Guild Brewing School, this taproom has seven beers on offer — in samplers, cans, pints and three growler sizes. Closed Tuesday and Wednesday in winter.

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AVERAGE ENTRÉE $ $12 and under $$ $13 to $18 $$$ $19 to $25 $$$$ $26 to $32 $$$$$ $33 and up

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ITALIAN/PIZZERIAS American Flatbread Middlebury Hearth 137 Maple St., Middlebury, 388-3300; closed: Sun., Mon.; meals: D; full bar, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, vegan-friendly, live music n Head to the historic Marble Works district to feast on wood-fired flatbreads made with local, organic ingredients. Pair yours with a tiki drink, microbrew or natural wine. $$

FRENCH

The Arcadian

Tourterelle

7 Bakery Lane, Middlebury, 9897026; closed: Mon.; meals: D; full bar, outdoor seating, reserv. rec., veggie-friendly n Chef Matt Corrente forms traditional Italian meals from local, seasonal ingredients by the Otter Creek. Sip a cocktail infused with foraged botanicals, then tuck into a bowl of Bolognese. By day, this space is home to Caroline Corrente’s Haymaker Bun Company. $$$

3629 Ethan Allen Hwy., New Haven, 453-6309; closed: Mon., Tues.; meals: D; full bar, lodging, reserv. rec., veggie-friendly n Classic French country cuisine meets Vermont ingredients in a seasonally driven menu. Try the signature steak frites or the red-curry bouillabaisse with saffron aioli. $$$

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Cubber’s 8 Main St., Bristol, 453-2400; meals: L, D; beer & wine, delivery, outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n Since 1975, Cubbers has brought New York-style pies and Italian-inspired pastas to tiny Bristol — not to mention what the owners call “the best soup in Vermont, possibly the galaxy.” $

Luigi’s 193 Main St., Vergennes, 877-6873; closed: Mon.; meals: L, D; delivery, outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n Specialty pizzas and calzones have been big sellers at this family-friendly Italian joint for more than 30 years. No lunch on Tuesday. $

Nino’s 21 MacIntyre Lane, Middlebury, 388-7755; closed: Sun.; meals: L, D; delivery, veggie-friendly n Readymade Sicilian- and New York-style slices let diners mix and match. Choose from more than 30 specialty pies, such as the eight-vegetable primavera and the cheesesteak gorgonzola. $$

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MIDDLEBURY AREA « ITALIAN/PIZZERIAS

Notte 86 Main St., Middlebury, 989-7351; closed: Sun., Mon.; meals: D, LN; full bar, gluten-free opts., veganfriendly, karaoke, live music, TV n Sip a craft cocktail while mixing and matching creative small plates, worldly pastas and thin-crust pizzas in this trendy eatery. Don’t miss the penne carbonara. $$

MARKETS Almost Home 28 North St., Bristol, 453-5775; meals: B, L, D; beer & wine, delivery, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, vegan-friendly n Gourmet to go: That’s the name of the game at Bristol’s highquality café and catering company. Take home fresh, seasonal soups, sandwiches and family meals — and baked goods such as sticky buns. $

Costello’s Market 99 Maple St., Suite 13A, Middlebury, 388-3385; closed: Sun., Mon.; meals: L, D; gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, vegan-friendly n Get the full Italian treatment with imported meats, homemade mozzarella, fresh fish delivered daily and an excellent wine selection. At lunch, pick up a sandwich on a housemade roll; at dinner, pork and pappardelle. $

Gilfeather’s Fine Provisions 3177 Route 7, Ferrisburgh, 870-7315; meals: B, L; veggie-friendly n The coffee cakes, jumbo cookies and chocolate tarts are all handmade at this gourmet deli and market. You can get a mean pastrami Reuben for lunch. $

Hubbard’s Country Store 38 Route 125, Hancock, 767-9012; meals: B, L, D; gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n Skiers bound for the Middlebury Snow Bowl swing by this small-town market and deli for soup, sandwiches and pizza. Don’t miss the cupcakes. $

AVERAGE ENTRÉE $ $12 and under $$ $13 to $18 $$$ $19 to $25 $$$$ $26 to $32 $$$$$ $33 and up

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Middlebury Natural Foods Co-op Café 9 Washington St., Middlebury, 3887276; meals: B, L, D; gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n The well-stocked local market offers sandwiches, wraps, entrées, baked goods, fair-trade coffee and a salad bar. The artisan cheese selection will dazzle any turophile. $

Shafer’s Market & Deli 54 College St., Middlebury, 388-6408; meals: B, L, D; delivery, gluten-free opts., vegan-friendly n In the former Middlebury Market and Sama’s Café space, Adam Shafer and Jennifer Stocker prepare pizzas and panini along with soufflé-style pancakes, omelettes and Benedicts. $

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SWEETS Haymaker Bun Company 7 Bakery Lane, Middlebury, 989-7026; closed: Mon.; meals: B, Bru; outdoor seating n By day, the three-deck café at the edge of Otter Creek serves up sticky buns in flavors ranging from cinnamon to chocolate peanut butter. By night, as the Arcadian, the kitchen shifts to modern Italian cuisine. $

Lu•lu 185 Main St., Vergennes, 318-0883; closed: Mon., Tues.; outdoor seating, vegan-friendly n Local ingredients go from “farm to spoon” in small-batch ice cream flavors such as curried peanut butter, Earl Grey and salted caramel. Everything from the sorbets to the sauces is made from scratch. $

Vermont Cookie Love 6915 Route 7, North Ferrisburgh, 4258181; call for hours; gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, vegan-friendly n Swing by the “Love Shack” for decadent treats such as Addicted to Love, a mocha-chocolate-chip cookie made with locally roasted coffee. Awardwinning creemees in summer. $

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221 Main St., Bethel, 802-234-1144, babesvt.com

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Sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name. If you live in Bethel, chances are that place is Babes Bar. Since it opened in a historic former train depot at the center of town in June 2018, Babes has become Bethel’s go-to watering hole. Married owners Jesse Plotsky and Owen Daniel-McCarter launched the bar after uprooting their lives in Chicago in favor of a simpler lifestyle. “We knew it was gonna be a complete 180,” Plotsky says. “But that was part of the draw.” Sure enough, the couple’s friendly, welcoming attitude has won over locals of all ages and walks of life. Babes isn’t the first bar to occupy the red brick building. But, as Daniel-McCarter points out, “There was a community here that the previous bar never tapped into. They’re interested in variety and options and trying new things.”


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For Vermonters, one of those new things might be Babes’ signature food offering: the Chicago-style hot dog, which is slathered with sweet relish, hot peppers, tomatoes, mustard and celery salt. It’s OK if you make a mess while chowing down; Babes is a judgment-free zone. Cocktail offerings include a wide range of classics, such as Manhattans, martinis and gimlets, many of which include Vermontbased spirits. The Wisconsin Bloody Mary features SILO Distillery cucumber vodka from Windsor; the negroni, Barr Hill Gin from Hardwick. Barkeeps also pour wines, ciders, and a selection of lagers, IPAs, amber ales, porters, shandies and stouts that would make any brew hound happy. Drink in hand, patrons might find themselves engrossed in a round of pool, a quick turn at Monopoly or a full-blown Mario Kart 64 tournament. Or, on the right night, a raging queer dance party, live acoustic folk music, karaoke, or screenings of cult films such as The Goonies and Groundhog Day. But most folks frequent the bar to simply kick back, get loose and enjoy each other’s company. Whether you’re with friends or flying solo, at Babes you’re one of the gang. JORDAN ADAMS

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AMERICAN BARBECUE/ SOUL FOOD Maple Soul 13 School St., Rochester, 967-8064; closed: Sun., Mon.; meals: D; beer & wine n Vermont comfort food meets Southern soul food. Chef Jim Huntington’s daily changing dinner menu might include fried chicken with collard greens grown in his garden. $$

DELI & SANDWICH Bethel Village Sandwich Shop 269 Main St., Bethel, 234-9910; closed: Mon.; meals: B, L; veggiefriendly n Slide into a window seat for a view of the falls — not to mention a well-crafted carrot-apple soup or turkey BLT. For breakfast, there’s muffins and mugs of local coffee. $

Chef’s Downtown Deli 29 N. Main St., Randolph, 5658130; closed: Sun.; meals: B, L; vegan-friendly n Big wraps and sandwiches can be stuffed with Boar’s Head meats and fresh veggies at Randolph’s downtown sandwich shop. Got a sweet tooth? Look for cupcakes, cookies and locally made CBD chocolates. $

RB’s Deli 232 Chelsea St., South Royalton, 763-2411; meals: B, L, D; beer & wine, veggie-friendly n Townsfolk take these fresh-made subs and sandwiches right outside to the village green. Don’t miss homemade specials such as chicken and dumplings. $

NEW AMERICAN Black Krim Tavern 21 Merchants Row, Randolph, 7286776; closed: Mon., Tues.; meals: D; full bar, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, reserv. rec., vegan-friendly n Chef-owner Sarah Natvig changes the menu at her downtown bistro weekly. The produce for her simple but fanciful fare hails from her husband Chip’s Pebble Brook Farm, and the meats are raised nearby, too. $$

The Huntington House Inn 19 Huntington Place, Rochester, 767-9140; closed: Tues.; meals: D; full bar, lodging, outdoor seating, reserv. rec., veggie-friendly n Get fried pickles, poutine or potato skins in Doc’s Tavern, which taps 12 local beers. Friday through Sunday, the dining room cooks up crêpes and savory entrées, plus a chocolatefocused dessert menu. $$

Idlewood the Restaurant 54 Steel Rd., Sharon, 763-5236; closed: Sun., Mon., Tues.; meals: D; full bar, outdoor seating, veganfriendly, live music n Visitors to the Victorian inn’s barn restaurant sup on organic meats and fresh produce amid works by local craftspeople. $$

STEAKHOUSE/ SEAFOOD Tozier’s Restaurant 2678 River St., Bethel, 234-9400; seasonal hours; meals: L, D; full bar n The Friday night seafood chowder is on point, as are whole-belly clams, salads, and fish and chips. Don’t leave without a maple creemee from the snack bar. Open Thursday through Sunday, April through December. $$

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Chelsea Station

Eaton’s Sugar House

206 Chelsea St., South Royalton, 763-8685; meals: B, L n Work up an appetite while shopping at the thrift store in the back, then hunker down in the dining area with a two-egg breakfast or a Reuben. $

The Creek House Diner 1837 River St., Bethel, 234-9191; meals: B, L, D; beer & wine, outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n The country charm is as strong as the bottomless cups of coffee. The Hungry Man breakfast packs it in with eggs, meat, home fries, and homemade toast, French toast or pancakes. $

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5894 Route 14, South Royalton, 7638809; meals: B, L; veggie-friendly n The pancakes are huge, the maplepecan pie is killer and the turkey for sandwiches is roasted in-house. In sugaring season, watch the family boil syrup on-site. $

Rochester Café & Country Store 67 N. Main St., Rochester, 767-4302; meals: B, L; gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n Step back in time at a country-store dinette serving up fried shrimp baskets, malted milkshakes and homemade pies. Expecting a crowd? Preorder sticky buns by the dozen. $

ASIAN CHINESE East Garden 3 Salisbury St., Randolph, 728-3288; meals: L, D; BYOB, veggie-friendly n Generous portions of orange shrimp, sesame chicken and moo shu pork bring serious bang for the buck at the downtown Chinese restaurant. $

THAI Saap 50 Randolph Ave., Randolph, 565-8292; closed: Sun.; meals: L, D; beer & wine, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, reserv. rec., vegan-friendly, live music n Isan native Rung Morgan serves authentic northern Thai specialties including grilled fish with herbs, massaman curry and sweet-chile wings. $$

BAKERIES & CAFÉS Sandy’s Books & Bakery 30 N. Main St., Rochester, 7674258; meals: B, L, D; beer & wine, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, vegan-friendly, live music n Part bookstore, part bakery, this locavore café makes bagels, croissants, soup and spanakopita in-house. Thirsty? There’s espresso and wine by the glass. $

BARS, PUBS & CLUBS BARS/LOUNGES H Babes Bar (see page 60) 221 Main St., Bethel, 234-1144; full bar, outdoor seating, dance floor, karaoke, live music, pub quiz/trivia, TV n Owners hailing from the Windy City bring Chicago-style hot dogs, laid-back drinks and a welcoming vibe to their bar, which has become rural Bethel’s melting pot. $

Wagon Wheel Bar & Grill 1 Maple Ave., Chelsea, 685-3344; closed: Mon., Tues., Wed.; meals: D, LN; full bar, outdoor seating, veggiefriendly, dance floor, live music n Regulars share farming and hunting stories at the bar, where inexpensive pub fare and cocktails mix with dancing and live music. Nightly specials include 50-cent wings on Thursday. $$

GASTROPUBS One Main Tap & Grill 2 Merchants Row, Randolph, 565-8117; meals: D, LN; full bar, veggie-friendly, live music, TV n Local beers flow from 24 tap lines at the corner pub. Flatbreads, mac and cheese, and burgers make up the bill of fare. Closed Sunday and Monday in winter. $$

Tessie’s Tavern 88 North Rd., Bethel, 392-8042; closed: Mon., Tues.; meals: D; full bar, cash/check only, outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n Inside a Victorian “painted lady,” the kitchen serves casual, well-crafted cuisine, including “legendary” wings, burgers and stuffed eggplant Parmesan. $$$

Worthy Burger 56 Rainbow St., South Royalton, 763-2575; closed: Tues.; meals: L, D; full bar, outdoor seating, veggiefriendly n Burgers of all kinds are flame-kissed on a wood-fired grill — top ’em with bacon, cheese or kimchi. Locals love the crispy beef-tallow fries, while hopheads trek from afar for the 18 craft beers on draft. Lunch Friday through Sunday. $

PUBS Crossroads Bar & Grill 108 Rainbow St., South Royalton, 763-2002; meals: L, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly, dance floor, live music n Pair a hyper-local brew with a mountain view on the back patio — or head inside for sweet-chile duck wings and nightly entertainment. $$

Five Olde Tavern and Grille 192 Chelsea St., South Royalton, 763-8600; meals: L, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., veggiefriendly, TV n What started as a basement bar in Hanover, N.H., is now a Vermont Law School hangout known for affordable brews and unpretentious pub fare. $$

TASTING ROOMS Bent Hill Brewery 1972 Bent Hill Rd., Braintree, 249-1125; closed: Mon., Tues., Wed.; outdoor seating n Head to the hills for picturesque scenery and experimental ales made with brewery-grown hops and maple syrup. Bottles, cans and growlers are available to go.

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357 357 Dickerman Dickerman Hill Hill Rd., Rd., Tunbridge, Tunbridge, 685-4838; 685-4838; closed: closed: Sun., Sun., Mon., Mon., Tues., Tues., Wed., Wed., Thu. Thu. nn Tucked Tucked into into the the rolling rolling green green hills hills of of Orange Orange County, County, Tunbridge’ Tunbridge’ss friendly friendly nanobrewery nanobrewery specializes specializes in in easy-drinking easy-drinking ales, ales, lagers lagers and and session session beers. beers.

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Upper Upper Pass Pass Beer Beer Company Company 228 228 Chelsea Chelsea St., St., South South Royalton; Royalton; closed: closed: Mon., Mon., Wed., Wed., Thu.; Thu.; live live music music n n Flagship Flagship beers beers from from the the TunbridgeTunbridgebased based brewery brewery include include First First Drop Drop IPA IPA and and Cloud Cloud Drop Drop DIPA. DIPA. Taste Taste them them along along with with tacos tacos on on Tuesday Tuesday and and occasional occasional live live music music on on the the weekend. weekend.

COFFEE/TEA First First Branch Branch Coffee Coffee 228 228 Chelsea Chelsea St., St., South South Royalton, Royalton, 281-8453; 281-8453; meals: meals: B, B, L; L; beer beer & & wine wine n n Caffeine Caffeine connoisseurs connoisseurs stop stop in in for for espresso, espresso, pour-over pour-over coffee coffee and and CBD-infused CBD-infused pick-me-ups pick-me-ups made made with with beans beans roasted roasted in in small small batches batches on-site. on-site. Sample Sample brews brews from from sister sister company company Upper Upper Pass Pass Beer Beer on on Tuesday Tuesday and and the the weekend. weekend. $$

12 S. Main St., Randolph, 431-0240; closed: Sun.; meals: D; gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n The pie shop promises “a taste of New York in the mountains of Vermont.” In addition to pizzas topped with pepperoni or Buffalo chicken, visitors indulge in lasagna, stromboli and spaghetti with meatballs. $$

Cockadoodle Pizza Café 235 Main St., Bethel, 234-9666; meals: L, D; beer & wine, glutenfree opts., veggie-friendly n Kids dig the toys and old-fashioned soda fountain; adults kick back with blistered pies, tomato-basil panini and local brews. $

Randolph Village Pizza 1 S. Main St., Randolph, 728-9677; meals: L, D; beer & wine, veggiefriendly n The casual counter joint fires up homemade pies, calzones and meatball subs. Locals dig the Village Special pizza, topped with peppers, pepperoni, onions, ’shrooms, ground beef and sausage. $

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McCullough’s Quik Stop

5789 Route 14, South Royalton, 7632800; closed: Mon.; meals: L, D; beer & wine, veggie-friendly n Carb-happy customers come for the Lasagna Lovers specialty pie and the fast, friendly service. Salads drizzled in housemade dressing are also a hit. $

2069 Route 107, Bethel, 234-9365; meals: Bru, L, D; beer & wine n On-the-go customers swing into the convenience store and liquor market to fill a growler with local craft beer or pick up a premade deli sandwich. $

Valley Bowl 12 Prince St., Suite 5, Randolph, 7284525; meals: B, L, D; full bar, veggiefriendly n If you’re looking for bowling and Buffalo wings, look no farther. The alley eatery’s menu also includes pizza, fried chicken and seafood. Breakfast and lunch Wednesday through Sunday. $

MARKETS Chef’s Market 2 Salisbury St., Randolph, 7284202; meals: B, L, D; gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n Produce, provisions and prepared meals meet sandwiches, salads and eggs Benedict at the gourmet village market. For dessert? Homemade pies, cookies and doughnuts hit the spot. $

South Royalton Market 222 Chelsea St., South Royalton, 763-2400; meals: B, L; gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggiefriendly n Creative sandwiches, salads, soups and daily specials fill bellies at the co-op market and café facing the town green. $

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KISMET

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52 State St., Montpelier, 802-223-8646, kismetkitchens.com

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Picture a blustery October’s eve: The wind sends leaves skittering across the sidewalk and cuts through a too-light coat to chill you to the bone. Soup weather, some might say. On nights like these, diners appreciate that Kismet’s menus are tightly attuned to the season. In late fall, the Montpelier restaurant’s plates are calibrated to comfort and warm — think blushing pork chops perched on cauliflower mash and sided with jammy cranberries. Or a tangle of housemade tagliatelle, its wild mushrooms redolent of the forest floor. In the early, hopeful days of spring, fare turns brighter: fork-tender beef short ribs with radishes, mashed celeriac and fresh greens, served alongside an herbed spritzer or gin cooler. Kismet opened at 207 Barre Street in late 2007; a few years later, it moved to 52 State. Since the beginning, chefowner Crystal Maderia has crafted nearly everything by hand with organic food from nearby farms.


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“When people come to my restaurant, I want them to feel like they’re being nourished,” the chef says. In addition to sourcing high-quality, wholesome ingredients, she makes a point of creating dishes that are or can be made gluten-free. Locals eat it all up. On any given evening, guests fill the dark-wood banquette along the restaurant’s west wall. Others sit at the bar beneath the soft glow of crystal chandeliers, snacking on toasted and pickled beetroot served over smoked lentils and housemade lebneh cheese — or dipping crusty sourdough bread into mashed eggplant with Middle Eastern spices and whipped feta. Servers glide in and out of the kitchen with casual grace to deliver, perhaps, cups of risotto for dessert. Beneath a dollop of cream, long-simmered wild grapes — tart but sweetened with spiced honey — combine perfectly with bits of toasted almond and cool but creamy rice. More than a decade into her tenure as a restaurant owner, Maderia still finds magic in the season’s eatings. That’s why, to the delight of regulars, she opened a sister café and juice bar called Kizy in late 2018. As fate would have it, it’s located in Kismet’s original space. HANNAH PALMER EGAN

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AMERICAN BARBECUE/ SOUL FOOD Billtown BBQ 154 Depot St., Williamstown, 4336700; closed: Mon., Tues.; meals: L, D; beer & wine n Meats — some raised on chef-owner Mike Flies’ farm — are dry-rubbed and smoked in-house with sauces ranging in heat from zero to extreme. Pair ’em with potato salad, baked beans or corn bread. $

DELI & SANDWICH Maria’s Bagels 162 N. Main St., Barre, 622-8100; meals: B, Bru, L, D; vegan-friendly n Early risers can beat the breakfast crowd — this bagel café opens at 5 a.m. on weekdays. Get boiled rounds by the dozen, or top a single with bacon and eggs, Vermont cream cheese, or deli meats and veggies. $

Morse Block Deli & Taps 260 N. Main St., Barre, 476-2131; meals: B, L; beer & wine, glutenfree opts., vegan-friendly n The chef-owner’s Granite City sandwich layers maple-bourbon-brined turkey, cranberry mayo, lettuce and tomato on cranberry-walnut bread. Growlers of local beer are available to take home. $

O’Maddi’s Delaraunt 40 Depot Sq., Suite 1, Northfield, 485-4700; closed: Wed.; meals: B, Bru, L, D; beer & wine, delivery, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly, TV n Deli by day, restaurant by night, Northfield’s family-run “delaraunt” produces pastries, breakfast sandwiches, salads and subs, followed by dinners of Guinness beef stew or pulled pork mac and cheese. $

Pinky’s on State 14 State St., Montpelier, 223-1300; closed: Sat., Sun.; meals: L; delivery, gluten-free opts., vegan-friendly n Admire the Pink Panther-inspired logo, then head inside this funky gift shop to choose from 18 different sandwiches or the daily wrap, panini and soup specials. $

Plainfield Hardware Deli 4723 Route 2, East Montpelier, 454-1000; meals: B, L; beer & wine, gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n Come for the hardware; stay for coffee or lunch. The food counter whips up breakfast sammies, burritos and fresh deli sandwiches, served hot or cold. $

Shady’s Deli 438 N. Main St., Northfield, 4858400; meals: B, L, D; delivery, outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n Northfield’s gas-station deli features house-smoked meats and fromscratch dressings. Before hitting the road, grab a Mad Cow brisket sandwich or a pizza to go. $

Simply Delicious 14 N. Main St., Suite 1006, Barre, 479-1498; closed: Sat., Sun.; meals: L; full bar, gluten-free opts., veggiefriendly n By day, find chicken Caesar wraps and club sandwiches; by night, a lively wine bar featuring handselected varietals and meat-andcheese plates. $

Simply Subs 70 N. Main St., Barre, 479-2423; meals: L, D; delivery, vegan-friendly n Don’t let the name fool you: The window-service sub stop also sells pizzas, carrot cake and cheese fries with gravy. $

DINER Common Café 12 Depot Sq., Northfield, 485-4011; meals: B, L; veggie-friendly n Diners love the down-home feel and all the classics: eggs, burgers, biscuits and gravy. Weekend specials include a crabmeat omelette. $

Sarah’s Country Diner 3087 Main St., Cabot, 563-2422; closed: Sun.; meals: B, Bru, L; veggie-friendly n In the back of Harry’s Hardware Store, all-day diner breakfasts feature croissant French toast and blueberry pancakes. The home cookin’ also includes soups, sandwiches, cakes and cookies. $

JUICES/SMOOTHIES Juicebox 282 Berlin Mall Rd., Berlin Mall, Berlin; meals: B, L; gluten-free opts., vegan-friendly n Next to Planet Fitness, an in-house raw-food nutritionist designs fresh, fortifying superfood concoctions. Fuel up with a matcha latte, rainbow zoodles or the Energizer Honey: a blend of banana, honey, cacao and peanut butter. $

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MEALS B Breakfast Bru Brunch L Lunch D Dinner LN Late Night

NEW AMERICAN Down Home Kitchen 100 Main St., Montpelier, 225-6665; meals: B, Bru, L, D; full bar, glutenfree opts., outdoor seating, veggiefriendly n Southern hospitality meets hearty meals of biscuits and gravy, fried chicken with waffles, and shrimp and grits. Sunday brunch. A walk-up window slings pastries, maple creemees and cocktails on the Langdon Street “porch” in summer. $$

H Kismet (see page 64) 52 State St., Montpelier, 223-8646; closed: Mon., Tues.; meals: Bru, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, reserv. rec., vegan-friendly n Farm-fresh ingredients, innovative cocktails and artisan wines bring big flavors to a globe-trotting menu at Montpelier’s organic restaurant. $$$

Kizy 207 Barre St., Montpelier, 225-6489; closed: Sat., Sun., Mon.; meals: B, L; gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, vegan-friendly n Kismet’s sister café keeps customers healthy and happy with fresh-pressed juices, turmericbee-pollen lattes, grain bowls and bone broth. $$

NECI on Main 118 Main St., Montpelier, 223-3188; closed: Sun., Mon., Tues.; meals: Bru, L, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., reserv. rec., vegan-friendly, TV n The New England Culinary Institute’s teaching restaurant showcases student projects. Tuck into housemade charcuterie and butter-basted Statler chicken with polenta. $$$

The Skinny Pancake 89 Main St., Montpelier, 262-2253; meals: B, Bru, L, D; beer & wine, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, vegan-friendly, live music n The capital city crêperie loads its sweet and savory “skinny pancakes,” poutines, and panini with Vermont ingredients. Sunny outside? Dine on the spacious deck. Sunday brunch. $

SNACK BARS/CARTS Dairy Creme 320 State St., Montpelier, 223-5802; seasonal hours; meals: L, D; glutenfree opts., outdoor seating, veggiefriendly n Creemee specials change weekly at one of Vermont’s summer landmarks. The brownie sundae is big enough to feed a family, and shakes come in a dozen flavors. Open April through October. $

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SOUTHWESTERN/ TEX-MEX Bagitos Bagel and Burrito Café 28 Main St., Montpelier, 229-9212; meals: B, L, D; beer & wine, glutenfree opts., outdoor seating, veganfriendly, live music n It’s easy to see how this place got its name: Bagels and burritos hit the spot throughout the day. No dinner on Sunday and Monday. Live music five nights a week. $

Two Loco Guys 136 N. Main St., Barre, 622-0469; closed: Sun.; meals: L, D; gluten-free opts., vegan-friendly n Burritos and rice bowls go beyond basic Tex-Mex with loco flavors ranging from pad Thai to tikka masala to Jamaican jerk. $

STEAKHOUSE/ SEAFOOD J. Morgan’s Steakhouse 100 State St., Capitol Plaza Hotel & Conference Center, Montpelier, 223-5222; meals: B, Bru, L, D; full bar, all-you-can-eat, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, reserv. rec., veggie-friendly, TV n Inside the Capitol Plaza Hotel, legislators and locals indulge in New York strip steaks and New England seafood as model trains chug around the dining room. Sunday brunch buffet. $$$

Steak House Restaurant 1239 Route 302, Barre, 479-9181; meals: Bru, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly, TV n The same family has served steak and seafood here since 1972. Catch Marko the Magician on Friday night. The Sunday brunch buffet is a central Vermont favorite. $$

TRADITIONAL Buddy’s Famous 15 Barre St., Montpelier, 225-6400; meals: L, D; gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n The capital city’s old-school malt shop and burger joint crafts patties with grass-fed beef, salmon or veggies. All pair perfectly with fries, shakes and smoothies. $

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FAMILY FRIENDLY ATMOSPHERE WITH KIDS’ MENU. Open 7 days a week 11am-11pm.

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Soup N Greens 325 N. Main St., Barre, 479-9862; meals: B, L, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n The chicken cacciatore and brimming salad bar have kept this super-affordable family-style restaurant busy for decades. Swing by Friday for prime rib. $

Wayside Restaurant, Bakery & Creamery 1873 Route 302, Montpelier, 2236611; meals: B, L, D; full bar, glutenfree opts., veggie-friendly n Since 1918, the family-friendly restaurant has partnered with farms, fishermen and foragers to deliver favorites such as fried perch, open-faced burgers with gravy, and maple-cream pie. $

ASIAN CHINESE Bamboo Gardens 115 S. Main St., Barre, 476-9400; closed: Mon.; meals: L, D; veggiefriendly n No surprises here — just hot-and-sour soup, General Tso’s chicken, pupu platters, and other popular Chinese American plates. $

China Moon Buffet 1400 Route 302, Barre, 476-8880; meals: L, D; full bar, all-you-can-eat, veggie-friendly n Fill up at the lunch buffet for just $6.95. Try the Tung Ting shrimp, then graze at the huge dessert bar. $

China Star 15 N. Main St., Northfield, 485-9433; meals: L, D; BYOB, gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n Moo shu pork, fried rice and lo mein anchor a menu of classic Chinese American dishes. $

China Star Chinese Restaurant 15 Main St., Montpelier, 223-0808; meals: L, D, LN; veggie-friendly n Get your chow fun for sit-down or takeout. Dinner is served until 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. $

China Town Restaurant 306 N. Main St., Barre, 479-1999; meals: L, D, LN; veggie-friendly n This joint has been dishing boneless spareribs and Hunan chicken to central Vermont for more than 20 years. Open ’til 10:30 p.m. or later daily. $

House of Tang 114 River St., Montpelier, 223-6020; meals: L, D; full bar, all-you-can-eat, veggie-friendly n Regulars dig the long-standing Chinese restaurant’s all-you-can-eat buffet, inexpensive tiki cocktails and famous pepper steak. $

INDIAN Rickie’s Indian Restaurant 509 S. Barre Rd., South Barre, 476-3563; closed: Sun.; meals: L, D; gluten-free opts., veggiefriendly, TV n This gas station has a secret: Punjabi food carefully prepared in a fiery tandoor. Try the flavorful lamb curry. $

JAPANESE Si Aku Ramen Co. 237 N. Main St., Barre, 299-8241; closed: Sun., Mon.; meals: L, D; gluten-free opts., vegan-friendly n Phillipines native Marlyn Brown prepares ramen bowls and panAsian snacks such as spring rolls, dumplings and kimchi fried rice. Browse imports and dry goods in the on-site market. $$

PAN-ASIAN Asian Gourmet 276 N. Main St., Barre, 477-7828; meals: L, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., vegan-friendly n The sushi is fresh and affordable, as are the Chinese and Thai dishes — think whole Peking duck and mango prawns. $$

THAI Royal Orchid Thai Restaurant 38 Elm St., Montpelier, 223-0436; meals: L, D; beer & wine, outdoor seating, vegan-friendly n Around the corner from the state capital, locals tuck into Thai specialties such as basil duck and lemongrass chicken. No lunch menu on the weekend. $$

Wilaiwan’s Kitchen 34 State St., Montpelier, 505-8111; closed: Sun.; meals: L; cash/check only n Born out of a beloved Thai street cart, the chef-owned kitchen offers an ever-changing lunch menu. Dishes might include Chiang Mai noodles in yellow curry or crispy pork salad. Closed in January and February. $

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VIETNAMESE Pho Capital 107 State St., Montpelier, 225-6183; meals: L, D; BYOB, gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n The Vietnamese specialties served in this historic, brick-walled building include pho, cashew-nut stir-fries and rice noodles with grilled barbecue pork. $

Pho Thai Express 54 Main St., Montpelier, 2256010; closed: Sun.; meals: L, D; gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n Speedy service and dishes under $10 make Main Street’s Asianfusion spot a lunchtime go-to. Try shrimp dumplings or the namesake Vietnamese noodle soup. $

BAKERIES & CAFÉS Birchgrove Baking 279 Elm St., Montpelier, 223-0200; meals: B, L; gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n Sweet and savory croissants, cookies, and fluffy coconut cakes are made from scratch daily, and the coffee is among the best in town. Don’t miss the homemade ice cream in summer. $

Bohemian Bakery 78 Barre St., Montpelier, 461-8119; closed: Mon., Tues.; cash/check only, veggie-friendly n In 2017, Calais’ bucolic bakery moved to Montpelier. Locals still line up at the pint-size storefront for delicious croissants, sweets and breads. $

Delicate Decadence Cake Boutique 15 Cottage St., Suite 5, Barre, 4797948; closed: Sun.; meals: B, L, D; gluten-free opts., vegan-friendly n Chef Tim Boltin hails from South Carolina, but his sweet and savory treats use local ingredients. Lunch on soup or quiche — with a raspberry streusel bar for dessert. Takeout suppers on Wednesday. $

La Brioche Bakery & Café 89 Main St., Montpelier, 229-0443; closed: Sun.; meals: B, L; outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n Watch New England Culinary Institute students prepare pastries, breads and cakes in a European-style café. Rotating lunch specials include sandwiches, soups and salads. $

Vermont Restaurant Week 2019 location

Maple Valley Café 8195 Route 2, Plainfield, 454-8626; closed: Mon., Tues.; meals: B, L; gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, vegan-friendly n In a quaint space dating back to 1920, quirky gift-shop items meet Florentine omelettes, fruit-topped flapjacks and lunch-hour sandwiches. $

Post Office Café 34 Village Rd., Worcester, 225-6687; closed: Sun.; meals: B, L n Find gooey maple buns, breakfast sandwiches and from-scratch soups at a cozy village spot that crafts its menu around local meats and produce. $

Rainbow Sweets 1689 Route 2, Marshfield, 426-3531; seasonal hours; meals: Bru, L, D; beer & wine, gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n Now in its fourth decade, the popular rural café is still serving handmade pastries along with empanadas, spanakopita and Greek salads. Open May through November. $

Red Hen Baking Co. 961 Route 2, Suite B, Middlesex, 2235200; meals: B, L; outdoor seating, veggie-friendly, live music n Nibble a flaky croissant while watching bakers work, or sit down with soup and a sandwich. Breads and pastries are made with grains sourced from within 150 miles of the bakery. $

BARS, PUBS & CLUBS BARS/LOUNGES Charlie-O’s World Famous 70 Main St., Montpelier, 223-6820; full bar, cash/check only, dance floor, karaoke, live music, TV n Times have changed since this “dive for nice people” opened in 1976. But the good times keep rolling with cheap beers, stiff drinks and weekend live music.

Gusto’s 28 Prospect St., Barre, 476-7919; closed: Sun.; meals: L, D; full bar, outdoor seating, veggiefriendly, karaoke, live music, TV n Pair a pint with a burger and tater tot nachos. Nightly live entertainment includes karaoke, local bands and weekend DJs, plus games of pool, Ping-Pong and horseshoes. $

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8 S. Main St., Barre, 479-2100; closed: Sat., Sun., Mon., Tues., Wed.; meals: D; full bar, gluten-free opts., lodging, veggie-friendly, dance floor, live music n Snacks at the Gatsbyinspired lounge and music venue — located in a historic firehouse basement — include cheese plates, bourbon-glazed kielbasa and spinach-artichoke dip. $$

10 Keith Ave., Barre, 272-0715; closed: Sun., Mon.; full bar, dance floor, live music, TV n DJs and local bands provide live entertainment. Pool tables, darts and the occasional ’90s dance party keep things interesting.

210 N. Main St., Barre, 479-7002; meals: L, D; full bar, outdoor seating, veggie-friendly, TV n The corner pub’s diverse menu pairs well with Vermont beer. Enjoy a cheesesteak sub or “the biggest wings in town” while catching the game on a flatscreen TV. $

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Sweet Melissa’s 4 Langdon St., Montpelier, 225-6012; closed: Mon.; meals: D, LN; full bar, veggie-friendly, dance floor, live music n There’s live music Tuesday through Sunday at this easygoing corner bar. Vermont brews and pub fare — including smoked Gouda poppers and locally famous wings — are served until late. $$

Whammy Bar 31 W. County Rd., Calais, 2294329; closed: Sun., Mon., Tues., Wed.; meals: D; full bar, veggiefriendly, live music n Catch some of the state’s top musicians at this intimate pub inside a general store. The kitchen serves up pizzas, sandwiches and “the best wings around.” $

GASTROPUBS Cornerstone Burger 21 East St., Northfield, 485-4300; closed: Mon.; meals: Bru, L, D; full bar, veggie-friendly, TV n Build your own burger, or stick with specialties such as a patty topped with PB&J. Sixteen draft lines supply craft beers and ciders from Vermont and beyond. Taco menu on Tuesday. $$

Cornerstone Pub & Kitchen 47 N. Main St., Barre, 476-2121; closed: Sun., Mon.; meals: L, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., veggiefriendly, TV n Twenty-eight draft beers complement next-level pub grub such as barbecue-braised pork shank and Hawaiian chicken tacos. Check out the creative burgers and mac-and-cheese dishes. $$

Three Penny Taproom 108 Main St., Montpelier, 223-8277; meals: Bru, L, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., vegan-friendly n Twenty-three taps dispense craft brews for every palate. Sip one with a handful of spiced peanuts, a falafel wrap or a “fish’wich.” $

K’s Korner 708 Route 302, Twin City Family Fun Center, Berlin, 476-9303; meals: L, D; full bar, veggie-friendly, TV n A restaurant inside the Twin City Family Fun Center has more going for it than bowling-alley basics. Pair a Reuben or a lobster roll with housemade kettle chips and a local brew. $

Ladder 1 Grill 8 S. Main St., Barre, 883-2000; closed: Sun., Mon.; meals: L, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., lodging, outdoor seating, veggiefriendly, live music n “Firestarters” — that is, appetizers — at the historic firehouse restaurant include pizzadough garlic bombs stuffed with ricotta. Lasagna, specialty burgers and prime rib are among the larger plates. $

Langdon Street Tavern 14 Langdon St., Montpelier, 2232721; meals: L, D, LN; full bar, glutenfree opts., veggie-friendly, live music, pub quiz/trivia n The lively tavern’s kitchen stays open until 11 p.m. daily, keeping busy with orders of fried pickles, fish and chips, and burgers topped with bacon and guac. $$

Mulligan’s Irish Pub 9 Maple Ave., Barre, 479-5545; meals: L, D, LN; full bar, outdoor seating, veggie-friendly, live music, pub quiz/trivia, TV n Regulars come for wings, onion rings and big burgers, plus 24 beers on tap and sports coverage on 20 TVs. The kitchen is open until 11:30 p.m. nightly. Trivia on Tuesday. $

The Pub 2374 Route 14, Williamstown, 433-5000; meals: L, D; full bar, veggie-friendly, live music, TV n Eight draft beers and a well-stocked bar complement pub lunches and dinners. The cheese-stuffed bacon burger is a local favorite. Live music on the weekend. $

The Quarry Kitchen + Spirits

451 Route 12, Northfield Falls, 485-6363; closed: Sun.; meals: D, LN; full bar, TV n Townies and Norwich University cadets frequent the decades-old watering hole for broadcast sports, pool games, pints, burgers and seafood platters. When it comes to the décor, the name says it all. $

Vermont Restaurant Week 2019 location

North Branch Vineyards 82 Trillium Hill Rd., Montpelier, 229-6169; seasonal hours n Taste more than 10 different tipples at this family-run vineyard; it’s been producing award-winning coldclimate wines since 2007. Open April through December.

COFFEE/TEA Capitol Grounds Café 27 State St., Montpelier, 223-7800; meals: B, L; outdoor seating, veggiefriendly n The house roast comes in sizes ranging from the eight-ounce “conservative” to the 20-ounce “radical.” Sip a latte with a freshbaked pastry, or a cup of soup with a made-to-order sandwich for lunch. $

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TASTING ROOMS Bear Naked Growler 186 River St., Montpelier, 522-9018; meals: L, D; beer & wine, veggiefriendly n The 44 craft beers and ciders on draft are curated to please a connoisseur’s palate. Pub snacks include burgers, fries and chickencordon-bleu fritters. $

Dog River Brewery 1400 Route 2, Berlin, 505-4053; closed: Sun., Mon.; live music n Dodging trends, this beerhall simply aims to craft “delicious and drinkable” ales and lagers. Sip pints or flights of the seven rotating brews on draft.

Fresh Tracks Farm Vineyard & Winery 4373 Route 12, Berlin, 223-1151; seasonal hours; live music n Sample wines pressed from estate-grown grapes, apples and maple sap in a sunny tasting room. Live music and food trucks on select weekends.

Good Measure Brewing Co. 17 East St., Northfield, 485-4600; closed: Mon., Tues. n Brews here range from local-corn cream ales to hazy Vermont-style IPAs. Grab beans or a cup of joe from sister biz Carrier Roasting Co. on the way out.

Hooker Mountain Farm Distillery 1425 Route 2, Marshfield Village Store, Marshfield, 426-4321; closed: Mon., Tues., Wed. n At a small bar in the historic Marshfield Village Store, visitors sample spirits distilled from farm-grown grain, maple, produce and dairy.

17 East St., Northfield, 485-4600; meals: B, L; veggie-friendly n Beans for the espresso and drip coffee are roasted on-site and responsibly sourced from global purveyors. Tip back a latte in-house, or take it to go with a pastry. $

Espresso Bueno 248 N. Main St., Barre, 479-0896; meals: B, Bru, L, LN; full bar, glutenfree opts., outdoor seating, veggiefriendly, live music n Single-origin coffees and handcrafted breakfast sandwiches rule at this comfy bakery and café. At evening open-mic, comedy and music events, you can get a small plate, local beer or craft cocktail. $

The North Branch Café 41 State St., Montpelier, 552-8105; closed: Sun.; meals: B, L, D; beer & wine, gluten-free opts., veganfriendly n Sweet or savory? You can find both at Montpelier’s cozy tea-and-wine lounge. Eats include pastries, cheeses, smoked meats and baguettes. $

ITALIAN/PIZZERIAS Basil’s Pizzeria & Restaurant 20 S. Main St., Barre, 477-5032; meals: L, D; beer & wine, delivery, veggie-friendly n This pie shop promises to “tickle your taste buds” with pizzas that locals have voted the best in central Vermont. Not feeling saucy? Try a Philly cheesesteak, burger or entrée salad. $

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The Blue Stone 83 Main St., Montpelier, 613-3061; closed: Sun., Mon.; meals: L, D; full bar, veggie-friendly n Hand-tossed pizzas meet brisket, burgers, and “serious” mac and cheese. A rotating tap list features brews from Vermont and beyond. $$

Depot Square Pizzeria 40 Depot Sq., Northfield, 485-5500; closed: Sun., Mon.; meals: L, D; beer & wine, delivery, veggie-friendly, TV n For more than 20 years, patrons have filed in for pies including the White Delight, with garlic, mozz, chicken and broccoli. Spaghetti, subs and salads also pair well with sports on the big-screen TV. $

Mister Z’s 379 N. Main St., Barre, 479-3259; meals: L, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n Since 1988, this edge-of-town Italian restaurant has crafted home-style plates with personality. Check out the Mediterranean Medley pie. $

Positive Pie (two locations) 22 State St., Montpelier, 229-0453; 69 Main St., Plainfield, 454-0133; meals: L, D; full bar, delivery, glutenfree opts., veggie-friendly, live music, TV n Step into these hip trattorias for hand-tossed pizzas, Italian entrées, local beers and creative martinis. Live music on the weekend. $$

Sarducci’s Restaurant and Bar 3 Main St., Montpelier, 223-0229; meals: L, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, reserv. rec., vegan-friendly n At Montpelier’s go-to Italian eatery, the wood-burning oven cranks out pizza, salmon and other house specialties. Check out the gluten-free menu. No lunch on Sunday. $$

MARKETS Falls General Store 7 Cox Brook Rd., Northfield, 4854551; meals: B, L, D; vegan-friendly n Find pancake breakfasts, avocado toast and burgers on brioche in a historic building dating back to 1892. $

Hunger Mountain Co-op 623 Stone Cutters Way, Montpelier, 223-8000; meals: B, Bru, L, D; gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, vegan-friendly n Co-op shoppers fuel up with natural, healthy dishes fresh from the deli, hot bar or salad bar. Take your ginger-garlic tofu outside, or enjoy river views from the café. $

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Marshfield Village Store 1425 Route 2, Marshfield, 426-4321; meals: B, L, D n The historic town market dates back to 1852, according to the numbers mounted proudly on the building. Nowadays, it’s a go-to spot for chopped salads, cheesy bread, chicken-pesto pizza and hunting gear, of course. $

Trow Hill Grocery 275 Hill St., Barre, 479-1175; meals: L; beer & wine n Locals head to this convenience store for deli sandwiches — the turkey-bacon is a lunchtime hit — and, in season, creemees. $

The Uncommon Market 1 School St., Montpelier, 223-7051; meals: B, L, D; beer & wine, outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n The capital city’s Euro-style market offers fresh seafoods, local meats and Vermontmade products. Stop by for a spicy Red Hot Rooster deli sandwich. $

MIDDLE EASTERN The Hippie Chickpea 41 Elm St., Montpelier, 613-3543; closed: Sat., Sun.; meals: B, L, D; vegan-friendly n Chef-owner Vince Muraco nods at his “hippie” hometown with tapas-style Middle Eastern fare highlighting local farm food — think falafel, roasted cauliflower and hummus. $

Vermont Restaurant Week 2019 location

SOUTH OF THE BORDER MEXICAN Julio’s Cantina 54 State St., Montpelier, 229-9348; meals: Bru, L, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggiefriendly, TV n It’s festive inside this Mexican restaurant known for madeto-order guacamole. Margaritas are built with fresh-squeezed juices. Sunday brunch. $

The Mad Taco 72 Main St., Montpelier, 225-6038; meals: L, D; beer & wine, gluten-free opts., veganfriendly, live music, TV n Customers go mad for tacos, burritos and fajitas made with farm-fresh ingredients. Don’t miss the craft beers and legendary homemade hot sauces. $

SWEETS Chill Vermont Gelato 32 State St., Montpelier, 223-2445; seasonal hours; gluten-free opts., vegan-friendly n Funky flavors such as tiramisu and red-velvet-creamcheese-swirl are made from scratch using local and regional ingredients. Open daily in summer and on weekends when the weather’s cold. $

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AMERICAN BARBECUE/ SOUL FOOD Localfolk Smokehouse 9 Route 17, Waitsfield, 496-5623; closed: Mon., Tues.; meals: D; full bar, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly, live music, TV n Head off the beaten path for hickory-smoked barbecue including fall-off-the-bone ribs, pulled pork sandwiches and local burgers. The 25 beers on tap include several made on-site by Cousins Brewing. Live music most weekends. $$

Prohibition Pig 23 S. Main St., Waterbury, 244-4120; meals: L, D, LN; full bar, gluten-free opts., veggiefriendly n Barbecue and comfort food meet “proper” cocktails and one of New England’s largest craft beer selections. In the adjacent brewery, pair a pint with tacos or ramen. $$

DELI & SANDWICH Apple Core Luncheonette & Brew 3600 Route 100, Waterbury Center, 244-8771; meals: B, L; beer & wine, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, vegan-friendly, pub quiz/trivia n The cider house rules at breakfast with eggs and bacon on homemade cheddar biscuits. At lunch, pair a hard cider with a wrap, salad or sandwich on fresh-baked bread. $

Mutha Stuffers 76 Sugarbush Village Dr., Warren, 583-4477; closed: Wed.; meals: L, D, LN; beer & wine, veggie-friendly n Peak views enhance the Cubano sandwiches and cold brews at Sugarbush Resort’s mountainside New York-style deli. $

Paradise Provisions 2367 Sugarbush Access Rd., Warren, 583-2757; meals: B, L, D; beer & wine, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n Within sight of Sugarbush slopes, early risers stop for breakfast sandwiches and steak-and-egg burritos. The lunchtime Philly cheesesteaks are a house specialty. $

JUICES/SMOOTHIES Sol Juice Bar & Mad Healthy Trail Food 5081 Main St., Village Sq., Waitsfield, 496-5081; closed: Sun.; meals: B, L; gluten-free opts., vegan-friendly n You can add peanut butter, kale or CBD to any of the smoothies at Waitsfield’s veggie-forward juice shop. Not on a liquid diet? Check out the oft-changing array of sandwiches and summer rolls. $$

NEW AMERICAN Allyn’s Lodge 1840 Sugarbush Access Rd., Sugarbush Resort, Warren, 5836300; seasonal hours; meals: L, D; full bar, reserv. rec., veggiefriendly, live music n Skiers pop into the Gadd Peak lodge for hot chocolate, chili and sandwiches. In the evening, climb aboard the Cabin Cat for transport to and from a candlelit feast. $$$$$

Big Picture Theater and Café 48 Carroll Rd., Waitsfield, 496-8994; meals: B, L, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veganfriendly, dance floor, live music n Fancy dinner and a movie? Dig into huevos rancheros or an avocado BLT in the retro café or inside the cinema. Don’t miss the mini maple doughnuts. $$

Hen of the Wood 92 Stowe St., Waterbury, 244-7300; closed: Sun., Mon.; meals: D; full bar, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, reserv. rec., veggie-friendly, live music n Upscale dining takes a rustic turn in a former grist mill. Creative use of local meats, greens and cheeses has earned chef-owner Eric Warnstedt several James Beard Award nominations. $$$$

Hyde Away Inn and Restaurant 1428 Route 17, Waitsfield, 496-2322; meals: D; full bar, gluten-free opts., lodging, outdoor seating, veggiefriendly, TV n Classic comfort foods such as bacon-wrapped meatloaf and cider-braised pork osso bucco get a boost from local ingredients. $$

Michael’s on the Hill 4182 Route 100, Waterbury Center, 244-7476; closed: Tues.; meals: D; full bar, gluten-free opts., reserv. rec., veggie-friendly n Elegant, ever-changing plates such as vegetable gnocchi and poached Maine lobster make the most of New England ingredients and the chef-owner’s European roots. $$$$$

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The Pitcher Inn 275 Main St., Warren, 496-6350; closed: Mon., Tues.; meals: D; full bar, gluten-free opts., lodging, outdoor seating, reserv. rec., veggiefriendly n In a Civil War-era lodging house, eating options include upscale fare in the formal dining room, small plates in Tracks pub and a private tasting menu in the wine cellar. $$$$

Rumble’s Kitchen 102 Forest Dr., Lincoln Peak Village, Sugarbush Resort, Warren, 5836800; seasonal hours; meals: B, L, D; full bar, all-you-can-eat, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veganfriendly n Find lobster wontons, pork belly tacos and chickpea burgers at this resort restaurant named for Sugarbush owner Win Smith’s beloved Bernese mountain dog. $$

The Skinny Pancake 102 Forest Dr., Lincoln Peak Village, Sugarbush Resort, Warren, 5836300; seasonal hours; meals: B, L; full bar, gluten-free opts., veganfriendly n The Sugarbush location of the locavore crêperie offers slopeside “skinny pancakes” in sweet and savory flavors — plus munchies and craft beer for après-ski. $

Walt’s 626 Mt. Ellen Rd., Glen House, Sugarbush Resort, Warren, 5836300; seasonal hours; meals: L, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, vegan-friendly n From a bar inside Mount Ellen’s mid-mountain Glen House lodge, skiers pair local brews with gourmet grilled-cheese sandwiches and heart-healthy grain bowls. $$

H Zenbarn (see page 74) 179 Guptil Rd., Waterbury, 244-8134; closed: Mon.; meals: D; full bar, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, vegan-friendly, live music n Building community “from soil to soul,” the red barn offers a globe-trotting menu of grass-fed beef burgers, barbecue and ramen, along with local craft beverages, live music and wellness classes. $$$

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TRADITIONAL Gate House Base Lodge 1840 Sugarbush Access Rd., Sugarbush Resort, Warren, 583-6300; meals: B, L; beer & wine, gluten-free opts., veggiefriendly n Lincoln Peak’s cafeteria offers homemade pizzas, soups, sandwiches and salads to fuel your next mountain run. Return at day’s end for beer or wine. $$

Maxi’s Restaurant 47 N. Main St., Waterbury, 244-0910; meals: B, L, D; full bar, veggiefriendly n Seven different eggs Benedicts are served all day. Lunch and dinner options include pastas, open-faced sandwiches, and smokedGouda mac and cheese. Dinner Thursday and Friday. $$

Mount Ellen Cafeteria 1840 Sugarbush Access Rd., Sugarbush Resort, Warren, 5836300; seasonal hours; meals: L; gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n Point your skis or snowboard toward lunch at this mountainside mess hall known for classic soups, salads and sandwiches. $

Valley House Cafeteria 1840 Sugarbush Access Rd., Sugarbush Resort, Warren, 5836300; seasonal hours; meals: L; veggie-friendly n Resort guests tuck into sandwiches, salads, pizzas and chili bowls while enjoying mountain scenery. $

ASIAN CHINESE China Fun 5081 Main St., Waitsfield, 4967889; meals: L, D; gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n Inside a white-clapboard house, the takeoutonly menu swings from egg rolls to moo shu. Everything’s fast and affordable. $

China Star 76 S. Main St., Waterbury, 2441968; meals: L, D; veggie-friendly n Patrons come in for enduring classics — think wonton soup, shrimp with broccoli and General Tso’s chicken. $

509 Village Sq., Waitsfield, 4966003; meals: L, D; outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n When a snack stand is chef-owned, you can bet that the creemees, fried chicken wraps and griddle burgers are all handcrafted with local ingredients. $$

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THAI Fit to be Thai’d Thai Restaurant 1840 Sugarbush Access Rd., Sugarbush Inn, Warren, 767-7500; meals: D; beer & wine, gluten-free opts., lodging, vegan-friendly, live music n Thailand native Nattaya Isaacson makes everything down to the dumplings, spring rolls and sauces at the Sugarbush Inn’s Bangkok-style restaurant. Dinner available from 3 p.m. on, 365 days a year. $

Thai Smile Restaurant 1024 Route 100, Waterbury, 8828275; closed: Mon.; meals: L, D; gluten-free opts., vegan-friendly n The pint-size restaurant does a brisk takeout biz, but diners can snag a seat for petite Thai dumplings, stir-fries and Isan specialties such as kao soi. $

BAKERIES & CAFÉS Hender’s Bake Shop & Café 22 N. Main St., Waterbury, 560-7110; closed: Tues., Wed.; meals: B, Bru, L; gluten-free opts., vegan-friendly n Named after chef-owner Jessica Wright’s golden retriever, the bakery works local ingredients into breakfast empanadas, challah egg sandwiches and Swiss cake rolls. $

KC’s Bagel Café 17 Stowe St., Waterbury, 244-1740; meals: B, L; veggie-friendly n New York-style bagels are boiled and baked daily, then sliced and slathered with one of 13 flavored cream cheeses. For lunch, there are delistyle wraps, soups and salads. $

Stowe Street Café 29 Stowe St., Waterbury, 882-8229; closed: Sun., Mon.; meals: B, Bru, L; beer & wine, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, vegan-friendly, live music n Known for its cold-brew coffee and smoothies, Nicole Grenier’s community-oriented café prepares sweets, salads and sandwiches with local ingredients. Shop the artisan boutique while you wait. $

The Sweet Spot 40 Bridge St., Waitsfield, 496-9199; meals: B, Bru, L; full bar, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggiefriendly n Overlooking an 1833 covered bridge, the beloved village café proffers fine coffees, cocktails and baked goods — not to mention soups, salads and sandwiches. In summer, sit in the riverside garden. $

BARS, PUBS & CLUBS BARS/LOUNGES Wünderbar 1840 Sugarbush Access Rd., Sugarbush Resort, Warren, 5836300; closed: Mon., Tues., Wed., Thu.; meals: L; full bar, gluten-free opts., lodging, veggie-friendly n Sugarbush’s retro après-ski joint offers beef chili, turkey panini, local beers and craft cocktails — plus sweeping views of Lincoln Peak. $$

BREWPUBS Prohibition Pig Brewery 2 Elm St., Waterbury, 244-4120; meals: L, D; beer & wine, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggiefriendly n Head to the back of Prohibition Pig restaurant to catch its house brewery in action — then belly up to the bar for a pint of Downtown Piggy Brown. Mexican-inspired snacks include chilaquiles, tacos and pozole. $

GASTROPUBS Blackback Pub 1 Stowe St., Waterbury, 244-0123; closed: Mon.; meals: L, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., veggiefriendly, TV n Pub grub goes gourmet with bacon-blue-cheese nachos and meatloaf sandwiches made with local beef. Wet your whistle with a cask brew from one of Vermont’s finest tap lists. $$

Mad River Barn 2849 Mill Brook Rd., Waitsfield, 496-3310; meals: D; full bar, gluten-free opts., lodging, outdoor seating, reserv. rec., veggiefriendly n Inside a farmhouse inn, craft beers and modern pub food await. The latter includes local beef burgers and inventive grilledcheese sandwiches. $$

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The Reservoir Restaurant & Taproom 1 S. Main St., Waterbury, 244-7827; meals: L, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly, live music, TV n Beer fans hit up “the Rez” for its locally famous draft list and locavore pub snacks: chorizo tacos, fried chicken and big-time burgers. Weekend lunch. $$

Worthy Burger Too 114 Mad River Green, Waitsfield, 7632575; closed: Tues.; meals: L, D; full bar, outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n Worthy Burger’s second location earns new fans with creative patties grilled over a hardwood fire. Look for local beers year-round and outdoor seating in warm weather. Lunch Friday through Sunday. $

PUBS Castlerock Pub 1840 Sugarbush Access Rd., Lincoln Peak Village, Sugarbush Resort, Warren, 583-6594; seasonal hours; meals: L; full bar, gluten-free opts., lodging, outdoor seating, veggiefriendly, live music, TV n Skiers and riders warm up in the Lincoln Peak base lodge or on the heated outdoor patio with burgers, sandwiches, nachos and soups. $

Hogan’s Pub 1091 Golf Course Rd., Sugarbush Golf Course, Sugarbush Resort, Warren, 583-6723; seasonal hours; meals: L; full bar, outdoor seating, veggiefriendly n Hit the links, then lunch on a sandwich or local beef burger while taking in spectacular views of the 18th green and Lincoln Peak. Closed in winter. $

Vermont Restaurant Week 2019 location

Mad River Distillers 172 Mad River Green, Waitsfield, 496-3330 n At the distillery’s tasting bar inside the Mad River Taste Place, sips include bourbon, rye and white whiskey, along with apple brandy and an award-winning maple rum.

Smugglers’ Notch Distillery 2657 Route 100, Cabot Annex Complex, Waterbury Center, 3093077 n The father-and-son distilling team started with a vodka that turned heads around the world. They’ve since added gin, bourbon, whiskey and barrel-aged rum to their repertoire.

COFFEE/TEA Keurig Green Mountain Café & Visitor Center 1 Rotarian Pl., Waterbury, 8792326; meals: B, L; gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggiefriendly, live music n The coffee company offers an extensive java and tea menu inside a refurbished train station. Sweet Simone’s and Michael’s on the Hill supply the baked goods. $

Three Mountain Café 107 Mad River Green, Waitsfield, 496-5470; meals: B, Bru, L; glutenfree opts., outdoor seating, veganfriendly n Perk up with beans from local roasters at Waitsfield’s “coffee emporium,” in biz for more than 35 years. Bagels, panini, pastries and local art will feed your belly and soul. $

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155 Carroll Rd., Waitsfield, 496-4677; beer & wine, outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n Friendly bartenders pour glasses of brewer Sean Lawson’s hop-driven IPAs, along with stouts, pilsners and other styles. Cheese plates keep the hunger at bay. $

80 Sugarbush Village Dr., Warren, 583-2600; seasonal hours; meals: Bru, L, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., reserv. rec., veggie-friendly n The candlelit bistro has been a Sugarbush landmark since 1964. Ski in for fondue, steak frites or mussels by a roaring fire. Open in winter only. $$$$

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Peasant 40 Bridge St., Waitsfield, 496-6856; closed: Tues., Wed.; meals: D; full bar, gluten-free opts., reserv. rec., veganfriendly n Chef Chris Alberti’s intimate restaurant serves “humble” Italian and French fare, including braised meats and pasta plates. Sit at the bar with a glass of wine from a well-curated list. $$$

MEDITERRANEAN Sage Restaurant 8 Route 17, Waitsfield, 496-7243; closed: Tues., Wed.; meals: D; full bar, gluten-free opts., vegan-friendly n Cuisine inspired by Spain, Italy, France and the Middle East transports diners to the Mediterranean coast. Choose from paella, pasta and seafood dishes, then finish with baklava from a family recipe. $$$

ITALIAN/PIZZERIAS American Flatbread Waitsfield Hearth 46 Lareau Rd., Waitsfield, 496-8856; closed: Mon., Tues., Wed.; meals: D; beer & wine, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly, live music n There’s usually a line, but Lareau Farm’s flatbreads are worth the wait. The idyllic setting underscores the kitchen’s emphasis on homegrown and organic ingredients. $$

The Blue Stone (two locations) 5351 Main St., Waitsfield, 496-3499; 15 Stowe St., Waterbury, 882-8185; closed: Mon.; meals: L, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly, TV n Hand-tossed pizzas meet brisket, burgers, and “serious” mac and cheese. A rotating tap list features brews from Vermont and beyond. $$$

Jimmz Pizza 70 McNeil Rd., Waterbury Center, 244-7911; meals: L, D; beer & wine, delivery, gluten-free opts., veggiefriendly n Owner James Roy serves New York-style pies with pesto, tomato, barbecue and olive oil bases. Think outside the crust with a sandwich, pasta, soup or salad. $

Pizza Soul 76 Sugarbush Village Dr., Warren, 496-6202; seasonal hours; meals: D; gluten-free opts., reserv. rec., vegan-friendly n A musical theme pervades this “one-man, one-oven” pizzeria: Pies include the Buffalo Blues and Symphony in C, or you can create your own masterpiece. Open during ski season. $$

Zachary’s Pizza 2 Butler St., Waterbury, 244-5650; meals: L, D; beer & wine, delivery, gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n The definition of family-friendly dining, Zachary’s dishes out a range of pies, generously sized Italian dinners, toasted grinders and fresh salads. $

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MARKETS Mad River Taste Place 89 Mad River Green, Waitsfield, 4963165; beer & wine n Charcuterie, beer and distilled spirits are all available in a retail space celebrating Vermontmade products. Sixty local cheeses allow customers to assemble stellar smorgasbords. $

The Warren Store 284 Main St., Warren, 496-3864; meals: B, L; gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n Billed as “almost world-famous,” the village store is a bakery, wine shop, deli and boutique under one roof. Take a specialty sandwich out to the riverside porch in summer. $

SOUTH OF THE BORDER MEXICAN Aztlan Foods 40 Foundry St., Suite 5, Waterbury, 244-5570; closed: Sat., Sun.; meals: L; gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, vegan-friendly n Chef-owner Fred Dominguez’s spice-laden dishes might include tacos, chiles rellenos and the Hammering Hank: a burrito stuffed with chili, kosher hot dog, bacon, brown rice, tater tots and more. $

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2 Village Sq., Waitsfield, 496-3832; meals: L, D; beer & wine, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, vegan-friendly n Customers go mad for Mexican dishes made with fresh ingredients from the owners’ farm. Have a margarita or craft beer with your tacos, and don’t skimp on the legendary housemade sauces. $

SWEETS Ben & Jerry’s Factory 1281 Route 100, Waterbury, 882-2047; outdoor seating n Dairy lovers tour the factory to get the full scoop on Vermont’s world-famous ice cream empire. Afterward, hit up the counter for a cone of Cherry Garcia or Bourbon Pecan Pie. $

Mix Cupcakerie & Kitchen 5123 Main St., Waitsfield, 496-4944; closed: Mon.; meals: L, D; gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggiefriendly n Gourmet cupcakes filled with Boston cream or blueberry-lemon curd are a big draw, but pies and jumbo cookies satisfy the sweet-toothed, too. $

Waffle Cabin 102 Forest Dr., Gate House Lodge, Sugarbush Resort, Warren, 5836300; seasonal hours; meals: B, L, D; outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n Follow the scent of freshly made waffles to an outdoor, wood-decked resort eatery overlooking Lincoln Peak. $

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AMERICAN BARBECUE/ SOUL FOOD Black Diamond Barbeque 639 Morristown Corners Rd., Morrisville, 888-2275; closed: Sun., Mon., Tues., Wed.; meals: L, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., veganfriendly n This family-run restaurant is small, but the flavors of its smokekissed ’cue are big. The brisket is smoked for 16 hours, and the ribs are served with pickled veggies and mac and cheese. $$

Midway Bar & BBQ 5781 Mountain Rd., Stowe Mountain Resort, Stowe, 253-3000; seasonal hours; meals: L; full bar, glutenfree opts., lodging, live music, TV n Between runs down the slopes, visitors hit the mid-mountain barbecue joint for burgers, pulled pork sandwiches and margaritas. Open in winter only for lunch and après-ski. $

Sunset Grille & Tap Room 140 Cottage Club Rd., Stowe, 253-9281; meals: L, D, LN; full bar, outdoor seating, veggie-friendly, TV n “Northern-style Southern barbecue with a side of sports” — that’s the family-owned resto’s MO. Chow down on the award-winning cuisine while catching the game. $$

DELI & SANDWICH The Bagel 394 Mountain Rd., Stowe, 253-9943; meals: B, L; gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n Bakers turn out 20 different styles of bagel daily, plus 15 flavors of cream cheese. Breakfast and lunch sandwiches reign here. $

Café on Main 38 Main St., Stowe, 253-0077; meals: B, L; gluten-free opts., veganfriendly n In the heart of Stowe Village, locals and visitors forge friendships over hearty and healthy fare — from veggie-packed omelettes to loaded sandwiches and salads. Pastries and sweet treats change daily. $

The Cupboard Deli & Bakery 4837 Route 15, Jeffersonville, 644-2069; meals: B, L, D; outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n Hungry after skiing? This is the source for sandwiches, wraps, salads and pizzas. Cool off with a creemee June through September. $

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Deb’s Place

McCarthy’s Restaurant

345 Brooklyn St., Morrisville, 8886886; closed: Sun.; meals: B, L; outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n For more than a decade, customers have frequented Deb’s for breakfast standards as well as sandwiches, wraps and burgers. From-scratch sweets are the icing on the cake. $

454 Mountain Rd., Stowe, 253-8626; meals: B, L; cash/check only, glutenfree opts., outdoor seating, veggiefriendly n When it opened in 1974, McCarthy’s served basic breakfasts to ski patrollers. These days, the country store and old-fashioned diner is a local institution. Try the eggs Benedict. $

Edelweiss Mountain Deli 2251 Mountain Rd., Stowe, 2534034; meals: B, L; beer & wine, gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n The hills are alive with music — and skiing — and the mountainside deli keeps up with decadent pastries, specialty sandwiches and awardwinning chili. $

Mansfield Café 5781 Mountain Rd., Stowe Mountain Resort, Stowe, 253-3000; seasonal hours; meals: B, L; veggie-friendly n The Mansfield Base Lodge’s go-to lunch spot fills bellies with casual classics: soups, made-to-order sandwiches and grub from the grill. $

Ranch Camp 311 Mountain Rd., Stowe, 253-2753; meals: L, D; beer & wine, glutenfree opts., outdoor seating, veggiefriendly n Mountain bikers hit the brakes at this trailside cycling shop and lounge for craft beers, burritos and healthy, adventure-fueling fare. $$

Slayton Pasture Cabin 700 Trapp Hill Rd., Trapp Family Lodge, Stowe, 253-8511; seasonal hours; meals: L; lodging n Visitors trek three miles over snow to the rustic log cabin to savor hot chocolate and sandwiches by the roaring fireplace. Open daily during winter. $

Stowe Sandwich Company 1880 Mountain Rd., Stowe, 2537300; meals: L; beer & wine, glutenfree opts., outdoor seating, veggiefriendly n Hungry on the Mountain Road? Find satisfying sustenance at this quaint midday café, serving hot sandwiches of meatloaf, spicy fried chicken, sautéed veggies and more. $

DINER Depot Street Malt Shop 57 Depot St., Stowe, 253-4269; closed: Mon.; meals: L, D; cash/ check only, outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n The 1950s-themed diner is beloved for its chili, burgers, shakes and retro décor — check out the tabletop jukeboxes. Dinner Wednesday through Saturday. $

Vermont Restaurant Week 2019 location

Edson Hill Dining Room & Tavern

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1500 Edson Hill Rd., Stowe, 2537371; closed: Sun., Mon.; meals: D; full bar, gluten-free opts., lodging, outdoor seating, reserv. rec., vegan-friendly, live music n Head to an elegant manor for new takes on old favorites, such as duck rillette toast and bone-in pork loin. Dine by the fireplace or out on the patio in season, or belly up to the tavern bar. $$$$

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The Family Table

10 Railroad St., Morrisville, 8882277; meals: L, D; full bar, glutenfree opts., veggie-friendly n Inside a historic train station, guests feast on comfort fare such as buttermilkbrined smoked chicken, from-scratch soups, salads and burgers. No dinner on Sunday. $$

158 Main Restaurant & Bakery 158 Main St., Jeffersonville, 6448100; closed: Mon.; meals: B, Bru, L, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly, TV n During breakfast, the historic storefront griddles every style of egg. Later in the day, options range from pizza to shepherd’s pie to sesame-seared tuna. No dinner on Sunday. $$$

Bistro at Ten Acres 14 Barrows Rd., Ten Acres Lodge, Stowe, 253-6838; closed: Sun., Mon., Tues.; meals: D; full bar, lodging, veggie-friendly n Duck inside an 1820s farmhouse for fresh oysters, braised pork or the ever-popular panseared lobster. Friendly service turns first-timers into regulars. $$$

Butler’s Pantry 128 Main St., Butler House, Stowe, 253-2955; meals: B, Bru, L; full bar, lodging, outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n In this sunny country café, mimosas are made with hand-squeezed orange juice. The house-baked Southern biscuits and acai bowls are faves. $

Cliff House Restaurant 5781 Mountain Rd., Stowe Mountain Resort, Stowe, 253-3665; seasonal hours; meals: L, D; full bar, glutenfree opts., lodging, outdoor seating, reserv. rec., veggie-friendly n Take the gondola up Mount Mansfield for panoramic views and upscale New England fare. Lunch in winter. The Summit Series Dinners make for memorable Saturday nights yearround. $$$$$

4807 Route 15, Jeffersonville, 6448920; closed: Tues., Wed.; meals: B, L, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, reserv. rec., veggiefriendly n A Johnson & Wales-trained chef makes comfort food classy with offerings of blackened salmon and maple-brined pork chop. Weekend breakfast. $$$

Flannel 4000 Mountain Rd., Topnotch Resort, Stowe, 253-8585; meals: B, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., lodging, outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n The sunny resort bistro serves creative fare such as truffle-honeyglazed king salmon and burgers topped with crisp pork belly. $$$$

Green Goddess Café 618 S. Main St., Stowe, 253-5255; meals: B, L; beer & wine, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggiefriendly n The veggie options at this omnivorous café are so good that locals voted it one of Vermont’s best vegetarian restaurants. Chow down on a breakfast scramble or the popular carnitas wrap. $$

Harrison’s Restaurant & Bar 25 Main St., Stowe, 253-7773; closed: Sun.; meals: D; full bar, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, reserv. rec., veggie-friendly, live music n In an elegant subterranean dining room, visitors fill up on fresh seafood, premium steaks and handcrafted sandwiches. When it’s warm, peoplewatch from the porch. $$$

Hearth & Candle 4323 Route 108, Smugglers’ Notch Resort, Jeffersonville, 644-8090; meals: D; full bar, gluten-free opts., lodging, outdoor seating, reserv. rec. n One dining room serves families, another is a bar and a third is for adults only. A changing menu incorporates local ingredients into entrées such as rabbit stew and wild mushroom polenta. $$$$

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Hob Knob Inn Bar & Lounge 2364 Mountain Rd., Hob Knob Inn, Stowe, 253-8549; seasonal hours; meals: D; full bar, gluten-free opts., lodging, outdoor seating, veggiefriendly, TV n The intimate après-ski lounge housed in Stowe’s first ski lodge serves up chicken-jalapeño cheese balls, pulled pork sandwiches and burgers with bacon mayo. Warm up by the game room fireplace. $

Over the Wall 2160 Mountain Rd., Stowe, 2539333; closed: Tues., Wed.; meals: D n Stowe’s latest tequila bar bridges the cuisines of Mexico and Asia with dishes such as pork-and-kimchi tacos, carne asada dumplings, and fried wonton nachos. Weekend lunch. $$

The Charlmont

River House Restaurant

116 Route 15, Morrisville, 888-4242; meals: B, Bru, L, D; full bar, glutenfree opts., veggie-friendly n Chefowner Steve Benson’s beloved dishes include seafood chowder and Friday prime-rib buffets. Sunday brunch. $$

123 Mountain Rd., Stowe Inn, Stowe, 253-4030; closed: Mon., Tues.; meals: B, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., lodging, outdoor seating, reserv. rec., veggie-friendly, live music, TV n At this inn overlooking the Little River, the menu changes regularly to include dishes such as beer-battered haddock and penne Bolognese. Weekend murder-mystery dinners make for a memorable date. $$$

Whip Bar & Grill 18 Main St., Green Mountain Inn, Stowe, 253-7301; meals: Bru, L, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., lodging, outdoor seating, reserv. rec., veggiefriendly, TV n The locavore tavern fare here includes creative seafoods, steaks, salads and soups. The bar pours craft spirits and Vermont microbrews. Sunday brunch. $$$$

SNACK BARS/CARTS Burger Barn 4968 Route 15, Cambridge, 7303441; seasonal hours; meals: L, D; cash/check only, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n Holy cow! This snack shack has a black-and-white-speckled roof and beef from Boyden Farm just down the road — but any burger can be made veggie. Get yours topped with smoked Gouda or Roquefort. $

The Roost

Hogback Snacks

4000 Mountain Rd., Topnotch Resort, Stowe, 253-8585; meals: L, D; full bar, lodging, outdoor seating, veggie-friendly, live music n This lobby bar and restaurant specializes in small and shared plates such as pork belly tacos and duck egg rolls. Sip a craft beer or cocktail while playing shuffleboard or bocce. $$

1015 Route 15, Johnson, 730-8138; closed: Tues., Wed.; meals: L, D; beer & wine, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n Local beef burgers, foot-long hot dogs and fried seafood baskets anchor the menu at Johnson’s year-round snack bar. When it’s hot, cool off with handmade ice cream or a root beer float. $$

The Skinny Pancake

Mountain View Snack Bar (two locations)

7412 Mountain Rd., the Lodge at Spruce Peak, Stowe, 253-3560; meals: B, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., lodging, outdoor seating, reserv. rec., veggie-friendly n Breakfasts such as steel-cut oatmeal fuel mountain fun. At dinner, there’s lobster-and-truffle risotto and braised short ribs in the chic 110-seat dining room. $$$$

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5901 Pleasant Valley Rd., Cambridge, 644-6598; seasonal hours; meals: D; BYOB, outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n Every Tuesday mid-June through midOctober, visitors tour the grounds by hayride, then sit down to a farm-fresh meal prepared by a local chef. $$$$$

91 Main St., Stowe, 253-2691; closed: Mon., Tues.; meals: D; full bar, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, vegan-friendly n Find imaginative, California-inspired salads, burgers and starters here — think vegan crab cakes with lemon-cashew aioli. The “concept is to really drive the farmto-table movement,” says chef-owner Aaron Martin. $$$

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5781 Mountain Rd., Stowe Mountain Resort, Stowe, 253-3000; seasonal hours; meals: B, L, D; full bar, glutenfree opts., vegan-friendly n The Spruce Peak location of the locavore crêperie offers slope-side “skinny pancakes” in sweet and savory flavors — plus munchies and craft beer perfect for après-ski. $

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107 Route 15, Morrisville, 888-7393; 1801 Pucker St., Stowe, 696-9006; seasonal hours; meals: L, D; outdoor seating n These popular roadside stops have more than 200 menu items and 50 flavors of creemee. So you can count on tasty options, from popcorn chicken to cones of maplenut. Open in summer. $

TRADITIONAL The Canteen 5781 Mountain Rd., Stowe Mountain Resort, Stowe, 253-3000; seasonal hours; meals: L, D; full bar, veggiefriendly n Within Stowe Mountain Resort’s Adventure Center, families refuel with hand-tossed pizzas, ovenbaked subs, salads or sweets in a casual, cafeteria-style setting. $$

The Colonial Café 511 Mountain Rd., Golden Eagle Resort, Stowe, 253-4811; meals: B; gluten-free opts., lodging, outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n Area farms supply many of the ingredients at this bucolic breakfast spot located on a 40-acre resort. Try the Eggs Mansfield. $

The Great Room Grill and Spruce Bar 5781 Mountain Rd., Spruce Camp Base Lodge, Stowe Mountain Resort, Stowe, 253-3000; seasonal hours; meals: B, L; full bar, glutenfree opts., outdoor seating, veggiefriendly n Cafeteria-style food goes gourmet with soups, sandwiches and tacos, served in a grand dining room. $$

Lighthouse Bar & Grill 823 S. Main St., Commodores Inn, Stowe, 253-7131; meals: D; full bar, gluten-free opts., lodging, outdoor seating, reserv. rec., veggie-friendly, TV n The lakeside dining room is open year-round for New England classics such as clam chowder. Next door, the Commodore Sports Lounge offers nautical décor and pub fare seasonally. $$

Main Street Dining Room 18 Main St., Green Mountain Inn, Stowe, 253-7301; meals: B; all-you-can-eat, gluten-free opts., lodging, veggie-friendly n A bountiful breakfast buffet proffers eggs, pancakes and homemade honeyoatmeal bread in a colonial setting. Afternoon tea and cookies from 4 to 5 p.m. $

Morse Mountain Grille 4323 Route 108, Smugglers’ Notch Resort, Jeffersonville, 644-1247; seasonal hours; meals: B, L, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., veggiefriendly, TV n When the mountain is open, this sit-down spot at Smugglers’ Notch serves up steak and seafood. Lunch options include burgers, sandwiches and hearty salads. $$

ASIAN CHINESE Green Dragon 9 Portland St., Morrisville, 888-2188; meals: L, D; veggiefriendly n Diners dig into modern interpretations of Chinese American standards, including egg foo yong and moo shu. $

Johnson’s Kitchen 17 Lower Main St., Johnson, 6358310; meals: L, D n The menu here covers all the classics: beef teriyaki, vegetable lo mein, sweet-and-sour chicken, and steamed dumplings. $

New Fu Lin’s Chinese Restaurant 30 Fairground Plaza, Morrisville, 888-1818; meals: L, D; veggiefriendly n Eclectic seafood dishes join cold sesame noodles, egg-drop soup and beef teriyaki on an expansive menu. $

Sanfo Chinese Restaurant 394 Mountain Rd., Stowe, 253-8888; meals: L, D; gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n Lunch specials — an entrée plus vegetable fried rice and an egg roll — start at just $7.50. Even the duck sauce is homemade at this Chinese American café. $

Wok ’n’ Roll 275 Munson Ave., Morrisville, 8888833; meals: L, D; vegan-friendly n Looking for a feast? Order the Hawaii Five-0: pork, chicken, beef, lobster and shrimp sautéed with mixed veggies. $

Octagon Café & Gallery 5781 Mountain Rd., Stowe Mountain Resort, Stowe, 253-3000; seasonal hours; meals: B, L; beer & wine, veggie-friendly n At the top of the FourRunner Quad lift, skiers kick back over coffee, lunch or beer, then linger to admire local art in the Frog Hollow Art Gallery. $$

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HIMALAYAN Nepali Cuisine 18 Bridge St., Riverbend Market, Morrisville, 888-5978; closed: Sat., Sun.; meals: L, D; gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n Inside Riverbend Market, Raymond and Laxmi Dewan serve curries, momos and other foods from their native Nepal. $

JAPANESE Sushi Yoshi 1128 Mountain Rd., Stowe, 253-4135; meals: L, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., vegan-friendly n Hibachi service and bento boxes are available alongside uncommon sushi rolls. Skiers crowd the bar for free wings from 3 to 6 p.m. $$

THAI SaenSook Thai Kitchen 504 Mountain Rd., Stowe, 253-6000; meals: L, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n Named for chef-owner Patrick Sovikul’s childhood hometown outside of Bangkok, the Thai kitchen offers traditional dishes such as garlic-andpepper fish and massaman curry. Check out the sushi and martinis, too. $$

BAKERIES & CAFÉS Kaffeehaus Bakery & Delicatessen 700 Trapp Hill Rd., Stowe, 253-5705; meals: B, L; beer & wine, outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n Hikers, bikers and skiers unwind over Austrian pastries and sandwiches. Sip a von Trapp Brewing lager while taking in the stunning scenery. $

Thompson’s Flour Shop 7 Main St., Morrisville, 888-2106; meals: B, L, D; gluten-free opts., vegan-friendly n The decades-old bakery and sandwich shop moved across the street in 2018, but locals continue to praise its Reuben panini, low-cal soups and chocolate chip cookies. $

BARS, PUBS & CLUBS BARS/LOUNGES The Den 5781 Mountain Rd., Stowe Mountain Resort, Stowe, 253-3000; seasonal hours; full bar, live music n The ski resort’s old-school watering hole serves cold local beers — plus live music on the weekend.

Robbie’s Wildlife Refuge 196 Pond Rd., Jeffersonville, 6448837; meals: L, D; full bar, cash/check only, outdoor seating, karaoke, TV n Sip suds over long games of pool, pinball or volleyball — this refuge opens at noon. In summer, down a cheeseburger on the deck. $

Stowe Bowl 1613 Mountain Rd., Stowe, 253-2494; meals: L, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly, live music, pub quiz/ trivia, TV n A retro-style bowling alley strikes it big with burgers, sandwiches, flatbreads and shared snacks — think popcorn with Asiago, truffle oil and sea salt. $

Tap 25 151 Main St., Stowe, 760-6481; closed: Mon.; meals: L, D; beer & wine, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly, live music n Flatbreads, tacos and other munchies meet their match in craft beer — there are 25 on draft. Note the California brews; the owners run a similar spot near San Francisco. $

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AVERAGE ENTRÉE $ $12 and under $$ $13 to $18 $$$ $19 to $25 $$$$ $26 to $32 $$$$$ $33 and up

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Lost Nation Brewing 87 Old Creamery Rd., Morrisville, 851-8041; closed: Mon., Tues.; meals: L, D; beer & wine, outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n House-brewed pilsners, sours and single-hopped IPAs are on tap, along with Gouda-and-gose fondue, pub burgers, and tempeh Reubens. In warm weather, take a growler to the biergarten, located just off the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail. $$

H von Trapp Brewing Bierhall Restaurant (see page 82) 1333 Luce Hill Rd., Trapp Family Lodge, Stowe, 253-5750; meals: L, D; beer & wine, lodging, outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n At the base of Trapp Family Lodge’s recreational trail network, a modern, timber-frame beer hall specializes in Austrian-style brews, bratwursts, schnitzels and Linzertortes. $$

GASTROPUBS The Bench 492 Mountain Rd., Stowe, 253-5100; meals: L, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly, TV n Close to the slopes, chefs sling wood-fired pizzas, roasted meats and burgers to accompany thoughtful cocktails and 25 beers on tap. Weekend lunch. $$

The Blue Donkey 1669 Mountain Rd., Stowe, 253-3100; meals: B, L, D; beer & wine, outdoor seating, veggie-friendly, TV n “Kick-ass burgers” are the main attraction at Stowe’s snowboard-themed joint, but diners also fill up on barbecue, wraps and sandwiches. $

Doc Ponds

4087 Route 108, Jeffersonville, 6446366; meals: L, D, LN; full bar, outdoor seating, veggie-friendly, dance floor, live music, TV n You can kick back with a pint of house-brewed beer and a burger — or try barbecue straight from the smoker. Live music most weekends. $$

294 Mountain Rd., Stowe, 760-6066; meals: L, D, LN; full bar, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly, live music, TV n The celebrated team behind Hen of the Wood cooks up well-crafted pub grub. Pair a burger or smoked chicken with one of 24 draft beers, or linger by the fire with a cocktail and pie. $$

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Hourglass Lounge

1859 Mountain Rd., Stowe, 253-4765; meals: L, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly, live music n Specializing in seasonal comfort food and small-batch craft beer, this dog- and family-friendly brewpub comes with perks: an outdoor biergarten, lawn games and a fireside lounge. $$

7412 Mountain Rd., Stowe, 253-3560; meals: L, D, LN; full bar, gluten-free opts., lodging, outdoor seating, veggie-friendly, live music, TV n Spruce Peak’s mountainside bistro prepares snacks, sandwiches and burgers from fresh, local ingredients. Wet your whistle with a local craft beer or signature cocktail. $$

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PUBS The Backyard Tavern 395 Mountain Rd., Stowe, 253-9204; meals: L, D, LN; full bar, outdoor seating, veggie-friendly, live music, TV n This dive draws ’em in with wings, cheeseburgers, TV, pool tables and a fireplace. Live music and DJs on the weekend. $

Burt’s Irish Pub 135 Luce Hill Rd., Stowe, 253-6071; meals: Bru, L, D; full bar, outdoor seating, veggie-friendly, live music, TV n Locals pour in for daily drink specials and bites both small (albóndiga sliders, jalapeño poppers) and large (barbecue ribs, chicken and waffles). Sunday brunch. $

Charlie B’s Pub & Restaurant 1746 Mountain Rd., Stoweflake Mountain Resort & Spa, Stowe, 253-7355; meals: B, L, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., lodging, outdoor seating, reserv. rec., veggiefriendly, live music, TV n This destination for deck dining, après-ski eats and live music offers more than 50 wines by the glass, 10 draft beers and farm-fresh comfort food. $$$

Kirkwood’s Pub 744 Cape Cod Rd., Stowe Country Club, Stowe Mountain Resort, Stowe, 760-4653; seasonal hours; meals: L; full bar, lodging, outdoor seating n Dine by the golf course with views of the Worcester Range. Most folks come for lunch, but a bar menu is available until early evening. Open May through October. $

Martell’s at the Red Fox 87 Edwards Rd., Jeffersonville, 6445060; meals: Bru, D, LN; full bar, live music n Frequent live music, nightly specials and après-ski hours draw families in for burgers, sandwiches and more. Sunday brunch. $$

The Matterhorn 4969 Mountain Rd., Stowe, 253-8198; meals: L, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggiefriendly, dance floor, live music, TV n “Infamous since 1950,” the après-ski landmark caters to locals and tourists with jumbo wings, brick-oven pizzas, live music and sushi rolls. $

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Moogs Place 97 Portland St., Morrisville, 8518225; meals: Bru, D, LN; full bar, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly, dance floor, live music, TV n Good food meets good tunes. The kitchen puts out burgers, Buffalo wings, and fish and chips until late, while local musicians provide nightly entertainment. Sunday brunch. $$

Rimrock’s Mountain Tavern 394 Mountain Rd., Suite 5, Stowe, 253-9593; meals: L, D, LN; full bar, outdoor seating, veggiefriendly, dance floor, karaoke, live music, TV n Inside an Adirondackstyle tavern, pub favorites include burgers, nachos, wraps and salads — plus in-demand Vermont beers. Kids can hit up the game room. $

Town & Country Restaurant and Bar 876 Mountain Rd., Stowe, 253-7595; meals: B, Bru, L, D, LN; full bar, gluten-free opts., lodging, outdoor seating, vegan-friendly, dance floor, live music, TV n Diners get cozy in a pub serving up tacos, sliders, wings and salads — not to mention game-room seating for families. Catch monthly live music and kid-friendly entertainment in the banquet room. $

The Village Tavern 55 Church St., Smugglers Notch Inn, Jeffersonville, 644-6765; meals: D, LN; full bar, gluten-free opts., lodging, outdoor seating, vegan-friendly, live music, pub quiz/ trivia, TV n The Smugglers Notch Inn’s watering hole is a destination for high-quality pub fare — and live music every Thursday. $$

TASTING ROOMS The Alchemist 100 Cottage Club Rd., Stowe, 8828165 n Beer pilgrims travel from near and far to snag cans of Heady Topper and Focal Banger — plus whatever else comes off the canning line that day — at one of Vermont’s seminal small-batch breweries.

Boyden Valley Winery & Spirits 64 Route 104, Cambridge, 644-8151; seasonal hours; gluten-free opts., outdoor seating n In a restored 1875 carriage barn on a fourth-generation family farm, visitors sample wines, ciders and distilled spirits. Pair your pour with a gourmet cheese and chocolate board — or try a Maple Crème liqueur milkshake cocktail. Free tours at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Green Mountain Distillers 171 Whiskey Run, Morrisville, 253-0064; closed: Mon., Tues., Wed. n Fancy a sip of handcrafted organic vodka, gin or maple liqueur? This distillery makes ’em all — and whiskey, too.

Rock Art Brewery 632 LaPorte Rd., Morrisville, 8889400; closed: Sun. n Vermont’s 100 percent solar-powered brewery offers ever-changing drafts — from hopforward double IPAs to barrel-aged Scotch ales — in flights and growlers.

Smugglers’ Notch Distillery 5087 Route 15, Jeffersonville, 309-3077 n In 2009, a father-andson team started with a vodka that turned heads around the world. They’ve since added gin, bourbon, whiskey and barrel-aged rum to their repertoire. Sample the full array in their new tasting room.

Stowe Cider 17 Town Farm Lane, Stowe, 2532065; closed: Mon., Tues., Wed., Thu. n How ’bout these apples? Smallbatch, seasonal and barrel-aged ciders are crafted from Vermont fruits and sampled in a rustic tasting room.

Ten Bends Beer 590 E. Main St., Hyde Park, 521-7139; closed: Mon., Tues., Wed., Thu.; outdoor seating n The three-barrel brewery always has seven fresh beers on tap, from IPAs to stouts. Special bottle releases are also available periodically.

WINE BARS Cork Wine Bar & Market 35 School St., Stowe, 760-6143; closed: Tues.; meals: D; beer & wine, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly, live music n Home to one of Vermont’s largest natural wine collections, this market, bar and dinner spot pours more than 15 varietals — and several local beers — by the glass. Snack on cheese and salumi or a larger seasonal plate. $$$

Swirl Wine Bar 1799 Mountain Rd., Stowe, 2538606; meals: L, D; beer & wine, veggie-friendly n Inside Stowe Wine and Cheese, a vino bar offers 25 pours by the glass or in flights. Local and imported cheeses and gourmet panini form the heart of the menu. $$

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GERMAN Fritz Bar + Restaurant

5781 Mountain Rd., Stowe Mountain Resort, the Cliff House, Stowe, 2533000; meals: B, L; veggie-friendly n Baristas perk up patrons with locally roasted coffee and espresso drinks. Need fuel for the slopes? Go for a morning pastry or breakfast sandwich — or an afternoon smoothie. $

434 Edson Hill Rd., Stowehof, Stowe, 253-9722; meals: D; full bar, glutenfree opts., lodging, outdoor seating, veggie-friendly, TV n Tiroler gröstl — potatoes, bacon and a fried egg — and two kinds of fondue are among the Bavarian eats at the chalet-style bar named for mountaineer and erstwhile Stowehof resident Fritz Wiessner. $$

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144 Main St., Stowe, 253-2123; 53 Upper Main St., Morrisville, 5217197; meals: B, L; gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n The quiches, muffins and croissants are baked on-site at this beloved coffee stop and gallery. Swing by for a morning espresso or a weekend beer tasting. $

PK Coffee 1880 Mountain Rd., Stowe, 7606151; meals: B, L; beer & wine, outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n Single-origin coffees can be brewed via pour-over or as espresso at the community-focused café. Grab a cappuccino and a pastry — or sit down for a grilled cheese on Elmore Mountain Bread. $

The Railroad Café 10 Railroad St., Morrisville, 8882277; meals: B, L; gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n Warm up with a specialty cappuccino — the coffee beans hail from cult roaster Counter Culture Coffee. The hemp, soy and nut milks are made in-house, as are the New York-style breakfast sandwiches, crêpes and lunch items. $

EURO DUTCH Dutch Pancake Café 990 Mountain Rd., Grey Fox Inn, Stowe, 253-8921; closed: Mon., Tues., Wed.; meals: B, Bru; full bar, lodging, veggie-friendly n Diners choose from nearly 80 varieties of crêpe-like pannekoek in sweet and savory flavors. Open seven days a week during major holidays. $$

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The Main Dining Room at the Trapp Family Lodge 700 Trapp Hill Rd., Stowe, 253-8511; meals: B, L, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., lodging, outdoor seating, reserv. rec., veggie-friendly n Picturesque views and candlelit dining enhance elegant plates of wiener schnitzel and specialties from the Trapp Lodge Farm. Breakfast fare, starting at $8, includes a short stack of oatmeal pancakes. $$$$

Swiss Fondue by Heinz 48 S. Main St., Stowe, 999-8785; closed: Mon.; meals: L, D; beer & wine, gluten-free opts., reserv. rec., veggie-friendly n Chef Heinz Remmel brings a taste of the Alps to Stowe Village with his authentic fondue and crêpes. Lunch Thursday through Sunday. $$$

Trapp Family Lodge Lounge 700 Trapp Hill Rd., Stowe, 253-8511; meals: L, D; full bar, lodging, outdoor seating, veggie-friendly, live music n The laid-back alternative to Trapp’s main dining room features live jazz piano. In summer, take in the mountain vista from the patio. $$$

ITALIAN/PIZZERIAS Angelina’s Restaurant 49 Route 15, Cambridge, 644-2011; meals: L, D; veggie-friendly n You can’t miss this roadside pizzeria seven miles southwest of Smugglers’ Notch. Outside, it’s painted green, white and red for the Italian flag; inside, all the dough and sauces are homemade. $

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Downtown Pizzeria & Pub 21 Lower Main St., Johnson, 6357626; closed: Mon.; meals: D; full bar, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly, karaoke, live music, TV n The Italian American owners of the village restaurant know their pizza and Parm. Entertainment ranges from live bluegrass to pool and darts. $

Fire Tower Pizza 1208 Route 12, Elmore Store, Lake Elmore, 888-2296; closed: Sun., Mon., Tues.; meals: D; beer & wine, outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n At the back of the Elmore Store, chef Jimmy Kalp makes hot pies with local ingredients and Elmore Mountain Bread crusts, which use fresh-milled Northeastern grains. $$

Hoagie’s Pizza & Pasta 65 Northgate Ave., Morristown, 8885565; meals: L, D; veggie-friendly n As its name suggests, the quickservice eatery dishes pizzas and pastas. But the menu of hot and cold sandwiches also commands a loyal local following. $

Jeffersonville Pizza Department 158 Main St., Jeffersonville, 6445550; closed: Sun., Mon.; meals: D; full bar, veggie-friendly, TV n Upstairs from 158 Main Restaurant & Bakery, this pizzeria dishes out pies, pastas, stromboli, subs and more. $

Morrisville House of Pizza 30 Munson Ave., Mountain View Plaza, Morrisville, 888-5200; meals: L, D; beer & wine, veggie-friendly n Chef-owner Metros Georgiadis cooks Greek-style pizzas, pastas, calzones and grinders from his own recipes. Customers rave about the pepperoni pie. $

Piecasso Pizzeria & Lounge 1899 Mountain Rd., Stowe, 253-4411; meals: L, D, LN; full bar, delivery, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, vegan-friendly, dance floor, live music, pub quiz/trivia, TV n Watch as the chefs spin New York-style pies in an open kitchen. The long-standing pizza, pasta and salad restaurant also boasts frequent live music and an on-site game room. $$

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383 Moscow Rd., Moscow Schoolhouse Store, Stowe, 2534172; closed: Sun., Mon.; meals: B, L, D; gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n Stromboli stuffed with steak, onions and cheese is a standout among the usual pizzeria staples. Nearly everything is made from scratch, and there’s craft beer to go. $

1031 Mountain Rd., Stowe, 2533800; meals: B, L, D; gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggiefriendly n Salads, sandwiches and home-style entrées are made fresh daily at the gourmet takeout café and market. Entertaining? Head here first for local cheeses, meats, pantry items and wines. $$

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18 Edson Hill Rd., Stowe, 253-5677; closed: Mon.; meals: D; full bar, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, reserv. rec., vegan-friendly, live music n Wood-fired pies crafted in the Neapolitan tradition prove that not all pizzas are created equal. The chef-owned cucina is also known for handmade pastas, prime steaks, craft cocktails, local beers and a reserve wine list. $$$

46 Pleasant St., Morristown, 8882255; meals: L; vegan-friendly n Community members banded together to launch this local food hub, now supported by nearly 1,000 Lamoille Valley households. The edible options include lunchtime soups and salads, as well as fresh groceries for home. $

Trattoria La Festa 4080 Mountain Rd., Stowe, 2538480; closed: Sun., Mon.; meals: D; full bar, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, reserv. rec., veggie-friendly n Home-style pastas and grilled meats transport diners to the chef-owners’ native Italy. Peruse the award-winning wine list of more than 250 Italian bottles. $$$

MARKETS The Butchery 504 Mountain Rd., Stowe, 253-1444; meals: L; gluten-free opts., veggiefriendly n Butcher shop, fishmonger and fromagerie in one, this market also has a strong sandwich menu. Order a classic Reuben or a prosciutto Caprese. $$

Commodities Natural Market 512 Mountain Rd., Stowe, 253-4464; meals: B, L, D; gluten-free opts., vegan-friendly n Grocery shoppers stock up on Vermont-roasted coffee, baked goods, and gourmet grab-andgo dishes such as tortellini salad and tabbouleh. $

The Farm Store 168 Main St., Jeffersonville, 6449463; closed: Mon.; meals: B, L; gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n The green grocer carries organic produce, meats and baked goods from local farms and artisans, while the in-house kitchen preps take-away items such as roasted-tomato bisque and Moroccan chickpea salad. $

The Pantry 5781 Mountain Rd., Stowe Mountain Resort, Stowe, 253-3000; seasonal hours; meals: B, L n Artisan products are the focus of Spruce Peak’s upscale resort market. Snacks, sandwiches, prepared meals and craft beverages make DIY après-ski eats easy. $

Stowe Public House & Bottle Shop 109 Main St., Stowe, 585-5785; meals: L, D; beer & wine n Hundreds of craft beers, ciders and wines keep company with gourmet Vermont snacks in the market storefront. In the tasting bar, visitors sit down for full pours, meat and cheese plates, flatbreads, and soft pretzels. $

SOUTH OF THE BORDER MEXICAN El Toro 82 Lower Main St., Morrisville, 521-7177; closed: Sun., Mon.; meals: B, L, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly, live music n Tamales and pozoles and huevos rancheros — oh, my! Morrisville’s from-scratch Mexican joint uses local ingredients and recipes from the chef-owner’s abuela. $

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Tres Amigos & Rusty Nail Stage 1190 Mountain Rd., Stowe, 253-6245; meals: L, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., veggiefriendly, live music n The Mexican fare includes hibiscus-glazed chicken and ancho-rubbed steak, along with enchiladas and tacos. Find dozens of tequilas at the bar — and bands onstage several nights a week. Weekend lunch. $$

SWEETS Cake & Crumb Bakery 27 Winter St., Morrisville, 888-4100; closed: Sun., Mon.; delivery, glutenfree opts., vegan-friendly n In an old carriage barn, bakers decorate custom cakes for every occasion. Drop by the retail space for coffee, tea or cocoa and a selection of sweet treats. The pies have been named the best in Lamoille County. $

Laughing Moon Chocolates 78 S. Main St., Stowe, 253-9591; outdoor seating n Best known for its candy confections, the chocolatier also offers specialty coffees, teas and hot chocolates with homemade marshmallows. Daily chocolatedipping demos at 2 p.m. $

North Country Cakes 73 Lower Main St., Morrisville, 8518258; closed: Mon., Tues.; meals: B, L; veggie-friendly n At her village bakeshop, pastry chef Nicole Maddox turns out “approachable Americana desserts” including doughnuts, macarons, cupcakes and cookies. $

Stowe Ice Cream 112 Main St., Stowe, 253-0995; seasonal hours; outdoor seating, vegan-friendly n Barry Callebaut chocolate, straight bourbon, and organic fruits and nuts go into the scoop shop’s small-batch ice creams, sorbets and sundaes. Open daily May through September. $

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It’s hard to imagine a place more different from the steamy, bustling Thai capital of Bangkok than the quiet northern Vermont community of Newport, on the breezy shores of Lake Memphremagog. But the two locales happily collide in the cuisine at Dusit Thai, which includes fragrant basil- and lemongrass-scented curries and noodles. The restaurant’s married co-owners, Panadda “Exzy” Saengsiri and Jintana “Jinny” Thananusak, brought recipes straight from their homeland. The women first came to Vermont in 2013 to visit friends in Middlebury and quickly fell in love with the peaceful, pastoral state. Upon hearing of a restaurant for sale in Newport, they decided to drive up to see it. “Jinny loves to cook and share Thai food,” Saengsiri says of her spouse, the restaurant’s main chef. Despite a car accident on that first road trip, they knew Vermont was the place for them. “We never drove on snow before,” Saengsiri recalls with a laugh, “but we like cold!” They were ready to escape Bangkok’s hustle and bustle, she explains, and found Newport “not too quiet, not too busy, with very nice people.” Dusit is the Thai word for “fourth heaven,” and for many regulars, the elegantly appointed, high-ceilinged eatery and its

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approachably exotic menu meet that description. One young fan recently sent a card illustrated with elephants — referencing Dusit Thai’s décor — and offered thanks for “the prettiest, calmest and BEST restaurant,” along with praise for the fried spring rolls. Filled with vegetables and clear noodles, the classic, crispskinned rolls are a perennial favorite, says Saengsiri. The restaurant sources authentic key ingredients such as kaffir lime leaves, galangal and lemongrass from afar for other popular dishes, including crunchy, bright som tam green papaya salad;

lightly sweet, coconut-rich massaman curry; and pad kee mao, a tangle of wide noodles loaded with vegetables and diner’s choice of protein. Pad kee mao means “drunken noodle,” Saengsiri explains, because it customarily features lots of chile pepper, and “spicy food will wake you up.” Many of Dusit Thai’s dishes can be ordered in varying degrees of spice, but Saengsiri cautions with a smile: “Our medium is not regular medium; it’s Thai hot. Be careful!” MELISSA PASANEN

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AMERICAN BARBECUE/ SOUL FOOD Hobo’s Café 18 Cross St., Island Pond, 7234601; closed: Mon., Tues.; meals: B, L, D; beer & wine, gluten-free opts. n “I’m a Vermont boy cooking Texas-style barbecue ... It’s my love; it’s my passion,” says pitmaster Rob McComiskey. He channels his enthusiasm into brisket, ribs, pulled pork and home-style breakfasts. $$

DELI & SANDWICH Connie’s Kitchen 4 S. Main St., Hardwick, 472-6607; closed: Sun.; meals: B, L; veggiefriendly n Small-town charm meets homemade soups and sandwiches on house-baked bread — a business model that’s been going strong since 1991. $

Eastern & Main Market-Deli 1194 Main St., Suite 101, St. Johnsbury, 751-1171; meals: B, L, D; gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n Down the street from the Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium, folks can order the Fairbanks sandwich: rare roast beef with Cabot cheddar and wasabi-horseradish mayo. $

Little G’s Deli & Pizza 33 Railroad Sq., Newport, 334-1435; meals: B, L, D; veggie-friendly n It’s a gas station. It’s a liquor store. It’s ... a deli-restaurant serving tuna-bacon melts, saucy pizzas and cups of broccoli-cheddar soup! $

Lyndonville Bagel Depot 721 Broad St., Lyndonville, 6263574; meals: B, L; gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n Starting at 5 a.m. daily, locals order bagels by the dozen in flavors ranging from French toast to bacon-pecorino. Also made in-house: cinnamon rolls, pretzels, smoothies and panini. $

Roasters Café and Deli 4267 Route 5, Newport, 334-6556; closed: Sun.; meals: B, L; gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n “Get your usual ... unusually good!” promises this café. Diners help themselves to coffee, then order lunchtime favorites such as the maple-turkey sandwich. $

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DINER

NEW AMERICAN

Anthony’s Diner

Alice’s Table

321 Railroad St., St. Johnsbury, 748-3613; meals: B, L, D; beer & wine, gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n “All-homemade everything” is the family-run diner’s tagline. The Woodsman burger is a big hit. No dinner Sunday through Wednesday. $

4850 Route 242, Jay Peak Resort, Jay, 327-2323; meals: B, L, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., lodging, outdoor seating, reserv. rec., veggiefriendly, live music, TV n Resort visitors dine on semiformal farmto-table cuisine — accompanied by uninterrupted mountain views. $$$

Brenda’s Homestyle Cookin’ 125 Main St., Newport, 487-9372; closed: Wed.; meals: B, L; veggiefriendly n Servers here deliver cups of joe with a smile. Order a bowl of biscuits and gravy, or try the steakand-cheese sandwich. $

Martha’s Diner 585 Route 5, Coventry, 754-6800; meals: B, L; gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n Inside a chrome dining car, guests find poutine and plate-size pancakes, all griddled on a flat-top behind the counter. $

Miss Lyndonville Diner 686 Broad St., Lyndonville, 6269890; meals: B, L, D; veggie-friendly n Feel like stepping back in time? Not much has changed since this neighborly spot first started serving up sizzling skillet breakfasts and homemade cream pies in 1951. $

Mooselook Restaurant 1058 Main St., Concord, 695-2950; meals: B, L, D; veggie-friendly n Families and truckers converge for comfort food along the Moose River. In the morning, two eggs with toast costs just $1.75. Go later in the day for meatloaf and a slice of cake. $

The Parson’s Corner 14 Glover Rd., Barton, 525-4500; closed: Tues.; meals: B, Bru, L; gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n In a 19th-century parsonage, chef-owner Dave Rath serves poached eggs in ham-and-sausage gravy — and a gooey Reuben packed with housesmoked pastrami. $

Upper Valley Grill & General Store 2967 Scott Hwy., Groton, 584-3101; meals: B, L, D; outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n Snowmobilers are big patrons at this convenience store and diner near Groton State Forest. Get live bait, cold beer or eggs with corned-beef hash. $

The Village Restaurant

Café Sweet Basil 32 Depot St., Lyndonville, 626-9713; closed: Sun., Mon., Tues.; meals: L, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., veggiefriendly n What started as a country catering company is now a busy café for globally inspired home cooking — think refried-bean chimichangas and pasta puttanesca. $

Gil’s Bar & Grill 793 Route 5A, WilloughVale Inn, Orleans, 525-4123; closed: Sun., Mon., Tues., Wed.; meals: D; full bar, gluten-free opts., lodging, reserv. rec., veggie-friendly, TV n Sup on stuffed pork chop or pasta Bolognese in a small dining room with dramatic views of Lake Willoughby. $$$

Goodfellas Restaurant & Tavern 59 Parker Rd., Danville, 748-4249; closed: Sun., Mon.; meals: L, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, reserv. rec., veggiefriendly, TV n Next to the VAST snowmobile trails, this locals’ tavern keeps it casual with brick-oven pizzas and the Ver-Monte Cristo fried-chicken sandwich, drizzled with maple. Saturday lunch. $$

Juniper’s at the Wildflower Inn 2059 Darling Hill Rd., Lyndonville, 626-8310; closed: Sun., Mon.; meals: B, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., lodging, outdoor seating, reserv. rec., vegan-friendly n The country inn’s hearty, healthy food includes marinated hanger steak and roasted curried cauliflower. Weekend breakfast. Closed April and November. $$

Le Belvedere 100 Main St., Suite 200, Newport, 487-9147; closed: Mon., Tues.; meals: D; full bar, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, reserv. rec., veganfriendly, live music n Gaze out at Lake Memphremagog while dining on tapas, seafood or local meat. Thursday night sushi service. $$$

79 S. Main St., Hardwick, 472-5701; meals: B, L; veggie-friendly n Seat yourself at Hardwick’s downtown diner, serving breakfast all day. Everything from the meatloaf to the mozzarella-stick grilled cheese is made fresh to order. $

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Rabbit Hill Inn 48 Lower Waterford Rd., Lower Waterford, 748-5168; closed: Wed.; meals: D; full bar, gluten-free opts., lodging, reserv. rec., vegan-friendly n Candlelit dining meets seasonally changing locavore fare. Before dinner, sip a Vermont beer or craft cocktail at the Snooty Fox pub. $$$$

Willoughby’s Restaurant 2559 Mountain Rd., Burke Mountain Resort, East Burke, 626-7461; seasonal hours; meals: L, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., lodging, veggiefriendly n French toast stuffed with bananas and chocolate is among the breakfasts at Burke’s resort restaurant. Upscale dinner options include bacon-wrapped scallops. $$$

The Wine Gate Restaurant 25 Depot Sq., St. Johnsbury, 7483288; closed: Sun.; meals: L, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly, live music n For pub fare, homemade soups and 20 different kinds of panini, this downtown hub can’t be beat. And there’s vino, of course. $

SNACK BARS/CARTS Cajun’s Snack Bar 1594 Route 100, Lowell, 744-2002; seasonal hours; meals: L, D; outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n Menu items range from classic to Cajun — from house-ground burgers to breaded alligator nuggets. Open April through September. $

Chowder Shack 84 Fyfe Dr., Newport; seasonal hours; meals: L, D; gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, vegan-friendly n Enjoy lobster rolls, kale salads or, yes, creamy New England clam chowder on the porch of a lakeside fish shack. Open May through Labor Day. $

Copper Plate at River’s Edge Farm Stand 776 Glover Rd., Barton, 323-4000; seasonal hours; meals: L, D; outdoor seating n Fresh produce and seafoods are among the farm-stand food truck’s “picked-to-plate” provisions. Open May through October. $

Mountain View Snack Bar 144 Vermont Ave., Hardwick, 4723053; seasonal hours; meals: L, D; outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n This popular roadside stop has more than 200 menu items and 50 flavors of creemee. So you can count on tasty options, from popcorn chicken to cones of maple-nut. Open midApril through October. $

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The East Side Restaurant & Pub

Wayne’s Lanes & Jo’s Grill

193 E. Main St., Jay, 988-2599; seasonal hours; meals: L, D; outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n Fresh, fried-to-order seafood is the rural snack bar’s claim to fame. The signature veggie sandwich is popular, too. $

47 Landing St., Newport, 334-2340; meals: B, Bru, L, D; full bar, all-youcan-eat, delivery, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, reserv. rec., veggiefriendly, live music, TV n Sit in the waterfront dining room or garden terrace at a spot best known for its Sunday brunch, prime rib and fresh seafood. Weekend breakfast. $$$

56 Gale St., Canaan, 266-8833; meals: L, D; full bar, veggiefriendly, TV n Try your hand at the candlestick pins — or kick back over pizza and tequila shots at the bowling alley’s watering hole. $

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Paddie’s Snack Bar

The Creamery Restaurant 46 Hill St., Danville, 684-3616; closed: Sun., Mon.; meals: D; full bar, outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n Travel off the beaten path for specials such as haddock chowder and applepork ravioli tossed in maple-bacon cream sauce. $$$

The Derby Cow Palace 3111 Route 5, Derby, 766-4724; meals: L, D; full bar, outdoor seating, live music, TV n A taxidermied polar bear greets visitors at the door. Inside, diners dig into a bottomless salad bar and plates of New England seafood, aged beef and elk. No lunch on Monday. $$

TRADITIONAL The Brown Cow 350 E. Main St., Newport, 3347887; meals: B, L; veggie-friendly n You can get pancakes, an omelette or a burger at a neighborly spot reminiscent of Grandma’s kitchen. Go early — it opens at 5 a.m. but closes by 1 p.m. $

Carriage House Café & Grill 27 Water St., Orleans, 754-1010; meals: B, Bru, L, D; full bar, veggiefriendly n The steaks and burgers are local and the waffles fresh-pressed at this family-run eatery inside a historic livery. $$

Danville Restaurant & Inn 86 Route 2, Danville, 684-3484; closed: Mon.; meals: B, L, D; full bar, all-you-can-eat, lodging, reserv. rec. n More than 400 teapots decorate the Victorian inn’s dining room, and the owner bakes breads daily. Dinner Thursday through Saturday. $$

774 Main St., Lyndon, 626-8685; meals: L, D; full bar, veggie-friendly n When a brother and sister run the restaurant, you can count on it being family-friendly. Casual, affordable meals include barbecued ribs. $

The Freighthouse 1000 Broad St., Lyndonville, 6261400; meals: B, Bru, L; gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veganfriendly n Organic farmers serve homegrown burgers, soups and salads from inside an 1868 freight house. After lunch, get a scoop at Carmen’s Ice Cream. $

The Jay Village Inn & Restaurant 1078 Route 242, Jay, 988-2306; meals: B, L, D; full bar, lodging, outdoor seating, TV n The relaxed family pub has been feeding hungry souls three meals per day for more than 30 years. Evening faves include slow-smoked ribs. $$$

Northland Restaurant & Lounge 114 Gale St., Canaan, 266-3988; meals: L, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly, live music n Try the savory tourtière — a French Canadian meat pie — but save room for a dessert slice brimming with blueberries or coconut cream. $

ASIAN CHINESE Asia Restaurant 17 Depot St., Lyndonville, 626-3382; meals: L, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n House specialties include spicy shrimp and Volcano Beef: a meaty sauté with snow peas, pineapple, peppers and water chestnuts. $

Lyndon Buffet 626 Broad St., Lyndonville, 6268886; meals: L, D; full bar, all-youcan-eat, gluten-free opts., veggiefriendly n Sip a passionfruit smoothie alongside an all-you-can-eat Chinese feast. Entrées cover the basics: egg foo yong, noodles, stir-fries and rice. $

New Century 264 Portland St., St. Johnsbury, 7482338; meals: L, D; full bar, glutenfree opts., veggie-friendly, TV n Many locals say New Century puts out the best Chinese food in the area. The wonton soup and sesame chicken are favorites. $

New East Garden 169 Railroad St., St. Johnsbury, 748-9088; meals: L, D, LN; full bar, gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n Beef with broccoli, Hunan scallops and scallion pancakes: All the familiar classics are available in the hefty portions you’d expect, and ’til 10:30 p.m. most nights. $

Three Ponds Restaurant 12 Route 15, West Danville, 2273300; closed: Mon., Tues.; meals: B, L, D; gluten-free opts., veggiefriendly n On the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail, the family restaurant fuels bikers with corned-beef hash, biscuits and gravy, grilled sandwiches, and taco salads. No dinner on Sunday. $

Wayne’s Family Restaurant 1688 Route 105, Newport Center, 334-0100; closed: Mon.; meals: B, L, D; beer & wine, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly, TV n Casual, home-cooked specials include country meatloaf and roast pork loin. $10 dinner deals on Sunday include dessert and a fountain drink. Tuesday and Wednesday are dinner only; breakfast on the weekend. $

PAN-ASIAN Pica-Pica Filipino Cuisine 1214 Main St., St. Johnsbury, 4241585; closed: Sun., Mon.; meals: L, D; beer & wine, gluten-free opts., vegan-friendly n Vermont’s only fullservice Filipino restaurant features authentic lumpiang and kare-kare, from a chef born and raised in the Philippines. Closed in January. $$

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THAI H Dusit Thai Cuisine (see page 94) 158 Main St., Newport, 487-9305; closed: Mon.; meals: L, D; beer & wine, gluten-free opts., vegan-friendly n Bangkok natives cook up authentic Thai specialties such as khao soi and fragrant coconut curry. Closed the last Tuesday of every month. $

Kham’s Thai Cuisine 1112 Memorial Dr., St. Johnsbury, 7518424; closed: Sun.; meals: L, D; beer & wine, gluten-free opts., reserv. rec., vegan-friendly n At St. Johnsbury’s only Thai restaurant, the seafood is fresh and so are the veggies. Try the red curry with shrimp. $

BAKERIES & CAFÉS Auntie Dee Dees Homemade VT Baked Goods 185 Mountain Rd., East Burke, 5351206; closed: Mon., Tues., Wed., Thu.; meals: B, L; veggie-friendly n Baker Danielle Ekasala channels 30 years of experience into artisan breads, baguette sandwiches, and pastries such as croissants, cinnamon rolls and fruit Danishes. $

Bentley’s Bakery and Café 20 Hill St., Danville, 684-3385; closed: Tues.; meals: B, L; veggiefriendly n A New England Culinary Institute grad bakes up breakfast and lunch items in addition to her specialty sweets: from-scratch mousse bombs, éclairs and cakes by the slice. $

Bread & Butter 139 Eastern Ave., St. Johnsbury, 424-1590; closed: Sun.; meals: B, L; gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n In a historic post office, find breads and pastries as well as global inspirations: shakshouka, banh mi and kitchari. $$

Peacham Café 643 Bayley Hazen Rd., Peacham, 357-4040; closed: Mon., Tues.; meals: B, Bru, L; outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n Seasonal ingredients from nearby farms make their way into the communitysupported café’s baked goods, hearty soups and sandwiches. $

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BARS, PUBS & CLUBS BARS/LOUNGES Bear Den Lounge 2559 Mountain Rd., Mid-Burke Lodge, Burke Mountain Resort, East Burke, 626-7400; seasonal hours; full bar, live music n Friendly vibes abound at Burke’s mid-mountain bar. Sip a brew by the fireplace while chatting with locals about ski conditions.

The Hub Trailside 2099 Darling Hill Rd., Lyndonville, 626-8444; beer & wine, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, vegan-friendly n At the end of a day spent on Kingdom Trails, swing by this bike shop and bar for an afternoon brewski or snack.

Lake House Saloon 64 Main St., Suite A, Barton, 5256666; full bar, cash/check only, outdoor seating, live music n Craft brews, frozen drinks and good tunes draw visitors to this no-frills watering hole near Crystal Lake.

Mike’s Tiki Bar 44 Belden Hill Rd., East Burke; seasonal hours; meals: D; beer & wine, outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n Roll on over from Kingdom Trails to this open-air bar for local brews and good company. Food trucks most nights. Open daily May through October. $

SpokeEasy Lounge and Beer Garden 2059 Darling Hill Rd., Lyndonville, 626-8310; closed: Sun., Mon.; meals: D; full bar, gluten-free opts., lodging, outdoor seating, vegan-friendly, live music, TV n After a long day on the trails, diners catch the sunset over craft beers, warm harvest bowls and pommes frites with garlic aioli. Summer beer garden. Closed April and November. $$

BREWPUBS Saint J Brewery 2002 Memorial Dr., Suite 6, Green Mountain Mall, St. Johnsbury, 4241700; closed: Mon., Tues.; meals: L, D; full bar, veggie-friendly, TV n Brewery owner Scott Salmonsen aspires to “save the Green Mountain Mall” by serving Belgian-style beers and hoagie sandwiches to Red Sox-loving locals. $

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GASTROPUBS Burke Publick House 482 Route 114, East Burke, 626-1188; closed: Mon.; meals: L, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, reserv. rec., vegan-friendly, live music n Just off Kingdom Trails, find classedup pub fare such as Scotch eggs, Sugar Shack Poutine and sirloin tips — not to mention local pints. $$

Kingdom Taproom 397 Railroad St., St. Johnsbury, 4241355; closed: Mon.; meals: L, D; full bar, veggie-friendly, live music n This 12-tap pub has been a community hub since 2014. Pair a Hill Farmstead brew with a charcuterie plate, sandwich or flatbread. Look for more upstairs at Kingdom Taproom & Table. $

The Scale House 41 S. Main St., Hardwick, 472-7159; closed: Tues.; meals: D n “We’re a bar that has really good food,” says owner Sven Olson — think tuna tartare, pulled pork and burgers utilizing Northeast Kingdom ingredients and seafood straight from the docks of New Bedford, Mass. $$

PUBS Chez Pidgeon 1282 Route 114, Norton, 822-5258; meals: L, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly, TV n In winter, snowmobilers crowd into the trailside bar for hearty pub fare. Burgers and brews are a solid bet year-round. $$

The Foundry Pub & Grille 830 Jay Peak Rd., Jay Peak Resort, Jay, 327-2500; meals: B, L, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., lodging, outdoor seating, veggie-friendly, live music, TV n Smoked wings, brisket poutine and Cajun shrimp flatbreads are cooked in the central ceramic oven. At breakfast, steel-cut oats hit the spot. $$$

The Gap Pub and Grill 280 Route 5A, Westmore, 525-4187; meals: L, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly, dance floor, live music, TV n The “Gappatizers” at the friendly locals’ pub include fried green beans and poutine. Follow them with a burger and a Vermont beer. $

K.T. Ray’s on the Pond 69 Cross St., Island Pond, 723-4590; closed: Mon.; meals: B, Bru, L, D; full bar, outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n On the shores of Island Pond, cozy up to an Irish coffee, a barbecue-pork grilled cheese or Buffalo chicken lasagna. $

Tamarack Bar & Grill

Red Barn Brewing

223 Sherburne Lodge Rd., Burke Mountain Resort, East Burke, 6267390; seasonal hours; meals: L, D; full bar, lodging, outdoor seating, veggie-friendly, karaoke, TV n Burke Mountain’s base lodge serves up pub fare, local beers and views of the slopes — plus pool and darts. Weekend lunch during ski season. $$

2170 Oneida Rd., Danville, 684-9749; closed: Sun., Mon., Tues., Wed., Thu.; live music n Inside a historic barn, Peter McAlenney’s small-batch brews flow from five draft lines into flights and growlers. Food trucks and live bands on summer weekends.

The View Pub 2559 Mountain Rd., Burke Mountain Resort, East Burke, 626-7400; meals: L, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., lodging, outdoor seating, veggiefriendly n Loosen your ski boots and defrost with corned-beef poutine or an ahi tuna burger. On warmer days, break into a lobster bake on the deck, with a view of Willoughby Gap. $$

TASTING ROOMS Artesano Mead 1334 Scott Hwy., Groton, 584-9000; call for hours; outdoor seating n Sample delicate, honey-based wines in the tasting room and retail shop. When the weather’s warm, treat yourself to handmade ice cream.

Caledonia Spirits 46 Log Yard Dr., Hardwick, 472-8000; closed: Sun., Mon.; outdoor seating n Honey lends a subtle sweetness to the award-winning distillery’s flagship Barr Hill Gin. The barrel-aged Tom Cat Gin is a bartender favorite.

Eden Specialty Ciders 150 Main St., Newport, 895-2838; seasonal hours n Taste ice ciders, aperitif ciders and naturally sparkling hard ciders at a bar inside the Northeast Kingdom Tasting Center.

Hill Farmstead Brewery 403 Hill Rd., Greensboro Bend, 533-7450; closed: Sun., Mon., Tues.; outdoor seating n Beer geeks the world over brave dirt roads for a sip of Shaun Hill’s famous brews. Food trucks on summer weekends.

Kingdom Brewing 1876 Route 105, Newport, 334-7096; closed: Sun., Mon., Tues., Wed. n Sap collected on-site enlivens the Maple Nut Brown Ale, while spruce tips picked in spring flavor Captain Jack’s Smoked Spruce Ale. Sample each, or fill a growler to go.

Next Trick Brewing

St. Johnsbury Distillery 1525 Main St., St. Johnsbury, 7518813; closed: Sun., Mon., Tues., Wed., Thu. n Using a mix of modern and traditional distilling techniques, these spirit makers craft quality sips best enjoyed “with quality friends and family.”

Whirligig Brewing 397 Railroad St., St. Johnsbury n Opening spring 2019: Geoffrey Sewake’s one-barrel brewery offers a fresh rotation of beers, from sour ales to farmhouse styles and IPAs — plus a menu of light snacks.

COFFEE/TEA Café at Gato Nero Press 190 Eastern Ave., Suite 6, St. Johnsbury, 748-2900; call for hours; meals: B, L; veggie-friendly n The print-shop café opens on many weekend evenings for events including live music, art shows and pop-up meals. $

Café Lotti 603 Route 114, East Burke, 427-3633; meals: B, L; gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n Sip a pre-ski espresso or cold-brew in the sanctuary of an 1863 church. Light fare includes pastries, sandwiches, soups and salads. $

Edmund’s Coffee Shop 2559 Mountain Rd., Burke Mountain Resort, East Burke, 626-7400; seasonal hours; meals: B, L; glutenfree opts., lodging, veggie-friendly n In a resort coffeehouse, skiers perk up over organic cups of joe and small bites, from breakfast sammies to pastries. $

Grindstone Café 102 Depot St., Lyndonville, 626-0724; closed: Sun.; meals: B; gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n Wake up on the right side of the bed with coffee and a croissant in an art-filled community space. There’s even a yoga studio upstairs. $

2370 Route 5, West Burke, 467-3437; seasonal hours n Close to Kingdom Trails, this rustic taproom fills pints and growlers with beers such as the maple-kissed Sugarhouse Road Ale. Open mid-May through October.

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Locally Social Coffee

Hardwick House of Pizza

21 Memorial Dr., St. Johnsbury, 7519119; meals: B, L; gluten-free opts., vegan-friendly n Organic, fair-trade beans are served in drip, espresso and cold-brew formats. Try a mocha — the owners roast the cacao beans in-house. $

387 Wolcott St., Hardwick, 472-3380; meals: L, D; beer & wine, veggiefriendly n Established in 1986, this Greek-style pizza joint serves all the basic pies — plus calzones, grinders and pastas. $

EURO GERMAN Derby Line Village Inn 440 Main St., Derby Line, 873-5071; closed: Mon., Tues.; meals: Bru, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., lodging, outdoor seating, reserv. rec., veggiefriendly n Austrian-born chef Fritz Halbedl makes the schnitzels, strudels and spaetzles by hand at this historic inn near the Canadian border. Sunday brunch. $$

MEDITERRANEAN Hilltopper Restaurant 1216 Main St., St. Johnsbury, 7488964; closed: Sat., Sun., Mon., Fri.; meals: L; gluten-free opts., veggiefriendly n St. Johnsbury Academy’s culinary students work the line to prepare lunches ranging from cornfried catfish to Thai shrimp curry and braised rabbit stew. $

Lago Trattoria & Catering 95 Main St., Newport, 334-8222; closed: Sun.; meals: D; full bar, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, reserv. rec., veggie-friendly, TV n For swanky eats with views of Lake Memphremagog, head to this awardwinning restaurant. Dishes include grilled flatbreads, tuna carpaccio and pasta carbonara. $$$

ITALIAN/PIZZERIAS Cantina di Gerardo 378 Railroad St., St. Johnsbury, 7480598; closed: Sun., Mon.; meals: L, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., veganfriendly n Friendly service and ample portions of Italian American standbys — calzones and bacon-wrapped scallops among them — draw diners to the village cantina. $$

Foggy Goggle Osteria 66 Belden Hill Rd., Burke, 427-3500; closed: Sun., Tues., Wed.; meals: L, D; full bar, outdoor seating, veganfriendly n Italian classics — eggplant Parmesan, blistery pizzas, spaghetti with meatballs — mingle with burgers and local brews. $$$

Hoagie’s Pizza & Pasta (three locations) 4397 Route 5, Derby, 334-5880; 58 Waterfront Plaza, Suite 7, Newport, 334-0200; 6583 Memorial Dr., Lyndonville, 626-4385; meals: L, D; full bar, veggie-friendly n Diners will find the pizzas and pastas here that the name suggests, as well as quickservice hot and cold sandwiches. $$

Jesse’s Little Kitchen 30 Elm St., Island Pond, 723-6276; closed: Tues.; meals: L, D; veggiefriendly n Large cheese pizzas cost just $7.99 at this Italian-inspired takeout spot. Also up for grabs: salads, sandwiches, and preordered cakes and pies. $

Kingdom Crust Co. 1216 Railroad St., St. Johnsbury, 424-2328; meals: L, D; beer & wine, delivery, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n Affordable and family-run, this pizzeria strives to use local ingredients. It also dishes nachos, chicken tenders and subs galore. $

Lyndonville House of Pizza 93 Main St., Lyndonville, 626-4500; meals: L, D; beer & wine, delivery, veggie-friendly, TV n Kids and their parents stop in for pizzas, pastas and Greek specialties. Regulars rave about the baklava. $

Parker Pie Co. 161 County Rd., West Glover, 525-3366; closed: Mon.; meals: L, D, LN; beer & wine, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly, dance floor, live music, pub quiz/trivia, TV n This laid-back locale was one of the first to carry draft beers from nearby Hill Farmstead Brewery. It’s also a great destination for locavore pizzas. $

Positive Pie 87 S. Main St., Hardwick, 472-7126; meals: L, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly, live music, TV n Toppings for these handmade, thin-crust pizzas are sourced from area farms. At the bar, find 18 beers on tap and imaginative cocktails. $$

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St. Johnsbury House of Pizza 287 Portland St., St. Johnsbury, 7485144; meals: L, D; beer & wine, veggiefriendly n Time-tested recipes yield Greek specialties such as spanakopita and baklava. The wings, pizzas and grinders also have a loyal following. $

Vermont Pie & Pasta Company 4278 Route 5, Derby Center, 334-7770; meals: L, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n Don’t be fooled by the restaurant’s name: The cuisine goes beyond hand-tossed Neapolitan pies and housemade pastas to include burgers, steaks and seafoods. $$

MARKETS Buffalo Mountain Food Co-op & Café 39 S. Main St., Hardwick, 472-6020; meals: B, L; gluten-free opts., veganfriendly n “Food for people, not for profit” is the mantra of Hardwick’s enduring cooperative. Sip a madeto-order smoothie with a vegan, vegetarian or locavore meal. $

Marty’s 1st Stop 421 Route 2, Danville, 684-2574; meals: L n Inside the convenience store, hefty sandwiches and lunch specials such as teriyaki beef tips provide sustenance to locals and road warriors alike. $

Newport Natural Market & Café 194 Main St., Newport, 334-2626; meals: B, L, D; beer & wine, glutenfree opts., outdoor seating, veganfriendly n For more than 30 years, the downtown market has reliably dished out baked goods and daily changing prepared foods, from potato samosas to turkey meatloaf. $

The Northeast Kingdom Country Store 466 Route 114, East Burke, 626-4611; meals: B, L, D; outdoor seating, vegan-friendly n Peruse the wine room and Vermont artisan goods as deli attendants prepare your breakfast burrito, chef’s salad or sandwich on fresh-baked bread. $

Northeast Kingdom Tasting Center 150 Main St., Newport, 334-1790; seasonal hours; beer & wine, glutenfree opts., veggie-friendly n This innovative indoor market offers a true taste of place. Sample goods from the on-site pub, bakery, coffee shop, and cider and spirits tasting bar. $

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Willey’s Store 7 Breezy Ave., Greensboro, 855533-2621; meals: B, L; beer & wine, veggie-friendly n Greensboro’s beloved old-school general store is a one-stop shop for gas, clothing, groceries, breakfast sandwiches and deli fare — not to mention craft brews. $

SOUTH OF THE BORDER MEXICAN America’s Taco Shop 5043 Route 5, Derby Center, 4879309; closed: Sun.; meals: L, D; veggie-friendly n Mexicali native America Guzman-Cortez serves supercasual tacos and burritos stuffed with machaca, carne asada and puerco en salsa verde. $

SWEETS Artesano Ice Cream 1334 Scott Hwy., Groton, 584-9000; seasonal hours; outdoor seating, vegan-friendly n These handmade frozen flavors are always changing — local faves include cardamom ice cream and elderberry sorbet. Open late May through mid-October. $

Jocelyn & Cinta’s Bake Shop 150 Main St., Newport, 334-4034; closed: Tues.; meals: B, L; veggiefriendly n Breads, sweets, cakes and pies are handmade daily at the Northeast Kingdom Tasting Center’s in-house bakery. $

Milk House Ice Cream 292 Portland St., St. Johnsbury, 748-1943; seasonal hours; outdoor seating n The roadside stand is painted black and white, like a Holstein. Folks line up for scoops, sundaes and shakes from April through August. $

Rubylee’s Ice Cream & More 405 Route 114, East Burke, 274-3641; seasonal hours; outdoor seating n Picnic tables with umbrellas keep the beating sun at bay as customers dig into maple-bacon razzles — that’s a maple creemee blended with bacon bits. Open May through September. $

Tim & Doug’s Ice Cream 54 Coventry St., Pick & Shovel, Newport, 334-8370, ext. 4; seasonal hours; outdoor seating, veganfriendly n Locals swoon for sundaes and “flurries” whipped with candy at this hardware-shop ice cream stop. Open April through October. $

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AMERICAN DELI & SANDWICH Feldman’s Bagels 133 N. Main St., St. Albans, 5824540; meals: B, L; vegan-friendly n In 2018, Burlington’s beloved bagel bakery expanded to St. Albans. Step in for a breakfast round with cream cheese and lox — or a midday sandwich with matzo ball soup. $

Tatro’s Gourmet Soup & Sandwich 14 Kingman St., St. Albans, 524-7444; closed: Sun.; meals: L, D; delivery, gluten-free opts., vegan-friendly n Need a quick bite? A sandwich shop founded by a Johnson & Wales grad fashions fast pulled pork subs and meatloaf panini. No dinner on Saturday. $

Wally’s Place Bagel & Deli 260 Route 2, South Hero, 372-4666; meals: B, L; gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n The bagel shop’s Back Burner breakfast sandwich bedecks a New York-style round with sausage, egg, jalapeño cheddar and hot sauce. Breads are also baked inhouse, making lunchtime that much better. $

DINER Erica’s American Diner 951 Main St., Fairfax, 849-0205; meals: B, L, D; beer & wine, glutenfree opts., outdoor seating, veggiefriendly n Breakfast, lunch and dinner are available all day, every day. The servers swear by the Franklin County Burger, topped with Granny Smith apples, bacon, cheddar and maple syrup. $

Maple City Diner 17 Swanton Rd., St. Albans, 5288400; meals: B, L, D; veggie-friendly n Specialties such as maple-bacon sticky buns and waffles with maple butter help this edge-of-town greasy spoon live up to its name. $

St. Albans Diner 8 Swanton Rd., St. Albans, 5288505; meals: B, L, D; beer & wine, veggie-friendly n From buttermilk pancakes to bacon burgers and strawberry waffles to Caesar wraps, the classic diner delivers the goods every meal of the day. $

NEW AMERICAN Blue Paddle Bistro 316 Route 2, South Hero, 372-4814; seasonal hours; meals: Bru, L, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, reserv. rec., vegan-friendly, dance floor, live music n Near the shores of Keeler Bay, chef Phoebe Bright devises award-winning plates such as coffee-crusted pork tenderloin and crab ravioli. Monthly Sunday brunch; summer lunch. $$$

Cook Sisters Café 260 Route 2, South Hero, 372-0101; closed: Sun., Mon., Tues., Wed.; meals: D; beer & wine, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggiefriendly, live music, pub quiz/trivia n This chef-owned eatery moved locations and swapped daytime service for supper in 2018. But as before, its creative, approachable menu is a showcase of Champlain Islands ingredients. $$

The Inn 241 Main St., Montgomery Center, 326-4391; closed: Mon., Tues., Wed.; meals: D; full bar, lodging, outdoor seating, reserv. rec., veggiefriendly, live music, TV n Three fireplaces warm this hip, reimagined version of a hunting lodge. Chef Jason Chartrand’s international pub menu swings from lollipop lamb chops to chocolate-drizzled profiteroles. $$$$

North Hero House Inn & Restaurant 3643 Route 2, North Hero, 372-4732; seasonal hours; meals: D; full bar, gluten-free opts., lodging, outdoor seating, reserv. rec., veggiefriendly, live music n Friendly staff, a romantic setting and killer lake views make the inn’s dining room worth a visit. The seafoods, steaks and pastas use local ingredients. Open spring through October. $$$

The Old Foundry at One Federal Restaurant & Lounge 1 Federal St., St. Albans, 524-0330; meals: L, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., veggiefriendly, live music n Favorites at this family-friendly bar and grill include loaded potato skins, roasted beet salad and coconut curried mussels. $$$

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Shore Acres Inn and Restaurant 237 Shore Acres Dr., North Hero, 372-8722; seasonal hours; meals: D; full bar, lodging, veggie-friendly n Farm-fresh produce, waterfront vistas, and plates such as truffled panzanella salad and coconut shrimp make for a memorable meal. Open April through November. $$$

H Steamship Pier Bar & Grill (see page 102) 3643 Route 2, North Hero House Inn & Restaurant, North Hero, 372-4732; closed: Mon., Tues.; meals: L, D; full bar, lodging, outdoor seating, vegan-friendly n Picnic on the pier with a Honduran pulled pork sandwich or a Maine lobster roll, taking in the glory of Lake Champlain. Boat docking available. Open June through September. $$

SNACK BARS/CARTS Papa Pete’s Snack Bar 35 Bridge Rd., North Hero; seasonal hours; meals: L, D; outdoor seating n Pulled pork comes out of a homemade, pig-shaped smoker at this beloved summer barbecue bar. Ribs are served on Friday and Saturday. $

Pine Cone Snack Bar 1692 E. Berkshire Rd., Richford, 9336630; seasonal hours; meals: L, D; cash/check only, outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n Get a burger and poutine by the Canadian border, then stay for a free round of mini golf. For dessert: a creemee, sundae or banana split. Open early April through Labor Day. $

Seb’s Snack Bar 299 Route 2, South Hero; seasonal hours; meals: L, D; outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n South Hero’s beloved snack bar serves up classic fried fare, but the prolific ice cream menu is not to be missed. Open April through September. $

Shaggy’s Snack Bar 109 First St., Swanton, 868-2021; meals: L, D; outdoor seating, veggiefriendly n Summer picnic tables fill up fast with enthusiastic customers, but locals return year-round for burgers, fries and Sicilian pizzas made fresh daily. $

Vermont Restaurant Week 2019 location

Warner’s Snack Bar 499 Route 7, St. Albans, 527-2377; seasonal hours; meals: L, D; glutenfree opts., outdoor seating, veggiefriendly n The snack bar’s original owners have been grilling up oldtime faves since 1966: burgers, chilicheese fries and seafood platters, just to name a few. Open mid-March through mid-November. $

Westcom’s Snack Bar 1685 Main St., Bakersfield; seasonal hours; meals: L, D; outdoor seating n In the summertime, hot dogs, poutine, wings and creemees sell like hotcakes at Franklin County’s roadside snack shack. $

STEAKHOUSE/ SEAFOOD Bayside Pavilion 15 Georgia Shore Rd., St. Albans, 524-0909; meals: L, D; full bar, outdoor seating, dance floor, live music, TV n Customers hit up the laid-back steakhouse for its lakeside location, sandwiches and seafood specials. Live music every Friday. $$

Jeff’s Maine Seafood 65 N. Main St., St. Albans, 524-6135; closed: Sun., Mon.; meals: L, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, reserv. rec., vegan-friendly n What started in 1979 as a fish stand is now an upscale village restaurant and lounge serving pasta and surf and turf. Try the crab cakes with jalapeño-mango tartar sauce. $$$

Ruthcliffe Lodge & Restaurant 1002 Quarry Rd., Isle La Motte, 9283200; seasonal hours; meals: B, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., lodging, outdoor seating, reserv. rec., veggiefriendly n Boaters from both sides of the border drop anchor for chefowner Mark Infante’s lobster ravioli, veal marsala and shrimp scampi. Open May through October. $$$$

TRADITIONAL Bernie’s Restaurant 72 Main St., Montgomery Center, 326-4682; meals: B, L, D; full bar, veggie-friendly, TV n No, it’s not named for Sen. Bernie Sanders. Chef-owners John and Bernie Boucher serve blueberry pancakes at breakfast and seafoods, burgers and hand-cut Angus steaks at dinner. $$$

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Chester’s Bakery 150 North Rd., Fairfield, 827-3974; closed: Sun.; meals: B, Bru, L, D; cash/check only, veggie-friendly n Country-style cooking means that everything is homemade, from the famous breakfast sandwiches to baked beans and lasagna. Friday is pizza night. $

The Crossing 14 Province St., Richford, 848-3393; meals: L, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., lodging, reserv. rec., veggiefriendly, TV n A mile from the Canadian border, this restaurant, pub and banquet hall serves up frog legs, lobster tails and fine views of Jay Peak. $$

Dairy Center Restaurant and Champion Sports Tavern 2445 Sampsonville Rd., Enosburg Falls, 933-2030; meals: B, L, D, LN; full bar, all-you-can-eat, gluten-free opts., lodging, veggiefriendly, dance floor, live music, TV n You can do it all at the Dairy Center: Eat, go bowling, play indoor golf and stay the night. Hit up the buffet or order wings, burgers and more à la carte. $

Enosburg Falls Country Club Restaurant 53 Elm St., Enosburg Falls, 9332296; seasonal hours; meals: L, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, reserv. rec., veggie-friendly n Views of the picturesque golf green dominate indoors and out. Lunchtime panini feature houseroasted meats and fresh bread. Open May through September. $

Park Side Grill 264 Main St., Enosburg Falls, 933-5522; meals: L, D; beer & wine, gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n Country-style cuisine just 10 minutes from Lake Carmi State Park includes chicken and biscuits, Swedish meatballs, and hot turkey dinners. $

ASIAN CHINESE China Wok Buffet 139 N. Main St., St. Albans, 5272278; meals: L, D; all-you-can-eat, gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n Known for its all-you-can-eat lunches and dinners, this cafeteria-style restaurant has a modest menu of Chinese American classics. Kids eat for cheap. $

Mandarin Garden 162 Main St., Enosburg Falls, 9338888; meals: L, D; gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n The family-owned Chinese restaurant’s specialties include Hunan pork, crispy shrimp and orange-flavored beef. $

PAN-ASIAN Eastern Dragon 16 S. Main St., St. Albans, 527-9800; meals: L, D; beer & wine, gluten-free opts., vegan-friendly n St. Albans’ downtown pan-Asian spot serves up sushi, Thai curries, udon noodles and the always-in-demand General Tso’s. $

THAI Thai House Restaurant 333 Swanton Rd., Highgate Common Shopping Center, St. Albans, 524-0999; closed: Sun.; meals: L, D; BYOB, gluten-free opts., reserv. rec., vegan-friendly n The popular shopping-center restaurant cooks all of the Bangkok favorites, from tom kha and pad Thai to drunken noodles and coconut curries. $$

BAKERIES & CAFÉS Evelyne’s on Center 15 Center St., St. Albans, 782-1852; closed: Sun.; meals: L, D; gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n Chef-owner Evelyn Martin whips up cream puffs, maple-latte cakes and single-serving cheesecakes. Lunchtime brings soups, sandwiches and in-demand baguettes. $

South End Café 4445 Main St., Hall’s Orchard, Isle La Motte, 928-3091; seasonal hours; meals: B, L; gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n In the middle of Hall’s Orchard, visitors can take a break from picking apples to enjoy homemade baked goods, salads, and sandwiches both hot and cold. Open May through October. $

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BREWPUBS 14th Star Brewing Co. 133 N. Main St., Suite 7, St. Albans, 528-5988; closed: Mon.; meals: L, D; beer & wine, gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly, live music n Inside a former bowling alley, hopheads gather for the veteran-owned brewery’s ales, stouts and aromatic IPAs. Soak it all up with a burger and pretzel sticks from the on-site Grazers restaurant. $

Mill River Brewing BBQ & Smokehouse 10 Beauregard Dr., St. Albans, 5824182; closed: Mon., Tues.; meals: L, D; full bar, veggie-friendly n Beer and barbecue — what could be better? Catch the buzz by pairing a pilsner with a brisket platter and maple corn bread at this familyowned brewpub. $$

GASTROPUBS Big Jay Tavern 3709 Mountain Rd., Montgomery Center, 326-6688; closed: Wed.; meals: L, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly, live music n Need to refuel after a long day of skiing? Start with polenta soup or bacon-onion dip, then move on to glazed pork ribs or a fried half chicken. Live music on the weekend. $$

Twiggs — An American Gastropub 24 N. Main St., St. Albans, 524-1405; meals: L, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, reserv. rec., veggie-friendly, live music n Pub food goes gourmet as this Britishstyle public house takes an elevated approach to burgers, flatbreads and martinis. Look for the nightly drink deal. $$

Vermont Restaurant Week 2019 location

The Abbey Pub & Restaurant 6212 Route 105, Enosburg Falls, 933-2223; meals: Bru, L, D; full bar, outdoor seating, reserv. rec., veggiefriendly, live music, TV n Since 1974, the public house and banquet hall has supplied a lively atmosphere for approachable fare including flatbreads, fish and chips, and hefty Reubens. Sunday breakfast. $

The Belfry 14 Amidon Rd., Montgomery Center, 326-4400; meals: D; full bar, all-you-can-eat, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n Folks turn up at the former one-room schoolhouse for lessons in fromscratch pub fare and Friday night fish fries. $$

Nelly’s Pub & Grill 51 Federal St., St. Albans, 528-5673; closed: Sun., Mon.; meals: D; full bar, veggie-friendly, pub quiz/trivia n The vibe is lively and the beers are cold at Federal Street’s friendly bar. Tuesdays are for trivia and $1 tacos. $$

Snow Shoe Lodge & Pub 13 Main St., Montgomery Center, 326-4456; closed: Mon.; meals: L, D; full bar, lodging, outdoor seating, veggie-friendly, live music, TV n After a day on the slopes, Jay Peak skiers and riders cozy up by the fireplace for Cajun wings, French onion soup and every kind of burger imaginable. Live music on the weekend. $

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84 N. Main St., St. Albans, 528-5215; meals: L, D, LN; full bar, veggiefriendly, live music, pub quiz/trivia, TV n Menus with “pregame,” “halftime” and “sidelines” themes pair well with the big game. Build a custom burger or sample Caribbean-fusion fare with suds from nearby 14th Star Brewing Co. Trivia on Thursday. $

Shooters Saloon 30 Kingman St., St. Albans, 527-3777; full bar, cash/check only, dance floor, karaoke, live music, TV n Between the jukebox and live Friday night entertainment, Shooters is the place to dance in St. Albans. Check out the game on one of three big-screen TVs.

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4445 Main St., Hall’s Orchard, Isle La Motte, 928-3091; seasonal hours; meals: B, L; gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n The Hall family has tended the onsite orchard since the 1700s. Sample estate-grown ice ciders in their tasting room, or head to the seasonal South End Café for baked goods and sandwiches. $

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Snow Farm Vineyard 190 W. Shore Rd., South Hero, 372-9463; seasonal hours; outdoor seating, live music n Traveling to the island winery is an adventure in and of itself — and the cold-climate wines are tasty, too. In summer, Thursday night concerts pack in the picnickers.

COFFEE/TEA Café at the Gallery 259 Route 2, Grand Isle, 378-4591; seasonal hours; meals: L; beer & wine, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, reserv. rec., veggie-friendly n Visitors to Grand Isle Art Works can lunch on Cubano sandwiches, tarragon-chicken salads, or pitas with veggies and hummus, all prepared with local ingredients. Occasional theme-night dinners. $$

Catalyst Coffee Bar 22 N. Main St., St. Albans, 393-9808; meals: B, L n Across from Taylor Park, coffee nerds delight in siphonbrewed sips made with fair-trade beans. Linger with a Red House Sweets pastry; the bakery is located at the back of the building. $

The Grind Café 34 S. Main St., St. Albans, 393-8205; meals: B, L; beer & wine, veggiefriendly, live music n What began as a coffee truck out of a 1976 Minnie Winnie is now a café devoted to Costa Rican roasting techniques. Baristamade brews meet smoothies, beer, wine and grilled PB&Js. $

The Traveled Cup 94 N. Main St., St. Albans, 5242037; meals: B, L; beer & wine, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly, live music n Wideplank wood floors, brightly painted walls and an inviting atmosphere make Main Street’s long-standing coffeehouse a popular meeting place. Homemade soups rule at lunch. $

ITALIAN/PIZZERIAS McKee’s Island Pub & Pizza 513 Route 2, South Hero, 372-5454; meals: L, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly, TV n Bring the kids for pub nachos or mozzarella sticks. Menu items such as the topselling Keeler Bay chicken-cordonbleu grinder nod to local landmarks and families. $

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22 S. Main St., St. Albans, 524-2244; meals: L, D; full bar, delivery, glutenfree opts., outdoor seating, veganfriendly, TV n Families love the New York-style pizzas and pastas. Try the balsamic chicken salad or the meaty lasagna pie with sausage, meatballs, ricotta and mozzarella. Lunchtime delivery. $$

3537 Route 2, North Hero, 372-4161; meals: B, L; gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n Vermonty sandwiches are named for Norman Rockwell, John Deere and Ethan Allen. Take one out to the dock after perusing the vast array of housewares, gadgets and dry goods. $

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326 Route 2, South Hero, 372-4729; closed: Mon.; meals: D; cash/check only, veggie-friendly n Thin-crust pies dominate the menu at this tiny takeout joint, where the doughs and sauces are homemade using decades-old recipes. $

Pie in the Sky 267 Swanton Rd., St. Albans, 524-5442; meals: L, D; beer & wine, delivery, gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly, TV n The pizzeria and deli is famous for its stone-baked pies (available by the slice), calzones and sandwiches on homemade sub rolls. $

Stone’s Throw Pizza 1123 Main St., Fairfax, 849-7088; closed: Mon.; meals: L, D; beer & wine, gluten-free opts., veganfriendly n A pair of childhood friends returned to their hometown to open a pizza place serving both classic and creative pies. Try one topped with braised short rib, roasted pear and toasted hazelnuts. $$

Swanton House of Pizza 32 Merchants Row, Swanton, 868-3085; meals: L, D; beer & wine, gluten-free opts., veggiefriendly, TV n Regulars come for the homemade pizzas, lasagnas and subs — and stay for the pool tables. For dessert, cannoli and baklava beckon. $

MARKETS Harborside Harvest Market & Pizzeria 8986 Route 2, North Hero, 3724443; meals: L; veggie-friendly n The small island market pleases locals with pizza toppings both basic and gourmet — think steak tips, caramelized onions and roasted broccoli. $$

128 Fletcher Rd., Fairfax, 309-8878; seasonal hours; meals: L, D; cash/ check only, outdoor seating n Customers frequent the meat market in a big red barn year-round. The snack-bar-style grill is open May through October, slinging bacon-bleu burgers and gravy fries. $

Mother Hubbard’s Bakery, Deli & Country Store 19 Bushey Rd., St. Albans, 527-0777; meals: B, L, D; veggie-friendly n Customers can order sandwiches — such as the cranberry-and-turkey Gobbler — on country bread through the drive-up window. Soups, desserts and baked goods rotate daily. $

Nan’s Deli & Grocery 1301 Main St., Fairfax, 849-6161; meals: B, L, D; outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n The conveniencestore deli serves up breakfast sandwiches, pizzas and subs every day of the week. Enjoy your meal at a picnic table in summertime. $

Steeple Market 1098 Main St., Fairfax, 849-6872; meals: B, L, D; gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n Local partners such as Boyden Farm and Adams Turkey Farm help take deli fare from “everyday to gourmet.” Grab-and-go meals include hot turkey dinners, hefty subs and pulled barbecue pork. $

Vermont Restaurant Week 2019 location

SOUTH OF THE BORDER MEXICAN La Casa Bar & Grill 30 S. Main St., St. Albans; closed: Sun.; meals: L, D; beer & wine, gluten-free opts., vegan-friendly n For fresh south-of-the-border fare, Vermonters can now head north — to St. Albans. Sit down for a burrito, bowl, taco or quesadilla. $$

SWEETS Champlain Islands Candy Lab 6 South St., South Hero, 378-5759; closed: Sun. n Married chocolatiers dream up creative confections in the production kitchen and sell them in the adjoining retail space. Stop by for an espresso and bakery special such as apple fritters with cider glaze. $

The Flying Disc 342 Main St., Enosburg, 933-2994; closed: Sun.; meals: B, L; veggiefriendly n Record store, gift shop and coffeehouse all in one, the Flying Disc has character to spare. Peruse the vinyl selection with a maple latte or whoopie pie in hand. $

The Frozen Ogre 46 N. Main St., St. Albans, 527-1200 n It’s all fun and games at this frozenyogurt shop and gaming store. Top your sundae with old-fashioned candy, then join a round of Dungeons & Dragons. $

Red House Sweets 22 N. Main St., St. Albans, 782-7124; closed: Mon., Tues.; meals: B, L; veggie-friendly n At the back of Catalyst Coffee Bar, French Canadian baker Caroline Demers serves sweet and savory croissants as well as éclairs, fruit tarts and cream puffs that are lovely to behold. $

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Experience the taste of Argentina.

What started as a food truck adventure became Vermont’s first Argentinean restaurant. Our family run cafe offers authentic dishes, drinks & homemade desserts, fresh every day. “DALE BOCA” is named in honor of our favorite Argentinean soccer team, the Boca Juniors. It means “GO BOCA” but also,“DIG IN!”

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waterworksvt.com | 802.497.3525 Located in the Champlain Mill, Winooski • 1 mile from Downtown Burlington!

SWEET SIMONE’S

40 Bridge St., Richmond, 802-336-2126, sweetsimones.com During wedding season, Lisa Curtis might bake as many as 100 ornate layer cakes, conjuring rustic-chic birch bark or gilded art-deco glamour from frosting and flowers. But Vermonters need not wait for a special occasion to sample the goods from Curtis’ kitchen. At Sweet Simone’s, the self-trained baker turns out pretty pastries on a daily basis: pink cranberry-curd tartlets, sugarsparkled pâté de fruit, meringue-topped spice cupcakes, golden croissants, and other sweets and savories inspired by local, seasonal ingredients.


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A New Jersey native, Curtis followed her food-loving siblings to Vermont. “My mom gave us all the passion and the drive to cook,” she says. “The passion just grew.” Curtis’ brother, Jason Gulisano, ran Waitsfield’s celebrated Green Cup restaurant — until it flooded during 2011’s Tropical Storm Irene. “With the void in town, we wanted to start something,” Curtis recalls. “All the stars aligned,” and she joined forces with her sister and brother-in-law, Sarina Gulisano and John Vitko, to open the Sweet Spot in the former Green Cup space. The aptly named café was part pastry shop, part ice cream counter: Curtis’ baked goods were sold under her Sweet Simone’s brand, while Gulisano and Vitko still serve Scout’s Honor scoops (and much more) there. When a storefront in Richmond became available, Huntington-based Curtis went solo in early 2015, excited to serve her own neighbors. “Richmond has been such a welcoming community. This is my community,” she explains. Over the years, Sweet Simone’s has grown to meet the needs of the town, adding a popular, short-term Monday Night Eats dinner service and, in late 2018, a full lunch menu. Regulars line up for tangy Reuben sandwiches, mushroom-and-leek flatbreads, flaky croissant grilled cheeses and Greek lemon chicken soup. “Employees get to know people’s names and what they’re drinking and form relationships with them,” says Curtis. “With all the stuff going on in the world, we’re really creating happier moments in people’s lives, whether it’s someone’s coffee in the morning or someone’s wedding cake ... We’re just trying to capture those moments and celebrate them.” CAROLYN FOX

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AMERICAN BARBECUE/ SOUL FOOD Chicken Charlie’s 1160 Williston Rd., South Burlington, 862-1211; meals: L, D; beer & wine, delivery, gluten-free opts., veggiefriendly, TV n At the quick-service poultry house, rotisserie birds meet dozens of sauces. Diners also sup on baby back ribs and sandwiches. $

Mark BBQ 34 Park St., Essex Junction, 4951480; closed: Sun., Mon., Tues., Wed.; meals: L, D; BYOB, gluten-free opts. n Chef Darrell Langworthy’s Texas-style ’cue includes smoked brisket, sausages and pulled pork. Get it with mac and cheese, baked beans, or coleslaw. $$

Smokey’s Low N’ Slow 7 Fayette Dr., South Burlington; meals: L, D; full bar n Opening spring 2019: Smoked meats such as brisket, ribs and pulled pork pair well with corn bread, beans and mac. $$

DELI & SANDWICH Bagel Market Bakery and Café 30 Susie Wilson Rd., Essex Junction, 872-2616; meals: B, L; gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n Twentyfive bagel varieties plus 15 flavored cream cheeses equals breakfast bliss. Lunchtime brings fresh soups, smoked turkey sandwiches and homemade brownies. $

The Bagel Place 1166 Williston Rd., South Burlington, 497-2058; meals: B, L; glutenfree opts., veggie-friendly n Bagel sandwiches here are next-level: The Caprese comes with fresh mozzarella, tomato, prosciutto and basil. $

Bagels Plus 16 Taft Corners Shopping Ctr., Williston, 878-3131; meals: B, L; veggie-friendly n Flavors include maple-wheat, jalapeño-cheddar and bacon-cheese. Layer on Boar’s Head deli meats for a lunchtime sandwich. The pastries are also baked daily. $

Belle’s Café 121 Connor Way, Maple Tree Place, Williston, 872-2802; closed: Sun.; meals: B, L; delivery, gluten-free opts., vegan-friendly n Enjoy some “food for the soul” — perhaps a Craisin-chicken-salad sandwich on homemade bread with an M&M cookie for dessert. $

AVERAGE ENTRÉE $ $12 and under $$ $13 to $18 $$$ $19 to $25 $$$$ $26 to $32 $$$$$ $33 and up

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Vermont Restaurant Week 2019 location

Bolton Valley Deli

Vermont Bagel

Parkway Diner

4302 Bolton Access Rd., Bolton Valley Resort, Bolton, 434-3444, ext. 1017; seasonal hours; meals: B, L; beer & wine, gluten-free opts., lodging, vegan-friendly n Bolton Valley Resort’s mountainside market offers hot and cold sandwiches, plus soups, baked goods and other fromscratch items. $

70 Roosevelt Hwy., Suite 2, Colchester, 489-5672; meals: B, L; veggie-friendly n This bagel deli invites you to load up a New Yorkstyle round with house-whipped specialty cream cheese, bacon and eggs, or Boar’s Head meats. The housemade soups are comfort in a bowl. $

1696 Williston Rd., South Burlington, 652-1155; meals: B, L; gluten-free opts., vegan-friendly n Williston Road’s Worcester Lunch Car has been a local landmark since the 1950s. Bite into the Vermont Burger, topped with apple slices, bacon and cheddar. $

Burlington Bagel Bakery

Vermont Sandwich Co.

992 Shelburne Rd., South Burlington, 864-0236; meals: B, L; gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n Burlington’s original bagel shop cooks up more than 15 varieties, including Asiago cheese and roasted red pepper. $

166 Sycamore St., Suite 190, Maple Tree Place, Williston, 878-6963; meals: B, L, D; gluten-free opts., vegan-friendly n In brand-new digs, Williston’s long-loved sandwich shop continues to draw crowds with its menu of innovative stackers. $

Dave’s Cosmic Subs

Waf’s West Side Deli

150 Dorset St., Suite 215, South Burlington, 489-7827; meals: L, D; beer & wine, vegan-friendly n This “far-out” sub shop gets into the groove with sandwiches informed by 1960s and ’70s cultural references. Pair a Grateful Dave — turkey, tomato, avocado and hot pepper juice — with a craft beer. $

165 E. Allen St., Winooski, 655-0290; closed: Sat., Sun.; meals: L, D; beer & wine, veggie-friendly, TV n A rock-and-roll theme and Vermont brews on tap make Waf’s a lively spot for weekday wraps, salads and Philly cheesesteak subs. $

Feldman’s Bagels 2989 Shelburne Rd., Shelburne, 497-0467; meals: B, L; veggiefriendly n Order a baker’s dozen of the handmade bagels first popularized at Feldman’s Burlington location. In addition to soups, salads and sandwiches, the café offers smoothies, coffee drinks and acai bowls. $

Hoagie Hut 164 Porters Point Rd., Bellwood Shopping Center, Colchester, 8636655; meals: B, L, D; veggie-friendly n Colchester’s old-time fast-food joint cooks up huge Philly cheesesteaks, hoagie sandwiches and Vienna hot dogs with the works. No dinner on Sunday. $

Martone’s Market & Café 16 Main St., Essex Junction, 8788163; meals: B, L; outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n Vermonters have voted these sandwiches the best in the state for five years running. Go for the Dark Side: pastrami and corned beef with coleslaw, Russian dressing and Swiss cheese. $

Paisley Hippo Sandwich Shop 22 Commerce St., Suite 7, Hinesburg, 482-2345; closed: Sun., Mon.; meals: L, D; veggie-friendly n Try the Paisley Muffaletta: ham, salami, provolone, red onion and lettuce with pickled relish on a toasted hoagie. There are also six styles of “killer” cheesesteak. $

Williston Coffee Shop 400 Cornerstone Dr., Suite 230, Williston, 857-5173; closed: Sun.; meals: B, Bru, L; delivery, gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n Breakfast sammies come on housemade kaiser rolls at this petite coffeehouse, where the pastries are perfection. Lunchtime brings soups, sandwiches and seasonal smoothies. $

DINER Athens Diner 46 Highpoint Ctr., Colchester, 655-3455; meals: B, L; gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n From a hillside perch overlooking Route 2, the Maglaris family has been serving lamb gyros, skillet breakfasts and other Greek diner plates to Vermonters for nearly 100 years. $

The Guilty Plate Diner 164 Porters Point Rd., Colchester, 399-2011; meals: B, L; veggiefriendly n The all-day menu offers eggs Benedict, chili-cheese omelettes and meatloaf with gravy. All are well worth any subsequent guilt. $

NEW AMERICAN Barkeaters Restaurant 97 Falls Rd., Shelburne, 985-2830; closed: Mon.; meals: Bru, L, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n Hunker down amid Adirondack décor for steak frites, cedar-planked salmon or a cocktail made with local spirits. Chocolate bark ends every meal. Sunday brunch in winter. $$$

The Bearded Frog 5247 Shelburne Rd., Shelburne, 985-9877; meals: D; full bar, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, vegan-friendly, TV n Chef Mark LaRiviere’s eclectic, French-inflected menus spotlight local ingredients. Dine near the fireplace in winter or on the sunny patio in summer. $$$

Eco Bean + Greens 150 Dorset St., South Burlington, 497-0510; meals: L, D; delivery, gluten-free opts., vegan-friendly n The clean eats and drinks at this all-organic café — named one of America’s 10 best juice bars by Condé Nast Traveler — include hefty kale Caesars and superfood smoothies. $

Firebird Café 163 Pearl St., Essex Junction, 3164265; meals: B, L; gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n Fish tacos, chorizo Benedicts and huevos rancheros hint at owner Jake Tran’s California roots. Breakfast is served all day. $

The Garden of Eatin’ Café 472 Marshall Ave., Gardener’s Supply, Williston, 872-7687; meals: L, D; beer & wine, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly, live music n Lush foliage envelops guests in the Gardener’s Supply greenhouse dining room. When it’s warm outside, enjoy a frittata or a Caprese sandwich on the patio. $

The Milton Diner 514 Route 7, Milton, 893-1743; meals: B, L, D; beer & wine, outdoor seating n This classic diner dishes out fried haddock, baked scallops and weekend specials. Breakfast is available around the clock. $

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AVERAGE ENTRÉE $ $12 and under $$ $13 to $18 $$$ $19 to $25 $$$$ $26 to $32 $$$$$ $33 and up

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Vermont Restaurant Week 2019 location

Junction

The Pickled Perch

Waterworks Food + Drink

10805 Main St., Hinesburg, 482-4444; closed: Mon.; meals: L, D; beer & wine, cash/check only, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggiefriendly, live music n Handcrafted pizzas, Cajun cuisine and occasional live acoustic Americana music yield good times at this village restaurant. $

70 Essex Way, Essex Culinary Resort & Spa, Essex, 764-1489; meals: D; full bar, gluten-free opts., lodging, outdoor seating, reserv. rec., vegan-friendly n At the Essex Culinary Resort & Spa’s “interactive restaurant,” chefs converse with guests as they build polished apps and entrées using local meats and produce from the on-site garden. $$$$

97 Blakely Rd., Colchester, 497-1647; closed: Mon., Tues.; meals: L, D; full bar, outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n Hungry boaters and others seeking sustenance on Malletts Bay sit down for meals of fried chicken, beerbattered fish and chips, and brisket sandwiches. In summer, cocktails are best enjoyed on the breezy patio. $$

20 Winooski Falls Way, Winooski, 497-3525; meals: Bru, L, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, reserv. rec., vegan-friendly, live music, pub quiz/trivia, TV n Window seats are in high demand at this former textile mill overlooking the Winooski River. Pair seafood mac and cheese with an inspired cocktail. Sunday brunch. $$$

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« NEW AMERICAN

Good Times Café

192 Boxwood St., Williston, 857-5829; meals: L, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n Creative burgers anchor the menu at the busy eatery right next to Majestic 10 cinema. Pair your patty with a specialty milkshake or vodka martini. $$

Hatchet Tap and Table 30 Bridge St., Richmond, 434-3663; closed: Mon.; meals: L, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly, TV n Draft lines ferry 24 wines, ciders and beers from cask to glass. Local ingredients shine in plates such as brisket poutine, fried chicken and crispy Brussels sprouts. Weekend lunch. $$

The Inn at Shelburne Farms 1611 Harbor Rd., Shelburne, 9858498; seasonal hours; meals: B, Bru, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., lodging, outdoor seating, reserv. rec., veggiefriendly n In a 19th-century mansion, brunchers take in stunning Lake Champlain views with mimosas and fresh eggs. Dinner brings elegant plates featuring veggies, meats and cheeses grown on the farm. Open May through October. $$$$

Jericho Café & Tavern 30 Route 15, Jericho, 899-2223; meals: B, Bru, L, D; full bar, glutenfree opts., outdoor seating, veggiefriendly, live music, TV n While the seasonally changing suppers might include seared scallops or Yankee pot roast, breakfast and lunch sandwiches always incorporate meats from the on-site smokehouse. $$

Jules on the Green 1 Commonwealth Ave., Essex Junction, 857-5994; meals: B, L, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, vegan-friendly n Find Dutch baby pancakes, quinoa bowls, New York strips and pappardelle pomodoro at this nut-free café that caters to gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan diets. Breakfast available all day. $$

1840 W. Main St., Richmond, 434-8686; closed: Sun., Mon.; meals: D; full bar, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, reserv. rec., veggie-friendly n In a historic brick home, chef Steve Atkins serves upscale bistro dishes that have earned locals’ hearts and national attention. $$$$

Misery Loves Co. 46 Main St., Winooski, 497-3989; closed: Mon.; meals: Bru, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n Handcrafted plates such as squid-ink farfalle and aged pheasant have nabbed Winooski’s casual farm-totable kitchen multiple James Beard Award nominations. Weekend brunch. $$$

One Radish Eatery 39 Esplanade, Richmond, 434-7770; closed: Mon., Tues.; meals: B, Bru, L; beer & wine, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, vegan-friendly n The folks behind Burlington’s Barrio Bakery bring their “rad-ish,” seasonally inspired concept to Richmond. Family-friendly food includes buttermilk pancakes and focaccia sandwiches. $$

Our House Bistro 36 Main St., Winooski, 497-1884; meals: Bru, L, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n The “twisted comfort food” here includes mac and cheese with add-ons such as lobster and pulled pork. End the meal with a deep-fried PB&J. Weekend brunch. $$

Pauline’s Café 1834 Shelburne Rd., South Burlington, 862-1081; meals: Bru, L, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, reserv. rec., veggie-friendly n Chef-owner David Hoene’s seasonal menus feature dinner plates such as pork schnitzel and escargots with pesto — and brunch favorites including French toast and crab cake Benedict. $$$

Railroad & Main 35 Main St., Essex Junction, 2420333; closed: Mon.; meals: B, L, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, vegan-friendly n Sip from an extensive collection of whiskeys at the 26-foot bar before digging into “elevated casual” fare such as Reuben eggrolls, pulled pork sliders, and hanger steak. Weekend breakfast. $$

Rustic Roots 195 Falls Rd., Shelburne, 985-9511; closed: Mon., Tues.; meals: B, Bru, L, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n Everything is made from scratch at Shelburne’s intimate chef-owned eatery — go for a baked caramel-apple pancake and home fries with hollandaise. Breakfast and lunch all day; limited weekend dinners. $

The Skinny Pancake 1200 Airport Dr., Burlington International Airport, South Burlington, 540-0131; meals: B, L, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., vegan-friendly n This café defies airport-food stereotypes: The crêpes are made fresh and filled with local ingredients. Sip a can of Heady Topper while waiting for your flight. $

Sneakers Bistro 28 Main St., Winooski, 655-9081; meals: B, Bru, L; full bar, gluten-free opts., vegan-friendly n For more than 25 years, folks have frequented the Onion City’s retro café for Cobb salads, tuna melts and Kahlua French toast. Weekend brunch is legendary. $

The Tavern 70 Essex Way, Essex Culinary Resort & Spa, Essex Junction, 764-1489; meals: B, Bru, L, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., lodging, outdoor seating, veggie-friendly, live music, TV n Nightly specials, from Tuesday flatbreads to Wednesday sliders, keep the upscale pub accessible. Ingredients are locally sourced, and the tap list is 32 brews strong. $$

SNACK BARS/CARTS Al’s French Frys 1251 Williston Rd., South Burlington, 862-9203; meals: L, D; gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggiefriendly n Locals head to South Burlington’s beloved French fry stand day and night for hand-cut spuds, fast burgers and summer creemees. Open ’til midnight on Friday and Saturday. $

Joe’s Snack Bar 45 Route 15, Jericho, 899-3934; seasonal hours; meals: L, D; cash/ check only, outdoor seating n Open since 1950, the village snack bar serves sought-after fries, burgers and creemees from April through October. $

Randy’s Lunch Box 135 Route 7, Milton Grange, Milton, 999-3087; seasonal hours; meals: L, D; outdoor seating n This roadside stand’s fries are hand-cut; the Michigans (aka Vermont dogs), smothered in meat sauce. Cap your meal with a creemee. Open May through October. $

STEAKHOUSE/ SEAFOOD Guild Tavern 1633 Williston Rd., South Burlington, 497-1207; meals: D; full bar, gluten-free opts., reserv. rec., veggie-friendly n Roaring fireplaces and candlelight set the stage for premium steaks, tavern fare and fresh North Atlantic seafood. $$$$

The Lakeview House Restaurant 1710 Shelburne Rd., South Burlington, 865-3900; closed: Sun.; meals: L, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggiefriendly, TV n In an 1837 building with Victorian décor, guests sup on pork chops, prime rib and blackened swordfish. The bar’s menu of burgers and fish tacos keeps it casual. $$$

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MCGILLICUDDY’S IRISH ALE HOUSE 28 Walnut St., Williston 857-6210

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The Lighthouse Restaurant and Lounge 38 Lower Mountain View Dr., Colchester, 448-3361; meals: Bru, L, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., lodging, outdoor seating, reserv. rec., veggie-friendly, TV n A trip to the 60-item salad bar comes with every order of grilled steak tips — and all other meat and fish dinner entrées. Sunday brunch. $$$

Ray’s Seafood Market 7 Pinecrest Dr., Essex Junction, 879-3611; meals: L, D; gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n Order baked haddock, whole-belly clams or a lobster dinner from the fish market’s all-day menu. Cooking at home? This is your stop for fresh seafood. $

The Scale 373 Blair Park Rd., Suite 101, Williston, 662-4799; closed: Sun.; meals: L, D; beer & wine n Options are endless when diners build their own poke bowls. Choose from ingredients such as raw tuna, salmon, zucchini noodles, beets, mangoes and edamame. $$

The Windjammer Restaurant 1076 Williston Rd., South Burlington, 862-6585; meals: L, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., lodging, reserv. rec., veggie-friendly n Hand-cut aged beef, fresh seafood and a 40-item salad “boat” have attracted diners since 1977. The bar is noteworthy for its Wine Spectator Award of Excellence, extensive craft beer list and specialty cocktail menu. $$$

TRADITIONAL Archie’s Grill 4066 Shelburne Rd., Shelburne, 985-4912; meals: L, D; beer & wine, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, vegan-friendly n Customers queue up for big beef, turkey and veggie burgers — plus fries and jumbo hot dogs — all with a fresh and local focus. For dessert, head to the adjacent scoop shop. $

Dutch Mill Family Restaurant 4309 Shelburne Rd., Shelburne, 985-3568; meals: B, L; delivery, outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n The Bissonette family has more than 20 years of experience serving burgers and eggs from behind a historic windmill. Breakfast available until 2 p.m. $

AVERAGE ENTRÉE $ $12 and under $$ $13 to $18 $$$ $19 to $25 $$$$ $26 to $32 $$$$$ $33 and up

MEALS B Breakfast Bru Brunch L Lunch D Dinner LN Late Night

Vermont Restaurant Week 2019 location

Harper’s Restaurant

Wings Over Burlington

Lee’s Chinese Restaurant

1068 Williston Rd., Holiday Inn, South Burlington, 863-6363; meals: B, Bru, D; full bar, allyou-can-eat, lodging, veggiefriendly, TV n During the week, find grilled salmon BLTs and Monterey chicken in the Holiday Inn’s familyfriendly restaurant. Sunday brunch buffets draw a crowd. $$

150 Dorset St., South Burlington, 8639464; meals: L, D, LN; BYOB, delivery, reserv. rec., veggie-friendly, TV n The five-time winner for Vermont’s best wings serves ’em in 26 flavors, from Red Alert to citrus-chipotle to mangohabañero. $$

360 Dorset St., South Burlington, 657-3218; meals: L, D; delivery, veggie-friendly n In the mood for Mongolian beef? Try it here, or go for shrimp with ginger and scallions. No lunch on Sunday. $

JP’s Restaurant and Deli 39 River Rd., Essex Junction, 2888099; meals: B, L; full bar, veggiefriendly n Breakfast is served all day, every day — and has been since 1999. Wake up with an egg scramble, or stop by for lunch: The hot open-faced sandwiches have a loyal following. $

Regal Bistro 2 Corporate Dr., Essex Junction, 8799280; meals: L; outdoor seating, veggie-friendly, TV n Dine under a chandelier at the Regal Gymnastics Academy, where the homemade eats range from honey-habañero shrimp tacos to cheddar-potato soup. $

Rick’s Grill 25 Centre Dr., Milton, 893-7425; meals: Bru, L, D; beer & wine, glutenfree opts., veggie-friendly, TV n Milton’s go-to roadhouse dishes out smoked meats, burgers, salads and wraps in portions one customer called “fit for a lumberjack.” Local brews on tap; sports on 10 TVs. Weekend brunch. $

Rotisserie Restaurant 1355 Williston Rd., South Burlington, 658-1838; meals: Bru, L, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., reserv. rec., veggie-friendly, TV n For 40 years, this rotisserie has been the spot for prime rib, burgers and big sandwiches. Taco Tuesdays and Wednesday slider specials are popular. Weekend brunch. $$

Rozzi’s Lakeshore Tavern & Restaurant 1072 W. Lakeshore Dr., Colchester, 863-2342; meals: B, Bru, L, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly, pub quiz/trivia, TV n Near the shores of Malletts Bay, catch the game while tucking into prime rib or the two-pound Dozer — one of 33 burgers on the menu. Free happyhour snacks on Wednesday and Friday. Weekend brunch. $

Vermont National Country Club 1227 Dorset St., South Burlington, 264-9415; seasonal hours; meals: L; full bar, outdoor seating, reserv. rec., veggie-friendly n Golfers and those who just want a sweeping view of the mountains enjoy their meals from the country club’s elegant dining room or deck. $$$

ASIAN CHINESE China Garden 8-10 Main St., Essex Junction, 8798888; meals: L, D; veggie-friendly n Hearty combo platters here include the Dragon & Phoenix, which pairs crunchy, tangy chicken with shrimp and Chinese vegetables. $

Chopstick House II 127 Porters Point Rd., Colchester, 862-3600; meals: L, D, LN; veggiefriendly n These Sichuan, Hunan, Mandarin and Cantonese plates are all MSG-free. The kitchen cooks up a lot of General Tso’s chicken and teriyaki beef. No lunch on Monday. $

Dragon House 22 Commerce St., Unit 6, Hinesburg, 482-6888; meals: L, D; veggiefriendly n Locals and Lake Iroquois campers frequent Hinesburg’s village Chinese joint for wonton soup, beef teriyaki and pork fried rice. $

Grand Buffet 66 Pearl St., Essex Junction, 8799669; meals: L, D; beer & wine, all-you-can-eat, reserv. rec., veggiefriendly n Variety is the spice of life, and this Chinese buffet delivers with snow crabs, noodles, barbecue ribs and pizza. $

Hong Kong Kitchen 1930 Williston Rd., South Burlington, 862-4622; meals: L, D; veggiefriendly n The Asian kitchen’s owners claim their General Tso’s chicken and dumplings are the best in town. $

Jin Chinese Restaurant 135 E. Allen St., Winooski, 861-3338; meals: L, D; delivery, veggie-friendly n This takeout spot prepares spicy Sichuan mala dishes and combo plates such as tangerine beef, with appetizer and rice. $

Joyce’s Noodle House 5 Carmichael St., Suite 102, Essex Junction, 288-9828; meals: L, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n Owner Joyce Fong traces her culinary roots back to the Shang Dynasty, and all of her noodles and sauces are homemade. Regulars love the dim sum with scallion pancakes. $

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Lucky Wok Chinese Restaurant 170 Route 7, Midtown Plaza, Milton, 893-0078; meals: L, D; veggiefriendly n All of the Chinese classics — from the fiery house special chicken to moo goo gai pan — come with speedy service, consistent quality and fortune cookies. $

Mandarin 22 Main St., Winooski, 800-1116; closed: Mon.; meals: L, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., veganfriendly n A second-generation restaurateur runs Winooski’s sleek Chinese lounge, where customers pair craft cocktails with dumplings, chow fun, and salt-and-pepper pork. DJs spin tunes ’til late on the weekend. $$

Men at Wok 3 Taft Corners Shopping Ctr., Williston, 878-2850; meals: L, D; veggie-friendly n Watch chefs working in the open kitchen assemble your chicken teriyaki or seafood “fantasia” with garlic sauce. $

Oriental Wok 21 Essex Way, Unit 110, Essex Junction, 878-6688; meals: L, D; gluten-free opts., vegan-friendly n Stop in for a meal of lemon chicken or veggie lo mein before catching a movie at the Essex Cinemas. Specials come with pork fried rice. $

Tian Fu Buffet 1303 Williston Rd., South Burlington, 497-3979; meals: L, D; all-you-can-eat, veggie-friendly n Chinese American fare is the focus, but the buffet also presents crab legs, Napoleon cake and sushi. $

Yummy Chinese Restaurant 49 Heineberg Dr., Colchester, 8602828; meals: L, D; gluten-free opts., vegan-friendly n Families come in for dinner deals on Thai specialties and Chinese favorites, especially jumbo shrimp and dim sum. No lunch on Sunday. $

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Zen Gardens 7 Fayette Dr., South Burlington, 8628885; meals: L, D; full bar, delivery, gluten-free opts., vegan-friendly n Enjoy authentic Sichuan, Cantonese and Taiwanese cuisine served in cavernous dining rooms. Regulars dig the Peking duck, roasted in-house. $$

HIMALAYAN Nepali Kitchen 10 Railroad Ave., Essex Junction, 876-7208; closed: Mon.; meals: L, D; gluten-free opts., vegan-friendly n The chefs craft Himalayan cuisine from scratch, arriving at the kitchen early in the morning to simmer robust curries all day long. $

JAPANESE Hana Japanese Restaurant 150 Dorset St., Suite 340, South Burlington, 448-3525; meals: L, D; full bar, delivery, gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly, TV n Hibachi steaks and lunchtime bento boxes are big hits here. The sushi bar’s Black Dragon roll combines salmon with avocado, eel, kani and spicy mayo. $$

Koto Japanese Steak House 792 Shelburne Rd., South Burlington, 660-8976; meals: L, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly, TV n These hibachi chefs put on entertaining table-side shows complete with flaming onion “volcanos.” Fresh nigiri and maki rolls draw sushi fans to the bar. $$$

PAN-ASIAN Asian Bistro (two locations) 121 Corner Way, Williston, 878-8878; 25 Winooski Falls Way, Suite 112, Winooski, 655-9800; meals: L, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., veganfriendly n Artful sushi presentations and prawns with honeyed walnuts are on order here. Tip back a sake-oyster shooter for a quick pick-me-up. $$

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Tiny Thai Restaurant

3761 Shelburne Rd., Shelburne, 985-5258; closed: Mon.; meals: L, D; full bar, delivery, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, reserv. rec., veggiefriendly, TV n For decades, this sushi bar and cocktail lounge has filled a niche for pan-Asian eats such as Mongolian lamb and sesame beef. $$

24 Main St., Winooski, 655-4888; closed: Tues.; meals: L, D; BYOB, gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n Tom kha, satay, stir-fries and curries take their cues from food carts and family tables across Thailand. Vermonters have voted this the best Thai restaurant in the state for five years straight. No lunch on Sunday. $

Friend’s Nepali Restaurant 212 Main St., Winooski, 654-8000; closed: Tues.; meals: L, D; veggiefriendly n Patrons sit down at the tiny café to noodles and street foods from Nepal, India and China. House specialties include crispy spinach chicken and spare ribs. $

Full House 90 Center Rd., Essex Junction, 8798989; meals: L, D; veggie-friendly n Lunch entrées — served with rice, wonton soup and soda — are just $5.75. The hibachi menu includes skillet seafood, steak and chicken. No lunch on Monday. $

Naru Asian Cuisine 202 Cornerstone Dr., Williston, 8788868; meals: L, D; delivery, glutenfree opts., veggie-friendly n Try the spicy pork bulgogi or the hot-stone bibimbap: a medley of vegetables, egg and seasoned beef served over rice. No lunch on Sunday. $

Silver Palace 1216 Williston Rd., South Burlington, 864-0125; meals: L, D; full bar, delivery, gluten-free opts., veganfriendly n Chef and co-owner Ting Ng puts an American spin on popcorn squid, orange beef and crispy pork. Check out the tiki cocktails before heading next door to a show at Higher Ground. No lunch on Sunday. $$

Sakura Sushi & Kitchen 19 Taft Corners Shopping Ctr., Williston, 288-8052; closed: Sun.; meals: L, D; beer & wine, veganfriendly, TV n Seeking sushi? This spot crafts Japanese noodle bowls and rolls such as the Philly, made with cucumber, cream cheese and smoked salmon. $

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THAI Bangkok Minute Thai Café 2403 Shelburne Rd., Shelburne, 4973288; meals: L, D; full bar, glutenfree opts., outdoor seating, veganfriendly n Alongside traditional pad Thai, the kitchen turns out Phanaeng curry and Ga Pow “crazy bowl,” a spicy treat for the bold and brave. $

Sukho Thai Restaurant 21 Essex Way, Suite 210, Essex, 878-2788; closed: Mon.; meals: L, D; BYOB, gluten-free opts., veganfriendly n The chef serves Thai basics along with dishes rarely seen in the U.S. The sweet and spicy choo chee curry features roast duck with bell peppers, pineapple and cherry tomatoes. $

Viet Thai 118 Pearl St., Essex Junction, 2881688; closed: Sun.; meals: L, D; gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n Vietnamese meets Thai cuisine across from the Champlain Valley Exposition. Choose from pho, curries, and noodles such as lemongrassscented vermicelli with beef, veggies and roasted peanuts. $

VIETNAMESE Pho Dang Vietnamese Café 348 Main St., Winooski, 655-0707; meals: L, D; BYOB, gluten-free opts., vegan-friendly n Takeout and sit-down customers at this enduring noodle shop slurp up soup and stirfried beef. The classic pho tai comes with a plate of flavorful mix-ins. $

Pho Dang Vietnamese Restaurant 9 Park St., Essex Junction, 8786699; meals: L, D; BYOB, gluten-free opts., vegan-friendly n Go with the pho — or sample Vietnamese small plates and enticing noodle or rice stir-fries. $

Pho K&K 121 Connor Way, Maple Tree Place, Williston, 288-1017; meals: L, D; BYOB, gluten-free opts., veggiefriendly n The pho here is accented with everything from meatballs to boiled shrimp and lemongrass beef. Specialty stir-fries, savory Vietnamese crêpes and bún go beyond noodle soup. $

BAKERIES & CAFÉS Bristol Bakery & Café 10240 Hinesburg Rd., Hinesburg, 482-2000; meals: B, Bru, L; veganfriendly n Locals have leaned on this landmark for fresh bread, bagels and pastries for more than 35 years. The lunch crowd comes for homemade soups, sandwiches and salads. Sunday brunch. $

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Chef’s Corner Café & Bakery 300 Cornerstone Dr., Williston, 878-5524; meals: B, Bru, L; beer & wine, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, vegan-friendly n Diners seat themselves in the airy café for frittatas, sandwiches and salads. The pastry cases hold daily-changing treasures for dessert. Weekend brunch. $$

Klinger’s Bread Company 10 Farrell St., South Burlington, 860-6322; meals: B, Bru, L; delivery, gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n The aroma of fresh breads lures patrons into the small production bakery. For breakfast, there’s coffee and chocolate-filled croissants; for lunch, soups, salads and sandwiches. $

O Bread Bakery 352 Farm Barn Lane, Shelburne Farms, Shelburne, 985-8771; veggie-friendly n Family-owned and -operated since 1977, the barn bakery at Shelburne Farms specializes in European-style loaves made with organic ingredients. $

Quality Bake Shop 91 Pearl St., Essex Junction, 8783798; meals: B, L; cash/check only, veggie-friendly n Part small-counter diner, part full-service bakery, this neighborhood joint offers juicy burgers, hearty sandwiches and 75cent cookies. $

Simply Divine Café 426 Industrial Ave., Suite 155, White Cap Business Park, Williston, 4970336; closed: Sat., Sun.; meals: B, Bru, L; delivery, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n Lunchers make their way to the business-park café for soups, sandwiches, quiches and sweets. $

Sweet Alchemy Bakery and Café 45 Upper Main St., Essex Junction, 662-5905; closed: Mon., Tues.; meals: B, L; gluten-free opts., vegan-friendly n Nearly everything on the menu can accommodate a gluten-free or vegan diet, from the salted-maple-chocolate cakes to the seitan Reubens. $

Sweet Babu 25 Winooski Falls Way, Winooski, 497-3646; closed: Sun.; meals: B, L, LN; beer & wine, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, vegan-friendly n Shana Goldberger bakes up breakfast pastries, lunch options and elegant desserts. Pair your treat with a local beer, wine, egg cream or coffee drink. $

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25 Omega Dr., Suite 150, Williston, 863-2337; meals: D; beer & wine, veggie-friendly n The creative drafts at this warehouse brewery might include an aged oatmeal-cranberry stout or a hazy IPA infused with flowers and herbs. Pair a flight with a grilled sandwich, tacos or nachos. $

1117 Williston Rd., Trader Duke’s Hotel, South Burlington, 660-7523; meals: B, Bru, L, D; full bar, all-you-can-eat, gluten-free opts., lodging, outdoor seating, vegan-friendly, TV n Business travelers gather for Vermont beers, Kobe beef hot dogs and ahi tuna lettuce wraps in an updated dining room. Breakfast available all day. $$

BARS, PUBS & CLUBS BARS/LOUNGES B.U. Emporium 164 Porters Point Rd., Colchester, 6584292; full bar, TV n Barflies enjoy daily drink specials, free pool on Monday and sports on TV at a laid-back watering hole close to the Sunset Drive-In.

Last Stop Sports Bar 12 Malletts Bay Ave., Winooski, 8719883; full bar, outdoor seating, dance floor, karaoke, live music, TV n Find foosball, air hockey, cornhole, darts and an ample back deck at the Onion City sports bar promising cheap beer and good people.

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Magic Hat Brewing Company 5 Bartlett Bay Rd., South Burlington, 658-2739; meals: L, D; beer & wine, gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n Visit the funky “artifactory” at one of Vermont’s original craft breweries for whimsically named beers such as the Circus Boy hefeweizen — plus a grilled sandwich, soup or salad. $

Stone Corral Brewery 83 Huntington Rd., Richmond, 434-5787; closed: Mon.; meals: L, D; beer & wine, veggie-friendly, dance floor, live music n This award-winning brewhouse riffs on German, Belgian and British styles. The kitchen puts out kale Caesars, chicken sandwiches, and cheddar-ale mac and cheese. Live music nearly every night. $

Hinesburgh Public House 10516 Route 116, Hinesburg, 482-5500; meals: D; full bar, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, vegan-friendly, live music n The pub menu changes seasonally to highlight Vermont ingredients, but you’ll always find Monday burger specials and live piano music on the weekend. $$

Mule Bar 38 Main St., Winooski, 399-2020; meals: D; full bar, outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n Pub fare goes upscale at Winooski’s “craft beer hitchin’ post.” Burgers, shoestring fries and charcuterie pair well with smart evening cocktails. $$

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Peg & Ter’s 5573 Shelburne Rd., Shelburne, 4895390; closed: Mon.; meals: D; full bar, gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n Named for the owner’s late parents — “the consummate hosts, always ready with a cocktail and a smile for their friends at the strike of five o’clock” — this locavore kitchen dishes glammedup burgers, salads and tacos. $$

Shelburne Tap House 2989 Shelburne Rd., Shelburne, 9854040; meals: B, L, D; full bar, glutenfree opts., veggie-friendly, TV n Locals come for the chef-owner’s eclectic spin on pub grub and stay for the beer, flatscreen TVs and daily specials. $$

NIGHTCLUBS Higher Ground 1214 Williston Rd., South Burlington, 652-0777; meals: D, LN; full bar, veggie-friendly, dance floor, live music n The region’s premier live music venue showcases national and local talent in the Ballroom and Showcase Lounge. Fill up on pub fare until 11 p.m. whenever there’s a show. $

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Monkey House 30 Main St., Winooski, 655-4563; full bar, outdoor seating, dance floor, live music, TV n Winooski’s neighborhood nightclub boasts the widest bar stools around — not to mention craft beers and eclectic live music by established and emerging artists from Vermont and afar.

PUBS City Sports Grille 215 Lower Mountain View, Spare Time, Colchester, 655-2720; meals: L, D, LN; full bar, gluten-free opts., veggiefriendly, TV n Players at the Spare Time bowling alley refuel from a menu of burgers, quesadillas and tacos. $

Clover House Pub 471 Church Rd., Colchester, 860-0144; meals: Bru, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly, live music, TV n Close to the lake, neighbors and newcomers mix and mingle over pub burgers, shepherd’s pie and pints of beer. Sunday brunch. $$

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Cody’s Irish Pub & Grille

McGillicuddy’s (three locations)

North Country Saloon

4 Carmichael St., Essex Junction, 878-1543; meals: L, D, LN; full bar, outdoor seating, veggie-friendly, TV n Sports play on seven TVs, and the cheeseburgers are marinated in Guinness at this friendly pub near the town cinema. $

28 Walnut St., Williston, 857-5908; 4 Pearl St., Essex Junction, 857-5940; 18 Severance Green, Colchester, 871-5480; meals: L, D, LN; full bar, gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly, TV n TV sports entertain diners as they nosh on burgers or corned beef and cabbage. Draft beers and top-shelf whiskeys keep ’em happy no matter who’s winning the game. $$

216 Route 7, Milton, 899-0282; closed: Mon.; meals: L, D, LN; full bar, glutenfree opts., outdoor seating, veggiefriendly, live music, pub quiz/trivia, TV n There’s taxidermy on the walls, but the hefty wings, burgers and fish tacos at Milton’s biker-friendly pub and beer garden exceed dive-bar expectations. Live music most weekends. $

Hornet’s Nest 12 Railroad Ave., Essex Junction; meals: L, D, LN; full bar, outdoor seating, TV n Head to the Five Corners pub for a sports matchup — or a game of Jenga — over a cold beer and classic bar food. Sidewalk seating in summer. $

James Moore Tavern 4302 Bolton Access Rd., Bolton Valley Resort, Bolton, 434-3444, ext. 1022; seasonal hours; meals: L, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., lodging, veggiefriendly, live music, pub quiz/trivia n Join the après-ski crowd for soups, local beef burgers and daily specials. Live entertainment Thursday through Saturday evenings in winter. $$

McKee’s Pub & Grill 19 E. Allen St., Winooski, 655-0048; meals: Bru, L, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggiefriendly, TV n An Onion City staple since 1987, this hopping hangout offers a mean turkey club sandwich and a prime view of the roundabout. Sunday brunch. $

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The Old Post 733 Queen City Park Rd., South Burlington, 497-0202; meals: L, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly, dance floor, karaoke, live music, TV n Locals come for the beer and the Old Post Burger — topped with bacon, blue cheese, and barbecue or Buffalo sauce — and stay for the live music. Two TVs flank a shimmering bronze horse sculpture behind the bar. $$

4 Lincoln Place, Essex Junction, 878-4901; full bar, live music, TV n The friendly Irish pub promises “good food and great spirits.” Occasional entertainment, from open-mic nights to blues jams. $

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On Tap Bar & Grill 4 Park St., Essex Junction, 878-3309; meals: L, D, LN; full bar, outdoor seating, veggie-friendly, live music, pub quiz/trivia, TV n Pair beerbattered pickles or bacon-wrapped kielbasa with one of 28 beers on tap at the buzzing Five Corners bar. $

Park Place Tavern 38 Park St., Essex Junction, 878-3015; meals: L, D, LN; full bar, karaoke, live music, TV n The laid-back village bar brings locals together over games of pool, cocktails and pub grub. $

Pearl Street Pub 137 Pearl St., Essex Junction, 8783577; meals: L, D, LN; full bar, glutenfree opts., veggie-friendly, live music, TV n Close to the Champlain Valley Exposition, this neighborhood hangout is known for its friendly atmosphere — and for its wings. $

The Pour House 1930 Williston Rd., South Burlington, 862-3653; meals: Bru, L, D; full bar, veggie-friendly, TV n Diners show up to catch the big game — and to pair cold brews with burgers and Philly cheesesteaks. $

Spanked Puppy Pub 116 Main St., Colchester, 878-6440; meals: Bru, L, D; full bar, outdoor seating, veggie-friendly, TV n Pubgoers chow down on French onion soup or a Reuben with fries. Weekend brunch goes big — think seafood omelettes and eggs Benedict. No lunch on Sunday. $

Upper Deck Pub 1076 Williston Rd., South Burlington, 862-6585; meals: L, D, LN; full bar, gluten-free opts., lodging, veggiefriendly, TV n The Windjammer Restaurant’s family-friendly sports bar is notable for its 12 flat-screen TVs and pub-style menu. The stiff cocktails and craft beers are crowd-pleasers, too. $$

Wicked Wings 1 Market Place, Suite 25, Building 3, Essex Junction, 879-7111; closed: Mon.; meals: L, D; beer & wine, gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly, TV n Chicken — wickedly hot and otherwise — is the bar and restaurant’s main draw. Choose from 16 sauces, three levels of heat and seven different dry rubs. $

TASTING ROOMS 1st Republic Brewing Company 39 River Rd., Suite 6, Essex Junction, 857-5318; closed: Mon.; meals: D, live music, TV n If sampling the housemade ales and porters at the tasting bar inspires you to brew your own, grab supplies from the built-in homebrew shop. Pizza on Thursday; barbecue on Friday and Saturday. $

Charlotte Village Winery 3968 Greenbush Rd., Charlotte, 425-4599; seasonal hours; outdoor seating n Sip blueberry wine and other fruit-based ferments at a bucolic vineyard not far from the shores of Lake Champlain. Open Memorial Day weekend through December.

Farnham Ale & Lager 82 Ethan Allen Dr., South Burlington, 497-1588; closed: Mon., Tues., Wed.; outdoor seating, live music, TV n This brewery names its beers for the number of IBUs — international bittering units — in each swig. Stop by for flights, pints, light snacks or patio games.

Fiddlehead Brewing Company 6305 Shelburne Rd., Shelburne, 399-2994 n Hard-hitting IPAs such as Second Fiddle draw crowds on can-release days. Drop by anytime to fill a growler with one of Matt Cohen’s rotating seasonal brews — and take it next door to BYOB Folino’s pizzeria.

Four Quarters Brewing 150 W. Canal St., Winooski, 391-9120; closed: Mon., Tues., Wed., Thu.; live music n Fancy a Flemish-style beer? Get to this homespun Winooski brewery for a tasting. Occasional live bands and an ample vinyl collection make for a solid soundtrack.

Frost Beer Works 171 Commerce St., Hinesburg, 949945-4064; closed: Sun., Mon., Tues., Wed., Thu. n Hoppy ales flow freely at Hinesburg’s first brewery. Visit on the weekend to try Lush — a richly aromatic double IPA — or snag a growler or bottle for later.

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Wild Hart Distillery

740 Marshall Ave., Williston, 9997396; closed: Mon., Tues.; outdoor seating n A walnut bar and ample windows welcome visitors for pints of Hop Collusion pale ale. Head home with a growler or cans in hand.

26 Sage Ct., Shelburne, 489-5067; closed: Sun., Mon., Tues., Wed. n Notes of fruit, herbs and spices in the distillery’s spirits point to partnerships with local farmers and small businesses.

Halyard Brewing Co. 80 Ethan Allen Dr., Suite 2, South Burlington, 497-1858; closed: Mon., Tues., Wed., Thu.; meals: D; full bar, gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n Enjoy an alcoholic ginger beer or a craft cocktail at the South Burlington taproom — plus local food offerings such as Sherpa Foods’ momos. $

Hillis’ Sugarbush Farm and Vineyard 206 Sugarbush Farm Rd., Colchester, 893-2928; call for hours n Maple syrup and wine flow from this family farm, where the grapes — such as vidal blanc and traminette — are cold-hardy.

Shelburne Vineyard 6308 Shelburne Rd., Shelburne, 985-8222; outdoor seating, live music n Sample Ethan Joseph’s award-winning ferments in the winery’s airy tasting room, out on the patio or in the loft. Don’t miss the summertime concert series.

COFFEE/TEA Kestrel Coffee Roasters 30 Community Dr., Technology Park, South Burlington, 391-0081; closed: Sat., Sun.; meals: B, L n Find quality beans at this new roastery, focusing on single-origin coffees sourced from small farms the world over. $

Scout & Co. 1 E. Allen St., Winooski, 343-1218 n House-roasted coffee plus smokedmaple ice cream equals a mean affogato at Winooski’s java-anddessert spot. $

Village Wine and Coffee 5288 Shelburne Rd., Shelburne, 985-8922; gluten-free opts., veganfriendly, live music n The Europeanstyle shop celebrates small wineries, fair-trade coffee and artisan pastries. Look for Friday wine tastings. $

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EURO DUTCH The Dutch Deli 65 Winooski Falls Way, Winooski, 655-5003; meals: B, Bru, L; beer & wine, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, vegan-friendly n With a view of a historic mill, the café serves sandwiches, salads and poutines to a busy lunch-hour crowd. Check out the traditional Dutch fare, including sausages, croquettes and pannekoeken. Weekend brunch. $$

GREEK Papa Nick’s Family Restaurant 10997 Route 116, Hinesburg, 4826050; meals: B, L, D; full bar, veggiefriendly n Chicken souvlaki and gyros share a menu with thick-crust pizzas and roast turkey sandwiches at Hinesburg’s Greek-Italian-American restaurant. $$

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MEDITERRANEAN Café Mediterano 17 Park St., Essex Junction, 8789333; closed: Sun., Mon.; meals: L, D; beer & wine, veggie-friendly, TV n The Bosnian-born owner serves up Greek gyros, Turkish kebabs and cevapi sausages — plus burgers, fries and wraps. Try the baklava. $

ITALIAN/PIZZERIAS Barnyard Wood Crafted Pizza 1705 Williston Rd., South Burlington, 489-5982; meals: L, D; full bar, delivery, gluten-free opts., veggiefriendly n Local ingredients make their way into handmade calzones, sandwiches and wood-fired pizzas here. Craft beers on draft. $$

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CHITTENDEN COUNTY « ITALIAN/PIZZERIAS

Bella Luna 3182 Shelburne Rd., Shelburne, 985-2232; meals: D; full bar, outdoor seating, reserv. rec. n Chefs make the pasta fresh daily — and cook up modern Italian cuisine such as fresh seafood and rack of lamb — at this chic, family-friendly restaurant and lounge. $$$

Cucina Antica 43 Shelburne Shopping Park, Shelburne, 985-1117; closed: Mon.; meals: D; beer & wine, gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly, TV n Chef Michael Ralston turns Vermont-grown ingredients into Mediterranean classics such as spaghetti with meatballs, Greek gyros and handtossed pizzas. $$

Fireside Flatbread 4302 Bolton Valley Access Rd., Bolton Valley Resort, Bolton, 434-3444, ext. 6820; seasonal hours; meals: L, D, LN; beer & wine, veggie-friendly n Tourists and locals stop by the base lodge for pesto pies and Switchback beer on tap. Open December through March. $

AVERAGE ENTRÉE $ $12 and under $$ $13 to $18 $$$ $19 to $25 $$$$ $26 to $32 $$$$$ $33 and up

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Folino’s

Leonardo’s Pizza

Mountain High Pizza Pie

6305 Shelburne Rd., Shelburne, 8818822; meals: L, D; BYOB, gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n Top a blistery New Haven-style crust with prosciutto, basil and mozzarella. The pies taste even better with BYO beers from Fiddlehead Brewing next door. $$

1160 Williston Rd., South Burlington, 951-9000; meals: L, D, LN; delivery, gluten-free opts., vegan-friendly n The menu is creative at Chittenden County’s award-winning pizza-delivery spot. Try the LA Meets Brussels or Goat Cheese Honey Pie on white, organic wheat or gluten-free crust. $$

253 Route 15, Jericho, 899-3718; meals: L, D; outdoor seating, veggiefriendly n The pies at Jericho’s roadside pizzeria are named for high peaks around the world. Get the Mauna Loa Hawaiian or Mount Olympus Greek pizza on regular or multigrain dough. $

Hoagie’s Pizza & Pasta 112 Center Rd., Essex Junction, 879-4934; meals: L, D; beer & wine, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n The family-owned resto’s homemade fare runs the gamut from subs, salads and stromboli to pizzas with 24 choices of toppings. $

Jr’s Original 348 Main St., Winooski, 800-1513; closed: Sun.; meals: L, D; full bar, veggie-friendly n Winooski’s latest family-style Italian restaurant plates traditional fare — think lasagna and veal Parmesan — along with pizzas and housemade tiramisu. $$

La Villa Bistro & Pizzeria 3762 Shelburne Rd., Shelburne, 9852596; meals: L, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., vegan-friendly n In addition to pizzas and pasta Bolognese, the cozy Italian bistro turns out local burgers and chicken. No lunch on Sunday. $$

Marco’s Pizza 1301 Williston Rd., South Burlington, 658-5858; meals: L, D, LN; beer & wine, delivery, gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly, TV n Fancy a hot chicken-cordon-bleu sandwich on homemade ciabatta? You can get it at this friendly Italian joint, along with hand-tossed pies, calzones and an array of pastas. $

Mimmo’s Pizzeria and Restaurant 4 Carmichael St., Essex Junction, 2889494; meals: L, D; full bar, delivery, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly, TV n Take a seat for pizza, pasta or the popular balsamic chicken salad. The kitchen claims to have the best gluten-free crust this side of the Mississippi. Weekday lunch delivery. $$

New York Pizza Oven 795 W. Lakeshore Dr., Colchester, 658-0925; meals: L, D; beer & wine, delivery, veggie-friendly, TV n The specialty pies change often at the lakefront Italian joint, but the menu always offers inexpensive calzones, subs, pastas and cannoli. $

Papa Frank’s Italian Restaurant 13 W. Center St., Winooski, 655-2423; meals: L, D; beer & wine, delivery, gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n Reliable crowd-pleasers at this affordable, family-friendly restaurant include meat lasagna, spaghetti with meatballs and chicken Parmesan. $

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Papa McKee’s Pizzeria 38 E. Main St., Richmond, 434-4002; meals: L, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly, TV n Customers hungry for specialty pizzas, burgers and salads get their fill at a family-run pizzeria in the heart of downtown. $

Pizza on Earth 1510 Hinesburg Rd., Charlotte, 4252152; seasonal hours; meals: D; BYOB, cash/check only, outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n Thin-crust takeout pies are cooked in a wood oven at this farm-based pizzeria and bakery. Summer offers on-site picnicking and housemade gelato. $$

Pulcinella’s 100 Dorset St., South Burlington, 8631000; meals: L, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., reserv. rec., veggie-friendly n The chef’s family recipes pepper a menu of old-world-style gnocchi, braciole and wedding soup. No lunch on Monday. $$$

Ramunto’s Brick Oven Pizza 18 Taft Corners Shopping Ctr., Williston, 879-1000; meals: L, D; beer & wine, delivery, veggie-friendly, TV n Thin-crust pizzas are large and in charge here. Cool the burn from a spicy chicken BLT pie with a craft brew. $$

Rocky’s N.Y. Pizza & Ice Cream 39 Park St., Essex Junction, 878-4441; meals: L, D; delivery, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggiefriendly, live music n The old-school pizza parlor does all the classics: hot subs, pastas, calzones and New Yorkstyle slices, of course. Creemees are a summertime hit. $

Three Brothers Pizza & Grill 973 Roosevelt Hwy., Colchester, 655-5550; meals: L, D; beer & wine, delivery, veggie-friendly, TV n Pulled pork and spicy Thai pies pair perfectly with pitchers of Switchback at this family-owned pizzeria, which emphasizes local products. $

AVERAGE ENTRÉE $ $12 and under $$ $13 to $18 $$$ $19 to $25 $$$$ $26 to $32 $$$$$ $33 and up

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Uncle Tony’s Pizza 360 Dorset St., South Burlington, 864-5222; meals: D, LN; delivery, veggie-friendly n Sauce and dough are made fresh daily for the thin-crust pies. The menu of calzones, wings, subs and pastas is so vast that you may just cry “Uncle Tony.” $

Vermont Tap House 22 Merchants Row, Williston, 879-7060; meals: Bru, L, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly, pub quiz/ trivia, TV n Local ingredients make this pizzeria and pub a standout among Williston’s chain restaurants. Woodfired pies, salads and sandwiches meet 28 brews on tap. $$

Vespa’s Pizza, Pasta & Deli 99 Pearl St., Essex Junction, 8786060; closed: Mon.; meals: L, D; beer & wine, delivery, gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly, TV n Regulars swear by the specialty pies, including one with maple goat cheese, caramelized onions, spinach and house-smoked bacon. Also on the menu: stromboli, subs and chicken Parm. $

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Zachary’s Pizza & Bar (three locations) 133 Heineberg Dr., Colchester, 862-7900; 1250 Williston Rd., South Burlington, 864-9817; 197 Route 7, Hannaford Plaza, Milton, 893-6111; meals: L, D; beer & wine, delivery, gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly, TV n Locally owned and operated, these pizzerias put out specialty pies with toppings inspired by Philly cheesesteaks and Mexican tacos. $

MARKETS Harrington’s of Vermont 5597 Shelburne Rd., Shelburne, 9852000; meals: B, L; veggie-friendly n Across the street from Shelburne Museum, this country store layers smoked ham, bacon, deli meats and artisan condiments into crave-worthy sandwiches. $

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CHITTENDEN COUNTY « MARKETS

Healthy Living Market & Café 222 Dorset St., South Burlington, 863-2569; meals: B, Bru, L, D; glutenfree opts., outdoor seating, veganfriendly, live music n Market goers appreciate the pressed-to-order panini, house-baked pastries, and full-service coffee, juice and smoothie bar. Look for organic, local eats at the hot buffet and salad bar. $

Jericho Market 364 Route 15, Jericho, 858-6300; meals: L; veggie-friendly n Shop for grocery basics or build a meal from the salad bar. For soups and sandwiches filled with local, seasonal fixings, visit the deli. $

Lantman’s Market 10681 Main St., Hinesburg, 482-2361; gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n On the run? Stop into the market’s deli for a sandwich, salad, soup or hot meal. Check the cooler for to-go fare, prepared daily in-house. $

AVERAGE ENTRÉE $ $12 and under $$ $13 to $18 $$$ $19 to $25 $$$$ $26 to $32 $$$$$ $33 and up

MEALS B Breakfast Bru Brunch L Lunch D Dinner LN Late Night

The Mill Market and Deli

The Old Brick Store

1580 Dorset St., South Burlington, 862-4602; meals: B, L, D; gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggiefriendly n The apple mill’s freshpressed cider is a local favorite, and the market’s selection of beer, cheese and made-to-order sandwiches is perfect for picnicking. Hit up the creemee window in summer. $

290 Ferry Rd., Charlotte, 425-2421; meals: B, L; gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, vegan-friendly n In an old brick building with character to spare, this market sells breakfast sandwiches, deli items and fresh-baked pastries — plus a stellar selection of beer and wine. $

Milton Beverage Warehouse 484 Route 7, Milton, 893-7076; meals: L, D n While customers browse the beer coolers or fill up on gas, deli chefs whip up quick-service sandwiches, burgers made from meat ground on-site, and saucy Michigan dogs with fries. $

Natural Provisions Deli & Café 329 Harvest Lane, Suite 100, Williston, 876-1400; meals: B, L, D; delivery, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, vegan-friendly n More than 10,000 square feet in size, Taft Corners’ natural-foods market includes a salad bar, hot buffet and deli stocked with local, organic eats. Entrée and soup specials change daily. $

Shelburne Supermarket 20 Shelburne Shopping Park, Shelburne, 985-8520; meals: L; outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n Buttermilk fried chicken and shrimp risotto from the hot bar take grocerystore dining to the next level. Build a meal from the salad station, or visit the deli or cooler for sandwiches with local, seasonal fixings. $

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SOUTH OF THE BORDER CARIBBEAN/LATIN Dale Boca Argentinean Café 215 Main St., Winooski; meals: L, D; beer & wine n Married owners Leandro Bustos and Lorena Neironi started with a food truck in 2015 and now serve their handmade empanadas, Argentinean asado and flan from a brick-and-mortar restaurant. $$

MEXICAN

Sweet Clover Market 21 Essex Way, Essex Junction, 8728288; meals: Bru, L, D; gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, vegan-friendly n Craving a creemee in the dead of winter? This is your spot. Locals also swing by for soups, carryout items, and the full-service deli and meat counters, where a butcher is always on duty. $

Agave Taco and Tequila Casa 28 Walnut St., Williston, 876-7129; meals: L, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., vegan-friendly n In a chic industrial-style space, Tex-Mex tacos and carnitas burritos meet modern marvels such as avocado toast. Check out the long list of fine tequilas. $$

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Bueno y Sano 150 Dorset St., Blue Mall, Suite 300, South Burlington, 448-3317; meals: L, D; beer & wine, gluten-free opts., vegan-friendly n Calorie counts are noted on the menu at this health-forward Mexican café. Top a grilled salad with zucchini or portobellos, or stuff a burrito with pulled pork, steak or spicy seitan. $

El Gato Cantina

Douglas Sweets 22 Sage Court, Suite 2, Shelburne, 448-3237; closed: Sat., Sun. n Swing by Shelburne’s cookie production bakery for Scottish shortbreads that taste of butter, sugar and the old country. Flavors include fennel-anise and pistachio-lavender. $

Duke’s Creemees

4 Park St., Essex Junction, 6624334; meals: L, D; full bar, glutenfree opts., vegan-friendly, TV n Chimichangas and quesadillas share the menu with traditional pozoles and tamales. Thirsty? Sip a mango margarita spiked with one of 60 tequilas. $$

160 River St., Milton, 309-3179; seasonal hours; meals: L, D; cash/ check only, outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n Sick of vanilla and chocolate? More than 100 soft-serve flavors await at the roadside ice cream stand, along with scooped cones and milkshakes. Open April through September. $

The Mad Taco

Gusto Gelato

21 Essex Way, Essex Shoppes & Cinema, Essex, 876-7152; meals: L, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veganfriendly n The taqueria’s menu includes tortillas stuffed with pork, chicken, fish or roasted yams from the owners’ Waitsfield farm. The homemade salsas and hot sauces are legendary. $

3762 Shelburne Rd., Unit 6, Shelburne, 238-0452; gluten-free opts., vegan-friendly n Farm-fresh milk and local fruits go into the smallbatch gelato, made daily and served in cones, cakes or containers to go. In need of a stronger pick-me-up? There’s espresso — or affogato — for that. $

AVERAGE ENTRÉE $ $12 and under $$ $13 to $18 $$$ $19 to $25 $$$$ $26 to $32 $$$$$ $33 and up

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Madeline’s Bakery

Superb Cupcakes

5 Southerberry Dr., Milton, 8916954; closed: Mon.; meals: B, L; veggie-friendly n Glass cases display cupcakes, cream puffs, leavened doughnuts and other from-scratch treats. Call ahead for custom cakes and pastry platters. $

5 Taft Corners Shopping Ctr., Williston, 871-5941; closed: Mon. n Choose from more than 75 filled, regular and mini cupcakes. Seasonal options include cakes flavored with summer berries, apple cider and pumpkin spice. $

Palmer Lane Maple

The Village Scoop

1 Old Pump Rd., Jericho, 899-8199; seasonal hours; outdoor seating n Mad about maple? Vermont sugarmakers serve up the sweet stuff in maple creemees, maplelemonade slushies and maple-rootbeer floats. $

419 Main St., Colchester, 9996962; seasonal hours; outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n When the day screams for ice cream, locals congregate for waffle cones, brownie sundaes, shakes, malts and more. Open April through September. $

The Scoop

West Meadow Farm Bakery

4066 Shelburne Rd., Shelburne, 985-4912; outdoor seating, veganfriendly n This artisan parlor scoops ice cream housemade with dairy from Kingdom Creamery of Vermont. Cool off with classic or creative flavors — the latter includes apple streusel. $

4 Carmichael St., Suite 101, Essex Junction, 878-1646; closed: Sun.; meals: B; gluten-free opts., vegan-friendly n The production bakery’s gluten-free goodies include Outrageous Oatmeal Bread, Bodacious Brownies and Feelin’ Groovy Granola. Just waking up? Breakfast features bagels, scones and quiche. $

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HONEY ROAD

156 Church St., Burlington, 802-497-2145, honeyroadrestaurant.com Burlington’s Honey Road restaurant is named for an ancient trade route in Kars, Turkey, where the women took over beekeeping and related agricultural activities when townsmen went to war. Prophetically, there’s been a buzz about the place since it opened in 2017. The woman-owned eatery has been up for more prestigious James Beard Awards than the number of years it has been open. In February 2019, chef-owner Cara Chigazola Tobin picked up the third nomination — for best chef in the Northeast. Formerly of Cambridge, Mass.’s award-winning Oleana restaurant, Chigazola Tobin describes her current creative cuisine as “Middle Eastern-American fusion, almost.” Servers provide more explanation with the one-page menu — divided into dips and mezze — that includes an informative glossary.


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Any discomfort in pronouncing gozleme or musakhan quickly vanishes with the first tear — and taste — of a piping hot, housemade pita. Dip it in hummus, which never tasted so good. Or try the luscious whipped goat cheese flavored with rose and honey. About half the mezze dishes are built around meat or fish. The sticky-sweet harissa chicken wings ($1 apiece at cocktail hour) are a good gateway to braised lamb with celery root tzatziki or crispy duck leg musakhan, prepared with caramelized onions and sumac. But some of the tastiest options at Honey Road are vegetarian, including new takes on kale — featured in a salad with grilled pears, feta and crunchy quinoa — and king oyster mushrooms, served with spicy tahini and sunflower seeds. During the summer, when Vermont’s harvest is in full force, Honey Road expands its meatfree options to highlight local produce. Co-owner and general manager Allison Gibson oversees the restaurant experience. A neon-pink flamingo in the Church Street window casts a happy glow over the copper-topped bar, where guests celebrate special occasions or stop in after work for a sour brew from Burlington Beer Company or a pour of rosé in vintage glassware. At meal’s end, the latter pairs perfectly with a slice of chocolate-date cake. SALLY POLLAK

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BURLINGTON

AMERICAN BARBECUE/ SOUL FOOD Bluebird Barbecue 317 Riverside Ave., Burlington, 448-3070; meals: L, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, vegan-friendly, TV n The wood-fired smokers run 24-7 outside Burlington’s only dedicated barbecue joint. In the dining room, visitors mix and match two dozen draft beers with brisket, ribs, beans and mac. Cold outside? Try the pitmaster ramen. $$

DELI & SANDWICH The Bagel Café & Deli 1127 North Ave., Suite 29, Ethan Allen Shopping Center, Burlington, 660-9693; meals: B, L; outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n The New North End’s bagel bakery doubles as a neighborhood meeting spot. Find specialty sandwiches and 16 kinds of cream cheese, plus a creemee window open May through September. $

Ben & Bill’s: A New York Deli 595 Shelburne Rd., Market 32, Burlington, 651-9826; meals: B, L, D; veggie-friendly n Look for all the Jewish deli classics, from noodle kugel to pastrami-stuffed knishes and Dr. Brown’s soda. The seeded rye and potato chips are made in-house. $

B.Good 92 Church St., Burlington, 4972056; meals: B, L, D; gluten-free opts., vegan-friendly n Cooks fold regionally grown ingredients into the grain bowls, smoothies, salads and sandwiches at Church Street’s healthfood chain restaurant. $

Burlington Bagel Bakery 93 Church St., Burlington, 8640236; meals: B, L; vegan-friendly n Shelburne Road’s popular bagel biz expanded to Church Street in early 2019. Choose from two dozen varieties of made-to-order sandwiches. $

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Café St. Paul

Kampus Kitchen

194 St. Paul St., Burlington; meals: B, Bru, L; veggie-friendly n The Queen City’s Montréal-style deli takes Québécois cuisine beyond poutine with smoked-meat sandwiches, soups and salads. $

273 Colchester Ave., Burlington, 863-9105; meals: B, Bru, L, D; beer & wine, veggie-friendly n The University of Vermont’s unofficial campus deli sustains college students and other customers with inexpensive subs, hoagies and hot specials. $

Deli 126 126 College St., Burlington, 3992661; closed: Sun.; meals: L, D; full bar, live music n It’s a New York-style deli in the front, but don’t miss the attached speakeasy with vintage cocktails and live jazz. $

Feldman’s Bagels 660 Pine St., Burlington, 5400474; meals: B, L; veggie-friendly n The sign out front offers punny bagel missives such as “Just dough it.” Inside, pair a sandwich with homemade matzo ball soup. $

Four Corners of the Earth 310 Pine St., Burlington, 657-3869; closed: Tues., Wed.; meals: L, D; beer & wine, cash/check only, veganfriendly n There’s a cult following for these globe-trotting grilled sandwiches, which include Lebanese lamb and Korean kimchi. $

Kerry’s Kwik Stop 249 St. Paul St., Burlington, 8639279; meals: B, L, D; veggie-friendly n If you’re looking for a fast and hearty midday meal, this convenience store hits the mark with hefty sandwiches, burgers, soups and loaded fries. $

Kountry Kart Deli 155 Main St., Burlington, 864-4408; meals: B, L, D, LN; gluten-free opts., vegan-friendly n In the mood for a midnight Shiner — hash browns, egg and American cheese on a bulkie roll? This Queen City institution serves sandwiches, wraps and munchies from 7 a.m. to 3 a.m. $

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AVERAGE ENTRÉE $ $12 and under $$ $13 to $18 $$$ $19 to $25 $$$$ $26 to $32 $$$$$ $33 and up

BURLINGTON « DELI & SANDWICH

Myer’s Bagels 377 Pine St., Burlington, 863-5013; meals: B, L; BYOB, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, vegan-friendly n Founder Lloyd Squires learned his craft at Montréal’s famed St-Viateur Bagel. The wood-fired oven has been turning out hundreds of hand-rolled bagels daily since 1996. $

New Moon Café 150 Cherry St., Burlington, 383-1505; closed: Sat.; meals: B, L, D; delivery, gluten-free opts., vegan-friendly n A showstopping chandelier lends funky elegance to the dining room. Enjoy a vegan salad or sandwich made from fresh ingredients — or take a specialty coffee and scone to go. $

Nomad Coffee — South End Station 208 Flynn Ave., Burlington, 8601111; closed: Sat., Sun.; meals: B, Bru, L; vegan-friendly n This South End outpost complements houseroasted coffees with sweet and savory pastries as well as seasonally inspired lunchtime grain bowls, soups and sandwiches. Weekend brunch. $

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Red Onion Café

Zabby & Elf’s Stone Soup

Henry’s Diner

140 1/2 Church St., Burlington, 865-2563; meals: B, L, D; outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n The charming Church Street storefront’s namesake sandwich layers turkey, bacon, apples, red onion, sun-dried tomato mayo and smoked cheddar on homemade bread. $

211 College St., Burlington, 862-7616; closed: Sun.; meals: B, L, D; beer & wine, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, vegan-friendly n Local ingredients make their way into from-scratch soups, sandwiches and daily specials at this vegetableforward café. The salad bar never disappoints. $

155 Bank St., Burlington, 862-9010; meals: B, L; gluten-free opts. n Sen. Bernie Sanders has been known to dine at this local landmark, which offers breakfast all day in a cozy, oldschool atmosphere. Look for Greek gyros and spanakopita. $

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Eco Bean Café Express

Top of the Block Sandwich Shoppe 2 Church St., Burlington, 6600667; closed: Sat., Sun.; meals: B, L; outdoor seating, veganfriendly n Locally owned for more than a decade, this tucked-away takeout gem on the Church Street Marketplace crafts pastries, salads, sandwiches and breakfast burritos. $

Willow’s Bagels 71 S. Union St., Burlington, 5406884; meals: B, L; veggie-friendly n The Union Street bakery is named for a beloved family dog. Its bakers sweeten mornings with bagel bombs, cinnamon rolls and seasonally changing hand pies. $

The Friendly Toast 86 St. Paul St., Burlington, 4955491; meals: B, Bru, L, D, LN; full bar, gluten-free opts., veggiefriendly, pub quiz/trivia, TV n Retro furnishings complement a fun menu of all-day breakfast, lunch and dinner. There are six types of eggs Benedict. Don’t miss the cocktail flights. $$

Handy’s Lunch 74 Maple St., Burlington, 864-5963; meals: B, Bru, L; gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n Since 1945, three generations of Handys have dished out diner fare and friendly chatter from their station at the flat-top griddle. The 3.5-pound Chuck Norris sandwich has been featured on “Man v. Food.” $

JUICES/SMOOTHIES 688 Pine St., Burlington, 497-2075; closed: Sun.; meals: L, D; gluten-free opts., vegan-friendly n Swing by the all-organic café for superfoods both liquid and solid. The menu includes soups, smoothies, salads and sandwiches. $

Juice Amour 198 St. Paul St., Burlington, 3992675; meals: B, L; gluten-free opts., vegan-friendly n A father-daughter duo spreads the gospel on the health benefits of juicing at this downtown offshoot of a Middlebury café. Soups, salads, tacos and tamales are also served up here. $

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BURLINGTON « JUICES/SMOOTHIES

Tomgirl Juice Co. 266 Pine St., Burlington, 540-0337; closed: Sun.; meals: B, L; delivery, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, vegan-friendly n On a mission to nourish customers with “healing rainbow foods,” this juice joint crafts small-batch beverages, soups, salads, energy bars and more. Try the Peruvian Maple Ginger Limeade. $

The Vermont Juice Company 77 Main St., Burlington, 651-7070; meals: B, L; gluten-free opts., veganfriendly n Main Street’s cold-pressed juice shop offers cleverly named sips such as the Lemony Remedy and Root Reboot. $

NEW AMERICAN Armory Grille and Bar 101 Main St., Hilton Garden Inn, Burlington, 951-0099; meals: B, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., lodging, veggie-friendly, TV n The lobby restaurant serves accessible American dishes such as steak frites and maplebarbecue chicken wraps. $$$

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Halvorson’s

400 Pine St., Burlington, 540-0406; closed: Sun., Mon.; meals: D; full bar, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, vegan-friendly, dance floor, live music n “Destroy apathy” is the motto and mission of the South End’s community hub. Chef-partner George Lambertson’s menu of bold comfort food changes nightly. $$

10 N. Winooski Ave., Burlington, 660-9346; meals: Bru, D, LN; full bar, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, vegan-friendly, live music n Sandwiched between Radio Bean and Light Club Lamp Shop, the lively café touts international street eats, from Korean tacos to Hawaiian volcano fries. Weekend brunch. $

16 Church St., Burlington, 658-0278; meals: Bru, L, D; full bar, glutenfree opts., outdoor seating, reserv. rec., vegan-friendly, live music, TV n Burgers, beers and summertime jazz hit all the right notes at Church Street’s long-standing bistro. Enjoy the lively patio. $$

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The Great Northern

258 N. Winooski Ave., Burlington, 495-0716; closed: Tues.; meals: Bru, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, vegan-friendly n The neighborhood restaurant is a go-to for grown-up drinks and unexpected creature comforts — think General Tso’s cauliflower and mac-and-cheese pancakes. Sunday brunch. $$

716 Pine St., Burlington, 489-5102; meals: B, Bru, L, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., vegan-friendly n Chef Frank Pace’s casual kitchen takes its cues from global cuisines of the north. Slurp shellfish from the raw bar, or snack on fries with smoked pork and Korean pepper aioli. Weekend brunch. $$$

The Daily Planet 15 Center St., Burlington, 862-9647; meals: D, LN; full bar, gluten-free opts., vegan-friendly, live music, TV n Since 1982, the Planet has carved out a hip space for modern food, local art and live music. Chefpartner Justin Bigelow parlays his fine-dining background into creative plates such as caramelized sea scallops and French onion steak. $$$

The Gryphon 131 Main St., Burlington, 489-5699; meals: Bru, L, D, LN; full bar, glutenfree opts., outdoor seating, reserv. rec., veggie-friendly, live music, TV n Located in the elegant Historic Vermont House, this downtown eatery offers classic cocktails and Southerninflected dishes such as seafood and grits. Weekend brunch. $$$

Hen of the Wood 55 Cherry St., Burlington, 540-0534; meals: D; full bar, gluten-free opts., reserv. rec., veggie-friendly n Rustic charm, locavore cuisine and a legendary wine list distinguish this James Beard Award-nominated restaurant. The bar is open until 11 p.m. $$$$

Juniper 41 Cherry St., Hotel Vermont, Burlington, 651-5027; meals: Bru, D, LN; full bar, gluten-free opts., lodging, outdoor seating, vegan-friendly, live music, pub quiz/ trivia, TV n Head inside Hotel Vermont for artfully plated food made with fresh, local ingredients — or enjoy a cocktail on the outdoor terrace. Daily brunch; late-night menu Friday and Saturday. $$$

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The Skinny Pancake

Sweetwaters

163 Cherry St., Burlington, 399-2121; meals: B, L; full bar, gluten-free opts., vegan-friendly n When the line at sister restaurant Penny Cluse Café is too long, customers can get Lucky Next Door with egg chilaquiles, tacos or pressed sandwiches. $

60 Lake St., Burlington, 540-0188; meals: B, Bru, L, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, vegan-friendly, live music n Steps from Waterfront Park, crêpes are griddled before customers’ eyes. Try the Lovemaker, combining strawberries and Nutella. Sunday brunch. $

120 Church St., Burlington, 864-9800; meals: L, D, LN; full bar, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly, TV n Try the Shirt Sleeve — a wrap stuffed with corn-flake-and-almond-crusted chicken, local bacon and Swiss cheese — at one of Church Street’s time-tested restaurants. $$

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Lucky Next Door

111 St. Paul St., Burlington, 310-7828; meals: B, L, D, LN; full bar, glutenfree opts., veggie-friendly n Pastry shop, café and cocktail bar in one, this “fine diner” was voted Vermont’s best new restaurant in 2017. Swing in, too, for a handmade CBD truffle. No dinner on Sunday. $$

210 Shelburne Rd., Burlington, 5401778; meals: B, L, D; full bar, glutenfree opts., outdoor seating, veganfriendly n Hang 10 at a surf-inspired space, where the menu features huevos rancheros for breakfast and fish tacos at lunch. Dinner Tuesday through Saturday. $$

Penny Cluse Café

The Spot on the Dock

169 Cherry St., Burlington, 651-8834; meals: B, Bru, L; beer & wine, veganfriendly n Long lines signal food that’s worth the wait. Order gingerbread pancakes, chorizo-egg tacos or garlicky kale with a Bloody Mary or fruit smoothie. $$

1 King St., on the dock, Burlington, 540-1778; seasonal hours; meals: L, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, vegan-friendly, live music n Mango margaritas and blue Hawaiians mirror the colors of the sunset at this windswept waterfront bar. Chill out in warm weather with salmon poke or a Cobb salad. $$$

SOUTHWESTERN/ TEX-MEX New World Tortilla 696 Pine St., Burlington, 865-1058; closed: Sun.; meals: L, D; beer & wine, gluten-free opts., veganfriendly n A weekday lunch crowd gathers for salads, soups and big wraps on fresh flour tortillas. Stuff a burrito with Thai-style chicken or classic Mexican beef. $

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STEAKHOUSE/ SEAFOOD Bleu Northeast Seafood 25 Cherry St., Courtyard Marriott Burlington Harbor, Burlington, 864-8600; meals: B, Bru, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., lodging, reserv. rec., vegan-friendly, live music, TV n Chef Doug Paine accents his menu of sustainable seafood with small-farm meats and produce. Choose from eight inventive Benedicts during Sunday brunch, or pair inspired cocktails with acoustic music on the weekend. $$$$

Blue Cat Steak & Wine Bar 1 Lawson Lane, Burlington, 363-3639; meals: D; full bar, gluten-free opts., reserv. rec. n The cozy alleyway restaurant is known for fine steaks, handmade ravioli and a 300-bottle wine list. Free on-site parking. $$$$

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BURLINGTON « STEAKHOUSE/SEAFOOD

EB Strong’s Prime Steakhouse 10 Church St., Burlington, 497-1214; closed: Sun.; meals: D; full bar, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, reserv. rec. n The aged beef is USDA Prime and the fries are scented with truffle oil at Church Street’s low-lit steakhouse. Into wine? The bottle list is impressive. $$$$

Shanty on the Shore 181 Battery St., Burlington, 864-0238; meals: L, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, vegan-friendly, TV n Built in 1833, this lakeside restaurant is considered a historic landmark. Enjoy fresh seafood and picturesque Lake Champlain. $$

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ASIAN CHINESE A Single Pebble 133 Bank St., Burlington, 865-5200; meals: L, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, reserv. rec., vegan-friendly n Traditional preparation and presentation distinguish dishes such as the nationally recognized mock eel — a favorite of the Food Network’s Alton Brown. Dim sum on Sunday. $$$

China Express

TRADITIONAL

295 Shelburne Rd., Burlington, 865-2155; meals: L, D, LN; delivery, veggie-friendly n This takeout joint on busy Route 7 turns out generous portions of fried dumplings, General Tso’s chicken and other Chinese American standards. $

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0 College St., Burlington, 658-2244; seasonal hours; meals: L, D; full bar, outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n Burlington’s dockside eatery pairs views of Lake Champlain with burgers and cold beers. Open May through September. $$

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30 North St., Burlington, 865-4888; closed: Mon.; meals: D, LN; delivery, vegan-friendly n More than 200 popular Chinese dishes quell any craving for noodles or dumplings. House specialties include crispy sesame chicken and tangerine beef. $

187 Pearl St., Burlington, 864-3883; closed: Wed.; meals: L, D, LN; gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n Downtown’s quick-service Chinese counter boasts unbeatable hours: It’s open from 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. or later every day. $

HJ House 95 St. Paul St., Burlington, 881-0336; meals: L, D; gluten-free opts., veganfriendly n Simple Chinese plates are served on-site or to go. Try the spare ribs with sweet-and-sour sauce. $

Hong’s Chinese Dumplings 77 Pearl St., Burlington, 660-6688; closed: Mon., Tues.; meals: L, D; gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n In 2017, Hong Yu traded her beloved Church Street cart for a storefront. Her chicken, pork and veggie dumplings continue to draw crowds. $

Hung Tao 1127 North Ave., Unit 23, Burlington, 540-2598; meals: L, D; gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n Fast and cheerful service keeps customers coming back for fried pork dumplings, pupu platters and mixed seafood dishes. No lunch on Monday. $

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HIMALAYAN Nepali Dumpling House 78 North St., Burlington, 4971992; meals: L, D; vegan-friendly n Inside a market selling traditional Asian clothing and culinary goods, customers queue up for authentic momos. Takeout only. $

Sherpa Kitchen 119 College St., Burlington, 8810550; meals: Bru, L, D; beer & wine, gluten-free opts., vegan-friendly, TV n Visitors slide into booths for classic Himalayan momos and thali platters, best enjoyed with a mango lassi. Sunday is brunch only. $

INDIAN India House Restaurant 207 Colchester Ave., Burlington, 862-7800; meals: L, D; beer & wine, delivery, gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n A stone’s throw from the University of Vermont, cooks prepare tandoori chicken and peach-raisin curries using a clay oven and traditional recipes. No lunch on Monday. $$

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Shalimar of India 16 N. Winooski Ave., Burlington, 864-5693; meals: Bru, L, D; beer & wine, delivery, gluten-free opts., vegan-friendly n Popular dishes such as lamb korma, veggie curries and chicken tikka masala have hit the spot since 1995. Sunday brunch buffet. $

260 North St., Burlington, 540-8198; closed: Sun., Mon.; meals: L, D; beer & wine, delivery, veggie-friendly n A husband-and-wife team fashions sushi rolls filled with fresh fish or glazed shiitake mushrooms and Japanese squash. $

PAN-ASIAN Asiana House

JAPANESE Bento 197 College St., Burlington, 4972494; meals: L, D; beer & wine, gluten-free opts., vegan-friendly n In this pint-size sushi shop and Japanese deli, a skilled chef fills bento boxes with fresh, high-quality maki and nigiri made to order. $

Gaku Ramen 144 Church St., Burlington, 4973050; meals: L, D, LN; beer & wine, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, vegan-friendly, TV n Using recipes from Japanese ramen sensei, the kitchen serves noodles in tonkotsu broth with chashu pork, along with rice bowls, steamed buns and Vermont beers. $

191 Pearl St., Burlington, 651-0818; meals: L, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, reserv. rec., vegan-friendly n Locals have voted the sushi here the best in Vermont for five years straight, but the noodle soups and Korean rice bowls also boast a loyal following. $$

Asiana Noodle Shop 88 Church St., Burlington, 862-8828; meals: L, D; beer & wine, glutenfree opts., vegan-friendly n The subterranean spot serves noodles, dumplings and sushi from across Asia. The fusion maki is some of the most creative around. $$

Central Market: Taste of Asia 242 N. Winooski Ave., Burlington, 495-5966; meals: L, D; gluten-free opts., vegan-friendly n Owned by New Americans, this market and deli cooks up Indian and Nepali specialties such as lentil daal and chicken tikka masala. $

Maya’s Kitchen & Bar 1130 North Ave., Burlington, 4971514; closed: Mon.; meals: L, D; full bar, veggie-friendly n A graduate of the Vermont Foodbank’s Community Kitchen Academy, chef-owner Maya Gurung-Subba and her husband serve Asian fusion cuisine, from Vietnamese flat noodles to Indian saag paneer. $

Pho Taó Vietnamese Restaurant 1355 North Ave., Burlington, 4970475; closed: Mon.; meals: L, D; gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, vegan-friendly n The Nepalese chow mein is spicy and portioned to feed a crowd. Sip warm jasmine tea while you wait for your banh mi, dumplings or Vietnamese soup. $

Pokéworks 40 Church St., Burlington, 658-1818; meals: L, D; gluten-free opts., veganfriendly n Trips to Hawaii inspired the founders of this franchise to bring the fresh, flavorful fare to the mainland. The quick-service restaurant crafts build-your-own poke bowls, burritos and salads. $$

THAI Bangkok Bistro in the Alley 191 College St., Burlington, 4895333; closed: Mon.; meals: L, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n The Chompupong family serves steamed buns, noodles and tiki drinks from a charming alley location. $$

East West Café 2 N. Winooski Ave., Burlington, 540-8145; closed: Sun.; meals: Bru, L, D; BYOB, delivery, gluten-free opts., vegan-friendly, TV n Chef-owner Samran Kaewkoet whips up affordable Isan cuisine to eat in or take out. Order the spicy green papaya salad. $

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Thai Dishes 161 Church St., Burlington, 448-3215; closed: Mon.; meals: L, D; gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, vegan-friendly n The owners of Montpelier’s Royal Orchid Thai restaurant sling stir-fries, coconut curries and spice-laden noodles at their downtown eatery. $$

VIETNAMESE M-Sàigòn 370 Shelburne Rd., Burlington, 8658383; meals: L, D; gluten-free opts., vegan-friendly n The bubble tea here has a devoted local following — and the Vietnamese and Thai dishes range from pork banh mi to drunken noodles. $$

Pho Hong 325 N. Winooski Ave., Burlington, 865-8031; closed: Mon.; meals: L, D; BYOB, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, vegan-friendly n Guests sit by floor-to-ceiling windows to enjoy steaming noodle soups and Thai offerings. Try the Happy Pancakes: crêpes stuffed with shrimp, pork and onions. $

BAKERIES & CAFÉS August First Bakery & Café 149 S. Champlain St., Burlington, 540-0060; meals: B, L; beer & wine, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n Laptops and tablets are off-limits — all the better to strike up a conversation over fresh croissants, soups, garden salads and sandwiches. $

Barrio Bakery 197 N. Winooski Ave., Burlington, 8638278; meals: B, Bru, L; beer & wine, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n The bakery and café produces from-scratch artisan pastries, along with espresso and coffee drinks. Find Roman-style pizzas, hearty focaccia sandwiches and salads, too. $

The Chubby Muffin 88 Oak St., Burlington, 540-0050; meals: B, L, D; beer & wine, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, vegan-friendly n Run by the folks behind the Skinny Pancake, the Chubby Muffin weighs in with breakfast sandwiches, burgers and summertime scoops. $

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Great Harvest Bread Co.

Mirabelles Café & Bakery

382 Pine St., Burlington, 660-2733; meals: B, Bru, L; outdoor seating n The South End bakery uses wholegrain flour stone-milled on-site in nearly all of its handcrafted breads and goodies. Enjoy them with a draft, drip or espresso-based coffee from La Colombe. $

198 Main St., Burlington, 658-3074; meals: B, Bru, L; gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n The pastry cases brim with handmade sweets at Main Street’s award-winning bakery. For sitdown service, try the brioche French toast. $

Healthy Living Café at ECHO 1 College St., ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, Burlington, 864-1848; meals: B, L; gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, vegan-friendly n South Burlington’s natural-foods market preps the soups, salads and snack boxes that anchor the lake aquarium café’s menu. Open to museumgoers and the public. $

Knead Bakery 294 N. Winooski Ave., Burlington, 5406852; closed: Wed.; meals: B, L; beer & wine, gluten-free opts., vegan-friendly n Filling a “knead” for vegan baked goods, owner Robert Blum puts forth chocolate croissants, challah wreaths, glazed-tempeh breakfast sandwiches and other plant-based bites. $$

Nunyuns Bakery & Café 139 N. Champlain St., Burlington, 861-2067; closed: Mon.; meals: B, L; cash/check only, gluten-free opts., vegan-friendly n The bright Old North End café pairs a living-room vibe with fresh pastries, buttery French toast and hot pastrami sandwiches. $

The Swingin’ Pinwheel Café and Bakery 11 Center St., Burlington, 448-3961; closed: Mon.; meals: B, L; beer & wine, gluten-free opts., vegan-friendly n Patrons perk up with cowboy coffee — brewed in a traditional camping pot — at this Western-themed café. Specialties include pressed-waffle sandwiches and pinwheel pastries. $

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BARS, PUBS & CLUBS BARS/LOUNGES Akes’ Place 134 Church St., Burlington, 864-8111; full bar, outdoor seating, live music, TV n What’s on tap at the selfdescribed “rock-and-roll sports bar”? Pints, pool, darts and plenty of sports on big-screen TVs.

The Archives 191 College St., Burlington, 448-4333; full bar n Gamers find everything from sour beers to sake to Street Fighter II at Burlington’s downtown arcade.

The Beach House VT North Beach Park, 60 Institute Rd., Burlington; seasonal hours; meals: L, D; full bar, outdoor seating, veggie-friendly, live music n Kick back at a beach-front tiki bar. This sandy spot serves up pizzas, panini, local brews and island-inspired cocktails. Open Memorial Day through Labor Day. $

Buffalo Wild Wings

The Garage

Lincolns

555 Shelburne Rd., Burlington, 489-5083; meals: L, D, LN; full bar, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly, pub quiz/trivia, TV n The wing’s the thing! Choose from 22 sauces and 24 draft beers at this locally owned outpost. Sports play on dozens of big-screen TVs. $

30 Main St., Suite 110, Burlington, 865-2337; closed: Mon.; meals: L, D; beer & wine, outdoor seating, veggie-friendly, live music n Relax over a cocktail or one of 24 exciting craft brews. Save room for wings or sliders — and time for shuffleboard or cornhole. $$

191 College St., Burlington; closed: Sun., Mon.; full bar n It’s tricky finding the door to this secretive speakeasy, but those who do are rewarded with old-school décor and prices. Mixed drinks and Vermont beers on tap are just $5.

Drink

Half Lounge

135 St. Paul St., Burlington, 8609463; full bar, TV n Sip one-of-a-kind cocktails on a black leather couch, or partake in the nightly drink special, priced at $3 to $5.

136 1/2 Church St., Burlington; meals: D; full bar, live music n In a pint-size speakeasy, cocktails such as the Wicked Apple — made with Vermont ice cider — accompany nightly live music. $$

Esox 194 Main St., Burlington, 862-7314; full bar, TV n Barflies, punks and hipsters spar over Red Sox and Yankees games at this sports bar. Also on tap: 11 beers, light snacks and video games.

JP’s Pub 139 Main St., Burlington, 658-6389; full bar, karaoke, TV n Karaoke fans take the dive-bar stage four nights a week. Pool and foosball tables offer additional entertainment.

Finnigan’s Pub

Light Club Lamp Shop

205 College St., Burlington, 8648209; full bar, cash/check only, live music, TV n A friendly, no-frills atmosphere offers “craft beer for the common man” — plus a wide array of whiskey and sports on seven flatscreen TVs.

12 N. Winooski Ave., Burlington, 660-9346; meals: D, LN; full bar, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, vegan-friendly, dance floor, live music n The vintage lamp lounge fosters both quiet conversations and occasional disco dance parties with craft cocktails and cool ambience. $$

The Mounted Cat 60 Battery St., Hilton Burlington, Burlington, 658-6500; meals: B, L, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., lodging, outdoor seating, veggiefriendly, live music, TV n When the weather’s warm, enjoy cocktails and bar snacks around a patio fire pit at the Hilton Burlington’s lounge and restaurant. $$$

Olde Northender Pub 23 North St., Burlington, 864-9888; full bar, dance floor, TV n Owner Bob Beauvais describes his neighborhood watering hole as “the best damn make-you-feel-at-home bar.”

The Other Place 4 N. Winooski Ave., Burlington, 863-5803; full bar, TV n Pair a cocktail or cheap pitcher of beer with free popcorn at a friendly bar affectionately known as “the OP.” Nightly drink specials.


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Radio Bean 8 N. Winooski Ave., Burlington, 6609346; meals: Bru, L, D, LN; full bar, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, vegan-friendly, dance floor, live music n Burlington’s “common living room” has helped launch nationally acclaimed music acts. Nightly entertainment spans every genre; coffee drinks and cocktails keep audiences coming back for more. $

SideBar 202 Main St., Burlington; meals: D, LN; full bar, dance floor, live music n Catch a live band — or a two-martini buzz — at a hip bar adjacent to Mr. Mikes Pizza. There are roughly 20 craft beers and ciders on tap. $

Sotto Enoteca 152 St. Paul St., Burlington, 864-5253; meals: D; full bar, veggie-friendly n Head below street level for a cocktail or glass of wine. Stay for antipasti or an Italian plate prepared next door in Trattoria Delia’s kitchen. $$

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Stonecutter Spirits Highball Social

Three Needs Brewery & Taproom

71 S. Union St., Burlington, 540-3000; meals: L, D; full bar, outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n The Middlebury distiller’s cocktail bar delights drinkers with themed cocktail menus showcasing artisan spirits. Pizzas come from Folino’s next door. $$

185 Pearl St., Burlington, 497-0119; meals: D, LN; full bar, outdoor seating, veggie-friendly, TV n The craft beers here are derived from the owner’s recipe archive and brewed across town at Queen City Brewery. Raise a glass over pizza, pool or arcade games. Night owls can stay ’til 2 a.m. $

T. Rugg’s Tavern 149 Elmwood Ave., Burlington, 6580456; full bar, outdoor seating, TV n Imagine a downscale “Cheers” with darts, pool and a jukebox, and you’ve got a visual of this popular neighborhood haunt.

BREWPUBS Citizen Cider 316 Pine St., Suite 114, Burlington, 448-3278; meals: L, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly, live music n Burlington’s hometown cidery invites visitors to “get excidered” about its local-apple beverages and modern pub fare. $

Vermont Pub & Brewery 144 College St., Burlington, 865-0500; meals: L, D, LN; full bar, outdoor seating, veggiefriendly, live music, TV n Burlington’s original brewpub deals in classic plates such as country meatloaf and fish and chips, best paired with one of 10 ever-changing beers. $$

149 Vermont Restaurant Week 2019 location

GASTROPUBS Drifter’s 156 N. Winooski Ave., Burlington, 774-488-0073; closed: Sun., Mon.; meals: D, LN; beer & wine, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n Step inside the tiny neighborhood joint for craft brews — or $3 house wines — and plates such as kimchi ramen, pork belly tacos and hand-rolled parsnip gnocchi. $

The Farmhouse Tap & Grill 160 Bank St., Burlington, 859-0888; meals: Bru, L, D, LN; full bar, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, vegan-friendly n Where a McDonald’s once stood, crowds now come for local burgers, innovative entrées and craft beers. The menu showcases ingredients grown, raised and produced in Vermont. $$$

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NIGHTCLUBS Club Metronome 188 Main St., Burlington, 658-4771; meals: LN; full bar, dance floor, live music, TV n Above Nectar’s, a dimly lit nightclub hosts DJs and bands until 2 a.m. nightly. Head to Saturday’s Retronome for throwback dance tunes. $

Nectar’s 188 Main St., Burlington, 658-4771; meals: D, LN; full bar, gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly, dance floor, live music, pub quiz/trivia, TV n The birthplace of Phish has become a Burlington landmark for local and national bands. Fuel your dancing feet with a house-ground burger and “world-famous” gravy fries. $

Orlando’s Bar & Lounge 1 Lawson Lane, Burlington; closed: Sun., Mon., Tues.; full bar, dance floor, live music n Music fans head to this subterranean venue for evening drinks and live performances.

Rasputin’s Bar 163 Church St., Burlington, 864-9324; closed: Sun., Mon., Tues., Wed.; full bar, cash/check only, dance floor, live music, TV n DJs, dance floors and cheap drink specials make this bar and nightclub a popular college haunt.

Red Square 136 Church St., Burlington, 859-8909; full bar, outdoor seating, dance floor, live music, TV n Church Street’s busy, fun-loving bar hosts DJs and live music on weeknights. Weekends showcase touring bands.

Social Club & Lounge 165 Church St., Burlington; closed: Sun., Mon., Tues., Wed.; full bar, dance floor, live music, TV n South of the Church Street pedestrian mall, this lively nightclub entertains with comedy showcases and dance parties.

Vermont Comedy Club 101 Main St., Burlington, 859-0100; closed: Mon., Tues.; meals: D, LN; full bar, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n Poutine and chicken-and-waffle sandwiches meet creative craft cocktails such as the Resting B*tch Face. Everything comes with a side of laughter. $

PUBS

Smitty’s Pub

Church Street Tavern 103 Church St., Burlington, 658-1309; meals: L, D; full bar, outdoor seating, veggie-friendly, TV n College students and professionals alike gather to watch games while filling up on wings, burgers and entrée-size salads. $

Rí Rá Irish Pub & Whiskey Room 123 Church St., Burlington, 860-9401; meals: Bru, L, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly, dance floor, live music, pub quiz/trivia, TV n Here you’ll find a friendly pub experience featuring an Irish-inspired menu, craft brews and single-malt Scotches. Live music and brunch on the weekend. $$

Ruben James 159 Main St., Burlington, 864-0744; meals: L, D, LN; full bar, delivery, veggiefriendly, karaoke, live music, pub quiz/trivia, TV n Sports bar by day and dance club by night, RJ’s is the place for music, NFL games, burgers and award-winning wings. Weekend lunch. $

1127 North Ave., Suite 20, Burlington, 862-4300; meals: L, D, LN; full bar, outdoor seating, veggiefriendly, live music, TV n Head to the New North End for wings, pastas and burgers — all served until late. Saturday is for live music, Sunday for football. Lunch Thursday through Sunday. $

St. Paul Street Gastrogrub 205 St. Paul St., Burlington, 540-8383; meals: D, LN; full bar, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly, TV n Vermont brews flow from eight draft lines at this tiny neighborhood pub. Pair a pint with wings, Parmesan truffle fries and a game of Connect Four. $

TASTING ROOMS Alice & the Magician 266 Pine St., Burlington, 234-1218; closed: Sun. n Stop and smell the ... cocktails. This apothecary crafts aromatic mists and elixirs that “might literally change the way we drink,” according to Liquor.com. Experience them on-site with sodas or tonics.

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AUGUST FIRST BAKERY & CAFE 149 S. CHAMPLAIN STREET BURLINGTON, VERMONT On the corner of Main and S. Champlain between Church Street and the waterfront.

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AVERAGE ENTRÉE $ $12 and under $$ $13 to $18 $$$ $19 to $25 $$$$ $26 to $32 $$$$$ $33 and up

CO Cellars

Queen City Brewery

266 Pine St., Burlington; closed: Mon., Tues., Wed.; beer & wine n Sample wild-fermented, Vermontgrown vintages from ZAFA Wines, old-world-style ciders by Shacksbury and collaborative ferments in a shared tasting room.

703B Pine St., Burlington, 5400280; closed: Mon. n European beers — such as the popular Landlady ESB and Yorkshire Porter — dominate the draft lines at this brewery. Bring over a deep-dish pie from adjacent Pizza 44.

Foam Brewers

Simple Roots Brewing

112 Lake St., Burlington, 399-2511; meals: L, D; beer & wine, outdoor seating, live music n Burlington’s waterfront brewery pours imaginative IPAs, sours and Belgianstyle saisons. What else is on tap? Cheese plates, charcuterie, comedy, local art and live music. $

1127 North Ave., Suite 8, Burlington, 399-2658; closed: Mon., Tues.; meals: D n The New North End taproom produces pints, flights, growlers and cans of hoppy pale ales and salt-kissed goses. Look for local food carts and trucks, too. $

Mad River Distillers Burlington Tasting Room 137 St. Paul St., Burlington, 4895501 n The airy cocktail emporium samples and sells award-winning spirits handmade with Vermont grains, as well as mixers and bitters. Cocktails served Thursday through Sunday.

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Smugglers’ Notch Distillery & Vermont Distillers Tasting Room 28 Church St., Burlington, 861-2071 n Part tasting room, part retail outlet, this sipping spot on the Church Street Marketplace offers locally made spirits, liqueurs, mixers and more.

MEALS B Breakfast Bru Brunch L Lunch D Dinner LN Late Night

The Tap Room at Switchback Brewing Co. 160 Flynn Ave., Burlington, 651-4114; meals: L; gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, vegan-friendly, live music n Tour the brewery’s production area, then kick back with a pint, flight or McKenzie wiener in the dog-friendly tasting room. $

Zero Gravity Craft Brewery 716 Pine St., Burlington, 497-0054; meals: L, D; outdoor seating n American Flatbread’s flagship brewery pours pints in a hip South End bar. Pair yours with a handmade sausage in the summer beer garden. $

WINE BARS Dedalus Wine Shop, Market & Wine Bar 388 Pine St., Burlington, 865-2368; meals: L, D; beer & wine, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating n For many Burlington oenophiles, Dedalus is the place to buy wine. Peruse the expertly curated bottle shop and cheese counter, then visit the bar for natural wines by the glass and small plates. $

151 Vermont Restaurant Week 2019 location

COFFEE/TEA Brio Coffeeworks 266 Pine St., Suite 116, Burlington, 777-6641; closed: Sun. n This smallbatch South End beanery curates “exceptional green coffees from around the world.” Buy a fresh-roasted coffee, sample the latest at the tasting bar or hone your palate at a cupping.

Dobrá Tea 80 Church St., entrance on Bank St., Burlington, 951-2424; meals: L, D; gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, vegan-friendly, live music, TV n Sit on a bohemian floor pillow and ring a bell to order from more than 100 varieties of loose-leaf tea. Snacks include Mediterranean mezze platters. $

Maglianero Café 47 Maple St., Burlington, 861-3155; meals: B, L; gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, vegan-friendly n Find well-sourced beans roasted by Counter Culture Coffee, teas from Vermont’s Stone Leaf Teahouse, and a selection of pastries and food from Monarch & the Milkweed. Dogs are welcome here. $

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AVERAGE ENTRÉE $ $12 and under $$ $13 to $18 $$$ $19 to $25 $$$$ $26 to $32 $$$$$ $33 and up

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Muddy Waters 184 Main St., Burlington, 658-0466; meals: B, L, D; full bar, veganfriendly n Exposed beams and rustic wood floors make this funky coffeehouse feel more like a tree house. Enjoy fresh baked goods with an organic, fair-trade roast — or, in the evening, a cocktail. $

Onyx Tonics Specialty Coffee 126 College St., Suite 120, Burlington; closed: Sun. n The specialty coffee bar has a weekly rotating menu of six-plus singleorigin coffees from small farms and roasters around the world.

Perky Planet Coffee 170 St. Paul St., Burlington, 7527670; closed: Sun.; meals: B n The café serves coffee, tea and baked goods. But its larger purpose is to employ people with disabilities and build community relations. $

237 North Ave., Burlington, 5400349; meals: B; outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n Caffeine meets ice cream: Order a cup of artisan coffee or a scoop of smoked maple off the ever-evolving menu. $

Scout & Co. (Innovation Center)

MEALS B Breakfast Bru Brunch L Lunch D Dinner LN Late Night

Uncommon Grounds Coffee and Tea 42 Church St., Burlington, 865-6227; meals: B; gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, vegan-friendly n For more than two decades, the family-owned café has pleased the coffee-drinking public with its in-house roaster, speedy service and vegan peanut butter bars. $

128 Lakeside Ave., Burlington, 5400340; closed: Sat., Sun.; meals: B, L; veggie-friendly n Customers come for locally roasted coffee and stay for breakfast or lunch. Options range from chia-seed porridge to cheeseburgers. $

BRITISH

Speeder & Earl’s Coffee

Union Jack’s

412 Pine St., Burlington, 658-6016; meals: B; outdoor seating, veggiefriendly n As many as 700 caffeinedependent patrons pass through this coffee shop daily. The beans are roasted in-house, and the breakfast pastries come from Barrio Bakery. $

370 Shelburne Rd., Burlington, 6529828; meals: L, D; BYOB, veggiefriendly n American sandwiches share menu space with British staples such as fish and chips. Try the Cor Blimey, featuring roast beef, corned beef and pastrami. No dinner on Sunday. $

Tight Squeeze Coffee Shop

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125 College St., Burlington, 651-7031; meals: B n This tiny café specializes in all-organic espresso drinks and creative lattes. Barrio Bakery supplies sweet and savory treats. $

153 Vermont Restaurant Week 2019 location

FRENCH Bistro de Margot 126 College St., Burlington, 863-5200; closed: Sun., Mon.; meals: D; full bar, gluten-free opts., reserv. rec., veggie-friendly n Chef-owner Hervé Mahé parlays Parisian culinary training into classic French cuisine. Pair buttered escargots with a wine from Bordeaux. $$$$

Leunig’s Bistro & Café 115 Church St., Burlington, 8633759; meals: Bru, L, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, vegan-friendly, live music n Frenchinflected fare, fine cocktails and Church Street views make for a memorable meal. Weekday lunch; Sunday brunch. $$$$

MEDITERRANEAN Ahli Baba’s Kabob Shop 163 Main St., Burlington, 862-5752; meals: B, L, D, LN; gluten-free opts., vegan-friendly n College students and patrons headed to the neighboring Flynn Center pop in for quick-service gyros or falafel. $

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local, fresh, original since 1978

Desserts, breakfast and lunch 198 Main St., Burlington mirabellescafe.com

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AVERAGE ENTRÉE $ $12 and under $$ $13 to $18 $$$ $19 to $25 $$$$ $26 to $32 $$$$$ $33 and up

BURLINGTON « MEDITERRANEAN

Istanbul Kebab House 175 Church St., Burlington, 857-5091; meals: L, D; full bar, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggiefriendly n When the weather is warm, diners skip the dining room and head to the rooftop for hot lavash bread, kebabs and savory casseroles. $$

ITALIAN/PIZZERIAS American Flatbread Burlington Hearth 115 St. Paul St., Burlington, 861-2999; meals: Bru, L, D, LN; full bar, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, vegan-friendly, live music n Flatbreads topped with local, organic ingredients bake before your eyes in a wood-fired oven. Sample Zero Gravity Craft Brewery house ales. Weekend brunch. $$

Big Daddy’s Pizza 177 Church St., Burlington, 8630000; meals: L, D, LN; delivery, veggie-friendly n Long-standing and locally owned, Big Daddy’s does big business in pizza, wings, subs and salads. Delivery runs until 2 a.m. $

MEALS B Breakfast Bru Brunch L Lunch D Dinner LN Late Night

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Folino’s

Leonardo’s Pizza

Pascolo Ristorante

71 S. Union St., Burlington, 448-3110; meals: L, D; BYOB, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, vegan-friendly n Family-style salads accompany woodfired pies topped with Buffalo chicken, roasted sweet potatoes or chipotle shrimp. It’s BYOB, but you can order a cocktail from adjacent Stonecutter Spirits Highball Social. $$

83 Pearl St., Burlington, 862-7700; meals: L, D, LN; delivery, gluten-free opts., vegan-friendly n The menu is creative at Chittenden County’s award-winning pizza-delivery spot. Try the LA Meets Brussels or Goat Cheese Honey Pie on white, organic wheat or gluten-free crust. $$

83 Church St., Burlington, 497-1613; meals: D; full bar, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n Part of the Farmhouse Group, this subterranean spot crafts fresh pastas, wood-fired Neapolitan pizzas and housemade salumi. Pair it all with a fine Italian wine. $$$

Ken’s Pizza and Pub 71 Church St., Burlington, 862-3335; meals: L, D, LN; full bar, outdoor seating, TV n Established in 1973, the Church Street Marketplace’s longest-running restaurant serves up New York-style pizzas and pub fare at easygoing prices. Visit Captain Tom’s Tiki Bar in the summer. $

La Boca Wood Fired Pizzeria 1127 North Ave., Suite 32, Burlington, 399-2396; closed: Mon.; meals: L, D; beer & wine, glutenfree opts., veggie-friendly n Local ingredients shine in Italian eats such as Bolognese, pasta carbonara and pesto chicken pizza. An open kitchen offers a view of pies going into the flames. $$

Manhattan Pizza & Pub

Pizza 44

167 Main St., Burlington, 658-6776; meals: L, D, LN; full bar, veggiefriendly, dance floor, karaoke, live music, TV n With 20 beers on tap, daily homemade specials, pool and live music, this Main Street cornerstone is a favorite local hangout. $

703 Pine St., Burlington; meals: L, D; gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n In the same building as Queen City Brewery, Pizza 44 serves New Yorkstyle pies baked in cast-iron skillets. The large pepperoni boasts 65 slices of the cured meat. $$

Mr. Mikes Pizza

Pizzeria Ida

206 Main St., Burlington, 864-0072; meals: L, D, LN; full bar, delivery, veggie-friendly, TV n Night owls flock to the corner pie shop for big slices of thin-crust Buffalo chicken, Hawaiian and veggie. Arcade games and pool occupy the back room. $

662 Riverside Ave., Burlington; closed: Sun., Mon., Tues.; meals: D; BYOB, veggie-friendly n In the beautifully renovated former home of Very Merry Theatre, the new star of the show is pizza, fired for just 90 seconds in a 900-degree oven imported from Naples. The calzones and pies are naturally leavened. $$$

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Burlington's European-Style Boutique Chocolatier

180 Battery Street • Burlington (802) 540-8378 nuchocolat.com

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AVERAGE ENTRÉE $ $12 and under $$ $13 to $18 $$$ $19 to $25 $$$$ $26 to $32 $$$$$ $33 and up

BURLINGTON Burlington Bay Market & Café

« ITALIAN/PIZZERIAS

Pizzeria Verità 156 St. Paul St., Burlington, 489-5644; meals: D; full bar, gluten-free opts., reserv. rec., veggie-friendly n John Rao spent years perfecting the Neapolitan-style preparation of his pies, which come topped with San Marzano tomatoes and housemade fior di latte. $$

Trattoria Delia 152 St. Paul St., Burlington, 864-5253; meals: D; full bar, gluten-free opts., reserv. rec., veggie-friendly n A firelit setting and award-winning wine list distinguish this long-standing restaurant as a romantic Italian destination. $$$

MARKETS

125 Battery St., Burlington, 8640110; meals: B, L, D; beer & wine, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n This lakeside landmark offers gourmet salads, fresh seafoods and sandwiches. There’s a seasonal creemee stand, but views of Lake Champlain are year-round. $

City Market, Onion River Co-op (two locations) 82 S. Winooski Ave., Burlington, 861-9700; 207 Flynn Ave., Burlington, 540-6400; meals: B, Bru, L, D; gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, vegan-friendly n People of all stripes converge at Burlington’s popular grocery cooperative. Buy some kale, get a sandwich fresh-made at the deli or peruse the hot bar. $

Pitchfork Farm and Pickle

Bessery’s Butcher Shoppe 1398 North Ave., Burlington, 8621731; meals: L, D; outdoor seating n Beef is ground daily and sausages are housemade at the family-run butcher shop, open since 1963. Hit up the deli and grill for a burger, grinder or salad. $

266 Pine St., Burlington, 233-5465; closed: Sun., Mon.; veggie-friendly n An organic vegetable farm from Burlington’s Intervale operates this retail outlet specializing in all things pickled, from kimchi to sauerkraut to fermented watermelon radish. $

MEALS B Breakfast Bru Brunch L Lunch D Dinner LN Late Night

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The Shopping Bag

Little Morocco Café

166 North St., Burlington, 658-4790; meals: B, L, D; beer & wine, veggiefriendly n Oversize burgers and skinon fries define the corner market and deli. Its Food Network-famous Sizzler is a half pound of beef with every imaginable topping. $

294 N. Winooski Ave., Burlington, 497-3391; meals: L, D; vegan-friendly n The authentic Moroccan food here ranges from couscous to kebabs. The lamb shank tagine is marinated for two days before it’s cooked with stewed fruit and almonds. $$$

MIDDLE EASTERN Anatolian 2 Church St., second floor, Suite 2H, Burlington, 448-0748; closed: Sat., Sun.; meals: L, D; delivery, gluten-free opts., reserv. rec., vegan-friendly n Call in your order for tabbouleh or falafel to this Turkish takeout and delivery spot. Specialties include veggie kofte and beef borek. $

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SOUTH OF THE BORDER CARIBBEAN/LATIN Jamaican Supreme 505 Riverside Ave., Burlington, 518726-7162; seasonal hours; meals: L, D n Food-truck chef Bilon Bailey brings his fare to Riverside Avenue twice a week, serving curried goat, jerk chicken, beef patties and fried plantains. $

156 Church St., Burlington, 497-2145; meals: D, LN; full bar, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, reserv. rec., vegan-friendly n Three James Beard Award nominations celebrate Church Street’s busy Middle Eastern bistro. The masterful mezze include baba ghanoush and braised lamb. $$

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AVERAGE ENTRÉE $ $12 and under $$ $13 to $18 $$$ $19 to $25 $$$$ $26 to $32 $$$$$ $33 and up

BURLINGTON « CARIBBEAN/LATIN

MEXICAN El Cortijo Taqueria y Cantina 189 Bank St., Burlington, 497-1668; meals: Bru, L, D, LN; full bar, gluten-free opts., veganfriendly n The Farmhouse Group’s hip taqueria keeps it fresh and fun in a revamped 1950s diner car. Go for tacos, burritos and killer margaritas. $$

El Gato Cantina 169 Church St., Burlington, 5403095; meals: L, D, LN; full bar, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n Diners head to Church Street’s casual cantina for tamales, fajitas and tacos. Thirsty? Order a mango margarita spiked with one of 100 tequilas. $$

Taco Gordo 208 N. Winooski Ave., Burlington, 540-0770; closed: Sun.; meals: D; full bar, veggie-friendly n From food-truck beginnings comes this neighborhood spot serving tacos and tequila drinks. Corn tortillas and chips are made onsite by All Souls Tortilleria. $

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SWEETS Ben & Jerry’s 36 Church St., Burlington, 862-9620; outdoor seating, vegan-friendly n Just around the corner from where the Ben & Jerry’s ice cream empire began, Church Street’s scoop shop dishes out cones and sundaes of Phish Food, Chunky Monkey and more. $

Lake Champlain Chocolates (two locations) 65 Church St., Burlington, 862-5185; 750 Pine St., Burlington, 864-1807 n Sip espresso or hot cocoa while browsing the chocolatier’s gourmet truffles, bars and other treats. Tours of the Pine Street factory Monday through Friday; free chocolate tastings on the weekend. $

My Little Cupcake 217 College St., Burlington, 660-9330; beer & wine, delivery, gluten-free opts., vegan-friendly n These confections may be tiny, but the flavors — from salted caramel to maple cream — are big. Vegan, gluten-free and full-size options are available. $

180 Battery St., Suite 110, Burlington, 540-8378 n The Toohey family, formerly of Shelburne’s Bijou Fine Chocolate, fashions artisan truffles, European-style pastries and warm sipping chocolates for local sweets connoisseurs. $

Shy Guy Gelato 457 St. Paul St., Burlington, 518-9510442; seasonal hours; gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veganfriendly n Crafted by a gelato maker who perfected his technique in Italy, these Sicilian-style scoops come in flavors such as fior di latte and lemon-thyme. $

SoYo Frozen Yogurt 696 Pine St., Suite 4, Burlington, 540-0851; seasonal hours n Vermont dairy, berries and chocolate shine in small batches of frozen yogurt made daily. Closed December through early March. $

159 Vermont Restaurant Week 2019 location

VEGETARIAN Pingala Café 1 Mill St., Suite 138, Burlington, 540-0110; meals: B, Bru, L, D; beer & wine, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, vegan-friendly n Vegan eats come with a stellar view of the Winooski River. Choose from glutenfree pastries, salads, veggie burgers and breakfast plates featuring eggplant bacon. $

Revolution Kitchen 9 Center St., Burlington, 448-3657; closed: Sun., Mon.; meals: D; beer & wine, gluten-free opts., reserv. rec., vegan-friendly n Burlington’s first all-vegetarian restaurant promises upscale, “good for you” food made with fresh, local and organic ingredients. $$

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INDEX # 1st Republic Brewing Company ..... 124 3 Squares Café.....................................55 10 Railroad Street ...............................85 14th Star Brewing Co. ...................... 107 84 Main Sports Grill ......................... 107 371 Restaurant ....................................28 158 Main Restaurant & Bakery........85 506 Bistro & Bar..................................32 1846 Tavern and Restaurant............20

A A Single Pebble ................................. 145 A&W Drive-In ........................................51 Abbey Pub & Restaurant, The........ 107 Abracadabra Coffee............................36 Agave Taco and Tequila Casa .........131 Ahli Baba’s Kabob Shop................... 153 Akes’ Place ..........................................148 Al Ducci’s Italian Pantry......................15 Al’s French Frys ................................... 115 Al’s Pizza & Deli....................................63 Alchemist, The ......................................91 Alexander’s Restaurant & Pub.........36 Alice & the Magician ........................150 Alice’s Table .......................................... 97 Allegro Ristorante ...............................15 Alley Cat, The ........................................ 71 Allyn’s Lodge .........................................77 Almost Home.......................................59 Always Emma’s Café............................13 America’s Taco Shop .........................101 American Flatbread ............. 57, 81, 155 Amy’s Bakery Arts Café......................24 Anatolian .............................................157 Anchor Seafood Restaurant.............23 Angelina’s Restaurant ........................91 Angkor Wat ..........................................35 Anthony’s Diner ................................... 97 Appalachian Gap Distillery ...............56 Apple Barn, The ................................... 16 Apple Core Luncheonette & Brew ...77 Arcadian, The ....................................... 57 Archie’s Grill..........................................117 Archives, The......................................148 Ardelia’s .................................................49 Arkham..................................................25 Arlington Inn, The ................................12 Armory Grille and Bar ....................... 141 Artesano Ice Cream...........................101 Artesano Mead ..................................100 Artisan Restaurant.............................20 ArtsRiot ................................................ 141 Asia Restaurant ..................................99 Asian Bistro .........................................119 Asian Gourmet ............................. 24, 69 Asiana House..................................... 146 Asiana Noodle Shop......................... 146 Athens Diner .......................................113 August First Bakery & Café..............147 Auntie Dee Dees ................................ 99 Autumn Mountain Winery ...............44 Ava’s Candy Corner ............................ 37 Aztlan Foods .........................................81

B B.Good ..................................................137 B.U. Emporium ................................... 121 H Babes Bar ..................................60, 62 Back Behind Restaurant, The .........40 Back Country Café ..............................42 Backroom, The .................................... 40 Backyard Tavern, The.........................89 Bagel Café & Deli, The .......................137 Bagel Market Bakery and Café........113 Bagel Place, The .................................113 Bagel, The .............................................85 Bagels Plus ..........................................113 Bagitos Bagel and Burrito Café ....... 67 Baja Burrito & Cantina .......................41 Bakery, The ...........................................42 Bakkerij Krijnen ....................................14 Bamboo Gardens ................................69 Bangkok Bistro in the Alley ............ 146 Bangkok Minute Thai Café...............119 Bar 802..................................................25 Bar Antidote.........................................55 Barkeaters Restaurant .....................113 Barn Restaurant & Tavern, The ........12 Barnard General Store.......................36 Barnard Inn and Max’s Tavern ........ 32 Barnyard Wood Crafted Pizza........ 125

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Barrio Bakery ......................................147 Barrows House Restaurant ...............12 Basil’s Pizzeria & Restaurant ............ 71 Baxter’s Restaurant........................... 42 Bayside Pavilion................................105 Beach House VT, The........................148 Beanery, The .........................................91 Bear Den Lounge ..............................100 Bear Naked Growler ............................ 71 Bearded Frog, The ..............................113 Belfry, The ........................................... 107 Bella Luna............................................127 Belle’s Café...........................................113 Ben & Bill’s: A New York Deli ............137 Ben & Jerry’s ...........................16, 81, 159 Bench, The ............................................89 Benner’s Bagels Pizza n’ Whatnosh ................................15 Bennington Pizza House ...................15 Bennington Pizza Plaza .....................15 Bent Hill Brewery ................................62 Bentley’s Bakery and Café.................99 Bentleys Restaurant ..........................34 Bento ................................................... 146 Bernie’s Restaurant ..........................105 Bessery’s Butcher Shoppe ...............157 Bethel Village Sandwich Shop.........62 Betsey’s Dot’s of Dover .......................20 Big Daddy’s Pizza .............................. 155 Big Eyes Bakery ...................................24 Big Fatty’s BBQ.....................................32 Big Jay Tavern ................................... 107 Big Moose Pub, The ............................56 Big Picture Theater and Café ............77 Billtown BBQ ........................................ 67 Billy T’s Northside Dairy Bar ..............12 Birch Ridge Inn ................................... 40 Birchgrove Baking ..............................69 Birdseye Diner .................................... 40 Bistro at Ten Acres .............................85 Black Cap Coffee & Beer ....................91 Bistro de Margot ............................... 153 Bistro Henry ..........................................14 Bittersweet Memories Bakery Café ...................................................24 Black Diamond Barbeque .................85 Black Krim Tavern...............................62 Black Sheep Bistro..............................49 Blackback Pub ..................................... 79 Bleu Northeast Seafood.................. 143 Bliss Village Store & Deli ...................36 Blue Cat Bistro.....................................44 Blue Cat Steak & Wine Bar ............. 143 Blue Donkey, The.................................89 Blue Moose Italian Bistro.................. 27 Blue Paddle Bistro ............................105 Blue Stone, The ............................. 73, 81 Blueberry Haus ...................................28 Blueberry Hill Inn ............................... 40 Bluebird Barbecue .............................137 Bobcat Café & Brewery......................55 Bohemian Bakery ...............................69 Bolton Valley Deli...............................113 Boston Dreams ...................................36 Boyden Valley Winery & Spirits ........91 Brattleboro Food Co-op .....................28 Brattleboro Village Pizza .................. 27 Bread & Butter ....................................99 Brenda’s Homestyle Cookin’ ............. 97 Brewster River Pub & Brewery ........89 Bridge Restaurant, The .....................53 Bridgewater Corners Store.............. 36 Bringing You Vermont ........................16 Brio Coffeeworks ................................ 151 Bristol Bakery & Café ........................119 Bristol Cliffs Café .................................55 Brix Bistro & Wine Bar ...................... 44 Brocklebank Craft Brewing...............63 Brown Cow Café, The...........................12 Brown Cow, The ...................................99 Bryant House Restaurant, The ........24 Buddy’s Famous .................................. 67 Bueno Burrito ......................................45 Bueno y Sano ..................................... 133 Buffalo Mountain Co-op & Café..... 101 Buffalo Wild Wings ...........................148 Burger Barn ..........................................87 Burke Publick House ........................100 Burlington Bagel Bakery .......... 113, 137 Burlington Bay Market & Café .................................... 157 Burlington Beer Company ............... 121 Burt’s Irish Pub ....................................89

Butch + Babe’s .................................... 141 Butchery, The .......................................93 Butler’s Pantry .....................................85 Butternut Inn...................................... 42

C Café at Delight .....................................20 Café at Gato Nero Press ..................100 Café at the Gallery ............................108 Café Lotti ............................................100 Café Mediterano................................ 125 Café on Main ........................................85 Café Provence ......................................44 Café Sora ................................................14 Café St. Paul ........................................137 Café Sweet Basil.................................. 97 Cai’s Dim Sum Teahouse ...................24 Cajun’s Snack Bar ................................ 97 Cake & Crumb Bakery ........................93 Caledonia Spirits...............................100 Canteen Creemee Company .............77 Canteen, The ........................................87 Cantina di Gerardo ............................101 Capitol Grounds Café .......................... 71 Cara Mia’s Pizzeria ..............................44 Carpenter & Main ...............................32 Carriage House Café & Grill ..............99 Carrier Roasting Co.............................. 71 Casa Bella Inn & Restaurant ............44 Cask & Kiln Kitchen ............................20 Castle Hill Restaurant........................20 Castlerock Pub .................................... 79 Castleton Pizza Place and Deli ........44 Castleton Village Store......................45 Catalyst Coffee Bar ...........................108 Cattails Restaurant ............................42 Center Street Bar ................................42 Central Market: Taste of Asia......... 146 Champlain Islands Candy Lab .......108 Champlain Orchards ..........................56 Chan’s House........................................34 Chantecleer Restaurant.....................15 Charity’s 1887 Saloon ........................40 Charlie B’s Pub & Restaurant ...........89 Charlie-O’s World Famous .................69 Charlmont, The....................................87 Charlotte Village Winery ................. 124 Chauncey’s Family Dining ..................13 Chef Brad’s CrazySide ........................32 Chef Leu’s House ................................119 Chef Mei ................................................24 Chef’s Corner Café & Bakery ............119 Chef’s Downtown Deli ........................62 Chef’s Market........................................63 Chelsea Royal Diner ...........................20 Chelsea Station ...................................62 Chester’s Bakery................................ 107 Chez Henri Restaurant ......................79 Chez Pidgeon .....................................100 Chicken Charlie’s ................................113 Chill Vermont Gelato.......................... 73 China Buffet .........................................24 China Express .................................... 145 China Fun...............................................77 China Garden .......................................117 China Moon ................................... 34, 69 China Star .......................................69, 77 China Town Restaurant.....................69 China Wok......................................13, 107 Chocolate Barn, The ............................16 Choices Restaurant ...........................40 Chop House .................................... 12, 23 Chopstick House II..............................117 Chowder Shack.................................... 97 Christos’ Pizza & Pasta .......................15 Chubby Muffin, The ...........................147 Church Street Tavern.......................150 H Cilantro .......................................10, 16 Citizen Cider ....................................... 149 City Limits Night Club........................55 City Market, Onion River Co-op...... 157 City Sports Grille ............................... 123 CJ’s Suds South ...................................43 Clear River Tavern.............................. 43 Cliff House Restaurant ......................85 Cloudland Farm Restaurant.............32 Clover House Pub ............................. 123 Club Metronome ...............................150 CO Cellars............................................. 151 Cockadoodle Pizza Café ....................63 Cody’s Irish Pub & Grille................... 123 Coffee Bar, The .....................................26 Coffee Barn Café..................................26

Coffee House........................................26 Colatina Exit .........................................36 Coleman Brook Tavern ......................20 Colonial Café, The................................87 Colonnade .............................................13 Commodities Natural Market ..........93 Common Café ...................................... 67 Connie’s Kitchen.................................. 97 Cook Sisters Café ..............................105 Cookster, The .......................................20 Copper Grouse, The .............................12 Copper Plate ........................................97 Coriander ..............................................49 Cork Wine Bar & Market .....................91 Cornerstone Burger ............................ 71 Cornerstone Pub & Kitchen .............. 71 Costello’s Market.................................59 Country House Restaurant, The......42 Countryman’s Pleasure, The.............44 Creamery Restaurant, The................99 Creek House Diner, The......................62 Creemee Stand....................................28 Crossing, The...................................... 107 Crossroads Bar & Grill ........................62 Crow Bar and Grill ...............................35 Cubber’s................................................. 57 Cucina Antica......................................127 Cupboard Deli & Bakery, The ............85 Curtis’ BBQ ............................................20

D D&K’s Jamaica Grocery .....................28 Daily Catch, The ...................................34 Daily Planet, The ................................ 141 Dairy Center Restaurant .................107 Dairy Creme.......................................... 67 Dale Boca Argentinean Café ...........131 Dana’s by the Gorge............................34 Danville Restaurant & Inn ................99 Dari Joy .................................................23 Dave’s Cosmic Subs ...........................113 Davidson’s.............................................32 Deb’s Place............................................85 Dedalus Wine Shop ...........................151 Deerhill Inn and Restaurant.............20 Deli 126 .................................................137 Delicate Decadence Cake................. 69 Delightfully Delicious Bakery............ 24 Dellveneri’s Bakery .............................45 Den, The ................................................89 Depot 62 Bistro & Café .......................15 Depot Square Pizzeria ....................... 73 Depot Street Malt Shop ....................85 Derby Cow Palace, The.......................99 Derby Line Village Inn .......................101 DJ’s Restaurant ...................................24 Dobrá Tea............................................. 151 Doc Ponds.............................................89 Dog River Brewery ............................... 71 Domenic’s Pizzeria..............................44 Doreen’s Drive-In ..................................41 Dormy Grill ............................................13 Dorset Inn, The .....................................13 Dorset Rising Artisan Goods ............14 Dot’s Restaurant .................................20 Douglas Sweets ................................ 133 Dover Bar and Grill..............................25 Dover Forge Restaurant ....................20 Down Home Kitchen .......................... 67 Downtown Grocery, The ....................20 Downtown Pizzeria & Pub ................93 Dragon House......................................117 Drewski’s on the River ........................34 Drifter’s ................................................ 149 Drink.....................................................148 Drop-In Brewing Company ...............56 Duke’s Creemees ............................... 133 Duke’s Public House .......................... 121 ¡Duino! (Duende)................................ 141 Duo Restaurant ...................................20 H Dusit Thai Cuisine ...................96, 99 Dusty Bottle, The ................................35 Dutch Deli, The .................................. 125 Dutch Mill Family Restaurant ..........117 Dutch Pancake Café ............................91

E East Asian Cuisine ..............................42 East Corinth General Store...............36 East Garden..........................................62 East Side Restaurant & Pub, The ....99 East West Café................................... 146 Eastern & Main Market-Deli ............. 97

Eastern ................................. EasternDragon Dragon .................................107 107 Eat EatWoodstock Woodstock....................................32 ....................................32 Eaton’ s sSugar ..........................62 Eaton’ SugarHouse House ..........................62 EBEBStrong’ s sPrime ...... 145 Strong’ PrimeSteakhouse Steakhouse ...... 145 Echo ..............................20 EchoLake LakeInn, Inn,The The ..............................20 Echo ..............22 EchoRestaurant Restaurant&&Lounge Lounge ..............22 Eco ......................................113, EcoBean Bean ......................................113,139 139 Edelweiss EdelweissMountain MountainDeli Deli..................85 ..................85 Eden ......................100 EdenSpecialty SpecialtyCiders Ciders ......................100 Edmund’ s sCoffee .....................100 Edmund’ CoffeeShop Shop .....................100 Edson ...85 EdsonHill HillDining DiningRoom Room&&Tavern Tavern ...85 ElElCortijo .......... 159 CortijoTaqueria Taqueriay yCantina Cantina .......... 159 ElElGato ..........................133, GatoCantina Cantina ..........................133,159 159 ElElToro ....................................................93 Toro ....................................................93 Elixir .......................................................32 Elixir .......................................................32 Elliot .......26 ElliotStreet StreetFish, Fish,Chips Chips&&More More .......26 Elm ..........107 ElmBrook BrookFarm FarmCraft CraftDistillery Distillery 107 Elm .......................16 ElmStreet StreetMarket, Market,The The .......................16 Enosburg EnosburgFalls FallsCountry CountryClub..........107 Club..........107 Erica’ s sAmerican .....................105 Erica’ AmericanDiner Diner .....................105 Esox ......................................................148 Esox ......................................................148 Espresso 7171 EspressoBueno Bueno................................... ................................... Evelyne’ s sononCenter .......................... Evelyne’ Center ..........................107 107 Everybuddy’ s sCasual .............99 Everybuddy’ CasualDining Dining .............99

FF Fable .....................36 FableFarm FarmFermentory Fermentory .....................36 Fair ...............44 FairHaven HavenInn InnRestaurant Restaurant ...............44 Fairlee FairleeDiner, Diner,The.................................32 The.................................32 Falcon ..............................................14 FalconBar Bar ..............................................14 Falls ............................. 7373 FallsGeneral GeneralStore Store ............................. Family ................................85 FamilyTable, Table,The The ................................85 Famous 2727 FamousPizza....................................... Pizza....................................... Farm ...................................93 FarmStore, Store,The The ...................................93 Farmhouse 149 FarmhouseTap Tap&&Grill, Grill,The The............ ............ 149 Farnham ....................... 124 FarnhamAle Ale&&Lager Lager ....................... 124 Fast s sRestaurant .................... 2323 FastEddie’ Eddie’ Restaurant .................... Father’ s sRestaurant ............................24 Father’ Restaurant ............................24 Feldman’ s sBagels ...............105, Feldman’ Bagels ...............105,113, 113,137 137 124 Fiddlehead FiddleheadBrewing BrewingCompany Company...... ...... 124 Finnigan’ s sPub Finnigan’ Pub...................................148 ...................................148 Fire .........................53 Fire&&Ice IceRestaurant Restaurant .........................53 Fire ..................................93 FireTower TowerPizza Pizza ..................................93 Firebird ........................................ 113 FirebirdCafé Café ........................................ 113 Firefly ................................12 FireflyRestaurant Restaurant ................................12 Fireside ..............................127 FiresideFlatbread Flatbread ..............................127 First .............................63 FirstBranch BranchCoffee Coffee .............................63 FitFittotobebeThai’d ...... 7979 Thai’dThai ThaiRestaurant Restaurant ...... Five ...............62 FiveOlde OldeTavern Tavernand andGrille Grille ...............62 Flamingo Diner, The ...........................20 Flamingo Diner, The ...........................20 Flannel ...................................................85 Flannel ...................................................85 Flying ..................................108 FlyingDisc, Disc,The The ..................................108 Foam ..................................... 151 FoamBrewers Brewers ..................................... 151 Foggy FoggyGoggle GoggleOsteria........................101 Osteria........................101 Foley .....................44 FoleyBrothers BrothersBrewing Brewing .....................44 Folino’ s..........................................127, Folino’ s..........................................127,155 155 Folly ........................................................22 Folly ........................................................22 Foundry FoundryatatSummit SummitPond, Pond,The The.......40 .......40 Foundry .............. 100 FoundryPub Pub&&Grille, Grille,The The .............. 100 Four FourCorners Cornersofofthe theEarth Earth................137 ................137 Four .................... 124 FourQuarters QuartersBrewing Brewing .................... 124 Fran’ s sKitchen .......................22 Fran’ Kitchen&&Diner Diner .......................22 Free .............22 FreeRange RangeRestaurant, Restaurant,The The .............22 Freighthouse, ...............................99 Freighthouse,The The ...............................99 Fresh ..............71 FreshTracks TracksFarm FarmVineyard Vineyard ..............71 Friend’ s Nepali Restaurant ..............119 Friend’s Nepali Restaurant ..............119 Friendly 139 FriendlyToast, Toast,The The........................... ........................... 139 Fritz FritzBar Bar+ +Restaurant Restaurant........................91 ........................91 Frost ............................... 124 FrostBeer BeerWorks Works ............................... 124 Frozen ...............................108 FrozenOgre, Ogre,The The ...............................108 FuFuChai .............24 ChaiChinese ChineseRestaurant Restaurant .............24 FuFuDa .................................... 145 DaChinese Chinese .................................... 145 Fuji 1414 FujiHibachi Hibachi.......................................... .......................................... Full ............................................119 FullHouse House ............................................119

GG Gaku ....................................... 146 GakuRamen Ramen ....................................... 146 Gap GapPub Puband andGrill, Grill,The......................100 The......................100 Garage, Garage,The The........................................148 ........................................148 Garden ........................22 GardenCafé Café&&Gallery Gallery ........................22 Garden ................ 113 GardenofofEatin’ Eatin’Café, Café,The The ................ 113 Garlic s sRestaurant ....................15 GarlicJohn’ John’ Restaurant ....................15 Garlic, .............................................44 Garlic,The The .............................................44 Gate .....................77 GateHouse HouseBase BaseLodge Lodge .....................77 Gil’ s sBar ...................................... 9797 Gil’ Bar&&Grill Grill ...................................... Gilfeather’ s Fine Provisions ..............59 Gilfeather’s Fine Provisions ..............59 Gill’ s sDelicatessen .............................. Gill’ Delicatessen ..............................40 40 Ginger ........................................42 GingerChina China ........................................42 Gleanery, The .......................................22 Gleanery, The .......................................22 Good ............... 7171 GoodMeasure MeasureBrewing BrewingCo. Co. ............... Good ................................ 115 GoodTimes TimesCafé Café ................................ 115 Goodfellas .......... 9797 GoodfellasRestaurant Restaurant&&Tavern Tavern Goodies ...............................51 GoodiesSnack SnackBar Bar ...............................51

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Goodman’ AmericanPie Pie .................. Goodman’ s sAmerican .................. 2727 GoodwaterBrewery Brewery......................... ......................... 125 Goodwater 125 Gouger’ Market&&Deli Deli ......................28 Gouger’ s sMarket ......................28 GourmetDeli Deli&&Café............................12 Café............................12 Gourmet GourmetProvence Provence .............................42 Gourmet .............................42 Gramp’ CountryStore Store&&Deli Deli .........3636 Gramp’ s sCountry ......... GrandBuffet Buffet....................................... .......................................117 117 Grand GrandmaMiller’ Miller’ Pies&&Pastries Pastries ....28 Grandma s sPies ....28 GrapevineGrille.................................. Grille..................................4949 Grapevine Grazers .................................................115 Grazers .................................................115 GreatHarvest HarvestBread BreadCo. Co. ..................147 147 Great .................. GreatNorthern, Northern,The The ..........................141 Great ..........................141 GreatRoom RoomGrill Grilland andSpruce SpruceBar Bar ....87 Great ....87 GreenDragon.......................................87 Dragon.......................................87 Green GreenGoddess GoddessCafé Café ..........................85 85 Green .......................... GreenMountain MountainDistillers Distillers................ ................9191 Green GreenPeppers PeppersRestaurant Restaurant ..............5353 Green .............. GreenfieldsRestaurant Restaurant .....................4141 Greenfields ..................... GrindCafé, Café,The The..................................108 ..................................108 Grind GrindstoneCafé Café ...............................100 100 Grindstone ............................... GringoJack’ Jack’ s ........................................ Gringo s ........................................ 1616 Gryphon,The The .......................................141 Gryphon, .......................................141 GuildTavern Tavern ........................................115 Guild ........................................115 GuiltyPlate PlateDiner, Diner,The The ......................113 Guilty ......................113 GustoGelato Gelato ......................................133 Gusto ......................................133 Gusto’ s ..................................................6969 Gusto’ s ..................................................

HH HalfLounge Lounge ........................................148 Half ........................................148 HalfwayHouse HouseRestaurant Restaurant .............4949 Halfway ............. HallHome HomePlace Place ................................ 107 Hall ................................ 107 Halvorson’ s ..........................................141 Halvorson’ s ..........................................141 HalyardBrewing BrewingCo. Co. ......................... 125 Halyard ......................... 125 HanaJapanese JapaneseRestaurant Restaurant ............119 Hana ............119 HandcarvedbybyErnie Ernie ......................... 40 Handcarved ......................... 40 Handy’ Lunch ...................................139 Handy’ s sLunch ...................................139 HappyHour HourRestaurant, Restaurant,The The.......... ..........3434 Happy HarborsideHarvest Harvest ..........................108 Harborside ..........................108 HardwickHouse HouseofofPizza Pizza.................101 .................101 Hardwick Harper’ Restaurant ..........................117 117 Harper’ s sRestaurant .......................... HarpoonBrewery Brewery ............................... Harpoon ............................... 3535 Harrington’ Vermont ..................129 Harrington’ s sofofVermont ..................129 Harrison’ Restaurant&&Bar Bar ............85 85 Harrison’ s sRestaurant ............ Harry’ Café ...........................................22 Harry’ s sCafé ...........................................22 HartlandDiner, Diner,The The ............................32 Hartland ............................32 HartnessHouse HouseInn Inn&&Tavern Tavern .........22 Hartness .........22 HarvestBrewing Brewing .................................1414 Harvest ................................. HarvestMarket Market ..................................9393 Harvest .................................. Hatch3131 ................................................56 Hatch ................................................56 Hatchery,The The .......................................24 Hatchery, .......................................24 HatchetTap Tapand andTable Table .....................115 Hatchet .....................115 HaymakerBun BunCompany Company .................5959 Haymaker ................. Hazel ...................................................... Hazel ...................................................... 2727 HealthyLiving Living ............................ 131,147 147 Healthy ............................ 131, Hearth&&Candle Candle................................ ................................85 85 Hearth Henofofthe theWood Wood .......................... 141 Hen .......................... 77,77,141 Hender’ BakeShop Shop&&Café Café..............79 ..............79 Hender’ s sBake Henry’ Diner ......................................139 Henry’ s sDiner ......................................139 HeritageDeli Deliand andBakery Bakery ..................24 Heritage ..................24 HermitThrush ThrushBrewery Brewery .....................26 Hermit .....................26 Hero’ WelcomeGeneral GeneralStore Store ......108 Hero’ s sWelcome ......108 Hide-a-WayTavern Tavern ............................4343 Hide-a-Way ............................ HigherGround Ground ....................................121 Higher ....................................121 HillFarmstead FarmsteadBrewery.................. Brewery..................100 100 Hill Hillis’Sugarbush SugarbushFarm Farm....................125 ....................125 Hillis’ HilltopperRestaurant.......................101 Restaurant.......................101 Hilltopper HinesburghPublic PublicHouse House ................121 Hinesburgh ................121 HippieChickpea, Chickpea,The The ..........................73 Hippie ..........................73 HiredHand HandBrewing BrewingCo. Co. ...................5555 Hired ................... HJHouse House ............................................145 HJ ............................................145 HoagieHut Hut ..........................................113 Hoagie ..........................................113 Hoagie’ Pizza&&Pasta Pasta ...... 93,101, 101,127 127 Hoagie’ s sPizza ...... 93, HobKnob KnobInn InnBar Bar&&Lounge Lounge............87 ............87 Hob Hobo’ Café ...........................................97 Hobo’ s sCafé ...........................................97 Hogan’ Pub.........................................79 .........................................79 Hogan’ s sPub HogbackSnacks Snacks ..................................87 Hogback ..................................87 HolyCowFrozen FrozenYogurt Yogurt .....................1616 HolyCow ..................... HomestyleHostel Hostel ...............................22 Homestyle ...............................22 HHHoney 134, HoneyRoad Road........................... ........................... 134,157 157 Honeypie...............................................22 Honeypie...............................................22 Hong ........................... HongKong KongKitchen Kitchen ...........................117 117 Hong’ s sChinese Hong’ ChineseDumplings Dumplings............145 ............145 Honora ...........26 HonoraWinery Wineryand andVineyard Vineyard ...........26 Hooker ....71 HookerMountain MountainFarm FarmDistillery Distillery ....71 Hop’n .....42 Hop’nMoose MooseBrewing BrewingCompany Company .....42 Hornet’ s sNest .....................................123 Hornet’ Nest .....................................123 Hourglass ............................. 89 HourglassLounge Lounge ............................. 89 House ..................................... 2727 HouseofofPizza Pizza ..................................... House ..................................... HouseofofTang Tang .....................................6969 Hub ............................ HubTrailside, Trailside,The The ............................100 100 Hubbard’ s sCountry Hubbard’ CountryStore.................. Store..................5959 Hung HungTao Tao............................................145 ............................................145 Hunger ...................73 HungerMountain MountainCo-op Co-op ...................73

Hungry Bear Pub & Grill, The .......... 35 Huntington House Inn, The..............62 Hyde Away Inn and Restaurant ...... 77

I Idletyme Brewing Company ........... 89 Idlewood the Restaurant ..................62 India House Restaurant ..................145 India Masala House............................24 Inn at Shelburne Farms, The...........115 Inn at Water’s Edge.............................22 Inn at Weathersfield, The .................32 Inn at West View Farm....................... 14 Inn at Weston ......................................22 Inn, The................................................105 iPie Pizzeria & Lounge...................... 44 Isabell’s Café........................................ 34 Istanbul Kebab House .....................155

J J. Morgan’s Steakhouse ....................67 J.D. McCliment’s Gastropub .............25 J.J. Hapgood General Store, The..... 16 J’Ville Brewery .....................................26 Jack’s Restaurant & Pub ...................25 Jake’s Quechee Market & Café ....... 36 Jake’s Restaurant & Tavern .............25 Jamaican Supreme .......................... 157 James Moore Tavern .......................123 Jasper Murdock’s Alehouse............. 35 Java Baba’s.......................................... 20 Jax Food & Games ............................. 43 Jay Village Inn & Restaurant, The . 99 Jeff’s Maine Seafood ........................105 Jeffersonville Pizza Department... 93 Jensen’s Family Restaurant ............. 13 Jericho Café & Tavern.......................115 Jericho Market ...................................131 Jesse’s Little Kitchen ........................101 Jessica’s ................................................ 51 Jezebel’s Eatery ..................................22 Jimmz Pizza ........................................ 81 Jin Chinese Restaurant.................... 117 Jocelyn & Cinta’s Bake Shop ...........101 Joe’s Home Cookin’ .............................23 Joe’s Snack Bar ...................................115 Johnny Boy’s Pancake House ..........42 Johnson’s Kitchen ..............................87 Jones’ Donuts and Bakery ............... 45 Joyce’s Noodle House ....................... 117 JP’s Pub ...............................................148 JP’s Restaurant and Deli .................. 117 JR’s Eatery ........................................... 40 Jr’s Original..........................................127 Juel Juice + Smoothies.....................32 Juice Amour................................ 49, 139 Juicebox................................................67 Jules on the Green ............................115 Julio’s Cantina .....................................73 Junction...............................................115 Juniper .................................................141 Juniper’s at the Wildflower Inn .......97

K K.T. Ray’s on the Pond ..................... 100 K’s Korner ...............................................71 Kaffeehaus Bakery ............................89 Kampus Kitchen ............................... 137 KC’s Bagel Café ....................................79 Keeper’s: A Country Café ...................22 Kelvans Restaurant ...........................42 Ken’s Pizza and Pub .........................155 Kerry’s Kwik Stop .............................. 137 Kestrel Coffee Roasters................... 125 Keurig Green Mountain Café............79 Kevin’s Sports Pub & Restaurant .... 14 Kham’s Thai Cuisine .......................... 99 Killington Avenue Market & Deli .... 45 Killington Beer Company................. 44 Killington Market & Deli ................... 45 King Arthur Flour Bakery & Café .... 35 Kingdom Brewing ............................ 100 Kingdom Crust Co..............................101 Kingdom Taproom........................... 100 Kipling’s Restaurant & Pub...............25 Kirkwood’s Pub ................................... 89 H Kismet........................................ 64, 67 Kitchen Table Bistro, The .................115 Kizy.........................................................67 Klinger’s Bread Company .................119 Knead Bakery..................................... 147 Koto Japanese Steak House...........119 Kountry Kart Deli .............................. 137

L La Boca Wood Fired Pizzeria ..........155 La Brioche Bakery & Café ................. 69 La Casa Bar and Grill ........................108 La Garagista Farm + Winery............ 36 La Villa Bistro & Pizzeria ..................127 Ladder 1 Grill..........................................71 Lago Trattoria & Catering ................101 Lake Champlain Chocolates...........159 Lake House Pub and Grille .............. 43 Lake House Saloon.......................... 100 Lakeview House Restaurant, The ..115 Landgrove Inn ..................................... 13 Langdon Street Tavern ......................71 Lantman’s Market ..............................131 Last Chair Bar & Grill, The .................26 Last Stop Sports Bar .........................121 Laughing Moon Chocolates ............ 93 Lawson’s Finest Liquids.....................79 Le Belvedere ........................................97 Leda’s Pizza and Restaurant ........... 36 Ledgewood Yurt ................................. 40 Lee’s Chinese Restaurant ................ 117 Leonardo’s Pizza ....................... 127, 155 Leslie’s: The Tavern ............................22 Leunig’s Bistro & Café ......................153 Li’s Chinese Restaurant .....................42 Light Club Lamp Shop .....................148 Lighthouse Bar & Grill .......................87 Lighthouse Restaurant, The ........... 117 Lil’ Britain .............................................. 14 Lincoln Inn & Restaurant, The .........32 Lincoln Peak Vineyard .......................56 Lincolns...............................................148 Liquid Art Coffeehouse & Gallery .. 40 Little G’s Deli & Pizza..........................97 Little Harry’s ........................................40 Little Lisai’s Corner Deli & Bakery .. 20 Little Morocco Café .......................... 157 Little Rooster Café ...............................12 Local Buzz, The ................................... 36 Localfolk Smokehouse ...................... 77 Locally Social Coffee .........................101 Long Trail Brewing............................. 35 Lookout Tavern .................................. 43 Lost Nation Brewing ......................... 89 Lu•lu ...................................................... 59 Lu cky Dragon ...................................... 14 Lucky Next Door ................................143 Lucky Wok Chinese Restaurant ..... 117 Ludlow Cooking Company, The .......23 Ludlow Village Pizza .......................... 27 Luigi’s .....................................................57 Lunchbox Deli & Café.........................32 Lyndon Buffet ..................................... 99 Lyndonville Bagel Depot ...................97 Lyndonville House of Pizza .............101

M M-Sàigòn ............................................ 147 MacLaomainn’s Scottish Pub ..........25 Mad River Barn ....................................79 Mad River Distillers .....................79, 151 Mad River Taste Place ....................... 81 Mad Taco, The ........................73, 81, 133 Madeline’s Bakery .............................133 Madison Brewing Company ............. 14 Magic Hat Brewing Company .........121 Magic Wok ........................................... 53 Maglianero Café .................................151 Main and Mountain Bar + Motel .....25 Main Dining Room at Trapp Lodge .91 Main Street Dining Room .................87 H Mama’s Hand Made Italian .... 18, 27 Manchester House of Pizza ............. 15 Mandarin ............................................. 117 Mandarin Garden.............................. 107 Mangalista ...........................................32 Mangiamo Ristorante........................ 27 Manhattan Pizza & Pub ..................155 Mansfield Café.................................... 85 Maple City Diner ................................105 Maple Soul............................................62 Maple Valley Café............................... 69 Marble Bar & Restaurant ................. 40 Marco’s Pizza.......................................127 Maria’s Bagels ......................................67 Marigold Kitchen Pizza ..................... 15 Marina, The...........................................24 Mark BBQ .............................................113 Marquis Theatre................................. 53 Marsh Tavern ........................................12

Marshfield Village Store....................73 Martell’s at the Red Fox .................... 89 Martha’s Diner .....................................97 Martone’s Market & Café..................113 Marty’s 1st Stop ..................................101 Mary’s Café........................................... 40 Mary’s Restaurant............................... 51 Matterhorn, The ................................. 89 Maxi’s Restaurant ............................... 77 Maxie’s Tubs & Mini Subs................. 40 Maya’s Kitchen & Bar .......................146 McCarthy’s Restaurant ..................... 85 McCullough’s Quik Stop.................... 63 McGillicuddy’s ....................................123 McKee’s Island Pub & Pizza ............108 McKee’s Pub & Grill...........................123 McNeill’s Brewery................................25 Meadow Brook Market and Grill ....108 Melaza Bistro .......................................37 Men at Wok ......................................... 117 Michael’s on the Hill ........................... 77 Middlebury Bagel & Deli................... 49 Middlebury Natural Foods Co-op ... 59 Midway Bar & BBQ............................. 85 Mike’s Tiki Bar ................................... 100 Milk House Ice Cream .......................101 Mill Market and Deli, The..................131 Mill River Brewing BBQ.................... 107 Miller’s Toll Dinner Club, The ............ 14 Milton Beverage Warehouse ..........131 Milton Diner, The ................................113 Mimmo’s Pizzeria ...................... 108, 127 Mirabelles Café & Bakery ................ 147 Misery Loves Co. ................................115 Miss Lyndonville Diner ......................97 Mister Up’s Restaurant ......................56 Mister Z’s ...............................................73 Mistral’s at Toll Gate ........................... 15 Mix Cupcakerie & Kitchen................. 81 MKT: Grafton........................................28 Mocha Joe’s Café.................................26 Mogul’s Sports Pub............................ 43 Mojo Café ..............................................23 Mon Vert Café ......................................32 Monarch & the Milkweed ................143 Monkey House...................................123 Moogs Place ......................................... 91 Moon Dog Café ....................................24 Mooselook Restaurant ......................97 Morgan’s Tavern .................................. 51 Morrisville Food Co-op...................... 93 Morrisville House of Pizza ............... 93 Morse Block Deli & Taps ....................67 Morse Mountain Grille .......................87 Moruzzi’s ................................................71 Mother Hubbard’s ............................ 108 Mother Myrick’s Confectionery ........ 16 Motor Room Bar ................................. 40 Mount Ellen Cafeteria ........................ 77 Mountain Creamery .......................... 34 Mountain High Pizza Pie .................127 Mountain Top Inn & Resort, The ....40 Mountain View Snack Bar...........87, 97 Mounted Cat, The .............................148 Mr. Darcy’s Bar & Grill .........................26 Mr. Mikes Pizza ..................................155 Mrs. Murphy’s Donuts ........................ 16 Muddy Waters ...................................153 Mule Bar ...............................................121 Mulligan’s and Green Door Pub .......26 Mulligan’s Irish Pub .............................71 Mulligan’s of Manchester .................. 14 Murray’s Tavern .................................123 Mutha Stuffers .................................... 77 My Little Cupcake .............................159 Myer’s Bagels .....................................139 Mystic Café & Wine Bar ..................... 14

N Nan’s Deli & Grocery .........................108 Naru Asian Cuisine ............................119 Natural Provisions Deli & Café .......131 NECI on Main........................................67 Nectar’s................................................150 Nelly’s Pub & Grill .............................. 107 Nepali Cuisine..................................... 89 Nepali Dumpling House ..................145 Nepali Kitchen ....................................119 Neshobe River Winery ...................... 44 New American Grill, The ....................22 New Century ....................................... 99 New East Garden ............................... 99 New England House, The ..................22

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New Fu Lin’s Chinese Restaurant....87 New Kong Chow Fusion.....................42 New Moon Café .................................139 New World Tortilla ............................143 New York Pizza Oven.........................127 Newbury Village Store .......................37 Newport Natural Market & Café.....101 Next Trick Brewing .......................... 100 Nino’s .....................................................57 Nipper’s Café & Steakhouse ..............12 No. 1 Chinese Restaurant..................42 Nomad Coffee ....................................139 Noonie’s Deli........................................ 49 North Branch Café, The ......................71 North Branch Vineyards.....................71 North Country Cakes ........................ 93 North Country Saloon .....................123 North Hero House ........................... 105 North Star Pizza.................................. 27 North Woods Café...............................32 Northeast Kingdom Country Store .................................... 101 Northeast Kingdom Tasting Center ................................... 101 Northland Restaurant ...................... 99 Northshire Brewery............................ 14 Notte..................................................... 59 NU Chocolat .......................................159 Nunyuns Bakery & Café .................. 147

O O Bread Bakery ...................................119 O’Dwyer’s Public House..................... 43 O’Maddi’s Delaraunt ...........................67 Octagon Café & Gallery .....................87 Old Brick Store, The ...........................131 Old Foundry at One Federal, The .. 105 Old Post, The ......................................123 Old Tavern Restaurant, The..............22 Olde Northender Pub.......................148 On Tap Bar & Grill.............................. 124 One Main Tap & Grill...........................62 One More Time Billiards Parlor....... 25 One Radish Eatery .............................115 Onyx Tonics Specialty Coffee .........153 Oriental Wok ....................................... 117 H Original General Store............38, 45 Orlando’s Bar & Lounge ...................150 Other Place, The ................................148 Otter Creek Bakery ............................ 55 Otter Creek Brewing/The Shed....... 55 Our House Bistro................................115 Over the Wall .......................................87

P P&H Truck Stop ...................................32 Paddie’s Snack Bar............................. 99 Paisano’s Italian Kitchen.................. 44 Paisley Hippo Sandwich Shop ........113 Palmer Lane Maple ..........................133 Palms Restaurant, The ..................... 44 Palms, The ........................................... 44 Pan’s Pizza ..........................................108 Panasian Chinese & Japanese ....... 24 Panda North.........................................24 Pangaea .................................................12 Pantry, The .......................................... 93 Papa Frank’s Italian Restaurant .....127 Papa McKee’s Pizzeria .....................129 Papa Nick’s Family Restaurant ...... 125 Papa Pete’s Snack Bar......................105 Paradise Provisions............................ 77 Park Place Tavern ............................. 124 Park Side Grill .................................... 107 Park Squeeze ....................................... 51 Parker House Vermont ..................... 32 Parker Pie Co. ......................................101 Parkway Diner ....................................113 Parson’s Corner, The ...........................97 Pascolo Ristorante ...........................155 Pauline’s Café ......................................115 Pawlet Station Restaurant, The .......12 Peacham Café..................................... 99 Pearl Street Pub ................................ 124 Peasant ................................................. 81 Peg & Ter’s ...........................................121 Penny Cluse Café ..............................143 Peppino’s.............................................. 44 Perkins Country Deli ......................... 20 Perky Planet Coffee ..........................153

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INDEX « INDEX Perry’s Main Street Eatery ............... 40 Peter Havens .......................................22 Phelps Barn Pub .................................26 Phnom Penh Sandwich Station .............................. 35 Pho Capital ...........................................69 Pho Dang Vietnamese ......................119 Pho Hong .............................................147 Pho K&K ...............................................119 Pho Taó Vietnamese Restaurant.... 146 Pho Thai Express.................................69 Pica-Pica Filipino Cuisine ..................99 Pickle Barrel Nightclub......................43 Pickled Perch, The.............................. 115 Pie in the Sky .....................................108 Piecasso Pizzeria & Lounge ............................................. 93 Piecemeal Pies ....................................36 Pine Cone Snack Bar ........................105 Pingala Café ....................................... 159 Pinky’s on State ................................... 67 Pitcher Inn, The ....................................77 Pitchfork Farm and Pickle................157 Pizza 44............................................... 155 Pizza Chef of Quechee .......................36 Pizza Joint, The ...................................93 Pizza on Earth ................................... 129 Pizza Soul ..............................................81 Pizza Stone VT, The ............................ 27 Pizzeria Ida ......................................... 155 Pizzeria La Toscanella .......................28 Pizzeria Verità.....................................157 PK Coffee ...............................................91 Plainfield Hardware Deli ................... 67 Plate.......................................................87 Pokéworks .......................................... 146 Ponce Bistro..........................................12 Popolo ...................................................28 Porch Too, The .....................................24 Porky’s Backyard BBQ ....................... 49 Positive Pie....................................73, 101 Post Office Café ...................................69 Pot Belly Pub, The ...............................26 Poultney House of Pizza ...................44 Pour House, The ................................ 124 Powers Market .....................................16 Preston’s Restaurant ........................ 40 Prince & Pauper, The ..........................32 Prohibition Pig ...............................77, 79 Pub, The ................................................. 71 Public House, The ...............................36 Publyk House, The ...............................13 Pulcinella’s.......................................... 129 Putney Co-op .......................................28 Putney Diner ........................................20 Putney Mountain Winery .......... 26, 36

Q, R Quechee Tasting Room .....................36 Quality Bake Shop .............................119 Quarry Kitchen + Spirits, The ............ 71 Quechee Inn at Marshland Farm................................. 34 Queen City Brewery........................... 151 Rabbit Hill Inn ...................................... 97 Radio Bean ......................................... 149 Railroad & Main.................................. 115 Railroad Café, The ................................91 Rainbow Sweets .................................69 Ramunto’s..................16, 28, 36, 44, 129 Ranch Camp .........................................85 Randolph Village Pizza ......................63 Randy’s Lunch Box............................. 115 Rasputin’s Bar ....................................150 Raven’s Den Steakhouse ...................13 Ray’s Seafood Market.........................117 RB’s Deli .................................................62 Red Barn Brewing .............................100 Red Clover Ale Co. ...............................44 Red Clover Inn & Restaurant, The..............................40 Red Fox Inn, The ...................................12 Red Hen Baking Co. ............................69 Red House Sweets............................108 Red Mill Restaurant, The ....................51 Red Onion Café .................................. 139 Red Rooster..........................................34 Red Slate, The ......................................24 Red Square .........................................150 Regal Bistro ..........................................117 Reluctant Panther Inn, The .............. 12 Remember Baker Bistro .....................12

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Reservoir Restaurant.........................79 Revolution Kitchen .......................... 159 Rí Rá Irish Pub & Whiskey Room.............................. 150 Rick’s Grill ..............................................117 Rick’s Tavern.........................................26 Rickie’s Indian Restaurant ................69 Rimrock’s Mountain Tavern...............91 River House Restaurant ....................87 River Roost Brewery...........................36 Roadhouse, The...................................24 Roasted Bean Espresso Bar, The ................................14 Roasters Café and Deli....................... 97 Robbie’s Wildlife Refuge ....................89 Rochester Café & Country Store .....62 Rock Art Brewery .................................91 Rocky’s N.Y. Pizza & Ice Cream....... 129 Roost, The .............................................87 Roots the Restaurant ....................... 40 Rosemary’s Restaurant .....................43 Rosie’s Restaurant ..............................49 Rotisserie Restaurant........................117 Route 4 Country Store.......................37 Roxie’s Fries ...........................................41 Royal Orchid Thai Restaurant ..........69 Royalton Village Pizza .......................63 Rozzi’s Lakeshore Tavern .................117 Ruben James.....................................150 Rubylee’s Ice Cream & More ............101 Rumble’s Kitchen .................................77 Rustic Lounge and Sports Bar .......... 71 Rustic Rooster, The .............................42 Rustic Roots ........................................ 115 Ruthcliffe Lodge & Restaurant......105

S Saap .......................................................62 Sabai Sabai Thai Cuisine ...................53 SaenSook Thai Kitchen .....................89 Sage Restaurant ..................................81 Saint J Brewery .................................100 Sakura Sushi & Kitchen ...................119 Sal’s South ............................................44 Salute ....................................................93 Sam’s Wood Fired Pizza Co. ...............16 H Samurai Soul Food ..................30, 34 Sandwich Shoppe .............................. 40 Sandy’s Books & Bakery ....................62 Sanfo Chinese Restaurant................87 Sarah’s Country Diner ........................ 67 Sarducci’s Restaurant and Bar ........ 73 Saxtons River Distillery .....................26 Scale House, The ...............................100 Scale, The ..............................................117 Scalia’s Wood-Fired Pizzeria.............28 Scoop, The .......................................... 133 Scout & Co. ................................. 125, 153 Seasons Restaurant............................12 Seb’s Snack Bar..................................105 Seward Family Restaurant ...............42 Shacksbury Cidery............................. 56 Shady’s Deli .......................................... 67 Shafer’s Market & Deli........................59 Shaggy’s Snack Bar...........................105 Shalimar of India............................... 146 Shang Hai & Tokyo .............................42 Shanghai Garden ................................24 Shanty on the Shore ........................ 145 Shelburne Supermarket ..................131 Shelburne Tap House ....................... 121 Shelburne Vineyard ......................... 125 Sherpa Kitchen.................................. 145 Shin-La Restaurant & Sushi Bar.......................................... 24 Shinjuku Station Café...................... 146 Shooters Saloon................................ 107 Shopping Bag, The.............................157 Shore Acres Inn and Restaurant .......................... 105 Shoreham Inn and Pub .....................55 Shy Guy Gelato .................................. 159 Si Aku Ramen Co. ................................69 SideBar ................................................ 149 SILO Distillery ......................................36 Silver Fork, The .....................................12 Silver Palace........................................119 Simon Pearce Restaurant ................34 Simple Roots Brewing ...................... 151 Simply Delicious.................................. 67 Simply Divine Café.............................119 Simply Subs ......................................... 67 Singleton’s General Store .................28 Singleton’s Market .............................. 37

Sissy’s Kitchen ......................................41 Skinny Pancake. ..34, 67, 77, 87, 115, 143 Skunk Hollow Tavern .........................34 Slayton Pasture Cabin .......................85 Smitty’s Pub .......................................150 Smokey’s Low and Slow BBQ ..........113 Smokin’ Bowls......................................23 Smugglers’ Notch Distillery .... 79, 91, 151 Snaps Restaurant...............................53 Sneakers Bistro .................................. 115 Snow Farm Vineyard ........................108 Snow Shoe Lodge & Pub................. 107 Social Club & Lounge .......................150 Sol Juice & Mad Healthy Trail Food ..................... 77 SoLo Farm & Table .............................22 Solstice Restaurant............................87 Sonny’s Cup ’n’ Saucer Restaurant ...........................................20 Sotto Enoteca .................................... 149 Soulfully Good .....................................34 Soup N Greens .....................................69 South End Café.................................. 107 South Royalton Market .....................63 South Street Café & Bakery ..............14 Southern Pie Company, The.............24 Southside Steakhouse .......................41 SoYo Frozen Yogurt .......................... 159 Spanked Puppy Pub ......................... 124 Speakeasy Café ...................................44 Speeder & Earl’s Coffee.................... 153 Splash at the Boathouse ................ 145 SpokeEasy Lounge .......................... 100 Spot on Dock, The ............................. 143 Spot, The ............................................. 143 Springfield Village Pizza ...................28 St. Albans Diner ................................105 St. Johnsbury Distillery ..................100 St. Johnsbury House of Pizza.........101 St. Paul Street Gastrogrub .............150 Starry Night Café .................................51 Steak House Restaurant................... 67 H Steamship Pier Bar & Grill..... 102, 105 Steeple Market ..................................108 Stemwinder .........................................26 Sticky Fingers Bakery ........................28 Stone Corral Brewery ........................ 121 Stone Hearth Inn & Tavern ..............22 Stone Leaf Teahouse ......................... 57 Stone Soup Restaurant.....................34 Stone’s Throw Pizza .........................108 Stonecutter Spirits.....................56, 149 Stowe Bowl...........................................89 Stowe Cider ...........................................91 Stowe Ice Cream .................................93 Stowe Public House............................. 93 Stowe Sandwich Company...............85 Stowe Street Café ............................... 79 Stratton Mountain Market & Deli ...28 Sub-Way, The .......................................20 Sugar & Spice ......................................42 Sukho Thai Restaurant.....................119 Sundried Tomato, The .......................26 Sunset Grille & Tap Room .................85 Sunup Bakery ......................................42 Superb Cupcakes .............................. 133 Superfresh! Organic Café ..................28 Sushi Boat .............................................14 Sushi Yoshi .................................... 42, 89 Swanton House of Pizza .................108 Sweet Alchemy ...................................119 Sweet Babu .........................................119 Sweet Caroline’s ..................................42 Sweet Clover Market .........................131 Sweet Melissa’s .................................... 71 H Sweet Simone’s.......................110, 121 Sweet Spot, The .................................. 79 Sweet Surrender Bakery ...................28 Sweetwaters ...................................... 143 Swingin’ Pinwheel Café, The........... 147 Swirl Wine Bar ......................................91 Swiss Farm Inn, The ...........................42 Swiss Farm Market .............................45 Swiss Fondue by Heinz.......................91 Swiss Inn............................................... 27

T T. Rugg’s Tavern................................. 149 T.J. Buckley’s ........................................22 Table 24 Restaurant............................41 Taco Gordo.......................................... 159 Tacos Tacos ..........................................23 Taj-E-India Catering & Take Out ........................................... 34

Tamarack Bar & Grill ........................100 Tap 25 ....................................................89 Tap House at Catamount Glass ................................14 Tap Room at Switchback Brewing .........................151 Taps Tavern ..........................................43 Taste of India .......................................53 Tatro’s Gourmet................................ 105 Tavern, The .......................................... 115 Ted’s Pizza Shop ..................................45 Ten Bends Beer ....................................91 Tessie’s Tavern.....................................62 Thai Basil ...............................................14 Thai Dishes ..........................................147 Thai House Restaurant ................... 107 Thai Smile Restaurant....................... 79 Thetford Village Pizza ........................36 Thompson’s Flour Shop .....................89 Three Brothers Pizza & Grill ........... 129 Three Mountain Café ......................... 79 Three Needs Brewery....................... 149 Three Penny Taproom ........................ 71 Three Ponds Restaurant ...................99 Three Stones Restaurant..................28 Thyme....................................................34 Tian Fu Buffet ......................................117 Tight Squeeze Coffee Shop ............ 153 Tim & Doug’s Ice Cream....................101 Tiny Thai Restaurant ........................119 TJ’s Fish Fry ...........................................13 Tokyo House.........................................42 Tom’s Loft Tavern................................26 Tomgirl Juice Co. ............................... 141 Top of the Block ................................139 Top of the Hill Grill ..............................20 Tourterelle ............................................ 57 Town & Country Restaurant ............91 Townshend Dam Diner ......................20 Tozier’s Restaurant.............................62 Trail Break Taps + Tacos .................... 37 Trapp Family Lodge Lounge..............91 Trattoria Delia.....................................157 Trattoria La Festa ...............................93 Traveled Cup, The .............................108 Tres Amigos & Rusty Nail Stage............................. 93 Trout River Brewing Co......................26 Trow Hill Grocery................................. 73 Tuckerbox, The ....................................36 Tulip Café ..............................................26 Turquoise Grille ...................................26 Tuttle’s Family Diner ..........................32 Twiggs — An American Gastropub..................107 Twin Flames Taqueria ........................28 Two Brews Café ....................................12 Two Brothers Tavern..........................56 Two Loco Guys ..................................... 67 Two Shea’s ............................................42 Two Tannery Road ..............................22

U, V Uncle Tony’s Pizza ............................ 129 Uncommon Grounds .......................153 Uncommon Market, The ................... 73 Union Jack’s ....................................... 153 Up for Breakfast ...................................12 Upper Deck Pub................................. 124 Upper Pass Beer Company ...............63 Upper Valley Food Co-op ................... 37 Upper Valley Grill & General Store ...................................97 Valley Bowl ...........................................63 Valley Dream Farm .............................87 Valley House Cafeteria .......................77 Valley View Saloon..............................26 Verdé Restaurant................................26 Vergennes Laundry by CK..................51 Vermont Bagel....................................113 Vermont Coffee Company Café .....................................57 Vermont Comedy Club ....................150 Vermont Cookie Love.........................59 Vermont Country Deli ........................20 Vermont Country Store, The ............28 Vermont Distillers Tasting Room ......................................26 Vermont Inn Pizza ..............................28 Vermont Juice Company, The......... 141 Vermont National Country Club .......................................117 Vermont Pie & Pasta Company ............................. 101

Vermont Pub & Brewery ................. 149 Vermont Sandwich Co. ..................... 113 Vermont Spirits ...................................36 Vermont Tap House ...................45, 129 Vespa’s Pizza, Pasta & Deli........................................129 Viet Thai ...............................................119 View Pub, The.....................................100 Village Café & Tavern .........................56 H Village Creeme Stand ..............46, 51 Village Restaurant, The ..................... 97 Village Roost, The ...............................28 Village Scoop, The............................. 133 Village Snackbar ..................................41 Village Tavern, The ..............................91 Village Wine and Coffee .................. 125 Villagers Ice Cream & Restaurant ...................................... 23 H von Trapp Brewing Bierhall.......................... 82, 89

W Waf’s West Side Deli .......................... 113 Waffle Cabin ..........................................81 Wagon Wheel Bar & Grill...................62 Wahoo’s Eatery ....................................23 Waits River Country Store ................37 Wally’s Place Bagel & Deli ...............105 Walt’s.......................................................77 Warner’s Snack Bar ...........................105 Warren Store, The ................................81 Waterworks Food + Drink................. 115 Waybury Inn..........................................51 Wayne’s Family Restaurant .......................................... 99 Wayne’s Lanes & Jo’s Grill .................99 Wayside Restaurant.......................... 69 Wells Country Store, The ..................45 West Brattleboro Pizza .....................28 West Meadow Farm Bakery ........... 133 Westcom’s Snack Bar .......................105 Whaleback Vineyard ..........................44 Whammy Bar ........................................ 71 Wheel Inn, The .....................................42 Whetstone Station............................ 25 Whip Bar & Grill ...................................87 Whippi Dip ............................................34 Whirligig Brewing .............................100 WhistlePig Rye Tasting Room ......................................57 White Cottage Snack Bar ..................34 White House Inn, The ........................26 Wicked Awesome BBQ.......................32 Wicked Wings .................................... 124 Wilaiwan’s Kitchen..............................69 Wild Fern, The .......................................41 Wild Hart Distillery ........................... 125 Wilder House Restaurant, The.................................. 22 Willey’s Store.......................................101 Williamsville Eatery ...........................22 Willie Dunn’s Grille ..............................22 Williston Coffee Shop ....................... 113 Willoughby’s Restaurant ................... 97 Willow’s Bagels .................................. 139 Wilmington House of Pizza ..............28 Wilmington Village Pub ....................26 Windham Hill Inn ................................22 Windjammer Restaurant, The .........117 Windsor Diner, The .............................32 Windsor Station Restaurant ........... 34 Wine Gate Restaurant, The .............. 97 Wings Over Burlington ......................117 Wobbly Barn Steakhouse, The..........41 Wok ’n’ Roll ............................................87 Wokky’s Chinese ..................................53 Woodchuck Cider House, The .......... 57 Woodstock Farmers’ Market ............ 37 Works Bakery Café, The .....................24 Worthy Burger ...............................62, 79 Worthy Kitchen ...................................34 Wünderbar ........................................... 79

X, Y, Z Ye Olde Tavern ......................................12 Yellow Deli, The................................... 40 Yummy Chinese Restaurant ............117 Yummy Yummy...................................34 Zabby & Elf’s Stone Soup ................ 139 Zachary’s Pizza ............................ 81, 129 Zen Gardens........................................119 H Zenbarn .......................................74, 77 Zero Gravity Craft Brewery .............. 151 Zoey’s Double Hex................................12

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