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Twenty years ago, few foodies had uttered the phrase “farm to table.” Now, nary a restaurant opens without working those three little words into its tagline. For some, the expression conjures visions of overwrought dishes: beet-brined beef cheeks, anyone? But in Vermont, “farm to table” is more than a catchphrase; it’s a vibrant complement to a food system that has long cared about local. Here, that concept expands far beyond the provenance of what’s on your plate. Waitsfield’s Home Plate sources beef from nearby Neill Farm because it’s the neighborly thing to do — period. In the dewy hills of West Fairlee, local teens return summer after summer to work at Middlebrook Restaurant & Market. On the shores of Sunset Lake in Brookfield, Ariel’s Restaurant has a 20-year history as a place for dates, family reunions and wedding receptions. If the best way to understand a culture is through its food, Vermont restaurants are evidence of the state’s strong communities. Lucky for us, the food they’re dishing out happens to be pretty great, too. 7 Nights will guide you to it. Countering the self-serious reputation of locavore dining, many Vermont chefs combine their agrarian ideals with a healthy dose of fun. Nominated for multiple James Beard Awards, Winooski’s Misery Loves Co. plates wildly creative interpretations of every season in a casual neighborhood bistro. In the shadow of a Barton church, the Parson’s Corner serves unpretentious diner fare and finger-licking Vermont-beef Reubens to the blue-collar crowd. Head southwest to Doc Ponds in Stowe, and you’ll find an après-ski bar with a menu of boozy milkshakes, made with milk from the cows that famously dot our hillsides. Because when it comes to Vermont’s landscape, what you see is probably what you’ll eat.

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1001 Main St., Bennington, 442-1001 Some say that you eat with your eyes first — but it’s the deep, sweet smell of butter and browning sugar that beckons customers into Bakkerij Krijnen. In the semi-open kitchen, Hans Krijnen crafts the homemade breads and pastries he learned to make as a young baker in Holland. “I always wanted to be a chef,” recalls Hans. He got his start at 13, cleaning trays at a tiny neighborhood bakery, before going on to pastry and culinary schools and a decade of cheffing in kitchens across the Netherlands. In the late 1980s, Hans moved to Vermont to join a Dutch friend working at Bennington’s Four Chimneys Inn. It was there, as head pastry chef, that he met Jennifer, the waitress who would become his wife and business partner. Bakkerij Krijnen opened in 2005 and enjoyed immediate popularity, especially when it came to the homemade stroopwafels sandwiching salty-sweet caramel. But the 18-hour days took their toll on the couple, and they closed doors a year later — only to give it another shot, recharged, in 2009.

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Since then, Bakkerij Krijnen has flourished, and the owners take obvious pride in feeding their community. Local ingredients are handwritten on whiteboards. Aside from Callebaut’s Belgian chocolate and Douwe Egberts Dutch coffee — nods to Hans’ European roots — virtually everything in the bakery has a regional origin or is organic, fair trade and non-GMO. “I’d rather run out of pastries than use poor ingredients,” says Hans. Jennifer greets customers warmly as she fills orders for Hans’ seeded sourdough loaves and long baguettes with caramelized crusts. A few patrons browse the Dutch treats behind a pastry case: chocolate crinkle cookies, almond shortbreads, raspberry-stuffed Linzertortes. Lattice pies cradle plums, peaches and cherries, and daily specialties might include strawberry Bavarian cream cake or towering lemon-meringue pie. And those famous stroopwafels? They’re stacked in a corner next to a letter from Sen. Bernie Sanders, congratulating the duo on their Editor’s Choice award from Yankee Magazine. “This recognition represents the work both of you have done to make Bakkerij Krijnen one of the finest eateries in the region,” he writes. “Vermont is fortunate to have members of its community who show such dedication to their work.” Bernie has a point. JULIA CLANCY


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AMERICAN DINER The Blue Benn 318 North St., Bennington n meals: B, L, D n veggie-friendly n Slide into a booth in a 1940s railcar for all-day breakfast and diner staples. The raspberry-crunch pancakes and stacked veggie burgers on pita represent updates on the classics. Don’t forget to take a turn at the jukebox. $

Bob’s Diner 2279 Depot St., Manchester Center, 362-4681 n meals: B, L, D; beer & wine n gluten-free opts., veggiefriendly n The classic 1950s-style diner serves breakfast essentials, including six types of pancakes. Try Farmer Green Jeans Skillet, a choice of two eggs over spinach, mushrooms and tomatoes. $

Papa Pete’s 1104 Woodford Rd., Bennington, 6810181 n closed: Wed.; meals: B, L; beer & wine n cash/check only, outdoor seating n Known as the “Home of the Giant Pancake,” this old-school diner offers breakfast and lunch in a timeless space. The house-smoked lox is a hit. $

Sunny Side Diner 241 Main St., Bennington, 442-9900 n meals: B, L n veggie-friendly n Starting at 6 a.m., Sunny Side offers longtime favorites such as three-egg omelettes, colossal muffins and chocolate chip pancakes. Come lunch, diner classics continue with burgers, shakes and tuna melts on rye. $

NEW AMERICAN Arlington Inn 3904 Route 7A, Arlington, 375-6532 n closed: Mon.; meals: D; full bar n gluten-free opts., lodging, reserv. rec., veggie-friendly n Feast on savory cheesecake appetizers and duck with pomegranate-thyme sauce at this chef-owned inn built in 1847. $$$$

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

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The Copper Grouse 3835 Main St., Manchester, 362-0176 n meals: B, L, D; full bar n lodging, outdoor seating n Inside the Taconic hotel, chef Adam Raftery puts out small plates of sous-vide Scotch eggs and roasted beet hummus, then goes big with dishes such as tea-crusted pork tenderloin. $$$

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

The Four Chimneys Inn & Restaurant 21 West Rd., Bennington, 447-3500 n closed: Tues.; meals: D; full bar n gluten-free opts., lodging, reserv. rec., vegan-friendly n Walt Disney was a fan of the historic inn, and the menu shares his creativity. Try Thai-spiced sea bass en papillote or honey-glazed duck-and-apple strudel. $$$$

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

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

Marsh Tavern 3567 Main St., the Equinox, Manchester, 800-362-4747 n meals: L, D, LN; full bar n lodging, outdoor seating n Pumpkin risotto and cast iron-roasted chicken are on the menu in the pre-Revolutionary War lodging house. The Tavern Lounge offers elevated pub fare, from housemade charcuterie to herb flatbreads. $$$$

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1 Prospect St., North Bennington, 442-7171 n closed: Sun., Mon.; meals: D; full bar n reserv. rec. n Distinguished Restaurants of North America bestowed an award of excellence on the upscale spot offering herb-crusted halibut, filet mignon and more. The lounge offers more casual dining seven days a week. $$$

4201 Main St., Manchester, 7688444 n seasonal hours; meals: D; full bar n reserv. rec., veggie-friendly n There are just six tables at this dinner destination, notable for its curated wine list, craft cocktails and seasonal menu. The three-cheese onion soup is a must-order. $$$$$

The Perfect Wife Restaurant 2594 Depot St., Manchester, 3622817 n closed: Sun., Mon.; meals: D; full bar n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, vegan-friendly n dance floor, live music, TV n Chef Amy Chamberlain’s “freestyle cuisine with global influences” has landed her five Food Network appearances. Try the sesame-crusted tuna or the New York strip steak in a Guinness demiglace. $$$

Ponce Bistro 4659 Main St., Manchester, 768-8095 n meals: B, Bru, L, D; beer & wine n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n Homemade crêpes and world-class coffees are favorites at the fusion bistro, which serves everything from authentic Puerto Rican rice and beans to veal piccata. BYOB and no corkage fee! $$

The Red Fox Inn 103 Winhall Hollow Rd., Bondville, 297-2488 n meals: D; full bar n gluten-free opts., lodging, outdoor seating, reserv. rec., vegan-friendly n dance floor, karaoke, live music, TV n This inn’s Irish pub is known for live music. Head to the dining room for fine fare served around a fieldstone fireplace. $$

The Reluctant Panther Inn and Restaurant 17-39 West Rd., Manchester, 3622568 n closed: Sun.; meals: B, D; full bar n gluten-free opts., lodging, outdoor seating, reserv. rec., veggiefriendly n Enjoy a seasonal, upscale menu inside a small luxury hotel — it won Vermont Fresh Network’s Gold Barn honor for its commitment to local ingredients. There’s an awardwinning wine list, too. $$$$

Seasons Restaurant 4566 Main St., Manchester, 362-7272 n closed: Mon.; meals: L, D; full bar n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, vegan-friendly n live music n The family-owned restaurant focuses on new American cuisine such as ultra-thin pizzas and mushroom ravioli topped with lobster. Order local beer on tap. $$

Up for Breakfast 4935 Main St., Manchester Center, 362-4204 n meals: B n cash/check only, gluten-free opts., veganfriendly n Inside a second-floor restaurant await creative dishes such as wild-turkey hash, waffle Benedict, venison sausage and blackberrywalnut pancakes. $

West Mountain Inn 144 W. Mountain Inn Rd., Arlington, 375-6516 n meals: B, D; full bar n gluten-free opts., lodging, reserv. rec., vegan-friendly n Overlooking the Battenkill Valley, the inn offers chef Jeff Scott’s luxurious New England farm-to-table fare. $$$$

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

Tastee Freez 344 North St., Bennington, 4429399 n seasonal hours; meals: L, D n outdoor seating n Make a meal out of a burger and your choice of dessert. Options include banana splits, shakes, sundaes and parfaits. $

SOUP ’N’ SANDWICH 2 Brews Café 230 North St., Bennington, 440-5127 n meals: B, L, D; beer & wine n glutenfree opts., vegan-friendly n Two kinds of brew are offered here: coffee and craft beer. For breakfast, relax with a dark roast and a Vermont maplebutter crêpe; come lunchtime, pair a pint with a build-your-own salad bowl or a chicken Parm panini. $$

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139 Main St., Bennington, 681-7489 n closed: Sun.; meals: B, Bru, L; beer & wine n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, vegan-friendly n live music n Everyday fare and weekly specials include housemade quiches, soups and salads. Brunching? Treat yourself to a mimosa or Bloody Mary. $

3567 Main St., the Equinox, Manchester, 877-854-7625 n meals: B n lodging, veggie-friendly n In a classy country setting, Belgian waffles with berries and cream are served alongside New England favorites such as bagels with housesmoked Maine salmon. Coffee, tea or hot chocolate can be taken to the library. $$

722 Main St., Bennington, 681-7646 n closed: Sun., Mon., Tues., Wed., Thu.; meals: D; full bar n lodging, reserv. rec., veggie-friendly n The cozy B&B offers nightly martinis and libations in lieu of breakfast. Swing by for snacks such as stuffed dates or roast beef sliders, then linger over the lengthy list of craft cocktails and an indulgent dessert. $

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3567 Main St., the Equinox, Manchester, 877-854-7625 n seasonal hours; meals: L; full bar n lodging, outdoor seating n Servers deliver New England lobster rolls, crispy haddock wraps, and an array of other sandwiches and burgers on the deck of the Equinox Golf Club clubhouse. Inside, Woody’s Bar pours ice-cold drinks. $$

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

STEAKHOUSE/ SEAFOOD Chop House 3567 Main St., the Equinox, Manchester, 800-362-4747 n seasonal hours; meals: D; full bar n lodging n The Green Mountain Boys once gathered around the original Orvis stone hearth at this refined lodge serving steaks broiled at 1,400 degrees Fahrenheit and finished with herb butter. $$$$$

The Publyk House 782 Harwood Hill Rd., Bennington, 442-7500 n meals: D; full bar n outdoor seating n karaoke, live music, pub quiz/trivia, TV n In an old horse barn, a restaurant touts classics such as homemade meatloaf and surf and turf. Choose from a long list of wine or specialty cocktails, including house sangria. $$$

Raven’s Den Steakhouse and Taproom 1844 Depot St., Manchester, 7688779 n meals: D; beer & wine n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating n live music n Chef Edward St. Onge grills up high-quality meats including beef, pork and antelope. Sip a beer or wine from an award-winning selection. $$$$

TRADITIONAL The Barn Restaurant & Tavern 5581 Route 30, Pawlet, 325-3088 n closed: Mon., Tues.; meals: D; full bar n reserv. rec. n live music n Two stone fireplaces and mountain views give this dinner spot character. Head upstairs to the dining room loft for steak, seafood, salad or a burger. $$

Bennington Station Restaurant/B&R Tavern Bistro 150 Depot St., Bennington, 4427900 n closed: Sun., Mon.; meals: L, D; full bar n outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n live music n Chef Robert Andrew dresses up traditional American fare in a historic railway station. Locals love the prime rib, apple-stuffed chicken breast and weekend dinner specials. $$$

The Dorset Inn 8 Church St., Dorset, 867-5500 n meals: B, Bru, D; full bar n glutenfree opts., lodging, outdoor seating, reserv. rec., vegan-friendly n Vermont’s oldest continuously operating inn has served traditional New England meals since 1796. Look for classics such as stuffed trout as well as contemporary seasonal dishes. $$$

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

Landgrove Inn 132 Landgrove Rd., Landgrove, 8246673 n seasonal hours; meals: B, D; full bar n gluten-free opts., lodging, reserv. rec., vegan-friendly n The candelit restaurant offers high-end, European-inspired dishes including roast duckling, veal, and Elise’s Famous Crab & Shrimp Cakes. $$$$

Nipper’s Café & Steakhouse 6458 Main St., Manchester, 3622342 n seasonal hours; meals: B, Bru, D; beer & wine n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggiefriendly n live music n Chef Adam Dworkin bakes bread daily. Try his pancake French toast at breakfast and the blue-cheese-stuffed pork chops at dinner. $$

ASIAN JAPANESE Sushi Boat 4971-3 Main St., Green Mountain Village Shops, Manchester, 3661888 n closed: Sun., Mon.; meals: L, D n veggie-friendly n The selection of sashimi and specialty rolls is vast. Try the Yam Dragon, featuring avocadowrapped yam tempura, or the Rock & Roll, made with eel, cucumber and flying fish roe. $

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

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BAKERIES The Apple Barn 604 Route 7, Bennington, 447-7780 n seasonal hours n Swing by the apple orchard and bakeshop for fresh cider doughnuts and crates of apples plucked from the trees nearby. Pick your own berries in the summer. Open May through mid-November. $

H Bakkerij Krijnen (see page 10) 1001 Main St., Bennington, 442-1001 n closed: Mon., Tues.; meals: B, L n vegan-friendly n Netherlands native Hans Krijnen turns out a variety of Dutch pastries and slow-leavened, crusty breads. No visit is complete without crunching into a ginger stroopwafel. $

Mrs. Murphy’s Donuts 374 Depot St., Manchester Center, 362-1874 n meals: B n This coffee shop has been turning out homemade doughnuts for more than 30 years. The Boston cream and maple frosted keep the crowds coming. $

BARS, PUBS & CLUBS BARS/LOUNGES Falcon Bar 3567 Main St., the Equinox, Manchester, 877-854-7625 n seasonal hours; full bar n lodging, outdoor seating n In a plush interior or by a luxurious open-air fire pit, guests relax with their drinks — chosen from an extensive selection of wines and single-malt Scotches — and nibble on cheese or chocolate. $$

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201 South St., Bennington, 681-8520 n closed: Sun., Mon., Tues.; meals: D; beer & wine n veggie-friendly n live music n Settle into the bar and lounge for seasonal snacks and 20 taps of local suds — a few of which come from the on-site nanobrewery. $

4940 Main St., Manchester, 7688433 n meals: L, D; full bar n glutenfree opts., outdoor seating, reserv. rec., veggie-friendly n Authentic dishes such as slow-roasted duck, spicy basil stir-fry and mango curry distinguish the upscale Thai restaurant. A full bar touts house martinis, sakes and Thai beers. $$

Madison Brewing Company 428 Main St., Bennington, 442-7397 n meals: L, D; full bar n delivery, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, vegan-friendly n Try the Flagship, the Old 76 or a raspberry-flavored brew on the upstairs deck, alongside pub grub or British-influenced bites such as Dublin steak in whiskey sauce. $$

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PUBS Kevin’s Sports Pub & Restaurant 27 Main St., Bennington, 442-0122 n meals: L, D, LN; full bar n gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n karaoke, live music, TV n A local staple, this sports bar is known for its half-pound burgers and award-winning chili. $$

The Tap House at Catamount Glass 309 County St., Bennington, 753-7589 n closed: Sun.; meals: L, D; beer & wine n pub quiz/trivia n Sixteen taps and a growler station fuel a menu of updated pub fare, from pork pot stickers to Thai curried vegetables. Try the Beyoncé Burger, topped with cheddar cheese, house barbecue sauce and onion rings — “because if you like it, you should put a ring on it.” $$

TASTING ROOMS Northshire Brewery 108 County St., Bennington, 6810201 n closed: Sun., Mon., Tues., Wed. n From robust ales to traditional hefeweizen, the microbrewery accommodates diverse tastes. Tours on Saturday and by appointment.

COFFEE/TEA South Street Café 105 South St., Bennington, 447-2433 n meals: B, Bru, L n gluten-free opts., vegan-friendly n live music n More than 20 years old, the cozy arts café offers from-scratch baked goods, Vermont Coffee Company espresso, and tea by the cup or pot. Try a slice of the daily quiche or a made-to-order sandwich on homemade bread. $

EURO BRITISH Lil’ Britain 116 North St., Bennington, 4422447 n 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 n closed: Mon.; meals: D; full bar n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, reserv. rec., vegan-friendly n Chef Henry Bronson’s menu brings Parmesan-crusted sole, steak au poivre and cashew-chickpea terrine to the table. Save room for dessert — Dina Bronson’s crème brulée is legendary. $$$$

Chantecleer Restaurant 8 Read Farm Lane, East Dorset, 3621616 n closed: Mon., Tues.; meals: D; full bar n gluten-free opts., reserv. rec., vegan-friendly n Caesar salad is prepared table-side in a remodeled dairy barn. Rack of lamb and creative seafood and game dishes are also on the European-inflected menu. $$$$

Mistral’s at Toll Gate 10 Tollgate Rd., Manchester Center, 362-1779 n closed: Wed.; meals: D; full bar n gluten-free opts., reserv. rec., vegan-friendly n Nearly every table at the award-winning restaurant overlooks Bromley Brook. Guests return year after year to celebrate special occasions over salmon cannelloni or Chateaubriand for two. $$$$

MEDITERRANEAN Depot62 515 Depot St., Manchester Center, 366-8229 n meals: L, D; beer & wine n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, vegan-friendly n This eclectic eatery sits at the back of a home-furnishings store. Take a seat at the massive communal table for Turkish small plates and thin-crust pizzas. $$

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

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

Benner’s Bagels Pizza n’ Whatnosh

The J.J. Hapgood General Store & Eatery

604 Main St., Bennington, 7537772 n meals: B, L, D; beer & wine n gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n Choose from a variety of subs, salads, pizzas and pastas at the familyowned and -operated eatery. Don’t miss the breakfast calzone. $

305 Main St., Peru, 824-4800 n meals: B, L, D n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veganfriendly n One of Vermont’s longest continuously running general stores, this community hub supplies gourmet breakfasts as well as wood-fired sandwiches, pizzas and desserts. $

Christos’ Pizza & Pasta 4931 Main St., Manchester Center, 362-2408 n meals: L, D, LN; beer & wine n delivery, veggie-friendly n Following a family legacy, the Christos serve up pizzas, pastas, gyros and spanakopita at their Greekstyle pizza place. $$

Garlic John’s Restaurant 1610 Depot St., Manchester Center, 362-9843 n meals: D; full bar n outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n Diners order from a seasonal menu of classic Italian fare — think pasta puttanesca and saltimbocca. The house garlic bread is a must. $$

4479 Main St., Manchester Center, 342-7454 n closed: Sun.; meals: B, L n gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n Chef-owner Hadley Stock channels her passion for locally sourced, farm-fresh fare into award-winning barbecue and maple-bourbon-porkbelly buns. $

SOUTH OF THE BORDER MEXICAN Cilantro Restaurant

25 Main St., Bennington, 4454545 n meals: L, D n 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. $$

(two locations) 5036 Main St., Manchester Center, 768-8141 n 203-205 South St., Bennington, 753-7517 n meals: L, D; beer & wine n gluten-free opts., vegan-friendly n The counter serves up tacos and burritos boosted by naturally raised meats and locally sourced produce. Choose among four house salsas, fire-roasted veggies, and proteins such as chorizo and braised beef. $

MARKETS & CAFÉS Bringing You Vermont 514 Main St., Bennington, 753-7639 n closed: Tues.; meals: Bru, L, D n gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n Satisfy both sweet and savory cravings with daily bakery specials and inventive comfort foods such as the barbecue-maple-chipotle pie. $

Al Ducci’s Italian Pantry 133 Elm St., Manchester Center, 362-4449 n meals: L, D n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating n Stock up on mozzarella, cured meats and breads, or take home a Brie panini with fig jam and prosciutto. $

520 Main St., Bennington, 442-0990 n meals: D; full bar n reserv. rec., veggie-friendly n Wild boar and sockeye salmon grace the menu at the white-tablecloth Italian joint, which sources much of its fare from small, local farms. $$

Pink Boot Farm Store

Marigold Kitchen

ITALIAN/PIZZERIAS

Allegro Ristorante

Vermont Restaurant Week 2017 location

Gringo Jack’s Southwestern Bar & Grill 5103 Main St., Manchester Center, 362-0836 n seasonal hours; meals: L, D; full bar n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, reserv. rec., vegan-friendly n TV n This restaurant is famous for its sauces, salsas and tortilla chips, as well as authentic Mexican foods made with local ingredients. Think tamales, tacos and enchiladas, but also good ol’ American barbecue. $$

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A sign outside a sprawling gray Victorian in West Brattleboro reads “CX Silver Gallery.” Below that: “Dim Sum.” Inside, Cai Xi (pronounced “tsai-shee”) and Adam Silver, a quirky pair of empty nesters, serve dim sum in their firstfloor art gallery. By far the most authentic Sichuan-style Chinese food in Vermont, it’s available most days — with advance notice. But diners will also pick up on a distinct Green Mountain flavor. That’s because Cai blends the culinary traditions of her native city of Chongqing, China, with those of her adopted state of the last three decades. So the sesame-scented, fork-tender bai zhan ji — poached chicken breast, sliced thin and served cold — comes with garlic-scape purée instead of the traditional scallion sauce. Likewise, dried cranberries add tartness to a tangle of spicy dan dan noodles — though cranberries were largely unknown in China until recent years. “We use maple syrup, too, because we’re Vermont people,” Adam said, carrying a pot of Pu’er tea to the table one night. “That’s our poetic license.” Much of the meat and produce comes from the Brattleboro Farmers Market, where the couple sells handmade dumplings and other Chinese specialties most Saturdays spring through fall. It’s likely, then, that the pork tucked into the paper-thin xiao long bao once frolicked in a nearby field. The petite dumplings make a fine warm-up for a plate of mala tofu or fish, smothered in scorching red-chile sauce with peanuts and green onions, or a beef stir-fry heaped with pungent shishito peppers and sliced red onion. If mouth-numbing heat isn’t your jam, anything can be made mild or medium — but you’ll need to request that when you order, which happens when you reserve your table. Most dishes are priced between $5 and $15 and portioned for a crowd, all the better for sampling a spectrum of flavors. So bring an appetite — and as many friends as you can. HANNAH PALMER EGAN


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39 Main Street 802-254-6245

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69 Main Street 802-254-2073

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9 High Street 802-257-2337

28 Springtree Road 802-257-7563

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Whetstone Station Restaurant & Brewery 36 Bridge Street 802-490-2354

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Downtown Brattleboro Alliance www.Brattleboro.com


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AMERICAN BARBECUE/ SOUL FOOD Curtis’ BBQ 7 Putney Landing Rd., Putney, 3875474 n seasonal hours; meals: L, D n 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 October. $$

Top of the Hill Grill 632 Putney Rd., Brattleboro, 2589178 n seasonal hours; meals: L, D n cash/check only, outdoor seating, vegan-friendly n Even the meat-free can feast at this barbecue joint. Tempeh burgers, veggie burritos and quesadilla platters round out a menu of smoked meats, catfish and gumbo. Open April through October. $

DINER Chelsea Royal Diner 487 Marlboro Rd., Brattleboro, 2548399 n meals: B, Bru, L, D; beer & wine n cash/check only, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veganfriendly n The diner’s contemporary and classic dishes feature local, grass-fed burgers, house-smoked brisket, eggs from backyard hens and veggies fresh from the garden. Get homemade Royal Madness ice cream from the outdoor stand in summer. $

Dot’s Restaurant 5 W. Main St., Wilmington, 464-7284 n meals: B, L, D; beer & wine n glutenfree opts., veggie-friendly n Neighbors helped rebuild this landmark after Tropical Storm Irene destroyed it in 2011. Early risers can order waffles, pancakes and eggs any style. Signature suppers include chicken Parmesan and barbecue ribs. $

The Flamingo Diner 209 Canal St., Brattleboro, 254-3523 n closed: Wed.; meals: B, L; full bar n gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n Retro diner specials here might include a griddled ham-and-cheese Monte Cristo, kielbasa-bacon hash, and chili with cheese, sour cream and eggs. A flamboyance of plastic pink flamingos lurks around every corner. $

Putney Diner 128 Main St., Putney, 387-5433 n meals: B, L, D n cash/check only, gluten-free opts., vegan-friendly n You can get breakfast all day or start your morning with a chicken taco salad. Everything from the maple syrup to the beefalo burgers comes from nearby. $

Sonny’s Cup ’n’ Saucer Restaurant

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

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

Cask & Kiln Kitchen

159 Route 100, Wilmington, 4645813 n meals: B, L n Homemade hash and BLTs meet Reese’s Pieces pancakes, and the counter seats are coveted. $

4 N. Main St., Wilmington, 464-2275 n closed: Tues., Wed.; meals: Bru, D; full bar n reserv. rec., veggie-friendly n live music n The lounge and dining room feature upscale comforts — think jerkspiced duck breast and pan-roasted Arctic char. Dressy attire “admired but not required.” Sunday brunch. $$$

ICE CREAM/ FROZEN YOGURT

Castle Hill Restaurant

Blueberry Haus (Brattleboro) 19 Elliot St., Brattleboro, 233-7483 n At the downtown outpost of a local ice cream landmark, find homemade scoops flavored with fresh fruits, nuts and other ingredients. Try one in a sundae or shake. $

Blueberry Haus (Guilford) 809 Guilford Center Rd,, Guilford, 233-7483 n seasonal hours n outdoor seating n The from-scratch scoops — available in cones, cups, sundaes and milkshakes — include 24 rotating flavors. Open May 1 through Labor Day. $

Creemee Stand 716 Route 100, Wilmington, 4640732 n seasonal hours n veggiefriendly n The name doesn’t lie. But in addition to the usual vanillachocolate-twist soft-serve, find sought-after flavors such as black raspberry and maple. Open May through Columbus Day. $

NEW AMERICAN 1846 Tavern and Restaurant 108 Route 100, West Dover, 4645207 n seasonal hours; meals: B, L, D; full bar n gluten-free opts., lodging, outdoor seating, reserv. rec., vegan-friendly n live music, TV n Find pub fare and polished entrées such as a grilled-salmon BLT and roast duck with plum-tea sauce. Dinner daily; lunch during ski season only. $$$

Artisan Restaurant, Tavern and Garden 21 West St., Four Columns Inn, Newfane, 365-7713 n closed: Mon.; meals: D; full bar n lodging, outdoor seating, reserv. rec. n Henry Kissinger and John Kenneth Galbraith dined at this quaint inn restaurant — one of the founders of the farm-to-table movement — in the 1970s. Stroll the gardens, then sample the contemporary cuisine that honors those roots. $$$$

2910 Route 103, Castle Hill Resort & Spa, Proctorsville, 226-7361 n meals: B, D; full bar n lodging, outdoor seating, reserv. rec., veggie-friendly n live music n A 100-year-old inn offers beef Wellington, wine-steamed mussels and roast rack of lamb. Try a three-course prix-fixe menu, or order à la carte. $$$$

Coleman Brook Tavern 111 Jackson Gore Rd., Jackson Gore Inn, Ludlow, 228-1435 n meals: L, D; full bar n gluten-free opts., lodging, veggie-friendly n The vinous offerings at this resort restaurant earned a nod from Wine Spectator in 2015. Specialty steaks are cut in-house from local Wagyu beef, while the roast quail hails from nearby Cavendish. $$$

Deerhill Inn and Restaurant 14 Valley View Rd., West Dover, 464-3100 n call for hours; meals: D; full bar n lodging, reserv. rec., veganfriendly n Inside a romantic inn restaurant, start with cured meats or Vermont cheeses. Seasonal entrées might include pan-seared salmon or vegetable pot pie. $$$

The Downtown Grocery 41 Depot St., Ludlow, 228-7566 n closed: Tues., Wed.; meals: Bru, D; full bar n gluten-free opts., reserv. rec., vegan-friendly n Chef Rogan Lechthaler brings a hip but casual vibe to innovative upscale suppers, rife with handmade pastas and local meats. Sunday brunch. $$$

Duo Restaurant 136 Main St., Brattleboro, 254-4141 n meals: Bru, D; full bar n gluten-free opts., reserv. rec., vegan-friendly n Award-winning Denver restaurateurs Keith Arnold and Stephanie Bonin serve up indulgent farm-to-table fare such as goat-cheese-stuffed dates and swordfish with saffron rice. Weekend brunch. $$$

The Eatery 26 Dover Rd., Williamsville, 3659600 n closed: Sun., Mon., Tues., Wed.; meals: D; beer & wine n glutenfree opts., reserv. rec., veggiefriendly n From an 1838 general store, chef-owners Glenn and Dylan Richardson offer casual, farm-fresh eats such as scallion pancakes, woodfired pizzas and carnitas tacos. $$

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Echo Restaurant & Lounge 73 Main St., Brattleboro, 254-2073 n closed: Mon.; meals: D; full bar n gluten-free opts., vegan-friendly n Start with a craft cocktail, then sink your teeth into bold Italian American flavors. Plates coming out of the kitchen include fried chicken sandwiches, brick-oven pizzas and pan-seared duck entrées. $$

Fireside Restaurant 153 W. Main St., the Nutmeg Inn, Wilmington, 380-6101 f n closed: Sun., Mon., Tues., Wed., Thu.; meals: D n gluten-free opts., lodging, veggie-friendly n Look for seasonal dishes in the charming inn dining room, from lamb meatballs with yogurt and harissa to roasted marrow bones, pea croquettes and local ribeye steak. $$

Folly 33 W. Main St., Wilmington, 4641333 n closed: Mon., Tues., Wed., Thu.; meals: D n gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n Old-world flavors add refinement to an ever-changing menu featuring plates such as sherried-rabbit-pancetta cavatelli or Hokkaido sea scallops with raisins and caviar. $$$

The Gleanery 133 Main St., Putney, 387-3052 n closed: Mon., Tues.; meals: Bru, L, D; beer & wine n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, reserv. rec., veganfriendly n The chefs use area produce in creative dishes such as braisedrabbit ramen and squash-and-chèvre agnolotti. Lunch Friday through Sunday. $$$

Harry’s Café 68 Route 100, Ludlow, 228-2996 n closed: Mon., Tues.; meals: D; full bar n gluten-free opts., reserv. rec. n Three acres of cultivated land — including a blueberry plantation and 20 fruit-bearing trees — supply the chefs’ eclectic, casual fare, which runs the gamut from steamed ginger wontons to an iceberg wedge salad with ravioli diablo. $$$

Homestyle Hostel 119 Main St., Ludlow, 975-0030 n closed: Mon., Tues., Wed.; meals: D; full bar n lodging, reserv. rec., veggie-friendly n Hostel guests can use the kitchen Monday through Wednesday, but a chef takes over later in the week, cooking entrées of roasted lake trout or stuffed poblano peppers. $$

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

Inn at Weston 630 Main St., Weston, 824-6789 n seasonal hours; meals: B, D; full bar n gluten-free opts., lodging, outdoor seating, reserv. rec., vegan-friendly n In the dining room, an everchanging menu offers dishes such as tagliatelle Bolognese and chicken saltimbocca. Fancy something less formal? Opt for a pulled-pork sandwich in the adjacent pub. $$$$

Katy’s 118 Main St., Putney, 536-4196 n closed: Tues., Wed.; meals: Bru, L, D, LN; full bar n gluten-free opts., veganfriendly n dance floor, live music n Chefs prepare burgers, salmon, duck, rib eye, mussels and more with care in a cozy and relaxed community atmosphere. Get yours with a craft beer or cocktail. Weekend brunch. $$

Keeper’s: A Country Café 3685 Route 106, Reading, 484-9090 n closed: Sun., Mon.; meals: D; full bar n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, reserv. rec., vegan-friendly n live music, pub quiz/trivia, TV n The menu offers New York strip steaks and seafood such as yellowfin tuna tartare and shoyu-glazed salmon. Try the maple crème brûlée for dessert. $$$

Leslie’s: The Tavern at Rockingham 660 Rockingham Rd., Bellows Falls, 463-4929 n closed: Tues.; meals: D; full bar n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, reserv. rec., vegan-friendly n Chef-owner John Marston personally prepares every plate, from vegetarian and Thai options to creative lamb dishes. $$$

The New England House 254 Marlboro Rd., Brattleboro, 2546886 n closed: Tues.; meals: L, D; full bar n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, reserv. rec., vegan-friendly n live music, TV n Diners enjoy fresh pastas, steamed Maine mussels and hand-cut steaks on the cedar deck and in the barn-style lounge. $$

The Old Tavern Restaurant 92 Main St., the Grafton Inn, Grafton, 843-2231 n seasonal hours; meals: B, D; full bar n gluten-free opts., lodging, reserv. rec., veggie-friendly

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One of America’s oldest operating inns serves farm-to-table cuisine. The Grafton Village cheddar-ale soup is a go-to prelude to entrées such as roast rack of lamb or pumpkin gnocchi. Reservations required. $$$

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Peter Havens 32 Elliot St., Brattleboro, 257-3333 n closed: Mon., Tues.; meals: D; full bar n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, reserv. rec. n Locals return again and again to the tiny, elegant eatery for wild Maine mussels and pan-seared filet mignon finished with pinot noir reduction. $$$$

SoLo Farm & Table 95 Middletown Rd., South Londonderry, 824-6327 n seasonal hours; meals: D; full bar n glutenfree opts., reserv. rec., veggiefriendly n Dishes such as woodgrilled lamb over fermented wheat berries are served with world-class wines at Wesley and Chloe Genovart’s critically acclaimed restaurant. $$$$

Stone Hearth Inn & Tavern 698 Route 11, Chester, 875-2525 n closed: Tues., Wed.; meals: L, D; full bar n gluten-free opts., lodging, outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n live music, TV n Plates of wings, baked ziti, and mac and cheese utilize ingredients from Harlow Farms, Maplebrook Farm and other local producers. Pair your pick with one of 13 regional ales or a glass of wine. Weekend lunch. $$

T.J. Buckley’s 132 Elliot St., Brattleboro, 257-4922 n closed: Mon., Tues., Wed.; meals: D; beer & wine n gluten-free opts., reserv. rec., vegan-friendly n A restored 1925 Worcester dining car is the setting for a nightly changing menu of upscale fare such as smoked-trout tartlet with roe and local chèvre. $$$$$

Verdé Restaurant 19 Village Lodge Rd., Stratton Mountain, South Londonderry, 297-9200 n seasonal hours; meals: L, D; full bar n gluten-free opts., lodging, outdoor seating, reserv. rec., vegan-friendly n The menu shifts with the seasons at Stratton’s elegant resort eatery. Look for duck spring rolls, housemade pastas and shrimp risotto. $$$$$

The White House Inn 178 Route 9, Wilmington, 464-2135 n meals: B, Bru, L, D; full bar n gluten-free opts., lodging, outdoor seating, veganfriendly n Absorb the fresh country air over a summer garden breakfast of Belgian waffles or eggs Benedict, or sample interpretive sushi or a burger in the tavern. Dining with a group? Ask about wine-cellar service. $$$

Windham Hill Inn 311 Lawrence Dr., West Townshend, 944-4080 n seasonal hours; meals: B, D; full bar n gluten-free opts., lodging, reserv. rec., veggie-friendly n In the summer, herbs and veggies come from the property gardens. Try housemade ravioli or a Stilton-apple tart, or sip a glass from the extensive wine list. $$$$$

SNACK BARS/CARTS Country Creemee 4261 Route 106, Springfield, 2635677 n seasonal hours; meals: L, D n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n New owners took over in 2017, but the snack-bar classics carry on. Look for burgers, fried seafood and creemees. $

Dari Joy 140 Rockingham St., Bellows Falls, 463-9816 n seasonal hours; meals: B, L, D n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n Since 1952, the DeMuzio family has served up grilled cheeses, lobster rolls, burgers and ice cream with all the fixings while the weather is warm. Try the apple-crisp sundae. Open April through October. $

Fast Eddie’s Restaurant, Bakery & Ice Cream Stand 833 Putney Rd., Brattleboro, 339502-3385 n seasonal hours; meals: L, D n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n When the seasonal stop lets its “Open” flag fly, it signals the unofficial start of summer. Cupcakes, cinnamon buns and cannoli are offered alongside burgers, hot dogs and ice cream. Open April through September. $

The Hot Dog Stand Route 100 and Route 9, Wilmington, 681-3628 n seasonal hours; meals: L, D n outdoor seating n For 40 years, locals have relied on this summer spot for franks and beans, corn chowder, and creemees. Open late April through late October. $

Joe’s Home Cookin’ 716 Route 100, Wilmington, 8298981 n seasonal hours; meals: L, D n cash/check only, outdoor seating 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 mid-October. $

Wahoo’s Eatery 2 Whites Rd., Wilmington, 464-0110 n seasonal hours; meals: B, L, D n glutenfree opts., outdoor seating, veggiefriendly n Lunch on a steak-and-cheese sandwich or a salmon burger — or a

creemee as big as your head. Open midMay through mid-September. $

SOUP ’N’ SANDWICH Brattle Burger 97 Main St., Brattleboro, 2518226 n closed: Mon.; meals: L, D; beer & wine n gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n Patties are crafted with local beef, poultry, salmon or vegetables. Pair a mac-and-cheese burger with a basket of loaded fries, a chopped salad or a cup of chowder. $

Gouger’s Market & Deli 121 Canal St., Brattleboro, 254-9609 n closed: Sun.; meals: L, D; beer & wine n Folks snack on deviled eggs or BLTs, or sink their spoons into bowls of cream of broccoli soup at the self-proclaimed “grocery store with so much more.” $

Jezebel’s Eatery 28 W. Main St., Wilmington, 4647774 n meals: B, L, D; full bar n outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n Try Nutella-and-banana-stuffed French toast, or lunch on the New Englander sandwich, made with ham, apple, cheddar and cranberry sauce. Weekend breakfast. $

Little Lisai’s Corner Deli & Bakery 92 Atkinson St., Bellows Falls, 7328052 n meals: B, L n veggie-friendly n From the deli counter, breakfast sandwiches are available on bagels, English muffins, croissants or wraps. For lunch, graze the salad bar or grab a cold-cut stacker, panini or soup. $

The Porch Too 648 Putney Rd., Brattleboro, 5791433 n closed: Sun.; meals: B, L, D n outdoor seating, vegan-friendly n At breakfast, patrons dig the garden omelette, brimming with spinach, artichoke, cream cheese and avocado. Lunch brings lemon-dill tuna melts and gingered pork banh mi. $$

Restless Rooster 134 Elliot St., Brattleboro, 258-2565 n meals: B, L n veggie-friendly n Biscuit breakfast sandwiches are named for roosters — but you can also find pancakes, soups and salads. Grab a sweet from sister bakery Green Mountain Cheesecake on your way out. $

Singleton’s General Store 356 Main St., Proctorsville, 2267666 n meals: L, D n gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n Rolling with kids? Grab a PB&J. The grown-ups’ menu of 22 sandwiches includes the Black Bear — homemade roast beef, cheddar, A1 sauce and caramelized onions on grilled rye. $

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

Smokin’ Bowls

The Works Bakery Café

831 Rockingham Rd., Rockingham, 869-7000 n seasonal hours; meals: L, D n cash/check only, delivery, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, vegan-friendly n Hot soup is doled out daily at a beloved roadside shack. Try a bowl of apple-onion-smokedcheddar — or Cheech & Chong Chili. $

118 Main St., Brattleboro, 579-1851 n meals: B, L n 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 or turkey-and-guac sandwich. There are soups, chilis and chowders, too. $

The Subway 85 Clinton St., Springfield, 885-2022 n closed: Sun.; meals: L, D; beer & wine n veggie-friendly n The pizza oven at this sandwich shop has been running since 1974. Try a melty hot pastrami sub or a garden pie topped with garlic, tomatoes, green peppers, broccoli and olives. $

Vermont Country Deli 436 Western Ave., Brattleboro, 257-9254 n meals: B, L, D; beer & wine n gluten-free opts., veggiefriendly n At a gourmet to-go market, customers choose from overstuffed sandwiches, savory pastries and lots of homemade sweets, prepared in an open kitchen. $

SOUTHWESTERN/ TEX-MEX

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

21 Vermont Restaurant Week 2017 location

such as clam chowder, chicken pot pie and gingerbread.

historic district, dive into a plate of Atlantic salmon or New England sea scallops. Dining with littles? Check out the kids’ menu. $$

Father’s Restaurant

Sam’s Steakhouse 91 Route 103, Ludlow, 228-2087 n call for hours; meals: D; full bar n Steaks are dry-aged in-house, and prime rib comes in four different sizes. At least a dozen different fish share the menu — and there’s a salad bar. $$$

The Hatchery

TRADITIONAL

Mojo Café 106 Main St., Ludlow, 228-6656 n closed: Sun., Mon.; meals: L, D; beer & wine n veggie-friendly n Zany bayou eats including gumbo and alligator po’boys share the menu with Tex-Mex fusion such as tempura lobster burritos, poblano pepper “rings” and andouille quesadillas. $$

STEAKHOUSE/ SEAFOOD

56 Main Street Restaurant 56 Main St., Springfield, 885-6987 n closed: Sun., Mon.; meals: L, D; beer & wine n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n This downtown go-to features home-style, family-friendly fare. Local favorites include linguine with meatballs and the bacon-cheddar burger. $

The Bryant House Restaurant

Anchor Seafood Restaurant 8 S. Main St., Wilmington, 464-2112 n meals: L, D; full bar n outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n TV n In the

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

657 Main St., Weston, 824-6287 n meals: L, D; full bar n outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n Next door to the Vermont Country Store, Bryant House offers New England staples

164 Main St., Ludlow, 228-2311 n meals: B, L n vegan-friendly n The breakfast crowd has been coming here for more than 30 years. Try the signature cilantro omelette with pico de gallo, Grafton Village cheddar, avocado and cilantro pesto. $

The Marina 28 Spring Tree Rd., Brattleboro, 257-7563 n meals: Bru, L, D n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n live music n Soak in riverfront sunset views over fried whole-belly clams and a burger, or relax with popcorn and a cold brewski. $

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open may-oct.

Located at both our Weston and Rockingham stores Serving Wilcox “hard” Ice Cream and Creamies! Hamburgers Too!

MARKET

The Bryant House Restaurant serves beautiffully prepared country style fare in a warm, friendly vermont setting.

Now serving local cheeses, specialty sandwiches, homemade soups, salads and baked goods!

Reservations: (802) 824-6287 • 657 Main Street, Weston, VT • vermontcountrystore.com

Mildred’s Market is located at our Rockingham store, 1292 Rockingham Rd, Bellows Falls (802) 463-2224


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The Red Slate 420 Magic Mountain Access Rd., the Upper Pass Lodge at Magic Mountain, Londonderry, 824-5600 n seasonal hours; meals: L, D; full bar n gluten-free opts., lodging, veggiefriendly n Kids can chow down on crispy chicken tenders, while their parents enjoy a turkey-apple melt or a burger topped with mushrooms and onions. $$

Fu Chai Chinese Restaurant 499 Canal St., Suite 5, Brattleboro, 254-2990 n meals: L, D; full bar n all-you-can-eat, veggie-friendly n Portions are large — and inexpensive. Go for a basic plate of lo mein or fried rice, or sample one of the chef’s specialties. Lunch buffet. $

Joy Wah Chinese Restaurant

4 Old Ark Rd., Wilmington, 464-5017 n meals: Bru, D; full bar n Casual, family-friendly dining begins with steamed mussels or shrimp cocktail, then gives way to steak, seafood and homemade bread. Sunday brunch. $$$

287 Rockingham St., Bellows Falls, 463-9761 n meals: L, D; full bar n gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n Inside an antique clapboard house with stunning river views, dine on Chinese American staples such as sesame beef, along with more authentic cuisine including seafood in a shredded-potato “bird’s nest.” Sunday buffet. $$

The Tavern Restaurant

Oriental Palace

The Roadhouse

889 Putney Rd., Colonial Motel, Brattleboro, 246-1269 n closed: Sun., Mon.; meals: L, D; full bar n glutenfree opts., lodging, outdoor seating, reserv. rec., vegan-friendly n Burgers, shrimp scampi, sirloin steak and two blazing fireplaces warm skiers after a day on the slopes. Don’t miss the housemade lemon cheesecake. $$

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

ASIAN CHINESE H Cai’s Dim Sum Teahouse (see page 16) 814 Western Ave., Brattleboro, 257-7898 n meals: L, D; BYOB n gluten-free opts., lodging, reserv. rec., vegan-friendly n Select leaves from an extensive tea collection, then sample Sichuan-style dim sum in a Victorian parlor — try the dan dan noodles or bai zhan ji chicken with scallion sauce. Reservations required. $$$

China Buffet 801 Putney Rd., Suite 3, Brattleboro, 254-8888 n meals: L, D n Trays of fresh fruit complement the Chinese noodles, dumplings and stir-fries. A dessert bar features serve-your-own creemees. $$

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12 Clinton St., Springfield, 885-1144 n meals: L, D; full bar n gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n TV n Rose Feng and George Mei stuff the Rangoons by hand at this casual Chinese spot. Try the Three Flavor Dish, a garlicky stir-fry with chicken, shrimp and beef. $

Shanghai Garden 129 Clinton St., Springfield, 8855555 n meals: L, D n gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n Step inside a vintage trailer for spicy Mongolian curry noodles and Chinese American standards such as cashew chicken or beef with broccoli. $

JAPANESE ToKai-Tei Japanese Restaurant 665 Route 10, Old Town Farm Inn, Chester, 888-232-1089 n closed: Mon., Tues.; meals: D; BYOB n gluten-free opts., lodging, reserv. rec., vegan-friendly n Sixthgeneration restaurateur Michio Yoshida-Hunter cooks Japanese family specialties dating to 1879. Sit for a full omakase experience, or order sushi, tempura and broiled freshwater eel à la carte. $$$$

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

PAN-ASIAN Asian Gourmet 911 Western Ave., Brattleboro, 254-6888 n meals: L, D, LN; full bar n delivery n Lunchtime brings sushi combos and Chinese mix-and-match plates; for dinner, try tofu teriyaki, mala lamb or a sashimi platter. $$

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

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

THAI Thai Bamboo 7 High St., Brattleboro, 251-1010 n meals: L, D; beer & wine n delivery, veggie-friendly n Heat things up with a spicy grilled-beef salad, or sup on standards such as pad Thai and coconut curry. $

BAKERIES Amy’s Bakery Arts Café 113 Main St., Brattleboro, 251-1071 n meals: B, L n gluten-free opts., vegan-friendly n Monthly art shows keep things colorful — and so do the artisan sweets and breads, Cobb salads, and “molten” pestomozzarella sandwiches. $

Baba-à-Louis Bakery 92 Route 11, Chester, 875-4666 n seasonal hours; meals: Bru, L n delivery, outdoor seating, veganfriendly n Baker John Louis McLure’s enchanting bakery — open since 1977 — turns out croissants, éclairs, quiches, soups and sandwiches on crusty bread fresh from the oven. Pizza on Friday; brunch on Sunday. Closed April and November. $

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

Sticky Fingers Bakery 210 Route 100, West Dover, 4649463 n closed: Tues., Wed.; meals: B n gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n Along with famous sticky buns, the Mount Snow-adjacent bakery touts everything from breads and cakes to homemade ice creams and lemonberry mousse. $

BARS, PUBS & CLUBS BARS/LOUNGES Arkham 16 Harmony Place, Brattleboro, 2510800 n full bar n TV n Sip cocktails or craft beers over air hockey or the big game, aired on several TVs. There are drink specials for every day of the week.

Bar 802 19 Village Lodge Rd., South Londonderry, 297-1800 n seasonal hours; meals: L, D; full bar n veganfriendly n In a cabin-like setting not far from the mountain, bar-goers dunk tater tots into housemade chipotle ketchup or fill up on blackbean burgers or flatbreads. $$

Metropolis Wine Bar 55 Elliot St., Brattleboro, 254-8500 n closed: Sun., Mon., Tues.; full bar n dance floor, karaoke, live music n DJs and live bands inspire dancing at a happenin’ dive also featuring pool and darts.

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

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

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

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PUBS Fairway Tavern 348 Upper Dummerston Rd., Brattleboro Country Club, Brattleboro, 254-9864 n seasonal hours; meals: L, D; full bar n outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n TV n Enjoy a Caesar salad or a burger and beer with a sweeping view of the golf course. $$

J.D. McCliment’s Scottish Pub 26 Bellows Falls Rd., Putney, 3874499 n closed: Sun., Mon.; meals: D, LN; full bar n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n live music, TV n The relaxed atmosphere draws in guests for local draft beers, grass-fed burgers, and fish and chips. $$

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

Maple Leaf Malt & Brewing Co. 3 Main St., Wilmington, 464-9900 n meals: L, D, LN; full bar n gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n live music n Wings, nachos and New Englandstyle shepherd’s pie are favorites at the downtown watering hole, which features several local beers on tap. $$

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

Mulligan’s and Green Door Pub

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

Phelps Barn Pub

J’Ville Brewery

92 Main St., the Grafton Inn, Grafton, 843-2231 n closed: Mon., Tues., Wed.; meals: D; full bar n gluten-free opts., lodging, veggie-friendly n dance floor, live music, TV n Vermont brews are always on tap at the Grafton Inn’s carriage-house-turned-pub. Go for a burger-and-beer deal on Thursday or live music on Friday and Saturday nights. $

201 Route 112, Jacksonville, 368-2226 n closed: Mon., Tues. n Sample easydrinking ales and wheat beers at the brew bar, then head across the tasting room to try the wines made on-site at Honora Winery and Vineyard. $

Pleasant Valley Brewing 16 Main St., Saxtons River, 869-4602 meals: D n karaoke, live music, TV n Live bands play frequently at the friendly pub, which dishes out wings, tacos, local beef burgers and beer in the burg of Saxtons River. $ n

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

Valley View Saloon 131 Route 100, West Dover, 464-9422 n meals: Bru, L, D, LN; full bar n glutenfree opts., outdoor seating, veggiefriendly n live music, TV n Two miles from Mount Snow, an après-ski pub proffers burgers, Philly cheesesteaks and beers. Open until 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday. $

Wilmington Village Pub 7 S. Main St., Wilmington, 464-2280 n meals: L, D, LN; full bar n outdoor seating n karaoke, live music, TV n Sports fans convene here to catch the big game, sip seasonal drafts, and snack on the Nachos el Grande or a basket of pub fries. Free pool on Monday. $

TASTING ROOMS

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

Hermit Thrush Brewery

Nesbitt’s Portside Tavern

201 Route 112, Jacksonville, 368-2226 n closed: Mon., Tues. n Hit the tasting room to swirl and sip cold-climate wines, plus beers from sister company J’Ville Brewery. Vermont cheese plates are available for nibbling. $

101 Governor Hunt Rd., Vernon, 2584600 n meals: L, D; full bar n outdoor seating n live music, TV n Fingerlicking foods such as onion rings, wings, bacon burgers and wood-fired pizzas are the focus here. That, and sports games. $

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

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

Honora Winery and Vineyard

Putney Mountain Winery 8 Bellows Falls Rd., Putney, 387-4610 n From Apple Maple to Putney Peach, these fruit wines are sweet, juicy and beloved by tourists and locals alike.

Saxtons River Distillery 485 W. River Rd., Brattleboro, 2461128 n The slogan here is “From our river to your liver,” and the all-natural, maple-based liqueur was one of the first in the state. Try it along with rye, bourbon, coffee liqueur and the new Snowdrop Gin.

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VEGETARIAN Superfresh! Organic Café 30 Main St., Brattleboro, 579-1751 n closed: Tues.; meals: B, Bru, L, D; BYOB n gluten-free opts., vegan-friendly n live music n Health food gets creative — think raw Brazil-nut-turmeric cupcakes, sunseed-guac nachos, grain bowls topped with housemade kimchi, and hemp-milk smoothies. $$

EURO GREEK The Sundried Tomato 1300 Putney Rd., Brattleboro, 2510010 n closed: Sat., Sun.; meals: L, D n veggie-friendly n Flaky, sweet baklava tops off quick counter-service meals of gyros, Greek salads, sandwiches, burgers or pizzas. $

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

Mocha Joe’s Café 82 Main St., Brattleboro, 257-7794 n gluten-free opts., vegan-friendly n This community hub focuses on fresh-roasted specialty coffee. Look for seasonal baked goods made with regional ingredients. $

ECLECTIC Elliot Street Fish, Chips & More 50 Elliot St., Brattleboro, 451-9482 n closed: Sun.; meals: L, D; BYOB n gluten-free opts., vegan-friendly n French fries with hummus? Give the dish a go, or try eclectic eats such as crispy falafel, fish tacos or jalapeño poppers. $

Table 19 Restaurant & Bar 2588 Route 103, Proctorsville, 2288219 n closed: Tues., Wed.; meals: D; full bar n gluten-free opts., veganfriendly n live music n In a glass-walled kitchen, chef-owner Kathryn Evans mingles stir-fried yakisoba noodles and Vietnamese bánh xèo with smoky Texas-style brisket, fried chicken, cowboy beans and collards. Live music on the weekend. $$

MEDITERRANEAN Tulip Café 126 Main St., Brattleboro, 490-2061 n meals: B, Bru, L n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n Find Mediterranean flatbreads and French crêpes under one roof. 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 n meals: L, D; full bar n A foray into Turkish American cuisine offers kebabs and hummus alongside burgers and seafoods. Sip a craft cocktail from an adventurous spirits list. $$

AUSTRIAN Asta’s Swiss Inn 3894 Main St., Jamaica, 874-8000 n seasonal hours; meals: D; full bar n gluten-free opts., lodging, reserv. rec. n Chef-owner Michel de Preux worked for years at the acclaimed Le Lion d’Or in his native Switzerland. Dishes at his Swiss-style village inn include braised sauerbraten and wiener schnitzel with rösti potatoes. $$$$

Dalem’s Chalet 78 South St., Brattleboro, 254-4323 n closed: Mon., Tues., Wed., Thu.; meals: D; full bar n outdoor seating n In an Alpine-inspired setting, diners get to know old-world specialties such as jägerschnitzel, rouladen and cheese fondue. $$$

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Swiss Inn 249 Route 11, Londonderry, 8243442 n meals: D; full bar n lodging, reserv. rec. n The restaurant offers traditional Alpine fare such as fondue and chicken Lugano. For dessert, try the Linzertorte. $$$

ITALIAN/PIZZERIAS Blue Moose Italian Bistro 39 Main St., Brattleboro, 254-6245 n closed: Mon.; meals: L, D; full bar n gluten-free opts., reserv. rec., veggie-friendly n Chef Ken Flutie makes the pastas by hand and uses them as a base for traditional Italian recipes such as spaghetti cacio e pepe. $$

Brattleboro Village Pizza 1155 Putney Rd., Brattleboro, 2575065 n meals: L, D; beer & wine n veggie-friendly n The storefront boasts about serving “Brattleboro’s finest pizza,” but locals also dig the Philly cheesesteaks and spaghetti with meatballs. $

Buzzy’s Pizzeria 1 Bellows Falls Rd., Putney, 3872233 n closed: Tues.; meals: L, D n Specialty pies honor Vermont icons such as Sen. Bernie Sanders — his namesake comes topped with local pepperoni and bacon. $$

Famous Pizza 89 Atkinson St., Bellows Falls, 463-3425 n meals: L, D n gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n The Greekstyle pizzas are thick and crusty; the baked pastas bubble with cheese. $

Hazel 75 Elliot St., Brattleboro, 579-1092 n closed: Mon.; meals: L, D; full bar n gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n TV n Pair smoked wings, ribs or a pizza with a beer or cocktail in an industrial-chic downtown space. $$

House of Pizza 419 Canal St., Brattleboro, 254-3700 n meals: L, D; beer & wine n veggiefriendly n Go big with the Meat Maniac — topped with ham, bacon, sausage and hamburger — or opt for a sub or salad. $$

Mangia e Beve 9 W. Main St., Wilmington, 464-2539 n closed: Mon., Tues.; meals: L, D; full bar n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, reserv. rec., veggie-friendly n TV n The kitchen here turns out Tuscan classics such as Italian egg-drop soup, veal saltimbocca and homemade gnocchi. $$$

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Mangiamo Ristorante 64 Pond St., Ludlow, 228-6688 n meals: L, D, LN; full bar n outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n dance floor, karaoke, live music, TV n Woodfired pizzas arrive topped with pesto and chicken or local cheddar, bacon and artichoke hearts. Add your choice of protein to pastas with marinara or alfredo sauce. Lunch on Friday. $$

North Star Pizza 179 Route 100, Wilmington, 7800669 n meals: L, D; full bar n delivery, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating n TV n Calzones, pizzas and candlepin bowling? All are up for grabs at this restaurant, bowling alley and arcade, featuring 130 menu items to please the entire family. $

The Pizza Stone 291 Pleasant St., Chester, 875-2121 n closed: Mon.; meals: L, D; beer & wine n gluten-free opts., veggiefriendly n live music, TV n Inside an eclectic warehouse await handtossed pizzas and 18 draft lines. Live music most weekends. No lunch on Tuesday. $

Popolo 36 the Square, Bellows Falls, 460-7676 n closed: Mon.; meals: Bru, D; full bar n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, reserv. rec., veggiefriendly n live music n Brusselssprout Caesars, pizzas, pappardelle Bolognese and lamb burgers meet exquisite cocktails. Brunch Friday through Sunday. $$$

Ramunto’s Brick Oven Pizza of Brattleboro 1111 Putney Rd., Brattleboro, 579-1226 n meals: L, D; full bar n delivery, veggie-friendly n Garlic knots whet appetites for mouthwatering main courses, including blistery pies, lasagna and pappardelle alla vodka. $$

Ristorante Piacenza 7 Cross Town Rd., Inn at Sawmill Farm, Dover, 464-8131 n seasonal hours; meals: D; full bar n glutenfree opts., lodging, reserv. rec., veggie-friendly n In an elegant, white-tablecloth setting, look for northern Italian specialties such as monkfish orecchiette. $$$$$

Springfield Village Pizza 40 Main St., Springfield, 885-3355 n meals: L, D; beer & wine n delivery, outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n Eighteen-inch family-size 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 n meals: L, D, LN n gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n The menu is simple

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

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

— pizzas, calzones, grinders and gyros — but the pizzeria has earned a loyal following for its friendly service. $$

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

Wilmington House of Pizza 129 Route 9, Wilmington, 464-2900 n closed: Mon.; meals: L, D n veggiefriendly n You can get two slices and a soda for $5 during weekday lunch. Mediterranean-inspired pies abound. $$

MARKETS & CAFÉS Brattleboro Food Co-op 2 Main St., Brattleboro, 257-0236 n meals: B, L, D; beer & wine n glutenfree opts., outdoor seating, veganfriendly n live music n This locally owned co-op has a full-service deli with a salad bar, brick-oven pizzas, handmade sandwiches and hot items to suit all diets. $

Delightfully Delicious Bakery & Café 747 Putney Rd., Brattleboro, 579-1622 n meals: B, L, D n veggiefriendly n “Country cooking at its finest” means griddled breakfasts and homemade breads. For lunch, crunch into a gourmet sandwich such as the Twisted BLT with Brie and pesto mayo. $

MKT: Grafton 56 Townshend Rd., Grafton, 8432255 n meals: B, L; beer & wine n veggie-friendly n The grilled-cheese special changes daily, but it might feature Grafton Village cheddar, fontina or Taylor Farm Gouda. Stock up on wines, sundries and artisan cheeses while you’re there. $

Moon Dog Café 295 Main St., Chester, 875-4966 n meals: B, L n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, vegan-friendly n The organic eatery and natural market sells all the essentials and serves up soups, salads and sandwiches, as well as espresso drinks and baked goods. $

North End Butchers 972 Putney Rd., Brattleboro, 246-1125 n meals: L; beer & wine n Sandwiches — such as the roast beef with Shelburne Farms cheddar and horseradish crème fraîche on a baguette — are stuffed with housesmoked meats. $

Vermont Restaurant Week 2017 location

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

Putney Co-op 8 Carol Brown Way, Putney, 3875866 n meals: B, L n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veganfriendly n Always bustling, the co-op is a source for local and organic produce, breads and meats. Grab a Reuben stuffed with corned beef, pastrami or tempeh. $

Stratton Mountain Market & Deli 10 Scandia Village Rd., Stratton Mountain, South Londonderry, 856-7583 n seasonal hours; meals: B, L, D; beer & wine n gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n Visitors stock up on snacks, pantry items and craft beers — then order breakfast wraps, cheesesteaks or roast pork sandwiches to go. $

The Vermont Country Store 657 Main St., Weston, 824-3184 n meals: B, L n veggie-friendly n Old-fashioned candies and pantry provisions recall eras past. The shelves are also loaded with Vermont cheeses, maple syrups and baked goods. $

The Village Roost 20 W. Main St., Wilmington, 4643344 n closed: Wed.; meals: B, Bru, L; beer & wine n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n Enjoy a grass-fed burger or the Shazza — a falafel wrap with veggies and tahini — on the wraparound deck, in the café or on fireside couches. $

SOUTH OF THE BORDER MEXICAN Three Stones Restaurant 105 Canal St., Brattleboro, 246-1035 n closed: Sun., Mon., Tues.; meals: D; beer & wine n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, reserv. rec., vegan-friendly n Inspired by Mayan indigenous cooking, panuchos, tamales and empanadas are prepared using three hot stones and a fire. $$

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Few stumble upon Middlebrook Restaurant & Market. Along a back road deep in the hills of Orange County, the place is way off the beaten path. But the locals and summer residents who populate the lake houses and camps around Lake Fairlee know where to find it — the restaurant is their spot for celebrations and Sunday suppers alike. The original Middlebrook pioneered locavore cuisine back in the 1990s but closed its doors in 2004. The Dosz family bought the property soon after, but maintaining its 115 acres and historic home became untenable over the years. So, in 2014, son Adam Dosz left his job as a sous chef in Philadelphia to revive the restaurant from its slumber. Exposed beams, fine art and flickering candles welcome guests to his seasonal dining room, open varying hours May through December. The space walks the line between elegant and farmhouse-chic — and the food strikes a similar balance. Dishes are simply presented and showcase exquisite garden-fresh ingredients, some of them grown on-site. Midsummer, Dosz prepares salads of pristine baby lettuces and spicy gem mustard microgreens, tossed in lemon and oil and scattered with pine nuts and Bayley Hazen Blue cheese from Jasper Hill Farm. The menu changes often, depending on what the garden and local farms can provide, but Dosz strives to keep some form of Atlantic fish on it. Maryland crab cakes, which recall the chef’s Chesapeake Bay childhood, make frequent appearances. Bluefish, so soft you could spread it with a knife, is layered with flaky smoked salmon on toast with pickled peppers and salsa verde. One August night a half dozen plump diver scallops came nestled into a bed of creamy, soft-grained polenta. Over the top, smashed pan-fried Brussels sprouts — as crisp as ancient parchment — were studded with nuggets of salted pork. That same evening, a cut of beef — dry-rubbed with salt and pepper and seared bloody rare — was accompanied only by garlicky spuds. With flavor to spare, this meal of meat and potatoes was more than the sum of its parts. Ditto dessert: just-picked blueberries and raspberries with a dollop of cream. HANNAH PALMER EGAN


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AMERICAN BARBECUE/ SOUL FOOD Big Fatty’s BBQ 186 S. Main St., White River Junction, 295-5513 n closed: Tues.; meals: L, D; beer & wine n glutenfree opts., outdoor seating, veggiefriendly n live music, TV n The joint’s slogan is “Put some South in your mouth” — think slow-smoked brisket, pulled pork, wings and fried okra with homemade sauces and rubs. Don’t miss the salad bar, 20 craft beers on tap and adjacent crowler bar. $$

The Vittles Stop BBQ 19 1/2 Union St., Windsor, 674-6776 n seasonal hours; meals: L, D; BYOB n outdoor seating n Pit-master Cathy Lohoski smokes her meats low and slow at a roadside stand. Open April through October, weather permitting. $

Wicked Awesome BBQ 2945-2969 Route 5, East Thetford, 603-729-6213 n seasonal hours; meals: L, D n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating n The roadside stand’s pulled pork is dry-rubbed, smoked for 10 hours and basted with root beer. Not feeling piggy? Get the chicken drumsticks. $$

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

Hartland Diner 159 Route 5, Hartland, 436-3663 n closed: Tues., Wed.; meals: B, L n veggie-friendly n The Slap Your Mama breakfast brings 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 n meals: B, L, D n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n Head to this gas-station diner for a mix of Southern comfort and American classics —think country-fried steak and pancakes. Dinner specials such as meatloaf and roast turkey change nightly. $

P&H Truck Stop Route 302 & Interstate 91 (Exit 17), Wells River, 429-2141 n meals: B, L, D n gluten-free opts. n Feeling friendly? Perch on a counter stool and chat up the friendly grill cook. Or tuck into a booth for a Trucker’s Breakfast, openfaced sandwich or slice of cream pie. Sunday breakfast buffet. $

TJ’s Lunch Counter 41 Main St., Wells River Pharmacy, Wells River, 757-3066 n meals: B, L n Fill your prescriptions at the adjacent pharmacy — then snack on a breakfast burrito or cheeseburger while you wait. $

The Windsor Diner 135 Main St., Windsor, 674-5555 n meals: B, L n veggie-friendly n Get your greasy-spoon fix from the counter of a Main Street dining car. In addition to all the classics, specials might include taco salads and biscuits and gravy. $

NEW AMERICAN 506 Bistro & Bar 1653 Route 4, Woodstock, 457-5000 n meals: B, L, D; full bar n 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 Yankee pork pot roast. $$$

Barnard Inn Restaurant and Max’s Tavern 5518 Route 12, Barnard, 234-9961 n seasonal hours; meals: D; full bar n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, reserv. rec., veggie-friendly n A classically trained chef-owner prepares elegant yet earthy cuisine for meals in the formal dining room or walk-in tavern. The wine cellar holds more than 350 bottles. $$$

Carpenter & Main 326 Main St., Norwich, 649-2922 n closed: Mon., Tues.; meals: D; full bar n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, reserv. rec., veggie-friendly n Chef-owner Bruce MacLeod’s seasonal menu of small plates might include spicy Thai lettuce wraps or crispy Korean pork belly. Looking for something more standard? Go for a grass-fed burger. $$$

Chef Brad’s Crazy Side 1 Quechee Main St., Quechee, 2956400 n closed: Mon., Tues.; meals: Bru, L n gluten-free opts., veggiefriendly n The menu changes often, but you might find duck quesadillas, Cajun smoked-turkey-bacon sandwiches or housemade meat pies at the brick-and-mortar version of a beloved summer food truck. $$

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

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Cloudland Farm Restaurant

H Middlebrook Market & Restaurant (see page 26)

1101 Cloudland Rd., Woodstock, 457-2599 n seasonal hours; meals: D; BYOB n gluten-free opts., reserv. rec., veggie-friendly n Field-to-table cuisine gets creative on this working farm. Don’t miss the extraordinary desserts. $$$$

702 Middlebrook Rd., Fairlee, 331-1331 seasonal hours; meals: D; beer & wine n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, reserv. rec., veggie-friendly n Situated on 115 acres, the elegant farmhouse uses ingredients from Vermont and coastal New England in dishes such as house-smoked bluefish and wild-mushroom cavatelli. Open May through October. $$$

Davidson’s 3268 Quechee Main St., the Quechee Club, Quechee, 299-2101 n closed: Sun., Mon., Tues., Wed.; meals: L, D; full bar n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, reserv. rec., veggie-friendly n TV n Tuna carpaccio and grilled quail might grace the golfclub restaurant’s seasonal menu. Sip a wine from the extensive cellar while gazing out at the Ottauquechee River. $$$$

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

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

Kedron Valley Inn Restaurant & Tavern 10671 South Rd., South Woodstock, 457-1473 n seasonal hours; meals: D; full bar n gluten-free opts., lodging, outdoor seating, reserv. rec., veggiefriendly n TV n Settle into a Windsor armchair for a seasonal supper of braised local pork shoulder and apple Waldorf salad. Dine by the fireplace in winter or on the porch when it’s warm. $$$

The Lincoln Inn & Restaurant at the Covered Bridge 2709 W. Woodstock Rd., Woodstock, 457-7052 n closed: Mon., Tues.; meals: D; full bar n gluten-free opts., lodging, outdoor seating, reserv. rec., veggie-friendly n live music n Michelin Star-trained chef Jevgenija Saromova creates multicourse prix-fixe dinners based on seasonal ingredients. Savor a seven- or 12-course tasting menu at the new Chef’s Table. Reservations are required, except on Wednesday tavern nights. $$$$$

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The Parker House Inn & Bistro 1792 Quechee Main St., Quechee, 295-6077 n seasonal hours; meals: D; full bar n gluten-free opts., lodging, outdoor seating, reserv. rec., vegan-friendly n live music n The owners of this funky but elegant spot spin fresh ingredients from local farms into creative dishes with French, Mediterranean and Spanish influences. Start with a cocktail at Bar Irene. $$$$

The Prince & the Pauper 24 Elm St., Woodstock, 457-1818 n meals: D; full bar n gluten-free opts., reserv. rec., vegan-friendly n In the heart of the village, prix-fixe menus are offered alongside bistro fare that includes dishes such as stuffed pork loin, seared salmon and wood-fired pizza. $$$$

Quechee Inn at Marshland Farm 1119 Quechee Main St., Quechee, 295-3133 n meals: D; full bar n gluten-free opts., lodging, outdoor seating, reserv. rec., veggie-friendly n Linger over slow-roasted crispy duck or handmade squash ravioli in a low-lit farmhouse inn. Dining on a dime? Enjoy three courses for $25 on Wednesday. $$$$

Red Rooster 14 the Green, Woodstock, 457-1100 n meals: B, L, D; full bar n glutenfree opts., lodging, reserv. rec., veggie-friendly n The menu here is a collaboration between the chef and the inn’s master gardener. Together they complement local meats with homegrown produce year-round. $$$$

Ruth’s Table 61 Central St., Woodstock, 457-4844 n closed: Mon., Tues., Wed.; meals: Bru, L, D; beer & wine n outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n Dinner dishes might include baked polenta cakes with herbed cream or crispy chicken schnitzel. Sip local coffee, craft beer or hard cider on tap. Dinner Wednesday through Saturday; brunch on Sunday. $

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Samurai Soul Food 176 Route 5, Fairlee, 331-1041 n closed: Mon.; meals: D; beer & wine n outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n TV n Comfort food collides with Asian fusion at a funky locavore spot where the fare ranges from glistening General Tso’s popcorn chicken to mac-and-cheese quesadillas. $

Simon Pearce Restaurant 1760 Quechee Main St., Quechee, 295-1470 n meals: Bru, L, D; full bar n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, reserv. rec., veggie-friendly n Elegant cuisine meets local produce in a lightdrenched historic mill overlooking a covered bridge. Spoon up a bowl of silken cheddar soup or try the horseradish-crusted cod. Find casual drinks and snacks in the new bar. Sunday brunch. $$$$

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

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Stone Soup Restaurant 7 Brook Rd., Strafford, 765-4301 n closed: Mon., Tues., Wed.; meals: D; full bar n veggie-friendly n There’s no signage marking the historic clapboard house as a restaurant, no website advertising its existence. But inside the cozy, firelit dining room, the chalkboard menu offers farm-fresh fare such as grilled lamb and roast Cornish hen with brandied plum sauce. $$$

Tip Top Café 85 N. Main St., White River Junction, 295-3312 n closed: Sun., Mon.; meals: L, D; full bar n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, reserv. rec., vegan-friendly n Locals frequent the tip-top establishment for dishes such as grilled Caesar salad and sesamepork-and-ginger meatloaf. The fries with garlic aioli are legendary. $$$

Windsor Station Restaurant & Barroom 26 Depot Ave., Windsor, 674-4180 n closed: Mon.; meals: D; full bar n gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n live music n Tap your toes to live music most nights while supping on grass-fed local burgers, pasta Bolognese or handmade ravioli. Pair your pick with a local beer or Italian wine. $$

Worthy Kitchen 442 Woodstock Rd., Woodstock, 457-7281 n meals: Bru, L, D; beer & wine n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n Comfortfood indulgence ranges from a buttermilk fried-chicken sandwich to confit pork poutine smothered in duck-fat gravy. Weekend lunch; Sunday brunch. $$

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

White Cottage Snack Bar 462 Woodstock Rd., Woodstock, 457-3455 n seasonal hours; meals: L, D n cash/check only, outdoor seating n On the banks of the Ottauquechee River, find charbroiled burgers, full-bellied clams, Maine lobster rolls and homemade onion rings — not to mention frappés and 30 flavors of ice cream. Open May through Columbus Day. $

SOUP ’N’ SANDWICH Boho Café & Market 39 S. Main St., White River Junction, 296-2227 n meals: B, L n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggiefriendly n live music n The café next to the Hotel Coolidge draws folks in for coffees and Flying Monkey sandwiches — grilled cheeses with bacon, pears and currant jelly. $

Isabell’s Café 3052 Route 5, East Thetford, 7854300 n closed: Sun., Mon.; meals: B, L n cash/check only, veggie-friendly n In a charming yellow house with menus scrawled on chalkboards, a teeny eatery excels at homemade pies, country breakfasts, soups and sandwiches. $

Lunchbox Deli & Café

Dana’s by the Gorge 5945 Woodstock Rd., Quechee, 295-6066 n seasonal hours; meals: B, L; beer & wine n outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n Just 200 yards from Quechee Gorge, early risers start the day with a breakfast burrito, maple-drizzled fried dough or blueberry pancakes. Open May through October. $

The Happy Hour Restaurant 36 N. Main St., Wells River, 757-3466 n closed: Mon.; meals: Bru, L, D; full bar n veggie-friendly n Locals gather in a family-focused dining room for steaks, grilled seafoods, roast-turkey lunches and Sunday brunch. $$

Hattie’s Kitchen

192 Route 5, Fairlee, 333-9200 n closed: Sun.; meals: B, L n veggiefriendly n Mornings bring housebaked muffins, daily changing quiches, and biscuits and gravy. For lunch, order a melty Cuban or Reuben panini — or a chef’s salad and the soup du jour. $

232 Route 132, South Strafford, 765-9232 n closed: Tues.; meals: B, L, D n gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n Wake up with warm cinnamon buns at this homespun community kitchen. Later in the day, try a toasty Reuben or a tuna melt — the breads are baked fresh daily. Dinner Thursday through Friday. $

Mon Vert Café

Mountain Creamery

67 Central St., Woodstock, 4577143 n meals: B, L; beer & wine n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n Espresso drinks, baked goods and breakfast sandwiches pave the way for entrée salads and panini, served in a friendly, community-oriented space. $

Norwich Square Café 289 Main St., Norwich, 649-1500 n closed: Sat., Sun.; meals: B, L n outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n In a neat and tidy whitewashed building with columns and picture windows, café-goers sit down with a chocolate croissant and house coffee, or take soup or a single-serving lobster pizza to go. $

Singleton’s Market 6962 Woodstock Rd., Quechee, 698-8675 n meals: B, L n glutenfree opts., veggie-friendly n Peruse a menu of 26 sandwiches — the Smokehouse is stacked with smoked ham, turkey, bacon, cheddar, lettuce and maple mustard, while the Tommy Motz layers fresh tomatoes, mozzarella and pesto mayo. $

TRADITIONAL Bentleys Restaurant

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

Murphy’s Tavern 593 Murphy Rd., the Quechee Club, Quechee, 299-2101 n seasonal hours; meals: D; full bar n gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n Unwind over homestyle meals and pub fare beside a roaring fire. This winter tavern is kid-friendly. Open December through March. $$

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

3 Elm St., Woodstock, 457-3232 n meals: L, D; full bar n veggie-friendly n dance floor, live music, TV n This Victorian-inspired dining room has been serving classic cocktails and culinary comforts such as burgers and pastas for more than 30 years. $$$

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

Yummy Yummy 74 Main St., Windsor, 674-6888 n closed: Mon.; meals: L, D n glutenfree opts., veggie-friendly n Fill up on all the usual suspects — lo mein, chow mein, moo shu and more, all offered in heaping portions at affordable prices. $

INDIAN Taj-E-India Catering & Take Out 13 Lower Hyde Park, White River Junction, 698-8849 n meals: L, D n veggie-friendly n Can’t decide between Indian and Chinese takeout? This kitchen is Vermont’s only source of Indo-Chinese cuisine. Every dish can be ordered with your preferred level of spice. $+

PAN-ASIAN Angkor Wat 61 Pleasant St., Woodstock, 4579029 n closed: Mon.; meals: D; BYOB n gluten-free opts., vegan-friendly n The chef-owner calls his fare Cambodian fusion. Vietnamese, Thai and Indian flavors influence dishes such as drunken noodles and pad Thai, all made with local meats. $

BAKERIES King Arthur Flour Bakery & Café, School and Store 135 Route 5, Norwich, 649-3361 n meals: B, L n outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n Find artisan sweets, breads and savory breakfasts at this expansive post-and-beam café. For lunch, try the applewood-smoked ham sandwich, which is spread with fig and Brie. $

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

BREWPUBS Harpoon Brewery Riverbend Taps & Beer Garden 336 Ruth Carney Dr., Windsor, 6745491 n meals: L, D; beer & wine n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n live music n See where the magic happens during a brewery tour, then kick back with an IPA or UFO White ale and a burger in the outdoor beer garden. $

Jasper Murdock’s Alehouse

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

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

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Brown’s Tavern

La Garagista

485 Hotel Rd., Ascutney Mountain Resort, Brownsville, 484-7711 n meals: L, D; full bar n gluten-free opts., lodging, outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n live music n You can get wings, fried onions, burgers and steaks at the old hotel pub, which is as much a locals’ spot as it is for tourists. Live music every Sunday. $$

1834 Mount Hunger Rd., Barnard, 291-1295 n call for hours n Farmers, winemakers and restaurateurs Deirdre Heekin and Caleb Barber host pop-up dinners and wine tastings at their Barnard farm and winery. Open for events and by appointment only.

CJ’s at Than Wheeler’s Tavern

5573 Woodstock Rd., inside the Cabot store, Quechee, 295-5335 n Step up to a small tasting bar to sample wines made with grapes, currants, berries and other fruits. A Boston Globe food writer called the sparkling Heirloom Cuvee “extraordinary!”

5573 Woodstock Rd., Quechee, 280-1810 n meals: L, D, LN; full bar n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n karaoke, live music, TV n The pub’s King Ding wings, Cousin Bill bacon cheeseburger and license-plate décor make the spot a feast for the stomach and the eyes. $

Crow Bar and Grill 70 Main St., Windsor, 674-4310 n meals: L, D; full bar n TV n Catch the sports game over a burger, wings, or beer-battered fish and chips at a friendly village watering hole. $

325 Main St., the Norwich Inn, Norwich, 649-1143 n meals: B, L, D; full bar n gluten-free opts., lodging, outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n Seasonal dishes such as crispy Brussels sprouts and rack of lamb are locally sourced. The wine list is 2,000 bottles strong, and the house-brewed ales nod to the United Kingdom. Monday and Tuesday are dinner only. $$$

The Hungry Bear Pub & Grill

Long Trail Brewing

The Public House

5520 Route 4, Bridgewater Corners, 672-5011 n meals: L; beer & wine n outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n Fittingly, it’s a trek out to this remote restaurant and pub. Tour the brewery, then sample seasonal and pilot brews before dining on the riverside deck. Don’t miss the cheddar-ale soup and build-your-own burgers. $

5813 Woodstock Rd., Quechee, 295-8500 n meals: D; full bar n gluten-free opts., vegan-friendly n live music n Got nut allergies? Rejoice! The menu here is completely nut-free. Sip one of 12 beers on tap or a cocktail along with a Vermont beef burger or chicken schnitzel. $$

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Vermont Restaurant Week 2017 location

776 Lower Plain, Bradford, 222-5288 n meals: L, D; full bar n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggiefriendly n TV n Find friendly, “Cheers”style service and local beers on draft in cozy surroundings, where the menu offers wings, burgers, wraps and home-style entrées. $$

Putney Mountain Winery: Quechee Tasting Room

River Roost Brewery 230 S. Main St., White River Junction n closed: Sun., Mon., Tues. n You’ll always find at least one hazy, hopforward ale at this one-man brewery, but the other tap lines rotate through funky sours and saisons, creamy stouts and one-off brews.

SILO Distillery 3 Artisans Way, Windsor, 674-4220 n seasonal hours n full bar n live music n Try spirits made from local grains in the tasting room, just steps away from Harpoon Brewery. Live jazz on the third Friday of every month.

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.

COFFEE/TEA Boston Dreams 7 State St., Windsor, 230-4107 n meals: B, L, D n veggie-friendly n Beantown gets plenty of love at this 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. $

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The Local Buzz 142 Main St., Bradford, 222-5282 n closed: Sun.; meals: B, L n glutenfree opts., outdoor seating, veganfriendly n live music n Keeping customers caffeinated since 2010, the java joint doles out espresso drinks and edibles both sweet (mocha cakes, cookies) and savory (sandwiches, salads and soups). $

Woodbridge Coffeehouse and Web Café 531 Woodstock Rd., Woodstock, 332-6075 n seasonal hours; meals: B, Bru, L, D; BYOB n outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n live music, TV n Lounge on a comfy couch with a turkey-and-Brie panini or order breakfast fare all day long. On select Saturdays, find home-cooked seafood and Italian specialties. $$

EURO BRITISH Piecemeal Pies 5 S. Main St., White River Junction n closed: Sun., Mon.; meals: L, D; beer & wine n veggie-friendly n Savory pies come stuffed with rabbit and bacon or curried vegetables. Finish your meal with a local artisan cider and a slice of plum upside-down cake. $

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

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

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ITALIAN/PIZZERIAS 5-Oh! Pizzeria 134 Main St., Bradford, 222-4050 n closed: Mon.; meals: L, D; beer & wine n veggie-friendly n Chase a slice of the maple-chicken-bacon-cheddar Vermonter pizza with an oversize chocolate chip cookie at this village pizzeria and sandwich shop. $

Colatina Exit 164 Main St., Bradford, 222-9008 n meals: Bru, L, D; full bar n delivery, gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n live music, TV n For more than 40 years, the trattoria has specialized in hand-tossed, thin-crust pizzas and pastas embellished with local meats and produce. Live entertainment most nights at the upstairs pub. $$

Leda’s Pizza and Restaurant 456 Route 5, Fairlee, 333-4773 n closed: Mon., Tues.; meals: L, D n 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. $

Pi Brick Oven Trattoria 49 Central St., Woodstock, 457-9277 n meals: D; full bar n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggiefriendly n An open kitchen in the center of the restaurant turns out brick-oven pizzas topped with San Marzano tomatoes, fresh produce, housemade pesto and Parmesan. $$

Pizza Chef of Quechee 5893 Woodstock Rd., Quechee, 296-6669 n meals: L, D; beer & wine n gluten-free opts., veggiefriendly n Small pizzas and calzones start at $6.50 — gourmet toppings include pesto, roasted red peppers, artichokes and steak. Subs and baked pasta entrées are also popular. $

Ramunto’s Brick & Brew Pizza 102 Mill Rd., Bridgewater, 672-1120 n meals: L, D; full bar n 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. $$

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Thetford Village Pizza 2307 Route 5, East Thetford, 7854263 n closed: Mon.; meals: L, D n veggie-friendly n Takeout is the main business here. Carry out a crispy deep-dish pie or sub, or sit down at one of the tables inside. $

MARKETS & CAFÉS Barnard General Store 6134 Route 12, Barnard, 234-9688 n meals: B, L, D; beer & wine n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n Get a madeto-order breakfast at a 1950s ice cream counter inside a historic general store. At lunch, choose from sandwiches and deli salads, or stock up on local products to take home for dinner. $

Bliss Village Store & Deli 158 S. Main St., Bradford, 222-3355 n meals: B, L, D n veggie-friendly n At the back of a general store, find made-to-order hot and cold sandwiches and pasta salads, along with fried snacks, house-baked cookies and ice cream. $

Bridgewater Corners Country Store 5680 Route 4, Bridgewater Corners, 672-6241 n meals: B, L, D; beer & wine n gluten-free opts., veggiefriendly n “Put a little bliss in your day” is the general store deli’s tagline — and fresh sandwiches, pasta salads and frieds snacks are its tools of the trade. Don’t miss the housemade cookies and ice cream. $

East Corinth General Store 8392 Route 25, East Corinth, 439-5525 n meals: B, L, D n veggiefriendly n Sandwiches are large and in charge at this local hangout, but you can also find pizzas, wings, breakfast sandwiches and fried snacks to go. Ice cream window in summer. $

Gramp’s Country Store & Deli 486 Route 25, West Topsham, 4395500 n meals: B, L, D; beer & wine n veggie-friendly n Regulars fuel up at the roadside deli with fried snacks and burgers, made-to-order pizzas, or a.m. breakfast sandwiches. $

Jake’s Quechee Market & Café 7161 Route 4, Quechee, 291-9900 n meals: B, L n gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n Morning coffee and breakfast sandwiches give way to stackers such as Montréal roast beef on rye with house-fried chips. Hit up the ice cream window in season. $

Vermont Restaurant Week 2017 location

Newbury Village Store & Thistle Café 4991 Route 5, Newbury, 866-5681 n meals: B, L; beer & wine n glutenfree opts., outdoor seating, veganfriendly n There’s a cozy café-deli hidden at the back of this historic general store. Sit down for 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 n meals: B, L, D; beer & wine n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, vegan-friendly n Stock up on local cheeses, overstuffed sandwiches, salads, housemade chocolate and creemees. Ribs, brisket and other barbecue faves come from the smoker outside. $

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

Waits River Country Store and Deli 149 Route 25, West Topsham, 439-9510 n meals: B, L, D n veggie-friendly n Located in one of Vermont’s most photographed towns, this market-deli serves sizable sandwiches, pizzas and nightly entrée specials to go. $

Woodstock Farmers’ Market 979 Woodstock Rd., Woodstock, 457-3658 n closed: Mon.; meals: L, D n 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 chocolate, flowers, wine and fresh produce. $

SOUTH OF THE BORDER CARIBBEAN/LATIN Melaza Caribbean Bistro 71 Central St., Woodstock, 457-7110 n closed: Mon., Tues.; meals: D; full bar n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, reserv. rec., vegan-friendly n TV n A Puerto Rican-born chef cooks up tapas and specialties such as rumguava-glazed pork shank with fried plantains. Sip a mojito on the terrace in summer. $$$

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AMERICAN BARBECUE/ SOUL FOOD The Back Behind Restaurant & Barbecue Smokehouse Junction of Route 4 and 100, Killington, 422-9907 n closed: Tues., Wed.; meals: L, D; full bar n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n pub quiz/trivia, TV n Sit at the bar, in the dining room or in a vintage Rutland Railway caboose while digging into grilled, hickorysmoked rib-eye steak or a plate of New England crab cakes. Weekend and holiday lunch. $$$

WTF? Smokin BBQ 42 Center St., inside Downtown Bar and Grille, Rutland, 776-4040 n seasonal hours; meals: D; full bar n outdoor seating n Collard greens, coleslaw, corn bread and smoked chicken wings bring Southern flavors up North. Can’t decide? Try a combo platter of ribs, brisket and pulled pork. $$

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

Fuzzy’s Diner & Café 2841 Killington Rd., Killington, 4223177 n meals: B, Bru, L, D; full bar n vegan-friendly n The family-friendly restaurant offers handcrafted, locavore updates on classic diner dishes. The doughnuts are flavored “at the whim” of the chef; the chips are fried in-house and dusted with Old Bay. $$

JR’s Eatery 4601 Route 7, Pittsford, 483-2348 n meals: B, L, D n cash/check only n You can order breakfast all day at this traditional family diner. The pies and muffins are homemade. Weekend lunch. $

Mary’s Café 458 Main St., West Rutland, 4382422 n meals: B, L n cash/check only n Daily specials include chicken and biscuits on Monday and meatloaf on Wednesday. Order the berry-andcream pie any day. $

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On the Rocs Lounge & Restaurant

253 Main St., Poultney, 287-5188 n meals: B, L, D; BYOB n outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n Owners Walt and Donna Perry offer comforting home-cooked food such as baby back ribs and mac and cheese. No dinner on Sunday. $$

2820 Killington Rd., Killington, 422-4030 n seasonal hours; meals: Bru, D; full bar n veggie-friendly n TV n Seafoods, rotisserie meats and homemade pastas are served with scenic views. Sunday brunch in winter. $$$

2384 Killington Rd., Killington, 422-7627 n closed: Tues.; meals: D, LN; full bar n veggie-friendly n live music, TV n Settle in at a speakeasy with a Moscow mule or a paloma — or nibble on hearty dishes such as steak frites and pan-seared sea scallops. $$

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Back Country Café 923 Killington Rd., Killington, 422-4411 n closed: Tues., Wed., Thu.; meals: B, Bru; full bar n veggiefriendly n Right on the way to the mountain, popovers, banana-bread French toast and coconut-almond pancakes offer a hearty start to the day. Make it a boozy brunch with a mimosa, Bloody Mary or microbrew. $

The Backroom 3963 Route 100, Original General Store, Pittsfield, 770-4357 n closed: Sun., Mon., Tues., Wed., Thu.; meals: D; full bar n gluten-free opts., reserv. rec., vegan-friendly n At the back of a general store, New York Timesstarred chef Kevin Lasko hosts an intimate dinner party every Friday and Saturday night. $$$

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

Blueberry Hill Inn 1307 Goshen-Ripton Rd., Brandon, 247-6735 n seasonal hours; meals: D; BYOB n gluten-free opts., lodging, reserv. rec., veggie-friendly n A stone fireplace and candlelit atmosphere draw diners to the elegant inn. The seasonally inspired five-course menu changes nightly. $$$$

Charity’s 1887 Saloon & Restaurant 2194 Killington Rd., Killington, 4223800 n meals: L, D; full bar n outdoor seating n TV n Pair a microbrew with award-winning Jamaican jerk chicken wings or the Lucky Cluck: grilled teriyaki chicken and melted Swiss cheese on an English muffin. $$

63 Summit Path, Killington, 4225335 n meals: Bru, L, D; full bar n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n live music n Try a BLT from the tavern menu or steak and seafood in the bistro-style dining room. There’s prime-rib hash for brunch. Lunch Friday through Sunday; brunch on Sunday. $$

Ledgewood Yurt 4763 Killington Rd., Killington Resort, Killington, 866-809-9147 n seasonal hours; meals: L, D; full bar n veggiefriendly n Skiers lunch on steaming soups and crisp lobster salads in a toasty trailside yurt. After dark, board a snowcat-drawn sleigh for a five-course farm-to-table dinner. $$$

Little Harry’s 121 West St., Rutland, 747-4848 n meals: D; full bar n all-you-caneat, reserv. rec. n “An oasis for the passionate appetite” is the slogan at this downtown mainstay offering global cuisine in a casual atmosphere. $$

Marble Bar & Restaurant 96 W. Park Rd., Highline Lodge, Killington, 877-489-0909 n meals: D; full bar n lodging, vegan-friendly n live music n After a day on the mountains, relax and recharge in a ski lodge with seasonal dishes such as French onion soup and cabernetbraised short ribs. Live music on the weekend. $$$

228 E. Mountain Rd., Killington Grand Hotel, Killington, 422-6111 n meals: L, D; full bar n lodging, reserv. rec., veggie-friendly n An expansive menu pays homage to Vermont’s farmers, cheesemakers and brewers. Guests enjoy local beef burgers and duck quesadillas with maple cheddar. Weekend lunch. $$

The Red Clover Inn & Restaurant 7 Woodward Rd., Mendon, 775-2290 n closed: Tues., Wed.; meals: D; full bar n gluten-free opts., lodging, outdoor seating, reserv. rec., veganfriendly n live music n Dishes change with the seasons but include items such as duck with port demi-glace. The tavern offers Vermont brews and inspired cocktails. $$$$

Roots the Restaurant 51 Wales St., Rutland, 747-7414 n closed: Mon.; meals: L, D; full bar n gluten-free opts., reserv. rec., vegan-friendly n Fresh, healthy, local food is the focus here. Try the maple-and-molasses-braised pork or a noodle bowl featuring Vermont Soy tofu. $$

Table 24 Restaurant 24 Wales St., Rutland, 775-2424 n meals: L, D; full bar n gluten-free opts., reserv. rec., veggie-friendly n TV n Classic comfort food goes gourmet, thanks to a wood-fired grill and rotisserie. Save room for banana cream pie. $$$

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The Wild Fern

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

1731 Route 100, Stockbridge, 7469119 n closed: Mon., Tues., Sat.; meals: Bru, D; BYOB n cash/check only, veggie-friendly n live music n One young customer dubbed the intimate café a “bakeria” for its bagels and pizzas homemade by the chef-owner. Neighbors’ produce also figures prominently in the dishes. Live music on Thursday and Friday nights; Sunday brunch. $

The Mountain Top Inn & Resort 195 Mountain Top Rd., Chittenden, 483-2311 n meals: B, L, D; full bar n lodging, outdoor seating, reserv. rec., veggie-friendly n TV n Sweeping lake views entice diners. Make a meal out of burgers and brews, or opt for a more formal experience that includes an award-winning wine list. $$

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SNACK BARS/CARTS Roxie’s Snack Bar 151 Route 4A, Castleton, 468-2800 n seasonal hours; meals: L, D n outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n This seasonal creemee stand has been in the family for more than 50 years. The hand-cut French fries and homemade relish are popular. Open mid-March through September. $

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

SOUP ’N’ SANDWICH Café CMAC 333 Jones Dr., Brandon, 247-4295 n meals: L n gluten-free opts., veggiefriendly n Soups, sandwiches and delectable desserts are available to patrons of the Compass Music and Arts Center. $

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

Handcarved by Ernie 26 Center St,, Rutland, 747-8499 n closed: Sat., Sun.; meals: Bru, L n The New York-style sandwich shop turns out hand-carved roast beef and tuna salad sammies. Check out the daily specials for spins on the classics. $

Killington Avenue Market & Deli 22 Killington Ave., Rutland, 7732412 n closed: Sat., Sun.; meals: L n gluten-free opts., vegan-friendly n The bread and mozzarella are made in-house. Pair them up on a sandwich, or make a meal out of soup and a salad. $

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Thelma & Louise Deli & Sub Shop

2384 Killington Rd., Killington, 4227428 n meals: B, L, D; beer & wine n With names such as the Al Capone and bread delivered biweekly from New York City, sandwiches here are serious business. The prepared foods get just as much attention. $

131 Woodstock Ave., Rutland, 7474539 n closed: Sun.; meals: L, D n delivery n Sandwich lovers “meat up” for pastrami, pulled pork, smoked turkey and baked ham. The menu has more than 20 options, and the daily specials are key. $

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Vermont Soup and Sandwich of Brandon

62 Merchants Row, Rutland, 7732580 n closed: Sun.; meals: B, L n gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n There are more than 300 items on the menu. Try the grilled turkey, dill and Swiss cheese sandwich on rye — the owner calls it “unbelievable.” $

Sissy’s Kitchen 10 West St., Middletown Springs, 235-2000 n closed: Mon., Tues., Wed.; meals: B, L, D n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggiefriendly n Chef-owner Sissy Hicks crafts takeout from local ingredients. Stop in for breakfast, or get a sandwich on house-baked bread. Prepared dinners are also available. $

22 Center St., Brandon, 247-9622 n meals: L, D n delivery, outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n The name says it all. Popular sandwich combos include the Patriot, a nod to Thanksgiving with turkey, stuffing and cranberry sauce. $

The Yellow Deli 23 Center St., Rutland, 775-9800 n closed: Sat.; meals: B, L, D, LN n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n Get a wholesome sandwich on homemade bread, yerba mate or a coffee drink — all available 24 hours a day, from noon on Sunday ’til Friday afternoon. $

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SOUTHWESTERN/ TEX-MEX Baja Burrito Co. 2685 Killington Rd., Chalet Killington, Killington, 422-4442 n seasonal hours; meals: D; full bar n lodging, veggie-friendly n Head inside the Chalet Killington resort hotel for a taco, enchilada, fajita, burrito, or margarita or two. Open autumn through spring. $$

STEAKHOUSE/ SEAFOOD Greenfields Restaurant 476 Route 7, Holiday Inn, Rutland, 775-1911 n meals: B, L, D; full bar n lodging, veggie-friendly n TV n Lodgers relax over prime rib, grilled salmon or a burger at the steakhouse. The adjacent lounge offers a more casual menu. $$

Santa Fe Steakhouse 47 Old Mill Rd., the Mountain Inn, Killington, 422-2124 n meals: D; full bar n lodging n live music n Exposed timbers and a stone fireplace give this spot its southwestern spirit. Dine on steak, seafood, pasta or prime rib while sipping cocktails or craft brews. $$$

Southside Steakhouse 170 S. Main St., Rutland, 772-7556 n meals: D; full bar n gluten-free opts. n Go for a burger topped with Gruyère and applewood-smoked bacon, or take it up a notch with a rib eye — aged a minimum of 21 days in a climate-controlled locker. $$$

The Wobbly Barn Steakhouse 2229 Killington Rd., Killington, 4226171 n seasonal hours; meals: D, LN; full bar n gluten-free opts., veganfriendly n dance floor, live music, TV n Every entrée comes with soup, salad and the bread bar at this lively Killington mainstay. Open Halloween through March. $$$$

TRADITIONAL Baxter’s Restaurant 275 Grove St., Rutland Country Club, Rutland, 773-9153 n seasonal hours; meals: L, D; full bar n outdoor seating n Feast your eyes on the golf green or on stacked burgers, prime rib and the famed lobster roll. In warmer weather, dine al fresco on the patio. $$$

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Butternut Inn and Pancake House 63 Weathervane Dr., Killington, 4225660 n meals: B n all-you-can-eat, lodging n The inn’s dining room opens to the public for all-you-can-eat pancakes, best enjoyed while cozying up to the woodstove. $$

Cattails Restaurant 2146 Route 7, Brandon, 247-9300 n closed: Mon.; meals: B, L, D; full bar n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating n Snowmobilers love this cozy eatery. Try the barbecued ribs or the fish and chips. Weekend breakfast. $$

The Country House Restaurant 663 Route 7, Pittsford, 772-7936 n meals: Bru, L, D; beer & wine n Nightly specials enhance a menu of burgers, sandwiches and pizzas. Weekends bring breakfast offerings and prime-rib dinners. $$

Johnny Boy’s Pancake House 182 Route 4, Rutland, 855-8043 n meals: B, L; full bar n gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n Breakfast is served all day at the off-mountain location of the pancake house. Go for steak and eggs or a stack of buttermilk pancakes, paired with a mimosa or coffee cocktail. $

Kelvans Restaurant 128 Merchants Row, Rutland, 7751550 n closed: Sun., Mon.; meals: L, D; full bar n 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. $$

Rustic Rooster 5446 Route 103, Cuttingsville, 492-3433 n meals: L, D; full bar n veggie-friendly n Build your own burger around eight ounces of local, grass-fed beef — or fill up on house specials such as Mama’s Meatballs or an egg-topped turkey BLT. $$

Seward Family Restaurant 224 N. Main St., Rutland, 773-2738 n meals: B, L, D n There’s classic American fare, but this landmark is known for its ice cream. Sweets lovers can try the Pig’s Dinner — a giant banana split served in a trough. $

Sugar & Spice 43 Route 4, Mendon, 773-7832 n meals: B, L n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n Maple syrup made on-site tops waffles and pumpkin pancakes. Try the Old John’s Grill for lunch — turkey, smoked ham and Vermont cheddar on whole-wheat bread. $

Sweet Caroline’s

Number One Chinese Restaurant 159 S. Main St., Rutland, 775-9955 n meals: L, D n gluten-free opts., vegan-friendly n The General Tso’s chicken is a big hit here. No lunch on Sunday. $

JAPANESE Tokyo House

100 Main St., West Rutland, 4385696 n closed: Mon., Tues.; meals: B, L, D; full bar n all-you-can-eat, reserv. rec. n Twice voted Rutland’s best casual restaurant, the familyfriendly spot is known for its slowroasted prime-rib dinners. Weekend breakfast. $

106 West St., Rutland, 786-8080 n meals: L, D; BYOB n veggie-friendly n Sushi, teriyaki and all the other standards are available. No lunch on Sunday. $$

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4441 Route 100, Pittsfield, 800-2455126 n closed: Mon., Tues., Wed.; meals: B n lodging n A sign outside the inn reads “World’s Best Breakfast.” Try the Lumberjack: a bacon, egg and cheese sandwich served with home fries, a muffin, juice and coffee. $

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The Wheel Inn 730 Lake Rd., Benson, 537-2755 n meals: B, L, D; beer & wine n lodging n Stop by the red-and-white farmhouse for a hearty breakfast plate, hot baked sandwich with homemade gravy or build-your-own burger. On Wednesday, experience the restaurant’s weekly claim to fame: chicken and biscuits. $$

ASIAN CHINESE Ginger China 124 Woodstock Ave., Rutland, 7790084 n meals: L, D; full bar n 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 and sushi. $

283 Route 4, Rutland, 773-3388 n meals: L, D; full bar n veggie-friendly n Choose from an array of Chinese, Japanese and Thai specialties. Behind the sushi bar, chefs craft seafood rolls and sashimi. $$

New Kong Chow Fusion 48 Center St., Rutland, 773-1388 n meals: L, D; full bar n gluten-free opts., vegan-friendly n Vietnamese and Thai fare joins chow mein, fried rice and other Chinese American cuisine at one of Vermont’s first ethnic restaurants. $

Sushi Yoshi 1807 Killington Rd., Killington, 422-4241 n seasonal hours; meals: L, D; full bar n delivery, gluten-free opts., vegan-friendly n Chinese and Japanese delights, including hibachi, abound. Try the Phishfood Roll with yellowtail, spicy mayo, avocado and roe. Closed in summer. $$

BAKERIES The Bakery

16 Park St., Brandon, 247-8818 n closed: Sun.; meals: L, D n Get your lo mein to go, or try the roast pork or Happy Family dishes. The portions are big, and so are the flavors. $

122 West St., Rutland, 775-3220 n meals: B, L n veggie-friendly n All the breads are made in-house here. Try an egg-and-cheese breakfast sandwich on an English muffin, or go for smoked turkey on sourdough with cranberry-bacon jam, cheddar and greens. $

New Shanghai and Tokyo Restaurant

Burnham Hollow Bakery & Café

Li’s Chinese Restaurant

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

97 State St., Rutland, 770-8149 n closed: Mon.; meals: B, L n veggiefriendly n TV n Pies, pastries and quiches are made fresh daily. Soups and panini satisfy the lunch crowd. $$

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

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

Sunup Bakery 2250 Killington Rd., Killington, 422-3865 n seasonal hours; meals: B, L n gluten-free opts., veggiefriendly n Conveniently located on the Killington access road, the bakery caters to mountain hikers, bikers, skiers and boarders, who start the day strong with espressos and just-baked goods. Later, order up a sandwich on homemade bread. $

BARS, PUBS & CLUBS BARS/LOUNGES Brix Wine Bar 118 Merchants Row, Rutland, 7764175 n closed: Sun.; meals: D; full bar n outdoor seating n In a room with exposed brick and eclectic décor, chef Stephen Sawyer pairs small plates and charcuterie with hand-selected vintages from around the world. $$

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CJ’s Suds South

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

NIGHTCLUBS

15 Center St., Brandon, 465-8347 n meals: D, LN; full bar n gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n 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. $

Pickle Barrel Nightclub

34 Wales St., Rutland, 773-6668 n full bar n outdoor seating n TV n Family owned and operated since 1990, the neighborhood bar has a hopping deck in summertime. You can’t get a meal here, but peanuts and popcorn will tide you over.

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1741 Killington Rd., Killington, 4223035 n closed: Sun., Mon., Tues., Wed.; meals: LN; full bar n 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.

174 S. Main St., Rutland, 775-3775 n meals: L, D, LN; full bar n outdoor seating n dance floor, TV n Rutland’s long-standing bar serves up wings and nachos alongside grilled rib-eye steaks and lots of beer, of course. $

Clear River Tavern 2640 Route 100, Clear River Inn, Pittsfield, 746-8180 n meals: L, D; full bar n lodging, outdoor seating n live music n Diners arrive by car, snowmobile or snowshoes, ready to dig into pizzas, beer-battered fish and chips, steaks, salads, or salmon. Weekend lunch. $$$

Jax Food & Games 1667 Killington Rd., Killington, 422-5334 n meals: D, LN; full bar n outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n dance floor, live music, TV n This friendly eatery boasts some of the lowest prices in the area. Kids’ meals are $8 or less, and the games that keep them busy are priceless. $

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Lakehouse Pub and Grille 3569 Route 30, Bomoseen, 483-9171 n seasonal hours; meals: Bru, D; full bar n outdoor seating, veggiefriendly n Dock your boat right at a lakeside tavern, where the revamped menu features comforting classics such as burgers, loaded nachos and buttered, toasted lobster rolls. $$

Lookout Tavern 2910 Killington Rd., Killington, 4225665 n meals: L, D; full bar n delivery, outdoor seating n TV n Patrons come for happy hour, wings, nachos and burgers. Visit the game room for pool and pinball, or head to the rooftop deck during the warmer months. $$

Mogul’s Sports Pub 2630 Killington Rd., Killington, 422-4777 n meals: L, D, LN; full bar n delivery, outdoor seating n TV n End a day on the mountain with a beer and Sal’s Famous Pulled Pork Sandwich, then unwind with darts, pool or old-school arcade games. Weekend lunch. $

Rosemary’s Restaurant 709 Route 4, the Inn at Long Trail, Killington, 775-7181 n seasonal hours; meals: D; full bar n glutenfree opts., lodging, veggie-friendly n live music, TV n Hearty Irish and American fare warms skiers and hikers in a dining room built around a massive boulder. $

The Saint’s Pub 200 Summit Rd., Killington, 800635-6343 n seasonal hours; meals: D; full bar n all-you-can-eat, lodging, veggie-friendly n live music, TV n The cozy Saint Bernard-themed pub serves dinner from Thanksgiving through March. Sunday is all-youcan-eat-pasta-and-salad night. $$

Taps Tavern 158 Main St., Poultney, 287-4064 n meals: L, D; full bar n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggiefriendly n dance floor, live music, TV n Fifteen beers on tap accompany “American tavern fare with a twist.” Meats and produce are locally sourced whenever possible. Weekend lunch. $

TASTING ROOMS Foley Brothers Brewing 79 Stone Mill Dam Rd., Brandon, 353-1228 n seasonal hours n lodging n This family-run operation shares space with Neshobe River Winery and puts out a variety of easy-drinking ales. Best known, however, is its Fair Maiden Double IPA.

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Neshobe River Winery 79 Stone Mill Dam Rd., Brandon, 247-8002 n seasonal hours n lodging n If you sip too much Purple Haze or Riesling during a wine tasting, you can crash at the on-site B&B — and then visit resident Foley Brothers Brewing the next day.

Otter Valley Winery 1246 Franklin St., Brandon, 2476644 n Reds and whites here are born from artisanal wine-making methods and grapes such as frontenac blanc and St. Croix. Open June through mid-October.

Whaleback Vineyard 202 Old Lake Rd., Poultney, 2872256 n seasonal hours n More than 6,000 vines are cultivated on the idyllic vineyard nestled between the Green Mountains and Lake Saint Catherine.

COFFEE/TEA Liquid Art Coffeehouse & Gallery 37 Miller Brook Rd., Killington, 422-2787 n meals: B, L, D; full bar n veggie-friendly n A feast for the senses, this family-owned and -operated spot offers specialty coffees and cocktails alongside crêpes and cheese plates. Check out its monthly five-course dinners. $

H Speakeasy Café (see page 34) 67 Center St., Rutland, 747-3325 n meals: B, L n gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n Coffee and community come first at the cozy, eclectic Center Street café — and creative flavor combinations rule in baked goods such as banana-Nutella muffins and crème de menthe brownies. $

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GERMAN The Countryman’s Pleasure 3 Town Line Rd., Rutland, 773-7141 n closed: Sun., Mon., Tues.; meals: D; full bar n veggie-friendly n Dine by candlelight in an 1824 colonial farmhouse where Austrian, German and American cuisines share the menu. $$$

MEDITERRANEAN Fair Haven Inn Restaurant 5 Adams St., Fair Haven, 265-4907 n meals: L, D; full bar n gluten-free opts., lodging, reserv. rec., veggiefriendly n Called “poets of fish” on the inn’s website, the cooks here know their seafood. The owner says their calamari “makes the Olympus gods blush.” $$$

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Castleton Pizza Place and Deli 575 Main St., Castleton, 468-2911 n meals: L, D; beer & wine n outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n TV n The pizza dough is made from scratch, and the sandwiches are classic. Eat your stromboli in the black-andwhite-checkered dining room. $

Domenic’s Pizzeria 2822 Killington Rd., Killington, 422-7070 n meals: D; full bar n outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n TV n Hand-tossed pies feature homemade dough and tomato sauce. Start with the breadsticks, then tuck into a specialty pie or calzone such as the classic tomato-pesto. Wings, lasagnas and salads round out the menu. $$

The Garlic 1724 Killington Rd., Killington, 422-5055 n meals: D; full bar n vegan-friendly n TV n Linguine with puttanesca sauce — studded with tomatoes, capers and olives — is a signature dish. The bar draws an over30 crowd for ’tinis and tapas. $$$

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575 Main St., Castleton, 468-2791 n closed: Sun., Mon.; meals: L, D; full bar n gluten-free opts., reserv. rec., vegan-friendly n TV n There are upscale Mediterranean dishes on the menu, but casual diners can choose to feast on brick-fired pizza or lemon chicken. $$

1307 Killington Rd., Killington, 422-4111 n meals: L, D, LN n delivery n TV n Guests go for garlic knots and Hawaiian or Margherita pies, or switch it up with chicken, bacon and mozzarella on a buttermilk-ranch base. $$

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133 E. Mountain Rd., Mountain Green Resort, Killington, 315-0197 n seasonal hours; meals: L, D; full bar n lodging, veggie-friendly n live music, TV n Dig into cheap and hearty après-ski specials until 6 p.m., or sit down to a proper meal of “upscale Italian with a flair” — think eggplant Parmesan or housemade pasta. $$

Cara Mia’s Pizzeria 50 Strongs Ave., Rutland, 747-9001 n meals: L, D n delivery, veggiefriendly n Since Halloween Day 1997, pies have been the specialty here — they’re prepared with Italian tomatoes and cheese. Grinders, pastas and baked dishes dot the menu, too. $

Casa Bella Inn & Restaurant 3911 Route 100, Pittsfield, 746-8943 n seasonal hours; meals: D; beer & wine n lodging, reserv. rec. n Join chef-owner Franco Cacozza for northern Italian cuisine and a “little bit of Tuscany in a Vermont country inn.” Closed April, May, November and December. $$$

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

The Palms Restaurant 36 Strongs Ave., Rutland, 773-2367 n closed: Sun.; meals: D; full bar n gluten-free opts., reserv. rec., vegan-friendly n TV n A Rutland-area tradition since 1933, this eatery is known for its Neapolitan pizzas and nightly specials. $$

Peppino’s 747 Killington Rd., Killington, 422-3293 n meals: D; full bar n TV n Mussels, meatballs and mozzarella — oh, my! Skiers and locals have frequented Peppino’s since 1992. Pair classic old-world recipes with a bottle from the expansive wine list. $$

Picarello’s Pizza 55 Lower Michigan Rd., Pittsfield, 746-8331 n closed: Sun., Mon., Wed.; meals: L, D n delivery n Classic pies are served alongside salads, stuffed shells, manicotti and chicken Parmesan. $$

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Poultney House of Pizza 245 Main St., Poultney, 287-9439 n closed: Mon.; meals: L, D n outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n Here, popular pies include the barbecue chicken and a mean pepperoni. Go ahead and get a side of fries — many say this pizza house has the best spuds around. $

Ramunto’s Sicilian Pizza 102 Strongs Ave., Rutland, 747-9980 n meals: L, D n delivery, veggiefriendly n Deft dough makers toss the pies right in front of you. The garlic-knot pizza is beloved for its garlic-and-Parmesan dough. $

Ted’s Pizza Shop 91 State St., Rutland, 773-6368 n closed: Mon., Tues.; meals: L, D n veggie-friendly n Known for its unbeatable prices, this local landmark has been in business since 1958. Try the spaghetti with meatballs. $

Vermont Tap House 120 S. Main St., Rutland, 775-0000 n meals: L, D; full bar n gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n Local farmers and brewers supply this pizzeria inside a former diner. Folks fill up on wood-fired pies, gourmet salads or sandwiches. $

MARKETS & CAFÉS Castleton Village Store 583 Main St., Castleton, 468-2213 n meals: B, L, D n veggie-friendly n The 100-year-old general store provides one of the most extensive wine selections in the state — plus everything from bug spray to Pampers. Stop by for local microbrews, farmstead cheeses, cured meats and baked goods. $

Gourmet Provence 37 Center St., Brandon, 247-3002 n meals: B, L n outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n This Café Provence offshoot offers freshly baked breads and pastries along with soups, salads and sandwiches. Find local, domestic and imported wines, too. $

Killington Market & Deli 2023 Killington Rd., Killington, 422-7736 n meals: B, L, D; beer & wine n veggie-friendly n Killington’s on-mountain grocery store fuels slope-side adventures with breakfast sandwiches, pizzas and grill favorites. Try the Mother’s Meatball Sub: beef meatballs piled with provolone cheese and housemade marinara. $

Located in the middle of the hustle and bustle of Brandon, Vermont, Café Provence offers gourmet cuisine with a casual touch. Chef Robert uses locally grown, seasonally available produce, meat and cheeses and is a member of the Vermont Fresh Network. Café Provence offers daily specials, a children’s menu, and a full service bar with an eclectic wine list to suit any palate.

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Original General Store 3963 Route 100, Pittsfield, 7468888 n meals: B, L, D; beer & wine n vegan-friendly n The old-fashioned store sources the ingredients for chef-prepared dishes from farms within town lines. Don’t miss the fresh juices and smoothies. $

Swiss Farm Market 3932 Route 100, Pittsfield, 7469939 n meals: L, D; beer & wine n gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n Coffees, cookies and baked goods complement homemade soups and funky sandwiches. The Zach Attack combines grilled chicken, cheddar and Cajun mayo. $

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136 Strongs Ave., Rutland, 772-7033 n closed: Sun.; meals: B, Bru, L, D n gluten-free opts., vegan-friendly n Veggie options are plenty as diners build their own burritos, salads and wraps. For dessert, slurp a Strawbana fruit smoothie or Cookie Monster milkshake. $

Vermont Bagel Café in Olivia’s Market 199 Stratton Rd., Rutland, 775-1144 n meals: B, L, D; beer & wine n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n TV n It’s “more than just a bagel” here, as evidenced by homemade soups, salads and sandwiches. Pies and pastries are also made on-site. $

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11 Main St., Bristol, 318-0883, luluvt.com Laura and Martha Mack worked their first restaurant shifts as toddlers. In the farm-to-table kitchen of Mary’s Restaurant at the Inn at Baldwin Creek, chef-owner Doug Mack hitched his daughters to a carrier pack on his back as he worked the line. The sisters grew up in the heat of that kitchen, sampling the various bites their father passed to them. By adulthood, the Mack sisters had an ingrained culinary aptitude and a taste for locally sourced fare. In the summer of 2012, they channeled their know-how into something sweet: Lu•lu, a “farm-to-spoon” ice cream shop on Bristol’s Main Street — just three miles down the road from Mary’s. PHOTOS: BRENT HARREWYN

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To Laura and Martha, Lu•lu is not a name but a noun. MerriamWebster defines the word as something “that is remarkable or wonderful,” as in “a lulu of a performance.” It’s a fitting concept for the smallbatch ice cream made here. Using their wellhoned palates, Laura and Martha create a concert of flavors, from a sweetly floral vanilla bean to a boozy Old Fashioned studded with local Red Kite Candy toffee chunks and cherries soaked in Stonecutter Spirits whiskey. “Our brains work in different ways,” mentions Laura as she scoops a lush globe of Salt Peanut into a sugar cone. “I love hard-hitting flavors like booze and bacon; Martha loves subtlety.” A second ice cream cone is capped with two scoops: basil and a rich honey-lavender. “We’re lucky to work together in that way,” she finishes. “There’s so much room for creativity.” The sisters’ locavore focus means that the flavors, written daily on a scroll of butcher paper, are always changing. Ingredients are sourced from area farms and artisans: milk from Monument Farms Dairy, for example, and eggs from the hens at Mary’s. And at Lu•lu, the performance doesn’t end with a batch of churned cream. Add-ins are homemade as well, from the lemon-poppy-seed cake in the Orange Blossom ice cream to the chopped chocolate wafers in the Cookies + Cream. Bristol-based Savouré sodas are on tap for floats, as is cold-brew coffee sweetened with coffee simple syrup. Even the rainbow sprinkles are colored with fruit juice. There’s just one ice cream flavor the Mack sisters don’t make themselves: the Slumdog Millionaire. “It’s curried peanut-butter ice cream,” Laura explains. “That one is Dad’s.” JULIA CLANCY


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AMERICAN DINER The Diner 66 Merchants Row, Middlebury, 388-3297 n meals: B, L n glutenfree opts., veggie-friendly n A local landmark since the 1930s, the little yellow diner dishes out big breakfasts, serious sandwiches and memorable milkshakes. $

Halfway House Restaurant 450 Route 22A, Shoreham, 8975160 n meals: B, L, D; beer & wine n This diner was once featured in a rather saucy photo in the “Shoreham Uncovered” calendar. When you go for home-style classics, though, rest assured that the staff and customers will be clothed. $

Rosie’s Restaurant 886 Route 7, Middlebury, 388-7052 n meals: B, L, D; full bar n gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n The monkey bread is famous, and the menu is gigantic — from standard breakfast fare to pulled-turkey platters to fish and chips. $$

ICE CREAM/ FROZEN YOGURT H Lu•lu (see page 42) 11 Main St., Bristol, 318-0883 n seasonal hours n outdoor seating, vegan-friendly n Local ingredients shine in small-batch ice cream flavors such as curried peanut butter, Earl Grey and salted caramel. In summer, try strawberry-rhubarb sorbet. $

JUICES/SMOOTHIES Juice Amour 1396 Route 7, Middlebury, 989-7271 n closed: Sun.; meals: B, L n veganfriendly n The small, bright café sources local and organic ingredients for homemade raw juices, smoothies and nut milks. For the munching, there are soups, salads and stacked acai bowls. $

NEW AMERICAN 3 Squares Café 141 Main St., Vergennes, 877-2772 n meals: B, L, D; beer & wine n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, vegan-friendly n Chef-owner Matt Birong melds international flavors with local ingredients in his bean-to-bar chocolate and “creative-casual” food. Look for eggs Benedict specials on Sunday. $

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4800 Basin Harbor Rd., Basin Harbor, Vergennes, 475-2311 n seasonal hours; meals: D; full bar n gluten-free opts., lodging, reserv. rec., vegan-friendly n dance floor, live music n Lakeside dining begins with a breakfast buffet and concludes with three-course dinners and awardwinning wine lists. Dressy-casual attire requested. Open June through October. $$$$

161 Main St., Vergennes, 877-9962 n meals: D; full bar n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n The hip neighborhood joint has exposed brick walls, metal sculptures, and dishes such as steak frites and St. Louis-style ribs. On Wednesday, burgers such as the Squeeze — with pickled onions, roasted red peppers, dressed greens, bacon, cheddar and a fried egg — are half price. $$

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

Black Sheep Bistro 253 Main St., Vergennes, 877-9991 n meals: D; full bar n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, reserv. rec., veggiefriendly n All entrées are $22 and include sides of hand-cut frites and garlic mashed potatoes. Enjoy al fresco dining on the patio in summer. $$$

Jessica’s Restaurant 25 Stewart Lane, Swift House Inn, Middlebury, 388-9925 n seasonal hours; meals: D; full bar n glutenfree opts., lodging, outdoor seating, reserv. rec., veggie-friendly n The seasonal menu at this historic mansion features local foods and housemade desserts such as banana bread pudding, lemon tarts and mocha-espresso ice cream topped with salted caramel popcorn. $$$

The Lobby 7 Bakery Lane, Middlebury, 989-7463 n meals: Bru, L, D; full bar n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, vegan-friendly n TV n Choose from an eclectic mix of handmade pastas and unique burgers in the heart of downtown, overlooking Otter Creek. Thirsty? The bartenders craft a mean cocktail. Sunday brunch. $$

Mary’s Restaurant 1868 Route 116, Inn at Baldwin Creek, Bristol, 453-2432 n closed: Mon., Tues.; meals: B, D; full bar n lodging, outdoor seating, reserv. rec., veggie-friendly n Chef-owner Doug Mack — one of the founding members of the Vermont Fresh Network — cooks seasonal fare out of a 1787 farmhouse with a huge kitchen garden. His cream-of-garlic soup is renowned. Sunday brunch. $$$

Morgan’s Tavern 14 Court Sq., Middlebury Inn, Middlebury, 388-4961 n closed: Mon.; meals: B, L, D; full bar n glutenfree opts., lodging, outdoor seating, reserv. rec., veggie-friendly n Classic New England cuisine incorporates local ingredients — think French onion soup made with stout from Otter Creek Brewing Co. Afternoon tea is served daily. $$$

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

Starry Night Café 5371 Route 7, Ferrisburgh, 877-6316 n closed: Mon., Tues.; meals: D; full bar n 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. $$$

The Storm Café 3 Mill St., Middlebury, 388-1063 n closed: Mon.; meals: B, L, D; full bar n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, reserv. rec., veggie-friendly n The seasons dictate the hearty breakfast dishes, specialty sandwiches, steaks and seafoods offered on the edge of Otter Creek. Dine on the deck in summer. $$$

Village Creeme Stand 41 West St., Bristol, 453-6034 n seasonal hours; meals: L, D n cash/check only, outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n Pair a massive creemee with a mountain view at the long-standing fast-food joint, open in spring and summer. $

SOUP ’N’ SANDWICH Grapevine Grille 610 Route 7, Middlebury, 382-8646 n meals: L, D; BYOB n 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 Maryland crab-cake sandwich — aka Sittin’ on the Dock of Old Bay. $

Middlebury Bagel & Delicatessen 11 Washington St., Middlebury, 3880859 n meals: B, L n cash/check only, outdoor seating, vegan-friendly n Everything here is made from scratch — from doughnuts to pancakes to a bagel-egg-sausage concoction called J.J.’s Bagel Egger. $

Noonie’s Deli 137 Maple St., Middlebury, 3880014 n meals: B, L, D n delivery, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n The Addison Eagle singled this place out for “the best and biggest sandwich in town.” The homemade bread is legendary. $

Waybury Inn 457 E. Main St., East Middlebury, 388-4015 n seasonal hours; meals: B, Bru, L, D; full bar n gluten-free opts., lodging, outdoor seating, reserv. rec., veggie-friendly n Once the setting for “The Bob Newhart Show,” this charming New England inn has a popular pub and a traditional dining room. Sunday brunch. $$

SNACK BARS/CARTS A&W Drive-In 1557 Route 7, Middlebury, 388-2876 n seasonal hours; meals: L, D n cash/ check only, outdoor seating, veggiefriendly n At the last carhop-assisted A&W stand in New England, try rootbeer floats, cheeseburgers, hand-cut French fries and cheese curds. Open May through October. $

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SOUTHWESTERN/ TEX-MEX Marquis Theatre & Southwest Café 65 Main St., Middlebury, 388-4841 n closed: Mon., Tues.; meals: L, D; full bar n gluten-free opts., veganfriendly n dance floor, karaoke, live music, pub quiz/trivia, TV n Film buffs can eat their tacos, burritos, or chips and guac in the restaurant or in front of the big screen. For beer lovers, there’s a fridge full of local brews to complement your movie popcorn. $

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10 Washington St., Middlebury, 388-3164 n meals: L, D; beer & wine n gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n Serving locals since 1982, the family eatery dishes out soups, salads, pastas, pizzas and serious subs. $

Fire & Ice Restaurant 26 Seymour St., Middlebury, 388-7166 n meals: L, D; full bar n gluten-free opts., reserv. rec., vegan-friendly n TV n Adults dig the steakhouse’s historic décor and huge salad bar. Kids love the separate 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, West Addison, 7592152 n closed: Tues.; meals: B, L, D; beer & wine n The homemade fries and pies are a draw at this familyfriendly restaurant serving farmfresh egg breakfasts, hot sandwiches and country-style dinner fare. Visit the ice cream window in summer. $$

Mister Up’s Restaurant 25 Bakery Lane, Middlebury, 388-6724 n meals: Bru, L, D; full bar n outdoor seating, reserv. rec. n Dig into Thumbs and Toes — aka boneless chicken wings — at the bar or out on the spacious porch overlooking Otter Creek. Rotating taps feature some of the cheapest local drafts around. $$

Snaps Restaurant 24 Main St., Bristol, 453-2525 n meals: B, L, D; full bar n veggiefriendly n pub quiz/trivia n Breakfast is served until 2 p.m. Try the eggs Benedict or homemade cornedbeef hash; later in the day, order a burger. $

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ASIAN CHINESE Magic Wok 1499 Route 7, Middlebury, 388-0339 n meals: L, D n veggie-friendly n All the basic Chinese and Thai favorites are here. Try the steamed dumplings or pineapple fried rice. $

Wokky’s Chinese 17 Main St., Bristol, 453-4888 n meals: L, D n gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n There’s no MSG in this kitchen; instead, there’s a range of staple dishes such as moo shi vegetables, Sichuan beef, and sweetand-sour chicken. $

INDIAN Taste of India 1 Bakery Lane, Middlebury, 3884856 n meals: L, D; beer & wine n gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n The only Indian restaurant in town has a view of Otter Creek. Sip a cool mango lassi and try the thali — it comes vegetarian or not. Sunday buffet. $$

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THAI Sabai Sabai Thai Cuisine 22 Merchants Row, Middlebury, 989-7376 n meals: L, D; beer & wine n 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. $$

BAKERIES Bristol Bakery & Café 16 Main St., Bristol, 453-3280 n meals: B, Bru, L n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, vegan-friendly n Morning croissants and cinnamon rolls give way to homemade soups, sandwiches and salads at lunchtime. Enjoy scrambled eggs and home fries from the bright, cozy booths on Sunday, when brunch draws a crowd. $

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Otter Creek Bakery 14 College St., Middlebury, 388-3371 n meals: B, L n outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n Ben and Sarah Wood’s bakery has been luring customers in with delicious aromas since 1986. Regulars eat in or take out everything from soups and salads to full meals and baked goods, all made on-site. Need caffeine? Check out the full barista menu. $

Vergennes Laundry 247 Main St., Vergennes, 870-7157 n closed: Mon., Tues., Wed.; meals: B, D; beer & wine n outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n Coffee bar by morning and wine bar by evening, the pâtisserie offers elegant options, ranging from fresh-baked bâtards and pastries to oysters and grilled fish. $$

Vermont Cookie Love 6915 Route 7, North Ferrisburgh, 425-8181 n seasonal hours n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, vegan-friendly n Swing by the “Love Shack” for decadent treats such as Addicted to Love, a mocha-chocolatechip cookie made with locally roasted coffee. Award-winning creemees in summer. $

BARS, PUBS & CLUBS BARS/LOUNGES Sparkling 56 College St., Middlebury, 9897020 n closed: Sun., Mon., Tues.; beer & wine n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n Bubbles at the wine bar include cava, Prosecco and Champagne — best enjoyed with local chocolates or cheeses. $

BREWPUBS Bar Antidote 35C Green St., Vergennes, 877-2555 n closed: Sun., Mon.; meals: D; full bar n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, reserv. rec., vegan-friendly n dance floor, live music, TV n The new American fare at this speakeasy can be super-local — as in, from pigs raised by the chef himself. Craft beers come from Hired Hand Brewing Co. upstairs, which offers its own casual menu. $$

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The Bobcat Café & Brewery 5 Main St., Bristol, 453-3311 n meals: D; full bar n gluten-free opts., reserv. rec., vegan-friendly n Contemporary comfort food — think open-faced lamb burgers and roasted butternut squash lasagna — pairs perfectly with beers brewed in-house and throughout Vermont. The locally famed chicken wings, made with Misty Knoll birds, come with sauces such as apricot-honey. $$

Hired Hand Brewing Co. 35 Green St., Vergennes, 870-7191 n meals: L, D; full bar n vegan-friendly n Chef-owner Ian Huizenga opened Hired Hand directly above Bar Antidote, his popular neighborhood speakeasy. Pints brewed with locally grown grains and malts pair well with wood-fired pizzas and steamed pork-belly buns. Save room for a stout-ice-cream float. $

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GASTROPUBS Shoreham Inn 51 Inn Rd., Shoreham, 897-5081 n closed: Tues., Wed.; meals: D; full bar n lodging, veggie-friendly n live music n Inside a 200-year-old inn, this restaurant has 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 n closed: Sun., Mon.; full bar n cash/ check only n 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.

793 Exchange St., Middlebury, 388-0727 n meals: L; beer & wine n veggie-friendly n Sample brews from two different brands in the recently renovated tasting room. They’re best

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PUBS 51 Main at the Bridge 51 Main St., Middlebury, 388-8209 n closed: Sun., Mon.; meals: D; full bar n gluten-free opts., vegan-friendly n live music, TV n The lively lounge offers pub fare, pastas and tapas. A special date-night deal will get you two appetizers, entrées and dessert to share for $40. $$$

The Big Moose Pub 26 Seymour St., Middlebury, 3887166 n meals: L, D; full bar n TV n Plenty of pubs tout burgers and brews, but how many can boast balcony seating and a stuffed moose? Added bonus: several televisions for watching the game. Weekend lunch. $

Hatch 31 31 Main St., Bristol, 453-2774 n closed: Sun., Mon.; meals: D, LN; full bar n live music n This family-run eatery has been dubbed Vermont’s “Best Small-Town Restaurant Where Everyone Knows Your Name.” Live music and classic pub fare complement the good vibes. $

Two Brothers Tavern 86 Main St., Middlebury, 388-0002 n meals: L, D, LN; full bar n outdoor seating n dance floor, live music, TV n More than 15 Vermont farms provide ingredients for upscale comfort food, and a new pizza oven fires up Neapolitan-style pies to go with draft brews. Catch live entertainment in the downstairs lounge. $$

TASTING ROOMS Appalachian Gap Distillery 88 Mainelli Rd., Middlebury, 989-7362 n Sample small-batch, handmade spirits — including whiskeys, rum, gin and coffee liqueur — within the petite artisan distillery.

Champlain Orchards & Cidery 3597 Route 74, Shoreham, 897-2777 n outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n live music n Hard and ice ciders go “from branch to bottle every single time” at the solar-powered cidery. Try the award-winning Pruner’s Pride, pick your own apples in season or sample the baked goods. $

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

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Drop-In Brewing Company

WhistlePig Rye Tasting Room

610 Route 7, Middlebury, 989-7414 n outdoor seating n Also home to the American Brewers Guild Brewing School, the taproom has seven beers on offer — in samplers, cans, pints or three sizes of growler.

52 Seymour St., inside Danforth Pewter, Middlebury, 388-0098 n closed: Mon., Tues., Wed. n Stop in for samples and retail bottles of WhistlePig’s entire line of awardwinning aged whiskeys.

Lincoln Peak Vineyard

The Woodchuck Cidery

142 River Rd., New Haven, 388-7368 n seasonal hours n outdoor seating n live music n The grandaddy of the Vermont wine scene puts out 25,000 bottles a year. Linger on the deck with a glass of the signature Marquette.

1321 Exchange St., Middlebury, 388-0700 n closed: Mon., Tues. n Sweet or dry? You can sample both at Vermont’s oldest and largest commercial cidery, where smallbatch, locally sourced sips are on tap alongside large-production varieties.

Shacksbury Cider Tasting Room 11 Main St., Vergennes, 458-0530 n seasonal hours n Sip acclaimed ciders pressed from local apples and “lost” varietals in a newly renovated warehouse originally built as a dairy in 1909.

Stonecutter Spirits 1197 Exchange St., Middlebury, 3883000 n closed: Mon., Tues., Wed. n live music n This hip distillery pours free samples of its Single Barrel Gin and Heritage Cask Whiskey and serves creative, ever-changing cocktails.

COFFEE/TEA Carol’s Hungry Mind Café 24 Merchants Row, Middlebury, 3880101 n meals: B, L n veggie-friendly n A sign outside reads “Coffee, Community, Conversation.” Inside, there’s local java, muffins, panini and breakfast served all day. $

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Stone Leaf Teahouse 111 Maple St., Middlebury, 458-0460 n closed: Sun. n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, vegan-friendly n live music n Sip a fragrant cup of chai or house-roasted oolong in between bites of sweet treats baked by the owner. For ultimate relaxation, head upstairs for floor-style seating. $

Vermont Coffee Company Café 1197 Exchange St., Suite 3, Middlebury, 398-2776 n closed: Sat., Sun.; meals: B, L n gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n Perk up with a hot cup of espresso or drip coffee — or grab a house-baked pastry or sandwich — while watching workers roast the beans. $

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EURO FRENCH Tourterelle 3629 Ethan Allen Hwy., New Haven, 453-6309 n seasonal hours; meals: Bru, D; full bar n lodging, reserv. rec. n Classic French country cuisine merges with seasonal Vermont ingredients. Try the signature red-curry bouillabaisse with saffron aioli. Sunday brunch. $$$

ITALIAN/PIZZERIAS American Flatbread 137 Maple St., Middlebury, 388-3300 n seasonal hours; meals: D; full bar n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, vegan-friendly n live music n Head to the historic Marble Works district to feast on bubbling wood-fired flatbreads made with local, organic ingredients. $$

Cubber’s 8 Main St., Bristol, 453-2400 n meals: L, D; beer & wine n delivery, outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n Create your own pizza, or share a

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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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specialty pie such as the Mexican: black-bean chili, corn, salsa and a side of sour cream. Subs and salads are also available. $

Luigi’s 141 Main St., Vergennes, 877-6873 n meals: L, D n delivery, outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n Specialty pizzas and calzones have been big sellers at this family-friendly eatery for more than 30 years. $

Nino’s Sicilian Pizza 21 MacIntyre Lane, Middlebury, 388-7755 n closed: Sat., Sun.; meals: L, D n delivery, veggie-friendly n Sicilian- and New York-style slices let diners mix and match. Choose from 40 specialty pies, such as the eightvegetable primavera. $

MARKETS & CAFÉS Almost Home 28 North St., Bristol, 453-5775 n meals: B, L, D; beer & wine n glutenfree opts., outdoor seating, veganfriendly n This café and caterer offers a menu of take-home meals, soups and salads. Baked goods include orange-cinnamon rolls and mapleoatmeal scones. $

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Costello’s Market 99 Maple St., Suite 13A, Middlebury, 388-3385 n closed: Sun., Mon.; meals: L, D n 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. $

Middlebury Natural Foods Co-op Café 1 Washington St., Middlebury, 3887276 n meals: B, L, D n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggiefriendly n The well-stocked market also offers sandwiches, wraps, entrées, a salad bar, baked goods and fair-trade coffee. The artisan cheese selection will dazzle any turophile. $

Sama’s Café and Middlebury Market 54 College St., Middlebury, 3886408 n meals: L, D n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veganfriendly n TV n Locals dig the fresh salads, sandwiches, wood-fired pizzas and soft-serve ice creams. Enjoy the fireplace in winter and the patio in summer. $

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ARIEL’S RESTAURANT 29 Stone Rd., Brookfield, 276-3939, arielsrestaurant.com

From Brookfield’s famous floating bridge, Sunset Lake reflects gently distorted maple trees, the docks that dot its perimeter and an old red barn with a missing windowpane. Here chef Lee Duberman and sommelier Richard Fink operate Ariel’s Restaurant out of the sprawling farmhouse they share with their sons, Simon and Noah. Given the rural setting, one might expect Ariel’s to serve standard New England cuisine. Happily, that’s not the case. Duberman draws influences from all over the world — including the family’s winter home in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico — to create dishes exploding with flavor. PHOTOS: BRENT HARREWYN

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One meal began with petite Prince Edward Island mussels in red curry broth — so good there was no shame in slurping the liquid straight from the bowl — and a plate of jicama tacos with crispy fried shrimp and tangy cilantrolime slaw. The next course brought delicate ricotta gnocchi with roasted mushrooms and crisps of Asiago cheese, followed by plump local quail with pomegranate-honey glaze and chickpeas. The dinner table at Ariel’s travels from Thailand to Mexico, Italy to the Middle East, becoming a playground for experiencing the Earth’s most exciting tastes. Fink’s wine pairings and creative cocktails stand up to his wife’s far-reaching food philosophy. Consider the aptly named Globe Trotter, which combines tequila, amaro and Priorat Natur vermouth, smoothing out the herbal bitterness with a purée of passion fruit. The Apple Blossom, delicately fruity without being cloying, mixes vodka and Calvados with a housemade lemongrass-ginger cordial. An equally nice selection of after-dinner drinks complements desserts such as lavender-honey panna cotta and tres leches cake served with sorbet and garnished with violets. To accommodate their own globe-trotting, the Duberman-Finks close the restaurant from mid-October to late April. The limited season, inspired food and drink, and those gorgeous lake views combine to make every visit to Ariel’s feel like a special occasion. SUZANNE PODHAIZER


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

NEW AMERICAN H Ariel’s Restaurant (see page 54) 29 Stone Rd., Brookfield, 276-3939 n seasonal hours; meals: D; full bar n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, reserv. rec., veggie-friendly n Sophisticated yet comforting food reigns at this long-standing destination restaurant. Many ingredients come from the Brookfield area. Closed mid-October through late April. $$$

Black Krim Tavern 21 Merchants Row, Randolph, 728-6776 n closed: Mon., Tues.; meals: D; full bar n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, reserv. rec., vegan-friendly n The menu changes weekly to accommodate local and imported ingredients. Specials might include sweet-chile tofu or goat-cashew curry. $$

The Huntington House Inn featuring Doc’s Tavern and the 1806 Cocoa Pub 19 Huntington Place, Rochester, 767-9140 n closed: Tues.; meals: D; full bar n lodging, outdoor seating, reserv. rec., veggie-friendly n The 1806 Cocoa Pub dining room — open Friday through Sunday only — serves savory and sweet crêpes, plus a lengthy dessert menu dedicated to fine chocolates. The adjacent tavern offers pub fare and 12 local beers on tap, including ones from Lawson’s Finest Liquids. $$

Idlewood the Restaurant 54 Steel Rd., Sharon, 763-5236 n closed: Sun., Mon., Tues., Wed.; meals: D; full bar n outdoor seating, vegan-friendly n live music n Food is art when two award-winning chefs are at the helm. Dinner at this Victorian inn is served in a renovated 100-year-old barn featuring works by local craftspeople. $$

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School Street Bistro 13 School St., Rochester, 767-3126 n closed: Sun., Mon.; meals: D; full bar n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, vegan-friendly n live music n The menu changes with the seasons here. Look for eclectic dishes such as chickpea soup or spicy lamb ragu. $$

SOUP ’N’ SANDWICH Bethel Village Sandwich Shop 269 Main St., Bethel, 234-9910 n closed: Mon.; meals: B, L n veggiefriendly n Savor a morning muffin and a cup of local coffee for breakfast at Bethel’s cozy Main Street café. Come lunchtime, warm up with carrot-apple soup and a turkey BLT. $

RB’s Deli 232 Chelsea St., South Royalton, 763-2411 n meals: B, L, D; beer & wine n The small-town market and deli does business in sandwiches, beers and wines. Don’t miss homemade specials including chicken and dumplings and mac and cheese. $

Sandy’s Books & Bakery 30 N. Main St., Rochester, 767-4258 n meals: B, L, D; beer & wine n glutenfree opts., outdoor seating, veganfriendly n live music n Part bookstore, part bakery, the locavore café makes everything from bagels and croissants to soup and spanakopita in-house. Thirsty? There’s espresso and wine by the glass. $

Three Bean Café 22 Pleasant St., Randolph, 7283533 n closed: Sun.; meals: B, L, D; BYOB n cash/check only, delivery, gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n live music n Panini come hot off the press and pizzas straight from the oven within the cozy café. Seasonally focused baked goods and lunches change daily; drop by on Wednesday for dinner and live music. $

TRADITIONAL Eaton’s Sugarhouse Restaurant and Gift Shop 5894 Route 14, South Royalton, 763-8809 n meals: B, L n veggiefriendly n The pancakes are huge, the maple-pecan pie is killer and the turkey for sandwiches is roasted inhouse. Watch syrup being produced on-site. $

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Worthy Burger 56 Rainbow St., South Royalton, 763-2575 n meals: L, D; beer & wine n outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n Build-your-own burgers are flamekissed over a wood-fired grill. The fries and housemade pickles are noteworthy, as are the 18 draft beers from local and regional craft brewers. Lunch Friday through Sunday. $

NIGHTCLUBS Crossroads Bar & Grill

3 Salisbury St., Randolph, 728-3288 n meals: L, D; BYOB n veggie-friendly n Generous portions mean you get more bang for your buck when you order Chinese basics such as sesame chicken or crab Rangoon. $

108 Rainbow St., South Royalton, 763-2002 n meals: L, D; full bar n outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n dance floor, live music n Pair hyper-local brews with the back patio’s mountain views — then head inside for a barbecue pulled-pork sandwich, veggie melt, poutine, sweet-chile duck wings or the nightly entertainment. $$

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PUBS

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Five Olde Tavern and Grille

CHINESE East Garden

50 Randolph Ave., Randolph, 5658292 n closed: Sun.; meals: L, D; beer & wine n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, reserv. rec., vegan-friendly n live music n Look for authentic northern Thai specialties composed of fresh, often local ingredients cooked atop a wood-fired grill. $$

BARS, PUBS & CLUBS

192 Chelsea St., South Royalton, 763-8600 n meals: L, D; full bar n gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n TV n Vermont Law School students and tourists alike stop here for everything from burgers, wings and teriyaki steak tips to local brews on tap. $$

TASTING ROOMS

BARS/LOUNGES

Bent Hill Brewery

Wagon Wheel Bar & Grill

1972 Bent Hill Rd., Braintree, 2491125 n closed: Sun., Mon., Tues., Wed. n outdoor seating n Head to the hills for picturesque scenery and experimental ales and porters. Bottles and growlers are available to go.

1 Maple Ave., Chelsea, 685-3344 n closed: Sun., Mon., Tues.; meals: D, LN; full bar n outdoor seating n dance floor, live music n Inexpensive pub fare and cocktails mix well with dancing and live music. Nightly specials include 50-cent wings on Thursday. $$

STEAKHOUSE/ SEAFOOD

GASTROPUBS

Tozier’s Restaurant

One Main Tap & Grill

2678 River St., Bethel, 234-9400 n seasonal hours; meals: L, D; full bar n Friday-night seafood chowder is on point here, as are whole clams, salads, and fish and chips. Don’t leave without a maple creemee from the snack bar. Open April through January. $$

2 Merchants Row, Randolph, 565-8117 n meals: D, LN; full bar n veggie-friendly n live music, TV n Local beers flow from 24 tap lines while a seasonally focused menu offers nightly specials and half-price wings on Monday. Live music every Thursday. $$

Brocklebank Craft Brewing 357 Dickerman Hill Rd., Tunbridge, 685-4838 n closed: Sun., Mon., Tues., Wed., Thu. n Overlooking the rolling green hills of Orange County, this nanobrewery specializes in easy-drinking ales, lagers and session beers.

Flag Hill Farm 135 Ewing Rd., Vershire, 685-7724 n call for hours n Find balanced fruit wines, hard ciders and Pomme-de-Vie apple brandy amid panoramic views. Tours by appointment only.

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

ITALIAN/PIZZERIAS Chelsea Pizza House & Deli 325 Route 110, Chelsea, 685-3300 n meals: L, D; beer & wine n delivery n Philly cheesesteak pies and other specials spice up traditional offerings at this roadside pizzeria. From the deli, grab a chicken Parm grinder or a pulled-pork “bomb.” $

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

Randolph Village Pizza 1 S. Main St., Randolph, 728-9677 n meals: L, D; beer & wine n veggiefriendly n The popular pizza joint’s homemade eats include the Village Special, topped with peppers, pepperoni, onions, ’shrooms, ground beef and sausage. $

Royalton Village Pizza 5789 Route 14, South Royalton, 763-2800 n meals: L, D; beer & wine n veggie-friendly n Lasagna Lovers and bacon-cheeseburger are among the specialty pies here. On the lighter side, go for a grinder or a salad. $

Valley Bowl 12 Prince St., Suite 5, Randolph, 728-4525 n meals: L, D; full bar n If you’re looking for bowling and Buffalo wings, look no farther. Family-friendly fare includes pizza, fried chicken and seafood. $

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MARKETS & CAFÉS Chef’s Market 839 Route 12, Randolph, 728-4202 n meals: B, L, D n gluten-free opts. n Produce, provisions and prepared meals meet soups, salads and breakfast sandwiches. Sweets lovers can indulge in homemade pies, cookies and doughnuts. $

McCollough’s Quik Stop 2069 Route 107, Bethel, 234-9365 n meals: L; beer & wine n Stock up on beer, wine or premade deli sandwiches from the grab-and-go section of this convenience store and liquor market. $

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North Tunbridge General Store 494 Route 110, Tunbridge, 889-3312 n meals: B, L; beer & wine n The local landmark has a history dating back to 1830. Visitors drop in for coffee, wraps, sandwiches and homemade soups. $

South Royalton Market 222 Chelsea St., South Royalton, 763-2400 n meals: B, L n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggiefriendly n Creative sandwiches, salads, soups and specials fill bellies daily at this market and café facing the town green. Local craft beers are available to go. $

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Ariel’s Restaurant, Brookfield, Vermont Enter a storybook village on a sparkling lake and experience owner/chef Lee Duberman’s creative cooking and Richard Fink’s passion for extraordinary wines and finely crafted cocktails. Celebrating our 20th year of Vermont Farm to Table Dining in Brookfield.

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WILAIWAN’S KITCHEN 34 State St., Montpelier, 505-8111, facebook.com/wilaiwansfood

On a subzero winter’s day, a crowd gathered on the sidewalk outside 34 State Street in Montpelier. A young woman, underdressed in a skirt without tights, crossed her arms and legs, folding her body inward for warmth. Others tucked their noses into coat collars to keep Old Man Frost at bay. Together, they shuffled slowly and without complaint toward the door of Wilaiwan’s Kitchen. This lunchtime phenomenon happens every weekday from March through late December, when the restaurant is open.

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The line, just a few blocks from the capitol, drew to a counter inside the storefront, where most customers picked up takeout boxes — and left. But there’s a seating area, roughly the size of a generous walk-in closet, adorned 10:26 AM with colorful pop-art portraits and quirky landscapes. Diners hunched over tables, tipping bowls of soup to their lips. Each of their exhaled breaths sent lemongrassscented steam swirling through the air. At the counter, co-owner Wilaiwan Phonjan-Azarian ladled soup into bowls and hurried beef salads onto plates. Other days, her husband, Timothy Azarian, mans the burners. The couple met decades ago while Azarian was living in Thailand. Their weekly changing menu is small — just three items — but the $9 to $10 portions easily make two meals. It’s a format that’s remained unchanged since the pair traded their beloved Thai street cart for this brick-and-mortar location in 2012. The bill of fare represents their ongoing collaboration. Some dishes, such as herbaceous mincemeat salads with mint and chile, represent the Laotian influence of Wilaiwan’s northeastern Thailand homeland. Others, such as an eggtopped pad krapow stir-fry, are favored by Timothy. In a bowl of tom kha ban, thin cuts of chicken swam in rich broth kissed with ginger and tamarind. A plate of yam nua — shaved beef tossed with crisp onions, cilantro, celery and tomato — was so garlicky that it warmed the eater, despite being served cool. Pepper-phobes, beware: The chefs add chiles to everything. Their cooking stays true to its Pacific Rim roots, so you won’t find tepid, Americanized pad Thai here. During colder months, the heat is just what you need after the chill of the sidewalk wait. So is eating shoulder-to-shoulder with strangers in tight quarters — a trademark of casual dining throughout Asia. HANNAH PALMER EGAN


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AMERICAN DINER Coffee Corner 83 Main St., Montpelier, 229-9060 n meals: B, Bru, L n gluten-free opts., vegan-friendly n With its 1950s vibe intact, the old-school diner serves eggs O’Bryan with homemade corned-beef hash. Try the grilled chicken salad melt for lunch. A separate grill is used for vegetarian dishes. $

Common Café 12 Depot Sq., Northfield, 485-4011 n meals: B, L n veggie-friendly n Locals love the down-home feel and all the classics — eggs, hamburgers, biscuits and gravy. Weekend specials include crabmeat omelettes. $

L&M Diner 240 N. Main St., Barre, 622-0706 n closed: Mon.; meals: B, Bru, L; full bar n A six-page menu offers greasyspoon classics from omelettes and Benedicts to Cajun burgers and triple-decker club sandwiches. $

Sarah’s Country Diner 3087 Main St., Cabot, 563-2422 n closed: Sun.; meals: B, Bru, L n veggie-friendly n In the back of Harry’s Hardware Store, diner breakfasts — served all day — feature croissant French toast and blueberry pancakes. Other simple, homecooked items range from soups and sandwiches to cakes and cookies. $

ICE CREAM/ FROZEN YOGURT Chill Vermont Gelato 32 State St., Montpelier, 223-2445 n seasonal hours n Funky flavors such as tiramisu and red-velvetcream-cheese swirl are made from scratch daily using local and regional ingredients. $

NEW AMERICAN Down Home Kitchen 100 Main St., Montpelier, 225-6665 n meals: B, Bru, L; full bar n gluten-free opts., veggiefriendly n Southern comfort comes to the capital every day starting at 8 a.m. Breakfast includes biscuits and gravy and fried catfish. At lunch, there’s fried chicken and grilled trout. Locals line up for Sunday brunch. $$

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

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Morse Block Deli

52 State St., Montpelier, 223-8646 n closed: Mon., Tues.; meals: Bru, D; full bar n 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. $$$

260 N. Main St., Barre, 476-2131 n closed: Sun.; meals: B, L; beer & wine n gluten-free opts., veganfriendly n Sandwiches stacked with slow-cooked, housemade deli meats dominate the menu. Try the chef-owner’s Granite City: maplebourbon-brined turkey, cranberry mayo, lettuce and tomato on cranberry-walnut bread. Growlers and cut-to-order meats and cheeses are available to go. $

NECI on Main 118 Main St., Montpelier, 223-3188 n closed: Sun., Mon.; meals: Bru, L, D; full bar n gluten-free opts., reserv. rec., vegan-friendly n TV n The New England Culinary Institute’s teaching restaurant showcases students’ work in the form of housemade charcuterie, Provençal beef stew and a smoked-salmon club sandwich at lunch. $$$

The Skinny Pancake 89 Main St., Montpelier, 262-2253 n meals: B, Bru, L, D; beer & wine n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, vegan-friendly n live music n Go loco for locavore at the capital city’s crêperie. The Lumberjack is loaded with Vermont ham and shredded Cabot cheddar. Salads, soups and espressos round out the fare. Sunday brunch. $

SNACK BARS/CARTS Dairy Creme 320 State St., Montpelier, 223-5802 n seasonal hours; meals: L, D n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n Creemee specials change weekly at this summer landmark. The brownie sundae is big enough to feed a family, and shakes come in a dozen flavors. Open April through October. $

SOUP ’N’ SANDWICH 133 State Street Café 133 State St., Basement, Montpelier, 828-5978 n closed: Sat., Sun.; meals: B, L n gluten-free opts., veggiefriendly n Inside the imposing granite building that houses the Department of Taxes, weekday lunchers descend a white marble staircase to a cheery deli-dinette offering made-to-order sandwiches, soups, a salad bar and daily specials such as chicken banh mi wraps. $

Maria’s Bagels 162 N. Main St., Barre, 622-8100 meals: B, Bru, L, D n vegan-friendly n 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. $ n

O’Maddi’s Delaraunt 40 Depot Sq., Suite 1, Northfield, 4854700 n closed: Wed.; meals: B, Bru, L, D; beer & wine n delivery, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggiefriendly n TV n Deli by day, restaurant by night, the family-run “delaraunt” offers pastries, breakfast sandwiches, salads and subs, which give way to dinners such as Guinness beef stew and pulled-pork mac and cheese. $

Pinky’s on State 14 State St., Montpelier, 223-1300 n closed: Sun.; meals: L n delivery, gluten-free opts., vegan-friendly n The sassy deli and gift shop does 18 specialty sandwiches as well as daily specials including wraps, panini and soups. Cards, candy, beer and wine are for sale, too. $

Plainfield Hardware Deli 4723 Route 2, East Montpelier, 454-1000 n meals: B, L n gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n Ever walk into a hardware store and wish you could grab lunch, too? You’re in luck — the sandwiches here come stuffed with housemade sausage, pulled pork, corned beef or smoked chicken. $

Post Office Café 34 Village Rd., Worcester, 225-6687 n 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 the best available local meats and produce. $

Simply Delicious 14 N. Main St., Suite 1006, Barre, 479-1498 n closed: Sat., Sun.; meals: L; full bar n gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n By day, find soups, sandwiches and fine chocolates; by night, a lively wine bar featuring hand-selected varietals and meatand-cheese plates. $

Simply Subs (two locations) 70 N. Main St., Barre, 479-2423 n 25 Berlin St., Montpelier, 229-2100 n meals: L, D n delivery, vegan-friendly n The sister eateries give diners plenty of creative pies, subs and sandwiches to choose from. When it comes to pizzas, the Meateaters is a mainstay. $

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SOUTHWESTERN/ TEX-MEX Two Loco Guys 136 N. Main St., Barre, 622-0469 n closed: Sun.; meals: L, D n gluten-free opts., vegan-friendly n Burritos and rice bowls here come in appropriately 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 n meals: B, Bru, L, D; full bar n all-you-can-eat, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, reserv. rec., veggie-friendly n TV n Inside the Capitol Plaza Hotel, legislators and locals indulge on New York strips and fresh seafoods as model trains chug around the dining room. Sunday brunch buffet. $$$

Steak House Restaurant 1239 Route 302, Barre, 479-9181 n meals: Bru, D; full bar n gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n 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 Country Kitchen Café 154 Depot St., Williamstown, 433-6718 n meals: B, L, D; full bar n veggie-friendly n Comfort foods shine at a firehouse café-pub, where dishes include hot and cold subs, chicken-bacon-ranch pizzas, and chili cheeseburgers. $

Soup N Greens 325 N. Main St., Barre, 479-9862 n meals: B, L, D; full bar n gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n The chicken cacciatore keeps locals coming to the family-style restaurant, which has a salad bar and, every Friday, prime rib. $

Wayside Restaurant, Bakery & Creamery 1873 Route 302, Montpelier, 2236611 n meals: B, L, D; full bar n glutenfree opts., veggie-friendly n Open since 1918, this enduring standby partners with more than 200 farms, fishermen and foragers to deliver a wide-ranging menu that includes fried local perch in season and maplecream pie. $

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The Woods Lodge 900 Bull Run Rd., Northfield, 7780205 n closed: Sun., Mon., Tues., Fri., Sat.; meals: D; beer & wine n delivery, lodging, outdoor seating, reserv. rec., veggie-friendly n live music, TV n The former summer camp serves up monthly themed dinners and weekly events, such as Thursday game night. $$

ASIAN Chinese
Bamboo Gardens 115 S. Main St., Barre, 476-9400 n closed: Mon.; meals: L, D n veggiefriendly n No surprises here — just sweet-and-sour soup and other popular dishes such as General Tso’s chicken, pupu platters, and sizzling beef or shrimp. $

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

China Star 15 N. Main St., Northfield, 485-9433 n meals: L, D; BYOB n 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 n meals: L, D, LN 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 n meals: L, D n veggie-friendly n This joint has been dishing boneless spareribs and Hunan chicken to central Vermont for more than 20 years. $

House of Tang 114 River St., Montpelier, 223-6020 n meals: L, D; full bar n all-youcan-eat, veggie-friendly n Huge, ancient-looking jade plants in the windows give away the decades-old restaurant’s age. Regulars dig the allyou-can-eat buffet — and the famous pepper steak. $

INDIAN Rickie’s Indian Restaurant 509 S. Barre Rd., South Barre, 4763563 n closed: Sun.; meals: L, D n

gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n TV n This gas station has a secret: Punjabi food carefully prepared in a fiery tandoor. Try the complex lamb curry. $

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

Asiana House 43 State St., Montpelier, 2256180 n closed: Sun.; meals: L, D n gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n Vegetarian and specialty maki rolls are served inside a former bank. Hot dishes include fried oysters, satay udon and bibimbap. $$

THAI Royal Orchid Thai Restaurant 38 Elm St., Montpelier, 223-0436 n meals: L, D; beer & wine n outdoor seating, vegan-friendly n Tom kha, massaman curry and other classic dishes are available here, as well as house specialities such as basil duck and lemongrass chicken. No weekend lunch. $$

H Wilaiwan’s Kitchen (see page 58) 34 State St., Montpelier, 505-8111 n closed: Sat., Sun.; meals: L n cash/ check only n Born out of a beloved Thai street cart, the chef-owned kitchen offers ever-changing lunch specials. These might include Chiang Mai noodles in yellow coconut curry or yam moo rob — Thai-style crispy pork salad. Closed in January and February. $

VIETNAMESE Pho Capital 107 State St., Montpelier, 225-6183 n meals: L, D n gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n The Vietnamese menu ranges from cashew-nut stir-fry to rice noodles with grilled barbecue pork — and don’t forget the pho. Sip on hot or iced Vietnamese coffee. $

Pho Thai Express 54 Main St., Montpelier, 225-6010 n closed: Sun.; meals: L, D n glutenfree opts., veggie-friendly n Speedy service and dishes under $10 make this Asian spot a go-to. Try shrimp dumplings, yellow curry chicken or the namesake Vietnamese-style noodle soup. $

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BAKERIES Birchgrove Baking 279 Elm St., Montpelier, 223-0200 n meals: B, L n gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n Croissants, cookies and fluffy coconut cakes are made from scratch daily, and the coffee is among the best in town. During summer, look for homemade ice cream. $

Bohemian Bakery 78 Barre St., Montpelier n closed: Sun., Mon., Tues. n cash/check only, veggie-friendly n In 2017, Calais’ bucolic Sunday-afternoon bakery moved to Montpelier. The setting is less scenic, but the increased availability of delicate croissants, sweets and breads make the new location a win. $

Delicate Decadence Cake Boutique 15 Cottage St., Suite 5, Barre, 4797948 n closed: Sun., Mon.; meals: B, L, D n gluten-free opts., veganfriendly 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 or French macarons for dessert. Takeout suppers on Wednesday. $

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

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BARS, PUBS & CLUBS BARS/LOUNGES Charlie-O’s World Famous 70 Main St., Montpelier, 223-6820 n full bar n cash/check only n dance floor, karaoke, live music, TV n Find weekend live music — from jazz, blues and funk to alternative, rockabilly and bluegrass — at a friendly downtown bar.

Gusto’s 28 Prospect St., Barre, 476-7919 n closed: Sun.; meals: L, D; full bar n outdoor seating n karaoke, live music, TV n The bar menu is limited, but booze and live entertainment are the real draws. Find karaoke on Thursday, bands and DJs on the weekend, and games such as pool, Ping-Pong and horseshoes. $

Sweet Melissa’s 4 Langdon St., Montpelier, 225-6012 n closed: Mon.; meals: D, LN; full bar n veggie-friendly n dance floor, live music n There’s live music Tuesday through Sunday at the corner bar and eatery, where local brews and pub fare are served until late. Try the wings. $$

Whammy Bar 31 W. County Rd., Calais, 229-4329 n closed: Sun., Mon., Tues.; meals: D; full bar n veggie-friendly n live music n Catch some of the state’s best musicians at an intimate pub inside a general store. The kitchen serves up pizzas, wings, sandwiches and other classics. $

GASTROPUBS Cornerstone Burger

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

21 East St., Northfield, 485-4300 n closed: Mon., Tues.; meals: Bru, D; full bar n veggie-friendly n TV n Build your own beef, lamb or turkey burger, or pick from nine specialties, including a patty topped with PB&J. Sixteen draft lines supply craft beers and ciders from Vermont and beyond. $$

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Cornerstone Pub & Kitchen

961B Route 2, Suite B, Middlesex, 223-5200 n meals: B, L n outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n live music n Nibble a perfectly 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. $

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47 N. Main St., Barre, 476-2121 n closed: Sun., Mon.; meals: L, D; full bar n gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n live music, TV n Craft beer flows from 28 taps while dishes such as barbecue-braised pork shank with bacon-jalapeño mac and cheese take pub food to the next level. Check out the extensive specialty burger list. $$

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108 Main St., Montpelier, 223-8277 n meals: Bru, L, D; full bar n gluten-free opts., veggiefriendly n Twenty-three taps supply hard-to-find craft brews for every palate. Sip happily in between bites of imaginative pub fare — think patatas bravas and chorizo piquillo peppers. Sunday brunch. $

708 Route 302, Berlin, 476-9303 n meals: L, D; full bar n veggie-friendly n 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 a local brew. $

9 Maple Ave., Barre, 479-5545 n meals: L, D, LN; full bar n outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n 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 p.m. nightly. Trivia on Tuesday. $

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NIGHTCLUBS The Alley Cat 10 Keith Ave., Barre, 272-0715 n closed: Mon.; full bar n dance floor, live music, TV n DJs and local bands provide live entertainment; also find pool tables, darts and the occasional ’90s dance party.

Bada Bing 127 N. Main St., Barre, 661-0073 n closed: Sun., Mon., Tues., Wed.; full bar n cash/check only n Known for years as Planet Rock, the belowground “gentlemen’s club” features friendly, pole-riding dancers and inexpensive drinks.

8 S. Main St., Barre, 883-2000 n closed: Sun., Mon.; meals: L, D; full bar n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n live music n “Firestarters” — that is, appetizers — at the historic firehouse restaurant include beer-battered jalapeño poppers and fried mushroom caps. Beef stew and brick-oven pizzas are among the larger plates. $

McGillicuddy’s Irish Pub 14 Langdon St., Montpelier, 223-2721 n meals: L, D; full bar n gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n pub quiz/ trivia, TV n Pool tables, nine TVs and an ambitious burger menu — including a signature Guinnessmarinated patty — entertain drinkers in the heart of the capital city. $

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

The Quarry Kitchen + Spirits 210 N. Main St., Barre, 479-7002 n meals: L, D; full bar n outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n TV n The diverse menu is designed to pair well with Vermont beer. Enjoy poutine and “the biggest wings in town” while watching the game on a flat-screen TV. The upstairs event room hosts paint-and-sip parties and more. $

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The Rustic Lounge and Sports Bar 451 Route 12, Northfield Falls, 4856363 n closed: Sun.; meals: D, LN; full bar n TV n Sandwiches, seafood platters and beer-battered onion rings have been served since 1956. When it comes to the décor, the name says it all. $

TASTING ROOMS Fresh Tracks Farm Vineyard & Winery 4373 Route 12, Berlin, 223-1151 n seasonal hours n You might catch local contractors sneaking in for an after-work tipple — the grape, sap and fruit wines draw a diverse crowd.

Good Measure Brewing Co. 17 East St., Northfield, 485-4600 n closed: Mon., Tues. n Sample a sipper of round-bodied cream ale or a milkoatmeal stout made with coffee from sister business Carrier Roasting Co.

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BARRE/MONTPELIER « TASTING ROOMS

Hooker Mountain Farm & Distillery 1193 Lovely Rd., Cabot, 426-2052 n closed: Sun., Mon., Tues., Wed., Thu. n Step into the stillhouse to sip spirits crafted entirely with crops grown onsite. One multigrain whiskey is cut to proof with maple sap.

North Branch Vineyards 82 Trillium Hill Rd., Montpelier, 2296169 n seasonal hours n Taste more than 10 different tipples at a familyrun vineyard that’s been producing cold-climate wines since 2007.

COFFEE/TEA Capitol Grounds Café 27 State St., Montpelier, 223-7800 n meals: B, L n outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n Beans for the coffee drinks are sourced from around the world and roasted in-house. Sip a latte with a fresh-baked pastry, or order a sandwich for lunch. $

Espresso Bueno 248 N. Main St., Barre, 479-0896 n meals: B, Bru, L, LN; full bar n outdoor

seating n live music n Single-origin coffees rule at this comfy bakery-café. Evening open-mic, comedy and music events feature small plates. $

The North Branch Café 41 State St., Montpelier, 552-8105 n closed: Sun.; meals: B, L, D; beer & wine n gluten-free opts., veganfriendly n You can go sweet or savory at Montpelier’s tea-and-wine mecca. Pastries are offered alongside cheeses, smoked meats and baguettes. $

Tremolo Coffee 6 Barre St., Montpelier n closed: Sun. n Catch a caffeine lift you can feel good about — the pour-over coffee, espresso and cold-brew all come from artisan roasters who espouse responsible sourcing practices. $

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ITALIAN/PIZZERIAS Angeleno’s Pizza 15 Barre St., Montpelier, 229-5721 n closed: Sun.; meals: L, D; beer & wine n gluten-free opts., veganfriendly n A small pizzeria close to the Savoy cinema offers New Yorkstyle pies, subs and pastas to the dinner-and-a-movie crowd. $

Basil’s Pizzeria & Restaurant 20 S. Main St., Barre, 477-5032 n meals: L, D; beer & wine n delivery, veggie-friendly n Times Argus readers voted this pizza the best in central Vermont. Not feeling saucy? Try a burger or entrée salad. $

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VEGETARIAN Tulsi Tea Room 34 Elm St., Montpelier, 223-1431 n closed: Sun., Mon., Tues., Wed., Thu.; meals: L, D n gluten-free opts., vegan-friendly n live music n The vegetarian kitchen serves meals

40 Depot Sq., Northfield, 485-5500 n closed: Sun., Mon.; meals: L, D; beer & wine n delivery, veggie-friendly n TV n Hand-tossed pies here include the White Delight and the chickenbacon-ranch. Don’t miss sports on a big-screen TV. $

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Mister Z’s Italian Restaurant 379 N. Main St., Barre, 479-3259 n meals: L, D; full bar n gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n Pizzas with personality come in varieties such as the Italian Stallion — aka the meat lovers’ pie. $

Philamena’s 41 Elm St., Montpelier, 223-5217 n closed: Mon., Tues.; meals: B, Bru, L, D; beer & wine n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, vegan-friendly n Made-from-scratch eats here include biscuit eggs Benedict, served all day. There are also handmade pastas, soups, subs, panini and take-home prepared meals. Saturday dinner; weekend brunch. $

Positive Pie (three locations) 219 N. Main St., Barre, 622-8051 n 22 State St., Montpelier, 229-0453 n 69 Main St., Plainfield, 454-0133 n meals: Bru, L, D; full bar n glutenfree opts., veggie-friendly n The trattorias all serve hand-tossed New York-style pizzas, Italian entrées, local beers and creative martinis. Brunch in Plainfield only. $$

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Sarducci’s Restaurant and Bar 3 Main St., Montpelier, 223-0229 n meals: L, D; full bar n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, reserv. rec., vegan-friendly n A custom-built wood-burning oven cranks out pizza, salmon cucina and other authentic dishes. No lunch on Sunday. $$

MARKETS & CAFÉS Beau Butchery + Bar 207 Barre St., Montpelier n closed: Sat., Sun.; meals: L, D; full bar n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, vegan-friendly n Montpelier’s newest butcher shop has a Prohibition-era bar and a European-style deli. Stop in for a cocktail and a steak sandwich — or hit up the meat counter for hand-cut chops. $

Falls General Store 7 Cox Brook Rd., Northfield, 4854551 n meals: B, L, D n vegan-friendly n In a historic building, find breakfast sandwiches on baguettes and burgers on brioche buns. $

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Trow Hill Grocery

623 Stone Cutters Way, Montpelier, 223-8000 n meals: B, Bru, L, D n glutenfree opts., outdoor seating, veganfriendly n The hot bar offers a selection of natural, health-focused dishes — don’t miss the ginger-garlic tofu. The grab-and-go section stocks soups, salads and grilled sandwiches. $

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

Maple Valley Café 8195 Route 2, Plainfield, 454-8626 n closed: Tues., Wed.; meals: B, L n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, vegan-friendly n In a space dating back to 1920, quirky gift-shop items meet smoothies and fruit-topped flapjacks as well as baked goods, soups and sandwiches. $

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

438 N. Main St., Northfield, 4858400 n meals: B, L, D n delivery, outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n The food is chef-made at this gasstation deli. Try the pizza, housesmoked pulled pork, or a half-pound sandwich with homemade dressing and kimchi. $

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MEXICAN Bagitos Bagel and Burrito Café 28 Main St., Montpelier, 229-9212 n meals: B, L, D; beer & wine n glutenfree opts., outdoor seating, veganfriendly n live music n Morning means bagels and breakfast burritos; later in the day, nachos, tacos and burritos hit the spot. No dinner on Sunday and Monday. $

Julio’s Cantina

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54 State St., Montpelier, 229-9348 n meals: Bru, L, D; full bar n glutenfree opts., veggie-friendly n TV n The festive Mexican restaurant is known for made-to-order guacamole, tacos, enchiladas and burritos. Sunday brunch. $

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44 Main St., Montpelier, 613-3172 n meals: L, D, LN; full bar n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n dance floor, live music n A Latin-inspired menu features tuna ceviche, twice-cooked pork carnitas and lots of tacos. Sip a caipirinha at the bar. $$

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Waitsfielders flock to Home Plate for the same reason they go to a Mad River Valley Little League game. At this breakfast and dinner spot tucked away off Route 100, there’s a good chance they’ll run into a family friend, a childhood babysitter, their kids’ coach — or all of the above. Owners Ashley and Matt Woods and Don Wenner didn’t choose the name Home Plate because they’re baseball fans, although all three of them are. The moniker derives from their goal of creating a friendly, casual restaurant with familiar, comforting fare. PHOTOS: BRENT HARREWYN

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They’ve achieved that. The menu is mainly pub grub — burgers and wings, fish and chips, spaghetti and meatballs, jalapeño poppers. But it also dips into ethnic fare: Hummus with naan is a staple, and there’s always a curry of the day. Home Plate is the kind of place where some of the food is local simply because buying from fellow Vermonters is the neighborly thing to do. So a hunky set of pork chops or a flank steak might come from Neill Farm just down the road, and the gooey mozzarella, stretching in strands from the meaty lasagna to your fork, was made with the milk of Green Mountain cows. Baked goods, from the rolls to the sweets in the dessert case, are crafted in-house. When the kitchen can’t get the ingredients close by, business carries on. The salad bar is a big draw, allowing diners to load up bowls with iceberg lettuce, California olives, fried onions and ranch dressing. Tempura artichoke hearts are another favorite — they arrive smoking-hot from the fryer, ready to swipe through puckery lemon aioli. If you’re in the seventh-inning stretch and your friend is still gossiping, kick back and order another beer. The bar is tapped into the most sought-after small-batch brews from nearby Lawson’s Finest Liquids. When it comes to food, drinks and company, Home Plate is a grand slam. SUZANNE PODHAIZER


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Breakfast served ALL DAY! Open every day at 7:30AM Call for dinner hours Located conveniently off the Waterbury roundabout, a mere tenth of a mile from the I-89 entrance 47 North Main Street, Waterbury 244-0910 • maxisrestaurant.com


WATERBURY/ MAD RIVER VALLEY

AMERICAN BARBECUE/ SOUL FOOD Localfolk Smokehouse 9 Route 17, Waitsfield, 496-5623 n closed: Mon.; meals: D; full bar n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n live music, TV n This casual spot specializes in hickory-smoked barbecue, but you can also get Tex-Mex, burgers or other pub fare — and choose from 25 beers on tap. Live music most weekends. $$

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

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

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

Michael’s on the Hill

ICE CREAM/ FROZEN YOGURT

4182 Route 100, Waterbury Center, 244-7476 n closed: Tues.; meals: D; full bar n gluten-free opts., reserv. rec., veggie-friendly n Elegant, ever-changing dishes highlight Vermont farms and the award-winning chef-owner’s European roots. $$$$$

Ben & Jerry’s Factory

The Pitcher Inn

1281 Route 100, Waterbury, 8821240 n outdoor seating n Dairy lovers take a factory tour to get the full scoop on the Vermont-grown ice cream empire, then hit up the counter for cones of wacky and wonderful flavors, from Cherry Garcia to Bourbon Pecan Pie. $

NEW AMERICAN Allyn’s Lodge 1840 Sugarbush Access Rd., Sugarbush Resort, Warren, 5836300 n seasonal hours; meals: D; full bar n reserv. rec. n live music n Ride the Cabin Cat — a 12-passenger luxury cable car — to the top of Gadd Peak for a multicourse, candlelit feast. Post-dessert, take the Lincoln Limo or enjoy a moonlit ski back down the mountain. $$$$$

Big Picture Theater and Café 48 Carroll Rd., Waitsfield, 4968994 n meals: B, L, D; full bar n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, vegan-friendly n dance floor, live music n Fancy dinner and a movie? Fare bolstered by local ingredients — from huevos rancheros to maple doughnuts to avocado BLTs — can be enjoyed in the retro café or right in the theater. $$

275 Main St., Warren, 496-6350 n closed: Tues.; meals: D; full bar n gluten-free opts., lodging, outdoor seating, reserv. rec., veggie-friendly n At a Civil War-era lodging house turned luxurious Relais & Châteaux inn, dinner options include upscale, seasonal fare in the dining room at 275 Main, small plates in Tracks pub and a private tasting menu in the wine cellar. $$$$

The Skinny Pancake 102 Forrest Dr., Sugarbush Resort, Warren, 583-6300 n closed: Mon., Tues., Wed., Thu., Fri.; meals: B, L; full bar n gluten-free opts., veganfriendly n The Sugarbush location of the locavore crêperie offers slopeside “skinnies” in sweet and savory flavors — plus group munchies and craft beer perfect for après-ski. $

Timbers Restaurant 102 Forest Dr., Lincoln Peak Village, Sugarbush Resort, Warren, 5836800 n seasonal hours; meals: B, L, D; full bar n gluten-free opts., lodging, outdoor seating, reserv. rec., vegan-friendly n TV n Step off the slopes and into a Sugarbush Resort eatery for Cabot cheddar hush puppies, housemade pork sausage and cumin-baked tofu — all with an emphasis on local ingredients. Lunch only on the weekend. $$$$

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

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

Tucker Hill Inn & Restaurant 65 Marble Hill Rd., Waitsfield, 4963983 n closed: Sun., Mon., Tues., Wed.; meals: D; full bar n gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n There’s a cozy pub and formal dining room at the recently renovated B&B. Pair a local brew with a rack of lamb or blackened fish sandwich. $$$$

Walt’s 626 Mt. Ellen Rd., Glen House, Sugarbush Resort, Warren, 583-6300 n seasonal hours; meals: L, D; full bar n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, vegan-friendly n From a bar inside Mount Ellen’s newly renovated midmountain lodge, pair a local brew with a gourmet grilled-cheese sandwich or a heart-healthy grains bowl. $$

Zenbarn 179 Guptil Rd., Waterbury, 244-8134 n closed: Sun., Mon.; meals: D; full bar n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, vegan-friendly n live music n Items such as charred broccolini mingle with half-pound burgers — made with goat or beef and topped with kimchi or onions braised in Heady Topper — at this “soil-to-soul” facility, which also houses a yoga studio and cultural center. $$$

SNACK BARS/CARTS Canteen Creemee Company

Vermont Restaurant Week 2017 location

SOUP ’N’ SANDWICH Apple Core Luncheonette & Brew 3600 Route 100, Waterbury Center, 244-8771 n meals: L; beer & wine n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, vegan-friendly n pub quiz/trivia n Before sampling cider doughnuts at the Cold Hollow Cider Mill next door, the lunch crowd heads here for wraps, salads and sandwiches on homemade white or sweet-potato-wheat bread. Get yours with a glass of Barn Dance hard cider. $

The Butchery 100 Mad River Green, Waitsfield, 496-3474 n closed: Sun., Mon.; meals: L, D; beer & wine n veggiefriendly n Formerly called the Bridge Street Butchery, the chef-owned meat and seafood shop offers sandwiches stuffed with housesmoked meats. Sushi is made to order Thursday through Saturday. $

Hogan’s Pub 1091 Golf Course Rd., Sugarbush Golf Course, Sugarbush Resort, Warren, 583-6723 n seasonal hours; meals: L; full bar n 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. $

Mutha Stuffers

509 Village Sq., Waitsfield n seasonal hours; meals: L, D n outdoor seating n When an ice cream stand is chefowned, you can bet that the soft-serve is handcrafted with local dairy and fresh produce. Feeling savory? Try a handmade sausage or burger. $$

76 Sugarbush Village Dr., Warren, 583-4477 n closed: Wed., Thu.; meals: L, D, LN; beer & wine n veggie-friendly n Peak views collide with cold brews — including Heady Topper — at a New York-style deli located on the side of a mountain. You can get a mean Cubano here. $

Maynard’s Snack Bar

Paradise Deli and Market

150 Route 100B, Moretown, 4963614 n seasonal hours; meals: L, D n cash/check only, outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n Regulars and tourists alike order up juicy burgers, Coney dogs and maple creemees made with syrup from just down the road. Open May through Labor Day. Dinner only on Wednesday. $

2367 Sugarbush Access Rd., Warren, 583-2757 n meals: B, L, D; beer & wine n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n Early risers choose from a variety of creative breakfast sandwiches, but the lunchtime Philly cheesesteaks are a house specialty. $

Waffle Cabin

29 Stowe St., Waterbury, 882-8229 n closed: Sun., Mon.; meals: B, Bru, L; beer & wine n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, vegan-friendly n live music n Known for its cold-brew coffee, this bakery and café prepares salads and sandwiches with local ingredients and housemade fixings such as smoked-maple-balsamic dressing and chicken pâté. $

Sugarbush Access Rd., Sugarbush Resort, Warren, 583-6300 n seasonal hours; meals: L n Follow the smell of hot drinks and freshly made waffles to an outdoor, wood-decked waffle cabin overlooking Lincoln Peak. $

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TRADITIONAL Arvads Grill 3 S. Main St., Waterbury, 244-8973 n meals: L, D; full bar n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggiefriendly n TV n Open since 1989, the lively downtown restaurant features hand-cut local steaks, bottomless fries and burgers any way you like ’em. $$

Buddy’s Famous 7 Park Row, Waterbury, 244-5111 n closed: Sun.; meals: B, L n delivery, veggie-friendly n Famous for its stacked omelettes, smoothies and grass-fed patties, the casual counterservice joint does the Vermonter double burger right, with butchercut bacon, Cabot cheddar and housemade barbecue sauce spiked with local maple syrup. $

Gate House Base Lodge 1840 Sugarbush Access Rd., Sugarbush Resort, Warren, 5836300 n meals: B, L; beer & wine n veggie-friendly n A cafeteria with a view has homemade pizzas, soups, sandwiches and salads — plus beer and wine — to fuel your next mountain run. $$

Gracie’s Kitchen 4752 Main St., Waitsfield, 496-9000 n meals: B, L n veggie-friendly n Belly up to buffet spreads of home-cooked pastas, salads and build-your-own taco fixings — the fare at this selfservice daytime spot changes daily. Check out the tamales, baked goods and jams before heading out. $

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Mount Ellen Cafeteria 1840 Sugarbush Access Rd., Sugarbush Resort, Warren, 583-6300 n seasonal hours; meals: L n Point your skis or snowboard toward a post-lunch run at this mountainside cafeteria offering classic soups, salads and sandwiches. $

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

ASIAN CHINESE China Fun 5081 Main St., Waitsfield, 496-7889 n meals: L, D n gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n Traditional Chinese American dishes, from egg rolls to moo shu, are available for takeout only. $

China Star Chinese Restaurant 76 S. Main St., Waterbury, 244-1968 n meals: L, D n veggie-friendly n Patrons come in for enduring classics — think spring rolls and General Tso’s chicken. $

THAI Fit to be Thai’d Thai Restaurant

114 Mad River Green, Waitsfield, 496-9300 n closed: Sun.; meals: L, D n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n Family-friendly, home-style fare ­— from spaghetti and meatballs to burgers and sundaes — hits a home run. Diners love taking a trip to the salad bar before sitting down for a local steak. $$

1840 Sugarbush Access Rd., Sugarbush Inn, Warren, 767-7500 n closed: Wed.; meals: L, D; beer & wine n gluten-free opts., lodging, vegan-friendly n live music n Thai native Nattaya Isaacson makes everything down to the dumplings, spring rolls and sauces at the Sugarbush Inn’s Bangkok-style restaurant. $

Maxi’s Restaurant

Ocha Thai Restaurant

47 N. Main St., Waterbury, 244-0910 n meals: B, L, D; full bar n veggie-friendly n Breakfast is served all day, and there are seven different eggs Benedicts. Other down-home dining options range from pastas to open-faced sandwiches to smoked-Gouda mac and cheese. Dinner Wednesday through Saturday. $$

1024 Route 100, Waterbury, 8828275 n closed: Mon.; meals: L, D n vegan-friendly n The focus here is on takeout, but diners can still snag a seat to enjoy curries, noodles, soups and stir-fries at their preferred level of spice. $

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

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

BAKERIES Hender’s Bake Shop & Cafe 22 N. Main St., Waterbury, 560-7110 n closed: Tues., Wed.; meals: B, Bru, L n gluten-free opts., veganfriendly n Named after chef-owner Jessica Wright’s golden retriever, the bakery highlights local ingredients in breakfast empanadas and brioche egg sandwiches as well as warm apple cakes and almond biscotti. $

KC’s Bagel Café 17 Stowe St., Waterbury, 244-1740 n meals: B, L n veggie-friendly n Authentic New York-style bagels are boiled and baked daily, then sliced and slathered with one of 13 housemade flavors of cream cheese. $

Mix Cupcakerie & Kitchen 5123 Main St., Waitsfield, 496-4944 n closed: Mon.; meals: L, D n glutenfree opts., outdoor seating, veggiefriendly n Gourmet cupcakes are the main attraction, but there are also pies, jumbo cookies, fresh soups, and take-home meals such as enchiladas, lasagnas and chicken pot pies. $

The Sweet Spot 40 Bridge St., Waitsfield, 496-9199 n meals: B, Bru, L; full bar n glutenfree opts., outdoor seating, veggiefriendly n Overlooking Vermont’s oldest covered bridge and the Mad River, the eclectic café does business in fine coffee drinks, craft cocktails and baked goods, as well as soups, salads and sandwiches. Seasonal riverside garden seating. $

BARS, PUBS & CLUBS BARS/LOUNGES Cork Wine Bar & Market 40 Foundry St., Waterbury, 8828227 n meals: D; beer & wine n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n live music n Pick up a bottle of wine in the market, or order a glass from the ever-changing list. Cheese plates, panini and light fare make up the menu. Game night on Monday; oysters every Wednesday. $

Hostel Tevere 203 Powderhound Rd., Warren, 496-9222 n closed: Sun., Mon., Tues., Wed.; full bar n lodging, outdoor seating n live music, TV n A hip hostel bar serves local brews, craft cocktails and live music. Burger night every Thursday. $$

Vermont Restaurant Week 2017 location

Wünderbar 10840 Sugarbush Access Rd., Sugarbush Resort, Warren, 5836300 n closed: Mon., Tues., Wed., Thu. n Sugarbush Resort’s retrothemed après-ski joint offers snacks, local beers and craft cocktails with sweeping views of Lincoln Peak. $

BREWPUBS Prohibition Pig Brewery 2 Elm St., Waterbury, 244-4120 n meals: L, D; beer & wine n glutenfree opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n Head to the back of Prohibition Pig restaurant to see the brewery in action — then belly up to the bar for a pint of its Downtown Piggy Brown or Spacetime Pale Ale. Mexican-inspired snacks might include chilaquiles or creative tacos. $

The Reservoir Restaurant & Tap Room 1 S. Main St., Waterbury, 244-7827 n meals: L, D; full bar n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n live music, TV n Some of the 38 beers on tap here are brewed on-site. Locavore pub fare ranges from fried chicken to big-time burgers. Weekend lunch. $$

GASTROPUBS Blackback Pub 1 Stowe St., Waterbury, 244-4998 n closed: Mon.; meals: L, D; full bar n gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n TV n Try a cask beer or one of 22 world-class brews on tap. Pub grub goes gourmet with imaginative dishes and meats sourced from nearby Neill Farm. $

Mad River Barn 2849 Mill Brook Rd., Waitsfield, 4963310 n meals: D; full bar n glutenfree opts., lodging, outdoor seating, reserv. rec., veggie-friendly n Inside a renovated farmhouse inn await craft beers and modern pub food such as local beef burgers and artisan grilled-cheese sandwiches. $$

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

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WATERBURY/ MAD RIVER VALLEY « PUBS

Shepherds Pub 6361 Route 100, Waitsfield, 5834373 n seasonal hours; meals: L, D; full bar n At this farm restaurant, New England beers, natural wines and cocktails made with regional liquors complement savory pies, charcuterie and big salads. $$

Slide Brook Lodge & Tavern 3180 German Flats Rd., Warren, 5832202 n closed: Tues.; meals: D, LN; full bar n lodging, outdoor seating, veggiefriendly n dance floor, live music, TV n In a 10-room ski lodge in the heart of the Mad River Valley, guests dine on Wizard burgers served on challah or enjoy drinks at the 1930s art-deco bar. $

TASTING ROOMS Mad River Distillers 172 Mad River Green, Waitsfield, 4963330 n seasonal hours n Bourbon, rye and white whiskey, along with apple brandy and award-winning maple rum, are produced in a state-of-theart craft distillery inside a mid-1800s horse barn.

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

COFFEE/TEA Keurig Green Mountain Café & Visitor Center 1 Rotarian Pl., Waterbury, 879-2326 n meals: B, L n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n live music n There’s an extensive coffee and tea menu inside the refurbished train station. You can also find Sweet Simone’s baked goods and savory items from Michael’s on the Hill. $

Three Mountain Café 107 Mad River Green, Waitsfield, 4965470 n meals: B, Bru, L n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, vegan-friendly n The “coffee emporium” offers beans from local roasters, as well as bagels, panini, espressos, and pastries such as éclairs and maple scones. $

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

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

ECLECTIC VEGETARIAN MINT Restaurant and Tea Lounge 4403 Main St., Waitsfield, 496-5514 n closed: Mon., Tues.; meals: D; beer & wine n gluten-free opts., reserv. rec., vegan-friendly n Seasonal ingredients dictate the menu at this funky vegetarian oasis. Sip a glass of wine with your meal, or try one of 50 available loose-leaf teas. $$

EURO FRENCH Chez Henri Restaurant and Bistrot 80 Sugarbush Village Dr., Warren, 583-2600 n meals: Bru, L, D; full bar n gluten-free opts., reserv. rec. n The candlelit bistro has been a Sugarbush landmark since 1963. Ski in for fondue, steak frites or mussels beside a roaring fire. Lunch Friday through Sunday. $$$$

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Peasant 40 Bridge St., Waitsfield, 496-6856 n closed: Tues., Wed.; meals: D; full bar n gluten-free opts., reserv. rec., vegan-friendly n The intimate restaurant serves rustic Italian and French fare including braised meats and pasta dishes. Sit at the bar for a late meal and carefully selected wines. $$$

ITALIAN/PIZZERIAS American Flatbread Waitsfield Hearth 46 Lareau Rd., Waitsfield, 496-8856 n closed: Mon., Tues., Wed.; meals: D; beer & wine n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n live music n The pizzeria’s Lareau Farm location has a little something to do with its wood-fired emphasis on organic and locally farmed ingredients. There’s usually a line, but it’s worth the wait. $$

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WATERBURY/ MAD RIVER VALLEY « ITALIAN/PIZZERIAS

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

Bongiorno’s 675 Millbrook Rd., Waitsfield, 4966265 n closed: Tues.; meals: D; beer & wine n delivery, veggie-friendly n TV n Head to the Mad River Valley’s oldest pizzeria for the signature pesto pie, or fill up on lasagna, chicken Parm or another classic dish. $

Jimmz Pizza 70 McNeil Rd., Waterbury Center, 244-7911 n meals: L, D; beer & wine n delivery, gluten-free opts., veggiefriendly n Owner James Roy serves hand-tossed New York-style pizzas with pesto, tomato, barbecue and olive oil bases. $

Pizza Soul 76 Sugarbush Village Dr., Warren, 496-6202 n closed: Mon.; meals: L, D n gluten-free opts., veganfriendly n A musical theme pervades this pizzeria — pies include Buffalo Blues and Memphis BBQ Blues. The Vermont Vibes is topped with ham, apples, cheddar and a drizzle of maple syrup. $$

Terra Rossa Ristorante 527 Sugarbush Access Rd., Warren, 583-7676 n seasonal hours; meals: D; full bar n gluten-free opts., veganfriendly n Pizza and pasta al forno warm up guests arriving from the nearby slopes. Fish tacos and local steaks satisfy those not looking to carbo-load. $$$

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

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

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MARKETS & CAFÉS

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Pete’s Greens Waterbury Farm Market 2802 Route 100, Waterbury Center, 241-2400 n gluten-free opts., veganfriendly n Stocking four seasons of certified-organic produce from its Craftsbury farm, the market does business in local meats, veggies, dairy, grains, legumes and fruits — plus housemade prepared foods for the road. $

The Warren Store 284 Main St., Warren, 496-3864 n meals: B, L; beer & wine n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, vegan-friendly n This is a bakery, wine shop and deli under one roof — with boutique-style shopping upstairs. Take a specialty sandwich or housemade soup out on the riverside porch in summer — or grab a fourpack of Lawson’s Finest Liquids. $

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MEXICAN Aztlan Foods 40 Foundry St., Suite 5, Waterbury, 244-5570 n closed: Sat., Sun.; meals: L n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, vegan-friendly n New England Culinary Institute grad Fred Dominguez channels his Mexican American roots into tacos, chiles rellenos and other spice-laden dishes. $

The Mad Taco 2 Village Sq., Waitsfield, 496-3832 n meals: L, D; beer & wine n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, vegan-friendly n Customers go mad for the Mexican dishes made with local, farm-fresh ingredients. Have a margarita with your tacos, or opt for one of 11 craft beers on tap. $

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DOC PONDS

294 Mountain Rd., Stowe, 760-6066, docponds.com

M I C H A E L’ S ON THE HILL

Farm-to-Table Cuisine

In an 1876 Vermont court case entitled The State of Vermont vs. One Keg of Lager Beer, one Dr. Pond testified in defense of lager. He helped convince the court that the beer was nutritious and — at a mere 4.6 percent alcohol — could be consumed in mass quantities without drunkenness. It was patently untrue, but a charming idea. Named after the good doctor, Stowe’s Doc Ponds is also charming — no surprise, given that its sister restaurant, Hen of the Wood, is one of Vermont’s best known. Fittingly, the bar offers plenty of brews, from a lightweight Schlitz lager to a 10-percent-alcohol porter sure to bring on a buzz. There’s also a well-curated wine list and a short but classy cocktail menu. The citrus gimlet recalls a sweet and sour lemon drop. PHOTOS: BRENT HARREWYN

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Drinks can be sipped at the ample bar or a standard table, but the best spot in the house is at a round table in the fireside lounge, surrounded by comfy chairs and a couch. It’s the perfect place to sprawl out and listen to live music. What to eat? As at Hen of the Wood, you can’t go wrong. For starters, the fried Bayley Blue Balls, made with Jasper Hill Farm blue cheese, are drizzled with wildflower honey, while the cheddar fritters, dotted with roasted corn and pickled jalapeños, are topped with crema. It’s probably safest to order both. Wings with Buffalo and sweet chile-garlic sauces are equally good and come with a pile of pickled carrots and celery. Fat clams swim in a buttery beer broth that begs to be sopped up with the accompanying crisp toast. For a main meal, the smoked bluefish melt appeases Jewish-deli cravings that are otherwise hard to satisfy in the Green Mountains. But the jerk pork chop, powerfully seasoned without crossing into spicy territory, delivers the punchiest flavor of all. Whatever you do, order the salted caramel milkshake with bourbon and cold-brew. No need to feel guilty: The Doc says this food has no calories. SUZANNE PODHAIZER


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AMERICAN BARBECUE/ SOUL FOOD Black Diamond Barbecue & Catering 639 Morristown Corners Rd., Morrisville, 888-2275 n closed: Sun., Mon., Tues., Wed.; meals: L, D; full bar n gluten-free opts. n The family-run restaurant is small, but the flavors of the smoke-kissed pork, turkey and brisket are big. Mingle meats with mac and cheese, slaw, or a local brew from the bar. $$

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

Sunset Grille & Tap Room 140 Cottage Club Rd., Stowe, 2539281 n meals: L, D, LN; full bar n outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n TV n “Northern-style Southern barbecue with a side of sports” — that’s the family-owned resto’s MO. Nosh on the award-winning ’cue while catching the game on one of the TVs above the bar. The kitchen is open ’til midnight. $$

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

McCarthy’s Restaurant 454 Mountain Rd., Stowe, 253-8626 n meals: B, L n cash/check only, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n When it opened in 1974, McCarthy’s served basic breakfasts to the ski patrol. These days, the country store and oldfashioned diner is a local institution. Try the eggs Benedict or homemade corned-beef hash. $

ICE CREAM/ FROZEN YOGURT Stowe Ice Cream 112 Main St., Stowe, 253-0995 n seasonal hours n outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n Only the best ingredients — pure bourbon vanilla, Barry Callebaut chocolate, and organic fruits and nuts — go into the scoop shop’s small-batch ice creams, milkshakes, sorbets and sundaes. Open May through September. $

NEW AMERICAN 10 Railroad Street 10 Railroad St., Morrisville, 888-2277 n meals: L, D; full bar n gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n A historic train station houses this restaurant, which offers from-scratch soups, salads and burgers along with comfort fare such as buttermilkbrined smoked chicken. $$

158 Main Restaurant & Bakery 158 Main St., Jeffersonville, 644-8100 n closed: Mon.; meals: B, Bru, L, D; full bar n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggiefriendly n TV n Close to Smugglers’ Notch, country cooking meets contemporary cuisine: Options range from shepherd’s pie to sesameseared tuna. The weekend brunch is award-winning. $$$

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

Butler’s Pantry 128 Main St., Butler House, Stowe, 253-2955 n meals: B, L; full bar n lodging, outdoor seating, veggiefriendly n In a sun-filled country café, mimosas are made with hand-squeezed orange juice and traditional breakfasts are served with a twist. The house-baked Southern biscuits and acai bowls are faves. $

Cliff House Restaurant 5781 Mountain Rd., Stowe Mountain Resort, Stowe, 253-3665 n seasonal hours; meals: L, D; full bar n gluten-free opts., lodging, outdoor seating, reserv. rec., veggie-friendly n Take the gondola up Mount Mansfield for panoramic views and seasonal New England fare made with local ingredients. Lunch in winter. The Summit Series Dinners offer select Saturday-night events year-round. $$$$$

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

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The Family Table

Picnic Social

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

433 Mountain Rd., Field Guide, Stowe, 221-4947 n meals: Bru, D, LN; full bar n gluten-free opts., lodging, outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n Cozy up around a backyard firepit for elevated picnic-inspired fare such as spicy cider wings and s’mores. In summer, craft cocktails meet games of cornhole. Weekend brunch. $

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

The Gables Inn 1457 Mountain Rd., Stowe, 2537730 n meals: B n gluten-free opts., lodging, outdoor seating, reserv. rec., veggie-friendly n Inside an 1856 farmhouse, breakfast is the most important — and only — meal of the day. Eclectic dishes range from matzoh brei to oversize omelettes to waffles topped with Ben & Jerry’s ice cream. $

Harrison’s Restaurant & Bar 25 Main St., Stowe, 253-7773 n closed: Sun.; meals: D; full bar n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, reserv. rec., veggie-friendly n live music n The cozy, subterranean dining room turns out elegant plates of seafood, steak, sandwiches and dessert. When it’s warm, peoplewatch from the porch. $$$

Hearth & Candle 4323 Route 108, Smugglers’ Notch Resort, Jeffersonville, 644-8090 n meals: Bru, D; full bar n gluten-free opts., lodging, outdoor seating, reserv. rec. n One dining room serves families, another is a bar and a third is no-kids-allowed. A changing menu makes creative use of local produce. Brunch Tuesday through Thursday. $$$$

Hob Knob Inn Bar & Lounge 2364 Mountain Rd., Stowe, 2538549 n closed: Mon., Tues., Wed.; meals: D; full bar n gluten-free opts., lodging, outdoor seating, veggiefriendly n TV n An intimate après-ski lounge housed in Stowe’s first ski lodge serves up chicken-jalapeño cheese balls, pulled-pork sandwiches and the Hob Knob Burger with bacon mayo. Warm up by the game room fireplace. $

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Plate 91 Main St., Stowe, 253-2691 n closed: Mon., Tues.; meals: D; full bar n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, vegan-friendly n California cuisine inspires big salads, burgers and imaginative starters — think vegan “crab cakes” with lemoncashew “aioli.” $$$

The Restaurant at Edson Hill 1500 Edson Hill Rd., Stowe, 253-7371 n closed: Sun., Mon.; meals: D; full bar n gluten-free opts., lodging, outdoor seating, reserv. rec., veganfriendly n Head to an elegant manor for new takes on old favorites, such as smoked trout cake and bone-in, cider-brined pork chop. There’s a fireside lounge and full bar in the tavern. $$$

The Roost 4000 Mountain Rd., Topnotch Resort, Stowe, 253-8585 n meals: L, D; full bar n lodging, outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n live music n Despite the resort setting, street food inspires the lobby bar and restaurant’s small and shared plates of pork-belly tacos and duck egg rolls. Sip a craft beer or cocktail while playing shuffleboard or bocce. $$

The Skinny Pancake 5781 Mountain Rd., Stowe Mountain Resort, Stowe, 253-3000 n closed: Tues., Wed.; meals: B, L, D; full bar n gluten-free opts., vegan-friendly n The Spruce Peak location of the locavore crêperie offers slope-side “skinnies” in sweet and savory flavors — plus group munchies and craft beer perfect for après-ski. $

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

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

Whip Bar & Grill 18 Main St., the Green Mountain Inn, Stowe, 253-7301 n meals: Bru, L, D; full bar n gluten-free opts., lodging, outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n TV n Locavore tavern fare comes with a twist at this upscale inn eatery. Try the maple-Buffalo wings or the herb-seared salmon — and save room for the decadent Sac de Bon Bon for dessert. Sunday brunch. $$$$

SNACK BARS/CARTS Burger Barn 4968 Route 15, Cambridge, 730-3441 n seasonal hours; meals: L, D n cash/check only, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n Holy cow! The 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 cheese. $

Mountain View Snack Bar (two locations) 107 Route 15, Morrisville, 888-7393 n 1801 Pucker St., Stowe, 6969006 n seasonal hours; meals: L, D n outdoor seating 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 frickles to burgers to pastrami sandwiches. Open in summer. $

SOUP ’N’ SANDWICH The Bagel 394 Mountain Rd., Stowe, 253-9943 n meals: B, L n outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n Twenty different flavors of bagel are made from scratch each day to please the masses headed up the mountain. Order one spread with baconhorseradish cream cheese or made into a sandwich. $

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

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Café on Main

The Kitchen

The Canteen

38 Main St., Stowe, 253-0077 n meals: B, L n gluten-free opts., vegan-friendly n Locals and visitors rub elbows in a cozy village café. Fare is healthy and hearty — omelettes and breakfast wraps come packed with veggies; lunchtime brings soups, salads and sandwiches. Pastries and sweet treats change daily. $

1880 Mountain Rd., Stowe, 2537300 n closed: Mon.; meals: L, D; beer & wine n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n In a clean and bright café, midday meals include hot meatloaf sandwiches, kale Caesars and a classic iceberg wedge. Dinner options — prepared to stay or go — include baked lasagna or roast turkey with all the fixings. $

5781 Mountain Rd., Stowe Mountain Resort, Stowe, 253-3000 n seasonal hours; meals: L, D; full bar n veggie-friendly n Within the new Adventure Center, families refuel with hand-tossed pizzas, oven-baked subs, salads or sweets in a casual, cafeteria-style setting — then head back out for more fun. $$

The Cupboard Delicatessen & Bakery

Mansfield Café

4837 Route 15, Jeffersonville, 644-2069 n meals: B, L, D n outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n Hungry after your outdoor adventures? This is the source for sandwiches, wraps, salads and pizzas — not to mention creemees, available June through September. $

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

Deb’s Place

700 Trapp Hill Rd., Trapp Family Lodge, Stowe, 253-8511 n seasonal hours; meals: L n lodging n Visitors cross-country ski or snowshoe three miles to the rustic log cabin on Round Top Mountain. Here, homemade soups and sandwiches are savored by the roaring fireplace. Open daily during winter. $

345 Brooklyn St., Morrisville, 8886886 n closed: Sun.; meals: B, L n outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n For more than a decade, customers have come first at this café serving all the breakfast standards as well as sandwiches, wraps and burgers. From-scratch sweets are the icing on the cake. $

Dream Café 38 Lower Main St., Johnson, 6357423 n meals: B, Bru, L n gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n live music n In the morning, enjoy locally roasted coffee and a breakfast burrito from your perch on a couch. For lunch, there’s mac and cheese or panini, with fresh-baked treats for dessert. Sunday brunch. $

Edelweiss Mountain Deli 2251 Mountain Rd., Stowe, 2534034 n meals: B, L; beer & wine n gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n Look for decadent pastries, specialty sandwiches and award-winning chili at this mountainside breakfast and lunch spot. $

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

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Thompson’s Sandwiches 7 Main St., Morrisville, 888-2106 n closed: Sun.; meals: B, L n glutenfree opts., veggie-friendly n The made-to-order sandwiches here come with a cookie. Try the Reuben. $

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

TRADITIONAL Bustin Belly Grill & Deli 201 Lower Main St., Johnson, 332-3354 n meals: B, L, D; full bar n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n karaoke, live music, TV n Bellies get filled to bustin’ with homespun classics here. The Philly cheesesteaks and pizzas are big sellers, and you can’t go wrong with the build-your-own breakfast menu. $

Green Goddess Café 618 S. Main St., Stowe, 253-5255 n closed: Tues.; meals: B, L; beer & wine n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly 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 ever-popular carnitas wrap. $$

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The Charlmont 116 Route 15, Morrisville, 888-4242 n meals: B, Bru, L, D; full bar n glutenfree opts., veggie-friendly n When chef-owner Steve Benson reopened this historic Morrisville eatery in 2015, he brought back many beloved dishes. Try the seafood chowder, or stop by on a Friday for fish fries and prime-rib buffets. Sunday brunch. $$

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

The Landmark Tavern 1015 Route 15, Johnson, 730-8228 n closed: Mon., Tues.; meals: B, L, D; full bar n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n live music, pub quiz/trivia, TV n The old Long Trail Tavern is now a family-friendly restaurant popular with weekend cruisers and regulars alike. In summer, enjoy local brews or soft-serve on the outdoor patio. There’s prime rib every Saturday and breakfast on Sunday. $

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

Main Street Dining Room 18 Main St., the Green Mountain Inn, Stowe, 253-7301 n meals: B n all-you-can-eat, gluten-free opts., lodging, veggie-friendly n A bountiful breakfast buffet features eggs, pancakes, muffins, fruits and homemade honey-oatmeal bread, served in a colonial setting. $

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Morse Mountain Grille 4323 Route 108, Smugglers’ Notch Resort, Jeffersonville, 644-1247 n meals: B, L, D; full bar n glutenfree opts., veggie-friendly n TV n The Smugglers’ Notch hot spot specializes in mountain views, steak and seafood. Lunch options include burgers, sandwiches and hearty salads. Catch table-side entertainment in season. $$

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

River House Restaurant 123 Mountain Rd., the Stowe Inn, Stowe, 253-4030 n closed: Mon., Tues.; meals: B, D; full bar n glutenfree opts., lodging, outdoor seating, reserv. rec., veggie-friendly n live music, TV n At an inn overlooking the Little River, the upscale menu changes regularly to include dishes such as beer-battered haddock and penne Bolognese. $$$

ASIAN CHINESE Green Dragon 9 Portland St., Morrisville, 888-2188 n meals: L, D n veggie-friendly n Locals come here for modern interpretations of Chinese American standards including egg foo yong and moo shu. $

Johnson’s Kitchen 17 Lower Main St., Johnson, 6358310 n meals: L, D n The menu is extensive enough to include all the Chinese American classics diners desire — think beef teriyaki, vegetable lo mein, sweet and sour chicken, and steamed dumplings. $

Lucky Buffet 66 Morrisville Plaza, Morristown, 888-0388 n meals: L, D; full bar n veggie-friendly n Craving Chinese? A range of buffet options, from roast beef to crispy shrimp to lemon chicken, hits the spot. $$

New Fu Lin’s Chinese Restaurant 30 Fairground Plaza, Morrisville, 888-1818 n meals: L, D n veggiefriendly n Eclectic seafood dishes join lo mein, fried rice and combo plates on an expansive menu. $

Sanfo Chinese Restaurant 394 Mountain Rd., Stowe, 253-8888 n meals: L, D n veggie-friendly n The Chinese American dishes are friendly on the wallet: Lunch specials — an entrée plus vegetable fried rice and an egg roll — are just $6.50. Even the duck sauce is homemade. $

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

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

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

THAI SaenSook Thai Kitchen 504 Mountain Rd., Stowe, 2536000 n meals: L, D; full bar n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n Named for chefowner Patrick Sovikul’s childhood hometown outside of Bangkok, the Thai kitchen plates traditional dishes such as garlic-and-pepper fish and massaman curry. Check out the sushi and martini menus, too. $$

BAKERIES Cake & Crumb Bakery 27 Winter St., Morrisville, 888-4100 n closed: Sun., Mon. n delivery, glutenfree opts., veggie-friendly n In an old carriage barn, bakers decorate custom cakes for every occasion. Drop by the cheery retail space for coffee, tea or cocoa and a selection of sweet treats. The pies have been named the best in Lamoille County. $

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

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Vermont Restaurant Week 2017 location

The French Way Bakery

Swirl Wine Bar

158 Main St., second floor, Jeffersonville, 829-8789 n closed: Mon., Tues.; meals: Bru, L n veggiefriendly n Baker Jean-Marie Rabot pays tribute to his native France with made-from-scratch breads and pastries. Find baguettes, croissants and cookies at his intimate space. $

1799 Mountain Rd., Stowe, 2538606 n meals: L, D; beer & wine n veggie-friendly n Located inside Stowe Wine and Cheese, a wine bar and café offers 25 wines by the glass or in flights. Pair your pour with local and imported cheeses or a gourmet panini. $$

BARS, PUBS & CLUBS BARS/LOUNGES Cork Wine Bar & Market of Stowe 35 School St., Stowe, 760-6143 n meals: L, D; beer & wine n glutenfree opts., outdoor seating, veggiefriendly n live music n Home to one of Vermont’s largest natural wine collections, this gourmet bar pours more than 15 wines — and several local beers — by the glass. Snacks include assorted cheeses and meats, chicken-liver mousse, and smoked salmon chowder. Small plates in the afternoon; full menu available by 5 p.m. $$

The Den 5781 Mountain Rd., Stowe Mountain Resort, Stowe, 253-3000 n seasonal hours; full bar n live music n The ski resort’s old-school watering hole serves local beer and live music on weekends.

Robbie’s Wildlife Refuge 196 Pond Rd., Jeffersonville, 6448837 n meals: L, D; full bar n cash/ check only, outdoor seating n dance floor, karaoke, TV n Sip suds over long games of pool and pinball — this watering hole opens at noon and serves burgers all day. In summer, drink on the deck or play horseshoes or volleyball on the lawn. $

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

Stowe Public House 109 Main St., Stowe, 585-5785 beer & wine n Peruse hundreds of craft beers, ciders and wines, along with Vermont cheeses and other gourmet snacks, in the market storefront — then sit down for a full pour at the tasting bar out back. n

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Tap 25 151 Main St., Stowe, 760-6481 n closed: Mon.; meals: L, D; beer & wine n outdoor seating n live music n Snack on flatbreads, tacos and other bites while sampling craft beers from 25 tap lines. Note the selection of California brews: The owners run a similar spot near San Francisco. $

BREWPUBS Brewster River Pub & Brewery 4087 Route 108, Jeffersonville, 644-6366 n meals: L, D, LN; full bar n outdoor seating n dance floor, live music, TV n Kick back with a pint of house-brewed beer and a burger — or try barbecue eats straight from the smoker. There’s live music most weekends. $$

Idletyme Brewing Company 1859 Mountain Rd., Stowe, 253-4765 n meals: L, D; full bar n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n live music, TV n Specializing in seasonal comfort food and small-batch craft beer, this dogand family-friendly brewpub comes with awesome perks, including an outdoor biergarten, lawn games and a fireside lounge. $$$

Lost Nation Brewing 87 Old Creamery Rd., Morrisville, 851-8041 n closed: Mon., Tues.; meals: L, D; beer & wine n outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n Sample a pint of house-brewed gose, pilsner or single-hopped IPA along with locally inspired fare. In warm weather, enjoy a growler in the outdoor biergarten, located just off the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail. $$

von Trapp Brewing Bierhall Restaurant 1333 Luce Hill Rd., Trapp Family Lodge, Stowe, 253-5750 n meals: L, D; beer & wine n lodging, outdoor seating n At the base of Trapp Family Lodge’s recreational trail network, find an Alpine beer hall with Austrian-style brews, bratwursts, schnitzels and Linzertortes. $$

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GASTROPUBS The Bench 492 Mountain Rd., Stowe, 2535100 n meals: L, D; full bar n glutenfree opts., outdoor seating, veggiefriendly n 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, 2533100 n meals: B, L, D; beer & wine n outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n TV n “Kick-ass burgers” are the main attraction at this snowboardthemed joint, but diners also fill up on house-smoked barbecue, wraps and sandwiches. Dinner Friday and Saturday. $

H Doc Ponds (see page 80) 294 Mountain Rd., Stowe, 760-6066 n meals: L, D, LN; full bar n outdoor seating, veggiefriendly n live music, TV n The celebrated team behind Hen of the Wood cooks up elevated pub grub. Pair a burger or smoked chicken with one of 24 beers on draft, or linger by the fire over a craft cocktail and pie. $$

Hourglass Lounge 7412 Mountain Rd., Stowe Mountain Lodge, Stowe, 253-3560 n meals: L, D, LN; full bar n gluten-free opts., lodging, outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n live music, TV n The mountainside bistro prepares snacks, sandwiches and burgers from the freshest local ingredients. Wet your whistle with a local craft beer or signature cocktail. $$

Kälte Brewing

97 Portland St., Morrisville, 851-8225 n meals: Bru, D, LN; full bar n glutenfree opts., outdoor seating, veggiefriendly n dance floor, live music, TV n The kitchen puts out burgers, Buffalo wings, and fish and chips until late. Live music nightly. Sunday brunch. $$

136 Cherry Ave., Morrisville, 2794173 n seasonal hours n Sample German-inspired ales and lagers at a backyard nanobrewery — then nab a bottle or two to take home.

Carriage Room Restaurant & Fireside Pub

394 Mountain Rd., Suite 5, Stowe, 253-9593 n meals: L, D, LN; full bar n outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n dance floor, karaoke, live music, TV n Inside an Adirondack-style tavern, pub favorites include burgers, nachos, wraps and salads — plus in-demand Vermont beers. A kids’ menu and a game room make it family friendly. $

876 Mountain Rd., Town & Country Resort, Stowe, 253-7595 n seasonal hours; meals: B, D; full bar n lodging, outdoor seating, reserv. rec., veggiefriendly n Dinner is served in the casual pub most Thursdays through Saturdays in winter. There’s also a daily Vermont country breakfast from summer until the end of foliage season. What more could a leaf peeper want? $$

Charlie B’s Pub & Restaurant 1746 Mountain Rd., Stoweflake Mountain Resort & Spa, Stowe, 253-7355 n meals: B, L, D; full bar n gluten-free opts., lodging, outdoor seating, reserv. rec., veggie-friendly n 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, upscale pub fare and farm-fresh cuisine. $$$

Kirkwood’s Pub 744 Cape Cod Rd., Stowe Country Club, Stowe Mountain Resort, Stowe, 760-4653 n seasonal hours; meals: L; full bar n 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. $

87 Edwards Rd., Jeffersonville, 6445060 n meals: Bru, D, LN; full bar n live music n Frequent live music, nightly specials and après-ski hours draw crowds to a family-oriented restaurant and bar for burgers, sandwiches and more. Weekend brunch. $$

395 Mountain Rd., Stowe, 253-9204 n meals: L, D, LN; full bar n outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n live music, TV n This dive draws ’em in with wings, cheeseburgers, TV, pool tables and a fireplace. $

Vermont Restaurant Week 2017 location

Moogs Place

Rusty Nail

The Backyard Tavern

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

135 Luce Hill Rd., Stowe, 2536071 n meals: Bru, L, D; full bar n outdoor seating n live music, TV n Locals come for daily drink specials and a rotating selection of draft beer. “Mama Burt’s Menu” features bites both small (albóndiga sliders, jalapeño poppers) and large (barbecue ribs, chicken and waffles). Sunday brunch. $

Martell’s at the Red Fox

PUBS

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

Burt’s Irish Pub

NIGHTCLUBS 1190 Mountain Rd., Stowe, 253-6245 n closed: Sun., Mon., Tues., Wed., Thu.; full bar n outdoor seating n dance floor, live music, TV n There’s plenty of room to move to local and national talent at Stowe’s only dedicated live music venue. Cocktails and local draft beers help everyone onto the dance floor.

The Matterhorn 4969 Mountain Rd., Stowe, 253-8198 n meals: L, D; full bar n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggiefriendly n dance floor, live music, TV n An après-ski destination since 1950, the Mountain Road landmark caters to locals and tourists alike. Try the sushi rolls. Weekend lunch offered seasonally. $

Rimrock’s Mountain Tavern

The Village Tavern 55 Church St., Smugglers Notch Inn, Jeffersonville, 644-6765 n meals: D, LN; full bar n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, vegan-friendly n live music, pub quiz/trivia, TV n Located in the Smugglers Notch Inn, this watering hole has high-quality pub fare plus live music every Thursday. $$

Wicked Wings 12 Lower Main St., Johnson, 7308134 n meals: L, D, LN; full bar n gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n TV n Chicken — wickedly hot and otherwise — is the main attraction, but you’ll also find burgers, falafel and a booming bar scene. $

TASTING ROOMS The Alchemist 100 Cottage Club Rd., Stowe, 8828165 n closed: Sun., Mon. n Beer pilgrims travel from near and far to snag coveted 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 n outdoor seating n In a restored 1875 carriage barn, visitors sample distilled spirits and liqueurs as well as ice and traditional wines and ciders crafted in the old-world manner. Tour the tank and barrel room, then order a gourmet cheese plate. $$

Green Mountain Distillers 171 Whiskey Run, Morrisville, 2530064 n closed: Sun., Mon., Tues., Wed. n Fancy some handcrafted organic vodka or perhaps some maple liqueur? This distillery makes ’em both, as well as gin; whiskey coming soon.

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Rock Art Brewery 632 LaPorte Rd., Morrisville, 888-9400 n closed: Sun. n Born in a basement in 1997, the brewery offers daily-changing drafts, ranging from a hop-forward double IPA to a barrelaged Scotch ale, available in sample flights and growlers.

Smugglers’ Notch Distillery 276 Main St., Jeffersonville, 3093077 n The father-and-son team here started with a vodka that turned heads around the world. They’ve since added gin, whiskey and barrelaged rum to their repertoire.

Stowe Cider 1799 Mountain Rd., Stowe, 253-2065 n closed: Mon., Tues., Wed. n Sip small-batch, seasonal and barrelaged ciders in a rustic tasting room. All of the apples are sourced from Vermont.

Ten Bends Beer 590 E. Main St., Hyde Park, 521-7139 n closed: Mon., Tues., Wed., Thu. n Tap rotations at this nanobrewery include the malty Rotary Chaos IPA and the smooth black Cold Moon ale with notes of hop and licorice. Food trucks on select spring and summer weekends.

COFFEE/TEA The Beanery 5781 Mountain Rd., Stowe Mountain Resort, Stowe, 253-3000 n meals: B, L n Passionate baristas pour locally roasted coffees and espresso drinks on the mountain. In the morning, there are fresh pastries and hefty breakfast sandwiches; later, it’s all about smoothies, juices and treats. $

Black Cap Coffee & Beer 144 Main St., Stowe, 253-2123 n meals: B, L n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n The quiches, muffins and croissants are baked on-site at the beloved coffee stop and gallery. Swing by for a morning espresso or a weekend beer tasting, then select a six-pack for later. $

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PK Coffee 1880 Mountain Rd., Stowe, 7606151 n meals: B, L n Single-origin coffees can be brewed via pour-over, Aeropress or as espresso at this community-focused café. Grab a cappuccino and a pastry — or sit down for a grilled cheese on Elmore Mountain Bread, a breakfast sandwich or chai with homemade almond milk. $

ECLECTIC Laughing Moon Chocolates 78 S. Main St., Stowe, 253-9591 n outdoor seating n Best known for its candy confections, this shop also has specialty coffees, teas and hot chocolate with homemade marshmallows. Chocolate-dipping demos held daily at 2 p.m. $

EURO DUTCH Dutch Pancake Café 990 Mountain Rd., Grey Fox Inn, Stowe, 253-8921 n meals: B, Bru; full bar n lodging, veggie-friendly n Diners can choose from nearly 80 varieties of pannekoek — similar to crêpes — in sweet and savory flavors. $$

GERMAN Fritz Bar 434 Edson Hill Rd., Stowehof, Stowe, 253-9722 n meals: D; full bar n gluten-free opts., lodging, outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n TV n Warm up in the two-level chalet-style restaurant and bar offering casual Bavarian après-ski eats. The Tiroler gröstl — with potatoes, bacon and a fried egg — is popular, and there are two kinds of fondue. $$

SWISS/AUSTRIAN The Main Dining Room at the Trapp Family Lodge 700 Trapp Hill Rd., Stowe, 253-8511 n meals: B, D; full bar n gluten-free opts., lodging, reserv. rec., veggiefriendly n Picturesque views and candlelit dining enhance elegant, hearty European fare. $$$$

Swiss Fondue by Heinz 48 S. Main St., Stowe, 999-8785 n closed: Mon.; meals: L, D; beer & wine n gluten-free opts., reserv. rec. n Chef Heinz Remmel brings a taste of the Alps to the mountains of Stowe with authentic fondue and crêpes. Lunch Thursday through Sunday. $$$

Trapp Family Lodge Lounge 700 Trapp Hill Rd., Stowe, 253-8511 n meals: L, D; full bar n lodging, outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n 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 n meals: L, D n veggie-friendly n You can’t miss this 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. $

Downtown Pizzeria & Pub 21 Lower Main St., Johnson, 6357626 n closed: Mon.; meals: D; full bar n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n karaoke, live music, TV n The Italian American owners of this family eatery know their pizza and Parm. Entertainment ranges from live bluegrass to pool to darts. $

Jeffersonville Pizza Department 158 Main St., Jeffersonville, 6445550 n closed: Sun., Mon.; meals: D; full bar n veggie-friendly n TV n Upstairs from 158 Main Restaurant & Bakery, the pizzeria’s kitchen also dishes out pastas, salads, calzones, stromboli, wings and subs. $

Junior’s at Stowe 18 Edson Hill Rd., Stowe, 253-5677 n meals: D; full bar n outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n live music, TV n The wood-fired pizzas, classic pastas and fresh-baked sweets build on the success of three additional family-run restaurants in and around Burlington. $$

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

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

Morrisville House of Pizza 30 Munson Ave., Mountain View Plaza, Morrisville, 888-5200 n meals: L, D; beer & wine n 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 n meals: L, D, LN; full bar n delivery, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, vegan-friendly n dance floor, live music, pub quiz/trivia, TV n Chefs spinning New York-style pies in the open kitchen provide family entertainment at this pizza, pasta and salad joint. The game room makes sure there’s never a dull moment. $$

The Pizza Joint 383 Moscow Rd., Moscow Schoolhouse Store, Stowe, 253-4172 n seasonal hours; meals: B, L, D n gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n This pizzeria has all the staples, plus daily soup and pasta specials. Look for breakfast pastries and espresso drinks — or pick up some craft beer to take home. $

Stella Notte 44 Desjardins Rd., Jeffersonville, 644-8884 n closed: Mon.; meals: D; full bar n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, reserv. rec., veggie-friendly n dance floor, TV n Country-style fare here includes maple-seared tenderloin. The ground-floor lounge has pizzas, calzones and grass-fed beef burgers. $$

Trattoria La Festa 4080 Mountain Rd., Stowe, 2538480 n seasonal hours; meals: D; full bar n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, reserv. rec., veggie-friendly n The chef-owners recall their native Italy with home-style cooking. Pastas and grilled meats pair well with selections from an award-winning wine list of more than 250 Italian bottles. $$$

MARKETS & CAFÉS

Vermont Restaurant Week 2017 location

The Farm Store 168 Main St., Jeffersonville, 6449463 n meals: B, L n gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n The green grocer always stocks produce, meats and baked goods from local farms and artisans, and the kitchen serves up mainly vegetarian grab-and-go items. Get your roasted-tomatopesto bisque or Moroccan chickpea salad here. $

Harvest Market 1031 Mountain Rd., Stowe, 253-3800 n meals: B, L, D n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n Salads, sandwiches, entrées and baked goods are made fresh daily at the gourmet takeout café, which also offers a selection of cheeses, meats and wines. $$

The Pantry 5781 Mountain Rd., Stowe Mountain Resort, Stowe, 253-3000 n seasonal hours; meals: B, L n Local artisanal products are the focus of this upscale country market. Stock up on snacks, sandwiches or prepared meals before getting out on the mountain. Craft beers, ciders and wines are perfect for DIY après-ski. $

SOUTH OF THE BORDER MEXICAN Cactus Café 2160 Mountain Rd., Suite 2, Stowe, 253-7770 n meals: Bru, D; full bar n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, vegan-friendly n live music, TV n Enjoy a pulled-pork taco stuffed with house-smoked meat while relaxing on the patio. More than 35 types of tequila make for a memorable drink menu. Sunday is brunch only. $$

El Toro 82 Lower Main St., Morrisville, 521-7177 n closed: Sun., Mon.; meals: B, L, D; full bar n gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n live music n Tamales, posole, huevos rancheros — oh, my! Morrisville’s from-scratch Mexican takeout joint brings the Southwest to the Northeast, using recipes from the chef-owner’s abuela as well as authentic ingredients. $

Commodities Natural Market 512 Mountain Rd., Stowe, 253-4464 n meals: B, L, D n gluten-free opts., vegan-friendly n Fresh, organic and local are the catchphrases here. Grocery shoppers can get Vermontroasted coffee, baked goods, and gourmet grab-and-go items such as tortellini salad and tabbouleh. $

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THE PARSON’S CORNER

14 Glover Rd., Barton, 525-4500, parsonscorner.com

The Northeast Kingdom’s largest selection of craft brewed and international beers.

In the shadow of the Barton United Church is a 150-year-old parsonage. Once home to a Unitarian minister, its Biblebrowsing days are over. Now its breakfast is what’s divine. Starting at 5 a.m. daily — except on Tuesday, when the diner is closed — Parson’s Corner chef-owner Dave Rath griddles up chrome classics for a crowd of loyal, working-class devotees. The breakfast standards are spot-on, and subtly updated: Eggs come with bacon, steak or corned-beef hash and the requisite home fries and toast; melty three-egg omelettes cradle smoked salmon, asparagus and chèvre. Rath also makes one of the finest crab-cake Benedicts north of the Chesapeake Bay — consider yourself lucky if it’s on the specials list.

VERMONT

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PHOTOS: BRENT HARREWYN

Feast on dishes prepared with ingredients from the best of our local farms and food producers.

The Farmer’s Benedict is a Vermont take on the forever favorite: Expertly poached eggs rest on a split English muffin, smothered with chunky ham-and-sausage maple gravy. Step it up another notch by swapping the muffin out in favor of potato croquettes. Per Green Mountain tradition, much of the produce comes from Vermont farms, and Rath smokes, brines and otherwise processes local meats in-house. A glorious, finger-licking Reuben features hefty cuts of smoked pastrami between slices of buttered rye. There’s just enough room in there for creamy dressing, sauerkraut and Swiss cheese. In the Vermonter wrap, a thin gloss of maple mayo coats crunchy fried chicken, bacon, red onion and spinach. Get it with sweet potato fries that are creamy within and fried to a delicate crisp. Or opt for a bowl of soup. Bones pulled from briny breakfast hams form the basis of a split-pea soup that’s thick enough to hold a spoon upright. A milky chowder is studded with sweet corn, bacon and soft potatoes. Breakfast may be the most important meal of the day, but it’s no surprise that lunch at the Parson’s Corner is almighty, too. HANNAH PALMER EGAN


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AMERICAN DINER Anthony’s Diner 321 Railroad St., St. Johnsbury, 7483613 n meals: B, L, D; beer & wine n gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n “All-homemade everything” is the family-run diner’s tagline. Local, organic ingredients shine in the hot turkey dinners and the Woodsman burger, a local favorite. No dinner on Sunday. $

Brenda’s Homestyle Cookin’ 125 Main St., Newport, 487-9372 n meals: B, L n veggie-friendly n At this friendly Main Street diner, servers deliver cups of joe with a smile. Order a bowl of biscuits and gravy, or try the steak-and-cheese sandwich. $

Martha’s Diner 585 Route 5, Coventry, 754-6800 n meals: B, L n gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n Inside a chrome dining car, hungry guests find poutine, plate-size pancakes, and fried chicken and waffles, all griddled on a flat-top behind the counter. $

Miss Lyndonville Diner 686 Broad St., Lyndonville, 6269890 n meals: B, L, D n veggiefriendly n The neighborly spot has been serving up sizzling and speedy skillet breakfasts since 1951. For dessert: homemade pie! $

Mooselook Restaurant 1058 Main St., Concord, 695-2950 n meals: B, L, D n Down-home dining meets inexpensive eats, including fried seafood, hot sandwiches and hearty meatloaf. Leave room for homemade cakes and éclairs. $

H The Parson’s Corner (see page 92) 14 Glover Rd., Barton, 525-4500 n closed: Tues.; meals: B, Bru, L n In the living room of a former parsonage, chef-owner Dave Rath serves poached eggs smothered with ham-and-sausage gravy — and a gooey Reuben packed with housesmoked pastrami. $

Upper Valley Grill & General Store 2967 Scott Hwy., Groton, 584-3101 n meals: B, L, D n outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n Snowmobilers are big patrons of this convenience store and diner near Groton State Forest. Get live bait, cold beer or eggs with corned-beef hash. $

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The Village Restaurant

Bailiwicks on Mill

79 S. Main St., Hardwick, 472-5701 n meals: B, L n veggie-friendly n Seat yourself at Hardwick’s go-to diner, where you can get breakfast all day and where everything — from the meatloaf to the mozzarellastick grilled cheese — is fresh and homemade. $

98 Mill St., St. Johnsbury, 424-1215 n meals: L, D; full bar n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, reserv. rec. n live music n Enjoy creative twists on salads, pastas and steaks while dining on the deck of the converted mill. Lunch Friday through Sunday. $$$

ICE CREAM/ FROZEN YOGURT Artesano Ice Cream 1334 Scott Hwy., Groton, 584-9000 n seasonal hours n vegan-friendly n The handmade frozen flavors are always changing — local faves include cardamom ice cream and elderberry sorbet. Grab a cone after sampling honey wines inside the adjacent meadery. $

Mike House Ice Cream 292 Portland St., St. Johnsbury, 748-1943 n seasonal hours n outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n Young’uns and old folks alike appreciate the roadside stand’s large scoops, sundaes and thick shakes all summer long. Open April through October. $

Rubylee’s Ice Cream & More 405 Route 114, East Burke, 274-3641 n seasonal hours n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly 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 — or coconut-almond sundaes. Open May through October. $

Tim & Doug’s Ice Cream 54 Coventry St., the Pick & Shovel, Newport, 334-8370, ext. 4 n seasonal hours; meals: L, D n glutenfree opts., outdoor seating, veganfriendly n Locals swoon for sundaes and “flurries” whipped with candy at this hardware shop ice cream stop. Sorbets and fruit smoothies delight the dairy-free. Open April through October. $

NEW AMERICAN Alice’s Table 4850 Route 242, Jay, 327-2323 n seasonal hours; meals: B, L, D; full bar n gluten-free opts., lodging, outdoor seating, reserv. rec., veggiefriendly n live music, TV n Skiers sup on farm-to-table cuisine before and after hitting the slopes. Try the braised short ribs with Yukon gold potatoes and tomato jus. Dinner Thursday through Sunday. $$$

Café Sweet Basil 32 Depot St., Lyndonville, 626-9713 n closed: Sun., Mon., Tues.; meals: L, D; full bar n gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n Specials — many of them meat-free — span the globe. The refried-bean chimichangas are popular, as is the pasta puttanesca. $

The Freighthouse 1000 Broad St., Lyndonville, 6261400 n meals: B, Bru, L n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veganfriendly n Owned by organic farmers, a café inside the 1868 freight house serves home-grown burgers, soups and salads. After lunch, get a scoop at the adjacent Carmen’s Ice Cream. $

The Fusion Bar & Grill 4992 Memorial Dr., St. Johnsbury, 427-3332 n meals: B, L, D; full bar n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, reserv. rec., veggie-friendly n dance floor, karaoke, live music, TV n Order everything from burgers to flatbreads — fired for just 45 seconds in the “world’s fastest pizza oven” — in the tropical-themed restaurant, Ice Lounge or casual-dining area. Don’t miss the game room. $$

Gil’s Bar & Grill

extensive gluten-free offerings. Try the Juniper hanger steak, marinated with juniper berries, rosemary and scallions. Weekend breakfast. Closed April and November. $$

Le Belvedere 100 Main St., Newport, 487-9147 n closed: Mon., Tues.; meals: D; full bar n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, reserv. rec., veggie-friendly n Gaze out at Lake Memphremagog while dining on tapas, seafoods and local meats, prepared by New England Culinary Institute-trained chef Jason Marcoux. Sushi on Thursday. $$$

Rabbit Hill Inn 48 Lower Waterford Rd., Lower Waterford, 748-5168 n closed: Wed.; meals: D; full bar n gluten-free opts., lodging, reserv. rec., vegan-friendly n Candlelit dining here involves imaginative locavore fare that changes with the seasons. Before dinner, grab a local beer or craft cocktail at the Snooty Fox pub. $$$$

Willoughby’s Restaurant 2559 Mountain Rd., Burke Mountain Resort, East Burke, 626-7461 n seasonal hours; meals: L, D; full bar n gluten-free opts., lodging, veggie-friendly n French toast stuffed with bananas and chocolate and a corned-beef hash skillet are among the breakfasts at Burke Mountain Resort’s hotel restaurant. Upscale dinner options include bacon-wrapped scallops and pan-seared duck. $$$

The Wine Gate Restaurant

793 Route 5A, WilloughVale Inn, Orleans, 525-4123 n seasonal hours; meals: D; full bar n gluten-free opts., lodging, reserv. rec., veggiefriendly n TV n The dining room is small, but the dramatic views of Lake Willoughby are big. Sup on the stuffed pork chop or pasta Bolognese. $$$

25 Depot Sq., St. Johnsbury, 7483288 n closed: Sun.; meals: L; full bar n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n For pub fare, homemade soups and 20 different kinds of panini, the downtown hub can’t be beat. And there’s vino, of course. $

Goodfellas Restaurant & Tavern

SNACK BARS/CARTS

59 Parker Rd., Danville, 748-4249 n closed: Sun., Mon.; meals: L, D; full bar n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, reserv. rec., veggie-friendly n TV n Try a Spicy Clucker brick-oven pizza — made with a Buffalo-dip base — or the Ver-Monte Cristo fried-chicken sandwich, topped with cheddar, bacon, cranberry and maple syrup. Lunch on Saturday. $$

Juniper’s at the Wildflower Inn 2059 Darling Hill Rd., Lyndonville, 626-8310 n closed: Sun., Mon.; meals: B, D; full bar n gluten-free opts., lodging, outdoor seating, reserv. rec., veggie-friendly n The country inn’s hearty, healthy comfort food includes

Cajun’s Snack Bar 1594 Route 100, Lowell, 744-2002 n seasonal hours; meals: L, D n outdoor seating n Menu items range from classic (fried seafood, house-ground burgers and lots of ice cream) to Cajun (breaded alligator nuggets and crawfish) at this friendly family-run spot. Open April through September. $

Chowder Shack 84 Fyfe Dr., Newport n seasonal hours; meals: L, D n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veganfriendly n Enjoy lobster rolls, kale salads or, yes, creamy New England clam chowder under the roofed porch of a lakeside fish shack. Open May through October. $

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Copper Plate at River’s Edge Farm Stand 776 Glover Rd., Barton, 323-4000 n seasonal hours; meals: L, D n outdoor seating n Fresh produce and hand-selected seafoods are among the farm-stand food truck’s “picked-to-plate” provisions. Open May through October. $

Mountain View Snack Bar of Hardwick 144 Vermont Ave., Hardwick, 4723053 n seasonal hours; meals: L, D n outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n Next to a mini-golf course, the decades-old snack bar has an encyclopedic menu — from popcorn chicken to fried pickles to pastrami sandwiches. Open May through October. $

Paddie’s Snack Bar 193 E. Main St., Jay, 988-2599 n seasonal hours; meals: L, D n outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n Fresh, fried-to-order seafood is the snack bar’s claim to fame. The homemade soups and signature veggie sandwich are popular, too. $

Wayne’s Snack Bar & Pizza 1688 Route 105, Newport, 334-0100 n closed: Mon.; meals: B, L, D n outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n Swing by the casual roadside stop for a fish fry basket, a melty chicken Cordon Bleu sandwich or, in summer, lawn games. $

SOUP ’N’ SANDWICH Connie’s Kitchen 4 S. Main St., Hardwick, 472-6607 n closed: Sun.; meals: B, L n veggiefriendly n The soups are homemade, the sandwiches layered between slices of house-baked bread. Sweets such as pies, cakes, cookies and doughnuts are baked fresh daily. $

Little G’s Deli & Pizza 33 Railroad Sq., Newport, 334-1435 n meals: B, L, D n veggie-friendly n Part gas station, part liquor store, this deli-restaurant is also a sweet place to sit down for a sandwich and a cup of soup. $

Lyndonville Bagel Depot 721 Broad St., Lyndonville, 626-3574 n meals: B, L n gluten-free opts. n Locals buy these bagels by the dozen, in flavors ranging from French toast to bacon-pecorino. The muffins, cinnamon rolls and pretzels are made in-house, too. For lunch, pair a panini with a smoothie. $

Peacham Café 643 Bayley Hazen Rd., Peacham, 357-4040 n seasonal hours; meals: B, Bru, L n outdoor seating, veggiefriendly n Seasonal produce from nearby farms makes its way into the community-supported café’s baked goods, hearty soups and sandwiches. Perk up with an espresso. $

Roasters Café and Deli

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

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

Carriage House Café & Grill 27 Water St., Orleans, 754-1010 n meals: B, Bru, L, D; full bar n veggiefriendly n The steaks and burgers are local and the waffles fresh-pressed at the family-run eatery inside a historic livery. $$

Danville Restaurant & Inn

4267 Route 5, Newport, 334-6556 n closed: Sun.; meals: B, L n glutenfree opts., veggie-friendly n Diners help themselves to coffee at this family-owned café, which promises to be the place “where you get your usual ... unusually good!” The mapleturkey sandwich and the Reuben are lunchtime favorites. $

86 Route 2, Danville, 684-3484 n closed: Sun., Mon.; meals: B, L, D; full bar n all-you-can-eat, lodging, reserv. rec. n More than 400 teapots decorate the Victorian inn’s dining room, and the owner bakes his own breads and desserts. Buffet dinners on Friday and Saturday. $$

Runaway Café

The East Side Restaurant & Pub

316 Dry Pond Rd., Glover, 525-8891 n seasonal hours; meals: B, Bru, L; beer & wine n cash/check only, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, vegan-friendly n live music n Java lovers and yogis — coming from next door’s Kingdom Yoga — find custom local roasts, baked goods, light lunch fare and a famed breakfast quesadilla on the menu. Open in spring and summer. $

STEAKHOUSE/ SEAFOOD The Creamery Restaurant 46 Hill St., Danville, 684-3616 n closed: Sun., Mon.; meals: D; full bar n outdoor seating n Travel off the beaten path for specials that are truly special. Standouts include creamy haddock chowder and apple-pork ravioli tossed in maple-bacon cream sauce. $$$

The Derby Cow Palace 3111 Route 5, Derby, 766-4724 n meals: L, D; full bar n outdoor seating n Diners dig the bottomless salad bar and entrées of New England seafood, aged beef and elk, raised on the owners’ nearby farm. Tourists get a kick out of the hunting-lodge décor — think taxidermy and an archway of antlers. $$

47 Landing St., Newport, 334-2340 n meals: B, Bru, L, D; full bar n allyou-can-eat, delivery, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, reserv. rec., veggie-friendly n live music, TV n Sit in the waterfront dining room or garden terrace at a lakeside spot best known for its Sunday brunch, prime rib and fresh seafood. Weekend breakfast. $$$

Everybuddy’s Casual Dining 774 Main St., Lyndon, 626-8685 n meals: L, D; full bar n veggie-friendly n Affordable and family-friendly home-style offerings include barbecued ribs — served right, with baked beans and mac and cheese — and golden fried chicken. $

The Jay Village Inn & Restaurant 1078 Route 242, Jay, 988-2306 n meals: B, L, D; full bar n lodging, outdoor seating n TV n Serving three meals a day, the relaxed family pub has been feeding hungry souls for more than 30 years. Evening faves include the specialty pizzas and slowsmoked ribs. $$$

Northland Restaurant & Lounge

TRADITIONAL

114 Gale St., Canaan, 266-3988 n meals: L, D; full bar n gluten-free opts. n live music n Locals flock here for pies brimming with blueberries or coconut cream. Before that, try the savory tourtière — a French-Canadian meat pie. Live bands on Saturday night. $

The Brown Cow

Quimby Country

350 E. Main St., Newport, 334-7887 n meals: B, L n veggie-friendly n You can get pancakes, omelettes and burgers at a neighborhood spot reminiscent of Grandma’s kitchen. Go early — it closes by 1 p.m. $

1127 Forest Lake Rd., Averill, 822-5533 n closed: Sun., Mon., Tues., Wed., Thu.; meals: B, D; BYOB n lodging, outdoor seating, reserv. rec., veggie-friendly n This historic fishing lodge offers family-style dinners select weekends from Memorial Day through Labor Day. New England-style lobster bake on Friday. $$$

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Vermont Restaurant Week 2017 location

Wayne’s Lanes & Grill 56 Gale St., Canaan, 266-8833 n meals: L, D; full bar n veggiefriendly n TV n Try your hand at the candlestick pins — or kick back over pizza, fish sticks and brews at the on-site watering hole. $

ASIAN CHINESE Asia Restaurant 17 Depot St., Lyndonville, 626-3382 n meals: L, D; full bar n gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n House specialties include spicy crispy shrimp and Volcano Beef — a meaty sauté with snow peas, pineapple, peppers and water chestnuts. $

Lyndon Buffet 626 Broad St., Lyndonville, 6268886 n meals: L, D; full bar n all-youcan-eat, gluten-free opts., veggiefriendly n Sip a smoothie made with passionfruit, kiwi or blueberry alongside an all-you-can-eat Chinese feast. Entrées cover the basics: egg foo yong, noodles, stir-fries and rice. $

Ming’s House 72 Church St., Barton, 525-8888 n closed: Mon.; meals: L, D n veggiefriendly n Fans of fried rice, General Tso’s chicken, and sweet-and-sour pork get their fill at an unassuming spot. $

New Century 264 Portland St., St. Johnsbury, 7482338 n meals: L, D; full bar n glutenfree opts., veggie-friendly n Many locals say New Century puts out the best Chinese food in the area. The wonton soup and sesame chicken are popular. $

New East Garden 169 Railroad St., St. Johnsbury, 7489088 n meals: L, D; full bar n glutenfree opts., veggie-friendly n Beef with broccoli, Hunan scallops, spring rolls and scallion pancakes — all the familiar classics are available, and in the hefty portions you’d expect. $

PAN-ASIAN Dusit Thai Cuisine 158 Main St., Newport, 487-9305 n closed: Mon.; meals: L, D; beer & wine n gluten-free opts., veganfriendly n A Japanese master makes sushi to order here. The welcoming restaurant also offers authentic Thai specialties such as khao soi and Americanized dishes such as veggie tempura. Closed the last Tuesday of every month. $

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THAI Kham’s Thai Cuisine 1112 Memorial Dr., St. Johnsbury, 751-8424 n closed: Sun.; meals: L, D; beer & wine n 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 fried rice or red curry with shrimp. $

BAKERIES Auntie Dee Dees Homemade VT Baked Goods 185 Mountain Rd., East Burke, 535-1206 n closed: Mon., Tues., Wed., Thu.; meals: B, L 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 n closed: Tues.; meals: B, L n veggiefriendly n The from-scratch mousse bombs, éclairs, lemon bars and cakes by the slice here will satisfy any sweet tooth. Bagels and quiche are made fresh daily. $

Jocelyn & Cinta’s Bake Shop 150 Main St., Newport, 334-4034 n meals: B, L n veggie-friendly n Breads, sweets, cakes and pies are handmade daily at the Northeast Kingdom Tasting Center’s bakery. Pair a treat with a cider sampling at Eden Specialty Ciders’ tasting bar, under the same roof. $

BARS, PUBS & CLUBS BARS/LOUNGES Bear Den Lounge 2559 Mountain Rd., Mid-Burke Lodge, Burke Mountain Resort, East Burke, 626-7400 n seasonal hours; meals: L, D; full bar n live music n Friendly vibes abound at Burke’s unpretentious mid-mountain bar. Sip a brew by the fireplace or commiserate with locals about ski conditions. Live bands on winter Saturdays. Open during ski season only. $

The Hub Brew Counter 2099 Darling Hill Rd., Lyndonville, 626-8444 n beer & wine n veganfriendly n At the end of a day spent

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mountain biking on Kingdom Trails, swing by a bike-shop beer bar for an afternoon brewski or light snack. $

PUBS

Lake House Saloon 64 Main St., Barton, 525-6666 n full bar n cash/check only, outdoor seating n Craft brews, frozen drinks and live music draw visitors to the watering hole by Crystal Lake.

1282 Route 114, Norton, 822-5258 n meals: L, D; full bar n gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n TV n In winter, snowmobilers crowd into the trailside bar and restaurant for hearty pub fare. Burgers and brews are a solid bet year-round. $

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The Foundry Pub & Grille

44 Belden Hill Rd., East Burke n seasonal hours; meals: D; beer & wine n outdoor seating, veggiefriendly n Ride over to an open-air bar for local brews and good company after a day of mountain biking on nearby Kingdom Trails. Dog friendly; food trucks most nights. Open May through October. $

BREWPUBS Saint J Brewery 2002 Memorial Dr., Suite 6, Green Mountain Mall, St. Johnsbury, 4241700 n closed: Mon., Tues.; meals: L, D; full bar n veggie-friendly n TV n In a combination sandwich shop and brewery, visitors sip Belgian-style beers beneath the glare of a Red Sox game. The Pesky Pole pulled-pork hoagie is a local favorite. $

GASTROPUBS Burke Publick House 482 Route 114, East Burke, 626-1188 n closed: Mon.; meals: L, D; full bar n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, reserv. rec., vegan-friendly n live music n Just off Kingdom Trails, find old-world pub fare — think Scotch eggs, burgers and steaks — alongside soups and salads. The bar pours craft beers and specialty cocktails. $$

Kingdom Taproom 397 Railroad St., St. Johnsbury, 424-1355 n closed: Mon.; meals: L, D; beer & wine n veggie-friendly n live music n The 12-tap pub has been a community hub since its 2014 opening — thanks, in part, to rare brews from Hill Farmstead. Try them with a charcuterie plate, sandwich, salad or flatbread. Lunch Tuesday through Sunday. $

Newport Ciderhouse Bar & Grill 150 Main St., Newport, 334-1791 n seasonal hours; meals: Bru, L, D; full bar n gluten-free opts., veganfriendly n TV n Inside the Northeast Kingdom Tasting Center, a farm-totable eatery offers smoked meats, burgers, pub salads, and an array of ciders, local beers and whiskeys. $$

Chez Pidgeon

830 Jay Peak Rd., Jay Peak Resort, Jay, 327-2500 n meals: B, L, D; full bar n gluten-free opts., lodging, outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n live music, TV n Local ingredients cook in the resort restaurant’s ceramic oven. The mountains are right outside, but the Pump House Indoor Waterpark is even closer. $$$

The Gap Pub and Grill 280 Route 5A, Westmore, 525-4187 n closed: Mon., Tues., Wed.; meals: L, D; full bar n gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n dance floor, live music, TV n The “Gappatizers” at this friendly locals’ spot include fried green beans and poutine. Pair a burger with a Vermont beer. Live music on the weekend. $

K.T. Ray’s on the Pond 69 Cross St., Island Pond, 723-4590 n closed: Mon.; meals: B, Bru, L, D; full bar n outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n On the shores of Island Pond, cozy up with an Irish coffee, or snack on fried pickles, a barbecue-pork grilled cheese or Buffalo-chicken lasagna. $

Tamarack Bar & Grill 223 Sherburne Lodge Rd., Burke Mountain Resort, East Burke, 6267390 n seasonal hours; meals: L, D; full bar n lodging, outdoor seating n karaoke, TV n The Sherburne Base Lodge restaurant serves up casual pub fare, local beers and views of the slopes — plus games of pool and darts. Weekend lunch during ski season. $$

The View Pub 2559 Mountain Rd., Burke Mountain Resort, East Burke, 626-7400 n meals: L, D; full bar n gluten-free opts., lodging, outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n Loosen your ski boots and defrost with corned-beef poutine or an ahi tuna burger at Burke Mountain’s base-hotel pub. $$

TASTING ROOMS Artesano Mead 1334 Scott Hwy., Groton, 584-9000 n seasonal hours n outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n Sample delicate, honey-based wines in the tasting room and retail shop. When the weather’s warm, grab a handmade ice cream from the outside window. $

Caledonia Spirits 46 Log Yard Dr., Hardwick, 472-8000 n seasonal hours n Honey lends a subtle sweetness to the awardwinning 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 n seasonal hours n Sample ice ciders, aperitif ciders and naturally sparkling hard ciders at the tasting bar inside the Northeast Kingdom Tasting Center.

Hill Farmstead Brewery 403 Hill Rd., Greensboro Bend, 533-7450 n closed: Sun., Mon., Tues.; outdoor seating n Beer geeks from downcountry and beyond brave the dirt roads for a taste of Shaun Hill’s world-famous brews. Take in the scenery over a pint of experimental, hop-driven pale ale or a quaff from the Ancestral series.

Kingdom Brewing 1876 Route 105, Newport, 334-7096 closed: Sun., Mon., Tues., Wed. n Sap collected on-site transforms the Maple Nut Brown Ale, while spruce tips picked in late spring flavor Captain Jack’s Smoked Spruce Ale. Sip samples of each, or fill a growler to go. n

Red Barn Brewing 2170 Oneida Rd., Danville, 684-9749 n seasonal hours n Inside a historic post-and-beam barn, small-batch brews flow from five draft lines. Get a taste of Peter McAlenney’s clean and easy-drinking Kölsch.

COFFEE/TEA Beans by the Border 150 Main St., Newport, 603-9333627 n meals: B, L n Inside the Northeast Kingdom Tasting Center, this java bar offers direct-trade espresso, cold-brew, drip coffee and tea. Pastries come courtesy of Jocelyn & Cinta’s Bake Shop. $

Café at Gato Nero Press 190 Eastern Ave., Suite 6, St. Johnsbury, 748-2900 n closed: Sun.; meals: B, L n veggie-friendly n The coffee is fair trade and organic and the pastries made by local artisans at a friendly café located inside an intaglio print shop. $

Café Lotti 603 Route 114, East Burke, 427-3633 n meals: B, L n Grab a pre-ski espresso or nitrogenated cold-brew in the sanctuary of an 1863 church. Hungry? Choose from breakfast wraps, bagel sandwiches and pastries. $

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Edmund’s Coffee Shop 2559 Mountain Rd., Burke Mountain Resort, East Burke, 626-7400 n seasonal hours; meals: B, L n glutenfree opts., lodging, veggie-friendly n In a resort coffeehouse, lodgers perk up over organic cups of joe and light fare such as breakfast sandwiches and pastries. $

Grindstone Café 102 Depot St., Lyndonville, 626-0724 n closed: Sun.; meals: B n glutenfree opts., veggie-friendly n Wake up on the right side of the bed with coffee and pastries from an art-filled community space with a yoga studio upstairs. $

Locally Social Coffee 21 Memorial Dr., St. Johnsbury, 751-9119 n meals: B, L n gluten-free opts., vegan-friendly n Organic, fair-trade beans are served in drip, espresso and cold-brew forms. Try a mocha — the cacao beans are roasted in-house. $

EURO GERMAN Derby Line Village Inn 440 Main St., Derby Line, 873-5071 n closed: Mon., Tues.; meals: Bru, D; full bar n gluten-free opts., lodging, outdoor seating, reserv. rec. n Austrian-born chef Fritz Halbedl makes the sausages, schnitzels, strudels and spaetzles by hand in a historic inn near the Canadian border. Sunday brunch. $$

ITALIAN/PIZZERIAS Cantina di Gerardo 378 Railroad St., St. Johnsbury, 7480598 n seasonal hours; meals: L, D; full bar n gluten-free opts., veganfriendly n Italian American standbys such as calzones and bacon-wrapped scallops draw in diners. Portions are ample, and service is friendly. $$

Foggy Goggle Osteria 66 Belden Hill Rd., Burke, 4273500 n closed: Tues., Wed.; meals: L, D; full bar n outdoor seating, vegan-friendly n The menu ranges from Italian classics — eggplant Parmesan, blistery pizzas, spaghetti and meatballs — to burgers, fries and local brews in a laid-back Italian tavern. $$$

Hardwick House of Pizza 387 Wolcott St., Hardwick, 472-3380 n meals: L, D; beer & wine n veggiefriendly n Established in 1986, the Greek-style house of pizza serves all the basic pies — plus calzones, grinders and pastas. $

Hoagie’s Pizza & Pasta 58 Waterfront Plaza, Suite 7, Newport, 334-0200 n meals: L, D n veggie-friendly n The family-run resto’s homemade, Italian-inspired food runs the gamut from subs and pastas to pizzas with 22 choices of toppings. $

Jesse’s Little Kitchen

MEDITERRANEAN

30 Elm St., Island Pond, 723-6276 n meals: L, D n veggie-friendly n Large cheese pizzas cost just $7.99 at this takeout-only spot, where you can also order salads, sandwiches, formal cakes and pies. $

Hilltopper Restaurant

Kingdom Crust Co.

1216 Main St., St. Johnsbury, 7488964 n closed: Sun., Mon., Fri., Sat.; meals: L n gluten-free opts., veggiefriendly n In a “working classroom,” St. Johnsbury Academy culinary students prepare dishes that swing from corn-fried catfish to Thai shrimp curry. Try the cauliflower flan. $

Lago Trattoria & Catering 95 Main St., Newport, 334-8222 n closed: Sun.; meals: D; full bar n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, reserv. rec., veggie-friendly n TV n For swanky eats with views of Lake Memphremagog, head to this awardwinning restaurant. Dishes include grilled flatbreads, tuna carpaccio and pasta carbonara. $$$

1216 Railroad St., St. Johnsbury, 424-2328 n meals: L, D; beer & wine n delivery, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n The pizzeria uses non-GMO-flour crusts and mostly local produce for its pies. Or try the Mistaman sub, with sliced turkey breast, apple, bacon, Cabot cheddar and cider vinaigrette. $

Lyndonville House of Pizza 93 Main St., Lyndonville, 626-4500 n meals: L, D; beer & wine n delivery, veggie-friendly n TV n Kids and their parents line up for pizzas, pastas and Greek specialties. $

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

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

Parker Pie Co. 161 County Rd., West Glover, 5253366 n closed: Mon.; meals: L, D, LN; beer & wine n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n dance floor, live music, pub quiz/ trivia, TV n This laid-back locale is a great destination for craft pizzas, rare draft brews and chill company. $

Positive Pie 87 S. Main St., Hardwick, 472-7126 n meals: L, D; full bar n gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n live music, TV n The local chain sources the toppings on its handmade thin-crust pizzas from area farms. At the bar, find 18 beers on tap. $$

St. Johnsbury House of Pizza 287 Portland St., St. Johnsbury, 748-5144 n meals: L, D; beer & wine n veggie-friendly n This biz has been family-owned since 1979. Time-tested recipes are used for Greek specialties such as spanakopita and baklava. $

Vermont Pie & Pasta Company 4278 Route 5, Derby Center, 334-7770 n meals: L, D; full bar n gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n Hand-tossed Neapolitan pies and housemade pastas anchor the menu, but there are also burgers, steaks and seafoods. $$

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Vermont Restaurant Week 2017 location

Newport Natural Market & Café 194 Main St., Newport, 334-2626 n meals: B, L, D; beer & wine n glutenfree opts., outdoor seating, veganfriendly n For more than 30 years, locals have relied on the downtown market and café for baked goods and daily changing hot and salad bars. $

The Northeast Kingdom Country Store 466 Route 114, East Burke, 626-4611 n meals: B, L, D n outdoor seating, vegan-friendly n Peruse the wine room and Vermont artisan crafts as the deli prepares your made-to-order sandwich on fresh-baked bread. $

Northeast Kingdom Tasting Center 150 Main St., Newport, 334-1790 n seasonal hours; beer & wine n gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n This market houses a pub, bakery, coffee shop, cider-and-spirits tasting bar, and dozens of Vermont artisans selling everything from honey and syrup to meats and cheeses. $

Willey’s Store 7 Breezy Ave., Greensboro, 855-5332621 n meals: L, D n The old-school general store is a one-stop shop for gas, clothing, groceries, deli fare and baked goods — not to mention coveted craft brews. $

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39 S. Main St., Hardwick, 472-6020 n meals: B, L n gluten-free opts., vegan-friendly n The “food for people, not for profit” here includes plenty of vegan and vegetarian dishes alongside those made with local meats. Bonus: made-to-order smoothies. $

41 S. Main St., Hardwick, 472-6000 n closed: Mon.; meals: L, D; beer & wine n gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n In a cozy village restaurant, the chef cooks up classic Cuban dishes such as ropa vieja, fried sweet plantains and potato-beef croquettes. $$

Eastern & Main Market-Deli

MEXICAN

1194 Main St., Suite 101, St. Johnsbury, 751-1171 n meals: B, L, D n gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n Signature and build-your-own sandwiches can be filled with any number of meats, cheeses and veggies. Try the Fairbanks — rare roast beef with Cabot cheddar and wasabi-horseradish mayo. $

Marty’s 1st Stop 421 Route 2, Danville, 684-2574 n meals: L n Inside a convenience store, hefty sandwiches and lunch specials such as mac and cheese, chili, and teriyaki beef tips provide sustenance to locals and road warriors alike. $

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America’s Taco Shop 5043 Route 5, Derby Center, 4879309 n closed: Sun.; meals: L, D n Mexicali native America GuzmanCortez serves take-out tacos and burritos stuffed with machaca, carne asada and puerco en salsa verde. $

Casa Aguilera Trading Company 94 Eastern Ave., St. Johnsbury, 7482272 n closed: Mon.; meals: L, D; beer & wine n veggie-friendly n The taco joint’s burritos, taquitos and enchiladas are the real deal: Owner Manny Aguilera makes everything from scratch using family recipes from Mexico. $

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AMERICAN BARBECUE/ SOUL FOOD H Smokin’ Butt’s Bar-B-Q (see page 98) 133 N. Main St., Suite 7, 14th Star Brewing Co., St. Albans, 528-9267 n closed: Sun., Mon.; meals: L, D; beer & wine n gluten-free opts. n Pair St. Louis-style ribs or pulled-chicken tacos with a pint of Tribute double IPA or Maple Breakfast stout — this smoke pit is located inside 14th Star Brewing Co. Lunch on Sunday. $

DINER Erica’s American Diner 951 Main St., Fairfax, 849-0205 n meals: B, L, D; beer & wine n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n Breakfast, lunch and dinner are available any time of day — what more could you want? Try the Franklin County Burger, topped with Granny Smith apples, bacon, cheddar and maple syrup. $

Maple City Diner 17 Swanton Rd., St. Albans, 528-8400 n meals: B, L, D n veggie-friendly n Specialties such as maple-cinnamon buns and a bacon waffle topped with maple butter help this spot live up to its name. $

St. Albans Diner 8 Swanton Rd., St. Albans, 5288505 n meals: B, L, D; beer & wine n veggie-friendly n From buttermilk pancakes to bacon burgers and strawberry waffles to Caesar wraps, the classic diner menu scores big every meal of the day. $

ICE CREAM/ FROZEN YOGURT The Frozen Ogre 46 N. Main St., St. Albans, 527-1200 n gluten-free opts. n It’s all fun and games at this frozen-yogurt shop and gaming store. Top your sundae with old-fashioned candy, then join a round of Dungeons & Dragons. $

JUICES/SMOOTHIES Remedies Whole Health Pharmacy

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

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

North Hero House Inn & Restaurant

308 Route 2, South Hero, 378-5442 n closed: Sun.; meals: L n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veganfriendly n Green smoothies and juices round out the healthy choices at the pharmacy, massage center and yoga studio. There’s always a homemade soup of the day. $

3643 Route 2, North Hero, 372-4732 n closed: Sun., Mon., Tues., Wed.; meals: D; full bar n gluten-free opts., lodging, outdoor seating, reserv. rec., veggie-friendly n live music n Friendly staff, a romantic setting and killer lake views make the inn’s dining room worth a stop. The kitchen is committed to local, seasonal ingredients. $$$

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Shore Acres Inn and Restaurant

The 1906 House & Carriage Barn 527 Main St., Enosburg Falls, 933-3030 n meals: Bru, D; full bar n gluten-free opts., lodging, outdoor seating, reserv. rec., vegan-friendly n The historic inn serves hyper-local fare largely sourced from Franklin County. Three-course, prix-fixe dinners are served nightly featuring dishes such as boeuf Bourguignon and salmon with fennel. Brunch on Sunday. $$$$

Blue Paddle Bistro 316 Route 2, South Hero, 372-4814 n seasonal hours; meals: D; full bar n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, reserv. rec., vegan-friendly n dance floor, live music n The artsy décor here includes a wooden canoe suspended over the bar. Food is inventive — think coffee-crusted pork tenderloin. $$$

Cook Sisters Café 308 Route 2, South Hero, 372-0101 n closed: Sun., Mon.; meals: Bru, L, D; beer & wine n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n live music, pub quiz/trivia n Intimate and unhurried, the 18-seat space within an old farmhouse runs on island time — and Champlain Islands ingredients. Chef-owner Christine Mack prepares dishes such as shrimp scampi and lamb lollipops for eat-in and take-out. Saturday is brunch only. $$

The Inn 241 Main St., Montgomery Center, 326-4391 n closed: Mon., Tues., Wed.; meals: D; full bar n lodging, outdoor seating, reserv. rec. n TV n Three fireplaces warm this hip, reimagined version of a hunting lodge. Chef Christopher Amm’s international pub menu swings from pork-belly noodle bowls to profiteroles. $$$

237 Shore Acres Dr., North Hero, 3728722 n seasonal hours; meals: D; full bar n lodging, reserv. rec., veggiefriendly n Farm-fresh produce and waterfront vistas of Lake Champlain make for a memorable meal. Open April through November. $$$

SNACK BARS/CARTS Broken Arrow 82 Route 2, South Hero, 777-6357 n seasonal hours; meals: L, D n outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n Grass-fed burgers and carnitas tacos from a roadside food stand showcase the agricultural bounty of the surrounding islands. Open Memorial Day through Labor Day. $

Vermont Restaurant Week 2017 location

Warner’s Snack Bar 499 Route 7, St. Albans, 527-2377 n seasonal hours; meals: L, D n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n The snack bar’s original owners have been dishing out old-time faves since 1966 — think burgers, chili-cheese fries, seafood platters and salad-bar fixings. Open mid-March through mid-November. $

Westcom’s Snack Bar 1685 Main St., Bakersfield n seasonal hours; meals: L, D n outdoor seating n Burgers, hot dogs, poutine, wings and creemees sell like hotcakes at a summertime-only roadside snack shack. $

SOUP ’N’ SANDWICH Hero’s Welcome General Store 3537 Route 2, North Hero, 372-4161 n meals: B, L n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n Vermont-y sandwiches such as the Ethan Allen — roast beef, horseradish, Dijon, onions and lettuce on a homemade roll — are popular with boaters and bikers. $

Tatro’s Gourmet Soup & Sandwich

35 Bridge Rd., North Hero n seasonal hours; meals: L, D n outdoor seating n Pulled pork comes out of a homemade, pig-shaped smoker at this beloved barbecue spot. Ribs are served on Friday and Saturday. $

14 Kingman St., St. Albans, 524-7444 n closed: Sun.; meals: L, D n delivery, gluten-free opts., vegan-friendly n Need a quick bite? Johnson & Wales grad Gary Tatro offers fast options including a pulled-pork sub and a meatloaf panini. Saturday is lunch only. $

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Wally’s Place Bagel & Deli

1692 E. Berkshire Rd., Richford, 933-6630 n seasonal hours; meals: L, D n cash/check only, outdoor seating n Get burgers and poutine by the Canadian border, then stay for a free round of mini golf. Open Easter through Labor Day. $

260 Route 2, South Hero, 372-4666 n meals: B, L n gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n The breakfast sandwich is a beautiful thing here — the Back Burner piles sausage, egg, jalapeño cheddar and hot sauce onto a New York-style bagel. Breads are baked in-house, making lunchtime sammies that much better. $

Papa Pete’s Snack Bar

Seb’s Route 2 and South St., South Hero n seasonal hours; meals: L, D n outdoor seating n South Hero’s beloved snack bar serves up classic summer fare and a major menu of ice cream. Open April through September. $

Shaggy’s Snack Bar 109 First St., Swanton, 868-2021 n meals: L, D n outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n The burgers, fries and Sicilian pizzas are made fresh daily. In the summer, enjoy homemade specials at the picnic tables. $

STEAKHOUSE/ SEAFOOD Bayside Pavilion 15 Georgia Shore Rd., St. Albans City, 524-0909 n meals: L, D; full bar n outdoor seating n dance floor, live music, TV n Customers patronize the steakhouse for its lakeside location, burgers, sandwiches and seafood specials. Live music every Friday. $$

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Jeff’s Maine Seafood 65 N. Main St., St. Albans, 524-6135 n closed: Sun., Mon.; meals: L, D; full bar n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, reserv. rec., vegan-friendly n What started in 1979 as a roadside fish stand is now a fine-dining restaurant serving pasta, surf and turf. Try the crab cakes with jalapeñomango tartar sauce. $$$

One Federal Restaurant & Lounge

The Crossing 14 Province St., Richford, 848-3393 n meals: L, D; full bar n gluten-free opts., lodging, reserv. rec., veggiefriendly n TV n A mile from the Canadian border and with a view of Jay Peak, the restaurant, pub and banquet hall offers warm service and a menu ranging from burgers and BLTs to lobster tail and prime rib. $$

Dairy Center Restaurant and Champion Sports Tavern

1 Federal St., St. Albans, 524-0330 n meals: L, D; full bar n glutenfree opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n live music, TV n Sustainable and local are the guiding principles of this steakhouse within a historic 1840s building. Follow beer-battered frickles with a New York strip. $$

2445 Sampsonville Rd., Enosburg Falls, 933-2030 n meals: B, L, D, LN; full bar n all-you-can-eat, glutenfree opts., lodging, veggie-friendly n dance floor, live music, TV n You can do it all here: eat, go bowling, play indoor golf and stay the night. Order the buffet or go à la carte. Wings and burgers are served in the tavern Monday through Saturday. $

Ruthcliffe Lodge & Restaurant

Enosburg Falls Country Club Restaurant

1002 Quarry Rd., Isle La Motte, 9283200 n seasonal hours; meals: B, D; full bar n gluten-free opts., lodging, outdoor seating, reserv. rec., veggiefriendly n Boaters from both sides of the border come here for the catch of the day — as well as Belgian waffles and berry pie. Open May through October. $$$$

TRADITIONAL The Abbey Pub & Restaurant 6212 Route 105, Enosburg Falls, 933-2223 n meals: Bru, L, D; full bar n outdoor seating, reserv. rec., veganfriendly n live music, TV n A banquet hall, restaurant and pub under one roof, this lively spot offers poutine, hot sandwiches and maple-balsamic hanger steaks. $

Bernie’s Restaurant 72 Main St., Montgomery Center, 326-4682 n meals: B, L, D; full bar n 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. Thursday is Mexican night. $$

Chester’s Bakery 150 North Rd., Fairfield, 827-3974 n closed: Sun.; meals: B, Bru, L, D n cash/check only, veggie-friendly n Country-style cooking means that everything is homemade, from the famous breakfast sandwiches to baked beans to lasagna. Pizza night on Friday. $

53 Elm St., Enosburg Falls, 933-2296 n seasonal hours; meals: L, D; full bar n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, reserv. rec., veggiefriendly n Views of the picturesque green dominate indoors and out. Lunchtime panini feature houseroasted meats and fresh bread. Open May through September. $

Halvy’s Café 355 Main St., Enosburg Falls, 9334471 n closed: Sun.; meals: L, D; full bar n Regulars and Jay-bound skiers head in for sandwiches, wraps and Mexican fare. The burger meat comes from the butcher shop next door. Dinner Tuesday through Saturday. $

Harley D’s Bar & Grill 366 Lake Rd., St. Albans, 527-3997 n closed: Mon., Tues.; meals: B, L, D; beer & wine n outdoor seating n TV n The motorcycle theme here appeals to the biker crowd and beyond. They come for the Angus burgers and hand-cut fries. Weekend breakfast and lunch. $

My-T-Fine II Restaurant & Pub 159 Route 7, Swanton, 868-9104 n closed: Mon.; meals: B, L, D; full bar n Cozy booths and a homey atmosphere invite diners to tuck into seasonal specials, house-roasted turkey and the extensive salad bar. No dinner on Sunday. $$

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

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

Steamship Pier Bar & Grill 3643 Route 2, North Hero, 372-4732 n seasonal hours; meals: L, D; full bar n lodging, outdoor seating, vegan-friendly n Picnic on the pier with a Honduran pulled-pork sandwich or a Maine lobster roll, taking in Lake Champlain vistas. Open July through Labor Day. $$

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South End Café 4445 Main St., Hall’s Orchard, Isle La Motte, 928-3091 n seasonal hours; meals: B, L n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n In the middle of Hall’s Orchard, visitors can enjoy homemade, farm-fresh baked goods and sandwiches. Open May through October. $

BARS, PUBS & CLUBS BARS/LOUNGES Shooters Saloon

139 N. Main St., St. Albans, 527-2278 n meals: L, D n all-you-can-eat n Known for its lunch and dinner buffets, the cafeteria-style restaurant has a modest menu of Chinese American classics. Kids eat for cheap. $

30 Kingman St., St. Albans, 527-3777 n full bar n cash/check only n dance floor, karaoke, live music, TV n Between the jukebox and live Fridaynight entertainment, Shooters is the place to dance. Check out the game on three big-screen TVs.

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Eastern Dragon

H 14th Star Brewing Co.

16 S. Main St., St. Albans, 527-9800 n meals: L, D; beer & wine n St. Albans’ go-to Asian spot serves up sushi, sashimi, Thai curries, udon noodles and the always-in-demand General Tso’s. $

THAI Thai House 333 Swanton Rd., Highgate Common Shopping Center, St. Albans, 524-0999 n closed: Sun.; meals: L, D; BYOB n gluten-free opts., reserv. rec., vegan-friendly n All the favorites are available here — from tom kha soup and pad Thai to pad kee mao and choo chee curry. $$

BAKERIES Evelyne’s on Center 15 Center St., St. Albans, 782-1852 n closed: Sun.; meals: L, D n glutenfree opts., veggie-friendly n Chefowner Evelyn Martin’s cream puffs, maple-latte cakes and individual cheesecakes are in demand, along with savory items such as soups, salads, sandwiches and charcuterie. $

Foothills Bakery 1123 Main St., Fairfax, 849-6601 n closed: Sun., Mon.; meals: B, L n outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n Soups, salads and sandwiches made with fresh bread and houseroasted meats come out of this old-fashioned bakery. Don’t miss the fruited scones. $

(see page 98) 133 N. Main St., Suite 7, St. Albans, 528-5988 n closed: Mon.; meals: L, D; beer & wine n live music n Beer and Smokin’ Butt’s Barb-B-Q are a perfect match inside this former bowling alley, now a hot spot for craft-brew tastings, growler fills and pints. Lunch on Sunday. $

GASTROPUBS Big Jay Tavern 3709 Mountain Rd., Montgomery Center, 326-6688 n meals: L, D; full bar n gluten-free opts., veggiefriendly n live music n Start with polenta soup or bacon-onion dip — or dive into the main event, which might involve pork ribs glazed with maple and ouzo, or a fried halfchicken with mashed potatoes, cheesy mac and corn bread. Live music on the weekend. $$

Twiggs — An American Gastropub 24 N. Main St., St. Albans, 524-1405 n meals: L, D; full bar n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, reserv. rec., veggie-friendly n live music n Pub food goes gourmet as this Britishstyle public house elevates burgers, flatbreads, and mac and cheese. Craft beer and martinis are taken seriously here. $$

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Elm Brook Farm Craft Distillery

PUBS

250 Elm Brook Rd., East Fairfield, 782-5999 n seasonal hours n Sugar maples on the farm provide the building blocks for Literary Dog Vodka and Rail Dog Maple Spirit. Want to sample? Put on your snow tires before driving out here in winter.

84 Main Sports Grill 84 N. Main St., St. Albans, 528-5215 n meals: L, D, LN; full bar n veggiefriendly n live music, pub quiz/trivia, TV n Themed “pregame,” “half-time” and “sidelines” menus pair well with the big game. Build your own burger, sample the Caribbean-fusion fare or sip suds from nearby 14th Star Brewing Co. $

The Belfry 14 Amidon Rd., Montgomery Center, 326-4400 n meals: D; full bar n all-you-can-eat, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n Once a one-room schoolhouse, this casual pub makes from-scratch fare, right down to the dressings, soups and desserts. The Friday-night fish fry draws a crowd. $$

Snow Shoe Lodge & Pub 13 Main St., Montgomery Center, 326-4456 n closed: Mon.; meals: L, D; full bar n lodging, outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n live music, TV n One of northern Vermont’s most popular après-ski lounges is just minutes from the trails. Warm up by the fireplace and order salt-andvinegar wings, fish and chips, or the famous pineapple-bacon Snow Shoe Burger. $

TASTING ROOMS East Shore Vineyard 20 E. Shore Rd., South Hero, 3785090 n seasonal hours n outdoor seating n Two childhood friends operate an island vineyard on the shores of Lake Champlain. Wines from cold-climate varietals are available in tastings or by the glass.

Hall Home Place 4445 Main St., Hall’s Orchard, Isle La Motte, 928-3091 n seasonal hours; meals: B, L n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggiefriendly n The Hall family has tended a historic orchard since the 1700s. Sample estate-grown ciders in the tasting room, or head to the seasonal South End Café for baked goods, sandwiches and heartier fare. $

Snow Farm Vineyard 190 W. Shore Rd., South Hero, 3729463 n seasonal hours n outdoor seating n live music n Traveling to the island winery is an adventure in and of itself — and the wines are tasty, too. In summer, Thursday-night concerts pack in picnickers.

COFFEE/TEA The Traveled Cup 94 N. Main St., St. Albans, 524-2037 n meals: B, L; beer & wine n glutenfree opts., outdoor seating, veggiefriendly n live music n Wide-plank wood floors, brightly painted walls and an inviting atmosphere make Main Street’s coffeehouse a popular meeting place. Homemade soups rule at lunch. $

Zach’s Café at the Gallery 259 Route 2, Grand Isle, 378-4591 n closed: Mon., Tues.; meals: L; beer & wine n 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. $$

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

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

ITALIAN/PIZZERIAS McKee’s Island Pub & Pizza 513 Route 2, South Hero, 372-5454 n meals: L, D; full bar n gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n TV n Bring the kids for pub food and Italian American specialties. Menu items such as the top-selling Keeler Bay grinder are named for local landmarks and families. $

Mimmo’s Pizzeria Restaurant 22 S. Main St., St. Albans, 524-2244 n meals: L, D; full bar n delivery, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, vegan-friendly n TV n Families love the New York-style pizzas and wide-ranging pasta options. Try the balsamic chicken salad or the lasagna pie, topped with sausage, meatballs, ricotta and mozzarella. Lunchtime delivery. $$

Pan’s Pizza 326 Route 2, South Hero, 372-4729 n seasonal hours; meals: D n cash/ check only n Thin-crust pies reign supreme at a tiny takeout joint specializing in homemade doughs and sauces. $

Pie in the Sky 267 Swanton Rd., St. Albans, 524-5442 n meals: L, D; beer & wine n delivery, gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n TV n The pizzeria and deli is famous for its stone-baked pies, calzones and sandwiches on homemade sub rolls. Limited delivery — or try the “take ‘n’ bake” option. $

Swanton House of Pizza 32 Merchants Row, Swanton, 8683085 n meals: L, D; beer & wine n gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n TV n Cheese, bread and sauce form the basis of the tasty comfort foods here. Regulars come for the homemade pizzas, lasagnas and subs and stay for the pool tables. For dessert, cannoli and baklava beckon. $

Vermont Restaurant Week 2017 location

MARKETS & CAFÉS The Grind Café 34 S. Main St., St. Albans, 913-7096495 n meals: B, L n live music n Pair a pastry with a cup of cold-brew or an espresso at a cheery coffee stop located inside an artisan craft market. $

Meadow Brook Market and Grill 128 Fletcher Rd., Fairfax, 3098878 n seasonal hours; meals: L, D n 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, barbecue chicken, and fries smothered in chili, gravy or cheese. $

Mother Hubbard’s Bakery, Deli & Country Store 19 Bushey Rd., St. Albans, 527-0777 n meals: B, L, D n veggie-friendly n Customers order country-style breads, sandwiches and desserts at the drive-through window. Soups and baked goods rotate daily. $

Nan’s Deli & Grocery 1301 Main St., Fairfax, 849-6161 n meals: B, L, D n outdoor seating n The convenience-store deli serves up breakfast sandwiches, pizzas and subs every day of the week. Take your meal out to a picnic table in summertime. $

Steeple Market 1098 Main St., Fairfax, 849-6872 n meals: B, L, D n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n Grab-and-go meals range from everyday to gourmet — think ribs, rotisserie chicken, panini, pizzas and salads. $

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46 Main St., Winooski, 497-3989, miserylovescovt.com One look at Misery Loves Co.’s menu suggests you’re in for a memorable meal. Scrawled on a chalkboard above the open kitchen, each plate is a story of the season. Last summer, there was chilled asparagus soup with yogurt dashi and a spoonful of trout roe. Last fall? Three-squash salad with heirloom apples, toasted pumpkin seeds and miso-cured pickles; foraged mushrooms with goat cheese and Asian pears; and housemade tagliatelle with pork ragú, smoked tomatoes and ricotta. Under chef-owners Nathaniel Wade and Aaron Josinsky, the food is experimental — toying with ingredients, flavors and textures — and perfectly executed. Their ability to consistently deliver on both counts has nabbed the Winooski restaurant two James Beard Award nominations for best chef in the Northeast. Warm and minimal, with simple metal chairs and tables dressed up in candlelight, the space lets the food take center stage. A wraparound bar offers front-row seats to the open kitchen, where a small crew of cooks turns out labor-intensive, slow-food dishes — think homemade squid-ink farfalle or Someday Farm pheasants that were hung for months in the walk-in cooler and occasionally misted with brandy. Small plates are suited to a romantic meal for two. Larger dishes such as fried chicken — exhibit A for finger licking and drumstick stealing — call for an elbows-onthe-table approach with friends. Beverage selection is no slouch, either: You can get a great craft beer, a pour from the well-honed wine list or a cocktail such as My Uncle Oswald, a nod to writer Roald Dahl made with gin, génépy, egg white and “snozzberry” shrub. The restaurant proves that the adventurous, finely tuned plates of an upscale eatery and the comforting fare of a neighborhood bistro aren’t mutually exclusive. Misery is inspiring yet familiar; challenging yet soothing. And it loves company — so pull up a chair. JULIA CLANCY


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AMERICAN BARBECUE/ SOUL FOOD Pork & Pickles BBQ ​ 4 Park St., Essex Junction, 8713 5295 n closed: Sun., Mon.; meals: L, D; beer & wine n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n Slow-smoked Vermont meats and local produce dominate the Yankee barbecue joint’s menu, which also offers buttermilk fried chicken and — you guessed it — housemade pickles. $$

Roaster’s BBQ 40 River St., Milton, 891-6354 n seasonal hours; meals: L, D n gluten-free opts. n Visitors file into queues each Friday and Saturday for Trevor Leroux’s slow-smoked pork, brisket and ribs. Hungry for a taste? Get there early — the meat sells out quickly. $

Shelburne Tap House 2989 Shelburne Rd., Shelburne, 985-4040 n closed: Tues.; meals: D; full bar n TV n Locals come for the St. Louis-style ribs and slow-braised brisket and stay for the beer, flatscreen TVs and chef Ed Lambert’s daily specials. $$

DINER Athens Diner 46 Highpoint Ctr., Colchester, 6553455 n meals: B, L n gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n The Maglaris family has been serving food to Vermonters for nearly 100 years. Luscious lamb gyros are a highlight of the homemade Greek specials, and custom-ordered breakfasts served on cast-iron skillets make morning fare more fun. $

The Dam Diner 3 Southerberry Dr., Milton, 891-6649 n meals: B, Bru, L, D n Regulars love the gravy-smothered turkey dinner. Other popular items include bacon cheeseburgers, hand-cut fries and housemade corned beef. Weekend breakfast buffet. $$

The Guilty Plate Diner 164 Porters Point Rd., Colchester, 399-2011 n meals: B, L n veggiefriendly n Indulgent eggs Benedicts, chili-and-cheese omelettes, and meatloaf with homemade gravy are worth any subsequent guilt. Breakfast and lunch are served all day. $

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

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The Milton Diner

The Village Scoop

514 Route 7, Milton, 893-1743 n meals: B, L, D; beer & wine n outdoor seating n The classic diner dishes out fried haddock, baked scallops and weekend specials. Breakfast is available around the clock. Don’t miss the creemee stand. $

419 Main St, Colchester, 999-6962 n seasonal hours n outdoor seating n When the day screams for ice cream, locals congregate here for satisfying scoops in various forms: waffle cones, brownie sundaes, shakes, malts and more. $

Parkway Diner 1696 Williston Rd., South Burlington, 652-1155 n meals: B, L n glutenfree opts., vegan-friendly n This Worcester Lunch Car has been a local landmark since the 1950s. Dig into locavore corned-beef hash, an openfaced hot turkey sandwich or the Vermont Burger, topped with apple slices, bacon and cheddar. $

Sneakers Bistro 28 Main St., Winooski, 655-9081 n meals: B, Bru, L; full bar n glutenfree opts., vegan-friendly n Folks have frequented the Onion City’s retro café for more than 35 years. The weekend brunch is legendary, as is the Kahlua French toast. Daily specials are always eclectic. $

ICE CREAM/ FROZEN YOGURT Duke’s Creemees 160 River St., Milton, 309-3179 n seasonal hours n cash/check only, outdoor seating n Sick of vanilla and chocolate? More than 100 soft-serve flavors await, along with hard ice creams and milkshakes. Open April through September. $

Gusto Gelato 3762 Shelburne Rd., Unit 6, Shelburne, 238-0452 n Farm-fresh milk and all the local ingredients that can be mustered go into the gelateria’s carefully crafted small batches, made daily with seasonal fruits, specialty chocolates, nuts and natural flavors. $

Palmer Lane Maple 1 Old Pump Rd., Jericho, 899-8199 n seasonal hours n outdoor seating n Mad about maple? Vermont sugarmakers serve up the sweet stuff in maple creemees, maplelemonade slushies and maple-rootbeer floats. $

The Scoop 4066 Shelburne Rd., Shelburne, 985-4912 n outdoor seating n An artisan parlor serves housemade ice creams using dairy from Vermont Creamery. Cool off with a cone or sundae in classic or creative flavors — the latter includes apple streusel and raspberry cheesecake. $

JUICES/SMOOTHIES Eco Bean + Juice 150 Dorset St., South Burlington n meals: L, D n gluten-free opts., veganfriendly n Named one of America’s 10 best juice bars by Condé Nast Traveler, the all-organic café specializes in superfoods both liquid and solid — from soups and smoothies to salads and sandwiches. $

NEW AMERICAN Barkeaters Restaurant 97 Falls Rd., Shelburne, 985-2830 n closed: Mon.; meals: L, D; full bar n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n A wide-ranging menu features hearty salads, steak frites and cedar-planked salmon, all served amid Adirondack-themed décor. Every meal ends with chocolate bark. $$$

The Bearded Frog 5247 Shelburne Rd., Shelburne, 985-9877 n meals: D; full bar n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, vegan-friendly n TV n Chef Mark LaRiviere offers ever-changing eclectic fare that spotlights local meats, produce and dairy. The upscale setting features a two-sided fireplace in winter and patio seating in summer. $$$

Blossom 25 Winooski Falls Way, Winooski, 497-3494 n closed: Sat., Sun.; meals: L, D n gluten-free opts., veggiefriendly n From hand pies with beef to root-vegetable tarts, the daily changing menu of hot lunches and dinners is built on whole foods and as many local and organic ingredients as possible. The baked goods can’t be beat. $

Grazers 192 Boxwood St., Williston, 857-5829 n meals: L, D; full bar n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n Burgers made with beef, turkey, lamb, pork or veggies play the starring role here. All beef is local, grass-fed and finished on grains. Specialty milkshakes and vodka martinis are also popular. $$

Vermont Restaurant Week 2017 location

The Inn at Shelburne Farms 1611 Harbor Rd., Shelburne, 9858498 n seasonal hours; meals: B, Bru, D; full bar n gluten-free opts., lodging, outdoor seating, reserv. rec., veggie-friendly n Most of the meats and veggies are sourced from the farm at this top-rated inn restaurant. Even the cocktails use local products. Seating indoors and out offers a stunning view of Lake Champlain. Open May through October. $$$$

Junction at the Essex Resort & Spa 70 Essex Way, Essex, 764-1489 n meals: D; full bar n gluten-free opts., lodging, outdoor seating, reserv. rec., vegan-friendly n Bridging the gap between planting and plating, the forward-thinking menu here reinvents Vermont cuisine. Enjoy a refined culinary experience, from open-kitchen chef interactions to dishes inspired by the on-site garden. $$$$

The Kitchen Table Bistro 1840 W. Main St., Richmond, 434-8686 n closed: Sun., Mon.; meals: D; full bar n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, reserv. rec., veggie-friendly n Haute cuisine and bistro dishes have earned locals’ hearts and national attention. The historic brick home specializes in seasonal menus and decadent desserts. $$$

H Misery Loves Co. (see page 106) 46 Main St., Winooski, 497-3989 n closed: Mon.; meals: Bru, D; full bar n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggiefriendly n From an open kitchen, the chef-owners dish out imaginative farm-to-table food — think squid-ink farfalle and house-cured meat — that has nabbed them multiple James Beard Award nominations. Weekend brunch. $$$

One Radish Eatery 39 Esplanade, Richmond, 434-7770 n closed: Mon.; meals: B, Bru, L n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, vegan-friendly n In the morning, find breakfasts such as buttermilk pancakes and wood-fired pizzas topped with eggs and chorizo. Lunchtime brings kale Caesars and focaccia sandwiches stuffed with curried chicken, meatballs or roasted veggies. $$

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Our House Bistro 36 Main St., Winooski, 497-1884 n meals: Bru, L, D; full bar n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n “Twisted comfort food” here includes frickles, six kinds of tacos, and 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

Happy Belly Deli

16 Taft Corners Shopping Ctr., Williston, 878-3131 n meals: B, L n veggie-friendly n Flavors here include maple-wheat, jalapeño-cheddar and bacon-cheese. Layer on Boar’s Head deli meats for a lunchtime sandwich. The muffins, cookies and pastries are also baked daily. $

(two locations) 65 Winooski Falls Way, Winooski, 655-5003 n 506 Porters Point Rd., Colchester, 865-0160 n meals: B, L, D n gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n Customers fill their bellies with crispy grilled panini, wraps, and grab-and-go breakfast sandwiches. In summer, stop by for ice cream. $

Waterworks Food + Drink 20 Winooski Falls Way, Winooski, 497-3525 n meals: Bru, L, D; full bar n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, reserv. rec., vegan-friendly n live music, pub quiz/trivia, TV n Window seats are in high demand at this former textile mill overlooking the Winooski River. Pair a wood-fired flatbread with an inspired cocktail. Weekday lunch; weekend brunch. $$$

Joe’s Snack Bar

Sonoma Station 99 Bridge St., Richmond, 434-5949 n closed: Sun., Mon., Tues.; meals: D; full bar n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, reserv. rec., veggie-friendly n Chef-owner Monica Lamay cooks up creative cuisine in a historic building. Try the crab-and-avocado Napoleon with cilantro vinaigrette. $$$

The Tavern at the Essex Resort & Spa 70 Essex Way, Essex Junction, 764-1489 n meals: B, Bru, L, D; full bar n gluten-free opts., lodging, outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n live music, TV n Reimagined pub fare meets local ingredients here. Pair your meal with a brew from the 32-tap draft list, or enjoy a specialty cocktail on the seasonal outdoor garden patio while listening to live music. $$

Vermont Restaurant Week 2017 location

Bagels Plus

Rustic Roots

1200 Airport Dr., Burlington International Airport, South Burlington, 540-0131 n meals: B, L, D; full bar n gluten-free opts., vegan-friendly n This café defies airport-food stereotypes: The crêpe fillings are almost all locally sourced. Sip a can of Heady Topper or a craft cocktail made with local spirits. $

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

27 Bridge St., Richmond, 434-3148 n closed: Sun., Mon.; meals: L, D; full bar n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, reserv. rec., vegan-friendly n Chef-owner Jon Fath elegantly plates crispy artichoke hearts with lemon aioli and housemade ricotta gnocchi with Vermont goat cheese. $$$

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

Toscano Café Bistro

1834 Shelburne Rd., South Burlington, 862-1081 n meals: Bru, L, D; full bar n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, reserv. rec., veggie-friendly n A longtime local fixture, this restaurant serves up chef-owner David Hoene’s seasonally inspired menus as well as carefully selected wines in a classic, cozy setting. Sit in the café, upstairs restaurant, seasonal patio or private rooms. $$$

195 Falls Rd., Shelburne, 985-9511 n closed: Mon., Tues.; meals: B, Bru, L, D; full bar n gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n Everything — from smoked and cured meats to breads and condiments — is made from scratch at the intimate chef-owned eatery. Breakfast and lunch all day; limited weekend dinners. $

45 Route 15, Jericho, 899-3934 n seasonal hours; meals: L, D n cash/ check only n Open since 1950, the classic snack bar spot serves soughtafter fries, burgers and creemees from April through October. $

Randy’s Lunch Box 135 Route 7, Milton Grange, Milton, 999-3087 n seasonal hours; meals: L, D n outdoor seating n The 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. $

SOUP ’N’ SANDWICH Bagel Market Bakery and Café 30 Susie Wilson Rd., Essex Junction, 872-2616 n meals: B, L n gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n Houseroasted coffee complements 25 bagel varieties and 15 styles of cream cheese. Homemade soups, grilled sandwiches and wraps abound for lunch, while brownies and cookies tempt for dessert. $

The Bagel Place 1166 Williston Rd., South Burlington, 497-2058 n meals: B, L n gluten-free opts., veggiefriendly n Specialties such as a Caprese with fresh mozzarella, basil, tomato, prosciutto and balsamic vinaigrette take bagel sandwiches to the next level. Round out your meal with a soup, salad or housemade pastry. $

Belle’s Café 121 Connor Way, Maple Tree Place, Williston, 872-2802 n closed: Sun.; meals: B, L n delivery, gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n Choose from several sandwich specials or build your own on homemade bread. Locals love the Belle Wrap: chicken, feta, cheddar, red onion, spinach and garlic mayo grilled in a spinach wrap. $

The Bolton Deli 4302 Bolton Access Rd., Bolton Valley Resort, Bolton, 434-3444, ext. 1017 n seasonal hours; meals: B, L; beer & wine n gluten-free opts., lodging, vegan-friendly n Bolton Valley’s mountainside hub offers hot and cold sandwiches, plus soups and other from-scratch items. Closed for mud season. $

Burlington Bagel Bakery 992 Shelburne Rd., South Burlington, 864-0236 n meals: B, L n gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n Burlington’s original bagel shop cooks up more than 15 varieties, including Asiago cheese and roasted red pepper. $

Firebird Café 163 Pearl St., Essex Junction, 3164265 n meals: B, L n 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, and there are glutenfree and kids’ options. $

The Garden of Eatin’ Café 472 Marshall Ave., Gardener’s Supply, Williston, 872-7687 n meals: L, D; beer & wine n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n live music n Lush foliage envelops guests in a greenhouse dining room with rotating art displays. When it’s warm out, enjoy a meal or a craft beer on the outdoor patio. Special dinners in summer. $

Harrington’s of Vermont 5597 Shelburne Rd., Shelburne, 9852000 n meals: B, L n veggie-friendly n Across the street from the Shelburne Museum, a country-style eatery and specialty-foods store makes stellar sandwiches using its own smoked meats and condiments. $

Milton Beverage Warehouse 484 Route 7, Milton, 893-7076 n meals: L, D n Grab a quick sandwich to go at this deli and beer store, or opt for something warm — how about a saucy Michigan dog with fries? Burger meat is freshly ground on the premises. $

Paisley Hippo Sandwich Shop 22 Commerce St., Suite 7, Hinesburg, 482-2345 n closed: Sun., Mon.; meals: L, D n veggie-friendly n Try the Paisley Muffaletta: ham, salami, provolone, red onion and lettuce with pickled-veggie-and-olive relish on a toasted hoagie. There are also six styles of cheesesteak. $

Simply Divine Café 426 Industrial Ave., Suite 155, White Cap Business Park, Williston, 4970336 n closed: Sat., Sun.; meals: B, Bru, L n delivery, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n Lunchers hit up the quaint café for baked goods, savory quiches, gourmet sandwiches, soups and daily specials. Try the Vermonter: turkey, lettuce, cream cheese and cranberry compote on fluffy honey-oat bread. $

Sugarsnap at Technology Park 30 Community Dr., Suite 9, South Burlington, 861-2718 n closed: Sat., Sun.; meals: B, L n gluten-free opts., vegan-friendly n Bacon-corn chowder or Parmesan risotto cake? It’s tough to choose between the seasonal salads, sandwiches, soups and daily specials coming out of the farm-totable kitchen. $

Vermont Bagel 70 Roosevelt Hwy., Suite 2, Colchester, 489-5672 n meals: B, L n veggie-friendly n This deli-café invites you to stuff a New York-style round with house-whipped specialty cream cheese, bacon and eggs, or Boar’s Head meats. $

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The Lighthouse Restaurant and Lounge

5689 Williston Rd., Williston, 8786963 n meals: B, L, D n gluten-free opts., vegan-friendly n An entirely homemade menu boasts innovative stackers such as the chicken Cordon Bleu and the Balboa, which is layered with capicola, provolone, fresh veggies and Italian dressing. $

38 Lower Mountain View Dr., Colchester, 448-3361 n meals: Bru, L, D; full bar n gluten-free opts., lodging, outdoor seating, reserv. rec., veggie-friendly n TV n A trip to the 60-item salad bar comes with every entrée. Grilled balsamic-andherb steak tips are a local favorite. Sunday brunch. $$$

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Ray’s Seafood Market

165 E. Allen St., Winooski, 655-0290 n closed: Sat., Sun.; meals: L, D; beer & wine n veggie-friendly n TV n A rock-and-roll theme and Vermont brews on tap make Waf’s a lively spot. Pick up a wrap and a salad, or try a Philly-style steak-and-cheese sub. $

Williston Coffee Shop 400 Cornerstone Dr., Suite 230, Williston, 857-5173 n closed: Sun.; meals: B, Bru, L n gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n Breakfast sammies come on the house kaiser roll at this petite coffeehouse, where the pastries are perfection. Lunch includes soups, salads and sandwiches. Smoothies are seasonal. $

SOUTHWESTERN/ TEX-MEX Moe’s Southwest Grill (two locations) 1150 Williston Rd., South Burlington, 660-4900 n 85 Retail Way, Williston, 879-2005 n meals: L, D; beer & wine n gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n TV n Make a meal out of the Home Wrecker burrito: all-natural meat or organic tofu with rice, beans, cheese, pico de gallo, lettuce, guacamole and sour cream. These family-friendly spots offer a kids’ menu and salads, too. $

STEAKHOUSE/ SEAFOOD Guild Tavern 1633 Williston Rd., South Burlington, 497-1207 n meals: D; full bar n gluten-free opts., reserv. rec., veggie-friendly n The locavore wood-fired grill cooks a special 22-ounce steak for two, carved table-side, with a choice of salad, sides and two homemade sauces. Don’t miss the exquisite cocktails. $$$$

7 Pinecrest Dr., Essex Junction, 879-3611 n meals: L, D n gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n Familyowned and -operated since 1951, the popular market offers fried and baked haddock, whole-belly clams, and lobster dinners. Order from the full menu, available all day, or pick up fresh seafood to cook at home. $

Texas Roadhouse 225 Interstate Corporate Center, Williston, 288-1110 n meals: L, D; full bar n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n TV n A casual country vibe sets the scene for hand-cut steaks and fall-off-the-bone ribs. Burgers and kids’ meals make it family-friendly. Weekend lunch. $

The Windjammer Restaurant 1076 Williston Rd., South Burlington, 862-6585 n meals: L, D; full bar n gluten-free opts., reserv. rec., veggie-friendly n Beef and fresh seafood have attracted diners since 1977. Try the bistro steak, served over brandy-peppercorn cream sauce and topped with crispy onions. Or head to the casual upstairs pub for an Angus burger and a Vermont beer. $$$

TRADITIONAL Al’s French Frys 1251 Williston Rd., South Burlington, 862-9203 n meals: L, D n outdoor seating n Even the hand-cut fries here are a throwback to the ’50s. Oldschool cool extends to the burgers, hot dogs and creemees. $

Archie’s Grill 4066 Shelburne Rd., Shelburne, 985-4912 n meals: L, D; beer & wine n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, vegan-friendly n Customers pile in daily for local beef burgers, fries and jumbo hot dogs. Taco Night Tuesday is the latest favorite. Hit up the adjacent scoop shop before heading home. $

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

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

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Bayview Bar and Grill

Harper’s Restaurant

97 Blakely Rd., Colchester, 652-2444 n seasonal hours; meals: Bru, L, D; beer & wine n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n Waterfront views enhance dishes such as Gram’s Meatloaf and the pulled-pork platter. Seasonal creemee window. Sunday brunch. $$

1068 Williston Rd., Holiday Inn, South Burlington, 863-6363 n meals: B, Bru, D; full bar n all-you-can-eat, lodging, veggie-friendly n TV n During the week, find a quiet hideaway in this relaxed hotel bar and restaurant serving grilled salmon BLTs and Monterey chicken. Sunday brunch; buffets on major holidays. $$

Chicken Charlie’s 1160 Williston Rd., South Burlington, 862-1211 n meals: L, D; beer & wine n delivery, gluten-free opts., veggiefriendly n TV n This casual eatery specializes in rotisserie chicken with more sauces than you can imagine. Diners also sup on homemade tenders, baby back ribs, wings, sandwiches and made-to-order salads. $

Clover House Pub 471 Church Rd., Colchester, 860-0144 n meals: Bru, D; full bar n veggiefriendly n live music, TV n The popular neighborhood restaurant puts out plates of fresh seafood, pasta and hand-cut steak. Try the portobello mushroom ravioli. Sunday brunch. $$

Dutch Mill Family Restaurant 4309 Shelburne Rd., Shelburne, 985-3568 n meals: B, L n delivery, outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n The Bissonette family has 20 years of experience serving American comfort food behind a historic windmill. Late risers appreciate breakfast served until 2 p.m. $

Essex Grill 35 Main St., Essex Junction, 6621501 n seasonal hours; meals: B, L, D; full bar n outdoor seating, veggiefriendly n Pictures of pups adorn the walls at this canine-themed eatery. Try a specialty burger made with beans, turkey or grass-fed beef. Weekend breakfast. $

G’s Restaurant 870 Williston Rd., Sheraton Hotel, South Burlington, 865-6602 n meals: B, Bru; full bar n gluten-free opts., lodging, veggie-friendly n Inthe-know locals drop by the Sheraton Hotel’s atrium for the Sunday brunch buffet, featuring omelette and waffle stations. $$

Good Times Café 10805 Main St., Hinesburg, 4824444 n closed: Mon.; meals: L, D; beer & wine n cash/check only, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n live music n Italian, Cajun and American cuisines converge on a menu offering gumbo, jambalaya, and black-bean burgers with chipotle mayo, Cabot cheddar, tomato and lettuce on panini bread. Occasional live acoustic Americana. $

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Hoagie Hut 164 Porters Point Rd., Bellwood Shopping Center, Colchester, 863-6655 n meals: B, L, D n veggiefriendly n The old-time fast-food joint cooks up a mean — and huge — Philly cheesesteak. Oven-roasted pork dinners include potatoes, corn-bread stuffing and gravy. No dinner on Sunday. $

Jericho Café & Tavern 30 Route 15, Jericho, 899-2223 n meals: B, Bru, L, D; full bar n glutenfree opts., outdoor seating, veggiefriendly n live music, TV n An on-site smokehouse puts out comfort food made with locally sourced, seasonal ingredients. Make sure to check out the bakery case. $$

JP’s Restaurant and Deli 39 River Rd., Essex Junction, 288-8099 n meals: B, L; full bar n veggie-friendly n Choose between two dining rooms — one of which is jungle-themed — and then try the open-faced hot sandwiches. $

The Lakeview House Restaurant 1710 Shelburne Rd., South Burlington, 865-3900 n closed: Sun., Mon.; meals: L, D; full bar n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n TV n Comfort food reaches new heights with dishes such as prime rib, filet mignon and the 14-ounce bone-in rib eye. Looking for something lighter? The Rocket salad is arugula, sliced apples, dried cranberries, blue cheese and toasted almonds with maplebalsamic dressing. $$$

Regal Bistro 2 Corporate Dr., Essex Junction, 8799280 n meals: L n outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n TV n Dine under a chandelier inside Regal Gymnastics Academy. The homemade fare ranges from pizzas and panini to soups and salads. $

Rick’s Grill 25 Centre Dr., Milton, 893-7425 n seasonal hours; meals: Bru, L, D; beer & wine n gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n TV n The local brews on tap change weekly. Pair them with house-smoked meats, seafoods, pastas, burgers, sandwiches, wraps or salads. Weekend brunch. $

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Rotisserie Restaurant 1355 Williston Rd., South Burlington, 658-1838 n meals: Bru, L, D; full bar n gluten-free opts., reserv. rec., veggie-friendly n TV n An institution for 40 years, the South Burlington rotisserie is the spot for prime rib, burgers and hearty sandwiches. Taco Tuesday is popular, as are Wednesday sliders made with local, grass-fed beef. Weekend brunch. $$

Rozzi’s Lakeshore Tavern & Restaurant 1072 W. Lakeshore Dr., Colchester, 863-2342 n meals: B, Bru, L, D; full bar n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n pub quiz/ trivia, TV n Catch the game while tucking into the renowned prime rib or one of 33 burgers — including the two-pound Dozer. Free happy-hour food on Wednesday and Friday. Weekend brunch. $

Trader Duke’s Restaurant & Lounge 1117 Williston Rd., DoubleTree Hotel, South Burlington, 660-7523 n meals: B, Bru, L, D; full bar n all-you-can-eat, gluten-free opts., lodging, veggiefriendly n TV n The rustic restaurant is known for home-style cuisine, a double-sided fieldstone fireplace and breakfast all day. Or watch a game with a beer in the lounge. Sunday brunch buffet. $$

Vermont National Country Club 1227 Dorset St., South Burlington, 264-9415 n seasonal hours; meals: L; full bar n outdoor seating, reserv. rec., veggie-friendly n You don’t need to play golf to enjoy a meal in the elegant dining room or on the deck. $$$

ASIAN CHINESE China Garden 8-10 Main St., Essex Junction, 8798888 n meals: L, D n Sesame chicken and combo platters keep diners coming, and the Dragon & Phoenix dish pairs crunchy, tangy chicken with mellow shrimp and Chinese vegetables. $

Chopstick House II 127 Porters Point Rd., Colchester, 862-3600 n closed: Mon.; meals: L, D n veggie-friendly n The Sichuan, Hunan, Mandarin and Cantonese fare here is MSG-free. The General Tso’s chicken and teriyaki beef are popular. $

Dragon House 22 Commerce St., Unit 6, Hinesburg, 482-6888 n meals: L, D n Looking for an early lunch? This restaurant on the fringes of Chittenden County opens at 11 a.m. Dine in, or take your meal to go. $

Essex Chinese Restaurant 137 Pearl St., Essex Junction, 8722600 n meals: L, D n veggie-friendly n Authentic Chinese specialties such as salt-and-pepper pork, noodle soup, and fried milk are available here, along with Americanized classics. $

Grand Buffet 66 Pearl St., Essex Junction, 8799669 n meals: L, D; beer & wine n all-you-can-eat, reserv. rec., veggiefriendly n The buffet gives diners a world of dishes to choose from, including sushi, pizza and barbecue ribs. Kids pay 70¢ per year of age. $

Hong Kong Kitchen 1930 Williston Rd., South Burlington, 862-4622 n meals: L, D n Touting the best General Tso’s and dumplings in town, the Asian kitchen offers a menu of Chinese appetizers, soups and entrées. No lunch on Sunday. $

Jin Chinese Restaurant 135 E. Allen St., Winooski, 861-3338 n meals: L, D n delivery, veggiefriendly n This takeout-only place serves up spicy Sichuan mala dishes as well as egg foo yong and crab Rangoon. Delivery within a threemile radius. $

Joyce’s Noodle House 5 Carmichael St., Essex Junction, 288-9828 n meals: L, D; full bar n The style of cuisine here traces its roots back to the Shang Dynasty, and all noodles and sauces are homemade. Regulars love the dim sum with scallion pancakes. $

Lee’s Chinese Restaurant 360 Dorset St., South Burlington, 657-3218 n meals: L, D n delivery, veggie-friendly n In the mood for Mongolian beef? Try it here, or go for the shrimp with ginger and scallions. No lunch on Sunday. $

Lucky Wok Chinese Restaurant 170 Route 7, Midtown Plaza, Milton, 893-0078 n meals: L, D n All of the Chinese classics come with speedy service and consistent quality. $

Men at Wok 3 Taft Corners Shopping Ctr., Williston, 878-2850 n meals: L, D n An open kitchen lets you watch chefs assemble chicken teriyaki or seafood “fantasia” with garlic sauce. $

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

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

North Garden Chinese Restaurant 65 Patchen Rd., South Burlington, 862-0475 n closed: Mon.; meals: L, D n delivery, veggie-friendly n The Chinese menu is simple and straightforward. Chow down on sweet-and-sour chicken, steamed dumplings, or — everyone’s favorite — egg rolls. $

Oriental Wok 21 Essex Way, Unit 110, Essex Junction, 878-6688 n meals: L, D n gluten-free opts., vegan-friendly n Come in for the fragrant lemon chicken before a night at the Essex Cinemas. Specials are served with a side of pork fried rice. $

Tian Fu Buffet 1303 Williston Rd., Williston, 4973979 n meals: L, D n all-you-can-eat, veggie-friendly n Chinese American fare is the focus, but you can also get American comfort food and sushi. No lunch on Sunday. $

Yummy Chinese Restaurant 49 Heineberg Dr., Colchester, 8602828 n meals: L, D n gluten-free opts., vegan-friendly n Look for Thai specialties and Chinese favorites, plus jumbo-shrimp dishes, dim sum and family dinner deals. No lunch on Sunday. $

Zen Gardens 7 Fayette Dr., South Burlington, 8628885 n meals: L, D; full bar n delivery, gluten-free opts., vegan-friendly n Enjoy well-crafted, authentic Sichuan, Cantonese and Taiwanese cuisine served in cavernous dining rooms. Regulars can’t get enough of the steamed spicy pork and the Peking duck, roasted in-house. $$

JAPANESE Hana Japanese Restaurant 150 Dorset St., Suite 340, South Burlington, 448-3525 n meals: L, D; full bar n delivery, gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n TV n Hibachi-style steak and seafood, sushi, and sashimi are the main attractions here. The Black Dragon roll features salmon, avocado, eel, kani and spicy mayo. $$

Koto Japanese Steak House 792 Shelburne Rd., South Burlington, 660-8976 n meals: L, D; full bar n gluten-free opts., veganfriendly n TV n The hibachi chefs put on a wild table-side show, and the fresh sushi and sashimi attract their own audience. $$$

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Sushido 19 Taft Corners Shopping Ctr., Williston, 288-8052 n closed: Sun.; meals: L, D; beer & wine n glutenfree opts., vegan-friendly n TV n Sit down for lunch or dinner, or take out sushi and assorted Asian groceries. $

PAN-ASIAN Asian Bistro (two locations) 25 Winooski Falls Way, Suite 112, Winooski, 655-9800 n 121 Corner Way, Williston, 878-8878 n meals: L, D; full bar n gluten-free opts., vegan-friendly n The menu offers an impressive array of dishes from China, Thailand, Malaysia and Japan. Enjoy artfully presented sushi and sashimi or the popular Mongolian beef chef’s special. $$ Chef Leu’s House 3761 Shelburne Rd., Shelburne, 985-5258 n closed: Mon.; meals: L, D; full bar n delivery, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, reserv. rec., veggie-friendly n TV n A sushi bar and cocktail lounge please the crowds at this chef-owned and -operated spot serving all of the Asian favorites. $$

Full House 90 Center Rd., Essex Junction, 8798989 n meals: L, D n Curries share menu space with lo mein, moo shu and other classic Chinese dishes. Lunch Tuesday through Sunday. $

Namuna Asian Kitchen 212 Main St., Winooski, 654-8000 n closed: Mon.; meals: L, D n glutenfree opts., veggie-friendly n From banh mi to peanut street noodles to spicy chicken legs, the brandnew takeout-only eatery re-creates popular dishes from across Asia. $

Naru Asian Cuisine 202 Cornerstone Dr., Williston, 8788868 n meals: L, D; BYOB n glutenfree opts., vegan-friendly n Try the spicy pork bulgogi or the hot-stone bibimbap — a medley of vegetables, egg and seasoned beef over rice. No lunch on Sunday. $

Nepali Kitchen 10 Railroad Ave., Essex Junction, 876-7208 n closed: Mon.; meals: L, D n gluten-free opts., vegan-friendly n An uncle-nephew duo makes everything from scratch at this trainstop Himalayan spot. Find Nepali curries, handmade dumplings and Bhutanese fare, too. $

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Silver Palace 1216 Williston Rd., South Burlington, 864-0125 n meals: L, D; full bar n delivery, gluten-free opts., vegan-friendly n Dishes such as popcorn squid, orange beef and crispy pork come with an American twist. After dinner, head next door for live music at Higher Ground. No lunch on Sunday. $$

THAI Bangkok Minute Thai Café 2403 Shelburne Rd., Shelburne, 497-3288 n meals: L, D; full bar n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, vegan-friendly n Alongside traditional dishes such as pad Thai, devotees adore the Phanaeng curry and Ga Pow crazy bowl, a spicy treat for the bold and brave. $

Sukho Thai Restaurant 21 Essex Way, Suite 210, Essex, 8782788 n closed: Mon.; meals: L, D; BYOB n gluten-free opts., vegan-friendly n Committed to home-style cooking and fresh ingredients, the chef serves Thai basics and dishes rarely seen in the U.S. Try the Choo Chee curry: roasted duck with bell peppers, pineapple and cherry tomatoes in a sweet and spicy curry. $

Tiny Thai Restaurant 24 Main St., Winooski, 655-4888 n meals: L, D; BYOB n gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n Tom kha, satay, stirfries and curries take their cues from food carts and family tables across Thailand. The Talay Thai features mussels, shrimp, scallops, calamari and tilapia stir-fried with veggies in a spicy chile-basil sauce. No lunch on Sunday. $

Viet Thai 118 Pearl St., Essex Junction, 2881688 n closed: Sun.; meals: L, D n gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n A cozy spot offers Vietnamese pho, Thai dishes, curries and noodles. Try the Bún Bò Xao Xa Ot: vermicelli with stir-fried beef, lemongrass, chili, vegetables, roasted peanuts, pickled carrots and homemade fish sauce. $

VIETNAMESE Pho Dang Vietnamese Café 215 Main St., Winooski, 655-0707 n meals: L, D; BYOB n gluten-free opts., vegan-friendly n Slurp up soup or other noodle dishes. The classic pho tai comes with a plate of flavorful mix-ins. $

Pho Dang Vietnamese Restaurant 9 Park St., Essex Junction, 878-6699 n meals: L, D; BYOB n gluten-free opts., vegan-friendly n Go with the pho — or sample Vietnamese appetizers and enticing noodle or rice dishes. $

Pho K&K 121 Connor Way, Maple Tree Place, Williston, 288-1017 n meals: L, D; BYOB n gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n Specialties here go beyond pho. Try the bún bò Huê, a lemongrass-flavored beef soup spiced with homemade chile paste. $

BAKERIES Bijou Fine Chocolate 6221 Shelburne Rd., Suite 200, Shelburne, 540-5343 n closed: Sun., Mon. n Artisan chocolatiers handcraft truffles, caramels, bars and cocoa almonds in the European tradition. Savor hot chocolate at café tables, or purchase specialty teas to take home. $

Bristol Bakery & Café 10240 Hinesburg Rd., Hinesburg, 482-2000 n meals: B, Bru, L n veganfriendly n This local landmark has been serving fresh bread, bagels and pastries for more than 35 years. Lunchtime brings a menu of homemade soups, sandwiches and salads. Sunday brunch draws a crowd. $

Chef’s Corner Café & Bakery 2121 Essex Rd., Suite 7, Williston, 8785524 n meals: B, Bru, L; beer & wine n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, vegan-friendly n The kitchen produces an array of European-style cakes, pastries and sweets for all palates. Diners seat themselves in the airy café for hot dishes, sandwiches and salads. Weekend brunch. $$

Douglas Sweets 22 Sage Court, Suite 2, Shelburne, 448-3237 n closed: Sun., Mon.; veggiefriendly n Savor traditional Scottish shortbread, or try the treats in more exotic flavors, such as fennel and anise, ginger and spice, or pistachio-lavender. The family of bakers offers the goods plain or dipped in chocolate. $

Klinger’s Bread Company 10 Farrell St., South Burlington, 860-6322 n meals: B, Bru, L n delivery, gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n The scent of fresh-baked bread and desserts galore lure patrons into the small bakery-café. For breakfast, there’s coffee and pastries; for lunch, soups, salads and sandwiches. $

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

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Madeline’s Bakery 5 Southerberry Dr., Milton, 891-6954 n closed: Mon.; meals: B, L n veggiefriendly n Sweet-toothed patrons take their pick from an array of leavened doughnuts, cream puffs, éclairs, cakes, cookies and other from-scratch treats. $

My Little Cupcake 4 Carmichael St., Suite 101, Essex Junction, 872-7676 n closed: Sun., Mon.; meals: L, D n gluten-free opts., vegan-friendly n A mural of smiling desserts greets sweets lovers in search of baked goods and coffee. There are always 12 types of mini cupcakes, from 80 possible flavors. $

O Bread Bakery 352 Farm Barn Lane, Shelburne Farms, Shelburne, 985-8771 n veggiefriendly n Family-owned and -operated since 1977, the bakery in the Shelburne Farms Farm Barn specializes in artisan, European-style loaves made with organic ingredients. Seasonal goods include brioche, challah and chocolatecherry bread. $

Quality Bake Shop 91 Pearl St., Essex Junction, 8783798 n meals: B, L n cash/check only, veggie-friendly n Part small-counter diner, part full-service bakery, the neighborhood place offers juicy burgers, sandwiches and inexpensive baked goods. Cookies start at 69¢. $

Superb Cupcakes 5 Taft Corners Shopping Ctr., Williston, 871-5941 n closed: Mon. n Filled, regular and mini cupcakes made from local ingredients command attention at this sweets shop. Choose from more than 75 flavors plus 10 seasonals, such as apple cider and pumpkin spice. $

Sweet Simone’s 40 Bridge St., Richmond, 336-2126 n meals: B, L n gluten-free opts., vegan-friendly n Regulars love the authentic French croissants, especially the chocolate ones — but hand-rolled bagels, scones and tartlets pair well with cups of local coffee, too. Don’t miss the homemade Oreo cookies. $

West Meadow Farm Bakery 34 Park St., Essex Junction, 878-1646 n closed: Sun.; meals: B n gluten-free opts., vegan-friendly n Gluten-free goodies such as Outrageous Oatmeal Bread, Bodacious Brownies and Feelin’ Groovy Granola are packed with personality. Take home gluten-free flour, stuffing mix or croutons for your own creations. $

BARS, PUBS & CLUBS BARS/LOUNGES B.U. Emporium 164 Porters Point Rd., Colchester, 6584292 n full bar n TV n This family-owned bar is the definition of a local landmark. Regulars enjoy daily drink specials, free pool on Monday and sports on TV.

Mister Sister 45 Main St., Winooski, 448-3740 n closed: Sun.; full bar n dance floor, live music, TV n The elegant bar formerly known as Oak45 caters to Vermont’s LGBTQ community, offering weekend dancing and theme nights in the heart of downtown Winooski.

BREWPUBS Stone Corral Brewery 83 Huntington Rd., Richmond, 434-5767 n closed: Mon.; meals: L, D n veggie-friendly n dance floor, live music n An award-winning brewhouse follows German, Belgian and British traditions. Pair a pour with pork schnitzel, housemade ravioli or a themed special. There’s live music nearly every night. $

GASTROPUBS Hatchet Tap and Table 30 Bridge St., Richmond, 434-3663 closed: Mon.; meals: Bru, D; full bar n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n The rustic community pub features 24 taps of wine, hard cider and beer. Local ingredients shine in homemade pierogis, crispy fried chicken, and the Hatchet Burger with Bayley Hazen blue cheese, grilled red onion and romaine. Sunday brunch. $$

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Hinesburgh Public House 10516 Route 116, Hinesburg, 482-5500 n meals: D; full bar n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, vegan-friendly n live music n On a menu that changes seasonally to highlight Vermont-grown ingredients, you’ll always find Monday burger specials and Wednesday Mexican fare. Crowd-pleasers include PEI mussels and seared salmon. Local brews and cider are on tap. $$

Mule Bar 38 Main St., Winooski, 399-2020 n meals: D; full bar n outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n Pub fare takes a gourmet turn at Winooski’s “craft beer hitchin’ post,” a popular hangout known for locally sourced ingredients, craft cocktails and well-curated brews. $$

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NIGHTCLUBS Higher Ground 1214 Williston Rd., South Burlington, 652-0777 n meals: D; full bar n veggie-friendly n dance floor, live music n The region’s premier live music venue showcases national and local performers. Pub fare is available until 11 p.m. whenever there’s a show. $

Monkey House 30 Main St., Winooski, 655-4563 n full bar n outdoor seating n dance floor, live music, TV n A rotating selection of local, national and international craft beer pairs well with live music. Look for an eclectic blend of established and emerging artists.

PUBS ABC Café & Pub 1 Market Place, Suite 13, Essex Junction, 872-8188 n meals: L, D, LN; full bar n veggie-friendly n live music, TV n Enjoy classic burgers, wings and the newest favorite: crab Rangoon. Live music the first week of the month features blues and an open mic. No lunch on Sunday. $

Backstage Pub 60 Pearl St., Essex Junction, 8785494 n meals: D, LN; full bar n outdoor seating n dance floor, karaoke, live music, pub quiz/trivia, TV n Live bands on Saturday and trivia on Thursday enliven a homey bar. The dinner menu features wings, burgers and daily specials. $

City Sports Grille 215 Lower Mountain View, Spare Time, Colchester, 655-2720 n meals: L, D, LN; full bar n TV n At the Spare Time bowling alley, play games or hit the lanes — then refuel from a menu of burgers, quesadillas, wings, tacos, sliders, salads and loaded nachos. $

Cody’s Irish Pub & Grille 4 Carmichael St., Essex Junction, 878-1543 n meals: L, D, LN; full bar n outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n TV n This place has seven TVs and cheeseburgers marinated in Guinness — plus it’s close to the movie theater. $

Hornet’s Nest 12 Railroad Ave., Essex Junction, 363-6938 n meals: L, D, LN; full bar n outdoor seating n TV n Sports fans catch the game over pub fare and drink specials. Lunch Tuesday through Sunday. $

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James Moore Tavern

The Pour House

Wings Over Burlington

4302 Bolton Access Rd., Bolton Valley Resort, Bolton, 434-3444, ext. 1022 n seasonal hours; meals: L, D; full bar n gluten-free opts., lodging, veggiefriendly n live music, pub quiz/trivia n Join the après-ski crowd for soups, local beef burgers and daily specials. Live entertainment Thursday through Saturday nights in winter. $$

1930 Williston Rd., South Burlington, 862-3653 n meals: Bru, L, D; full bar n veggie-friendly n TV n Diners root for their team while watching the big game and chowing down on wings, burgers and Philly cheesesteaks. $

150 Dorset St., South Burlington, 8639464 n meals: L, D, LN; BYOB n delivery, veggie-friendly n TV n Made with fresh chicken, the wings come in 24 flavors, from Red Alert to honey-barbecue to citrus-chipotle. You’ll also find wraps, salads, side orders and ribs. $

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(three locations) 28 Walnut St., Williston, 857-5908 n 18 Severance Green, Colchester, 871-5480 n 4 Pearl St., Essex Junction, 857-5940 n meals: Bru, L, D, LN; full bar n gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n TV n Sports packages draw in diners for burgers or corned beef and cabbage. The extensive draft beer lists and topshelf whiskeys keep ’em happy. Sunday brunch in Colchester. $$

McKee’s Pub & Grill 19 E. Allen St., Winooski, 655-0048 n meals: Bru, L, D; full bar n outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n TV n An Onion City staple since 1987, the hopping hangout offers hearty salads, burgers and a mean turkey club. Sunday brunch. $

Murray’s Tavern 4 Lincoln Place, Essex Junction, 878-4901 n full bar n live music, TV n The classic Irish pub promises “good food and great spirits,” and features occasional entertainment. $

North Country Saloon 216 Route 7, Milton, 899-0282 n closed: Mon.; meals: L, D, LN; full bar n live music, pub quiz/trivia, TV n Taxidermy decorates the walls and the beers aren’t pricey, but the hefty wings, burgers and other pub snacks exceed dive-bar expectations. $

On Tap Bar & Grill 4 Park St., Essex Junction, 878-3309 n meals: L, D, LN; full bar n lodging, outdoor seating n live music, pub quiz/trivia, TV n Visitors to the Lincoln Inn can grab an appetizer and one of 28 beers on tap while enjoying live music or Trivia Tuesday. $

Park Place Tavern 38 Park St., Essex Junction, 878-3015 n meals: L, D, LN; full bar n karaoke, live music, TV n Enjoy a game of pool or local bands over cocktails and pub fare at this laid-back watering hole. $

Pearl Street Pub 137 Pearl St., Essex Junction, 8783577 n meals: L, D, LN; full bar n live music, TV n The cozy neighborhood hangout is known for its friendly atmosphere — and for serving bar classics such as wings, cheesesteaks, sweet potato fries and crispy broccoli bites. $

Spanked Puppy Pub 116 Main St., Colchester, 878-6440 n meals: Bru, L, D; full bar n outdoor seating n TV n Pub-goers make a meal out of French onion soup, a Reuben and fries. Weekend brunch goes big — think seafood omelettes and eggs Benedict. No lunch on Sunday. $

Sugarhouse Bar & Grill 733 Queen City Park Rd., South Burlington, 863-2909 n meals: L, D; full bar n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n dance floor, karaoke, live music, pub quiz/trivia, TV n Nachos, wings and overstuffed sandwiches nourish drinkers day and night at a roadside spot boasting 24 taps. Pair your maple breakfast stout with a pulled-pork stacker. $$

Tavern II 408 Shelburne Rd., South Burlington, 497-1000 n meals: L, D; full bar n gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n TV n Deli sandwiches, burgers, salads and nachos pair with beer or wine at the Church Street Tavern’s new offshoot. Wings are half price on Mondays. $

Tuckaway’s Pub 870 Williston Rd., Sheraton Hotel, South Burlington, 865-6620 n meals: L, D; full bar n gluten-free opts., lodging, outdoor seating, veggiefriendly n TV n This light-filled space exudes old-world English charm. Offering a wide range of local brews and spirits, the menu also features locally sourced meat, dairy and produce. $$

Upper Deck Pub 1076 Williston Rd., South Burlington, 862-6585 n meals: L, D; full bar n gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n TV n Above the Windjammer Restaurant, sports fans watch the game on flat-screen TVs over meals of steak, seafood, shepherd’s pie or burgers. The specialty cocktails and microbrews are draws, too. $$

Wicked Wings 1 Market Place, Suite 25, Building 3, Essex Junction, 879-7111 n seasonal hours; meals: L, D; beer & wine n gluten-free opts., veggiefriendly n TV n Chicken — wickedly hot and otherwise — is the main attraction. Choose from 16 sauces, three levels of heat and seven types of dry seasoning on your wings. $

TASTING ROOMS 1st Republic Brewing Company 39 River Rd., Essex Junction, 8575318 n closed: Mon., Tues. n Suds lovers drop by to sample IPAs or porters. The new Ceres Brown Ale has a floral and citrus aroma that gives way to caramel and roasted notes; an early bite dissipates to malty sweetness.

Burlington Beer Company 25 Omega Dr., Suite 150, Williston, 863-2337 n meals: D n Creativity fuels the kettle at this warehouse brewery, now serving grilled sandwiches, tacos and nachos daily. Rotating brews include Sassamanash, an oatmealcranberry stout aged on red oak, and Uncanny Valley, an IPA with El Dorado and Azacca hops. $

Charlotte Village Winery 3968 Greenbush Rd., Charlotte, 425-4599 n seasonal hours n Ever sipped blueberry wine? You can try it at the bucolic vineyard, which offers an elegant selection of dry, semi-dry and sweet wines. Open Memorial Day weekend through December.

Colchester’s Mead Hall 856 Hercules Dr., Suite 20, Colchester, 497-2345 n closed: Sun., Mon., Tues.; meals: L, D n gluten-free opts., veggiefriendly n Dry craft meads and boozy honey wines from Groennfell Meadery, Havoc Mead and Lord Colchester’s flow through the draft lines. Pair a flight with a Scandinavian cheese plate, pickled herring or the Wednesday special: $4 Nordic pulled pork. $

Farnham Ale & Lager 82 Ethan Allen Dr., South Burlington, 497-1588 n closed: Mon., Tues., Wed.; outdoor seating n live music, TV n This brewery names its beers for the number of IBUs — international bittering units — in each. Swing by for flights, pints, light snacks, ESPN or patio games. $

Fiddlehead Brewing Company 6305 Shelburne Rd., Shelburne, 3992994 n Beer lovers line up seven days a week for growlers of the brewery’s signature suds and limited releases. Bonus: You can take them next door to Folino’s pizzeria.

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Four Quarters Brewing 150 W. Canal St., Winooski n closed: Mon., Tues., Wed., Thu. n live music n Fancy a Belgian-style beer? Get to this Winooski brewhouse for a tasting. Occasional live bands and vinyl nights provide a solid soundtrack.

Frost Beer Works 171 Commerce St., Hinesburg, 949945-4064 n closed: Sun., Mon., Tues., Wed., Thu. n Hoppy ales flow freely at Hinesburg’s first brewery. Visit on the weekend to try Lush, a double IPA with luxuriant aromatics and succulent flavors, or snag a growler or bottle for later.

Goodwater Brewery 740 Marshall Ave., Williston, 9997396 n closed: Mon., Tues. n A walnut bar and huge windows create an inviting tasting room for sipping favorites such as Hoppy Side of Pale, a smooth ale with a slight bite. Grab growlers or cans to go.

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Halyard Brewing Co.

Shelburne Vineyard

Village Wine and Coffee

80 Ethan Allen Dr., Suite 2, South Burlington, 497-1858 n closed: Sun., Mon., Tues., Wed. n Stop by the South Burlington taproom for a glass of ginger beer and a plate of locally sourced charcuterie and cheeses. $

6308 Shelburne Rd., Shelburne, 985-8222 n outdoor seating n live music n Winemaker Ethan Joseph constantly pioneers new techniques in the vineyard and the cellar. Sample the fruits of his labor in the airy tasting room, out on the patio or in the loft. Don’t miss the summertime concert series — with food trucks! — and other special events year-round.

5288 Shelburne Rd., Shelburne, 985-8922 n gluten-free opts., veganfriendly n The European-style shop celebrates small wineries, fair-trade coffee and local pastries. Friday wine tastings, occasional live acoustic music and local art on the walls make customers feel right at home. $

Hillis’ Sugarbush Farm and Vineyard 206 Sugarbush Farm Rd., Colchester, 893-2928 n seasonal hours n Maple syrup and wine issue forth from this family farm, where the grapes — such as vidal blanc and traminette — are cold-hardy.

Magic Hat Brewing Company 5 Bartlett Bay Rd., South Burlington, 658-2739 n Inside what feels like a fun house, find up to 15 whimsically named brews on tap for sampling, including year-round, seasonal and even a few experimental brews.

Wild Hart Distillery 26 Sage Ct., Shelburne, 598-8884 n call for hours n Undertones of fruit, herbs and spices in these craft spirits point to small-farm partnerships, both in Vermont and abroad.

COFFEE/TEA Scout & Co. 1 E. Allen St., Winooski, 343-1218 n House-roasted coffee plus smokedmaple-sea-salt ice cream equals a mean affogato at this java-anddessert spot. Ice cream, frozen yogurt and sorbet flavors change weekly. $

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MEDITERRANEAN Café Mediterano 17 Park St., Essex Junction, 8789333 n closed: Sun., Mon.; meals: L, D; beer & wine n veggie-friendly n TV n The Bosnian-born owner serves up Greek gyros, panini, Turkish-style kebabs and cevapi sausages — plus burgers, fries and wraps. Try the baklava. $

ITALIAN/PIZZERIAS Barnyard Woodcrafted Pizza 1705 Williston Rd., South Burlington, 489-5982 n meals: L, D; full bar n veggie-friendly n Local ingredients make their way into handcrafted calzones, sandwiches and wood-fired pizzas such as the Green Mountain Philly, topped with Alfredo sauce, shredded steak, green peppers, caramelized onions and mushrooms. Craft beers rotate on tap. $$

Buono Appetito Italian Restaurant 3182 Shelburne Rd., Shelburne, 985-2232 n meals: L, D; full bar n gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n This family-friendly restaurant dishes out craft wines and fresh pastas. Start with the grilled avocado salad with Meyer lemon olive oil and finish with the classic ricotta lasagna. $$

Cucina Antica 43 Shelburne Shopping Park, Shelburne, 985-1117 n closed: Mon.; meals: L, D; beer & wine n gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n TV n The chef-owned and -operated Mediterranean bistro specializes in locally sourced ingredients: Vermont Fresh Pastas, Shelburne Farms cheeses and Green Mountain State meats. Lunch Tuesday through Friday. $$

Fireside Flatbread 4302 Bolton Valley Access Rd., Bolton Valley Resort, Bolton, 434-3444, ext. 6820 n seasonal hours; meals: L, D, LN; beer & wine n veggie-friendly n Both tourists and locals swing by for the pesto pie and the Switchback on tap. Closed April through November. $

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

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Folino’s

La Villa Bistro & Pizzeria

6305 Shelburne Rd., Shelburne, 881-8822 n meals: L, D; BYOB n gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n Bubbling, crisp crusts and eclectic toppings rule here. Try the wood-fired Margherita or the bacon-and-leek pie with a beer from next door’s Fiddlehead Brewing Company. $$

3762 Shelburne Rd., Shelburne, 985-2596 n meals: L, D; full bar n gluten-free opts., vegan-friendly n The charming Italian bistro turns out everything from local burgers and chicken to made-to-order pizzas and pastas. Try the famous slow-cooked Bolognese. No lunch on Sunday. $$

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Leonardo’s Pizza

112 Center Rd., Essex Junction, 879-4934 n meals: L, D; beer & wine n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n The familyowned resto’s homemade fare runs the gamut from subs, salads and stromboli to pizzas with 24 choices of toppings. $

1160 Williston Rd., South Burlington, 951-9000 n meals: L, D, LN n delivery, gluten-free opts., vegan-friendly n The pies are creative at Chittenden County’s award-winning pizzadelivery spot — try the Smokin’ Gouda, Where’s Waldorf or Pulled Pork Peppadew on white, organic wheat or gluten-free crust. $$

Junior’s Italian 85 S. Park Dr., Colchester, 655-0000 n meals: L, D; full bar n delivery, gluten-free opts., vegan-friendly n TV n Diners flock to this all-occasions eatery, which has a pizza parlor, upscale restaurant and in-house bakery. Don’t miss the pastries. $$

Marco’s Pizza 1301 Williston Rd., South Burlington, 658-5858 n meals: L, D, LN; beer & wine n delivery, gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n TV n Subs on homemade ciabatta bread and handtossed pies are specialties here. Calzones, hot sandwiches and a full array of pastas round out the menu, available to stay or go. $

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CHITTENDEN COUNTY « ITALIAN/PIZZERIAS

Mimmo’s Italian Pizzeria and Restaurant 4 Carmichael St., Essex Junction, 288-9494 n meals: L, D; full bar n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n TV n Take a seat for classics such as pizza, pasta and the popular balsamic chicken salad. This family-friendly spot claims to have the best gluten-free crust this side of the Mississippi. $$

Mountain High Pizza Pie 253E Route 15, Jericho, 899-3718 n meals: L, D n outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n What do Mount Olympus, Mauna Loa and the Swiss Alps have in common? They’re all specialty pies here, offered on regular or multigrain dough. Salads, grinders and wraps also grace the menu. $

New York Pizza Oven 795 W. Lakeshore Dr., Colchester, 658-0925 n meals: L, D; beer & wine n delivery, veggie-friendly n TV n The high-end specialty pies here are ever changing, but the menu always offers affordable calzones, subs, pastas, cannoli and homemade chocolate chip cookies. $

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Papa Frank’s

Pizza on Earth

13 W. Center St., Winooski, 655-2423 n meals: L, D; beer & wine n delivery, gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n Family-friendly down to the redand-white-checkered tablecloths, this low-key spot offers simple, straightforward food. The meat lasagna, spaghetti and meatballs, and chicken Parmesan are reliable crowd-pleasers. $

1510 Hinesburg Rd., Charlotte, 425-2152 n seasonal hours; meals: D; BYOB n cash/check only, outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n Thin-crust pies are cooked in a wood oven at this farm-based pizzeria and bakery. Takeout only, but summer offers picnicking on the property — and housemade gelato. $$

Papa McKee’s Pizzeria 38 E. Main St., Richmond, 434-4002 n meals: L, D; full bar n veggiefriendly n TV n Customers hungry for specialty pizzas, burgers and salads get their fill at a family-run pizzeria in the heart of downtown Richmond. $

Pastabilities 4735 Williston Rd., Williston, 5985513 n closed: Sun., Mon., Tues., Wed., Fri., Sat.; meals: L, D n veggiefriendly n All-natural pizzas and pastas from the factory-restaurant can be made at home or eaten instore. Try the new Bacon Lovers pizza dough or goat-cheese-and-sage ravioli. $

Pizza Putt 1205 Airport Pkwy., South Burlington, 862-7888 n closed: Tues.; meals: L, D; beer & wine n veggie-friendly n Everything in the huge, family-friendly restaurant is cooked fresh daily. Come in for homemade pizza, with or without laser tag. $

Pulcinella’s 100 Dorset St., South Burlington, 863-1000 n meals: L, D; full bar n gluten-free opts., reserv. rec., veggie-friendly n The chef’s family recipes pepper a menu of authentic Italian dishes such as gnocchi, braciole and wedding soup. No lunch on Monday. $$$

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Ramunto’s Brick Oven Pizza 18 Taft Corners Shopping Ctr., Williston, 879-1000 n meals: L, D; beer & wine n delivery, veggiefriendly n TV n Specialty pizzas are large and in charge — try the acclaimed spicy chicken BLT pie. Or munch on garlic knots before your calzone, hot sub or salad. $$

Rocky’s N.Y. Pizza & Ice Cream 39 Park St., Essex Junction, 8784441 n meals: L, D n delivery, glutenfree opts., outdoor seating, veggiefriendly n live music n The old-school pizza parlor does all the classics, including subs, pastas and calzones. Creemees are a summertime hit. $

Three Brothers Pizza & Grill 973 Roosevelt Hwy., Colchester, 655-5550 n meals: L, D; beer & wine n delivery, veggie-friendly n TV n Pulled-pork and spicy Thai pies pair perfectly with pitchers of Switchback at a family-owned pizzeria that puts an emphasis on local products. $

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Uncle Tony’s Pizza 360 Dorset St., South Burlington, 864-5222 n meals: D, LN n delivery, veggie-friendly n Sauce and dough are made fresh daily for the thincrust, New York-style pies. Try the lasagna pizza, or choose from a menu of calzones, wings, subs and pastas so vast that you may just cry uncle. $

Vermont Tap House 22 Merchants Row, Williston, 8797060 n meals: L, D; full bar n glutenfree opts., outdoor seating, veggiefriendly n TV n Local ingredients make this pizzeria and pub a standout among Williston’s chain restaurants and box stores. A menu of woodfired pies, small plates, salads and sandwiches meets 28 brews on tap. $

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Williston House of Pizza 201 Cornerstone Dr., Williston, 662-4301 n meals: L, D n delivery, gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n Don’t let the name fool you: This “house of pizza” does pasta dishes, gyros, salads and burgers in addition to crispy, Greek-style pies. Delivery for dinner only. $

Zachary’s Pizza (three locations) 133 Heineberg Dr., Colchester, 8627900 n 1250 Williston Rd., South Burlington, 864-9817 n 197 Route 7, Hannaford Plaza, Milton, 893-6111 n meals: L, D; full bar n delivery, veggie-friendly n TV n Locally owned and operated, the pizzerias put out specialty pies with toppings inspired by Philly cheesesteaks and Mexican tacos. Sauces, doughs, dressings and salads are made fresh daily. The South Burlington location has arcade games. $

99 Pearl St., Essex Junction, 878-6060 n meals: L, D; beer & wine n delivery, gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n TV n Pizzas, calzones and subs are offered alongside stromboli and chicken Parmesan. Regulars swear by the specialty pies with toppings such as maple goat cheese, caramelized onions, spinach and house-smoked bacon. $

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MARKETS & CAFÉS Healthy Living Market & Café 222 Dorset St., South Burlington, 8632569 n meals: B, Bru, L, D n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, vegan-friendly n live music n The café, hot buffet and salad bar offer international cuisine made with natural, organic and local foods. Regulars come for pressed-toorder panini, house-baked pastries, fresh juices and smoothies, and the full-service coffee bar. $

Jericho Market 364 Route 15, Jericho, 858-6300 n meals: L n veggie-friendly n Daily specials include hot breakfast and lunch sandwiches and classic soups. Build a meal from the salad bar, or visit the deli or cooler for sandwiches filled with local, seasonal fixings. $

Lantman’s Market 10681 Main St., Hinesburg, 482-2361 n gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n On the run? Stop in at the deli for a sandwich, salad, soup or hot meal. Check the cooler for to-go fare, much of which is cooked in-house. $

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Little Garden Market 86 Ferry Rd., Charlotte, 425-5336 n meals: B, L, D n outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n The perfect pit stop on the way to or from the Lake Champlain ferry or Mount Philo, this friendly deli supplies travelers with to-go sandwiches and entrées, fresh produce, and grocery items. $

Martone’s Market & Café 16 Main St., Essex Junction, 8788163 n meals: B, L n outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n Join a legion of loyal customers and try the Dark Side sandwich — pastrami and corned beef with homemade coleslaw served hot on your choice of bread with Russian dressing and Swiss cheese. Coffee and house-baked goods are available for breakfast. $

The Mill Market and Deli 1580 Dorset St., South Burlington, 862-4602 n meals: B, L, D n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n This cider mill sells fresh doughnuts, sandwiches and, in summer, creemees best enjoyed at on-site picnic tables. Heady Topper Tuesday and aisles of beer and wine draw the 21-plus crowd. $

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Natural Provisions Deli & Café 329 Harvest Lane, Suite 100, Williston, 876-1400 n meals: B, L, D n delivery, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, vegan-friendly n The salad bar and hot buffet feature local, organic foods, and the deli meats are all-natural. Entrée and soup specials change daily. $

The Old Brick Store 290 Ferry Rd., Charlotte, 425-2421 n meals: B, L n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, vegan-friendly n In an old brick building with lots of character, a community-supported market sells breakfast sandwiches, pizzas and deli items, as well as espressos and fresh-baked pastries. $

Shelburne Supermarket 20 Shelburne Shopping Park, Shelburne, 985-8520 n meals: L n outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n Buttermilk fried chicken and shrimp risotto from the hot bar take this grocery store to the next level. Build a meal from the salad bar, or visit the deli or cooler for sandwiches with local, seasonal fillings. $

Sweet Clover Market 21 Essex Way, Essex Junction, 872-8288 n meals: Bru, L, D n 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 counter, where a butcher is always on duty. $

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SOUTH OF THE BORDER MEXICAN Bueno y Sano 150 Dorset St., Blue Mall, Suite 300, South Burlington, 448-3317 n meals: L, D; beer & wine n gluten-free opts., vegan-friendly n Calorie counts are noted on the menu at this healthforward locavore Mexican café. Grilled salads are topped with zucchini or portobellos, and burritos brim with pulled pork, steak or spicy seitan. $

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El Gato Cantina 4 Park St., Essex Junction, 662-4334 n meals: L, D; full bar n glutenfree opts., vegan-friendly n TV n Chimichangas and quesadillas share the menu with traditional dishes such as pozole and tamales. Thirsty? Try a mango margarita made with one of 60 tequilas. $$

Mexicali Grill & Cantina 28 Walnut St., Suite 180, Maple Tree Place, Williston, 879-9492 n meals: L, D; full bar n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, vegan-friendly n TV n The fajitas and burritos come with homemade salsas, which range from mild to extra hot. Margaritas and daily specials are crucial. $

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The restaurant as we know it was invented in France, and, for a long time, going out to dinner in America meant eating French food. Even when more varied spots later sprung up, visiting a fancy restaurant still meant ordering aubergines grillées instead of grilled eggplant. Some places went so far as to rebrand the Caesar salad — invented in Mexico by an Italian — as salade César. But the pendulum has swung the other way. As casual restaurants, with their laminated menus and heaping portions, became the ’Merican norm, white linen and impeccably dressed servers began to read as snobby. And, with the welcome rise of other world cuisines in U.S. cities, Continental dining lost its primacy. Nowadays a true French restaurant is hard to find, but Burlington has an utterly charming one in Bistro de Margot. Here, chef Hervé Mahé prepares finely crafted classic dishes, such as snails drowning in parsley-and-garlic butter, and superbly seasoned country-style pâté with cornichons and mustard. Yet Burgundyborn Mahé also lets Vermont ingredients and a hint of global flavor inform the fare. One fall menu, for instance, offered leek soup with fried shiitake mushrooms and ginger salt. Summertime featured pearly, plump scallops served over tomatoey polenta cakes with asparagus and Spanish chorizo. Playful perfection is the marker of Bistro de Margot’s menu, and the luscious desserts are no exception. Lemon curd arrived in a jar and was topped with strips of gooey candied lemon peel and dots of meringue, torched to a deep brown. It was both fun to behold and swoon-inducing to eat. The relaxed elegance extends to the service. Diners who compliment the sumptuous sauces may find a grinning server encouraging them to lick their plates. And while not all chefs make a point of visiting with customers in the dining room, Mahé stops by every table with a ready laugh and stories to tell. The chef’s ability to blend the best of French technique with the casual flavor of Vermont dining makes Bistro de Margot one of Burlington’s best restaurants du jour. SUZANNE PODHAIZER


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AFRICAN Mawuhi African Market 160 N. Winooski Ave., Burlington, 862-1100 n closed: Sun., Mon., Tues., Wed., Thu.; meals: L, D n gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n In a building painted with a Muhammad Ali mural, entrées and grab-and-go items include African dishes such as okra stew, curried goat and peanut butter soup. There’s a build-your-own juice and smoothie menu. $

AMERICAN BARBECUE/ SOUL FOOD Bluebird Barbecue 317 Riverside Ave., Burlington, 448-3070 n meals: L, D; full bar n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating n TV n Above the swirling eddy of Salmon Hole, a famed fishing spot on the Winooski River, diners “meat here” for down-home barbecue including smoked brisket, pulled pork, ribs and traditional sides — plus 24 beers on tap. Sunday lunch. $$

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74 Maple St., Burlington, 864-5963 n meals: B, Bru, L n gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n Family-owned since 1945, the neighborhood lunch counter serves up diner fare on the cheap — think McHandy breakfast sandwiches and bacon double cheeseburgers — often with a side of political chatter. Whatever you get, get it with tots! $

36 Church St., Burlington, 862-9620 n outdoor seating, vegan-friendly n Just around the corner from where the homegrown ice cream empire started, the Church Street scoop shop dishes out creamy cones and sundaes of Phish Food, Chocolate Therapy and Chunky Monkey. $

Henry’s Diner

Orange Leaf

155 Bank St., Burlington, 862-9010 n meals: B, L n Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders has been known to dine at this local landmark, which offers breakfast all day and home-cooked dishes in a cozy, retro atmosphere. Try the Greek specialties, including gyros and spanakopita. $

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192 College St., Burlington, 4483772 n Lime-green walls and bright orange chairs set the scene for creative fro-yo flavors that are every bit as colorful. Strawberry-serranolemonade sorbet, anyone? $

Shy Guy Gelato 457 St. Paul St., Burlington, 518-9510442 n seasonal hours n outdoor seating n Crafted by a gelato maker who perfected his technique in Italy, these scratch-made Sicilian-style scoops come in flavors such as fior di latte, honey-sea-salt Toblerone and lemon thyme. $

696 Pine St., Burlington, 540-0851 n seasonal hours n Vermont flavors shine in the small-batch frozen yogurt made on-site daily. Local dairy, berries and chocolate are featured in flavors ranging from Nutella to maple. $

JUICES/SMOOTHIES Eco Bean + Juice 688 Pine St., Burlington, 497-2075 n meals: L, D n gluten-free opts., veganfriendly n Named one of America’s 10 best juice bars by Condé Nast Traveler, the all-organic café specializes in superfoods both liquid and solid — from soups and smoothies to salads and sandwiches. $

Juicebox 194 College St., Burlington, 6587433 n gluten-free opts., veganfriendly n Longtime home juicers opened this beverage bar in 2013. Customers refuel with nutrient-rich concoctions such as the Energizer Honey: banana, raw honey, coconut water, cacao and peanut butter. $

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NEW AMERICAN

Tomgirl Juice Co.

ArtsRiot

463 St. Paul St., Burlington, 5400337 n closed: Sun.; meals: B, L n delivery, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, vegan-friendly n In a sunny South End shop, happy juice makers cold-press local produce into raw, organic, seasonal sips — options include beet-apple-lime with cayenne. “Healing rainbow foods” range from soups and salads to energy bars and gluten-free desserts. $

400 Pine St., Burlington, 540-0406 n closed: Sun., Mon.; meals: D; full bar n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, vegan-friendly n dance floor, live music n “Destroy apathy” is the motto and mission of this restaurant, performing arts space and community gathering place. The market-driven menu changes nightly. On summer Fridays, a fleet of food trucks parks out back. $$

The Vermont Juice Company

Butch + Babe’s

77 Main St., Burlington, 651-7070 n meals: B, L n gluten-free opts., vegan-friendly n Burlington’s first cold-pressed juice shop offers more than a dozen different cleverly named flavors. Order your Lemony Remedy or Root Reboot with a pitaya or quinoa bowl. $

258 N. Winooski Ave., Burlington, 495-0716 n meals: Bru, D; full bar n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, vegan-friendly n Bangkok native Narin Phanthakhot’s fusion cooking connects the Pacific Rim to Middle America at a neighborhood spot serving mac-and-cheese pancakes, kimchi dogs and homemade ramen. Sunday brunch. $$

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Church & Main

The Great Northern

156 Church St., Burlington, 540-3040 n closed: Sun., Mon.; meals: D; full bar n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, reserv. rec., vegan-friendly n TV n Chef Trevor Smith puts an eclectic spin on local ingredients — think foraged mushrooms, seafood cioppino and rabbit gnocchi. $$$

716 Pine St., Burlington, 233-8148 n call for hours; meals: B, Bru, L, D; full bar n gluten-free opts., vegan-friendly n The cookery here takes cues from the global cuisines of the north. Find hearty dishes composed of local meats, fresh veggies and preserves. $$$

The Daily Planet 15 Center St., Burlington, 862-9647 n meals: D, LN; full bar n gluten-free opts., veganfriendly n live music, TV n Since 1982, the downtown standby has been a hip place to eat and enjoy local art and music. The menu ranges from cemita sliders to pan-roasted lamb lollipops. $$$

¡Duino! (Duende) 10 N. Winooski Ave., Burlington, 660-9346 n meals: Bru, D, LN; full bar n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veganfriendly n live music n Sandwiched between live-music haunts Radio Bean and Light Club Lamp Shop, this funky eatery specializes in international street food, from fish tacos to chicken and waffles to poutine. Weekend brunch. $

The Gryphon 131 Main St., Burlington, 489-5699 n meals: Bru, L, D; full bar n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, reserv. rec., veggie-friendly n live music, TV n An elegant space in the Historic Vermont House — constructed in 1911 — brings back old-fashioned glamour with Southern-inflected farm-to-table dishes and classic cocktails. Weekend brunch. $$$

Hen of the Wood 55 Cherry St., Burlington, 540-0534 n meals: D; full bar n gluten-free opts., reserv. rec., veggie-friendly n Rustic charm, locavore cuisine and a legendary wine list come together at this award-winning downtown restaurant. The bar is open for cocktails and craft brews until midnight. $1 oyster happy hour. $$$$

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Juniper 41 Cherry St., Hotel Vermont, Burlington, 651-5027 n meals: Bru, D, LN; full bar n gluten-free opts., lodging, outdoor seating, vegan-friendly n live music, pub quiz/trivia, TV n Head inside Hotel Vermont for food and drink inspired by fresh, local ingredients — or enjoy a cocktail on the outdoor terrace. Daily brunch; late-night menu available Friday and Saturday. $$$

Lucky Next Door 163 Cherry St., Burlington, 399-2121 n meals: B, L; full bar n veggiefriendly n Right next door to the popular Penny Cluse Café, its sister restaurant serves up banana bread and eggs chilaquiles for breakfast and tacos and pressed sandwiches for lunch. Local beers and ciders are on draft. $

Magnolia Reserve 1 Lawson Lane, Suite 10, Burlington, 846-7446 n call for hours; meals: Bru, D; full bar n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, reserv. rec., veganfriendly n live music n Chef-owner Shannon Reilly offers prescheduled

seatings for dinner and weekend brunch in the space formerly known as Magnolia Bistro. The themed menus change often — think jazz brunch with build-your-own eggs Benedict. $

Monarch & the Milkweed 111 St. Paul St., Burlington, 4483367 n meals: B, L, D, LN; full bar n gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n At this self-proclaimed “fine diner,” bartenders craft cocktails to complement elevated counter fare. At lunch, dunk a grilled-cheese sandwich crusted with Parmesan into a cup of silken tomato soup. Don’t miss the homemade pastries. Dinner Wednesday through Sunday. $$

Penny Cluse Café 169 Cherry St., Burlington, 6518834 n meals: B, Bru, L; beer & wine n veggie-friendly n Celebs such as Elijah Wood and Joe Biden have joined the café’s devoted following. Long lines signal food that’s worth the wait: gingerbread pancakes, chorizo-and-egg tacos, and garlicky kale quesadillas, for example. $

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The Spot 210 Shelburne Rd., Burlington, 540-1778 n meals: B, L, D; full bar n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, vegan-friendly 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. $$

Sweetwaters 120 Church St., Burlington, 864-9800 n meals: L, D, LN; full bar n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n TV n A Church Street cornerstone for more than 30 years, the bistro serves tried-and-true fare. Try the Shirt Sleeve, a wrap stuffed with corn-flake-and-almond-crusted chicken, local bacon, and Swiss cheese. $$

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SNACK BARS/CARTS The Beach House VT North Beach Park, 60 Institute Rd., Burlington n seasonal hours; meals: L, D; beer & wine n outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n live music n Find sand, sun and snacks all in one spot: This restaurant right on the beach offers everything from pizza to panini to chicken wings, plus local brews. Open Memorial Day through Labor Day. $

Beansie’s Bus 1 North Ave., Battery Park, Burlington n seasonal hours; meals: L, D n outdoor seating n Since 1944, the yellow school bus has been a reliable sign of spring, serving up Michigans, cheeseburgers, creemees and hand-cut fries. Open April through September. $

11 Center St., Burlington, 448-3961 n closed: Mon.; meals: B, L; beer & wine n gluten-free opts., veganfriendly n A creative menu highlights the eponymous pinwheel, a hard-tofind German pastry. Other specialties include flaky wafflini, Mexican-style chili and cowboy coffee. $

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595 Shelburne Rd., Price Chopper, Burlington, 651-9826 n meals: B, L, D n Look for all the Jewish deli classics, from noodle kugel to pastramistuffed knishes to Dr. Brown’s soda. The seeded rye and potato chips are made in-house. $

152 Battery St., Burlington, 8653354 n seasonal hours; meals: B, L; beer & wine n delivery, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veganfriendly n TV n Home to the only salad bar on the waterfront, this full delicatessen makes international coffees, gourmet soups and a mean Reuben. $

August First Bakery & Café 149 S. Champlain St., Burlington, 540-0060 n closed: Sun.; meals: B, L; beer & wine n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n Laptops and tablets are off-limits at this friendly screen-free café — all the better to strike up a conversation over freshly baked pastries, soups, salads or sandwiches. $

The Bagel Café & Deli 1127 North Ave., Suite 29, Burlington, 660-9693 n meals: B, L n outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n Crafting egg and specialty sandwiches and 16 kinds of cream cheese, the New North End’s bagel bakery doubles as a neighborhood meeting spot. Creemee window open May through September. $

Burlington Bay Market & Café 125 Battery St., Burlington, 8640110 n meals: B, L, D; beer & wine n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n The lakeside landmark offers gourmet salads, fresh seafoods, homemade soups and sandwiches. There’s a seasonal creemee stand, but views of Lake Champlain are year-round. $

Chef’s Corner South End 208 Flynn Ave., Burlington, 660-7111 n closed: Sat., Sun.; meals: B, L n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, vegan-friendly n In a tastefully converted industrial building, diners sit at indoor picnic tables to enjoy pastries, panini, wraps, quiches and art displayed by the Flynndog gallery. $

Feldman’s Bagels 660 Pine St., Burlington, 540-0474 n meals: B, L n veggie-friendly n The sign out front shares inspiring bagel messages with the world, such as “Poppy don’t preach!” and “Everything is all right.” Inside, New York-style rounds meet Vermont cream cheese. Order a sandwich with the homemade matzo-ball soup. $

Four Corners of the Earth 310 Pine St., Burlington, 657-3869 n closed: Tues., Wed.; meals: L, D; beer & wine n cash/check only, veganfriendly n The aptly named deli globetrots with unique grilled sandwiches including Jamaican avocado, Thai chicken, Lebanese lamb and Korean kimchi. Daily specials and four beers on tap. $

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Great Harvest Bread Co. 382 Pine St., Burlington, 660-2733 n closed: Sun.; meals: B, L n outdoor seating, vegan-friendly n Smiling servers offer a complimentary slice of bread when you enter this warm, fragrant bakery specializing in pastries and loaves made with fresh-milled, whole-grain flour. Lunch options include a daily soup and panini. $

Kampus Kitchen 273 Colchester Ave., Burlington, 8639105 n meals: B, Bru, L, D; beer & wine n Close to the University of Vermont, this deli attracts college students and other customers searching for inexpensive subs, hoagies and hot specials, such as chicken Cordon Bleu and shepherd’s pie. $

King’s Corner Deli 41 King St., Burlington, 540-2552 n meals: B, L, D n delivery, gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, vegan-friendly n McKenzie meats are piled high in signature sandwiches such as the Royal Italian — order them in King, Queen or Jack sizes to suit your hunger. Beer, snacks and other convenience-store fare are also for sale. $

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Sugarsnap at ECHO

155 Main St., Burlington, 864-4408 n meals: B, L, D, LN n gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n In the mood for a Philly cheesesteak at breakfast — or bedtime? This Queen City institution serves salads, sandwiches and munchies from 7 a.m. to 3 a.m. $

150 Cherry St., Burlington, 383-1505 n closed: Sat.; meals: B, L, D n delivery, gluten-free opts., vegan-friendly n A warm interior and awesome chandelier lend this spot a funky elegance. Choose from a wide array of fresh ingredients to create your own salad or sandwich. Save room for a cupcake. $

1 College St., Burlington, 864-1848 n meals: L n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n Inside the ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain aquarium, soups and sandwiches are crafted from local, seasonal ingredients. Admission is not required to eat. $

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Kountry Kart Deli

505 Riverside Ave., Burlington, 9222792 n seasonal hours; meals: B, L n gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n A Cordon Bleu grad prepares accessible down-home fare in a retro kitchen with a checkered floor. Try a kale, garden or Greek salad, or grab a homemade dessert. The Parmesan dip is popular. $

Myer’s Bagels & Café 377 Pine St., Burlington, 863-5013 n meals: B, L; BYOB n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, vegan-friendly n A wood-fired oven bakes Montréal-style bagels by the hundreds. Pick up a dozen or try a sandwich made with local meat. The massive chocolate chip cookies are a must-try. $

316 Flynn Ave., Burlington, 862-9614 n meals: B, L, D n veggie-friendly n The friendly corner store draws in regulars for its Greek specialties — gyros, baklava and spanakopita — Early Bird breakfast sandwiches and Big Papi burgers. $

The Red Onion Café 140 1/2 Church St., Burlington, 865-2563 n meals: B, L, D n outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n The eponymous sandwich at this charming Church Street storefront stacks turkey, bacon, apples, red onion, sun-dried tomato mayo and smoked Gruyère on homemade bread. $

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Top of the Block Sandwich Shoppe 2 Church St., Burlington, 660-0667 n closed: Sat., Sun.; meals: B, L n outdoor seating, vegan-friendly n Locally owned and operated for more than a decade, this tucked-away gem on the Church Street Marketplace has extensive to-go offerings, including pastries, soups, salads and sandwiches — all of which are homemade. $

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SOUTHWESTERN/ TEX-MEX Bueno y Sano 213 College St., Burlington, 864-9900 n meals: L, D; beer & wine n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, vegan-friendly n Get fresh ingredients — including spicy chipotle chicken, barbecued seitan and garlicky spinach — in a burrito or a crispy quesadilla. The homemade salsas are an added bonus. $

New World Tortilla 696 Pine St., Burlington, 865-1058 n closed: Sun.; meals: L, D; beer & wine n gluten-free opts., veganfriendly n The lunch crowd comes here for salads, soups and huge wraps on freshly baked flour tortillas. Try the classic beef burrito or the Thai chicken. $

211 College St., Burlington, 8627616 n closed: Sun.; meals: B, L, D; beer & wine n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, vegan-friendly n Local ingredients can be found in from-scratch soups, sandwiches and daily hot dishes at the vegetableforward café. The salad bar never disappoints. $

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STEAKHOUSE/ SEAFOOD Bleu Northeast Seafood 25 Cherry St., Courtyard Marriott Burlington Harbor, Burlington, 864-8600 n meals: B, Bru, D; full bar n gluten-free opts., lodging, reserv. rec., vegan-friendly n live music, TV n Inside the Courtyard Marriott, chef Doug Paine serves fresh food harvested from New England waters and farms. The bar offers inventive cocktails and acoustic music on the weekend. Sunday brunch. $$$$

Blue Cat Steak & Wine Bar 1 Lawson Lane, Burlington, 363-3639 n meals: D; full bar n gluten-free opts., reserv. rec. n Free on-site parking makes it easy to return again and again to this cozy alleyway restaurant known for hearty steaks, locally sourced side dishes and more than 300 wines available by the bottle. $$$$

E.B. Strong’s Prime Steakhouse 10 Church St., Burlington, 497-1214 n closed: Sun.; meals: D; full bar n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, reserv. rec. n Aged prime cuts anchor a menu that boasts sides such as truffled fries and maple Brussels sprouts with bacon. For drinks, consider creative cocktails and the expansive wine list. $$$$

The Scuffer Tap & Table 148 Church St., Burlington, 864-9451 n meals: Bru, L, D; full bar n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, reserv. rec., veggie-friendly n TV n With 18 beers on tap and an extensive menu of pastas, seafoods and meats, this spot has something for everyone. Sunday brunch. $$

Shanty on the Shore 181 Battery St., Burlington, 8640238 n meals: L, D; full bar n Built in 1833, the lakeside restaurant is considered a historic landmark. Enjoy fresh seafood and the picturesque scenery of Lake Champlain and the Adirondacks. $$

TRADITIONAL Armory Grille and Bar 101 Main St., Hilton Garden Inn, Burlington, 951-0099 n meals: B, D; full bar n gluten-free opts., lodging, veggie-friendly n TV n The Hilton Garden Inn’s lobby restaurant offers accessible American cuisine such as flat-iron steak, chicken masala, burgers and flatbreads — and cocktails, of course. $$$

Halvorson’s Upstreet Café 16 Church St., Burlington, 658-0278 n seasonal hours; meals: Bru, L, D; full bar n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, reserv. rec., vegan-friendly n live music, TV n Burgers, beers and summertime jazz music hit all the right notes at a long-standing bistro with al fresco dining on Church Street. Check out the secluded back patio. $$

Splash at the Boathouse 0 College St., Burlington, 658-2244 n seasonal hours; meals: L, D; full bar n outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n Stunning views of Lake Champlain are on the menu at this floating eatery adjacent to Waterfront Park. Open May through September. $$

ASIAN CHINESE China Express 295 Shelburne Rd., Burlington, 865-2155 n meals: L, D, LN n delivery, veggie-friendly n This takeout spot on busy Route 7 turns out tons of fried dumplings and General Tso’s chicken. Portions are generous. $

China Express 2 30 North St., Burlington, 865-4888 n closed: Mon.; meals: D, LN n delivery, vegan-friendly n Choose from more than 200 popular Chinese dishes, or create your own vegetarian concoction. House specialties include crispy sesame chicken and tangerine beef. $

Fu Da Chinese 187 Pearl St., Burlington, 864-3883 n meals: L, D, LN n gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n You can’t beat the hours — it’s open past 10 p.m. every night. Vegetarians can create their own meat-free combos. $

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

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HJ House

Gaku Ramen

95 St. Paul St., Burlington, 8810336 n meals: L, D n gluten-free opts., vegan-friendly n In a friendly, unassuming spot, Chinese cuisine is served on-site or to go. Choose from favorites such as spare ribs with sweet-and-sour sauce or the pork fried rice lunch special. $

144 Church St., Burlington, 497-3050 n meals: L, D, LN; beer & wine n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, vegan-friendly n TV n Using recipes crafted by Japanese ramen sensei, this late-night kitchen serves noodles in tonkotsu broth with chashu pork or with black garlic and miso. Other snacks include rice bowls, karaage fried chicken and steamed buns. $

Hung Tao 1127 North Ave., Unit 23, Burlington, 540-2598 n meals: L, D n gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n Fast and cheerful service keep customers returning for fried pork dumplings, pupu platters, and shrimp and scallop dishes. $

A Single Pebble 133 Bank St., Burlington, 865-5200 n meals: L, D; full bar n 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. Try the tasting menu. Dim sum on Sunday. $$$

INDIAN India House Restaurant 207 Colchester Ave., Burlington, 862-7800 n meals: L, D; beer & wine n delivery, gluten-free opts., veggiefriendly n Much of the food here is prepared in a traditional clay oven. Try a thali platter or a curry made with peaches and raisins. No lunch on Monday. $$

Shalimar of India 16 N. Winooski Ave., Burlington, 8645693 n meals: Bru, L, D; beer & wine n delivery, gluten-free opts., veganfriendly n Popular dishes such as lamb korma and chicken tikka masala have kept diners satisfied since 1995. Sunday brunch is $9.99. $

JAPANESE Bento 197 College St., Burlington, 4972494 n meals: L, D; beer & wine n gluten-free opts., vegan-friendly n This market specializes in segmented lunch boxes — get one filled with fresh grilled fish or made-to-order sushi. $

Shinjuku Station 260 North St., Burlington, 540-8198 n meals: L, D n veggie-friendly n Mao Mizushima’s takeout kiosk supplies sushi lovers with a variety of readymade rolls, bento boxes, and brewed green and barley teas. $

PAN-ASIAN Asiana House 191 Pearl St., Burlington, 651-0818 n meals: L, D; full bar n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, reserv. rec., vegan-friendly n Locals have voted the sushi here the best in Vermont. The Korean and Thai dishes are also popular. $$

Asiana Noodle Shop 88 Church St., Burlington, 862-8828 n closed: Mon.; meals: L, D; beer & wine n gluten-free opts., veganfriendly n The subterranean spot serves comfort food from across Asia. Create your own soup with choices of broth, noodles and meat, or try dumplings and sushi. $

Central Market: Taste of Asia 242 N. Winooski Ave., Burlington, 495-5966 n meals: L, D n glutenfree opts., vegan-friendly n Owned by New Americans, the Asian-style deli stocks hard-to-find vegetables and spices, and the kitchen cooks up Nepali and Indian entrées for the sit-down crowd. $

Nepali Dumpling House 78 North St., Burlington, 497-1992 n meals: L, D n vegan-friendly n The menu is simple at this petite takeout spot. Get your momos filled with veggies or meat, on their own or in soup. $

Pho Taó Vietnamese Restaurant 1355 North Ave., Burlington, 4970475 n meals: L, D n gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n The panAsian restaurant brings Nepalese and Vietnamese soups, stews and noodles to Burlington. Look for exotic specials on the whiteboard. $

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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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Sherpa Kitchen 119 College St., Burlington, 881-0550 n meals: Bru, L, D; beer & wine n gluten-free opts., vegan-friendly n TV n Cozy up in a window booth for classic Himalayan dishes including momos, curries, thali platters and stews, best enjoyed with a mango lassi. Sunday is brunch only. $

M-Sàigòn 370 Shelburne Rd., Burlington, 865-8383 n meals: L, D; BYOB n gluten-free opts., vegan-friendly n Vietnamese cuisine and Cajun seafood are available under one roof. Menu options range from bahn mi and Bún bò Hu to spicy crawfish and king crab legs. $$

East West Café 2 N. Winooski Ave., Burlington, 540-8145 n meals: Bru, L, D; BYOB n delivery, gluten-free opts., vegan-friendly n TV n Thailand native Samran Kaewkoet prepares authentic Isan cuisine to go. Try a noodle soup, chicken satay or traditional sticky rice dish. $

325 N. Winooski Ave., Burlington, 865-8031 n closed: Mon.; meals: L, D; BYOB n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, vegan-friendly n Sit by the floor-to-ceiling windows and peruse the menu of curries, noodle soups and Thai offerings. Try the Happy Pancakes — crêpes stuffed with shrimp, pork and onions. Vegetarians get ’em with tofu. $

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Thai Dishes 161 Church St., Burlington, 448-3215 n seasonal hours; meals: L, D n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, vegan-friendly n The owners of Royal Orchid in Montpelier and Ocha Thai in Waterbury sling stir-fries, curries and noodles at their newest venture. Dim sum on the weekend. $$

1130 North Ave., Burlington, 6584148 n closed: Mon.; meals: L, D; beer & wine n delivery, gluten-free opts., vegan-friendly n A full selection of southeast Asian bites, from pho to pad Thai, is available. The Vietnamese egg-roll combo scores big with customers. $

Barrio Bakery 197 N. Winooski Ave., Burlington, 863-8278 n meals: B, Bru, L; beer & wine n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n By day, this neighborhood bakery in the heart of the Old North End turns out breads, pastries, soups and sandwiches. Stop in for an evening pizza Tuesday through Saturday. $

The Chubby Muffin 88 Oak St., Burlington, 540-0050 n meals: B, L, D; beer & wine n glutenfree opts., outdoor seating, veggiefriendly n The folks behind the Skinny Pancake also run this combination coffee shop, snack shack and bakery, which caters to the locavore-loving community. There’s a scoop shop in summer. $

The Doughnut Dilemma 55 Main St., Burlington, 540-8388 n closed: Mon. n veggie-friendly n Apple fritter or Funfetti? Boston cream or blueberry? Deciding which artisanal doughnut to order may take a while, so go early; the shop closes when the daily batch runs out. $

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198 Main St., Burlington, 658-3074 n meals: B, Bru, L n gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n Homemade pastries and daily lunch specials distinguish this award-winning bakery-café. Try the brioche French toast or the stuffed popovers. $

My Little Cupcake 217 College St., Burlington, 6609330 n beer & wine n delivery, gluten-free opts., vegan-friendly n Its confections may be tiny, but the flavors — from salted caramel to maple cream — are big. Vegan, gluten-free and full-size options are available. $

Nunyuns Bakery & Café 139 N. Champlain St., Burlington, 861-2067 n closed: Mon.; meals: B, L n gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n Breads and pastries here go straight from oven to plate. The Skeggs — potato skins stuffed with eggs and other fixings — are a hit at breakfast. Hot pastrami and seitan satisfy the lunch crowd. $

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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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BARS, PUBS & CLUBS BARS/LOUNGES Akes’ Place 134 Church St., Burlington, 864-8111 n full bar n outdoor seating n live music, TV n What’s on tap at the selfdescribed “rock-and-roll sports bar”? Pints, pool, darts, a jukebox and plenty of sports coverage on big-screen TVs.

The Archives 191 College St., Burlington, 448-4333 n full bar n Gamers find everything from sour beers to sake to Street Fighter II at the downtown arcade. Choose from 24 brews on tap or try the Archive, a gin drink with fernet, vermouth, lime juice and simple syrup.

Dedalus Wine Shop, Market & Wine Bar 388 Pine St., Burlington, 865-2368 n meals: L, D; beer & wine n A warehouse-size space stocks charcuterie, imported specialty goods, cheeses and breads. The glass-enclosed bar and restaurant — serving small plates to

complement the extensive wine list — is helmed by James Beard Award-nominated chef Max Mackinnon. $

Drink 135 St. Paul St., Burlington, 8609463 n full bar n live music, TV n House-infused vodkas give cocktails a creative twist; sip yours on a black leather couch. There are drink specials every day of the week.

Esox 194 Main St., Burlington, 862-7314 n full bar n TV n Barflies, punks and hipsters catch Red Sox and Yankees action at this sports bar. There are 11 beers on tap, light bar snacks and video games, too.

Finnigan’s Pub 205 College St., Burlington, 8648209 n full bar n cash/check only n live music, TV n A friendly, no-frills atmosphere comes with a constantly changing selection of craft beers and sports on seven flat-screen TVs.

Growler Garage 30 Main St., Suite 110, Burlington, 865-2337 n meals: L, D; beer & wine n outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n live music n Sip from a selection

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of 24 local, national and imported craft brews — perhaps over a game of shuffleboard, darts or cornhole. Winooski’s Our House Bistro supplies the Buffalo-chicken mac and cheese, hefty burgers, and other “twisted comfort food.” Grab a growler or crowler to go. $$

JP’s Pub 139 Main St., Burlington, 658-6389 n full bar n karaoke, TV n Karaoke fans can take the stage four nights a week here. Video games, pool and foosball tables offer additional entertainment.

Light Club Lamp Shop 12 N. Winooski Ave., Burlington, 6609346 n closed: Sun.; meals: D, LN; full bar n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, vegan-friendly n live music n Desserts and cocktails are served late — and illuminated by a dizzying collection of lamps — every night at an eclectic lounge adjacent to ¡Duino! (Duende). $

The Mounted Cat 60 Battery St., Hilton Burlington, Burlington, 658-6500 n meals: B, L, D; full bar n gluten-free opts., lodging, outdoor seating, veggiefriendly n live music, TV n Tucked

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inside the Hilton Burlington, this restaurant and lounge is known for bicycle-friendly amenities and Vermont-inspired cuisine. $$$

Olde Northender Pub 23 North St., Burlington, 8649888 n full bar n dance floor, TV n Owner Bob Beauvais describes this neighborhood watering hole as “the best damn make-you-feel-at-home bar.”

The Other Place 4 N. Winooski Ave., Burlington, 863-5803 n meals: LN; full bar n TV n Nightly drink specials, cheap pitchers and friendly regulars are the hallmarks of this dive affectionately known as “the OP.” $

Radio Bean 8 N. Winooski Ave., Burlington, 6609346 n meals: Bru, L, D, LN; full bar n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, vegan-friendly n live music n Nightly live music, homespun ambience and the Five-Dollar Shake — oatmeal stout, espresso and Vermont maple syrup — keep customers coming back. Weekend brunch. $

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

BURLINGTON « BARS/LOUNGES

SideBar 202 Main St., Burlington n meals: D, LN; full bar n dance floor, live music n Catch a live band — or a two-martini buzz — at a hip bar adjacent to Mr. Mikes Pizza. Brew-heads can choose from around 20 craft beers and ciders on tap. $

Sotto Enoteca 152 St. Paul St., Burlington, 864-5253 n closed: Sun., Mon.; meals: D; full bar n veggie-friendly n Head to this elegant subterranean spot for a cocktail or glass of Italian wine; stay for cured meats, calamari and other selections from the Trattoria Delia kitchen. $$

T. Rugg’s Tavern 149 Elmwood Ave., Burlington, 6580456 n full bar n outdoor seating n TV n Imagine a downscale “Cheers” with darts, pool and a jukebox, and you’ve got a visual of this popular neighborhood haunt.

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Citizen Cider

Drifters

316 Pine St., Suite 114, Burlington, 497-1987 n meals: L, D; full bar n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n live music, pub quiz/trivia n A lively tasting room has 10 ciders on draft, plus local beer, spirits and nonalcoholic concoctions. Hot-Dog-and-a-Can Thursdays draw a crowd. $$

156 N. Winooski Ave., Burlington, 774-488-0073 n closed: Sun., Mon.; meals: D, LN; beer & wine n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n Step inside a tiny neighborhood joint for craft brews — or $3 house wines — and small plates such as confit-duck tacos and handrolled parsnip gnocchi. $

Three Needs Brewery & Taproom

The Farmhouse Tap & Grill

185 Pearl St., Burlington, 497-0119 n meals: D, LN; full bar n outdoor seating n TV n Stop in for craft beers — derived from the owner’s recipe archive and brewed across town at Queen City Brewery — and unwind with pizza, pool and arcade games. Night owls can stay ’til 2 a.m. $

160 Bank St., Burlington, 8590888 n meals: Bru, L, D, LN; full bar n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, vegan-friendly n You’d never guess this place used to be a McDonald’s. Burgers, charcuterie and farm-to-table comfort food draw daily crowds, as do rare brews from Vermont and beyond. Sip them fireside or in the seasonal beer garden. Weekend brunch. $$

144 College St., Burlington, 865-0500 n meals: L, D, LN; full bar n outdoor seating, veggiefriendly n live music, TV n Burlington’s first brewpub deals in classic dishes such as country meatloaf and fish and chips, best paired with one of 10 ever-changing beers made on-site. $$

Vermont Restaurant Week 2017 location

music, TV n Located above Nectar’s, the club hosts DJs and bands of all genres. Head to Saturday’s Retronome for old-school dance tunes. $

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NIGHTCLUBS Club Metronome 188 Main St., Burlington, 658-4771 n meals: LN; full bar n dance floor, live

Nectar’s 188 Main St., Burlington, 658-4771 n meals: D, LN; full bar n gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n dance floor, live music, pub quiz/trivia, TV n The birthplace of Phish, this Burlington landmark hosts local, regional and national music acts. The dining room serves house-ground burgers and world-famous gravy fries. $

Rasputin’s Bar 163 Church St., Burlington, 8649324 n closed: Sun., Mon., Tues., Wed.; full bar n cash/check only n dance floor, live music, TV n Two DJs and two dance floors make this bar and nightclub — in business since 1978 — a popular college haunt.

Red Square 136 Church St., Burlington, 8598909 n full bar n outdoor seating n dance floor, live music, TV n The artsy downtown bar hosts DJs and live music on weeknights — in two different spaces. Weekends showcase touring bands.

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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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PUBS

Signal Kitchen

Buffalo Wild Wings

71 Main St., Burlington, 399-2337 n call for hours; beer & wine n dance floor, live music n The speakeasystyle recording studio’s basement bar opens several times a month for live music.

555 Shelburne Rd., Burlington, 489-5083 n meals: L, D, LN; full bar n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n pub quiz/trivia, TV n The wing’s the thing at this locally owned national chain that plays all the sports and keeps 24 beers on tap. $

Social Club & Lounge 165 Church St., Burlington n closed: Sun., Mon., Tues., Wed.; full bar n dance floor, live music, TV n Burlington’s newest nightclub, located on the lower end of the Church Street Marketplace, draws folks looking to dance all night. Check out the drink specials.

Vermont Comedy Club 101 Main St., Burlington, 859-0100 n closed: Mon.; meals: D, LN; full bar n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n Snacks such as spicy meat skewers and warm, homemade chocolate chip cookies meet creatively named craft cocktails, such as the Resting B*tch Face. It all comes with a side of laughter. $

Church Street Tavern 103 Church St., Burlington, 658-1309 n meals: L, D; full bar n outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n pub quiz/trivia, TV n College students and professionals alike gather to watch the big game while filling up on wings, burgers or entrée-size salads. $

Rí Rá the Irish Local & Whiskey Room 123 Church St., Burlington, 860-9401 n meals: Bru, L, D; full bar n glutenfree opts., outdoor seating, veggiefriendly n dance floor, live music, pub quiz/trivia, TV n Find a friendly Irish pub experience with a full menu, local craft brews and single-malt Scotches. Live music and brunch on the weekend. $$

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Ruben James 159 Main St., Burlington, 864-0744 n meals: L, D, LN; full bar n delivery n karaoke, live music, pub quiz/trivia, TV n A lively sports bar by day and sweaty dance club by night, RJ’s is the place for live music, NFL games, burgers and award-winning wings. Weekend lunch. $

Smitty’s Pub 1127 North Ave., Suite 20, Burlington, 862-4300 n meals: L, D, LN; full bar n outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n live music, TV n Head to the New North End for wings, fish and chips, pastas, burgers, or vegetarian dishes — 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 n meals: D, LN; full bar n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n TV n Vermont brews flow from eight draft lines at this tiny neighborhood pub. Pair a pint with wings and Parmesan truffle fries. $

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TASTING ROOMS Foam Brewers 112 Lake St., Burlington, 399-2511 n meals: L, D; beer & wine n outdoor seating n live music n Pouring imaginative beers for enlightened palates on the Lake Champlain waterfront, the eclectic brewery also offers world-class cheese and charcuterie, live music, and local art. $

Mad River Distillers Burlington Tasting Room 137 St. Paul St., Burlington, 4895501 n closed: Tues. n The airy cocktail emporium carries craft spirits made with Vermont grains, as well as mixers and accessories. Drink specials Thursday through Sunday feature spins on classic blends, including sours, daiquiris and mules.

Queen City Brewery 703B Pine St., Burlington, 540-0280 n closed: Mon. n European beers take flight at a 15-barrel brewery opened by four longtime friends in 2014. Popular brews include the Landlady ESB and the Yorkshire Porter.

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Simple Roots Brewing 1127 North Ave., Suite 8, Burlington, 399-2658 n closed: Sun., Mon., Tues.; meals: D n The New North End taproom produces pints, flights, growlers and bottles of a range of accessible brews, from hoppy pales to salt-kissed goses. Swing by on Wednesday for pierogi, Thursday for tacos and occasional Saturdays for barbecue. $

The Tap Room at Switchback Brewing 160 Flynn Ave., Burlington, 651-4114 n outdoor seating n live music n Take a Saturday tour of the production area at this brewery dealing exclusively in unfiltered ales. In the light-flooded tasting room, kick back with a pint and a McKenzie hot dog. $

Zero Gravity Craft Brewery 716 Pine St., Burlington, 497-0054 n closed: Tues. n outdoor seating n American Flatbread’s flagship brewery pours pints of the popular Green State Lager and Conehead IPA in a hip South End tasting room. Pair yours with a pretzel in the colorful outdoor beer garden. $

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COFFEE/TEA Brio Coffeeworks 696 Pine St., Suite 4B, Burlington, 777-6641 n closed: Sun. n Buy or taste fresh-roasted, fair-trade coffee at this South End roaster, or sit in on a roasting or cupping.

Dobrá Tea 80 Church St., entrance on Bank St., Burlington, 951-2424 n meals: L, D n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, vegan-friendly n live music, TV n Guests can ring a bell to order from more than 100 varieties of globally sourced loose-leaf tea in this bohemian hangout. Try the locally made pastries or eclectic light fare. $

Maglianero 47 Maple St., Burlington, 861-3155 n meals: B, L n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, vegan-friendly n There’s art on the walls and in your cup at the minimalist-modern space serving delicious pastries and directsourced coffees and teas. $

184 Main St., Burlington, 658-0466 n meals: B, L, D; full bar n veganfriendly n Exposed beams and rustic wood floors make this funky coffeehouse feel more like a tree house. It serves a range of organic and fair-trade roasts, cocktails, smoothies, and baked goods. $

Onyx Tonics Specialty Coffee 126 College St., Suite 120, Burlington n closed: Sun. n The specialty-coffee tasting bar has a rotating menu of six-plus single-origin coffees from farms and roasters around the world. Sample the weekly offering as espresso, cappuccino, drip or handbrewed filter. Summertime brings cold-brew and affogato.

Scout & Co. 237 North Ave., Burlington, 5400349 n meals: B n outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n Caffeine meets ice cream here. Order a cup of artisan coffee or a scoop of smoked maple off the ever-evolving menu. Miss Weinerz doughnuts are available on Wednesday and the weekend. $

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Scout & Co. — Innovation Center 128 Lakeside Ave., Burlington, 5400340 n closed: Sat., Sun.; meals: B, L n veggie-friendly n Customers come for coffee but stay for the breakfast and lunch menus, featuring everything from chia seed porridge to cheeseburgers. $

Speeder & Earl’s Coffee — Church Street 104 Church St., Burlington, 8606630 n outdoor seating n Catch a caffeine buzz from the Clockwork Orange — a specialty mocha with orange zest and almonds. Outdoor seating in summer.

Speeder & Earl’s Coffee — Pine Street 412 Pine St., Burlington, 658-6016 n meals: B n outdoor seating, veggiefriendly n As many as 700 caffeinedependent patrons pass through this coffee shop every day. The beans are roasted in-house and can be bought in bulk. Breakfast pastries come from Barrio Bakery. $

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Tight Squeeze Coffee Shop 125 College St., Burlington, 651-7031 n meals: B n This petite space specializes in caffeinated pick-me-ups — think custom-roasted espresso drinks and creative lattes with sweet and savory treats from Burlington’s Barrio Bakery. $

Uncommon Grounds Coffee and Tea 42 Church St., Burlington, 865-6227 n meals: B n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, vegan-friendly n After more than two decades in business, the family-owned café is still pleasing the coffee-drinking public with its in-house roaster, speedy service and vegan peanutbutter bars. $

ECLECTIC Lake Champlain Chocolates 65 Church St., Burlington, 862-5185 n At the chocolatier’s Church Street outpost, you can sip espresso or hot cocoa while browsing a selection of gourmet chocolate and ice cream. $

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Lake Champlain Chocolates Factory Store & Café 750 Pine St., Burlington, 864-1807 n Watch confections being made on a factory tour, then get a sweet treat at the café counter. Tours Monday through Friday; free chocolate tastings on the weekend. $

The Skinny Pancake 60 Lake St., Burlington, 540-0188 n meals: B, Bru, L, D; full bar n glutenfree opts., outdoor seating, veganfriendly n live music n Steps from Waterfront Park, crêpes are griddled before customers’ eyes. Try the Lovemaker — combining strawberries and Nutella — or locavore salads, soups or fondue. Sunday brunch. $

VEGETARIAN Pingala Café & Eatery 1 Mill St., Suite 138, Burlington, 5400110 n meals: B, Bru, L, D; beer & wine n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, vegan-friendly n These vegan eats come with a killer view of the Winooski River. Try gluten-free pastries, veggie burgers and breakfast sandwiches featuring eggplant “bacon.” $

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Revolution Kitchen 9 Center St., Burlington, 448-3657 n closed: Sun., Mon.; meals: D; beer & wine n gluten-free opts., reserv. rec., vegan-friendly n Burlington’s first all-vegetarian restaurant promises fresh, local and organic ingredients in international dishes such as pad Thai and seitan fajitas. Note the homemade desserts and craft brews. $$

EURO BRITISH Union Jack’s 370 Shelburne Rd., Burlington, 6529828 n seasonal hours; meals: L, D; BYOB n veggie-friendly n American sandwiches share menu space with British staples such as fish and chips. Try the Cor Blimey: roast beef, corned beef and pastrami with cheddar, pickled onion rings and spicy mustard sauce. $

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FRENCH H Bistro de Margot (see page 130) 126 College St., Burlington, 863-5200 n closed: Sun., Mon.; meals: D; full bar n gluten-free opts., reserv. rec., vegan-friendly n Chef-owner Hervé Mahé channels 30 years of experience into a modern French restaurant, pairing seasonal bistro classics — escargots, steak frites, savory tarts — with fine wines. $$$

Leunig’s Bistro & Café 115 Church St., Burlington, 863-3759 n meals: Bru, L, D; full bar n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, vegan-friendly n live music n French-inflected fare and great views of Church Street make for a memorable meal. The upstairs lounge has made-to-order tapas and inventive cocktails. Sunday brunch. $$$$

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MEDITERRANEAN Ahli Baba’s Kabob Shop 163 Main St., Burlington, 862-5752 n meals: B, L, D, LN n gluten-free opts., vegan-friendly n The neighboring Flynn Center for the Performing Arts ensures prime people-watching from the window tables at this longstanding café serving gyros, pitas, falafel and other Middle Eastern eats. $

Istanbul Kebab House 175 Church St., Burlington, 857-5091 n closed: Mon.; meals: L, D; full bar n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n The chef prepares his native cuisine here: Specialties include freshly baked lavash bread, kebabs, earthenware casseroles and apple-maple baklava, served with Turkish coffee or wine. $$

ITALIAN/PIZZERIAS American Flatbread Burlington Hearth 115 St. Paul St., Burlington, 8612999 n meals: Bru, L, D, LN; full bar n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, vegan-friendly n live music n Flatbreads topped with local ingredients cook before your eyes in an open, wood-fired oven. Sample a flight of house beer from Zero Gravity Craft Brewery. Weekend brunch. $$

Big Daddy’s Pizza 177 Church St., Burlington, 863-0000 n meals: L, D, LN n delivery, outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n Wings, slices and subs keep the late-night crowds and college students satisfied. Like everything else, the popular Buffalo chicken pies are available ’til 2 a.m. $

Junior’s Downtown 176 Main St., Burlington, 862-1234 n meals: L, D, LN; beer & wine n delivery, gluten-free opts., veggiefriendly n TV n A diverse clientele cycles through for New York-style pizzas, hot grinders, calzones and stuffed breads. Open ’til 3 a.m. Thursday through Saturday. $

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71 Church St., Burlington, 862-3335 n meals: L, D, LN; full bar n outdoor seating n TV n The cozy atmosphere and easygoing prices keep ’em coming — and have since 1973. You can smell the pizzas baking a block away. Enjoy a slice or a sandwich while watching the game. Tiki bar in summer. $

167 Main St., Burlington, 658-6776 n meals: L, D, LN; full bar n veggiefriendly n 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. $

La Boca Wood Fired Pizzeria 1127 North Ave., Suite 32, Burlington, 399-2396 n closed: Mon.; meals: D; beer & wine n gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n An open kitchen makes it easy to watch pies going into the flames. Local ingredients shine here — even the microbrews are made close to home. $$

Leonardo’s Pizza 83 Pearl St., Burlington, 862-7700 n meals: L, D, LN n delivery, glutenfree opts., vegan-friendly n The pies are creative at Chittenden County’s award-winning pizza-delivery spot — try the Roasted Maine Potato, Smokin’ Gouda or Pulled Pork Peppadew on white, organic whole wheat or gluten-free crust. $$

Mr. Mikes Pizza 206 Main St., Burlington, 864-0072 n meals: L, D, LN; full bar n delivery, veggie-friendly n TV n Order a full pizza or fill up on late-night slices of Buffalo chicken, Hawaiian or veggie. Arcade games and pool occupy the back room. $

Pascolo Ristorante 83 Church St., Burlington, 497-1613 n meals: D; full bar n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n Part of the thriving Farmhouse Group, this subterranean restaurant crafts Italian cuisine from farm-fresh ingredients. Pastas and wood-fired pizzas made in-house. $$$

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Pizza Barrio 197 N. Winooski Ave., Burlington, 863-8278 n closed: Sun., Mon.; meals: D; beer & wine n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggiefriendly n In the heart of the Old North End, this intimate eatery slings seasonally inspired appetizers, salads, pizzas and desserts. Pies come with toppings such as bacon-marmalade and house-pickled jalapeños. $$

Pizzeria Verità 156 St. Paul St., Burlington, 489-5644 n meals: D; full bar n gluten-free opts., veggie-friendly n Thin-crust, Neopolitan-style pies emerge from a blazing oven bearing San Marzano tomatoes, housemade mozzarella, and local veggies and meats. A lively bar offers craft cocktails and additional seating. $$

Trattoria Delia 152 St. Paul St., Burlington, 864-5253 n meals: D; full bar n gluten-free opts., reserv. rec., veggie-friendly n A firelit setting and award-winning wine list distinguish this authentic Italian spot. Try the housemade pasta or wood-grilled Vermont rabbit. $$$

MARKETS & CAFÉS City Market/Onion River Co-op 82 S. Winooski Ave., Burlington, 861-9700 n meals: B, Bru, L, D n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, vegan-friendly n People of all stripes converge at Burlington’s downtown grocery cooperative. Buy some kale, get a sandwich fresh-made at the deli or peruse the hot-bar offerings. $

Radio Deli 77 Pearl St., Burlington, 865-2288 n meals: B, L, D; beer & wine n veggiefriendly n Known for its homemade soups and meatball subs, this neighborhood spot also offers beer, wine and groceries. $

The Shopping Bag 166 North St., Burlington, 658-4790 n meals: B, L, D; beer & wine n veggie-friendly n Oversize burgers and skin-on fries define the corner deli. The Food Network-famous Sizzler is a half pound of beef with every imaginable topping. $

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MIDDLE EASTERN Anatolian 2 Church St., second floor, Suite 2H, Burlington, 448-0748 n call for hours; meals: L, D n delivery, glutenfree opts., reserv. rec., veganfriendly n Call ahead with your order at this takeout and delivery spot serving Turkish specialties including hummus, tabbouleh and dolmas. For lunch, grab a gyro or falafel — or a plate of turmeric couscous with veggie kofte. $

SOUTH OF THE BORDER MEXICAN El Cortijo Taqueria y Cantina 189 Bank St., Burlington, 497-1668 n meals: Bru, L, D, LN; full bar n gluten-free opts., vegan-friendly n A taqueria from the team behind the Farmhouse Tap & Grill serves locally inspired tacos, burritos and entrées, along with “wicked fly” margaritas. Weekend brunch. $$

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El Gato Cantina 169 Church St., Burlington, 540-3095 n meals: L, D, LN; full bar n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggie-friendly n Tacos and quesadillas share the menu with tamales and other traditional dishes. Try a mango margarita made with one of 100 tequilas. $$

Esperanza Restaurante 180 Battery St., Burlington, 657-3377 n closed: Sun., Mon.; meals: L, D; full bar n gluten-free opts., outdoor seating, veggiefriendly n TV n A Salvadoran man and Filipino woman teamed up to open this casual restaurant, where the fare includes pupusas, tamales, egg rolls and fried-chicken lollipops. $$

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INDEX # 1st Republic Brewing Company.....................119 2 Brews Café............................................... 12 3 Squares Café............................................ 45 5-Oh! Pizzeria............................................. 32 10 Railroad Street........................................ 83 H 14th Star Brewing Co..............................103 51 Main at the Bridge.................................. 51 56 Main Street Restaurant............................. 21 84 Main Sports Grill....................................105 133 State Street Café................................... 61 158 Main Restaurant & Bakery....................... 83 506 Bistro & Bar......................................... 29 1846 Tavern and Restaurant.......................... 19 1906 House & Carriage Barn, The..................101

A A Single Pebble..........................................143 A&W Drive-In.............................................. 45 ABC Café & Pub..........................................119 Abbey Pub & Restaurant, The.......................103 Ahli Baba’s Kabob Shop...............................157 Akes’ Place................................................147 Al Ducci’s Italian Pantry............................... 15 Al’s French Frys..........................................113 Alchemist, The............................................ 89 Alexander’s Restaurant & Pub........................ 32 Alice’s Table................................................ 94 Allegro Ristorante........................................ 15 Alley Cat, The............................................. 65 Allyn’s Lodge.............................................. 73 Almost Home.............................................. 53 America’s Taco Shop..................................... 97 American Flatbread..........................53, 77, 157 Amy’s Bakery Arts Café................................. 22 Anatolian..................................................159 Anchor Seafood Restaurant........................... 21 Angeleno’s Pizza.......................................... 67 Angelina’s Restaurant................................... 91 Angkor Wat................................................. 31 Anthony’s Diner........................................... 94 Appalachian Gap Distillery............................ 51 Apple Barn, The.......................................... 13 Apple Core Luncheonette & Brew................... 73 Archie’s Grill..............................................113 Archives, The.............................................147 Ardelia’s..................................................... 45 H Ariel’s Restaurant..................................... 56 Arkham...................................................... 22 Arlington Inn.............................................. 12 Armory Grille and Bar..................................143 Artesano...............................................94, 96 Artisan Restaurant, Tavern and Garden........... 19 ArtsRiot....................................................135 Arvads Grill................................................. 75 Asia Restaurant........................................... 95 Asian Bistro...............................................115 Asian Gourmet.......................................22, 63 Asiana House....................................... 63, 143 Asiana Noodle Shop....................................143 Asta’s Swiss Inn.......................................... 23 Athens Diner..............................................109 August First Bakery & Café...........................139 Auntie Dee Dees Homemade VT Baked Goods... 96 Aztlan Foods............................................... 79

B B.U. Emporium...........................................117 Baba-à-Louis Bakery.................................... 22 Back Behind Restaurant, The......................... 36 Back Country Café........................................ 36 Backroom, The............................................ 36 Backstage Pub...........................................119 Backyard Tavern, The................................... 89 Bada Bing.................................................. 65 Bagel, The.................................................. 85 Bagel Café & Deli, The.................................139 Bagel Market Bakery and Café.......................111 Bagel Place, The.........................................111 Bagels Plus................................................111 Bagitos Bagel and Burrito Café...................... 69 Bailiwicks on Mill........................................ 94 Baja Burrito Co........................................... 38 Bakery, The................................................. 38 H Bakkerij Krijnen....................................... 13 Barn Restaurant & Tavern, The...................... 13 Bangkok Minute Thai Café............................117 Bar 802...................................................... 22 Bar Antidote............................................... 49 Barkeaters Restaurant.................................109 Barnard General Store.................................. 32 Barnard Inn Restaurant and Max’s Tavern........ 29 Barnyard Woodcrafted Pizza.........................123 Barrio Bakery.............................................145 Barrows House Restaurant............................ 12 Basil’s Pizzeria & Restaurant......................... 67 Baxter’s Restaurant...................................... 38 Bayside Pavilion.........................................101 Bayview Bar and Grill..................................113 Beach House VT, The...................................137 Beanery, The............................................... 89 Beans by the Border..................................... 96 Beansie’s Bus.............................................137 Bear Den Lounge......................................... 96 Bearded Frog, The.......................................109

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Beau Butchery + Bar.................................... 69 Belfry, The.................................................105 Belle’s Café................................................111 Ben & Bill’s: A New York Deli........................139 Ben & Jerry’s....................................... 73, 133 Bench, The................................................. 89 Benner’s Bagels Pizza n’ Whatnosh................. 15 Bennington Station Restaurant...................... 13 Bent Hill Brewery........................................ 56 Bentley’s Bakery and Café............................. 96 Bentleys Restaurant..................................... 30 Bento.......................................................143 Bernie’s Restaurant.....................................103 Bethel Village Sandwich Shop........................ 56 Big Daddy’s Pizza........................................157 Big Fatty’s BBQ........................................... 29 Big Jay Tavern...........................................103 Big Moose Pub, The..................................... 51 Big Picture Theater and Café......................... 73 Bijou Fine Chocolate...................................117 Billy T’s Northside Dairy Bar.......................... 12 Birch Ridge Inn........................................... 36 Birchgrove Baking....................................... 63 Birdseye Diner............................................. 36 Bistro at Ten Acres....................................... 83 H Bistro de Margot.....................................155 Bistro Henry............................................... 15 Black Cap Coffee & Beer............................... 89 Black Diamond Barbecue & Catering............... 83 Black Krim Tavern........................................ 56 Black Sheep Bistro....................................... 45 Blackback Pub............................................. 75 Bleu Northeast Seafood...............................143 Bliss Village Store & Deli.............................. 32 Blossom....................................................109 Blue Benn, The........................................... 12 Blue Cat.............................................. 40, 143 Blue Donkey, The......................................... 89 Blue Moose Italian Bistro.............................. 24 Blue Paddle Bistro......................................101 Blue Stone, The........................................... 79 Blueberry Haus............................................ 19 Blueberry Hill Inn........................................ 36 Bluebird Barbecue......................................133 Bob’s Diner................................................. 12 Bobcat Café & Brewery, The.......................... 49 Bohemian Bakery......................................... 63 Boho Café & Market..................................... 30 Bolton Deli, The.........................................111 Bongiorno’s................................................ 79 Boston Dreams............................................ 31 Boyden Valley Winery & Spirits...................... 89 Brattle Burger............................................. 20 Brattleboro Food Co-op................................ 24 Brattleboro Village Pizza............................... 24 Brenda’s Homestyle Cookin’........................... 94 Brewster River Pub & Brewery....................... 87 Bridge Restaurant, The................................. 47 Bridgewater Corners Country Store................. 32 Bringing You Vermont.................................. 15 Brio Coffeeworks........................................153 Bristol Bakery & Café............................ 47, 117 Brix Wine Bar.............................................. 39 Brocklebank Craft Brewing............................ 56 Broken Arrow.............................................101 Brown’s Tavern............................................ 31 Brown Cow, The........................................... 95 Brown Cow Café, The.................................... 13 Bryant House Restaurant, The....................... 21 Buddy’s Famous........................................... 75 Bueno y Sano..................................... 129, 141 Buffalo Mountain Food Co-op & Café.............. 97 Buffalo Wild Wings.....................................151 Buono Appetito Italian Restaurant................123 Burger Barn................................................ 85 Burke Publick House.................................... 96 Burlington Bagel Bakery..............................111 Burlington Bay Market & Café.......................139 Burlington Beer Company............................119 Burnham Hollow Bakery & Café...................... 38 Burt’s Irish Pub........................................... 89 Bustin Belly Grill & Deli................................ 85 Butch + Babe’s...........................................135 Butchery, The.............................................. 73 Butler’s Pantry............................................ 83 Butternut Inn and Pancake House.................. 38 Buzzy’s Pizzeria........................................... 24

C Cactus Café................................................. 91 Café at Gato Nero Press................................ 96 Café CMAC.................................................. 37 Café Lotti................................................... 96 Café Mediterano.........................................123 Café on Main............................................... 85 Café Provence............................................. 40 Café Sweet Basil.......................................... 94 Café Verde.................................................. 41 H Cai’s Dim Sum Teahouse............................ 22 Cajun’s Snack Bar........................................ 94 Cake & Crumb Bakery................................... 87 Caledonia Spirits......................................... 96 Canteen, The............................................... 85 Canteen Creemee Company............................ 73 Cantina di Gerardo....................................... 97 Capitol Grounds Café.................................... 67 Capriccio Ristorante..................................... 40 Cara Mia’s Pizzeria....................................... 40

Carol’s Hungry Mind Café.............................. 51 Carpenter & Main......................................... 29 Carriage House Café & Grill........................... 95 Carriage Room Restaurant & Fireside Pub........ 89 Casa Aguilera Trading Company...................... 97 Casa Bella Inn & Restaurant.......................... 40 Cask & Kiln Kitchen..................................... 19 Castle Hill Restaurant................................... 19 Castlerock Pub............................................ 75 Castleton Pizza Place and Deli....................... 40 Castleton Village Store................................. 41 Cattails Restaurant...................................... 38 Center Street Bar......................................... 39 Central Market: Taste of Asia........................143 Champlain Orchards & Cidery......................... 51 Chan’s House.............................................. 30 Chantecleer Restaurant................................. 15 Charity’s 1887 Saloon & Restaurant................ 36 Charlie B’s Pub & Restaurant......................... 89 Charlie-O’s World Famous.............................. 63 Charlmont, The............................................ 85 Charlotte Village Winery..............................119 Chef Brad’s Crazy Side.................................. 29 Chef Leu’s House........................................115 Chef’s Corner...................................... 117, 139 Chef’s Market.............................................. 57 Chelsea Pizza House & Deli........................... 57 Chelsea Royal Diner..................................... 19 Chester’s Bakery.........................................103 Chez Henri Restaurant and Bistrot.................. 77 Chez Pidgeon.............................................. 96 Chicken Charlie’s.........................................113 Chill Vermont Gelato.................................... 61 China Buffet............................................... 22 China Express.............................................143 China Fun................................................... 75 China Garden.............................................115 China Moon...........................................31, 63 China Star.............................................63, 75 China Town Restaurant................................. 63 China Wok Buffet........................................103 Chinese
Bamboo Gardens.............................. 63 Choices Restaurant and Rotisserie.................. 36 Chop House................................................ 13 Chopstick House II.....................................115 Chowder Shack............................................ 94 Christos’ Pizza & Pasta................................. 15 Chubby Muffin, The.....................................145 Church & Main...........................................135 Church Street Tavern...................................151 Cilantro Restaurant...................................... 15 Citizen Cider..............................................149 City Limits Night Club.................................. 49 City Market/Onion River Co-op......................159 City Sports Grille........................................119 CJ’s at Than Wheeler’s Tavern........................ 31 CJ’s Suds South........................................... 39 Clear River Tavern........................................ 39 Cliff House Restaurant.................................. 83 Cloudland Farm Restaurant............................ 29 Clover House Pub........................................113 Colonial Café, The........................................ 85 Club Metronome.........................................149 Cobblestone Deli and Café...........................139 Cockadoodle Pizza Café................................ 57 Cody’s Irish Pub & Grille..............................119 Coffee Corner.............................................. 61 Coffee House.............................................. 23 Colatina Exit............................................... 32 Colchester’s Mead Hall.................................119 Coleman Brook Tavern.................................. 19 Colonnade.................................................. 13 Commodities Natural Market.......................... 91 Common Café.............................................. 61 Connie’s Kitchen.......................................... 95 Cook Sisters Café........................................101 Copper Grouse, The...................................... 12 Copper Plate at River’s Edge Farm Stand......... 95 Cork Wine Bar & Market...........................75, 87 Cornerstone................................................ 63 Costello’s Market......................................... 53 Country Creemee.......................................... 20 Country House Restaurant, The...................... 38 Country Kitchen Café.................................... 61 Countryman’s Pleasure, The........................... 40 Creamery Restaurant, The............................. 95 Creek House Diner, The................................. 56 Creemee Stand............................................ 19 Crossing, The.............................................103 Crossroads Bar & Grill................................... 56 Crow Bar and Grill........................................ 31 Cubber’s..................................................... 53 Cucina Antica.............................................123 Cupboard Delicatessen & Bakery, The.............. 85 Curtis’ BBQ................................................. 19

D Daily Planet, The........................................135 Dairy Center Restaurant................................. 103 Dairy Creme................................................ 61 Dalem’s Chalet............................................ 23 Dam Diner, The...........................................109 Dana’s by the Gorge..................................... 30 Danville Restaurant & Inn............................. 95 Dari Joy..................................................... 20 Davidson’s.................................................. 29 Deb’s Place................................................. 85 Dedalus Wine Shop, Market & Wine Bar..........147

Deerhill Inn and Restaurant.......................... 19 Delicate Decadence Cake Boutique................. 63 Delightfully Delicious Bakery & Café............... 24 Dellveneri’s Bakery....................................... 39 Den, The.................................................... 87 Depot Square Pizza...................................... 67 Depot Street Malt Shop................................ 83 Depot62..................................................... 15 Derby Cow Palace, The.................................. 95 Derby Line Village Inn.................................. 97 Diner, The................................................... 45 Dobrá Tea..................................................153 H Doc Ponds.............................................. 89 Domenic’s Pizzeria....................................... 40 Dormy Grill................................................. 13 Dorset Inn, The........................................... 13 Dot’s Restaurant.......................................... 19 Doughnut Dilemma, The..............................145 Douglas Sweets..........................................117 Down Home Kitchen..................................... 61 Downtown Grocery, The................................ 19 Downtown Pizzeria & Pub............................. 91 Dragon House............................................115 Dream Café................................................. 85 Drifters.....................................................149 Drink........................................................147 Drop-In Brewing Company............................ 51 ¡Duino! (Duende).......................................135 Duke’s Creemees.........................................109 Duo Restaurant........................................... 19 Dusit Thai Cuisine........................................ 95 Dusty Bottle, The......................................... 31 Dutch Mill Family Restaurant........................113 Dutch Pancake Café...................................... 91

E E.B. Strong’s Prime Steakhouse.....................143 East Asian Cuisine....................................... 38 East Corinth General Store............................ 32 East Garden................................................ 56 East Shore Vineyard....................................105 East Side Restaurant & Pub, The.................... 95 East West Café...........................................145 Eastern & Main Market-Deli........................... 97 Eastern Dragon...........................................103 Eatery, The................................................. 19 Eaton’s Sugarhouse Restaurant...................... 56 Echo Restaurant & Lounge............................ 19 Eco Bean + Juice................................ 109, 133 Edelweiss Mountain Deli............................... 85 Eden Specialty Ciders................................... 96 Edmund’s Coffee Shop.................................. 97 El Cortijo Taqueria y Cantina.........................159 El Gato Cantina.................................. 129, 159 El Toro....................................................... 91 Elixir.......................................................... 29 Elliot Street Fish, Chips & More...................... 23 Elm Brook Farm Craft Distillery.....................105 Enosburg Falls Country Club Restaurant..........103 Erica’s American Diner.................................101 Esox.........................................................147 Esperanza Restaurante.................................159 Espresso Bueno........................................... 67 Essex Chinese Restaurant.............................115 Essex Grill..................................................113 Evelyne’s on Center.....................................103 Everybuddy’s Casual Dining........................... 95

F Fair Haven Inn Restaurant............................ 40 Fairlee Diner, The......................................... 29 Fairway Tavern............................................ 23 Falcon Bar.................................................. 13 Falls General Store....................................... 69 Family Table, The......................................... 83 Famous Pizza.............................................. 24 Farm Store, The........................................... 91 Farmhouse Tap & Grill, The...........................149 Farnham Ale & Lager...................................119 Fast Eddie’s................................................. 20 Father’s Restaurant...................................... 21 Feldman’s Bagels........................................139 Fiddlehead Brewing Company.......................119 Finnigan’s Pub...........................................147 Fire & Ice Restaurant................................... 47 Firebird Café..............................................111 Firefly Restaurant........................................ 12 Fireside Flatbread.......................................123 Fireside Restaurant...................................... 19 Fit to be Thai’d Thai Restaurant..................... 75 Five Olde Tavern and Grille............................ 56 Flag Hill Farm............................................. 56 Flamingo Diner, The..................................... 19 Flannel....................................................... 83 Foam Brewers............................................151 Foggy Goggle Osteria................................... 97 Foley Brothers Brewing................................. 40 Folino’s.....................................................123 Folly.......................................................... 19 Foothills Bakery.........................................103 Foundry at Summit Pond, The........................ 36 Foundry Pub & Grille, The............................. 96 Four Chimneys Inn & Restaurant, The............. 12 Four Corners of the Earth.............................139 Four Quarters Brewing.................................121 Freighthouse, The........................................ 94 French Way Bakery, The................................ 87

Fresh Tracks Farm Vineyard & Winery.............. 65 Fritz Bar..................................................... 91 Frost Beer Works.........................................121 Frozen Ogre, The.........................................101 Fu Chai Chinese Restaurant........................... 22 Fu Da Chinese............................................143 Fuji Hibachi, Sushi and Asian Bistro............... 13 Full House.................................................115 Fusion Bar & Grill, The................................. 94 Fuzzy’s Diner & Café..................................... 36

G G’s Restaurant............................................113 Gables Inn, The........................................... 83 Gaku Ramen...............................................143 Gap Pub and Grill, The.................................. 96 Garden of Eatin’ Café, The............................111 Garlic, The.................................................. 40 Garlic John’s Restaurant............................... 15 Gate House Base Lodge................................ 75 Gil’s Bar & Grill............................................ 94 Gill’s Delicatessen........................................ 37 Ginger China............................................... 38 Gleanery, The.............................................. 19 Good Measure Brewing Co............................. 65 Good Times Café.........................................113 Goodfellas Restaurant & Tavern..................... 94 Goodies Snack Bar....................................... 45 Goodwater Brewery.....................................121 Gouger’s Market & Deli................................. 20 Gourmet Provence........................................ 41 Gracie’s Kitchen........................................... 75 Gramp’s Country Store & Deli......................... 32 Grand Buffet..............................................115 Grapevine Grille........................................... 45 Grazers......................................................109 Great Harvest Bread Co................................139 Great Northern, The....................................135 Great Room Grill, The................................... 85 Green Dragon.............................................. 87 Green Goddess Café...................................... 85 Green Mountain Distillers.............................. 89 Green Peppers Restaurant............................. 47 Greenfields Restaurant.................................. 38 Grind Café, The..........................................105 Grindstone Café........................................... 97 Gringo Jack’s Southwestern Bar & Grill........... 15 Growler Garage...........................................147 Gryphon, The.............................................135 Guild Tavern..............................................113 Guilty Plate Diner, The.................................109 Gusto Gelato..............................................109 Gusto’s....................................................... 63

H Halfway House Restaurant............................ 45 Hall Home Place.........................................105 Halvorson’s Upstreet Café............................143 Halvy’s Café...............................................103 Halyard Brewing Co.....................................121 Hana Japanese Restaurant...........................115 Handcarved by Ernie.................................... 37 Handy’s Lunch............................................133 Happy Belly Deli.........................................111 Happy Hour Restaurant, The.......................... 30 Hardwick House of Pizza............................... 97 Harley D’s Bar & Grill...................................103 Harper’s Restaurant.....................................113 Harpoon Brewery......................................... 31 Harrington’s of Vermont...............................111 Harrison’s Restaurant & Bar........................... 83 Harry’s Café................................................ 19 Hartland Diner............................................ 29 Harvest Brewing.......................................... 13 Harvest Market............................................ 91 Hatch 31.................................................... 51 Hatchery, The.............................................. 21 Hatchet Tap and Table.................................117 Hattie’s Kitchen........................................... 30 Havana 802................................................ 97 Hazel......................................................... 24 Healthy Living Market & Café.......................127 Hearth & Candle.......................................... 83 Hen of the Wood.................................. 73, 135 Hender’s Bake Shop & Cafe............................ 75 Henry’s Diner.............................................133 Heritage Deli and Bakery.............................. 22 Hermit Thrush Brewery................................. 23 Hero’s Welcome General Store.......................101 Higher Ground............................................119 Hill Farmstead Brewery................................. 96 Hillis’ Sugarbush Farm and Vineyard..............121 Hilltopper Restaurant................................... 97 Hinesburgh Public House.............................117 Hired Hand Brewing Co................................. 49 HJ House..................................................143 Hoagie Hut................................................113 Hoagie’s Pizza & Pasta........................... 97, 123 Hob Knob Inn Bar & Lounge......................... 83 Hogan’s Pub............................................... 73 H Home Plate............................................. 75 Homestyle Hostel........................................ 19 Honeypie.................................................... 20 Hong Kong Kitchen.....................................115 Honora Winery and Vineyard......................... 23 Hooker Mountain Farm & Distillery................. 67 Hop’n Moose Brewing Company..................... 39

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Hornet’s Nest.............................................119 Hostel Tevere.............................................. 75 Hot Dog Stand, The...................................... 20 Hourglass Lounge........................................ 89 House of Pizza............................................ 24 House of Tang............................................. 63 Hub Brew Counter, The................................. 96 Hung Tao...................................................143 Hunger Mountain Co-op................................ 69 Hungry Bear Pub & Grill, The......................... 31 Huntington House Inn, The........................... 56 Hyde Away Inn and Restaurant...................... 73

I Idletyme Brewing Company........................... 87 Idlewood the Restaurant.............................. 56 India House Restaurant...............................143 Inn, The....................................................101 Inn at Shelburne Farms, The.........................109 Inn at Weathersfield, The.............................. 29 Inn at West View Farm................................. 12 Inn at Weston............................................. 20 iPie Pizzeria & Lounge.................................. 40 Isabell’s Café............................................... 30 Istanbul Kebab House.................................157

J J. Morgan’s Steakhouse................................ 61 J.D. McCliment’s Scottish Pub........................ 23 J.J. Hapgood General Store & Eatery, The........ 15 J’Ville Brewery............................................ 23 Jake’s Quechee Market & Café........................ 32 James Moore Tavern....................................119 Jasper Murdock’s Alehouse............................ 31 Jax Food & Games....................................... 39 Jay Village Inn & Restaurant, The.................. 95 Jeff’s Maine Seafood...................................103 Jeffersonville Pizza Department..................... 91 Jensen’s Family Restaurant........................... 13 Jericho Café & Tavern..................................113 Jericho Market...........................................127 Jesse’s Little Kitchen................................... 97 Jessica’s Restaurant..................................... 45 Jezebel’s Eatery........................................... 20 Jimmz Pizza................................................ 79 Jin Chinese Restaurant................................115 Jocelyn & Cinta’s Bake Shop.......................... 96 Joe’s Home Cookin’...................................... 20 Joe’s Snack Bar..........................................111 Johnny Boy’s Pancake House......................... 38 Johnson’s Kitchen....................................... 87 Jones’ Donuts and Bakery............................. 39 Joy Wah Chinese Restaurant.......................... 22 Joyce’s Noodle House..................................115 JP’s Pub....................................................147 JP’s Restaurant and Deli..............................113 JR’s Eatery.................................................. 36 Juice Amour............................................... 45 Juicebox...................................................133 Julio’s Cantina............................................ 69 Junction at the Essex Resort & Spa...............109 Junior’s........................................ 91, 123, 157 Juniper.....................................................137 Juniper’s at the Wildflower Inn...................... 94

K K.T. Ray’s on the Pond.................................. 96 K’s Korner................................................... 65 Kälte Brewing............................................. 89 Kampus Kitchen.........................................139 Katy’s......................................................... 20 KC’s Bagel Café............................................ 75 Kedron Valley Inn Restaurant & Tavern........... 29 Keeper’s: A Country Café............................... 20 Kelvans Restaurant...................................... 38 Ken’s Pizza and Pub....................................157 Keurig Green Mountain Café & Visitor Center... 77 Kevin’s Sports Pub & Restaurant.................... 15 Kham’s Thai Cuisine..................................... 96 Killington Avenue Market & Deli.................... 37 Killington Market & Deli............................... 41 King Arthur Flour Bakery & Café..................... 31 King’s Corner Deli.......................................139 Kingdom Brewing........................................ 96 Kingdom Crust Co........................................ 97 Kingdom Taproom........................................ 96 Kipling’s Restaurant & Pub............................ 23 Kirkwood’s Pub............................................ 89 Kismet....................................................... 61 Kitchen, The............................................... 85 Kitchen Table Bistro, The.............................109 Klinger’s Bread Company..............................117 Koto Japanese Steak House..........................115 Kountry Kart Deli........................................141

L L&M Diner.................................................. 61 La Boca Wood Fired Pizzeria.........................157 La Brioche.................................................. 63 La Garagista................................................ 31 La Puerta Negra........................................... 69 La Villa Bistro & Pizzeria..............................123 Ladder 1 Grill.............................................. 65 Lago Trattoria & Catering.............................. 97

Lake Champlain Chocolates..........................155 Lake House Saloon....................................... 96 Lakehouse Pub and Grille.............................. 40 Lakeview House Restaurant, The...................113 Landgrove Inn............................................. 13 Landmark Tavern, The................................... 85 Lantman’s Market.......................................127 Laughing Moon Chocolates........................... 91 Le Belvedere............................................... 94 Leda’s Pizza and Restaurant.......................... 32 Ledgewood Yurt........................................... 36 Lee’s Chinese Restaurant..............................115 Leonardo’s Pizza................................. 123, 157 Leslie’s: The Tavern at Rockingham................ 20 Leunig’s Bistro & Café.................................155 Li’s Chinese Restaurant................................. 38 Light Club Lamp Shop.................................147 Lighthouse Bar & Grill.................................. 85 Lighthouse Restaurant and Lounge, The.........113 Lil’ Britain.................................................. 15 Lincoln Inn & Restaurant, The......................... 29 Lincoln Peak Vineyard.................................. 51 Liquid Art Coffeehouse & Gallery.................... 40 Little G’s Deli & Pizza................................... 95 Little Garden Market...................................127 Little Harry’s............................................... 36 Little Lisai’s Corner Deli & Bakery................... 20 Little Red Kitchen, The................................141 Little Rooster Café....................................... 12 Local Buzz, The........................................... 32 Localfolk Smokehouse.................................. 73 Locally Social Coffee.................................... 97 Long Trail Brewing....................................... 31 Lobby, The.................................................. 45 Lookout Tavern........................................... 40 Lost Nation Brewing..................................... 87 Lucky Buffet............................................... 87 Lucky Next Door.........................................137 Lucky Wok Chinese Restaurant......................115 Luigi’s........................................................ 53 H Lu•lu..................................................... 45 Lunchbox Deli & Café................................... 30 Lyndon Buffet............................................. 95 Lyndonville Bagel Depot............................... 95 Lyndonville House of Pizza............................ 97

M M-Sàigòn...................................................145 MacLaomainn’s Scottish Pub......................... 22 Mad River Barn............................................ 75 Mad River Distillers............................... 77, 151 Mad Taco, The........................................69, 79 Madeline’s Bakery.......................................117 Madison Brewing Company............................ 13 Magic Hat Brewing Company........................121 Magic Wok.................................................. 47 Maglianero.................................................153 Magnolia Reserve........................................137 Main Dining Room at Trapp Family Lodge........ 91 Main Street Dining Room.............................. 85 Mangia e Beve............................................ 24 Mangiamo Ristorante................................... 24 Manhattan Pizza & Pub...............................157 Mansfield Café............................................. 85 Maple City Diner.........................................101 Maple Leaf Malt & Brewing Co....................... 23 Maple Valley Café......................................... 69 Marble Bar & Restaurant............................... 36 Marco’s Pizza.............................................123 Maria’s Bagels............................................. 61 Marigold Kitchen......................................... 15 Marina, The................................................ 21 Marquis Theatre & Southwest Café................. 45 Marsh Tavern............................................... 12 Martell’s at the Red Fox................................ 89 Martha’s Diner............................................. 94 Martone’s Market & Café..............................127 Marty’s 1st Stop.......................................... 97 Mary’s...................................................36, 45 Matterhorn, The.......................................... 89 Mawuhi African Market................................133 Maxi’s Restaurant........................................ 75 Maynard’s Snack Bar..................................... 73 McCarthy’s Restaurant.................................. 83 McCollough’s Quik Stop................................ 57 McGillicuddy’s...................................... 65, 119 McKee’s............................................. 105, 119 McNeill’s Brewery......................................... 22 Meadow Brook Market and Grill.....................105 Melaza Caribbean Bistro............................... 32 Men at Wok...............................................115 Metropolis Wine Bar..................................... 22 Mexicali Grill & Cantina...............................129 Michael’s on the Hill.................................... 73 H Middlebrook Market & Restaurant............... 29 Middlebury Bagel & Delicatessen................... 45 Middlebury Natural Foods Co-op Café.............. 53 Midway Bar & BBQ....................................... 83 Mike House Ice Cream.................................. 94 Mike’s Tiki Bar............................................. 96 Mill Market and Deli, The.............................127 Milton Beverage Warehouse..........................111 Milton Diner, The........................................109 Mimmo’s............................................ 105, 125 Ming’s House.............................................. 95 MINT Restaurant and Tea Lounge................... 77 Mirabelles Café & Bakery..............................145 H Misery Loves Co......................................109

Miss Lyndonville Diner.................................. 94 Mister Sister..............................................117 Mister Up’s Restaurant.................................. 47 Mister Z’s Italian Restaurant.......................... 67 Mistral’s at Toll Gate.................................... 15 Mix Cupcakerie & Kitchen............................. 75 MKT: Grafton............................................... 24 Mocha Joe’s Café......................................... 23 Moe’s Southwest Grill..................................113 Mogul’s Sports Pub...................................... 40 Mojo Café................................................... 21 Mon Vert Café............................................. 30 Monarch & the Milkweed..............................137 Monkey House............................................119 Moogs Place............................................... 89 Moon Dog Café............................................ 24 Mooselook Restaurant.................................. 94 Morgan’s Tavern........................................... 45 Morrisville House of Pizza............................. 91 Morse Block Deli.......................................... 61 Morse Mountain Grille.................................. 87 Mother Hubbard’s.......................................105 Motor Room Bar.......................................... 36 Mount Ellen Cafeteria................................... 75 Mountain Creamery...................................... 30 Mountain High Pizza Pie..............................125 Mountain Top Inn & Resort, The.................... 36 Mountain View Snack Bar.........................85, 95 Mounted Cat, The.......................................147 Mr. Darcy’s Bar & Grill................................... 23 Mr. Mikes Pizza...........................................157 Mrs. Murphy’s Donuts................................... 13 Muddy Waters.............................................153 Mule Bar...................................................117 Mulligan’s..............................................23, 65 Murphy’s Tavern........................................... 30 Murray’s Tavern..........................................119 Mutha Stuffers............................................ 73 My Little Cupcake............................... 117, 145 My-T-Fine II Restaurant & Pub......................103 Myer’s Bagels & Café...................................141

N Namuna Asian Kitchen.................................115 Nan’s Deli & Grocery....................................105 Naru Asian Cuisine......................................115 Natural Provisions Deli & Café......................129 NECI on Main.............................................. 61 Nectar’s.....................................................149 Nepali Cuisine............................................. 87 Nepali Dumpling House...............................143 Nepali Kitchen...........................................115 Nesbitt’s Portside Tavern............................... 23 Neshobe River Winery................................... 40 New Century............................................... 95 New East Garden.......................................... 95 New England House, The............................... 20 New Fu Lin’s Chinese Restaurant.................... 87 New Kong Chow Fusion................................. 38 New Moon Café..........................................141 New Shanghai and Tokyo Restaurant.............. 38 New World Tortilla......................................141 New York Pizza Oven...................................125 Newbury Village Store & Thistle Café.............. 32 Newport Ciderhouse Bar & Grill...................... 96 Newport Natural Market & Café...................... 97 Nino’s Sicilian Pizza..................................... 53 Nipper’s Café & Steakhouse........................... 13 Noonie’s Deli............................................... 45 North Branch Café, The................................. 67 North Branch Vineyards................................ 67 North Country Saloon..................................119 North End Butchers...................................... 24 North Garden Chinese Restaurant..................115 North Hero House Inn & Restaurant..............101 North Star Pizza.......................................... 24 North Tunbridge General Store....................... 57 North Woods Café........................................ 29 Northeast Kingdom Country Store, The............ 97 Northeast Kingdom Tasting Center................. 97 Northland Restaurant & Lounge..................... 95 Northshire Brewery...................................... 15 Norwich Square Café..................................... 30 Number One Chinese Restaurant.................... 38 Nunyuns Bakery & Café................................145

O,P O Bread Bakery...........................................117 O’Maddi’s Delaraunt...................................... 61 Ocha Thai Restaurant................................... 75 Octagon Café & Gallery................................. 87 Old Brick Store, The....................................129 Old Tavern Restaurant, The........................... 20 Olde Northender Pub...................................147 On Tap Bar & Grill.......................................119 On the Rocs Lounge & Restaurant.................. 36 One Federal Restaurant & Lounge..................103 One Main Tap & Grill.................................... 56 One Radish Eatery......................................109 Onyx Tonics Specialty Coffee........................153 Orange Leaf...............................................133 Oriental Palace............................................ 22 Oriental Wok..............................................115 Original General Store.................................. 41 Other Place, The.........................................147 Otter Creek Bakery....................................... 49 Otter Creek Brewing Co./The Shed Brewery...... 49

Otter Valley Winery...................................... 40 Our House Bistro........................................111 P&H Truck Stop........................................... 29 Paddie’s Snack Bar....................................... 95 Palms Restaurant, The.................................. 40 Pantry, The................................................. 91 Paisano’s Italian Kitchen.............................. 40 Paisley Hippo Sandwich Shop.......................111 Palmer Lane Maple......................................109 Pan’s Pizza.................................................105 Panasian Chinese & Japanese Restaurant........ 22 Panda North................................................ 22 Pangaea..................................................... 12 Papa Frank’s...............................................125 Papa McKee’s Pizzeria..................................125 Papa Nick’s Family Restaurant.......................121 Papa Pete’s.......................................... 12, 101 Paradise Deli and Market............................... 73 Park Place Tavern........................................119 Park Squeeze............................................... 45 Parker House Inn & Bistro, The...................... 29 Parker Pie Co............................................... 97 Parkway Diner............................................109 H Parson’s Corner, The................................. 94 Pascolo Ristorante......................................157 Pastabilities...............................................125 Pauline’s Café.............................................111 Peacham Café............................................. 95 Pearl Street Pub.........................................119 Peasant...................................................... 77 Penny Cluse Café........................................137 Peppino’s.................................................... 40 Perkins Country Deli..................................... 24 Perfect Wife Restaurant, The......................... 12 Perry’s Main Street Eatery............................. 36 Pete’s Greens Waterbury Farm Market.............. 79 Peter Havens............................................... 20 Phat Italian Market & Deli, The...................... 37 Phelps Barn Pub.......................................... 23 Philamena’s................................................ 67 Pho Capital................................................. 63 Pho Dang..................................................117 Pho Hong..................................................145 Pho K&K....................................................117 Pho Nguyen...............................................145 Pho Taó Vietnamese Restaurant....................143 Pho Thai Express......................................... 63 Pi Brick Oven Trattoria................................. 32 Picarello’s Pizza........................................... 40 Pickle Barrel Nightclub................................. 39 Picnic Social............................................... 83 Pie in the Sky............................................105 Piecasso Pizzeria & Lounge........................... 91 Piecemeal Pies............................................ 32 Pine Cone Snack Bar...................................101 Pine Street Deli..........................................141 Pingala Café & Eatery..................................155 Pink Boot Farm Store................................... 15 Pinky’s on State.......................................... 61 Pitcher Inn, The.......................................... 73 Pizza Barrio...............................................159 Pizza Chef of Quechee.................................. 32 Pizza Joint, The........................................... 91 Pizza on Earth............................................125 Pizza Putt..................................................125 Pizza Soul................................................... 79 Pizza Stone, The.......................................... 24 Pizzeria Verità............................................159 PK Coffee................................................... 91 Plainfield Hardware Deli................................ 61 Plate.......................................................... 83 Pleasant Valley Brewing................................ 23 Ponce Bistro............................................... 12 Popolo....................................................... 24 Porch Too, The............................................ 20 Pork & Pickles BBQ.....................................109 Positive Pie...........................................67, 97 Post Office Café........................................... 61 Poultney House of Pizza............................... 41 Pour House, The.........................................119 Preston’s Restaurant.................................... 36 Prince & the Pauper, The.............................. 29 Prohibition Pig.......................................73, 75 Pub, The..................................................... 65 Public House, The........................................ 31 Publyk House, The....................................... 13 Pulcinella’s................................................125 Putney Co-op.............................................. 24 Putney Diner............................................... 19 Putney Mountain Winery..........................23, 31

Q,R Quality Bake Shop......................................117 Quarry Kitchen + Spirits, The......................... 65 Quechee Inn at Marshland Farm..................... 29 Queen City Brewery.....................................151 Quimby Country........................................... 95 Rabbit Hill Inn............................................ 94 Radio Bean................................................147 Radio Deli.................................................159 Rainbow Sweets.......................................... 63 Ramunto’s................................ 24, 32, 41, 125 Randolph Village Pizza................................. 57 Randy’s Lunch Box......................................111 Rasputin’s Bar............................................149 Raven’s Den Steakhouse and Taproom............. 13 Ray’s Seafood Market...................................113 RB’s Deli..................................................... 56

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Red Barn Brewing........................................ 96 Red Clover Inn & Restaurant, The.................. 36 Red Fox Inn, The......................................... 12 Red Hen Baking Co...................................... 63 Red Mill, The............................................... 45 Red Onion Café, The....................................141 Red Rooster................................................ 29 Red Slate, The............................................. 22 Red Square................................................149 Regal Bistro...............................................113 Reluctant Panther Inn and Restaurant, The..... 12 Remedies Whole Health Pharmacy.................101 Restless Rooster.......................................... 20 Restaurant at Edson Hill, The........................ 83 Reservoir Restaurant & Tap Room, The............ 75 Revolution Kitchen.....................................155 Rí Rá the Irish Local & Whiskey Room...........151 Rick’s.................................................. 23, 113 Rickie’s Indian Restaurant............................. 63 Rimrock’s Mountain Tavern............................ 89 Ristorante Piacenza..................................... 24 River House Restaurant................................ 87 River Roost Brewery..................................... 31 Roadhouse, The........................................... 22 Roaster’s............................................. 95, 109 Robbie’s Wildlife Refuge............................... 87 Rock Art Brewery......................................... 89 Rocky’s N.Y. Pizza & Ice Cream.....................125 Roost, The.................................................. 83 Roots the Restaurant................................... 36 Rosemary’s Restaurant.................................. 40 Rosie’s Restaurant....................................... 45 Rotisserie Restaurant..................................115 Route 4 Country Store, Deli & Bar-B-Que......... 32 Roxie’s Snack Bar......................................... 37 Royal Orchid Thai Restaurant......................... 63 Royalton Village Pizza.................................. 57 Rozzi’s Lakeshore Tavern & Restaurant...........115 Ruben James.............................................151 Rubylee’s Ice Cream & More.......................... 94 Runaway Café............................................. 95 Rustic Lounge and Sports Bar, The................. 65 Rustic Rooster............................................. 38 Rustic Roots..............................................111 Rusty Nail................................................... 89 Ruth’s Table................................................ 29 Ruthcliffe Lodge & Restaurant......................103

S Saap.......................................................... 56 Sabai Sabai Thai Cuisine............................... 47 SaenSook Thai Kitchen................................. 87 Safford Mills Inn & Café................................ 13 Saint J Brewery........................................... 96 Saint’s Pub, The........................................... 40 Sam’s Steakhouse........................................ 21 Sama’s Café and Middlebury Market................ 53 Samurai Soul Food....................................... 30 Sandwich Shoppe......................................... 37 Sandy’s Books & Bakery................................ 56 Sanfo Chinese Restaurant............................. 87 Santa Fe Steakhouse.................................... 38 Sarah’s Country Diner................................... 61 Sarducci’s Restaurant and Bar........................ 69 Saxtons River Distillery................................. 23 School Street Bistro..................................... 56 Scoop, The................................................109 Scout & Co........................................ 121, 153 Scuffer Tap & Table, The..............................143 Seasons Restaurant...................................... 12 Seb’s.........................................................101 Seward Family Restaurant............................. 38 Shacksbury Cider Tasting Room...................... 51 Shady’s Deli................................................ 69 Shaggy’s Snack Bar.....................................101 Shalimar of India........................................143 Shanghai Garden......................................... 22 Shanty on the Shore...................................143 Shelburne Supermarket................................129 Shelburne Tap House...................................109 Shelburne Vineyard.....................................121 Shepherds Pub............................................ 77 Sherpa Kitchen...........................................145 Shin-La Restaurant & Sushi Bar..................... 22 Shinjuku Station........................................143 Shooters Saloon.........................................103 Shopping Bag, The......................................159 Shore Acres Inn and Restaurant....................101 Shoreham Inn............................................. 49 Shy Guy Gelato...........................................133 SideBar.....................................................149 Signal Kitchen............................................151 SILO Distillery............................................. 31 Silver Fork, The........................................... 12 Silver Palace..............................................117 Simon Pearce Restaurant.............................. 30 Simple Roots Brewing.................................153 Simply Delicious.......................................... 61 Simply Divine Café......................................111 Simply Subs................................................ 61 Singleton’s............................................20, 30 Sissy’s Kitchen............................................ 37 Skinny Pancake, The............ 61, 73, 83, 111, 155 Skunk Hollow Tavern.................................... 30 Slayton Pasture Cabin................................... 85

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INDEX « INDEX Slide Brook Lodge & Tavern .......................... 77 Smitty’s Pub .............................................151 Smokin’ Bowls ............................................ 21 H Smokin’ Butt’s Bar-B-Q ...........................101 Smugglers’ Notch Distillery......................77, 89 Snaps Restaurant ........................................ 47 Sneakers Bistro .........................................109 Snow Farm Vineyard ...................................105 Snow Shoe Lodge & Pub .............................105 Social Club & Lounge .................................151 SoLo Farm & Table ...................................... 20 Solstice Restaurant ..................................... 83 Sonny’s Cup ’n’ Saucer Restaurant ................. 19 Sonoma Station .........................................111 Sotto Enoteca ...........................................149 Soup N Greens............................................ 61 South End Café..........................................103 South Royalton Market ................................ 57 South Street Café ....................................... 15 Southside Steakhouse.................................. 38 SoYo Frozen Yogurt ....................................133 Spanked Puppy Pub ...................................119 Sparkling ................................................... 49 H Speakeasy Café ....................................... 40 Speeder & Earl’s Coffee ...............................153 Splash at the Boathouse .............................143 Spot, The .................................................137 Springfield Village Pizza .............................. 24 St. Albans Diner ........................................101 St. Johnsbury House of Pizza ....................... 97 St. Paul Street Gastrogrub ...........................151 Starry Night Café ........................................ 45 Steak House Restaurant ............................... 61 Steamship Pier Bar & Grill ...........................103 Steeple Market ..........................................105 Stella Notte ............................................... 91 Sticky Fingers Bakery .................................. 22 Stone Corral Brewery ..................................117 Stone Hearth Inn & Tavern........................... 20 Stone Leaf Teahouse ................................... 53 Stone Soup Restaurant ................................ 30 Stonecutter Spirits...................................... 51 Storm Café, The .......................................... 45 Stowe Bowl................................................ 87 Stowe Cider ............................................... 89 Stowe Ice Cream......................................... 83 Stowe Public House .................................... 87 Stowe Street Café ....................................... 73 Stratton Mountain Market & Deli................... 24 Subway, The............................................... 21

Sugar & Spice ............................................ 38 Sugarhouse Bar & Grill ...............................119 Sugarsnap ........................................ 111, 141 Sukho Thai Restaurant................................117 Sundried Tomato, The.................................. 23 Sunny Side Diner ........................................ 12 Sunset Grille & Tap Room............................. 83 Sunup Bakery ............................................. 39 Superb Cupcakes........................................117 Superfresh! Organic Café.............................. 23 Sushi Boat ................................................. 13 Sushi Yoshi ...........................................38, 87 Sushido ....................................................115 Swanton House of Pizza..............................105 Sweet Caroline’s ......................................... 38 Sweet Clover Market ...................................129 Sweet Melissa’s........................................... 63 Sweet Simone’s .........................................117 Sweet Spot, The ......................................... 75 Sweetwaters .............................................137 Swingin’ Pinwheel Café and Bakery, The ........137 Swirl Wine Bar............................................ 87 Swiss Farm............................................38, 41 Swiss Fondue by Heinz ................................ 91 Swiss Inn .................................................. 24

T T. Rugg’s Tavern ........................................149 T.J. Buckley’s ............................................. 20 Table 19 Restaurant & Bar............................ 23 Table 24 Restaurant .................................... 36 Taj-E-India Catering & Take Out .................... 31 Tamarack Bar & Grill.................................... 96 Tap 25 ...................................................... 87 Tap House at Catamount Glass, The ............... 15 Tap Room at Switchback Brewing, The ..........153 Taps Tavern................................................ 40 Taste of India............................................. 47 Tastee Freez ............................................... 12 Tatro’s Gourmet Soup & Sandwich ................101 Tavern II ..................................................119 Tavern at the Essex Resort & Spa, The ..........111 Tavern Restaurant, The ................................ 22 Ted’s Pizza Shop ......................................... 41 Ten Bends Beer .......................................... 89 Terra Rossa Ristorante ................................. 79 Texas Roadhouse .......................................113 Thai Bamboo.............................................. 22 Thai Basil .................................................. 13 Thai Dishes ...............................................145 Thai House ...............................................103 Thelma & Louise Deli & Sub Shop.................. 37

Thetford Village Pizza .................................. 32 Thompson’s Sandwiches ............................... 85 Three Bean Café ......................................... 56 Three Brothers Pizza & Grill.........................125 Three Mountain Café ................................... 77 Three Needs Brewery & Taproom ..................149 Three Penny Taproom .................................. 65 Three Stones Restaurant .............................. 24 Tian Fu Buffet ...........................................115 Tight Squeeze Coffee Shop ..........................155 Tim & Doug’s Ice Cream ............................... 94 Timbers Restaurant ..................................... 73 Tiny Thai Restaurant ..................................117 Tip Top Café ............................................... 30 TJ’s Lunch Counter...................................... 29 ToKai-Tei Japanese Restaurant ...................... 22 Tokyo House .............................................. 38 Tomgirl Juice Co. .......................................135 Top of the Block Sandwich Shoppe ...............141 Top of the Hill Grill ..................................... 19 Toscano Café Bistro....................................111 Tourterelle ................................................. 53 Tozier’s Restaurant ...................................... 56 Trader Duke’s Restaurant & Lounge ...............115 Trapp Family Lodge DeliBakery...................... 85 Trapp Family Lodge Lounge .......................... 91 Trattoria Delia ...........................................159 Trattoria La Festa........................................ 91 Traveled Cup, The ......................................105 Tremolo Coffee ........................................... 67 Trow Hill Grocery ........................................ 69 Tuckaway’s Pub..........................................119 Tucker Hill Inn & Restaurant ........................ 73 Tuckerbox, The ........................................... 32 Tulip Café .................................................. 23 Tulsi Tea Room ........................................... 67 Turquoise Grille .......................................... 23 Twiggs — An American Gastropub ...............103 Two Brothers Tavern .................................... 51 Two Loco Guys ........................................... 61 Two Shea’s ................................................. 39

U,V Uncle Tony’s Pizza......................................127 Uncommon Grounds Coffee and Tea ..............155 Uncommon Market, The ............................... 69 Union Jack’s ............................................ 155 Up for Breakfast ......................................... 12 Upper Deck Pub.........................................119 Upper Valley Food Co-op .............................. 32 Upper Valley Grill & General Store ................. 94 Valley Bowl ................................................ 57

Valley Dream Farm ...................................... 85 Valley House Cafeteria ................................. 75 Valley View Saloon ...................................... 23 Verdé Restaurant ........................................ 20 Vergennes Laundry ...................................... 49 Vermont Bagel..................................... 41, 111 Vermont Coffee Company Café ...................... 53 Vermont Comedy Club .................................151 Vermont Cookie Love ................................... 49 Vermont Country Deli .................................. 21 Vermont Country Store, The .......................... 24 Vermont Inn Pizza ...................................... 24 Vermont Juice Company, The .......................135 Vermont National Country Club ....................115 Vermont Pie & Pasta Company ...................... 97 Vermont Pub & Brewery ..............................149 Vermont Sandwich Co. ................................113 Vermont Soup and Sandwich of Brandon ........ 37 Vermont Spirits .......................................... 31 Vermont Tap House .............................. 41, 127 Vespa’s Pizza, Pasta & Deli ..........................127 Viet Thai ..................................................117 View Pub, The ............................................ 96 Village Creeme Stand................................... 45 Village Restaurant, The................................ 94 Village Roost, The....................................... 24 Village Scoop, The .....................................109 Village Snackbar ......................................... 37 Village Tavern, The...................................... 89 Village Wine and Coffee ..............................121 Vittles Stop BBQ, The .................................. 29 von Trapp Brewing Bierhall Restaurant........... 87

W,X,Y, Z Waf’s West Side Deli ...................................113 Waffle Cabin .............................................. 73 Wagon Wheel Bar & Grill .............................. 56 Wahoo’s Eatery ........................................... 20 Waits River Country Store and Deli ................ 32 Wally’s Place Bagel & Deli ...........................101 Walt’s........................................................ 73 Warner’s Snack Bar .....................................101 Warren Store, The ....................................... 79 Waterworks Food + Drink ............................111 Waybury Inn .............................................. 45 Wayne’s ..................................................... 95 Wayside Restaurant, Bakery & Creamery ......... 61 West Brattleboro Pizza................................. 24 West Meadow Farm Bakery ..........................117 West Mountain Inn ..................................... 12 Westcom’s Snack Bar ..................................101 Whaleback Vineyard .................................... 40

Whammy Bar.............................................. 63 Wheel Inn, The........................................... 38 Whetstone Station Restaurant & Brewery ....... 22 Whip Bar & Grill ......................................... 85 Whippi Dip ................................................ 30 WhistlePig Rye Tasting Room........................ 51 White Cottage Snack Bar.............................. 30 White House Inn, The ................................. 20 Wicked Awesome BBQ ................................. 29 Wicked Wings ...................................... 89, 119 H Wilaiwan’s Kitchen .................................. 63 Wild Fern, The ............................................ 36 Wild Hart Distillery ....................................121 Willey’s Store ............................................. 97 Willie Dunn’s Grille...................................... 22 Williston Coffee Shop .................................113 Williston House of Pizza .............................127 Willoughby’s Restaurant............................... 94 Wilmington House of Pizza .......................... 24 Wilmington Village Pub ............................... 23 Windham Hill Inn ....................................... 20 Windjammer Restaurant, The .......................113 Windsor Diner, The ...................................... 29 Windsor Station Restaurant & Barroom .......... 30 Wine Gate Restaurant, The ........................... 94 Wings Over Burlington................................119 Wobbly Barn Steakhouse, The ....................... 38 Wok ’n’ Roll ................................................ 87 Wokky’s Chinese ......................................... 47 Woodbridge Coffeehouse and Web Café .......... 32 Woods Lodge, The ....................................... 63 Woodchuck Cidery, The ................................ 51 Woodstock Farmers’ Market .......................... 32 Works Bakery Café, The................................ 21 Worthy Kitchen/Burger ...........................30, 56 WTF? Smokin BBQ ....................................... 36 Wünderbar ................................................. 75 Ye Olde Tavern............................................ 13 Yellow Deli, The.......................................... 37 Yummy ............................................... 31, 115 Zabby & Elf’s Stone Soup ............................141 Zach’s Café at the Gallery ............................105 Zachary’s Pizza .................................... 79, 127 Zen Gardens ..............................................115 Zenbarn..................................................... 73 Zero Gravity Craft Brewery ...........................153

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