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ermont isn’t known for being trendy — way too much plaid — but the bite-sized state has had a major impact on the nation’s culinary scene. The localvore movement blossomed in Vermont and on the West Coast concurrently, and the Oxford American Dictionary took notice: Although it chose a different spelling, the OAD picked “locavore” as 2007’s “Word of the Year.” Vermont’s microbreweries and artisan cheesemakers — the state has more of each per capita than any other state — continue to scoop up big prizes at national competitions. And Eric Warnstedt, co-owner and executive chef of Waterbury’s Hen of the Wood at the Grist Mill, was named one of the 10 “Best New Chefs” of 2008 by Food & Wine magazine. Past winners include culinary luminaries such as Thomas Keller and Dan Barber. In Vermont and nationwide, there’s a growing appetite for local focus, quality artisan products and restaurants with talented chefs. You’ll find more than 100 new eateries in this year’s 7 Nights Guide to Restaurants and Bars, bringing the total to 700+. These include food sources in two regions that weren’t represented previously: the Northeast Kingdom and Upper Valley. In both, you’ll discover hot properties you may have not known about, from upscale country inns to mom ’n’ pop shops where the baked goods are homemade and the produce is farm-fresh. The rest of the Seven Days food “brand” is expanding, too. The weekly gastro-focused editorial coverage includes fun food news, “Taste Test” reviews and coverage of “ag” issues — plus Food Editor Suzanne Podhaizer’s Omnivore blog. Over the summer, look for 7 Nights at fairs and festivals: Staffers will be handing out guides at the Vermont Culinary Classic in Stowe, the Vermont Brewers Festival and the Vermont Fresh Network Forum, to name a few. Last fall 7 Nights introduced “Bite Club,” a way for foodies to do some “meet and eat” social networking. Wanna learn more? Sign up for an account on our 7 Nights website and you’ll get invites to exclusive events such as chocolate tastings, restaurant openings and new product demos. Who says there’s no such thing as a free lunch? Vermont Fresh Network is a local nonprofit organization that actively cultivates partnerships between chefs, farmers and consumers. When you see the VFN logo, you know that as of April 1, 2008 the restaurant had made a commitment to support small farms in Vermont by serving local products on the menu. For more info, go to www.vermontfresh.net. ON THE COVER: The Inn at Shelburne Farms. photo: jordan silverman

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Towns don’t get much more Vermont-y than Fairfield, tucked in the state’s northwest corner a few miles from St. Albans. The village is dotted with dairy farms, corn and hay fields, and maple groves. It’s also the site of Chester Alan Arthur’s historic home. Don’t remember Arthur? He was the more talkative of Vermont’s two U.S. presidents. Fairfield’s sole eatery — Chester’s Bakery — bears his name. Famous for their homemade pies, doughnuts and large loaves of bread, the ladies at Chester’s also dish up simple and inexpensive American fare such as turkey divan and “Poor Man’s Pie” — described to the uninitiated as “like shepherd’s pie except there’s tomato sauce in with the meat and green beans instead of corn.” Each hearty meal comes with a warm, yeasty-smelling homemade roll and a small cup of tangy slaw. Visitors can count on hefty portions and homemade soups — a beef and vegetable version teems with hamburg bits and veggie chunks — but they shouldn’t count on meatfree options. On one weekend day, the 12 daily specials have carnivore written all over them. Actually, they’re hand-lettered on a whiteboard. Asked if she’s willing to make an off-menu grilled cheese with Vermont cheddar, owner Rose Longe reasons, “Well, it’s a Saturday, so I guess we can do that.” Good thing, too. When the sandwich arrives, on thick homemade slices, it is the epitome of a grilled cheese: The sweet wheat bread is toasted golden, the melted cheddar layered on thick. Chester’s clientele mostly consists of local families and overall-wearing farmers — one older gentleman in the corner sports rubber boots adorned with white-tailed-deer graphics. Chittenden County types stand out. Listen carefully while you eat, and you’ll glean lots of insider tips about local agriculture, such as the price of milk and whether the sap is flowing. But in the end, it’s all about the dough. Expect to leave with a bag of goodies: The cinnamon-sugar doughnuts, carrot cake and not-too-sweet maple-glazed cinnamon rolls are hard to resist. Once a year, in October, Chester’s throws a birthday party for its namesake — with cake, of course.

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3643 West Route 2, North Hero, 372-4732, www.northherohouse.com n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, brunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, web menu, table service, credit cards, bar service, wi-fi access, catering. Entertainment: live music, no cover. Friendly staff and a romantic setting overlooking Lake Champlain set this innrestaurant apart. The chef is classically trained and has a commitment to local ingredients. Try the walleye. Live piano music on Friday and Saturday. $$$$

American, Traditional Always 80’s Restaurant 139 Lake Street, St. Albans, 524-9807 n Open 7 days. Meals: brunch, lunch, dinner. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, take-out, table service, credit cards. Bring the kids and play Scrabble. Or watch Labyrinth and other ‘80s flicks as you chow down on made-from-scratch specials such as “The Rocky” Philly cheese steak and “Honey...I Broiled the Scallops.” There’s memorabilia galore. $$

Vermont Route 36, Fairfield, 827-3974 n Closed: Sun. Meals: breakfast, lunch. Alcohol: none. Services: kids’ menu, take-out, table service, catering. The breakfast sandwiches are famous at this friendly, family-oriented restaurant in the North Country. All of the comfort food on the constantly changing menu is homemade. Look for ham and cheese pockets, baked beans and lasagna. Dinner on Friday only. See p.11. $

The Highgate Manor Inn See “Steakhouse” Jacob’s Restaurant 73 First Street, Swanton, 868-3190, www.jacobsrestaurant.com n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner. Alcohol: beer & wine. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, web menu, delivery, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service, catering. You’ll find pasta dishes, burgers and grilled items at this casual, family-oriented restaurant. Owner Jacob West emphasizes “high standards for staff and for food quality.” He also serves a “traditional breakfast” and a large selection of beer and wine. $$

My-T-Fine See “Eclectic/Fusion”

Nana’s Restaurant 8 Swanton Road, St. Albans, 524-0048 n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, take-out, table service, credit cards. A flexible menu adds to the informal atmosphere. Try the homemade soups or, on weekends, the prime rib. Breakfast buffet served until noon on Sunday. $$

The Old Foundry Restaurant 1-3 Federal Street, St. Albans, 524-9665 n Closed: Sun. Meals: dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, take-out, table service, credit cards. Housed in a former foundry, this fine-dining eatery offers classic dishes in an intimate and historic setting. $$$

St. Albans Go Go 277 North Main Street, St. Albans, 524-5000 n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, lunch. Alcohol: none. Services: take-out, credit cards. How many gas stations serve bacon and eggs? This motor-friendly lunch destination also offers hamburgers, hot dogs, soup and daily specials. $

Warner’s Snack Bar 503 Route 7 North, St. Albans, 524-2558 n Closed: Sun. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarianfriendly, take-out, credit cards. Located just a quarter mile from Exit 20, this seasonal spot offers a full salad bar and homemade soups and entrées in addition to traditional fast-food fare. Dine inside or check out the picnic area. Call for hours. $

Asian, Non-Chinese Eastern Dragon See “Chinese”

Thai House 359 Lake Road, St. Albans, 524-0999 n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarian-friendly, takeout, table service, credit cards. All the Thai favorites are available here: tom ka soup, pad Thai, pad kee mao and choo chee curry. Seats 60. No lunch on Sunday. $

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1123 Main Street, Fairfax, 849-6601 n Closed: Sun. Meals: breakfast, lunch. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarianfriendly, take-out, table service. This bakery-café uses butter and olive oil, and many of the ingredients are organic. Try the soups, creative salads and sandwiches on fresh bread with in-house-baked meats. Or choose from a wide variety of sweet stuff, including muffins, scones, croissants, pies and cakes. Hummus, granola and spicy mustard available by the pound. $

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Bar Capone’s at the Highgate Manor Inn See “Pub Food”

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Café/Bistro Blue Paddle Bistro 316 US Route 2, South Hero, 372-4814, www.bluepaddlebistro.com n Open 7 days. Meals: brunch, lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, web menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service, catering. Entertainment: live music, all-ages music shows, no cover. Locals rave about the eclectic menu at this quaint little restaurant in the heart of South Hero. Birch-bark lampshades and a wooden canoe suspended over the bar add to the campy atmosphere. Closed Mondays in winter. Call for hours. $$$

84 North Main Street, St. Albans, 527-0669 n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, lunch. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, delivery, take-out, credit cards, wi-fi access, catering. Try homemade soups, baked goods, sandwiches and the “dilly melt” — a dilly chicken salad with cheese and bacon on your choice of bread. $

Chinese Big Wok 143 First Street, Swanton, 868-5888 n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarian-friendly, takeout, credit cards. Nothing out of the ordinary here — just General Tso’s, sweet-and-sour chicken and a special seaweed salad. Eat in or take-out. $

China Wok Buffet 139 North Main Street, St. Albans, 527-2278 n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, take-out, table service, credit cards. This 10-year-old restaurant is known for its lunch and dinner buffet. Kids pay half-price. $

Foothills Bakery

Eastern Dragon

See “Bakery”

16 South Main Street, St. Albans, 527-9800 n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: beer & wine. Services: vegetarian-friendly. You can get sushi and sashimi at this Asian restaurant, along with all the Chinese classics. $$

Hero’s Welcome See “Deli/Sandwich”

Kartula’s Café & Bagel Bakery 30 South Main Street, St. Albans, 524-0800 n Closed: Sun. Meals: breakfast, lunch. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarian-friendly, delivery, take-out, credit cards, wi-fi access, catering. This café has local art, big windows and homemade, New York-style bagels, granola and desserts. You can also pick up specialty sandwiches and great coffee. $

Panda China 235 Swanton Road, St. Albans, 524-7788 n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, delivery, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service. This Szechuan-style restaurant offers a buffet or take-out. On the weekend, dinner goes for $8.50 per person. It’s a dollar cheaper during the week. $

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Hero’s Welcome 3537 Route 2, North Hero, 372-4161, www.heroswelcome.com n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, lunch. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, take-out, credit cards, wi-fi access, catering. Specializing in Vermont-y sandwiches such as the “Ethan Allen,” this upscale general store and deli is popular with boaters and bikers. Breakfast is served only in winter. $

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Eclectic/Fusion My-T-Fine 159 Route 7, Swanton, 868-4616 n Closed: Mon. Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: kids’ menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service. Stop in for a chicken quesadilla on your way back from Montréal. Also try the extensive salad bar or the house-roasted turkey. $$

Shore Acres Inn and Restaurant 237 Shore Acres Drive, US Route 2, North Hero, 372-8722, www.shoreacres.com n Open 7 days. Meals: dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, web menu, table service, credit cards, wi-fi access. Every table at this seasonal waterfront restaurant has a breathtaking view of Lake Champlain. The Vermont-American cuisine is prepared using local farm-fresh products whenever possible. Call for winter hours. $$$

Euro Chow! Bella 24 North Main Street, St. Albans, 524-1405, www.chowbella.us n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, web menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service, catering. Entertainment: live music, no cover. This Mediterranean bistro has a cosmopolitan feel and occasional live music. Try the roasted veggie salad with goat cheese and homemade flatbread pizzas. No lunch Monday or Tuesday. $$$

Ruthcliffe Lodge and Restaurant 1002 Quarry Road, Isle La Motte, 928-3200, www.ruthcliffe.com n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarianfriendly, kids’ menu, table service, credit cards, bar service, wi-fi access. Boaters from both sides of the border come here for the “catch of the day” — not to mention Belgian waffles, “Shrimp Marco” and local berry pie. Chef-owner Mark Infante prepares breakfast and dinner daily — and lunch Thursday through Sunday — in the summer months. $$$

Fast Food Jazzie’s Restaurant, Snack Bar and Diner See “Steakhouse”

Shaggy’s Snack Bar 109 First Street, Swanton, 868-2021, www.shaggyssnackbar.com n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: none. Services: delivery, take-out, credit cards. Longtime owner Joe Desrochers makes the pizza dough fresh daily; in the summer, sit at a picnic table with your burger and fries. $

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30 Kingman Street, St. Albans, 527-3777 n Open 7 days. Alcohol: full bar. Entertainment: live music, dance floor, pool, darts, tv, karaoke, cover. Between the high-tech jukebox and alternating Friday-night bands, this is the place to dance. The clean and friendly bar also boasts three big-screen TVs and touch-tune music box.

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Warner’s Snack Bar Italian Il Panino 34 South Main Street, St. Albans, 524-7500 n Closed: Sun. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: beer & wine. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, delivery, takeout, table service, credit cards, bar service, wi-fi access, catering. Get homemade pasta dishes, such as linguine “fra diavolo” and “penne vegetalli,” and the area’s only authentic panini in all your favorite “sub” flavors: Think meatball and chicken parm. The orange and black decor makes it romantic in the evening. $$

Country Pantry Restaurant

22 South Main Street, St. Albans, 524-2244, www.mimmositalian.com n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, web menu, delivery, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service, wi-fi access, catering. Families love the pizza and pasta dishes. Try the balsamic chicken salad with feta and Parmesan. Delivery is available at lunch only. $$

See “Steakhouse”

Pie in the Sky

Mimmo’s Pizzeria Restaurant

Highgate Commons Shopping Center, Exit 20 I-89, St. Albans, 524-5442, www.pieintheskyvt.com n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: beer & wine. Services: kids’ menu, delivery, take-out, table service, credit cards, catering. Entertainment: tv, no cover. This pizzeria and deli is famous for homemade sub rolls, as well as stone-baked pizza, calzones and stromboli. With a newly expanded dining room, it can accommodate large parties. $

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Shaggy’s Snack Bar

Nightclub Overtime Saloon 38 S. Main Street, St. Albans, 524-0357 n Closed: Mon., Tues., Sun. Meals: dinner, late-night food. Alcohol: full bar. Services: table service, credit cards, bar service, wi-fi access. Entertainment: live music, pool, darts, tv, karaoke, no cover. This upscale sports bar caters to professionals looking for a more civilized scene. Sit on the comfy couches while you enjoy the six TVs or live music. Snack on munchies or order out from Mimmo’s. You can also book the room for parties. $

Pizzeria East End Quick Stop 1181 Ethan Allen Highway, Georgia, 527-1088 n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarian-friendly, take-out, credit cards. Food-wise, this is not your typical quick stop. The pizzas, hot sandwiches and appetizers are all prepared using fresh ingredients. Try the dessert pizzas. $

McKee’s Island Pub & Pizza 513 Route 2, South Hero, 372-5454, www.mckeespubs.com n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, web menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service, wi-fi access. Entertainment: tv, no cover. Bring the kids for moderately priced pub food and homemade ItalianAmerican specialties. Menu items, such as the top-selling “Keeler Bay” grinder, are named for local landmarks and families. The “Grand Isle” pizza, which comes with 11 toppings, is another favorite. $

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Swanton House of Pizza 32 Merchants Row, Swanton, 868-3085, www.swantonhouseofpizza.com n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: beer & wine. Services: vegetarian-friendly, take-out, table service, credit cards. Get your pizza or pasta under a lattice ceiling woven with ivy plants. Everything is fresh and homemade. $

pub Food Capone’s at the Highgate Manor Inn 464 Highgate Road Rte. 207, Highgate Falls, 868-9007, www.highgatemanor.com n Open 7 days. Meals: brunch, dinner, late-night food. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, web menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service, wi-fi access. Entertainment: live music, dance floor, pool, darts, tv, karaoke, no cover. The liquor is stored in newly constructed “jail cells” at this stonewalled pub, named for the Manor’s most famous visitor — gangster Al Capone. Food includes a build-your-own burger and chicken wings in “every style you can imagine.” Live music Thursday through Saturday. $$

Jacob’s Restaurant See “American, Traditional”

McKee’s Island Pub & Pizza See “Pizzeria”

Overtime Saloon See “Nightclub”

Seafood

Jeff’s Maine Seafood 65 North Main Street, St. Albans, 524-6135 n Closed: Sun. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service, catering. This seafood restaurant has a slogan: “Fine food, stylishly Vermont.” Serving Maine lobster, pecan-crusted salmon and, on Friday, prime rib. $$$

Steakhouse Bayside Pavilion 15 Georgia Shore Road, St. Albans, 524-0909 n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, takeout, table service, credit cards, bar service, catering. Entertainment: live music, dance floor, tv, no cover. Customers patronize this steakhouse for its bayside location, the bacon-wrapped tenderloin and the seafood cioppino. Live music and DJs every Friday and Saturday. Outdoor dining in the summertime. $$

Country Pantry Restaurant 951 Main Street, Fairfax, 849-6364 n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, takeout, table service, credit cards, bar service, catering. Customers wait in line for hours to get breakfast at this family steakhouse. The prime rib’s popular, too. $

The Highgate Manor Inn 464 Highgate Road Rte. 207, Highgate Falls, 868-9007, www.highgatemanor. com n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, brunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, web menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service, wi-fi access. Al Capone ate at this historic Victorian manor that was once a stop on the Underground Railroad. Nowadays, the gangster would appreciate the spicy chili and the Parmesan New York strip steak. Dinner is served Thursday through Sunday. Breakfast is available all week. $$

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Mimmo’s Pizzeria Restaurant

Jazzie’s Restaurant, Snack Bar and Diner 17 Swanton Road, St. Albans, 524-5954 n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner. Alcohol: beer & wine. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, delivery, take-out, table service, credit cards, catering. Entertainment: live music, tv, no cover. One side of this restaurant has romantic dining by candlelight; the other offers TV and a fireplace. Charbroiled steaks, baked seafood and vegetarian pasta dishes are best-sellers. In summer, swing by the snackbar window, where staffers serve up creemees in 48 flavors. $$

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At Big Fatty’s BBQ on Main Street in Burlington, the servers wear black T-shirts that read, “Be nice to me, I pull your pork” — even the cornbread and hush puppies contain piggy products. That’s how owner Clay Vagnini — Big Fatty himself — likes it. The florid Floridian isn’t here to appease the politically correct. He’s here to cook up some old-fashioned barbecue. Even “dry,” the ribs are tender and fragrant. “Wet” ones are pretty messy. “That’s why God created hoses and paper towels,” says Vagnini. The spicy, homemade “wet” sauce — sold at the counter by the bottle — also shows up on the pulled pork, which comes in “biblical portions.” Other proteins at Fatty’s include fried catfish and Texas brisket, which is slow-cooked for nearly 24 hours and served only on Wednesday. It’s melt-in-your-mouth tender with caramelized edges and luxuriant fatty bits, infused with the essence of hickory smoke. The saucy and perfectly toothsome baked beans, featuring five different legumes, have a good amount of cinnamon in the mix along with the obligatory chunks of salt pork. You’ll find more of those chunks in the collards, which are served up with a wealth of “pot likker.” For all its daring dishes, Big Fatty’s scores its most startling success with a simple one: Chicken, often the blandest meat on the menu, is a triumph here. Brined in a bath of water, salt, sugar and herbs, the bird is slow-smoked for three hours. It emerges with deep brown skin but juicy, flavor-infused flesh — no sauce required. Eaters worried about cholesterol counts or “food miles” should probably steer clear of Big Fatty’s. Warning: There’s another location in Hartford. But anyone looking for a pound of flesh with a side of irreverence has come to the right place.

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Sakura Bana Japanese Restaurant

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16 Church Street, Burlington, 658-0278 n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarianfriendly, kids’ menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service, catering. Entertainment: live music, tv, no cover. Have a burger outside on Church Street, inside, or on the back patio of this pub-style café. Live music on Thursday night. $$

2 Church Street, Burlington, 863-1988, www.sakuravt.com n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, web menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service, catering. This authentic Japanese sushi and sashimi spot keeps ‘em coming for its ocean-fresh fish. Customers can enjoy a more intimate setting in the “tatami” room, where pillows replace the chairs. $$$

See “Pizzeria”

The Green Room 86 St. Paul Street, Burlington, 651-9669, www.greenroomvt.com n Closed: Sun. Meals: dinner, late-night food. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, web menu, table service, credit cards, bar service, catering. Entertainment: live music, tv, no cover. Experience urban ambiance and creative cuisine at the bar, in the dining room or while chilling in the lounge, where big, comfy chairs are part of the deal. Mix it up with seasonal small or large plates, or try one of the nightly entrée specials. $$$

Quatre Bistro See “Café/Bistro”

Smokejacks 156 Church Street, Burlington, 658-1119, www.smokejacks.com n Open 7 days. Meals: brunch, lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarianfriendly, web menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service, catering. This upscale restaurant specializes in seasonal delicacies made from local ingredients. Try the smoky, pan-seared duck breast. The “big bold” burger was named one of the “Top 10 Burgers” in the country by USA Today. The martini menu is extensive. So are the wine and cheese lists. $$$

Sweetwaters See “Café/Bistro”

Taste

Asian, Non-Chinese Asiana House 191 Pearl Street, Burlington, 651-0818 n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, web menu, delivery, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service. At this fusion-style Japanese restaurant, the fish options are plentiful and super-fresh. The vegetarian maki and sushi bar are especially popular. $$$

Bangkok Bistro 144 Church Street, Burlington, 951-5888 n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, takeout, table service, credit cards, bar service, catering. Try the happy boat or shrimp green curry at this authentic Thai restaurant and martini bar. $$$

Pacific Rim 111 St. Paul Street, Burlington, 651-3000 n Closed: Sun. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service. Tastes of Asia spice up this small café. How about some ginger lemonade and Korean shrimp cakes? $$

See “Eclectic/Fusion”

Parima Restaurant

Tilley’s Café

185 Pearl Street, Burlington, 864-7917, www.parimathai.com n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, web menu, delivery, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service, wi-fi access, catering. Entertainment: live music, no cover. Serving traditional Thai cuisine for more than 13 years, Parima draws diners and music lovers alike. Favorites dishes include salmon choo chee, pineapple cashew stir-fry and all your favorite Thai curries. There’s a noodle-bar menu, too. The “Acoustic Lounge Culture Cafe” offers live music in an intimate setting. $$

See “Seafood”

American, Traditional Breakwater Café King Street Dock, Burlington, 658-6276, www.ferries.com n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service. Entertainment: live music, no cover. Nightly live entertainment and a close-up view of Lake Champlain add to the al fresco appeal of this seasonal eatery. Dock your boat free of charge while you dig into pub food from June through September. $

Dino’s Pizza North and Family Restaurant See “Pizzeria”

Pho Hong 325 North Winooski Avenue, Burlington, 865-8031 n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: BYOB. Services: vegetarian-friendly, take-out, table service, credit cards, wi-fi access, catering. You’ll find Vietnamese curries and soups, plus a few Thai offerings, in this colorful Old North End restaurant. Try the beef pho or the “happy pancakes” — Vietnamese crêpes stuffed with shrimp, pork and onions. Vegetarians can get ‘em with tofu. “Taste Test” at www.7nvt. com. $

Tantra 169 Church Street, Burlington, 651-9660 n Closed: Mon. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, delivery, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service. This mostly-Thai restaurant also has several Vietnamese options, and uses some organic vegetables and free-range meats. Many dishes can be made vegan. Luncheon dim sum offered Thursday through Sunday. “Taste Test” at www.7nvt.com. $$

Bakery Cheese Outlet/ Fresh Market See “Deli/Sandwich”

Dough Boy’s Bakery & Coffee Shop See “Diner”

Great Harvest Bread Co. 382 Pine Street, Burlington, 660-2733 n Closed: Sun. Meals: breakfast, lunch. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, take-out, credit cards. Choose from breakfast pastries and eight varieties of bread made with fresh-milled whole-grain flour. Lunch options include a daily soup and panini. $

Junior’s Downtown See “Pizzeria”

Mirabelles 198 Main Street, Burlington, 658-3074, www.mirabellescafe.com n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, brunch, lunch. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarianfriendly, web menu, delivery, take-out, table service, credit cards, catering. Daily lunch specials and homemade pastries distinguish this Burlington bakery-café run by two NECI grads. Try the French toast or egg-and-cheese sandwich for breakfast. $

Panadero 203 North Winooski Avenue, Burlington, 863-8278 n Closed: Mon., Sun. Meals: breakfast, lunch. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarian-friendly, take-out. Carbs are king at this neighborhood bakery that turns out breads, pastries, muffins and scones — and, for lunch, savory, stuffed croissants. The tarts are a Burlington Farmers’ Market favorite. Open until 5. $

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Akes’ Place 134 Church Street, Burlington, 864-8111, www.akesplace.com n Open 7 days. Alcohol: full bar. Entertainment: pool, darts, tv, no cover. This bar’s got all the staples — plus dart leagues and six major sports packages on the 42” HD Plasma TVs.

Blue Cat Café and Wine Bar See “Steakhouse”

Drink 135 St. Paul Street, Burlington, 860-9463, www.come2drink.com n Closed: Mon., Sun. Meals: late-night food. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, table service, credit cards, bar service, catering. Entertainment: live music, tv, no cover. This classy, full-service bar specializes in creative drinks of all kinds. Try the houseinfused vodkas: one’s flavored with tea; another with Jolly Rancher candy. There’s also a light-fare menu. Live music on occasion.

Esox 194 Main Street, Burlington, 862-7314 n Open 7 days. Alcohol: full bar. Services: credit cards, bar service. Entertainment: pool, darts, tv, no cover. Catch all the Red Sox and Yankees action at this sports bar — it’s got the “baseball package.” There are 10 beers on draft and plenty of video games.

Finnigan’s Pub 205 College Street, Burlington, 864-8209 n Open 7 days. Alcohol: full bar. Entertainment: pool, darts, tv, no cover. This friendly, frill-free sports bar has an Irish accent. Check out the sports packages for baseball, football, hockey and basketball on six TVs.

JP’s Pub 139 Main Street, Burlington, 658-6389 n Open 7 days. Alcohol: full bar. Services: credit cards, bar service. Entertainment: live music, dance floor, pool, darts, tv, karaoke, no cover. Karaoke is Wednesday, Friday and Saturday; Thursday is Reggae Night. Pool tournaments are held on Sunday. Also offering foosball, pool and video games.

Ken’s Pizza and Pub See “Pizzeria”

Nectar’s

23 North Street, Burlington, 864-9888 n Open 7 days. Meals: late-night food. Alcohol: full bar. Entertainment: dance floor, pool, darts, tv, karaoke, no cover. Owner Bob Beauvais describes this neighborhood watering hole as “the best damn make-you-feel-at-home bar.”

188 Main Street, Burlington, 658-4771, www.liveatnectars.com n Open 7 days. Meals: dinner, late-night food. Alcohol: full bar. Services: kids’ menu, web menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service, wi-fi access, catering. Entertainment: live music, all-ages music shows, dance floor, tv, sometimes cover. The birthplace of Phish, this Burlington landmark hosts local, regional and national music acts of all genres. The newly renovated dining room serves up house-smoked local meats and Nectar’s world-famous gravy fries. $$

The Other Place 4 North Winooski Avenue, Burlington, 8635803 n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner, late-night food. Alcohol: full bar. Services: credit cards, bar service. Entertainment: pool, tv, no cover. The front wall of this friendly neighborhood bar opens up completely in the summer — it’s a garage door. Grab a bowl of chili or a hotdog and a beer without breaking the bank.

Rí Rá Irish Pub See “Pub Food” Ruben James

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Scuffer Steak & Ale House See “Steakhouse” T. Rugg’s Tavern 149 Elmwood Avenue, Burlington, 658-0456 n Open 7 days. Alcohol: full bar. Entertainment: live music, pool, darts, tv, no cover. Imagine a downscale “Cheers” with darts, pool and a jukebox. You can smoke, too, on the deck out back.

Three Needs 207 College Street, Burlington, 658-0889 n Open 7 days. Meals: late-night food. Alcohol: full bar. Services: credit cards, bar service, wi-fi access. Entertainment: pool, tv, no cover. Stop in for some serious pool and “The Simpsons” twice a day at this bar and brewery. Open from 4 p.m. until 2:30 in the morning. You’ll hear an eclectic mix of the bartender’s favorite tunes.

What Ale’s You 152 St. Paul Street, Burlington, 862-1364 n Open 7 days. Alcohol: full bar. Services: table service. Entertainment: tv, no cover. This popular college hangout features drink specials Sunday to Wednesday; two-dollar drafts on Thursday. Great sound system with a good mix of music.

Barbecue

HBig Fatty’s BBQ 55 Main Street, Burlington, 864-5513, www.maplestreetcatering.com n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: beer & wine. Services: kids’ menu, web menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, catering. Entertainment: live music, no cover. At this self-described “in your face” BBQ joint, the slogan is, “Put some South in your mouth.” It’s the only place in Vermont that lets you eat from an honest-to-goodness pig trough. Check out the Texas brisket, cooked for nearly 24 hours, and the “biblical portions” of pulled pork. All sauces and rubs are homemade. See p.19.$

Café/Bistro Avenue Bistro 1127 North Avenue, Burlington, 652-9999 n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service, wi-fi access. Entertainment: live music, no cover. One of the only sit-down restaurants in the New North End. Try the green curry mussels with coconut milk. The chicken roulade special features a different filling each day. $$

Battery Street Grill at the Hilton Hotel 60 Battery Street, Burlington, 658-6500, www.hiltonburlington.com n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner, late-night food. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarianfriendly, kids’ menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service, wi-fi access, catering. Inside the Hilton Hotel, this casual restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner until 10 p.m. Late-night snacks available at the bar. $$

Leunig’s Bistro 115 Church Street, Burlington, 863-3759, www.leunigsbistro.com n Open 7 days. Meals: brunch, lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarianfriendly, kids’ menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service. Entertainment: live music, no cover. The owners boast this bistro’s got “the panache of Paris and the value of Vermont.” Good location, too. Live music Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights and a weekend brunch. $$$

Magnolia Bistro 1 Lawson Lane, Suite 10, Burlington, 846-7446, www.magnoliabistro.com n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, brunch, lunch. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarianfriendly, web menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service, wi-fi access, catering. This subterranean café offers “breakfast and lunch with a twist” — nontraditional takes on traditional food. The ecofriendly owners focus on fair-trade, local and sustainable products. Go for the oatmeal pancakes, garbanzo burger and local steak sandwich. $

Mirabelles

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136 1/2 Church Street, Burlington, 865-0012, www.myspace.com/ onehalflounge n Open 7 days. Meals: late-night food. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, table service, credit cards, bar service, catering. Entertainment: live music, no cover. Local singersongwriters play once or twice a week at this cozy, upscale club. Downstairs, the cave-like cellar has been transformed into a private, intimate lounge. Try the panini made with fresh, organic ingredients, and don’t miss the chocolate cake. $$

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Penny Cluse Café 169 Cherry Street, Burlington, 651-8834, www.pennycluse.com n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, lunch. Alcohol: beer & wine. Services: vegetarianfriendly, kids’ menu, web menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, catering. The long lines are a testament to the popularity of this breakfast-and-lunch place. Try the Zydeco breakfast — two eggs any style, black beans, corn muffins and andouille sausage. $

Quatre Bistro 30 Main Street, Burlington, 865-9700, www.quatrebistro.com n Closed: Sun. Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service, catering. You can park for free when you visit this warm, homey restaurant. Select from French, Italian and American dishes such as lamb, grilled strip steaks and seafood pasta with clams, mussels and shrimp. $$$

River’s Edge Coffee Shop & Grill 471 Riverside Avenue, Burlington, 660-0400 n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, lunch. Alcohol: none. Services: take-out, credit cards. This restaurant brings in a regular crowd of workers, taxi drivers and seniors. Offering two meals a day, from fresh-baked doughnuts to homemade lunch specials. $

The Skinny Pancake 60 Lake Street, Burlington, 540-0188, www.skinnypancake.com n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, late-night food. Alcohol: beer & wine. Services: vegetarian-friendly, web menu, take-out, credit cards, wi-fi access, catering. Entertainment: live music, allages music shows, no cover. At this crêperie, you can get yours with a sweet or savory filling. Try the “lovemaker,” which combines strawberries and Nutella. Also offering salads, soups, fondue and an espresso bar. The owners are committed localvores who opt for eco-friendly products whenever possible. “Taste Test” at www.7nvt.com. $$

Fu Da Chinese Restaurant

Bottom of College Street, Burlington, 658-2244, www.enjoyburlington.com/ Waterfront/SplashCafCatering.cfm n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service, catering. This floating eatery offers spectacular views of Lake Champlain. Its slogan is “Serving marvelous food, drinks and sunsets.” ATM available. Open from Memorial Day to Columbus Day. $$

187 Pearl Street, Burlington, 864-3883 n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarian-friendly, delivery, take-out, credit cards. The restaurant formerly known as No. 1 Chinese has moved a few doors down. You can’t beat the hours — it’s open every night until late. Vegetarians can create their own veggie combos. No lunch on Sunday. $

Coffee/Tea

Sweetwaters 120 Church Street, Burlington, 864-9800, www.sweetwatersvt.com n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, web menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service. Entertainment: tv, no cover. This eclectic bistro has been a Church Street Marketplace cornerstone, literally, for more than 27 years. Try the savory Kobe beef burger, bison burger or the vegetarian “harvest tortellini.” Al fresco seating available in warm weather. $$

Cajun/Caribbean Caribbean Buffet 12 North Winooski Avenue, Burlington, 865-4514 n Open 7 days. Meals: dinner. Alcohol: BYOB. Services: vegetarian-friendly, take-out, table service, catering. Owner Patrick Brown presides over island-inspired dishes such as sweet candied yams, rice and beans, jerk chicken and Jamaican meat or vegetable turnovers. Buffet on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights. $

Chinese A Single Pebble 133 Bank Street, Burlington, 865-5200, www.asinglepebble.com n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, web menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service. This authentic Chinese restaurant cooks up a mean mock eel and encourages sharing numerous dishes in traditional banquet style. Lunch is served Monday through Friday. Dinner nightly. $$$

China Express 295 Shelburne Road, Burlington, 865-2155 n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarianfriendly, delivery, take-out, credit cards, catering. Located close to Burlington on Shelburne Road, this take-out style restaurant sells a lot of fried dumplings and General Tso’s chicken. $

China Express 30 North Street, Burlington, 862-8008 n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarian-friendly, delivery, take-out, credit cards, catering. Serving all the popular Chinese dishes in the heart of the Old North End. Choose from over 200, or create your own vegetarian tofu concoction. Entrées come with a choice of white or brown rice. Eat in, take out, or get it delivered. They cater, too. $

Dobrá Tea 80 Church Street, entrance on Bank Street, Burlington, 951-2424, www.dobratea.com n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarian-friendly, table service, credit cards, wi-fi access. Enjoy more than 80 varieties of direct-sourced, international loose-leaf tea — served according to tradition — in this bohemian tearoom. Need a snack? Try the pastries or eclectic light fare. $

Lake Champlain Chocolates Factory Store & Café 750 Pine Street, Burlington, 864-1807, www.lakechamplainchocolates.com n Open 7 days. Alcohol: none. Services: take-out, credit cards. Sip on specialty hot chocolates as well as coffee and tea at this café located inside the Lake Champlain Chocolate Factory Store. On the way out, buy some factory seconds at deep discounts, or have a box of truffles wrapped up. $

Muddy Waters 184 Main Street, Burlington, 658-0466 n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner. Alcohol: beer & wine. Services: vegetarian-friendly, take-out. This funky coffee house strives for a “rich aesthetic atmosphere that encourages community and interaction,” says co-owner Mark MacKillop. There’s also the 10 different coffee roasts, specialty drinks, all-fruit smoothies and baked goods. $

New Moon See “Café/Bistro”

Radio Bean Coffeehouse See “Nightclub”

Speeder & Earl’s: Church Street 104 Church Street, Burlington, 860-6630 n Open 7 days. Alcohol: none. Services: takeout. The “clockwork orange” — a specialty mocha with orange zest and almonds — is a big seller at this squeezed-in downtown java joint. Also offering muffins and pastries from Mirabelles. Outdoor seating in summer. $

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150 Cherry Street, Burlington, 383-1505, www.newmoonvt.com n Closed: Sat. Meals: breakfast, lunch. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarianfriendly, kids’ menu, web menu, delivery, take-out, credit cards, wi-fi access. A sleek interior and awesome chandelier lend this breakfast-and-lunch spot a funky elegance. Munch on house-made sandwiches, salads and baked goods. Or build your own, drawing from more than 60 ingredients. Full espresso bar, too. “Taste Test” at www.7nvt.com. $

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412 Pine Street, Burlington, 658-6016, www.speederandearls.com n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarian-friendly, take-out, credit cards, wi-fi access. As many as 700 caffeine-dependent patrons pass through this coffee shop every day. The beans are roasted in-house, and can also be bought in bulk. Try specialty drinks such as the “clockwork orange,” a blend of espresso, chocolate, orange and almond. $

Top of the Block Sandwich Shoppe See “Deli/Sandwich”

Uncommon Grounds 42 Church Street, Burlington, 865-6227 n Open 7 days. Alcohol: none. Services: takeout, wi-fi access. The in-house roaster, speedy service and outdoor café set this coffeehouse apart — not to mention the selection of organic and exotic teas, chai lattes made from scratch, and various baked goods to sweeten the sipping. Don’t miss the local art on the walls. $

Viva Espresso 197 North Winooski, Burlington, 660-8482, vivaespresso.blogspot. com n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, lunch. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarianfriendly, kids’ menu, web menu, takeout, credit cards, wi-fi access, catering. Move over, Starbucks. This coffeeshop is all-Vermont, down to the organic whipped cream. Local breads, pastries and daily sandwiches, too. Try the Viva Mocha and the breakfast sandwiches on Myers’ bagels. All disposables are eco-friendly: You can compost or recycle ‘em. $

Deli/Sandwich Bagel Café & Deli 1127 North Avenue #29, Burlington, 660-9693 n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, lunch. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarianfriendly, take-out. The New North End’s local bagel bakery is also a great place to hang out. $

Bruegger’s Bagel Bakery 93 Church Street, Burlington, 860-1995, www.brueggers.com n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, web menu, take-out, credit cards, wi-fi access, catering. This downtown eatery offers quick coffee, soups and sandwiches on bagels baked fresh all day. Also serving wraps and ciabattas. You can use your college cards here, too. $

Burlington Bay Market & Café 125 Battery Street, Burlington, 864-0110 n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner. Alcohol: beer & wine. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, take-out, credit cards, wi-fi access, catering. This waterfront deli and market offers gourmet salads, fresh seafood, homemade soups and deli sandwiches.

sausage and egg burritos are popular in the a.m. At lunch, George’s meatloaf and the “Big Papi” burger fly out the door. $

Cheese Outlet/ Fresh Market

Red Onion

400 Pine Street, Burlington, 863-3968, www.cheeseoutlet.com n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarianfriendly, web menu, delivery, take-out, credit cards, catering. Housed in an old brush factory, this market and café specializes in high-end groceries, cheeses, artisan wine, deli items and organic and local produce. The prepared-foods case boasts more than 50 hot and cold gourmet dishes. A full-service bakery turns out a variety of confections. $

Cobblestone Deli and Café 152 Battery Street, Burlington, 865-3354, www.cobblestonevt.com n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, lunch. Alcohol: beer & wine. Services: vegetarian-friendly, web menu, take-out, credit cards, wi-fi access, catering. This specialty sandwich shop has the only dog-parking area in town. Drop in for a sandwich, salad or to sample the baked goods. Also featuring local microbrews and wines. $

Four Corners of the Earth 310 Pine Street, Burlington, 657-3869 n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarian-friendly, take-out, table service, catering. Owner Ladislav Pancisin draws inspiration from all over the globe to invent unique sandwiches. Try the Jamaican avocado, Cuban pork or Japanese tuna. He also creates two dinner entrées each night, one of which is vegetarian. Call for a reservation or takeout. $

Kountry Kart Deli 155 Main Street, Burlington, 864-4408 n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner, late-night food. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarian-friendly, take-out, credit cards, catering. In the mood for a wee-hours Philly cheese steak? This famous Queen City deli is open until 3 a.m., all year round. Early birds can stop by at 7 a.m. for the “Morning Riser” or “Rise-and-Shiner” breakfast sandwiches, which are also served all day. $

Outer Space 208 Flynn Avenue, Burlington, 660-8526 n Closed: Sat., Sun. Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner. Alcohol: BYOB. Services: vegetarianfriendly, kids’ menu, delivery, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service, wi-fi access, catering. Entertainment: live music, dance floor, karaoke, no cover. ”Fresh, fun and fantastic” Outer Space serves soups, grilled sandwiches and half-moons and baked goods — for breakfast and lunch only. Wednesday-night dinner and entertainment starting in May ‘08. $

The Pine Street Deli 316 Flynn Avenue, Burlington, 862-9614 n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarian-friendly, take-out, credit cards, wi-fi access, catering. It’s a corner store, a deli and a source for Greek specialties such as gyro, baklava and spanakopita. The

140 1/2 Church Street, Burlington, 865-2563 n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarian-friendly, delivery, take-out, credit cards, catering. Home of the legendary Red Onion Sandwich — a combo of turkey, bacon, Granny Smith apples, red onion, sundriedtomato mayo and smoked Gruyère. Try it on their homemade honey oat bread. $

Rooney’s Café & Deli 173 College Street, Burlington, 864-7547 n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch. Alcohol: BYOB. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, delivery, take-out, credit cards, catering. Homemade soups such as Long Trail cheddar ale and seafood bisque sell out fast at this café and deli. They also offer big gourmet sandwiches, hot pasta dishes and a salad bar. $

Sadie Katz Delicatessen 189 Bank Street, Burlington, 864-5308, www.sadiekatzdeli.com n Open 7 days. Meals: brunch, lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, web menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, catering. Sample Jewish deli faves — including mounds of pastrami on rye, foot-long, all-beef dogs with kraut and matzoh ball soup — without leaving Vermont. Grab some Dr. Brown’s soda to swig on the side. They even have the sweet ‘n’ vegetal “Cel Ray.” “Taste Test” at www.7nvt.com. $

Top of the Block Sandwich Shoppe 2 Church Street, Burlington, 660-0667 n Closed: Sun. Meals: breakfast, lunch. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarianfriendly, delivery, take-out, table service, catering. The proprietors roast their own lunch meats at this to-go lunch spot; the pastries, muffins, cookies, soups and wintertime hot dishes are also homemade. $

Vermont Sandwich Co. 2 North Winooski Avenue, Burlington, 951-1652; 41 IDX Drive, South Burlington 846-2092 n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, take-out, credit cards, catering. This local sandwich company comes up with some interesting combos. Try the popular “Patriot,” with turkey, stuffing and cranberry sauce. $

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Diner Dough Boy’s Bakery & Coffee Shop 85 Pearl Street, Burlington, 658-1425 n Closed: Mon. Meals: breakfast, lunch. Alcohol: none. Services: take-out, table service, credit cards. This neighborhood diner serves up comfort food Tuesday through Sunday. The adjoining bakery sells homemade doughnuts, pies and pastries by the dozen. $

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Henry’s Diner 155 Bank Street, Burlington, 862-9010, www.henrysdiner.net n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner. Alcohol: none. Services: kids’ menu, web menu, take-out, table service, credit cards. This historic Queen City diner still serves breakfast all day and offers home-cooked dishes in a cozy, retro atmosphere. Try their Greek specialties, too. Dinner on Friday and Saturday only. $

Sadie Katz Delicatessen See “Deli/Sandwich”

Eclectic/Fusion 1/2 Lounge See “Bar”

Avenue Bistro See “Café/Bistro”

Bueno Y Sano See “Mexican/Latin”

City Market of Onion River Co-op 82 South Winooski Avenue, Burlington, 863-3659, www. citymarket.coop n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarian-friendly, takeout, credit cards, catering. Featuring a wide selection of quick, inexpensive food, this instore eatery cooks up a different cuisine every week. Choose grab-and-go meals or select from the hot and cold bars. Vegan and glutenfree options abound. $

The Daily Planet 15 Center Street, Burlington, 862-9647, www.dailyplanet15.com n Open 7 days. Meals: dinner, late-night food. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, web menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service. The fare at this friendly, high-energy bar and restaurant ranges from cheeseburgers to mustard-encrusted rack of lamb. Late-night menu available. Offerings change seasonally. $$

Globalmartvt.com 156 North Winooski Avenue, Burlington, 863-9460, www.globalmartvt.com n Closed: Mon. Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner. Alcohol: none. Services: web menu, delivery, take-out, catering. Entertainment: tv, no cover. This Middle Eastern café offers authentic falafel, Halal meats, Mediterranean groceries and killer Philly cheese steaks. ATM machine onsite. $

QTees

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237 North Winooski Avenue, Burlington, 658-3668 n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: none. Services: kids’ menu, take-out. It’s been open since 1945 and in the same family since 1959, but now the North End Dairy Queen has a new name, and “Arctic Swirls” have replaced the “Blizzards.” Try the charbroiled, “third-alarm burger”: two beef patties topped with chipotle mayo, jalapeño pepper, bacon and pepper jack. Sundays are ice cream only. $

Rooney’s Cafe & Deli See “Deli/Sandwich”

The Skinny Pancake See “Café/Bistro”

Stone Soup 211 College Street, Burlington, 862-7616 n Closed: Sun. Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner. Alcohol: beer & wine. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, web menu, take-out, catering. This vegan-friendly, cafeteria-style café-eatery has a killer salad bar, gluten-free baked goods and Saturday brunch. Also soup, pizza, sandwiches and daily hot dishes. Tuesday through Friday you can get dinner — with beer and wine — until 9. $

Sugarsnap 505 Riverside Avenue, Burlington, 652-5922, www.sugarsnap.biz n Closed: Sat., Sun. Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarian-friendly, web menu, take-out, credit cards, catering. This deli and specialty take-out shop reaps the advantages of being close to the Burlington Intervale. Choose from freshly prepared salads, sandwiches and homemade soups. Ready-made, take-home dinners are also available. $

Taste 112 Lake Street, Burlington, 658-4844, www.tasteofburlington.com n Open 7 days. Meals: dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, web menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service, wi-fi access, catering. Artsy and colorful, this waterfront restaurant takes its name from a song written by Phish. Three large aquariums, metallic copper walls and the chef’s funky artwork make the dining room fun and inviting. But fans say that the exquisitely prepared New American cuisine is the biggest draw. $$$

euro The Pine Street Deli See “Deli/Sandwich”

Fast Food Ahli Baba’s Kabob Shop 163 Main Street, Burlington, 862-5752 n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner, late-night food. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, take-out, credit cards, catering. You can get gyros, pitas, falafel and sweet potato fries at this Middle Eastern late-night spot next to the Flynn Center. The window tables are perfect for people-watching. $

Indian India House Restaurant 207 Colchester Avenue, Burlington, 862-7800 n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: beer & wine. Services: vegetarian-friendly, delivery, take-out, table service, credit cards, catering. This North Indian restaurant cooks everything over charcoal in a traditional clay oven. Try the tandoori chicken. $$

Shalimar of India 16 North Winooski Avenue, Burlington, 864-5693 n Open 7 days. Meals: brunch, lunch, dinner. Alcohol: beer & wine. Services: vegetarian-friendly, delivery, take-out, table service, credit cards, catering. Serving North Indian cuisine for 12 years. The Sunday brunch is a deal, for $7.95. $

Italian Bove’s Restaurant 68 Pearl Street, Burlington, 864-6651, www.boves.com n Closed: Mon., Sun. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, web menu, delivery, take-out, table service, catering. This no-nonsense eatery — the oldest family-owned Italian restaurant in the state — is an Art Deco wonder. Their bottled spaghetti sauce and frozen meatballs are available nationwide. Plus, the resto’s superlative lasagna was recently featured on the Food Network. Lunch served on Friday and Saturday. $

L’Amante 126 College Street, Burlington, 863-5200, www.lamante.com n Closed: Sun. Meals: dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, web menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service. The menu changes regularly at this highly acclaimed Italian restaurant. But favorites such as squash blossom fritters with honey and truffle oil, penne bolognese and potato-crusted seabass are always available. Eat in the elegant dining room or at the comfy mahogany bar. $$$$

Manhattan Pizza & Pub See “Pizzeria”

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74 Maple Street, Burlington, 864-5963 n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, lunch. Alcohol: none. Services: take-out, table service, credit cards. Family-owned since 1945, this neighborhood diner serves “big daddy pancakes and eggs” and Texas cheeseburgers with chili. Shorter hours on Saturday and Sunday. $

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83 Church Street, Burlington, 660-9533, www.threetomatoestrat toria.com n Open 7 days. Meals: brunch, lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, web menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service. This Tuscan-themed trattoria turns a lot of heads in the direction of its open kitchen. Try the tortellini rustici, wood-fired pizzas and daily specials. Carafes of wine come in chicken-shaped pitchers. Having a private party? Book the new events room. $$$

Trattoria Delia 152 St. Paul Street, Burlington, 864-5253, www.trattoriadelia.com n Open 7 days. Meals: dinner. Alcohol: beer & wine. Services: vegetarian-friendly, web menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service. A romantic grotto setting and award-winning wine list distinguish this Italian restaurant. Try specialties such as the orecchiette con fricone and the osso buco. A full line of Italian spirits and cordials are available, including a wide selection of grappas. $$$

Mexican/Latin Bueno Y Sano 213 College Street, Burlington, 864-9900 n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: BYOB. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, delivery, take-out, credit cards. Get fresh ingredients of your choice — including shrimp, barbecued seitan and garlicky spinach — in a wrap or a crispy quesadilla. There are salads, too. “Taste Test” at www.7nvt.com. $

New World Tortilla 10 North Winooski Avenue, Burlington, 865-1058, www.newworldtortilla.com n Closed: Sun. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarian-friendly, web menu, take-out. Serving huge wraps on flour tortillas. Try the chicken Vera Cruz or the Thai chicken. The soft tacos on homemade corn tortillas are another favorite. $

Roque’s 3 Main Street, Burlington, 657-3377, www.roquesvt.com n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, web menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service, catering. Entertainment: live music, no cover. Multiple margarita options complement a menu that allows you to build your own burrito, taco, tostada or chimichanga. Open seven days a week in the summer. Gluten-free options available. $$

131 Main Street, Burlington, 864-2433, www.souzas.org n Closed: Mon. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, catering. This one-of-a-kind restaurant offers all-you-caneat Brazilian barbecue in a festive, Latin atmosphere. Don’t miss the homemade flan on the dessert buffet. $$$$

Nightclub 242 Main 242 Main Street, Burlington, 862-2244 n Open 7 days. Alcohol: none. Entertainment: live music, all-ages music shows, tv, sometimes cover. Local teens come to this youth-oriented community forum managed by Burlington Parks & Rec for movie nights, political discussions and live, alcohol-free entertainment.

Club Metronome at Nectar’s 188 Main Street, Burlington, 865-4563, www.clubmetronome.com n Closed: Mon., Tues. Alcohol: full bar. Services: credit cards, bar service, wi-fi access. Entertainment: live music, all-ages music shows, dance floor, tv, sometimes cover. Located above Nectar’s, this venue sees touring artists and international DJs as well as local indie, hip-hop, jam and reggae acts. Saturday night is “Retronome.” Metronome is also a local art space and a popular place to hold private parties.

Franny O’s 733 Queen City Park Road, South Burlington, 863-2909 n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch. Alcohol: full bar. Services: delivery, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service. Entertainment: live music, dance floor, pool, darts, tv, karaoke, no cover. Blue- and white-collar workers flock to this sports bar for the live music and pub food. Thursday and Saturday nights feature karaoke; local rock bands play on Friday. $

Nectar’s See “Barbecue”

Radio Bean Coffeehouse 8 North Winooski Avenue, Burlington, 660-9346, www.radiobean.com n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, lunch. Alcohol: beer & wine. Services: vegetarian-friendly, take-out, credit cards, wi-fi access. Entertainment: live music, all-ages music shows, dance floor, no cover. Nightly live music and a light menu of bagels, panini and baked goods keep this hip local hangout hopping. Monday is open mike, Wednesday is Irish Sessions, jazz on Thursday; the rest of the week offers a variety of local bands and performers. $

Rasputin’s 163 Church Street, Burlington, 864-9324, rasputinsvt.com n Closed: Mon., Sun. Alcohol: full bar. Entertainment: live music, dance floor, pool, tv, sometimes cover. This popular college haunt shakes things up with DJs five nights a week. Pool and foosball entertain anyone who doesn’t feel like dancing.

Red Square 136 Church Street, Burlington, 859-8909, www.redsquarevt.com n Open 7 days. Alcohol: full bar. Services: wi-fi access. Entertainment: live music, dance floor, tv, sometimes cover. This artsy downtown bar hosts DJs and local groups on weeknights. Weekends showcase touring bands. They do private parties, too. Wanna check your coat? Now you can!

Second Floor 165 Church Street, Burlington, 660-2088, www.secondfloorvt.com n Closed: Mon., Tues., Sun. Alcohol: full bar. Entertainment: live music, all-ages music shows, dance floor, pool, tv, karaoke, sometimes cover. DJs spin hip-hop, reggae and pop at this diverse nightclub. Sometimes live classic rock bands play on Saturday.

Pizzeria American Flatbread — Burlington Hearth 115 St. Paul Street, Burlington, 861-2999, www.flatbreadhearth.com n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: beer & wine. Services: vegetarianfriendly, web menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service. Entertainment: live music, no cover. Flatbread topped with gourmet local and organic ingredients cooks before your eyes in an open, wood-fired oven. Wash it down with an authentic Belgian or German-style beer from the in-house brewery, or choose from a wide variety of craft and imported bottled beers. $$

Big Daddy’s Delivery 177 Church Street, Burlington, 863-0000, www.bigdaddysdelivers.com n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner, late-night food. Alcohol: none. Services: web menu, delivery, take-out, credit cards. College students and bar hoppers flock to this lower Church Street location for late-night wings, slices and subs. Open for delivery ‘til 2 a.m. Have a hankering for Ben & Jerry’s ice cream? They deliver that, too. Try the barbecued chicken pizza. $

Dino’s Pizza and Family Restaurant Burlington Town Center, Lower Level, Burlington, 862-0019, www.dinosvt.com n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarianfriendly, kids’ menu, web menu, delivery, take-out, credit cards, catering. This friendly pizzeria in the Burlington Town Center food court is known for its daily specials and super-fast lunch service. Stop by for pizza, subs, Italian specialties and grilled items. There are fresh soups, too. $

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147 North Winooski Avenue, Burlington, 658-0098, www.dinosvt.com n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner, latenight food. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, delivery, take-out, table service, credit cards, wi-fi access, catering. Entertainment: tv, no cover. At this neighborhood eatery, you can watch sports on the tube while chowing down Brooklyn-style thin-crust pizza. Calzones, pasta and salad are on the menu, too, plus burgers and fries. $

Junior’s Downtown 176 Main Street, Burlington, 862-1234, www.juniorsvt.com n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner, late-night food. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarianfriendly, web menu, delivery, take-out, credit cards, catering. Entertainment: tv, no cover. Get New York-style pizza, baked pasta dishes, Italian pastries and even loaves of fresh bread at Junior’s new, casual location in the heart of Burlington. Open late-night on Friday and Saturday. $

Ken’s Pizza and Pub 71 Church Street, Burlington, 862-3335 n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner, late-night food. Alcohol: full bar. Services: kids’ menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service. Entertainment: tv, no cover. The cozy atmosphere and reasonable prices keep ‘em coming — since 1973. Look for Italian specialties, tacos and freshly made soups in addition to the New York-style pizza. Lots of outdoor seating in summer. $

Leonardo’s Pizza 83 Pearl Street, Burlington, 862-7700 n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner, late-night food. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarian-friendly, delivery, take-out, credit cards. Burlington’s award-winning pizza delivery service has taken the pie skyhigh. Try the new basil pesto chicken or “fourcheese fusion.” $

Manhattan Pizza & Pub 167 Main Street, Burlington, 658-6776 n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: delivery, takeout, credit cards, bar service, wi-fi access. Entertainment: live music, pool, tv, no cover. With 20 beers on tap and all-you-caneat specials, this is a great college hangout, featuring pool, computer games and live music. Open mike night every Wednesday. $

Mr. Mike’s 206 Main Street, Burlington, 864-0072 n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, delivery, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service. Entertainment: pool, tv, no cover. College students flock to this late-night pizza place for gourmet pizzas to go — and stay. Arcade games in the back room. $

Church Street Tavern 103 Church Street, Burlington, 658-1309 n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, takeout, table service, credit cards, bar service. This sports tavern has a huge following of college students and professionals. Have a burger with your baseball. Take-out is available, but only in winter. $$

Dino’s Pizza and Family Restaurant See “Pizzeria”

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Rí Rá Irish Pub 123 Church Street, Burlington, 860-9401, www.rira.com n Open 7 days. Meals: brunch, lunch, dinner, late-night food. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarianfriendly, kids’ menu, web menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service, catering. Entertainment: live music, dance floor, tv, no cover. Looking for a taste of the Emerald Isle? This authentic pub brought over from Ireland serves up a full menu, plus live music Wednesday through Saturday. Irish music on Sunday. Pub Quiz every Tuesday night. High-def TVs for sporting events. $$

Ruben James 159 Main Street, Burlington, 864-0744 n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner, late-night food. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, delivery, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service. Entertainment: dance floor, pool, tv, no cover. Rock out to dance, hip-hop and R&B DJs on weekend nights. Free wings at “happy hour” on Friday and Saturday. $

Vermont Pub & Brewery 144 College Street, Burlington, 865-0500, www.vermontbrewery.com n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, web menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service. Entertainment: live music, darts, tv, no cover. Wash down the country meatloaf — or juicy Black Angus burger — with one of 10 home-brewed ales and lagers on tap. $

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Shanty on the Shore 181 Battery Street, Burlington, 864-0238 n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, catering. Burlington’s only raw bar is considered a historic landmark — it was built in 1833. Sample quality seafood while enjoying great views of Lake Champlain. $$

Tilley’s Café 161 Church Street, Burlington, 658-4553, www.tilleyscafe.com n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner, latenight food. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, web menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service, catering. Find “uncharted cuisine” and tanks of beautiful, tropical fish at this nautical-themed downtown restaurant with an 80-percent gluten-free menu. Food served until 1 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. Valet parking available during dinner Wednesday through Saturday. Call for hours. $$$

Steakhouse Blue Cat Café and Wine Bar 1 Lawson Lane at St. Paul and College, Burlington, 363-3639 n Closed: Sun. Meals: dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, table service, credit cards, bar service. A cool wine bar in a hip space, the Blue Cat features highend steakhouse fare with locally sourced side dishes — along with more than 300 wines by the bottle. Check it out between 4:30 p.m. and midnight six nights a week. “Taste Test” at www.7nvt.com. $$$

Ice House Restaurant & Bar See “Seafood”

Scuffer Steak & Ale House 148 Church Street, Burlington, 864-9451 n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner, late-night food. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service, catering. Entertainment: tv, no cover. With 15 beers on tap and an extensive menu featuring bone-in meats, pasta and seafood, this casual restaurant has something for everyone. Prime rib is on special Friday and Saturday. Dinner menu available until 11 p.m. Late-night pub food. “Taste Test” at www.7nvt.com. $$

Ice House Restaurant & Bar 171 Battery Street, Burlington, 864-1800 n Open 7 days. Meals: brunch, lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service, catering. Located in a 200-year-old ice house, this casual yet classy waterfront

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It’s the closest thing to a palace that exists in Vermont: The crimson damask lining the walls matches the upholstery on the chairs. The floor is a checkerboard of black-and-white marble, and imposing portraits of former proprietors Lila Vanderbilt Webb and William Seward Webb grace the walls. But this doesn’t mean that the food is formal and austere at the Inn at Shelburne Farms: In fact, Executive Chef Rick Gencarelli dishes it up with a becoming playfulness from May to October. At a special dinner called the “Whole Beast,” for which the kitchen used parts of a pig that are often discarded, soft slices of headcheese made an appearance alongside housemade bread ’n’ butter pickles; a salad was topped with twisty shreds of crispy snout and ear; for dessert, Gencarelli served gingerbread with bacon ice cream. The kitchen’s mandate to eschew waste is part of the eco-friendly philosophy espoused by the nonprofit group that operates both the inn and the property’s working farm. Its slogan: “cultivating a conservation ethic.” Fittingly, some of the meat and much of the produce that makes its way to the eatery’s tables was raised onsite or grown in the property’s own “market garden.” On a typical evening, these ultralocal ingredients are prepared with simple elegance by the inn’s cadre of kitchen staffers, including Gencarelli, co-author of the award-winning Cooking with Shelburne Farms: Food and Stories from Vermont. Pastas such as chestnut ravioli and butternut squash agnolotti are always seasonal and “crafted by hand,” and the colorful composed salads — made with the day’s freshest offerings — are a wonder to behold. And taste. The farm’s 1400 acres also host the artisan O’Bread bakery and a creamery that churns out prize-winning Shelburne Farms Farmhouse Cheddar. There are lovely paths for strolling, before or after your meal. Can’t afford the royal treatment? Come for Sunday brunch or drinks on the lawn.

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1611 Harbor Road, Shelburne, 985-8498, www.shelburnefarms.org n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, brunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, web menu, table service, credit cards, wi-fi access. The fine-dining menu changes seasonally at this top-rated restaurant-inn and showcases local farm-grown produce and meats. The housecured charcuterie, handmade pasta and composed “market garden” salad are must-haves. One of Gourmet’s top farm-to-table restaurants in 2007. Open from May through October. See p. 35. $$$$$

Jack’s on the Green at the Vermont National Country Club 1227 Dorset Street, South Burlington, 264-9415, www.vermontnational.com n Closed: Mon. Meals: brunch, lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, web menu, delivery, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service, wi-fi access, catering. You don’t need to play golf to enjoy lunch, brunch or dinner in the elegant dining room or on the deck — all meals are open to the public. At brunch, shoot oysters or sample artisan cheeses. At lunch, nosh on upscale comfort food. Collared shirt required. $$

1840 West Main Street, Richmond, 434-8686, www.thekitchentablebistro. com n Open 7 days. Meals: dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, web menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service, wi-fi access. Chefowners Steve and Lara Atkins serve haute cuisine in a historic, 1795 brick home. The seasonal menu changes frequently. Closed on Sunday in winter. $$$$

Lake-View Restaurant 1710 Shelburne Road, South Burlington, 865-3900 n Closed: Sun. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarianfriendly, kids’ menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service, catering. Entertainment: live music, tv, no cover. Chef David Hugo — of Starry Night Café fame — takes a more casual approach with this Shelburne Road restaurant. Build your own entrées or try one of the house specialties. $$

Sonoma Station 13 Jolina Court, Richmond, 434-5949, www.sonomastation.com n Closed: Mon., Sun. Meals: dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, web menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service. Formerly of Leunig’s, chefowner Monica Lamay is cooking New American cuisine at this unique eatery in Richmond’s historic Blue Seal Feeds building. Try the crab and avocado napoleon with cilantro vinaigrette. $$$

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4010 Bolton Access Road, Bolton, 434-2126, www.blackbearinn.travel n Closed: Wed., Sun. Meals: breakfast, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, web menu, table service, credit cards, bar service, wi-fi access. The snow is unpredictable, but the price is fixed. Twentyfive dollars buys you a three-course meal prepared by Chef Brian O’Neil. A la carte is now available. Reservations are required. $$

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Chicken Charlie’s 1160 Williston Road, South Burlington, 862-1211 n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: none. Services: kids’ menu, delivery, take-out, table service, credit cards, catering. Looking for homemade food quick? This casual eatery specializes in rotisserie chicken, baby-back ribs, wings, sandwiches and salads. $

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42 Church Road, Colchester, 860-3631 n Open 7 days. Meals: brunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarianfriendly, kids’ menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service, catering. Entertainment: tv, no cover. Where’s the beef? Steaks and prime rib are on the menu Wednesday through Saturday, along with chicken, seafood and pasta. There’s a DJ on Friday night and brunch on Sunday. $$

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4302 Bolton Access Road, Bolton Valley, 434-6821, www.boltonvalley.com n Closed: Mon., Tues., Wed., Sun. Meals: dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, web menu, takeout, table service, credit cards, bar service, wi-fi access, catering. This intimate eatery offers a view of beautiful sunsets over Bolton Mountain as well as casual comfort food. In summer, dine on the patio. $$

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4309 Shelburne Road, Shelburne, 985-3568, www.dutchmillvt.com n Closed: Mon. Meals: breakfast, lunch. Alcohol: beer & wine. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, web menu, delivery, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service, catering. This homey restaurant is famous for its historic windmill and authentic Vermont comfort food. You can get breakfast all day or try the barbecued pulled pork. Closed Monday and Tuesday in winter. $

Good Times Café 10805 Main Street, Hinesburg, 482-4444 n Closed: Mon. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: beer & wine. Services: vegetarian-friendly, take-out, catering. Entertainment: live music, no cover. This diverse café features Italian, Cajun and American cuisine. Look for nightly dinner specials such as the homemade crab and shrimp ravioli. Acousticstyle performers add to the ambiance. $$

Ground Round 1633 Williston Road, South Burlington, 862-1122 n Open 7 days. Meals: brunch, lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, web menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service, wi-fi access. Entertainment: tv, no cover. The only local franchise to become a member of the Vermont Fresh Network, this casual eatery showcases local products on the menu whenever possible. Don’t miss the Wood Creek burger on Red Hen brioche. $$

Spanked Puppy Pub

19 East Allen Street, Winooski, 655-0048, www.mckeespubs.com n Open 7 days. Meals: brunch, lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarianfriendly, kids’ menu, web menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service, catering. Entertainment: live music, dance floor, pool, darts, tv, no cover. This local hangout has gone upscale, serving salads, wraps, seafood platters, burgers, steak and chicken dishes. Eggs Benedict comes in several varieties. $

116 Main Street, Colchester, 878-6440 n Open 7 days. Meals: brunch, lunch. Alcohol: full bar. Services: take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service, catering. Seafood is a specialty at this local pub. Try the seafood bisque for lunch or the seafood omelette for brunch on weekends. $

Murray’s Tavern 4 Lincoln Place, Essex Junction, 878-4901 n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch. Alcohol: full bar. Services: kids’ menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service. Entertainment: pool, darts, tv, no cover. This typical Irish pub serves burgers and all kinds of sandwiches. $

Olde Yankee Restaurant Route 15, Jericho, 899-1116 n Closed: Mon., Tues. Meals: dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service. Entertainment: live music, all-ages music shows, tv, no cover. There’s “something for everybody” at this rustic restaurant with an eclectic menu. The salmon dishes, chicken wings and brownie sundae are big hits. Occasional live music. $$

One Flight Up at the Airport See “Pub Food”

Papa Nick’s Family Restaurant

Harper’s Restaurant at the Holiday Inn

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1068 Williston Road, South Burlington, 863-6363, www.hiburlington.com n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service, wi-fi access. Entertainment: tv, no cover. This quiet hideaway is a relaxed and discreet bar and eatery during the week. Brunch served on Sunday. Special buffets on major holidays. Banquet rooms available for rent. $$

1930 Williston Road, South Burlington, 862-3653, www.pourhousevt.com n Open 7 days. Meals: brunch, lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarianfriendly, kids’ menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service, catering. Entertainment: tv, no cover. This sports bar is also a neighborhood pub that draws customers with $1.50 pints on Sunday and Monday. They also have chicken wings, Philly cheese steak sandwiches and burgers. One of the 12 TVs has a 7-foot screen. $

JP’s Restaurant and Deli 39 River Road, Essex Junction, 288-8099 n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, brunch, lunch. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, takeout, table service, credit cards. Choose between two dining rooms, one of which is jungle-themed. Try the open-face hot sandwiches, including a Philly cheese steak or roasted turkey. There’s also a deli. Dining room available for banquets and parties. $

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Rozzi’s Lakeshore Tavern 1022 West Lakeshore Drive, Colchester, 863-2342 n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: kids’ menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service, wi-fi access, catering. Entertainment: live music, dance floor, pool, darts, tv, karaoke, no cover. The prime rib here is renowned. Weekend brunch replaces breakfast and lunch on Saturday and Sunday. Enjoy live music on Wednesday night and free happy-hour food daily. $

T Bones Restaurant and Bar 38 Lower Mountain View Drive, Colchester, 654-8008, www.tbonesrestaurantandbar. com n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service. Entertainment: live music, tv, no cover. From the decor to the microbrews, this family-friendly restaurant exudes “Vermont-ness,” says owner Tim Brockmyre. No New England boiled dinner, though. The menu features a wide variety of seafood, chicken, steak and pasta dishes. In summer, try dining on the deck. Jazz piano every Friday and Saturday. $$

The Tavern at the Inn at Essex 70 Essex Way, Essex Junction, 764-1489, www.necidining.com n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, web menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service, wi-fi access. Entertainment: tv, no cover. This casual, local favorite at the Inn at Essex boasts outstanding comfort food in a warm environment. Offerings include classics such as braised lamb shank, vegetable pot pie and New England clam chowder. Reasonably priced nightly specials are also a big hit. $$

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Dutch Mill Family Restaurant

McKee’s Pub & Grill

Tommy’s City Grill See “Mexican/Latin”

Trader Duke’s See “Eclectic/Fusion”

Unwinders See “Bar”

Vidalz See “Italian”

Asian, Non-Chinese Asia Gourmet See “Chinese”

Asian Bistro 121 Corner Way, Williston, 878-8878, www.asianbistrovt.net n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, web menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service, catering. Chefs prepare dishes from China, Thailand, Malaysia and Japan. Try the creaky chicken — deep-fried white meat with hot peppers and brown sauce. No lunch on weekends. $$

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Drunken Noodle House

137 Pearl Street, Essex Junction, 872-9998 n Closed: Sun. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarian-friendly, take-out, credit cards. This cozy café is a welcome break from the Route 15 strip, with tile floors, silk flowers and doilies. Specialty milkshakes incorporate avocado, durian, jackfruit, coconut or pineapple. $$

Corner of Bridge and Esplanade, Richmond, 434-7787, www.ontherisebakery.net n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner. Alcohol: beer & wine. Services: vegetarian-friendly, take-out, credit cards, wi-fi access. Entertainment: live music, no cover. Enjoy coffee drinks, smoothies and traditional, vegan or glutenfree sweets at this popular Richmond bakery. Also check out the homemade bagels and wood-fired pizza, made with veggies from an on-site garden. Evenings offer live music and movie screenings. Brunch on Sunday. $

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9 Park Street, Essex Junction, 288-9499 n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: beer & wine. Services: vegetarian-friendly, take-out, table service, credit cards, catering. They focus on noodles at this Thai eatery right near busy Five Corners. There’s pad Thai, pad kee mao and lots of seafood dishes. Curry, too. $

Koto Restaurant 792 Shelburne Road, South Burlington, 660-8976, www.kotovt.com n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, web menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service. At this Japanese steakhouse, the chefs put on a tableside show if you opt for the hibachi. Also offering a full assortment of sushi and sashimi. $$$

Naru Asian Cuisine 202 Cornerstone Drive, Williston, 878-8868 n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: none. Services: take-out, table service, credit cards. Try the “Hot Stone Bibimbob” — a variety of vegetables, egg and seasoned beef over rice, with spicy paste on the side. No lunch on Sunday. $

Pho Dang Vietnamese Café 215 Main Street, Winooski, 655-0707 n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarian-friendly, takeout, table service, credit cards. Slurp up Pho — a Vietnamese soup — and other noodle and rice dishes just seconds from downtown Winooski. Try the classic Pho Tai, which comes with a plate of flavorful mix-ins, and the hot ‘n’ sweet coffee with condensed milk. “Taste Test” at www.7nvt.com. $

Sakura Sushi & Kitchen 19 Taft Corners Shopping Center, Williston, 288-8052 n Closed: Sun. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: beer & wine. Services: vegetarian-friendly, take-out, credit cards. Sit down for lunch or dinner, or take out packaged bean cakes, sushi and assorted Asian groceries. $

Tiny Thai Restaurant 21 Essex Way #210, Essex, 878-2788 n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: BYOB. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, take-out, table service, credit cards. Try the som tam — a healthy appetizer made with fresh green papaya, tomato, green beans and peanuts. $$

Tiny Thai Restaurant 24 Main Street, Winooski, 655-4888 n Closed: Sun. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: BYOB. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, catering. Popular dishes at Winooski’s bustling location include tom kha, ginger chicken and krapow stir fry with loads of fresh basil. The owners say their noodle bowls are “perfect for a cold night in Vermont.” Think pad Thai or spicy “drunken noodles.” $$

Bakery Bagel Market See “Deli/Sandwich”

Quality Bake Shop

Bagels Plus

91 Pearl Street, Essex Junction, 8783798 n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, lunch. Alcohol: none. Services: takeout, catering. This small-counter diner and full-service bakery is famous for burgers, sandwiches and inexpensive baked goods. Cookies start at 40 cents. $

16 Taft Corners Shopping Center, Williston, 878-3131 n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, lunch. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarianfriendly, kids’ menu, take-out, credit cards. Here all the baked goods, including bagels, bread, cookies and muffins, are baked fresh daily. Come at 6 a.m. to grab a breakfast sandwich and coffee to go, or relax in the cheerful dining room. Specialty bagels include maple wheat and a colorful version made with Fruity Pebbles. $

Chef’s Corner Café & Bakery

Village Wine and Coffee See “Coffee/Tea”

Bar

2121 Essex Road, Williston, 878-5524 n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, brunch, lunch. Alcohol: beer & wine. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, delivery, take-out, table service, credit cards, catering. This international café has European roots and a wide selection of pastries, hot dishes and salads priced by the pound. Hungry patrons line up on Sundays for the eggs Benedict specials. $

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Flour Shop

164 Porters Point Road, Colchester, 658-4292 n Open 7 days. Meals: dinner, late-night food. Alcohol: full bar. Services: take-out, credit cards, bar service. Entertainment: pool, darts, tv, no cover. Burgers and wings are big on the pub menu at this local family bar. $

419 Route 15, Underhill, 899-1399 n Closed: Mon. Meals: breakfast. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarianfriendly, kids’ menu, take-out. Along with a complete line of homemade breads and pastries, this bakery-café cooks up a full breakfast every day: omelettes, pancakes, French toast and more. $

Klinger’s Bread Company 10 Farrell Street, South Burlington, 860-6322, www.klingersbread.com n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, lunch. Alcohol: beer & wine. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, web menu, delivery, take-out, credit cards. At this small, in-bakery café, you can grab a coffee and croissant or order soups, salads and sandwiches for lunch. A kiosk on Church Street offers it all, too. $

Koval’s Coffee See “Deli/Sandwich”

38 Main Street, Winooski, 655-0072 n Open 7 days. Alcohol: full bar. Services: credit cards, bar service. Entertainment: live music, pool, darts, tv, karaoke, no cover. A mix of college students, local folk and travelers frequent this relaxed sports bar that hosts occasional live music. Don’t miss the creative, weekly drink specials.

B. U. Emporium

Clover House Restaurant See “American, Traditional”

Lincoln Inn Restaurant and Tavern See “Pub Food”

The Monkey House 30 Main Street, Winooski, 655-4563, www.monkeyhousevt.com n Open 7 days. Meals: late-night food. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, table service, credit cards, bar service, wi-fi access, catering. Entertainment: live music, dance floor, pool, tv, sometimes cover. This local live music venue features an eclectic blend of regional and local acts most nights of the week. Plug in with your own MP3 player or iPod when there’s no live music.

The Pour House See “American, Traditional”

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Trackside Tavern

Unwinders 831 College Parkway, Colchester, 654-8080 n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner, late-night food. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service, wi-fi access. Entertainment: dance floor, tv, karaoke, no cover. Foosball, buffalo wings and the “JJ Burger” — a beef patty topped with lettuce, tomato, bacon, egg and cheese — keep students and locals coming back. You’ll find brandname beer and Vermont brews on tap. $

Café/Bistro The Bearded Frog

30 Bridge Street, Richmond, 434-2233, www.434-cafe.com n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner. Alcohol: beer & wine. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, web menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, catering. This familyowned café “makes you feel like a friend,” says manager Wesley Carpenter. Check out the Philly cheesesteaks, pizza, wraps and hoppin’ Sunday brunch. $$

Chef’s Corner Café & Bakery See “Bakery”

Coffee Hound Café 97 Blakely Road, Colchester, 651-8963, www.coffeehoundcafe.net n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, lunch. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarian-friendly, take-out, credit cards, wi-fi access. Entertainment: tv, no cover. A dog theme distinguishes this 48-seat greenhouse café with a lake view. Along with the espresso options, specialty drinks include the “buttered Irish setter.” There are sandwich specials and hearty soups, too, plus a new scoop shop. Outdoor seating in season. $

Cucina Antica

5247 Shelburne Road, Shelburne, 985-9877, www.thebeardedfrog.com n Open 7 days. Meals: dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, web menu, table service, credit cards, bar service. Chef Michel Mahe offers eclectic American fare at this upscale bistro. In winter, warm up at the two-sided fireplace in the elegantly appointed dining room. Patio seating available in the summer. Reservations suggested, walk-ins welcome. $$$$

43 Shelburne Shopping Park, Shelburne, 985-1117, www.bistrocucina.com n Closed: Mon. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: beer & wine. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, web menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, catering. Families and couples come to this Mediterraneanflavored bistro for coffee, pizza, pasta and sandwiches. Try the homemade soups, shrimp scampi and lobster ravioli. Dinner specials every night. Lunch on weekends only. $

Belle’s Café

Flour Shop

121 Connor Way, Maple Tree Place, Williston, 872-2802 n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, lunch. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, delivery, take-out, table service, credit cards, catering. This locally owned artisan café has a “unique Vermont flair with all the comforts of home.” Check out the creative flatbread and sandwich specials, as well as a build-your-own sandwich option. Bread baked fresh every day. $

Bistro Sauce 97 Falls Road, Shelburne, 985-2830, www.bistrosauce.com n Open 7 days. Meals: brunch, lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service, catering. Owner Bill Iliff describes the cuisine here as “Vermont country farmhouse with a slight French flair.” This bistro, which features seasonal outdoor dining, is both romantic and family-friendly. Try the lamb osso buco. $$

See “Bakery”

Healthy Living Organic Café

La Villa Mediterranean Bistro & Pizzeria 3762 Shelburne Road, Shelburne, 985-2596, www.lavillabistro.com n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, web menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service, wi-fi access, catering. This Mediterranean bistro aims to please the whole family. For the kids, order a gourmet pizza. Elders can indulge in the chicken Florentine with a nice bottle of wine. $$

Sacred Grounds 7 Essex Way, Essex, 288-9999 n Closed: Sun. Meals: breakfast, lunch. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, wi-fi access. Sit down or drive up for gourmet coffee, salads, panini and breakfast sandwiches on homemade English muffins. Serving breakfast ‘til 4. $

Sneakers Bistro 36 Main Street, Winooski, 655-9081, www.sneakersbistro.com n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, brunch, lunch. Alcohol: beer & wine. Services: vegetarian-friendly, web menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, catering. Locals have frequented this Art-Deco café for more than 25 years. Serving breakfast, brunch and lunch. Try the daily specials. $

Toscano Café Bistro 27 Bridge Street, Richmond, 434-3148 n Closed: Mon. Meals: brunch, lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, table service, credit cards, bar service. Romantic dining in a casual atmosphere — in the heart of Richmond. Try the butternut squash ravioli, prosciutto-wrapped shrimp or the maple, onion and pecan-crusted salmon. Chef-ownedand-operated since 2003. $$$

The Village Cup

222 Dorset Street, South Burlington, 863-2569, www.healthylivingmarket. com n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarian-friendly, take-out, credit cards, wi-fi access, catering. This extensive café, buffet and salad bar uses organic ingredients to fuse European, Asian and American cuisines. The West African yam and peanut stew is a winner. Ditto the panini sandwiches. Fresh-baked breads and pastries are available, too. $

30 Vermont Route 15, Jericho, 899-1730 n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, lunch. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarianfriendly, kids’ menu, take-out, credit cards, catering. This rustic café is located in a renovated barn. Pair the panini with a bowl of homemade soup, or try a freshly baked pastry and a cup of coffee. Occasional open mike nights. $

The Kitchen Table Bistro

Asia Gourmet

See “American, New”

Klinger’s Bread Company See “Bakery”

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18 Malletts Bay Avenue, Winooski, 655-9542 n Open 7 days. Alcohol: full bar. Entertainment: live music, dance floor, pool, darts, tv, no cover. This traditional tavern has a long, wooden bar and a large, outdoor deck. Local bands play Thursday through Saturday.

Bridge Street Café

Chinese

90 Center Road, Essex, 879-8989 n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarian-friendly, take-out, table service, credit cards. This eclectic Asian restaurant specializes in Chinese and Vietnamese cuisine, and offers a few Thai dishes, too. Spring and summer rolls are popular, as are pho noodle soups with beef, chicken or veggies and tofu. $

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Chef Leu’s House

China King 118-120 Pearl Street, Essex Junction, 288-9575 n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarian-friendly, take-out. House specialties here include the “vegetarian paradise” — bean curd, mixed vegetables and sautéed string beans. Open 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. $

Chopstick House II

65 Patchen Road, South Burlington, 862-0475, www.kwanschineserestaurant. com n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarian-friendly, web menu, delivery, take-out, table service, credit cards. Serving all the Chinese classics, from vegetarian Hunan bean curd to Kung Pao pork. $

Lee’s Chinese Restaurant 360 Dorset Street, South Burlington, 657-3218 n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarianfriendly, delivery, take-out, table service, credit cards. College meal cards are accepted at this small Asian eatery. Try the Mongolian beef or the shrimp with ginger and scallions. $

Lucky Wok Chinese Restaurant

Peking Duck House 79 West Canal Street, Winooski, 655-7475, www.pekingduckhousevt.com n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, web menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service. This two-story restaurant offers takeout as well as formal dining and a cocktail lounge. The chef recommends the tsair tsair beef, served sizzling with scallops. $$

Silver Palace 1216 Williston Road, South Burlington, 864-0125 n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, delivery, take-out, table service, credit cards, catering. Chinese food with an American twist is served from banquet trays to your plate. Try the orange beef or crispy pork. No lunch on Sunday. $$$

Zen Gardens 7 Fayette Drive, South Burlington, 862-8885, www.zengardens-vt.com n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, web menu, table service, credit cards, bar service, catering. Szechuan and Cantonese cuisines are served at this Chinese restaurant on Shelburne Road. There’s also a private room that’s perfect for corporate meetings. “Taste Test” at www.7nvt.com. $$

127 Porters Point Road, Colchester, 862-3600 n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarian-friendly, take-out, credit cards. Serving Szechuan, Hunan, Mandarin and Cantonese fare with no MSG. Order family-dinner combinations for up to six people. $

170 Route 7, Midtown Plaza, Milton, 893-0078 n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarianfriendly, take-out, credit cards. This small restaurant is known for its speedy service — and all the Chinese classics. $

Dragon House

3 Taft Corners Shopping Center, Williston, 878-2850 n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: beer & wine. Services: vegetarian-friendly, take-out, table service, credit cards. An open kitchen lets you can watch chefs assemble your crab rangoon or chicken teriyaki. $

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Ming’s Restaurant Colchester

Café Mediterano

88 Heineberg Road, Colchester, 860-2828 n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarian-friendly, take-out, credit cards. Purchase discount phone cards to Asia or Zodiac figurines along with your beef and broccoli. $

Mojo’s Café

22 Commerce Street, Hinesburg, 482-6888 n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarian-friendly, take-out, credit cards. You can eat lunch early at this Chinese restaurant on the fringes of Chittenden County; it opens at 10:30 a.m. Eat there or make it take-out. $

East Orchid 2033 Essex Road, Williston, 878-1288, www.orchidrest.com n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, web menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service. The chef at this formal buffet-style restaurant recommends the Phoenix — shrimp and chicken stir-fried with vegetables. $$

Hong Kong Kitchen 1900 Williston Road, South Burlington, 862-4622 n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarianfriendly, credit cards. The workers claim to have “the best General Tso in town.” Sunday is dinner only. $

Joyce’s Noodle House 5 Carmichael Street, Essex, 288-9828, www.joycesnoodlehouse.com n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, web menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service, catering. This Chinese restaurant, with its contemporary Asian decor, prepares authentic cuisine that can be traced back to the Shang Dynasty. Try the mustard greens with smoked tofu. The noodle dishes are very popular. $

Men at Wok

Orchid Chinese Cuisine 5 Market Street, South Burlington, 658-3626, www.orchidrest.com n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, web menu, delivery, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service. A 100-item buffet has been attracting customers for over 20 years. Open 365 days a year. $$

Oriental Wok 21 Essex Way, Essex, 878-6688 n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarian-friendly, take-out, credit cards. Come in for the fragrant lemon chicken before a night at the Essex Outlet Cinema. Specials are served with a side of pork-fried rice. $

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3761 Shelburne Road, Shelburne, 985-5258, www.chefleu.com n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, web menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service. Specializing in Szechuan, Hunan, Mandarin and Vietnamese cuisines, this crowd-pleasing restaurant offers take-out service as well as sit-down dining and a cocktail lounge. $$

Kwan’s Chinese Restaurant

See “Deli/Sandwich” See “Euro” 34 Park Street, Essex Junction, 879-4475 n Open 7 days. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarian-friendly, take-out, credit cards, wi-fi access. Featuring Speeder & Earl’s coffee and an espresso bar, plus pastries. The “Clockwork Orange,” a combo of espresso, chocolate, orange and almond, is very popular. Open until 5 p.m. $

Sacred Grounds See “Café/Bistro”

The Village Cup See “Café/Bistro”

Village Wine and Coffee 5288 Shelburne Road, Shelburne, 985-8922, www.villagewineandcoffee. com n Closed: Sun. Meals: breakfast, lunch. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarianfriendly, take-out, credit cards, wi-fi access. This European-style café and wine shop features shade-grown, fair-trade organic espresso, fresh pastries and local gourmet chocolates. Shop for more than 800 wines from small, family-run wineries. $

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3825 Route 7, Charlotte, 425-5867 n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, lunch. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarianfriendly, kids’ menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, wi-fi access. Entertainment: live music, no cover. Espresso, local-made pastries and sandwiches — in a converted barn-cum-tack shop? You can watch the horses while you sip. $

Deli/Sandwich Bagel Market 30 Susie Wilson Drive, Essex Junction, 872-2616 n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, lunch. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarian-friendly, take-out, credit cards. The home-roasted coffee goes with any of 25 bagel varieties. For lunch, try one of the new grilled sandwiches or wraps. End with a sweet treat: They offer muffins, brownies, cookies and Danish. $

Bagels Plus See “Bakery”

Banana Winds Café and Pub See “Pub Food”

Bayside Triple M Deli 49 Heineberg Drive, Colchester, 651-1009 n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarianfriendly, take-out, credit cards. This stripmall deli pulls in patrons with a full sandwich menu. Like egg rolls? Pre-order them by the dozen for pick-up on Sunday. $

Belle’s Café See “Café/Bistro”

The Bolton Deli 4302 Bolton Access Road, Bolton Valley, 434-6817, www.boltonvalley.com n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, lunch. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarian-friendly, takeout, credit cards, wi-fi access. Featuring hot and cold sandwiches — including a “mean” egg salad — as well as fresh soups and other made-from-scratch items. Basic groceries and sundries, too. $

Bruegger’s Bagel Bakery 2989 Shelburne Road, Shelburne, 985-3183, www.brueggers.com n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, lunch. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, web menu, delivery, take-out, credit cards, wi-fi access, catering. Formerly The Bagel, this Shelburne eatery offers quick sandwiches on bagels baked fresh all day. Also serving soup and fresh, tossed salads. $

992 Shelburne Road, South Burlington, 864-0236 n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, lunch. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarian-friendly, take-out, credit cards, catering. Burlington’s original bagel shop cooks up more than 15 types of bagels, including asiago and roasted red pepper. Local products are featured. $

Café Demeter 38 Eastwood Drive, South Burlington, 864-3536, www.cafedemeter.com n Closed: Sat., Sun. Meals: breakfast, lunch. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarian-friendly, web menu, delivery, take-out, credit cards, wi-fi access, catering. Local business people flock here for the homemade soups, Vietnamese rolls and specialty sandwiches — some of which are named after mythological characters. The Neptune comes with tuna, capers, Swiss cheese, red onions and sprouts. $

The Garden of Eatin’ Café 472 Marshall Avenue, Williston, 878-1042, www.4seasonsgc.com n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, web menu, delivery, take-out, credit cards, wi-fi access, catering. A lush, tropical conservatory doubles as a dining room in winter. When it’s warm out, enjoy a freshly prepared meal on the outdoor patio. The menu changes daily. $

Harrington’s of Vermont 5597 Shelburne Road, Shelburne, 985-2000, www.harringtonham.com n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, lunch. Alcohol: none. Services: take-out, table service, credit cards. Located across the street from the Shelburne Museum, this eatery and specialty-foods store makes killer sandwiches — including smoked ham, smoked turkey and a BLT — using their own meats and condiments. $

Hungry Bear Café 6655 Shelburne Road, Shelburne, 985-1346 n Closed: Sat., Sun. Meals: breakfast, lunch. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarian-friendly, take-out, table service, credit cards, catering. Fresh, homemade soups and huge, made-to-order sandwiches are on the menu at this fun and familyfriendly café housed in the Vermont Teddy Bear factory. The music is from the ‘80s and the pricing is, too; two people can eat for less than $10. $

Koval’s Coffee 22 Commerce Street, Hinesburg, 482-5192, www.kovals.com n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, lunch. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, web menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, wi-fi access, catering. ”We try to do the simple stuff right,” coowner Gary Koval says of his restaurant’s custom-made sandwiches on homemade bread. Soups are homemade, too. $

M. T. Bellies Deli 340 Dorset Street, South Burlington, 863-8058, www.mtbelliesdeli.com n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner. Alcohol: beer & wine. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, web menu, delivery, take-out, credit cards, catering. This deli boasts generous portions of comfort food at reasonable prices. Try a spicy chicken Caesar wrap or the chicken salad. It’s all homemade. $

Martone’s Market & Café 16 Main Street, Essex Junction, 878-8163 n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, lunch. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarianfriendly, take-out, credit cards, catering. This deli-market is popular for its “Vermonter” sandwich — maple turkey, ham, cheddar and honey mustard on homemade bread. Coffee and homemade baked goods for breakfast. $

Natural Provisions Deli & Café See “Eclectic/Fusion”

Paisley Hippo Sandwich Shop 22 Commerce Street #7, Hinesburg, 482-2345 n Closed: Sun. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarianfriendly, kids’ menu, take-out, credit cards, catering. At this funky, 20-seat eatery, you can order up a “Beast” made with roast beef, pepperoni and sharp cheddar or sample an “Is it Vermont or California?” sandwich, which pairs avocado and local goat cheese. The “killer” cheese steaks, sweet potato fries and wings are big, too. $

Purple Knight Pizza & Deli See “Pizzeria”

Underhill Country Store 1 Pleasant Valley Road, Underhill, 899-4056 n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, take-out, credit cards, catering. Outdoor enthusiasts love this combo gear shop and restaurant for pizza, soup, sandwiches, high-energy snacks and even snowshoe rentals. Favorite dishes include the “rock garden” reuben and Renée’s chili. The friendly, smalltown ambiance is a big draw, too. $

Vermont Sandwich Company 5689 Williston Road, Williston, 878-6963; 150 Dorset Street, South Burlington, 660-8872; 41 IDX Drive, South Burlington, 846-2092 n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarianfriendly, take-out, credit cards, catering. This local sandwich company comes up with some interesting combos. Try the popular “Patriot,” with turkey, stuffing and cranberry sauce. $

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Zoe’s Tack Room & Café

Burlington Bagel Bakery

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Waf’s West Side Deli

Zoe’s Tack Room & Café See “Coffee/Tea”

Diner

Alex’s Restaurant — Home of the Vermont Soup Company 1636 Williston Road, South Burlington, 862-5678 n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner. Alcohol: beer & wine. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service, catering. Visit for the classic comfort food. A collection of toys and original artwork adds to the down-to-earth atmosphere. Brunch on Sunday. $

Amandine on the Village Green See “Euro”

AJ’s Kitchen 35 Main Street, Essex Junction, 288-8182 n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner. Alcohol: none. Services: take-out, table service. Burgers are big at this friendly local diner. Try the AJ’s Burger, with two kinds of cheese, bacon, lettuce, tomato and onion. $$

JP’s Restaurant and Deli See “American, Traditional”

Libby’s Diner 46 High Point Center, Colchester, 655-0343 n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner. Alcohol: beer & wine. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, take-out, table service, credit cards. This family diner has a vintage theme and freshly baked strawberry-rhubarb pie. It’s a great source of New England comfort food. $

The Milton Diner 514 Route 7, Milton, 893-1743 n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner. Alcohol: beer & wine. Services: kids’ menu, take-out, table service, credit cards. This workingman’s diner serves breakfast all day long. Try the fried haddock, baked scallops and weekend specials. There’s also a creemee stand. $

Original Parkway Diner 1696 Williston Road, South Burlington, 651-6881 n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner. Alcohol: BYOB. Services: kids’ menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, catering. Open since 1955, this vintage diner has a stainless-steel retro interior and a menu that fuses American and Greek cuisine: Think spanakopita, gyro, rice pudding and avgolemono. Breakfast served all day long. Open for dinner in the summer. $

Quality Bake Shop See “Bakery”

Big Chile Republic See “Mexican/Latin”

The Busy Chef and Café 26 Susie Wilson Road, Essex, 878-0770, www.vtbusychef.com n Closed: Sun. Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarianfriendly, web menu, take-out, credit cards, catering. What’s for dinner? The Busy Chef’s meals-to-go take the stress out of “home” cooking. Prices range between what you’d pay at a restaurant and shopping for groceries. Now serving breakfast and lunch, too. $

Butler’s at the Inn at Essex 70 Essex Way, Essex Junction, 764-1413, www.necidining.com n Open 7 days. Meals: brunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, table service, credit cards, wi-fi access. Students master classic and contemporary culinary techniques at this restaurant run by the New England Culinary Institute. The menu changes daily to showcase local ingredients. Check out the award-winning wine list. $$$$

Nothing But Noodles 150 Dorset Street, South Burlington, 318-4855, www.nothingbutnoodles.com n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: beer & wine. Services: vegetarianfriendly, kids’ menu, web menu, take-out, credit cards, wi-fi access, catering. Despite the name, it’s not just about noodles at this casual, family-friendly eatery. In addition to pasta dishes from around the globe — think beef stroganoff, pad Thai and farfalle with pesto — the menu features noodle-free ethnic items such as Thai lettuce wraps, Greek salad and kung pao chicken. Opening in late April 2008. $

On the Rise Bakery See “Bakery”

Pauline’s Café 1834 Shelburne Road, South Burlington, 862-1081, www.paulinescafe.com n Open 7 days. Meals: brunch, lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, web menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service. Located in a former home, this café-restaurant satisfies customers with Maine crab cakes and rack of lamb. Serving Sunday brunch. $$$

The Tavern at the Inn at Essex See “American, Traditional”

Trader Duke’s 1117 Williston Road, South Burlington, 660-7523, www.burlington.doubletree. com n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, web menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service. This country-style restaurant is famous for New England cuisine and a double-sided fieldstone fireplace. Try the turkey pot pie. $$

Waf’s West Side Deli See “Deli/Sandwich”

Jack’s on the Green at the Vermont National Country Club See “American, New”

Natural Provisions Deli & Café 329 Harvest Lane Suite 100, Williston, 876-1400, www.naturalprovisions.com n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarian-friendly, web menu, delivery, take-out, credit cards, catering. You can grab ‘n’ go or sit and eat in the sunny café. The salad bar is totally organic and the deli meats — used in sandwiches or sliced to order — are all-natural. Homemade sweets include muffins, cakes and pudding. Entrée and soup specials change daily. $

New World Tortilla See “Mexican/Latin”

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165 East Allen Street, Winooski, 655-0290 n Closed: Sat., Sun. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: beer & wine. Services: vegetarian-friendly, take-out, table service, credit cards. Entertainment: tv, no cover. This deli has a rock ‘n’ roll theme and Vermont brews on tap. Pick up a hot steak-and-cheese sandwich. $

Eclectic/Fusion

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195 Falls Road, Shelburne, 985-3990, www.cafeshelburne.com n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarian-friendly, take-out, credit cards, catering. Elegant but unfussy take-out is the name of the game at Café Shelburne’s sister store. Dishes are prepared daily in the restaurant’s kitchen. Try the pâté and some cassoulet, or go for American comfort food such as shepherd’s pie and coleslaw. Baked goods, artisan cheese, condiments and bottles of wine are available, too. $$

Café Mediterano 17 Park Street, Essex Junction, 878-9333, www.cafemediterano.com n Closed: Sun. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: beer & wine. Services: vegetarian-friendly, take-out, table service, credit cards, wi-fi access, catering. Entertainment: tv, no cover. Bosnian-born Emnan Crnalic serves up Greek gyros, panini sandwiches, Turkishstyle kebabs and cevapi sausages. $

Café Shelburne 5573 Shelburne Road, Shelburne, 985-3939, www.cafeshelburne.com n Closed: Mon., Sun. Meals: dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, web menu, table service, credit cards, bar service. This special-occasion restaurant, located across from the Shelburne Museum, serves gourmet French fare. The attached retail store sells high-end edibles. $$$$

Donny’s NY Pizza See “Pizzeria”

Euro Restaurant 1 Towne Marketplace, Essex Junction, 878-9299 n Closed: Mon., Sun. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: BYOB. Services: vegetarian-friendly, take-out, table service, credit cards, catering. Entertainment: live music, no cover. Two master chefs from Bosnia prepare dishes like vitelo Vienna and zupa di pesce. Occasional live music on the weekend. $$

Papa Nick’s Family Restaurant 10997 Route 116, Hinesburg, 482-6050 n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, take-out, table service, credit cards. This family-style restaurant serves up delicacies from America, Italy and Greece. Try the chicken souvlaki or the gyros. $$

Fast Food

Hoagie Hut Bellwood Shopping Center, Colchester, 863-6655 n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: beer & wine. Services: take-out. This 30-year-old fast-food restaurant cooks up a mean Philly cheese steak. No dinner on Sunday. $

Joe’s Snack Bar 45 Route 15, Jericho, 899-3934 n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: none. Services: take-out. Open since 1950, this locally owned fast-food quick stop is popular amongst local hikers and passersby. Hand-cut fries and cooked-to-order burgers available April through October. Creemees, too. $

Italian Buono Appetito 3182 Shelburne Road, Shelburne, 985-2232, www.buonos.net n Open 7 days. Meals: dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service, catering. This family-oriented restaurant has loyal customers and a mean chicken Parmesan. Not in the mood for pasta? Try a homemade pizza. $$

Hoagie’s Pizza & Pasta See “Pizzeria”

Junior’s Italian 85 South Park Drive, Colchester, 655-5555, www.juniorsvt.com n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, web menu, delivery, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service, wi-fi access, catering. Italophiles flock to this all-purpose eatery, with a pizza parlor, fine-dining restaurant and in-house bakery. “Don’t miss” pastries include sfogliatelli and pasticciotti, which are hard to find outside the big city. $$

Loretta’s Fine Italian Cuisine 44 Park Street, Essex Junction, 879-7777, www.lorettas.net n Closed: Mon., Sun. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, web menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service. Co-owner Linda Pratt designates this Italian restaurant “Essex Junction’s only fine dining.” Try the chicken Lenora, veal scallopine, pasta and fresh seafood. Everything is fresh and made to order. $$

Mama Mia’s Pizzeria See “Pizzeria”

Papa Frank’s 13 West Center Street, Winooski, 655-2423, www.Papa-Franks.com n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: beer & wine. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, delivery, take-out, table service, credit cards, catering. This low-key, homey restaurant features photos of the owner’s Italian grandparents. The calzones are crowdpleasers. $

Pulcinella’s 100 Dorset Street, South Burlington, 863-1000, www.pulcinellasristorante.com n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, web menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service, catering. Authentic Italian dishes, such as gnocchi, braciole and “wedding soup,” reign at this airy, Dorset Street ristorante. Chef Palmisano’s family recipes figure prominently on the extensive menu. “Taste Test” at www.7nvt.com. $$$$

Rocky’s NY Pizza See “Pizzeria”

Rocky’s NY Pizza & Ice Cream See “Pizzeria”

Rosario’s American Eatery 40 River Street, Milton, 893-2227 n Closed: Mon., Tues. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarian-friendly, delivery, take-out, table service, credit cards, catering. Danel Barrett’s signature Italian cuisine includes homemade bread and baked ziti. Try the lasagna dinners and the pizza. $

Three Tomatoes Trattoria 192 Boxwood Street, Williston, 857-2200, www.threetomatoestrat toria.com n Open 7 days. Meals: dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarianfriendly, kids’ menu, web menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service, catering. Try the Neopolitan pizzas and antipasti at this rustic Italian restaurant, located right next to the movie theater at Maple Tree Place. The wine list includes dozens of Italian wines available by the glass. $$$

Vidalz 20 Susie Wilson Road, Essex, 878-4770 n Closed: Sun. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarianfriendly, take-out, table service, credit cards, catering. This restaurant offers plenty of Italian choices — from Parmesan dishes to pasta with your choice of toppings. They also cook up chicken and dumplings, lasagna, shepherd’s pie and meatloaf. $

Marco’s Pizza See “Pizzeria”

Al’s French Frys 1251 Williston Road, South Burlington, 862-9203, www.alsfrenchfrys.com n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: none. Services: web menu, take-out. Locally owned Al’s French Frys is like a scene out of “Happy Days.” Even the hand-cut

Marco’s Pizza and Grill

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fries are a throw-back to the ‘50s. They also sell corn dogs, cheeseburgers and seasonal creemees. $

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Mexicali Authentic Mexican Grill 28 Walnut Street, Suite 180, Maple Tree Place, Williston, 879-9492, www.mexicalivt.net n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, web menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service, catering. Authentic Mexican in Vermont? Here the fajitas and burritos come with homemade salsa. $$

Moe’s Southwest Grill 1150 Williston Road, South Burlington, 660-4900, www.moes.com n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: beer & wine. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, web menu, take-out, credit cards, catering. There’s no table service at this “fast-casual” Tex-Mex restaurant on Williston Road. But you can eat your “Home Wrecker” burrito on the premises. Or take it out. $

New World Tortilla 163 Pearl Street, Essex Junction, 879-7809, www.newworldtortilla.com n Closed: Sun. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarianfriendly, web menu, take-out. Serving huge wraps on flour tortillas — try the chicken Vera Cruz or the Thai chicken. The soft tacos on homemade corn tortillas are another favorite. $

Tommy’s City Grill 580 Shelburne Road, South Burlington, 652-0111, www.tommyscitygrill.com n Closed: Mon. Meals: breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner. Alcohol: beer & wine. Services: vegetarian-friendly, take-out, credit cards, catering. This is MexicanAmerican fusion cuisine in an upscale, fastfood setting. Try the spicy chicken burrito. $

Nightclub Backstage Pub 60 Pearl Street, Essex Junction, 878-5494 n Open 7 days. Meals: dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service, wi-fi access. Entertainment: live music, dance floor, pool, darts, tv, karaoke, no cover. Local bands liven up this homey bar on Fridays and Saturdays. Sunday night brings in the karaoke crowd. The full dinner menu features wings, burgers, prime rib and steaks. Special seafood dinners once a month. $

Leonardo’s Pizza

1214 Williston Road, South Burlington, 652-0777, www.highergroundmusic.com n Open 7 days. Meals: dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, table service, credit cards, bar service, wi-fi access, catering. Entertainment: live music, allages music shows, dance floor, cover. The region’s premier live-music venue showcases national and local music acts. Excellent pub fare available up to 11 p.m. $

1160 Williston Road, South Burlington, 951-9000 n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner, late-night food. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarian-friendly, delivery, take-out, credit cards. Burlington’s awardwinning pizzeria is now serving the suburbs. Try the “Gourmet Gorgonzola.” Take-out and delivery only. $

The Monkey House See “Bar”

Pizzeria Cucina Antica See “Café/Bistro”

Donny’s NY Pizza 22 Main Street, Winooski, 655-7888 n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarianfriendly, kids’ menu, web menu, delivery, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service, catering. Memorabilia from the Big Apple accents the walls, while customers indulge in the famous chickenpesto pizza pie. Outdoor seating. $

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Mama Mia’s Pizzeria 570 Shelburne Road, South Burlington, 864-6427, www.mamamiasvt.com n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: beer & wine. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, delivery, take-out, table service, credit cards, catering. Mama Mia’s makes specialty pizzas and a large variety of Italian dishes, such as baked pastas and calzones. Desserts include cannoli, spumoni and triple-chocolate truffle cakes. Special menu available for large parties. $

Manhattan Pizza & Pub 12 Railroad Avenue, Essex Junction, 288-8080 n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, delivery, take-out, credit cards, bar service, wi-fi access, catering. Entertainment: pool, tv, no cover. A family-friendly place to get a slice or a whole pie. There are subs, pasta dishes and salads, too. Pool, foosball and three HDTVs provide entertainment. $

Above the Base Lodge at Bolton Valley Resort, Bolton, 434-6820 n Closed: Mon., Tues. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: beer & wine. Services: vegetarian-friendly, web menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, wi-fi access, catering. The flatbreads “come out quick” at Bolton Valley’s pizza joint. Tourists and locals alike enjoy the pesto pie and the Switchback on tap. Vegan-friendly. Closed April through December. $$

Marco’s Pizza

Foodee’s Pizza

Marco’s Pizza and Grill

21 Essex Way, Essex, 878-3834, www.foodeespizza.com n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: beer & wine. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, web menu, take-out, table service, credit cards. With 35 different kinds of pizza and 55 beers, this eatery is all about choice. You can also get a sandwich made on homemade pizza dough bread. $

Hoagie’s Pizza & Pasta 112 Center Road, Essex, 879-4934 n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: beer & wine. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, catering. Fresh, homemade Italianinspired food runs from calzones, subs and pasta to pizza with 18 toppings. $

Junior’s Italian See “Italian”

La Villa Mediterranean Bistro & Pizzeria See “Café/Bistro”

1301 Williston Road, South Burlington, 658-5858 n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: beer & wine. Services: vegetarian-friendly, delivery, take-out, credit cards, catering. Hand-tossed pizza and homemade ciabatta bread are specialties at this quaint pizza parlor. At lunch or dinner, get two slices and a fountain soda with free refills for $4.25. Try the cheese pie. $ 4066 Shelburne Road, Shelburne, 985-9895 n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: beer & wine. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, delivery, take-out, credit cards, bar service, catering. Comfy booths and sandwiches on homemade bread draw in the customers. There are 14 different kinds of slices, plus calzone and pasta specials. $

Mimmo’s Pizzeria 4 Carmichael Street, Essex, 288-9494, www.mimmositalian.com n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: beer & wine. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, web menu, delivery, takeout, table service, credit cards, catering. Mimmo’s promises fresh Italian food served by enthusiastic waitstaff. “Our guests are family,” says owner Domenic Spano. Try the pizza and pasta dishes or the special balsamic chicken salad. $

Mountain High Pizza 249 Route 15, Jericho, 899-3718 n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarian-friendly, take-out, credit cards. What do Mount Olympus, Mauna Loa and the Swiss Alps have in common? They’re all specialty pies at this small pizzeria. $

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70 Roosevelt Highway, Colchester, 655-2520, www.bigchilerepublic.net n Closed: Sun. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: beer & wine. Services: vegetarianfriendly, web menu, delivery, take-out, table service, credit cards, catering. Try fish tacos with smoked-lemon mayo or adobo chicken with queso fresco hash at this unique restaurant featuring Spanish and Filipinoinflected cuisine. Vegetarians can chow down on flavorful mushroom lumpia, cauliflower cakes or the meat-free plate of the day. They cater, too. “Taste Test” at www.7nvt.com. $$

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New York Pizza Oven

Pizza on Earth 1510 Hinesburg Road, Charlotte, 425-2152, www.pizzaonearth.com n Closed: Mon., Sat., Sun. Meals: dinner. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarianfriendly, kids’ menu, web menu, take-out. This farm-based pizzeria and bakery cooks up thin-crust pies in an outdoor wood oven. Artisan-style breads and homemade pastries are also made fresh each day. Take-out only, but summer offers picnicking on the farm. Schedule varies seasonally; call for details. $

Pizza Putt 1205 Airport Parkway, South Burlington, 862-7888, www.pizzaputt.com n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: beer & wine. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, take-out, table service, credit cards. Come in for the homemade pizza — with or without the laser tag. Everything’s cooked fresh daily in this 150-seat family-friendly restaurant. $

Purple Knight Pizza & Deli 186 College Parkway, Colchester, 655-6565 n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarianfriendly, delivery, take-out, credit cards, catering. This combo pizzeria and deli gives customers lots of eating options, including the signature spinach-andtomato pizza with ricotta cheese. $

Hooters

197 Route 7, Hannaford Plaza, Milton, 893-6111 n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: beer & wine. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, delivery, take-out, table service, credit cards. This family pizzeria makes a kid-sanctioned “red dog” pie — a pizza topped with hot dogs. The house special is a big seller: It’s got all the fixings. $

1705 Williston Road, South Burlington, 660-8658, www.hooters.com n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: kids’ menu, web menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service, wi-fi access, catering. Entertainment: tv, karaoke, no cover. Watch sports on 21 TVs while you chow down on wings, quesadillas and half-pound burgers. Trivia night on Tuesday and karaoke on Thursday. And, of course, “friendly Hooters girls.” $

Zachary’s Pizza 38 Main Street, Richmond, 434-4002 n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: beer & wine. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, take-out, credit cards. This family pizzeria makes a kid-sanctioned, “red dog” pizza topped with hot dogs. Adults love the Mexican, chicken Alfredo and the Zachary’s special, a.k.a “the works.” $

Zachary’s Pizza & Bar 133 Heineberg Drive, Colchester, 862-7900 n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, delivery, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service, catering. Specialty pizzas and fresh salads bring ‘em in. The cozy bar offers full food and cocktail menus. $

Zachary’s Pizza of South Burlington 1250 Williston Road, South Burlington, 864-9817 n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: beer & wine. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, delivery, takeout, table service, credit cards, catering. Entertainment: tv, no cover. This friendly pizzeria features a “family center” as well as pies, subs, salads and entrées made with fresh ingredients. Famous for the “Zachary’s special” pizza. $

Pub Food B. U. Emporium

Rocky’s NY Pizza

See “Bar”

201 Cornerstone Drive, Taft Farm Shopping Center, Williston, 878-5556 n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: beer & wine. Services: vegetarian-friendly, delivery, take-out, credit cards, wi-fi access, catering. New York native and owner Rocky Leary has gained a reputation for his stuffed pizza. Creemees available in summer. $

Backstage Pub

Rocky’s NY Pizza & Ice Cream 39 Park Street, Essex Junction, 878-4441 n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarianfriendly, delivery, take-out, credit cards, catering. New York native and owner Rocky Leary has gained a reputation for his stuffed pizza. Creemees all year round. $

Underhill Country Store See “Deli/Sandwich”

See “Nightclub”

Banana Winds Café and Pub 1 Towne Marketplace, Essex Junction, 879-0752 n Closed: Sun. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service. Entertainment: live music, darts, tv, karaoke, no cover. This pub-deli has live music and karaoke, and features open mike the first Saturday of every month. Try the homemade clam chowder and chili. $

Cody’s Irish Pub & Grille 4 Carmichael Street, Essex, 878-1543 n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service. Entertainment: pool, darts, tv, no cover. This place has pool tables, seven televisions, cheeseburgers marinated in Guinness — and it’s close to the movie theater. $$

James Moore Tavern 4302 Bolton Access Road, Bolton Valley, 434-6826, www.boltonvalley.com n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, web menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service, wi-fi access, catering. Entertainment: live music, tv, no cover. This seasonal spot near the ski slopes serves soups, burgers, sandwiches and great views. Catch live entertainment Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. $$

Lincoln Inn Restaurant and Tavern 4 Park Street, Essex Junction, 878-3309, www.lincolninn.net n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, web menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service, wi-fi access, catering. Entertainment: live music, dance floor, pool, darts, tv, no cover. American classics and Greek specialties are served at this innturned-European-café. Choose the coffee shop or dining room, or check out the “pub & grill” with live music seven nights a week. $$

McKee’s Pub & Grill See “American, Traditional”

MJ’s Sports Café 800 Athletic Drive, Shelburne, 343-9585 n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner, latenight food. Alcohol: beer & wine. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, take-out, table service, bar service, wi-fi access, catering. Entertainment: tv, no cover. Athletes young and retired enjoy homemade pizza, salads, wraps and wings. Watch sports on the big-screen TV, or listen to music. Family friendly. $

Murray’s Tavern See “American, Traditional”

Old Shed Bar & Grill 80 Shelburne Shopping Plaza, Shelburne, 985-9800 n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: delivery, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service, wi-fi access, catering. Entertainment: live music, pool, darts, tv, karaoke, no cover. This local pub keeps customers coming back for its Texas dogs and chicken wings. Karaoke every Saturday night. $

Olde Yankee Restaurant See “American, Traditional”

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794 West Lakeshore Drive, Colchester, 658-0925, www.nypovt.com n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: beer & wine. Services: web menu, delivery, take-out, credit cards, catering. Pair the “margarita de casa” with the chicken Parmesan pie at this New York-themed pizzeria. Local high school sports memorabilia adds to the ambiance. $

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Wings Over Burlington

1200 Airport Drive, South Burlington, 862-6410 n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service, wi-fi access. Burlington International Airport’s only restaurant serves sandwiches and light dinner items until 7 p.m. And you can keep your shoes on. $$

150 Dorset Street, South Burlington, 863-9464, www.wingsoverburlington.com n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner, late-night food. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, web menu, delivery, take-out, credit cards, catering. Entertainment: tv, no cover. The airplane decor is just the beginning. The wings — made with fresh chicken, not frozen — come in 22 flavors, from “wimpy” to “afterburner” to the best-selling “honey BBQ.” There are wraps, ribs and sandwiches, too. Lunch served on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. $

Rathskeller Restaurant and Lounge

Seafood

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4 Roosevelt Highway, Colchester, 655-9792 n Closed: Sun. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: kids’ menu, takeout, table service, credit cards, bar service. This country pub serves up hamburgers, steaks and hot sandwiches for lunch and light fare at night. Outdoor seating is available in summer. $

Rotisserie Restaurant See “Steakhouse”

Tuckaway’s Pub Sheraton Hotel, South Burlington, 865-6620, www.sheraton.com/burlington n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: kids’ menu, table service, credit cards, bar service, wi-fi access. This cozy English pub “feels like home,” says the Sheraton’s Alan Hebert. But does your home offer a selection of local microbrews on tap, build-your-own burgers and UVM sports memorabilia on the walls? Outdoor seating in summer. $$

Ray’s Seafood Market 7 Pinecrest Drive, Essex Junction, 879-3611, www.raysseafoodmarket.com n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: none. Services: kids’ menu, web menu, take-out, credit cards, catering. This lighthouse-themed seafood spot offers fried and baked haddock, whole-belly clams and “about anything you can imagine,” says manager Janice Clark. $

Sirloin Saloon See “Steakhouse”

Spanked Puppy Pub See “American, Traditional”

Windjammer Restaurant & Upper Deck Pub See “Steakhouse”

Steakhouse Rotisserie Restaurant 1355 Williston Road, South Burlington, 658-1838 n Open 7 days. Meals: brunch, lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, delivery, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service, catering. Entertainment: tv, no cover. Try the prime rib at this friendly neighborhood sports bar and steakhouse. $$

Sirloin Saloon 2545 Shelburne Road, Shelburne, 985-2200, www.sirloinsaloon.com n Open 7 days. Meals: dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, web menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service. This Southwesternthemed steakhouse has a motto: “Serving you steak, seafood and smiles.” Try the house favorite — teriyaki sirloin with a side of sautéed mushrooms. $$

Windjammer Restaurant & Upper Deck Pub 1076 Williston Road, South Burlington, 862-6585, www.windjammerrestaurant. com n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarianfriendly, kids’ menu, web menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service, wi-fi access. Entertainment: live music, tv, no cover. Hand-cut steaks, juicy prime rib and fresh seafood keep ‘em coming back. Check out the unique, boat-shaped salad bar. The Upper Deck offers lighter pub fare, microbrews and an extensive selection of wines in a sports-bar atmosphere. $$$

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Stepping into Mr. Pickwick’s at Ye Olde England Inne in Stowe is like entering an alternate universe, in which plaid carpets become a sensible decorating choice and dishes influenced by the Raj cozy up with classic English cuisine. The place has a masculine feel, reminiscent of an upscale hunting lodge, and servers approach with formal civility, more “English country house” than “Vermont casual.” Adding to the blue-blood British ambiance is what may be the most extensive drink list in the state. Mr. Pickwick pours more than 150 fine ales — including quaffs bottled in Belgian monasteries and at ancient British brew houses — and more than 100 single-malt whiskies, ranging in price from $7.50 to $95 per glass. Want a 45-year-old port to cap your meal? No problem. Folks who have trouble deciding among the copious offerings can default to the menu’s pairing suggestions — every dish is listed with a wine and beer selection. Pickwick’s “house specialty” appetizer is wild boar ribs braised in red wine with anise barbecue sauce and sesame cucumbers. The dish goes smashingly with a Québecois Maudite. The coarse, country-style pâté — served with a tiny, undressed side salad, a few olives and some cornichons — pairs well with the unfiltered Belgian Witkap Pater. The golden ale’s slight sourness helps it stand up to the condiments. It’s tough to choose from the 18 entrées on the menu, which range from exotic game dishes such as mango-glazed ostrich roulade to British comfort foods such as classic beef Wellington and bangers ’n’ mash. There are oceanic offerings, too. Seafood Normandy comes with plump mussels, clams, scallops and monkfish in a sweet and buttery cider sauce. Foret Saison, also from Belgium, accompanies the fruits de mer. Pickwick’s super-sweet “crowning glory” brownie made it into the pages of Gourmet, but authenticity-seeking diners should try the “spotted dick” — a steamed pudding dotted with currants and raisins in a luscious toffee sauce. Or go for a liquid “dessert”: a glass of honeyed, 18-year Balvenie Scotch. Please sir, I want some more.

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Three Mountain Lodge Restaurant

Charlie B’s Pub & Restaurant at Stoweflake

55 Church Street, Jeffersonville, 644-6765, www.smuggsinn.com n Closed: Mon., Tues., Wed. Meals: dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, web menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, wi-fi access. Enjoy the laid-back atmosphere while dining on surf ‘n’ turf, Cajun-stuffed pork loin or nightly specials, which include vegetarian offerings. Prime rib on Friday and Saturday. $$$

Smugglers’ Notch Road, Route 108 South, Jeffersonville, 644-5736, www.threemountainlodge.com n Closed: Mon. Meals: brunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, web menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service, catering. Entertainment: live music, no cover. Housed in a log cabin, this restaurant is celebrating 25 years in business. Try the seafood Alfredo, New Zealand rack of lamb or one of the vegetarian specials. Wine bar and weekly entertainment. Brunch buffet on Sunday. $$

1746 Mountain Road, Stowe, 253-7355, www.stoweflake.com n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarianfriendly, kids’ menu, web menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service. Entertainment: live music, no cover. This upscale pub offers 50 wines by the glass and a large selection of appetizers in addition to pasta, burgers and fish. During the winter, come for après ski; live music Friday and Saturday during the summer and winter. $$$$

The Charlmont Restaurant See “American, Traditional”

Cliff House at Stowe Mountain Resort 5781 Mountain Road, Stowe, 253-3665, www.stowe.com n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, web menu, table service, credit cards, bar service, catering. You ride a gondola up to this mountain-top eatery that serves seasonal New England fare made with local ingredients. In summer, open from mid-June until Columbus Day. During ski season, open for lunch every day; dinner on Friday and Saturday. $$$$$

Hob Knob Inn & Restaurant See “Steakhouse”

Solstice at Stowe Mountain Lodge 7412 Mountain Road, Stowe, 253-3560, www.stowemountainlodge. com n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, web menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service, wi-fi access, catering. A commitment to serving “locally inspired artisan cuisine” year-round necessitates frequent menus changes. A sommelier and a highly trained server staff care for customers in the 110-seat dining room. Four- and seven-course tasting menus available. Opening in May 2008. $$$$$

Whip Bar & Grill 18 Main Street, Stowe, 253-7301, www.greenmountaininn.com n Open 7 days. Meals: brunch, lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, web menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service, wi-fi access. A wide array of French-inspired creations distinguishes this upscale eatery. Try the gorgonzola-crusted filet mignon or the pan-seared pork loin with cherries and port. Closed for lunch in the off-season. $$$$

American, Traditional 158 Main See “Eclectic/Fusion”

Burt’s Irish Pub 135 Luce Hill Road, Stowe, 253-6071 n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch. Alcohol: full bar. Services: take-out, credit cards, bar service, catering. Entertainment: pool, darts, tv, no cover. This may well be the only Irish pub in Vermont owned by a Colombian. No cheeseburgers, no fries. “It’s more like your mother’s cooking,” says owner Janet Martinez. $

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The Charlmont Restaurant 116 Route 15, Morrisville, 888-8865 n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, catering. This friendly neighborhood restaurant serves up traditional American steak, seafood, roasted turkey dinners and meatloaf, plus a selection of “new American” dishes. $

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1652 Mountain Road, Stowe, 253-8741, www.gracies.com n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: kids’ menu, web menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service. This cozy Mountain Road restaurant offers a diverse mix of salads, burgers, steaks and seafood — more than 85 items on the menu! $$

Harrison’s Restaurant and Bar 25 Main Street, Stowe, 253-7773, www.harrisonsstowe.com n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: kids’ menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service. Located in historic Stowe Village, Harrison’s serves appetizers, salads, pasta, steak and seafood. Don’t miss the homemade desserts. Lunch served in summer and fall only. $$$

Main Street Dining Room 18 Main Street, Stowe, 253-7301, www.greenmountaininn.com n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, web menu, table service, credit cards, wi-fi access. This bountiful country breakfast buffet offers eggs, pancakes and an assortment of breads, muffins, bagels and fruit in a gracious, colonial setting. $$

Morse Mountain Grill Route 108 South at Smugglers’ Notch, Jeffersonville, 644-1247, www.smuggs.com n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service, catering. Entertainment: tv, no cover. This hot tourist spot with mountain views specializes in steak and seafood dishes. Catch tableside entertainment at certain times of year. $$

Peggy’s Cookin’ 4708 Rte 15, Jeffersonville, 644-2227 n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner. Alcohol: beer & wine. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, take-out, table service, bar service. Entertainment: live music, tv, no cover. What does Peggy cook? Homestyle comfort foods such as chicken ‘n’ dumplings, corned beef with cabbage and prime rib. She bakes, too: Patrons go wild for her German chocolate cake and pies. In the summer there’s a snackbar with outdoor seating. $

Plum & Main Restaurant 12 Lower Main Street West, Johnson, 635-7596 n Closed: Mon. Meals: breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner. Alcohol: beer & wine. Services: vegetarian-friendly, takeout, table service. Keep your eye on the pie at this 1950s diner, which now sports a new bar. Old-fashioned pies come in chocolate cream, frozen peanut butter, strawberry-rhubarb and coconut. $

Bakery

394 Mountain Road, Suite 5, Stowe, 253-9593 n Open 7 days. Meals: dinner, late-night food. Alcohol: full bar. Services: kids’ menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service. Entertainment: live music, dance floor, pool, darts, tv, no cover. Eaters of all ages appreciate the gourmet pizza, wings and salads. Check out the Adirondack-style bar with occasional live music and DJs. $$

The Bagel

Rusty Nail Bar & Grille

Cupboard Deli

394 Mountain Road, Stowe, 253-9943 n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, lunch. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarianfriendly, delivery, take-out, credit cards, wi-fi access, catering. Get your bagel fix at this busy bakery-café before hitting the trails. Also serving homemade soups, grilled panini and salads made to order. $

See “Nightclub”

See “Deli/Sandwich”

The Shed Restaurant and Brewery

Edelweiss Bakery & Café

1859 Mountain Road, Stowe, 253-4765 n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service. Entertainment: live music, tv, no cover. The 42-year-old restaurant has a large and devoted following and eight different kinds of homemade ale. Even the Shed burger is cooked in beer. There’s live music Wednesday night, and pub specials Monday through Friday. $$

Gracie’s Restaurant and Gourmutt Shop

Stowe Inn and Tavern 123 Mountain Road, Stowe, 253-4030, www.stoweinn.com n Open 7 days. Meals: dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service, wi-fi access. Entertainment: live music, pool, tv, no cover. Patrons come to this cozy tavern for great views of Stowe and, of course, the signature chocolate martinis. Popular dishes include beet salad, seared sea scallops and maple creme brulée. Don’t forget to check out the antique mahogany bar, which “makes the room,” according to owner Annika Lipsky. $$

Asian, Non-Chinese Hana Japanese Hibachi Steakhouse 1128 Mountain Road, Stowe, 253-8878 n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service. The manager promises “more than sushi” at this wide-ranging Japanese restaurant. Lunch on weekdays only. $$$

Liu Lin’s Asian Cuisine See “Chinese”

Red Basil Thai Cuisine 294 Mountain Road, Stowe, 253-4478 n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, takeout, table service, credit cards, bar service. This Thai restaurant, which also serves sushi, brings a taste of Asia to the Mountain Road. The green duck curry is a fave. $$

325 Lower Main Street West, Johnson, 635-7946 n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, lunch. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarianfriendly, take-out, table service, credit cards. This bakery-café, housed in an old Victorian home, serves European-style dishes and pasta dinners every Wednesday evening from March through November. $

See “American, Traditional”

Harvest Market See “Café/Bistro”

Jamie’s on Main See “Deli/Sandwich”

The Lovin’ Cup See “Coffee/Tea”

Thompson’s Flour Shop 7 Main Street, Morrisville, 888-2106; 407 Mountain Road, Stowe, 253-0800 www.thompsonsflourshop.com n Closed: Sun. Meals: breakfast, lunch. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, take-out. Drop in for a cinnamon roll. “It’s an extension of our home,” claims owner Kathy Thompson. The “Pilgrim sandwich” and the Reuben — on homemade bread — are big sellers. $

Bar Corner Pocket 21 Portland Street, Morrisville, 888-4880 n Open 7 days. Meals: late-night food. Alcohol: full bar. Entertainment: live music, pool, darts, tv, no cover. This biker bar holds about 60 hogs and serves hamburgers and chicken sandwiches.

Ladies Invited 1056 Mountain Road, Stowe, 253-9077 n Open 7 days. Meals: late-night food. Alcohol: full bar. Entertainment: pool, tv, no cover. Borrowing its name from a J. Geils album, this bar offers a jukebox, video games and munchies. Area chefs stop by for the steak-and-cheese, Reubens and hot turkey sandwiches.

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Route 15, Jeffersonville, 644-8837 n Open 7 days. Alcohol: full bar. Entertainment: dance floor, pool, darts, tv, no cover. Have a beer or a burger on the back deck of this rustic, wildlife-themed bar. In the summer, you can play horseshoes or volleyball.

Barbecue Bonz Smokehouse & Grill 97 Portland Street, Morrisville, 888-6283 n Closed: Sun. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: kids’ menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service, catering. Entertainment: live music, no cover. Barbecued ribs and a dozen varieties of chicken wings are specialties at this family-friendly smokehouse and grill. Smoked on-site, all meats are served with homemade sauce. Live music Wednesday through Saturday. Wednesday is “tribal night” with bluegrass, 40-cent wings and jello shots. $$

Cactus Café of Stowe See “Latin/Mexican”

Sunset Grille & Tap Room 140 Cottage Club Road, Stowe, 253-9281 n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner, latenight food. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service, catering. Entertainment: tv, no cover. The owner of this award-winning barbecue joint and sports bar was named 2006 Vermont Restaurateur of the Year. Après-ski videos and 29 TVs also set it apart. The kitchen’s open until midnight. $$

Café/Bistro The Bee’s Knees 82 Lower Main Street, Morrisville, 888-7889, www.thebeesknees-vt.com n Closed: Mon. Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner. Alcohol: beer & wine. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, web menu, take-out, credit cards, bar service, wi-fi access. Entertainment: live music, all-ages music shows, no cover. Home-cooked meals, fair-trade organic coffee, wine and beer make this hip café the perfect place to play a game, write a poem or just hang out. Music — from jazz to folk — happens every night. $$

The Colonial Café at the Golden Eagle 511 Mountain Road, Stowe, 253-4811, www.goldeneagleresort.com n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, web menu, table service, credit cards, wi-fi access. Try the Eggs Mansfield at this family-owned breakfast spot located on an 80-acre resort. $

Liu Lin’s Asian Cuisine

990 Mountain Road, Stowe, 253-5330, www.stowegreyfoxinn.com n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, brunch. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, web menu, table service, credit cards, wi-fi access. The New York Times says you can find “the world’s most decadent breakfast” at this casual, Dutchthemed eatery. Enjoy 80 varieties of Dutch pancakes, similar to crêpes, while surrounded by tulips and windmill motifs. $$

30 Fairground Plaza, Morrisville, 888-1818 n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: beer & wine. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, take-out, table service, credit cards. This Chinese and Japanese restaurant serves up everything from Crazy Dragon Maki — a spiced tuna roll topped with smoked eel — to Peking duck and ginger scallion shrimp. There are lots of vegetarian dishes, too, as well as kiddiesized portions for $4.95. No MSG. $$

Edelweiss Bakery & Café See “Bakery”

Lucky King Restaurant

Green Goddess 618 South Main, Stowe, 253-5255 n Closed: Sun. Meals: breakfast, lunch. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarianfriendly, kids’ menu, take-out, credit cards, wi-fi access, catering. Build your own salad or choose from a selection of soups and sandwiches at this casual-elegant café. The wasabi tuna sandwich with avocado and organic greens is a big hit, as is the miso soup. There’s a juice bar, too, as well as cappuccino and coffee drinks. $

Harvest Market 1031 Mountain Road, Stowe, 253-3800, www.harvestatstowe.com n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner. Alcohol: none. Services: delivery, take-out, credit cards, wi-fi access. This one-stop gourmet grocery offers salads, sandwiches, entrées and baked goods prepared on the premises. Also cheeses, meats, wines and fresh produce. There’s a full espresso bar, too. $$

Chez Claudine 1056 Mountain Road, Stowe, 253-2033, web.mac.com/cmyer n Closed: Sun. Meals: dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service. Mediterranean food in a setting that’s romantic, but casual. Chef Claudine’s menu changes monthly, with a focus on local, seasonal ingredients. $$$

Winding Brook Bistro 933 Rt. 100C, East Johnson, 635-9950, www.windingbrookbistro.com n Closed: Mon. Meals: dinner. Alcohol: beer & wine. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, web menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service, wi-fi access, catering. Entertainment: live music, no cover. Classy comfort food is front and center at this East Johnson locale. Chef Chase Vanderveer puts his love of French and Italian cuisine on display with dishes such as crabmeatstuffed filet of sole with herb butter and hazelnut-encrusted rack of lamb. After dinner, take a stroll by the brook. $$$

Chinese Green Dragon

394 Mountain Road, Stowe, 253-8888, www.gostowe.com n Closed: Mon. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, web menu, take-out, table service, credit cards. At lunch, kids are charged 50 cents for each year up to age 12; at dinner, it’s 80 cents per year. Try the sesame chicken or seafood dinner buffet for $8.95. $

Wok N House 17 Lower Main Street, Johnson, 635-2288 n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarian-friendly, take-out, credit cards. Try the sweet-andsour chicken at Johnson’s sole Chinese spot. Limited seating is available. $

Wok N Roll 100 Route 15 East, Morrisville, 888-8833 n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarian-friendly, take-out, credit cards. This typical Chinese take-out spot is famous for quick service. The owners hail from Fujian, in southeast China. $

Coffee/Tea The Bee’s Knees See “Café/Bistro”

Laughing Moon Chocolates 78 South Main Street, Stowe, 253-9591, www.laughingmoonchocolates.com n Open 7 days. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarianfriendly, web menu, take-out, credit cards, catering. Best known for its confections, this whimsically named shop now offers specialty coffees, teas and made-from-scratch hot chocolate — “traditional” or white chocolate ginger. $

The Lovin’ Cup 38 Lower Main West, Johnson, 635-7423, www.lovincupcafe.com n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, lunch. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarian-friendly, take-out, credit cards, wi-fi access. Regulars rule at this café, which is “like a big cozy living room with couches.” They even have two computers for customer use. Don’t miss the maple scones and maple lattes. Homemade soups, smoothies and breakfast burritos, too. $

8 Portland Street, Morrisville, 888-2188 n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarian-friendly, take-out, table service, credit cards. There are three Chinese restaurants in Morrisville. This one seats 25. $

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Cupboard Deli 4807 Route 15, Jeffersonville, 644-2069 n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner. Alcohol: beer & wine. Services: take-out, credit cards, catering. Hungry after skiing? This all-purpose bakery and deli is a local source for sweet stuff, as well as sandwiches, wraps, salads and pizza-to-go. Cremees and scooped ice cream offered May through September. Open until 10 p.m. ATM on site. $

Drifter’s Deli 4008 Route 108 South, Jeffersonville, 644-5700 n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner. Alcohol: beer & wine. Services: vegetarian-friendly, take-out, table service, credit cards. Located in a rustic former residence, this restaurant is known for its New Yorkstyle pizzas. Sandwiches made to order. Closed on Sunday in spring and fall. $

Jamie’s on Main 1 Depot Building, Main Street, Stowe, 253-0077, www.jamiesonmain.com n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, lunch. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, web menu, take-out, credit cards. Grab a sandwich or a box meal to go — or stay and eat at a table, inside or out. Gazpacho served all summer long. $

Slopeside Market 5781 Mountain Road, Stowe, 253-3000 x2261, www.stowe.com n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch. Alcohol: beer & wine. Services: kids’ menu, take-out, credit cards, catering. Shop for specialty Vermont products or grab a slice, sandwich or bowl of soup. There are ice cream novelties, too. Open December through April and June through September. $

Stowe Coffee House See “Coffee/Tea”

Thompson’s Flour Shop See “Bakery” Diner Depot Street Malt Shop 57 Depot Street, Stowe, 253-4269 n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: none.

McCarthy’s Restaurant 454 Mountain Road, Stowe, 253-8626 n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, lunch. Alcohol: none. Services: kids’ menu, delivery, take-out, table service, catering. This country store and old-fashioned diner has been in business for over 30 years. Try the homemade corned-beef hash. $

Munchy’s

Matterhorn Restaurant 4969 Mountain Road, Stowe, 253-8198, www.matterhornbar.com n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, web menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service, catering. Entertainment: live music, dance floor, pool, tv, no cover. This restaurant, offering “the Stowe social experience,” has been serving eclectic cuisine to tourists and locals more than 50 years. Choose from traditional pub fare or sushi. $

Norma’s Restaurant at Topnotch Resort

387 Brooklyn Street, Morrisville, 888-5250 n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, delivery, take-out, credit cards, catering. This locally owned fast-food joint serves up hamburgers, hot dogs, French fries and soft-serve year round. In the summer, there’s a monthly barbecue and antique car show on the grounds. $

4000 Mountain Road, Stowe, 253-6445, www.topnotchresort.com n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, web menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service, catering. For breakfast, try the challah French toast double dipped in orange brandy batter with Stowe maple syrup. For dinner, indulge in the jumbo lump crabcakes. $$$$$

Eclectic/Fusion

The Pizza Joint See “Pizzeria”

158 Main 158 Main Street, Jeffersonville, 644-8100 n Closed: Mon. Meals: breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service, catering. This restaurant serves meatloaf and shepherd’s pie alongside fancier, more touristfriendly dishes. Try the sesame-seared tuna. Closed Monday. Call for winter hours. $$

The Blue Moon Café 35 School Street, Stowe, 253-7006, www.bluemoonstowe.com n Open 7 days. Meals: dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: web menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service. Fine dining with a bistro feel. The menu changes weekly and showcases local, seasonal ingredients. $$$

Gables Inn 1457 Mountain Road, Stowe, 253-7730, www.gablesinn.com n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast. Alcohol: beer & wine. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, web menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, wi-fi access. This 1856 farmhouse has been an inn since the ‘30s. Breakfast is served every day. Try Jewish specialties such as matzoh brei, sautéed chicken livers, and kippers with onions. Or stick with omelettes and pancakes. $

Green Goddess See “Café/Bistro”

Hearth & Candle Route 108, Smugglers’ Notch Resort, Jeffersonville, 644-8090 n Open 7 days. Meals: dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service, catering. One dining room serves families, another is a bar, and a third is no-kids-allowed. Try the “Vermont stuffed chicken” with maple-cured ham, apples and other local ingredients. $$$

Yacht Club Restaurant at the Commodores Inn 823 South Main Street, Stowe, 253-7131, www.commodoresinn.com n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: kids’ menu, web menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service, wi-fi access, catering. Entertainment: darts, tv, no cover. Choose the abundant dinner buffet or go lighter with soup and salad bar. The Commodores Sports Lounge next door has its own menu. This is also the home of the Stowe Yacht Club — watch model sailboat races on the pond out back. $$

Euro Austrian Tea Room at the Trapp Family Lodge 700 Trapp Hill Road, Stowe, 253-5723, www.trappfamily.com n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, web menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service. Dine on authentic Austrian fare and fresh-baked pastries. In warmer months, have lunch on the deck and take in the views. $

The Dining Room at the Trapp Family Lodge 700 Trapp Hill Road, Stowe, 253-5723, www.trappfamily.com n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, web menu, table service, credit cards. Entertainment: live music, no cover. Classical harp music enhances the ambiance at this traditional Austrian restaurant. There’s also a dress code. $$$$

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57B Mountain Road, Stowe, 253-2189 n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, lunch. Alcohol: beer & wine. Services: vegetarianfriendly, kids’ menu, take-out, credit cards, wi-fi access. Entertainment: live music, no cover. This cozy coffeeshop, where everything is homemade, moves granola, pastries and lots of quiche in the morning; panini and soup in the afternoon. Specialty coffee, tea and espresso drinks are available all day. $

Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, delivery, take-out, table service, credit cards. Families love this 1950s-themed diner known for chili, burgers, shakes and malts. But it’s perfect for two, too, at the counter. $

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Emily’s at Stowehof

The Lounge at the Trapp Family Lodge 700 Trapp Hill Road, Stowe, 253-5723, www.trappfamily.com n Open 7 days. Meals: dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, web menu, table service, credit cards, bar service. Entertainment: live music, no cover. A more laid-back, affordable alternative to Trapp’s main dining room, this restaurant also has a piano bar. $$

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Ye Olde England Inne 433 Mountain Road, Stowe, 253-7558, www.mrpickwicks.com n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarianfriendly, kids’ menu, web menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service, wi-fi access, catering. Entertainment: live music, no cover. Stone work and large beams make the inside of this English country inn look like a castle. But the cuisine is European “gastropub.” The extensive selection of potables includes a large wine list, 150 ales and 100 single malts. See p. 59. $$$

Restaurant Swisspot 128 Main Street, Stowe, 253-4622, www.restaurantswisspotvt.com n Open 7 days. Meals: dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: web menu, table service, credit cards, bar service, catering. Serving everything Swiss, from fondue to wienerschnitzel. Also imported wines, cheeses and a homemade Swiss chocolate pie. $$

Winding Brook Bistro See “Café/Bistro”

Fast Food Snows Snackbar & Creamy 1801 Pucker Street, Stowe, 253-9866 n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, take-out, credit cards. This seasonal fast-food joint offers outside seating. Try the calamari and whole-belly clams. $

Mountain Road at the Gale Farm Shopping Center, Stowe, 253-7785 n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: none. Services: take-out. This fast-food joint is all about the franks: order Hebrew National or McKenzie with various sauces. They’ve got burgers, veggie burgers and chicken, too. Right off the Stowe bike path. $

Italian Foxfire Inn & Italian Restaurant 1606 Pucker Street, Stowe, 253-4887, www.foxfireinn.com n Open 7 days. Meals: dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, web menu, takeout, table service, credit cards, bar service. Experience the Italian art of eating at a Vermont country inn. The chicken ripieno and homemade garlic bread sticks are a winning combination. $$$

Jeffersonville Pizza Department See “Pizzeria” Melben’s Restaurant 10 Railroad Street, Morrisville, 888-3009 n Open 7 days. Meals: brunch, lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: kids’ menu, delivery, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service, catering. Come in for Italian specialty dinners or pizza before or after a movie at the Bijou. There’s a cocktail lounge and private dining room available at this train-station location. Specializing in fresh seafood. Sunday brunch. $$

Pie in the Sky

See “Pizzeria”

Piecasso Pizzeria & Lounge See “Pizzeria” Stella Notte

Cactus Café of Stowe 2160 Mountain Road, Stowe, 253-7770, www.cactuscafestowe.com n Open 7 days. Meals: dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, web menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service, catering. Entertainment: live music, tv, no cover. Here Tex-Mex cuisine is served in hand-painted adobe-style dining rooms. Enjoy the specialties smoked in-house and 35 types of tequila. $$

Jose’s Cantina 5781 Mountain Road, Stowe, 253-3669, www.stowe.com n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, table service, credit cards, bar service, catering. Entertainment: live music, no cover. The quesadillas made with Vermont cheddar are super popular, as are the nachos, burgers and margaritas. Open December through March for lunch and après ski. $

Nightclub Rusty Nail Bar & Grille 1190 Mountain Road, Stowe, 253-6245, www.rustynailbar.com n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service, wi-fi access, catering. Entertainment: live music, dance floor, pool, tv, sometimes cover. In season, this restaurant doubles as a nightclub Thursday through Sunday. There’s room to move to local and national D.J.s and bands. Not dancing? Sample eclectic fare such as blackened kielbasa with tomato ginger chutney or lobster ravioli. There’s a veggie “steakand-cheese” made with seitan, too. $$

44 Desjardins Road, Jeffersonville, 644-8884 n Open 7 days. Meals: dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarianfriendly, kids’ menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service, catering. Entertainment: live music, dance floor, pool, tv, no cover. At Stella Notte, the motto is “Every night is a starry night.” Countrystyle Italian fare includes local specialties like the maple-seared tenderloin. There’s a bar-lounge below, and an arcade. On Thursday nights through the winter, enjoy a view of the fireworks at Smuggs. Weekend brunch served during the summer. $$

Pizzeria

Trattoria La Festa Ristorante

Drifter’s Deli

4080 Mountain Road, Stowe, 253-8480, www.trattoriastowe.com n Closed: Sun. Meals: dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, web menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service, catering. A pair of Italian brothers and a pastry chef are co-owners of this cozy trattoria. The menu changes seasonally, as does the wine list, which boasts more than 250 wines from Italy. The dishes are authentic, and all the desserts are homemade. $$$

Angelina’s Restaurant 49 Route 15, Cambridge, 644-2011, www.angelinas-pizza.net n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarian-friendly, web menu, delivery, take-out, table service, credit cards. This patriotic pizzeria advertises its authenticity in a red, white and green building seven miles from Smugglers’ Notch. Look for a wide variety of pizza toppings. Panzorotties, or deep-fried calzones, are another specialty. $ Average Per Couple Dinner Bill:

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Jeffersonville Pizza Department 158 Main Street, Jeffersonville, 644-5550 n Closed: Mon., Tues. Meals: dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, delivery, take-out, table service, credit cards, catering. Entertainment: live music, tv, no cover. This pizzeria, upstairs from the 158 Main restaurant, also serves up pasta, salads, calzones, stromboli, wings and sandwiches. $

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434 Edson Hill Road, Stowe, 253-9722, www.stowehofinn.com n Closed: Mon., Tues. Meals: breakfast, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, web menu, table service, credit cards, bar service, wi-fi access. Entertainment: live music, no cover. European-influenced fine dining is on the menu at Emily’s. Check out the exceptional wine list, with lots of options from France and the U.S. A pianist plays every Friday night in summer. Open from June to October and December to March. $$$

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30 Munson Avenue, Morrisville, 888-5200 n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: beer & wine. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, take-out, credit cards. Owner-cook Petros Georgiadis uses his own recipes at this friendly, 23-year-old pizza shop. He’s got pasta dishes, too. $

Pie in the Sky 492 Mountain Road, Stowe, 253-5100, www.pieintheskyvt.com n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: beer & wine. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, web menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service. Entertainment: tv, no cover. This family-friendly pizzeria has been around for more than a decade. Serving pasta specials and salads as well as wood-fired pizza, it’s open 364 days a year. The weekday lunch buffet, priced at only $6.95, is a local favorite. $$

Piecasso Pizzeria & Lounge 1899 Mountain Road, Stowe, 253-4411, www.piecasso.com n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, web menu, delivery, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service, wi-fi access. Entertainment: live music, tv, karaoke, no cover. The only place in Stowe that delivers, this cosmopolitan restaurant offers hand-tossed New York-style pizzas as well as pasta, salads and entrées. Specialty pizzas whole or by the slice. A veggie pie with spinach, basil, tomato, garlic and onion is called the “Treehugger.” $$

The Pizza Joint 745 South Main Street, Stowe, 253-4172, www.thepizzajoint.com n Closed: Sun. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarian-friendly, web menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, wi-fi access, catering. This pizzeria and Internet café has all the staples, plus daily gourmet specials for lunch — everything from veggie burgers to chicken cordon bleu and jambalaya. $

Slopeside Market See “Deli/Sandwich”

Pub Food

Coslin’s Pub at Stowehof 434 Edson Hill Road, Stowe, 253-9722, www.stowehofinn.com n Closed: Mon., Tues. Meals: dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, table service, credit cards, bar service. Entertainment: live music, no cover. Pub specialties and Vermont microbrews are on the menu at this full-service lounge located downstairs from Emily’s restaurant. Open June through October and December through March. $$

Fireside Tavern at Stowe Mountain Resort 5781 Mountain Road, Stowe, 253-3000, www.stowe.com n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, web menu, table service, credit cards, bar service, wi-fi access, catering. Entertainment: live music, no cover. You can ski to and from this seasonal restaurant, located at the foot of a lift. Hearty breakfast and lunch food is served daily to skiers revving up for a day on the slopes or relaxing après. Dinner Friday and Saturday only. $$

Kirkwood’s Pub at Stowe Mountain Resort Cape Cod Road, Stowe, 253-4895, www.stowe.com n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch. Alcohol: full bar. Services: kids’ menu, takeout, table service, credit cards, bar service, wi-fi access, catering. This seasonal restaurant is located by the golf course with a view of the Worcester range. It’s considered “a lunch spot,” but the bar menu is available 3-6 p.m. $

Long Trail Tavern 1015 Route 15, Johnson, 635-7076 n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner, latenight food. Alcohol: full bar. Services: takeout, credit cards, bar service. Entertainment: live music, pool, darts, tv, no cover. The kitchen is small at this college hangout, but the grounds cover six acres. There are pickup horseshoes and volleyball in the back, pool tables and a jukebox inside. $

Matterhorn Restaurant See “Eclectic/Fusion”

The Backyard Tavern 395 Mountain Road, Stowe, 253-9204 n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner, late-night food. Alcohol: full bar. Services: take-out, credit cards, bar service. Entertainment: live music, pool, darts, tv, no cover. This friendly locals bar also brings in a few tourists with chicken wings, cheeseburgers and a 52-inch plasma TV. There’s a working fireplace in the lounge area.

Brewski at the Notch Route 108, Jeffersonville, 644-6366 n Open 7 days. Meals: dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, take-out, credit cards, bar service. Entertainment: live

H Mr. Pickwick’s at Ye Olde England Inne See “Euro” The Pub at the Grey Fox Inn 990 Mountain Rd., Stowe, 253-5330, www.stowegreyfoxinn.com n Closed: Mon., Tues., Sun. Meals: dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, web menu, table service, credit cards, bar service, wi-fi access. Entertainment: tv, no cover. Experience “great dining and good times” at this casual, lounge-type pub. Don’t miss prime-rib nights Thursday to Saturday — potato and veg

of the day are included. Other specials include the vegetarian lasagna and a Dutch burger made with Gouda cheese. $$

Rimrock’s Mountain Tavern See “American, Traditional”

Village Tavern 55 Church Street, Jeffersonville, 644-6607, www.smuggsinn.com n Open 7 days. Meals: dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, web menu, takeout, table service, credit cards, bar service, wi-fi access. Entertainment: live music, allages music shows, pool, darts, tv, no cover. Catch live music several nights a week during ski season at this local watering hole. The pub food is great because it comes from upstairs, at the Smugglers’ Notch Inn. $$

Seafood Melben’s Restaurant See “Italian”

The Partridge Inn Seafood Restaurant 504 Mountain Road, Stowe, 253-8000, www.goldeneagleresort.com/dining.html n Closed: Tues. Meals: dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, web menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service, catering. Try the stuffed salmon or the cioppino at this chef-owned seafood restaurant located in an old New England home. $$$

Whip Bar & Grill See “American, New”

Winfield’s Bistro See “Steakhouse”

Steakhouse Hob Knob Inn & Restaurant 2364 Mountain Road, Stowe, 253-8549, www.hobknobinn.com n Closed: Mon., Tues., Sun. Meals: dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, table service, credit cards, bar service, wi-fi access, catering. Housed in a historic ski lodge — the first built in Stowe — this upscale steakhouse has an intimate, cozy feel. Serving certified Angus steaks, seafood and duck. $$$ Average Per Couple Dinner Bill:

The Partridge Inn Seafood Restaurant See “Seafood”

Winfield’s Bistro

1746 Mountain Road, Stowe, 253-7355, www.stoweflake.com n Open 7 days. Meals: dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, web menu, take-out, table service, credit cards. Every year since 1996, this upscale restaurant has received the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence. In cold weather, you can sit by the fire. Call for reservations. $$$$$

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Hen of the Wood at the Grist Mill 92 Stowe Street, Waterbury, 244-7300 Not many Vermont restaurants show up regularly in glossy food ’zines. But Food & Wine recently named Chef Eric Warnstedt of Waterbury’s Hen of the Wood at the Grist Mill one of its Best New Chefs in America 2008. Last year, Gourmet lauded the rustically elegant 40-seat eatery — in a historic stone mill on Thatcher Brook — as one of the top 100 “farm-to-table” restaurants in the country, saying, “Chefs Eric Warnstedt and Craig Tresser seek out premium ingredients, both foraged and farmed, then prepare them in ways that coax out maximum flavor.” In Food & Wine’s selection of superlative places to dine in the greater Burlington area, Hen of the Wood popped up again. A roving editor singled out its masterful duck breast with whole-grain mustard spaetzle as one of the top 10 tastes of the year. That duck dish no longer graces the menu; Tresser and Warnstedt change things up regularly, and that’s part of the restaurant’s appeal. For an appetizer, they might offer mushroom tartine — grilled bread piled high with ’shrooms and topped with parsley, garlic and thick bits of local bacon. Or a luscious bowl of mussels resting in a thick, buttery puddle of cider reduction sauce and topped with crumbles of savory house-made sausage. Entrée options are limited, but these diverse, largely “localvore” offerings lend themselves to lengthy description. A well-trained waiter attests that the pan-fried, Meyer- lemon-scented goat’s milk gnocchi, served with roasted cauliflower, pine nuts and leeks, is safe for vegetarians. For their carnivore pals, the Syrah-braised lamb shank with fennel and soft, caramelized garlic cloves promises to fall off the bone with a single tug. Both the all-American wine list and the wide-ranging selection of artisan cheeses — including 12 from Vermont — suggest Tresser and Warnstedt put their pots and pans where their politics are. And if that’s not enough to impress a bigwig magazine editor, there’s always the ginger pear croustade with spiced winter fruit compote, for dessert.

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2150 Main Street, Waitsfield, 496-7555, www.1824house.com n Closed: Mon., Tues. Meals: dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, web menu, table service, credit cards, wi-fi access, catering. This intimate eatery offers à la carte dining, ranging from crab cakes to rack of lamb and homemade ice cream. Reservations requested. $$$

The Common Man 3209 German Flats Road, Warren, 583-2800, www.commonmanrestaurant. com n Closed: Mon., Sun. Meals: dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: kids’ menu, web menu, table service, credit cards, bar service. Located in a 19th-century barn, this contemporary “New American” restaurant serves fresh New England cuisine under crystal chandeliers. $$$$

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92 Stowe Street, Waterbury, 244-7300, www.henofthewood.com n Closed: Sun. Meals: dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, web menu, table service, credit cards, catering. Entertainment: live music, all-ages music shows, no cover. White tablecloths and an ever-changing menu give this restaurant a “fine-dining” feel, but its rustic old-mill setting is down-to-earth. Chef-owners Eric Warnstedt and Craig Tresser serve local meats, greens and cheeses. Extensive boutique American wine list. See p. 73. $$$$

John Egan’s Big World Pub and Grille 8 Route 17, Waitsfield, 496-3033, www. bigworldvermont.com n Open 7 days. Meals: brunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, web menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service, catering. This restaurant, “where it feels like home no matter where you’re from,” caters to athletes and fans, but owner Bernie Isabelle says it’s really about

The Pitcher Inn 275 Main Street, Warren, 496-6350, www.pitcherinn.com n Closed: Tues. Meals: dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, table service, credit cards, bar service, wi-fi access. This elegant, Relais-and-Chateauxapproved inn is open to the public for dinner only. The menu changes daily, and a real sommelier assists with the 28-page wine list. $$$$$

Sweetwood Grill and Bar 203 Powderhound Road, Warren, 496-4552, www.sweetwoodgrill.com n Closed: Tues., Wed. Meals: dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, web menu, table service, credit cards, bar service, wi-fi access. Chefowner Jeff Lynn serves up highly acclaimed, bistro-style creations in a casual atmosphere. $$$$

Timbers Lincoln Peak Village, Warren, 583-6800, www.sugarbush.com n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, web menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service, wi-fi access, catering. Entertainment: tv, no cover. Sugarbush Resort offers “upscale slopeside” in the round barn at Lincoln Peak Village. Been skiing all day? No problem! Outdoor attire is welcome. Hours change seasonally. $$$$

Warren House 2585 Sugarbush Access Road, Warren, 583-2421, www.thewarrenhouse.com n Closed: Tues. Meals: dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, web menu, delivery, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service, wi-fi access, catering. This upscale restaurant located in an old sugarhouse is a tourist’s dream come true. Try the bouillabaisse. Want pizza delivery? Give them a call! $$$

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Arvad’s Grill and Pub 3 South Main Street, Waterbury, 2448973, www.arvads.com n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, web menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service. A lively restaurant with a small-town pub atmosphere specializing in burgers, steaks, seafood and pastas. Choose from 108 beers at the bar. $$

The Cider House Barbecue and Pub See “Barbecue”

Coffee Bean Grill & Café at the Best Western Waterbury-Stowe 45 Blush Hill Road, Waterbury, 244-7822, www.bestwesternwaterburystowe.com n Closed: Sun. Meals: dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, table service, credit cards, bar service, wi-fi access, catering. NECI grad Duane Alberico serves traditional American fare at this coffee-themed restaurant. The menu changes seasonally. $$

The Grill at the Sugarbush Inn 1840 Sugarbush Access Road, Warren, 583-6311, www.sugarbush.com n Closed: Mon., Tues. Meals: dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service, catering. Satisfying American cuisine in a comfortable atmosphere — it’s where all the locals meet. Three local brews on tap. Nightly pizzetta, pasta and seafood specials. The New York strip and tenderloin are favorites. Open during winter only. $$

The Hearth at the Sugarbush Inn 1840 Sugarbush Access Road, Warren, 583-6100, www.sugarbush.com n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast. Alcohol: none. Services: kids’ menu, table service, credit cards, wi-fi access, catering. This cozy inn offers a continental breakfast bar with fresh pastries made daily. Full menu includes all of the typical egg dishes, along with French toast and buttermilk pancakes, served up fast so you can hit the slopes quicker. $

Hyde Away Inn and Restaurant 1428 Millbrook Road/Route 17, Fayston, 496-2322, www.hydeawayinn.com n Open 7 days. Meals: dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service, wi-fi access, catering. Entertainment: pool, tv, no cover. This family-friendly Mad River Valley inn serves American comfort food. $$

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1824 House Inn & Restaurant

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2849 Millbrook Road, Waitsfield, 496-3310, www.madriverbarn.com n Open 7 days. Meals: dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: table service, credit cards, bar service, wi-fi access. Open for more than 60 years, this seasonal inn has a real “been-hereawhile” feeling and hearty American food. Open to the public for dinner on Saturday night; otherwise call for hours. $$

Jay’s Restaurant and Pizzeria See “Italian”

Maxi’s Restaurant 47 North Main Street, Waterbury, 244-0910, www.maxisrestaurant.com n Closed: Mon. Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, web menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service, catering. There’s nothing fancy about this family-friendly eatery — just good, home-style food. Breakfast all day. Dinner Wednesday through Sunday. $$

Old Hancock Hotel 3 VT Route 125 at Route 100, Hancock, 767-4976, www.oldhancockhotel.com n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner. Alcohol: beer & wine. Services: vegetarian-friendly, take-out, table service, catering. This small diner-hotel is “every tourist’s vision of Vermont,” says chef-owner Diane Isaacson. She recommends the homemade venison sausage — or the meatloaf. $$

Park Row Café See “Deli/Sandwich”

The Spotted Cow 4403 Bridge Street Marketplace, Waitsfield, 496-5151 n Closed: Mon., Tues. Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner. Alcohol: beer & wine. Services: kids’ menu, take-out, table service, credit cards. You’ll love the hearty portions at this cozy and quaint Americanstyle restaurant. Favorite dishes include the Reuben, homemade vegetarian vegetable soup and the farmers’ omelette, filled with bacon, ham, sausage, home fries and American cheese, and topped with sausage gravy. Dinner served on Friday and Saturday. $

Waterbury Wings 1 South Main Street, Waterbury, 244-7827, www.waterburywings.com n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner, late-night food. Alcohol: full bar. Services: kids’ menu, web menu, delivery, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service, wi-fi access, catering. Entertainment: live music, pool, tv, no cover. You can snack on wings while unwinding at this watering hole. Or go for burgers, subs or quesadillas. Also features a pool table and 30 beers on tap. The outside seating area serves as a smoking section. $

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The Center Bakery and General Store

Big Picture Theater and Café

2007 Guptil Road, Waterbury Center, 244-7500 n Closed: Sun. Meals: breakfast, lunch. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarianfriendly, take-out, credit cards, bar service. Located in a general store that offers a line of all-natural products, this elegant and cozy bakery serves hearty lunch specials such as chili and mac ‘n’ cheese. The specialty pastries are a big draw, too. Think chocolate cake with raspberry and hazelnut praline buttercream icing. $

48 Carroll Road (off Rt. 100), Waitsfield, 496-8994, www.bigpicturetheater.info n Closed: Mon., Tues. Meals: brunch, lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, web menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service, wi-fi access, catering. Entertainment: live music, all-ages music shows, dance floor, sometimes cover. ”Dinner and a movie” takes on new meaning when the restaurant and theater are in the same building. Relax in the café with some tapas and a drink from the bar — or bring them into the theater with you. Specials include the small maple doughnuts, jalapeño poppers and garlic shrimp. Other unique offerings include dance classes, family game night, open-mike nights and sushi night. $$

Green Cup Café & Bakery See “Café/Bistro”

Three Mountain Café See “Coffee/Tea” See “Deli/Sandwich”

Chez Henri Restaurant and Bistro

Bar

Easy Street Café

The Warren Store

Purple Moon Pub See “Pub Food”

Barbecue The Cider House Barbecue and Pub 1675 North Main Street, Waterbury, 244-8400, www.ciderhousevt.com n Closed: Mon. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarianfriendly, kids’ menu, web menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service, catering. Entertainment: live music, pool, tv, no cover. Sit in old church pews or comfy booths while you sample Louisianastyle seafood gumbo, house-smoked meats and other traditional or unique Southern specialties. After eating, visit the game room to play pool, pinball or foosball. Lunch served on Friday and Saturday only. $$

See “Euro” 6163 Main Street, Waitsfield, 496-7234, www.easystreetmarket.com n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, web menu, take-out, table service, credit cards. This restaurant serves both tourists and locals with vegetarian spring rolls, coconut shrimp salad, rack of lamb and nightly fresh seafood specials. No dinner on Monday. $$

Green Cup Café & Bakery 40 Bridge Street, Waitsfield, 496-4963 n Closed: Wed., Thur. Meals: breakfast, lunch. Alcohol: beer & wine. Services: vegetarian-friendly, take-out, credit cards, wi-fi access. The sandwich specials at this 20-seat café are a cut above. Also serving soup, salads, quiche, coffee drinks and homemade baked goods. Try the European-style pastries. $

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Localfolk Smokehouse 9 Route 17, Waitsfield, 496-5623, www.localfolksmokehouse.com n Closed: Mon., Sun. Meals: dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: kids’ menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service. Entertainment: live music, pool, tv, no cover. This casual, kidfriendly spot specializes in hickory-smoked barbecue. But you can also get Tex-Mex, burgers and other pub-food fare. After dinner, check out the pool tables and video games in the next room. $$

Marsala Salsa See “Mexican/Latin”

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China Fun 5081 Main Street, Waitsfield, 496-7889 n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarian-friendly, take-out, credit cards. Egg rolls to go? This small and informal take-out restaurant serves traditional Chinese-American food to the Mad River Valley. $

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76 South Main Street, Waterbury, 244-1968, www.chinastarvt.com n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarian-friendly, web menu, take-out, table service, credit cards. The spring rolls sell well, and so does the General Tso’s chicken. Trying to slim down? Try the “diet” steamed vegetables. $

284 Main Street, Warren, 496-3864, www.warrenstore.com n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, brunch, lunch. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, web menu, take-out, credit cards, wi-fi access, catering. This wholesome country store has a motto: “Eat good food, laugh out loud, live your life.” It also has a bakery, wine shop and gift store. Favorite sandwiches include the #6 — roasted turkey, cranberry mayonnaise, lettuce, tomatoes and onions served on homemade French bread. $

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Three Mountain Café

Big Picture Theater and Café

China Star Chinese Restaurant

107 Mad River Green, Waitsfield, 496-5470, www.threemountaincafe. com n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, lunch. Alcohol: none. Services: take-out, credit cards, wi-fi access, catering. The original café-outlet for Green Mountain Coffee doubles as a social hub at the Mad River Green Shopping Center. Serving light lunch fare. You can buy antiques here, too. $

Deli/Sandwich The Center Bakery and General Store See “Bakery”

KC’s Bagel Café 17-19 Stowe Street, Waterbury, 244-1740 n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, lunch. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarian-friendly, take-out, catering. The only bagel place in the area caters to health-conscious locals. Most customers opt for classic New York-style bagel sandwiches with cream cheese. $

Paradise Deli and Market 2367 Sugarbush Access Road, Warren, 583-2757, www.paradisedeli.com n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner. Alcohol: beer & wine. Services: vegetarianfriendly, kids’ menu, web menu, take-out, credit cards, catering. This small grocer and deli specializes in Philly cheese steaks made fresh. $

Park Row Café 7 Park Row, Waterbury, 244-5111, www.central-vt.com/web/parkrow n Closed: Sun. Meals: breakfast, lunch. Alcohol: none. Services: delivery, take-out, table service, credit cards, catering. Famous for its homemade bread, soups, overstuffed sandwiches and huge cookies. No lunch on Saturday. $

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Michael’s Good to Go 2 Village Square, Waitsfield, 496-3832, www.madriverbites.com n Closed: Mon., Sun. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: BYOB. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, web menu, take-out, credit cards, catering. Chef Michael Flanagan, former owner of Michael’s at the Powderhound, traveled all over the world before he opened this funky and modern take-out restaurant. Try the Baja fish tacos or California-style burritos. All meats used are local. Seasonal hours; call first. $

Millbrook Inn & Restaurant 533 Millbrook Road, Route 17, Waitsfield, 496-2405, www.mill brookinn.com n Open 7 days. Meals: dinner. Alcohol: beer & wine. Services: vegetarian-friendly, web menu, table service, credit cards, wi-fi access. This oldtime Vermont inn has been in business for nearly 30 years. Chef Thom Gorman presides over the intimate eight-table dining room with homemade recipes that incorporate local ingredients. He makes a mean, slow-cooked lamb rogan gosh. The restaurant closes for the spring and on Tuesday in summer. $$$

Tanglewood’s Restaurant 179 Guptil Road, Waterbury Center, 244-7855 n Closed: Mon. Meals: dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service. The menu changes seasonally in this converted 1940s-style Vermont barn, but the sesamecrusted tuna steak is a constant. $$$

The Village Porch 13 School Street, Rochester, 767-3126, www.occasionsvt.com n Closed: Mon., Tues., Wed. Meals: dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service, catering. Candles on the porch usher diners into this cozy restaurant, located in an old Victorian house. Order from the pub menu for casual food such as cilantro lime chicken quesadillas, or try one of Chef Luke Stone’s ever-changing weekly specials. $$

Euro Chez Henri Restaurant and Bistro Sugarbush Village, Warren, 583-2600 n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarianfriendly, kids’ menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service. This seasonal, authentic Parisian bistro has been a local landmark since 1964. Ski down Sugarbush for some real French fondue or onion soup in the less expensive bistro. The dining room features an upscale menu, including foie gras and caviar. And a fireplace. $$$

Michael’s on the Hill 4182 Waterbury-Stowe Road, Waterbury Center, 244-7476, www.michaelsonthehill.com n Closed: Tues. Meals: dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, web menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service, catering. Entertainment: live music, no cover. This elegant, fine-dining restaurant has alpine roots. Swiss-trained chef-owner Michael Kloeti runs the kitchen. $$$$

Fast Food Kellee’s Creemee & Grill at South Main Sunoco 150 South Main Street, Waterbury, 244-8700 n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, take-out, credit cards. Open year round — there are even creemees in the winter — this newly renovated fast-food joint serves up hot lunch specials, subs, soup and chili. Indoor and outdoor seating is available. $

Italian Bongiorno’s 675 Millbrook Road, Fayston, 496-6265 n Closed: Tues. Meals: dinner. Alcohol: beer & wine. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, delivery, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service, catering. Try the signature pesto pizza or the barbecue pie at this family-friendly Italian restaurant. $$

Jay’s Restaurant and Pizzeria Mad River Green, Route 100, Waitsfield, 496-8282 n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service, catering. This family-style restaurant attracts locals and tourists hungry for Italian entrées, steaks and spare ribs. $$

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Phoenix Bar & Grill

20 Route 100, Moretown, 496-5504, www.junipersfare.com n Closed: Mon., Tues., Wed., Thur., Sat., Sun. Meals: dinner. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarian-friendly, web menu, delivery, take-out, catering. Call ahead to order your fresh, homemade Italian dinner, available for pick-up Friday nights at the Church of the Crucified One. $

70 McNeil Road, Waterbury Center, 244-7911 n Closed: Mon. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: beer & wine. Services: vegetarian-friendly, delivery, take-out, credit cards, wi-fi access. Owner James Roy serves hand-tossed New York-style pizza, with pesto, tomato, Alfredo and olive-oil bases. “We’ve got every topping in the book,” Roy says. Also stromboli, soups and hot and cold sandwiches. $

Sugarbush Village, Lincoln Peak, Warren, 583-2003, www.phoenixbarvt.com n Open 7 days. Meals: dinner, late-night food. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarianfriendly, kids’ menu, delivery, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service, catering. Entertainment: live music, pool, darts, tv, karaoke, sometimes cover. You can ski down the slopes to this watering hole, where there’s an eight-foot projection screen for sports fans. The TexMex grill offers up burgers and burritos. DJs and live bands spice up the weekends. Open all week long in the winter; Tuesday through Saturday in summer. $$

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Perellie’s Pizzeria Localfolk Smokehouse See “Barbecue”

Marsala Salsa 15 Stowe Street, Waterbury, 244-1150, www.marsalasalsa.com n Closed: Sun. Meals: dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, web menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service, catering. Entertainment: live music, no cover. This Mexican-Caribbean restaurant serves unique and flavorful dishes in a dining room with cross-cultural decor. They’re famous for their curry chicken, shrimp shahag, baja rellenos and burritos. $$

Phoenix Bar & Grill See “Pub Food”

Pizzeria American Flatbread 46 Lareau Road, Waitsfield, 496-8856, www.americanflatbread.com n Closed: Mon., Tues., Wed., Thur., Sun. Meals: dinner. Alcohol: beer & wine. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, web menu, table service, credit cards. Entertainment: live music, no cover. All-natural, wood-fired pizzas with a social conscience. George Schenk’s recipe is nationally acclaimed. Emphasis is on organic and locally farmed ingredients. There’s always a line, but it’s worth the wait. $$

Bongiorno’s See “Italian”

4752 Main Street, Waitsfield, 496-9200, www.perelliespizzeria.com n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: beer & wine. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, web menu, delivery, take-out, credit cards, wi-fi access, catering. This popular pizzeria in the heart of the Mad River Valley goes way beyond pepperoni and cheese. Favorite pies include the “blonde chicken,” with grilled chicken, bacon bits, diced tomatoes and scallions. $

Zachary’s Pizza 2 Butler Street, Waterbury, 244-5650 n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: beer & wine. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, delivery, take-out, table service, credit cards, wi-fi access, catering. This family pizzeria makes a kidsanctioned “red dog” pie topped with hot dogs. Grown-ups can get draft beer. Local favorites include the Zachary’s special and weekly salad, grinder and entrée specials. $

Pub Food The Alchemist Pub & Brewery 23 South Main Street, Waterbury, 244-4120, www.alchemistbeer.com n Open 7 days. Meals: dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, table service, credit cards, bar service. Entertainment: pool, no cover. This restaurant combines an old-pub feel with modern, local art. Try the house-smoked sausages and award-winning brewed beers on tap. $

Hogan’s Pub 1091 Golf Course Road, Warren, 583-6723, www.sugarbush.com n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch. Alcohol: full bar. Services: kids’ menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service. Serving classic American sandwiches and après-golf fare in season. The outdoor deck and bar overlook the 18th hole. $$

Purple Moon Pub Route 100, Waitsfield, 496-3422, www.purplemoonpub.com n Closed: Mon. Meals: dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, table service, credit cards, bar service, catering. Entertainment: live music, all-ages music shows, tv, sometimes cover. Enjoy great appetizers, burgers and steaks at this casual pub. On Thursday evening come for the raw bar, featuring oysters, clams and shrimp cocktail. Available from 5 p.m. ‘til the shellfish runs out. Comfy couches, a fireplace and live music are big draws, too. $$

Slide Brook Lodge & Tavern 3180 German Slides Road, Warren, 583-2202, www.slidebrooklodge.com n Closed: Tues. Meals: dinner, late-night food. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, take-out, credit cards, bar service, wi-fi access. Entertainment: live music, dance floor, tv, no cover. Choose from a selection of wine, spirits and six beers on tap while sitting at the mahogany, art-deco bar from the 1930s. Food includes munchies, burgers — carnivore and veggie. Hot tub available for lodge guests only. $

The Village Porch See “Eclectic/Fusion”

seafood Arvad’s Grill and Pub

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Juniper’s Fare

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Elements 98 Mill Street, St. Johnsbury, 748-8400 Talk about chemistry. Two couples co-own Elements in St. Johnsbury, and five years after they joined forces to open the eatery, it’s thriving. Elements occupies an old mill building in a gritty section of town, where funky copper light fixtures lend a modern vibe to the two dining rooms and sizable bar. A rustic wood-fired bread oven exhales smoke that gives the space a homey feel; in summer, there’s an outdoor patio. Chef Ryan O’Malley is a local boy: He got his start in the culinary program at St. Johnsbury Academy, attended Paul Smith’s College and moved back home. He’s devised a menu that changes weekly and features

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a variety of seasonal ingredients, but diners can always choose between a themed prix-fixe meal — such as “maple” or “Caribbean” — and the generous selection of à la carte items, both homestyle and trendy. They can get some favorites in family-sized portions, too, such as the golden fried-trout-andapple cakes with wasabi cream. The “Not-So-Elemental Salad” — Bibb lettuce topped with slivered almonds, blue cheese and grapes with a honey vinaigrette — also serves a crowd. It’s like a home-cooked meal, with exotic twists and more elaborate presentation: Before filling water glasses, servers use silver tongs to adorn

them with lemon wedges. Wine is poured from small tumblers, not from the bottle. O’Malley seems to have found a sweet spot between urban edibles and country comfort food. His “Blue Plate Special” consists of chicken, apples and figs wrapped in a flaky dough, served with mashed potatoes, crisptender green beans and a drizzle of orange-scented balsamic reduction. The ultra-tender ribs, coated with house-made barbecue sauce, arrive on a bed of perfect French fries. All the key elements are in place. St. Johnsbury’s hippest restaurant may sit on the site of a former sawmill, but its food is anything but churned out.

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The Creamery Restaurant 44 Hill Street, Danville, 684-3616 n Closed: Mon., Sun. Meals: dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: kids’ menu, table service, credit cards, bar service. Regulars are wild for the fried whole-belly clams and the king crab cakes. The downstairs looks like an English pub. $$$

H Elements 98 Mill Street, St. Johnsbury, 748-8400, www.elementsfood.com n Closed: Mon., Sun. Meals: dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, web menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service, catering. ”People are always saying, ‘God, I feel like I’m in Soho,’” says Keith Chamberlin, one of four partners behind this unique eatery. See p. 81. $$$

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Garden Café at Stepping Stones 1545 Darling Hill Road, Lyndonville, 626-3104, www.steppingstonespa.com n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: beer & wine. Services: vegetarianfriendly, web menu, table service, credit cards. They raise much of their own food at this spa café, including the grass-fed beef and organic vegetables. Try ‘em in dishes such as steak au poivre and a salad with honeypoached pears, blue cheese and walnuts. $$

Highland Lodge Restaurant 1608 Craftsbury Road, Greensboro, 533-2647, www.highlandlodge.com n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner. Alcohol: beer & wine. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, table service, credit cards, wi-fi access. A quintessential New England inn overlooking Caspian Lake. The menu changes daily, but patrons can always find poultry, seafood, meat and vegetarian-friendly. Desserts and breads are homemade. $$$

Juniper’s at the Wildflower Inn 2059 Darling Hill Road, Lyndonville, 626-8310, www.junipersrestaurant.com n Closed: Sun. Meals: breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, web menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, wi-fi access. Hearty — and healthy — comfort food served up in a country-inn setting. The popular meatloaf and shepherd’s pie are made from all-natural beef. There’s a veggie shepherd’s pie, too. $$$

Rabbit Hill Inn 48 Lower Waterford Road, Lower Waterford, 748-5168, www.rabbithillinn.com n Open 7 days. Meals: dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, table service, credit cards, bar service. Entertainment: darts, no cover. Candlelit dining in an elegant, upscale inn. The menu changes with the seasons. After dinner, visit the “Snooty Fox” pub for a drink. A game room offers a unique collection of premium Stave jigsaw puzzles, made in Norwich. $$$$

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River Garden Café 427 Route 114, East Burke, 626-3514, www.rivergardencafe.com n Closed: Mon., Tues. Meals: brunch, lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, web menu, table service, credit cards, bar service. Start off with deep-fried ravioli in a tomatillo cream sauce and proceed to baked rainbow trout stuffed with caramelized onions and bacon. The salad dressing here is famous, and sold by the bottle. $$

Tamarack Grill Burke Mountain Bast Lodge, Burke Mountain Access Road, East Burke, 626-7390, www.skiburke.com n Closed: Mon. Meals: dinner. Alcohol: none. Services: web menu, table service, credit cards. Stunning views of the Willoughby Gap are free at this casual restaurant at the base of Burke Mountain. The Vermont beer selection is the largest in the Northeast Kingdom. $$$

Trellis at Inn on the Common 1162 North Craftsbury Road, Craftsbury Common, 586-9619, www.innonthecom mon.com n Closed: Mon., Tues., Wed., Thur., Sun. Meals: dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, table service, credit cards, bar service. Chef-owner Jim Lamberti runs the candlelit dining room. The menu changes regularly. $$$$

WilloughVale Inn Restaurant 793 Route 5A, Westmore, 525-4123, www.willoughvale.com n Closed: Mon., Tues. Meals: dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, web menu, table service, credit cards, bar service. The dining room is small, but the dramatic views of Lake Willoughby are inspiring: Robert Frost wrote his poem “A Servant to Servants” after a stay here. $$$

American, Traditional Black Bear Restaurant at the Jay Village Inn 1078 Route 242, Jay, 988-2306, www.stayatjay.com n Open 7 days. Meals: dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service, wi-fi access. This relaxed, family-style restaurant serves a mean homemade chili — or shrimp and scallops in garlic cream sauce. $$

The Busy Bee 2985 Route 16, Glover, 525-9900 n Closed: Mon. Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner. Alcohol: none. Services: take-out, table service. French-Canadian “poutine” rules at this busy little eatery that has been around since 1932 and seats just 15 people. $

Craftsbury General Store 118 South Craftsbury Road, Craftsbury, 258-6281 n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, delivery, take-out, table service, credit cards, wi-fi access, catering. Entertainment: live music, no cover. The dining area is in a folksy little alcove within a 150-year-old general store. Try the “Famoose Philly cheese steak,” spanakopita, shepherd’s pie and quiche. $

Danville Restaurant & Inn 86 Route 2 West, Danville, 684-3484, www.thedanvilleinn.com n Closed: Mon., Sun. Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: take-out, table service, credit cards. More than 400 teapots decorate the dining room at this inn, located in an 1847 Victorian building. Owner Steve Cobb believes his pancakes to be “the best in the world.” Dinner is buffet-style, and is served on Friday and Saturday by reservation only. $$

Eastside Restaurant 47 Landing Street, Newport, 334-2340 n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, delivery, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service, catering. Entertainment: live music, tv, no cover. Famous for an “unbelievable” seafood bisque, as well as prime rib and dishes made with local perch. $$$

Goodfella’s Restaurant and Tavern 59 Parker Road, Danville, 748-4249 n Closed: Tues. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: kids’ menu, takeout, table service, credit cards, bar service. Entertainment: tv, no cover. This lively, country-style tavern has a thing for maple syrup: they use it in their scallop entrée and on chicken. There’s a full salad bar. $$$

JD’s Family Restaurant 264 Portland Street, St. Johnsbury, 748-5412 n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, take-out, table service, credit cards. The most popular item here is the classic surf ‘n’ turf: a choice of prime rib or a New York steak accompanied by shrimp, haddock, scallops or clams. There’s a sun deck, too. $$

Lyndon Freight House 1000 Broad Street, Lyndonville, 626-1400, www.thelyndonfreighthouse.com n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner. Alcohol: beer & wine. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, catering. Entertainment: live music, no cover. The location may be old-fashioned — the resto is a restored 1868 freight house — but the food is totally 21st century. Think organic, grass-fed local beef, organic wine, and 30 ice-cream flavors made onsite. $

Asian, Non-Chinese Kham’s Thai Cuisine 1112 Memorial Drive, St. Johnsbury, 751-8424 n Closed: Tues. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: beer & wine. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, wi-fi access, catering. The only Thai restaurant in St. Johnsbury. Duck dishes and red curry with shrimp are popular, as is the pad Thai. $

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Deli/Sandwich Bailey’s & Burke Café 466 Route 114, East Burke, 626-9250, www.baileysandburke.com n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarian-friendly, takeout, credit cards, wi-fi access. This general store features signature sandwiches such as “the Kingdomer,” filled with ham and cheddar. Gourmet pizza, soups and salads, too. $

Diner Anthony’s Diner 321 Railroad Street, St. Johnsbury, 748-3613 n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, catering. The produce is local and organic at this 36-year-old diner — home of the “Woodsman Burger.” $

Miss Lyndonville Diner 686 Broad Street, Lyndonville, 626-9890 n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, take-out, table service, credit cards. Located in a Sterling car, this neighborly diner is famous for hosting politicians and 37 different breakfasts. $

Eclectic/Fusion The Alpine Room at Jay Peak Resort

Newport Natural Foods Café & Salad Bar 194 Main Street, Newport, 334-2626, www.newportnaturalfoods.com n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarian-friendly, take-out, table service, credit cards, catering. This full-service natural foods store has been around for 30 years; the salad and hot bars are slightly younger. $

Euro Craftsbury Inn 107 South Craftsbury Road, Craftsbury, 586-2848, www.craftsburyinn.com n Closed: Mon. Meals: dinner. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, web menu, table service, credit cards. The menu changes daily in the French-bistro-style dining room, but you can always get the signature grilled chicken with artichokes. $$$

Valhalla Restaurant and Pub at the Inglenook Lodge 3866 Route 242, Jay, 988-2880, www.inglenooklodge.com n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service, wi-fi access, catering. Entertainment: live music, tv, karaoke, no cover. The decor here is inspired by European ski lodges, and the dual menus — one featuring traditional German fare, the other American comfort food — change nightly. Try the maple bourbon pork loin. $$$

Italian Lago Trattoria

4850 Vermont Route 242, Jay, 988-2611, www.jaypeakresort.com n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: kids’ menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service, wi-fi access. Entertainment: live music, no cover. The prixfixe dinner or all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet? The signature dish here is slow-cooked “Vermont maple apple cider spare ribs.” $$$$

95 Main Street, Newport, 334-8222, www. lagotrattoria.com n Open 7 days. Meals: dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, web menu, takeout, table service, credit cards, bar service, catering. Entertainment: tv, no cover. Fine Mediterranean dining on the shores of Lake Memphremagog. Options include grilled flatbread pizzas, frutti di mare and a 16-ounce rib-eye stuffed with Gorgonzola. $$

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39 Main Street, Hardwick, 472-6020, www.buffalomountaincoop.org n Closed: Sun. Meals: breakfast, lunch. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, wi-fi access. This communally run co-op doesn’t discriminate: Alongside the vegetarian and vegan fare are dishes made with organic meats. The café doubles as a community meeting place. $

Café Sweet Basil 32 Depot Street, Lyndonville,

Homespun Pizza 3496 Route 15, Walden, 563-2888, www.waldencountrystore.com n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner. Alcohol: beer & wine. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, take-out, credit cards. Pizzas are made on hand-spun sweet basil dough at this general store-cum-eatery. There’s poutine, too. $

Lyndonville House of Pizza 93 Main Street, Lyndonville, 626-4500

n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: beer & wine. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, take-out, table service, credit cards. Entertainment: tv, no cover. Kids are key at this family-style restaurant serving pizza, pasta and Greek specialties. $

The Parker Pie Company 161 County Road, West Glover, 525-3366, www.parkerpie.com n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: beer & wine. Services: vegetarian-friendly, web menu, take-out, credit cards, wi-fi access. Entertainment: all-ages music shows, no cover. ”Neighborly conversations” take place in the intimate dining room, and the pizza is “possibly the best in Vermont,” boasts co-owner Cavan Meese, who recommends the “Margherita.” $

Ramunto’s Brick Oven 1216 Railroad Street, St. Johnsbury, 751-8500, www.ramuntos.com n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: beer & wine. Services: vegetarian-friendly, web menu, delivery, take-out, table service, credit cards. Want “a lot of food for your money?” The chicken ranch and spicy buffalo pies are faves, as are the chicken parm and spaghetti and meatballs. $

St. Johnsbury House of Pizza 287 Portland Street, St. Johnsbury, 748-5144 n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: beer & wine. Services: vegetarian-friendly, take-out, table service, credit cards. This community-oriented pizzeria offers all the standard pies, plus custom varieties on request. $

Pub Food Black Bear Tavern & Grill 205 Hastings Hill, St. Johnsbury, 748-1428 n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service. ”Whatever you’re in the mood for, we may have,” a cheerful staffer says of this cozy eatery with an “uplifting environment.” Burgers, steak, melts are all on the menu. $$

Upper Valley Grill & General Store 2967 Scott Highway, Groton, 584-3101 n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner. Alcohol: none. Services: kids’ menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, wi-fi access, catering. You can get propane at this convenience store near Groton State Forest. Or a “Snowbird”: two poached eggs on an English muffin with bacon or sausage and homefries. They sell elk steaks, too. $

Steakhouse The Derby Cow Palace 3111 Us Route 5, Derby, 766-4724, www.derbycowpalace.com n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: table service, credit cards, bar service. Hunting-lodge styling — including taxidermy and an archway made of antlers — is part of the draw here. The beef is grainfed, aged Midwestern, and the elk is raised on an adjoining farm. $$$

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107 South Craftsbury Road, Craftsbury, 586-2848, www.craftsburyinn.com n Closed: Mon. Meals: dinner. Alcohol: beer & wine. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, table service, credit cards, bar service. On this working farm you’ll find fine French food without pretense. Try the escargot. $$$

www.cafesweetbasil.com n Closed: Mon., Tues., Sun. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, take-out, table service, catering. The menu here is mostly Southwestern, but specials span the globe, from Thai peanut noodles to the “Holy Basil” — shrimp, scallops and lobster over linguine with basilchipotle cream sauce. $

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665 Stock Farm Road, Randolph, 728-5575, www.threestallioninn.com n Closed: Mon. Meals: dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: kids’ menu, web menu, takeout, table service, credit cards, bar service, wi-fi access, catering. Entertainment: live music, tv, no cover. At the Three Stallion Inn, the chefs emphasize fresh, seasonal ingredients. Relax in the casual pub or opt for the elegant dining room. $$$

Main Street Grill & Bar 118 Main Street, Montpelier, 223-3188, www.necidining.com n Closed: Mon. Meals: brunch, lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarianfriendly, kids’ menu, web menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service, catering. Entertainment: live music, all-ages music shows, tv, no cover. This restaurant, lounge and pub run by the New England Culinary Institute showcases “contemporary American fare in a casual atmosphere.” $$

Restaurant Phoebe 52 State Street, Montpelier, 262-3500, www.restaurantphoebe.com n Closed: Sun. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, web menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service. Steps from the State House, Restaurant Phoebe serves “simple, honest food.” An open kitchen lets diners watch as Chef Aaron Millon transforms local ingredients into seasonal American cuisine. The eclectic wine list and creative cocktails are big draws, too. $$$

American, Traditional All Fired Up Tavern 9 Depot Square, Barre, 476-2036, www.central-vt.com/web/allfired n Open 7 days. Meals: brunch, lunch, dinner, late-night food. Alcohol: full bar. Services: take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service, wi-fi access, catering. Entertainment: live music, tv, no cover. The wood-fired cooking and comfort food draw ‘em to this friendly café, which also has two bars and outdoor seating. There’s live acoustic music on Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday. Sunday brunch. $$

George’s Place 14 Don Camp Drive, South Barre, 476-1196 n Closed: Mon., Tues. Meals: breakfast. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarian-friendly, take-out, table service. Formerly a ceramics studio, this café now “throws” omelettes and French toast. Open only for breakfast. $

Hardwick Village Restaurant 74 South Main Street, Hardwick, 472-5701 n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner. Alcohol: beer & wine. Services:

Hilltop Restaurant See “Italian”

Round Table at Days Inn 173 South Main Street, Barre, 476-6678, www.daysinn.com n Closed: Mon. Meals: breakfast. Alcohol: none. Services: take-out, table service, credit cards, wi-fi access. This intimate eatery within Barre’s Days Inn serves breakfast every day except Monday. $

Rustic Restaurant Motel and Sports Bar 451 Route 12, Northfield Falls, 485-6363, www.rustic-inn.com n Open 7 days. Meals: dinner, late-night food. Alcohol: full bar. Services: kids’ menu, web menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service. Entertainment: pool, tv, no cover. The pub menu in this sports bar is “meat and potatoes,” says owner Mark Ruel. Try the rustic fried mushrooms or the made-to-order potato chips. $$

Bakery Delicate Decadence Pastry Shop and Café 15 Cottage Street, Suite 5, Barre, 479-7948 n Closed: Mon., Sun. Meals: breakfast. Alcohol: none. Services: take-out, credit cards. Pastry chef Michelle Lunde stocks the display case at this bakery-café that also has an espresso bar. Find breakfast pastries, cakes and confections. Custom-designed wedding cakes are also available. $

HGesine Confectionary & Gourmet Market

279 Elm Street, Montpelier, 224-9930, www.gesine.com n Closed: Mon., Tues. Meals: breakfast, lunch. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarian-friendly, web menu, take-out, credit cards. There’s no table service at this bakery, but you can order pastries, coffee drinks and tea at the counter. Try the famous macaroons and the panini on homemade bread. Gesine’s is also a wine shop and offers a small selection of gourmet groceries. See p. 85. $

La Brioche

276 North Main Street, Barre, 476-7326, www.seanandnoras.com n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly. Featuring “food from America’s neighborhoods,” this restaurant is known for everything from Kansas City filet mignon to meatloaf. Closed on Sunday in winter. $$

89 Main Street, Montpelier, 229-0443, www.necidining.com n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, lunch. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarian-friendly, web menu, delivery, take-out, credit cards, wi-fi access, catering. NECI’s European-style café has a window looking into the kitchen so you can watch the preparation of pastries, artisan breads and cakes. Try the bagged lunches which include a sandwich, salad or soup and a cookie. $

Soup n Greens

Rainbow Sweets

Sean and Nora’s

325 N. Main Street, Barre, 479-9862 n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: kids’ menu, take-out, table service, credit cards. A family-style restaurant with a full menu and salad bar. The chicken cacciatore is super-popular. $

Suzanna’s Restaurant 3470 Airport Road, Berlin, 229-6164 n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service, catering. This restaurant satisfies diners with comfort-food favorites such as baked haddock and tenderloin tips. There’s no lunch on Saturday, and breakfast is the only meal served on Sunday. $$

Asian, Non-Chinese Royal Orchid Restaurant 38 Elm Street, Montpelier, 223-0436 n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: beer & wine. Services: vegetarian-friendly, take-out, table service, credit cards. Chef-owner Ornon Jilandhari grew up in Thailand, where his mother taught him how to cook. No lunch on Sunday. $

1689 U.S. Route 2, Marshfield, 426-3531 n Closed: Tues. Meals: brunch, lunch, dinner. Alcohol: beer & wine. Services: vegetarian-friendly, take-out, table service, credit cards. A popular hangout for local writers and poets, this rural café promotes handmade, European-style pastries. There’s pizza on Friday and Saturday nights. Rainbow is closed from March through mid-May. $$

Bar The Backstretch 30 Summer Street, Barre, 479-9712 n Open 7 days. Alcohol: full bar. Entertainment: pool, tv, no cover. Owner Chuck Bradley describes this as a “blue-collar bar.” There’s a USA Race Game and plenty of popcorn. Watch racing on the big-screen TVs every Sunday, or play pool.

Charlie O’s 70 Main Street, Montpelier, 223-6820 n Open 7 days. Alcohol: full bar. Entertainment: live music, dance floor, pool, darts, tv, karaoke, no cover. This local hangout has live music at least four nights a week — from jazz, blues and funk to alternative, rockabilly and bluegrass. Karaoke on Tuesday night.

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Gusto’s 28 Prospect Street, Barre, 476-7919, www.gustosbar.com n Open 7 days. Alcohol: full bar. Services: credit cards, bar service. Entertainment: live music, pool, tv, sometimes cover. Classic rock bands shake it up Friday and Saturday nights. Outdoor ping-pong, pool and backyard horseshoes. Inside, you’ll find multiple TVs, a Nintendo Wii and an XBox.

Stonecutters See “Pub Food”

Café/Bistro Ariel’s Riverside Café and Bar See “Eclectic/Fusion”

Black Door Bar & Bistro 44 Main Street, Montpelier, 223-7070, www.blackdoorvt.com n Closed: Sun. Meals: dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, web menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service. Entertainment: live music, all-ages music shows, dance floor, sometimes cover. This second-floor bistro serves New York strip steak, pan-seared tuna and Misty Knoll chicken in a New Orleans noir, ‘30s atmosphere. Live jazz and funk on Friday and Saturday nights. $$

Hunger Mountain Co-op 623 Stone Cutters Way, Montpelier, 223-8000, www.hungermountain.com n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarian-friendly, take-out, credit cards, catering. Eat outside, or enjoy the river view through a 25-foot-long window. Check out the veggie-friendly prepared foods, hot bar and salad bar. $

Kismet 207 Barre Street, Montpelier, 223-8646, www.kismetkitchen.com n Closed: Mon., Tues. Meals: breakfast, brunch, lunch. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarianfriendly, kids’ menu, web menu, takeout, table service, wi-fi access, catering. Carefully sourced local and sustainable food is on the menu. DIY options abound — anything can be made vegetarian and plenty of gluten-free meals and treats are available. “Taste Test” at www.7nvt.com. $

LACE’s Farm Fresh Market & Café 159 N. Main Street, Barre, 476-4276, www. lacevt.org n Closed: Mon. Meals: breakfast, lunch. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarian-

Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarianfriendly, take-out, credit cards, wi-fi access, catering. The philosophy here is: “If coffee is a basic need, Capitol Grounds is an essential visit.” In addition to coffee, espresso and tea, they serve soups, sandwiches, pastries and light fare. $

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41 Elm Street, Montpelier, 223-5333 n Closed: Sat., Sun. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: beer & wine. Services: vegetarianfriendly, delivery, take-out, table service, credit cards, catering. Chef-owner Pam Root takes the soup-sandwich-salad model to homemade heights, in an arts-and-crafts style dining room. Sweet treats include carrot cake, mocha macaroons and cheesecake. $$

136 North Main Street, Barre, 479-0896 n Open 7 days. Alcohol: none. Services: take-out, credit cards, wi-fi access. Carefully brewed, single-origin coffees are the name of the game at this comfy, barista-owned business. Fresh pastries are made locally each day, and the mocha is a decadent blend of coffee and homemade chocolate ganache. Opens at 6 a.m. Monday through Friday. $

Chinese Bamboo Gardens 115 South Main Street, Barre, 476-9400 n Closed: Mon. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarian-friendly, take-out, credit cards, catering. No surprises here — just sweet-and-sour soup and other popular Chinese dishes, such as General Tso’s chicken, pu pu platter and sizzling beef or shrimp. $

China Star Chinese Restaurant 15 North Main Street, Northfield, 485-9433; 15 Main Street, Montpelier, 223-0808 n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarian-friendly, take-out, table service, credit cards. Get your sesame chicken to sit down or take out. $

China Town Restaurant 306 North Main, Barre, 479-1999 n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, take-out, credit cards. Dishing out General Tso’s to Central Vermont for more than 15 years. Owner John Yeung says, “We know what we’re doing.” $

House of Tang 114 River Street, Montpelier, 223-6020, www.houseoftang.com n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, web menu, delivery, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service. Kids 10 and under eat for half-price at this buffet-style restaurant serving “Sizzling Seafood Wor Bar” and other Asian dishes. $

Ming Moon Buffet Chinese Restaurant 1400 Route 302, Barre, 476-8880 n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, take-out, credit cards. According to the owners, “Everyone who comes here always comes back.” $

Coffee/Tea Capitol Grounds 27 State Street, Montpelier, 223-7800, www.capitolgrounds.com n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, lunch.

Langdon Street Café 4 Langdon Street, Montpelier, 223-8667, www.langdonstreetcafe.com n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, lunch. Alcohol: beer & wine. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, take-out, credit cards, bar service, wi-fi access. Entertainment: live music, allages music shows, no cover. This community coffeeshop is an all-ages gathering spot. Some come for food — hot sandwiches, soup, coffee, beer and hot cider. Others appreciate the live entertainment, which ranges from puppetry to slam poetry and jazz, folk and rock music. $

Deli/Sandwich Defelice’s Mayo Block, Main Street, Northfield, 485-4700 n Closed: Sat., Sun. Meals: breakfast, lunch. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarian-friendly, take-out, credit cards, catering. Try the salads or specialty sandwiches such as “Ham With a Plan.” Kelly Defelice, the owner’s wife, describes the decor as “early-American yard sale.” $

Pinky’s 14 State Street, Montpelier, 223-1300 n Closed: Sun. Meals: lunch. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarian-friendly, take-out, credit cards, catering. Seventeen special sandwiches, from “Sweet Lady Jane” to “The Cowboy,” are on the menu at this sassy deli and gift shop. You can also buy everything from boxer shorts and cards to unusual candy and bamboo products. Open on Saturday from June through December. $

Simply Subs 70 North Main Street, Barre, 479-2423 n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, delivery, take-out, credit cards, catering. For 16 years, this sub shop has served generous portions of pizza, sandwiches and desserts to local workers. Try the house special — a ham, turkey and bacon combo. $

Uncle Mike’s Deli 8 State Street, Montpelier, 229-6788 n Closed: Sun. Meals: lunch. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarian-friendly, take-out, credit cards, catering. This lunch spot near the corner of State and Maine streets keeps legislators in wraps, French Roll sandwiches, soups and cookies. Daily specials, too. $

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10 Keith Avenue, Barre, 479-5664 n Open 7 days. Alcohol: full bar. Entertainment: dance floor, pool, darts, tv, karaoke, no cover. There’s more here than “the oldest bar in town.” Thursday is karaoke. A professional DJ takes over on Friday and Saturday nights.

friendly, kids’ menu, take-out, credit cards, wi-fi access, catering. Entertainment: live music, no cover. Everything is fresh and local at Ariel Zevon’s Vermont-focused café and grocery store. Grab ‘n’ go or relax on a couch with a sandwich, bowl of soup or salad. There’s a kids’ play area, too. $

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The Uncommon Market 1 School Street, Montpelier, 223-7051 n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarianfriendly, take-out, credit cards, catering. A grocery store offering fresh seafood, house-cut steaks and some all-natural and local products; and a deli. The sandwiches are made with Boar’s Head meats. Other faves include the turkey enchiladas, lasagna and homemade swordfish gumbo. $

Diner Coffee Corner 83 Main Street, Montpelier, 229-9060, www.coffeecorner.com n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, lunch. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, web menu, delivery, take-out, table service, credit cards, wi-fi access. This old-fashioned diner serving breakfast and lunch is owned by Bryan Mitofsky, a co-founder of the Vermont Fresh Network. Try the Eggs O’Bryan with homemade corned-beef hash. Separate grill used for vegetarian dishes. Named “Best Diner of the Year” in ‘06 and ‘07 by The Best Independent Restaurant Association. $

Common Café 12 Depot Square, Northfield, 485-4011 n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, lunch. Alcohol: none. Services: take-out, table service, credit cards. Look for the classics here — eggs, hamburgers, biscuits and gravy — as well as weekend specials such as crabmeat omelettes. Breakfast ‘til 3 p.m. on weekdays. $

Pit Stop Diner 240 N. Main Street, Barre, 479-0404 n Closed: Mon. Meals: breakfast, lunch. Alcohol: None. Services: vegetarian entrées, kids’ menu, take-out, table service, credit cards. Black-and-white decor and model cars abound at this NASCARthemed diner. Don’t miss the omelettes, including a create-your-own version. There’s a TV, so you can cheer on your favorite driver while you eat. $

Red Kettle Family Restaurant 165 Route 12 South, Northfield, 485-4336 n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner. Alcohol: BYOB. Services: kids’ menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, catering. At this drive-in diner, snowmobiles, motorcycles, classic cars and bikers pull up for pot roast, beer-battered fish, ice cream shakes and sundaes. $

Wayside Restaurant & Bakery 1873 Route 302, Berlin, 223-6611 n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: kids’ menu, take-out, table service, credit cards. Established in 1918, this in-house restaurant and full-service bakery has a menu that reflects its age. The place for old-fashioned comfort food. $

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Eclectic/Fusion Ariel’s Restaurant 29 Stone Road, Brookfield, 276-3939, www.arielsrestaurant.com n Closed: Mon., Tues. Meals: dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, web menu, table service, credit cards, bar service, catering. Restaurateur Richard Fink and chef Lee Duberman have been serving “sophisticated, healthy food” at this destination restaurant for more than 10 years. Many ingredients come from the Brookfield area. Hours are seasonal; call first. $$$$

Ariel’s Riverside Café and Bar 188 River Street, Montpelier, 229-2295, www.arielsriverside.com n Open 7 days. Meals: dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, web menu, table service, credit cards, bar service, catering. Entertainment: live music, no cover. Enjoy tapas and a cocktail in the comfy lounge or dine in the elegant dining room with a river view. Specializing in Mediterranean cuisine, with a smattering of dishes from Northern Africa, Spain and the Middle East. Vegetarian and seafood options abound. $$

The Farmhouse Café & Catering Co. 3689 Route 14, East Calais, 456-9900, www.thefarmhousecafe.com n Open 7 days. Alcohol: beer & wine. Services: vegetarianfriendly, web menu, table service, credit cards, catering. In this casual farmhouse setting, the global menu of upscale comfort food changes with the season, and can be customized for special events. Catering services are available year round. Dining is by reservation only. $$$

Maple Valley Café & Gift Shop Route 2, Plainfield, 454-8626 n Closed: Wed. Meals: breakfast, brunch, lunch. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarianfriendly, take-out, table service, credit cards. It’s a café, take-out and gift shop under one roof. People come in for the fun array of cards and presents. Popular foods include the homemade bread and baked goods, breakfast sandwiches and fruittopped waffles. Smoothies are big, too. Open from May through December. $

Rhapsody Café 28 Main Street, Montpelier, 229-6112, www.rhapsodynaturalfoods.org n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: beer & wine. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, take-out, credit cards, wi-fi access, catering. This vegetarian emporium offers more than 50 hot and cold dishes, including sushi, salads, soups and stews, served up buffet style. Many items are vegan; most are organic and local. $

River Run Restaurant 58 Main Street, Plainfield, 454-1246, www.riverrunbbq.com n Closed: Mon., Tues. Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, take-out, table service, bar service, catering. Entertainment: live music, no cover. Owner Jimmy Kennedy runs this Southern-themed restaurant famous for pulled pork, catfish gumbo and, for breakfast, a smoked chicken omelette and fried oysters. The restaurant also makes and bottles its own sauces. In winter, dinner is served Wednesday through Saturday only. $$

Sambel’s Restaurant & Catering 2000 Airport Road, Berlin, 223-6776, www.sambels.com n Closed: Mon. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: kids’ menu, web menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, catering. This quaint restaurant with nice views of Camel’s Hump serves dinners with a cheese course and family-style salad. “Magic hour” from 4:30 from 5:30 comes with comfort food specials. The dessert tray offers a dozen different desserts. Lunch on weekdays. $$

Fast Food River’s Edge Snackbar Route 2, Starch Factory, Marshfield, n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, lunch. Alcohol: none. Services: take-out, table service. The back deck of this quick stop overlooks the Winooski River. Order the fresh-cut fries. $

Italian Angeleno’s Pizza 15 Barre Street, Montpelier, 229-5721, www.myspace.com/angelenospizza n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: beer & wine. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, catering. Conveniently located across from the Savoy cinema, this small, laid-back pizzeria is popular among the dinner-and-a-movie crowd. $

Girasole 23 Berlin Street, Montpelier, 229-5122, www.girasolevt.com n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: beer & wine. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, web menu, delivery, take-out, table service, credit cards, catering. The wood-fired oven turns out all kinds of pizzas, from the “Porker” to the all-veggie “Farmer’s Favorite.” Mediterranean-style pasta and seafood dishes, too. Family-friendly booth seating. $$

Hilltop Restaurant 241 Quarry Hill Road, Barre, 479-2129, www.central-vt.com/web/hilltop n Closed: Sun. Meals: brunch, lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, web menu, delivery, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service, wi-fi access, catering. The half-centuryold Italian pasta house has become a local landmark. How about that chicken scallopini? Banquet facilities for up to 140 people. $$

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Sarducci’s 3 Main Street, Montpelier, 223-0229, www.sarduccisrestaurant.com n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service. A custom-built wood-burning oven cranks out authentic Italian fare such as pizzas and “pollo al forno.” The busy dining room is a popular gathering place. No lunch on Sunday. $$

Mexican/Latin El Sol Mexican Grill 210 N. Main Street, Barre, 476-6444, www.elsolvt.com n Closed: Sun. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, web menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service, wi-fi access. This Mexican restaurant makes everything fresh, with Cabot cheese. The enchiladas and fajita dinners are customer favorites, as are the margaritas. $

Julio’s Cantina Mexican Cuisine & Margarita Bar 54 State Street, Montpelier, 229-9348, www.julioscantina.com n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner, late-night food. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, web menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service, wi-fi access, catering. Locals flock to this festive, familyfriendly Tex-Mex restaurant for the authentic cuisine and the drink specials. Don’t miss the organic margaritas. No lunch on Sunday. $$

Nightclub Black Door Bar & Bistro See “Café/Bistro”

Charlie O’s See “Bar”

Cuzzins Nightclub 230 North Main Street, Barre, 479-4344 n Closed: Mon., Tues. Alcohol: full bar. Entertainment: live music, dance floor, pool, darts, tv, karaoke, sometimes cover. This classic-rock nightclub in Barre features karaoke on Thursday, a DJ on Friday and live music on Saturday.

Langdon Street Café See “Coffee/Tea”

Planet Rock 129 North Main Street, Barre, 661-0073 n Closed: Mon., Sun. Alcohol: full bar. Entertainment: pool, tv, cover. ”Exotic dancers” are the attraction here at bachelor-party central.

See “Pizzeria”

Pizzeria Angeleno’s Pizza See “Italian”

Girasole See “Italian”

Hardwick House of Pizza Wolcott Street, Hardwick, 472-3380 n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: beer & wine. Services: vegetarian-friendly, take-out, table service, credit cards. You’ll get fast, friendly service — and all your basic pies — at this pizzeria. $

Montpelier Village Pizza 89 Main Street, Montpelier, 229-4333 n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: beer & wine. Services: delivery, take-out, credit cards. Entertainment: pool, tv, no cover. The “white” pizza wows ‘em at this family restaurant. The jukebox is well used, and there’s a pool table, too. $

Mr. Z’s Italian Restaurant See “Italian”

Positive Pie 69 Main Street, Plainfield, 454-0133, www.positivepie.com n Closed: Mon. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarian-friendly, web menu, take-out, table service, credit cards. Fresh ingredients and daily-made dough add authenticity to the New York-style pizzas served here. Bob Marley tunes and Fair Trade posters add to the mellow atmosphere. $

Positive Pie 2 22 State Street, Montpelier, 229-0453, www.positivepie.com n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, web menu, delivery, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service, wi-fi access. Entertainment: live music, dance floor, tv, sometimes cover. This city cousin of the original Plainfield restaurant has an urban lounge feel and free delivery. Serving New York-style hand-tossed pizza, housemade Sicilian pastas, special martinis and more. Music Friday and Saturday. $$$

Uncle Joe’s Pizza & Pasta 136 North Main Street, Barre, 479-9299 n Closed: Sun. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarianfriendly, kids’ menu, delivery, take-out, table service, credit cards, wi-fi access, catering. Everything in this old-fashioned restaurant was trucked up from Manhattan’s Little Italy, including the stone oven. Monday night is all-you-can-eat pasta night. $

Pub Food McGillicuddy’s Irish Pub

full bar. Services: delivery, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service, catering. Entertainment: pool, tv, no cover. Pool tables, nine televisions and a popular beer-marinated burger recommend this Irish pub in the heart of the Capital City. $$

Mulligan’s 9 Maple Avenue, Barre City, 479-5545 n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner, late-night food. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service, wi-fi access, catering. Entertainment: tv, no cover. Formerly Jack’s Backyard, this rustic pub serves lunch and dinner. In addition to the 10 TVs with sports packages, there’s also pool, a jukebox and video games. Trivia night on Tuesday from 8 to 10 p.m. $

Stonecutters Brew House 14 N. Main Street, Barre, 476-6000, www.stonecuttersbrewhouse.com n Closed: Mon. Meals: dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: kids’ menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service, wi-fi access, catering. Entertainment: live music, tv, no cover. This pub and microbrewery is geared to a slightly older crowd, says co-owner Jason Stevens, so it doesn’t get rowdy. Try the red ale, one of seven homemade offerings. $$

The Thrush Tavern 107 State Street, Montpelier, 223-2030, www.thrushtavern.com n Open 7 days. Meals: brunch, lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, web menu, delivery, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service, catering. Since it’s close to the State House, both “laws and meals are made right here.” Largest outdoor patio seating in the area. Brunch served on Sunday. $$

Steakhouse J. Morgan’s Steakhouse 100 State Street, Montpelier, 223-5222, www.capitolplaza.com/Montpelier_Vermont_ Dining/index.shtml n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service. Entertainment: tv, no cover. This lively steakhouse, in the Capital Plaza Hotel, caters to meat and seafood lovers with aged and slow-roasted prime rib, bacon-wrapped filet mignon and fresh Maine lobster. A model train chugs its way around the perimeter of the dining room. $$

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Steakhouse Restaurant 1239 Barre-Montpelier Road, Barre, 479-9181, www.steakhousevt.com n Open 7 days. Meals: brunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service, catering. Entertainment: tv, no cover. The same family has served steak and seafood at this rustic restaurant since 1972. Includes a salad bar and a dessert bar. The teriyaki steak is popular. Catch Marko the Magician here on Friday night. $

14 Langdon Street, Montpelier, 223-2721 n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol:

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379 North Main Street, Barre, 479-3259 n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: beer & wine. Services: kids’ menu, take-out, table service, credit cards. Traditional, affordable Italian-American cuisine featuring family recipes and locally made pasta. The pizzas come in varieties such as “Triple Z” and “Italian Stallion.” $

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Black Sheep Bistro

Standing Out In Our Field Chef Michel Mahé delivers great food in a casual atmosphere for an exceptional value. Come to the Black Sheep Bistro and experience what everyone raves about. All Soups & Starters $6 • All Entrées $17 A Sampling of Our Menu: Capered Salmon Cakes withWasabi Crème Fraiche Lobster Ravioli, Tarragon Beurre Blanc • Venison Eggroll with Dijon Mustard Sauce Scallops with Yellow Thai Curry & Pineapple Sauce • Roasted Duck Breast with Maple Demi Glace Oven-Roasted Pork Loin with Whiskey Caramel Sauce Coffee Rubbed Lamb Loin with Rosemary Demi Glace

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A&W

1557 Route 7, Middlebury, 388-2876 Doin’ it in the car is just more fun. That includes eating. But while there are plenty of drive-thru dining options in our “fast-food nation,” carhops — those places where the waitstaff delivers American classics to your driver’s side window — are a dying breed. Luckily for lovers of all things retro, Vermont still has one. It’s Middlebury’s A&W, complete with an orange and brown paint job, burgers ’n’ dogs and icy mugs filled to overflowing with frothy root-beer floats. The old-school eatery is sandwiched between a vast cornfield and busy Route 7, with its steady stream of semis. Because chillin’ in the car is less fun in winter, the ’hop is open seasonally, from May to October. Appropriately, all the parking spots have prime views of the fast-food-style menu, where beefy burgers, crispy chicken strips and skinny French fries abound. A pony-tailed young woman may walk — or skate — over to the car to take the order, American Graffiti-style. Through the open window wafts air pleasantly scented with fried food and diesel fumes. A cafeteria-style tray attaches there, leaving diners with both hands free for chowing down. The effervescent, vanillin-scented soda pop comes in a real, hefty glass, and the fries are golden and fluffy. But for a meat lover, the best thing on the menu is the decadent “Papa Burger,” which weighs in at 720 calories and 42 grams of fat. It’s made of two juicy beef patties, two slices of American cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion and floppy pickle chips, topped with a light pink, mayo-based condiment called “Papa Sauce.” The concept may not be so original, but how does it taste? Naughty. Fatty. Heavenly. The A&W is a delicious slice of gas-guzzling Americana. Enjoy before it hits $4 a gallon.

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American, New Blueberry Hill Inn

The Main Dining Room at the Basin Harbor Club 4800 Basin Harbor Road, Vergennes, 475-2311, www.basinharbor.com n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, brunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, table service, credit cards, bar service, wi-fi access. Entertainment: live music, dance floor, no cover. Jacket and tie are required at this seasonal restaurant. Dinner dancing is Monday, Friday and Saturday during the summer. Sunday jazz brunch from mid-June to Labor Day. $$$$$

Mary’s Restaurant at The Inn at Baldwin Creek 1868 North Route 116, Bristol, 453-2432, www.innatbaldwincreek. com n Closed: Mon., Tues. Meals: breakfast, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, web menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service, wi-fi access, catering. Entertainment: live music, dance floor, sometimes cover. A Vermont Fresh Net founder and long-time advocate of local products, chef-owner Doug Mack operates out of a 200-year-old farmhouse with an extensive kitchen garden. His garlic soup is renowned. Breakfast served on Sunday. $$$

The Middlebury Inn 14 Court Square, Middlebury, 388-4961, www.middleburyinn. com n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: kids’ menu, web menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service, wi-fi access. Experience classic New England cuisine prepared with fresh ingredients. Come for lunch, dinner or “afternoon tea.” Reservations recommended. Casual attire welcome. $$$

Starry Night Café 5371 Route 7, Ferrisburgh, 877-6316, www.starrynightcafe.com n Closed: Mon., Tues. Meals: dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, web menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service. Entertainment: live music, no cover. The hand-crafted decor is as distinctive as the dining at this intimate café overlooking a pond. $$$$

Two Brothers Tavern

7 Bakery Lane, Middlebury, 388-4182, www.tullyandmaries.com n Open 7 days. Meals: brunch, lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, web menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service. This three-story, riverside restaurant has a New American menu and a noteworthy wine list. The pad Thai and burgers are bestsellers. $$$

86 Main Street, Middlebury, 388-0002, www.twobrotherstavern. com n Open 7 days. Meals: brunch, lunch, dinner, late-night food. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, web menu, delivery, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service, wi-fi access, catering. Entertainment: tv, karaoke, no cover. The food here ranges from white-linen fare to bar food. Don’t miss the weekend brunch with its “build-your-own-Bloody-Mary” bar. $$

Waybury Inn 457 East Main Street, East Middlebury, 388-4015, www.wayburyinn.com n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, brunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, web menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service, wi-fi access, catering. Once the setting for “The Bob Newhart Show,” this charming New England inn has a pub and a more traditional dining room. Try the steaks or rack of lamb. $$

American, Traditional Fire & Ice Restaurant 26 Seymour Street, Middlebury, 388-7166, www.fireandicerestaurant. com n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarianfriendly, kids’ menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service, wi-fi access. Entertainment: live music, all-ages music shows, darts, tv, no cover. This popular steakhouse has stood the test of time, with historic decor and a massive salad bar. Kids can relax in a separate room that offers movies and books. Lunch served Friday through Sunday. $$$

Hungry Bear on Main Street 193 Main Street, Vergennes, 877-2131, www.hungrybearvt.webs.com n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: beer & wine. Services: kids’ menu, web menu, delivery, take-out, table service, credit cards. Serving America’s favorites: pizza, steak, pork chops, popcorn chicken and hand-cut fries. Look for Vergennes history all over the walls. No lunch on Monday. Weekend breakfast. $$

Middlebury Market and Sama’s Café See “Café/Bistro”

Mister Up’s Restaurant 25 Bakery Lane, Middlebury, 388-6724, www.misterupsvt.com n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, web menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service. Dig into “thumbs and toes” — a.k.a. boneless chicken wings — or “dirty steak” in the bar or on the porch overlooking Otter Creek. $$

Rosie’s Restaurant 886 Route 7, Middlebury, 388-7052 n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: kids’ menu, take-out, table service, credit cards. Families flock to this modern diner for big breakfasts, as well as for pork platters, chicken Parmesan and stir-fry. $

Bakery Bristol Bakery & Café 16 Main Street, Bristol, 453-3280 n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, lunch. Alcohol: beer & wine. Services: vegetarian-friendly, take-out, credit cards, wi-fi access. Entertainment: live music, allages music shows, no cover. A communityoriented eatery serving baked goods, homemade soups, sandwiches and salads. Vegan and gluten-free options are always available. Live music every Friday night. $

Otter Creek Bakery 14 College Street, Middlebury, 388-3371, www.ottercreekbakery.com n Closed: Sun. Meals: breakfast, brunch, lunch. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, web menu, take-out, catering. You can eat in or take out everything from hors d’oeuvres, soups and salads to full meals and baked goods, all made on-site. $

Bar Bar Antidote 3 North Green Street, Vergennes, 877-2555, www.barantidote.com n Open 7 days. Meals: dinner, late-night food. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, credit cards, bar service, wi-fi access. Entertainment: live music, tv, no cover. Vergennes’ only late-night food option is located above the historic Stevens House. Check out the cool decor and local art in the lounge. The pub menu features quesadillas, sandwiches and an artisan cheese plate. $

Reggie’s Tavern 31 Main Street, Bristol, 453-2774 n Open 7 days. Alcohol: full bar. Entertainment: live music, all-ages music shows, dance floor, pool, darts, tv, karaoke, no cover. Owner Jeremy Revell describes this pub as a “relaxed local bar,” with video games, a jukebox and a pool table.

Café/Bistro 3 Squares Café 221 Main Street, Vergennes, 877-2772 n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner. Alcohol: beer & wine. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, take-out, credit cards, catering. This eatery offers a small selection of local products, coffee drinks, a deli and “creative-casual” food. Weekend eggs Benedict specials. Seasonal light-fare dinner menu. $

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1307 Goshen Ripton Road, Goshen, 247-6735, www.blueberryhillinn.com n Open 7 days. Meals: dinner. Alcohol: BYOB. Services: vegetarian-friendly, web menu, table service, credit cards, wi-fi access. The big stone fireplace and candlelit prix-fixe dinners are big draws at this elegant country inn. Chef Tim Cheevers changes the four-course menu nightly, and can accommodate dietary restrictions. Cheese and crackers start up at 6:30: Dinner is served at 7 p.m. Reservations required. Closed in April and November. $$$$$

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A communitybased brewpub serving housebrewed ales and lagers, steaks, fresh seafood and Mexican Specialties.

Live Music: Thursdays 8:30 PM

Open every day at 4:30 Brunch: Sat 11-2:30 • Sun 10-3 (802) 453-3311 | Bobcatcafe.com

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AN ESSENTIAL VERMONT MIDDLEBURY’S RESTAURANT • BAR • LOUNGE DINING EXPERIENCE LUNCH • DINNER

Charismatic, charming and family-owned, Two Brothers Tavern is an essential Vermont dining experience – whether you’re seeking an elegant entree, casual cuisine or live entertainment.

• WEEKEND BRUNCH

LIVE MUSIC Rock, Bluegrass, Groove, Americana, Jazz

EXTENSIVE MENU Sandwiches, Salads, Small Plates, Pizza

FULL BAR MAR 21

Including free pool and darts

PRIVATE FUNCTIONS

• OUTDOOR DINING • CATERING

An af fordable menu features homemade items made from farm-fresh produce and locally-raised meats.

Visit us for lunch, dinner or our award-winning Saturday & Sunday Brunch featuring our famous Build-Your-Own Bloody Mary Bar!

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CAFé/BISTRO

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Black Sheep Bistro

The Bobcat Café 5 Main Street, Bristol, 453-3311, www.bobcatcafe.com n Open 7 days. Meals: dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service. Entertainment: live music, no cover. This community-based café dishes out contemporary comfort food, much of which originates on Vermont farms. There’s live music every Thursday night. $$

The Middlebury Inn

Storm Café 3 Mill Street, Middlebury, 388-1063, www.thestormcafe.com n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, take-out, table service, credit cards. Enjoy Otter Creek-side dining at this unique café set in a 19th-century mill building. In summer, dine on the deck. $$$

Chinese May Garden Chinese Restaurant 99 Maple Street, Middlebury, 388-3101 n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, delivery, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service, catering. Classic Chinese. Check out the lunch-time combos. $

See “American, New”

Wokky’s Chinese

Middlebury Market and Sama’s Café

17 Main Street, Bristol, 453-4888 n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarian-friendly, take-out, table service. The owners recommend the Mongolian beef. $$

54 College Street, Middlebury, 388-6408, www.middleburymarketandcafe.com n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner. Alcohol: beer & wine. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, web menu, take-out, credit cards, wifi access, catering. College students, professionals and construction workers dig the take-out meals, as well as fresh salads, sandwiches and wood-fired pizza. There’s also soft-serve ice cream. $

Middlebury Natural Foods Co-op Café 1 Washington Street, Middlebury, 388-7276, www.middleburycoop. com n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, web menu, take-out, credit cards. Specializing in local and organic sandwiches, wraps, hearty entrées and salad bar items. Fair Trade coffee bar and baked goods, too. Eat-in or “grab & go.” Outdoor seating. $

Park Squeeze 161 Main Street, Vergennes, 877-9996, www.parksqueeze.com n Closed: Mon., Tues. Meals: brunch, lunch, dinner. Alcohol: beer & wine. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, web menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, catering. A neon sign designates this eco-friendly restaurant serving fresh salads, wraps, a DIY noodle bowl and stir-fry. Call for hours. A spacious, second-floor loft is available for private events. Sunday brunch. $

The Red Mill at Basin Harbor Club 4800 Basin Harbor Road, Vergennes, 475-2317, www.basinharbor.com n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service, catering. Entertainment: live music, dance floor, darts, tv, no cover.

Coffee/Tea Carol’s Hungry Mind Café 24 Merchants Row, Middlebury, 388-0101 n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, lunch. Alcohol: beer & wine. Services: vegetarianfriendly, take-out, credit cards, wi-fi access. Entertainment: live music, no cover. There’s more to this coffeeshop than java varieties: open mike the third Thursday of each month, and occasional live music on Friday and Saturday nights. Try the muffins, pastries and desserts. $

from scratch. Try the whole-wheat pancakes, a sandwich piled high with Boar’s Head meats or a bagel-egg-sausage concoction called the “J.J. Bagelegger.” $

Middlebury Natural Foods Co-op Café See “Café/Bistro”

Noonie’s Deli 137 Maple Street, Marbleworks, Middlebury, 388-0014 n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarian-friendly, web menu, delivery, take-out, table service, catering. Voted “the best and biggest sandwich in town” by the Addison Eagle. The homemade bread is legendary. $

Otter Creek Bakery See “Bakery”

Diner Kinfolks Kuntry Restaurant 567 Rockydale Road, Bristol, 453-4422 n Closed: Mon. Meals: breakfast, lunch. Alcohol: none. Services: kids’ menu, takeout, table service. Homemade foods are the rule at this family-friendly establishment with a country atmosphere. The chipped beef gravy on toast sells out every Saturday. Sunday is eggs Benedict. $

Steve’s Park Diner 66 Merchants Row, Middlebury, 388-3297 n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, lunch. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, take-out, table service, credit cards. You can get breakfast all day — and maybe a glimpse of Middlebury writer Jay Parini — at this downtown diner where everybody knows each other’s name. $

Eclectic/Fusion

Deli/Sandwich

Blueberry Hill Inn

3 Squares Café

Cubber’s

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Almost Home 28 North Street, Bristol, 453-5775, www.almosthomemarket.net n Closed: Sun. Meals: breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner. Alcohol: beer & wine. Services: vegetarian-friendly, take-out, credit cards, catering. This restaurant and country-store market offers take-home meals, salads, soups and a wide assortment of pastries. There’s also an espresso bar. $

Bristol Bakery & Café See “Bakery”

Middlebury Bagel & Delicatessen 11 Washington Street, Middlebury, 388-0859 n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, lunch. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarian-friendly, take-out, table service. At this 30-year-old restaurant, everything’s made

See “American, New” 8 Main Street, Bristol, 453-2400 n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: beer & wine. Services: delivery, take-out, table service, credit cards. Come in for subs or pizza at this community-oriented restaurant with outside summer seating. $

Mary’s Restaurant at The Inn at Baldwin Creek See “American, New”

Mountain Greens Market 25 Mountain View Street, Bristol, 453-8538 n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarianfriendly, take-out, credit cards, catering. Look for a healthy selection of antibioticfree, local meat dishes and varied vegan and vegetarian options in this health-food store that also sells local organic produce, natural groceries and Vermont microbrews. $

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253 Main Street, Vergennes, 877-9991 n Open 7 days. Meals: dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, table service, credit cards. A casual yet romantic bistro decorated with prints from France. Seven Days readers voted it “the best place to have dinner outside Chittenden County if you’re paying.” Enjoy al fresco dining on the patio in summertime. $$$

Originally a 19th-century sawmill, this historic building now hosts a full-service restaurant with an eclectic menu — try the grouper en papillote. There’s also live entertainment and a dance floor. $$

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Eclectic/ Fusion cont.

3629 Ethan Allen Highway, New Haven, 453-6309, www.rolands 1796house.com n Closed: Mon., Tues. Meals: brunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, web menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, catering. Try the potato-crusted chicken at this scenic restaurant that doubles as a bed-and-breakfast. The owner’s son says it’s a great place to propose. Hours of operation vary seasonally. $$$

Snaps Café 24 Main Street, Bristol, 453-2525 n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner. Alcohol: beer & wine. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, take-out, table service, credit cards. Breakfast specials served until 2 p.m. daily. Try the popular eggs Benedict or their homemade corned-beef hash. $

Swift House Inn 25 Stewart Lane, Middlebury, 388-9925, www.swifthouseinn.com n Closed: Mon., Tues., Wed. Meals: dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarianfriendly, web menu, table service, credit cards, bar service. The menu in this 190year-old mansion ranges from Mediterranean to traditional Vermont. $$$

Fast Food

H A&W Drive-In Route 7, Middlebury, 388-2876 n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, take-out. The last car-hop stand in New England is a must-taste. Root-beer floats, rollerskates, cheeseburgers, hand-cut French fries and falafel add to the experience. See p. 93. $

Village Creeme Stand 41 West Street, Bristol, 453-6034 n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, take-out. You get a mountain view from picnic tables at this summer fast-food joint known for its generous portions of soft-serve. $

Indian Taste of India 1 Bakery Lane, Middlebury, 388-4856 n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: beer & wine. Services: vegetarian-friendly, web menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, catering. The only Indian restaurant in town overlooks Otter Creek. Meat is cooked to order in a clay oven over charcoal. Bread is also made fresh. Try the vegetarian or non-vegetarian thali — each one comes with an array of dishes and condiments. Buffet on Sunday. $$

Doria’s 22 Merchants Row, Middlebury, 388-3624 n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service. A family-owned and operated business featuring homemade Italian comfort food as well as steaks and seafood. Breakfast served on weekends. $$

Nightclub City Limits Nite Club 14 Green Street, Vergennes, 877-6919 n Closed: Mon., Sun. Alcohol: full bar. Entertainment: live music, dance floor, pool, darts, tv, karaoke, no cover. The Champlain Valley’s hottest rock ‘n’ roll bands swing by this establishment, but there’s never a cover. Owner Brett Ward says the clientele ranges from the barely legal up to age 75.

Two Brothers Lounge & Stage 86 Main Street, Middlebury, 388-0002, www.twobrotherstavern. com n Open 7 days. Meals: dinner, latenight food. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, web menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service, wi-fi access, catering. Entertainment: live music, all-ages music shows, dance floor, pool, darts, tv, sometimes cover. Enjoy leather couches and a real pool table while dining on casual fare from the Two Brothers Tavern, located upstairs. There’s live entertainment at least three nights per week, including local bands such as the Starline Rhythm Boys and Red Hot Juba. $

Pizzeria American Flatbread at the Marble Works 137 Maple Street, Middlebury, 388-3300, www.americanflatbread. com n Closed: Mon., Tues., Wed., Thur., Sun. Meals: dinner. Alcohol: beer & wine. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, web menu, table service, credit cards. Feast on wood-fired flatbreads made with local and organic ingredients on Friday and Saturday nights. $$

Green Peppers Restaurant 10 Washington Street, Middlebury, 388-3164, www.greenpeppersrestau rant.com n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: beer & wine. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, web menu, take-out, table service, credit cards. This two-decade-old restaurant creates custommade salads, grinders and pasta from scratch, in addition to fresh-baked pizza. $

Luigi’s 141 Main Street, Vergennes, 877-6873 n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarian-friendly, delivery, take-out, table service, credit cards. Specialty pizzas and calzones sell well at this family-oriented eatery that has been a local hangout for more than 30 years. Outdoor seating is available. $

Neil & Otto’s Pizza 52 Merchants Row, Middlebury, 388-6776, www.neilandottos.com n Closed: Sun. Meals: dinner. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarian-friendly, web menu, delivery, take-out, table service, credit cards, wi-fi access. Entertainment: live music, no cover. The carpet at this kid-friendly joint is decorated with pictures of pizzas. Try specialties like the “Phat Needham,” with barbecue sauce, pineapple, chicken and garlic. $

Rockydale Pizza 372 Rocky Dale Road, Bristol, 453-4545 n Closed: Mon. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: beer & wine. Services: kids’ menu, delivery, take-out, table service, credit cards. ”At most pizzerias, people leave the crust,” says General Manager Joe Paquette. “But not here.” He recommends “the works.” $

Pub Food The Big Moose Pub 26 Seymour Street, Middlebury, 388-7166, www.fireandicerestaurant. com n Open 7 days. Meals: dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: kids’ menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service, wi-fi access. Entertainment: darts, tv, no cover. Plenty of places tout their burgers and brewskis — this one has nine varieties on draft — but how many boast a copper bar, balcony seating and an 800-pound stuffed moose? $$

Mister Up’s Restaurant See “American, Traditional”

Shoreham Inn 51 Inn Road, Shoreham, 897-5081, www.shorehaminn.com n Closed: Tues., Wed. Meals: dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, web menu, table service, credit cards, bar service, wi-fi access. This 40-seat restaurant — in a 200-year-old inn — has the feel of a British pub. The food’s better, though. Try the slow-cooked beef and Guinness stew. $$

steakhouse Fire & Ice Restaurant See “American, Traditional”

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Roland’s Place 1796 House

Italian

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RUTLAND AREA

Back Home Again Café 23 Center Street, Rutland, 775-9800

No matter how dedicated they may be to local farming or a livable wage, most restaurants are profit-driven ventures. But at downtown Rutland’s Back Home Again Café, food is a religion — literally. The group that runs the café is part of an international Christian sect known as the Twelve Tribes Communities. Its bearded men and make-up-free women look a bit like Amish hippies as they submit to perpetual kitchen duty for Christ. Customers may not pick up on the fundamentalist vibe inside the rustic eatery, which looks just like Muddy Waters. The same hands that built Back Home Again also crafted the Burlington coffee shop. The back of one particularly striking bench is crafted from a twisted, polished log. A stone fireplace anchors the room, where potted plants abound. The wraps, sandwiches, soups and salads that make up the bulk of the menu are as simple and tasteful as the decor. A cup of creamy tomato bisque brims with chunks of tomato and celery, and comes with a slice of fresh bread. The grilled haddock sandwich appears on a heavily seeded sesame roll with creamy homemade tartar sauce, lettuce and tomato. “Vegetarian” and “gluten-free” aren’t just buzzwords here; the meat-free dishes are as flavorful as the meaty ones. Take the “Prince” wrap, with its surprisingly savory marinated tofu paired with sunflower sprouts, toasted nuts, crisp vegetables and creamy tahini dressing. An unusual assortment of chilled drinks includes a hibiscus cooler and two kinds of fruity maté — a South American herb that can be brewed like tea. In fact, Rutland’s only maté bar occupies a separate room at the back of the restaurant. Back Home Again gets it from Brazil, where another Twelve Tribes community cultivates the stuff. Staffers brew it up hot in traditional hollowed gourds, creating a tisane that’s said to have healthful properties. They also pour coffee, tea, smoothies and natural sodas in flavors such as raspberry ginger and Clementine. Want gospel with that? With a little encouragement, the folks at Back Home Again are happy to talk about their faith. The menu reads: “We serve the fruit of the spirit — why not ask?”

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American, New Lilac Inn 53 Park Street, Brandon, 247-5463, www.lilacinn.com n Closed: Mon., Tues., Sun. Meals: dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: web menu, table service, credit cards, bar service, wi-fi access, catering. Tuscan steak salad is an example of the “upscale American” cuisine served at this elegant-but-comfortable country inn. Call for hours. $$$

Ovations Restaurant at the Killington Grand 228 East Mountain Road, Killington, 422-6111, www.killington.com n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service. The spacious dining room boasts white linens, but the casual fare ranges from burgers to duck cassoulet. Kid and pub menus available. Call first. $$$

American, Traditional Back to Vermont Pub 158 Main Street, Poultney, 287-4064 n Closed: Mon., Sun. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarianfriendly, kids’ menu, take-out, table service, bar service. Entertainment: pool, darts, no cover. College students, families and the local blue-collar crowd choose from a selection of 20 beers on tap, including local microbrews and British ales. Dinner options range from burgers to prime rib and king crab. Thursday is wing night from 10:30 until closing. Lunch on Friday and Saturday. $$

Cattails Restaurant 2146 Route 7, Brandon, 247-9300 n Closed: Mon. Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: kids’ menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service, catering. This cozy eatery caters to couples, families and snowmobilers. Try the barbecued ribs, fish ‘n’ chips or stuffed portobello mushrooms. Breakfast on weekends only. $$

Choices Restaurant and Rotisserie 2820 Killington Road, Killington, 422-4030, static.intertechmedia.com/ webk/claudes/index.html n Open 7 days. Meals: brunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, web menu, table service, credit cards, bar service. There’s an extensive menu — with lots of seafood, steak and homemade pasta — at this casually elegant eatery with an upscale bar and great mountain views. Closed Monday and Tuesday in summer. Sunday brunch in winter. $$$

Clem & Company 3 Center Street, Rutland, 747-3340 n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, lunch. Alcohol: beer & wine. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, wi-fi access. This home-style eatery cooks up quiche, omelettes, homemade

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corned-beef hash and sandwiches. Voted “Best Breakfast in Rutland” for nine years running. $

Grist Mill Restaurant & Lounge Summit Pond, Killington, 422-3970, www.gristmillkillington.com n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: kids’ menu, web menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service, catering. Entertainment: live music, dance floor, pool, tv, no cover. The menu here is chock-full of comfort-food faves: French onion soup, Yankee pot roast and hot turkey over apple, raisin and herb dressing. Over 21? Try a Goombay smash — rum, fruit juice and coconut cream served in a mason jar. Ski magazine called it “the best après ski drink in the country.” The dining room is closed on weekdays in the off season. $$

The Inside Scoop 22 Park Street, Brandon, 247-6600, www.brandon.org/insidescoop n Open 7 days. Alcohol: none. Services: take-out, table service, credit cards. This old-fashioned ice cream parlor and soda fountain serves sundaes, shakes, malts, smoothies and floats. The shop features local specialty products and candy. Find retro candy bars such as Idaho Spud, Abba-zaba and Cherry Mash. Closed on Tuesday in winter. $

Perry’s Main Street Eatery 253 Main Street, Poultney, 287-5188 n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, take-out, table service. Owners Walt and Donna Perry showcase home-cooked food in a comfortable atmosphere. On Wednesday, try the homemade chicken and biscuits. Saturday night it’s barbecue baby-back ribs. $$

Restaurant at the Birch Ridge Inn 37 Butler Road, Killington, 422-4293, www.birchridge.com n Closed: Mon., Tues. Meals: dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, web menu, table service, credit cards, bar service, wi-fi access. The menu — which blends American and Continental cuisine — changes weekly, but the chef is well known for his venison and lamb dishes. Desserts are made in-house. The wine list offers around 120 selections from around the world. Call ahead. $$$

Rutland Restaurant 55-57 Merchants Row, Rutland, 775-7447 n Closed: Sun. Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: kids’ menu, take-out, table service. This restaurant hasn’t changed much in 90 years. Owner Stratton Anagnos serves “American food with a Mediterranean flair.” Try the spanikopita. $$

Tapas Restaurant & Tavern 128 Merchants Row, Rutland, 775-1550 n Closed: Mon., Sun. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service, catering. Entertainment: live music, tv, no cover.

Check out the hanging parrots and weekly live music at this Caribbean-themed restaurant. The portobello mushroom à la tapas is a house favorite. Live music every Friday and on the occasional Saturday. $$

Asian, Non-Chinese Sushi Yoshi Killington Road, Killington, 422-4241, www.vermontsushi.com n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, delivery, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service. Here you can go Chinese or Japanese. There are many maki options, such as the “Phishfood Roll” with yellowtail, spicy mayo, avocado and roe and the “Let-it-Roll” made with eel, shrimp and cucumber. Mix it up with Mongolian beef or General Tso’s chicken. $$

Tokyo House 106 West Street, Rutland, 786-8080 n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: beer & wine. Services: vegetarianfriendly, take-out, table service, credit cards. A variety of Japanese dishes — including sushi and teriyaki — is available for dine-in or take-out. $$

Bakery Gourmet Provence 37 Center Street, Brandon, 247-3002, www.cafeprovencevt.com n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, lunch. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarian-friendly, take-out, credit cards, wi-fi access, catering. There are a few tables in this bakery, wine store and gift shop — an outgrowth of nearby Café Provence. The bread and pastries are homemade daily, as are the sandwiches, soups and salads. Closed on Sunday in winter. $

Bar Center Street Saloon 58 Center Street, Rutland, 775-6994 n Open 7 days. Alcohol: full bar. Entertainment: pool, darts, tv, no cover. This downtown neighborhood bar is run by the Shea family.

Friar’s Tavern 56 Strongs Avenue, Rutland, 773-2901 n Open 7 days. Alcohol: full bar. Entertainment: pool, darts, tv, karaoke, no cover. You’ll find karaoke and all the usual bar games at this local hangout.

Jilly’s Sports Bar 24 Merchants Row, Rutland, 775-6919 n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner, latenight food. Alcohol: full bar. Services: takeout, table service, credit cards, bar service. Entertainment: live music, dance floor, pool, darts, tv, karaoke, sometimes cover. Local rock bands compete with televisions at this sports bar that claims to have the cheapest drinks in town. Hungry? Try the “fat bitch” — a Philly cheese steak with mozzarella sticks, chicken fingers,

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onion rings and French fries mixed in with the meat, topped with mayo and ketchup. $

Magoo’s

Two Shea’s 34 Wales Street, Rutland, 773-6668 n Open 7 days. Alcohol: full bar. Entertainment: pool, darts, tv, no cover. This downtown neighborhood bar has a deck for al fresco drinking.

Café/Bistro

H Back Home Again 23 Center Street, Rutland, 775-9800, www.backhomeagaincafe.com n Closed: Sat. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, web menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, wi-fi access, catering. Entertainment: live music, no cover. Set in a rustic wooden building, this health-conscious restaurant is run by the spiritual Twelve Tribes community. Get homemade wraps, salads and soups in the dining room; a full maté and coffee bar is in the back. See p. 101. $$

Vermont Bagel Café 155 Woodstock Avenue, Rutland, 775-1144 n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, lunch. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarianfriendly, kids’ menu, take-out, credit cards, wi-fi access, catering. This café, where it’s “more than just a bagel,” cooks up homemade bagels, soups, salads and sandwiches. Pies and pastries are also homemade. The chicken salad sandwich is a favorite. $

Watershed Tavern & Restaurant 31 Center Street, Brandon, 247-0100, www.watershedtavern.com n Closed: Tues. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, web menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service, wi-fi access, catering. Entertainment: live music, darts, tv, karaoke, no cover. Take in local art and a view of the waterfall while dining on Maryland crab cakes with lime mayo, burritos, soups and salads. Try the seasonal specials, too. Occasional live music and lots of games. $

Chinese Kong Chow Restaurant 48 Center Street, Rutland, 775-5244 n Closed: Mon. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, take-out, table service, credit cards. Try the chicken chow mein or the pork-fried rice. $$

34 Conant Square, Brandon, 247-8818 n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarian-friendly, credit cards. Get your lo-mein to go, or eat it right here. The roast pork and “happy family” dishes are also popular. $

New Shanghai and Tokyo Restaurant 271 North Main Street, Rutland, 786-8088 n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: beer & wine. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, take-out, table service, credit cards. The owners of this restaurant are from Shanghai, but they also serve sushi. The pork-fried rice and egg roll combination is popular. $

Number One Chinese Restaurant 159 South Main Street, Rutland, 775-9955 n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarian-friendly, take-out, credit cards. The General Tso’s is a big hit here. Open daily from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Orient Taste Express Diamond Run Mall, Rutland, 773-0622 n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarian-friendly, vegetarian-friendly, take-out, credit cards. The boneless spareribs are a big seller at this mall restaurant. $

Rutland Buffet 26 Rutland Shopping Plaza, Rutland, 775-4717 n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarian-friendly, take-out, table service, credit cards. At this buffet-style Chinese restaurant, eat all you can for $5.99 at lunch, $8.99 for dinner. Chicken and seafood dishes are popular. $

Coffee/Tea Clem’s Café 101-103 Merchants Row, Rutland, 775-3337 n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, lunch. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, take-out, credit cards, wi-fi access. The staff says coming to Clem’s is “like stepping into an upscale New York City coffee house.” Choose from a variety of coffees and fresh-baked muffins, turnovers and croissants . $

Gene’s Beans Diamond Run Mall, Rutland, 773-0409 n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarian-friendly, take-out, table service, credit cards. Don’t let the mall kiosk fool you. Gene serves over 20 kinds of fresh-roasted coffee and his own custom blends. His beans are also distributed to local restaurants. Pastries are made each day by a local bakery; a few specialty items come from an Italian chef. $

Java News 88 Merchants Row, Rutland, 775-6225 n Closed: Sat., Sun. Meals: breakfast, lunch. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarianfriendly, take-out. This grab-and-go coffee shop serves nearly three dozen flavors of coffee — including blueberry — as well as sandwiches and salads. $

Deli/Sandwich Constantino’s Italian Imports 2 Center Street, Rutland, 747-6377 n Closed: Sat., Sun. Meals: lunch. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarian-friendly, takeout, credit cards. Choose from eight different varieties of soup in the winter or grab a premade salad or sandwich to go. $

Constantino’s Italian Imports 10 Terrill Street, Rutland, 747-0777 n Closed: Sun. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: beer & wine. Services: vegetarianfriendly, take-out, credit cards, wi-fi access, catering. This Italian grocery — which sells pasta, wine, cheese and a variety of deli meats — also offers Italian specialties for lunch and dinner. Get a substantial sandwich, one of many pasta salads, or try the killer chicken parm. $

Gill’s Delicatessen 68 Strongs Avenue, Rutland, 773-7414, www.gillsdeli.com n Closed: Sun. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: none. Services: web menu, delivery, take-out, table service, catering. This popular deli makes a crabmeat grinder and other sandwiches on homemade rolls. $

Sandwich Shoppe 62 Merchants Row, Rutland, 773-2580 n Closed: Sun. Meals: breakfast, lunch. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, take-out. This locally owned deli offers more than 160 different “items.” Try the turkey, swiss and dill sandwich. $

Vermont Sandwich Company of Brandon 11 Conant Square, Brandon, 247-9622 n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, delivery, take-out, credit cards, catering. Got lunch? Choose from a wide assortment of specialty sandwiches, soups, salads, panini, burritos and wraps. Onsite seating available. $ Average Per Couple Dinner Bill:

Yellow Submarine & Deli 24 Terrill Street, Rutland, 747-4800 n Closed: Sun. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, delivery, take-out, table service, credit cards, catering. This deli has a popular pork sandwich with hickory-flavored barbecue sauce and provolone cheese. Check out the award-winning daily specials, soups and homemade desserts. $

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52 Strongs Avenue, Rutland, 773-9839 n Open 7 days. Meals: late-night food. Alcohol: full bar. Entertainment: pool, darts, tv, karaoke, no cover. Locals unwind at this working man’s bar. It’s noted for sports, but there’s a jukebox, too. Karaoke every other Tuesday in winter, every Tuesday in summer. Open mike on Sunday.

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Hemingway’s Restaurant

Birdseye Diner

4988 Route 4, Killington, 422-3886, www.hemingwaysrestaurant.com n Closed: Mon. Meals: dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, web menu, table service, credit cards, bar service, catering. Co-owner Ted Fondulas is an award-winning chef. You can dine in the rustic wine cellar, under chandeliers in the elegant main room, or in a cozy back room with a fireplace. Multi-course and wine-tasting menus available. Sometimes closed on Sunday. $$$$

590 Main Street, Castleton, 486-5817 n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner. Alcohol: beer & wine. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, take-out, table service, credit cards. John and Pam Rehlen’s fully restored 1940s Silk City diner mixes classic diner fare with more upscale dishes. $

Blanche and Bill’s Pancake House 586 Route 4, Bridgewater Corners, 422-3816 n Closed: Tues., Wed. Meals: brunch, lunch. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, table service, credit cards. Choose from among 30 specials that combine homemade pancakes, waffles and French toast with eggs, potatoes and breakfast meats. A big seller is the “Anytime special,” which comes with two flapjacks, two sausages and two eggs. $

Brandon Falls Diner 25 Center Street, Brandon, 247-5203 n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, lunch. Alcohol: beer & wine. Services: kids’ menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, catering. This country diner makes its own biscuits, hash and sausage gravy. You can get the homemade desserts by the slice. Or order a whole pie. $

JR’s Eatery 4601 Route 7, Pittsford, 483-2348 n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner. Alcohol: none. Services: take-out, table service. This 24-year-old traditional family diner serves everything from pancakes and French toast to BLTs and cheeseburgers. Breakfast is served all day, and the pies and pastries are homemade. $

Mary’s Café 458 Main Street, West Rutland, 438-2422 n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, lunch. Alcohol: none. Services: delivery, take-out, table service, wi-fi access. This country diner serves daily specials: chicken and biscuits on Monday; meatloaf on Wednesday. Berry-andcream pie every day. $

Midway Diner 120 South Main Street, Rutland, 775-9901 n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: kids’ menu, take-out, table service, credit cards. Open since 1948, this old-time eatery serves steaks, seafood and traditional diner fare. $

Eclectic/Fusion Café Provence 11 Center Street, Brandon, 247-9997, www.cafeprovencevt.com n Open 7 days. Meals: brunch, lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, web menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service, catering. This spacious French restaurant is run by former NECI chef Robert Barral. Try the seafood stew: scrod, shrimp and mussels served over mushroom risotto with garlic and lobster broth. Closed on Monday in winter. $$$

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Little Harry’s 121 West Street, Rutland, 747-4848 n Open 7 days. Meals: dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service. This open-minded restaurant in the heart of downtown Rutland has everything from Thai to American cuisine, served in a casual, cozy atmosphere. “An oasis for the passionate appetite” is Little Harry’s slogan. $$

Patricia’s Restaurant 18-20 Center Street, Brandon, 247-3223 n Open 7 days. Meals: brunch, lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: kids’ menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service, catering. From spaghetti to baked haddock, this restaurant has a varied menu and an outdoor theme. Duck decoys and taxidermy abound. $$

Euro The Countryman’s Pleasure 3 Town Line Road, Mendon, 773-7141, www.countrymanspleasure.com n Closed: Sun. Meals: dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, web menu, take-out, table service, credit cards. Fine food from Austria and Germany supplement the American offerings. Chef-owned and operated, in a century-old colonial farmhouse. $$$

Heli’s at the Mountainview Lodge 78 Route 4, Mendon, 368-4311, www.mendonmountainview.com/helis.htm n Closed: Tues. Meals: breakfast, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarianfriendly, kids’ menu, web menu, delivery, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service, wi-fi access, catering. Sample Eastern European specialties near the stone fireplace or on the deck overlooking a forest. The chef is famous for his schnitzels, paprikash with spaetzle, and warm chocolate lava cake. Want a “broken leg?” It’s a soothing blend of hot apple cider and rum. $$

Red Brick Grill 28 Depot Street, Poultney, 287-2323, www. redbrickgrillvt.com n Closed: Mon., Tues. Meals: dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, take-out, table service, credit cards. Chef Frank Rhodes — of Gotham Bar & Grill fame — turns out dishes featuring local meats, handmade pastas and wood-fired pizzas using an Italian clay oven. $$$$

The Vermont Inn 69 Route 4, Mendon, 775-0708, www.vermontinn.com n Open 7 days. Meals: dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, web menu, table service, credit cards, bar service, catering. A cozy restaurant with a big stone fireplace and table linens. Chef Hatch has been at the helm for 20 years, turning out herbed racks of lamb and traditional turkey dinners. Call first. $$$

Fast Food Roxie’s Snack Bar South Main Street, Rutland, 775-1872 n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, delivery, take-out. This seasonal creemee stand has been in the family for around 50 years. The hand-cut French fries are a steady seller.

Village Snackbar 389 West Street, Rutland, 775-2717 n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: BYOB. Services: vegetarianfriendly, kids’ menu, take-out, credit cards, catering. Choose from fresh seafood, fresh-patted burgers or foot-long hotdogs at this seasonal snack bar and creemee stand. It’s a Rutland tradition! Open April through October. $

Italian A Crust Above 215 Woodstock Avenue, Rutland, 747-4700 n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: beer & wine. Services: vegetarian-friendly, delivery, take-out, table service, credit cards, catering. Let the kids play while you enjoy one of 21 kinds of gourmet pizza. Wild Willy’s Red Potato Pie combines sour cream, sliced red potatoes, bacon, broccoli and cheddar. Special dinner entrées on weekends. $

The Garlic 1724 Killington Road, Killington, 422-5055, www.thegarlicinkillington.com n Open 7 days. Meals: dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service, catering. Entertainment: tv, no cover. Linguine with puttanesca sauce — chunks of tomato, capers and olives — is a signature dish. The bar draws an over-30 crowd for fancy ‘tinis and tapas. Try a “Bloomers Blackout,” featuring Vlavod black vodka, with an order of stuffed tempura shrimp. $$

The Palms Restaurant 36 Strongs Avenue, Rutland, 773-2367 n Closed: Sun. Meals: dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service, catering. The Sabataso family runs this restaurant that’s been a Rutland-area institution since 1933. Try the Neopolitan pizza or the nightly gourmet specials. $$

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Ramunto’s Sicilian Pizza

31/33 Center Street, Rutland, 773-4342, www.sabbys.com n Closed: Sun. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, web menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service, wi-fi access, catering. ”People just keep coming back” to this family-oriented, sports-themed restaurant, according to the manager. The atmosphere is casual and comfortable, and the sauces and soups are homemade and fresh. $$

102 Strongs Avenue, Rutland, 747-9980 n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarian-friendly, delivery, take-out, credit cards. This Sicilian pizzeria tosses a lot of garlic-knot pie, named for its garlic and Parmesan dough. Bring coins for the jukebox. $

Three Tomatoes Trattoria 88 Merchants Row, Rutland, 747-7747 n Open 7 days. Meals: dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service, catering. This Tuscanthemed trattoria turns heads in the direction of its open kitchen. The sauce is homemade; the olive oil, cheese and pastas are imported from Italy. $$

Nightclub Pickle Barrel Nightclub 1741 Killington Road, Killington, 422-3035, www.picklebarrelnightclub.com n Closed: Mon., Tues. Alcohol: full bar. Entertainment: live music, all-ages music shows, dance floor, tv, cover. With four bars and weekend live shows, this club has kept Killington rocking for more than 30 years. Skiers and ‘boarders are the main clientele, so summer shows are sporadic.

Side Lines 2 1/2 Center Street Alley, Rutland, 773-4300 n Closed: Mon., Sun. Alcohol: full bar. Entertainment: live music, dance floor, pool, darts, tv, sometimes cover. Drop in on weekends to hear a variety of rock bands — there’s no cover in the winter. An outdoor patio expands the warm-weather capacity. Blues nights on Tuesday. Open mike on Wednesday night.

Pizzeria Brandon House of Pizza 144 Grove Street, Rutland, 747-6969. Open 7 days. n 245 Main Street, Poultney, 287-9439. Closed: Mon. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarianfriendly, take-out, table service, credit cards, wi-fi access. This family-owned restaurant has kept mouths watering for over 19 years. Try the Greek pizza. $

Poultney House of Pizza Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: none. Services: kids’ menu, take-out, credit cards. The hot-wing pizza and barbecue chicken pizza are super popular at this fast and friendly pizzeria. $

Pub Food CJ Suds South 174 South Main Street, Rutland, 775-3775 n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner, late-night food. Alcohol: full bar. Services: take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service. Entertainment: dance floor, pool, darts, tv, no cover. Bikers are welcome at this local roadhouse serving ribeye steaks and, of course, lots of beer. $

Jax Food & Games 1667 Killington Rd, Killington, 422-5334, www.myspace.com/jaxfoodandgames n Open 7 days. Meals: dinner, latenight food. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service, wi-fi access. Entertainment: tv, sometimes cover. The eatery bills itself as “local friendly,” with some of the lowest food prices in the area. Kids’ meals are only $5. Parents can enjoy “Cali” chicken and avocado sandwiches or Jax burgers with hand-cut fries. $$

McGrath’s Irish Pub at the Inn at the Long Trail 709 Route 4, Killington, 775-7181 n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, web menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service, wi-fi access. Entertainment: live music, darts, tv, no cover. Hearty Irish and American fare warm up skiers and hikers in a dining room built around a massive boulder. The Guinness stew and shepherd’s pie are popular. Veggie options, too. In winter, lunch is only served on weekends. Live music Friday and Saturday nights. $$

Out of Bounds Sports Bar & Night Club 148 State Street, Rutland, 773-7979 n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: kids’ menu, takeout, table service, credit cards, bar service. Entertainment: live music, pool, darts, tv, no cover. This sports bar takes pride in its pricing. Try the ribeye with fries for $11.95, or a traditional burger with fries for $5.50. $

Seafood The Saltwater Cowboy 209 North Main Street, Rutland, 773-6060 n Closed: Sun. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: none. Services: kids’ menu, take-out, credit cards. The decor is reminiscent of Maine or the Cape, and fresh seafood is trucked up fresh from Boston several times a week. Affordable

faves include fish ‘n’ chips and clam chowder. Wanna cook your own? They sell it raw, too. $

Weathervane Seafoods 124 Woodstock Avenue, Rutland, 773-0382, www.weathervaneseafoods.com n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: beer & wine. Services: kids’ menu, web menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, catering. This family-oriented restaurant receives fresh Maine seafood twice a week. Favorites include the chowder, onion rings and fish ‘n’ chips. $$

Steakhouse Paynter’s Restaurant and the Centre Stage Lounge at Holiday Inn 476 Route 7, Rutland, 775-1911, www.hivermont.com n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service, wi-fi access, catering. Entertainment: live music, dance floor, tv, karaoke, no cover. You can get prime rib, broiled salmon, burgers and sandwiches at this steakhouse. On Friday and occasional Saturdays, there’s karaoke and dancing at the next-door Centre Stage Lounge. $$

Sirloin Saloon 200 South Main Street, Rutland, 773-7900, www.sirloinsaloon.com n Open 7 days. Meals: dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: kids’ menu, web menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service. This Southwestern-themed steakhouse has a motto: “Serving you steak, seafood and smiles.” Try the house favorite — teriyaki sirloin with a side of sautéed mushrooms. $$

South Station at Trolley Square 170 South Main Street, Rutland, 775-1736, www.southstationrestaurant.com n Open 7 days. Meals: brunch, lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarianfriendly, kids’ menu, web menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service, catering. This one-of-a-kind restaurant is located in a historic, turn-of-the century trolley barn and offers a luncheon buffet along with its à la carte options. $

The Wobbly Barn Steakhouse 2229 Killington Road, Killington, 422-6171, www.wobblybarn.com n Open 7 days. Meals: dinner, late-night food. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarianfriendly, kids’ menu, web menu, table service, credit cards, bar service. Entertainment: live music, dance floor, no cover. Open from Halloween to Easter, this 44-year-old steakhouse is a Killington tradition. The “soup, salad and bread bar” comes with all the entrées. Local beers on draft, as well as international brews by the bottle. Live entertainment every night. $$$

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Tip Top Café 85 North Main Street, Suite 100, White River Junction, 295-3312 Anyone who thinks of White River Junction as a place to hop off the highway for a bathroom break and a quick burger hasn’t been there lately. Over the past decade, the old railroad town at the intersection of interstates 89 and 91 has experienced a renaissance. A theater company, a cartoonart school and a tapas bar have all taken up residence in this burg that’s seeing better days. The Tip Top building, an arts complex in the center of town, typifies the trend: It houses 40-some artists’ studios, a gallery and the sophisticated Tip Top Café, which bills itself as “an upbeat American bistro.” Contemporary decor, large white serving dishes and sleek, bullet-shaped salt and pepper shakers give it the feel of an urban museum café. But here it’s the chef’s creativity that’s on display, starting with Tip Top’s starters: A pair of sea-monster-sized prawns with sweet ’n’ tangy dipping sauce command attention,

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as does the grilled Caesar salad — long leaves of romaine with a hint of char, topped with crouton bits, dressing and Parmesan. Grill time imparts a tantalizing smoky flavor. For cocktails to wash it down, there’s no better “Black Martini” in the Upper Valley. Even Tip Top’s traditional entrées have novel twists: Take the steak, seared dark on the outside but juicy rare within, served on a bed of mashed potatoes topped with crisp strips of fried leek and surrounded by a puddle of paprika-cream sauce. A glass of Syrah is a perfect complement. Another clever concoction from Chef Eric Hartling: a Vermont version of risotto that blends the creamy rice with cheddar and strews it with bits of thick-cut bacon and tender cubes of butternut squash. A drizzle of apple-cider-reduction sauce sasses it up. Are these destination dishes? Only one way to find out. Tip Top is proving that the “creative economy” tastes damn good.

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3685 Route 106, Reading, 484-9090 n Closed: Mon., Sun. Meals: dinner. Alcohol: beer & wine. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service, catering. There’s a schoolhouse theme at this funky, eclectic restaurant — you’ll see chalkboards and a portrait of George Washington on the walls. Customers give high marks to the “comfort food with a twist.” Think scallops and green curry with jasmine rice and Thai aromatics. $$

1119 Quechee Main Street, Quechee, 295-3133, www.quecheeinn.com n Open 7 days. Meals: dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, web menu, table service, credit cards, bar service, wi-fi access, catering. Located in a 200-year-old residence, the dining room at this romantic country inn features Queen Anne-period furniture and overlooks the Ottauquechee River. The slow-roasted crispy duck breast with orange-apricot demi-glace is a best seller. A “supper” menu offers up casual fare such as maple-stout-braised short ribs. $$$

326 Main Street, Norwich, 649-2922, www.carpenterandmain.com n Closed: Tues., Wed. Meals: dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, table service, credit cards, bar service. The menu changes regularly at this chef-owned restaurant, where the slogan is “fresh local ingredients cooked in the French tradition.” Accordingly, the eatery features a casual bistro menu — the Wood Creek burger is a best seller — as well as upscale fine dining. Everything is made from scratch, including the rolls and the ice cream. $$$

Elixir Restaurant & Lounge 188 South Main Street, White River Junction, 281-7009, www.elixirrestaurant.com n Closed: Mon., Sun. Meals: dinner, late-night food. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, web menu, table service, credit cards, bar service. Entertainment: live music, no cover. Find live music, tapas-style dishes and martinis aplenty in this converted, 1930s freight house in the heart of White River. The menu changes daily, but the “famous” French fries with garlic aioli and Kobe beef sliders are always available. $$$

The Inn at Weathersfield 1342 Rt 106, Perkinsville, 263-9217, www.weathersfieldinn.com n Closed: Mon., Tues. Meals: dinner. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarian-friendly, web menu, table service, credit cards, bar service. Entertainment: live music, no cover. The tavern, à la carte and tasting menus change weekly to incorporate seasonal, local ingredients such as pork, veal, game birds and mushrooms. The intimate dining room has a working fireplace. In summer, dine on the deck and enjoy the fire pit. Piano music on Saturday evening. $$$

Jackson House Inn and Restaurant 114-3 Senior Lane, Woodstock, 457-2065, www.jacksonhouse.com n Closed: Mon., Tues., Sun. Meals: dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarianfriendly, table service, credit cards, bar service, catering. Winner of the Wine Spectator “award of excellence” for 10 years running, this food-focused inn earned four diamonds from AAA. Sample upscale bistro selections Wednesday through Friday; Saturday is prix-fixe only. It’s “food you’d expect on a very special evening,” according to owner Bernie English. Chef’s tasting menu available with advance notice. $$$

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The Lauren Restaurant 3 Church Street, Woodstock, 457-1925, www.thelaureninn.com n Closed: Tues. Meals: brunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, catering. ”Thoughtfully presented, refined cuisine” is served in a small dining room overlooking the inn’s property. Mix and match small and large plates for an upscale bite or a multicourse meal. The wine list is discriminating and the local brews plentiful. Call to confirm Sunday brunch. $$$

Main Dining Room at the Norwich Inn 325 Main Street, Norwich, 649-1143, www.norwichinn.com n Closed: Mon. Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, web menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service, wi-fi access, catering. The wine list is 125 bottles strong at this whitetablecloth cozy country inn featuring seasonal fare. Farmers and other area food providers are listed on a separate menu page. $$$$

The Parker House Inn & Restaurant 1792 Quechee Main Street, Quechee, 295-6077, www.theparkerhouseinn.com n Closed: Mon. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarianfriendly, web menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service, catering. Entertainment: live music, no cover. Here the bouillabaisse and steak frites are paired with classic jazz recordings. The dining room boasts French-gothic architecture and tablecloths from Provence. Dinner is by reservation only. Hours vary according to the season, so call first. $$$$

The Perfect Pear Café Main Street, Bradford, 222-5912, www.theperfectpearcafe.com n Closed: Mon. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service, wi-fi access, catering. Casual fine dining in an old grist mill — with exposed stone and wooden beams — overlooking a river and flower beds. The eclectic, seasonal menu changes regularly, but the crab cakes are perennial. In the summer, look for the house-smoked meats and fish. $$

River Tavern at the Hawk Inn & Mountain Inn and Resort See “Eclectic/Fusion”

Simon Pearce Restaurant 1760 Quechee Main Street, Quechee, 295-1470, www.simonpearce.com n Open 7 days. Meals: brunch, lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarianfriendly, kids’ menu, web menu, table service, credit cards. Elegant cuisine and localvore ethics meet in this old mill on the banks of the Ottauquechee river. Sample the signature horseradish-crusted cod or crispy roast duck with mango chutney at dinnertime. At lunch, try the sesame-seared chicken: It’s what Rachael Ray had when she visited. $$$$

H Tip Top Café 85 North Main Street, Suite 100, White River Junction, 295-3312, www.tiptop cafevt.com n Closed: Mon., Sun. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, wi-fi access, catering. Entertainment: live music, no cover. This funky café is located in an arts complex that also has a gallery, numerous studios and a paint-your-own pottery business. The eclectic menu features creative dishes such as ginger pork meatloaf and grilled Caesar salad. Live music every other Tuesday. Reservations suggested. See p. 107. “Taste Test” at www.7nvt.com. $$$

American, Traditional Bentley’s Restaurant 3 Elm Street, Woodstock, 457-3232, www.bentleysrestaurant.com n Open 7 days. Meals: brunch, lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, web menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service, wi-fi access, catering. Entertainment: live music, dance floor, tv, no cover. Serving comfort food in a Victorian-inspired dining room for more than 30 years. You can add chicken or shrimp to the “Bentley’s signature salad:” mixed greens topped with apples, cranberries, walnuts and Gorgonzola. Sunday brunch. $$

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The Peavine

953 East Lake Road, Ludlow, 228-8799, www.combesfamilyinn.com n Open 7 days. Meals: dinner. Alcohol: BYOB. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, table service, credit cards, catering. The comfort food, and seven-table dining room, make this place feel cozy. Desserts are homemade, and include everything from fruit compote to a dish called “blueberry boy bait.” Reservations required. $$

See “Italian”

Eaton’s Sugarhouse Restaurant and Gift Shop 5894 Route 14, South Royalton, 763-8809 n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, lunch. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarian-friendly, take-out, table service, credit cards, catering. The pancakes are huge, the maple-pecan pie is “killer” and the turkey for sandwiches is roasted and sliced in-house. Eaton’s also makes and sells syrup, Vermont jellies, salsas and homemade maple fudge and maple cream. Closed on Wednesday in winter. $

The Farmers Diner See “Diner”

Fire Stones Restaurants Route 4, Waterman Place, Quechee, 295-1600, www.firestonesrestaurant.net n Open 7 days. Meals: brunch, lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarianfriendly, kids’ menu, web menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service, catering. Entertainment: live music, no cover. The flatbread is wood-fired at this rusticelegant eatery. Also try pasta dishes, steaks and items cooked on the new rotisserie. Live entertainment Thursday and Saturday night. Brunch is Sunday only. $$

Kedron Valley Inn Restaurant & Tavern 10671 South Road, South Woodstock, 457-1473 n Closed: Tues., Wed. Meals: breakfast, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, web menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service, wi-fi access. Entertainment: live music, darts, tv, no cover. Affordable, hearty fare is served in a cozy colonial tavern or fancier dining room. Faves include the fried chicken breast with lemon caper butter and the hazelnut-encrusted salmon with roasted roots. Long Trail is always on tap. $$$

Mountain Creamery 33 Central Street, Woodstock, 457-1715 n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, lunch. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, take-out, table service. Here the owners grow their own vegetables and raise beef and pigs for their pulled ham and barbecued beef brisket. The apple pies, coleslaw, potato salad and ice cream are also made from scratch. $

Skunk Hollow Tavern See “Pub Food”

Spooner’s 217 Maxham Meadow Way, Woodstock, 457-4066 n Open 7 days. Meals: dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarianfriendly, kids’ menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service. Entertainment: tv, no cover. A house salad comes with every entrée, and you can watch ‘em toss the greens in the open “garde manger” room. Get yours with the renowned “black & blue sirloin,” a Cajun steak garnished with blue cheese, bacon and scallions. $$

Your Place Restaurant Route 5, Fairlee, 333-9050 n Closed: Mon., Tues., Wed. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: kids’ menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service. The mostly local crowd favors the grilled turkey sandwich with ranch dressing. The fresh seafood dishes and weekend prime rib specials are hot, too. A surprise hit? Liver and onions. $

Bakery

Barbecue Big Fatty’s BBQ 1547 Maple Street, Route 14, Hartford Village, 295-5513, www.maplestreetcatering.com/Piggery.html n Closed: Mon., Tues. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: none. Services: web menu, delivery, take-out, credit cards, catering. Serving Southern specialties with gusto: Think “swamptail ‘gator” sausage, slow-smoked brisket and collard greens. All the sauces and rubs are homemade. The joint’s slogan is: “Put some South in your mouth.” $

Café/Bistro Bentley’s Restaurant See “American, Traditional”

Three Bean Café 22 Pleasant Street, Randolph, 728-3533 n Closed: Sun. Meals: breakfast, lunch. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, take-out, wi-fi access, catering. Soup and sandwich specials change daily, and the croissant, muffins and other pastries are made from scratch. All the coffee drinks are made with Vermont Coffee Company beans. $

Chinese Allechante Norwich Main Street and Elm, Norwich, 649-2846 n Closed: Sun. Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarianfriendly, delivery, take-out, credit cards, catering. This bakery, which also features a selection of prepared foods and gourmet goods, has two locations: the other is in Woodstock. Artisan treats include baguettes, brioche and croissant as well as lemon tarts, brownies and bread pudding. $

Allechante Woodstock 61 Central Street, Woodstock, 457-3300 n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarian-friendly, delivery, take-out, credit cards, catering. See above. $

King Arthur Flour Café (at the Baker’s Store) 135 Route 5 South, Norwich, 649-3361, www.kingarthurflour.com n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, lunch. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarian-friendly, take-out, credit cards. The café at King Arthur flour serves up oodles of baked goods and more: Soups and sandwiches are made daily, and there are cappuccino and espresso drinks. Free samples, too. $

Bar Elixir Restaurant & Lounge See “American, New”

Chan’s House 184 Main Street, Bradford, 222-5474 n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, take-out, table service, credit cards. Entertainment: tv, no cover. This fast ‘n’ friendly family-run restaurant serves it up Szechuan-style. Try the General Gau’s chicken or the crab rangoon. $

Deli/Sandwich Barnard General Store & Café and Bakery See “Eclectic/Fusion”

Bliss Village Store & Deli 158 Main Street, Bradford, 222-4617 n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarianfriendly, take-out, credit cards, catering. Locals stop by this village store for lunch specials, homemade soups and sandwiches. The “Main Street” — with turkey, bacon, Swiss cheese — is a big seller. $

Woodstock Farmers’ Market 468 Woodstock Road, Woodstock, 457-3658, www.woodstockfarmers market.com n Closed: Mon. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarianfriendly, take-out, credit cards, catering. Hot and cold entrées, fresh soups and numerous salads change daily. But 25 signature sandwiches — prepared to order between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. — are menu standards. The market itself features specialty products such as chocolate and imported olive oil. $

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NOTE: We’ve just added this region to our guide, so, if we left out your favorite diner, bistro or specialoccasion place, please let us know by visiting 7nvt.com and clicking on “report new/ closed restaurant” at the bottom of the page. We’ll add ’em to the online version of 7 Nights, pronto. Thanks!

Diner

Ketner’s Second Cup Café

Bradford Mini Mart & Diner

26 Cushing Drive, Bethel, 234-9323 n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, catering. ”We’ve been cooking up soups, stews and homemade desserts for so long, we hardly need recipes,” says owner Rhonda Ketner. They roast their own turkey for sandwiches, too. Try the bread pudding and Vermont-y desserts such as maple custard and maple-pecan pie. Dinner served Monday through Thursday. $

530 Waits River Road, Bradford, 222-9294 n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, catering. You can fill up your gas tank, pick up some groceries and chow down on an order of cranberry pancakes at this diner-convenience-store combo. Friday night is “fish night.” Get it baked, broiled or fried for $9.95. $

The Chelsea Diner 299 Route 110, Chelsea, 685-3000 n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, delivery, take-out, table service, wi-fi access, catering. People come for the big, fluffy omelettes and the entertainment: Co-owner Heidi Silvia is a singer, and can often be heard belting it out in the kitchen. The 12-ounce rib eyes and the chicken tenders are hand-cut. Dinner on Friday only. $

The Creek House Diner 1827 River Street, Bethel, 234-9191 n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner. Alcohol: beer & wine. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service. The folks in Bethel must be ravenous, because this diner sells lots of “Hungry Man” specials: two eggs and a choice of meat with homefries and toast, plus pancakes or French toast. $

Dixie’s Country Kitchen 5868 Route 14, Sharon, 763-8721 n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, take-out, table service. Kids chow down on the homemade blueberry pancakes and pies. Grown-ups love the eggs Benedict, seafood dishes and prime rib. Dinner served Thursday through Saturday. $

Dixie’s II Route 110, Chelsea, 685-7802 n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, catering. The women are in charge of this family restaurant in an old brick building still heated with a wood stove. The omelettes, burgers and open-faced sandwiches are big sellers. $

The Farmers Diner 5573 Woodstock Road, Quechee, 295-4600, www.farmersdiner.com n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, web menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, wi-fi access, catering. At this unique diner, 68 cents of every dollar goes directly to farmers and producers within a 70-mile radius. The hash ‘n’ eggs with housemade corned beef is a best seller. In summer there’s a dairy bar with Strafford Organic ice cream. Monday and Tuesday dinner in summer only. $

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River Tavern at the Hawk Inn & Mountain Resort 75 Billings Road, Plymouth, 672-3362, www.hawkresort.com n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, web menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service, wi-fi access, catering. Entertainment: live music, no cover. Located on Route 100, this inn offers elegant dining with beautiful views. Try the beef randang, which is simmered in seasoned coconut milk until you can “cut it with a spoon.” There’s handmade lobster ravioli, too. In summer, enjoy barbecue and margaritas by the pool. Call first. $$$

Woodstock Farmers’ Market

See “Bakery”

See “Deli/Sandwich”

Barnard General Store & Café and Bakery

Euro

6134 Route 12, Barnard, 234-9688, www.vaics.org/vaics-barnard.html n Open 7 days. Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarianfriendly, web menu, take-out, credit cards, wi-fi access, catering. A 1950s ice cream counter and a wood stove give this general store café a rustic appeal, but the edibles are thoroughly modern: The “virtuous veggie” sandwich is loaded with veggies and hummus, and breakfast — served all day — includes local chorizo. Cookies and pastries are made in-house. $

Barnard Inn Restaurant and Max’s Tavern 5518 Route 12, Barnard, 234-9961, www.barnardinnrestaurant.com n Closed: Mon., Sun. Meals: dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, web menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service, catering. Owned and operated by a classically trained, husband-and-wife team. The menu of elegant, rustic cuisine changes nightly, but rack of lamb is a standard. The wine list is eclectic and extensive, with more than 350 selections. Hours vary. $$$

Idlewood the Restaurant 54 Steel Road, Sharon, 763-5236 n Closed: Mon., Tues., Sun. Meals: dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, table service, credit cards, bar service, catering. Food is art at this fine Victorian inn and restaurant, owned by two accomplished and award-winning chefs. Before dinner, visit the library. There’s china and silver in the dining room. Perfect for weddings. $$$$

The Jackson House Inn and Restaurant See “American, New”

The Parker House Inn & Restaurant See “American, New”

The Prince & the Pauper 24 Elm Street, Woodstock, 457-1818, www.princeandpauper.com n Open 7 days. Meals: dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, web menu, table service, credit cards, bar service. Intimate, chef-owned restaurant in a converted 1822 carriage house. The prix-fixe dinner changes nightly, but the boneless rack of lamb wrapped in puff pastry — “Carre D’Agneau Royale” — is always on the menu. There’s an à la carte bistro menu, too. $$$$$

Tunbridge Village Store 304 Vt Rt 110, Tunbridge, 889-9888, www.tunbridgevillagestore.com n Closed: Mon. Meals: breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, wi-fi access, catering. Tunbridge may be better known for its rowdy “World’s Fair” than for its cuisine, but the country store’s classically trained chef has got the locals eating handmade pasta, eggs Benedict and artisan bread. He calls the fare “country French and Italian with a Vermont twist.” $$

Indian The Sunny Oasis 379 Lower Plain, Bradford, 222-4467, www.bradfordmotel.com n Closed: Mon., Sun. Meals: dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service, catering. You might not expect to find fine Indian cuisine at the Bradford Motel, just off of Exit 16 on I-91. Sample a 12-course buffet featuring

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homestyle dishes such as turkey korma and chana masala. The buffet comes with rice, nan bread and yogurt. $

Colatina Exit 164 Main Street, Bradford, 222-9008 n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarianfriendly, kids’ menu, delivery, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service, wi-fi access, catering. Entertainment: live music, no cover. Here the country-style Italian food is made-from-scratch, and the family-friendly dining room is candlelit. There are hand-cut steaks, seafood entrées and fresh salads. Local musicians provide entertainment. $$

Osteria Pane e Salute 61 Central Street, Woodstock, 457-4882, www.osteriapaneesalute.com n Closed: Tues., Wed. Meals: dinner. Alcohol: beer & wine. Services: vegetarianfriendly, web menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service. There are only eight tables at this intimate, regional-Italian eatery, where the seasonal menu changes weekly and features some home-grown ingredients. An extensive, all-Italian wine cellar is stocked with many organic and sustainable offerings. After you dine, pick up a copy of the restaurant’s cookbook. $$$$

The Peavine Route 107, Stockbridge, 234-9434, www.peavinerestaurant.com n Closed: Mon. Meals: dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, web menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service. Entertainment: live music, tv, no cover. They cater to children here with toys and computer games. The steak tips are a specialty, and the pasta dishes are big sellers, too. There’s also a selection of reasonably priced “small plates.” Patio seating in summer. $$

Mexican/Latin The Bare Mexican Restaurant 17 South Main Street, Randolph, 728-6579, www.thebaremexicanrestaurant.com n Closed: Sun. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: beer & wine. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, catering. Owner Gary Demara really knows south-of-the-border food: He lived in Mexico for five years, and uses family recipes for traditional dishes such as carne asada, chile rellenos and turkey molé. Need more spice? Select one of the many condiments from the “wall of hot sauce.” $

Pizzeria Cockadoodle Pizza Café 269 Main Street, Bethel, 234-9666, www.cockadoodlepizza.com n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: beer & wine. Services: vegetarian-friendly, web menu,

Main Street Pizza 174 Main Street, Bradford, 222-4533 n Closed: Mon. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarian-friendly, delivery, take-out, credit cards, wi-fi access. Fast and friendly Main Street Pizza sells standard pies, such as cheese and pepperoni, along with salads, subs, pasta dishes and calzones. Seats 50. $

Monacos NY Style Pizza Route 4, Quechee, 296-7700 n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: none. Services: vegetarian-friendly, delivery, take-out, credit cards. This Quechee pizza joint “delivers everywhere,” and offers “absolutely humongous” grinders and 18” pies in multiple varieties: Don’t miss the “chicken bacon ranch.” All of the toppings are made fresh, including the roasted peppers and the meats. Closed on Monday and Tuesday in winter. $

Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, web menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service, wi-fi access. Located inside the Norwich Inn, this alehouse offers its own, award-winning beer as well as upscale pub food. It’s located near the Dartmouth campus, so the crowd includes lots of professors and alumni. The crab cakes are a big hit. No lunch on Monday. $$

Kedron Valley Inn Restaurant & Tavern See “American, Traditional”

Long Trail Brewing Company Visitors Center & Pub 5520 Route 4, Bridgewater Corners, 672-5011, www.longtrail.com n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch. Alcohol: beer & wine. Services: vegetarian-friendly, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service, wi-fi access. Sit at rustic picnic tables while noshing on burgers, fries, wings and homemade onion rings. There are six beers on draft at all times, including a seasonal offering. In summer, sit on the riverside deck. $

Skunk Hollow Tavern

1 South Main Street, Randolph, 728-9677 n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: beer & wine. Services: kids’ menu, take-out, table service, credit cards. Everything is homemade at this 20-year-old pizza and pasta joint. The pizza comes in vegetarian, “all-meat,” Greek and Hawaiian varieties, but the “Village Special” is a top seller. It’s topped with peppers, onions, ‘shrooms, hamburg and sausage. $

12 Brownsville Road, Hartland Four Corners, 436-2139, www.skunkhollowtavern.com n Closed: Mon., Tues. Meals: dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarianfriendly, kids’ menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service. Entertainment: live music, no cover. Eat in the elegant upstairs dining room or downstairs in the English pub. Either way, you can order casual favorites or fancier fare such as filet mignon or baked hamachi. The building dates back to the 1790s. $$

Royalton Village Pizza

Seafood

Randolph Village Pizza

5789 Route 14, Royalton, 763-2800 n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: beer & wine. Services: vegetarianfriendly, kids’ menu, take-out, credit cards, catering. Exceptional service is the hallmark of this pizza joint, where “customer requests are always honored.” There are many specialty pies, including Greek, Hawaiian and a loaded veggie version. $

Pub Food The Hungry Bear Pub & Grill 776 Lower Plain, Bradford, 222-5288 n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: kids’ menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service. Entertainment: tv, no cover. Get a buffalo chicken wrap, nachos or surf ‘n’ turf with fresh seafood and hand-cut steak. The local crowd digs the relaxed vibe and the six beers on tap, including local microbrews and Bud Lite. Cheesecake Factory slices are popular for dessert. $$

Jasper Murdock’s Alehouse 325 Main Street, Norwich, 649-1143, www.norwichinn.com n Open 7 days.

Tozier’s Restaurant 2678 River Street, Bethel, 234-9400 n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, catering. The rustic dining room in this lobster house seats 120. The Friday night seafood chowder is all the rage, and the whole clams, haddock dishes and fish ‘n’ chips are also popular. Tons of salads, too. Open April through October. $$

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Bostock’s Black Angus Steakhouse 5817 Woodstock Road, Quechee, 295-1151 n Open 7 days. Meals: lunch, dinner. Alcohol: full bar. Services: vegetarian-friendly, kids’ menu, take-out, table service, credit cards, bar service, wi-fi access. Entertainment: live music, pool, tv, no cover. The dining room is decorated with wagon wheels and saddles, and the aged-beef is western, too. Want the farm-fresh salad bar with that? Five, flat-screen TVs lend the bar a sporty vibe. $$

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take-out, wi-fi access, catering. The “Bethel Ranch” pizza — with chicken, broccoli, onions, bacon and ranch dressing — is a best seller, as is “Nell’s Tuna Melt,” made on a panini grill. A basket of toys keeps kids engaged while grown-ups relax with wi-fi in comfy chairs. $

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index by alphabet

# 1/2 Lounge.................................... 23, 29 158 Main....................................... 61, 67 1824 House Inn & Restaurant................75 242 Main.............................................31 38 Main Street Pub ..............................41 3 Squares Café............................... 95, 97

A HA&W Drive-In...................................99 A Crust Above....................................104 A Single Pebble....................................25 Ahli Baba’s Kabob Shop.........................29 AJ’s Kitchen.........................................49 Akes’ Place..........................................23 Al’s French Frys....................................51 Alchemist Pub & Brewery, The................79 Alex’s Restaurant — Home of the Vermont Soup Company.......49 Allechante Norwich......................109, 110 Allechante Woodstock..................109, 110 All Fired Up Tavern...............................87 Almost Home.......................................97 Alpine Room at Jay Peak Resort, The.......83 Always 80’s Restaurant..........................13 Amandine on the Village Green......... 49, 51 American Flatbread...............................79 American Flatbread — Burlington..... 21, 31 American Flatbread at the Marble Works...99 Angeleno’s Pizza............................. 90, 91 Angelina’s Restaurant............................69 Anthony’s Diner....................................83 Ariel’s Restaurant ................................90 Ariel’s Riverside Café and Bar........... 89, 90 Arvad’s Grill and Pub........................ 75,79 Asia Gourmet................................. 39, 43 Asian Bistro................................... 39, 43 Asiana House.......................................21 Austrian Tea Room at the Trapp Family Lodge...............................67 Avenue Bistro................................ 23, 29

B B. U. Emporium.............................. 41, 55 Back Home Again...............................103 Backstage Pub............................... 53, 55 Backstretch, The...................................87 Back to Vermont Pub...........................102 Backyard Tavern, The............................71 Bagel, The..................................... 63, 67 Bagel Café & Deli..................................27 Bagel Market.................................. 41, 47 Bagels Plus.................................... 41, 47 Bailey’s...............................................37 Bailey’s & Burke Café............................83 Bamboo Gardens...................................89 Banana Winds Café and Pub............. 47, 55 Bangkok Bistro.....................................21 Bar Antidote .......................................95 Bare Mexican Restaurant, The...............111 Barnard General Store & Café and Bakery...................................109, 110 Barnard Inn Restaurant and Max’s Tavern................................110 Battery Street Grill at the Hilton Hotel....23 Bayside Pavilion...................................17 Bayside Triple M Deli.............................47 Bearded Frog, The ...............................43 Bee’s Knees, The...................................65 Belle’s Café.................................... 43, 47 Bentley’s Restaurant....................108, 109 Big Chile Republic.......................... 49, 53 Big Daddy’s Delivery..............................31 HBig Fatty’s BBQ......................... 23, 109 Big Moose Pub, The..............................99 Big Picture Theater and Café............ 77, 78 Big Wok..............................................15 Birdseye Diner....................................104 Bistro Sauce........................................43 Black Bear Inn.....................................37 Black Bear Restaurant

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at the Jay Village Inn...........................82 Black Bear Tavern & Grill.......................83 Black Door Bar & Bistro................... 89, 91 Black Sheep Bistro................................97 Blanche and Bill’s Pancake House..........104 Bliss Village Store & Deli.....................109 Blue Cat Café and Wine Bar.............. 23, 33 Blue Moon Café, The.............................67 Blue Paddle Bistro................................15 Blueberry Hill Inn........................... 95, 97 Bobcat Café, The..................................97 Bolton Deli, The...................................47 Bongiorno’s................................... 78, 79 Bonz Smokehouse & Grill.......................65 Bostock’s Black Angus Steakhouse........111 Bove’s Restaurant.................................29 Bradford Mini Mart & Diner..................110 Brandon Falls Diner.............................104 Brandon House of Pizza.......................105 Breakwater Café...................................21 Brewski at the Notch.............................71 Bridge Street Café.................................43 Bristol Bakery & Café...................... 95, 97 Bruegger’s Bagel Bakery.................. 27, 47 Bueno Y Sano................................ 29, 31 Buffalo Mountain Food Co-op Café..........83 Buono Appetito....................................51 Burlington Bagel Bakery................. 45, 4 7 Burlington Bay Market & Café.................27 Burt’s Irish Pub....................................61 Busy Bee, The......................................82 Busy Chef and Café, The........................49 Butler’s at the Inn at Essex....................49

C Cactus Café of Stowe....................... 65, 69 Café Demeter.......................................47 Café Mediterano............................. 45, 51 Café Provence....................................104 Café Shelburne.....................................51 Café Sweet Basil...................................83 Capitol Grounds....................................89 Capone’s at the Highgate Manor Inn 13, 17 Caribbean Buffet..................................25 Carol’s Hungry Mind Café.......................97 Carpenter & Main................................108 Carriage Room Restaurant at the Town and Country........................61 Cattails Restaurant.............................102 Center Bakery and General Store, The... 77, 78 Center Street Saloon...........................102 Chan’s House.....................................109 Charlie B’s Pub & Restaurant at Stoweflake.......................................61 Charlie O’s..................................... 87, 91 Charlmont Restaurant, The.....................61 Cheese Outlet/Fresh Market.............. 21, 27 Chef’s Corner Café & Bakery.............. 41, 43 Chef Leu’s House..................................45 Chelsea Diner, The..............................110 HChester’s Bakery................................13 Chez Claudine......................................65 Chez Henri Restaurant and Bistro...... 77, 78 Chicken Charlie’s...................................37 China Express.......................................25 China Fun............................................77 China King...........................................45 China Star Chinese Restaurant.......... 78, 89 China Town Restaurant..........................89 China Wok Buffet..................................15 Choices Restaurant and Rotisserie ........102 Chopstick House II...............................45 Chow! Bella.........................................15 Church Street Tavern.............................33 Cider House Barbecue and Pub, The... 75, 77 City Limits Nite Club.............................99 City Market of Onion River Co-op............29 CJ Suds South....................................105 Clem & Company................................102 Clem’s Café........................................103 Cliff House at Stowe Mountain Resort......61 Clover House Restaurant.................. 37, 41

Club Metronome at Nectar’s....................31 Cobblestone Deli and Café.....................27 Cockadoodle Pizza Café.......................111 Cody’s Irish Pub & Grille........................55 Coffee Bean Grill & Café at the Best Western Waterbury-Stowe...............75 Coffee Corner.......................................90 Coffee Hound Café................................43 Colatina Exit......................................111 Colonial Café at the Golden Eagle, The.....65 Combes Family Inn.............................109 Common Café.......................................90 Common Man, The................................75 Constantino’s Italian Imports...............103 Corner Pocket.......................................63 Coslin’s Pub at Stowehof........................71 Countryman’s Pleasure, The..................104 Country Pantry Restaurant.....................17 Craftsbury General Store........................82 Craftsbury Inn......................................83 Creamery Restaurant, The......................82 Creek House Diner, The........................110 Cubber’s..............................................97 Cucina Antica................................. 43, 53 Cupboard Deli................................ 63, 67 Cuzzins Nightclub.................................91

D Daily Planet, The..................................29 Danny’s Pub.........................................89 Danville Restaurant & Inn......................82 Defelice’s.............................................89 Delicate Decadence Pastry Shop & Café....87 Depot Street Malt Shop.........................67 Derby Cow Palace, The...........................83 Dining Room at the Trapp Family Lodge, The........................67 Dino’s Pizza and Family Restaurant... 31, 33 Dino’s Pizza North ......................... 21, 33 Dixie’s Country Kitchen........................110 Dixies II............................................110 Dobrá Tea............................................25 Donny’s NY Pizza............................ 51, 53 Doria’s ...............................................99 Dough Boy’s Bakery & Coffee Shop . . 21, 27 Dragon House......................................45 Drifter’s Deli.................................. 67, 69 Drink............................................ 23, 33 Drunken Noodle House..........................41 Dutch Mill Family Restaurant..................39 Dutch Pancake Café......................... 61, 65

E East End Quick Stop........................ 15, 17 East Orchid..........................................45 Eastern Dragon ............................. 13, 15 Eastside Restaurant...............................82 Easy Street Café...................................77 Eaton’s Sugarhouse Restaurant and Gift Shop.....................................109 Edelweiss Bakery & Café.................. 63, 65 HElements . .......................................82 Elixir Restaurant & Lounge............108, 109 El Sol Mexican Grill...............................91 Emily’s at Stowehof...............................69 Esox...................................................23 Espresso Bueno....................................89 Euro Restaurant....................................51

F Farmers Diner, The.......................109, 110 Farmhouse Café & Catering Co., The........90 Finnigan’s Pub.....................................23 Fire & Ice Restaurant...................... 95, 99 Fireside Flatbread at Bolton Valley Resort..53 Fireside Tavern at Stowe Mountain Resort..71 Fire Stones Restaurants.......................109 Flour Shop..................................... 41, 43 Foodee’s Pizza......................................53 Foothills Bakery............................. 13, 15 Four Corners of the Earth.......................27

Foxfire Inn & Italian Restaurant..............69 Franny O’s............................................31 Friar’s Tavern......................................102 Fu Da Chinese Restaurant......................25

G G’s Restaurant......................................37 Gables Inn...........................................67 Garden Café at Stepping Stones..............82 Garden of Eatin’ Café, The......................47 Garlic, The.........................................104 Gene’s Beans......................................103 Geoff’s at the Smugglers’ Notch Inn........61 George’s Place......................................87 HGesine Confectionary & Gourmet Market....................................87 Gill’s Delicatessen...............................103 Girasole......................................... 90, 91 Globalmartvt.com.................................29 Goodfella’s Restaurant and Tavern...........82 Good Times Café...................................39 Gourmet Provence...............................102 Gracie’s Restaurant and Gourmutt Shop....63 Great Harvest Bread Co. . ......................21 Green Cup Café & Bakery.......................77 Green Dragon.......................................65 Green Goddess............................... 65, 67 Green Peppers Restaurant......................99 Green Room, The..................................21 Grill at the Sugarbush Inn, The...............75 Grist Mill Restaurant & Lounge.............102 Ground Round......................................39 Gusto’s................................................89

H Halvorson’s Upstreet Café................ 21, 33 Hana Japanese Hibachi Steakhouse . ......63 Handy’s Lunch......................................29 Hardwick House of Pizza........................91 Hardwick Village Restaurant ..................87 Harper’s Restaurant at the Holiday Inn....39 Harrington’s of Vermont.........................47 Harrison’s Restaurant and Bar.................63 Harvest Market............................... 63, 65 Healthy Living Organic Café...................43 Hearth & Candle...................................67 Hearth at the Sugarbush Inn, The...........75 Heli’s at the Mountainview Lodge.........104 Hemingway’s Restaurant .....................104 HHen of the Wood at the Grist Mill........75 Henry’s Diner.......................................29 Hero’s Welcome....................................15 Higher Ground......................................53 Highgate Manor Inn, The................. 13, 17 Highland Lodge Restaurant....................82 Hilltop Restaurant.......................... 87, 90 Hoagie’s Pizza & Pasta..................... 51, 53 Hoagie Hut..........................................51 Hob Knob Inn & Restaurant............. 61, 71 Hogan’s Pub........................................79 Homespun Pizza ..................................83 Hong Kong Kitchen...............................45 Hooters...............................................55 House of Tang......................................89 Hunger Mountain Co-op.........................89 Hungry Bear Café..................................47 Hungry Bear on Main Street...................95 Hungry Bear Pub & Grill, The................111 Hyde Away Inn and Restaurant...............75

I Ice House Restaurant & Bar...................33 Idlewood the Restaurant.....................110 Il Panino.............................................17 India House Restaurant.........................29 Inn at Mad River Barn...........................77 HInn at Shelburne Farms, The...............37 Inn at Weathersfield, The.....................108 Inside Scoop, The...............................102

J J. Morgan’s Steakhouse.........................91 Jack’s on the Green at the Vermont National Country Club......... 37, 49 Jackson House Inn & Restaurant...108, 110 Jacob’s Restaurant.......................... 13, 17 James Moore Tavern..............................55 Jamie’s on Main............................. 63, 67 Jasper Murdock’s Alehouse...................111 Java News.........................................103 Jax Food & Games .............................105 Jay’s Restaurant and Pizzeria............ 77, 78 Jazzie’s Restaurant, Snack Bar & Diner 15, 17 JD’s Family Restaurant..........................82 Jeff’s Maine Seafood.............................17 Jeffersonville Pizza Department..............69 Jilly’s Sports Bar.................................102 Jimmz Pizza.........................................79 Joe’s Snack Bar....................................51 John Egan’s Big World Pub and Grille......75 Jose’s Cantina......................................69 Joyce’s Noodle House............................45 JP’s Pub..............................................23 JP’s Restaurant and Deli.................. 39, 49 JR’s Eatery.........................................104 Julio’s Cantina Mexican Cuisine & Margarita Bar....................................91 Junior’s Downtown......................... 21, 33 Junior’s Italian............................... 51, 53 Juniper’s at the Wildflower Inn...............82 Juniper’s Fare.......................................79

K Kartula’s Café & Bagel Bakery.................15 KC’s Bagel Café.....................................78 Kedron Valley Inn Restaurant & Tavern....................................109, 111 Keeper’s: A Country Café......................108 Kellee’s Creemee & Grill at South Main Sunoco...........................78 Ken’s Pizza and Pub........................ 23, 33 Ketner’s Second Cup Café.....................110 Kham’s Thai Cuisine..............................82 Kinfolks Kuntry Restaurant.....................97 King Arthur Flour Café (at the Baker’s Store)..........................109 Kirkwood’s Pub at Stowe Mountain Resort..........................71 Kismet................................................89 Kitchen Table Bistro, The................. 37, 43 Klinger’s Bread Company.................. 41, 43 Kong Chow Restaurant.........................103 Koto Restaurant...................................41 Kountry Kart Deli..................................27 Koval’s Coffee................................. 41, 47 Kwan’s Chinese Restaurant.....................45

L L’Amante.............................................29 L’Atrium at the Craftsbury Inn.................83 La Brioche...........................................87 La Villa Mediterranean Bistro & Pizzeria............................. 43, 53 LACE’s Farm Fresh Market & Café.............89 Ladies Invited......................................63 Lago Trattoria......................................83 Lake-View Restaurant............................37 Lake Champlain Chocolates Factory Store & Café.............................25 Langdon Street Café........................ 89, 91 Laughing Moon Chocolates....................65 Lauren Restaurant, The........................108 Lee’s Chinese Restaurant ......................45 Leonardo’s Pizza............................. 33, 53 Leunig’s Bistro.....................................23 Li’s Chinese Restaurant........................103 Libby’s Diner........................................49 Lilac Inn...........................................102 Lincoln Inn Restaurant and Tavern.... 41, 55 Lippitt’s Restaurant & Morgan’s Pub........87 Little Harry’s......................................104

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Liu Lin’s Asian Cuisine..................... 63, 65 Localfolk Smokehouse..................... 77, 79 Long Trail Brewing Company Visitors Center & Pub..........................111 Long Trail Tavern..................................71 Loretta’s Fine Italian Cuisine..................51 Lounge at the Trapp Family Lodge, The....69 Lovin’ Cup, The.............................. 63, 65 Lucky King Restaurant...........................65 Lucky Wok Chinese Restaurant................45 Luigi’s.................................................99 Lyndon Freight House............................82 Lyndonville House of Pizza.....................83

M M. T. Bellies Deli...................................47 Magnolia Bistro....................................23 Magoo’s.............................................103 Main Dining Room at the Basin Harbor Club, The..........................95 Main Dining Room at the Norwich Inn...108 Main Street Dining Room.......................63 Main Street Grill & Bar..........................87 Main Street Pizza................................111 Mama Mia’s Pizzeria........................ 51, 53 Manhattan Pizza & Pub..............29, 33, 53 Maple Valley Café & Gift Shop.................90 Marco’s Pizza................................. 51, 53 Marco’s Pizza and Grill..................... 51, 53 Marsala Salsa................................. 77, 79 Martone’s Market & Café........................47 Mary’s Café........................................104 Mary’s Restaurant at The Inn at Baldwin Creek............. 95, 97 Matterhorn Restaurant..................... 67, 71 Maxi’s Restaurant.................................77 May Garden Chinese Restaurant..............97 McCarthy’s Restaurant...........................67 McGillicuddy’s Irish Pub.........................91 McGrath’s Irish Pub at the Inn at the Long Trail...........................105 McKee’s Island Pub & Pizza....................17 McKee’s Pub & Grill......................... 39, 55 Melben’s Restaurant........................ 69, 71 Men at Wok.........................................45 Mexicali Authentic Mexican Grill.............53 Michael’s Good to Go.............................78 Michael’s on the Hill.............................78 Middlebury Bagel & Delicatessen............97 Middlebury Inn, The........................ 95, 97 Middlebury Market and Sama’s Café... 95, 97 Middlebury Natural Foods Co-op Café.......97 Midway Diner.....................................104 Millbrook Inn & Restaurant....................78 Milton Diner, The..................................49 Mimmo’s Pizzeria............................ 51, 53 Mimmo’s Pizzeria Restaurant..................17 Ming Moon Buffet Chinese Restaurant.....89 Ming’s Restaurant Colchester..................45 Mirabelles...................................... 21, 23 Miss Lyndonville Diner...........................83 Mister Up’s Restaurant..................... 95, 99 Mister Z’s Italian Restaurant...................91 MJ’s Sports Café...................................55 Moe’s Southwest Grill............................53 Mojo’s Café..........................................45 Monacos NY Style Pizza.......................111 Monkey House, The......................... 41, 53 Montpelier Village Pizza.........................91 Morrisville House of Pizza......................71 Morse Mountain Grill.............................63 Mountain Creamery.............................109 Mountain Greens Market........................97 Mountain High Pizza.............................53 Mr. Mike’s............................................33 HMr. Pickwick’s at Ye Olde England Inne...................... 69, 71 Muddy Waters.......................................25 Mulligan’s............................................91 Munchy’s.............................................67 Murray’s Tavern.............................. 39, 55 My-T-Fine...................................... 13, 15

N Nana’s Restaurant.................................13 Naru Asian Cuisine................................41 Natural Provisions Deli & Café.......... 47, 49 Nectar’s......................................... 23, 31 Neil & Otto’s Pizza................................99 New Moon...........................................25 New Shanghai and Tokyo Restaurant.....103 New World Tortilla............... 29, 31, 49, 53 New York Pizza Oven.............................55 Newport Natural Foods Café & Salad Bar..83 Noonie’s Deli........................................97 Norma’s Restaurant at Topnotch Resort....67 North Hero House Inn and Restaurant.....13 Nothing But Noodles.............................49 Number One Chinese Restaurant...........103

O Old Foundry Restaurant, The..................13 Old Hancock Hotel................................77 Old Shed Bar & Grill..............................55 Olde Northender Pub.............................23 Olde Yankee Restaurant................... 39, 55 One Flight Up at the Airport............. 39, 56 On the Rise Bakery......................... 41, 49 Orchid Chinese Cuisine..........................45 Orient Taste Express............................103 Oriental Wok........................................45 Original Parkway Diner..........................49 Osteria Pane e Salute..........................111 Other Place, The...................................23 Otter Creek Bakery.......................... 95, 97 Outer Space.........................................27 Out of Bounds Sports Bar & Night Club..105 Ovations Restaurant at the Killington Grand.................................102 Overtime Saloon...................................17

P Pacific Rim..........................................21 Paisley Hippo Sandwich Shop.................47 Palms Restaurant, The.........................104 Panadero.............................................21 Panda China.........................................15 Papa Frank’s.........................................51 Papa Nick’s Family Restaurant........... 39, 51 Paradise Deli and Market........................78 Parima Restaurant................................21 Park Café.............................................15 Parker House Inn & Restaurant, The 108, 110 Parker Pie Company, The........................83 Park Row Café................................ 77, 78 Park Squeeze........................................97 Partridge Inn Seafood Restaurant, The.....71 Patricia’s Restaurant............................104 Pauline’s Café . ....................................49 Paynter’s Restaurant and the Centre Stage Lounge at Holiday Inn......105 Peavine, The ..............................109, 111 Peggy’s Cookin’....................................63 Peking Duck House...............................45 Penny Cluse Café..................................25 Perellie’s Pizzeria .................................79 Perfect Pear Café, The.........................108 Perry’s Main Street Eatery....................102 Pho Dang Vietnamese Café.....................41 Pho Hong............................................21 Phoenix Bar & Grill...............................79 Pickle Barrel Nightclub........................105 Pie in the Sky..................... 15, 17, 69, 71 Piecasso Pizzeria & Lounge.............. 69, 71 Pine Street Deli, The....................... 27, 29 Pinky’s................................................89 Pit Stop Diner, The................................90 Pitcher Inn, The...................................75 Pizza Joint, The.............................. 67, 71 Pizza on Earth......................................55 Pizza Putt............................................55 Planet Rock.........................................91 Plum & Main Restaurant........................63

Positive Pie.........................................91 Positive Pie 2.......................................91 Poultney House of Pizza......................105 Pour House, The............................. 39, 41 Prince & the Pauper, The.....................110 Pub at the Grey Fox Inn, The..................71 Pulcinella’s..........................................51 Purple Knight Pizza & Deli............... 47, 55 Purple Moon Pub............................ 77, 79

Q QTees..................................................29 Quality Bake Shop.......................... 41, 49 Quatre Bistro................................. 21, 25 Quechee Inn at Marshland Farm............108

R Rabbit Hill Inn.....................................82 Radio Bean Coffeehouse.................. 25, 31 Rainbow Sweets...................................87 Ramunto’s Brick Oven............................83 Ramunto’s Sicilian Pizza......................105 Randolph Village Pizza........................111 Rasputin’s...........................................31 Rathskeller Restaurant and Lounge..........56 Ray’s Seafood Market.............................56 Red Basil Thai Cuisine...........................63 Red Brick Grill ...................................104 Red Kettle Family Restaurant..................90 Red Mill at Basin Harbor Club, The..........97 Red Onion...........................................27 Red Square..........................................31 Reggie’s Tavern....................................95 Restaurant at the Birch Ridge Inn.........102 Restaurant Phoebe................................87 Restaurant Swisspot..............................69 Rhapsody Café.....................................90 Rimrock’s Mountain Tavern............... 63, 71 Rí Rá Irish Pub............................... 23, 33 River Garden Café.................................82 River Run Restaurant.............................90 River Tavern at the Hawk Inn & Mountain Resort.......................108, 110 River’s Edge Coffee Shop & Grill..............25 River’s Edge Snackbar............................90 Robbie’s Wildlife Refuge........................65 Rocky’s NY Pizza............................. 51, 55 Rocky’s NY Pizza & Ice Cream........... 51, 55 Rockydale Pizza....................................99 Roland’s Place 1796 House.....................99 Rooney’s Cafe & Deli....................... 27, 29 Roque’s...............................................31 Rosario’s American Eatery......................51 Rosie’s Restaurant................................95 Rotisserie Restaurant............................56 Round Table at Days Inn........................87 Roxie’s Snack Bar................................104 Royal Orchid Restaurant........................87 Royalton Village Pizza.........................111 Rozzi’s Lakeshore Tavern........................39 Ruben James................................. 23, 33 Rustic Restaurant Motel and Sports Bar...87 Rusty Nail Bar & Grille..................... 63, 69 Ruthcliffe Lodge and Restaurant.............15 Rutland Buffet...................................103 Rutland Restaurant.............................102

S Sabby’s Pasta House & Sports Lounge....105 Sacred Grounds.............................. 43, 45 Sadie Katz Delicatessen................... 27, 29 Sakura Bana Japanese Restaurant...........21 Sakura Sushi & Kitchen.........................41 Saltwater Cowboy, The.........................105 Sambel’s Restaurant & Catering..............90 Sandwich Shoppe................................103 Sarducci’s............................................91 Scuffer Steak & Ale House............... 23, 33 Sean and Nora’s....................................87 Second Floor........................................31 Shaggy’s Snack Bar......................... 15, 17

Shalimar of India..................................29 Shanty on the Shore.............................33 Shed Restaurant and Brewery, The...........63 Shooters Saloon...................................15 Shore Acres Inn and Restaurant..............15 Shoreham Inn......................................99 Side Lines..........................................105 Silver Palace........................................45 Simon Pearce Restaurant.....................108 Simply Subs.........................................89 Sirloin Saloon.............................. 56, 105 Skinny Pancake, The........................ 25, 29 Skunk Hollow Tavern....................109, 111 Slide Brook Lodge & Tavern....................79 Slopeside Market............................ 67, 71 Smokejacks..........................................21 Snaps Café...........................................99 Sneakers Bistro....................................43 Snows Snackbar & Creamy......................69 Solstice at Stowe Mountain Lodge...........61 Sonoma Station....................................37 Soup n Greens......................................87 South Station at Trolley Square.............105 Souza’s Brazilian Steakhouse..................31 Spanked Puppy Pub........................ 39, 56 Speeder & Earl’s: Church Street...............25 Speeder & Earl’s: Pine Street..................27 Splash at the Boathouse........................25 Spooner’s..........................................109 Spotted Cow, The..................................77 St. Albans Go Go..................................13 St. Johnsbury House of Pizza.................83 Starry Night Café..................................95 Steakhouse Restaurant..........................91 Stella Notte.........................................69 Steve’s Park Diner.................................97 Stonecutters Brew House.......................91 Stone Soup..........................................29 Storm Café...........................................97 Stowe Coffee House..............................67 Stowe Dogs.........................................69 Stowe Inn and Tavern...........................63 Sugarsnap...........................................29 Sunny Oasis, The................................110 Sunset Grille & Tap Room.......................65 Sushi Yoshi........................................102 Suzanna’s Restaurant............................87 Swanton House of Pizza........................17 Sweetwaters.................................. 21, 25 Sweetwood Grill and Bar . .....................75 Swift House Inn...................................99

T T. Rugg’s Tavern...................................23 Tamarack Grill......................................82 Tanglewood’s Restaurant........................78 Tantra.................................................21 Tapas Restaurant & Tavern...................102 Taste............................................ 21, 29 Taste of India.......................................99 Tavern at the Inn at Essex, The........ 39, 49 T Bones Restaurant and Bar...................39 Thai House..........................................13 That’s Life Soup....................................89 Thompson’s Flour Shop.................... 63, 67 Three Bean Café.................................109 Three Mountain Café....................... 77, 78 Three Mountain Lodge Restaurant...........61 Three Needs.........................................23 Three Tomatoes Trattoria.......... 31, 51, 105 Thrush Tavern, The................................91 Tilley’s Café................................... 21, 33 Timbers . ............................................75 Tiny Thai Restaurant.............................41 HTip Top Café...................................108 Tokyo House......................................102 Tommy’s City Grill........................... 39, 53 Top of the Block Sandwich Shoppe..........27 Toscano Café Bistro...............................43 Tozier’s Restaurant..............................111 Trackside Tavern...................................43 Trader Duke’s.................................. 39, 49

Trattoria Delia......................................31 Trattoria La Festa Ristorante..................69 Trellis at Inn on the Common ................82 Tuckaway’s Pub....................................56 Tully & Marie’s......................................95 Tunbridge Village Store........................110 Two Brothers Lounge & Stage.................99 Two Brothers Tavern..............................95 Two Shea’s.........................................103

U Uncle Joe’s Pizza & Pasta.......................91 Uncle Mike’s Deli..................................89 Uncommon Grounds..............................27 Uncommon Market, The.........................90 Underhill Country Store................... 47, 55 Unwinders..................................... 39, 43 Upper Valley Grill & General Store...........83

V Valhalla Restaurant and Pub at the Inglenook Lodge.........................83 Vermont Bagel Café.............................103 Vermont Inn, The...............................104 Vermont Pub & Brewery.........................33 Vermont Sandwich Company............. 27, 47 Vermont Sandwich Company of Brandon..103 Vidalz........................................... 39, 51 Vietnam Restaurant...............................41 Village Creeme Stand.............................99 Village Cup, The............................. 43, 45 Village Porch, The........................... 78, 79 Village Snackbar.................................104 Village Tavern......................................71 Village Wine and Coffee................... 41, 45 Viva Espresso.......................................27

W Waf’s West Side Deli..............................49 Warner’s Snack Bar.......................... 13, 17 Warren House.......................................75 Warren Store, The........................... 77, 78 Waterbury Wings..................................77 Watershed Tavern & Restaurant.............103 Waybury Inn........................................95 Wayside Restaurant & Bakery..................90 Weathervane Seafoods.........................105 What Ale’s You.....................................23 Whip Bar & Grill............................. 61, 71 WilloughVale Inn Restaurant..................82 Winding Brook Bistro...................... 65, 69 Windjammer Restaurant & Upper Deck Pub 56 Winfield’s Bistro at Stoweflake................71 Wings Over Burlington...........................56 Wobbly Barn Steakhouse, The...............105 Wok N House.......................................65 Wok N Roll...........................................65 Wokky’s Chinese...................................97 Woodstock Farmers’ Market...........109, 110

Y Yacht Club Restaurant at the Commodores Inn.........................67 Yellow Submarine & Deli......................103 Your Place Restaurant..........................109

Z Zachary’s Pizza............................... 55, 79 Zachary’s Pizza & Bar............................55 Zachary’s Pizza of South Burlington.........55 Zen Gardens.........................................45 Zoe’s Tack Room & Café................... 47, 49

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index by cuisine/type American, New 1824 House Inn & Restaurant................75 American Flatbread -- Burlington............21 Bailey’s.............................................. 37 Blueberry Hill Inn.................................95 Carpenter & Main................................108 Charlie B’s at Stoweflake........................61 Charlmont Restaurant, The.....................61 Cliff House at Stowe Mountain Resort......61 Common Man, The................................75 Creamery Restaurant, The......................82 HElements . .......................................82 Elixir Restaurant & Lounge...................108 Garden Café at Stepping Stones..............82 Geoff’s at the Smuggler’s Notch Inn........61 Green Room, The..................................21 G’s Restaurant......................................37 HHen of the Wood at the Grist Mill........75 Highland Lodge Restaurant....................82 Hob Knob Inn & Restaurant...................61 H Inn at Shelburne Farms, The..............37 Inn at Weathersfield, The.....................108 Jack’s On The Green at VNCC..................37 Jackson House Inn and Restaurant, The...108 John Egan’s Big World Pub and Grille......75 Juniper’s at the Wildflower Inn...............82 Keeper’s: A Country Café......................108 Kitchen Table Bistro, The.......................37 Lake-View Restaurant............................37 Lauren Restaurant, The........................108 Lilac Inn...........................................102 Lippitt’s Restaurant & Morgan’s Pub........87 Main Dining Room at the Basin Harbor Club, The..........................95 Main Dining Room at the Norwich Inn...108 Main Street Grill & Bar..........................87 Mary’s at The Inn at Baldwin Creek..........95 Middlebury Inn, The..............................95 North Hero House Inn and Restaurant.....13 Ovations at the Killington Grand...........102 Parker House Inn & Restaurant, The......108 Perfect Pear Café, The.........................108 Pitcher Inn, The...................................75 Quatre Bistro.......................................21 Quechee Inn at Marshland Farm............108 Rabbit Hill Inn.....................................82 Restaurant Phoebe................................87 River Garden Café.................................82 River Tavern at the Hawk Inn & Mountain Resort..............................108 Simon Pearce Restaurant.....................108 Smokejacks..........................................21 Solstice at Stowe Mountain Lodge...........61 Sonoma Station....................................37 Starry Night Café..................................95 Sweetwaters........................................21 Sweetwood Grill and Bar . .....................75 Tamarack Grill......................................82 Taste..................................................21 Three Mountain Lodge Restaurant...........61 Tilley’s Café.........................................21 Timbers . ............................................75 HTip Top Café...................................108 Trellis at Inn on the Common ................82 Tully & Marie’s......................................95 Warren House.......................................75 Waybury Inn........................................95 Whip Bar & Grill...................................61 WilloughVale Inn Restaurant, The...........82

American, Traditional 158 Main.............................................61 All Fired Up Tavern...............................87 Always 80’s Restaurant..........................13 Arvad’s Grill and Pub.............................75 Back to Vermont Pub...........................102 Bentley’s Restaurant...........................108 Black Bear Inn.....................................37 Black Bear Restaurant at the Jay Village Inn...........................82 Breakwater Café...................................21 Burt’s Irish Pub....................................61 Busy Bee, The......................................82 Carriage Room at the Town and Country...61 Cattails Restaurant.............................102 Charlmont Restaurant, The.....................61 HChester’s Bakery................................13 Chicken Charlie’s...................................37 Choices Restaurant and Rotisserie ........102 Cider House Barbecue and Pub, The.........75 Clem & Company................................102 Clover House Restaurant........................37 Coffee Bean at the Best Western.............75 Combes Family Inn.............................109

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Craftsbury General Store........................82 Danville Restaurant & Inn......................82 Dino’s Pizza North................................21 Dutch Mill Family Restaurant..................39 Dutch Pancake Café...............................61 Eastside Restaurant, The........................82 Eaton’s Sugarhouse Restaurant & Gifts...109 Farmers Diner, The..............................109 Fire & Ice Restaurant............................95 Fire Stones Restaurants.......................109 George’s Place......................................87 Good Times Café...................................39 Goodfella’s Restaurant and Tavern...........82 Gracie’s Restaurant and Gourmutt Shop....63 Grill at the Sugarbush Inn, The...............75 Grist Mill Restaurant & Lounge.............102 Ground Round......................................39 Halvorson’s Upstreet Café......................21 Hardwick Village Restaurant, The............87 Harper’s Restaurant at the Holiday Inn....39 Harrison’s Restaurant and Bar.................63 Hearth at the Sugarbush Inn, The...........75 Highgate Manor Inn, The.......................13 Hilltop Restaurant................................87 Hungry Bear on Main Street...................95 Hyde Away Inn and Restaurant...............75 Inn at Mad River Barn...........................77 Inside Scoop, The...............................102 Jacob’s Restaurant................................13 Jay’s Restaurant and Pizzeria..................77 JD’s Family Restaurant..........................82 JP’s Restaurant and Deli........................39 Kedron Valley Inn Restaurant & Tavern..109 Lyndon Freight House............................82 Main Street Dining Room.......................63 Maxi’s Restaurant.................................77 McKee’s Pub & Grill...............................39 Middlebury Market and Sama’s Café.........95 Mister Up’s Restaurant...........................95 Morse Mountain Grill.............................63 Mountain Creamery.............................109 Murray’s Tavern....................................39 My-T-Fine............................................13 Nana’s Restaurant.................................13 Old Foundry Restaurant, The..................13 Old Hancock Hotel................................77 Olde Yankee Restaurant.........................39 One Flight Up at the Airport...................39 Papa Nick’s Family Restaurant.................39 Park Row Café......................................77 Peavine, The......................................109 Peggy’s Cookin’....................................63 Perry’s Main Street Eatery....................102 Plum & Main Restaurant........................63 Pour House, The...................................39 Restaurant at the Birch Ridge Inn.........102 Rimrock’s Mountain Tavern.....................63 Rosie’s Restaurant................................95 Round Table at Days Inn........................87 Rozzi’s Lakeshore Tavern........................39 Rustic Restaurant Motel and Sports Bar...87 Rusty Nail Bar & Grille...........................63 Rutland Restaurant.............................102 Sean and Nora’s....................................87 Shed Restaurant and Brewery, The...........63 Skunk Hollow Tavern......................... _109 Soup n Greens......................................87 Spanked Puppy Pub..............................39 Spooner’s..........................................109 Spotted Cow, The..................................77 St. Albans Go Go..................................13 Stowe Inn and Tavern...........................63 Suzanna’s Restaurant............................87 T Bones Restaurant and Bar...................39 Tapas Restaurant & Tavern...................102 Tavern at the Inn at Essex, The..............39 Tommy’s City Grill.................................39 Trader Duke’s........................................39 Two BrothersTavern...............................95 Unwinders...........................................39 Vidalz.................................................39 Warner’s Snack Bar................................13 Waterbury Wings..................................77 Your Place Restaurant..........................109

Asian, Non-Chinese Asia Gourmet.......................................39 Asian Bistro.........................................39 Asiana House.......................................21 Bangkok Bistro.....................................21 Drunken Noodle House..........................41 Eastern Dragon ...................................13 Hana Japanese Hibachi Steakhouse . ......63 Kham’s Thai Cuisine..............................82 Koto Restaurant...................................41

Liu Lin’s Asian Cuisine...........................63 Naru Asian Cuisine................................41 Pacific Rim..........................................21 Parima Restaurant................................21 Pho Dang Vietnamese Café.....................41 Pho Hong............................................21 Red Basil Thai Cuisine...........................63 Royal Orchid Restaurant........................87 Sakura Bana Japanese Restaurant...........21 Sakura Sushi & Kitchen.........................41 Sushi Yoshi........................................102 Tantra.................................................21 Thai House..........................................13 Tiny Thai Restaurant.............................41 Tokyo House......................................102 Vietnam Restaurant...............................41

Bakery Allechante Norwich & Woodstock..........109 Bagel, The...........................................63 Bagel Market........................................41 Bagels Plus..........................................41 Bristol Bakery & Café............................95 Center Bakery and General Store, The......77 Chef’s Corner Café & Bakery....................41 Cheese Outlet/Fresh Market....................21 HChester’s Bakery................................13 Cupboard Deli......................................63 Delicate Decadence Pastry Shop & Café....87 Dough Boy’s Bakery & Coffee Shop . .......21 Edelweiss Bakery & Café........................63 Flour Shop...........................................41 Foothills Bakery...................................13 HGesine Confectionary & Market............87 Gourmet Provence...............................102 Gracie’s Restaurant and Gourmutt Shop....63 Great Harvest Bread Co. . ......................21 Green Cup Café & Bakery.......................77 Harvest Market.....................................63 Jamie’s on Main...................................63 Junior’s Downtown...............................21 King Arthur Flour Café ........................109 Klinger’s Bread Company........................41 Koval’s Coffee.......................................41 La Brioche...........................................87 Lovin’ Cup, The....................................63 Mirabelles............................................21 On The Rise Bakery...............................41 Otter Creek Bakery................................95 Panadero.............................................21 Quality Bake Shop................................41 Rainbow Sweets...................................87 Thompson’s Flour Shop..........................63 Three Mountain Café.............................77 Village Wine and Coffee.........................41 Warren Store, The.................................77

Bar 1/2 Lounge..........................................23 38 Main Street Pub ..............................41 Akes’ Place..........................................23 B. U. Emporium....................................41 Backstretch, The...................................87 Bar Antidote .......................................95 Blue Cat Café and Wine Bar....................23 Capone’s at the Highgate Manor Inn.......13 Center Street Saloon...........................102 Charlie O’s...........................................87 Clover House Restaurant........................41 Corner Pocket.......................................63 Danny’s Pub.........................................89 Drink..................................................23 Elixir Restaurant & Lounge...................109 Esox...................................................23 Finnigan’s Pub.....................................23 Friar’s Tavern......................................102 Gusto’s................................................89 Jilly’s Sports Bar.................................102 JP’s Pub..............................................23 Ken’s Pizza and Pub..............................23 Ladies Invited......................................63 Lincoln Inn Restaurant and Tavern..........41 Magoo’s.............................................103 Monkey House, The...............................41 Olde Northender Pub.............................23 Other Place, The...................................23 Pour House, The...................................41 Purple Moon Pub..................................77 Reggie’s Tavern....................................95 Rí Rá Irish Pub.....................................23 Robbie’s Wildlife Refuge........................65 Ruben James.......................................23 Scuffer Steak & Ale House.....................23 Shooters Saloon...................................15 Stonecutters Brew House.......................89 T. Rugg’s Tavern...................................23

Three Needs.........................................23 Trackside Tavern...................................43 Two Shea’s.........................................103 Unwinders...........................................43 What Ale’s You.....................................23

Barbecue HBig Fatty’s BBQ ........................ 23, 109 Bonz Smokehouse and Grill....................65 Cactus Café of Stowe.............................65 Cider House Barbecue and Pub, The.........77 Localfolk Smokehouse...........................77 Nectar’s...............................................23 Sunset Grille & Tap Room.......................65

Café/Bistro 3 Squares Café.....................................95 Ariel’s Riverside Café and Bar.................89 Avenue Bistro......................................23 HBack Home Again............................103 Battery Street Grill at the Hilton Hotel....23 Bearded Frog, The ...............................43 Bee’s Knees, The...................................65 Belle’s Café..........................................43 Bentley’s Restaurant...........................109 Big Picture Theater and Café..................77 Bistro Sauce........................................43 Black Door Bar & Bistro.........................89 Black Sheep Bistro................................97 Blue Paddle Bistro................................15 Bobcat Café, The..................................97 Bridge Street Café.................................43 Chef’s Corner Café & Bakery....................43 Chez Claudine......................................65 Chez Henri Restaurant and Bistro............77 Coffee Hound Café................................43 Colonial Café at the Golden Eagle, The.....65 Cucina Antica.......................................43 Dutch Pancake Café...............................65 Easy Street Café...................................77 Edelweiss Bakery & Café........................65 Flour Shop...........................................43 Foothills Bakery...................................15 Green Cup Café & Bakery.......................77 Green Goddess.....................................65 Harvest Market.....................................65 Healthy Living Organic Café...................43 Hero’s Welcome....................................15 Hunger Mountain Co-op.........................89 Kartula’s Café & Bagel Bakery.................15 Kismet................................................89 Kitchen Table Bistro, The.......................43 Klinger’s Bread Company........................43 L’Atrium at the Craftsbury Inn.................83 La Villa Mediterranean Bistro & Pizzeria...43 LACE’s Farm Fresh Market & Café.............89 Leunig’s Bistro.....................................23 Magnolia Bistro....................................23 Middlebury Inn, The..............................97 Middlebury Market and Sama’s Café.........97 Middlebury Natural Foods Co-op Café.......97 Mirabelles............................................23 New Moon...........................................25 Park Café.............................................15 Park Squeeze........................................97 Penny Cluse Café..................................25 Quatre Bistro.......................................25 Red Mill at Basin Harbor Club, The..........97 River’s Edge Coffee Shop & Grill..............25 Sacred Grounds....................................43 Skinny Pancake, The..............................25 Sneakers Bistro....................................43 Splash at the Boathouse........................25 Storm Café...........................................97 Sweetwaters........................................25 That’s Life Soup....................................89 Three Bean Café.................................109 Toscano Café Bistro...............................43 Vermont Bagel Café.............................103 Village Cup, The...................................43 Watershed Tavern & Restaurant.............103 Winding Brook Bistro............................65

Cajun/Caribbean Caribbean Buffet..................................25 Marsala Salsa.......................................77

Chinese A Single Pebble....................................25 Asia Gourmet.......................................43 Asian Bistro.........................................43 Bamboo Gardens...................................89 Big Wok..............................................15 Chan’s House.....................................109

Chef Leu’s House..................................45 China Express.......................................25 China Fun............................................77 China King...........................................45 China Star Chinese Restaurant.......... 78, 89 China Town Restaurant..........................89 China Wok Buffet..................................15 Chopstick House II...............................45 Dragon House......................................45 East Orchid..........................................45 Eastern Dragon ...................................15 Fu Da Chinese Restaurant......................25 Green Dragon.......................................65 Hong Kong Kitchen...............................45 House of Tang......................................89 Joyce’s Noodle House............................45 Kong Chow Restaurant.........................103 Kwan’s Chinese Restaurant.....................45 Lee’s Chinese Restaurant ......................45 Liu Lin’s Asian Cuisine...........................65 Lucky King Restaurant...........................65 Lucky Wok Chinese Restaurant................45 May Garden Chinese Restaurant..............97 Men at Wok.........................................45 Ming Moon Buffet Chinese Restaurant.....89 Ming’s Restaurant Colchester..................45 New Shanghai and Tokyo Restaurant.....103 Number One Chinese Restaurant...........103 Orchid Chinese Cuisine..........................45 Orient Taste Express............................103 Oriental Wok........................................45 Panda China.........................................15 Peking Duck House...............................45 Rutland Buffet...................................103 Silver Palace........................................45 Wok N House.......................................65 Wok N Roll...........................................65 Wokky’s Chinese...................................97 Zen Gardens.........................................45

Coffee/Tea Bee’s Knees, The...................................65 Burlington Bagel Bakery........................45 Café Mediterano...................................45 Capitol Grounds....................................89 Carol’s Hungry Mind Café.......................97 Clem’s Café........................................103 Dobrà Tea............................................25 Espresso Bueno....................................89 Gene’s Beans......................................103 Java News.........................................103 Lake Champlain Chocolates Café.............25 Langdon Street Café..............................89 Laughing Moon Chocolates....................65 Lovin’ Cup, The....................................65 Mojo’s Café..........................................45 Muddy Waters.......................................25 New Moon...........................................25 Radio Bean Coffeehouse........................25 Sacred Grounds....................................45 Speeder & Earl’s............................. 25, 27 Stowe Coffee House..............................67 Three Mountain Café.............................78 Top of the Block Sandwich Shoppe..........27 Uncommon Grounds..............................27 Village Cup, The...................................45 Village Wine and Coffee.........................45 Viva Espresso.......................................27 Zoe’s Tack Room & Café.........................47

Deli/Sandwich 3 Squares Café.....................................97 Almost Home.......................................97 Bagel, The...........................................67 Bagel Café & Deli..................................27 Bagel Market........................................47 Bagels Plus..........................................47 Bailey’s & Burke Café............................83 Banana Winds Café and Pub...................47 Barnard General Store & Café................109 Bayside Triple M Deli.............................47 Belle’s Café..........................................47 Bliss Village Store & Deli.....................109 Bolton Deli, The...................................47 Bristol Bakery & Café............................97 Bruegger’s Bagel Bakery.................. 27, 47 Burlington Bagel Bakery........................47 Burlington Bay Market & Café.................27 Café Demeter.......................................47 Center Bakery and General Store, The......78 Cheese Outlet/Fresh Market....................27 Cobblestone Deli and Café.....................27 Constantino’s Italian Imports...............103 Cupboard Deli......................................67 Defelice’s.............................................89

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Drifter’s Deli........................................67 East End Quick Stop..............................15 Four Corners of the Earth.......................27 Garden of Eatin’ Café, The......................47 Gill’s Delicatessen...............................103 Harrington’s of Vermont.........................47 Hero’s Welcome....................................15 Hungry Bear Café..................................47 Jamie’s on Main...................................67 KC’s Bagel Café.....................................78 Kountry Kart Deli..................................27 Koval’s Coffee.......................................47 M. T. Bellies Deli...................................47 Martone’s Market & Café........................47 Middlebury Bagel & Delicatessen............97 Middlebury Natural Foods Co-op Café.......97 Natural Provisions Deli & Café................47 Noonie’s Deli........................................97 Otter Creek Bakery................................97 Outer Space.........................................27 Paisley Hippo Sandwich Shop.................47 Paradise Deli and Market........................78 Park Row Café......................................78 Pie in the Sky......................................15 Pine Street Deli, The.............................27 Pinky’s................................................89 Purple Knight Pizza & Deli.....................47 Red Onion...........................................27 Rooney’s Café & Deli.............................27 Sadie Katz Delicatessen.........................27 Sandwich Shoppe................................103 Simply Subs.........................................89 Slopeside Market..................................67 Stowe Coffee House..............................67 Thompson’s Flour Shop..........................67 Top of the Block Sandwich Shoppe..........27 Uncle Mike’s Deli..................................89 Uncommon Market, The.........................90 Underhill Country Store.........................47 Vermont Sandwich Company...... 27, 47, 103 Viva Espresso.......................................27 Waf’s West Side Deli..............................49 Warren Store, The.................................78 Woodstock Farmers’ Market..................109 Yellow Submarine & Deli......................103 Zoe’s Tack Room & Café.........................49

Diner AJ’s Kitchen.........................................49 Anthony’s Diner....................................83 Birdseye Diner....................................104 Blanche and Bill’s Pancake House..........104 Bradford Mini Mart & Diner..................110 Brandon Falls Diner.............................104 Chelsea Diner, The..............................110 Coffee Corner.......................................90 Common Café.......................................90 Creek House Diner, The........................110 Depot Street Malt Shop.........................67 Dixie’s Country Kitchen........................110 Dixie’s II...........................................110 Dough Boy’s Bakery & Coffee Shop . .......27 Farmers Diner, The..............................110 Handy’s Lunch......................................29 Henry’s Diner.......................................29 JP’s Restaurant and Deli........................49 JR’s Eatery.........................................104 Ketner’s Second Cup Café.....................110 Kinfolks Kuntry Restaurant.....................97 Libby’s Diner........................................49 Mary’s Café........................................104 McCarthy’s Restaurant...........................67 Midway Diner.....................................104 Milton Diner, The..................................49 Miss Lyndonville Diner...........................83 Munchy’s.............................................67 Original Parkway Diner..........................49 Pit Stop Diner......................................90 Quality Bake Shop................................49 Red Kettle Family Restaurant..................90 Sadie Katz Delicatessen.........................29 Steve’s Park Diner.................................97 Wayside Restaurant & Bakery..................90

Eclectic/Fusion 1/2 Lounge..........................................29 158 Main.............................................67 Alex’s Restaurant/Vt. Soup Company.......49 Allechante Norwich & Woodstock..........110 Amandine on the Village Green...............49 Alpine Room at Jay Peak Resort, The.......83 Ariel’s Restaurant ................................90 Ariel’s Riverside Café and Bar.................90 Avenue Bistro......................................29 Barnard General Store & Café................110 Barnard Inn Restaurant & Tavern..........110

Big Chile Republic................................49 Big Picture Theater and Café..................78 Blue Moon Café, The.............................67 Blueberry Hill Inn.................................97 Bueno Y Sano......................................29 Buffalo Mountain Food Co-op Café..........83 Busy Chef and Café, The........................49 Butler’s at the Inn at Essex....................49 Café Provence....................................104 Café Sweet Basil...................................83 City Market of Onion River Co-op............29 Cubber’s..............................................97 Daily Planet, The..................................29 Farmhouse Café & Catering Co., The........90 Gables Inn...........................................67 Globalmartvt.com.................................29 Green Goddess.....................................67 Hearth & Candle...................................67 Hemingway’s Restaurant .....................104 Idlewood the Restaurant.....................110 Jack’s On The Green at VNCC..................49 Little Harry’s......................................104 Maple Valley Café & Gift Shop.................90 Mary’s at The Inn at Baldwin Creek..........97 Matterhorn Restaurant...........................67 Michael’s Good to Go.............................78 Millbrook Inn & Restaurant....................78 Mountain Greens Market........................97 My-T-Fine............................................15 Natural Provisions Deli & Café................49 New World Tortilla.......................... 29, 49 Newport Natural Foods Café...................83 Norma’s Restaurant at Topnotch Resort....67 Nothing But Noodles.............................49 On The Rise Bakery...............................49 Patricia’s Restaurant............................104 Pauline’s Café . ....................................49 Pizza Joint, The....................................67 Rhapsody Café.....................................90 River Run Restaurant.............................90 River Tavern at the Hawk Inn & Mountain Resort..............................110 Roland’s Place 1796 House.....................99 Rooney’s Café & Deli.............................29 Sambel’s Restaurant & Catering..............90 Shore Acres Inn and Restaurant..............15 Skinny Pancake, The..............................29 Snaps Café...........................................99 Stone Soup..........................................29 Sugarsnap...........................................29 Swift House Inn...................................99 Tanglewood’s Restaurant........................78 Taste..................................................29 Tavern at the Inn at Essex, The..............49 Trader Duke’s........................................49 Village Porch, The.................................78 Waf’s West Side Deli..............................49 Woodstock Farmers’ Market..................110 Yacht Club at the Commodores Inn..........67

Euro Amandine on the Village Green...............51 Austrian Tea Room at Trapp Lodge..........67 Café Mediterano...................................51 Café Shelburne.....................................51 Chez Henri Restaurant and Bistro............78 Chow! Bella.........................................15 Countryman’s Pleasure, The..................104 Craftsbury Inn......................................83 Dining Room at Trapp Lodge, The............67 Donny’s NY Pizza..................................51 Emily’s at Stowehof...............................69 Euro Restaurant....................................51 Heli’s at the Mountainview Lodge.........104 Jackson House Inn and Restaurant, The...110 Lounge at the Trapp Family Lodge, The....69 Michael’s on the Hill.............................78 HMr. Pickwick’s at Ye Olde England Inne 69 Papa Nick’s Family Restaurant.................51 Parker House Inn & Restaurant, The......110 Pine Street Deli, The.............................29 Prince & the Pauper, The.....................110 Red Brick Grill ...................................104 Restaurant Swisspot..............................69 Ruthcliffe Lodge and Restaurant.............15 Tunbridge Village Store........................110 Valhalla Restaurant at Inglenook Lodge...83 Vermont Inn, The...............................104 Winding Brook Bistro............................69

Fast Food HA&W Drive-In...................................99 Ahli Baba’s Kabob Shop.........................29 Al’s French Frys....................................51 Hoagie Hut..........................................51 Jazzie’s Restaurant & Snack Bar .............15

Joe’s Snack Bar....................................51 Kellee’s Creemee & Grill.........................78 QTees..................................................29 River’s Edge Snackbar............................90 Roxie’s Snack Bar................................104 Shaggy’s Snack Bar...............................15 Snows Snackbar & Creamy......................69 Stowe Dogs.........................................69 Village Creeme Stand.............................99 Village Snackbar.................................104 Warner’s Snack Bar................................17

Overtime Saloon...................................17 Pickle Barrel Nightclub........................105 Planet Rock.........................................91 Positive Pie 2.......................................91 Radio Bean Coffeehouse........................31 Rasputin’s...........................................31 Red Square..........................................31 Rusty Nail Bar & Grille...........................69 Second Floor........................................31 Side Lines..........................................105 Two Brothers Lounge & Stage.................99

Indian

Pizzeria

India House Restaurant.........................29 Shalimar of India..................................29 Sunny Oasis, The................................110 Taste of India.......................................99

Bare Mexican Restaurant, The...............111 Big Chile Republic................................53 Bueno Y Sano......................................31 Cactus Café of Stowe.............................69 El Sol Mexican Grill...............................91 Jose’s Cantina......................................69 Julio’s Cantina & Margarita Bar...............91 Localfolk Smokehouse.......................... 79 Marsala Salsa.......................................79 Mexicali Authentic Mexican Grill.............53 Moe’s Southwest Grill............................53 New World Tortilla.......................... 31, 53 Phoenix Bar & Grill...............................79 Roque’s...............................................31 Souza’s Brazilian Steakhouse..................31 Tommy’s City Grill.................................53

A Crust Above....................................104 American Flatbread....................31, 79, 99 Angeleno’s Pizza...................................91 Angelina’s Restaurant............................69 Big Daddy’s Delivery..............................31 Bongiorno’s.........................................79 Brandon House of Pizza.......................105 Cockadoodle Pizza Café.......................111 Cucina Antica.......................................53 Dino’s Pizza and Family Restaurant... 31, 33 Donny’s NY Pizza..................................53 Drifter’s Deli........................................69 East End Quick Stop..............................17 Fireside Flatbread at Bolton ..................53 Foodee’s Pizza......................................53 Girasole...............................................91 Green Peppers Restaurant......................99 Hardwick House of Pizza........................91 Hoagie’s Pizza & Pasta...........................53 Homespun Pizza ..................................83 Jeffersonville Pizza Department..............69 Jimmz Pizza.........................................79 Junior’s Downtown...............................33 Junior’s Italian.....................................53 Ken’s Pizza and Pub..............................33 La Villa Mediterranean Bistro & Pizzeria...53 Leonardo’s Pizza............................. 33, 53 Luigi’s.................................................99 Lyndonville House of Pizza.....................83 Main Street Pizza................................111 Mama Mia’s Pizzeria..............................53 Manhattan Pizza & Pub................... 33, 53 Marco’s Pizza.......................................53 McKee’s Island Pub & Pizza....................17 Mimmo’s Pizzeria............................ 17, 53 Mister Z’s Italian Restaurant...................91 Monacos NY Style Pizza.......................111 Montpelier Village Pizza.........................91 Morrisville House of Pizza......................71 Mountain High Pizza.............................53 Mr. Mike’s............................................33 Neil & Otto’s Pizza................................99 New York Pizza Oven.............................55 Parker Pie Company, The........................83 Perellie’s Pizzeria .................................79 Pie in the Sky................................ 17, 71 Piecasso Pizzeria & Lounge....................71 Pizza Joint, The....................................71 Pizza on Earth......................................55 Pizza Putt............................................55 Positive Pie.........................................91 Positive Pie 2.......................................91 Poultney House of Pizza......................105 Purple Knight Pizza & Deli.....................55 Ramunto’s Brick Oven............................83 Ramunto’s Sicilian Pizza......................105 Randolph Village Pizza........................111 Rocky’s NY Pizza...................................55 Rocky’s NY Pizza & Ice Cream.................55 Rockydale Pizza....................................99 Royalton Village Pizza.........................111 Shaggy’s Snack Bar...............................17 Slopeside Market..................................71 St. Johnsbury House of Pizza.................83 Swanton House of Pizza........................17 Uncle Joe’s Pizza & Pasta.......................91 Underhill Country Store.........................55 Zachary’s Pizza............................... 55, 79

Nightclub

Pub Food

242 Main.............................................31 Backstage Pub.....................................53 Black Door Bar & Bistro.........................91 Charlie O’s...........................................91 City Limits Nite Club.............................99 Club Metronome at Nectar’s....................31 Cuzzins Nightclub.................................91 Franny O’s............................................31 Higher Ground......................................53 Langdon Street Café..............................91 Monkey House, The...............................53 Nectar’s...............................................31

Alchemist Pub & Brewery, The................79 B. U. Emporium....................................55 Backstage Pub.....................................55 Backyard Tavern, The............................71 Banana Winds Café and Pub...................55 Big Moose Pub, The..............................99 Black Bear Tavern & Grill.......................83 Brewski at the Notch.............................71 Capone’s at the Highgate Manor Inn.......17 Church Street Tavern.............................33 CJ Suds South....................................105 Cody’s Irish Pub & Grille........................55 Coslin’s Pub at Stowehof........................71

Italian A Crust Above....................................104 Angeleno’s Pizza...................................90 Angelina’s Restaurant............................69 Bongiorno’s.........................................78 Bove’s Restaurant.................................29 Buono Appetito....................................51 Colatina Exit......................................111 Doria’s ...............................................99 Foxfire Inn & Italian Restaurant..............69 Garlic, The.........................................104 Girasole...............................................90 Hilltop Restaurant................................90 Hoagie’s Pizza & Pasta...........................51 Il Panino.............................................17 Jay’s Restaurant and Pizzeria..................78 Jeffersonville Pizza Department..............69 Junior’s Italian.....................................51 Juniper’s Fare.......................................79 L’Amante.............................................29 Lago Trattoria......................................83 Loretta’s Fine Italian Cuisine..................51 Mama Mia’s Pizzeria..............................51 Manhattan Pizza & Pub.........................29 Marco’s Pizza.......................................51 Melben’s Restaurant..............................69 Mimmo’s Pizzeria............................ 17, 51 Mister Z’s Italian Restaurant...................91 Osteria Pane e Salute..........................111 Palms Restaurant, The.........................104 Papa Frank’s.........................................51 Peavine, The......................................111 Pie in the Sky......................................69 Piecasso Pizzeria & Lounge....................69 Pulcinella’s..........................................51 Rocky’s NY Pizza...................................51 Rosario’s American Eatery......................51 Sabby’s Pasta House & Sports Lounge....105 Sarducci’s............................................91 Stella Notte.........................................69 Three Tomatoes Trattoria.......... 31, 51, 105 Trattoria Delia......................................31 Trattoria La Festa Ristorante..................69 Vidalz.................................................51

Mexican/Latin

Dino’s Pizza and Family Restaurant.........33 Drink..................................................33 Fireside Tavern at Stowe .......................71 Halvorson’s Upstreet Café......................33 Hogan’s Pub........................................79 Hooters...............................................55 Hungry Bear Pub & Grill, The................111 Jacob’s Restaurant................................17 James Moore Tavern..............................55 Jasper Murdock’s Alehouse...................111 Jax Food & Games .............................105 Kedron Valley Inn Restaurant & Tavern..111 Kirkwood’s Pub at Stowe ......................71 Lincoln Inn Restaurant and Tavern..........55 Long Trail Brewing Company & Pub.......111 Long Trail Tavern..................................71 Matterhorn Restaurant...........................71 McGillicuddy’s Irish Pub.........................91 McGrath’s Irish Pub at the Long Trail.....105 McKee’s Pub................................... 17, 55 Mister Up’s Restaurant...........................99 MJ’s Sports Café...................................55 HMr. Pickwick’s at Ye Olde England Inne 71 Mulligan’s............................................91 Murray’s Tavern....................................55 Old Shed Bar & Grill..............................55 Olde Yankee Restaurant.........................55 One Flight Up at the Airport...................56 Out of Bounds Sports Bar & Night Club..105 Overtime Saloon...................................17 Phoenix Bar & Grill...............................79 Pub at the Grey Fox Inn, The..................71 Purple Moon Pub..................................79 Rathskeller Restaurant and Lounge..........56 Rí Rá Irish Pub.....................................33 Rimrock’s Mountain Tavern.....................71 Rotisserie Restaurant............................56 Ruben James.......................................33 Shoreham Inn......................................99 Skunk Hollow Tavern...........................111 Slide Brook Lodge & Tavern....................79 Stonecutters Brew House.......................91 Thrush Tavern, The................................91 Tuckaway’s Pub....................................56 Upper Valley Grill & General Store...........83 Vermont Pub & Brewery.........................33 Village Porch, The.................................79 Village Tavern......................................71 Wings Over Burlington...........................56

Seafood Arvad’s Grill and Pub.............................79 Bayside Pavilion...................................17 Ice House Restaurant & Bar...................33 Country Pantry Restaurant.....................17 Jeff’s Maine Seafood.............................17 Melben’s Restaurant..............................71 Partridge Inn Seafood Restaurant, The.....71 Ray’s Seafood Market.............................56 Saltwater Cowboy, The.........................105 Shanty on the Shore.............................33 Sirloin Saloon......................................56 Spanked Puppy Pub..............................56 Tilley’s Café.........................................33 Tozier’s Restaurant..............................111 Weathervane Seafoods.........................105 Whip Bar & Grill...................................71 Windjammer & Upper Deck Pub...............56 Winfield’s Bistro at Stoweflake................71

Steakhouse Bayside Pavilion...................................17 Blue Cat Café and Wine Bar....................33 Bostock’s Black Angus Steakhouse........111 Country Pantry Restaurant.....................17 Derby Cow Palace, The...........................83 Fire & Ice Restaurant............................99 Highgate Manor Inn, The.......................17 Hob Knob Inn & Restaurant...................71 Ice House Restaurant & Bar...................33 J. Morgan’s Steakhouse.........................91 Jazzie’s Restaurant & Snack Bar .............17 Paynter’s Restaurant at Holiday Inn.......105 Partridge Inn Seafood Restaurant, The.....71 Rotisserie Restaurant............................56 Scuffer Steak & Ale House.....................33 Sirloin Saloon.............................. 56, 105 South Station at Trolley Square.............105 Steakhouse Restaurant..........................91 Windjammer & Upper Deck Pub...............56 Winfield’s Bistro at Stoweflake................71 Wobbly Barn Steakhouse, The...............105

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