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BURLING ON WITH LOVE AN INTRODUCTION TO THE QUEEN CITY BY DAN BOLLES Agent 802, we see you’ve arrived at the rendezvous point: Burlington, Vt. Well done. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to infiltrate the community and become indistinguishable from a local. In the enclosed top-secret file — inspired by the James Bond canon, some of which Sir Ian Fleming wrote in Vermont — you’ll find everything you need to successfully complete this objective. Most importantly, this dossier includes critical intel about Queen City life gathered by our crack team of intelligence officers at What’s Good HQ, as well as by certain secret agents we’ve turned to our cause. You’ll also find coupons to the best businesses, eateries and services in the area because let’s face it: Being a super spy can be costly, in more ways than one. Need to meet an asset at a swanky restaurant? We’re giving up the goods on the local joints you have to try, as well as 8

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some of the cheaper options for when your Swiss bank account is running low. And we know how you like those martinis, 802, so we’ll steer you toward the best cocktails, as well. (FYI, according to our mixologists, stirred is actually preferable to shaken these days.) We’ll also hip you to the Vermont bands you need to add to your “High-Speed Car/Boat/Train Chase” playlists immediately, as well as the coolest clubs and festivals at which to find them. And street-level informants are critical, so we’ll key you in to neighborhood dive bars and other places to meet interesting people. Undoubtedly, at some point during your stay, you’ll need to take down faceless henchmen

on skis — and probably snowboards, since the sport was invented here. We’ve got you covered there, too, with recommendations for the best nearby mountains to shred. That’s in addition to dozens of other ways to enjoy the great outdoors, from swimming to hiking to mini-golf and beyond, because staying fit is important, especially for a super spy. Also important: cool toys and sharp fashion. We’ll let you know where to gear up for anything that comes your way. The information in this file is classified as “need to know” — if something is included here, consider it critical. And you might want to learn it quickly, because this message will self-destruct in five, four, three…


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Obviously, What’s Good is an indispensible resource that highlights the very best of Burlington and its surrounding areas. But there is much more to discover, so allow us to arm you with some additional assets. Check frequently for coded messages — aka informative and entertaining articles — in our sister publication, Seven Days, weekly in print and daily online at sevendaysvt.com. Foodies should pick up our annual dining guide, 7 Nights. And parents of spy kids — trust us, that’s a thing — would do well to peruse our monthly parenting publication, Kids VT. Then get out there and decipher the rest on your own. After all, as agents like yourself know, some secrets just have to be earned.

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Figure It Out BURLINGTON (AND VERMONT) BY THE NUMBERS

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How many hours you can initially park for free in all city-owned garages in downtown Burlington.

The state’s lone area code. It’s also slang for Vermont, as in, “Welcome to the 802.”

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The percentage of Vermont residents who identified as white in 2017, according to the U.S. Census.

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The number of languages spoken at Burlington High School.

The number of gallons of sap it takes to produce a single gallon of maple syrup.

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The number of trees tapped in Vermont to produce maple syrup. In 2016, those trees leaked out enough sap for nearly 2 million gallons of syrup, a new state record and by far the most in the country.

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The number of breweries per 100,000 Vermonters, as of 2017. That’s the most breweries per capita of any state in the U.S.

The year Vermont joined the Union — after existing for 14 years as an independent republic.

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Vermont’s place among the 50 states, ranked by population.

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The number of major political parties in Burlington government. From left to right: Progressives, Democrats and Republicans.

The number of seats on the Burlington City Council. Eight small wards exist within four larger districts. Each ward and district has its own city council representative.

400 The depth, in feet, at the deepest part of Lake Champlain, between Charlotte and Essex, N.Y. Some other interesting lake figures: It measures 12 miles across at its widest point, and its surface covers 435 square miles. Within it live 81 different species of fish, precisely zero of which are the famed lake monster Champ — at least as far as we know.


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The number of dairy cows in Vermont, as of 2017. That collective herd produced white gold valued at more than half a billion dollars that year.

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The number of dairy farms in Vermont, as of April 2018, down from 1091 a decade ago.

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The number of billboards in Vermont. The state passed a law prohibiting them in 1968. The number of permits you need to carry a concealed weapon in Vermont. The percentage of Burlington’s energy that’s produced by nonrenewable sources.

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Burlington’s ‘Boroughs’ WHERE THE LOCALS LIVE, WORK AND PLAY

BY DAN BOLLES & CAROLYN FOX

The Church Street Marketplace isn’t the only street to see in Burlington. The city has several distinct neighborhoods with their own unique characters. There’s the hip South End, the posh Hill Section and, of course, the Student Slums — just kidding. Kinda. Here’s a dossier on some districts outside the downtown core that you might enjoy exploring. JAMES BUCK

South End Burlington’s South End is a colorful postindustrial neighborhood favored by artists, foodies and creative-economy entrepreneurs.

HISTORY The South End was once a manufacturing district. For 132 years, the Specialty Filaments factory made bristles for brushes; today the warehouse is home to Dealer.com, a local tech startup that sold for a cool $1 billion in 2014. The brick building where General Dynamics made Gatling guns? It’s now a multiuse office space called the Innovation Center of Vermont. Manufacturing isn’t totally history in this hood: The Burlington Record Plant has been pressing vinyl here since 2014. FUN FACT The South End Arts District encompasses the greatest concentration of artist studios and galleries in Burlington, including the S.P.A.C.E. Gallery, the Flynndog and the SEABA Center. Check ’em all out during September’s South End Art Hop.

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LANDMARKS • Vermont artist Mary Lacy painted Dealer.com’s twin 32-foot silos on Pine Street in 2015, drawing inspiration from origami shapes. • The world’s tallest file cabinet towers more than 40 feet over the north side of Flynn Avenue. This famous roadside oddity satirizes the bureaucracy of urban planning. • With 14 granite slabs standing in a 43-and-a-halffoot circle, Blanchard Beach’s Burlington Earth Clock resembles a mini Stonehenge. SEE & DO • Sip your way through the South End on a selfguided tasting tour, starting at Citizen Cider and heading south to Zero Gravity Craft Brewery, Queen City Brewery and Switchback Brewing. • Get your geek on at Burlington’s maker space, Generator. It offers classes in 3D printing, laser etching, metalworking and more. • Eat, drink and rock out to live music at ArtsRiot, an event space on a mission to “destroy apathy.” Better yet, time your visit for its warm-weather food-truck Fridays.

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Waterfront Notable for its lakeside park, boardwalk and bike path, Burlington’s waterfront district is a serene space for physical recreation, festivals and epic people-watching. MAIN DRAG: Burlington Greenway, aka the bike path

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HISTORY In the 1880s, Burlington’s waterfront was a commercial hub and one of the busiest lumberyards in the world. A hundred years later, the city converted the land into the publicly accessible Waterfront Park. Remnants of the industrial past remain — namely the Vermont Railway yard and the Moran power plant, a hulking brick building that’s been the focus of numerous unsuccessful redevelopment schemes.

LANDMARKS • Winged monkeys perch on the waterfront’s Union Station and Main Street Landing buildings. The peculiar creatures were originally commissioned in 1975 for a now-defunct water bed shop called the Emerald City of Oz. • A 34-foot-tall statue of Chief Greylock at Battery Park, part of artist Peter Toth’s nationwide “Trail of the Whispering Giants” series, depicts a leader of Vermont’s native Abenaki people. SEE & DO • Catch big-name bands at lakeside festivals all summer long at Waterfront Park. Just up the hill, Battery Park’s band shell becomes a stage for free concerts from local and regional musicians. • Explore the lake’s ecology, culture and history at the ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, an aquarium for all ages. • Take a 90-minute tour of the shoreline aboard the Spirit of Ethan Allen III, which sets sail four times a day from mid-May to mid-October.

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MAIN DRAG: North Street HISTORY: This neighborhood has long been a haven for immigrants. During the lumber boom of the 1800s, it welcomed French Canadian and Irish workers. Since the early 1990s, it’s become home to refugees fleeing violence from places such as Bosnia, Bhutan, Sudan, Somalia and beyond. Consider this Burlington’s melting pot. Every July, the ONE celebrates its unique community with a grassroots arts festival called the Ramble.

SEE & DO • Is the Scibek Sizzler really Vermont’s best burger, as reported in Food Network Magazine? Find out for yourself at the Shopping Bag variety store. • Take a walk on the wild side of local theater with a show at the Off Center for the Dramatic Arts. • Hit up the numerous and varied ethnic food markets along North Street.

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LANDMARKS • Elmwood Cemetery is one of the city’s oldest burial grounds; many early residents of Burlington are interred here, as well as Revolutionary War soldiers. • Roosevelt Park, across the street from the city’s Boys & Girls Club, is a vibrant community center with basketball courts and Mural at Mawuhi soccer and baseball fields. African • The houses and apartment Market buildings coated in cheery fluorescent paint belong to local landlord Stu McGowan. He buys and rehabs dwellings throughout Burlington, but most of them are in the ONE.

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HISTORY: Largely developed during the 1950s as a postwar suburban extension of BTV, the NNE is Burlington’s most populous neighborhood and the only part of town that ever elects Republicans to Sen. Bernie the city council Sanders and and state fans outside legislature. But its Hannaford demographics are shifting, in part because twentyand thirtysomethings looking for starter homes are being priced out of the rest of Burlington. The area’s diminutive dwellings are among the only relatively affordable housing left in town.

FUN FACT Sen. Bernie Sanders lives here (while he’s in Vermont, anyway) and can sometimes be spotted shopping at the North Avenue Hannaford. LANDMARKS • The 40-foot-tall Ethan Allen Tower sits atop the city’s highest point, offering bird’s-eye views of Lake Champlain, the Green Mountains and the Adirondacks. • The pastoral trails at Ethan Allen Homestead are ideal for a quiet stroll in the summer and crosscountry skiing in the winter. • Bessery’s Butcher Shoppe & Delicatessen has been a beefy NNE institution since 1963. SEE & DO • Bring your pup to the Starr Farm dog park, one of the city’s biggest and most popular. • Play … pretty much anything at Leddy Park. It features fields for baseball, softball and soccer, as well as tennis, pickleball, handball and volleyball courts. There’s also a year-round ice rink, a beach and a large wooded area. • Avoid the crowds downtown and dine at La Boca Wood Fired Pizzeria. If there’s a wait, sample the suds next door at Simple Roots Brewing.

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Candid Cameras SEVEN OF OUR FAVORITE LOCAL INSTAGRAMMERS BY ANDREA SUOZZO

Searching for a woodsy spot to go exploring? Want to view the lake from a perspective you’ve never seen? Vermont’s Instagram community is a great resource for uncovering all the secrets your new home turf has to offer. To get you started, here are some of our favorite local Insta accounts. Now go and fill your feed with shots of rural wilderness and the urban-ish wilds of Burlington! (And, of course, follow Seven Days at @sevendaysvt.)

@frankdeangelisart NAME: Frank DeAngelis TOWN: Burlington FAVE FILTER: Lo-Fi and Hefe FAVE BURLINGTON-AREA SPOT: City Market, Onion River Co-op’s downtown location

Scroll through DeAngelis’ feed to see urban streetscapes and abstract scenes with pops of bright colors and dramatic shadows. Look closer, and you might recognize a side alleyway or the roof of a building you walk by every day but have never really looked at. “I love back alleys, especially behind bars and restaurants,” says DeAngelis. “Fire escapes are crazy interesting.”

@travelikealocalvt NAME: Erin McCormick TOWN: Colchester FAVE FILTER: Amaro FAVE BURLINGTON-AREA SPOTS: Four Quarters Brewing, Autumn Records and Full Circle in Winooski

What does McCormick like most about Instagram? “The positivity! Instagram is such a happy place to be,” she says. Next time you’re looking to explore Vermont, check out her feed for some road trip inspiration — gorgeous scenery shots, photos of small towns you might want to explore and plenty of craft beer.

@oink_itsolive NAME: Olive the pig (and owner Sophie Rabe) TOWN: Williston FAVE FILTER: #nofilter FAVE BURLINGTON-AREA SPOTS: Sophie: Oakledge Park; Olive: anywhere there’s grass

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Olive could be Vermont’s most Instagram-famous resident. Follow this account to keep up with all the hijinks of the 4-year-old mini pig and her friend Milo the cat. And you never know — you might run into her out and about one day, though she’s so adorable it can be hard for her owners to take her places. “We walked Church Street with her one time, and it took us four hours,” says Rabe with a laugh.


@foundbeautystudio NAME: Laura Hale TOWN: Burlington FAVE FILTER: #nofilter FAVE BURLINGTON-AREA SPOT: Ethan Allen Homestead trails

“I’ve been a photographer since I was a little kid,” Hale explains — and Instagram lets her share her striking macro nature shots. Looking for a new running trail, hiking spot or place to meditate? Keep an eye on Hale’s photos — she serves on the Burlington Parks Commission, so she’s got the goods on all the best spots around town.

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@careynotcarrie NAME: Carey Nershi TOWN: Burlington FAVE FILTER: Lagos, and Lightroom app FAVE BURLINGTON-AREA SPOTS:

Monarch & the Milkweed in Burlington and Misery Loves Co. in Winooski “I love how connected it feels and how supportive everyone is,” says Nershi of the Vermont Instagram community. If you’re looking to add drool-worthy food photos to your feed, look no further — Nershi does photography and food styling professionally, and her photos will make you hungry. What photos do best? “Kittens and cakes!”

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@boymeetsnature NAME: Caleb Rapoza TOWN: Winooski FAVE FILTER: #nofilter, but Lightroom and Snapseed apps FAVE BURLINGTON-AREA SPOT: The beach just south of Lakeside Avenue

A clear glass orb appears in many of the colorful nature shots in Rapoza’s feed. Says the photographer of the inverted reflection it creates, “That’s the way we actually see things” — our brains translate the images right-side up.

@vtdronephotos NAME: Max Fisher Young TOWN: Georgia FAVE FILTER: Lux, but just a little FAVE BURLINGTON-AREA SPOT: Red Rocks Park

Who doesn’t love a good aerial shot? Young says he’s got one goal with this account: “to show familiar things in unfamiliar ways.” You might recognize many of the spots pictured, but these drone’s-eye-view photos will give you a new perspective on them.

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A PLAYLIST THAT WILL MAKE YOU WANT TO GET “STUCK IN VERMONT” COMPILED BY DAN BOLLES & EVA SOLLBERGER Each week, Seven Days video journalist Eva Sollberger ventures out into the Green Mountain State to film an episode of her award-winning video series, “Stuck in Vermont.” Whether taking a winter stroll with Vermont’s poet laureate, touring the state’s yummiest creemee stands or crashing the Demolition Derby at the Champlain Valley Fair, the endlessly curious host has a knack for capturing the essence of life here. No wonder her videos

have been viewed more than 4 million times on YouTube alone. In short, there’s no better introduction to Burlington — and Vermont, generally — than a deep-dive into the “Stuck” archives. Don’t take our word for it. Just ask Jennifer and Jesse Bliss, who moved their family from Florida to Vermont after binge-watching the series! (See “The Blisses Get Stuck in Vermont,” episode 523.) To get you started, Eva created the following beginner’s playlist.

Champlain Valley Dinner Train All aboard for a three-hour train trip! Eva rode the rails from Union Station in Burlington to Middlebury and back with other train enthusiasts, enjoying a three-course meal and cocktails in the Green Mountain Railroad’s classic dining cars. Passengers caught a stellar sunset over Lake Champlain and harked back to the golden age of trains. EPISODE 532

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Above the Radar During this three-day graffiti festival, more than 30 artists came together to paint a 260-foot wall at Burlington’s King Street Ferry Dock. Anthill Collective organized the event to shine a light on aerosol art as an important global modern art form. The sunny weekend included live tunes, food trucks and waves of curious crowds. EPISODE 505

Holi Festival of Colors

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At the annual Holi Festival of Colors in downtown Burlington — organized by the Vermont Hindu Temple and Spectrum Youth & Family Services — participants threw colored powder on each other to celebrate spring, love and peace. The multi-hued crew marched down Church Street, inviting bystanders to participate and yelling “Happy Holi!” EPISODE 437


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Lakeview Cemetery Tour Preservation Burlington’s annual Lakeview Cemetery Tour brings history to life at the gravestones of notable residents. Says Eva, “If you want to learn about the rich history of Burlington, a visit to Lakeview Cemetery is a real treat.” EPISODE 509

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Burlington Discover Jazz Festival For 10 days in June, the Burlington Discover Jazz Festival delivers daily live music to dozens of downtown venues — not to mention 100 free shows. This episode captures a 2017 gig by Barika featuring Kat Wright at the top of a parking garage. A few hundred people attended to soak up the killer tunes and lake views. EPISODE 492

Summer Preview Eva hit up the Burlington waterfront on a sunny evening to ask people about their go-to Vermont summer activities. Their faves ranged from hiking Mount Mansfield to paddleboarding on the lake to catching a radical puppet show at Bread and Puppet Theater in Glover. Watch it for major summer inspo. EPISODE 443

Penguin Plunge Every February, more than 1,000 brave souls leap into the frigid waters of Lake Champlain and help raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for Special Olympics Vermont. In 2015, Eva took the plunge, too. And she’s throwing down the gauntlet: “You’re not a real Vermonter until you’ve jumped into a frozen Lake Champlain,” she says. EPISODE 387

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ANSWERS TO SEVEN BURNING QUESTIONS ABOUT VERMONT’S CANNABIS LAWS BY KEN PICARD Welcome to the land of legal weed! On July 1, Vermont became the ninth state, along with the District of Columbia, to legalize the cultivation, possession and consumption of cannabis (i.e., marijuana) by adults 21 years and older. (Medical marijuana has been legal in Vermont since 2004.) While you may have visited or lived in other states where pot is legal — such as Colorado, Oregon and California — Vermont’s cannabis laws differ in significant ways. So before you light up in the Green Mountain State, here’s the straight dope on what you can do here and where — as of this September 1, 2018, writing, anyway.

If weed is legal in Vermont, why can’t I find a dispensary to buy some? When the legislature legalized marijuana earlier this year, the law — Act 86 — included no provision for setting up a taxed-and-regulated retail marketplace. Though pro-pot activists predict it’ll inevitably happen, for now Vermont’s cannabis consumers must grow their own or buy it on the black market. That said, while selling weed is still illegal, gifting it is not.

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plants per household. However, the plants must be kept in a private and secured enclosure away from the prying eyes and fingers of children and bored teenagers. For renters, home cultivation is fine provided you get written permission from the property owner, who may forbid it in a lease agreement. Generally, college dorms and public housing facilities do not allow it. In short, ask before you invest in expensive grow equipment.

How much weed can I have on hand at a time? A dime bag? An ounce? A pound? Whoa! Slow your joint roll, Cheech. Act 86 allows adults 21 and older to possess no more than one ounce of marijuana, or five grams of hashish, in public, not including plants that are still in cultivation. (Why does the statute refer to English units for pot and metric units for hash? Because that’s how those products are typically sold on the black market.) Getting nabbed for smoking a doobie in public is a mere civil violation, not a criminal offense, and can result in a fine of no more than $100 the first time. A first offense for exceeding the one-ounce/five-gram limit can score you up to a $500 fine and six months in the slammer, with fines and jail times increasing for subsequent offenses.

OK, so where can I get high? You cannot smoke it in a car. You cannot smoke it in a bar. In fact, you cannot smoke it in any “public place,” which includes streets, alleys, parks, sidewalks, public buildings and wherever tobacco use is legally prohibited. About the only spot where you can get high is in a private dwelling. That said, you can be high just about anywhere, with a few important exceptions. Which brings us to…

Can I still get busted for weed in Vermont? Yes! In addition to the possession limits on cannabis plants and products, weed is still illegal under federal law, which means that possession, sale or consumption in places owned or overseen by the feds — airports, military bases, federal offices, courthouses, post offices, prisons — is still a no-no. Also, if you’re caught driving while high — most Vermont police departments now employ drug-recognition experts who are trained to spot your buzz and can seriously harsh your mellow — the legal consequences are equivalent to getting caught driving drunk. Ditto for operating a snowmobile, bicycle, boat, ATV, ride-on mower or other motorized vehicle while stoned.


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Why do many Vermonters now call it “cannabis” and not “marijuana”? In the early 20th century, the foreign-sounding word “marijuana” was tinged with racism and xenophobia due to the drug’s popularity among Latinos, African Americans and other people of color. Today, the industry typically uses the less stigmatized and more botanically accurate term “cannabis.” Also, many cannabisindustry professionals prefer the phrase “adult use” to “recreational” cannabis, as it encompasses the plant’s many clinical and therapeutic applications, too.

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How do I learn more about Vermont’s cannabis culture? Burlington has a plethora of 420-friendly businesses, including smoke shops, glassblowing classes and horticultural programs, whose staffs are happy to answer technical questions about cultivation, processing and consumption. The University of Vermont’s Larner College of Medicine now teaches classes in cannabis science and medicine, which include online webinars available for free public viewing. Finally, Seven Days runs Cannabeat, a web page and newsletter devoted to news, arts, food and business stories about Vermont’s budding cannabis industry. Learn more at sevendaysvt.com/cannabeat.

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Diane Jean describes her personal style as “if a kindergarten teacher and Patti Smith had a baby.” And while her look certainly stands out, she’s a hard woman to track down. When she’s not picking and prepping old duds for her clothing store, Billie Jean Vintage on Burlington’s Battery Street, she might be pressing vinyl at the Burlington Record Plant. Or riding around town on her motorcycle. Or performing at local nightclubs with her indie-rock band, Clever Girls. It’s safe to say she’s a powerhouse — and one of the nicest people you’ll meet in Burlington. Billie Jean Vintage’s slogan is “Be the talk of the town,” so we flipped that motto on its head and asked Jean to talk about the town. Here she opens up about her favorite haunts and habits in BTV and beyond.

Favorite place to shop vintage in Burlington (besides Billie Jean Vintage):

Where you can find me on a Friday night: On a Friday night, I go to Manhattan Pizza & Pub because of the $5 Heady Toppers. I don’t drink them, but my friends do, so I go to support them. And my other favorite spot is probably the Monkey House in Winooski. There’s usually live music, which I love, but it’s just a bar. There’s not a ton of people acting super obnoxious.

Favorite record shop: Speaking Volumes.

Vermont destination worth driving for:

Giving away all my good secrets! I would say the Vault Collective. It kills a bunch of birds with one stone, because there are so many dealers and people’s collections you can look through. There’s so much good stuff.

The swimming holes in Waitsfield. There are some in Warren Falls that everyone kind of knows about that get really crowded. But there are a few swimming holes that are so beautiful in Waitsfield in the summer, and no one knows about them. They’re townie secrets. And I can’t tell anyone where they are — I’ll get murdered.

Best footwear for Vermont adventures:

The best part of summer:

I’m going to say Doc Martens. I have the slip-on ones. I think they look great with everything I wear and how I style myself. I can wear them out on the town. I’ll wear them to Oakledge Park. I’ll wear them riding on my motorcycle.

Where I get my caffeine fix:

Speeder & Earl’s Coffee all the way — specifically because of manager/barista Haley Renwick.

I love riding my motorcycle to go get a creemee at Vermont Cookie Love in North Ferrisburgh. It’s the most satisfying thing in the world.

Burlington’s best-kept secret:

Four Corners of the Earth. The Thai chicken sandwich is the most amazing sandwich I’ve ever had, and there’s amazing art inside. Overall, it’s a very stimulating experience. COMPILED BY SADIE WILLIAMS

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Owning It BURLINGTON STORE OWNERS ON WHERE THEY SHOP Shopping in Burlington means thinking outside the box. The big-box, that is. Sure, we’ve got chain stores, but not many — and isn’t it all about supporting the little guy, anyway? “Putting money into your local economy can have a really huge ripple effect,” explains Nicole Carey, owner of Winooski’s Birdfolk Collective. “If you’re supporting us, it means you’re buying items made by hand. And the better our sales are, the more money we can put

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back into the artists’ pockets, and it correlates to how many jobs we can create.” To help you find the area’s coolest indie retailers, we asked some in-the-know shopkeepers to spill the beans on where they like to shop. Driving customers elsewhere may not make the best business sense, but everyone participated willingly. (We promise.) That’s just the kind of neighborly place Vermont is. For our own rad retail picks, turn to page 28.

Trina Zide Maven, 128 Church St., Burlington, mavenskateshop.com Hole-in-the-wall skate shop Maven carries everything to outfit skateboarders from head to toe, focusing on skater-owned brands that are truly passionate about the sport. Owners Trina Zide and Brendan Foster opened their doors in 2005 to create “a cultural hub for skateboarding in Vermont.” These days, they’re right in the thick of it, less than a mile from the waterfront’s Andy A_Dog Williams Skatepark (and with a retail truck parked by the bowl seasonally). Check out the shop’s cool collection of painted skateboard decks hanging on the wall by the register — not for sale, just for enjoyment.

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LUNAROMA, an aromatherapy and body

care business. “I call owner Leyla Bringas the mad scientist,” says Zide. “She’ll take risks and chances to create something you’ve never heard of before. The lavender body balm is my go-to. And I like any of their face serums, especially the youth elixir.”

OLD SPOKES HOME, a bike shop dedicated to making transportation more accessible. “They’re a nonprofit and very community oriented,” says Zide. “I’m a firm believer in listening to the needs of the community, and they do that really well.” She also loves the attic, which is filled with used bikes. TRINKET, an accessories boutique. Says

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Zide: “I think owner Rachel Cloutier does really unique buying. She listens to the voids in the community. Whenever I need a birthday present, I’m going to Lunaroma or Trinket.”

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What’s Good in Burlington since 1980. Katherine Tucker

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Expressions, 102 Church St., Burlington, expressionsvt.com Expressions is a Church Street staple that caters to women who value both comfort and aesthetics. Owner Lorre Tucker opened shop back in 1979 — right across from the original Ben & Jerry’s — after graduating from New York City’s Fashion Institute of Technology. Her daughter Katherine has since joined the family biz as manager and buyer. Express yo’self with Expressions’ stylish assortment of drapey sweaters, chic coats and funky accessories. Common Deer

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KATHERINE'S FAVORITE STORES: COMMON DEER, which carries American-made home

goods. “You feel and know that each item was carefully chosen and displayed,” says Katherine Tucker. “Supporting small merchants and artists is important to us, and coming here, you have the best selection.”

PHOENIX BOOKS, a local indie bookstore with branches in Burlington, Essex, Rutland and Chester. “In a time when you see a lot of online shopping, we love supporting this shop. And if they don’t have a book, they will order it for a quick delivery,” says Tucker. “Plus, there is something comforting in being able to walk in, see the books in person and feel them in your hand.”

“If you walk into Expressions, you will most likely see all of us wearing shoes purchased at DEAR LUCY,” says Tucker. “Their staff is helpful, knowledgeable and accommodating, and they have a great selection of comfortable and stylish footwear that lasts from season to season.”

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It’s not technically in the Queen City, but Birdfolk Collective is well worth the short trip to Winooski. (Or Waterbury, if you feel like driving farther to the second location.) The cute store is a mecca for gift items, from artisan-made jewelry to soaps to beautiful ceramics. Don’t miss the assortment of handmade clothes from couturiers including owner Nicole Carey. She opened the store at age 29 in 2015 to celebrate indie designers — and this year earned the title of Vermont Young Entrepreneur of the Year.

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“They’re really good at curating a selection of vintage goods,” says Carey. “I always leave with something, whether it’s for the store or for my house.”

OUTDOOR GEAR EXCHANGE. “It’s been cool to watch it grow from that little store on Cherry Street to their current location” on the Church Street Marketplace, says Carey. “I get a lot of really functional items for living in Vermont: winter coats, hiking shoes, coats for my dog.”

“For someone who’s seen everything in my store," Carey suggests, "I’m into the new shop THIRTY-ODD on Pine Street,” which — true to its name — stocks works by 30-odd artists. “It’s all handmade, mostly local, and the vendors rent their space, so it’s a totally different business concept.”

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construction site. Here are a few of our favorite retailers on and off the Church Street Marketplace — and some thrifty tips to boot. Want more? Flip to page 87 for gear stores and find locals’ favorites at sevendaysvt.com/daysies.

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Warner Supply 96 Church St., Burlington, facebook.com/ warnersupplyvt

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A hip boutique for casual menswear, Warner Supply carries everything from monochromatic T-shirts and outerwear to funky collared shirts boasting prints of, say, martinis and swordfish. It also carries a small selection of boots, travel mugs, and flavored honey and syrups. (Even your coffee mug needs an accessory every now and then, right?) In short, Warner is a great downtown option for men’s fashion.

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BERTHA CHURCH 61 Church St., Burlington, berthachurch.com Ladies who need a literal pick-me-up should check out this selection of lingerie and loungewear. There’s everything from strappy unlined numbers to more practical, wire-free T-shirt bras. Make sure to take advantage of the free bra fittings!

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FROG HOLLOW VERMONT CRAFT GALLERY 85 Church St., Burlington, froghollow.org Vermont’s strong craft traditions are on full display at Frog Hollow, where 200plus artists and artisans show hand-dyed silks, molded-glass ornaments and more, all in one room. It’s like the best kind of museum gift shop.

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KISS THE COOK 72 Church St., Burlington, kissthecook.net Need to fill your new kitchen cabinets — or find something really niche, like a mini cast-iron skillet in which to fry a single egg? Kiss the Cook carries everything from the kettle to the tea leaves, and so much in between.

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Descend a dark set of stairs below Church Street to this tiny emporium containing all you could ever need to enjoy your (now-legal) cannabis. Browse the assortment of beautiful glass pipes and accessories for something that lights your fire.

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110 Church St., Burlington, tradewindsvt.com Silver and gold and gemstones — oh, my! Treat yourself at this jeweler. The owners seek out special imports from Mexico, India, Thailand, Italy and beyond — plus traditional wood carvings and ceramic pottery to step up your décor.

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WHIM BOUTIQUE 62 Church St., Burlington, whimboutique.com Looking for quality American-made denim? This sunny shop carries Hudson jeans as well as newer labels — and an assortment of pricey but chic tees and tops for women.

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Old Gold 180 Main St., Burlington, oldgoldvermont.com

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Old Gold has been a Burlington fashionista’s staple since it opened in 1973. The vintage-forward shop is a destination for everything from prom gowns to pasties to pinstripe suits. Much of the inventory trends toward party wear — think new, hand-beaded 1920s reproduction dresses and velvet smoking jackets — but Old Gold also has some damn cute daywear for those with a discerning and decidedly funky eye. Staff members are genuinely helpful and know how to work with a range of body types, styles and gender presentations. What more could you want?

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AUTUMN RECORDS 11 E. Allen St., Suite 2, Winooski, autumnrecordsvt.com Burlington has a few great record stores, but vinyl lovers shouldn’t miss this new spot on the Winooski Circle. Enjoy a satisfying flip through vintage Miles Davis and Sonic Youth albums as well as more recent records, like Beyoncé’s Lemonade.

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BRIXTON HALAAL 184 North St., Burlington, 865-6200 Burlington’s North Street is home to a number of New American markets and clothing stores. Brixton, while small, has a good assortment of spices and halaal foods, as well as a unique selection of perfumes, including scents such as “iPhone 4S” and “Yes We Can: Barack Obama.”

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CVS will always be good for a quick mascara fix, but Mirror Mirror is your best bet for high-quality makeup. Look for fun Lipstick Queen lip colors, luxurious skin care and a selection of fine perfumes.

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Stock up on clever, retroinspired T-shirts at Solid Threads' 200-square-foot "sneaky boutique" on the first floor of the Karma Bird House, visible from the Maglianero Café counter. Designs include "Now I Know My CBDs," "Jesus Is My Lift Ticket" and "Tofu: The Other White Meat." The last of those is also available as a baby onesie.

126 College St., Suite 110, Burlington, tangerinebtv.net First, fuel up next door at Onyx Tonics Specialty Coffee. Then, java in hand, browse Tangerine’s collection of USA-made denim and trendy, affordably priced clothing. If you see something you like, scoop it up. Chances are it’ll be gone the next time you visit.

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WND&WVS 688 Pine St., Burlington, wndnwvs.com Are you a surfer trapped in the body of someone who lives in Vermont and doesn’t know how to surf? If yes, get to WND&WVS for all forms of laid-back beach attire and water-sports equipment — and sign up for a windsurfing lesson on Lake Champlain while you’re at it.


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Anjou & the Little Pear 53 Main St., Burlington, anjouvt.com Vermonters recycle pretty much everything: bottles, altweekly newspapers, significant others. Home furnishings are no exception. Anjou & the Little Pear goes big on vintage home goods, from rugs to rugged workbenches. Spiffing up your new digs? Peruse the swanky stacked end tables, 1960s lounge chairs, old-school Pyrex mixing bowls, and other oddities and essentials artfully displayed here. Whether or not you know what you’re looking for, you’re sure to find something special.

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BATTERY STREET JEANS 115 College St., Burlington, Facebook

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BSJ is crowded — all the better for finding a hidden gem or two in its stuffed racks. Shop the vintage here if you’re on a budget and/or like to get a little weird.

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DIRT CHIC 67 Main St., Burlington, dirtchicvt.com For all your utilitarian clothing needs, Dirt Chic carries big and small brands from the ’90s to today — plus a small section of true vintage.

108 Church St., Burlington, facebook.com/ downtownthreads On a budget? The owner keeps prices low to cater to the college crowd, but the looks serve pretty much everyone — think drug rugs, crop tops and day dresses. Oh, and P.S.: This is one place you have to check out for vintage jeans.

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Are you into books? You can page through a mix of old and new titles in quirky Crow. The staff selections are always on point, and they’ll order a book for you if they don’t have it — but, strangely, they generally do.

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THE VAULT COLLECTIVE 145 Cherry St., Burlington, thevaultcollective.com Ruth Meteer’s collective shop features vendors from all over the state, each with their own carefully curated racks. Whether it’s 1930s glamour gowns from Reel Vintage or an ’80s jacket from Rascal Town Vintage, you’ll find your fix in this wellstocked boutique.

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VINTAGE INSPIRED LIFESTYLE MARKETPLACE 180 Flynn Ave., Suite 2, vintageinspired.net This multiseller indoor bazaar has everything from license plates to pottery, plus clothing and a great selection of vintage photographs. Give yourself time to sort through it all — it’s a little bit of a maze, and definitely amazing.

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Since its founding 40 years ago, Ben & Jerry’s has produced more than 1,000 flavors of ice cream. Sarah Fidler and her fellow “flavor gurus” at the company’s South Burlington headquarters are busy dreaming up even more. “The most important thing when we [create] a new flavor is having a very open mind and seeing how it tastes,” she says. Fidler graduated from the University of Vermont in 2010 with a degree in dietetics and food science, then earned an associate’s degree in pastry and baking arts from the Culinary Institute of America in New York City. Using what she calls her “chefmanship skills,” Fidler is able to “look at any kind of dish or cocktail that I see out in the world and interpret that in pastry or ice cream.” Her job is an appealing mix of office work and playing with food. “I enjoy the balance,” Fidler says. She also enjoys living in Burlington, a city she “fell in love with all over again” when she and her husband were deciding where to begin their careers. “It’s home now,” she says.

Where to eat ice cream in Chittenden County:

I love being near the water in the summer, so I would absolutely be strolling down the bike path, maybe dipping my toes in the lake. I’d get a chocolate-dipped waffle cone with a combination of Chocolate Shake It and Strawberry ice creams.

Vermont-made foods that are perfect picnic fare, and where to picnic:

Cheese. There are so many excellent options to choose from; you can’t really go wrong. Grab a baguette, some fresh berries, and maybe a chocolate bar or some cookies. Add

in some local beer, wine or kombucha, and you’ve got yourself a great little picnic. My husband and I live in the Old North End in Burlington, so when we want to have a picnic, we love biking down to Waterfront Park. Also, no matter what kind of food you bring, any picnic is awesome at the top of a mountain.

Where to take out-of-towners for a cocktail and appetizers:

It depends on the time of year. When it’s cold outside, I love Hen of the Wood — it’s so cozy by the fireplace, and the oysters and cocktails are delicious. Juniper [Bar & Restaurant] at Hotel Vermont is always a great choice, too. We love to sit outside around the fire pit and take in the lake view. For something more low-key, we love taking friends to play shuffleboard at Zero Gravity [Craft Brewery] on Pine Street. There’s a great variety of beer, and the food is really tasty.

Vermont authors I recommend:

I tend towards mysteries, so Archer Mayor is a favorite author. Also, I clearly have a passion for food, and I love Molly Stevens’ cookbooks.

Vital intel for new Vermonters:

Buy a good pair of winter boots and a proper winter coat. Also, enjoy summer as much as you can while it lasts and spend lots of time outside. COMPILED BY SALLY POLLAK

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Meal Deals A FOOD PYRAMID FOR PENNY-PINCHERS BY SALLY POLLAK A true foodie town, Burlington boasts more than 150 bars and restaurants within its city limits. As tempting as it may be to take a bite out of all of them, doing so would likely break the bank. Not to worry: We’ve scoped out five dining destinations in and around BTV where you and a buddy can chow down for $25 or less. And because we want you to eat a healthy, well-rounded diet, we made sure these stops hit each of the five recommended Vermont food groups: creemees, kale, pizza, pasta and pho, of course. The price is right, and the food is, too.

I Dream of Creemee BURLINGTON BAY MARKET & CAFÉ offers outdoor dining,

lake and mountain views, and an array of hearty and inventive sandwiches. But the café is best known for its creemees — that’s Vermont-speak for soft-serve ice cream. A medium cone ($3) is plenty big, and the maple-black-raspberry twist is a hometown fave. You might never make it past the creemee window, but if you’ve got willpower, head inside and order a classic Reuben on rye or a marinated portobello sandwich first. Neither will run you more than $10 — and remember, views of the lake are free. Also try: Al’s French Frys; the Bagel Café & Deli

Kale Me Maybe It’s a Vermont commandment to “Eat more kale” — as the ubiquitous bumper stickers and T-shirts say — and the leafy green never looked as good as it does at ZABBY & ELF’S STONE SOUP. The Burlington lunchand-dinner mecca serves a rotating array of colorful, nutritious and creative fare at its hot bar. Serving yourself makes it easy to control how much you spend. Pack in the vitamins with an Israeli or wheatberry salad, or craft your own plate of pickled beets, lima beans, dried cranberries, feta cheese and mixed olives. The open kitchen prepares casseroles, spanakopita, chickpea-and-cauliflower curry, and chicken wings. Fridays are for burgers and challah. Warm weather is for enjoying your meal at a sidewalk table under hanging flower baskets. Also try: City Market, Onion River Co-op; New Moon 34 WHAT’S GOOD

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Life of Pie Craving a slice? Consider FOLINO’S your reward for safely navigating the weirdly aggressive cars and bikers in the downtown City Market parking lot. At this pizzeria on the South Union Street side of the lot, pies emerge blistery and beautiful from the wood-fired oven. Pizzas range from specialty (think three cheese, asparagus, bacon and truffle oil) to traditional (tomato sauce and pepperoni), or you can create your own. Each is big enough to share, and none tops $20. Order at the counter; pizzas are delivered. And keep the bill down with a BYOB six-pack from the vast selection of local brews at City Market. Also try: American Flatbread; Pizza Barrio

Oodles of Noodles On a side street in Winooski, a block or so from a string of newer bars and restaurants, is an Italian place that staked out its turf 34 years ago. The sweet-spicy smell of tomato sauce and garlic greets diners when they arrive at PAPA FRANK’S. The menu offers a selection of comfort food and Italian specialties, including spaghetti with meatballs, chicken Parm, lasagna, and eggplant rollatini. Dinners, priced under $10, come with garlic bread.


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Also try: Ken’s Pizza & Pub; Manhattan Pizza & Pub

Go With the Pho Lan Hong opened PHO HONG in a former bus station in the Old North End 10 years ago. Her adult daughters, who now work there, grew up eating the Vietnamese restaurant’s meals at home, including the No. 13 and No. 15, noodle dishes with grilled pork and crunchy vegetables, plus crispy mini spring rolls. “And a lot of soups,” adds daughter Thao Gintof. These days, it’s local chefs and neighborhood residents who gather for Hong’s meals, from bowls of beef pho garnished with sprouts and cilantro to plates of tangy mango salad. It’s BYOB — which will save you major bucks — and takeout-friendly if you can’t spring for a decent table tip. Don’t forget to grab a ginger candy on your way out.

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Shake It Up THE BUZZ ON BURLINGTON’S MOST ENTERTAINING BARS BY HANNAH PALMER EGAN If you’re reading this, there’s a good chance you enjoy an adult beverage every now and again. And while a good cocktail is often interesting on its own — particularly in a state where small craft distillers are forever pumping out new and exciting spirits — sometimes you want more than just alcohol to entertain you. Whether you prefer an umbrella drink by water’s edge or a vodka tonic with vintage video games, the Queen City’s got your back. FILE: OLIVER PARINI

Stonecutter Spirits cofounders Sas Stewart and Sivan Cotel craft excellent barrel-aged gin and whiskey — but they’ve gained a reputation for their immersive, booze-driven experiences. In collaboration with local chefs, florists and artists, they host seasonal Adventure Dinners everywhere from boats to barns, orchards to decaying industrial warehouses. They conjure “secret” pop-up bars near their Middlebury barrel-aging facility. And now they spread the booze seven nights a week at their new South Union Street bar, STONECUTTER SPIRITS HIGHBALL SOCIAL. Inside the hip, neo-speakeasy lounge, you can sip an artisan cocktail — or perhaps a sparkling wine or draft beer — with a slice of pizza from Folino’s next door.

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Let’s get this out of the way: The ARCHIVES is an adultsonly arcade, for good reason. The cocktails might have R-rated names — such as A F***ing Vodka Drink, a blend of vodka, ginger-lime syrup, juice and spritz — or come spiked with cannabis-derived CBD. If that doesn’t do it for you, check the selection of sakes and 24 craft beers on draft. But the Archives’ finest virtue? You can tip back a cold one and get your NBA Jam or Pac-Man fix without feeling like the creepy old drunk in a room full of nerdy teenagers.

The cocktails at HEN OF THE WOOD are forever at the top of every “best of Burlington” list — and rightly so. The beloved farm-to-table restaurant is the place for a perfect old fashioned, martini or Manhattan. But it’s also downtown’s hot spot for $1 oysters, available Sunday through Thursday from 4 to 5 p.m. and 10 to 11 p.m. Those hours just so happen to be about the only times you’ll be able to snag one of the comfy lounge chairs by the bar and cozy fireplace.

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The SPOT ON THE DOCK has a tropical vibe with its boardwalk-style deck, wind-blown umbrellas and rumheavy “Spottail” list. The piña coladas, mango margaritas and coconut mahi mahi sandwiches might fool you into thinking you’ve absconded to some island nation. But the seasonal restaurant’s uninterrupted Lake Champlain and Adirondack views will remind you of all that’s great about the Queen City.

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A BITE-SIZE GUIDE TO BURLINGTON RESTAURANTS AND BARS BY HANNAH PALMER EGAN The Queen City’s dining options are vast and varied. Eats range from grass-fed burgers to international street food; drinks, from fair-trade java to craft brews. But what’s good? Read on for an abridged guide to eating and drinking in Burlington — a crash course on how to quell any craving. And if you’re still hungry, find statewide restaurant listings and reader reviews at sevendaysvt.com. While you’re there, sign up for the weekly Bite Club newsletter for an inside line on the tastiest food news this town has to offer.

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Leunig’s Petit Bijou Corner of Church St. and College St., Burlington, leunigsbistro.com Caffeinate like a Parisian at this cozy Church Street Marketplace kiosk, run by nearby Leunig’s Bistro & Café. In addition to fresh-brewed coffees and espresso con panna, there are homemade apple tarts, French macarons and pâte de fruit. For to-go lunch, the duck-confit poutine is locally famous, and the baguette sandwiches layered with cured ham and local cultured butter — or foie gras pâté with cherry compote — are très délicieux.

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184 Main St., Burlington, 658-0466 Exposed beams and rustic wood floors make this funky coffeehouse feel more like a tree house. Enjoy a homemade macaroon with your organic, fair-trade roast or made-to-order smoothie.

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Counter Culture Coffee, teas from Vermont’s Stone Leaf Teahouse, kombucha on draft and handcrafted pastries draw bean brainiacs and the coffeecurious. Bonus: You can bring your dog!

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The single-origin coffees here hail from small farms and roasters around the world. Sample the weekly offerings in an espresso drink, cappuccino or cup of drip.

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This tiny spot is a downtown go-to for fast, quality caffeine, including custom espresso roasted locally at Earthback Coffee Roasters. Sweet and savory treats come from nearby Barrio Bakery.

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237 North Ave., Burlington; Innovation Center, 128 Lakeside Ave., Burlington; 1 E. Allen St., Winooski, scoutandcompanyvt.com Fuel up with fresh-roasted coffee, handmade ice cream or affogato. In Burlington’s South End, chef Owen Hoppe dishes inexpensive locavore breakfasts and lunches.

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Seafood is in the name, and meals at Bleu do feel a bit like diving into the deep blue sea. (The chic restaurant’s west-facing windows, which frame Lake Champlain, certainly don’t hurt this simile.) At daily breakfast and Sunday brunch, diners drop anchor for buttermilk pancakes, lobster frittatas and nine different kinds of eggs Benedict — from fried oysters to cured salmon to smoked bluefish. Make it a Sunday Funday with a boozy beverage or three.

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198 Main St., Burlington, mirabellescafe.com Crowds line up by the glass display cases for award-winning sweets. For a sit-down affair, don’t miss the popover breakfast with scrambled eggs, smoked salmon and lemon-shallot crème fraîche.

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74 Maple St., Burlington, 864-5963 Don’t be fooled: Lunch isn’t the only meal served here. Behind the counter, Earl Handy flips eggs and bacon, too, just as his daddy and granddaddy did before him. Whatever you get, get it with tots!

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1696 Williston Rd., South Burlington, 652-1155 Find breakfast all day — think corned-beef hash and cinnamon French toast — in a vintage Worcester Lunch Car that’s been parked on Williston Road since the 1950s.

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28 Main St., Winooski, sneakersbistro.com Weekend brunch at this retro café is the stuff of legend, and the daily specials are always eclectic. The classic eggs Benedict is a home run.

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¡DUINO! (DUENDE)

10 N. Winooski Ave., Burlington, duinoduende.com

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Friendly sidewalk crowds convene outside the connected storefronts of ¡Duino! (Duende), Light Club Lamp Shop and Radio Bean. Global dishes at ¡Duino! range from Korean tacos to chicken and waffles.

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THE FARMHOUSE TAP & GRILL 160 Bank St., Burlington, farmhousetg.com

Burlington’s favorite gastropub also boasts the city’s best beer garden. Sit in the breezy backyard — or sunny front patio — and sip a flight of craft brews alongside your burger or cheese board.

ISTANBUL KEBAB HOUSE 175 Church St., Burlington, istanbulkebabhousevt.com

Savor a Turkish wine, sizzling skewered meat and mezze plate from a rooftop table on a warm summer’s eve. It’s no secret this Church Street spot dishes some of the best outdoor dining in town.

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THE SKINNY PANCAKE 60 Lake St., Burlington, skinnypancake.com

Steps from Waterfront Park, the Skinny Pancake is home to a large and lively patio — plus delicious concoctions such as the Strawberry Short Crêpe.

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WATERWORKS FOOD + DRINK 20 Winooski Falls Way, Winooski, waterworksvt.com

Prime real estate along the scenic Winooski River makes the patio at this Onion City eatery a go-to destination in the warmer months. Endlessly creative cocktails and clever twists on classic American cuisine don’t hurt, either.

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SHOOTING THE BREEZE AL FRESCO EATERIES Vermont Pub & Brewery 144 College St., Burlington, vermontbrewery.com Burlington’s original brewpub has been serving suds to the downtown masses since 1988. Back then, believe it or not, it was one of just 11 brewpubs in the nation. Fast-forward 30 years, and VPB is still a go-to spot for ever-changing beers, big burgers and good times. When the weather’s warm, grab a seat on the wraparound patio overlooking College Street. The people-watching is nearly as good as the buzzed sunbathing.

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Honey Road 156 Church St., Burlington, honeyroadrestaurant.com Chef Cara Chigazola-Tobin’s masterful Mediterranean mezze garnered this restaurant two James Beard Award nominations in its very first year. Plates include baba ghanoush, braised lamb and grilled octopus. On warm evenings, thirsty diners hang with the pink flamingos that decorate the restaurant’s busy Church Street patio, downing harissa-glazed chicken wings and bottles of Miller High Life.

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BENTO

197 College St., Burlington, bentovermont.com

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189 Bank St., Burlington, cortijovt.com

This Japanese market and sushi shop specializes in the eponymous segmented lunch boxes. Fill one with tofu teriyaki to go, or grab a window seat for made-toorder sushi.

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EL CORTIJO TAQUERIA Y CANTINA

1355 North Ave., Burlington, 497-0475

Tortillas made with heirloom corn cradle local meats, cheeses and produce in taco, burrito and enchilada form. Locals go loco for the “wicked-fly” margaritas.

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JOYCE’S NOODLE HOUSE 5 Carmichael St., Essex Junction, 288-9828

Owner Joyce Fong traces her culinary roots to the Shang Dynasty. Dig into dim sum, scallion pancakes or a stir-fry; all of the noodles and sauces are homemade.

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PHO TAO VIETNAMESE RESTAURANT

Inside this casual New North End restaurant, co-owners Thanh Pham and Bishnu Gurung flip Vietnamese noodles and spicy Nepali chow mein in a fiery wok.

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TINY THAI RESTAURANT 24 Main St., Winooski, tinythairestaurant.net

Tom kha, satay, stir-fries and curries take their cues from food carts and family tables across Thailand. Vermonters have voted this the best Thai restaurant in the state for six years straight. Tiny Thai

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Bistro de Margot 126 College St., Burlington, bistrodemargot.com Setting the scene for an afterdinner kiss? Go French — cuisinewise, that is. Bistro de Margot’s elegant white-tablecloth vibe has wow factor, as do the plates coming out of the kitchen. A fresh, cherry-rich glass of Burgundy pinot noir plays nicely with the twice-breaded oxtail croustillant — or perhaps you’d prefer the pan-seared duck magret. Even on the busiest nights, chef-owner Hervé Mahé circles the dining room. “Do you like everything?” he’ll ask earnestly. “Are you enjoying that wine?” Chances are, your answer will be a resounding yes.

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133 Bank St., Burlington, asinglepebble.com

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Traditional preparation and presentation distinguish Chinese dishes such as mock eel — a fave of the Food Network’s Alton Brown. Lunch date? Try the tasting menu.

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46 Main St., Winooski, miserylovescovt.com Need a conversation starter? Talk about the open kitchen’s seriously imaginative food — think scallop crudo and bacon beignets. The fare has twice nabbed the chefowners James Beard Award nominations.

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258 N. Winooski Ave., Burlington, butchandbabes.com

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83 Church St., Burlington, pascolovt.com Share a bowl of handmade pasta with your sweetheart. The stellar wine list and low-lit dining room beg for a romantic spaghetti kiss, à la Lady and the Tramp.

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MONARCH & THE MILKWEED

111 St. Paul St., Burlington, monarchandthe milkweed.com

A fun and relaxed vibe has made this Old North End joint a hit since the day it opened. The food — from General Tso’s cauliflower to Chicago-style hot dogs — is approachable and crafted with care.

Pastry shop, “fine diner” and cocktail bar in one, Monarch dishes out fun, upscale twists on American classics — and desserts worthy of love letters.

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The thin-crust pies fired up here recall Naples, the lights are low and the cocktails are strong enough to ease you through even an awkward first date.

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202 Main St., Burlington, facebook.com/sidebarvt Catch a live band — or a two-martini buzz — at the hip bar adjacent to Mr. Mikes Pizza. Beer drinkers can choose from roughly 20 craft beers and ciders on tap.

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156 N. Winooski Ave., Burlington, driftersvt.com

ST. PAUL STREET GASTROGRUB 205 St. Paul St., Burlington, stpaulstgastrogrub.com

Belly up to a round of Connect Four at this pintsize South End pub — or snack on $2 corn dogs until the doors close at 2 a.m.

Sip a $5 can of Citizen Cider or a cheap massmarket brew. No judgment here — the kitchen’s too busy turning out kimchi ramen bowls and barbecue pulled-pork sliders.

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23 North St., Burlington, 864-9888 Owner Bob Beauvais describes this true neighborhood watering hole as “the best damn make-you-feel-at-home bar.” What it lacks in draft beer selection, it makes up for in homey charm.

The Other Place — or the OP, if you’re a regular — opened in 1980, but people have been boozing in its building for generations. It was once a bar known as Sullivan’s and, before that, one named for America’s 13th president, Millard Fillmore. Whatever you call it, it’s the kind of place where the popcorn is plentiful, the crowds are friendly and the pitchers are cheap. On warm summer nights, the garage-door front wall opens, blurring the line between saloon and sidewalk and encouraging merrymaking on both sides.

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167 Main St., Burlington, manhattanpizzaandpubvt.com This usually low-key corner hangout is noted for its killer beer selection, popular pool table, good pub grub and local bands on the weekend.

MCKEE’S PUB & GRILL

19 E. Allen St., Winooski, mckeespubsvt.com/winooski An Onion City staple since 1987, McKee’s is best for grabbing a beer and sitting outside to watch drivers royally misunderstand Winooski’s traffic circle.

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25 Omega Dr., Suite 150, Williston, burlingtonbeercompany.com

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Frequent can and bottle releases draw the beer-loving crowds, while daily hours offer a casual experience. Play a game of Jenga and order a round of tacos.

703 Pine St., Burlington, queencitybrewery.net Five friends — all with an affinity for old-school European beers — opened this Pine Street brewery in 2014 on a hunch that locals would embrace delicate, balanced beers as a break from IPA mania. Today, folks crowd into the airy warehouse-style bar for glasses of copper-toned Landlady ESB Ale, as well as German styles such as steinbier, rauchbier, dunkel and maibock — most of which are still uncommon, even in Vermont’s fastexpanding beer canon.

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CITIZEN CIDER

316 Pine St., Suite 114, Burlington, citizencider.com

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856 Hercules Dr., Suite 20, Colchester, colchestersmeadhall.com Beowulf would feel at home among the craft meads and honey wines that flow through these draft lines. Sample a Scandinavian cheese plate or pickled herring.

112 Lake St., Burlington, foambrewers.com The brews are imaginative, the waterfront location unbeatable. Worldclass cheese and charcuterie, live music, standup comedy, and local art make it a very happy hour indeed.

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This is the spot for getting applesauced — responsibly, of course. The lively tasting room offers 10 ciders on draft, plus local beer, spirits and nonalcoholic concoctions.

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150 W. Canal St., Winooski, fourquartersbrewing.com

Fancy a Belgian-style beer? Get to this Winooski brewhouse for a tasting. Occasional live bands and vinyl nights provide a solid soundtrack.

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SWITCHBACK BREWING 160 Flynn Ave., Burlington, switchbackvt.com

Get the inside scoop on Switchback’s unfiltered ales during a Saturday production-area tour, then kick back for a pint or a hot dog in the sunny tasting room.

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AGE: 40 OCCUPATION: Executive director, Outright Vermont; multi-instrumentalist and vocalist, the Smittens TOWN: Burlington Dana Kaplan has traveled the globe with his internationally acclaimed indie band the Smittens. The twee pop group has a knack for light, sunny melodies that sometimes obscure heavier ruminations on love, loss and identity. The sextet has been a scene staple for more than 15 years, with a devoted following from Burlington to Belgium and beyond. (And that’s the Smittens singing the “Stuck in Vermont” theme song every episode, BTW. See page 18 for more on “Stuck.”) While Kaplan’s music career gives him a public profile, perhaps his most important contribution to the Queen City happens behind the scenes as the executive director of Outright Vermont. Since 1989, that nonprofit has provided resources, support and advocacy to the state’s gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning youth, up to age 22. Outright’s programming includes forums, support groups and workshops around the state; education and outreach for schools and community organizations; and large-scale events, such as the annual Outright Awards.

What most people don’t know about Outright Vermont:

While we are based in Burlington — and recently moved into what may be one of the largest queer youth spaces in the country — we do statewide work. We run queer and trans youth programs in Brattleboro, Montpelier, Morrisville and Burlington. We support youth as young as 4 years old — our office is literally covered in rainbows and unicorns — and 100 percent of the staff identify as queer, trans or some combo.

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Vermont destination worth driving for:

A Sunday afternoon at Bread and Puppet Theater. A sunset swim at Lake Willoughby. If it’s a drive for treats: a fresh growler from Hill Farmstead Brewery, any real maple creemee this side of the Adirondacks, or pop-up doughnut shop Poorhouse Pies.  

How to make it through a Vermont winter: The best advice I ever heard on this very subject was from a former therapist, likely in the throes of winter itself. Two words: radical acceptance! And if that fails, walk slowly. Have a creative project that keeps you engaged. Invest in a good thermos. Make neighborhood friends. Discover the fireplace at Hotel Vermont. And plan a getaway to break up the season.

Burlington’s best-kept secret:

Well, I do have a really good one, but that’s a setup of a question — obvi I can’t say, or else it wouldn’t be a secret! However, there’s a sweet little walking path just north of Scout & Co. on North Ave. It leads down to the bike path via some community garden plots and lets you out by a spot just south of North Beach. COMPILED BY DAN BOLLES

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BY KRISTEN RAVIN

New in town and looking for the local clam bakes? Take this quiz, and we’ll help you fill your Google Calendar in no time. For a weekly rundown of can’t-miss happenings in Burlington and beyond, check the Seven Days event listings and sign up for the Notes on the Weekend newsletter at sevendaysvt.com.

1. My Instagram feed is full of... A) Perfectly plated dishes in buzzworthy eateries. B) Blurry shots of my favorite bands slaying onstage.

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C) Paintings, sculptures and mixed-media pieces by emerging artists. D) Screenshots from my MapMyRun app — I’m always in training.

2. My perfect date would involve... A) Sampling wines and palate-pleasing cheeses. Cheers! B) Cutting a rug to live tunes. Who needs to talk when you can dance? C) Catching an indie or international flick. Subtitles are sexy.

3. If I could teleport, you'd find me... A) Chowing cheesesteaks in Philly; tasting tacos in Texas; putting away poutine in Montréal — you get the picture. B) At the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, losing my shit over Michael Jackson’s sequined glove and James Brown’s jumpsuit. C) Strolling Berlin in search of street art. Spray paint and posters and murals, oh my! D) I prefer human-powered transportation to teleportation. Find me on foot, bike, skis or standup paddleboard.

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D) Couples yoga — the couple that stretches together namastes together.

B. ROCKIN’ OUT Think the Queen City music scene begins and ends with Phish? Think again. Vermont native Grace Potter is a bona fide rock star who’s toured the world, scored a Billboard Hot 100 hit and shared the stage with the Rolling Stones. She’s even got her own festival: GRAND POINT NORTH, held September 15 and 16 at Waterfront Park, where she headlines two nights of live tunes by area and national acts. Burlington’s next-door neighbor, Winooski, is home to WAKING WINDOWS, a hip extravaganza of live tunes, comedy, art, food and drink where indie-music lovers can catch their favorite bands each May. And cool cats can groove to the swinging sounds of local, regional and legendary jazz masters, who take to indoor and outdoor stages around town as part of June’s BURLINGTON DISCOVER JAZZ FESTIVAL.

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HIGHLIGHTS The Sound of Music Elf Herbie Hancock Spamalot Cirque Eloize: Saloon Something Rotten An Evening with Pat Metheny Ladysmith Black Mambazo Rock of Ages Cirque Mechanics: 42FT–A Menagerie of Mechanical Marvels

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The Queen City serves up some serious culinary fun all year round, but especially in spring and summer. Get a taste of all the state has to offer during VERMONT RESTAURANT WEEK, complete with prix-fixe menus and themed events. Presented by Seven Days, this late-April flavor fest puts local fare front and center — and won’t break the bank. In June, the BURLINGTON WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL offers several days of taste-budtempting events leading up to the Grand Tasting at scenic Waterfront Park. Here, vinos pair with gourmet bites and special seminars. Beer hounds aren’t left high and dry: July’s VERMONT BREWERS FESTIVAL beckons suds lovers of legal age with dozens of craft brews at scheduled sipping sessions, also at Waterfront Park.

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Spectators also get fired up for the Bern Gallery’s annual PIPE CLASSIC, September 17 through 22. Watch as top glassblowers from across North America compete in a blazin’ pipe-making competition. Cinephiles pass the popcorn at the VERMONT INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, a showcase of international, independent and local flicks. Tune in for filmmaker Q&As, receptions and discussions, too. This celluloid celebration occurs October 19 through 28. And anything goes at the RAMBLE, held on July 27. Old North Enders come together in a one-of-a-kind neighborhood block party featuring art, music, food, performances and lots of surprises.

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September 8, various Burlington locations LGBTQ individuals and allies paint the town red — er, rainbow — with a lively procession from Church Street to Battery Park, where an epic all-day party awaits.

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D. FEELIN’ GOOD Endorphin junkie? You’re in good company. Here’s what’s up in health, fitness and all-around wellness. In Vermont, biking’s not just a warm-weather activity. RIDE 365 DAY, held in March, promotes year-round cycling. Past events have included a casual ride around Burlington and a fat-bike excursion in Winooski. Saddle up! (And stay warm.) Seasoned yogis and those hitting the mat for the first time limber up after winter at the BURLINGTON YOGA CONFERENCE on April 13 and 14, featuring classes led by regional teachers. And, on the last Sunday in May, runners in the VERMONT CITY MARATHON & RELAY pound 26.2 miles of pavement. On your mark, get set, go!

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Queen City drag troupe House of LeMay combat cold-weather woes with a colorful bash including a costume contest, live entertainment and DJ sets.

Burlington parties Big Easy-style with tunes, brews, beads and a moving spectacle of floats down Main Street. Keep your shirts on, people — this is a family event.

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Good Look SEVEN LOCAL ARTISTS TO WATCH

Zuppo is a major mover and shaker in the surprisingly robust Vermont comics scene. A graduate of White River Junction’s Center for Cartoon Studies, the Burlington cartoonist is the muscle behind the relatively new — and free — femme/nonbinary publication the Ladybroad Ledger. Zuppo also recently helped launch Words & Pictures, a community print studio and art space in Essex Junction.

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Burlington has a bustling arts scene, something you’ll notice on a single stroll through South End artist studios or the weekly downtown Artist Market. Thanks to the city’s supportive creative atmosphere, a wide range of artistic practices thrive here, from multimedia performance art to indie comics and just about everything in between.

Find our guide to galleries and other art spaces on page 61. And keep reading for seven local artists we recommend you keep an eye (or two) on. While they represent just a fraction of the Queen City’s artistic bounty, each is worthy of an Instagram follow and will help lead you to more discoveries.

Lydia Kern lydiakern.com, @lydeia From her creaky-floored South End studio, the interdisciplinary artist (and University of Vermont grad) uses scavenged bones, light and empty space to conjure simple, poetic meditations on loss and continuance. Since losing her younger sister, Kern has thrown herself into her work, rapidly expanding her practice to include installation, printmaking and public sculpture — including the glowing “Perpetual Light,” featured at the 2018 Waking Windows music festival. 56 WHAT’S GOOD

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Scottie Raymond anthillcollective.com, @anthillcollective A founding member of Burlington street art team Anthill Collective, Raymond is a tireless proponent of bringing the urban form to our largely rural state. Last year, he helped organize Above the Radar, Vermont’s first street art festival, which convened more than 30 graffiti artists to deck out a lakeside wall at the King Street Ferry Dock.

Jeffrey Robbins jeffreyrobbins.net, @jeffcon0 The Burlington painter quietly made his debut at the 2017 South End Art Hop — and his trippy, drippy work “Cellar Dwellers” ended up taking first place in the festival’s juried exhibition. Inspired by schlocky VHS horror and skateboarding graphics, Robbins employs the somewhat unexpected medium of watercolor to make fun, deliciously campy works.

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Jabari Jones @jabari_safari, @radiantblackpress

"Children of God" by Jeffrey Robbins

A veteran of Glover’s Bread and Puppet Theater, Jones is a printmaker whose style is clearly influenced by the radical circus’ visual vocabulary and philosophy of cheap art. He recently launched Radiant Black Press, which, he writes, “disseminates art of unapologetically political, social and spiritual value.”

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This sprightly Danish artist is not the easiest to classify. In the last several years, Miller has conceived and orchestrated several sitereactive performances that include live music and dozens of dancers pulled from the ranks of local artists and other creative types. Her recent “Sleeping Babies / Social Sculptures” was a one-night-only tribute to fellow Burlington artist Clark Derbes and involved a troupe of skateboarders rolling along an abandoned section of highway.

Though she makes her home on the Lake Champlain island of Grand Isle, Zompetti is the director of Burlington City Arts’ photography program, which makes her integral to the local scene. Zompetti’s experimental imagemaking practice consistently yields entrancing investigations of both the built and natural environments that surround her. In fall 2017, she debuted her seasonally published artist book, 45 Degrees North, and we always look forward to more from her.

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The S.P.A.C.E. Gallery 266 Pine St., Burlington, spacegalleryvt.com

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Christy Mitchell’s S.P.A.C.E. Gallery — that stands for Supportive Places for Artists and the Creative Economy, BTW — is a South End institution. It houses 12 active studios and exhibits a wide range of work by emerging and established local artists. Understanding that every artist needs to get their start somewhere, S.P.A.C.E. is dedicated to inclusivity and nurturing creative talent at home. You’ll find the warehouseturned-gallery inside Pine Street’s Soda Plant building — keep your eyes peeled for Adam DeVarney’s awesome spaceman mural.

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A GUIDE TO BURLINGTON ART GALLERIES BY RACHEL ELIZABETH JONES Burlington’s arts scene is as kooky, warm and independent-minded as the city itself. There’s a little bit of everything, from academically slanted university exhibitions to raw, down-anddirty local group shows. And that’s to say nothing of the eclectic pop-ups that, well, pop up unexpectedly throughout town. Here’s a sampling of galleries we think are required viewing in BTV. To stay up-to-date on openings and must-sees, check Seven Days’ art listings at sevendaysvt.com and subscribe to the re:View newsletter.

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BCA CENTER

135 Church St., Burlington, burlingtoncityarts.org

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This four-story gallery in a former firehouse emerged from an arts council founded in 1981 by thenmayor Bernie Sanders. The center hosts approximately six to seven contemporary shows per year — all free! — as well as classes, live performances and workshops.

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CHAMPLAIN COLLEGE ART GALLERY

375 Maple St., Burlington, artgallery.champlain.edu With curator Dana Heffern at the helm, this college-run art space offers varied exhibits featuring national and international artists. Plenty of locals show here, too, including graduating students working in fine arts as well as graphic and game design.

FLEMING MUSEUM OF ART

University of Vermont, 61 Colchester Ave., Burlington, flemingmuseum.org Permanent installations of art and ethnographic artifacts draw on a collection of more than 25,000 items. Temporary exhibitions have explored everything from AfroAtlantic spiritual art objects to the career of Vermont-based queer cartoon hero Alison Bechdel.

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KARMA BIRD HOUSE GALLERY 47 Maple St., Burlington, thekarmabirdhouse.com

You never quite know what you’re going to get here, but it’s almost always good. KBHG shares space with fancy coffee shop Maglianero Café — so you can get caffeinated and cultured all at the same time.

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NEW CITY GALERIE

132 Church St., Burlington, newcitygalerie.org This downtown gem of a gallery is modest in square footage but consistently provocative in the scope of its shows, which feature contemporary work by Vermont and Vermont-connected artists.

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SEABA CENTER

404 Pine St., Burlington, seaba.com     The home base for the South End Arts and Business Association hosts rotating exhibitions by Vermont artists working in Burlington’s South End Arts District. It’s also HQ for the annual art-stravaganza the South End Art Hop.

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Locals might know Urian Hackney best as the drummer of fan-favorite Burlington rock band Rough Francis. But the Vermont native’s musical chops extend far beyond the realm of pounding the skins. A studio engineer, record producer and mastering professional, Hackney works his sonic magic out of the fabled South End studio the Box. With an ever-growing and diverse production discography, the wunderkind has become a top pick for local artists looking for help guiding their projects to perfection. His studio work touches a plethora of genres: doom metal, post-rock, slacker rock, Afro-funk fusion, indie folk, garage punk, ethereal acoustic, and good old-fashioned rock and roll. In a creative scene with no shortage of clients, Hackney always has his hands full. “I love Burlington because of … how condensed this little area is with great food, musicians and people,” he says. “As an artist, it’s a great place to dive into your craft with little outside distraction.”

My favorite thing to do in Burlington: Cruising the streets on my skateboard.

Best place to sit and think big thoughts: Red Rocks Park in South Burlington — specifically from the 76-foot cliff. It’s majestic and puts in perspective how small you actually are. With the view of the Adirondacks across the lake and the water down below, it always brings me to an introspective place. And sometimes it just makes my stomach churn.

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On a typical Friday night, you can find me: At band practice. Or the Light Club Lamp Shop, occasionally.

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ArtsRiot. It has a good amount of floor space while still being pretty intimate [for] a performer. The walls are generally untreated, and it has that nice boomy sound.

Favorite venue to be in the audience:

ArtsRiot. I’ve never felt disconnected from the stage, and it has a good vibe.

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Mal Maïz. Pure energy and emotion. Great rhythm section, too.

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VPR Classical. It’s a good palate cleanser after I’ve meticulously listened to aggressive instruments all day. Also WRUV.

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Dan Davine. He’s a super talented drummer, guitarist and bass player. He’s honest, personable and the kind of dude you have to call to talk to. The same principle is transcribed in his work as an engineer. He prefers analog gear, mixes on consoles and has a super tangible approach to recording. Also, he has cool hair. COMPILED BY JORDAN ADAMS

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The Set List

SEVEN BANDS TO KNOW IN BTV

BY JORDAN ADAMS

Psst! Want to know a secret? You’ve just arrived in one of the best places in the region to see live music. Not only can you catch singer-songwriters, bands and DJs seven nights a week, you can do so in all manner of styles — jazz, indie rock, blues, hip-hop, house and funk, to name a few. Music practically oozes out of the Queen City’s every nook and cranny. Find our roundup of where to rock out on page 70. And to get up to speed on local music, feast your ears on these seven artists. Though this selection barely scratches the surface of what you might discover on an average night out, it’s a diverse cross-section of the scene. For more, including album reviews, interviews and breaking news, find our weekly coverage at sevendaysvt.com.

Dwight & Nicole dwightandnicole.com RECOMMENDED IF YOU LIKE (RIYL): Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds, Alabama Shakes Guitarist Dwight Ritcher and bassist Nicole Nelson met while working in the Boston blues scene — you may recognize the latter from her showstopping rendition of “Hallelujah” on the third season of NBC’s “The Voice.” The two players eventually partnered up — onstage and off — and landed in

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Burlington, where they and drummer Ezra Oklan have become scene stalwarts. The couple splits vocal duties, blending a shared love of classic blues and roots music with soulful, modern flair. A sharply produced and charmingly romantic 2018 EP, Electric Lights, solidifies their status as local leaders in modern blues. LIKED THAT? TRY THESE: • Kat Wright, katwright.com • Nina’s Brew, ninasbrew.com


DJ SVPPLY facebook.com/svpplybeats RIYL: ’90s hip-hop, early ’00s pop In a span of roughly two years, DJ SVPPLY — aka Andrew Goss — has gone from barback with no DJ experience to ubiquitous nightclub mainstay. When he’s not holding down weekly residencies at Half Lounge and SideBar, he gigs at practically every other watering hole in town. Known for his dance party tributes to hip-hop and R&B superstars such as J Dilla, Rihanna and Beyoncé, Goss specializes in ’90s and ’00s pop, rap and trap. Whether hitting the decks solo or teaming up with frequent collaborators Bankz and Blackout Barbie, he never fails to keep the dance floor full. LIKED THAT? TRY THESE: • DJ Disco Phantom, facebook.com/djdiscop DJ SVPPLY

Julia Caesar

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Julia Caesar juliacaesarband.com RIYL: Hop Along, Soccer Mommy When Julia Caesar first arrived on the scene in 2017, two things were clear: Everyone loved them, and no one could classify them. Both are still true today. The quirky quartet’s idiosyncratic blend of confrontational indie rock brims with mountain folk harmonies and trippedout psychedelic influences. From caustic to warm ’n’ fuzzy, their work runs the gamut of human emotion. Front woman Katy Hellman is one of the founders of the Tuned In collective, a support group and resource for female-identifying and nonbinary musicians that promotes inclusivity and empowerment. LIKED THAT? TRY THESE: • Gestalt, facebook.com/gestaltsounds • Clever Girls, clevergirlsband.com

Night Protocol facebook.com/nightprotocol RIYL: Tears for Fears, Com Truise Known for their love for kitschy ’80s culture, Night Protocol aren’t ashamed to embrace the cheesy side of life. Falling squarely in the electronic pop subgenre known as synthwave, the band combines blistering synthesizers and drum machine with freewheeling electric guitar and bass. The foursome stacks its repertoire largely with classic ’80s pop tunes, such Duran Duran’s “Hungry Like the Wolf” and Animotion’s “Obsession,” while also mixing in dark and stormy originals. Fit with glittery sport coats and glowing LED drumsticks, this sensational quartet knows how to get a party started — and keep it going all night long. LIKED THAT? TRY THESE: • Electrolads, facebook.com/electrolads Night Protocol

• The Mountain Carol, facebook.com/themountaincarol

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f francescablanchard.com RIYL: Feist, Daphné Francesca Blanchard was born in France and lived there until her family relocated to Vermont when she was in middle school. The singer-songwriter has been a professional musician practically since graduating high school. With a background in theater arts, Blanchard takes

Eric George eric-george.com RIYL: Woody Guthrie, Hank Williams Eric George is the Queen City’s go-to purveyor of all things twang. A veteran of street busking, he makes music that recalls the traditions of early and mid-20th century Americana. The multi-instrumentalist is a busy guy. Aside from playing solo, he holds down a spot in Ponyhustle, the house band at

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Radio Bean’s Honky Tonk Tuesdays hootenanny, and hosts the intimate music venue’s monthly open mic night. The prolific singer-songwriter and gifted craftsman is known to release multiple albums per year, which often come with limitededition, hand-stitched lyric booklets and ornately crafted packaging. LIKED THAT? TRY THESE: • Brett Hughes, facebook.com/ bretthughesmusic • Old Sky, facebook.com/oldskyvt

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Sabouyouma sabouyouma.com RIYL: Dramane Koné, Daby Touré West African funk-fusion ensemble Sabouyouma bring a taste of bandleader and balafonist Ousmane “MBoula” Camara’s homeland to the Green Mountains. Similar to the wooden marimba, the balafon is a curved mallet percussion instrument widely used across Africa. Guineanborn Camara comes from a long line of griots — traveling historians, poets and storytellers specific to his home region — and has studied his instrument since childhood. Backed by a full band including additional balafon, djembe drums, horns and guitar, Camara leads the group with unbelievable speed and precision. LIKED THAT? TRY THESE: • A2VT, facebook.com/a2vtmusic • Mal Maïz, facebook.com/malmaiz

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Laugh It Up In recent years, comedy has exploded in Burlington. Hilarious standup, improv and sketch comedians perform virtually every night of the week. The epicenter of the scene is the VERMONT COMEDY CLUB. Opened in 2016, the ha-ha hot spot draws some of the best and brightest talent in the country, from cutting-edge up-and-comers to established stars like Tig Notaro, Jay Pharoah, Michelle Wolf and Hari Kondabolu, to name a few. Stop by, too, for recurring series such as the Wednesday OPEN MIC and improv INDIE RUMBLES. Think you’re pretty funny? Find out at a standup or improv class. Other options include the weekly COMEDY AND CRÊPES series Mondays at the SKINNY PANCAKE, the lively COMEDY OPEN MIC every Tuesday at DRINK, the monthly BREWS & BROS series at FOAM BREWERS, and the semi-regular PULLIN’ YO CHAIN series at RADIO BEAN.

Tall Tales As anywhere, storytelling nights are all the rage in Burlington. Many fall under the purview of the Moth, a national nonprofit storytelling organization — you might have heard its weekly NPR show, “The Moth Radio Hour.” ARTSRIOT hosts a Moth-affiliated STORYSLAM monthly. Also monthly is STORYTELLING VT at the LIGHT CLUB LAMP SHOP, where local bards spin true-life yarns the first Tuesday of every month. Those with more literary aspirations would do well to wander over to the weekly LAMP SHOP LIT CLUB — say that five times fast — also at the Lamp Shop. Every Monday, poets and writers gather for an open reading with occasional featured guests. Back in the South 68 WHAT’S GOOD

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Don’t get us wrong: We love a good, loud rock show. And Burlington is a great place to be for live music of all sonic stripes. But sometimes you crave a band-free alternative. Read on to discover another equally entertaining side of Queen City nightlife — one that’ll make you laugh, think, sing and come back week after week.

End, ArtsRiot is also home to POETRY RIOT, the venue’s longest-running residency. Rapper and slam poet Rajnii Eddins hosts the monthly open reading, which is sponsored by local nonprofit the Young Writers Project — of which Eddins is the artistic director.

Take That, Trebek You think you’re so smart, huh? Prove it at one of the roughly 946 trivia nights in and around Burlington. OK, that number might be a slight exaggeration. Point is, you’ll find no shortage of opportunities to impress your buddies with your knowledge of 16th-century Spanish architecture, 1960s R&B, obscure Italian cinema and foods that start with the letter Q. You can enter a battle of wits almost nightly at bars all over the greater Burlington area. But some of our favorite weekly trivia nights include the occasionally themed Tuesday games at ARTSRIOT and WATERWORKS FOOD + DRINK, Wednesday’s INTERACTIVE VIDEO TRIVIA

at CITY SPORTS GRILLE, and the granddaddy of ’em all in BTV: TRIVIA MANIA Thursdays at NECTAR’S.

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In Tune Do you belt it out in the shower with dreams of “American Idol” stardom? Can you sing along to Skynyrd’s “Free Bird,” A-ha's “Take on Me” and Beyoncé’s “Single Ladies”? Can you read? We’re guessing you kill at karaoke, then. Much like trivia, karaoke is a staple at area watering holes. But not all karaoke nights are created equal. On Mondays, head to MANHATTAN PIZZA & PUB. Popular with the musician and artist crowds, the talent level here is high. Every Wednesday, HOTEL KARAOKE glams up SIDEBAR, encouraging participants not just to sound the part, but to dress it, too. Regular Joes and Janes take the mic at the lakefront ST. JOHN’S CLUB on Friday nights, when the members-only joint opens to the public. For the classic experience, look no further than JP’S PUB, which hosts karaoke Wednesday through Saturday.

Screen Time Film fetishists flock to schlock at CINEMA CASUALTIES. The monthly-ish film series specializes in sleaze: Think B-movie horror, grindhouse flicks and other cult classics. Catch it — if you dare — at ARTSRIOT. Been a while since you’ve seen Jaws, The Neverending Story or the 1933 version of King Kong? Get your classics fix every Tuesday at MAIN STREET LANDING. And don’t sleep on the VERMONT INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, which brings scads of acclaimed indie movies and documentaries to downtown Burlington every fall. It also presents individual screening events throughout the year.

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Step Lively To quote Joey Ramone: Do you, do you, do you, do you wanna dance? Then beat feet over to the LIGHT CLUB LAMP SHOP, where every weekend the incomparable DJ TAKA curates a smart mix of house and pop dance music that will shake your behind and your mind. Are throwback grooves more your bag? Every Saturday, DJ FATTIE B spins hits from the ’80s to the ’00s at the insanely popular RETRONOME dance party at CLUB METRONOME. Pro-tip: If you need to brush up on your Whip, Nae Nae or Stanky Leg, drop by the drop-in HIP-HOP DANCE CLASSES at SWAN DOJO. For more worldly flavor, swing and sway at the SALSALINA SUNDAY PRACTICE salsa socials, the first and third Sunday of every month at SALSALINA DANCE STUDIO.


EVENING ENTERTAINMENT IN AND AROUND BURLINGTON

BY DAN BOLLES

WHAT’S GOOD FOR…

ROCK AND ROLL

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As the great Cyndi Lauper once put it, girls just wanna have fun. And, really, who doesn’t? We all need to get out for a night and cut loose from time to time. Fortunately, Burlington and its surrounds offer a wide array of ways to do exactly that, whether you want to catch a hot new band, take in a fine film or simply jump around.

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126 College St., Burlington, facebook.com/deli126vt Deli by day, jazz speakeasy by night, this recent entrant to the downtown scene is a welcome addition — as much for tasty tunes as tasty sandwiches.

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HIGHER GROUND

1214 Williston Rd., South Burlington, highergroundmusic.com The region’s marquee rock club hosts a constant stream of big-name musical touring acts on its palatial Ballroom stage. The adjacent Showcase Lounge features rising stars.

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Nectar’s/ Club Metronome 188 Main St., Burlington, liveatnectars.com Along with its locally iconic gravy fries, BTV hot spot Nectar’s serves live music seven nights per week. The downtown landmark is noted for launching the careers of some of Vermont’s biggest acts — Phish and Grace Potter, to name two. So there’s a decent chance you might discover your new favorite band on its famous stage. Upstairs at Club Metronome, DJs reign most nights, including at the ever-popular retro dance parties on the weekends. 18+ during the week.

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This corner college bar secretly boasts one of the best draft beer lists in town. The lineup of underground bands and DJs that play here ain’t bad, either.

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THE MONKEY HOUSE

30 Main St., Winooski, monkeyhousevt.com The hippest joint in the Onion City has the most consistently excellent lineup of local, regional and national indie music this side — or that side, really — of the Winooski River. It’s often 18+, especially during the week.

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RADIO BEAN

8 N. Winooski Ave., Burlington, radiobean.com The eclectic hipster haunt is a musical melting pot — and a proving ground for Burlington’s brightest up-and-coming talent. The adjoining Light Club Lamp Shop is its sister venue.

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SIDEBAR

202 Main St., Burlington, facebook.com/sidebarvt The unassuming bar adjacent to Mr. Mikes Pizza serves a sneaky-good selection of local bands and DJs, along with some 20 craft beers and fun cocktails. 71


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222 College St., Burlington, merrilltheatres.net This family-owned downtown theater is the closest thing Burlington has to an art-house cinema. Hard-core film buffs will appreciate the curated selection of indie films and documentaries often shown here and nowhere else in the state. But those itching for the next installment of the Star Wars franchise will find the Force is with them, as well — mainstream flicks play here, too. The screens are smallish, but the popcorn is the best around.

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BIG PICTURE THEATER

48 Carroll Rd., Waitsfield, bigpicturetheater.info Forget dinner and a movie. Try dinner in a movie at this quirky ski-town restaurant/bar/theater. It’s worth the drive.

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ESSEX CINEMAS & T-REX THEATER 21 Essex Way, Essex Junction, essexcinemas.com

Movies on the “big screen” don’t get much bigger than at the T-Rex Theater. Especially for effects-heavy blockbusters like, say, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, accept no substitutes. The massive theater hosts occasional concerts, too.


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MAJESTIC 10

190 Boxwood St., Williston, majestic10.com Nestled in the heart of the bustling Maple Tree Place shopping center, this modern multiplex is your go-to for everything from The Incredibles 2 to Avengers: Infinity War.

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PALACE 9 CINEMAS

10 Fayette Dr., South Burlington, palace9.com In addition to the typical blockbuster fare, this SoBu cinema features specialty programming, including live, high-definition broadcasts from the Metropolitan Opera in New York City and classic-film matinées.

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SAVOY THEATER

26 Main St., Montpelier, savoytheater.com For a real art-house cinema experience, check out this Montpelier mini-plex. Bonus: beer or wine with your popcorn.

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Get Air Vermont 25 Omega Dr., Williston, getairvermont.com

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Everybody had that one friend with a trampoline when they were a kid, right? Well, this Williston amusement center is what happens when that friend grows up, buys a warehouse and fills it with thousands of square feet of trampolines. You can bounce for hours. But why not also play an elevated game of dodgeball or work on your 360-tomahawk slam dunk on the basketball court?

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CHAMPLAIN LANES

2630 Shelburne Rd., Shelburne, champlainlanes.com It’s not the fanciest joint. But when it comes to bowling, we prefer the kind of mom-and-pop alley Jeffrey Lebowski would frequent.

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ESC4PE

156 College St., Burlington, esc4pe.com Here you’ll have one hour to figure a way out of one of three themed “Esc4pe” rooms by solving a series of physical and mental puzzles — like, for example, why you agreed to be locked in a room with total strangers or what the “4” in “Esc4pe” is all about.

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ESSEX FAMILY FUN & ENTERTAINMENT CENTER

48 Upper Main St., Essex Junction, essexfamilyfunandentertainmentcenter.com

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PETRA CLIFFS

105 Briggs St., Burlington, petracliffs.com Rock out — literally. At Petra Cliffs, an indoor climbing center and mountaineering school, you can climb, boulder or hit the high ropes course until 10 p.m. on weeknights.

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VERMONT LAKE MONSTERS BASEBALL

Centennial Field, Burlington, milb.com/vermont Go for Hot Dog Heaven nights — because 25-cent hot dogs! Stay for pro baseball, courtesy of the Lake Monsters, the short-season Class A affiliate of the Oakland A’s.

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VERMONT POOL & BAR

35 San Remo Dr., South Burlington, facebook.com.vtpoolandbar Burlington’s only dedicated pool hall features both billiards and pool tables. Unlike at most bars with pool, there’s also plenty of room to maneuver so that you’re not jostling with other patrons while making shots.

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AGE: 29 OCCUPATION: Action sports TV commentator; cofounder, the Frendly Gathering TOWN: Burlington Jack Mitrani has shredded slopes the world over. But for this globe-trotting pro snowboarder, there’s still no place like home. “I grew up riding in Vermont and have a ton of pride for riding here,” he says. Green Mountain pride is one reason he hangs his helmet in Vermont despite his day job as an action sports TV announcer, which requires him to travel to events like the X Games and the Burton U.S. Open Snowboarding Championships. Another big reason he stays: All of his “frends” are here. Along with fellow pro snowboarder Danny Davis, Mitrani is a cofounder of the Frendly Gathering, a multiday summer music festival most recently held at Sugarbush Resort. The annual shindig draws a heady mix of big-name, nationally touring bands — Kamasi Washington, the Devil Makes Three and Greensky Bluegrass appeared in 2018 — and ace local acts such as Kat Wright, Madaila and Twiddle. Curious about the vowel-deficient spelling of “frends”? According to the Gathering’s 10-point manifesto, there is no I in frends.

What makes snowboarding in Vermont unique:

There is something to say about the vibe on the East Coast compared to anywhere else, based on the appreciation people have for the good days — because, truthfully, they can be few and far between. Vermont terrain and weather can be rough around the edges at times, which in my opinion is not always a bad thing: If you can master riding in Vermont, you can ride anywhere.

On a typical Friday night, you’ll find me:

You can usually find me out for a nice dinner with close friends. More specifically: Waterworks Food + Drink, Hen of the Wood, El Cortijo [Taqueria y Cantina], Pizzeria Verità … The list goes on!

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From dinner, we usually will head to the Garage for shuffleboard, darts, music, and craft beers and cocktails. If we still have energy, we will end the night at Light Club Lamp Shop for DJ Taka, or Manhattan Pizza & Pub to hang with [bartender] Jabu Gamache. If there is a great band playing at Higher Ground, ArtsRiot or Nectar’s, that could change the night up completely.

One band, past or present, I’d like to play at Frendly Gathering:

I was going to say Led Zeppelin, because they are one of the reasons I got into playing guitar and catapulted my love for music to a whole new level. But I am going with Luke Mitrani — aka my little brother. He just released his first album, Walk on the Moon.

How to take fullest advantage of Vermont summer:

Having a friend with a boat is a game changer, because there is nothing quite like being out there for a classic Vermont sunset with good friends and a little wake-surfing action!

Favorite Green Mountain day trip:

Hiking in Stowe never disappoints. Also, it’s always a nice payoff to stop by the Cold Hollow Cider Mill for their apple cider hot dogs on the way back.

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With its steep hills and deep winter snowdrifts, Burlington may not, at first, seem like a cyclist’s paradise. But bikes, trikes and the even occasional unicycle (because hipsters) can be found on blacktops all over the Queen City and beyond. And not just in warmer months: A sizable number of crazy people — er, enthusiasts — cycle in the winter, too, which should give you an idea of the city’s vibrant bike culture. Indeed, bike lanes line streets throughout the city, and bike racks are roughly as common as parking spaces, and usually easier to find. To get you roadworthy, we’ve assembled a collection of tips and tricks — no wheelies, please — for making the most of biking in BTV.

Find Your Path Any discussion of biking in Burlington has to start with BURLINGTON GREENWAY, the city’s waterfront bike path. Built atop old railroad beds, the eight-mile paved trail runs the length of the city, from Oakledge Park in the south to the Winooski River in the north, threading through numerous parks, beaches and other lakeside attractions. The Greenway is part of the ISLAND LINE RAIL TRAIL, which runs north along the COLCHESTER CAUSEWAY three miles into the lake. It practically feels like biking on water and offers one of the prettiest rides, well, anywhere on Earth. A seasonal bike ferry will connect you to the Champlain Islands — just be sure you’re back in time to catch the last boat. Other notable BTV bike paths include the 127 BIKE PATH, which follows the Burlington Beltline from the Old North End to the Ethan Allen Homestead and connects to dirt trails along the Intervale and at Ethan Allen Park. The RIVERSIDE BIKE PATH provides an easy route from the Old North End to Winooski along Riverside Avenue. FILE: JAMES BUCK

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Road Rules Excluding the interstate, bicycles have as much a right to roads as cars in Vermont. They also have

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to follow most of the same laws. Not feeling that stop sign? Blowing through it could cost you a $162 fine. And make sure to brush up on your hand signals before biking — failure to signal is also illegal. (That’s true for cars, too, Massachusetts drivers!) Unlike cars, however, cyclists are allowed to ride on the sidewalk in most of Burlington, excluding the city center and the inner fire district. That said, it’s generally safer to ride


in the street where other vehicles can more easily see you. And if you ride on the sidewalk, know that pedestrians always have the right of way — hence sidewalk, not sidebike. Other rules to know and love: Don’t ride against traffic. Stay as far right as is safe. And only ride two or more abreast when and where it doesn’t impede traffic — so nowhere in Burlington, basically. Failure to follow that last one could net you a $100 fine.

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Safety First No, wearing a helmet isn’t required by law when biking in Vermont. But it’s a good idea anyway. Not to get all mother hen on you, but protecting your dome greatly reduces the risk of brain injury or death in a crash. Another news flash: You are legally obligated to be illuminated when riding after dark. Vermont law requires a white light on the front of your bike that is visible from 500

west. Meanwhile, the MISSISQUOI VALLEY RAIL TRAIL runs a nearmarathon 26.1 miles in northwestern Vermont, from St. Albans to the Canadian border. Feeling really adventurous? The LAKE CHAMPLAIN BIKEWAYS comprise a more than 1,600-mile network of some 35 loops of varying lengths throughout the Champlain Valley. The crown jewel is the CHAMPLAIN BIKEWAY, a 363-mile loop that encircles the entire lake, dipping from Vermont into New York and Québec.

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feet. You also need a red reflector on the back — though a red light is even better. Dim cyclists face a $76 fine for lack of proper lighting.

Outward Bound Burlington isn’t the only great place to ride. The LAMOILLE VALLEY RAIL TRAIL, New England’s longest, meanders 93 miles across the entire state, from the Connecticut River in the east to Lake Champlain in the

Need a ride? New to Burlington in 2018, the public GREENRIDE BIKESHARE program, overseen by the Chittenden Area Transportation Management Association, allows users access to a fleet of some 80 green and blue bikes parked at 15 hubs throughout Burlington, South Burlington and Winooski. Riders can pay an annual or monthly membership fee or rent the sevenspeed bicycles hourly. For more traditional rental options, try LOCAL MOTION. The bike-advocacy nonprofit rents an array of wheels from its waterfront store and is an excellent resource for all things cycling in Vermont. Local Motion also operates that aforementioned bike ferry. Pop a tire or drop a chain? Bring your bike to the techs at OLD SPOKES HOME — they also maintain the Greenride fleet, BTW. If you’re in the market for a new-to-you ride, the Old North End nonprofit sells a vast selection of used bikes and also operates a nifty bicycle museum.

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Newly opened in 2018, the Burlington Surf Club is a semiprivate beach club offering a variety of active water sports — think standup paddleboarding, windsurfing and Hobie Cat sailing. In addition to discounts on equipment rentals, membership includes access to the club’s serene lakeside spread and the chance to take part in weekly group activities — like SUP yoga, which, apparently, exists. Nonmembers can pay a day-use fee and get some of the same perks.

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Seasonal affective disorder is real, so getting outside yearround is key to Vermont living. That means soaking up that all-important vitamin D in the colder months — whether you’re into downhill thrills or something more chill. And when the snow melts, you’ll be more than ready to catch some rays by land or by sea — well, lake, anyway. Read on for how to take advantage of our awesome natural surroundings — and where to gear up. ’Cause you don’t want to be the chump skiing in jeans.

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Waterfront Park, Burlington, enjoyburlington.com Hit up Burlington’s world-class concrete skate park for its rails, ramps, boxes, half-bowl and half-pipe. Dedicated to the late local DJ and skateboarder Andy “A_Dog” Williams, it’s located just off the waterfront bike path.

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When Lake Champlain inevitably sprouts an algae bloom, head to this not-so-secret gem. It’s a bit of a trek getting there, but the majestic 25foot waterfall and clear, cold waters are worth it.

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505 Lake St., Burlington, communitysailing.org For old salts, the recently expanded and remodeled Community Sailing Center offers a variety of dinghies and keelboats for rental, in addition to canoes and paddleboards. Don’t know the difference between a mainsheet and mainsail? Sign up for a lesson.

Get a bird’s-eye view of the Green Mountains while shooting down 4,500 feet of zip lines at Smugglers’ Notch Resort. Don’t have a need for speed? Try the treetop obstacle course.

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Disc golf courses are popping up all over Vermont, but this popular, well-maintained spot is the gold standard. The mountain views are hard to beat.

1239 Edwards Rd., Jefforsonville, arbortrek.com

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At 4,393 feet, Mount Mansfield is the tallest mountain in the state. There are numerous climbs to the summit, but we prefer the Sunset Ridge Trail from Underhill State Park. Much of the 3.3mile trek is above the treeline, which guarantees truly jaw-dropping views. 81


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“Aspen of the East” boasts unrelenting verticals, a fully stocked terrain park, a fancy lodge and a first-rate performing arts center. It’s also located in Stowe, regarded as one of the top ski towns in New England, thanks to its lively nightlife, thriving restaurant scene and postcardworthy downtown village.

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BOLTON VALLEY RESORT

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592 Gov. Chittenden Rd., Williston, catamountoutdoorfamilycenter.org

Don’t let the “family” in the title keep you away from this 500-acre spread on the outskirts of Burlington. Come here to cross-country ski all winter and bike and run the rest of the year.

BURLINGTON COUNTRY CLUB 568 S. Prospect St., Burlington, burlingtoncountryclub.org

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MAD RIVER GLEN

57 Schuss Pass, Waitsfield, madriverglen.com Mad River Glen takes its motto seriously: Ski it if you can. The mountain’s famous single-chair lift delivers skiers to some of the toughest terrain in the East. Sorry, brah, no snowboarders allowed.


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1840 Sugarbush Access Rd., Warren, sugarbush.com Great grooming makes Sugarbush’s varied terrain a cut above. Catch some amazing views on Snowball, Jester, Troll Road or Domino.

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As soon as the mercury creeps past 50, people begin flocking to this lakeside hot spot. It’s Burlington’s largest and liveliest beach — not to mention the only one staffed by lifeguards. Grab a bite at the concession stand or rent a canoe, kayak or paddleboard at the vendors kiosk.

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This is the best place in town to watch the sun set over the Adirondacks. In warm weather, grab a Michigan hot dog from Beansie’s Bus — perhaps while enjoying the Burlington Concert Band’s Sunday evening show.

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Tennis, volleyball and bocce courts — and the occasional hipster kickball league — are draws at this beautiful South End park. The sandy beaches, spacious lawns and hidden, wheelchair-accessible tree house are nice, too.

Central Ave., South Burlington, southburlingtonvt.gov This woodsy oasis is popular with dog walkers, whose pooches often roam its miles of trails in gleeful defiance of posted leash laws. The scenic overlooks from the cliffs above Shelburne Bay are stunning — but cliff jumping is strictly verboten.

OAKLEDGE PARK

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1611 Harbor Rd., Shelburne, shelburnefarms.org The landscape architect behind New York City's Central Park designed the rolling acres of this working farm, once the agricultural estate of wealthy Vanderbilt descendants. Hike the lakeside trails or brunch like you’re a 19th-century millionaire at the manor home, now an inn.

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10 College St., Burlington, enjoyburlington.com The crown jewel of Burlington’s shoreline is Waterfront Park, a sprawling, grassy destination for sunbathers and Frisbee enthusiasts. Major bands headline tented concerts here from spring to fall.

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37 Church St., Burlington, gearx.com For two decades, OGE has been the go-to shop for local kayakers, hikers, skiers, climbers and camping enthusiasts. And with good reason: The staff is friendly and knowledgeable, and the selection is tough to beat. Check the downstairs consignment area for the real scores. Oh, and you can bring your dog, too.

1184 Williston Rd., South Burlington, alpineshopvt.com “Ski today, work tomorrow” is the motto of this locally owned outfitter, housed in a roadside ski chalet and in business for more than half a century. It has everything you need for your alpine adventures — including stylin’ après-ski apparel.

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80 Industrial Pkwy. & 162 College St., Burlington, burton.com Respect your elders, especially if they invented your sport. Jake Burton Carpenter’s flagship store is the first stop on any boarder’s quest for pow — or steez. Burton is a trendsetter in both gear and style.

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688 Pine St., Burlington, wndnwvs.com Yes, Burlington has a surf shop. The city’s only exclusive water-sports retailer offers access to the wind and waves. Gear up here for windsurfing, standup paddleboarding and kiteboarding.

NORTH STAR SPORTS

100 Main St., Burlington, northstarsportsvt.com Stop into this landmark bike shop on Burlington’s Main Street, and you’ll be spinning your wheels in no time. Since 1985, North Star has been renting and selling cycles of all kinds.

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2 Pearl St., Burlington, rdnhgh.com Before you shred the skate park or barrel down Pearl Street on your longboard, visit this funky shop for the latest in skateboards and protective gear.

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85 Main St., Burlington, skirack.com SnowSports Industries America has called this the No. 1 ski shop in New England. Skirack is also a sizable bike shop with tons of two-wheelers, from BMX to downhill.

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Arielle Thomas has slept under bridges, worked on the bungee trampoline ride for a traveling Renaissance festival, and lived with “a grave robber and a kid named Squirrel.” But perhaps her most epic adventure yet was the 52-day road trip that ended with her “accidentally” moving to Vermont. Thomas grew up mostly in the quiet hills of Greensboro but left Vermont in her late teens. By her mid-twenties, she was working as a real estate photographer in Chicago. In the summer of 2016, during a period of transition, she drove her 2000 MercedesBenz E320 from East Coast to West and back again. Sometime after getting a flat tire in Ballarat, Calif. — a ghost town once famously inhabited by cult leader Charles Manson — she had a wake-up call. “I like the nomadic life,” she says, but “I realized I was gonna become one of those crazy camper travel weirdos.” And so, when she found herself in Vermont on a peak summer weekend, she decided to put down roots — at least for now. But she still hits the road whenever she can, camera in hand. As she puts it, “We have a beautiful state to ride around.”

How to get off the beaten track:

I go somewhere. I find every dirt road I can. Every turn, I just go up the hill, always trying to find the view. Sometimes it doesn’t work. That’s what I do when I have a day off and enough gas in the tank. You really have to commit to the whole day.

Best local music for a long drive:

Miku Daza. They’re my favorite local band. They’re super fun to dance to. Miku — she’s

the singer — is one of the most incredible people I’ve ever met. I told her when she gets famous she has to make me her personal photographer. ’Cause she’s gonna get famous.

Favorite selfie spot in Vermont:

Nichols Ledge in Woodbury. You have to go down this really sketchy road to get there. It’s this ledge, and you’re really high up. That’s the most bomb spot for selfies. You’re literally on this cliff. It’s so beautiful. It’s so weird and cool and terrifying. The water is so blue. Nichols Pond is my favorite place to go swimming. It’s a little bit easier to get to. It’s super deep. You can’t wade in; you just have to get in.

Vermont’s best-kept secret:

The Northeast Kingdom is stunning everywhere you go. I was amazed at how much I had missed nature after living in cities. I feel like so many people in Burlington have no idea about the Northeast Kingdom. I’ll be like, “I’m from the Kingdom,” and they’re like, “What’s that?” I love to bring people to Lake Willoughby. I think about it all the time, about going to get sunrise photos at Willoughby. It’s a really nice place. There’s also a secret nude beach there. And Parker Pie in West Glover is the best pizza in the whole goddamn state. COMPILED BY CAROLYN FOX

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Want to take an epic road trip? Easy. “Here’s how to get to a beautiful patch of Vermont: Take the highway; get off at Exit whatever; make a couple of random rights and lefts; and there you are,” instructs Burlington cabdriver Jernigan Pontiac (and, yes, that’s a pseudonym). “What I’m saying is, if there exists a non-ravishing part of the state, I have yet to discover it.”

He would know. Pontiac has been crisscrossing Vermont for more than 30 years — and chronicling his adventures in Seven Days’ bimonthly Hackie column, as well as in two books. “When I do the math,” he says, his drive time “totals hundreds of thousands of miles road-tripping throughout the Green Mountains. Ayup.” Here, he shares two routes that particularly thrill him.

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East Middlebury to Ripton WHAT PONTIAC SAYS: “Streams kill me. Maybe it’s the layered sound of water moving over rocks. Streams and rivers abound in Vermont, one of many ways our state is blessed. Just south of Middlebury, take Route 125: The Middlebury River streams parallel-ish along the route from East Middlebury up through Ripton. It’s tucked among the abundant foliage, the platonic ideal of a stream with fast-moving water at stretches and abundant rock life. There’s plenty of wide shoulders to pull over and park the car. Then you pull off your shoes and socks, roll up your jeans, and partake in the visceral pleasure.”

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A&W ALL AMERICAN FOOD 1557 Route 7, Middlebury, awrestaurants.com

Hit up A&W’s last carhop-assisted drive-in in New England; servers come right to your window to take your order. “They used to be on roller skates, but even un-wheeled, it’s nifty,” says Pontiac. “You haven’t lived until you’ve tried their root beer floats with a side of French fries.” Open May through October. 2018-19

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72 Porter Field Rd., Middlebury, museum.middlebury.edu From modern graffiti (Banksy) to classic pop art (Andy Warhol) to ancient Chinese ceramics, the free museum on this “Hidden Ivy” campus exhibits a wide range of incredible art. Don’t miss the 20 public sculptures sited all over campus.


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If two roads diverge in a yellow wood, take this one. The trail commemorates Robert Frost’s poetry and the landscape that inspired him — Frost spent 39 summers writing from a cabin on this land. Stroll by blueberry bushes and a beaver-pond boardwalk, pausing to read poems posted along the way.

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Sipping spots abound in Middlebury. Download a map at middtastingtrail. com, then point your car toward the grapevines at Lincoln Peak Vineyard, shuffleboard and classy cocktails at Stonecutter Spirits, and adult apple juice at Woodchuck Hard Cider, among other stops. Bring your ID and a DD!

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WHAT PONTIAC SAYS: “Vermont has a number of ‘notch roads,’ which carve passes over various sections of the Green Mountains. Take a day trip up and over Route 108, aka the famous ‘Smugglers’ Notch Road,’ where Vermont pirates used to smuggle bootleg liquor down from Canada. (OK, maybe they weren’t technically pirates.) The road up toward the apex is skinny and scary steep (and closed in winter), but that’s all part of the fun. It cuts through the mountainside, replete with roadside boulders and mini waterfalls. If there is a beating heart to the Green Mountains, I think this is it. For reals: It is mystical and magical and soul-stirring up there.”

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1281 Route 100, Waterbury, benjerry.com On the way home, turn south on Route 100 for a cone from Ben & Jerry’s — “because duh,” says Pontiac. Yes, it’s super touristy. But it’s also delicious, and a factory tour will give you the inside scoop on Vermont’s homegrown ice cream empire.

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Explore More ADVENTURES TO ADD TO YOUR VERMONT BUCKET LIST Here’s something every Vermont road tripper can aspire to: membership in the 251 Club. In the Summer 1954 issue of Vermont Life magazine, Dr. Arthur W. Peach proposed a club “to be made up of Vermonters and others who can show that they have visited, not merely driven through, the 251 towns in the state.” The

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idea, he continued, was “to discover the secret and lovely places that main roads do not reveal.” According to vt251.com, more than 6,000 people have since done just that. Wanna join the club — or simply explore the rest of the state? Here are some weird and wonderful destinations to get you started.

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Cold Hollow Sculpture Park 4280 Boston Post Rd., Enosburg Falls, coldhollowsculpturepark.com Who needs cell service when you have art — lots of it, looming way over your head? Get off the grid and feed your soul at Cold Hollow Sculpture Park, deep in a magical rural land an hour northeast of Burlington. More than 50 steel abstractions dot 200 acres of meadows and hills, thanks to sculptor David Stromeyer, who has painstakingly shaped these monumental pieces for four decades. The park is free and open to the public late June through early October — and while the internet may not work there, your camera will. That’s good, ’cause you’ll want to take a piece of these angular, imposing, raw and whimsical artworks with you. Also, selfies.

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BURTON ISLAND STATE PARK 2714 Hathaway Point Rd., St. Albans (Kamp Kill Kare ferry access point), vtstateparks.com Lake Champlain has roughly 80 islands — some large, some small. For a truly remote island getaway, take a ferry to Burton Island, a 253-acre park off the tip of St. Albans Point. The quiet, car-free oasis offers three miles of relaxing shoreline. Campsites book quickly; reserve yours well in advance of the Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day season.

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DOG MOUNTAIN 143 Parks Rd., St. Johnsbury, dogmt.com Vermonters worship their dogs, sometimes literally. Don’t believe us? Visit Dog Chapel, part of a 150-acre pup paradise. Created by the late artist Stephen Huneck — famous for his canine-centric carvings and paintings — Dog Mountain is complete with off-leash hiking trails, swimming ponds and plenty of tennis balls. Woof!

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EMILY’S BRIDGE Gold Brook Rd., Stowe, emilysbridge.com Vermont is known for its picturesque covered bridges, but this one has supernatural appeal. Local legend has it that the single-lane bridge is haunted by the angry ghost of a jilted bride — motorists have reported hearing maniacal laughter, seeing a white apparition and even finding scratch marks on their cars. Drive it if you dare.


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QUECHEE GORGE 5800 Woodstock Rd., Hartford, vtstateparks.com Pull over by a bridge on Route 4, summon all your courage and peer down. One hundred and sixty-five feet below, the Ottauquechee River flows through Vermont’s deepest gorge, carved by glaciers roughly 13,000 years ago. They don’t call it “Vermont’s Little Grand Canyon” for nothin’.

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WOODSTOCK TOWN CRIER Corner of Elm and Central streets, Woodstock, woodstockvt.com National publications have named Woodstock the prettiest town in the country and noted its “over-the-top American charm.” If you want to see something quaint AF, look for its town crier, an old-fashioned chalkboard news bulletin by the town green. Check it for the latest in ice cream socials, apple picking and craft fairs.

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ANSWERS TO YOUR QUESTIONS ON LOVE AND LUST IN BURLINGTON

I’m new in town, single and ready to mingle! But I’m not into the bar scene. Where else do people hang out around here? — SINGLETON IN TOWN What, beers and bad karaoke aren’t your idea of romantic? No worries! Hang out at whatever “scene” you happen to be into — the people you see there just might be “single and ready to mingle,” too. Check meetup.com or flip through Seven Days to find group activities and events that match your hobbies and interests. If you’re an outdoorsy type, the L.L.Bean

store on Cherry Street offers free classes on kayaking, fishing, birding and camping. If nature isn’t your thing, try ArtsRiot’s Friday night Truck Stop, a summertime block party with food trucks and live music. And java joints like Uncommon Grounds Coffee and Tea and Speeder & Earl’s Coffee are prime real estate for people-watching — and spotting that special someone.

Help! Dating is expensive, and my grad-student budget is tiny. I need slam-dunk date ideas that won’t break the bank. — FRUGAL FLAME Good news: Nature is (generally) free and opens up a whole world of wooing options. Got a hot date? Try cooling off together at a swimming hole or catching the breeze on a romantic waterfront stroll. For cheap drinks, Vermont’s breweries and Citizen Cider on Pine Street offer inexpensive flights. Dedalus Wine Shop, Market & Wine Bar often has free wine tastings and cheese.

Don’t forget about happy hour. Between 4 and 5 p.m., Hen of the Wood offers $1 oysters and Honey Road does $1 wings. And Duff Hour at Three Needs Brewery & Taproom is famous: Every weekday starting at 4 p.m., $1 pints are poured until the keg kicks — or you do.

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Um, are there really no gay bars in Burlington?! Where am I supposed to meet people? — HERE AND QUEER

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It’s a bummer that there are no official gay bars — but that doesn’t mean you’re on your own. Vermont was the first state to legalize civil unions almost two decades ago. In Burlington, nearly all the bars are gay-friendly. Some favorite LGBTQA haunts, according to the 2018 Seven Daysies readers' choice awards: Light Club Lamp Shop, Drink and Half Lounge, to name a few. The Pride Center of Vermont’s website lists events at which you can mingle with LGBTQA singles. Make sure to check it during Pride Week (in early September) for a list of social gatherings — from marches to beach parties to a 5K walk. The LGBTQA Center at the University of Vermont is another good resource. UVM hosts a National Coming Out Week in October and workshops and conferences throughout the year. Beyond that, there’s online dating! Look for locals on sites like PinkCupid (for lesbians), GayCupid and OkCupid.

I keep making sexy eye contact with the same guy all over town — but I’m too shy to make the first move. What do I do? — HUNGRY EYES For starters, smile! It’s an easy thing to forget if you’re nervous, but flashing those pearly whites says you’re into him and want him to approach you. Smiling can also give you the boost of confidence you need to strike up a conversation. If you’re in a bookstore, for example, comment on what he’s perusing: “Is that Bernie Sanders’ new book?” If you’re at a bar, ask him what he’s drinking: “Gin and tonic? Have you tried Barr Hill gin?” You can also place a flirtatious ad in Seven Days’ I-Spy section — a page dedicated to missed connections. “Spying” him will let him know that you’re smitten but too shy to make the first move.

I just got out of a long-term relationship and am on the rebound. But I want to be safe about hooking up. What do I need to know? — CLOSE ENCOUNTERS Kudos to you for putting safety first! For safe dating, screen people you meet online before meeting face-to-face. Same goes for any love interest outside your professional and friendship circles. Google them or check them out on social media to get a sense of who they are. If you decide to meet in person, do so in a public place and not late at night. Don’t put yourself in a vulnerable situation with a stranger. For safe sex, latex condoms can reduce the risk of STDs. Visit the Planned Parenthood on St. Paul Street for private and confidential counseling by trained staff. Female and male condoms are available, as are other birth control options and vaccines for HPV and hepatitis B.

My partner and I broke up, and I need a good vibrator to get me through. Are there sex shops in Burlington? — BOY TOY Good Stuff has locations all over the state of Vermont, including one on Church Street. There you’ll find vibrators and other sex toys, plus a healthy selection of smoke-shop paraphernalia. Ten minutes out of town in Colchester, Imago offers vibrators in all shapes, sizes and velocities, as well as a wide selection of X-rated DVDs and magazines, bondage gear, and other naughty supplies. Wishing you good vibes!

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• Save over 40% • Good for all drop-in classes • Limit: one coupon per customer • Expires: 09/01/19

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$5 OFF SHAVE • At the Men’s Room • Hot-towel, straight-razor shave • Limit: one coupon per customer • Expires: 08/01/19

106 MAIN ST., BURLINGTON, 802-864-2088

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15% OFF ONE SPA SERVICE!

25% OFF PASTRY

• Excludes hydrafacial services • Valid for one use per client • Expires: 01/15/19

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3 MAIN ST., BURLINGTON, 802-861-7500

150 CHERRY ST., BURLINGTON, 802-383-1505

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150 CHERRY ST., BURLINGTON, 802-383-1505

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• Excluding vaporizers and tobacco • Limit: one coupon per customer • Must present coupon • Expires: 08/01/19

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75 MAIN ST., BURLINGTON, 802-864-6555

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107 CHURCH ST., BURLINGTON, 802-864-7146

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$5 OFF 7D MERCH

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$20 OFF LEARNER’S PERMIT!

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• Three two-hour group lessons • Rental equipment • Free Bash Badge! • Expires: 03/31/19

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8/23/18 3:59 PM

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$10 OFF CUT OR COLOR

• Towards any Rx glasses • Also applicable to membership • Expires: 09/01/19

• $25 off both at initial visit • Free beverage • Expires: 09/01/19

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FREE COFFEE WITH SANDWICH*

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30% OFF ONE SWEATER

FREE WAFFLE FRIES

• Keep cozy this fall and winter! • Sweaters for any occasion! • Limit: one coupon per customer • Expires: 09/01/19

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• Wide variety of men’s and women’s T-shirts • Exclusive to the Cider House • Limit: one coupon per customer • Expires: 02/28/19

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198 PEARL ST., BURLINGTON, 802-862-3328

$25 JOINING FEE WAIVED

$5 OFF 7D MERCH

• Downtown location • Yoga, spin, cardio, two pools, weights, circuit training • Expires: 08/01/19 266 COLLEGE ST., BURLINGTON, 802-862-9622, GBYMCA.ORG

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BETWEEN BREAD

citrus vinaigrette 6 [family 9].

- six ounces on a bun, pick one side 14. - eight ounces, pick two sides 18.

black river beef, cabot american, stewart’s soft roll, pick one side 14.

PITCHFORK FARM GREENS BASKET OF CORNBREAD whipped maple butter 6.

PULLED PORK

15-HOUR BRISKET

BACON CHEESEBURGER

SPARE RIBS

VEGGIE BURGER

- six ounces chopped on a bun, pick one side 15. - eight ounces, carved, pick two sides 21.

CLASSIC POUTINE

hand cut fries, our gravy, vt cheddar curd 8.

half rack, two sides 23. | full rack, two sides 32.

BBQ POUTINE

classic + pulled pork or chopped brisket 11.

SMOKED CHICKEN

- half chicken, pick two sides 21.

SMOKED WINGS:

[slow-smoked then fried] 6-pack $11 | 12-pack $18 | 30pack $39

SMOKED TURKEY

SAUCES: Pitmaster Spiced Rub | Classic Buffalo | “Watch-Out” Habanero | Maple BBQ

BARBECUE SEITAN + MUSHROOMS

- six ounces on a bun, pick one side 15. - eight ounces, pick two sides 21.

- six ounces on a bun, pick one side 15. - eight ounces, pick two sides 17.

black river beef, our bacon, pimiento cheese, stewart’s soft roll, pick one side 16.

smoked mushroom + grains, tomato jam, stewart’s soft roll, pick one side 14.

NASHVILLE HOT CHICKEN

fried chicken, nashville hot sauce, stewart’s soft roll, pick one side 14.

RAMEN

SMOKED MUSHROOM RAMEN

mushroom-miso broth, pickled vegetables, egg noodle, soft egg, cilantro, scallions 16.

PITMASTER RAMEN

BIG SALADS

[add smoked chicken | smoked turkey | pulled pork +6]

FAMILY:

BBQ FOR TWO

WHITE BEAN + KALE

kale, great northern bean, shaved parm, herb vin 12.

BACON + BLUE CHOPPED

field greens, our bacon, jasper blue, pickled veg 14.

ROOTS + GRAIN

CLASSIC DOUBLE BURGER

smoked root vegetables, cider braised wheat berries, roast apple vin 14.

three slow smoked meats and four sides 39.

THE FAMILY REUNION all of our smoked meats and sides, serves four 99.

our 24 hour ramen broth, pickled vegetables, egg noodle, soft egg, cilantro, scallions 16. - with smoked chicken - with smoked pork belly - with brisket burnt ends

FROM SCRATCH SIDES • • • • • •

PIT BEANS COLE SLAW CLASSIC MAC SMASHED SWEETS RED HEN TOAST HAND CUT FRIES

VISIT: 317 RIVERSIDE AVENUE, BURLINGTON, VT ORDER ONLINE: BLUEBIRDBBQ.COM RING: 802-448-3070 PLEASE NOTE: menu items and pricing are subject to change, please visit bluebirdbbq.com for current information. State of Vermont: Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish, or eggs may increase your risk of food-borne illness, especially if you have certain medical conditions.


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