Page 1

FIELD GUIDE TO WHAT’S GOOD IN BURLINGTON FROM SEVEN DAYS | 2019-20

WHAT’S GOOD THE ANNUAL FIELD GUIDE TO BURLINGTON METICULOUSLY RESEARCHED & COMPILED BY YOUR PALS AT SEVEN DAYS | 2019-20

8/30/19 6:55 PM

WG-cover19.indd 1


DAY AND NIGHT, NIGHT, 77 DAYS DAYS A A WEEK, WEEK,

WE GOT YA COVERED COVERED EARLY BIRD!

Free coffee or tea with reusable mug and purchase of breakfast crepe, quickee or bagel sandwich from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Bagel and cream cheese before class

STAT!

BRUNCH!

Breakfast Monster with bacon and a latte

VEGETARIAN LUNCH! Veggie Monster

HIT ME WITH AN ESPRESSO! I got work to do.

Cold one after a workout!

DATE NIGHT!

Buy 2 entrees get 1 FREE sweet crepe (With coupon in the back of this magazine)

PARTAY!

Come check out live music at our Waterfront location poutine poutine poutine

POUTINE!!!!!

POUTINE!!!!!

Our Mission: The Skinny Pancake is on a mission to change the world by building a safer, healthier and more delicious foodshed while creating everyday enjoyment that is fun and affordable. Please join us.

60 Lake St. • Burlington waterfront • 540-0188 • skinnypancake.com At UVM in Living/Learning Center • skinnypancake.com Seasonal locations at Sugarbush and Stowe

WG-dummy19.indd 2

8/30/19 10:20 AM

Untitled-5


FARMHOUSE FP

E L C O R T I J O TAQ U E R I A CortijoVT.com | 802.497.1668 189 Bank Street, Burlington, VT 3 East Allen Street, Winooski, VT F A R M H O U S E TA P & G R I L L FarmhouseTG.com | 802.859.0888 160 Bank Street, Burlington, VT G U I L D TA V E R N GuildTavern.com | 802.497.1207 1633 Williston Road, S. Burlington, VT PA S C O L O R I S T O R A N T E PascoloVT.com | 802.497.1613 83 Church Street, Burlington, VT

d

FA R M H O U S E G R O U P E V E N T S Private Events, Weddings & More FarmhouseGroupEvents.com

m

FA R M H O U S E P R OV I S I O N S Breakfast & Lunch Office Catering FHProvisions.com F O R R E S E R VAT I O N S & O N L I N E O R D E R I N G :

F A R M H O U S E G R O U P. C O M

WG-dummy19.indd Untitled-5 1 3

8/30/19 3/20/19 10:21 10:36AM AM


THE COLLEGE PASS

Ski and ride Killington and Pico all season— no restrictions for just $399 through December 12, 2019. Visit killington.com/thecollegepass

Price increases $439 as of 12/13/19. All season pass sales are non-refundable and subject to 6% applicable state and local taxes. Purchaser must be registered as a full-time student for fall and spring semesters and have valid college ID upon picking up the pass.

WG-dummy19.indd 4

8/30/19 10:21 AM

WG1t-n


WG1t-northernlights19.indd 1

THE SMOKESHOP WITH THE HIPPIE FLAVOR

WHETHER YOU ARE MOVING IN, MOVING OUT, OR HERE TO STAY, NORTHERN LIGHTS HAS YOU COVERED WITH THE LARGEST SELECTION OF GLASS, VAPORIZERS, AND SMOKING ACCESSORIES IN TOWN. EXCLUSIVE DEALER OF ILLUMINATI, ILLADEPH AND SOVEREIGNTY GLASS.

75 Main Street || 802-865-6555 75 MAIN STREET 802-864-6555

OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK AT 75 MAIN ST. • BURLINGTON, VT MONDAY-THURSDAY 10AM-9PM, FRIDAY-SATURDAY 10AM-10PM, SUNDAY 10AM-8PM Must be 18 to purchase tobacco products, ID required

COME ENTER OUR MONTHLY $200+ PIPE RAFFLE AND FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM @ NORTHERNLIGHTSVT

Water Pipes » Bubblers » Pipes under $30 » Vaporizers » Posters » Incense » Blunt Wraps » Papers » Stickers » E-cigs » and MORE!

Water Pipes » Bubblers » Pipes under $30 » Vaporizers » Posters » Incense » Blunt Wraps » Papers » Stickers » E-cigs » and MORE!

Home / Apartment Decor » Posters » Tapestries »Incense » Flags » Hat Pins and MORE!

8/30/19 7:00 PM


ci

Untitled-61 1 WG-dummy19.indd 6

8/14/19 8/30/19 12:36 10:21PM AM


8

EDITORIAL Editors Dan Bolles Carolyn Fox

Learn the local lingo and Cannabis 101

Copy Editor Cathy Resmer

15

Proofreader Katherine M. Isaacs

27

Art Director/Lead Designer Rev. Diane Sullivan

SALES/ MARKETING Director of Sales Colby Roberts Marketing & Events Director Corey Grenier Account Executives Robyn Birgisson Michael Bradshaw Michelle Brown Kristen Hutter Logan Pintka Sales & Marketing Coordinator Katie Hodges Circulation Jeff Baron Matt Weiner

Shopping Vintage, home goods, bookstores and more

Creative Director Don Eggert

Ad Designers Brooke Bousquet Kirsten Cheney

Community Community centers, Instagrammers to follow and a very Vermonty playlist

DESIGN/ PRODUCTION

Production Manager John James

Welcome to Vermont

37

Food & Drink Budget bites, fun food hubs and good eats

55

Arts & Culture Festivals, galleries, artists and drama

69

Nightlife Live music, comedy, clubs and karaoke

79

Outdoors & Recreation Hiking, fitness, mountains, lakes and parks

93

EDGE SIMPLE PAY Get a membership at the EDGE • Pay Weekly or Monthly • No Obligation • No Registration or Enrollment Fee • Cancel your membership at any time some restrictions apply

Road Trips Offbeat destinations and bucket-list adventures

100 Coupons! 80+ local deals and steals

ESSEX SOUTH BURLINGTON

what’s good is published annually and circulated to the Burlington area and colleges by:

12:36 PM

© 2019 DA CAPO PUBLISHING, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

802.864.5684 sevendaysvt.com P.O. Box 1164 Burlington, VT 05401

WILLISTON Contact the Edge for more details!

802-860-EDGE

WG-dummy19.indd 7

edgevt.com/join

8/30/19 1:36 PM WG3vHERO-edge090518.indd 1

8/29/18 10:25 AM


GUIDING Guiding Lite

LITE

AN INTRO TO YOUR INTRO TO BURLINGTON

BY DAN BOLLES

Whenever you’re trying something for the first time, it’s good to have a friend who can show you the ropes.

That’s true whether you’re learning a new hobby, starting a new job or, I don’t know, eating your first lobster — trust us, it can get messy. And it’s especially true when exploring a new city. Sure, you can — and should! — feel things out on your own in a fun, foreign (to you) locale. But it never hurts to consult the experts. If there’s one thing those of us here at What’s Good HQ know, it’s Burlington, Vt. Doesn’t matter if you’re new here or a bona fide townie, we think you’ll discover a lot about the Queen City from this trusted field guide. Like, for example, that the “Queen City” is one of BTV’s nicknames — as is “BTV,” come to think of it. See? You’re learning already. This guidebook represents the collective knowledge of What’s Good staffers, journalists who make it their business to know Burlington inside and out. We’ve also consulted a host of locals who are all experts in their respective fields and guides in their own right. Wanna find the best places to eat, whether you’re pinching pennies or making it rain? Allow our food aficionados to tempt your taste buds with restaurants to suit any budget. Looking for sound advice on locavore

8

WHAT’S GOOD

WG-dummy19.indd 8

2019-20

8/30/19 1:17 PM


COMEDY 5 NIGHTS

A WEEK

options for your next Spotify playlist? Our music man will tune you in to the Vermont bands you need to listen to and see live. Need to own those bands’ records? Our shopping sherpas will lead to you to all manner of retail options, from home goods and clothes to music, books and more. If that all sounds kinda pricey, fret not. We’ve loaded this book with coupons from scores of local businesses — because Burlington is many things, but unfortunately cheap is rarely one of them. Of course, there’s more to life than spending money. So we’ve offered up ways to get involved with and learn more about your community. We’ll catch you up on local lingo, tell you about awesome art and introduce you to cool folks to follow on social media. We’ll also hip you to getting out on the lake, up in the mountains and in the right direction for some

offbeat destinations worth a daytrip. What’s Good is intended as an indispensable resource highlighting the very best of what Burlington and its surrounds have to offer. But here’s something it’s not meant to be: comprehensive. So stay up on local news, food, arts and culture with our sister publication, Seven Days: Pick it up every Wednesday in print, or read it daily online at sevendaysvt.com. Foodies should devour our annual dining guide, 7 Nights. And parents would do well to peruse our monthly familyfriendly magazine, Kids VT. If something is included in these painstakingly curated pages, consider that our endorsement. Just understand that there is much more to discover. And really, whether it’s to birding or stargazing or a new city, that’s the point of any guide: to help you find what moves you.

STANDUP IMPROV SKETCH COMEDY IMPROV SHOWS FREE W/ STUDENT ID!

ORDER YOUR TICKETS TODAY! (802) 859-0100 | WWW.VTCOMEDY.COM 101 main street, BurlingtoN

WG-dummy19.indd 9

8/30/19 1:17 PM


1

2

3

What's t

4

5

6

7

8

9

14

15

16

17

18

19

24

25

26

27

28

29

VERMONT IS WEIRD.

That’s generally a good thing, but when you’re new to town it can sometimes make life confusing. To help you get acclimated, we’ve compiled this handy glossary of Vermonty things, written in one of the state’s primary dialects: snark. 1. Andy A_Dog Williams Skatepark: A wonderful spot to watch skateboarders trip over toddlers on scooters.

4. Brewery: A magical place where water is miraculously turned into an IPA. 5. Burlington bike path: Eight miles of pavement where cyclists can narrowly avoid dogs and pedestrians instead of cars, for a change. 6. Burlington Earth Clock: A circle of stones near Oakledge Park that also serves as a compass, calendar and backdrop for Instagram photos.

2. Ben & Jerry’s: What people think of when you say you live in Vermont.

7. Camel’s Hump: A 4,085-foot peak that is the best place to take in Vermont’s beauty without having your view impeded by Vermont’s beauty.

3. Biking: A common form of transportation that increases cardiovascular fitness and resentment toward drivers.

8. Cannabis: A medicinal and recreational plant that turns some people into felons and others into entrepreneurs.

10 WHAT’S GOOD

WG-dummy19.indd 10

9. CBD: Cannabidiol, aka weed for people who hate getting high. If there’s a product sold in Vermont, there’s a CBD-enhanced version also available.

13. Covered bridges: Historic structures that today are mostly used by semitruck drivers looking for a quick and messy way to measure the height of their rigs.

10. Champ: A dinosaurlike lake monster that was probably just your average fish until it swam through a toxic algae bloom.

14. Creemee: This is just softserve ice cream. You didn’t hear it from us.

11. Cheese: A valuable calcium source that can be obtained for free at most art openings. Taste as many kinds as you can — even if they smell a little off. 12. Church Street Marketplace: A great place for shopping and being asked to sign petitions.

15. DJ: One of the most common professions in Vermont.

1 H t t y

1 o i g

2 e

16. Farm-to-table: Food that is served directly off the dinner table in an effort to cut down on the number of dirty dishes. 17. Flatlander: A derogatory term for anyone who isn’t a fifth-generation, purebred, certified-organic, grass-fed Vermonter.

2019-20

8/30/19 1:25 PM

2 c V

2 w s

2 t a


s the Word?

AN UNSERIOUS GLOSSARY OF LOCAL LEXICON BY BRYAN PARMELEE

9

10

11

12

13

19

20

21

22

23

29

30

31

32

33

18. Flying monkeys: Horrifying sculptures atop the building at 1 Main Street that come to life as soon as you take your eyes off them. 19. Golden dome: A shield on top of the Statehouse in Montpelier that prevents good ideas from getting in. 20. Hiking: A more exhausting form of walking. 21. Maple syrup: The most common blood type in Vermont. 22. Moose: A majestic woodland creature you should avoid at all costs. 23. Mud season: The season that occurs between winter and next winter.

24. Nudity: It’s legal to be naked in public in Vermont, but not to get naked in public in Vermont. This bizarre law provides middleaged men the opportunity to ruin your otherwise perfect stroll around town. 25. Phish: A guitar solo that began at the University of Vermont more than 30 years ago. 26. Remote Worker Grant Program: An effort to convince young professionals to relocate to Vermont through the timehonored tradition of bribery. 27. Skiing: A heavily prescribed antidepressant for people who refuse to admit that winter sucks.

28. Snowboarding: Sort of like skiing, if you replace the poles with PBRs. 29. Standup paddleboarding: A cross between surfing, canoeing and just standing there doing nothing. 30. Sunsets: Watch one of these over Lake Champlain, and you’ll instantly feel like you made the right choice moving to Vermont. 31. Whale Tails: Jim Sardonis’ iconic sculpture, visible between Exits 12 and 13 of Interstate 89, serves as a cautionary tale about the dangers of diving into the shallow end of the pool.

32. Winooski traffic circle: The best place in the state to practice left turns and catch the occasional music festival. 33. World’s Tallest Filing Cabinet: Constructed in 2002 by artist Bren Alvarez, this 38-foot-tall sculpture is a popular offbeat tourist destination and a blatant attempt to recruit giants for entry-level office jobs. Bryan Parmelee is Seven Days’ digital production specialist and investigative humorist. He hosts the web video series "Seriously," an offbeat take on local news, and writes the online satire column the Parmelee Post. Both appear at sevendaysvt.com. 11

WG-dummy19.indd 11

8/30/19 1:25 PM


Sense and Sensimilla CANNABIS IS LEGAL IN VERMONT — WITH SOME RESTRICTIONS

BY SASHA GOLDSTEIN

On July 1, 2018, Vermont legalized recreational cannabis and thus embarked on its Great Weed Legalization Experiment. So far, the reviews have been mixed. Some folks, of course, think cannabis should have remained verboten. Others worry that the current law, which allows adults 21 and older to possess and grow their own weed but not sell or purchase it, is only feeding an illicit market for pot. Yet another contingent fears the state is missing an opportunity to cash in on regulation and taxation. At the close of the legislative session in 2019, lawmakers were on the cusp of creating a retail cannabis system but failed to get it to a vote. That doesn’t mean the bill is dead: Lawmakers will likely take up the issue again in 2020. Until then, you’ve gotta abide by the laws currently in place. Here’s the CliffsNotes version: You can carry up to one ounce while out and about, and grow two mature and four immature cannabis plants at home at a time. The plant limit is per household, so work that out with your roommates. Confused yet? Read on for some examples of things you shouldn’t do with that weed. And to stay on top of all things cannabis, check out Cannabeat at sevendaysvt.com.

12

WHAT’S GOOD

WG-dummy19.indd 12

THE GIFT THAT KEEPS ON GIVING? There’s a quirk in Vermont’s cannabis law: While you can’t buy or sell pot, it’s perfectly legal to give it away. Upon legalization, businesses started popping up that seemed, well, kinda sketchy. For example, for a “delivery” fee of, say, $50, someone would drive to your house and drop off a “free” bag of marijuana. Pretty sweet, right? Not exactly. Vermont Attorney General T.J. Donovan quickly nipped that practice in the bud, making clear such a transaction would be considered a sale — and therefore illegal — under state law. Sorry, canna-preneurs!

DON’T BOGART THE BUD, BUD This one should be obvious, but alas, some things bear stating loud and clear: Don’t take stuff that doesn’t belong to you! Mark Krawczyk woke up one day in September 2018, right around harvest time, to find that some canna-thieves had stripped two bud-heavy plants that he’d tended for months. “We put a lot of care and energy into the plants,” Krawczyk said at the time. “It’s a bummer.” The grower and his wife reported the theft to Vermont State Police, which must have felt strange, given that weed had been illegal just months earlier. But, indeed, officials looked into the matter. According to spokesperson Adam Silverman, “Generally speaking, the Vermont State Police would investigate any reported theft of legal property.”

2019-20

8/30/19 1:18 PM

A

N V e n d h S f

e b r D a d G i w a b

f

a o s

G e s s n c


FILE ILLUSTRATIONS: LUKE EASTMAN

A TOUGH SELL

UP IN SMOKE

No one is naïve enough to think Vermont’s legalization law put an end to illicit trade in cannabis. But no one has been as blatant as the dude who allegedly dealt out of a head shop on Burlington’s Church Street Marketplace … directly across from city hall. Federal, state and local law enforcement officers raided the business in January 2019 after receiving several complaints that Derek Spilman was selling weed and edibles — which he reportedly displayed in a pizza box — out of Good Times Gallery. Among the informants was the mom of a minor who reportedly got sick after eating a bag of weed-laced gummies bought at the shop. Spilman pleaded guilty to federal charges related to the raid. Advocates and other officials argued at the time that the bust only underlined the need for the state to legalize sales. “They’re going to close down Good Times, and then somebody else will pop up. It’s whack-a-mole,” said Tim Fair, an attorney who specializes in cannabis law. “So why not have regulation to be able to control this?”

The sun is shining, the birds are chirping and you’ve got a bowl of bud in hand. But think twice before you flick your Bic. Vermont’s legalization law specifically forbids the public consumption of cannabis. That means no toking in parks, on city streets or in bars — it’s even more restrictive than most cigarette smoking bans. Forty-two people found that out the hard way during the first 10 months the law was in effect, a Seven Days analysis found. Those public pot smokers each earned a ticket, which carries a $100 fine. It’s an issue that could arise often, especially if Vermont legalizes sales. Where would tourists smoke? What about a medical marijuana patient who was far from home but felt the need to medicate to stave off a panic attack? That was the case for Nadav Mille, who was ticketed in February 2019. “Can you think of any other patient taking any other medication that would be subject to this type of potential criminal liability, civil liability — liability, period — just for trying to take his medication?” said Fair, the cannabis attorney. “It just makes absolutely no sense.”

WG-dummy19.indd 13

8/30/19 1:18 PM Untitled-20 1

8/23/19 5:53 PM


You. College. NEFCU. Online & Mobile Banking 24/7 External Funds Transfer & Popmoney® Quick Balance & Smart Watch Banking Apple Pay®, Samsung Pay®, & Google Pay™ Low rate NEFCU VISA® Explorer Card Remote Deposit Capture

FOLLOW US

· · · · · ·

To open an account or to set up any of the services, visit nefcu.com, call 800.400.8790, or stop by a branch.

FEDERALLY INSURED BY NCUA

N A E B O I D A R

S FFLE A W EN & K C I CH NCE A M O R SSO E R ESP

TONK Y K N HO BRUNCH T AR

DISCO

DANCING

E ANC

I

AMB

PATIO

RY

POET

VINTAGE

KALE

JAZZ

COCKTAILS

LAMPS

DINNER

LIGHT CLUB LAMP SHOP

8-12 North Winooski Avenue

A cultural institution of Burlington, Vermont for 18 years. 14 WHAT’S GOOD

WG-dummy19.indd 14

2019-20

8/30/19 3:12 PM


LUKE AWTRY

AGE: 37 OCCUPATION: Burlington city councilor (D/P-Ward 7), family outreach coordinator and Parent University manager for the Burlington School District LIVES IN: Burlington Ali Dieng knows better than most the challenges of trying to find one’s place in a new city. A native of Mauritania who FIELD grew up in Senegal, Dieng E ID U G arrived in Burlington in August 2008 with nothing more than a suitcase in hand. In June 2017, he won a special election to represent Ward 7 on the Burlington City Council. Not bad for a man who, having lived in much bigger cities, admits he was underwhelmed the first time he saw the Queen City. Burlington, he says, “felt like a village.” Dieng met his now-wife, Angela Smith-Dieng, an Adirondacks native, while she was in the Peace Corps in West Africa; she attended the School for International Training in Brattleboro, which brought them to Vermont. Dieng speaks six languages, so he’s an adept communicator. Through his job at Parent University, a program within the Burlington School District, he helps parents, many of whom are New Americans, to get involved in

Y T I N U M COM

their children’s education. And, to get elected to city council, Dieng spent months talking to residents of Burlington’s New North End. The Democrat/Progressive earned more than twice the votes of his nearest competitor, becoming the only nonwhite member of city council — and just the second New American ever to serve on the legislative body. “The people of Ward 7 gave me a huge opportunity that I will never forget,” Dieng says. “People say that it’s Burlington’s most conservative ward. But the most conservative ward elected a New American who is Muslim and black. I think that says a lot.”

Advice for getting involved in local politics:

The first thing is, make sure you like it here and you want to call this place home. And then, whoever you are or whatever your background is, try to get to know the community and the wonderful people who live in this city. Read the local news, like Seven Days, and go to the Neighborhood Planning Assemblies. That’s how you get connected.

Local nonprofits he supports or assists:

One is the Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity, which serves asylees and refugees. They do good work, and I’m a board member there. Rights

& Democracy is also a great organization that helps people understand local issues. They can help you get involved and get [activist] training. And the Vermont Council on World Affairs is a great organization to learn about the work that Vermonters are doing outside the state.

Ways to stay active in Burlington:

Mainly, I play a lot of soccer. There are several leagues I play in, such as the Elite 8 Soccer League. I also play in a lot of pickup games on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the South End. On Saturdays, we play in Calahan Park, and on Sundays in Oakledge Park.

Favorite local eateries for refueling:

In the New North End, we have two beautiful places: Maya’s Kitchen & Bar is so, so good! I also like La Boca Wood Fired Pizzeria. And I like Leunig’s Bistro & Café downtown, especially when family and friends come to visit me from out of town.

Essential Vermont field items:

One that’s really essential that I leave in my car all the time is a rain jacket. That’s always helpful. And it doesn’t matter what I do — my hands are always cold. I don’t know why. So I recommend a good pair of gloves. KEN PICARD

15

WG-dummy19.indd 15

8/30/19 1:19 PM


Neighborhood

Watch

BURLINGTON CIVIC LIFE, FROM POLITICS TO PARKING TICKETS BY KATIE JICKLING When you think Burlington politics, you probably think “lefties.” You wouldn’t be far off. The city is, after all, the birthplace of Vermont’s Progressive Party — to the left of the Democrats — and it’s the home of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.). Donald Trump won a mere 11.7 percent of the vote here in the 2016 presidential election. Burlingtonians participate in their local politics and community affairs with gusto. There’s nothing Queen

City residents like more than a good protest, and they hold a lot of them. They turn out en masse to city council meetings. They also embrace grassroots gettogethers: door-knocking, organizing and neighborhood meetings. Want to get involved? Here’s an FAQ that'll help you learn about local politics, city life and civic engagement. Turn to page 25 for a list of community centers where you can find even more resources.

MATTHEW THORSEN

I O s t

w w a t C O a

How does city government work here? Let’s look at it by the numbers: 400 city government employees are overseen by 1 mayor. That’s currently Mayor Miro Weinberger, a Democrat, first elected in 2012. 12 city councilors are elected to represent the city’s various neighborhoods: 1 for each of the 8 “wards,” and 4 elected to represent “districts,” which include 2 wards apiece. Most elected officials run with one of 3 majorparty labels — Democrat, Progressive or Republican, though the latter appears to be an increasingly endangered species in Burlington.

E t b c

l 2 o t P

What do I need to know about Mayor Miro? • He’s currently serving his third three-year term, and his only previous public service in the city was a stint on the airport commission.

C h

• He’s stabilized city finances and overseen a significant jump in the city’s credit rating.

Mayor Miro Weinberger 16 WHAT’S GOOD

WG-dummy19.indd 16

• He plays catcher in a local adult baseball league with former Red Sox pitcher Bill “Spaceman” Lee.

W V l c t

• He’s become known as “the development mayor” due to his background in real estate and some major city projects during his tenure, including the current $5.8 million redesign of City Hall Park and support for the construction of a $225 million "tall mall" project. Speaking of...

a i a c g b

2019-20

8/30/19 10:59 AM


What’s going on with the giant hole in the ground downtown? Great question! We wonder that ourselves. Developer Don Sinex tore down a decrepit downtown mall and was supposed to replace it with two mixeduse towers of shops, office space and apartments that, at 14 stories, would have been the tallest buildings in Vermont. The city and voters approved zoning changes that allowed the project to move ahead in 2016, but it has been beset by delays. Now its new majority owner, Brookfield Asset Management, is planning a redesign. Maybe we’ll know more next year? The site of Burlington's former downtown mall FILE: JAMES BUCK

What exactly is Town Meeting Day? Vermonters vote in the November general election like everybody else, but they make their town- and city-level decisions on Town Meeting Day, which is the first Tuesday in March. In many small towns, residents still gather in a school gym or town hall to debate and vote on issues such as whether to buy a new fire truck or approve a bond for a construction project. In bigger cities like Burlington and Winooski, residents simply go to the polls to elect city officials and decide local budgets. Either way, don’t miss the polling place bake sale!

FILE: MARC NADEL

I hear so much about Bernie. Where is he? On the presidential campaign trail, most likely. The self-proclaimed democratic socialist is seldom in town, though he’s an icon here. And his legacy is still going strong. Sanders was Burlington’s mayor from 1981 to 1989 — he won his first election by a mere 10 votes — and he had a hand in creating institutions that are still serving the city, including its Community and Economic Development Office, Neighborhood Planning Assemblies, and the Champlain Housing Trust. Sanders lives in Burlington’s New North End, though since he was first elected to Congress in 1991, he’s split his time between the Queen City and the nation’s capitol. He led a surprisingly impactful long-shot campaign for president in 2016, spurred on by average donations of $27, and now he’s at it again, claiming to be America’s best chance of unseating President Trump. If you’re lucky, you’ll run into him on Church Street on one of his rare trips home.

F 17

WG-dummy19.indd 17

8/30/19 10:59 AM


f

W “ c B i

VERMONT ’S INDEPEND ENT

VOICE JULY 3-10, 2019 VOL.24 NO.41 SEVENDAY SVT.COM

H C t S n

Hey man, get a haircut

MYSTERY

A heroic high

106 MAIN STREET | BURLINGTON | MENSROOMVT.COM | 864.2088

V E R M O NT ’ S IND E P E ND E NT V O IC E AUGUST 7-14, 2019 VOL.24 NO.46 SEVENDAYSVT.COM

2 GREAT SALONS. 2 LOCATIONS.

The

LET Can

a e s o

W m P c c B

o d w w

W T f e y

A new beauty experience awaits

109 WINOOSKI FALLS WAY | WINOOSKI | SALONSALONWINOOSKI.COM | 654.7400

WG1t-mensroom19.indd 1 WG-dummy19.indd 18

8/12/19 3:34 PM 8/30/19 11:00 AM


19 3:34 PM

f

Why is Burlington called the Queen City? “Queen City” is a common nickname for the largest city that’s not the state capital. At population 42,000, Burlington is more like a town — but for most Vermonters, it’s a metropolis. We mean, there are traffic lights! How do I know what’s going on around town? Call us biased, but one of the best ways to get the news is to read our weekly sister publication, Seven Days — Vermont’s free, independently owned newspaper. Also look for 7D reporters guestappearing on other local HOUSE CALLS broadcast media outlets, including WCAX-TV, Vermont Public Radio and WDEV-FM. Turn to page 20 for some locals to follow on Instagram. You can also subscribe to Front Porch Forum, an online place for neighbors to connect. People post a bit about everything, including free stuff, unsolicited advice MYSTERY MUSIC A BETTER TOMORROW KNOW HOW SACREDTOYOU WORD and lost pets. Once, PICKS’EM! someone reported a runaway vacuum cleaner. Beware! Vermont’s last traveling druggist

VERMONT ’S INDEPEND ENT

VOICE JULY 3-10, 2019 VOL.24 NO.41 SEVENDAY SVT.COM

PAGE 30

A heroic high school

PAGE 32

rock band

Letters to the future

PAGE 34

address climate

Saving the Abenaki

PAGE 36

VERMONT’S INDEPENDENT VOICE JUNE 19-26, 2019 VOL.24 NO.39 SEVENDAYSVT.COM

language Vote for the Daysies at sevendaysvt.com

How should I get involved? Start by attending a Neighborhood Planning Assembly meeting. They’re an institution unique to the Queen City, developed under former mayor Sanders. One evening a month, neighbors come together to hear from elected representatives, weigh in on local policy and, sometimes, share a meal. Find more info on these and other city gatherings at burlingtonvt.gov. Where do I complain about a parking ticket? I got to my car one minute too late! Parking cops take their jobs very seriously here. You can call the Department of Public Works or lodge a complaint with the police department. But good luck. Believe us, we’ve tried. In the future, avoid a ticket by parking in a cityowned garage; the first two hours are free! You can also download the Parkmobile app (parkburlington.com), which helps you find a spot and sends you a 15-minute warning before your meter expires. What about the pothole near my driveway? Try out SeeClickFix, an app for noting anything from graffiti to potholes to fallen tree branches. City employees will see your complaint, respond to it and let you know they’ve followed up. Happy reporting!

For entrepreneur

MATT

BENEDETTO, necessity is the mother of reinvention

CBUTCH A S UAND AL NEIGHBORHOOD

KITCHEN WITH SOMETHING

FORBABES EVERYONE. W E E K L Y 3V SPECIALS SUNDAYS

BY DAN BOLLES, PAGE 32

$3 FOR ANY DOG + $4 ZERO GRAVITY DRAFT MONDAYS

FAST FOOD FAVORITES + $2 NARAGANSETT DRAFTS WEDNESDAY

WONDER WOMAN WEDNESDAYS + $5 COCKTAIL come see what our in-house wonder woman has whipped up for the evening THURSDAY

NOODLE NIGHT! house made noodles once a week! FRIDAYS

‘FRY – day’

celebrate the work week’s end with fried delights

*PLEASE NOTE – availability of specials is limited

258 NORTH WINOOSKI AVE • OLD NORTH END 1/2 Mile from Downtown Burlington DINNER 6 days a week! CLOSED TUESDAYS Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 5pm-9pm Friday-Saturday 5pm-10pm

802.495.0716 • BUTCHANDBABES.COM WG-dummy19.indd 19

8/30/19 11:05 AM


Candid Cameras

SEVEN OF OUR FAVORITE LOCAL INSTAGRAMMERS

BY ANDREA SUOZZO

@uvmdairyclub NAME: The University of Vermont Dairy Club TOWN: Burlington FAVE FILTER: #nofilter, but they fix shadows because barn lighting isn’t great FAVE BURLINGTON-AREA SPOT: The UVM Dairy Barn (It’s a public farm, so visitors are welcome!)

@happy_vermont NAME: Erica Houskeeper TOWN: Burlington FAVE FILTER: Juno FAVE BURLINGTON-AREA SPOTS: Zabby & Elf’s Stone Soup; Pizzeria Verità; and Dedalus Wine Shop, Market & Wine Bar

@wafflenugget NAME: Wafflenugget the Bernese mountain dog (and owner Kate Speer) TOWN: Norwich FAVE FILTER: Juno (It’s named after an IG founder’s Bernese mountain dog.) FAVE BURLINGTON-AREA SPOTS: Camel’s Hump; Mount Mansfield

20 WHAT’S GOOD

WG-dummy19.indd 20

Vermont is a pretty place — except during mud season — and Vermonters are a creative bunch. The state’s robust Instagram community captures it all. If you’re looking for foodie inspiration, cute animals, colorful art or nature shots, look no further than these seven local accounts. (And hey, don’t forget to follow Seven Days at @sevendaysvt, too!)

UVM Dairy Club students snap these photos — of sunsets from the school’s dairy barn, club field trips and, of course, cows. “We want to share pictures of agriculture with people who might not necessarily have connections to it,” says Lauren Spendley, a 2019 grad who helped start the account. In summer, the Cooperative for Real Education in Agricultural Management team takes over, posting photos of CREAM students showing cows at fairs around the state.

Vivid photos of foliage, snow-topped mountains, tumbledown barns and church spires fill Erica Houskeeper’s Insta feed. Through her blog, Happy Vermont, and her previous work with the tourism department, she’s covered most of the state. Houskeeper reveals that finding the perfect Vermonty shot is often just serendipity: “I’ll just drive, see a dirt road and say, ‘Oh, I’ll just see what’s up here.’ And sometimes I’ll get really lucky.”

Wafflenugget is a “majestic derp,” says Speer — albeit one with more than 141,000 followers. While silly and playful, she’s a trained psychiatric service dog who’s been attuned to her owner’s emotions since she was a puppy. Waffle can recognize and respond to Speer’s anxiety and PTSD symptoms even before Speer herself does. “Waffle is the best teacher anyone could have,” says Speer. “She just reminds me to look around.”

2019-20

8/30/19 11:07 AM


@willkasso NAME: Will “Kasso” Condry TOWN: Brandon FAVE FILTER: Lo-Fi or black-and-white, but only sometimes FAVE BURLINGTON-AREA SPOTS: Earth Prime Comics; his mural near Vermont Art Supply

@dariabishop NAME: Daria Bishop TOWN: Burlington FAVE FILTER: Lux, but dialed way

down

FAVE BURLINGTON-AREA SPOT: the Hill Section

@kylewithcamera NAME: Kyle Tansley TOWN: Burlington FAVE FILTER: #nofilter, but post-processing in Lightroom FAVE BURLINGTON-AREA SPOT: Ethan Allen Homestead

@seasonsinvermont NAME: Lisa Cassell-Arms TOWN: Shelburne FAVE FILTER: #nofilter, but post-processing in Lightroom FAVE BURLINGTON-AREA SPOTS: Shelburne Farms; Honey Road

You’ll find this street artist’s colorful murals around Addison County and beyond: at Middlebury College, on the walls of the tiny Ripton Elementary School, on the garage door at his house. And, of course, on Instagram. For Condry, the platform is a way to share what he’s working on and meet others in the arts community. “Instagram is like a university of artists,” he says. “You find this whole network of people you wouldn’t have found otherwise.”

Bishop is a professional photographer who uses Instagram as her “iPhone journal.” Neighborhood friends, Yeti the poodle and Lucky the cat make frequent appearances on her feed, which captures the pops of color and unexpected details — like a heartshaped rock or a colorful bed of flowers — that she spots in the course of everyday life. “There are little bits of beauty everywhere you look in this city,” she says.

Tansley’s nature shots will bring you right up close with birds — and occasionally other wildlife, too. Scroll through his feed, and you’ll find bald eagles in mid-swoop, bright yellow warblers and his personal favorite, the cedar waxwing (pictured). “They’re super cute,” he says of the last. “The sound that they make is adorable.” A veteran photographer, he only turned his lens to the sky in 2017: “I started focusing on birds because they’re everywhere.”

Cassell-Arms is a professional recipe developer and photographer, and she shares shots that are truly droolworthy. Most are of her own locavore creations, including meals cooked with homegrown herbs and, in winter, slow-braised Vermont meats. “There are so many interesting people doing interesting things in Vermont,” she says. “I see my feed as a kind of love letter to my home state.”

21

WG-dummy19.indd 21

8/30/19 11:07 AM


See for Yourself

A PLAYLIST FOR ANYONE FEELING STUCK IN VERMONT What does Vermont look like from the basket of a hot air balloon? From the passenger seat of a race car at Thunder Road? From the frozen surface of Lake Memphremagog? Eva Sollberger knows. Seven Days’ senior multimedia producer has spent the past 12 years documenting every corner of the Green Mountain State for her weekly video series “Stuck in Vermont.” She knows what it’s like to feel stuck here, too: When she was 7, her family moved from bustling Manhattan to sleepy Johnson, Vt., and she never felt quite at home. “As a teenager, I was more of an awkward alternative-music listener,” Eva explained in her series’ 300th episode. “I didn’t fit

BY CAROLYN FOX & EVA SOLLBERGER

in, wore a lot of black. I was, like, the second person in my high school to ever do that.” After attending college in Massachusetts and living in California for a decade, she returned to the state and decided to embrace her surroundings — by filming them. Since 2007, she’s been meeting Vermonters and finding out what it is that makes the state special. Today, her show is nearing its 600th-episode mark. Watch it weekly at sevendaysvt.com. Start with the episodes below, which serve as a fun introduction to the various Vermonters who live here.

A_DOG DAY A_Dog Day is a celebration of skateboarding, art and music inspired by DJ Andy “A_Dog” Williams, a fixture in Burlington until he died of leukemia in 2013. His friends formed a nonprofit to provide arts education to underserved youth, campaign for bone marrow donors and throw an annual community party to keep A_Dog’s legacy alive. EPISODE 502

Eva Sollberger

DIWALI NIGHT Diwali Night is held every year on the University of Vermont campus to celebrate the Hindu festival of light. Organized by the university’s Indian Student Association, it showcases the culture’s emphasis on “victory over darkness and good over evil” through songs, recitations, Bollywood dancing and a delicious Indian feast. EPISODE 511

MARCH FOR OUR LIVES

22 WHAT’S GOOD

WG-dummy19.indd 22

MATTHEW THORSEN

At more than 800 protests around the world in March 2018, hundreds of thousands of people gathered to support survivors of gun violence and advocate for gun reform. That included about 2,500 people at the Vermont Statehouse in Montpelier. Eva spoke to the college students who organized the rally, interviewed people with creative signs and listened to young speakers who shared personal experiences with gun violence. EPISODE 526 2019-20

8/30/19 11:15 AM


SPECTRUM’S DETAIL WORKS Spectrum Youth & Family Services runs Detail Works, a local car-detailing shop that employs teens and young adults as a way to help them learn the skills necessary to become successful members of the community. Eva spent an afternoon in 2018 getting cars squeaky-clean and learning how this job has affected one employee’s life. EPISODE 549

ST. ALBANS TRACTOR PARADE Dozens of tractors and trucks decorated with holiday lights converged on a chilly December night in 2018 for this fifth annual parade. Eva hitched a ride with local dairy farmers on a hay trailer pulled by a John Deere tractor, and crowds of onlookers braved the cold to show their support for the farmers who make this state so great. EPISODE 558

DEER HUNTING OPENING WEEKEND Vermont’s deer rifle season runs for a limited time in late November. For her first hunting trip, Eva joined the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department’s Tom Rogers in Stowe Hollow on the season’s opening weekend in 2013. Then she hit up the Fly Rod Shop and the Jericho General Store to hear what hunters love about this Vermont tradition. EPISODE 330

BURLINGTON MURAL WALL In 2018, Vermont artist Jess Graham methodically covered a downtown Burlington wall with a colorful 206-by-16foot outdoor mural. Outdoor Gear Exchange commissioned the Cherry Street project, which depicts open-air activities during all four seasons. After Graham blocked out the design, more than 40 volunteers showed up to help paint it. EPISODE 546

Y T I L QUA RE, A C R CA D E R E V I L E D H T I W ! T C E RESP r u o t u o Check e h t n i s coupon his t f o k c a b ! e n i z a mag

WG-dummy19.indd 23

girlingtongarage.com (802) 660-0055

8/30/19 7:02 PM WG2VH-girlington19.indd 1

8/30/19 7:02 PM




All the lines you love‌

 

Change services to :

La Mer By Terry Natura BissÊ Tata Harper Bobbi Brown Trish McEvoy Laura Mercier Kiehl’s Since 1851

(I think Dermaplanning has one too many “n�s) in the ad that you sent me. can we add spray tanning?

DAY SPA SERVICES: Facials and Hydrafacials, Lash Tinting, Lash Lifts, Brows, Lash Extensions, Waxing, Dermaplaning, Spray Tanning

— Over 100 National Lines —

Corner of Main & Battery, Burlington 802.861.7500 BURLINGTON

•

COLCHESTER

•

SHELBURNE

DanformShoesVT.com

•

www.mirrormirrorvt.com Mon-Wed 10-6pm, Thu-Sat 10-7pm, Sun 12-5pm

ST ALBANS *Selection varies by store.

LET GMT GET YOU THERE WG4t-mirrormirror18.indd 1

Untitled-48 1

8/17/18 9:59 AM

8/7/19 12:21 PM

UVM, CHAMPLAIN, AND ST. MICHAEL’S STUDENTS RIDE GMT’S TRANSIT SYSTEM FREE WITH A VALID SCHOOL ID

BASICS PLAN YOUR TRIP Use planning resources provided on the GMT website RideGMT.com CHECK THE SIGN The destination sign on the front of the bus should display the route color and destination. SHOW AND SWIPE YOUR ID* Just show the driver your ID and swipe it through the farebox. *When transferring to another bus, ask driver for a transfer pass rather than swiping your ID again.

Green Mountain Transit

24 WHAT’S GOOD Untitled-12 1

WG-dummy19.indd 24

ON A BIKE?

RESOURCES

TAKE IT WITH YOU! All GMT buses are equipped with easy-to-use bike racks on a first come, first serve basis at no extra charge. Just place bike tires in the frame and put the load clamp over your front tire. Done!

TRANSIT APP Use the Transit app to see real-time GMT data including travel, arrival times, and departure times. Scan the QR code to download the Transit app.

Folding bicycles are permitted aboard buses, out of the aisle or under the seat. Please fold your bike before boarding and don’t block the aisle or doors.

RESOURCE WEBSITE Scan this QR code to access information about getting around the Greater Burlington area using GMT bus routes!

FIND COMPLETE ROUTE AND SCHEDULE INFO AT: RIDEGMT.COM

2019-20 8/16/19 4:42 PM

8/30/19 11:16 AM

G

A

B T g Q i


1 FLETCHER FREE LIBRARY

235 College St., Burlington, fletcherfree.org

A GUIDE TO COMMUNITY CENTERS IN BURLINGTON

FILE: JAMES BUCK

Gather Round

Burlington’s Fletcher Free Library has been lending out books since 1873 — but its current collection goes far beyond the written word. Today, it also circulates ebooks, museum passes, gardening tools, cake pans, a portable air compressor and a ukulele. (Yes, you read that right.) The library's meeting rooms can be reserved for public events, such as playgroups, language classes, craft nights and movie screenings. Do yourself a favor and get a library card. It’s free if you live or work in Burlington.

BY KATIE JICKLING

Burlington’s community centers are as unique as the neighborhoods they serve. These social hubs offer a wide range of activities: kids’ art classes, meet-ups for seniors, group meals, even niche sports. But most importantly, they’re gathering places where Queen City residents of all backgrounds can commune with their neighbors and get involved at a hyper-local level.

WHAT’S GOOD FOR…

NEIGHBORLY CONNECTIONS

8 9:59 AM

2

GREATER BURLINGTON YMCA 266 College St., Burlington, gbymca.org

4

NORTH END STUDIOS

294 N. Winooski Ave., Suite 11A, Burlington, northendstudios.org For 27 years, this vibrant cultural hub has offered everything from martial arts classes to writing workshops, ethnic dinners to local theater. It’s a hot spot for Burlington’s dance community — take a class in swing, salsa, twerking or even pole dancing. North End Studios is slowly moving to Winooski’s O’Brien Community Center, but it will offer programming at both sites until 2022.

6

20 Allen St., Burlington, enjoyburlington.com

The Queen City’s downtown gym and fitness center is in the process of constructing a new, roomier building at 298 College Street — ETA early 2020. Though the old space is a bit cramped, it’s still the go-to place for swimming laps, workout classes and summer camps. Parents can take advantage of two hours of free childcare.

3

OLD NORTH END COMMUNITY CENTER

PEACE & JUSTICE CENTER

60 Lake St., Suite 1C, Burlington, pjcvt.org The Peace & Justice Center has been a nerve center for activism and social justice work in Burlington for nearly four decades. These days, the nonprofit hosts meetings for communities of all kinds, including racial and social justice organizations, environmental advocates, and LGBTQ+ groups. Check out the fair trade goods in its Peace & Justice Store on the waterfront.

255 S. Champlain St., Burlington, pridecentervt.org Founded in 1999, the Pride Center offers comprehensive support, health services and activities for Burlington’s LGBTQ+ community. At its inconspicuous BTV offices, you’ll find discussion groups, classes, social meet-ups and a lending library. Out and about? The organization also hosts nightlife happenings around the city and maintains an online calendar of regional events.

A gathering spot for New American groups in Burlington’s most diverse neighborhood, the former St. Joseph School is home to the Vermont Hindu Temple, the Janet S. Munt Family Room, a teen center and a kids’ theater company. And let's not forget the Wards 2 and 3 Neighborhood Planning Assembly, held on the second Thursday of every month.

5

PRIDE CENTER OF VERMONT

7

ROBERT MILLER COMMUNITY AND RECREATION CENTER 130 Gosse Ct., Burlington, enjoyburlington.com

In the heart of the residential New North End, the Miller Center is surrounded by athletic fields for pickup soccer, Little League games and walks with your dog. Groups can reserve activity rooms. For the athletically inclined, Burlington Parks, Recreation & Waterfront hosts camps and classes here, including for line-dancing. 25

WG-dummy19.indd 25

8/30/19 11:16 AM


Po p e Quution W i t h C o nfi d e n c e.

M o d e r n H a l o D i a m o n d E n ga g e m e n t R i n g

3 . 2 Ca ra t O l d Eu r o p e a n Cu t D i a m o n d E n ga g e m e n t R i n g i n P l a t i nu m

C l a s s i c 4 Pr o n g D i a m o n d R i n g Wi t h B a g u e t te D i a m o n d s

Burlington, VT • WIlliston, VT • Lebanon, NH (802)660-3505 · www.GardenersSupplyStore.com

WhatsGood18_7D.indd 1

1 1 2 C hu r c h S t. , B u r l i n g to n | 8 0 2 . 8 6 2 . 1 0 4 2 | l i p p a s. co m

5/29/19 3:05 PM

Untitled-66 1

Untitled-8 1

8/14/19 12:56 PM

8/21/19 3:01 PM

we carry all of your favorite brands!

frye, sorel, kork-ease, dansko birkenstock, sofft, hunter, ariat pajar, ugg, superga, teva, merrell, & many more!

|38 church street burlington, VT| |802.862.5126 | www.dearlucy.com| 26 WHAT’S GOOD WG2h-dearlucy19 1

WG-dummy19.indd 26

2019-20 8/14/19 12:42 PM

8/30/19 11:16 AM


LUKE AWTRY

G N I P P O SH

AGE: 40 OCCUPATION: Drummer, woodworker and owner of Pleasant Ranch LIVES IN: Burlington Steve Hadeka is a rock star — in the local music scene and among Vermont craftspeople. The Castleton native splits his time between jigs and FIELD gigs: During the day, he GUIDE crafts one-of-a-kind wood furniture, kitchenware and home décor under his Pleasant Ranch brand. But after hours and on weekends, Hadeka lays down sick backbeats for some of the state’s most talented musical acts, including Lowell Thompson, the Seth Yacovone Band, Tammy Fletcher and the Grippo Funk Band. He’s also opened for such talents as Ray Charles, B.B. King, Trey Anastasio and the Derek Trucks Band. Like much of the native wood he uses in his craft, Hadeka remains firmly rooted in the Green Mountain State. For his latest project, a line of midcentury modern birdhouses, he draws inspiration from Vermont’s A-frame ski lodges; he drives by lots of these on his way to play shows at local ski areas. Find Hadeka’s work — and maybe him, too — at downtown Burlington home décor shop

Common Deer, as well as at Burlington City Arts’ Artist Market, held Saturdays from May through October. You can also catch him in the April 25, 2019, episode of “Stuck in Vermont,” available at sevendaysvt.com.

Where to get a retail fix:

I recommend Birdfolk Collective, an eclectic brick-and-mortar store that celebrates handmade and independent designers, at 17 East Allen Street in Winooski.

Favorite venues for live music:

As a performer, I really enjoy ArtsRiot. [The chef] always cooks up a ridiculous family-style band meal for us. As a music spectator, I will say that much of the most interesting and diverse music I have seen in town has actually been at Radio Bean/Light Club Lamp Shop.

Burlington’s best-kept secret: Hands down, without a single doubt in my mind, Four Corners of the Earth sandwich shop on Pine Street. This place, and its genius owner Ladislav Pancisin, aka “Latso,” is truly one of a kind. Try the Jamaican avocado — and leave yourself some time to peruse the eclectic artwork.

How to avoid cabin fever:

For me, it’s all about keeping my body moving through the cold

months. Last year, I took up the fast-growing sport of pickleball. Burlington Parks & Recreation hosts an excellent indoor drop-in pickleball program at the Robert Miller Community and Recreation Center. It’s $3 for a two-hour game, and you only need to bring clean, appropriate sneakers. They’ll even provide you with a paddle.

Essential Burlington field gear:

Buy or rent a standup paddleboard or kayak; make friends with someone with a boat; do what you can to get out on the water while you can! Burlington is a whole different place when you access our best asset: Lake Champlain.

Favorite field trips outside Burlington:

If you’ve got a couple bucks to blow, book a room at Hotel Bonaventure in Montréal. It features a year-round rooftop pool and hot tub, plenty of great stuff to see and eat within walking distance, and secure, easy parking. If you are broke and it’s warm out, tour the swimming holes of the Northeast Kingdom. Pro tip: Grab a copy of the excellent Take the Plunge: An Explorer’s Guide to Swimming Holes of Vermont, by David Hajdasz, at a local bookstore. KEN PICARD 27

WG-dummy19.indd 27

8/30/19 1:19 PM


What's in Store BURLINGTON SHOPKEEPERS ON WHERE THEY BROWSE AND BUY Shopping in Burlington isn’t just retail therapy. Talk to Anya Huneke, owner of Main Street consignment store Dirt Chic, and she’ll point out that your purchase power is “an important part of keeping the community alive.” How so? “Aside from the financial benefits of shopping locally” — that is, keeping your dollars close to home — “stores and businesses are what

BY CAROLYN FOX

give a community its personality and vibe,” she says. Pretty sure you can’t one-click order those on Amazon. Want to feel good about blowing your extra cash? You’ve got options: Church Street Marketplace alone is home to 85 retailers. To guide you around town, we asked a few rad local shopkeepers for their retail recs. For our own, turn to page 33. MATTHEW THORSEN

Barge Canal Market owners Jeremy Smith and Adelle Lawrence

MOE O'HARA Thirty-odd, 270 Pine St., Burlington, thirtyodd.com Thirty-odd is the brainchild of Moe O’Hara, aka Recycle Moe. Under that name, the 38-year-old crafts “recycled and upcycled art” — think floppy-disk notebooks, cassette-tape clutches and light-switch covers featuring illustrations from the children’s book Where the Wild Things Are. In 2018, O’Hara opened Thirty-odd in Burlington’s Soda Plant. It holds a hyper-local collection of wares from — wait for it — 30-odd South End artists. Stop in for everything from mini terrariums to “Mind Your Own Uterus” pins that benefit reproductive rights organizations. 28 WHAT’S GOOD

WG-dummy19.indd 28

WHERE SHE SHOPS: “THE BURLINGTON FARMERS MARKET is where it’s at!” says O’Hara. “I buy a lot of food gifts. There’s so many vendors to choose from. I go to Rosato Woodturning for great wooden bowls. I always go and get some cheese. Everything is local. The fact that you’re buying right from the maker is huge! It adds to the story of the product that you’re buying.” BIRDFOLK COLLECTIVE in Winooski — for “when I

need a gift that I can’t find at Thirty-odd,” says O’Hara. “There’s always a unique item there. [Owner Nicole Carey] is really good at turning her stock. You’re always gonna find something new.”

BARGE CANAL MARKET, which buys and sells

vintage furnishings and décor. “I’m always on the hunt for quirky items for my house,” notes O’Hara. At Barge Canal, “there’s always something new and quirky that you didn’t think you needed, but you did. The only thing holding me back is my wallet.”

2019-20

8/30/19 1:36 PM

T

B B

“ a t B t h B w c 2 g a w m D c t t


e

Green State Gardener

MATTHEW THORSEN LUKE AWTRY

TITO BERN Bern Gallery, 135 Main St., Burlington, berngallery.com “Feel the Bern” doesn’t have to be a political statement. In Burlington, the phrase also applies to the Bern Gallery, which promises to be “more than just another hippy-dippy head shop.” Tito Bern, 42, runs the place with his wife, Mikeala. It was ahead of the cannabis curve when it opened in 2004. These days, the high-end gallery includes a hookah bar as well as a glassblowing booth where you can watch daily pipemaking and even take a lesson. Don’t miss the annual Pipe Classic competition — held September 23 to 28, 2019 — to see glass that’s truly world-class.

WHERE HE SHOPS: GREEN STATE GARDENER, which

empowers people to grow their own plant-based medicines — you can even take a class on cultivating cannabis. “I’m there probably three times a week,” says Bern. “I get everything for organic gardening.” He also appreciates the knowledgeable staff and “professional vibe that’s great for learning.”

PET FOOD WAREHOUSE, an emporium

for animals and their humans. “We buy a lot of pet things, that’s for sure,” Bern says. That includes treats, medicine and toys for his dogs and cats. Bonus: “All the staff have pets,” he says.

BURTON, the world-famous

snowboard brand founded in a Vermont barn in 1977. “They always have a cool take on modern trends,” says Bern, who looks to Burton for durable clothing designs.

F 29

WG-dummy19.indd 29

8/30/19 1:36 PM


F FILE: SOPHIE MACMILLAN

Anjou & the Little Pear

ANYA HUNEKE Dirt Chic, 67 Main St., Burlington, dirtchicvt.com Wanna look chic — for cheap? That’s what this upscale consignment shop is all about. Whether you’re on an eco-mission to keep fast fashion out of the dump or you simply want to rock trendy Gap overalls ($18.50), a vintage buffalo-plaid wool hunting coat ($36.50) or Minnetonka suede fringe boots ($21.50) for a fraction of the original cost, Dirt Chic’s secondhand clothing and accessories are in great, stylish condition. Owner Anya Huneke, 43, opened shop in 2009 “to create the feel of a boutique without the prices.” Mission accomplished.

30 WHAT’S GOOD

WG-dummy19.indd 30

2019-20

WHERE SHE SHOPS: SKIRACK, an outdoor outfitter

and gear shop that’s been open in Burlington since 1969. “I go there for my running shoes,” says Huneke. “They’ve been in business for so long; it’s kind of an institution. I can go in there and trust the staff and the quality.”

VINTAGE INSPIRED LIFESTYLE MARKETPLACE and ANJOU & THE LITTLE PEAR, both sellers of antique

furniture, crafts and art. “Those are the places I hit up when I was moving into a new house,” says Huneke. “A lot of their stuff is that farmhouse-distressed look. I’ve gotten some big furniture [at both]. It’s a huge, cool collection of stuff.”

RESOURCE, a nonprofit that repairs

and resells household goods. Says Huneke: “I just find the coolest, most unusual things. I got an entertainment center there. I’ve gotten some trunks there. You can’t walk in looking for something specific; you have to have your mind wide open. You have no idea what somebody just left there. It could be anything!”

8/30/19 11:21 AM


FILE: SOPHIE MACMILLAN

Happy People are Beautiful People We're more than a salon We're a feeling

r

862.1670 86 main street, burlington, vt. urbansalonteam.com

E

rt e p x

s in

ith w y t u bea

tte a tm a th s t Gif

• Female Driven • Animal Cruelty Free •A mission to improve our world

31 Untitled-62 1

WG-dummy19.indd 31

8/14/19 12:38 PM

8/30/19 11:20 AM


Did you know?

MATTHEW THORSEN

The ONLY place in Burlington you can have a campfire is at our North Beach Campground. Open May 1 – October 15.

Learn more about all the fun you CAN have in the parks... enjoyburlington.com/find-your-fun 32 WHAT’S GOOD Untitled-9 1

WG-dummy19.indd 32

@btvparks

2019-20

3 8/21/19 3:03 PM

8/30/19 11:21 AM


Good Buys WHERE TO SHOP 'TIL YOU DROP IN BURLINGTON If you’ve walked around downtown Burlington, you’ve no doubt noticed the crater where the city’s mall used to be. From it, a development is (eventually) expected to rise, providing space for shops, offices and apartments, though no one’s sure yet exactly what it will look like, or when construction will begin. Meantime, there are still plenty of stores at which to score vintage Levi’s, vinyl records and winter coats that’ll actually

BY CAROLYN FOX

keep you warm through Vermont’s eight months of winter. Read on for our breakdown of worthy retailers on and off the Church Street Marketplace. Find more locals’ favorites at sevendaysvt.com/daysies — and head to South Burlington’s University Mall for anything else. It’s got a Target. Vermont was the last state to get one, in 2018. We’re still pretty excited about it.

WHAT’S GOOD FOR…

CHURCH STREET 1 SLATE 89 Church St., Burlington, slatehome.co

MATTHEW THORSEN

Stepping into Slate feels like slipping into the pages of an Anthropologie catalog — in a good way. Do your new Burlington digs need some playful flair? This lifestyle and home décor store stocks hip, sustainable options from artisans near and far. Yes, you can splurge on a navy chesterfield sofa here, but you can also scoop up a tiny accent like a handcrafted cribbage board in the shape of Vermont. Or the perfect gold cheese knife. Or a low-maintenance air plant. Or CBD maple syrup…

2

GOOD STUFF 21 Church St., Burlington, goodstuff.xxx

4

“Sex, glass, and rock and roll!” That’s the “good stuff” enthusiastically supported at this adult toy store. It stocks hundreds of entertaining items, from lubricants to sexy DVDs to pipes.

3

FROG HOLLOW VERMONT CRAFT GALLERY 85 Church St., Burlington, froghollow.org More than 100 local artisans are behind the candy-colored glass vases, hand-carved bird ornaments and airy whale-shaped light sculptures on display at this nonprofit gallery. Bring home something Vermonty!

HOMEPORT 52 Church St., Burlington, homeportonline.com

6

Church Street’s four-level homegoods empire has a wide range of products — think dishware, furniture, decorative items, and “any kitchen utensil or doodad ever conceived.”

5

MAVEN 128 Church St., Burlington, mavenskateshop.com Less than a mile from the waterfront’s Andy A_Dog Williams Skatepark, this hole-in-the-wall skate shop carries everything to outfit skateboarders from head to toe. Sick.

OUTDOOR GEAR EXCHANGE 37 Church St., Burlington, gearx.com Since 1995, OGE has been the go-to shop for local kayakers, hikers, skiers, climbers and camping enthusiasts. Check the downstairs consignment area for the real scores. Oh, and you can bring your dog!

7

TRINKET 32 1/2 Church St., Burlington, Facebook The sister biz of Winooski’s Birdfolk Collective, Trinket carries exactly what its name suggests — small notions that’ll make you smile. For example, a pineapple-shaped cocktail shaker. 33

WG-dummy19.indd 33

8/30/19 1:58 PM


WHAT’S GOOD FOR…

OFF CHURCH STREET 1 PURE POP 115 S. Winooski Ave., Burlington, purepoprecords.com Is your alter ego John Cusack’s character in High Fidelity? If yes, you’ll want to spend some time digging through the crates at Pure Pop, a blast from the musical past. Just walking down the poster-lined staircase below street level feels a little punk, and the selection of vinyl, CDs, cassettes, DVDs and candy cigarettes doesn’t disappoint. While you browse, ponder that ageold question: “Do I listen to pop music because I am miserable? Or am I miserable because I listen to pop music?”

2

COMMON DEER 210 College St., Burlington, commondeer.com The handcrafted American home décor and gift items sold here — from Darn Tough socks to David Bowie Christmas-tree ornaments — are so good, you’ll feel the need to commandeer them immediately.

3

LUNAROMA 688 Pine St., Burlington, lunaroma.com Get a whiff of this: organic hand soaps, essential oils, aromatherapy and skin care products all made in Burlington with high-quality botanicals. ’Cause even handwashing can be local!

WG-dummy19.indd 34

8/30/19 1:37 PM


FILE: LUKE AWTRY

4

OLD GOLD 151 Cherry St., Burlington, Facebook A staple of Burlington fashionistas since 1973, Old Gold specializes in vintage sartorial pleasures. It’s a destination for everything from prom gowns to paisley pants to pinstripe suits.

5

PHOENIX BOOKS BURLINGTON 191 Bank St., Burlington, phoenixbooks.biz Who says bookstores are passé? Owners Mike DeSanto and Renee Reiner have been plying Vermonters with sweet, sweet paper pages for years. They operate stores in Essex, Rutland and Chester, too.

6

SOLID THREADS 47 Maple St., Suite 108, Burlington, solidthreads.com Stock up on clever, retro-inspired tees at Solid Threads' tiny "sneaky boutique" (pronounced boo-TEE-kee), near Maglianero Café. Designs include "Now I Know My CBDs," "Don't Hate, Meditate" and "Less Walls, More Bridges."

7

SPEAKING VOLUMES

377 Pine St. & 7 Marble Ave., Burlington, speakingvolumesvt.com With locations on either side of Pine Street, Speaking Volumes is a treasure trove of books, records and vintage stereo equipment. The hours are unpredictable; the merch, eclectic and obscure; the browse through it, always entertaining.

WG-dummy19.indd 35

8/30/19 11:25 AM


food.

Thanks to all our customers for your gracious support! Loose Leaf Tea Shop Artisan Tea Ware Vegetarian & Vegan Meals Local & Organic Desserts Gluten-Free Sun-Wed: 10am-10pm Thurs-Sat: 10am-11 pm

80 Church St., Burlington 802-951-2424 • dobrateavt.com

vegetarian | vegan 9 Center St. | Burlington 802-448-3657 revolutionkitchen.com

WG4t-revolutionkitchen19.indd 1 7/29/19 2:28 PM

7N4T-dobra19.indd 1

8/9/19 3:00 PM

Your 24 hour

digital convenience store delivery service

Order up some food, beverages, groceries and more! Download the mobile app

www.storestork.com

Burlington’s friendly bike shop for everyday transportation and adventure 331 N. WINOOSKI AVE - 802-863-4475

36 WHAT’S GOOD

WG-dummy19.indd 36

2019-20

Untitled-89 1

8/30/19 11:25 AM 8/15/19 12:11 PM


LUKE AWTRY

K N I R D & D O FO

AGE: 33 OCCUPATION: Baker, food activist and owner of Miss Weinerz LIVES IN: Burlington

3:00 PM

Ren Weiner didn’t start life as a crunchy eater. Growing up in Westchester County, N.Y., the self-described “Skippy FIELD and Wonder Bread girl” GUIDE discovered veganism as a teen, in part to help relieve symptoms of Lyme disease, which she contracted at age 10. By high school, Weiner was baking vegan cookies to lure her classmates into listening to her various social causes. In college, Weiner got into the science of baking and traveled with the nonprofit collective Food Not Bombs, rescuing food that supermarkets were throwing away. In 2010, Weiner moved to Vermont, where she’d spent family vacations snowboarding. After years of working “high-stress adrenaline jobs” in restaurants, Weiner launched her Burlington home bakery, Miss Weinerz, selling fluffy sourdough doughnuts and other sweet and savory treats at local cafés and farmers markets. Though no longer vegan, Weiner calls herself “freegan,” or

someone who aims to reduce waste by salvaging food that otherwise would be discarded — think pulp from juicing operations, which she uses to make sprinkles, and egg whites from local ice cream manufacturers, which go into her marshmallows. Weiner’s Neighborhood Food Club offers its members a weekly package of handcrafted goodies made with 100 percent local ingredients.

Go-to spot for a savory meal in Burlington:

Right now I’m loving Taco Gordo on North Winooski Avenue. It’s authentic Vermont South American-inspired cuisine. It’s quick, fun and delicious. Half the building is the taco shop, and the other half is All Souls Tortilleria, where the taco shells are made with Vermont corn. It doesn’t get any fresher or have a smaller footprint than that!

Favorite coffee spot or local roaster:

I love the roasts that Brio Coffeeworks is putting out. Outside of Chittenden County, Carrier Roasting in Northfield. They’re wonderful.

Preferred method of burning off calories:

I love getting into nature, on any platform or level that I can. What’s wonderful about Burlington are

all the trails, whether it’s walking or biking the Burlington bike path, going to Red Rocks Park, or taking the trails along the Intervale. And I love snowboarding. But now that I can’t do all the moguls and jumps, I’ve been getting into snowshoeing and cross-country skiing in the winter. I also have one of those inflatable kayaks with a bike pump to go paddling on Lake Champlain.

Vermont beverages of choice:

I drink Vermont kombuchas and tinctures. APIS makes kombucha with local honey, herbs and berries that’s really bright and beautiful. And my favorite place to get tinctures is the Railyard Apothecary down on the waterfront.

Recommended Vermont field gear:

A water bottle. And a reusable coffee cup — ideally one that’s a thermos because half the year, if you actually want to drink hot coffee, you’re going to need a thermos. Snow tires are always worth it, as are sandbags in the back of your car. [If you get] stuck on ice, having sand around is amazing for traction.

Where you’d go if you had only a few hours left to spend in Vermont: My secret mushroom spot, which I’m not going to tell you, obviously. Or the Sterling Pond, near Jeffersonville. That’s such a nice spot.

KEN PICARD

37

WG-dummy19.indd 37

8/30/19 1:20 PM


Budget Bites MAKING DOLLARS AND SENSE OF BURLINGTON DINING BY HANNAH PALMER EGAN

SLICE OF LIFE

BETWEEN THE BUN

BRU

RENT DAY: MR. MIKES PIZZA

RENT DAY: AL’S FRENCH FRYS

REN

PAYDAY: PIZZERIA IDA

PAYDAY: THE FARMHOUSE TAP & GRILL

Plenty of pizzerias claim to offer “New York-style” pies. But don’t get your hopes up — unless you happen to be at Mr. Mikes, where the paper-thin crusts are crispy enough to fold without collapsing. You can get two YUGE slices (from 20-inch pies) and a soda for $7.50. One of the city’s most unassuming bars, Mr. Mikes is open for pizza and beers until 3 a.m. on the weekend.

You can’t get takeout from this Old North End pizza spot; the pies don’t travel well, says co-owner Dan Pizzutillo. And a calzone — his favorite menu item — will set you back $30. But don’t let that stop you from heading there with a BYO wine when you’ve got cash to burn. The blistery sourdough crusts are fermented with hand-blended flours until the dough is just right, then fired in a 1,000-degree oven. The tomatoes are imported from Italy, the cheese is buffalo mozzarella and the vibes are real good. 38 WHAT’S GOOD

WG-dummy19.indd 38

In any 28-day span, there are cycles: the moon, the ocean tides, the national American political crisis of the month. But for many of us, few cycles are felt more keenly than the one in our wallet: It’s skinny at the beginning of the month (grr, rent check), fat a few weeks later (party time!) and thin again toward the end (dang that electric bill). Even so, you gotta eat daily. Thankfully, dining out in Burlington can suit any budget. Read on for our go-tos for a handful of foodie staples: pizza, burgers, brunch and, of course, wine. These will keep you fed and watered whether it’s rent day or payday.

The sign outside this South Burlington landmark says “French Frys,” but you’ll find a veritable smorgasbord of deep-fried delights here: corn dogs and clam strips and fried chicken, oh my! Prices are straight out of 1970. If you’re feeling the beef, the burgers are $2.01 for a single, $3.82 for a double and $3.98 for a double with cheese. So even if you’re broke, you can probably afford a side of fries — and, hell, a creemee.

Ask a local, and they’ll likely have opinions on the Farmhouse’s beef burger. Usually, the conversation sounds something like: “$17 for a burger? That’s outrageous! I can’t even…” Which is then countered by: “Yeah, but it’s such a good burger, and the beef is local, and it includes bacon and cheese and...” After tax, tip and the beer you drank down, it’s hard to spend less than $30 here. But, truth? It’s a great friggen burger.

2019-20

8/30/19 11:26 AM

At Ha “Brea decla flips fl befor the fo hang the e the g

PAY

Neve you’v Along Josin an am and t can a Franc aroun


© DREAMSTIME.COM

BRUNCH, B*TCHES!

GRAPE ESCAPE

RENT DAY: HANDY’S LUNCH

RENT DAY: CITY MARKET, ONION RIVER CO-OP

At Handy’s Lunch, the wake-up writing is on the wall. “Breakfast Special: 2 Eggs, Toast, Coffee, $5.25” declares a banner beside the door. Inside, Earl Handy flips flapjacks at 74 Maple Street like his daddy did before him, and his granddaddy before that. As ever, the food comes out quick and is portioned to cure the hangriest hangover. The tater tots are impossibly crisp, the eggs cooked just right. And the friendly banter from the grill? Priceless.

PAYDAY: MISERY LOVES CO.

Never eaten handcrafted, locavore tater tots? Then you’ve obviously never brunched at Misery Loves Co. Along the Winooski Raceway — er, traffic circle — Aaron Josinsky and Nathaniel Wade spin local potatoes into an ambrosial savory fritter riddled with smoked fish and topped with cultured cream and fresh herbs. You can also get a perfect Benedict or the signature Rough Francis sandwich, aka the finest fried chicken sandwich around. So, got plans for Sunday, noonish?

Feeling thrifty? You wouldn’t be the first boozer to hit up the sale wine bins at City Market, Onion River Co-op. As you peruse the wine section, direct your gaze downward, where the cut-rate bottles are thoughtfully sourced from around the world to be drinkable and food-friendly. Most days, you can nab a bright Spanish red, a dry French rosé and a stony Italian white and keep your tab total under $25. If the low prices have you feeling unexpectedly flush, the cheese counter is just steps away.

PAYDAY: DEDALUS WINE SHOP, MARKET & WINE BAR

Penny pinchers are not the target market at Pine Street’s bottle shop, where fine, rare magnums can be had for hundreds of dollars apiece. That said, owner Jason Zuliani makes a point of stocking vintages that are affordable enough for everyday drinking. And — here’s the real value — you’ll never leave with a wine you don’t love. Every wine on the sales floor is hand-picked to pleasure the tongue, and the staff skillfully guides each shopper to a bottle tailored to their taste. Want to try before you buy? Hit up the artfully appointed wine bar before perusing the racks.

39

WG-dummy19.indd 39

8/30/19 11:26 AM


Tomgirl

Soda Plant owner Steve Conant

Food Lab

B

a P w s B a i

K p

A TASTING TOUR OF BURLINGTON’S SODA PLANT Brio Coffeeworks

Alice & the Magician

40 WHAT’S GOOD

WG-dummy19.indd 40

P

STORY BY SALLY POLLAK • PHOTOS BY LUKE AWTRY A century ago, the Soda Plant in Burlington’s South End housed exactly what you might expect: a bottling plant for Venetian Ginger Ale. For the last two decades, the building at 266 Pine Street was home to ReSOURCE, a used home-goods store. Then, in 2018, the Soda Plant was transformed once again, this time into an exciting collection of food and drink businesses, as well as studios for artists and craftspeople. Visitors to the property are now greeted by a set of sensory clues — the motorized whir of juicing machines, the aroma of roasting coffee, splashes of deep purple wine — that alert them to the new enterprises within. Let’s take a tour, shall we?

At TOMGIRL, the offerings include fruit and veggie juices in bold and earthy colors, as well as salads, soups, smoothie bowls and baked goods. For Gabrielle Kammerer, who founded Tomgirl in 2014 on nearby St. Paul Street, the Soda Plant inspires collaboration and growth. “I think it’s an opportunity to express ourselves further than we have before,” Kammerer said. “This is a place where we get to make those special attempts at realizing our bigger vision, and enjoying the surprises that happen along the way.” She was experimenting that afternoon with a forthcoming menu item — rainbow lattes — at

2019-20

8/30/19 1:59 PM

c s m c fl

h


CO Cellars

Steve Conant's rocket ship sculpture

BRIO COFFEEWORKS, a roastery and coffee shop also in the Soda Plant. Kammerer tested recipes with ingredients including turmeric, spirulina, cayenne and dragon fruit. Brio assisted by steaming milk and mixing it with the powdered ingredients. “It’s like being in college again,” Kammerer said, “and having lab partners.” Down the hall is a living lab at PITCHFORK FARM & PICKLE, where fermenting veggies bubble in tubs in the cooler. Samples on the counter offer tangy tastes of beets, sauerkraut, dill pickles and more. The pickles, available for retail sale, are also serve-yourself toppings for rice bowls prepared by Pitchfork. The produce is grown at its Intervale farm in Burlington’s North End. Perhaps the most unusual product made at the Soda Plant is the creation of brothers Aaron and Sam Wisniewski, owners of ALICE & THE MAGICIAN. The company creates edible scents — sometimes inspired by personal memories — that are spritzed onto cocktails to enhance the drink’s flavor profile. Sample those scents, and then head to CO CELLARS, a tasting

room shared by SHACKSBURY CIDER and ZAFA WINES. The

Vermont beverage makers use local fruit to produce their drinks. In the small barroom, you can sip ZAFA’s Before Sunrise, a sparkling crimson wine, surrounded by grapes and apples fermenting in 15-gallon glass vessels and 30-gallon wooden barrels formerly used to age Vermont gin. If you’re lucky, your visit to CO Cellars will coincide with the bottling process. The “disgorging” of the wine, in which natural sediments and yeast are removed via sieve, leaves pools of purple on a worktable and splattered on the floor. And it leaves a drinker wondering about all that transpired on the wine’s journey from a vine in Vermont to a glass in the Soda Plant. This kind of in-house consumer education is one reason Shacksbury Cider was interested in a Soda Plant tasting room, cofounder Colin Davis said. “The other part is,” he said, “it’s a stimulating space full of other people doing interesting things.”

Shacksbury Ciders and ZAFA Wines Pitchfork Farm & Pickle

For more on the Soda Plant, visit thesodaplant.com. 41

WG-dummy19.indd 41

8/30/19 1:59 PM


G E

A B

B

y N C b

e p f

7 R a W n

W

C

973 Roosevelt Highway • Colchester • 655-5550 • www.threebrotherspizzavt.com WG1t-threebros17.indd WG-dummy19.indd 42 1

7/27/17 11:27 5:03 PM 8/30/19 AM


Good Eats A BITE-SIZE GUIDE TO BURLINGTON'S BEST DINING

Hope you’re hungry — Burlington’s dining scene is known as one of the best in the East. You’ll find grass-fed beef burgers aplenty and more poutine than you thought possible. But we’ve also got Nepali stir-fries, South American stews, Cuban takeout and brunches to beat the best of ’em. Of course, not all eateries are created equal. We’re here to help you separate the proverbial wheat from the chaff. Read on for a quick guide to eating in Burlington. Want more? Pick up a copy of 7 Nights: The Seven Days Guide to Vermont Restaurants & Bars, or check out the listings and reader reviews at sevendaysvt.com. While you’re there, sign up for the Bite Club newsletter.

1 NOMAD COFFEE SOUTH END STATION 208 Flynn Ave., Suite 3, Burlington, Facebook Andrew Sepic and Nicole Grinstead began their Vermont coffee enterprise as a drive-by coffee truck in Essex Junction in 2016. Two years later, they put down roots with a brick-and-mortar location in Burlington’s hopping South End. On weekdays, find the couple’s exquisitely curated global brews alongside locally sourced plates such as pasta with meatballs and dilly chicken salad sandwiches. On the weekend? There’s brunch, in all its egg-beating, flapjack-flipping, French-toasting glory.

WHAT’S GOOD FOR…

COFFEE COFFEE JOY JOY 2

THE GREAT NORTHERN 716 Pine St., Burlington, thegreatnorthernvt.com

Chef Frank Pace’s farm-to-table restaurant is best known for wellcrafted cocktails and dinner plates. But it’s a fast stop for morning coffee, too. Baristas prepare caffeinated pick-me-ups to go with the pastries twinkling on glass cake stands. And there’s never a line.

3

LEUNIG’S PETIT BIJOU

Corner of Church and College, Burlington, leunigsbistro.com The charming kiosk at the corner of Church and College streets supplies passersby with homemade apple tarts, French macarons and pâte de fruits. And, of course, fresh-brewed coffees and espressos.

m

17 5:03 PM

OLIVER PARINI

BY HANNAH PALMER EGAN

4

ONYX TONICS SPECIALTY COFFEE

6

126 College St., Burlington, onyxtonics.com These single-origin coffees hail from small farms and roasters around the world. Sample them as espresso, cappuccino, drip or pour-over — best paired with a Miss Weinerz sourdough doughnut.

5

237 North Ave., Burlington; Innovation Center, 128 Lakeside Ave., Burlington; 1 E. Allen St., Winooski, scoutandcompanyvt.com What began as a one-stop coffee and ice cream shop has grown to three unique locations in the Queen and Onion cities. In Winooski, the beans are roasted on-site by Vivid Coffee Roasters, while cups of joe accompany inexpensive breakfasts and lunches in Burlington’s South End.

MAGLIANERO CAFÉ

47 Maple St., Burlington, maglianero.com Counter Culture Coffee, teas from Vermont’s Stone Leaf Teahouse, kombucha on draft and handcrafted pastries draw bean brainiacs and the coffee-curious. Got work to do? Laptops are welcome here.

SCOUT & CO.

7

TIGHT SQUEEZE COFFEE SHOP 125 College St., Burlington, tightsqueezecoffeeshop.com

This tiny spot is a downtown go-to for fast, quality caffeine, including espresso roasted locally at Earthback Coffee Roasters. Sweet and savory treats come from the Old North End's Barrio Bakery. 43

WG-dummy19.indd 43

8/30/19 11:27 AM


CALL ORDER ONLINE 863-WING(9464) ORDER ONLINE www.wingsoverburlington.com

$3.29 DELIVERY Sun

Mon-Thur Fri-Sat

Sun Mon-Thur Fri-Sat 4pm-1am 5pm-1am 5pm-3am Sun Mon-Thur Fri-Sat 11am-1am 11am-1am 11am-3am 11am12am 11am12am Summer / Holiday Hours: 11am-1am 11am-1am 11am-3am Mon-Sat: 5pm-11pm, Sun:4pm-11pm Summer / Holiday Hours: Summer / Holiday Hours: Sun-Thurs: 11am12am, Fri-Sat: 11am-12 am Sun-Thurs: 11am-11pm, Fri-Sat: 11am-12am Sun-Thurs: 11am-11pm, Fri-Sat: 11am-12am

BONELESS WINGS

BONELESS Hand Battered WINGS • Not that processed BONELESS junk •• Fresh SoldWINGS byChicken weight, not by piece HandFrozen Battered (640• Cal/half pound) Plain Hand Battered Fresh Chicken

DC-3® 1/2 LB (330-570 cal) DC-3® 1/2 LB (330-570 DC-3® cal) Over 1/2 LB DC-10® 1 LB (650-1,210 cal) DC-10® 1 LB (650-1,210 Over 1 LB DC-10®cal) Skymaster™ 1-1/2 LBS (970-1,810 cal) Skymaster™ 1-1/2 LBS (970-1,810 cal) Skymaster Over 1 - 1/2 LBS Stratocruiser™ 2 LBS (1,290-2,410 cal) Stratocruiser™Stratocruiser 2 LBS (1,290-2,410Over cal)2 LBS Concorde® 4 LBS (2,560-4,800 cal) Concorde® 4 LBSConcorde (2,560-4,800 cal) ® Over 4 LBS Zeppelin® 6 LBS (3,840-7,200 cal) Zeppelin® 6 LBS (3,840-7,200®cal) The Zeppelin Over 6 LBS

$7.69 $7.49

$6.99 $7.49

$13.89 $13.49

$13.49 $12.49

$18.99 $18.49

$18.49 $17.99

$24.99 $23.99 $23.99 $22.49 $48.49 $46.99 $46.99 $42.99

$68.99 $66.99 $66.99 $61.99

SIDES SIDES SIDES Plain, Cajun, Mesquite, Garlic Parm, or Ranch

Plain, orS Ranch Cal/Serving RegularL Large OnionCajun, RingsMesquite, (420/840Garlic cal) Parm, $3.59 $5.69 $3.49 $5.49 Onion Rings (420/840 cal) $3.49 $5.49 $2.99 LL $3.99 Waffle Fries (430/860 cal) 848 SS $3.59 $4.69 French Fries $3.49 $4.49 Waffle Fries (430/860 cal) 762 S $3.49 $4.49 Onion $3.49 LL $5.49 AddRings Cheese (140/180 cal) $1.00 cal) L $1.00 ColeAdd SlawCheese232 (140/180 S $3.29 L $2.99 $4.29 Tator Tots S $4.29 L $5.29 Loaded Tots Cal/Serving 792 Pound $4.49 EXTRAS 110 S Cheese Sauce (0-140/0-560EXTRAS cal) $0.75 XL $1.00 $1.50 Sauce SS $0.75 XL or$1.50 Plain,cal) Cajun, Parmesan, Ranch Cheese(0-140/0-560 Sauce (120/480 cal)Mesquite, Garlic $1.00 $2.00 Cheese (120/480 cal) cal) SS $0.50 $1.00 XL DressingSauce (260-350/640-690 L $2.00 $1.00 XL $1.00 Dressing (260-350/640-690 cal) SS $0.50 Celery (5/10 cal) $0.50 LL $2.00 Celery (5/10 cal) S PACKS $0.50 L $2.00 $29.99 Party Onion Rings COMBO Upgrade to Waffle Fries $25.99for a buck. Party Waffel Fries

Hangar® 1 DC-10®& WRAPS SANDWICHES $14.49 SANDWICHES & WRAPS French Fries Sandwiches $6.99 Regular Wraps $6.99

Soda Sandwiches $6.99 Can ofWraps $6.99 Buttermilk Fried Chicken Served With Any Flavor, ® Skymaster 2 Hangar $22.49 Fried Chicken Served With Any Flavor, With Lettuce & Tomato (490-890Large cal) French Fries With Lettuce & Tomato (490-8902cal) Cans of Soda Chicken Buffalo Sauce, With Buttermilk Buffalo Hangar® 3 Stratocruiser $32.99 Buffalo Buffalo Sauce, Lettuce, Tomato & Blue Chicken Cheese (830-960 cal)FriesWith Large French Lettuce, Tomato & Blue Cheese (830-960 cal) Large Onion Rings Cans ofWith SodaAny Flavor, With Grilled Buttermilk Chicken 3Served Grilled Chicken Served With Any Flavor, With Lettuce & Tomato (480-880 cal) ® 4 Full Rack of Ribs $79.99 Lettuce & Tomato Hangar (480-880 cal) B-1 ™ Cheeseburger With Lettuce &Concorde Tomato® Cheeseburger Tomato French Fries (800-880 cal) With Lettuce &2 Large 2 Large Onion Rings (800-880 cal) 2 Two-Liter Sodas Veggie Burger With Lettuce & Tomato Veggie With Lettuce & Tomato (450 cal)Burger The $124.99 Aircraft 2 Full Rack of Ribs (450 cal) B-17 ™ ® Carrier Make it a Combo w/ Waffle FriesZeppelin and a Drink ® for $2.99 Make it a Combo w/ Waffle Fries2and a Drink $2.99 Large Frenchfor Fries 2 Large Onion Rings 3 Two-Liter Sodas

BURLINGTON BURLINGTON WINGS

www.wingsoverburlington.com Order Call Online Us@ At www.wingsover.com 863.WING(9464) Call Us At 863.WING(9464) FB: Wings Over Burlington (Official) FB: Wings Over Burlington (Official) FB: Wings Over Burlington (Official)

WINGS WINGS

We serve the largest, meatiest, wings available We Servetastiest the Largest, Meatiest, Tastiest Wings (61Largest, Cal/Wing)Meatiest, Plain We Serve the Tastiest Wings ® Puddle Jumper Feeds 1 (860-1,140 cal) $9.99 $9.49 ® Puddle Jumper (860-1,140 cal) $6.99 Paper Airplane Feeds7 1Wings $9.49

F-16® Feeds 1+ (1,140-1,260 cal) ® Feeds 1+ (1,140-1,260 cal) F-16Puddle Jumper® 10 Wings B-1™ Feeds 2 (2,000-2,830 cal) B-1™ Feeds 2 (2,000-2,830 cal) 15 Wings F-16® B-17™ Feeds 5 (5,130-6,800 cal) B-17™ Feeds 5 (5,130-6,800 cal) Bomber™ 25 Wings cal) ® Feeds 10 (10,260-13,140 C-5B-1 Galaxy C-5 Galaxy® Feeds 10 (10,260-13,140 cal) B-17 Bomber™ 60 Wings

$8.49 $12.49

$13.99 $13.49 $13.49 $22.99 $21.99 $21.99

$52.99 $49.99 $49.99

$19.99 $96.99 $99.99 $43.99

$96.99

COMBOS

$75.99 120 Wings C-5 Galaxy® COMBOS Hangar® 1 (1,080-1,810 cal) ® Hangar 1 (1,080-1,810 cal)Can of Soda DC-10®, Small Waffle Fries, DC-10®, Small Waffle Fries, Can of Soda

EXTRAS

$15.69 $15.49 $15.49

$24.49 $23.99

Hangar® 2 We’ll (1,830-3,010 cal) give you plenty of sauce. ® 2 (1,830-3,010 Hangar Skymaster™, Large Wafflecal) Fries, 2 Cans of Soda

If you need more, it will cost you.

Skymaster™, Large Waffle Fries, 2 Cans of Soda

$23.99

FILE PHOTOS: OLIVER PARINI

FREE DELIVERY

$2.99 DELIVERY $3.29 DELIVERY Limited Delivery Area

26 FLAVORS FLAVORS 26 FLAVORS

Choose Your Favorite Flavors Choose your Choose Your Favorite Serving Size 2ozFlavors favorite flavors Serving Size 2oz

Bar-B-Que Bar-B-Que

Bar-B-QueCajun (80 cal) (80 cal) CitrusCajun Chipotle (140 cal) Honey Bar-B-Que Citrus Chipotle Golden cal) cal) Kickin' Bar-B-Que (120 (140 (120 cal) cal) Honey (100 TeriyakiGolden Honey (100 cal) Spicy Teriyaki Kickin’ (80 cal) Kickin’ (80(140 cal)cal) Golden Bar-B-Que Sweet Onion Sweet Onion (140 cal) Honey Mustard Traditional (80 cal) Traditional Garlic Parmesan (Dry Rub)(80 cal) Jamaican Dry Jerk Rub Sweet OnionServing Bar-B-Que DrySize Rub .5 TBSP Serving Size(0.5cal) TBSP Cajun Blackened Rub) 7(Dry Pepper Texas Mesquite (Dry Rub) (0 cal) 7 Pepper Cajun Blackened (0 cal) Cajun Teriyaki Cajun Blackened cal) Garlic Parm (10(0cal) Cajun Bar-B-Que Garlic Pepper Parm (10(0cal) Lemon cal) Mustang Ranch (Dry Pepper Rub) (0 cal) Lemon Mustang Ranch (5 cal) Hot Garlic Mustang (5 cal) Texas Ranch Mesquite (0 cal) CitrusWest Chipotle West Texas Mesquite (0 cal) Sweet Chili

Teriyaki Glaze

W

Teriyaki Small X-Large $35.99 Hangar® 3 (2,990-4,620 cal) Cajun (120 Glaze cal) $34.99 ® 3 (2,990-4,620 cal) Hangar Cajun (120 cal) cal) $0.50Fries, Large Onion Sauce $1.99Rings, $34.99 Stratocruiser™, Large Waffle Spicy (120 BUFFALOTraditional STYLE Stratocruiser™, Large Waffle Rings, Spicy (120(120 cal)cal) $2.00 $1.00Fries, Large Onion 3 Cans of Soda Sauce Cheese 3 Cans of Soda Traditional (120Alert cal) ® 1. ) W impy ® 3.) Red Small Large ® ® $1.00 $0.50 Sauces Hangar 4 (11,400-14,230 cal) $88.99 2.) Cruisin A ltitude 4.) Jet Fuel ® Extra Dressing $85.99 ®®,4 (11,400-14,230 Sauces Hangar Concorde B-1™, Full Rack ofcal) Ribs, 2 Large Waffle ® (280 cal) Honey Mustard $1.00 Fries, $85.99 $0.50 Celery 5.)Afterburner

T

®, , Full Rack of Ribs, 2 Large Waffle Fries, Concorde 2 Large OnionB-1™ Rings, 2 Two-Liter Sodas 2 Large Onion Rings, 2 Two-Liter Sodas

Honey HotMustard Garlic (15(280 cal)cal) Hot Garlic (15(60 cal)cal) Jamaican Jerk Jamaican Jerk (60 Aircraft Carrier™ (18,410-23,440 Mango Habanero (60cal) cal) $149.99 SANDWICHES &cal) WRAPS $159.99 RIBS Aircraft Mango Habanero Zeppelin®,Carrier™ B-17™, 2 Full(18,410-23,440 Rack of Ribs, 2cal) Large Waffle $149.99 Tender St. Louis Style Sweet Chilislow (160(60 cal)cal) pork ribs ® , B-17™, Zeppelin 2 Full Rack3 of Ribs, 2$6.99 Large Sweet Chili (160cal) cal) Sandwiches Fries, 2 Large Onion Rings, Two-Liter SodasWaffle cooked in your choice ofGochujang BBQ, Honey(0BBQ, Fries, 2 Large Onion Rings, Sodas Cal/Serving Sweet Onion, Golden,Buffalo Kickin' BBQ or Teriyaki Wraps3 Two-Liter$6.99 Style 485 RibsFried & Chicken (1,810-2,060 cal) Ribs®Chicken &, Half Chicken cal) lettuce & tomato DC-3 Rack of(1,810-2,060 Ribs, Small Waffle French Fries

DC-3®, Half Rack of Ribs, Small Waffle French Fries Buffalo Sauce, with lettuce, 650 Buffalo tomato & bleu cheese Chicken

$19.49 $18.49 Ribs &

ST. LOUIS STYLE RIBS ST. LOUIS STYLE RIBS GrilledHalf 445 Full $20.49 $10.99 $10.49 $19.49

Buffalo Style

® (0 cal) 1.) Wimpy 1/2 Rack, DC-3 & ® $16.99 (0 cal) 1.)Fries Wimpy ® (0 cal) Cruisin Altitude small2.) French Chicken ® (0 cal) 2.) 3.) Cruisin Altitude Red Alert ® (0 cal) ® (0 cal) 3.) Red Alert ® $17.99 Full Rack 1320 4.) Jet Fuel (0 cal) Jet Fuel ®$9.49 (0 ® (0cal) Half Rack 660 5.)4.)Afterburner cal) 5.) Afterburner ® (0 cal) for a buck and a half

$18.49

lettucePork and tomato $10.49 $19.49 RibsChicken TenderHalf Slow-Cooked Ribs.Full Choice of BBQ Sauce or Ribs Tender Slow-Cooked Pork Ribs. Choice of BBQ Sauce or Teriyaki Glaze (880/1,760 cal) With lettuce & tomato Hamburger BEVERAGES 430 SODA Teriyaki (880/1,760 Make it aGlaze Combo w/ Wafflecal) Fries and a Drink for $2.99 BEVERAGES 12 oz Can (0-170 cal) MakeVeggie it a Combo w/ Waffle Fries and a Drink for $2.99 Coke,(0-170 Diet(0-850 Coke, With lettuce & tomato oz Can cal) Sprite, 12 oz 12 366 2 Liter Bottle cal) $1.25 Barq's Root Beer, Fuze Burger Can 2 Liter Bottle (0-850 cal) Iced Tea, Dr. Pepper, Add Fries to any sandwich or wrap for a buck. SALADS Dasani Water, Sunkist SALADSParty Salad $29.99 Orange Side $4.99 Full $6.99 $6.99 Parmesan, Croutons, Side $4.99 Full Shaved DESSERTS Caesar RomaineSALADS Lettuce, Caesar Shaved Parmesan, Coke,Chunk DietDESSERTS Coke, Sprite,(380 2 LiterChocolate Caesar Romaine Lettuce, shaved $2.75 & a Side ofRomaine CaesarLettuce, Dressing (520/710 cal) Croutons, Cookie cal) FuzeChunk Iced TeaCookie (380 cal) parmesan, croutons, and a & a Side of Caesar Dressing (520/710 cal) BottleChocolate Add Grilled or Boneless Chicken for $2.00 Chocolate Chip Brownie (350 cal) sideChicken of caesar Cal/Serving Add Grilled or Boneless fordressing $2.00 Chocolate Chip Brownie (350 cal) (An Additional 150-300 cal) (An Additional 150-300Full cal) $6.99 442

Side

$4.99

$1.49 $1.49 $2.99 $2.99

$1.99 $1.99 $2.49 $2.49

220

We accept Visa, Mastercard, AMEX, CAT Card, Knight Card and CC Cash - Visit us138-320 at The Blue Mall 150 Dorset St. So. Burlington, VT We accept Visa, Mastercard, AMEX, CAT Card, Knight Card and CC Cash - Visit us at The Blue Mall 150 Dorset St. So. Burlington, VT Weon accept Visa, Mastercard, AMEX, CAT Card, Knight Card and CC Cash - Visit us at The Blue Mall 150 Dorset St. So. Burlington, VT Follow us

HOME THE WING HOME OF OFVisit THE WING PROFESSIONALS PROFESSIONALS us at www.wingsoverburlington.com Visit us at www.wingsoverburlington.com HOME OF THE WING PROFESSIONALS

*2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice, but calorie needs vary. Additional nutrition information available upon request. *2,000 calories is used meats, for general nutrition advice, but may calorie needs Additional nutrition information available upon request. Consuming raw a orday undercooked poultry, seafood, shellfish or eggs increase your vary. risk of foodborne illness, especially if you have certain medical conditions

Visit us at www.wingsoverburlington.com

Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish or eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness, especially if you have certain medical conditions

Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish or eggs may increase your risk of foodbourne illness, especially if you have certain medical conditions *Based on a 2000 cal/day diet

Wings_Burlington_071018.indd 1 Wings_Burlington_071018.indd 1 WG-dummy19.indd 44

8/9/18 7:51 AM

8/9/18 7:51 AMAM 8/30/19 11:28


FILE PHOTOS: OLIVER PARINI

1 MIRABELLES CAFÉ & BAKERY 198 Main St., Burlington, mirabellescafe.com Open since 1990, Burlington’s first gourmet bakery crafts a dizzying array of crave-worthy sweets. Key lime tarts, maple oldfashioned chocolate cakes and handmade spins on Little Debbie treats are all displayed in tiered trays and glass cases near the door. But don’t let those stop you from venturing farther inside for a proper popover breakfast, heaped with scrambled eggs, smoked salmon and lemon-shallot crème fraîche.

WHAT’S GOOD FOR…

THE MOST IMPORTANT MEAL OF THE DAY 2

¡DUINO! (DUENDE)

10 N. Winooski Ave., Burlington, duinoduende.com A stone’s throw from the always-packed Penny Cluse Café, ¡Duino! (Duende) plates line-free lox and latkes, eggs Bennies, shakshouka, and a bangin’ tofu scramble — available with or without a hair-of-the-dog brunch cocktail.

3

4

JUNIPER

41 Cherry St., Burlington, hotelvt.com Just off the Hotel Vermont lobby, chef Doug Paine crafts daily breakfasts using local eggs, house-smoked fish and farm-fresh produce. In a hurry? Eat at the bar — mimosa optional.

6

THE GRYPHON

PARKWAY DINER

1696 Williston Rd., South Burlington, 652-1155 Find breakfast all day — and drool-worthy open-faced turkey sandwiches — inside this vintage Worcester Lunch Car. It’s been parked on Williston Road since the 1950s.

131 Main St., Burlington, gryphonvt.com

PENNY CLUSE CAFÉ

169 Cherry St., Burlington, pennycluse.com Long lines signal food that’s worth the wait — even visiting celebs like former vice president Joe Biden have joined the café’s devoted following. Try the Zydeco Breakfast: two eggs any style, black beans, corn muffins and andouille sausage.

Hunker down in the elegant Historic Vermont House for a weekend brunch of buttery shrimp and grits — not to mention one of the stoutest Bloody Marys in town.

.49 .49 .99 .99

.99 .99 .49 .49

8 7:51 AM 8 7:51 AM

5

7

Penny Cluse Café

SNEAKERS BISTRO

28 Main St., Winooski, sneakersbistro.com Weekend brunch at Winooski’s retro café is the stuff of legend. The daily specials are always eclectic, and the classic eggs Benedict is a home run. 45

WG-dummy19.indd 45

8/30/19 2:24 PM


FILE: OLIVER PARINI

WG-dummy19.indd1 46 WG1T-farrell19.indd

8/30/19 8/1/1911:29 1:10AM PM


COURTESY OF BLUEBIRD BARBECUE

/19 1:10 PM

1

WHAT’S GOOD FOR…

NOONTIME NOURISHMENT

2

AUGUST FIRST BAKERY & CAFÉ 149 S. Champlain St., Burlington, augustfirstvt.com

4

Laptops and tablets are off-limits at this community-focused café near Lake Champlain. Strike up a conversation with a neighbor over the fresh croissants, soups, garden salads and sandwiches.

3

EAST WEST CAFÉ

2 N. Winooski Ave., Burlington, eastwestcafeburlington.com

FILE: OLIVER PARINI

150 Dorset St., South Burlington, ecobeanandgreens.com The clean eats and drinks at this all-organic café — named one of America’s 10 best juice bars by Condé Nast Traveler — include hefty kale Caesars, superfood smoothies and organic creemees.

5

In a sunny corner storefront, chefowner Samran Kaewkoet whips up affordable Isan cuisine to eat in or take out. Like it spicy? Go for the green papaya salad. El Cortijo Taqueria

ECO BEAN + GREENS

EL CORTIJO TAQUERIA

189 Bank St., Burlington; 5 E. Allen St., Winooski, cortijovt.com Spice up your midday routine with tacos, burritos or enchiladas. The tortillas are made from heirloom corn and filled with local meats, cheeses and produce. Go loco for the killer margaritas.

6

BLUEBIRD BARBECUE 317 Riverside Ave., Burlington, bluebirdbbq.com The wood-fired smokers run 24-7 outside Burlington’s only dedicated barbecue joint. For years, the place was open only for dinner, but in 2019 owner Sue Bette pulled the trigger on lunch. Now, visitors can mix and match brisket and ribs with beans and mac all the live-long day. And assuming it’s cold outside — which it is for a good eight months of the year — bowls of Pitmaster Ramen will warm the most frigid of days.

POCO

55 Main St., Burlington, restaurantpoco.com What started as the Dolce VT food truck is now a permanent café near the waterfront. Chef-owner Stefano Cicirello’s fragrant truffle fries and crispy fried chicken sandwiches remain menu favorites.

7

SHERPA KITCHEN

119 College St., Burlington, sherpakitchenrestaurant.com Inexpensive lunch specials mean you can sample multiple plates on the cheap. Slide into a booth and choose from classic Himalayan momos, curries, thali platters and stews, best enjoyed with a mango lassi. 47

WG-dummy19.indd 47

8/30/19 2:24 PM


LUNCH | DINNER | SUNDAY BRUNCH | EVENTS & WEDDINGS

LUNCH DINNER LATE NIGHT TAKE-OUT 18 ZERO GRAVITY BEERS ON DRAFT

waterworksvt.com | 802.497.3525

WG4v-waterworks19.indd 1

OLIVER PARINI

Located in the Champlain Mill, Winooski — 1 mile from Downtown Burlington!

8/28/19 2:33 PM

What the Locals Read Untitled-10 1

8/21/19 3:15 PM

Seven Days is Vermont’s free news and arts weekly, available at 1,200+ locations. Experience the very best Vermont has to offer. Grab a copy on your travels or visit us online.

Where to Go?

Where to Eat? FREE

What to Do? MARCH 2019

FREE

VOL.26 NO.02

VERMONT RESTAURANT & BAR GUIDE 2019-20

VERMONT RESTAURANT & BAR GUIDE | 2019-20

1,400 places to eat and drink

100+

For the best places to eat, drink, shop, get outside, be entertained and, well, pretty much everything else — pick up a copy of All the Best magazine for the inside scoop on doing as the locals do. 48 WHAT’S GOOD

2019-20

WG2H-Locals19.indd 1

WG-dummy19.indd 48

BROUGHT TO YOU BY

breweries, wineries and cideries

Browse 1,400+ Vermont restaurants and select breweries, vineyards, cideries and meaderies in our comprehensive guide in print and online.

BROUGHT TO YOU BY

UVM STUDENTS SHARE THE JOY OF DANCE PAGE 10

SUGARHOUSES WELCOME VISITORS PAGE 16

ST. J STUDENTS CHEF IT UP PAGE 22

Pick up a copy of Kids VT — Vermont’s free monthly parenting magazine at 700+ locations for events and activities that your whole family will love.

8/29/19 11:37 AM

8/30/19 11:29 AM

W

C


1 MAYA'S KITCHEN & BAR 1130 North Ave., Burlington, mayaskitchenvt.com

OLIVER PARINI

At first glance, the menu at this New North End Himalayan joint may look familiar enough: crisp veggie pakoras, steamed momos, Indian curries and Nepali chow mein. But married owners Maya GurungSubba and Suk Subba offer specialized plates from some of the more remote reaches of the world. And the flavors — in Nepali choila, Vietnamese flat noodles and spicy momos — are as complex as the waves of migration, colonial rule and occupation that have long defined the region where India, China and Southeast Asia meet.

WHAT’S GOOD FOR…

8/21/19 3:15 PM

CULINARY FIELD-TRIPPING 2

BENTO

197 College St., Burlington, Facebook

5

This tucked-away sushi shop and Japanese deli specializes in the eponymous segmented lunch boxes. A skilled chef fills them with fresh, highquality maki and nigiri made to order.

3

Owner-partners Leandro Bustos and Lorena Neironi Rossi started their business with a food truck in 2015. Nowadays, they serve their empanadas, milanesas and flan at a hoppin’ eight-table restaurant.

4

6

LITTLE MOROCCO CAFÉ

294 N. Winooski Ave., Burlington, littlemoroccocafe.com Recent Moroccan immigrants cook up everything from couscous to kebabs in Burlington’s Old North End. The lamb shank tagine marinates for two days before hitting the plate with stewed fruit and almonds.

GAKU RAMEN

144 Church St., Burlington, gakuramen.com Using recipes from Japanese ramen sensei, the kitchen serves noodles in tonkotsu broth with chashu pork, along with rice bowls, steamed buns and Vermont beers.

175 Church St., Burlington, istanbulkebabhousevt.com

When the weather’s nice, head to the rooftop for hot lavash bread, kebabs and savory casseroles, paired with super-drinkable, food-friendly Anatolian wines. For dessert: maple baklava and tiny cups of Turkish coffee.

DALE BOCA CAFÉ

215 Main St., Winooski, dalebocacafe.com

ISTANBUL KEBAB HOUSE

7

PHO HONG

325 N. Winooski Ave., Burlington, 865-8031 Visitors sit by floor-to-ceiling windows and warm up with steaming noodle soups and Thai stir-fries. Feeling fine? Try the Happy Pancakes: crêpes stuffed with shrimp, pork and onions. 49

WG-dummy19.indd 49

8/30/19 2:25 PM


GET LOST

IN OUR CORN MAZE

Open thru October 31st

GIANT PUMPKIN WEIGH-IN

Saturday, September 21 12pm-3pm

HARVEST FUN WEEKENDS

Farm Market • Bakery • Greenhouses

Come Taste the Best Cider Donuts

WE CARRY A LARGE SELECTION OF VT FOOD PRODUCTS RY OUR BAKE H ES BAKES FR Y! DA Y EVER

Maple Syrup, Cheese, Salsa, Dressings & More!

802-655-3440

8/12/19 3/14/19 12:18 10:32PM AM

The Scale

373 Blair Park Road #101 Williston Order online: thescalevt.com

t West Cafe s a E

Authentic Aff Affordable ffordable Thai Cuisine TAKE OUT AVAILABLE Check out our Daily Specials on 2 North Winooski Ave. (Corner of No. Winooski & Pearl St) 802-540-8145

50 WHAT’S GOOD

WG-dummy19.indd 50

Poke Bowls Açaí Bowls Catering Live Music Outdoor Seating VT Beer

2019-20

Untitled-52 1

W

D

277 Lavigne Rd., Colchester • M-Sa 7am-8pm • Su 7am- 6pm sammazzafarms.com • See our monthly sale coupon! • MC/Visa/Disc

WG4t-mulebar19.indd 1 Untitled-51 1

GLENN RUSSELL

Starting Saturday, September 21-Oct 13

8/30/19 11:30 AM 8/7/19 3:26 PM


1 SUNSET DRIVE-IN 155 Porters Point Rd., Colchester, sunsetdrivein.com

GLENN RUSSELL

So, the main attractions at this summertime spot are the movies projected onto four screens, rain or shine. But the cheap dinners from the snack shack go way beyond popcorn. Oldfashioned burgers, fries, hot dogs and ice cream will keep you and your date from nodding off during a long double feature. If that’s not your speed, pack a picnic of wine, cheese, chocolate and strawberries (grab them in season from nearby Sam Mazza’s Farm Market) and let the wooing begin.

S

r

WHAT’S GOOD FOR…

DATE NIGHT 2

A SINGLE PEBBLE

133 Bank St., Burlington, asinglepebble.com

5

111 St. Paul St., Burlington, monarchandthemilkweed.com

Traditional preparation and presentation distinguish Chinese dishes such as mock eel — a fave of the Food Network’s Alton Brown. Sunday’s leisurely dim sum tasting menu is perfect for canoodling.

3

Dating on a budget? $5 cans of Citizen Cider and super-cheap tallboys of mass-market brews complement kimchi ramen bowls and barbecue pulled-pork sliders at this cozy neighborhood joint. Check out the backyard beer garden.

4

A skilled pastry chef dishes out food that’s as upscale as it is approachable. Think melty grilled cheeses, crackly fried chicken, crisp Waldorf salads and desserts worthy of love letters.

DRIFTERS

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

HONEY ROAD

156 Church St., Burlington, honeyroadrestaurant.com Three James Beard Award nominations distinguish Church Street’s busy Middle Eastern bistro, where the masterful mezze include baba ghanoush and braised lamb. If the weather’s warm, grab a seat on the sidewalk patio and let evening fall around you.

MONARCH & THE MILKWEED

6

PASCOLO RISTORANTE

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

7

PIZZERIA VERITÀ

156 St. Paul St., Burlington, pizzeriaverita.com The downtown pizzeria is a hit for its thin-crust, Neapolitan-style pies. But it’s also a lively bar where the lights are low and the cocktails strong enough to keep the conversation flowing — even on an awkward first date.

Honey Road

FILE: OLIVER PARINI

51

WG-dummy19.indd 51 8/7/19 3:26 PM

8/30/19 2:25 PM


WGQP-gruntsmovejunk19.pdf

1

8/12/19

10:55 AM

We do the hard work with a soft heart

L

Grunts Move MOVING SERVICES & JUNK REMOVAL

MOVING SERVICES • GENERAL LABOR HOME CLEAN-OUTS • BARNS & BASEMENTS RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL • PIANOS

FILE PHOTOS: JAMES BUCK

to all Thanks some our awe rs for custome us voting ing v Best Mo ny Compa nt in Vermoa row! in 2 years

Untitled-73 1

52 WHAT’S GOOD

Untitled-23 1 WG-dummy19.indd 52

8/14/19 1:19 PM

2019-20

8/1/17 5:51 PM 8/30/19 11:30 AM


WHAT’S GOOD FOR…

LIQUID CONFIDENCE 1 MANDARIN 22 Main St., Winooski, mandarinvt.com

FILE PHOTOS: JAMES BUCK

At night, globe lights bathe this corner eatery in warm violet, making the place glimmer with a clubby lounge look. Sure enough, DJs pop in for weekend residencies. On the bar top, glass jars stocked with dried fruits and flowers evoke a wizard’s workshop while nodding at the Chinese restaurant tradition of tiki cocktails. By contrast, most of the draft beers are local, and the liquored drinks go far beyond scorpion bowls. Try a Boba Fizz: a frothy, pale-yellow concoction made with gin, cream, a splash of soda and bubble-tea boba.

2

CITIZEN CIDER

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

5

This is the spot for getting apple-sauced — responsibly, of course. The lively tasting room offers a juicy selection of cider on draft, plus local beer, spirits and nonalcoholic concoctions.

3

THE DAILY PLANET

15 Center St., Burlington, dailyplanetvt.com

6

THE SPOT ON THE DOCK 1 King St., Burlington, spotonthedock.com

The piña coladas and mango margaritas at this seasonal bar and restaurant might fool you into thinking you’ve absconded to some island nation. But the uninterrupted Lake Champlain views will remind you of all that’s great about the Queen City.

7

ZERO GRAVITY CRAFT BREWERY

716 Pine St., Burlington, zerogravitybeer.com The wide, west-facing deck makes for an ideal sunset sipping situation. Pair a pint of the flagship Green State Lager or Conehead IPA with a handmade pretzel or brat.

FOAM BREWERS

FILE: JAMES BUCK

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

4 N. Winooski Ave., Burlington, 863-5803 The Other Place — or the OP, if you’re a regular — has been going strong since 1980. Local brews mingle with cheap pilsners on the brief draft list. On warm summer nights, the garage-door front wall opens, encouraging merrymaking between saloon and sidewalk.

Since 1982, the Planet has been a downtown go-to for modern food, local art and live music. In recent years, the bar — with its friendly ’tenders, fine cocktails and casual vibes — has become a hot spot for Tinder dates.

4

THE OTHER PLACE

53

WG-dummy19.indd 53

8/30/19 2:26 PM


FIND US ON

FACEBOOK FOLLOW US AT

LEONARDOS__PIZZA FOLLOW US AT

@LEONARDOSPIZZA

Where it all began...

VT’S ORIGINAL & QUINTESSENTIAL BREWPUB.

ORDERING IS EASY WITH our APP CatScratch, Knight Card & Champlain Cash Card Accepted

Pearl Street Burlington

SERVING FOOD ‘TIL MIDNIGHT AND FRESH BEER ‘TIL 1AM SEVEN DAYS!

UVM Dorms / Winooski South Burlington

144 College St Burlington 802-865-0500 vermontbrewery.com

802 862 7700 802 951 9000

10% DISCOUNT WITH STUDENT ID WG4T-VPB19.indd 1

Untitled-71 1

8/14/19 3:33 PM

8/14/19 1:07 PM

54 WHAT’S GOOD

WG-dummy19.indd 54

2019-20

8/30/19 11:31 AM


LUKE AWTRY

ARTS & CULTURE

AGE: 38 OCCUPATION: artist; founder and manager of S.P.A.C.E. Gallery; and executive director of SEABA LIVES IN: Burlington From its origins as a largely industrial section of the Queen City, Burlington’s South End has become the town’s thriving arts district. Over the last couple of decades, restaurants, FIELD breweries, shops and GUIDE galleries have popped up all over the Pine Street area, repurposing the neighborhood’s funky warehouses and factories into spaces for art and innovation. The nonprofit South End Arts and Business Association is largely responsible for the shift. The org also puts on the city’s largest art event, a sprawling extravaganza called the South End Art Hop. Recently, a longtime contributor to Burlington’s art scene, Christy Mitchell, stepped in as SEABA’s executive director. The Savannah College of Art and Design grad founded and helms the nearby S.P.A.C.E. Gallery, located within the eclectic Soda

Plant. She also ran Generator, a South End maker space, in its early years. Here, Mitchell offers an inside look at Vermont’s art scene.

Burlington landmark she loves:

The Andy A_Dog Williams Skatepark is a work of public art, in my opinion. Jozie Furchgott Sourdiffe also did a wonderful mural there in honor of Andy and the great work of the [Friends for A_Dog] Foundation encouraging young people. I love to watch people of all ages enjoy the park.

Best place to go to an art opening:

I obviously love to be at the S.P.A.C.E. Gallery for every First Friday Art Walk, which I have found to be a great spot for first dates! I mean, free snacks and things to look at so you don’t have to look at each other the whole time? Brilliant!

Favorite local textile artist:

I really enjoy the work of Almuth Palinkas, a textile artist out of Barre. Also, [I love] any time an artist pushes the boundaries of

what a medium is typically used for — like Emily Stoneking, [who] knits taxidermy animals or frogs being dissected.

Favorite local painter/illustrator:

Currently, Sage Tucker-Ketcham. I love what she’s doing with color and shapes while exploring the ideas of women and home.

Favorite local sculptor:

Artists that explore new and old techniques really grab my attention. There have been so many female artists really making a name in local contemporary sculpture and installation, such as Estefania Puerta and Rachel Elizabeth Jones. Their content is really off the radar of common thought while using everyday objects.

Where she’d take an artinspired Vermont field trip:

Cold Hollow Sculpture Park in Enosburg Falls. You can spend a whole day walking the grounds. And if the weather is nice, bring a picnic and relax. JORDAN ADAMS

55

WG-dummy19.indd 55

8/30/19 1:21 PM


TAKE THE QUIZ!

Out and About THE MAIN EVENTS YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS

1. My go-to social media influencer is…

BY KRISTEN RAVIN

A) Chef and cookbook author Jamie Oliver. I drool over his pics of perfectly plated dishes.

New in town and looking to live it up like a local? Take our quiz, and we’ll lead you to some of the area’s biggest and best annual events. For more can’t-miss happenings in Burlington and beyond — from September’s Pride Parade to January’s Vermont Burlesque Festival to July’s Old North End Ramble — check the Seven Days calendar and sign up for the NOW (Notes on the Weekend) newsletter at sevendaysvt.com.

B) Viral musician Marc Rebillet. How could I not follow a guy who calls himself the Loop Daddy? C) Nancy Spector. The artistic director and chief curator of New York City’s Guggenheim museum won’t steer me wrong when it comes to art. D) Serena Williams, champion on the tennis court and in life. Go hard or go home!

Truck Stop

2. My idea of treating myself involves… A) A gorgeous cheese board and wine flight. Cheers to me! B) Cutting a rug to live tunes. As Robyn sang, “I keep dancing on my own.” C) Getting lost in an indie or international flick. D) Sweating out stress in a hot yoga class.

3. If I won an all-expenses-paid trip to my dream destination, I’d head straight to…

B) Graceland, the former Memphis, Tenn., home of Elvis Presley. Thank you. Thank you very much. C) Berlin in search of street art. Spray paint and posters and murals, oh my! D) The home country of the Eiffel Tower to cheer on ambitious athletes in the Tour de France.

WHAT'S ON YOUR AGENDA? MOSTLY A: Edible Adventures MOSTLY B: Facing the Music MOSTLY C: Liberal Arts MOSTLY D: Breaking a Sweat 56 WHAT’S GOOD

WG-dummy19.indd 56

FILE: JAMES BUCK

A) Maine for lobster rolls, Louisiana for gumbo, Rhode Island for coffee milk. Do I have to choose just one?

A. EDIBLE ADVENTURES With a smorgasbord of culinary happenings throughout the year, the Queen City satisfies casual diners and seasoned gourmands alike. Experience the flavor of the Green Mountain State during Seven Days’ VERMONT RESTAURANT WEEK. During this late-April foodie fest, dozens upon dozens of eateries across the state offer prix-fixe menus and themed events at reasonable price points. From early spring through late summer, locavores make Friday

B

evening visits to ArtsRiot’s TRUCK STOP. A fleet of food trucks anchors

this al fresco fiesta featuring live entertainment and cold beverages. OKTOBERFEST VERMONT — actually held on September 20 and 21 — combines suds from more than 40 brewers, traditional Bavarian music and plenty to eat. The two-day carnival-style bash at Waterfront Park typically sells out, so get your tickets early or risk missing your chance to learn the authentic chicken dance.

2019-20

8/30/19 1:28 PM

F m V f

s t h h S P t

W


FILE: LUKE AWTRY

Rough Francis at Waking Windows

B. FACING THE MUSIC From rock to jazz to pop to folk, myriad musical styles thrive in Vermont. Just look to a few area festivals for proof. Vermont native and bona fide rock star Grace Potter may have toured the world, but she hasn’t forgotten her roots. The “Stars” singer stages her own festival, GRAND POINT NORTH, September 14 and 15 at Waterfront Park, headlining two nights of live tunes by area and national acts. A stone’s throw from Burlington, Winooski hosts WAKING WINDOWS.

The hip extravaganza of concerts, comedy, art, food and drink invites indie music lovers to catch emerging bands each May. Jazz fans get down during June’s BURLINGTON DISCOVER JAZZ FESTIVAL. Music makers both local and legendary — think Kamasi Washington and Cécile McLorin Salvant — show their chops on indoor and outdoor stages around town. Check the event schedule for free shows.

F 57

WG-dummy19.indd 57

8/30/19 11:34 AM


FILE: JAMES BUCK

F Above the Radar

COURTESY OF JOSH BROWN

C. LIBERAL ARTS Though Burlington boasts a bevy of galleries, creative expression extends well beyond their walls. Exhibits, fashion shows, artist markets, live demos and music from more than 600 participating creatives draw thousands of visitors to Burlington’s SOUTH END ART HOP. Prepare to brave the crowds September 6 through 8 — it’s worth it. September 13 through 15, Burlington artist group Anthill Collective hosts ABOVE THE RADAR, a weekend-long graffiti festival at the King Street Ferry Dock. Its goal? To celebrate and destigmatize the genre as an art form. The Queen City gets quirky during the FESTIVAL OF FOOLS. Billed by organizer Burlington City Arts as “busking, music and laughter for the entire family,” the internationally recognized street performance festival features more than 100 free displays of music and comedy throughout downtown in early August.

Festival of Fools 58 WHAT’S GOOD

WG-dummy19.indd 58

2019-20

8/30/19 11:34 AM

D A

E c h w p

j P

c c w a a s

M

M


COURTESY OF SPECIAL OLYMPICS

10% OFF w/ college ID

INDIA HOUSE 207 Colchester Ave , Burlington | 862-7800 CAN NOT USE FOR DELIVERY

Penguin Plunge

D. BREAKING A SWEAT Endorphin junkie? You’re in good company here. There are so many health, fitness and all-around wellness activities that it’s hard to pick just a few. In Vermont, swimming’s not just a warm-weather activity. Participants in the PENGUIN PLUNGE, held on February 1, brave frigid Lake Champlain to raise funds for Special Olympics Vermont. If you’d rather row, wait for the LAKE CHAMPLAIN DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL. On August 2, teams of community members and breast cancer survivors race through the waves in 41-foot watercrafts, making a splash for cancer support. There’s additional live entertainment for spectators. And, on the last Sunday in May, runners in the VERMONT CITY MARATHON & RELAY get to know the city while pounding 26.2 miles of pavement. On your mark, get set, go!

WG-dummy19.indd 59

INDIA HOUSE 207 Colchester Ave , Burlington | 862-7800 SUNDAY - THURSDAY 11:30 - 2:30 5:00 - 9:30 PM FRIDAY -SATURDAY 11:30 - 2:30, 5:00 - 10:00 PM 59

8/30/19 11:34 AM


FILE: LUKE AWTRY

Clay Mohrman

Good Look The Queen City is a hub of creativity in Vermont. Indeed, it’s hard not to encounter work by local artists, whether you’re roaming the South End Arts District or getting a bite to eat at City Market, Onion River Co-op. Here are seven artistic movers and shakers dedicated

BY RACHEL ELIZABETH JONES

COURTESY OF BCA CENTER

SEVEN LOCAL VISUAL ARTISTS TO WATCH

to making things happen in Burlington and beyond. Whether you’re looking for innovative ceramics or art-as-activism, we’ve got you covered. Read on, and find our guide to galleries and other art spaces on page 64.

JEN BERGER attherootvt.com, @attherootvt As a painter and printmaker, Jen Berger is a visual artist firmly rooted in the Burlington community. As part of her goal to use art as a tool “to see things differently” and envision a better future for everyone, this spring she launched small business At the Root. Headquartered at Berger’s studio in the South End’s Hive, At the Root merges art and social justice through events like a climate justicethemed diorama exhibition and fundraiser with 350Vermont. Pictured: "Heartbeet" 60 WHAT’S GOOD

WG-dummy19.indd 60

2019-20

8/30/19 7:14 PM


COURTESY OF LINDSAY BARBIERI

Feel Right At Home

twisted comfort food (like Mom’s, but better)

KRISTIAN BREVIK @kbrevik_whalefall A PhD candidate in the University of Vermont’s Department of Plant and Soil Science, Kristian Brevik is equal parts artist, scientist and environmental activist whose practice is invigoratingly interdisciplinary. Brevik’s intricate, handcrafted “Whalefall” lanterns are beautifully eerie and, as he puts it, meant to “emphasize contemplation of our complicated relationships with the other beings with whom we share the world.”

LUNCH, DINNER, WEEKEND BRUNCH AND COURTESY OF BCA CENTER

30 ARTISAN MAC AND CHEESES

VERMONT’S BEST MAC & CHEESE AND MOST ICONIC DISH NEW ENGLAND’S BEST CHOWDER

TINA ESCAJA facebook.com/tina.escaja Also known by her alter ego Alm@ Pérez, Tina Escaja works at the intersection of poetry, technology and feminist scholarship. Her “Robopoems,” created during a residency at the Generator maker space, are hybrid entities featuring bilingual poetry engraved on their wooden appendages that raise questions of authorship and embodiment. By day, Escaja is director of the Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies program at UVM. In addition to writing and creating poetic robots, she has been known to agitate in the street with local activist group Feminists Against Bullshit.

WG-dummy19.indd 61

THANKS FOR VOTING US BEST COMFORT FOOD 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019

Our House Bistro 36 Main Street Winooski | 497-1884 F

ourhousebistro.com

8/30/19 2:27 PM


F

Reduce Your

Footwear Footprint!

Don’t let your shoes wind up in the landfill. Repair them! Official

Repair Shop since 1979

TOWN COBBLER 27 Taft Corners Shopping Center Williston • 872-0354

ALEX KOVACS @boi_ceramics Making his studio in the South End’s relatively new Form Collective, Alex Kovacs — the “boi” of Boi Ceramics — models clay into formidable trophy sculptures. Kovacs combines basic shapes, architectural elements and ample geometric sgraffito work with wry humor and a meme aesthetic, generating pieces that are youthful and original. The boi’s work can be found at Winooski’s Scout & Co., and he was recently picked up by newcomer gallery Soapbox Arts. Pictured: "Trophi II," "Trophi III" FILE: LUKE AWTRY

Download the down-low. Flip through your favorite local newspaper on your favorite mobile device.

C

CLAY MOHRMAN

c

claymohrlighting.com, @claymohrlighting

sevendaysvt.com/apps

WG6V-App17.indd 1

WG-dummy19.indd 62

Based out of the South End’s Generator maker space, designer Clay Mohrman creates sculptural lamps that transform interior spaces with natural materials and light. Each piece in his Clay Mohr line is crafted from locally sourced wood, either from the shores of Lake Champlain or a nearby hiking trail — and each design is aptly named for a Green Mountains peak.

8/3/17 1:14 PM

8/30/19 11:36 AM

F w p o Y d a


Not sleeping well?

We got you covered!

SUSAN SMEREKA susansmereka.com, @smsmereka Artist and assistant curator at downtown’s New City Galerie, Susan Smereka is a quiet force of art in the Queen City. As a working artist, her practice is contemplative and highly tactile, with an emphasis on books, stitching and fiber techniques, and monoprinting. In spring 2019, she showed new works alongside fellow Vermont artists Ali Palin and Misoo in New City Galerie’s “Pangs,” and she recently began hosting an informal weekly artists’ salon open to all. Pictured: "Outer Gate" COURTESY OF MONTGOMERY SHERIDAN

d

Full size mattresses start at

$129

FILE: LUKE AWTRY

Full size platform beds start at

$149

Futon packages starting as low as

$399

Free delivery with your student ID card

CORRINE YONCE cmyonce.com, @corrine_yonce Figurative painter Corrine Yonce formally launched her career in 2016 with “Voices of Home,” a community storytelling project that combined portraiture and audio to create a dialogue around residents’ experience of low-income housing. Since arriving in Burlington by way of AmeriCorps, Yonce has become an integral part of the local art scene — not only as a dedicated painter, but also as host of the Budding Artists Support Group and leader of regional grant workshops for artists.

WG-dummy19.indd 63

2800 Shelburne Rd., Shelburne burlingtonbedrooms.com 802-985-3049 Hours: Monday-Saturday 9-6, Sunday 11-5

8/30/19 11:36 AM


LUKE AWTRY

Frame of Mind

A GUIDE TO BURLINGTON ART GALLERIES BY RACHEL ELIZABETH JONES & KRISTEN RAVIN Burlington’s arts scene is offbeat and multifarious, with a strong independent streak. There’s a little bit of everything, from academically slanted university exhibitions to down-and-dirty local group shows. And that’s to say nothing of the eclectic pop-ups that, well, pop up at random 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.

WHAT’S GOOD FOR…

YOUR RIGHT BRAIN 2

BCA CENTER

135 Church St., Burlington, burlingtoncityarts.org Born from an arts council founded in 1981 by thenmayor Bernie Sanders, this multilevel gallery was once a firehouse. The center hosts art classes, live performances and changing contemporary shows — recent ones featured artworks inspired by whale innards and robot-human relationships. Gallery admission is always free!

64 WHAT’S GOOD

WG-dummy19.indd 64

3

CHAMPLAIN COLLEGE ART GALLERY 375 Maple St., Burlington, artgallery.champlain.edu

With gallery director Dana Heffern at the helm, this college-run art space offers innovative exhibits featuring regional and national artists. Plenty of locals show here, too, including students working in fine arts as well as audio and graphic design.

4

FLEMING MUSEUM OF ART 61 Colchester Ave., Burlington, flemingmuseum.org

Open since 1931, this University of Vermont museum draws on its collection of 24,000 items for permanent installations of art and anthropological artifacts. Temporary exhibitions have explored everything from miniature dioramas to the career of Vermont queer cartoon hero Alison Bechdel.

2019-20

8/30/19 1:29 PM


1 SOAPBOX ARTS 266 Pine St., Suite 119, Burlington, soapboxarts.com Gallerist and curator Patricia Trafton (pictured) opened Soapbox Arts in the spring of 2019 with one main goal: to connect first-time and longtime collectors alike with engaging new voices in contemporary art. In the South End’s newly revamped Soda Plant, the white-cube gallery offers consultations, virtual artwork placements, in-home trials and even payment plans to help buyers find the perfect fit. Exhibitions have included works by painters Charlie Hudson and Wylie Garcia, ceramic artist Alex Kovacs, and photographer Jacob Hessler.

New City Galerie

MATTHEW THORSEN

5

KARMA BIRD HOUSE GALLERY

47 Maple St., Burlington, karmabirdhouse.co You never quite know what you’re going to get here: Prints, paintings or cardboard pinball game systems are a few possibilities. KBHG shares space with coffee shop Maglianero Café — so you can get caffeinated and cultured all at the same time.

6

NEW CITY GALERIE

132 Church St., Burlington, newcitygalerie.org Modest in square footage but provocative in the scope of its shows, this downtown gallery highlights contemporary work by Vermont and Vermont-connected artists. Intimate concerts, film screenings and poetry readings add to the diminutive venue’s vibrancy.

7

SEABA CENTER

40 Sears Ln., 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. Located in the Generator maker space and led by new executive director Christy Mitchell, it’s also HQ for the annual artstravaganza the South End Art Hop.

WG-dummy19.indd 65

8/30/19 2:27 PM


DIANE SULLIVAN

Center Stage RAISING THE CURTAIN ON BURLINGTON'S PERFORMING ARTS SPACES

BY CAROLYN FOX

WHAT’S GOOD FOR…

BRINGING THE DRAMA Burlington doesn’t quite live up to William Shakespeare’s assertion that “All the world’s a stage” — but it’s certainly no slouch on theatrics. What’s on the playbill around town? Broadway musicals, Grammy-winning string quartets, original puppet shows and some of the hottest standup comedians around. And that’s just for starters. Read on for the rundown of Burlington’s most entertaining arts centers. Find weekly show dates in the Seven Days calendar at sevendaysvt.com. And sign up for the NOW (Notes on the Weekend) newsletter to receive a select roundup in your inbox every Thursday.

2

FLYNNSPACE

153 Main St., Burlington, flynncenter.org Adjacent to the Flynn MainStage, the smaller FlynnSpace has an equally exciting lineup of emerging and established artists from Vermont and beyond. Head here for jazz trios, local cabaret and Shakespearean theater straight from London.

66 WHAT’S GOOD

WG-dummy19.indd 66

3

MAIN STREET LANDING PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

60 Lake St., Burlington, mainstreetlanding.com By Waterfront Park, Main Street Landing comprises a black-box theater, an art gallery, a film house and more. The new home of the Vermont Stage theater company, the venue has also hosted screenings of early French cinema and Weimar-era spectaculars by Burlington’s Spielpalast Cabaret.

2019-20

8/30/19 1:31 PM


NEW MENU • NEW LOOK • NEW VIBE 1

FLYNN MAINSTAGE

NEW MENU • NEW LOOK • NEW VIBE

153 Main St., Burlington, flynncenter.org Patti LaBelle, Jay Leno, Joe Biden, Ballet Hispánico and Cirque Éloize are just a handful of the names that have appeared on the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts’ Main Street marquee in the last year. The art-deco theater opened in 1930 as a place to see vaudeville acts and newfangled “talkie” motion pictures. Today, the beautifully restored MainStage is the heart and soul of Burlington’s performing arts landscape. The 1,411-seat proscenium auditorium hosts local groups like the Vermont Symphony Orchestra and Lyric Theatre, plus world-class touring artists. Locally, there’s no better example of that old theater adage: “The show must go on.”

4

OFF CENTER FOR THE DRAMATIC ARTS 294 N. Winooski Ave., Burlington, offcentervt.com

The Old North End’s Off Center moved to brand-new digs this year. But the host of the Burlington Fringe Festival continues its nearly decade-long mission of delivering cutting-edge entertainment — think local drag revues and naughty-meets-nice holiday shows.

5

REVELRY THEATER

4 Howard St., Burlington, revelrytheater.com Find exceptionally intimate performances — mostly in the comedy realm — in this 500-square-foot South End black box. From Boom City improv sets to hilarious roast battles, Revelry fosters fearless performers and up-foranything audiences.

6

UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT RECITAL HALL 384 S. Prospect St., Burlington, uvm.edu/laneseries

The UVM Lane Series is a lineup of classical, jazz, folk, chamber and traditional music, with some film and dance thrown in. Its home is an acoustically excellent recital hall on the Redstone Campus. Acclaimed cellists and Ghanaian dance troupes have performed here, as have student ensembles.

7

BREAKFAST JUICES BREAKFAST •• ORGANIC ORGANIC JUICES SMOOTHIES SMOOTHIES CREATIVESALADS SALADS & SANDWICHES CREATIVE SANDWICHES ESPRESSO BAR BAR • ESPRESSO • PASTRIES PASTRIES

VERMONT COMEDY CLUB 101 Main St., Burlington, vermontcomedyclub.com

Serving Sunday Brunch until 2pm

For major LOLs, follow the “unicow” mascot to the Vermont Comedy Club for standup and improv shows five nights a week. Grab a drink at the bar and tune in for established and rising comics such as Tim Meadows, Michelle Wolf and Rhea Butcher. Think you’re pretty funny? Take a comedy class.

WG-dummy19.indd 67

Serving Sunday Brunch until 2pm Open Sunday 8am - 6pm Open Sunday 8am - 6pm Open Monday - Friday 7:30am - 6pm Open Monday - Friday 7:30am - 6pm

150 cherry street • burlington

150 cherry street • burlington newmoonvt.com newmoonvt.com

WG2V-NewMoon1-19.indd 1

WG2V-NewMoon1-19.indd 1

4:45 PM 8/30/19 8/22/19 1:32 PM

8/22/19 4:45 PM


VERMONT’S

HIP SPOT FOR FILM 7 Days Student Discount a Week with Valid ID!

222 COLLEGE ST.

(corner of College St. & So. Winooski Ave.)

Burlington, VT 05401 Call (802) 864-FILM for movie times

2500 Williston Rd • So. Burlington • 802-862-5514 2455 Shelburne Rd • Shelburne • 802-985-3302 www.pfwvt.com • @petfoodwarehousevt

www.roxy6.com

Untitled-64 1

8/14/19 12:45 PM

WEEKLY SPECIALS! TACO TUESDAY $3 TACOS & $3 LONG TRAILS

WEDNESDAY

$5.50 MARGARITAS

THURSDAY

1/2 PRICE NACHOS

BEST AUTHENTIC MEXICAN FOOD IN VT Installation view, Sarah Amos: Unique Multiples, 2019, BCA Center

CONTEMPORARY ART GALLERY IN DOWNTOWN BURLINGTON BURLINGTONCITYARTS.ORG 1 35 C H U R C H ST RE ET, B U R L I NGTO N V E R M O N T

68 WHAT’S GOOD

FEATURING LOCAL & FRESH INGREDIENTS 802-540-3095 • 169 Church St. • Burlington 802-662-4334 • 4 Park St. • Essex Junction (Lincoln Inn) www.ElGatoCantina.com • info@elgatocantina.com

2019-20 WG4v-elgato19.indd 1

WG-dummy19.indd 68 Untitled-85 1

8/15/19 11:56 AM

8/28/19 2:37 PM

8/30/19 11:53 AM


LUKE AWTRY

E F I L T H G I N

AGE: 33 OCCUPATION: DJ, talent booker and festival architect LIVES IN: Winooski

8/14/19 12:45 PM

All Brian Nagle wants to do is make you dance. Known to local music fans and club kids as DJ Disco Phantom, the Winooski-based mix FIELD master is one of the most GUIDE popular in the area. He dazzles audiences with his selection and skills, whether he's spinning retro vinyl deep cuts at his recurring Selector Sets slot at the Monkey House or hot electro-pop while supporting cutting-edge indie bands at venues like Nectar’s and ArtsRiot. Just try to stand still while he’s behind the decks. Nagle is also the talent buyer for the Monkey House, bringing some of the hottest local, regional, national and international talent to the nightclub. On top of that, the DJ cofounded a production company best known for throwing one of the biggest indie music festivals in the Northeast every May: Waking Windows.

Favorite places to DJ locally:

The Monkey House in Winooski. I have been playing there the longest, and it’s the spot that made me the DJ I am today. I can go all over the place with what I play. [Another favorite spot is] Light Club Lamp Shop, because people go there to listen to disco and dance. What else do you want? Also, that’s where I got engaged.

Favorite place to hear other DJs:

Light Club Lamp Shop. It’s always a treat to watch DJ Taka. He truly is a master of his craft.

Best local DJs:

DJ Cre8: Don’t miss one of his vinyl sets. He has jams for days. Andy Kershaw: New DJ in town that has been in the game for a long time. Also, check out Benge, Big Dog, C-Low, Cousin Dave, CRWD CTRL, Matt Hagen, Four-D, L’enfant Sauvage, Lee J, Mean Martin, Melo Grant, Ryan Kick, SVPPLY, Taka, the Real Housewife of Winooski, Two Sev, Vinyl Richie and Wobblyhead.

Top spot to buy records locally:

Burlington Records. They have a great selection, and the staff is always super friendly and helpful.

Favorite holiday to deejay:

New Year’s Eve. I feel that it’s always a good idea to end and start the year by doing what you love — and I love to deejay.

Special place to sit and think big thoughts: On the deck of Burlington Bay Market & Café with a creemee in my hand.

Best Vermont field trip:

Bread and Puppet Theater in Glover. There is nothing else like it, and the whole experience getting up there on a nice summer day is amazing. It’s truly a magical place. JORDAN ADAMS

69

WG-dummy19.indd 69

8/30/19 1:21 PM


LOCAL MUSIC YOU SHOULD BE LISTENING TO BY JORDAN ADAMS

For a town of its size, Burlington is home to a ridiculous number of musicians, each with their own unique style and energy. Practically any night of the week, you can catch jazz cats, indie rockers, gritty bluesmen, rap superstars, bumpin’ house DJs — you get the picture. The Queen City music scene, and Vermont’s at large, is a bit like Pokémon: Gotta catch ’em all. 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 and a starting point to discover more. Stay up on all the latest Vermont music news at sevendaysvt.com.

FILE: LUKE AWTRY

Let's Dance

R

r

R

B p w T 2 o i w s t o “

L

B

P

O

f

MATTHEW THORSEN

R M

DJ MELO GRANT facebook.com/melo.grant RECOMMENDED IF YOU LIKE (RIYL): old-school hip-hop, that new shit You never know when or where you’ll spot DJ Melo Grant — it could be at an art opening, a nightclub or a street festival. Regarded as the queen mother of Burlington’s hip-hop community, Grant has made her career in local radio, spinning discs on Queen 70 WHAT’S GOOD

WG-dummy19.indd 70

City airwaves since the 1980s. Before rap was the cultural touchstone it is now, Grant was throwing down fresh tracks on her 90.1 WRUV FM radio show “Cultural Bunker,” which still airs today. She can also be heard on 99.3 WBTV-LP. More than a masterful turntablist, the DJ is a walking encyclopedia of hiphop knowledge. LIKED THAT? TRY THESE:

A V c b n S a C S s m s m g m a

L

DJ Llu, facebook.com/djllu

K

DJ Kanganade, facebook.com/djkanga.turntablist

T

2019-20

8/30/19 11:54 AM


Whats Good 2019 half hero with bleed.pdf

1

8/16/19

12:56 PM

RAY VEGA rayvegamusic.com RIYL: John Coltrane, Miles Davis Born and raised in the Bronx, trumpeter Ray Vega played with some of the greatest Latin jazz artists the world has ever seen, including Mongo Santamaría and Tito Puente, before landing in Burlington in the late 2000s. Since settling here for a gig with the University of Vermont jazz program, he’s been instrumental (pun intended) in stoking the fires of the local jazz scene. His weekly Wednesday residency at Hotel Vermont draws some of the city’s greatest players; they frequently join the bandleader in tributes to the late, great pioneers of jazz. Vega also hosts Vermont Public Radio’s weekly “Friday Night Jazz” program.

C

M

Y

CM

MY

CY

LIKED THAT? TRY THESE:

CMY

Brian McCarthy, brianmccarthyjazz.com

K

Paul Asbell, paulasbell.com CO UR

TE S

YO

19 20

OL GO

UL

facebook.com/oldskyvt

FC

IN

OLD SKY

Renée Fleming Beautiful: The Carole King Musical Waitress William Shatner: Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan Rhiannon Giddens Kinetic Light: DESCENT Circa: Humans Chicago the Musical Pink Martini Finding Neverland Chick Corea Trilogy with Christian McBride & Brian Blade MOMIX Béla Fleck & the Flecktones Tinariwen Flip Fabrique: Blizzard MARCH with Congressman John Lewis Dance Theatre of Harlem Paula Poundstone Arlo Guthrie Fiddler on the Roof Russian Ballet: Sleeping Beauty Charles Lloyd & the Marvels with Lucinda Williams

FLYNN

FILE: LUKE AWTRY

HIGHLIGHTS

D

RIYL: Jason Isbell, Margo Price As you might imagine, Vermont is full of folk, country and bluegrass bands. Some are more niche than others, but Old Sky dwell at the intersection of all manner of Americana styles. Composed of guitarist Andrew Stearns and fiddler Shay Gestal — both of whom sing with a comfortable, homey quality — the duo makes nostalgic, forlorn music that harks back to a simpler time. When the two aren’t making audience members’ eyes misty, they revel in thigh-stomping, good-time ditties. Along with a revolving cast of guest musicians, Old Sky perform roughly every other Sunday at Radio Bean.

$10 TICKETS ON SALE

Season Sponsor

UVM, Saint Michael’s, & Champlain College students attend for $10*

LIKED THAT? TRY THESE: Katie Trautz, katietrautz.com Two Cents in the Till, facebook.com/twocentsinthetill

WG-dummy19.indd 71

F

*UVM students: valid only for selected shows.

FLYNNCENTER.ORG 8/30/19 7:12 PM


COURTESY OF SHEM ROOSE COURTESY OF RIPTIDE PHOTOGRAPHY

FILE: LUKE AWTRY

THE BUBS

LUKE AWTRY

f

facebook.com/thebubsvt RIYL: Fidlar, the Orwells Garage-rock band the Bubs began as a solo recording project of singer-songwriter (and Chittenden County forester) Ethan Tapper. Now a fully outfitted monster of sound, the 10-piece group is one of Burlington’s most striking. Dressed in matching white jumpsuits, its members — known as “trash kittens” — thrash around in manic fits, as if possessed by dancecrazed demonic entities. Marked by chunky riffs and impish call-and-response choruses, the sound is all at once scrappy, personal and infectious. Beyond music, the Bubs pride themselves on friendship as their primary core value. LIKED THAT? TRY THESE: Roost, facebook.com/roostvt Rough Francis, facebook.com/roughfrancis

72 WHAT’S GOOD

WG-dummy19.indd 72

S

s

R S

MOSAIC facebook.com/bobwagnermosaic RIYL: Lake Street Dive, Vulfpeck Serving up live music seven nights per week, Burlington’s Radio Bean has long been an incubator of local talent. The intimate venue allows audiences an up close and personal experience with some of the Queen City’s most versatile musicians. Helmed by guitarist Bob Wagner, Mosaic

is a free-wheelin’ funk-rock group focused on experimentation. Every Wednesday, the band plays a selection of old standbys and future classics at the Bean. Through heavy improvisation, the group stretches songs to their absolute limit, highlighting the superb technical skills of its core members and special guests. LIKED THAT? TRY THESE: A2VT, facebook.com/a2vtmusic

S B n m e t o r b c s a w a p s a 2 s m

L

A f

F f

Mal Maïz, facebook.com/malmaiz

2019-20

8/30/19 11:54 AM


COURTESY OF SHEM ROOSE

FILE: LUKE AWTRY

2 0 1 9 –2020 Per fo r m an ce Season COURTESY OF RIPTIDE PHOTOGRAPHY

Max Hatt/Edda Glass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9/27 The Jeremiahs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10/5 Matt Haimovitz, cello & Simone Dinnerstein, piano . . . . . . . . . . . 10/11 Dom La Nena . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10/18 Alon Goldstein, piano . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10/25 Sam Reider and The Human Hands . . . . . . . . . 11/1 Modigliani String Quartet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11/15 Kinan Azmeh CityBand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11/16 Dar Williams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11/22 A Medieval Christmas Concert with The Boston Camerata: Puer Natus Est, with special guests The UVM Catamount Singers, David Neiweem, Director . . . . . . 12/6 LUKE AWTRY

Lucas & Arthur Jussen, duo piano . . . . . . . . . . 1/31 Skride Piano Quartet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2/6 Meow Mix: A Collegiate A Cappella Festival . . . . 2/8 Alicia Olatuja

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2/14

Actors from the London Stage: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2/20–2/22 The Tempest Dervish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2/29

SWALE

MIKU DAZA

swalesong.com

mikudaza.com

RIYL: Aimee Mann, Super Furry Animals

RIYL: Bella’s Bartok, the Dresden Dolls

Okaidja Afroso . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3/27

Swale have been on the Burlington music scene for nearly two decades, and its members have been around even longer. No matter what life throws at it, the four-piece rock outfit stays together, gigging regularly and putting out a slow but steady stream of excellently crafted records. Its idiosyncratic sound touches on punk, pop and psychedelic styles. Loaded with pathos, the music artfully addresses issues such as political dystopia, relationship struggles, loneliness and addiction. Swale’s latest release, 2017’s There’s No One Here, is a staggering collection of beautiful, melancholy tunes.

Charged with visceral emotions and dramatic tension, Miku Daza find beauty where others often see ugliness. The group’s name references the heroine from Gabriel García Márquez’s novel Love in the Time of Cholera, indicating an emphasis on lovesickness. Blending third-wave ska, new-wave punk and theatrical sensibilities, the music touches on body horror, fever dreams and animalistic imagery. The punk foursome truly has a penchant for all things creepy-crawly, dark and gruesome. Front person Miku’s commanding presence, fiery spirit and operatic vocals animate the rollicking tunes. Blending fairy tales and nightmares, the band takes a whimsical attitude toward the darkness of human existence.

Jeremy Denk, piano: The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1 . . . . . 4/24

LIKED THAT? TRY THESE: A Box of Stars, facebook.com/aboxofstars Famous Letter Writer, facebook.com/famousletterwriter

WG-dummy19.indd 73

Gryphon Trio with Patricia O’Callaghan, soprano . . 3/6 David Kaplan, piano; Tessa Lark, violin; Colin Carr, cello: My Favorite Beethoven . . 3/20 Mipso . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4/17

A Lane Series/Flynn Center co-presentation Below: Okaidja Afroso, 3/27

LIKED THAT? TRY THESE: Tsunamibots, tsunamibots.com Yestrogen, yestrogenband.com

TICKETS

|

ARTIST INFO

|

EVENTS

|

BROCHURE:

802.656.4455 O R UVM.EDU/LANESERIES

LAN.240.19 2019–2020 7D What’s Good Ad: 1/3 vertical HERO: 2.8" x 10.5" 8/30/19 11:55 AM


Vermont Comedy Club

S F s

Cultured Clubs

w b w t T a W e G a a

BEYOND LIVE MUSIC AT BURLINGTON NIGHTSPOTS BY DAN BOLLES

T

FILE: GLENN RUSSELL

D “ d C S “

THE JOKE’S ON YOU A priest, a rabbi and a horse walk into a Burlington bar. They sit down, order a few drinks and laugh hysterically all night long. (Rimshot!) OK, so our punch lines need some work. Fortunately, we can leave the funny business to the city’s legion of hilarious standup, improv and sketch comedians. The heart of the comedy scene is the Vermont Comedy Club. Since 2016, the ha-ha hot spot has been drawing some of the best and brightest talent in the country, from cutting-edge up-and-comers to established stars like Marc Maron, Nikki Glaser and Hari Kondabolu, to name a few. Stop by, too, for recurring series such as the Open Mic and improv Indie Rumbles every Wednesday, and the Thursday Mainstage Show with VCC’s house long-form improv team, the Unmentionables. You can even join the fun at a standup or improv class. Other options include the 74 WHAT’S GOOD

WG-dummy19.indd 74

MATTHEW THORSEN

Burlington’s bustling live music scene is the stuff of legend — turn to page 70 for more on that. But our nightlife goes beyond killer tunes. And let’s face it: Sometimes you crave a band-free alternative. Read on to discover another equally entertaining side of the Queen City — one that’ll make you laugh, think, sing and come back week after week.

WHAT’S THE STORY?

Moth-affiliated StorySLAM. Also monthly is Storytelling VT at the Light Club Lamp Shop, where local bards spin true-life yarns every first Tuesday. Those with more literary aspirations would do well to check out the weekly Lamp Shop Lit Club — say that five times fast, we dare you — also at the Lamp Shop. Every Monday, poets and writers gather for an open reading with occasional featured guests.

The same priest, rabbi and horse walk into another Burlington bar. They each get up onstage and relay personal, heartwarming stories of adversity and redemption, told with skill, wit and charm. (We’ll go ahead and retire this bit now.) As anywhere, storytelling nights are hugely popular in Burlington. Many fall under the purview of the Moth, a national nonprofit storytelling organization — you might have heard its weekly National Public Radio show, “The Moth Radio Hour.” ArtsRiot hosts a monthly

Pop quiz, hot shot: How many trivia nights are there in the greater Burlington area? If you answered “a bazillion,” congrats! (We also would have accepted “a gazillion.”) We’re honestly not sure how many brainiac bar nights there are in this town. But there’s no shortage of opportunities to show off your knowledge of 16th-century Chinese architecture, 1970s Swedish disco bands, obscure French cinema and foods that start with the letter Q.

Monday Comedy & Crêpes series at the Skinny Pancake, the lively Comedy Open Mic every Tuesday at Drink, and the semiregular Pullin’ Yo Chain and Cup of Comedy series at Radio Bean. For more offbeat and experimental fare, try Revelry Theater, a tiny black box that offers an array of comedy shows, with a particular focus on improv.

GET SMART

2019-20

8/30/19 1:33 PM

“ r k

s B c h P a " a e F ( c F C n t e


You can enter a battle of wits almost nightly at our local bars. But some of our favorite weekly trivia nights include the occasionally themed Tuesday games at ArtsRiot and Waterworks Food + Drink, Wednesday’s sports and entertainment trivia at City Sports Grille, and the granddaddy of ’em all in BTV: Trivia Mania Thursdays at Nectar’s.

TUNE OUT

Been a while since you’ve seen Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Raiders of the Lost Ark or the original version of Psycho? Get your classics fix every Tuesday at Main Street Landing. For more high-brow fare, check out the monthly film series curated by the Vermont International Film Festival, which features acclaimed movies from both home and abroad, also at Main Street Landing. VTIFF’s annual multiday fest in October features films from Vermont and around the world. Film fetishists flock to schlock at Cinema Casualties. The monthly-ish series specializes in sleaze: think B-movie horror, grindhouse flicks and other cult classics. Catch it — if you dare — at ArtsRiot. In the warmer months, pull up for a double (or

MATTHEW THORSEN

FILE: GLENN RUSSELL

Do you belt Jeff Buckley’s “Hallelujah” in the car with dreams of “The Voice” stardom? Can you sing along to Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Free Bird,” A-ha's “Take on Me” and Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road”? 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,

MOVING PICTURES

BREAKFAST • LUNCH DINNER • TAKEOUT FULL BAR • FULL MENU ALL DAY 86 ST. PAUL ST. BURLINGTON, VT 802.495.5491

CHECK OUT OUR

PATIO! MONDAY

50% off food for restaurant workers. $5 mimosas for everyone!

TUESDAY

50% off tacos. $5 margaritas! Opinionated Trivia 6:30 pm

WEDNESDAY

Burgers & Brews: 50% off burgers with the purchase of any draft beer. head to Manhattan Pizza & Pub. Popular with the musician and artist crowds, the talent level at "Hattie's" is high. Strive to win a T-shirt at Godfather Karaoke every Wednesday at SideBar. For a more low-key hump day (hump night?) experience with classic-rock flair, try the Old Post. Fridays, hit up the St. John’s Club, which is also the only night the lakeside club is open to the public. For the classic experience, look no further than JP’s Pub, which hosts karaoke Wednesday through Saturday.

sometimes triple) feature at the kitschy-cool Sunset Drive-In in Colchester. Check out Merrill’s Roxy Cinemas downtown for the latest in art house — and the best movie theater popcorn around. For mainstream movies, Palace 9 in South Burlington and Majestic 10 in Williston are fine options. And when the next 3D megablockbuster hits, get thee to the gigantic T-Rex Theater in Essex Junction. It’s the closest you’ll get to IMAX without going to Montréal.

THURSDAY

College Day! 25% off food for students and faculty with valid ID.

WG-dummy19.indd 75

8/30/19 2:28 PM WG3v-FriendlyToast19.indd 1

8/29/19 1:52 PM


FILE: LUKE AWTRY

MATTHEW THORSEN

Turn It Up

LIVE MUSIC HOT SPOTS IN AND AROUND BURLINGTON BY JORDAN ADAMS We have a little saying in the Queen City: You can’t take 10 steps without passing a music venue. OK, that’s not actually a local idiom — but it’s practically true! With live music and DJs playing at restaurants, cafés, nightclubs and multipurpose spaces all over town, you’re never far from a rockin’ good time. Find Seven Days’ club listings in print and online at sevendaysvt.com.

WHAT’S GOOD FOR…

ROCK AND ROLL 2

ARTSRIOT

400 Pine St., Burlington, artsriot.com

4

Equal parts restaurant, rock club and community gathering space, this chic South End hub has some of the most diverse programming in town. Surf-rock bands, political puppet shows and Moth storytelling hours all happen here.

3

HALF LOUNGE

136 1/2 Church St., Burlington, Facebook This diminutive dance club takes its name from its unusual address — and from how darn small it is. Late-night revelers get loose as resident DJs spin house, disco, hip-hop and whatever else gets the party started.

76 WHAT’S GOOD

WG-dummy19.indd 76

HIGHER GROUND

1214 Williston Rd., South Burlington, highergroundmusic.com Higher Ground is Vermont’s premier concert hall, split into two separate performance spaces. The grand Ballroom hosts some of the biggest names in the biz, while the smaller Showcase Lounge stages tomorrow’s up-and-comers.

5

THE MONKEY HOUSE

30 Main St., Winooski, monkeyhousevt.com One of the longest-standing businesses on the Winooski roundabout, the Monkey House is the Onion City’s go-to spot for live music. Its large sidewalk patio is perfect for post-work pints and late-night laughs.

2019-20

8/30/19 1:21 PM


1 LIGHT CLUB LAMP SHOP 12 N. Winooski Ave., Burlington, radiobean.com

FILE: LUKE AWTRY

The Light Club Lamp Shop is among the most beautifully appointed spots in Burlington. While you’re enjoying everything from folk quartets to spoken word poetry to experimental cabaret, it’s perfectly natural to be distracted by the club’s dazzling display of lamps, sconces and chandeliers — all of which are for sale, by the way. The sister biz of global street-food restaurant ¡Duino! (Duende) and coffee shop/live music venue Radio Bean, the Light Club Lamp Shop is the perfect spot for date nights, group hangs and even flying solo.

Nectar's

Vermont’s & Certifi ed ed Vermont’sONLY ONLYNew New & Certifi Pre-Owned Pre-OwnedDealership Dealership

6

NECTAR’S

188 Main St., Burlington, liveatnectars.com The storied venue presents a wide variety of music genres, including soul, funk, reggae, hiphop, jam and blues. The club also serves up one of the area’s most popular trivia nights and the best gravy fries around. Head upstairs to Club Metronome for your dance fix.

7

THE SKINNY PANCAKE

60 Lake St., Burlington, skinnypancake.com This crêperie is just steps away from Burlington’s Waterfront Park. Fans of folk, Americana and roots music will love the café’s laid-back energy — and, in the warmer months, its expansive patio.

802.985.8411 • 800.639.8033 Route 7 Shelburne, Vermont theautomaster.com 802.985.8411 • 800.639.8033

Route 7 Shelburne, Vermont theautomaster.com

WG3V-automaster19.indd 1

WG-dummy19.indd 77

8/15/19 1:23 PM

8/30/19 7:11 PM


November 8-17, 2019 burgerweekvt.com

b r o u g h t

t o

y o u

b y ®

WG-dummy19.indd 78

8/30/19 12:33 PM


LUKE AWTRY

AGE: 30 OCCUPATION: Founder and executive director of Sangha Studio LIVES IN: Burlington Caitlin Pascucci may be way into yoga, but she’s definitely not one of those more-flexible-than-thou types with green juice in her veins. The founder of Sangha FIELD Studio believes that when GUIDE it comes to yoga, the best practice is the one you can do while reclining on a beach. Pascucci, by her own admission, was more or less peer-pressured into trying yoga as a student at Champlain College. Her path to becoming a yoga instructor was circuitous: After she graduated in 2010, she stayed in Burlington, mainly because she was dating someone here. When that relationship ended, she decided to stick around to, in her words, “figure this place out on my own.” As it turned out, yoga — particularly AcroYoga, which involves two people bearing each other aloft and, by extension, a crapload of trust between partners — became one of Pascucci’s lifelines in postbreakup Burlington.

EC R & S R O OUTDO

When she opened the original Sangha in a space above Nectar’s in 2014, she said, she wanted to create a sense of community. So she opted for a nonprofit, donation-based model, the first of its kind in Vermont, to make sure cost wouldn’t pose a barrier for anyone seeking to practice. Today, Sangha offers everything from plein air rooftop sessions to LGBTQ-friendly flow at its Old North End and Pine Street locations. Here, Pascucci shares what she loves about her adopted hometown.

Wellness-y things she does around town:

I’m trying to run these days. I like to go around the Old North End, because all I can do is a mile and a half. I love the bike path and going to the beaches along the bike path. That’s what I do all summer: I bike for exercise, but to go to places. Destination fitness activities are the best type of fitness activity — like, “I’m going to bike to you, and then we’ll hang out.”

How to get into Burlington’s yoga scene:

They have AcroYoga jams at Oakledge Park and other places around town in the summer,

which are these events where you just get together and do yoga outdoors. It’s a very fun, social thing.

One unhealthy thing she likes to do in Burlington:

I love chicken wings, but I’m really trying to not eat them right now, because I can’t stop. No amount of yoga can save me from chicken wings. I love Wings Over Burlington. They’re in the Blue Mall, but they deliver, so they’re wherever you are. But the best wings are at Zabby & Elf’s Stone Soup.

Favorite field trips outside of Burlington:

I’m more of a beach person than a hike person. I love going up to South Hero along the causeway — there are some really nice beaches there, like White’s Beach. My boyfriend has a motorcycle, so we’ll take daytrips to places you wouldn’t necessarily drive to, but they’re fun to get to on a bike. We like Lost Nation Brewing in Morrisville. It’s a really pretty ride, and there’s a nice patio. And we like Seb’s in South Hero, which has great French fries. Basically, I like finding a nice beach or a patio where I can work on my tan and think about yoga. CHELSEA EDGAR

79

WG-dummy19.indd 79

8/30/19 12:33 PM


Hit the Trail WHEN IT COMES TO HIKING IN VERMONT, WE SUMMIT UP

T t

BY DAN BOLLES

E

N M

BRIAN MOHR/EMBER PHOTOGRAPHY

T o f t L L m n t p y P h s

H A

B C

“ i y o P V a “ s n s t t 80 WHAT’S GOOD

WG-dummy19.indd 80

2019-20

Mount Mansfield

8/30/19 12:33 PM


WhatsGood_2019_Layout 1 8/19/2019 6:37 AM Page 1

Going to school in Vermont? VSAC can help you pay for college.

The Green Mountains do more than give Vermont its name.

Our ranging peaks are as much of a defining characteristic as the ocean is to Rhode Island or bad drivers are to Connecticut. And they sure are pretty to look at. Views of Camel’s Hump and Mount Mansfield are among the most sought after in the state. But the best vistas in Vermont aren’t of mountains — they’re from mountains. From late mud season through fall foliage — and for some hearty souls, even into winter — Vermont is a hiker’s paradise. At 272 miles, the Long Trail is the state’s most famous hiking destination, running along the spine of Vermont from the Massachusetts border to Canada. While plenty of folks traverse it all at once in a three- or four-week trek, for most of us a day hike is more than enough. But where to begin? Amy Potter is the visitor center manager for the Green Mountain Club, which built the Long Trail between 1910 and 1930 and has maintained it and 166 miles of side trails ever since. We asked her to suggest a few hikes ranging in difficulty from family-friendly to “Have you seen 127 Hours?” Here’s what she told us.

EASY DOES IT Nebraska Notch Trail, Underhill, Mount Mansfield

BRIAN MOHR/EMBER PHOTOGRAPHY

This 4.4-mile round tripper, some of which runs along the Long Trail, features gentle grades, wooded terrain and spectacular views of Lake Mansfield. Hike out to Taylor Lodge, a four-sided shelter that makes for an ideal lunch spot. “It’s not too steep ever, so it’s a great trail for families,” says Potter. The path passes beaver ponds, so you’re apt to see some wildlife, too. Potter says to plan on two to four hours, depending on your hiking speed.

HUFFING AND PUFFING Burrows Trail, Huntington, Camel’s Hump “The nice thing about it is that it is a fairly moderate trail, but you actually get to summit one of our 4,000 footers,” explains Potter of this five-mile hike up Vermont’s third-highest peak. In addition to 360-degree views, “it has a sustained steepness,” she continues. “But there are no real technical sections — no scrambling over big rocks.” The trail is also blue-blazed and well traveled: “If you’re not an expert in

wilderness navigation, it’s pretty straightforward,” she says. Camel’s Hump is one of three Vermont peaks that boast rare, even endangered alpine flora — so look, but don’t touch. “We emphasize that people stay on the trails and try to step on rocks,” Potter explains. Plan on three to five hours, round trip.

VSAC, Vermont’s nonprofit higher education agency, has been helping students of all ages (including those coming to Vermont from other states) save, plan, and pay for college or training since 1965. We’re local Vermonters, serving students like you. We offer:

OH, HELL NO Hell Brook Trail, Cambridge, Mount Mansfield What, you thought a trail named Hell Brook would be easy? This short but steep hike ranks as one of the most difficult in Vermont. “It’s only about three miles round trip, but it goes straight up,” says Potter. Get ready for nonstop inclines, hand-over-hand scrambles, and giant rocks embedded with rebar and ladders to keep you from falling off the face of the Earth. “It can be slippery when it’s wet,” Potter warns — and it’s pretty much always wet due to the brook that runs alongside the trail. “It’s called Hell Brook for a reason,” she adds. “It’s exciting.” The trail brings climbers to an open rock outcropping, Mansfield’s “Adam’s Apple,” which connects to the Long Trail and the summit — the highest in Vermont. Potter says to plan on the equivalent of a five- to six-mile hike.

• Low-cost student & parent loans • VT grants & scholarships • Vermont’s 529 college savings plan Get to know us at vsac.org/college, call us at 800-226-1029, or visit the VSAC Resource Center Monday–Friday, 8:30–4:30 pm

F

nsfield

VSAC 10 East Allen Street, Winooski, VT

WG-dummy19.indd 81

8/30/19 7:08 PM Untitled-7 1

8/21/19 2:58 PM


S

H t d F g a c

B f g m h

what’s happenin’? BUY TICKETS TO THE COOLEST EVENTS IN TOWN. Benefits Festivals Dinners Plays 82 WHAT’S GOOD

WG1T-Tickets17.indd82 1 WG-dummy19.indd

Concerts Sports Classes Tours

SEVENDAYSTICKETS.COM

2019-20

8/14/17 12:34 4:03 PM PM 8/30/19

D I d s v t “ s u q c

B fi d

S a “

B i e

S s a s k

S g P p

D I w “ a h


T

17 4:03 PM

F

?

SAFE TRAVELS Hiking is fun and great exercise to boot. But it can also be dangerous if you’re underprepared. Find a long list of guidelines on greenmountainclub.org. Here’s an abridged list of some of the most critical points. Bring a map. “Lots of people forget maps, and then they get lost,” says Potter. “A map is a good thing to have.” Dress appropriately. It’s usually about 10 degrees colder at the summit than in the valley, says Potter, not to mention windier. “Especially when you’re sweating after climbing up, you don’t realize how quickly you can get cold,” she cautions.

burritos quesadillas Tacos & Salads

Bring first aid. “Even the smallest first aid kit can make a huge difference,” says Potter. Stay hydrated. “I usually carry about two liters,” says Potter. “Water is very important.” Bring food. “Extra nutrition is important, especially when you’re exerting yourself,” she says. Share your plans. “Always let someone know where you’re going and when you’re gonna be home, so that if you don’t show up, people know to look for you.” Stay together. “If you start as a group, leave as a group,” says Potter. Otherwise, “that’s how people get lost.” Don’t be a hero — or an idiot. If conditions are deteriorating, whether yours or the mountain’s, “always be prepared to turn around,” says Potter, “so you can hike another day.”

The Blue Mall 150 Dorset St. South Burlington, vt

BUENOYSANO.COM WG-dummy19.indd 83

8/30/19 12:34 PM


YOGA CHANGES THE WORLD THROUGH TRANSFORMING INDIVIDUAL LIVES.

Join the WITH YOUR $249 MONTHLY ELITE MEMBERSHIP FEE YOU CAN CHOOSE FROM ONE OF THE LISTED TREATMENTS EACH MONTH:

ELITE Memberships are now available

in person or by phone.

elite! Dermaplaning with PCA Chemical Peel $325 value Microderm with PCA Chemical Peel $300 value EmSculpt Session $500 value EmSella Session $300 value Platinum Hydrafacial $325 value IPL Treatment on Face or Decollete $350 value VelaShape Treatment $400 value VI Peel with Booster $350 value Nail Fungus Treatment $300 value

95 St. Paul Street Burlington VT 05401 802 861 2273 barevt.com

Untitled-70 1

Untitled-67 1 8/14/19 1:06 PM

(802) 864-9197 84 WHAT’S GOOD

WG-dummy19.indd 84 Untitled-15 1

JOHN JAMES

FIRST MONTH UNLIMITED YOGA FOR $65

W I

LAUGHING RIVER YOGA

G

L A U G H I N G R I V E R Y O G A . C O M

B

8/14/19 12:58 PM

www.earlsbikes.com

2019-20

Untitled-16 1 8/21/19 3:26 PM

8/30/19 12:34 PM 8/21/19 3:28 PM


JOHN JAMES

Seasonal affective disorder is no joke. So getting outside for a mood-lifting dose of vitamin D — aka sunlight — during Vermont’s seemingly endless frigid months is paramount. Hitting the slopes or the crosscountry ski trails will help ward off the winter blues. And when the snow melts, well … sun’s out, guns out, amirite? To help you take advantage of your awesome natural surroundings, we’ve compiled a sampling of our favorite outdoor activities. We’ve also included some quirky indoor options for rainy days, as well as select torture — er, fitness — spots for keeping up that beach bod.

Work It Out

1 CENTER CHAINS DISC GOLF COURSE 116 Maple St., Waterbury Center Disc golf courses are popping up all over Vermont, but the links at Center Chains are the gold standard. This 18-hole spread was one of the first courses in the state, and it remains one of the most popular and best maintained. The mountain views are hard to beat, and there’s a nearby stream that’s perfect for a post-round dip. Best of all, you don’t have to wear dorky golf attire. Go early to beat the bottlenecks of eager disc duffers that inevitably form, especially on picture-perfect summer weekends.

GOOD WAYS TO STAY ACTIVE ALL YEAR ROUND BY DAN BOLLES

WHAT’S GOOD FOR…

OMIGOD, IT’S THE SUN!

8/14/19 12:58 PM

2

ANDY A_DOG WILLIAMS SKATEPARK

Waterfront Park, Burlington, enjoyburlington.com

5

Hit up Burlington’s world-class skate park, dedicated to late local DJ and skateboarder Andy “A_Dog” Williams. Located just off the waterfront bike path, it’s got rails, ramps, boxes, a half-bowl and a half-pipe. You might even catch local pros like Collin Hale.

3

When Lake Champlain inevitably sprouts an algae bloom, head to Bristol Falls — one of the state’s more scenic and safe spots to cool off. Its 15-foot waterfall empties into a deep, chilly pool.

4

6

Enjoy standup paddleboarding, windsurfing and Hobie Cat sailing at this semiprivate beach club. Members get access to a serene lakeside spread and weekly group events — like SUP yoga, which, apparently, exists. Nonmembers can pay a day-use fee.

ISLAND LINE RAIL TRAIL localmotion.org

This 14-mile bike trail runs along Lake Champlain from Oakledge Park all the way to the Colchester causeway — a narrow old railbed that extends three miles into the lake. A bike ferry connects you to the Champlain Islands in summer.

BURLINGTON SURF CLUB 32 Lakeside Ave., Burlington, burlingtonsurfclub.com

505 Lake St., Burlington, communitysailingcenter.org

No boat buddies? No problem. This recently remodeled community center has anchored Burlington Bay for decades with affordable sailboat rentals — in fact, they're free on weekends in September and October 2019. And for landlubbers who don’t know the difference between a mainsheet and a mainsail, it also offers lessons.

BRISTOL FALLS

Lincoln Rd., Bristol

COMMUNITY SAILING CENTER

7

OAKLEDGE PARK

2 Flynn Ave., Burlington, enjoyburlington.com Tennis, volleyball and bocce courts — and the occasional hipster kickball league — are draws at this beautiful South End park. The picnic pavilions, hidden tree house, sandy beach and secluded rocks are nice, too. 85

WG-dummy19.indd 85 8/21/19 3:28 PM

8/30/19 12:34 PM


Come in and enjoy our Chef Tasting Menu Reservations recommended 802.865.5200 asinglepebble.com • 133 BANK ST. • BURLINGTON, VT Dinner Nightly at 5pm Dim Sum Sunday 11:30am - 1:45pm

Untitled-11 1

Untitled-14 1

brian’s

8/21/19 3:17 PM

8/21/19 3:23 PM

north end

automotive BURLINGTON’S TRUSTED AUTOMOTIVE SPECIALISTS

• Recently expanded • All makes & models • Major repairs • Oil, tires & inspections

Go where the locals go!

862-9072

98 NORTH AVE • BURLINGTON 86 WHAT’S GOOD

WG-dummy19.indd 86 Untitled-75 1

2019-20

8/14/19 4:56 PM

8/30/19 12:35 PM

W

K


COURTESY OF JOHN ATKINSON

1 SUGARBUSH RESORT 102 Forest Dr., Warren, sugarbush.com 8/21/19 3:23 PM

Great grooming makes Sugarbush’s varied terrain a cut above. Catch some amazing views on Snowball, Jester, Troll Road and Domino. Plus, the ’Bush semi-secretly offers one of the best lift-pass deals around: On $30 Thursdays, ski Mount Ellen at a deep discount — then spend the savings at one of the many first-rate après-ski bars nearby.

WHAT’S GOOD FOR…

KEEPIN' COOL 2

BOLTON VALLEY RESORT

4302 Bolton Valley Access Rd., Bolton, boltonvalley.com

5

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

6

CATAMOUNT OUTDOOR FAMILY CENTER 592 Gov. Chittenden Rd., Williston, catamountoutdoorfamilycenter.com

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.

SMUGGLERS’ NOTCH RESORT

4323 Route 108, Jeffersonville, smuggs.com Smuggs offers three mountains of downhill slopes for some of the best tree skiing and riding around — not to mention a great terrain park. Its trails encompass kid-friendly bunny slopes and the snowpants-wetting vertical terror of triple black diamonds.

Once it’s covered with snow, the hill here becomes Burlington’s most popular sledding destination. But watch your speed, hot dog. Kids and families abound.

4

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.

Just a half-hour drive from downtown, Bolton is Burlington’s closest ski area and one of the best peaks for night skiing and riding.

3

MAD RIVER GLEN

7

STOWE MOUNTAIN RESORT

5781 Mountain Rd., Stowe, stowe.com The “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, one of the top ski towns in New England. 87

WG-dummy19.indd 87

8/30/19 12:35 PM


P R E S E N T S

1 DAY THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17, 9 A.M.-5 P.M. • FREE ONLY! CHAMPLAIN VALLEY EXPO, ESSEX JUNCTION

Tune In, Tech Up!

POWERED BY:

Vermont’s fastest-growing and most innovative companies gather under one roof at this rockin’ career and tech event. Talk with recruiters, connect with other tech professionals, find out about training programs, and learn about professional development from industry experts.

SIGN UP FOR EMAIL ALERTS AT:

techjamvt.com

C O M M U N I T Y PA RT N E R S

O RG A N I Z I N G PA RT N E R

WG-dummy19.indd 88

8/30/19 12:35 PM


1 GET AIR TRAMPOLINE PARK 25 Omega Dr., Williston, getairvermont.com Everybody had that one friend with a trampoline when they were a kid, right? Well, Get Air 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?

WHAT’S GOOD FOR…

ADULT RECESS 2

ARBORTREK CANOPY ADVENTURES

1239 Edwards Rd., Jeffersonville, arbortrek.com 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.

m 3

156 College St., Burlington, esc4pe.com

4

6

Navigate the challenging, nautical-themed 18-hole mini golf course or iron out the kinks in your real golf swing at the driving range. And let’s not forget about the batting cages, which feature baseball and softball pitches at speeds ranging from slow to Chris Sale.

1860 Williston Rd., South Burlington, gonzoshdsports.com

PETRA CLIFFS CLIMBING CENTER & MOUNTAINEERING SCHOOL

105 Briggs St., Burlington, petracliffs.com This indoor climbing gym is a hub for those who aren’t content to simply look at cliffs and mountains. Walls vary from easy to “Are you f*cking kidding me?” There’s also a year-round mountaineering school.

ESSEX FAMILY FUN & ENTERTAINMENT CENTER

48 Upper Main St., Essex Junction, essexfamilyfun.wixsite.com/minigolf

GONZO’S HD SPORTS

Immersive golf simulators allow you to (virtually) travel to famed real-life courses such as Pebble Beach or St. Andrews Links any time of year. Not a duffer? Gonzo’s boasts a variety of sporty sims, including zombie dodgeball.

ESC4PE

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.

ER

5

7

SPARE TIME ENTERTAINMENT

215 Lower Mountain View Dr., Colchester, sparetimeentertainment.com The Burlington area’s last remaining bowling alley is huge, glitzy (as bowling alleys go) and a lot of fun. Don’t miss the sweet laser tag arena. 89

WG-dummy19.indd 89

8/30/19 2:50 PM


The ForgetMe-Not Shop Route 15 • 1 mile west of Johnson, Vermont OPEN EVERY DAY • 10 AM-7 PM

WHAT’S GOOD FOR…

Famous Label, OFF PRICE, Clothing for Men, Women and Teens

WG8h-forgetmenotshop17.indd 1

SHAPING UP 7/24/17 5:01 PM

19 WINNER! 20

19 WINNER! 20

19 WINNER! 20

19 WINNER! 20

19 WINNER! 20

19 WINNER! 20

19 WINNER! 20

19 WINNER! 20

Inspiring readers across Vermont

2 Carmichael Street, Essex • 802.872.7111 191 Bank Street, Downtown Burlington • 802.448.3350 2 Center Street, Downtown Rutland • 802.855.8078 19 WINNER! 20

19 WINNER! 20

19 WINNER! 20

www.phoenixbooks.biz

19 WINNER! 20

WG8h-phoenixbooks090518.indd 1

7/25/19 3:36 PM

2

CROSSFIT BURLINGTON

39 Birchcliff Pkwy., Burlington, crossfitburlington.com Hard-driving but supportive trainers will put you through your paces — and burpees, squats and lunges — at this comprehensive fitness center devoted to the CrossFit methodology.

CHINESE RESTAURANT

Untitled-3 1

2 Free Egg Rolls WITH $25 PURCHASE (Combo, lunch special & drink not included)

3 7/20/17 1:22 PM

4

FUTURE FIT

688 Pine St., Burlington, futurefitvt.com Free weights and treadmills feel downright medieval compared to the high-tech gizmos at this South End fitness center, which features adaptive resistance training, oxygen therapy and an infrared sauna.

802 861-3338 • JINVT.COM

135 E ALLEN STREET, WINOOSKI, VT 05404

WG-dummy19.indd 90 WG8h-jinchinese19.indd 1

Multiple Chittenden County locations, edgevt.com Vermont’s largest family of fitness centers has five locations in the greater Burlington area, meaning you’ll never have a good excuse for putting off leg day. Collectively, it offers pretty much everything: racquet sports, pools, weights, cardio, fitness classes, personal trainers — you name it.

We Deliver!(Min.$15)

90 WHAT’S GOOD

THE EDGE SPORTS & FITNESS

2019-20

8/14/19 12:30 PM

8/30/19 12:35 PM


1 EVOLUTION PHYSICAL THERAPY + YOGA 20 Kilburn St., Suite 120, Burlington, evolutionvt.com How many cities do you know that have a yoga room at the airport? The Queen City does, and it’s operated by Evolution, which is among the most respected of Burlington’s many, many yoga studios. At its South End headquarters, you’ll find classes to suit all abilities, from beginner to expert. In the warmer months, join other shiny, happy, bendy people practicing outside through the studio’s Yoga in the Park series. Namaste.

E

YE

SOF THEW

5

GREATER BURLINGTON YMCA

266 College St., Burlington, gbymca.org It’s actually not fun to stay at the YMCA. But workouts at this downtown institution are affordable and convenient. Look forward to a new, roomier building at 298 College Street in early 2020.

6

OR LDB URLINGTON

LAUGHING RIVER YOGA 1 Mill St., Burlington, laughingriveryoga.com

A calming view of the Winooski Falls is the backdrop at this popular yoga studio, which offers teacher trainings in addition to a wide array of classes.

7

TAPNA YOGA

257 Pine St., Burlington, tapnayoga.com This South End studio specializes in hot yoga, which is just like regular yoga but way sweatier. Trust us, that’s a good thing.

168 battery street • burlington

651.0880 a clear vision since 1995

WG-dummy19.indd 91

8/30/19 12:35 PM


Hungry?

We’ve got what you need. Our two Burlington locations are fully stocked with everything from snacks to staples. Plus, we’re owned by the community, which means your dollar stays local!

Us Folrlgoivweaways,s, fo cipe hy re healt more! and

Your Community-Owned Grocery Stores

Downtown

South End

82 S. Winooski Ave, Burlingon Open 7am - 11pm every day

207 Flynn Ave, Burlingon Open 7am - 9pm every day

We welcome EBT, CAT$cratch, Knight & CCCash Cards! • www.citymarket.coop

Untitled-10 1

Dogs are always allowed when you own. FOR 2020 DATES 92 WHAT’S GOOD

T

ired of renting? Invest in your future and buy your own home. Join us at the next Seven Days House Party, a free workshop for first-time home buyers. Come talk with experts, including a title attorney, a Realtor and a mortgage professional. Grab a drink and get all your questions answered.

A fre Talk

Go to: sevendaysvt.com/houseparty

2019-20

WG2H-HouseParty19.indd 1

WG-dummy19.indd 92

8/21/19 3:11 PM

8/28/19 4:34 PM

8/30/19 12:36 PM


LUKE AWTRY

ROAD TRIPS

AGE: 33 OCCUPATION: Founder and blogger of Travel Like a Local: Vermont; chief operating officer of Hergenrother Realty Group at Keller Williams; and part-time Vermont real estate agent LIVES IN: Colchester Erin McCormick isn’t very good at keeping secrets. At least, not the kind that deserve sharing. In her blog, Travel Like a Local: Vermont, she spills LD IE F the beans on the state’s E GUID hidden gems — everything from the best berry farms and B&Bs to scenic drives and salt caves. The New Jersey native came to Vermont to attend Middlebury College 15 years ago and surprised herself by sticking around after graduation. Don’t get her wrong; she likes getting outside of Vermont. But “whenever I travel, I realize that I actually love coming back the most,” McCormick says. “There are so many different nooks and crannies throughout the state that make it really worth exploring. You can always hop in your car and, whether or not you have a destination in mind, find something that’s really exciting: a great mom-and-pop shop, a new artisan, a new brewery.”

The Colchester resident discovered plenty while researching her book, Classic Diners of Vermont, released last fall. Sometimes she’d visit a dozen diners across the state in a single day. So when it comes to planning local road trips, she’s a pro. Literally. One of McCormick’s many gigs — which include working in real estate and managing a wedding band — is creating custom itineraries for Vermont visitors. Since she’s not into secrets, she shared the following travel tips for free.

Her ideal Vermont field trip:

If it’s a really beautiful summer day, I would head up into the Northeast Kingdom and go to Hill Farmstead, which is ranked the No. 1 brewery in the world by RateBeer. It’s traveling along backcountry roads. Stop in at Willey’s general store — there are so many fun spots up there.

Best overnight lodging for a staycation:

One of my favorite places I’ve ever stayed, of anywhere I’ve ever traveled, is the Pitcher Inn in Warren. Talk about a quaint little town! It’s right across the street from the Warren Store, where you can pick up a sandwich and eat by the falls. [The inn is] a little bit

pricey, but it definitely is worth it. The food is amazing. You’re so close to everything in Waitsfield. I would definitely recommend going to Lawson’s Finest Liquids and also the Mad Taco. There’s so much hiking in the area, as well.

Notable roadside landmark:

One that pops into my mind right away — I guess it’s between Leicester and Brandon [on Route 7] — is that gorilla that’s holding up a Volkswagen Bug. It’s just one of those weird Vermont things.

A diner worth the drive:

My personal favorite diner is actually the Parkway, which is right by the [Burlington] airport. But the Miss Lyndonville Diner, which is in the Northeast Kingdom, is definitely worth the drive. You can have such great conversations with the locals there. That place is a community icon. There’s also the Country Girl Diner down in Chester, and they have some of the best maple pecan pie ever. It’s so, so good.

Field gear that’s always in her car:

Make sure that you have toilet paper for those backcountry roads, where there might not be a gas station or a restroom nearby! CAROLYN FOX

93

WG-dummy19.indd 93

8/30/19 12:36 PM


Disappearing Act

Stranger Things KEEPING VERMONT WEIRD, ONE CURIOUS DESTINATION AT A TIME STORY BY DAN BOLLES • ILLUSTRATIONS BY SARAH CRONIN Vermont is famous for its pastoral scenery, friendly people and rustic Yankee charm. In other words, it’s quaint AF. But the Green Mountain State has a weirder, darker side, too. It's worth getting off the beaten path to discover a very different Vermont from the idyllic paradise you’ve seen in tourism mags. Read on for a selection of the more bizarre — and sometimes downright spooky — places hidden around the state. 94 WHAT’S GOOD

WG-dummy19.indd 94

Don’t wear red on Glastenbury Mountain. That’s the local superstition, anyway. It stems from the 1946 vanishing of Paula Jean Welden, a Bennington College student who was last seen wearing red — and was one of at least five unsolved disappearances on the southern Vermont peak between 1945 and 1950. Glastenbury Mountain is the heart of the so-called Bennington Triangle, an epicenter of weirdness and tragedy that’s something like Vermont’s answer to the Bermuda Triangle. The vaguely defined area north of Bennington is renowned for alleged UFO and Bigfoot sightings. There are legends of man-eating rocks. One fanciful bit of folklore even grants the area its own nightmarish beast: the red-eyed Bennington Monster. But the Triangle’s most disturbing occurrences — and the most grounded in documented fact — are its numerous strange and unsolved disappearances, some of which involve the ghost town of Glastenbury. Once a prosperous mill town that thrived in the heyday of the timber industry, Glastenbury dried up in the 1890s and was abandoned soon after. Eerie remnants of two settlements can still be found there if you’re willing, and daring enough, to hike to them. But maybe wear orange, OK?

2019-20

8/30/19 12:36 PM

M

C G w w w r

m a d a

S t d a p m t c


Restaurant & Bar 156 North Winooski Ave. Burlington’s Old North End

Tuesday-Thursday 5pm-10pm Friday-Saturday 5pm-11pm

Miracle Man Children throughout Vermont learn the story of Phineas Gage in grade school. In 1848, the construction worker was demolishing boulders with gunpowder to make way for a railway near Cavendish. But something went wrong. One fuse lit too early, blasting a 3.5-foot tamping rod through Gage’s skull. Amazingly, he lived. Gage drew renown as a medical marvel — a miracle, really — and once famously displayed himself at Barnum’s American Museum in New York City. He died of an epileptic fit 12 years after the accident, at age 35. There’s a memorial to Gage in a park on Main Street in Cavendish. It includes a large boulder with two holes bored in the side, like the ones Gage was drilling for explosives. A plaque tells his life’s story and includes a map of relevant locations, as well as a picture of his skull. BTW, Gage’s real skull resides at a museum in Boston, along with the tamping rod from the accident, which he had engraved and was said to carry with him constantly.

F

WG-dummy19.indd 95

TAPAS VEGAN FRIENDLY OUTDOOR SEATING CATERING www.DriftersVT.com M P DriftersBTV 8/30/19 12:36 PM


Get the freedom to go.

VERMONT’S

CBD BOUTIQUE Featuring the largest selection of Vermont-Grown & Produced Full-Spectrum CBD Products

Groceries, errands, outdoor adventures... our vehicles are available by the hour or day whenever you need them. Full-time students at UVM and Champlain get a FREE MEMBERSHIP!

• Oils, Supplements, Gummies, Drinks & more • Local CBD Maple Syrup & Honey • Hemp Pre-Rolls • Pet Products OPEN 7 DAYS • LOCALLY-OWNED • CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED

TWO CONVENIENT LOCATIONS BURLINGTON • Church Street (Red Square Alley)

Learn more & apply at carsharevt.org

SO. BURLINGTON • Williston Rd. (Beside The Bagel Place)

greenleafcentral.com • 862-3900

WG4T-GreenLeaf19.indd 1

8/23/19 12:19 PM

LOCALLY ROASTED! • Free WiFi • Just off the bike path VERMONT BEER

• Fair Trade & Organic Coffees & Drinks 412 PINE STREET

BURLINGTON • 658-6016 96 WHAT’S GOOD

WG-dummy19.indd 96 Untitled-10 1

2019-20

WG4t-Speeders16.indd 8/21/19 1 3:09 PM

8/30/19 12:37 PM 8/30/19 9:58 AM


ESTATE JEWELRY

JEWELRY F

The Real Hill House You probably read “The Lottery” in high school, right? What you may not know was that the novella’s author, Shirley Jackson, lived, wrote and eventually died in southern Vermont. And it was there she found inspiration for one of her most famous and frightening stories. Jackson’s 1959 novel The Haunting of Hill House remains the standard by which all other haunted house stories are measured. It concerns the titular Hill House, which she described thusly: “Hill House not sane, stood by itself against its hills, holding darkness within.” Legend goes that she based the house on a real place, Jennings Hall on the campus of Bennington College, where her husband was on the faculty. We can’t attest to whether or not the place is murderously haunted. But the stone mansion, which indeed sits alone on a hill, is definitely all kinds of creepy.

Like other so-called “gravity hills” around the country, the going theory is that the phenomenon is not an affront to Sir Isaac Newton, but something more in line with David Copperfield: It’s an optical illusion. Obstructions on the horizon eliminate normal reference points, tricking the brain into thinking you’re going uphill. Not everyone is convinced of that rational explanation, however. Asked in 2016 by a Seven Days writer if she believed in the mystery spot, Linda Collins of the Richford Historical Society offered the following: “Well … I mean, I don’t know what to tell you. Richford is a weird place.”

WATCHES

On the Spot Along a lonely gravel road in the town of Richford, the laws of physics do not apply — maybe. The tiny Franklin County burg is locally famous as home to “Richford’s Mystery Spot,” where gravity is said to behave rather oddly. How so, you ask? Local lore has it that cars parked there will roll uphill.

CUSTOM DESIGN & APPRAISAL Visit ticktockjewelers.com

185 Bank Street | Downtown Burlington 802.862.3042 | TickTockJewelers.com cf

WG-dummy19.indd 97

8/30/19 7:07 PM WG3v-ticktockjewelers19.indd 1

8/21/19 11:27 AM


Switching

gears? Find 100+ new job postings weekly from trusted, local employers in Seven Days newspaper and online.

E

A

B

T c c T G

p

SEE WHO’S HIRING AT... jobs.sevendaysvt.com WG-dummy19.indd 98

8/30/19 12:38 PM


1 MUSEUM OF EVERYDAY LIFE

?

3482 Dry Pond Rd., Glover, museumofeverydaylife.org

FILE: DON WHIPPLE

Explore More

ADVENTURES TO ADD TO YOUR VERMONT BUCKET LIST BY DAN BOLLES & CAROLYN FOX

There’s an old joke ’round these parts: The best thing about Burlington is that it’s so close to Vermont. The gist, of course, is that the urban-ish Queen City is an anomaly compared to the rest of our largely rural state. And there’s some truth to that notion. Travel just 15 minutes beyond city limits, and the landscape changes dramatically. Go a little farther, and practically a whole new world awaits — and with it, adventure! The question is: Where to begin? These seven must-see locales are starting points for exploring what Vermont has to offer.

We know, we know: Museums are borrrrring. And what could be more mundane than one devoted to “everyday life,” right? Believe it or not, this little shop of curios is well worth the long trek to the Northeast Kingdom. Housed in a dilapidated barn next to museum founder and curator Clare Dolan’s house, the Museum of Everyday Life celebrates ordinary objects — scissors, pencils and toothbrushes, for example — that become close to extraordinary when collected en masse. The museum is free, though Dolan does accept donations. She simply asks that you turn the lights out when you leave. Don't miss the nearby Bread and Puppet Museum, too.

WHAT’S GOOD FOR…

HITTING THE ROAD 2

3

BURTON ISLAND STATE PARK

2714 Hathaway Point Rd., St. Albans (Kamp Kill Kare ferry access point), vtstateparks.com

4

DOG MOUNTAIN

143 Parks Rd., St. Johnsbury, dogmt.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.

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!

COLD HOLLOW SCULPTURE PARK

PUMP HOUSE INDOOR WATERPARK

4280 Boston Post Rd., Enosburg Falls, coldhollowsculpturepark.com Get off the grid and feed your soul! Deep in a magical rural land an hour northeast of Burlington — and beyond cell service — more than 50 of David Stromeyer’s monumental steel abstractions dot 200 acres of meadows and hills. The park is free and open to the public late June through early October.

5

830 Jay Peak Rd., Jay, jaypeakresort.com

No sun? No problem. At Jay Peak’s Pump House Indoor Waterpark you can catch waves year-round. From thrilling slides like La Chute to the Flowrider surf pool to the lazily flowing Big River, the park has something to suit every level of leisure.

6

QUECHEE GORGE

5800 Woodstock Rd., Hartford, vtstateparks.com Pull over at 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’.

7

ROCK OF AGES GRANITE QUARRY

560 Graniteville Rd., Graniteville, rockofages.com Stand atop the world’s largest deep-hole dimension granite quarry and gaze out at spectacular sheared cliffs that plunge 600 feet into a pool of turquoise water. It’s so otherworldly, parts of a Star Trek movie were shot here. Don’t miss the outdoor granite bowling alley and artisans crafting gravestones. 99 99

WG-dummy19.indd 99

8/30/19 12:38 PM


PLAYING THE FIELD

Burlington is many things — scenic, fun, artsy, progressive, too damn cold 80 percent of the time. But here’s something it’s not: cheap. That doesn’t mean there aren’t ways to squirrel away a few bucks here and there, though — especially if you shop the smart savings on local goods and services that follow. Have a field day with these deals and steals. American Flatbread .............. 101 Artisan Vapor & CBD ............ 101 Bare Medical Spa .................. 101 Ben & Jerry’s ........................... 101 Bern Gallery ............................. 101 Brian’s Automotive ................ 101 Bueno y Sano ......................... 103 Butch + Babe’s ....................... 103 CarShare Vermont ................ 103 City Market .............................. 103 Danform Shoes ...................... 103 Dear Lucy ................................. 105 Dobrá Tea ................................. 103 Drifters ...................................... 105 ¡Duino! (Duende) ................... 105 Earl’s Cyclery & Fitness ..... 105 El Cortijo Taqueria ................ 105 El Gato Cantina ......................107 Evolution Yoga .......................107 Farmhouse Tap & Grill .........107

100 WHAT’S GOOD

WG-couponsection-19.indd 100

Flynn Center ............................107 Gardener’s Supply ................107 Girlington Garage ................. 109 Green Leaf Central ...............107 Grunts Move Junk ................ 109 Guild Tavern ............................ 109 India House ............................. 109 Junktiques Collective ......... 109 Lake Champlain Chocolates ................................111 Laughing River Yoga .............111 Leonardo’s .................................111 Lippa’s Fine Jewelry..............111 Men’s Room ..............................111 Mirror Mirror ..............................111 New Moon ................................. 113 Our House ................................ 113 Outdoor Gear Exchange..... 115 Pascolo Ristorante ................ 113 Pet Food Warehouse............ 113

Radio Bean ............................... 115 Revolution Kitchen ................ 115 Salon Salon .............................. 115 Scale Poké Bar ....................... 117 Seven Days................................111 Skinny Pancake ...................... 117 Speeder & Earl’s .................... 117 Tick Tock Jewelers................ 117 Urban Beauty Bar .................. 119 Vermont Comedy Club ........ 119 Vermont Pub & Brewery ..... 119 VSAC ........................................... 119 Waterworks Food + Drink ... 119 Whim ........................................... 121 Willow’s Bagels ....................... 121 Wings Over Burlington ........ 121 Woodchuck Hard Cider ...... 121 Zero Gravity Brewery ........... 121

B

2019-20

8/30/19 2:59 PM


• Food only (no drinks) • For parties of up to six people • Expires: 06/01/20

10% OFF FOOD • Food only (no drinks) • For parties of up to six people • Expires: 06/01/20

115 ST. PAUL ST., BURLINGTON, 802-861-2999

115 ST. PAUL ST., BURLINGTON, 802-861-2999

15% OFF FOR NEW CUSTOMERS

BUY ONE, GET ONE 50% OFF COOLSCULPTING

• More than 150 juices to sample! • Largest inventory of mods • Customer lounge and game room • Expires: 09/01/20

• Buy one, get one 50% off • Expires: 09/30/20

18 PEARL ST., BURLINGTON, 802-324-2118

95 ST. PAUL ST., BURLINGTON, 802-861-22730

WAFFLE CONE UPGRADE

FREE GIFT

• Purchase a cone of any size and receive a free waffle cone upgrade • Expires: 05/31/20

• Not that ... but something rad • Must show valid student ID • Expires: 09/01/20

CHURCH ST., BURLINGTON; WATERBURY

135 MAIN ST., BURLINGTON, 802-865-0994

BUY ONE, GET ONE SPEED LESSON

FREE REPAIR ESTIMATE

• Buy a speed lesson, get one free! • Expires: 09/01/20

135 MAIN ST., BURLINGTON, 802-865-0994

WG-couponsection-19.indd 101

• Plus half hour of diagnostics • Limit: one coupon per customer • Expires: 09/01/20 98 NORTH AVE., BURLINGTON, 802-862-9072

COUPONS • COUPONS • COUPONS • COUPONS • COUPONS • COUPONS • COUPONS

10% OFF FOOD

101 101 8/30/19 7:27 PM


WG-couponsection-19.indd 102

COUPONS • COUPONS • COUPONS • COUPONS • COUPONS • COUPONS • COUPONS

T

H

B

102 102

8/30/19 7:28 PM


• Limit: one coupon per person • Cannot use with other discounts • Expires: 09/01/20

$5 OFF ANY TWO BURRITOS • Limit: one coupon per person • Cannot use with other discounts • Expires: 09/01/20

THE BLUE MALL, 150 DORSET ST., SOUTH BURLINGTON

THE BLUE MALL, 150 DORSET ST., SOUTH BURLINGTON

HAND-CUT FRIES ON US

HAND-CUT FRIES ON US

• With purchase of $10 or more • Expires: 09/01/20

258 N. WINOOSKI AVE., BURLINGTON, 802-495-0716

FREE STUDENT MEMBERSHIP! • Join today and save $150! • Apply at carsharevt.org • Valid for UVM and Champlain College only • Expires: 06/30/20 131 ST. PAUL ST., BURLINGTON, 802-861-2340

$20 OFF PAIR OF BLUNDSTONE BOOTS! • Limit: one coupon per customer • Cannot be combined with other deals • Expires: 08/01/20 2 CHURCH ST., BURLINGTON, 802-864-7899 DANFORMSHOESVT.COM

WG-couponsection-19.indd 103

• With purchase of $10 or more • Expires: 09/01/20

258 N. WINOOSKI AVE., BURLINGTON, 802-495-0716

FREE COFFEE • Free coffee, tea or coldbrew when you bring a reusable mug up to 20 oz. • Must show student ID • PLU: 1652 • Expires: 08/01/20 82 S. WINOOSKI AVE. & 207 FLYNN AVE., BURLINGTON DOWNTOWN & SOUTH END · CITYMARKET.COOP

DRINK TEA, GET 20% OFF • Get 20% off on a second tea • Expires: 08/01/20

80 CHURCH ST., BURLINGTON, 802-951-2424

COUPONS • COUPONS • COUPONS • COUPONS • COUPONS • COUPONS • COUPONS

$2 OFF ANY BURRITO

103 103 8/30/19 7:28 PM


WG-couponsection-19.indd 104

COUPONS • COUPONS • COUPONS • COUPONS • COUPONS • COUPONS • COUPONS

P

1 &

104 104

20

8/30/19 7:28 PM


• Outdoor styles: rain and snow • Limit: one coupon per customer • Some exclusions apply • Expires: 09/01/20

25% OFF ONE PAIR OF SHOES • Booties, clogs, sandals and flats • Limit: one coupon per customer • Some exclusions apply • Expires: 09/01/20

38 CHURCH ST., BURLINGTON, 802-862-5126

38 CHURCH ST., BURLINGTON, 802-862-5126

25% OFF ONE ACCESSORY

FREE FRITTERS

• Bags, wallets, clutches • Limit: one coupon per customer • Some exclusions apply • Expires: 09/01/20 38 CHURCH ST., BURLINGTON, 802-862-5126

$10 OFF • With purchase of $50 or more • Expires: 09/01/20

156 N. WINOOSKI AVE., BURLINGTON, 802-540-0332

10% OFF PARTS & ACCESSORIES • Cannot be combined with other offers • Expires: 08/01/20

2069 WILLISTON RD., SOUTH BURLINGTON, 802-864-9197

WG-couponsection-19.indd 105

• With purchase of $10 or more • Expires: 09/01/20

156 N. WINOOSKI AVE., BURLINGTON, 802-540-0332

FREE FRIES • With purchase of any entrée • Limit: one coupon per table • Expires: 09/01/20 8 N. WINOOSKI AVE., BURLINGTON, 802-660-9346

10% OFF FOOD BILL • Applies to food items only • Valid for parties up to six • Expires: 05/01/20 5 E. ALLEN ST., WINOOSKI 189 BANK ST., BURLINGTON, 802-497-1668

COUPONS • COUPONS • COUPONS • COUPONS • COUPONS • COUPONS • COUPONS

25% OFF ONE PAIR OF BOOTS

105 105 8/30/19 7:28 PM


WG-couponsection-19.indd 106

COUPONS • COUPONS • COUPONS • COUPONS • COUPONS • COUPONS • COUPONS

F

106 106

8/30/19 7:28 PM


• Good for purchases over $10 • Expires: 08/01/20

TAKE $10 OFF! • Any drop-in or community class • Limit: one coupon per customer • Expires: 08/31/20

169 CHURCH ST., BURLINGTON, 802-540-3095

20 KILBURN ST., BURLINGTON, 802-864-9642 EVOLUTIONVT.COM

10% OFF FOOD BILL

$10 TICKETS FOR ST. MIKE’S

• Applies to food items only • Valid for parties up to six • Expires: 05/01/20

• Discount for SMC students! • Flynn-presented shows for $10 • Call with your Knight Card • No expiration

160 BANK ST., BURLINGTON, 802-859-0888

153 MAIN ST., BURLINGTON, 802-86-FLYNN

$10 TICKETS

SPECIAL FOR UVM STUDENTS

FOR CHAMPLAIN • Offer for Champlain College! • $10 for Flynn- presented shows • Show your student ID and buy • No expiration

• $10 tickets for 15 select shows • Just show your ID when you buy • See shows at flynncenter.org • No expiration

153 MAIN ST., BURLINGTON, 802-86-FLYNN

153 MAIN ST., BURLINGTON, 802-86-FLYNN

20% OFF POTTERY

20% OFF CBD OIL PURCHASE

• When you purchase a houseplant • We offer free repotting • Limit: one coupon per customer • Expires: 10/01/20 BURLINGTON & WILLISTON, 802-660-3505

WG-couponsection-19.indd 107

• Limit: one coupon per customer • Cannot combine with other deals • Expires: 09/01/20 CHURCH ST., BURLINGTON, WILLISTON RD., SO. BURLINGTON

COUPONS • COUPONS • COUPONS • COUPONS • COUPONS • COUPONS • COUPONS

$3 IN GATO BUCKS!

107 107

8/30/19 7:28 PM


WG-couponsection-19.indd 108

COUPONS • COUPONS • COUPONS • COUPONS • COUPONS • COUPONS • COUPONS

2H

S

2

16

108 108

8/30/19 7:28 PM


• Synthetic blend changes only • Lube and filter included • Limit: one coupon per customer • Expires: 08/01/20

50% OFF DIAGNOSTIC! • Up to one full hour • Call or go online • Limit: one coupon per customer • Expires: 08/01/20

2 HARBOR VIEW RD., SOUTH BURLINGTON, 802-660-0055

2 HARBOR VIEW RD., SOUTH BURLINGTON, 802-660-0055

$10 OFF VERMONT STATE INSPECTION

$50 OFF GRUNTS’ SERVICES!

• Call for appointment or go to girlingtongarage.com • Limit: one coupon per customer • Expires: 08/01/20

• $50 off two hours and moving service • $50 off half trailer and junk removal • Expires: 09/01/20

2 HARBOR VIEW RD., SOUTH BURLINGTON, 802-660-0055

INFO@GRUNTSMOVEJUNK.COM, 802-695-0362

10% OFF FOOD BILL

15% OFF WHOLE TABLE

T A V E R N

• Applies to food items only • Valid for parties up to six • Expires: 05/01/20

• For orders over $25 • Limit: one coupon per table • Dine-in only • Cannot combine with other discounts • Expires: 09/01/20

1633 WILLISTON RD., SOUTH BURLINGTON, 802-497-1207

207 COLCHESTER AVE., BURLINGTON, 802-862-7800

ONE FREE BREAD ITEM

FREE PONY

• For meals over $25 • Dine-in only • Cannot combine with other discounts • Expires: 09/01/20 207 COLCHESTER AVE., BURLINGTON, 802-862-7800

WG-couponsection-19.indd 109

• With purchase, while supplies last • Expires: 07/31/20

324 N. WINOOSKI AVE., BURLINGTON, 802-865-9983

COUPONS • COUPONS • COUPONS • COUPONS • COUPONS • COUPONS • COUPONS

$10 OFF YOUR OIL CHANGE!

109109 8/30/19 7:28 PM


COUPONS • COUPONS • COUPONS • COUPONS • COUPONS • COUPONS • COUPONS

B

WG-couponsection-19.indd 110

11

110 110

8/30/19 7:28 PM


• Free beverage must be of equal or lesser value • Redeem at any of our three stores • Limit: one coupon per customer • Expires: 08/01/20

THREE CLASSES FOR $25 • Good for all drop-in classes • Expires: 09/01/20

CHURCH ST. & PINE ST., BURLINGTON ROUTE 100, WATERBURY CENTER

1 MILL ST., BURLINGTON, 802-343-8119, LAUGHINGRIVERYOGA.COM

$3 OFF ANY LARGE PIZZA

FREE VERBAL APPRAISAL

• College cash cards accepted • This is a single-use coupon • Coupon code: 7D280 • leonardosonline.com • Expires: 08/01/20

• Five jewelry pieces maximum • Call to schedule • Limit: one coupon per customer • Expires: 09/01/20

83 PEARL ST., BURLINGTON, 802-862-7700 1160 WILLISTON RD., SOUTH BURLINGTON, 802-951-9000

112 CHURCH ST., BURLINGTON, 802-862-1042, LIPPAS.COM

$5 OFF HAIRCUT

$25 OFF HAIR COLOR

• At the Men’s Room • Limit: one coupon per customer • $5 off men’s or women’s haircut • Expires: 09/30/20

• First-time hair color clients • Highlights, single process • Balayage, gray coverage • Expires: 09/30/20

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

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

15% OFF ONE SPA SERVICE!

$5 OFF BOTTLE OPENERS

• Excludes hydrafacial services • Valid for one use per client • Expires: 01/15/20 3 MAIN ST., BURLINGTON, 802-861-7500

WG-couponsection-19.indd 111

• Designed by a local artist; normally $25 • Promo code: whatsgoodvt • Limit: one coupon per person • Expires: 08/01/20 SEVENDAYSVT.COM/STORE

COUPONS • COUPONS • COUPONS • COUPONS • COUPONS • COUPONS • COUPONS

BUY ONE, GET ONE HOT CHOCOLATE

111 111 8/30/19 7:28 PM


WG-couponsection-19.indd 112

COUPONS • COUPONS • COUPONS • COUPONS • COUPONS • COUPONS • COUPONS

5

36 M

112112

8/30/19 7:28 PM


• Grab-and-go salad or wrap • Redeemable after 3 p.m. • Limit: one coupon per order • Expires: 09/01/20

FREE COFFEE • With purchase of hot breakfast item • Redeemable Monday through Friday • Limit: one coupon per order • Expires: 09/01/20

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

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

50% OFF SMOOTHIE OR JUICE

$2 OFF ANY MAC & CHEESE

• With $10 purchase • Limit: one coupon per order • Expires: 09/01/20

• Limit: one coupon per customer • Not valid on Twisted Tuesdays • Expires: 04/30/20

COUPONS • COUPONS • COUPONS • COUPONS • COUPONS • COUPONS • COUPONS

BUY ONE, GET ONE 50% OFF

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

36 MAIN ST., WINOOSKI, 802-497-1884, OURHOUSEBISTRO.COM

50% OFF ONE APPETIZER

10% OFF FOOD BILL

• Regular menu items only • Limit: one coupon per customer • Expires: 04/30/20

• Applies to food items only • Valid for parties of up to six • Expires: 04/30/20

36 MAIN ST., WINOOSKI, 802-497-1884, OURHOUSEBISTRO.COM

36 MAIN ST., WINOOSKI, 802-497-1884, OURHOUSEBISTRO.COM

10% OFF FOOD BILL

10% OFF

• Applies to food items only • Valid for parties up to six • Expires: 05/01/20 83 CHURCH ST., BURLINGTON, 802-497-1613

WG-couponsection-19.indd 113

• Valid on food, treats, litter • Limit: one coupon per customer • Coupon code: GoodFood1 • Expires: 08/01/20 2500 WILLISTON RD., SOUTH BURLINGTON, 802-862-5514 2455 SHELBURNE RD., SHELBURNE, 802-985-3302

113 113

8/30/19 7:28 PM


COUPONS • COUPONS • COUPONS • COUPONS • COUPONS • COUPONS • COUPONS

1

WG-couponsection-19.indd 114

37

37

O

114 114

8/30/19 7:28 PM


• Non-clearance items only • Cannot be combined with other offers • Coupon code: 10%OFF • Expires: 08/01/20

20% OFF

REGULAR SKI TUNE • May not apply to other services • Coupon code: GOODTUNE • Expires: 03/31/20

37 CHURCH ST., BURLINGTON, 802-860-0190, GEARX.COM

37 CHURCH ST., BURLINGTON, 802-860-0190, GEARX.COM

15% OFF ANY ONE ITEM

20% OFF ANY HAMMOCK

• Non-clearance items only • Applies to lowest-priced item • Coupon code: 15%OFFONE • Expires: 03/31/20

• Non-clearance items only • Coupon code: HAMMOCKDEAL • Expires: 08/01/20

37 CHURCH ST., BURLINGTON, 802-860-0190, GEARX.COM

37 CHURCH ST., BURLINGTON, 802-860-0190, GEARX.COM

BUY ONE, GET ONE FREE COFFEE

HALF OFF ANY APPETIZERS

• Applies to any regular coffee • Limit: one coupon per customer • Expires: 09/01/20

• Choose from delicious salads or starters • Expires: 09/01/20

8 N. WINOOSKI AVE., BURLINGTON, 802-660-9346

9 CENTER ST., BURLINGTON, 802-448-3657

$25 OFF LASH EXTENSIONS

$25 OFF FIRST HAIR COLOR

• Full set of lash extensions • Nova Lash Volume or Mink • Limit: one coupon per customer • Expires: 09/30/20 25 WINOOSKI FALLS WAY, WINOOSKI, 802-654-7400

WG-couponsection-19.indd 115

• First-time color clients only • Highlights, gray coverage • Balayage, single process • Expires: 09/30/20 25 WINOOSKI FALLS WAY, WINOOSKI, 802-654-7400

COUPONS • COUPONS • COUPONS • COUPONS • COUPONS • COUPONS • COUPONS

10% OFF YOUR PURCHASE

115 115 8/30/19 7:28 PM


116 116

WG-couponsection-19.indd 116

8/30/19 7:28 PM

COUPONS • COUPONS • COUPONS • COUPONS • COUPONS • COUPONS • COUPONS


• With the purchase of poké bowl • Coupons cannot be combined • Limit: one coupon per order • Expires: 09/01/20 373 BLAIR PARK RD., WILLISTON, 802-662-4799

20% OFF PURCHASE • At Stowe and Sugarbush locations • Limit: one coupon per person • Expires: 08/01/20 BURLINGTON, UVM, MONTPELIER, STOWE, SUGARBUSH, HANOVER, BTV AIRPORT

$5 OFF MERCH • $5 off any Skinny Pancake merch • Limit: one coupon per person • Not available for online/gift cards • 08/01/20

FREE DESSERT CRÊPE! • With purchase of two entrées • Only applicable at Lake Street location • Limit: one coupon per person • Expires: 08/01/20 BURLINGTON, UVM, MONTPELIER, STOWE, SUGARBUSH, HANOVER, BTV AIRPORT

FREE COFFEE • With use of reusable mug and purchase of food • Limit: one coupon per person • Only at UVM location • Expires: 08/01/20

BURLINGTON, UVM, MONTPELIER, STOWE, SUGARBUSH, HANOVER, BTV AIRPORT

50% OFF

ESPRESSO DRINK • Coffees from around the world • Custom-built espresso drinks • Seven coffees on tap every day • Expires: 08/01/20

BURLINGTON, UVM, MONTPELIER, STOWE, SUGARBUSH, HANOVER, BTV AIRPORT

412 PINE ST., BURLINGTON, 802-658-6016

FREE JEWELRY CLEANING

MY WISH LIST

• And inspection • Make sure your valuables are safe and well maintained • Follow us on Instagram and Facebook • ticktockjewelers.com 185 BANK ST., BURLINGTON, 802-862-3042

WG-couponsection-19.indd 117

• Diamond pendant, diamond earrings • Estate jewelry, TAG Heuer watch • Gold bracelet, pearls and engagement ring • ticktockjewelers.com 185 BANK ST., BURLINGTON, 802-862-3042

COUPONS • COUPONS • COUPONS • COUPONS • COUPONS • COUPONS • COUPONS

FREE PREMIUM TOPPING

117 117 8/30/19 7:28 PM


WG-couponsection-19.indd 118

COUPONS • COUPONS • COUPONS • COUPONS • COUPONS • COUPONS • COUPONS

T

118 118

8/30/19 7:28 PM


• Offer for first-time guests • $10 off either cut or color • Free beverage • Expires: 09/01/20

25% OFF BOUTIQUE ITEM • Cannot combine with other promos • All sales final • Expires: 09/01/20

86 MAIN ST., BURLINGTON, 802-862-1670

86 MAIN ST., BURLINGTON, 802-862-1670

NEED $$$ FOR COLLEGE?

KNOW MORE. BORROW LESS.

• Vermont grants and scholarships info • Low-cost student loans • Free consult with VSAC staff • Expires: 09/01/20

• Vermont grants and scholarships info • Low-cost student loans • Free consult with VSAC staff • Expires: 09/01/20

VSAC.ORG/WHATSGOOD, 800-226-1029

VSAC.ORG/WHATSGOOD, 800-226-1029

FREE TICKET! THURSDAY IMPROV

FREE COOKIE WITH SHOW!

• Admit one, 9 p.m. Thursday improv show • One show; excludes special events • Limit: one coupon per customer • Expires: 08/01/20

• Limit: one cookie per customer • In showroom only; excludes bar • Limit: one coupon per customer • Expires: 08/01/20

101 MAIN ST., BURLINGTON, 802-859-0100

101 MAIN ST., BURLINGTON, 802-859-0100

50% OFF ONE FOOD ITEM

$5 OFF FOOD PURCHASE

• Limit: one coupon per customer • For dine-in only • Expires: 04/30/20

144 COLLEGE ST., BURLINGTON, 802-865-0500

WG-couponsection-19.indd 119

• Lunch, brunch and dinner • Weekly trivia and music • Limit: one coupon per table • Expires: 09/01/20 20 WINOOSKI FALLS WAY, WINOOSKI, 802-497-3525

COUPONS • COUPONS • COUPONS • COUPONS • COUPONS • COUPONS • COUPONS

$25 OFF CUT & COLOR

119 119 8/30/19 7:28 PM


WG-couponsection-19.indd 120

COUPONS • COUPONS • COUPONS • COUPONS • COUPONS • COUPONS • COUPONS

O

B

S

B

120 120

8/30/19 7:28 PM


25% OFF ONE PAIR OF JEANS

• BB Dakota, Z Supply, Cupcakes & Cashmere, Gentle Fawn, Chaser, Nation, Sundry and so much more! • Limit: one coupon per customer • Expires: 09/01/20 62 CHURCH ST., BURLINGTON, 802-658-6496

25% OFF ONE SWEATER

• Skinnies, crops, distressed • Hudson, 3x1 Blank NYC • Limit: one coupon per customer • Expires: 09/01/20 62 CHURCH ST., BURLINGTON, 802-658-6496

BUY ONE, GET ONE HALF OFF

SANDWICHES • Breakfast and signature sandwiches • Limit: one coupon per customer • Can’t combine with other deals • Expires: 01/31/20

• Keep cozy this fall and winter! • Sweaters for any occasion! • Limit: one coupon per customer • Expires: 09/01/20 62 CHURCH ST., BURLINGTON, 802-658-6496

BUY ONE, GET ONE HALF OFF

SANDWICHES • Breakfast and signature sandwiches • Limit: one coupon per customer • Can’t combine with other deals • Expires: 01/31/20 71 S. UNION ST., BURLINGTON, 802-540-6884

BUY ONE, GET ONE

GLASSWARE

• Stock up on Woodchuck swag! • Limit: one coupon per customer • Expires: 09/01/20 MIDDLEBURY, 802-385-3635

WG-couponsection-19.indd 121

71 S. UNION ST., BURLINGTON, 802-540-6884

FREE WAFFLE FRIES • Limit: one coupon per order • Pickup or dine-in • Expires: 9/01/20 BURLINGTON 150 DORSET ST., SOUTH BURLINGTON, 802-863-9464

FREE BOWL OF POPCORN • With purchase of any drink • Expires: 06/01/20

716 PINE ST., BURLINGTON, 802-497-0054

COUPONS • COUPONS • COUPONS • COUPONS • COUPONS • COUPONS • COUPONS

25% OFF ONE TOP!

121 121 8/30/19 7:28 PM


WG-couponsection-19.indd 122

COUPONS • COUPONS • COUPONS • COUPONS • COUPONS • COUPONS • COUPONS

N N

G

122 122

8/30/19 7:28 PM

WG1t-pear


NEW! Now offering CBD/vaping products

Juul Green Mountain Hemp Co. Ceres Natural Remedies

BEER • WINE • SPIRITS • TOBACCO • SODA GROCERIES • SMOKING AND CDB PRODUCTS VT STATE LIQUOR AGENT

no 240 PEARL ST. • BURLINGTON • 05401 • 862-1209 • CORNER OF PEARL & UNION FREE STORE PARKING • PEARLSTBEV@MYFAIRPOINT.NET • PEARLSTREETBEVERAGE.COM VISA/MC Accepted WG-couponsection-19.indd WG1t-pearlstbev19.indd 1 123

8/30/19 PM 8/21/1912:31 11:18 AM


Affordable, confidential sexual health care services FOR ALL. 12 health center locations across Vermont Barre • Bennington • Brattleboro • Burlington • Hyde Park • Middlebury • Newport Rutland • St. Albans • St. Johnsbury • White River Junction • Williston

• Birth control including IUDs

• Immunizations for HPV & the Flu

• Emergency contraception (pills or IUD)

• Pregnancy testing & education

• Free condoms

• STD testing & treatment • Well-person checkups & more

Book an appointment online anytime at www.ppnne.org or call 1-866-476-1321 WG-couponsection-19.indd 124

8/30/19 12:31 PM

Profile for Seven Days

What's Good 2019-20  

The Annual Field Guide to Burlington, Vermont — Meticulously Researched & Compiled by Your Pals at Seven Days

What's Good 2019-20  

The Annual Field Guide to Burlington, Vermont — Meticulously Researched & Compiled by Your Pals at Seven Days

Profile for 7days