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Grilled, smoked, Wicked Wings

Grilled, smoked, Wicked Wings

Kayla Friedrich

February 19, 2014

"Wicked" is a slang word that originated in New England to add emphasis, as in "that’s wicked hot," and if you live in there, a name like Wicked Wings speaks for itself.   Wicked Wings is one of three small restaurants situated in downtown Johnson. It opened in September of 2011 and the bar area offe...

Dobrá Tea brings the East to you

Dobrá Tea brings the East to you

Victoria Greenia

February 15, 2014

This season’s icy grip has been making my family cranky; the six of us were seeing way too much of each other and, frankly, my kids were starting to have faces even I couldn’t love. We were getting stir-crazy and my daughters were begging for a mother-daughter day. I wanted to give my girls an...

Village Tavern: satisfaction guaranteed

Village Tavern: satisfaction guaranteed

Max van Wie

February 6, 2014

Walking into the Jeffersonville Village Tavern, I could understand why it’s called “a family-friendly pub and restaurant.” The warmly dim lighting and the exposed beam-work of the building suggest entering an ancient Adirondack barn. I sat across from my friend Gabriel.  A server instantly...

Red Onion sandwiches hit the spot

Red Onion sandwiches hit the spot

Ben Simone

November 27, 2013

On a cold November evening on Church Street in Burlington, my companion and I stood gazing at the gleaming red neon onion in the window just above a rack of bread loaves.   It looked warm and inviting, we were hungry, so in we went. The Red Onion Deli was busy despite the lack of people outside....

Mix cafe cooks up country feel, sumptuous specials, and impeccable French toast

Mix cafe cooks up country feel, sumptuous specials, and impeccable French toast

Bill Brock

November 14, 2013

  The Mix, a small breakfast cafe nestled just behind the Jeffersonville tavern, is always a relaxing treat for anyone who dines there. As you enter the café you are always greeted by a smiling face and an option to sit at their small breakfast bar, which includes free gazing into the kitchen...

The Whip’ll crack your taste buds into shape

The Whip’ll crack your taste buds into shape

Phil O'Neil

May 3, 2013

In a town like Stowe, Vt, which has more than 45 restaurants and only 4,300 residents, it’s tough to set yourself apart from the rest, and many restaurants end up closing faster than they could open. The downtown Whip Bar and Grille never had to suffer this fate. Situated in the historic Green Mountain...

Empty wallet, full plate: cheap eats

Empty wallet, full plate: cheap eats

Mesa Aupperlee

September 22, 2012

Looking for an alternative to food on campus? Just want to try something new? Don’t have a lot of cash? Options are available, and you don’t have go too far to find them. The Village Tavern on Church Street in Jeffersonville offers great nightly deals. I recommend Taco Tuesday Night. Soft tac...

Ballad of the bad buffet

Ballad of the bad buffet

Leigh Robtoy

September 7, 2012

For years I had avoided going to the Ponderosa Steakhouse in Williston because whenever it was mentioned, the response from anyone who had been there was, “Gross!” Generally when there is such a unanimous negative reaction to a place, you avoid it. For me, that sometimes makes me more curious, so...

The Belfry: local, leisurely and luscious

The Belfry: local, leisurely and luscious

Anna Charette

May 3, 2012

A little red schoolhouse sits alone at the intersection of Route 242 and Amidon Rd. in Montgomery Center. This building may be in a secluded spot on the outskirts of a small Northern Vermont town, but inside is a relaxing and unique dining environment offering varied and superb fare. As for menu options,...

Brewster River in it for the long haul

Brewster River in it for the long haul

Anna Maria Liccione

April 12, 2012

The Brewski on the Mountain Road in Jeffersonville has been a Smuggs staple for years. Under new ownership as The Brewster River Pub & Grill, they have plans to stick around for many more years. Chef/Owner Billy Mossinghoff is no stranger to good food. He has worked at the Hearth and Candle, One...

The New Kids in Town

The New Kids in Town

Anna Maria Liccione, Arts and Entertainment Editor/Senior Copy Editor

February 3, 2012

When Ian Keller and Patrick Purcell bought the Hub Pizzeria and Pub in September 2011, they brought a fresh new perspective to the slowly declining “hub” of town. Ian and Pat originally hail from Clark, N.J., but after being in Burlington for the past 10 years, they were ready for a new adventure....

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