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Burgers, booze and a bargain: blissful Blackbird Bistro

Burgers, booze and a bargain: blissful Blackbird Bistro

Opal Savoy, Web Editor May 3, 2021

I’ve lived in Craftsbury, Vermont since before I could walk. As long as I’ve lived there, the town has never seen a true restaurant established in its limits—until now. In the winter of 2019-2020,...

A much maligned magnificent masterpiece

A much maligned magnificent masterpiece

Solil Devyn Borthwick, Copy Editor April 12, 2021

Oatmeal raisin cookies! For anybody who hasn’t run screaming, let’s talk about these delightfully packaged sources of... oatmeal and raisins. I’m not exactly the most food-oriented person in the...

The time of takeout

The time of takeout

Opal Savoy, Web Editor April 12, 2021

It’s not easy to get out of the house these days, and when it comes to finding safe opportunities to indulge in the finer things in life, there aren’t a whole lot of options. However, there is something...

Burger Barn: an old favorite during this new normal

Burger Barn: an old favorite during this new normal

Marcus Allen, Staff Reporter April 12, 2021

Burgers are about as American as Hulk Hogan. The classic American cheeseburger was always a favorite of mine and has always been my go-to when judging a dining establishment’s quality. I have this rule:...

Coke with coffee is a surprising success

Coke with coffee is a surprising success

Rebecca Flieder, Editor in Chief March 18, 2021

I imagine the Coca-Cola executives sitting in a big, fancy board room on a penthouse somewhere warm, wearing matching Coca-Cola ties and branded water bottles as they sip experimental versions of Coke...

New Fu Lin's pre pandemic

New Fu Lin’s does cheap and greasy right

Marcus Allen, Staff Reporter March 3, 2021

Who doesn’t love cheap, greasy Chinese food? It’s filling until it hits midnight and you end up wanting more, the portions are immense and best of all, it tastes fantastic, hitting all the fat, sugar...

Crispy meatballs and more

Crispy meatballs and more

Justin Robertiello, Staff Reporter October 8, 2020

It was my 26th birthday, and all I could think about was what I was I going to eat that day. Luckily for me, my father knew exactly where to go, so we headed to New York City. New York has a wonderful...

Baked Crab Cake and Jumbo Shrimp at The Shanty on the Shore.

Long time, no seafood

Solil Devyn Borthwick, Copy Editor September 22, 2020

Way back in 2019, on the last day of March, I decided that dinner would be the last time I ate meat. For about a year and a half, I didn’t eat meat. I found the experience to be rewarding in the sense...

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