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Comment Archives: Locations

Re: “South End Kitchen at Lake Champlain Chocolates

Is it me, or did you not post a menu?

Posted by Alexander Campbell on 04/24/2015 at 4:44 PM

Re: “Toscano Café Bistro

We recently went for Brunch at Toscano's and had the best Eggs Florentine ever! The dish included spinach, mushrooms, dried tomatoes and garlic with a delicious Hollandaise sauce topping the eggs on their very own made English Muffins. The dish was so wonderful that we are slower than normal to extend the enjoyment. We had great service as well. Can't wait to return and savor this dish again.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Jude Hersey on 04/18/2015 at 4:19 PM

Re: “Chop Shop Hair Design

I have to say since I moved back to VT two years ago I have struggled to find a hair salon that I truly trust...Chop Shop is the first salon that has competent stylists that know how to color hair appropriately without frying your hair...These stylists know what they are doing...I bounced around between multiple ppl there and was never disappointed, now I go to Alicia who can give you a city quality cut/color with a BTV price:) I will never search for a salon again! I highly reccomend going there! Don't believe the negative reviews you see online, they're posted from people that don't understand what a coloring process takes!

Posted by WesnefSKI29 on 04/16/2015 at 8:15 PM

Re: “Espresso Bueno

Barre, the anti-Montpeleir, the antithesis of frothy coffee (unless it's coffee topped with whipped cream and a big old donut full of artificial goop), has this one little outpost of carefully thought through consciously chosen coffee offerings. Expresso Bueno. I happen to enjoy Barre very much...and feel as comfortable at the Wayside as I do at the Cornerstone as I do at Basil's as I do at Expresso Bueno. Barre has long been known for having a Dunkin Donuts at the center of the community both physically and metaphorically. It's a town full of variety, struggle and love. This little coffee place adds a flavor that is needed. Within spitting distance of Dunkin Donuts, it is tucked in a dark space, and is like a club for people who are trying very hard to make the world a better place. I like the feeling of optimism in the air - which is odd because it is kind of dark and cozy.

Posted by Deborah B on 04/13/2015 at 9:40 AM

Re: “Birchgrove Baking

The best.

Like having access to a high end NYC bakery. Go early for croissants and scones. 10ish for hot cookies that leak chocolate all over your hands.

It's all gone by the end of the day. Except for the really really fancy stuff that lasts for several days in the case below.

Iced Coffee - Americano.
Almond Croissants.
Chocolate Chip Cookies.
Three items to motivate a person to get through almost anything.

It's expensive. And nothing has prices so you have to kind of order and be ready not to grimace. Also nothing is explained, as to what it is. So the very cool young women (pleasant and appropriately slightly bored) that work there lean on the counter and will tell the customer what's what. This can take some time and the people behind you are looking at their watches.

It's mostly to go but there are about 3 chairs inside, a high table and outside a bench. It's a get it and go place. I recommend that you get it. As often as possible.

Posted by Deborah B on 04/13/2015 at 9:17 AM

Re: “Philamena's

Excellent.
This little space, on Elm Street in Montpelier, is easy to miss. Luckily a friend of mine, who is a very experienced chef, had heard of it through the grapevine and we met there for breakfast last week. We were both very pleased. I was pleased because my breakfast tasted great. She was pleased because everything was prepared with great skill and presented at the right temperature, the right amount and the right price. (Her professional opinion.)

The owner is hoping to recreate his grandmother's Italian Deli that she ran on Long Island for many years. Fresh ingredients, everything from scratch, connection with customer and owner/staff/chef. I really hope he makes it. This place could be a great long term addition to Montpelier's culture of loving food and conversation. The food is unpretentious and full of flavor. There is fresh pasta to go (could be a great booth at the Farmer's Market).

I highly recommend a visit to this new Italian Breakfast and Lunch place. Oh - I didn't get it but they have Pasta Carbonara for breakfast. How cool is that! Also, you must try the home fries. The best I've had in a long time. And the omelet was perfect, and my friend said it was also perfectly cooked.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Deborah B on 04/13/2015 at 9:09 AM

Re: “Eclipse Grange Theater

Old-time grange on beautiful Thetford Hill, this handsome building has been the hospitable home of the Parish Players collective since 1968. Wonderfully flexible for staging, with a large and rotating circle of excellent yet volunteer performers and technicians.

Posted by Jim Schley on 04/08/2015 at 11:27 PM

Re: “Vergennes Laundry

Should be a five-star review as their pastries are incredible (and the best baguettes in the state), as are their coffee drinks (Intelligensia beans). But the fact that they're only open two days a week (and often will be closed with no prior announcement on one or both of those days) makes it incredibly frustrating as a customer.

Posted by kinojay33 on 04/08/2015 at 11:16 AM

Re: “Phantom

Just a quick "comment" by the chef/owner (me).... the "price" category can be a bit misleading. We are definitely geared toward providing cool, creative, casual fare to our customers, but the single dollar sign (less than $12) descriptive is not quite accurate. We DO make it possible for folks to come and eat affordably, but I would say the average price per diner for food is in the $20-25 range, $35-40 with a drink or two.

I just don't want folks showing up here hoping to eat a meal for under $12, then being aggravated when this is not the case. I GUARANTEE they'll love the food, really dig the prices, but most likely will spend a tad over 12 bucks... happily, I firmly believe.

Matt Sargent

Posted by Matt Sargent on 04/07/2015 at 9:45 PM

Re: “The Freighthouse

A great place to get a smoothie and panini, or a latte. The pastry selection is terrific and they're all homemade. Local ingredients and lots of vegetarian and even vegan options!

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Bonnie Paris Ott on 04/07/2015 at 9:07 PM

Re: “Mike’s Tiki Bar

Fun place after enjoying the kingdom trails!!! #MikeTikiBar

Posted by Tim Mathers on 04/06/2015 at 11:43 PM

Re: “Burke Publick House

Great food, great atmosphere, great service!!!!

Posted by Tim Mathers on 04/06/2015 at 11:41 PM

Re: “Cody's Irish Pub & Grille

Terrible service, in with 2 kids and he passed us by 15 times before taking our order 13 min after i interrupted him passing us to tell him we were ready. to top it off the "hot" wings were way beyond the normal hot (and there were more levels to go) waste of my family's money and time. F this place.

Posted by Marcus Pante on 03/31/2015 at 7:28 PM

Re: “The Bearded Frog

Solid and consistant food. We like to eat in the bar or the patio when weather abides. The Waldorf is awesome. Flatbreads are delicious. Burgers are good. The menu is well balanced with something for almost everybody. Always had friendly and knowledgable service at the Frog.

Posted by eaterVT on 03/22/2015 at 12:38 PM

Re: “Bluebird Barbecue

Very unsatisfying meal at Bluebird Barbecue. Hardly a cheap eats place, 9 dollars for 6 tiny chicken wings! Good but overpriced drink selection. The smoked half chicken was the most dry piece of meat I have ever tasted. Seemed like it had been cooked and rethermalized too many times prior to serving. One of the salads had wilted and rotten kale in it. Mac and cheese came out cold asked our server and he told us it was a problem with steam table most likely. Brought us another mac and although it was warmer still tasted very grainy and strange. Broken banana pie was the worst dessert we have ever had in a restaurant. We will not return. Food 1 Ambiance 1 Service 2

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by eaterVT on 03/22/2015 at 12:27 PM

Re: “Dharshan Namaste Asian Deli

This place is great! Very nice staff. It can take a while to get your food when they get busy but it always comes out tasty and large portions. Chicken dumplings, beef noodle soup and fried rice are so good. Also the spicy wings and Pork Bahn mi are great. BYOB. We like the cozy and sometimes awkward setting. We need more family run restaurants like this.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by eaterVT on 03/22/2015 at 12:21 PM

Re: “Marco's Pizza

Don't waste your money. I ordered a spaghetti dinner w/ meatballs. The meatballs and meat sauce had a burnt taste. Spaghetti was over cooked. Had to throw the dinner out. Not to mention the restaurant was dirty.

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by epj1976 on 03/22/2015 at 11:20 AM

Re: “Prohibition Pig

We have tried this place twice and both times we were incredibly disappointed.... The first time we went for food... everything was bland and the portion sizes were remarkably small. The second time we went to check out the beers and the bar... We had been warned by many friends that live in Waterbury, to stay away from here...because of the prices and the paltry draft beer "portion" sizes. What a sad eye opener! My Waterbury friends were all correct... Prohibition Pig is leading the charge amongst northwest Vermont brewpubs, to reclassify draft beer as a specialty, gourmet, sipping beverage for the wealthy. They would have you believe that if they serve draft beer in very tiny portion sizes and charge astronomically high prices - then you are drinking liquid gold.. The problem is, most of their draft beers are available at dozens of other places for half or less (price). This bar (it is not a real brewpub) is just flypaper for the uneducated skiers and tourists that are passing through on their way south. I advise all Vermonters to steer wide of this place and their predatory pricing (as most Waterbury residents do). This bar is trying to create a price structure that is truly ridiculous.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by theowill on 03/15/2015 at 3:54 PM

Re: “Positive Pie (Barre)

Let me just say I love Positive Pie! The new spot in Barre is as good as the Montpelier one! The pizza is awesome with good fresh ingredients. The fried brussel sprouts, yum with the dipping sauce. The salmon with fingerlings and asparagus dish, delicious!
They are doing a nice job and the new digs are great, rustic and spacious. The 1 criticism is that the portion of brussels were not consistent, I got a whole lot less the last time I was there then I did the first time. But I will try again :)

Posted by kat2009 on 03/15/2015 at 1:12 PM

Re: “Armory Grille and Bar

7 Days' original review title, "Corporate Casual", best describes this new entry in downtown Burlington. The food was good; lots of other areas need work. The room is loud; even with only 20% of the tables occupied the noise level was harsh. Our server was not well informed about the menu and was challenged to describe the draft beers. Mind you, they only have 2 drafts. One of those is Magic Hat #9, which may appeal to the business traveler but will bring yawns from the local brew cognoscenti. Among the four of us at the table, we were handed three different dinner menus, which confused us and really rattled the server. Good burger, sandwich, and cider-marinated pork roast. The "seasonal vegetables" were different on each plate, but a tad overcooked on all. And is zucchini really "seasonal" in March? Too many excellent places within 1/2 mile to waste time on another visit here any time soon.

Posted by John Floyd on 03/15/2015 at 1:47 AM

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