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Comment Archives: stories: Food + Drink: Food + Drink Features

Re: “Exploring Brattleboro's Eateries

Don't forget the new kid, Restless Rooster! Awesome coffee and breakfast.

Posted by Linda Alvarez on 10/18/2016 at 4:22 PM

Re: “Ethicists Consider the Rights and Wrongs of Food Systems

What are the ethical implications of dumpster diving farmed shrimp ?
Shopping for food must be exhausting for you very special holier then thou's, what with all these ethical quandaries . I am more concerned with feeding my family .

3 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by Rich ard on 09/21/2016 at 4:34 PM

Re: “Burlington's New Foam Brewers Go With the Flow

This whole brew craze has become a bit banal to me... I mean... I'm happy for these kids and their venture... I wish them luck... but it sounds like it's been created or sustained with family money. How do they make money to live? I mean are they selling enough of this stuff to pay off the loan, the rent, the energy costs, the upscale refit of the space. I mean I am sure they are drawing paychecks from the business which will keep them in mustache wax and ironic T-shirts for the short term... and I know the markup on booze is big... but until they scale up?... in an ever increasingly competitive market can any of these places be viable?... or does the Burlington populace really drink that much?

1 like, 3 dislikes
Posted by critikboy on 09/16/2016 at 6:57 PM

Re: “Growing Locally, Thinking Regionally

Awesome job Hannah. A lot more to cover with this story but this is a great start!

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by jonesy66 on 08/24/2016 at 8:17 PM

Re: “Beyond the Burger: Surveying Vermont's Summer Snack Bars

Guess I will have to take a trip around Vermont and try some of these places.

Posted by Kenneth Tobin on 08/13/2016 at 12:05 PM

Re: “Beyond the Burger: Surveying Vermont's Summer Snack Bars

What about the Burger Barn in Jeffersonville?

Posted by Julie M Theoret on 08/12/2016 at 6:11 PM

Re: “What Works, and Doesn't, About Farmers Markets?

Very interesting article! Although I admit I skimmed it for now as I am set up selling my Happy Bird Poultry Farm chicken at the Milton Farmers Market amidst a bunch of other farmers, growers and bakers! It's not a big market like the Burlington but it offers a diverse variety of local flavors! We are here beside Hannaford on Rte 7 from 4-7 every Thursday!

Posted by Ember on 08/11/2016 at 4:56 PM

Re: “Milton Diners Take Comfort Food Seriously

Allow me to translate this article...
There's no restaurant in town to sit down, order a healthy or fresh or just not fried menu item, and pay somewhere around $10-15 a person. But apparently there are pokemon. And grease.

4 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by planetacer09 on 08/10/2016 at 1:18 PM

Re: “Beyond the Burger: Surveying Vermont's Summer Snack Bars

List not complete without Village Snack Bar in Center Rutland.

Posted by Bradford Broyles on 08/06/2016 at 11:01 PM

Re: “Beyond the Burger: Surveying Vermont's Summer Snack Bars

Yes, yes, yes to Honeypie. We've imposed strict regulations on the household to limit our visits to once a week...otherwise we'd be there every night. Hot tip: even if you're just ordering the single burger, trade up to Woodcock Farm's Timberdoodle for the cheese!

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Posted by George Mettam Mora on 08/03/2016 at 9:57 PM

Re: “Beyond the Burger: Surveying Vermont's Summer Snack Bars

Canteen is awesome. Chocolate creemees made with actual chocolate? Damn right.

3 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by The Oracle on 08/02/2016 at 6:34 PM

Re: “Tapping Into the Adirondacks' Growing Craft Beer Market

The following is an excerpt from a letter that appeared in the June 27th Plattsburgh Press Republican. Clearly we do not think Prom Night Cherry is a "fun and creative brew."

We’re disappointed by owner Jessy Jolicouer’s decision to name one of Oval Craft’s beers Prom Night Cherry.
Although a June 5 article in the Press-Republican referred to this beer as Prom Night, the full name as shown on Oval Craft’s website is Prom Night Cherry, described as “a blonde ale with hints of cherry” that’s “a great introduction beer for the non-craft beer drinker.” The label depicts a pair of women’s legs wearing a man’s top hat.
The innuendo of the name and label (i.e. when a girl has intercourse for the first time, she “pops her cherry;” prom night is often depicted in popular culture as an opportunity for sex) paired with the description of the beer as light and easy to consume, would seem to suggest that craft-brew “virgins” will enjoy this beer.
But we strongly object to marketing an alcoholic product that makes a joke out of the overt sexualization of teenage girls and the problem of underage drinking, particularly by linking both of these things to prom night.
Local high school students, teachers and parents work hard all year to ensure that prom night is an enjoyable and safe evening for all its participants.
Prom Night Cherry undermines those efforts by making light of sex and drinking during prom and ignoring the role that binge drinking often plays in sexual assault, drunk driving and other violence and injury, especially among teenagers and young adults.
We respectfully ask that the name be changed.
(See Press Republican for full letter and list of signers)

Posted by Ruby Tuesday on 08/02/2016 at 5:31 PM

Re: “What Works, and Doesn't, About Farmers Markets?

"Some people wonder if prepared-foods sellers who don't use local ingredients — and are therefore not supporting local farms — should be allowed at farmers markets. But in areas where people have less disposable income, the opportunity to purchase less expensive food may be essential to attracting them to the market. In Chittenden County, many of the food businesses that rely on non-local ingredients are owned by New Americans and provide them both an income and a means of sharing their culture."

I appreciate this paragraph so much. Its such a good reminder that there are so many factors to consider when thinking about "good" food. I try to be aware of eating things grown close to home, and I also want to support small businesses. Sometimes this is mutually exclusive, sometimes not. Thank you for this article Suzanne.

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Posted by Rachel Floyd on 08/01/2016 at 10:41 AM

Re: “Tapping Into the Adirondacks' Growing Craft Beer Market

To say that the Rye IPA is a local favorite at Blue Line Brewery is a fib. That beer has not been made there for over a year. They hired a new brewer in the beginning of last winter (12/2015). There are now 7 beers on tap. They were voted best in the Tri-Lake Area last spring by the readers of the Daily Enterprise. And their menu has changed. Please stop by and see what the Author missed.

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Posted by Sean Quinn on 07/26/2016 at 6:03 PM

Re: “What Works, and Doesn't, About Farmers Markets?

Excellent article, really informative!

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Posted by amchoor on 07/19/2016 at 10:05 PM

Re: “Boob Job

Sounds interesting. Good descripttion

Posted by Amber Dawn Cone on 07/16/2016 at 8:43 AM

Re: “Parking Problems Hamper Burlington Food Trucks

Ice cream trucks were around long before food trucks became trendy. Do similar regulations exist for them?

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Posted by Liz Leyden on 07/15/2016 at 2:32 AM

Re: “Parking Problems Hamper Burlington Food Trucks

What parking problem? I challenge anyone, anytime any day off the week, not to find parking here in this neighborhood....

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Posted by Norbert Ender on 07/13/2016 at 4:13 PM

Re: “Parking Problems Hamper Burlington Food Trucks

As a small business on Pine Street for 10 years now I welcome any and all creative activity in our neighborhood.
Especially the food trucks have been a wonderful addition to this area.
They also have been very good neighbors and deserve the support and consideration of this community.
Overall foot traffic is up and tourist as well as locals really appreciate the expanded venue that puts an interesting spin walking and exploring the city beyond Church Street
This Historic district needs to be fostered and not stifled.

Special thanks to Arts Riot and SEABA.

Norbert Ender at Speaking Volumes

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Posted by Norbert Ender on 07/12/2016 at 11:06 PM

Re: “Parking Problems Hamper Burlington Food Trucks

I can't make any guarantees, because I need to understand what the concerns of all the legitimate stakeholders are, but I'll examine this issue and the use of discretion at certain locations. The trucks are an important part of the local food culture.

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Posted by Brandon del Pozo on 07/12/2016 at 9:18 PM

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