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Comment Archives: stories: Food + Drink: Bite Club

Re: “Dining on a Dime: Boustan

The pink pickle is almost certainly turnip. Turnips pickled with a beet in each jar is a staple of regional cuisine.

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Posted by John Walters on 11/28/2016 at 9:08 AM

Re: “Food and Chaucer at the Isole Dinner Club

Disclosures never precede an article, whether it's Seven Days or other publication. This also wasn't much of a disclosure - volunteering? Normally one would only need to disclose for a paid situation so this author went above and beyond. As for the oatcakes, the author provided only a description, not praise, for them.

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Posted by Margaux on 11/20/2016 at 1:38 PM

Re: “Drink Up: Scout & Company in Winooski

This article is surely satire. Nothing could possibly be this pretentious otherwise.

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Posted by Leonard Bast on 11/15/2016 at 7:01 AM

Re: “Food and Chaucer at the Isole Dinner Club

I feel that disclosures should appear at the start of an article, rather than the end.

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Posted by The Oracle on 11/10/2016 at 6:24 PM

Re: “Farmers Market Kitchen: Wild Grape Jam

Made your wild grape jelly (jam) recipe last month . It is wonderful , fragrant and has a brilliant color . Won't make it again though unless I have a food mill . It was too thick for a sieve and the colander allowed solids through . Kinda neat to make something out of all those wild grape vines . Thank you .

Posted by Rich ard on 11/03/2016 at 1:13 PM

Re: “Monarch & the Milkweed Opens in Burlington

This was, hands down, the WORST restaurant experience I have ever had in Burlington.
I really wanted to like this restaurant. When you walk in, this very modern, clean establishment looks fantastic. The service was warm and friendly, but every single aspect of the food and drink we received fell a mile short of any expectations.
The biscuits and gravy were awful, a soup bowl of floury gravy with two very small, hockey puck biscuits. It was so peppery it was inedible and not worth the $10 price tag.
The quiche was actually disgusting. The size of a small coffee cup and tasting like it was an egg cooked with a cup of sugar, I couldn't eat more than a single, very small bite. It was served with a salad 3x larger than the quiche itself that was WAY over dressed with lemon juice, to the point where it was not enjoyable to eat and tasted like a low quality sour candy. Most certainly not worth $9.
The $4 hash brown was barely a 2 inch cube, and tasted like a chinese food chicken finger.
On top of it all the coffee was watery and disappointing, with the only espresso options were Nespresso disposable coffee cups instead of real espresso.
When we addressed the issues with the owner, over our plates of clearly uneaten food, we were told they "weren't comfortable" giving us any refund for our $40 meal but were told to "send an email" when we wanted to come back to get something free, even after we insisted that we would never be coming back.

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Posted by H. Hill on 10/13/2016 at 2:40 PM

Re: “Vermont Food Truck Finder 2016

Like to see your evaluation of the orange food truck just north of downtown Windsor.

Posted by Ralph W. Mueckenheim on 10/10/2016 at 6:05 AM

Re: “Dining on a Dime: Pho Taó Vietnamese Restaurant

Cheap food is good, I guess, but what about its sources, al a last week's article on sustainability and food ethics highlighted?

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Posted by Hod Palmer III on 10/03/2016 at 9:31 PM

Re: “Drink Up: Cappuccino and Bites at Moon Dog Café

The Puppy is a favorite gathering place in Our Town for a scrumptious breakfast on a weekend morning or a treat to an outsider to lunch selected from an amazing eclectic variety of foods and breads. The tantalizing aromas of the freshly baked treats and the Mocha Joe coffee makes this a most attractive stop in Chester.
Bill & Leigh Dakin

Posted by Bill Dakin on 10/03/2016 at 7:56 PM

Re: “Drink Up: Stone Leaf Teahouse

Still no photo, Julia?

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Posted by The Oracle on 09/22/2016 at 12:27 PM

Re: “Dining on a Dime: $3 Tacos at La Puerta Negra

Other than to advertise cheap tacos and dance lessons, this article serves no purpose.

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Roy on 09/20/2016 at 4:42 AM

Re: “Inside the von Trapp Bierhall, Soft-Opening September 15

We've always enjoyed going to the Von Trapp Lodge for dinner, but I do wish they would expand their beer menu a bit, especially into the realm of ales.

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Posted by FreedomToThink on 09/18/2016 at 9:10 PM

Re: “Inside the von Trapp Bierhall, Soft-Opening September 15

There are multiple ways to define stodgy and 'old fashioned' is the more oft used definition I'm familiar with. I would agree with the author that it was an appropriate choice to define a space that didn't seem to tie in with current times or their current offering(s). I like stepping into a simpler era now and then, but I'm glad the von Trapp family will now offer this new experience without losing touch with the former.

Posted by Ma on 09/16/2016 at 12:02 PM

Re: “Inside the von Trapp Bierhall, Soft-Opening September 15

Beth Dixon, I'm sorry if my word choice offended! I didn't mean to describe the resort in a negative way, but as "traditional, old-fashioned, of an earlier time/place," to frame the new place as a contrast to the old. I have incredible respect for the von Trapps and their business(es) and no reason to portray what they do in an unfavorable light.

Posted by Hannah Palmer Egan on 09/16/2016 at 9:12 AM

Re: “Inside the von Trapp Bierhall, Soft-Opening September 15

It's a shame the author suggests that Trapp was ever a stodgy resort. Having shared this with my family and other property owners who have visited the lodge for many years, all were rather put off by the description of the lodge in this way. While the addition of the brewery and Bierhall have been a new, refreshing offering, the lodge has always had the best skiing, snowshoeing, and hiking trails around. They've hosted a variety of music genres in their meadow, and they have always had the best chefs around town. The definition of stodgy is dull and uninspiring - maybe if the author had checked the view out more than a decade ago she would have seen it was anything but uninspiring!

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Posted by Beth Dixon on 09/15/2016 at 3:58 PM

Re: “Inside the von Trapp Bierhall, Soft-Opening September 15

I loveee this family, I used to keep their copiers up and running at the lodge, Sam called me Copier Queen lol

Posted by Sandy Marino on 09/14/2016 at 1:59 PM

Re: “Inside the von Trapp Bierhall, Soft-Opening September 15

Who was the designer of the space?

Posted by jonesbeall on 09/14/2016 at 7:48 AM

Re: “Dining on a Dime: Sweet Simone's Bagel & Lox Sandwich

The Almond Croissant at Sweet Simone's is the best around. Also recommend the Lemon Ginger Scone, Lemon Poppyseed Muffin, Mixed Berry Scone, Spinach and Feta Croissant, Morning Bun, Raspberry Bar and great Chocolate Chip Cookie. Only issue for me is having to make a decision with so many excellent options.

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Posted by FoodNoise on 09/07/2016 at 5:10 PM

Re: “Dining on a Dime: Sweet Simone's Bagel & Lox Sandwich

Donna, it's not just a bagel; it's a bagel sandwich with salmon! Chris, waa! Lisa, try reading before commenting. "Dining on a Dime is a weekly series featuring well-made, filling bites (something substantial enough to qualify as a small meal or better) for $12 or less."

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Posted by The Oracle on 09/06/2016 at 6:15 PM

Re: “Dining on a Dime: Sweet Simone's Bagel & Lox Sandwich

be the day I pay over $7.00 bucks (counting the tax) for a much for the coffee..

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Posted by Donna Boutin on 09/06/2016 at 5:54 PM

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