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Leftover food news: Five Guys coming soon, Sugarbush goes local, bevo closes

Vermonters salivating to try the treats at national chain Five Guys Burgers and Fries will have a shorter wait than anticipated. According to franchisee Greg Vasey, construction went more quickly than he and his team expected. His first Green Mountain location, in the former Blockbuster space on Shelburne Road in South Burlington, will open on January 9. Diners can expect burgers, fries and Hebrew National hot dogs from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week.


Longtime Sugarbush Resort executive chef Gerry Nooney has been promoted to the post of director of food and beverage. In his five years as executive chef, Nooney, former owner of John Egans Big World Pub & Grill, has amped up the local-food presence at Sugarbush. His efforts earned him the Vermont Chamber of Commerce’s 2009 honor of Vermont Chef of the Year.

In his new position, one of Nooney’s first orders of business will be reopening the Grill Down Under, a once-popular pub located at the Sugarbush Inn. Patrick Brown, of Sugarbush’s public relations team, describes the new menu as “hyperlocal.”

Nooney is also revamping the Valley House’s Wunderbar with retro décor and updated comfort fare, including grilled cheese sandwiches flavored with cider marmalade.


Less than a year after opening, the dining room of Colchester’s bevo is closing its doors at the end of December. Owners Aaron and Kathleen Stine will continue to run their catering company from the space, as well as host special events.


The annual Vermont Farm Show, which has been at the Barre Civic Center for roughly 60 of its 78 years, will go down this year at the Champlain Valley Expo in Essex Junction. “This move reflects the fact that the agricultural community in Vermont continues to thrive and grow. The farm show has had a great run in Barre over the years, but as the show has expanded and evolved, it has physically outgrown the Civic Center,” writes Chuck Ross, secretary of the Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets. The show runs January 24 to 26.


Local cookbook author Molly Stevens was taped for an episode of “The Martha Stewart Show” to air locally on the Hallmark Channel on December 22 at 10 a.m.; and the next day at 1 p.m.

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Alice Levitt

Alice Levitt

AAN award-winning food writer Alice Levitt is a fan of the exotic, the excellent and automats. She wrote for Seven Days 2007-2015.


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