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Leftover food news: Madera's opens in new location; Mr. Crêpe opens on Church Street; Plattsburgh hosts agritourism festival

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In Burlington, the new Waterfront Plaza at 180 Battery Street is filling up, and now tenants don’t have to leave the premises to eat. Madera’s Restaurante Mexicano & Cantina became their neighbor on Friday, when it opened on the ground floor.

Owners Jim and Jeanette Wood moved the entire restaurant from its old digs on the other side of Battery Street to an airy — albeit 1000 feet smaller — space in the Plaza. It has broad windows, a horseshoe-shaped bar, a curved adobe arch and a mural.

Jeanette Wood says that, while the menu currently remains the same, the kitchen will soon debut vegetarian refried beans and a few other grain-based and gluten-free dishes. Madera’s will be open seven days a week for lunch and dinner; a grand opening is planned soon.


Burlington’s newest eatery, Mr. Crêpe, opened at 144 Church Street last Saturday with a lengthy menu of sweet and savory crêpes, as well as espresso drinks and a modern Alpine feel. In coming weeks, proprietor Peter Creyf — also owner of the Waffle Cabin huts seen at ski areas and another Mr. Crêpe in Massachusetts — plans to serve local wines and imported Belgian beers.


The other side of the lake gets its due this coming Saturday, when the 2012 Adirondack Coast Wine, Cider & Food Festival takes over Plattsburgh’s Crete Civic Center. The first-time agritourism event highlights 26 food and beverage producers in a farmers market setting.

“We really want people to savor all the Adirondack coast has to offer,” says Kristy Kennedy of the Adirondack Coast Visitors Bureau. “There will be gourmet food, cold-climate wines, ciders, microbrews, local apples, cheese and jelly.”

In addition to gourmet treats, attractions include live music, raffles and “The Great Lucy Grape Stomp,” a wine-making demonstration featuring barefoot stomping à la Lucille Ball.

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Corin Hirsch

Corin Hirsch

Food writer Corin Hirsch joined the Seven Days staff in 2011. She is the author of Forgotten Drinks of Colonial New England, published by History Press in 2014.


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