Big Fatty's BBQ put some south in the mouths of Burlingtonians for the last time on May 31, after seven years on Main Street. According to general manager and co-owner Brandon Fox, the combined pressures of running the restaurant's White River Junction location and Maple Street Catering were too much for him to handle while raising a young family.
Burlington customers can use their gift cards at the White River location, where Fox says there are now eight beers on tap, plus a sizable salad bar and live music on weekends.
Fans of the doughnuts and breads at Koval's Coffee in Hinesburg have a few more chances to scoop them up before the 18-year-old eatery closes for good on June 21.
Co-owner Gary Koval says the restaurant took a hit in the 2008 recession. "Now, in Hinesburg, we have a lot of growth happening," he says. "All our competition has expanded. But we're the little guy; we don't have those resources."
Once the eatery is closed, Koval and partner Juletta Gearhart look forward to their next challenge. "I might do a little construction and landscaping. I might even do a little bartending," says Koval.
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