7 Nights: The 'Seven Days' Guide to Vermont Restaurants and Bars (2018-19) | 7 Nights Dining Guide | Seven Days | Vermont's Independent Voice

Seven Days needs your financial support!

7 Nights: The 'Seven Days' Guide to Vermont Restaurants and Bars (2018-19) 

Published June 1, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.

click to enlarge The Rabbit Hill Inn - BRENT HARREWYN
  • Brent Harrewyn
  • The Rabbit Hill Inn

Here in Vermont, farm-to-table is mainstream, and the state's unique flavor is largely attributed to its native crops. But ingredients are just one slice of the state's culinary character. The history of place is an important part of a plate, and the best chefs assemble dishes that reflect the lore of the land.

On the shores of Lake Bomoseen, the Lake House Pub & Grille fuels summertime fun with seafood, just as it has since the 1930s. In Bristol, Doug Mack of Mary's Restaurant tends kitchen gardens where homesteaders have lived off the land since 1797. And at the Falcon Bar in Manchester Village, guests sip aged Scotches on the same grounds where American revolutionaries plotted against the British in the 1770s. These are just a few of the remarkable restaurants 7 Nights will guide you to.

Vermont's robust food economy is breathing new life into spaces that once hosted other industries. At Worthy Burger in South Royalton, diners bite into juicy patties inside an 1850s railroad freight house. In Burlington, ArtsRiot's big-flavor, bombastic fare — served in an early 20th-century brush factory warehouse — has become a linchpin in the South End's transformation from postindustrial backwater to thriving arts and entertainment district.

And then there are the personal stories behind each memorable meal. In Windham County, Williamsville Eatery's Lauri Richardson serves the same birthday cake she made for her now-grown son. At Nepali Kitchen in Essex Junction, the chefs cook fragrant curries reminiscent of their homeland.

Who knew history — in all its forms — could be so delicious?

Got something to say? Send a letter to the editor and we'll publish your feedback in print!

More By This Author

About The Author

Hannah Palmer Egan

Hannah Palmer Egan

Hannah Palmer Egan is a food and drink writer at Seven Days.


Showing 1-1 of 1


Comments are closed.

Since 2014, Seven Days has allowed readers to comment on all stories posted on our website. While we’ve appreciated the suggestions and insights, the time has come to shut them down — at least temporarily.

While we champion free speech, facts are a matter of life and death during the coronavirus pandemic, and right now Seven Days is prioritizing the production of responsible journalism over moderating online debates between readers.

To criticize, correct or praise our reporting, please send us a letter to the editor. Or send us a tip. We’ll check it out and report the results.

Online comments may return when we have better tech tools for managing them. Thanks for reading.

Latest in Category

Keep up with us Seven Days a week!

Sign up for our fun and informative

All content © 2022 Da Capo Publishing, Inc. 255 So. Champlain St. Ste. 5, Burlington, VT 05401

Advertising Policy  |  Privacy Policy  |  Contact Us  |  About Us  |  Help
Website powered by Foundation