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Re: “Dining on a Dime: Mountain View Snack Bar of Barre

I never go through Hardwick without stopping at MVSB. Great stuff, awesome tasty sundaes that will fill you up!!

Posted by L Spicer on 05/27/2017 at 8:58 AM

Re: “Smokey's Low N Slow BBQ Comes to South Burlington

Vermont Tap House has a list of dozens of local farms they source from, and I have eaten a great Laplatt burger at Buono's. Love both places. Maybe you have it wrong?

Posted by PaulH on 05/24/2017 at 3:16 PM

Re: “Eat This Week, May 24 to 30, 2017: Crawfish Social

Hannah, a crawfish is not a mollusk. It is a crustacean.

Posted by John Yackovetsky on 05/24/2017 at 7:10 AM

Re: “Smokey's Low N Slow BBQ Comes to South Burlington

Where will the food be sourced from? Any local, organic, gluten-free, etc.? Based on the list of the owner's other establishments, it sounds like another Sysco special.

P.S. I challenge all Seven Days food writers to avoid using the following words in their reviews: "fare", "unctuous", and "toothsome". This list is to be continued.

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Posted by The Oracle on 05/23/2017 at 6:39 PM

Re: “Dining on a Dime: The Little Red Kitchen's Quick Fix in Burlington

She makes the BEST Sweet Kale Salad!!!!

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Posted by Alexis Herberg on 05/18/2017 at 2:18 PM

Re: “Sweet Alchemy Bakery and Café Comes to Essex Junction

I've had the pleasure of sampling many of Bhavatarini's creations. She's amazing, sharing her energy, knowledge and expertise in her craft with great joy. She'll serve you incredibly delicious foods! And she's creating a wonderful space for building community. Thank you, Bhavatarini! Sweet Alchemy is an exciting new asset to the area!!! Can't wait to indulge!

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Posted by Julie Margolis on 05/17/2017 at 9:56 PM

Re: “Magic Hat Opens Full Tasting Room With Food, and a Party

Looks like a nice redesign. Too bad about the beer, though.

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Posted by planetacer09 on 05/12/2017 at 1:17 PM

Re: “How Breweries Are Arting Around With Packaging

As an artist and craftsman, I definitely appreciate the growing trend of great art and graphic design on beer cans and packaging, as well as the dedication to the craft of brewing, and the use of quality ingredients to achieve a quality product. But throughout this trendy and major shift away from bottles to cans, I have yet to see any brewery or article address the question of Bisphenol-A, which is used in the lining of cans used in both food and beverage packaging. BPA is the stuff that was used in Nalgene bottles. It is a chemical that mimics estrogen, and has been linked to both breast and prostate cancer. A few organic food companies have started using BPA-free cans, (Annie's, Westbrae, Eden Foods), and label their cans as such, but I have not seen any breweries label their cans as BPA-free.

Perhaps the Vermont Brewers Association can chime in here, to address this question and clarify things, or maybe Sadie could do a followup story (please?).

It seems that if BPA-free cans were being used in the craft beer industry, the breweries would capitalize on that, and make it a part of their marketing and make it known on their cans by labeling them as BPA-free. If it turns out that the cans are in fact lined with BPA, then it seems to go against the principles craft and craftsmanship, of using quality ingredients and a dedication to the craft, but then put it in a can lined with a chemical that people are trying to avoid.

I have noticed that some of the very best beers, like Hill Farmstead and Dogfish Head, have not jumped on the bandwagon, and continue to put their beer in glass.

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Posted by David Hurwitz on 05/12/2017 at 12:36 AM

Re: “Seven Foodie Reasons to Visit St. Albans

Twiggs is my favorite!!

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Posted by Matt Descoteau on 05/11/2017 at 12:27 AM

Re: “Seven Foodie Reasons to Visit St. Albans

And you can't forget Jeff's Seafood, which is one of the best seafood and american fare eateries south of Montreal !

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Posted by Vtporchdog on 05/10/2017 at 1:44 PM

Re: “Seven Foodie Reasons to Visit St. Albans

Don't forget Bayberry Cottage!

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Posted by Mary Steele on 05/10/2017 at 8:55 AM

Re: “Franny O's Becomes Sugar House Bar & Grill

Welcome to the neighborhood! I love the new look and congratulate the choice os James and Nice. All the best to you Nick.

Posted by Gennifer Cady Noble on 05/09/2017 at 10:38 PM

Re: “Fiddlehead Overharvesting Worries Conservationists

Can someone please advise me how I can start a sustainably fiddlehead farm in GA. My parents are very interested in organic farming and have been pestering me. My email is Maybe with me growing them I can help in conservation efforts and commercially make it available and this can cut down on foraging. You can also call me at 404-910-8431. My farm is called " My AMA's farm" and we are in clarkston, Ga. thank you!!

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Posted by Bikash Chhetri on 05/09/2017 at 11:37 AM

Re: “Fiddlehead Overharvesting Worries Conservationists

I saw them harvesting all the fiddle heads from the Natural Area at the end of North Ave near North Cove Rd. There's signs posted no hunting or fishing so it seems foraging shouldn't be permitted either since it's likely they're picking every single one they find...

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Posted by cresken on 05/07/2017 at 4:17 PM

Re: “Find Cozy Comforts and a Swingin' Salad Bar at Waitsfield's Home Plate

Home plate's burgers are the absolute best in the valley and far beyond. They hit it out of the park with the service too. Feels like, well, you're home.

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Posted by Lisa Townsend on 05/03/2017 at 6:07 PM

Re: “Fiddlehead Overharvesting Worries Conservationists

Commercial harvesting of wild vegetables should not be legal. We prohibit commercial hunting of game and sports fish. Commercial harvesters monopolize the resource, depleting it for everyone else and endangering its continued existence. There are some places the otherwise almighty dollar should not be allowed to go. Access to wild edibles should be preserved for all, not allowed to become the preserve of a few.

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Posted by Seth Steinzor on 05/03/2017 at 3:43 PM

Re: “McKenzie Releases New Non-GMO Products

Please, rather than printing a press release, dig into this a bit deeper. What GMO ingredients are there in the regular, non-non-GMO beef? Roast beef, salt, and pepper. None of those are even available as GMO products. There is no reference on their website to their not allowing cows to be fed GM crops, because it's not true (and with the markedly higher cost involved, they would advertise that). So you have a greenwashed product with the Non GMO Project stamp that is no different than the product was before the stamp. By McKenzie supporting this labeling, and by Seven Days publicizing it, you are perpetuating the myth of the dangerous GMO, and further dumbing down the discussion of how we are going to feed ourselves sustainable, fairly, and economically.
Oh and that raw milk cheese? I can all but guarantee that contains GMO rennet, which has been exempted from the GMO=evil meme because of the near total reliance of it for one of our most iconic industries.
I expect better. Please report, don't repeat.

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Posted by Terence Bradshaw on 04/30/2017 at 12:03 PM

Re: “Breakwater Café Closes, Will Be Second Location for the Spot

Will they be dog friendly like at original spot? Love the Spot

Posted by gab66 on 04/29/2017 at 4:31 PM

Re: “McKenzie Releases New Non-GMO Products

I hate to burst your bubble, but the pictured sandwich is every bit as much a health disaster as a tub of Ben & Jerry's ice cream.

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Posted by Richard Bennett on 04/28/2017 at 8:43 PM

Re: “Red House Sweets Opens Bakery in St. Albans

Can't wait!

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Posted by Annie Nicholas on 04/25/2017 at 8:58 PM

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