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Leftover food news: Burlington food truck; Accolades for VT foodies and breweries

Published May 9, 2012 at 7:36 a.m.

By offering its wares at pop-up restaurants, catering company Misery Loves Co. helped bring the Vermont food scene into the 21st century. Next step? A food truck. Last week, Misery debuted its cheerful red-and-white 1976 Winnebago, known as “Big Red,” at Burton Snowboards’ Burlington headquarters with a menu that included fried-chicken banh mi sandwiches and gloriously salty fries with Old Bay aioli. For now, the truck will continue to visit that lot at 80 Industrial Parkway on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Check Facebook and Twitter for changing times and locations.


On March 31, the owners of Jackson’s on the River announced they would close the Middlebury restaurant for the month of April, but were happy to accept reservations for Mother’s Day and graduation parties. We hope they didn’t get too many calls. Owners Chris English and Craig Goldstein announced last week on Facebook that they will not reopen. “It has been our privilege to be a part of the Middlebury community for the last two years and we want to thank all of you who have ever dined with us for your support,” they wrote.


It’s been a week of accolades for Vermonters. On Friday night, local cooking doyenne Molly Stevens won the James Beard award for single-subject cookbook for her 592-page tome All About Roasting: A New Approach to a Classic Art. Shelburne’s EatingWell took home a journalism award in cooking, recipes or instruction for “The Soup for Life,” an article by Anna Thomas.


The biannual Brewers Association World Beer Cup is sometimes called the “Olympics of the beer world.” This year, 799 breweries sent entries, with an average of 41 beers in each category.

In that crowded field, Vermont’s microbrews took home two prestigious awards. In the British-style Imperial stout category, the Alchemist’s Luscious won a silver medal, as did the Maple Tripple Ale from Warren’s Lawson’s Finest Liquids in the specialty beer category. We’ll drink to that.

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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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