Global Expansion | Food News | Seven Days | Vermont's Independent Voice

Seven Days needs your financial support!

Global Expansion 

Side Dishes: Big changes at ¡Duino! (Duende)

Richard Witting - MATTHEW THORSEN
  • Matthew Thorsen
  • Richard Witting

In the last month, Burlington café-bar Radio Bean and its sister restaurant, ¡Duino! (Duende), have lost a chef and gained a new general manager. First chef Richard Witting left to work full time at Dish Catering and was replaced by the restaurant’s owner, Lee Anderson. Now Anderson has hired Lily Sickles, who recently moved to Burlington from New York City, where she managed a wide range of restaurants. She has also completed the French Culinary Institute’s wine program.

“I just really want to dive in head first,” says Sickles, who plans to introduce a new lunch menu in the next few weeks. Brunch will follow in a month or two. “This is such a great brunch town,” she says. “I’m from New York. I’m all about brunch.” Though she and Anderson are still in the early menu-planning stages, Sickles promises the morning meal will stay true to the restaurant’s global-street-food concept.

Witting will return to cook special themed dinners on Sundays and Mondays during the month of October. Until then, diners can sample Anderson’s Ethiopian dinners every Tuesday. Folks can choose up to five dishes from a list of eight different East African classics. Every meal comes with injera, a fluffy sourdough crêpe Ethiopians use in place of utensils, plus salad and a spicy pepper sauce called awaze.

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

Alice Levitt

Alice Levitt

Bio:
AAN award-winning food writer Alice Levitt is a fan of the exotic, the excellent and automats. She wrote for Seven Days 2007-2015.

About the Artist

Matthew Thorsen

Matthew Thorsen

Bio:
Matthew Thorsen was a photographer for Seven Days 1995-2018. Read all about his life and work here.

Comments


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.

Keep up with us Seven Days a week!

Sign up for our fun and informative
newsletters:

All content © 2020 Da Capo Publishing, Inc. 255 So. Champlain St. Ste. 5, Burlington, VT 05401  |  Contact Us
Website powered by Foundation