I was stuck in Burlington, Vermont for two days this week because of the huge snowstorm many of us just experienced. I loved Burlington. I was completely charmed by it. Take a look:
The broccoli, roasted red pepper, and Swiss frittata I had for part of my breakfast. I’m going to try to recreate it, maybe this weekend. What’s not shown here is the whole wheat toast, hash browns, and sizable portion of fruit I also ate.
An insane Vermont smoked ham, cheese, and egg biscuit sandwich my coworker ordered.
The stack of blueberry pancakes we split, topped with Vermont maple syrup, of course. (I broke my sugar fast for some genuine Vermont maple syrup. How could I not?)
A beautiful Unitarian church at the top of Church Street, which is Burlington’s ped mall. Now THAT is a New England church.
The Crow Bookshop (I was looking for some type of natural history or other history of Vermont to bring home, but didn’t find a good one. Instead, I bought The Piano Teacher. I hope it’s good.)
We ate dinner here our first night in BTV. If this place were in my neck of the woods, I’d be eating there once a week. They source all their food from local farms–and list the farms that supplied the ingredients for each menu item right under the description. I had an arugula and farro salad to start, and a turkey burger for my entree. Delicious. I want to go back and try the grass-fed meatloaf and the homemade macaroni and cheese starring Vermont cheddar. And tackle a portion of their large beer and wine list. I would drag Brad back to Burlington (in the fall) to eat here again.
In between these eating adventures, I managed to buy more food to bring home. I’ll show you my haul in a bit.
Hey, we see our friend, The Farm House Tap & Grill! Sounds like your two-days in Burlington turned into into a Vermonter! We especially hope you enjoyed the Vermont cheddar.
I LOVED the Vermont cheddar. And that’s coming from a Wisconsin girl…