After a stop in New Delhi earlier this month, last 10 do's and don'ts of 2013 takes us to Burlington (Vermont) courtesy of Tracey Medeiros whose most recent book is The Vermont Farm Table Cookbook (Countryman Press, May 2013).
Tracey wanted to keep it positive so she only offered do's.
THINGS TO DO IN BURLINGTON, VERMONT
AMERICAN FLATBREAD BURLINGTON HEARTH
At American Flatbread Burlington Hearth, the emphasis is on “quality and integrity.” Look for flatbreads like the Revolution, with caramelized onions and mushrooms and the New Vermont Sausage, with nitrate-free maple-fennel sausage and sundried tomatoes.
115 Saint Paul Street
What L’Amante Ristorante offers is a seasonal menu showcasing the simple, straightforward creations of traditional Italian fare at its best. The flavorful Grilled N.Y. Strip and the succulent Roasted Duck entrees reflect Chef and co-owner Kevin Cleary’s no-fuss philosophy of allowing the ingredients and simple preparation to shine through.
126 College Street
With Leaf Peeper don’t miss autumn foliage in Vermont!
BURLINGTON FARMERS’ MARKET
Located in the heart of the city at City Hall Park, the Burlington Farmers’ Market is held every Saturday, starting from Mother’s Day weekend through the last Saturday in October. The Burlington Winter Farmers’ Market is held at the Memorial Auditorium, near the corner of Main and South Union streets, the third Saturday of the month, January to April, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm,
City Hall Park
CITY MARKET/ONION RIVER CO-OP
Shop and get useful tips like how to create a Pennywise Pantry (on January 7, 2014) at City Market, Onion River Co-op, is downtown Burlington’s consumer cooperative grocery store. If you are looking to take a little slice of Vermont back home with you, there is a wonderful selection of local, natural, and conventional foods.
82 South Winooski Avenue
VERMONT CHEESE TRAIL
The Vermont Cheese Council has organized artisanal cheese makers onto a Vermont Cheese Trail map. Many of the farms are only open seasonally to the general public; it is highly recommended to call ahead.
ECHO LAKE AQUARIUM AND SCIENCE CENTER
A 36,00 square foot, award-winning LEED-certified facility, ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center is a great place to take children to see over 70 species of fish, amphibians, invertebrates, and reptiles plus interactive exhibits and science education programs. Echo is open year round, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, except Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and New Year's Day.
1 College Street
FROG HOLLOW VERMONT STATE CRAFT CENTER
Headquartered in Burlington Vermont, Frog Hollow, a nonprofit arts organization represents over 200 Vermont artisans and is honored as the nation’s first Sates Craft Center in the nation.
85 Church Street
FLYNN CENTER FOR THE PERFORMNG ARTS
Take in a local theater show at Flynn Center for the performing arts. They are part of First Night Burlington on December 31, 2013.
153 Main Street
Enjoy breakfast at:
PENNY CLUSE CAFÉ
Located just off Church Street Marketplace in Burlington, the Penny Cluse Café has been serving breakfast and lunch since 1988. The menu is eclectic, and will happily satisfy a wide range of tastes. Noteworthy plates are Mama Cruz’s Huevos Rancheros and Chorizo & Egg Tacos.
169 Cherry Street
I hope you discovered as many new spots as i did in these 10 do's (no don'ts) of Burlington, Vermont thanks to Tracey Medeiros.
( Photo and illustration credits: American Flabread 'Brewfest' pic from their Twitter page, City Market Coop from their Facebook album, Vermont Cheese Trail 2011 map from Vermont Cheese Council site, Echo Lake Aquarium from their Facebook page...)