Side Dishes: Leftover Food News
If you think the James Beard Awards  are all about restaurants with white tablecloths, think again. Each year, the foundation pays tribute to a handful of casual restaurants designated as “American Classics.” This year, Al’s French Frys  is among the honorees.
The Burlington resto will be celebrated at the awards ceremony, which takes place at Lincoln Center on May 3.
Care about dairy? Head on down to the Burlington Hiltonon Saturday to hear U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack  talk milk. Sens. Bernie Sanders  and Patrick Leahy  are also part of the “town-hall-meeting”- style discussion, which begins at 10 a.m.
Congrats to the Vermont Brownie Company ! Owners Shawna Lidsky and Katherine Hayward defeated Bobby Flay in a brownie “throwdown” that aired last Wednesday on the Food Network.
If you missed it, don’t worry. The network’s all about reruns.