B-Town Hits The Bigtime
Burlington gets some ink in the June issue of Food & Wine magazine . The premise of "Food & Wine Across America," the first in a series of articles, is that "Major metropolitan areas like New York and San Francisco no longer have a monopoly on innovative chefs, food artisans, mixologists and other talents. Now these men and women are as likely to turn up in smaller cities . . ." Yep, like Burlington. And Providence, Rhode Island, and Portland, Maine, which are also covered in the story. But folks around here have known that for years, right?
Emily Kaiser, an up-and-coming food editor who visited Vermont during a sub-zero stretch this past winter, penned the part about our neck of the woods. Guess that's why neither Shelburne Farms nor the Intervale got a mention. It was cold. She did single out Hen of the Wood  in Waterbury, as well as Burlington's L'Amante and family-friendly Viva Espresso . Other noteworthy stops on her tour included Lake Champlain Chocolates  and City Market , where she discovered ice cream from Strafford Organic Creamery  and other delicious local dairy products.