Pioneering the Vermont growler movement

Pioneering the Vermont growler movement

Ever since the early days of Vermont’s beer boom, beer lovers around the state have been passionate about their growlers. As local craft beer brewing became a full-blown craze, those 64-ounce jugs of deliciousness have become more popular with local drinkers as well as beer tourists, who come to Vermont specifically to get a taste […]

Vermont Winemakers to host fifth annual Wine and Chocolate Weekend

Vermont Winemakers to host fifth annual Wine and Chocolate Weekend

Vermont winemakers are hosting their statewide Wine and Chocolate Weekend on Feb. 13 and 14 to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Fifteen wineries around Vermont open their doors to visitors and will feature samples of their wines with a chocolate confection or another dessert. Many have partnered with local chocolatiers to offer homegrown pairings—flavors only found in […]

Chef Contos hosts summer party cook-off

Chef Contos hosts summer party cook-off

Courtney Contos of Shelburne hosted her 2nd Annual Summer Party and Cook-off at Chef Contos Kitchen & Store in June. Ribs were on the menu. “We had lots of delicious entries,” Contos said. Judges were Mark Fasching of Jericho Settlers’ Farm and Kristin Desautel-Jarvis of Tresses Salon. Stacy Orbacz, of Shelburne, won the competition with […]

TASTE OF THE TOWN: Mixing it up at Shakey Ground Farm

TASTE OF THE TOWN: Mixing it up at Shakey Ground Farm

Cold-hearty Icelandic sheep blatted in the pasture as Drew and Brittany Slabaugh picked weeds in an adjacent garden plot on their 20-acre Shakey Ground Farm. This California couple live and work on the solid lake shores of Charlotte now, on a farm that ends where the Charlotte Sailing Center begins. They met at Azusa Pacific […]

Hinesburg’s Public House continues First Tuesday dinners

Hinesburg’s Public House continues First Tuesday dinners

By Will Patten, owner Hinesburgh Public House Community suppers are the best way to achieve our mission at Hinesburgh Public House. On the first Tuesday of every month, Public House partners with a local non-profit organization to raise money for, and awareness of, a particular issue or cause. The menu usually features locally grown food, […]

Our House is a very, very, very fine house

Our House is a very, very, very fine house

This article was originally published in the spring issue of Destination VT Nestled in a cozy building on the roundabout in Winooski is Our House Bistro, the “twisted comfort food” joint run by Matt Pearsall and his wife, Maggie Barch. While it is by no means the only fare available, Our House is best known […]

Chef Leu’s House: a taste for every body

By Sadie Williams Spring has sprung and across the board, menus are changing. Heavier dishes make way for lighter options, drink menus revolve, and heading out for a bite to eat at your favorite restaurants becomes a whole new ballgame with different and exciting options. Chef Leu’s House on Route 7 in Shelburne still has […]

The Chinese New Year

The Chinese New Year

Celebrate with Chef Leu’s House There’s no need to brave complicated recipes or travel too far from home to celebrate the Chinese New Year. Chef Leu’s in Shelburne will be serving up a few delicious specials that are sure to bring you, or your taste buds, good luck and happiness. Lucky Golden Balls: Deep fried […]

Pizza paradise in the comfort of your home

Pizza paradise in the comfort of your home

By Sadie Williams The work day is done, and you’re on your way home. If you’re like the majority of humanity, you didn’t really stick to the seven-day meal and shopping plan from that magazine article that promised to take the stress out of cooking dinner. If you’re like me, you’ve forgotten that dinner requires […]