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Jul 5, 2006 02:19 AM

Dining in Burlington, VT

We have a few nights in Burlington and would like some recommendations for dining out. We're Brooklynites and like a myriad of types of food but mostly, we like good honest food. Ethnic, local, whatever. Just good.

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      1. re: KnittingShaker

        I'll third smokejacks. My favorite Burlington restaurant.

        1. re: Blumie

          First, I highly recommend the mussels at Smokejacks. The burger however, (which apparently is raved about in USAToday and other places) was very salty. It was also somewhat undercooked for my order.

          Restaurant was somewhat empty...overall a decent experience. I don't think I'd go back due to all the other options in Burlington and surrounding parts. But I wouldn't resist returning if someone wanted to go.

    1. I've not been there myself, but the place that fascinates me is A Single Pebble:

      It's "authentic" Chinese food cooked by a Cauacasian chef with an obsession for Chinese food, and Vermont Magazine called it the best restaurant of ANY type in Vermont.

      A San Francisco Bay Area Chowhound, Gordon Wing, reported positively on it when I spotlighted it on my own website:

      1. Definately A Single Pebble. Bove's is a Burlington institution if you feel like pasta w/red sauce. If you feel like getting out of town try the Black Sheep Bistro in Vergennes or the Bobcat Cafe in Bristol. Went to the Bobcat last night and had a sweet potato & black bean burrito with chicken. Yum!

        1. Closer to town than Black Sheep Bistro is The Bearded Frog (on Rt. 7, in Shelburne), owned by the same person. We were in Burlington over the 4th and had dinner there on Monday night. Apparently the place just opened, so there were some service kinks, but the food was great - the crawfish chowder was especially good, as was the duck breast, though I didn't like the wild rice cakes that accompanied the duck. They have tables on the porch - a good choice if the restaurant is crowded, because it's very loud inside. We've also been to A Single Pebble, and loved it.

          1. Totally forgot about The Bearded Frog - yes it's owned by the same person as Black Sheep and it opened about 2 weeks ago. Thanks for the reminder. Looking forward to checking it out.