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Burlington - Seeking dinner recommendations

dumplingfiend May 12, 2008 05:30 AM

Only have one night in Burlington. Need a delicious meal before moving on to poutine-centric rural Quebec. Not too expensive or formal, please. Thanks in advance for your advice.

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    dumplingfiend RE: dumplingfiend May 12, 2008 02:41 PM

    Pretty please. Anyone?


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      lexpatti RE: dumplingfiend May 12, 2008 04:45 PM

      Ma. or Vt.?? Might want to put that in your title. I don't know Vt. but Burlington Ma. has some options - Capital Grill just moved in recenlty but can be pricey.

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        stroshow3 RE: dumplingfiend May 12, 2008 05:47 PM

        If you mean VT, do a search. It's been discussed before (and not that long ago).

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          dumplingfiend RE: dumplingfiend May 12, 2008 05:59 PM

          Vermont. My apologies. I will research previous posts.

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            TonyO RE: dumplingfiend May 12, 2008 08:11 PM

            Beansie's Bus would be an infomal and inexpensive option.

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              signothetimes53 RE: TonyO May 13, 2008 04:56 AM


              I'll second Beansie's, especially if you can get a nice table in the park on a sunny summer evening.

              There's a photo here:


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            dumplingfiend RE: dumplingfiend May 13, 2008 10:31 AM

            Wow. What an unfriendly group. I regret posting here.

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              stroshow3 RE: dumplingfiend May 13, 2008 02:02 PM

              Part of the reason for no response may be that your question is pretty vague. Also, I think the general "Dinner rec for Burlington" has been covered pretty well here ..... If there's something more specific you're looking for, then we probably can be of more help.

              I'm not sure what you view as too expensive or formal but I'd recommend American Flatbread or the Daily Planet (haven't been there in a while). American Flatbread has expensive (15-20 for a bread that feeds 2) good flatbread with local ingredients when possible. Daily Planet is a solid moderately-priced restaurant usually with an interesting menu. There's also Single Pebble if you're looking for chinese. Some people rave about it, although I've never been a huge fan.

              If you're looking for someplace fairly unique to Burlington, I'd say go for American Flatbread (although Al's or Beansie's would fall into this category too ......).

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              shouldbeworking RE: dumplingfiend May 13, 2008 12:10 PM

              Poor dumplingfiend - most of the replies were probably meant to help. Why not try Trattoria Delia - not cheap, mind you, but in a college town like Burlington, cheap eats (and that would include Beansie's Bus) are everywhere...while dining - well, not so much. TD fits two of your three: it's not formal and it is very delicious. Suppose you could stick to generous starters and a pasta and consider it not too pricey. Have never been disappointed, and eat there every time I visit Burlington.

              Here's a chowhound review: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/446143
              And here's one from the NYT: http://travel.nytimes.com/travel/guid...
              For directions and the menu: http://www.menupix.com/burlington/res...

              A confession? I registered for the board only beacuse I hated to see you so disappointed, dumplingfiend.

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                TonyO RE: shouldbeworking May 13, 2008 05:15 PM

                I certainly was not attempting to be "mean" by any stretch of the imagination. For one, I have eaten more than once at Beansie's Bus and would appreciate such an original recommendation if visiting an unfamiliar town. Additionally, I am on "double secret probation" for previous comments made on another thread. If sitting on a bench watching the sunset over Lake Champlain and the Adirondack Mountains while eating a properly made Michigan Dog and hand cut fries at a total cost of under $20 for two is an insult then so be it.

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                  three of us RE: TonyO May 13, 2008 07:28 PM

                  Well, BBus is the kind of place we'd enjoy. I didn't take it as mean at all.

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                    signothetimes53 RE: TonyO May 14, 2008 03:29 AM

                    Beansie's is a very well-loved local institution, and I agree with TonyO, there is indeed a real delight in grabbing one of those tables in the park at sunset with a simple meal from the Bus.

                    I'm sorry you mistakenly interpreted our replies as 'unfriendly', they were anything but.

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                  OCatswell RE: dumplingfiend May 14, 2008 07:03 AM

                  Best of luck this weekend! It's St. Mike's/UVM graduation- Most places in BVT have been booked for months. Happy travels...

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