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Something new in Burlington, VT?

TopheFoodie Oct 21, 2009 10:56 AM

Hello, First time posting!

After living here for a few years it feels like I have exhausted the lengthy list of restaurants, and while certain places will always be frequented (American Flatbread for example) many places offer the same tired menu without a change.I have eaten my way through the menus of all the restaurants on Church St and Downtown (which I feel isn't saying much as most of them seem to be a reinvention of the same old "american bistro or pub food").

I wonder if there are any new and interesting places that have sprung up recently around the Burlington area? Or perhaps a place I could have missed? I know one place called Bluebird Tavern has opened on Riverside but the really mixed reviews I have both read and heard from trusted friends has kept me away.

I am feeling in a food rut right now with the same old tired menus, I need something that is going to reinvigorate me. Maybe I am in need of a larger city to offer the variety I seek? I would think with the fact we have NECI nearby there should be no shortage of talent and new ideas around....Help!

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  1. Morganna RE: TopheFoodie Oct 22, 2009 05:34 AM

    Have you been to that Mexican place down by the waterfront? Used to be Roque's? I'm thinking of going tomorrow night before Paula Poundstone.

    1. TonyO RE: TopheFoodie Oct 22, 2009 07:55 AM

      I think The Belted Cow (5 corners, Essex Jct. in the Lincoln Inn building) is the best place to open in the past 5 years in this area.

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        foodie99 RE: TopheFoodie Nov 1, 2009 02:46 PM

        Recently went to Bluebird for the first time, and was blown away. It's a fantastic restaurant, you must try it. Food was inventive and excellent - dinner for 2 is a great value - and service was attentive even though the place was packed.

        Bluebird Tavern
        Burlington, VT, Burlington, VT

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          foodie99 RE: TopheFoodie Nov 1, 2009 02:53 PM

          Bluebird Tavern is amazing, you have to go. Creative food, local ingredients, great service - even on a night when the place was packed. The dinner for 2 is a great value.

          Bluebird Tavern
          Burlington, VT, Burlington, VT

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