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Swankalicious Aug 14, 2011 11:35 AM

We're staying outside Burlington. Hen of the Wood has been recommended to us but it seems a bit traditional -- yummy but maybe not quirky. Any other recommendations for must-try spots?

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Hen of the Wood
92 Stowe St Ste 1, Waterbury, VT 05676

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    citygrrll Aug 23, 2011 11:04 AM

    Sarducci's - it's in Montpelier and it's delicious! Seriously is the best place I've eaten in VT.

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    Sarducci's
    3 Main St, Montpelier, VT 05602

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      lifeasbinge Aug 23, 2011 04:24 PM

      I like Sarducci's a lot but would definitely not call it quirky or adventurous!

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      Sarducci's
      3 Main St, Montpelier, VT 05602

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      Alice Eats Aug 23, 2011 12:34 PM

      If you're looking for quirky and end up at good but very standard Italian Sarducci's you'll be sorely disappointed. I think your best bets are San Sai in Burlington or Salt in Montpelier. San Sai has excellent omakase-style meals, made with locally grown Japanese produce. Salt is known for regularly changing, themed menus and personalized service.

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        wongadon Aug 23, 2011 12:53 PM

        Not quirky but great food, great service and an EXCELLENT beer menu, try Farmhouse. http://farmhousetg.com/index.html

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          bm_vt Aug 23, 2011 05:25 PM

          What about A Single Pebble? They have some interesting not-on-every menu kind of dishes.

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          A Single Pebble
          133 Bank Street, Burlington, VT 05401

          1. Morganna Aug 24, 2011 12:44 PM

            I'm seconding Salt in Montpelier for adventurous and a bit quirky. :) It's really good.

            1. TonyO Aug 28, 2011 09:46 AM

              Quirky and Adventurous.................Hmmmmm:

              Amuse (newely opened, can't comment but might work): www.vtculinaryresort.com
              Blue Bird Tavern

              Hen of the Wood in a word, excellent

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              Hen of the Wood
              92 Stowe St Ste 1, Waterbury, VT 05676

              Blue Bird Restaurant
              320 Keene Rd, Winchester, NH 03470

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                nurselizzie Aug 28, 2011 02:53 PM

                Would recommend Hen of the Wood anytime. Not quirky, but a bit unique - you dine in the cellar of an d grist mill. We recently had an amazing meal at the Chef's Table at the Essex. A private (6 or 8 diners max) table with local, depending on what's fresh dinner made to order with wine pairings. It was incredible.

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                Hen of the Wood
                92 Stowe St Ste 1, Waterbury, VT 05676

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