Any suggestions to my itinerary? Burlington, VT
My family and I will be in Burlington mid October for a quick fall trip weekend. I searched the board and this is what I came up with:
Drive up from Boston, stop at Cold Hollow and the Alchemist.
Dinner: South End Truck stop
Breakfast: August First Bakery-Uncommon Grounds
Lunch: Burlington Farmers Market
Brunch: The Farmhouse.
It will be my wife and 2 year old daughter, are any of the places chosen (specifically Juniper) inappropriate for a toddler? We take her out to eat basically anywhere here in Boston, outside of special occasion places, but wanted to check anyways.
Thanks in advance.
matt, we have been doing bi yrly trips to burlington for 20 yrs and our 3 HAVE TO go to places are:
Penny Cluse for breakfast,(TONS of babies there always!)
Mirabelle for bakery (nothing in Boston to compete w/ Mirabelle; best croissants and almond horns etc)
Delia Trattoria for No.Italian dinner (better than so many places in Boston, honest! )
we also really like El Cortijo Mexican-funky and fun.
we're headed up there later ths wk.
(gotta look into Juniper; must be new, so thx!)
I haven't been there in some 5-6 years, but no trip to Burlington would be complete without a stop at AL's French Frys. Perfection in fries. If you've never been , you may give up on them elsewhere.
Just gotta say, they're only perfect fries if they're the kind you like. They aren't the kind I like, so I don't think they're perfect. To me they're squidgy and not well-fried. Though that could be because I've only ever had them at the fair, not at their restaurant. However, my experiences of them at the fair was bad enough I have never felt the desire to give them a try at the restaurant.
Thank you both! We are definitely just planning on stopping off at Alchemist for that ever elusive Heady Topper, but an option for food nearby would be great. Prohibition Pig's menu looks fantastic, so we will give it a try.
Otherwise I assume we made some decent choices?
re: Matt H
Oh there's also a sandwich shop right next to Cold Hollow that my friend says makes really good sammiches. yeah, your choices look fine. I don't know anything about if toddlers are welcome or inappropriate at juniper or the farmhouse.
As for the heady topper, I wish you good luck. i was at a picnic on Friday and one of the attendees brought some to share! Apparently it was at the convenience store he stopped at to get ice and buy beer, so he scooped it up and brought it. :) I believe this was in Barre.
It's kinda like a treasure hunt, I think. You're never sure where cans of it will turn up! ;)
re: Matt H
We happened to be going through Waterbury at lunch time yesterday and went to Prohibition Pig for lunch. I had Korean BBQ sliders - fantastic. My spouse had the fish sandwich which was great. It is certainly kid friendly - we had our 2 kids with us and every other table had kids as well. You can get Heady Topper there (assuming they are not sold out) if they are sold out at the brewery.
re: Matt H