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Review: Bluebird Tavern

Bluebird Tavern

A few years ago, a friend told me he’d had the best meal of his life at the Bluebird Tavern in Burlington, Vermont. Needless to say I was skeptical. That’s a pretty big statement. He was setting up unrealistic expectations and I was bound to be disappointed.

Nevertheless, I still checked it out on my next trip to Burlington. As it turns out, he wasn’t too far off the mark. I ate an innovative dish of baked ricotta in pumpkin sauce and a perfect burger. The Bluebird tavern blends the British gastropub tradition with the locavore sensitivities of Vermont. Even though it is housed in a suburban cottagey bungalow that looks like some nausea-inducing multinational chain of country delis, there’s a subtle yet sophisticated big city atmosphere inside that offers a welcome contrast to the general hippie-student-yoga vibe in town.

Bluebird Tavern
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Review: Skinny Pancake

Skinny Pancake, Burlington, VT

Burlington, Vermont is one of the more pleasant small cities in North America. Home to the United States’ only self-proclaimed socialist senator, it is more progressive than many larger American and Canadian cities. It has an interesting mix of aging hippies, young students, visiting Montrealers, and rural Vermonters. At times, this leads to scenes straight out of the Electric Kool-aid Acid Test.

Skinny Pancake, Burlington, VT
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