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On the Burlington Vermont waterfront is Burlington Bay Market and Cafe. As the name suggests is a hybrid fish market, cafe, tourist shop, and mini beer bar. I actually haven’t ordered beer there, but they have an impressive back deck which I imagine goes well with beer.
This was a poor shot, it was a very sunny day.
The crab cake is hand-made pan fried, nice toasted bun, lettuce, tomato, and slightly spicey sauce. The sandwich comes with a slice of lemon, I recommend using it a little acid helps. I wish the remoulade sauce has a little heat to it, but this sandwich is nice much better than some deep fried crab cakes I’ve tried. The sandwich was $7.76 with tax.
Ah Maple CreeMees a great Vermont-y treat. Real maple syrup is very prevalent in this saccharine confection. If you like maple syrup and have tried a maple creemee (aka soft serve in other parts of the US) you need to. A small was $2.22, also the “EAT-IT ALL” cone was nice and fresh. So what about that view?
So in conclusion if do get lunch @ BBMC, sit on the back deck and bring shades.
Henry Street Deli Mart is located coincidently on Henry Street in Burlington Vermont. Its close proximity to UVM makes this hidden gem a favorite of students. HSM used to known for not having anything on the shelves, it almost seemed like a cover operation for something else. They NOW have charcoal in the summer, a full deli featuring local McKenzie meat, American Flatbread, La Panciata bakery bread, nice selection of beer and wine thanks to the new owner.
Since the geese are flying south:
The coffee makes a nice hand warmer, in addition to its good taste.
For $2.70 you get either Mckenzie Bacon, Mackenzie sausage, veggie sausage, with egg and your choice of cheese on a toasted English muffin. While this is a bit pedestrian, I sometimes crave a little bacon in the morning and don’t have time to do a little cooking in the morning, and this sandwich it cooked well. The bacon and muffin are crisp, the egg is not over cooked with a hint of butter, I like to order Swiss with mine.
Final note: HSM used to carry Dinky Donuts, but I guess DD flew south (like the geese) to Middlebury.
This past Friday I went to American Flatbread: “Burlington Hearth”. This Burlington Vermont location of American Flatbread is apparently a licensed franchise. In addition of awesome flatbread, they have GREAT microbrew, and an extensive beer list (they also have wine).
Flatbread is an alternate to traditional pizza, it’s in the same universe but not the same. I haven’t yet made it to the “O.G.” location in Waitsfield Vermont. The flatbread cooked in a wood-fired oven, in the winter it’s a treat to sit near it.
Oddly American Flatbread only serves lunch on Friday’s so this is your only day to score some “bread”.
I don’t think I’ve ever been disappointed with the food (or brew) at Flatbread, they’ve very consistent, also of note their garden salad is very good / fresh tasting.
I order a “small” version of their Tri Tip Steak Pablano Special. The description from their website:
“Woodcreek Farm Chili Rubbed Tri Tip Steak, Pico de Gallo, Chive Creme Fraiche, And Sliced Pablano Peppers. $18.95”
I wasn’t aware of what tri tip steak was, so I did a little research. The steak was seasoned nicely and had nice beef flavor, it was a little chewy as well-done steak is which slowed down my inhaling of this pie. However the flatbread is chewy (and crispy!) so steak actually worked well. The pico de gallo and chive creme fraiche were not very noticeable. Some bites had a little kick creaminess which were likely the creme fraiche. The Pablano peppers were delicious but I wish there were more of them on the bread.
The small pie was $11.45 with tax, the normal menu small pies are in the $9-$10 pre-tax. I’ll be thinking about going back next Friday.