Posts Tagged ‘brownies’

Radio Deli – Chili over rice and Brownie

February 10, 2010
Radio Deli - Burlington Vermont

Radio Deli - Burlington Vermont

Radio Deli is a lunch spot I like to hit up on Pearl Street when going to the post office or the mall. The proprietors are very funny conservationists and seem to be serious about providing good, inexpensive food for their customers.

Chili over rice with cheddar

Chili over rice with cheddar

I saw Cabot cheddar mac and cheese on Radio Deli’s blog but it was sold out by the time I got there. Instead I got one of my standbys “chili over rice” which comes with optional cheddar. It’s got a little celery, onions, green pepper, as well as lots of beans, meat and stewed tomatoes. The rice is white, and not over cooked (kudos).

Chili over rice with cheddar and Sriracha

Chili over rice with cheddar and Sriracha

I’ve found that the chili is much happier as pictured with the addition of Sriracha. The chili over rice is a great value @ $4.75 pre-tax.

Radio Deli - Brownie

Radio Deli - Brownie

Radio Deli takes their brownies seriously, and this is easily the best brownie for the money in town @ $.99 pre-tax.  There is the key micro crispy top layer, as well as small chocolate chunks to break up the texture; Well done Radio Deli.

Henry Street Deli – Now serving Brownies

October 23, 2009

Henry Street Deli in Burlington Vermont has great brownies. I’m not normally one of the weirdo chewy brownie people (I prefer the inside no-edge brownies); but these brownies manage to be chewy and moist:

Henry Street Deli - Brownies

Henry Street Deli - Brownies

A dusting of powered sugar befits the artisan nature of these choco bricks. The texture fest is completed with the all important crispy top layer and subterranean chocolate chips. I believe the brownies are baked every couple days by a local guy, and are priced ~$2.50.

Blue Plate Ceramic Cafe – Double Espresso & Brownie

September 22, 2008
Blue Plate Ceramic Cafe - Burlington Vermont

Blue Plate Ceramic Cafe - Burlington Vermont

My close second choice for espresso is the Blue Plate Ceramic Cafe on College St in Burlington Vermont. The main business is a pay to paint your own pottery studio / cafe, the espresso here is an undiscovered secret, until now!

Blue Plate Ceramic Cafe - Double Shot

Blue Plate Ceramic Cafe - Double Shot

As far as caffeine content, this espresso is the winner, also the crema is plentiful. This Blue Plate Ceramic Cafe potion is a little more bitter than Speeder & Earl’s shot, but this may be related to the strength.

The espresso is a little pricey at $2.55 (leading to its relegation to second choice), however the quality is excellent and the $/caffeine ratio is also good. Early coffee drinkers be warned, BPCC doesn’t open before 8am and is closed on Tuesdays.

Blue Plate Ceramic Cafe - Brownie

Blue Plate Ceramic Cafe - Brownie

Crispy micro top layer is a sign of a good brownie.

Blue Plate Ceramic Cafe - Brownie (bottom)

Blue Plate Ceramic Cafe - Brownie (bottom)

This brownie also has milk-chocolate chips interspersed in the moist fudge-y interior, Finally the pan-touching edge is chewy but not crispy.

Could this be simply brownie mix with chocolate chips stuff in it, baked correctly? Yes. Is this delicious? Yes.¬† Brownies are one of those odd ball foods, where a mix will often times produce a superior version than a from scratch rendition. Either way, real or boxed, these brownies are good. I think it’s $1.75 for these choco-blocks.