Posts Tagged ‘Burlington’

Ben & Jerry’s – Free Cone Day Tomorrow 4/12/2011

April 11, 2011

Free Cone Day tomorrow!

Posts from Previous cone days here.

 

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Freebies on your Birthday ?

March 16, 2011

Boloco will give you a free burrito on your birthday if you sign up for their free loyalty card.

Ben & Jerry’s will give you a free ice cream cone on your birthday (I managed to get a small waffle cone).

Mad Hatter Deli – Raspberry Pillow Cookies

February 22, 2010
Mad Hatter Deli - Burlington Vermont

Mad Hatter Deli - Burlington Vermont

I love Alice in Wonder Land / Through The Looking-Glass so the Mad Hatter Deli already is a win in my book. In addition to sandwiches, they bake cookies, which you can see in the Window.

Mad Hatter Deli - bag of Raspberry Pillow Cookies

Mad Hatter Deli - bag of Raspberry Pillow Cookies

The cookies are $.70 per (cash only).

Mad Hatter Deli - Raspberry Pillow Cookies

Mad Hatter Deli - Raspberry Pillow Cookies

These cookies are about texture (notice the artisan spiral shape on top of cookie). The cookie has a some what hard on the outerlayer, and soft interior. Upon biting the cookie, it immediately breaks off a chunk without the crispy-cookie report. The soft interior (pillow) mixes well with the raspberry filling, for almost a cake-like feel. There’s something different about it.

This cookie may be in the running for best cookie in town.

Zabby and Elf’s Stone Soup – Sweet and Spicy Wings / buffet

February 18, 2010
Zabby and Elf’s Stone Soup – Wings

Zabby and Elf’s Stone Soup – Wings

Speaking of wings, (Zabby and Elf’s) Stone Soup have great wings as well as a great self serve buffet. You pay per weight of the plate and as pictured it was $9.91 with tax. Pictured are Misty Knoll “Sweet and Spicy Wings”, tamale bake, and steamed kale.

The wings appear to be non-traditionally baked instead of deep-fried, but the fat is rendered and the baking results in a higher TTL (time to live) window of deliciousness. The sauce is mildly spicy, and the sweet isn’t cloying, there is a great balance to the flavor. The meat is very tender, falling off the bone, almost like BBQ and the texture is nice when biting into the wing.

The tamale bake and steamed kale were also great, It’s easy to try to balance the wings out with good vegetable items via the buffet.

Lastly the wings are only on Thursdays and Fridays and make sure you wash your hands after eating, as the wings make your hands sticky. Don’t forget it’s cash-only.

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.

Burlington Vermont – Ice Walk / Winter Festival

February 9, 2010

Burlington Vermont - Ice Walk 2010

Burlington Vermont - Ice Walk 2010


A good reason to eat lunch downtown today is to walk around and check out some cool ice sculptures.

Kountry Kart Deli (KKD) – Where are you? / Philly on French

January 22, 2010

KKD Menu Specials <- PDF of KKD specials.

Kountry Kart Deli on Main Street in  Burlington Vermont is having “20th anniversary rollback specials.” But how would you know?

KKD doesn’t have any on-line presence: you’re doing it wrong!

Radio Deli is doing it right: http://radiodeli.blogspot.com/

Oh and here’s a picture of KKD’s large Philly on French Bread all the veggies (sautéed green peppers, onions, mushrooms) and provolone.

I’m going to recommend against provolone, it gets cold rather quickly and loses its’ melted consistency resulting in chewy cheese. American cheese is the default and has its’ rightful place on Phillys.

French bread is the way to go @ KKD, it’s nice and crusty. The Philly meat is also very good, sometimes it needs a little more chop, but is usually good. What’s inconsistent is the done-ness  of the veggies.

$8.82 with tax.

KKD - Large Philly on French bread with Provolone

KKD - Large Philly on French bread with Provolone

Sriracha + Bruegger’s bagel + Boo~Kies’s = Win

December 23, 2009
Sriracha + bruegger's bagel + Boo~Kies's = Win

Sriracha + bruegger's bagel + Boo~Kies's = Win

Dilemma:

  1. Bruegger’s Bagels – Doesn’t have “real” bacon or eggs.
  2. Boo~Kie’s – Doesn’t have bagels
  3. Sriracha Hot Sauce – Elevates sandwiches

The obvious solution is to combine a Bruegger’s bagel (wheat pictured) with an egg / bacon / cheese  from Boo~Kies (shown with optional hashbrown), with Sriracha (AKA Rooster) sauce.

This is a winning formula… all for around $3.50 (plus a bottle of Sriracha, $3.99 @ City Market).

Unfortunately this post is a little tardy, Boo~Kies’s cart appears to be done for the season, hit him up next spring.

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.

What’s Twitter For? – Hong’s Dumplings updates!

October 21, 2009
Hong's Dumplings' Menu - Burlington Vermont

Hong's Dumplings' Menu - Burlington Vermont

The next time someone asks you what twitter is for, tell them it’s for Hong’s Dumplings Twitter updates:

Also there is a great writeup here and fun video blog here.