Posts Tagged ‘Vermont’

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

April 11, 2011

Free Cone Day tomorrow!

Posts from Previous cone days here.

 

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).

Boloco – Orginal Buffalo Chicken (wrap)

August 27, 2010

Boloco is a ‘mini-chain’ with its’ only BTV location on Church ST. Boloco is a portmanteau of Boston and local. Initially I thought it was some mash-up of loco (crazy in spanish) and burrito (small donkey).

Boloco - Burlington Vermont

Boloco - Burlington Vermont

Boloco has requisite outside seating for the summer.

Boloco - Orgininal Buffalo Chicken - detail

Boloco - Orgininal Buffalo Chicken - detail

Boloco’s default chicken is thigh meat AKA dark, which means there is more chicken flavor to the meat, similar to chicken wings. The buffalo wing theme is continued with celery, blue cheese dressing, and Frank’s Redhot sauce. The rice serves as a base to collect the sauces. I’ve taken to ordering this wrap with brown rice and whole wheat tortilla to health it up a half step. Only negatives to this wrap are the lack of local ingredients and slightly gummy average tortilla.

Boloco wrap - foil detail

Boloco wrap - foil detail

One of the things Boloco touts is their peel and eat model of foil wrapping, which is said to increase mobility. At least for the ‘original size’ I don’t foresee myself walking done the street eating this, as I won’t be encompassing the circumference of the wrap in a single bite.

Inexpensive at $6.94 with tax and they have a ‘sandwich club’ reward card if you plan to frequent the establishment.

Of note: they also have smoothies.

Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream – Free Cone day (today)

March 23, 2010

Free cone day today 12PM -8PM.

Check out the madness from last year.

According to WCAX local Olympic snowboarder Hannah Teter will be scooping her “Maple Blondie” flavor.

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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.

Grand Union (Swanton) Closing – First Wings

February 18, 2010
Grand Union - Swanton Closing

Grand Union - Swanton Closing

When I heard the Grand Union in Swanton Vermont was closing, I took a trip up there for hot wings and “potato logs.” Grand Union (different location) was my first introduction to hot wings, and the potato logs (battered, fried giant french frys).

I unfortunately didn’t take an pictures of the hot wings and they were sold out of potato logs, but if you happen to be traveling near one of their remaining locations try some at the deli department.

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.