Free Cone Day tomorrow!
Posts from Previous cone days here.
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 has requisite outside seating for the summer.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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:
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.