Food

Bear Naked Puts the Growl in Growler on River Street

Bear Naked Puts the Growl in Growler on River Street

by Mike Dunphy It takes a minute to get the joke behind the logo of Bear Naked Growler, a beer filling-and-swilling station that opened in September on River Street. The mischievous grin of the bear has less to do with the jug in his paws than the sign strategically positioned across his loins and the […]

Embracing My Inner and Outer Potato at Buddy’s Famous

by Mike Dunphy “Haters gonna hate; Potatoes gonna potate,” reads a sign above the pick-up window at Buddy’s Famous, the new burger joint that opened in the marinara-colored, clapboarded bay house on Barre Street, so long the domain of Angeleno’s Pizza. Whether it’s a call to embrace your inner potato and settle into a chair […]

Starting on October 2 — A New Décor and Added Offerings at La Brioche

Starting on October 2 — A New Décor and Added Offerings at La Brioche

by Nat Frothingham Changes are coming, almost immediately, to La Brioche, Montpelier’s busy coffee shop, bakery and café at the downtown corner of State and Main. La Brioche will close as early as Monday, Sept. 25 and re-open a week later on Oct. 2 with a new décor and a complete makeover. During a spirited […]

Know What is in Your Food: a Q&A with Cookbook Author Tracey Medeiros

Know What is in Your Food: a Q&A with Cookbook Author Tracey Medeiros

compiled by Marichel Vaught Tracey Medeiros knows local food and, more importantly, local food that is good for you and good for the environment. Aside from being a food stylist, recipe developer and tester, she is the author of three cookbooks — “The Connecticut Farm Table Cookbook,” “The Vermont Farm Table Cookbook” and “Dishing Up […]

Spotlight on Restaurants — Time Honored Fare and a Hot New Scene on Barre St.

Spotlight on Restaurants — Time Honored Fare and a Hot New Scene on Barre St.

by Carla Occaso MONTPELIER — The downtown restaurant scene has endured and evolved over the decades. The Bridge took a moment to put a spotlight on a random handful of eateries — old and new. A longtime favorite with a loyal following is J. Morgan’s, at the Capitol Plaza Hotel on State Street. With elegant […]

Community Meals at Trinity Church: Nourishing the Body and Soul

Community Meals at Trinity Church: Nourishing the Body and Soul

by  Marichel Vaught; photos by Carla Occaso MONTPELIER — On a cold snowy Thursday afternoon, my colleague and I entered the rear entrance of Trinity Church’s Fellowship Hall and were immediately greeted by the aroma of home cooking and a buzz of friendly chatter. Once the steam on my glasses dissipated I could see smiling […]

Bohemian Bakery Moves In From The Boondocks

Bohemian Bakery Moves In From The Boondocks

(Updated 2.2.17) MONTPELIER — A bakery that got its start in East Calais Farmstead has moved into 78 Barre Street, formerly Posh Salon Spa. And before that, the building housed Steve’s Market for many years until 1986. The Bohemian group moved in supplies and hung their sign out over the weekend of Jan. 27 through […]

REVIEW: Café Anna at the Vermont College of Fine Arts: Open to One and All

by Nat Frothingham MONTPELIER — Café Anna, located in a first-floor northwest corner room — and what a room — of historic College Hall on the campus of Vermont College of Fine Arts in Montpelier has recently re-opened as a spectacular café that’s open full time to students, faculty, staff, College Hill neighbors and friends, […]

Thai Food in the Capital Region: Bold, Balanced & Beautiful

Thai Food in the Capital Region: Bold, Balanced & Beautiful

by Marichel Vaught The cuisine of Thailand is a celebration of bold flavors — sour, salty, bitter, spicy. It has a reverence for local and fresh ingredients, and is a skillful and artful preparation of complex flavors that highlights every component. It has become one of the most popular cuisines in the world, and it […]

Food for Thought: The Bridge Dishes with Food Enthusiast Tracey Medeiros

Food for Thought: The Bridge Dishes with Food Enthusiast Tracey Medeiros

Tracey Medeiros knows food. And she knows good, healthy food. Aside from being a food stylist, recipe developer and tester, she is the author of three cookbooks — “The Connecticut Farm Table Cookbook,” “The Vermont Farm Table Cookbook” and “Dishing Up Vermont.” She also writes a column for Edible Green Mountains Magazine called “The Farmhouse […]