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Good Heart Grow Food Art

Good Heart Grow Food Art

by Suzanne Podhaizer For Kate Spring, who owns Good Heart Farmstead in Worcester with her husband, Edge Fuentes, her life as a writer has always “very much intertwined” with her interest in agriculture and the environment. At St. Lawrence University, she pursued a combined major in English and environmental studies, in which one topic informed […]

Looking Ahead to Spring at NECI on Main

Looking Ahead to Spring at NECI on Main

by Nat Frothingham The calendar and the weather are at odds again. The calendar is telling us it’s spring, but the weather is telling that an almost vengeful winter with snow, ice, and freezing rain is still very much with us. Despite the weather, a few days ago, in expectation of spring Chef Jean-Louis Gerin […]

Banchan Brings a Taste of Korea to Montpelier

Banchan Brings a Taste of Korea to Montpelier

by Suzanne Podhaizer At Banchan, a new Korean restaurant in Montpelier, the first thing visitors receive is a pot filled with roasted corn tea. In the cup, the liquid is amber, with a sweet and nutty flavor. The dining room walls are painted pale green and deep teal, both of which are reminiscent of the […]

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 […]