montpelier

According to a very interesting piece from Grist.org, the fast food restaurant chain Chik-fil-A is pressuring a Vermont-based small-business owner to drop the phrase "Eat More Kale,” which he screen prints onto t-shirts and sells online and at local farmers markets. The man’s name is Bo Muller-Moore, and he’s based over a hundred miles from the nearest Chik-fil-A establishment, in Montpelier, Vermont. You can buy one of his shirts HERE, but Muller-Moore may not be able to guarantee shipping by Christmas, due to high demand. It’s not the fact that a company like Chik-fil-A is carrying out such a ridiculous activity, no doubt spending significant employee hours and legal consulting fees in...
In a few short years, Burlington’s Skinny Pancake creperie has become something of an institution. Co-founder Benjy Adler started his business in 2003 as a two-man operation with his brother Jonny. Together, they manned a cart on the main pedestrian walking mall in Burlington, making sweet and savory crepes for hungry passers-by. In 2007, they opened a full-fledged restaurant on Burlington’s waterfront. Benjy later launched a second Skinny Pancake location in Montpelier, and in 2010, he launched The Chubby Muffin in the Old North End of Burlington. All three locations – along with the still-running food cart – source a majority of their food locally from a group of about 30 farms and...
St. Patrick's Day is a close-to-perfect holiday. Everyone can join in, no matter how distant their Irish ancestors. There are no cards to send, no presents to buy and no carved-in-the-Blarney-stone traditions to follow. Some celebrate with a glass of green beer, others with a cup of green tea. You might order a green pizza (green peppers, spinach and basil) at Positive Pie in Montpelier, then head to the State House for the annual Luck of the VSO Farmers' Night Concert. It's free and begins at 7:30 pm. Afterward, with your head full of Irish jigs and reels, you could wander back across Main Street to the Three Penny Taproom for a pint of Victory Brewery's Donnybrook Stout or sip some Irish...
Fundraisers at the Vermont Commons School have found a delicious way to help promote sustainable communities through their popular Localvore Dinner Series. Billed as a friend-raising event, each winter/spring dinner includes a four-course meal at a well-known Vermont restaurant with a guest speaker who's a leader in sustainability. This coming Wednesday's dinner will be at Penny Cluse Café in Burlington. Chef/owner Charles Reeves intends to put a typically Penny Cluseian flavor-powerd spin on seasonal, local ingredients. Look for parsley root fries with house-made ketchup, braised Vermont lamb with plenty of garlic, cinnamon-stout ice cream and much more. Saleem H. Ali, associate professor...
Saturday, November 28 The annual Alternative Gift Sale takes place at the United Church of Dorset and East Rupert, VT. You are invited to explore opportunities to support life-changing organizations around the world. Handmade gifts from SERRV International, a member of the Fair Trade Federation, will be for sale. The Women's Fellowship will also be selling stocking stuffers, decorations and small gifts. Visit and enjoy a free cup of coffee. Call 802.362.2067 for more information. It's likely to be windy and cold this Saturday in Vermont, with even some possible snow in the forecast! Holiday shoppers can warm up with a cup of hot chocolate at a free tasting at Lake Champlain Chocolates on...