Archive for March, 2013

Sherpa Kitchen

Sherpa Kitchen

119 College St., Burlington, 802-881-0550

Classic Himalayan dishes include momos, curries, thukpa and stews, best enjoyed with mango chutney and mixed pickles.

Three Brothers Pizza & Grill

973 Roosevelt Highway, Colchester, 802-655-5550

Pulled-pork and spicy Thai pies pair perfectly with pitchers of Switchback at this family-owned pizzeria, which puts an emphasis on local products.

Simon Pearce Restaurant

1760 Quechee Main St., Quechee, 802-295-1470

After watching glassblowers work in the open studio downstairs, head to a chic dining room overlooking a covered bridge for silken cheddar soup or horseradish-crusted cod. The atrium bar serves casual drinks and snacks.

J. Morgan’s Steakhouse

100 State St., Montpelier, 802-223-5222

Inside the Capital Plaza Hotel, meat and seafood lovers can find made-to-order dishes and model trains chugging around the dining room. Sunday brunch buffet.

Pizzeria Verità

156 St. Paul St., Burlington, 802-489-5644

Co-owner John Rao spent years perfecting the Neapolitan-style preparation of his paper-thin pies, which come topped with San Marzano tomatoes and housemade fior di latte. The bar stocks an extensive collection of Italian amari.

Sarducci’s Restaurant and Bar

3 Main St., Montpelier, 802-223-0229

At Montpelier’s go-to Italian eatery, the wood-burning oven cranks out pizza, salmon and other house specialties. Check out the gluten-free menu.

Hen of the Wood (Waterbury)

92 Stowe St., Waterbury, 802-244-7300

Upscale dining takes a rustic turn in a former grist mill. Creative use of local meats, greens and cheeses has earned chef-owner Eric Warnstedt several James Beard Award nominations.

Hinesburgh Public House

10516 Route 116, Hinesburg, 802-482-5500

The pub menu changes seasonally to highlight Vermont ingredients, but you’ll always find Monday burger specials and live piano music on the weekend.

Pauline’s Café

1834 Shelburne Rd., South Burlington, 802-862-1081

Chef-owner David Hoene’s seasonal menus feature dinner plates such as pork schnitzel and escargots with pesto — and brunch favorites including French toast and crab cake Benedict.

El Cortijo Taqueria y Cantina

189 Bank St., Burlington, 802-497-1668

The Farmhouse Group’s hip taqueria keeps it fresh and fun in a revamped 1950s diner car. Go for tacos, burritos and killer margaritas.

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