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Owners look ahead from closing Bistro Midva in Windsor
10-01-2023 2:08 AM


WINDSOR — The dining room at Bistro Midva was full of warm light and lively conversation on a September weeknight. At the small tile-topped bar, Kurt Dermody, a West Windsor resident and Ascutney Outdoors board member, and Ryan Palmer, the Windsor...

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Chipotle and Wendy’s coming to Claremont
12-22-2023 2:15 PM


CLAREMONT — A developer is planning to bring burritos and burgers to Washington Street.Pending city approvals, DDMNS Realty will build a Chipotle Mexican Grill and a Wendy’s restaurant on the lots at 384 and 392 Washington Street, according to Daniel...

Complete list: Upper Valley food shelves
08-21-2023 10:28 AM

  Please help us keep this list up to date. To have information about your organization’s food shelf, soup kitchen or other similar program included in this list, or to update an existing entry, send details by email to For more...

Crazy for corn
08-02-2023 9:54 PM

Farmers market coupons available for eligible Vermont shoppers
07-05-2023 4:51 PM

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — A Vermont voucher program is making it easier for low-income residents to access local foods.Through the Farm to Family Coupon program, approximately $164,000 in coupons are now available to Vermont households with incomes at or...

Upper Valley independent restaurants struggling to survive
05-28-2023 9:36 AM


SOUTH ROYALTON — Kristen Strong had worked in multiple food service industry jobs when she came to the realization that if she was going to work that hard, she wanted to work for herself.After using that motivation to buy South Royalton diner 108...

A shared sense of taste: Food brings folks together in West Lebanon
05-01-2023 10:29 AM


WEST LEBANON — About 20 gourmet cooking aficionados hustled into the community room at the Kilton Library Friday night clutching crock pots, platters and dishes. The group, organized as the “Lebanon Gourmet Cooking Meetup” on the social media website...

Eat your veggies
04-07-2023 7:48 PM

Catching up with a food class at Billings Farm and Museum
01-17-2023 3:01 PM


On an icy gray morning, the subject at the Billings Farm & Museum learning kitchen was, appropriately, Cozy Stews and Breads, one of a series of adult classes that are part of the farm and museum’s Backyard Workshops. For Emery Gray, the chef at the...

South Royalton Mexican eatery rises from the ashes of burned-down food stand
11-27-2022 5:22 AM


SOUTH ROYALTON — When one opportunity burns down, another rises in its place — or at least that was the case for Dan Sherburne and his crew at Carlita’s Cantina, the new Mexican restaurant on Chelsea Street that opened for business last week.On May...

Wife and husband open Filipino-inspired restaurant in Randolph
11-14-2022 1:25 PM


In the Filipino language Tagalog, the word “kuya,” or “brother,” is a sign of respect, a mark of amiable connection that precedes a person’s name. Kuya is also the name of a recently opened Filipino-American restaurant in Randolph that is bringing the...

Fairlee native returns to open a burger joint in his hometown
06-29-2022 9:42 AM


It’s a simple formula for a restaurant: Offer a limited menu that consists of a few, well-crafted and expertly executed choices. Matt Walker, owner of Broken Hearts Burger in Fairlee, has made this ethos the cornerstone of his business. The...

Nod for prestigious James Beard Award stuns owners of Thai restaurant Saap in Randolph
06-07-2022 10:00 PM


RANDOLPH — Until this spring, Nisachon “Rung” Morgan had never heard of James Beard.She grew up on a farm in Isaan, in northern Thailand, with eight brothers and sisters and had never cooked professionally. Before she and her husband, Steve Morgan,...

Windsor couple turn egg rolls into a full-time endeavor
03-09-2022 6:06 AM


WINDSOR — Messay Hall has always loved cooking, and she knew after experimenting in her kitchen with egg roll recipes several years ago that she wanted to turn the idea into something more, she just didn’t know when. While living in Arizona several...

Upper Valley food scene has grown more diverse, more informed over the years
08-21-2021 9:42 PM


The shortage of restaurant workers in the Upper Valley has been well-documented, but one factor has gone unexamined.There are a lot of restaurants, food trucks, caterers, sandwich shops, roadside stands, diners, food markets, farmers markets, dining...

Couple serves hot coffee warmly at Bradford, Vt., drive-thru
01-14-2020 6:20 PM


It might not be the most telling metric in their database as fledgling small business owners, but there’s one number that Kendall and Travis Gendron are especially proud of: 14. That’s the number of customers in the record pay-it-forward streak at...

Norwich farm moves to new owners
12-10-2019 5:39 PM


When Jake Guest arrived at the old Norwich farmhouse where Valerie Woodhouse and Eli Hersh were planning their spring crops last Thursday morning, he did something that still feels a bit strange to him: He knocked on the door.For nearly 40 years,...

Danbury couple brings Merrimack Wonder Pepper back to life
04-30-2019 10:16 PM


Part of the back-to-the-land migration of the late ’60s, Tom Curren took up residence on Potato Road in Canaan, where he tried his hand at farming while working in the nonprofit sector. It was cold. Not just ordinary New Hampshire cold, but...

Osher Class Examines Depression-Era Foodways
01-22-2018 4:07 PM

By Nicola Smith

Imagine a crumbly pie crust that tastes a little salty and a little sweet, and has the soft, flaking quality of a phyllo. Is it made from flour, vegetable shortening and butter? Flour and lard? The texture and flavor is subtly different from the usual...

Middlebrook Restaurant Stays Dark for Summer as Owners Move On
06-06-2017 10:00 PM

By EmmaJean Holley

After three years at the helm of the seasonal, family-run Middlebrook Restaurant, so named for its location on a winding stretch of road in West Fairlee, owner Chris Aquino has decided to move on to other, more justice-oriented pursuits. The...

Raise Your Glass: Bread & Butter Wine Brand Changes Hands
04-19-2017 1:56 PM

By Warren Johnston

Bread & ButterChardonnay, 2015Napa, Calif., $14.99Bread & Butter Chardonnay is among the top-selling super premium wines in the country, and there’s a good reason for that — it’s a dry, white wine that is flavorful, well-crafted and sells for a...

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