The Vermont Cynic

Farmers unite for cheese and dairy fest

Cheese and a knife rest on a cutting board during the UVM Cheese and Dairy fest, Feb. 19. The event was held in the Davis Center and sponsored by UVM Dining.

Emma Adams, Staff Writer

February 26, 2020

UVM students skipped the dining halls and loaded up on maple milk and cheddar at the Cheese and Dairy Fest Feb. 19 in the Davis Center. Local cheese farmers and producers displayed tables of cheese samples as they talked to students and visitors about the production process. According to UVM Program Board’s w...

UVM and Garuka team up to feed the needy

A Garuka Bar rests on a table, Nov. 22. Garuka Bars are sold in numerous locations on campus, including Henderson’s cafe and the Cyber Café.

Willow Scherwinski, Staff Writer

December 6, 2019

A small, transportable snack is a trusted boost of energy to many students, especially when cramming for exams around the corner.  Garuka Bars is a small company based in Burlington that caters to this demand. Mike Rosenburg, Vermonter and founder of Garuka Bars, began making the bars in 2011. ...

The call of caffeine

Students study with an empty coffee cup between them at 10:30 p.m. Nov. 19, in Howe Library.

Natalie Charron, Staff Writer

December 5, 2019

With finals approaching, students are turning to caffeinated drinks in an attempt to summon the energy to cram. Several students at 10:30 p.m. Nov. 19 were at Howe Library for a late night study session, typing on laptops and scribbling in notebooks with Speeder & Earl’s coffee cups sitting on their ...

The Chubby Muffin: Skinny Pancake’s Old North End sister

 A case of baked goods and Yerba Mate sits on a counter in the restaurant. In addition to sandwiches, the Chubby Muffin also sells muffins and scones.

Jean Macbride, Staff Writer

November 13, 2019

The Chubby Muffin was packed with people ordering sandwiches. Two Labrador retrievers sat outside waiting for their owner, who was chowing down on a sandwich. The books on the wall and the buzz of people chatting made the Chubby Muffin a cozy place to have breakfast. Located on Oak Street, ...

Lucky Chinese Food Cart boasts 27 years on campus

Lap Ninh, owner and operator of Lucky Chinese Food, poses in his truck, Oct. 1. Ninh has been operating the truck for the past 27 years.

Sophia Duplin, Staff Writer

October 9, 2019

In search of a tasty, affordable lunch on campus students often frequent the food trucks that line University Place. Lap Ninh has been operating a self-run Chinese food truck called Lucky Chinese Food Cart on University Place since he was 35-years-old. Students who are fans of his General Tso...

UVMMC’s Harvest Cafe: an unexpected comfort

UVMMC's Harvest Cafe: an unexpected comfort

Cyrus Oswald, Staff Writer

September 10, 2019

Walking into UVM Medical Center’s Harvest Cafe, I wasn’t expecting anything great. After all, hospital food isn’t known for its quality.  But the setting itself wasn’t exactly hospital-like. It wasn’t the most beautiful space, but it didn’t seem too sterile either.  In fact, the ...

Coffee crawl: a guide to Burly’s caffeine scene

Coffee crawl: a guide to Burly's caffeine scene

Jack Eccleston, Staff Writer

May 2, 2019

With finals around the corner, it's almost that time of year again. Don’t worry though, the Cynic has you covered with a handy guide of Burlington’s thriving coffee scene for when you need your next hit. Over the span of an hour, I toured five of downtown’s most popular spots, ordering my drink of choi...

UVM FeelGood gathers most donations for poverty fund

A volunteer in UVM’s chapter of the non-profit FeelGood layers cheese and fresh basil pesto on a sandwich for a customer. UVM’s FeelGood raised $25,000 last year for The Hunger Project, Pachamama Alliance, Choice Humanitarian and Water for People.

Mateo Cardenas-Clarimon, Staff Writer

April 5, 2019

UVM’s chapter of FeelGood is the non-profit organization’s most successful chapter. UVM FeelGood is a student-run deli, and its purpose is to raise money for the Commitment 2030 fund, an investment strategy to end poverty by 2030. Located at the entrance to the Davis Center tunnel, Fe...

Local Flavor: three nearby restaurant recommendations

The pho at Pho Dang on Main Street in Winooski is served with crispy bean sprouts on the side which can be added as well as Sriracha or hoisin sauce. Traditional pho, rice plates and noodles are moderately priced ranging $6 to $9.

Culture Staff

March 27, 2019

Food is necessary to fuel our every move, but mealtime can also be a transportive culinary experience. Eating establishments surrounding campus serve up both local recipes and dishes from around the world. Whether you’re looking for a quick lunch, weekend brunch or a sit-down dinner, there’s a sp...

New North End spot serves up authentic pizza

A small cheese pizza from Pizzeria Ida. The pizzeria has only recently opened in the North End area.

Jack Eccleston, Staff Writer

March 10, 2019

Pizzeria Ida is one of the North End’s newest and most exciting pizza joints, serving up authentic, wood oven, neapolitan and sicilian style “pies on demand.” Since it opened in late September 2018, Pizzeria Ida has been hidden away behind a nondescript parking lot off of 662 Riverside Ave. ...

Pho Hong serves up sweets and spices

Spring rolls and Thai iced tea wait to be eaten as appetizers at Pho Hong, a restaurant located on North Winooski Avenue. Pho Hong serves a wide variety of Vietnamese food.

Anna Kolosky, Staff Writer

March 2, 2019

The air was sizzling with spices as hungry patrons chowed down on huge bowls of noodles and curry. My friends and I had just walked into Pho Hong, a Vietnamese restaurant on North Winooski Avenue. My first impression of Pho Hong was that it was a bit small and crowded, with people sitting shoulder-to...

UVM hosts local producers for Cheese and Dairy Fest

UVM Dining hosted its annual Cheese and Dairy Fest Feb. 19 in the Davis Center Atrium. The event was designed to promote cheese and dairy producers in the state of Vermont.

Bridget Higdon, Culture Editor

February 26, 2019

The sweet aromas of cheese and freshly-scooped ice cream gave busy students a reason to pause last week. UVM hosted its annual Cheese and Dairy Fest Feb. 19 in the Davis Center Atrium. Sponsored by UVM Dining, the event’s aim was to promote cheese and dairy producers in the state of Vermont. ...

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