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Burlington’s sole African Market faces uncertain future

Patience Bannerman, the owner of the market, seen inside her store.
Payton Kurrle, Features Staff Writer November 26, 2020

Patience Bannerman sits at her checkout counter, conversing with a customer. In front of her are Stockfish Bits and homemade donuts, behind her are mannequins with a variety of colored wigs.  The Mawuhi...

Unpopular Opinion: Give the Grundle a break; it’s not too bad

Unpopular Opinion: Give the Grundle a break; it's not too bad
Sam Jefferson, Staff Writer October 7, 2020

The Grundle, defined on Urban Dictionary as the region between the balls and the arse-hole. Known to UVM students as the university's disgusting excuse for a dining hall. Falsehood, this is. Come Oct....

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...

Best of UVM

Best of UVM
Culture Staff May 10, 2018

The Culture staff curated a list of places we wish we knew about during our first few weeks at UVM. Once you’re unpacked and settled in, take time to wander campus and check them all out.   Best...

Best of Burlington

Best of Burlington
Culture Staff May 9, 2018

Moving to a new city can be overwhelming, and with Burlington there are so many unique places to explore. To get you started, the Culture staff rounded up ten of our favorite spots.   Best...

24 hours in Burlington

Lily Merriam, Staff Writer May 8, 2018

Welcome to Burlington! You won’t be disappointed with your choice of college location. Vermont’s queen city was selected as the No. 1 college town in America by Travel + Leisure Magazine in 2013. Burlington...

Burly chefs pledge to serving local

Gaku Ramen specializes in Japanese ramen noodle soups.
Addie Beach, Assistant Arts Editor April 18, 2018

Rich chocolate, creamy soups, French pastries — all of it local.  It doesn’t take much of a walk down Church Street to get a sense of what the Burlington food scene and its chefs have to offer. One...

Eggplants: Cooking and Connecting with the Old World

Illistrations: Egg Plant
Brigitte Riordan, Staff Writer March 13, 2018

Food is culture. I am a first-generation Romanian-American, but I don’t know much about Romanian food. My father fled the country in the height of Ceausescu’s dictatorship, and once he moved to the...

Local chefs rival for spot on food truck fleet

Local chefs rival for spot on food truck fleet
Alex Shannon, Staff Writer September 20, 2017

It’s hard to imagine UVM’s University Place road without a fleet of food trucks during midday. Aromas of dumplings, cheeseburgers, tacos, kabobs and egg sandwiches seep into the air surrounding...

Food choices impact chronic pain symptoms

Kassondra Little November 30, 2016

A beaming Kimberly Evans, UVM Medical Center nutritionist, set up a table of food for her presentation in front of a crowd of eager attendants in Davis Auditorium Nov. 15. Along with 27 other...

Where to order from

Chris Leow October 12, 2016

Exam cramming, sickness or just a late night craving, college will always require times when you want to order food in. Off or on-campus, ordering food is a strong college tradition rooted in late...

Tiny Thai worth the drive

Chris Leow April 28, 2016

Tiny Thai delivers authentic flavors and a casual dining experience to make one great meal. This small, laid-back restaurant in Winooski strives to replicate how Thai food is actually enjoyed in Thailand. The...

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