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The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

Patience Bannerman, the owner of the market, seen inside her store.

Burlington’s sole African Market faces uncertain future

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; its 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....

 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.

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

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...

Gaku Ramen specializes in Japanese ramen noodle soups.

Burly chefs pledge to serving local

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...

Illistrations: Egg Plant

Eggplants: Cooking and Connecting with the Old World

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...

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...

A food industry love story

Daltrey Burris February 17, 2016

Our eyes met as we both reached for the fetid dish-rag at the same time. Standing over the moist wooden table we shared a smile, the chewed flecks of basil like Italian mistletoe beneath us. Flirtatiously,...

Central Market Taste of Asia. RYAN THORNTON. The Vermont Cynic.

Extra Spice in the Old North End

November 8, 2015

“I’ll do medium spice, just to be safe,” said the server at Central Market Taste of Asia on North Winooski Avenue in Burlington’s North End. I tried again. “No, I really do want it hot....

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Pingala: Vegan Food for Omnivores

September 14, 2015

   As both an omnivore and a nitpicky jerk, it’s always bothered me a little to be called a carnivore. The confusion, if that’s what it is, likely stems from the fact that I eat meat with obvious...

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