The Vermont Cynic

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, ...

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 Dining Hall: Redstone - Located in Simpson Hall, Redstone Unlimited Dining offers several differ...

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 Music Venue: Radio Bean - This self-described “bohemian utopia” features live music from bot...

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 hosts innovative restaurants, excellent shopping on Church Street, and a thriving music an...

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 of these restaurants is Revolution Kitchen, which specializes in vegan and vegetarian food. ...

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 United States, he was dedicated to being an American. He won’t speak Romanian around my brother...

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 University Place, the road that runs alongside Williams Hall, Old Mill and Ira Allen Chapel.     ...

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 institutions, UVM is a part of a nationwide movement known as the Teaching Kitchen Collaborative,...

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 nights and limited food options. Wings and pizza are popular favorites, but Burlington has more to ...

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 space itself is appropriately “tiny,” but manages to seat a lot of people. However, it...

Best snack fixes for your 4/20 munchies

Charlotte Fisher

April 20, 2016

It’s the day UVM students cherish: the hailed 4/20. You’ve just spent the last few hours lounging on the Redstone Green, surrounded by a thick cloud of smoke, occasionally interrupted by slight panic when police services strolled by. After soaking up some sun and now feeling a sense of euphoria,...

Burlington’s top spots for a pizza slice

Burlington’s top spots for a pizza slice

Chris Leow

March 31, 2016

Pizza has evolved from its humble beginnings to a new culture all its own. Burlington is home to a variety of great slices ranging from perfectly greasy New York style, to a clay oven-roasted gourmet pie. Whatever you’re in the mood for, there is a perfect pizza for every situation: Best Pizz...

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