The Vermont Cynic

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, I said “I’ll wipe this down for you”. “Okay thanks” she replied, sexily. Then we parted ways ...

New ‘disorder’ is eating away at students


Camilla Broccolo

February 4, 2016

It’s Friday night at the dining hall; there’s a line at the pasta station where students are filling up for a long night. It’s no myth that eating a well-balanced meal before drinking can be a big factor in how the night and the next day turn out. However, according to the University of Texa...

On campus coffee for your exam cram


Chris Leow

December 8, 2015

Finals are coming and for most students that means late nights, flashcards and lots of coffee. To help with the latter, I’ve compiled a list of coffees around campus and my thoughts on them: Speeder and Earl's (Cyber Cafe):   The Cyber Cafe was my long standing caffeine source my first years o...

Hip Burlington Café satisfies any diet

Hip Burlington Café satisfies any diet PHOTO BY RYAN THORNTON

Chris Leow

December 1, 2015

New Moon Café is full of rustic and modern vibes, lots of rugged hardwood and simple decor. The ambience is much more modern than say, Muddy Waters, but that’s okay with me. New Moon offers soups, salads, sandwiches, desserts and an assortment of café drinks. They proudly display the very colorful and vi...

A ‘Pebble’ you’ll want to share

Pictured is a dish from A Single Pebble PHOTO BY RYAN THORTON

Chris Leow

November 20, 2015

A Single Pebble is an upscale Asian restaurant, and well aware of it. The lighting is dim and waiters and waitresses give off a sophisticated air, creating a more formal atmosphere. This is the place that springs to mind when you ask locals where to find gourmet Asian food.  It was named “The Best Re...

Extra Spice in the Old North End

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

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. I liked the curry you made me last time.” “Are you sure?” she asked. “It has chilies i...

Dining on-campus: my favorite places to go

Chris Leow

November 5, 2015

As a junior, I’m still exploring UVM’s on-campus dining options. There are some locations that are well known and some that are hidden gems. Classy Dining One little, lesser-known place is the Waterman Manor. Located on the top floor of Waterman, this fancy location is only open for three hours a ...

University hosts food summit

Camilla Broccolo

October 23, 2015

UVM’s Real Food Challenge organization held its first-ever summit in the Davis Center Oct. 16-18. The Real Food Challenge is a student run initiative. The purpose is to change the sourcing of food on campuses nationwide. UVM’s goal is to get 20 percent “real food” by 2020. “Real food” is fo...

Restaurant Review: Burlington Burrito scene

Chris Leow

October 23, 2015

Burritos are my favorite. There’s something indescribably satisfying about biting into a warm bundle of salsa, meat and beans. I identify as an extreme Chipotle fan. I can’t begin to calculate how much time and money I’ve spent there over the past few years of college. However, Chipotle i...

Noodle shop offers a diverse menu

Chris Leow

October 13, 2015

Asiana Noodle Shop is a warm little restaurant nestled in a basement off of Church Street. Offerings include sushi, curries, various asian entrees and of course, noodles. This past week, my friends were in the mood for Asian food, so we decided to head down to Asiana for a quick dinner be...

Pingala: Vegan Food for Omnivores

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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 enthusiasm. I’ve heard the term directed at other people who eat meat, usually by those who do n...

UVM dining serves up new food options

Chris Leow

September 2, 2015

Being stuck with a meal plan doesn’t have to mean a lack of dining options. Melissa Zelazny, general manager for Sodexo at UVM,  mentioned some of the newer options, including Green Roof Deli located next to the Ben and Jerry’s in the Davis Center, SoYo Frozen Yogurt and the Vermont Bean Crafter Vegan...

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