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Work trip lands me just outside of Burlington for 2 weeks

sixteenbiticon | Aug 4, 2014 12:39 PM

Hello everyone,

As the title says, I will be in VT for two weeks beginning this Saturday, the 9th. We will be staying at the Residence Inn in Williston. I have searched the boards and have found a lot of good recommendations, but many of the threads I've been reading have been old, or for families, or for breakfast/lunch.

I am looking for evening recommendations only as I will be working all day. I love New American cuisine, but am up for anything local, unique, or unusual. I am a huge craft beer drinker and I love a good cocktail (rye/bourbon/scotch preferred). I prefer places that don't require reservations (although upscale places with a bar are definitely doable) since I am travelling with a co-worker and have no idea if they will be dining with me or not.

So far I have these places on my list:

Delia Trattoria - Doubtful, but a consideration if I end up having extra per diem to splurge.

El Cortijo - New American aside, Mexican is definitely my favorite type of cuisine. Lengua!

Vermont Hotel - Juniper or Hen of the Wood?

Al’s French Frys - maybe a quick stop after my flight arrives on Saturday.

South End Truck Stop - sounds like a fun event.

Farmhouse Tap & Grill - sounds like my type of place.

I feel like I need more moderately priced options. Also any recommendations for a place with a large beer selection and some upscale pub grub would be great too.

For my one day off I plan on hiking the Camel's Hump and then hitting up B&J for the tour and Alchemist for a chance at that sweet, sweet Heady Topper. Although I'm not holding my breath.

Thanks for any recommendations. This community has never failed me in the past, so I look forward to any/all responses.

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