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Penny Cluse, Burlington

Penny Cluse serves the best breakfast in Vermont. Hands down, case closed, all other morning eateries can dry their eyes on their own half-rate pancakes.

Located on Cherry Street in downtown Burlington, “The Cluse,” as we insiders affectionately call it, has been serving up their in-high-demand brunch since Charles Reeves and Holly Cluse opened in 1998. I think I’ve actually eaten breakfast there fifty times or more, and I can’t think of a single time that I’ve been disappointed with the comforting, fresh, impeccably prepared food. I’ve tried almost everything on the menu, but for the last several years I’ve been ordering the same thing (tofu scram with salsa, side of fruit, chicken sausage) and when I think about that perfect plate of food, I could actually cry — it’s just that good. Read more

Hen of the Wood, Waterbury

Hen of the Wood is a restaurant that will change your life.

Okay, maybe I’m just floating on the euphoric high that a late summer dinner at the place induced, maybe I’m remembering those corn fritters that I ordered, and how they brought me back to the Augusts of my childhood, seeing my father coming in from the fields with the first bushel of sweet corn under his arm, but until I take some sort of downer or eat a bad taco, I’m riding this lovely, buttery cloud and sticking by my statement. Read more

Sakura, Williston

Walk into Sakura in Williston, and you will not be impressed. Hell, walk up to Sakura and you might want to flee before even opening the front door. Located in a strip mall at Taft Corners, the Japanese eatery will not wow you with its drab, dingy, basement-style decor, but what it lacks in fashionable ambiance, it more than makes up for in fresh, memorable food. Read more

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