AAA Inspector Rating Details (scale 1-5)
AAA Inspector Notes
Vermont's local farm-to-table network is strong here and you will find a variety of local meats, poultry, vegetables, cheeses and other dairy products in the gourmet burgers, comfort entrées, house-made charcuterie and cheese plates. The seasonal outdoor beer garden has become the talk of this college town with a great variety of highly prized microbrewed and international beers to choose from. The menu is affordable for the type of fare served. A staple on the seasonally changing menu is the Western North Carolina-style barbecue with pulled house-smoked Winding Brook Farm pig, corn bread and house-made coleslaw. Be sure to order a side of the flaky buttermilk biscuits. The lively atmosphere is enhanced by wood floors, modern lighting and an open kitchen concept. The only minor negative is the possible long wait for a table, but guests are given a pager and seem to enjoy the social environment, meeting others at one of the picnic tables in the beer garden.