Wednesday, June 1, 2011

5/27/11-Cider House BBQ, Waterbury, VT

Road Trip!

School prevents us from being able to take a real vacation, so a getaway in Vermont will do just fine. We were spending a day doing the touristy things--Cabot Cheese, Ben and Jerry's, Cold Hollow Cider Mill--and on the way, we stopped to get a proper lunch. This place was quiet, with only one other couple enjoying the weather out on the covered patio. This place has such a relaxed, rustic feel and the smells of the food coming out of the kitchen was amazing. Since we were at a BBQ joint, I had to try their pulled pork, with my choice of their bourbon sauce--the pork was moist with a nice smoky taste, the sauce was sweet, thick and complimented the sandwich nicely. I chose fries as my side--cut fresh in house, nicely salted. Tom had the Cider House Local Beef Burger--  home made BBQ sauce lightly mixed with Vermont Highland Cattle beef, topped with chipotle mayo, mixed greens, blue cheese with a side of hush puppies--juicy, cooked to his liking, and the hush puppies were also pretty good. Overall, food was good, our server was friendly, funny and helpful and their focus on using local farmers and producers whenever possible led to us having a nice lunch.

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