By: Tabitha Armstrong | 02.21.19

fried tempura shrimp appetizer from the Warehouse Restaurant in Newport, VTPros: Affordable Food; Take Out Fried Chicken Bucket; Pool Tables; Great Menu Options; Full Bar; Fun Atmosphere

The Downside: Parking can be Difficult; Though Located in the Tasting Center this is not a Local Food Only Restaurant; Acoustics in Space are Challenging

Mountain Rating: 7.2/10

The Warehouse Restaurant has brought something new to downtown Newport. Taking over a large portion of the Tasting Center, there has been some talk about how the restaurant doesn’t fit the theme of that space. But, the restaurant does fill a hole that existed in downtown Newport – One of a local tavern where good food, drinks and a causal atmosphere all come together. And this could be good for Newport’s Downtown.

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By: Tabitha Armstrong | 02.11.19

Looking for a Romantic Dinner This Valentine’s Day?

There are plenty of options to choose from in the NEK!

From special prix fixe meals to multi course dinners, from regular menus to chef specials made for the night, there are options for all tastes and budgets.

Below we have compiled as many Valentine’s Dinner events that we could find. Browse through them, choose your favorite, and make your reservation soon. Space fills up fast!

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By: Tabitha Armstrong | 01.18.19

Fried Shrimp Dinner from restaurant in Westmore vtPros: Comfortable Atmosphere; Affordable; Full Bar; Great Location; Plenty of Parking; Family Friendly up to 8 p.m.; Plenty of Seating

Downside: Dinner Only Available Thurs. – Sat. Through the Winter

Mountain Rating: 7.2/10

It’s been a while since I found myself in Westmore, mistakenly know as Willoughby due to the overwhelming presence of that beautiful liquid gem. But recently my husband and I made our way to a little restaurant with a lot of personality that just happens to have one of the best views of Willoughyby Gap.

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By: Tabitha Armstrong | 01.04.19

Schnitzle with cranberry, dinner entree at Juniper's Restaurant, Lyndonville VTPros: Beautiful Atmosphere; Breathtaking View; Family Friendly, Local Ingredients Used; Full Bar; Relaxing Place to Dine, Outdoor Seating and Beer Garden in the Summer

The Downside: Higher Price Point; Parking Can Be Tight if the Inn is Busy

Mountain Rating: 7.7/10

In December we tried out the new and improved Juniper’s Restaurant. Now, this restaurant has been on our radar for many years as we really love the view and outdoor seating in the summer time. But, over their fall break (the restaurant shuts down from the end of foliage until just after Thanksgiving) they changed their menu!

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By: Tabitha Armstrong | 11.30.18

fruit cake sampler from bien fait cakesAfter sampling some delicious cakes for desert at the Scale House Restaurant in Hardwick, VT, I was excited to  include that restaurant’s feature. I later learned that these cakes came from a local bakery – Bien Fait, in Greensboro, VT.

Now, I was familiar with the bakery as they have been an online fruitcake company for a long time. But on hearing about their new line of restaurant desserts, I had to see what else they were up to. Luckily, I was able to schedule a tour of their bakery, and there’s a whole lot more than fruit cake going on there.

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By: Tabitha Armstrong | 11.15.18

large shrimp cocktail from the Eastside Restaurant in Newport VtPros: Beautiful Location with a Great View, Deck for Outdoor Dining in Warm Weather, Bar or Dining Room Seating, Full Bar, Family Friendly

The Downside: Often Busy – Plan Ahead and Make Reservations, Lunch is More Pricey Than Other Local Restaurants

Mountain Rating: 7.8

The Eastside Restaurant is a staple in Newport, Vermont. Positioned on the banks of Lake Memphremagog, this restaurant has been the destination of many locals, our Canadian neighbors, and area visitors for years.

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By: Tabitha Armstrong | 10.06.18

fall foliage st johnsbury vt

Updated May 25, 2019

Saint Johnsbury has a wonderful downtown when it comes to easy of walking. There are many shops and restaurants to choose from and navigating sidewalks and traffic is easy (this is not the case for all NEK towns).

There are also some wonderful restaurants to choose from, all offering different flavor profiles, making this another perfect spot for an adult dinner tour.

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By: Tabitha Armstrong | 10.06.18

view from Newport Vt boardwalk of Lake Memphremagog, Newport vt restaurants along the lakeUpdated May 25, 2019

Many of Newport’s restaurants line the banks of Lake Memphremagog. This provides some with wonderful views, and put others right near the boardwalk. This makes Newport a perfect place for an adult dinner tour.

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By: Tabitha Armstrong | 09.30.18

Updated May 25, 2019

East Burke has become a hub for outdoor enthusiast. The introduction of Kingdom Trails has brought mountain bikers from all over the country to East Burke, making this old ski town a four season destination.

Summer time bikers, sight seers, hikers, and back road travelers find their way naturally to East Burke. Autumn fills the town with leaf peepers as the colors here are magnificent. The roads through the Burke area take you to the tops of hills and mountains for spectacular color filled vistas. Once snow flies, this area of Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom becomes a snow lovers dream. Skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, and numerous outdoor events keep this town busy through those long months of white.

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By: Tabitha Armstrong | 09.30.18

Friday Night Live Event in Island Pond 2018Updated May 25, 2019

The town of Island Pond has seen an incredible transformation over the last few years. This little border town has come back to life through the hard work of its community members.

No longer just a snowmobiling Mecca, the addition of community music events, shows, town wide celebrations for holidays, and town activities to keep the community involved have filled area social calendars from spring to snowfall and beyond.

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