Attention foodies! A new must-try is opening in Burlington later this week. Pistou Restaurant, owned by Middlebury alumni Max Mackinnon ’10 and Maji Chien ’09 is scheduled to open to the public on Friday, December 2.
After Friday’s grand opening, Pistou Restaurant will be open for breakfast on weekdays with new homemade pastries and breads each day. Lunch will be served seven days a week, offering new menus based on the array of local, farm-fresh food that enters the kitchen. Dinner at Pistou will be available Wednesday through Saturday.
The duo held a special dinner for friends and family on Monday, receiving rave reviews from the Middlebury students who attended (and we like to assume that their bias was kept to a minimum).
Shaved beef tongue, burrata, summer squash, radish, cucumber, herbs and flowers. (via Pistou Facebook page)
Sam Miller ’12, who claims to have tried every item on the menu, said that his favorite part of the Pistou dining experience on Monday “was the obvious care put into each plate. Not only was the food delicious, but it was beautifully presented.”
Ryan Orlove writes in to tell us about a new website: Burlington Underground.
The site aims to be the organizing online space for Burlington’s burgeoning music scene from Nectar’s to UVM concerts to some off-the-cuff bars. This certainly will help Middkids get a handle on what’s happening up north for those long weeks where there seems nothing-whatsoever is happening on campus.
So, check it out and head up to Burlington for a night this Spring!
Just in time for the beginning of the school year, Cathy Resmer of Seven Days launched a fantastic website called, “What’s Good: the students’ off-campus guide to Burlington.” For our first-years, Burlington is the major lifeline that helps us Middkids survive when Main Street Middlebury and TJ Maxx just doesn’t cut it anymore. So, this website, authored by several Vermont students from St. Michael’s, UVM, and Midd is a great place to start exploring Vermont for college students. MiddBlogger Maeve Whelan-Wuest also dishes the low-down over there including posts on “point five” and “MiddView.”
Check it. And by the way, Seven Days did a pretty dang good job naming the blog. Way to be hip, Seven Days.