Superb Sunday Sweets

Pastries and coffee: that’s what makes Sunday, Sunday. Bohemian Bakery–run by Robert Hunt, the baker behind the crusty Bohemian Bread loaves like rosemary lemon and troika 3-seed–has expanded to include a Sunday morning pastry shop at his East Calais location. Read all about it in today’s Times-Argus. Take your pastry and stroll through the beautiful gardens; it would be a lovely stop if you’re out enjoying Open Studio weekend. They will also be open on Memorial Day. (Open 10-3 Sundays and Memorial Day; click here for directions.)


New site for the Montpelier farmers market?

Should the Montpelier farmers market stay downtown? Move to the college green? What do you think? The board of the Capital City Farmers Market has voted to consider a move to the green of the Vermont College of Fine Arts. The merchants of downtown Montpelier would like the market to stay downtown. Tomorrow evening, May 11, the Montpelier City Council will discuss this issue. Show up if you’d like to share your thoughts.

New Dining Options in the Monty-P

Tonight begins Chef Vinny Petrarca’s new menu at Positive Pie 2 in Montpelier – stop in to check out the new bar, new layout, and updated menu items like a pork chop with fried polenta cake and apple and and onion slaw, or Greenfield Highland Beef steak served with sweet potato fries and Brussels sprouts roasted in bacon, sage and brown butter. The Black Door reopens tonight with a new menu courtesy of new owner Ignacio Ruiz, formerly of Tasca in Plainfield. Ruiz brings touches of his native Spain to the restaurant, which will serve dinner until midnight and tapas until 2 a.m. Wed-Sat, and brunch on Sunday.

Check ’em out and let us know what you think – leave a comment below!