First, sorry if you follow me by email… I prematurely hit the publish button… I don’t know why I have so many problems with this lately! Haha!
Anyway, I mentioned that Farmer Ben whisked me off to Burlington last weekend. We haven’t ventured across the lake in a few months, so we were long overdue…
Even though we were only there for a few hours, it was AMAZING! Sometimes that’s all you need to feel ready to take on the new week!
We headed out mid-morning and decided to hop on the ferry….
It was a beautiful day!!!
Once we got to Burlington, we knew that there was one place we had to go.
The Farmhouse Tap & Grill–Shocker… I know…
Here’s where the food came from:
Here’s what we ate:
Cider and Spicy Blood Mary with assorted pickled veggies (have I mentioned how much I love a good Bloody Mary?!)
House Eggs Benedict with local ham and braised kale, served with a side of greens and a hash brown.
House Made Hash and Eggs with dressed greens (OHMIGAWD THIS WAS GOOD!)
Per usual, brunch was amazing. We left feeling good and full…but not grossly full.
After brunch, we roamed around Church Street and did some window shopping… And got some hot chocolate from Lake Champlain Chocolate….
I got mint chocolate and Ben got a spicy Aztec cocoa… his was REALLY good… not that mine wasn’t…but I liked his better! haha!
After meandering around, we headed to Healthy Living to pick up more delicious things…and then headed home.
We had a really great Sunday…
Let’s chat: How was your weekend? Favorite brunch item? Hot chocolate, yes or no?
Last week, the hubby and I barely saw each other (Other than Monday when we were in Boston). I ended up working both jobs and doing a lot of running around most days, so I was home to sleep…and that’s pretty much it.
Needless to say, we were looking forward to our day (much-needed!) day of rest on Sunday. We hadn’t been to Burlington in forever so we decided to take a day trip across the lake. We both needed a good day off. So, off to Burlington we went…..
- Two Running Shoe stores and my awesome new Mizunos!
- Browsing and people-watching on Church Street
- Artisan Olive Oil and Vinegar sampling at the Saratoga Olive Oil Co.
- Moroccan Mint Iced Teas at Uncommon Grounds
- Getting lost
- Healthy Living Market
- Wally’s Bagels Delicious Bagels made on-site in VT. THE BEST!
- Super cheap gas (seriously, I paid $.17 less than I usually do at the cheapest place in town! Grr!!!)
- A chipotle-infused maple syrup (YUM!) randomly exploding in my back seat (Luckily, it was in a bag so the mess was minimal)
- Sharing a glass of Spanish Red and watching a cheesy sci-fi flick to unwind–at home! Gasp!
Phew! What a great day!
What did you do this weekend? Have you ever had a messy explosion/spill in your car?
The last couple of weeks have completely passed me by. So, here I am, a couple of weeks late, posting about the amazing brunch that Ben and I enjoyed together at one of our favorite places.
Two Saturdays ago, Ben let me sleep in til around 9:30 and then whisked me off to Burlington, where we had brunch at the Farmhouse Tap & Grill. The FTG is located at 160 Bank Street-an ideal location as it is right off of Church Street, perfect if you are doing some shopping/exploring, but still off of the “main drag.”
April 28 & 29 was their first time doing brunch and we arrived just in time. Within 15 minutes of ordering our meal, the restaurant was full. As it was brunch,we skipped the beer and opted for delicious coffee instead. The best part? We never had to ask for a refill on our coffee or water. This was huge. Bravo, FTG!
I ordered the House Bennies with cottage bacon, which came with a tasty salad and Ben got the Farmhouse Breakfast Plate with veggie sausage. We also split an order of mini blueberry corn muffins.
Everything was fantastic, from the still warm muffins to the crispy hash browns and bacon to the fluffy biscuit. Holy Yum!
Another thing I loved? Instead of focusing on enormous portions, they focused on a quality meal, Ben and I were both full, but not so full that we couldn’t spend the rest of the day perusing Church Street.
They also have a killer lunch and dinner menu and a beer garden for warm weather. The burgers make my heart sing.
The FTG also works within the community to bring local food and farming to the area… Obviously, I love this.
Per usual, the Farmhouse was outstanding. If you are ever in Burlington, you must try this place!