Monday, August 24, 2009

Back from Vacation

Every year (since I was 14), my family goes to Lake Dunmore in Vermont for a vacation/family reunion. In the last 5 years or so, our tradition has been to go to American Flatbread for dinner either the night we get there or our last night there (being that they used to only be open twice a week). This year was no different in that respect. Some other highlights besides swimming in the lake and playing numerous games of Bananagrams, were our outings to Sewards, a family restaurant/dairy in Rutland and the A & W Root Beer stand in Middlebury where you eat in your car and the waitresses wear roller skates. We also took our cousin to Fire and Ice in Middlebury and sampled some of the various food in Burlington, nothing too noteworthy.

At Sewards we always order the same thing, a burger and sides, which has to include cottage cheese from their dairy. At the end we have the requisite ice cream and or pie. Here are some pics of our lunch at Sewards. The burger has VT cheddar cheese on it! The ice cream here includes black raspberry, pistachio and butter pecan.That evening we went to American Flatbread which uses natural and sometimes local ingredients. We ordered the usual Med Bread for the kids (which is basically the traditional red sauce with cheese), as well as the maple sausage and mushroom which you can find on the menu. We also had one of each of the specials. Here is the special board which describes each of the pizzas. The others are a shots of each of the most interesting pizzas.As for the A & W Root Beer stand we went for dinner but beware! The burgers have ketchup, mustard and pickles on them. Whatever you do, don't miss out on the root beer float. They have a variety of sizes and you can order it with diet root beer if you want. If you prefer buy the gallon of root beer and make your own floats at home. It won't come in the A & W mug, however. Here is the aftermath.

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