The New American Grill
Londonderry, VT 05148
October 18, 2011 by NinaAfter spending the night in Londonderry Vermont and going to Taylor Farm to buy two cheeses, we were in search of a nice breakfast. Our prospective places didn’t seem promising, and we had asked the woman at the counter at the farm and she recommended the “american grille right down the road,” which sounded even worse. When we went to check it out, Julian didn’t even want to get out of the car, but I thought it looked cute, so we went in to see a menu. The menu honestly didn’t sound that interesting, but I still wanted to stay (mostly because on the chalkboard it said that they could cut their muffins in half, put them on the grill with butter, yum). I (as usual) didn’t know what to order, so I asked the waitress for some recommendations. She said “everything is so good!” enthusiastically, but then actually gave me some of her favorite options as well. I thought she was a very pleasant waitress. Per her recommendation, I ordered Max’s Hash (Sautéed Onions, Peppers, Mild Chorizo Sausage & Potatoes Smothered with 2 Eggs Over & American Cheese which I of course changed to Cheddar) and Julian ordered, again the other thing I wanted, Corn Flake Dipped French Toast. Since I was little, I’ve hated maple syrup. I’ve never ever put maple syrup on my pancakes or french toast (which is why I only order chocolate chip). This is a problem for Julian because he loves french toast, so he usually sort of puts a piece to the side so that it will stay dry when he slathers the syrup on his plate. I was too busy sticking my face in my dish that I didn’t even try Julian’s until I was almost full. For some strange reason Julian offered me a bite of french toast that was covered in syrup, and even stranger, I said okay. I ended up absolutely loving it. I don’t know if the syrup was extra good, if I’ve changed and now like syrup, or if it just so perfectly complimented the crunchy french toast, but it was heaven. They call it the best french toast, and it really is. Again, I was so happy with our meals!
The New American Grill
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September 8, 2011 by Nina
We stopped here because of its ridiculous décor (note the Country Pig Roast sign and the Cow totem pole). Also because I wanted a Vermont bumper sticker and this seemed like just the place to sell one. It was even cheesier inside than outside, with all the touristy goodies you might want (even though the store is actually not in Vermont yet). I got a bumper sticker, and a free cookie as a first time customer too!
September 6, 2011 by Nina
We love stopping at cute farm stands, so when we saw this we had to stop. It was so much cuter than I ever could have guessed. When we stopped there were chickens running around, and a duck that is so tame he comes right up to you! He was following the farmers around. It was out of a children’s story. They sold all kinds of home-made gouda (maple smoked, aged, cumin, etc) and other locally made cheeses. We tasted three cheeses, and like Julian said, we’ve never had three cheeses in a row that we both loved so much. We ended up buying the maple smoked gouda (it voted first place by the American Cheese Society) and Vermont Sheppard. We walked around and saw the cows, tractors, a donkey, horses, and piglets! The piglets weren’t fenced in, but when we walked over, they all ran away. We waited a while, and one started to walk towards us, and they all followed, until they were nibbling at my feet! It was so much fun. I hope to live on a farm like that one day.
825 Route 11
July 23, 2011 by Nina
In Stowe, we stayed in the same hotel as last time, which I must say I really love. I normally don’t review hotels on here, but I feel like I just must rave about this one. It’s a great value, and by the looks of things (we checked out another hotel of the same price) is the best around. It has both an indoor and outdoor swimming pool and the cutest “waiting room/living room” that is perfect for relaxing by the fire during the winter. They also have free coffee and cookies every night. It’s the perfect combination of small B&B atmosphere and care, and hotel comforts. While in Stowe, we of course had to go to Blue Donkey again. We both don’t watch TV, so it was a real treat to grab burgers and veg out together. Julian had a veggie burger, which we both agreed is the best we’ve ever had.
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July 22, 2011 by Nina
We left for Quebec in the morning after getting breakfast in New Haven. It’s a 8 hour drive, so we got pretty tired by the time we were in Vermont, and Julian had a surprise detour waiting for me. Guess what! Ben and Jerry’s! We took pictures, of course, but there were a bunch of kids in the way who I had trouble cropping out. But I digress. We got three scoops—Triple Caramel Chunk and Late Night Snack—and were on our way to…STOWE.