A New Editor Takes the Reins of the Struggling’Burlington Free Press’ | Media | Seven Days

click to enlarge Luke Awtry Aki Soga at Free Press headquarters in Williston Playful pit bulls, White House holiday traditions and summer reading reviews: That’s the skimpy fare provided these days by the once-proud Burlington Free PressIt’s a jarring step down from the news and analysis that once made the state’s flagship newspaper a must-read. … Read more

Here are the top 5 things to do in Austin this Memorial Day weekend

The upcoming holiday weekend is packed with hot festivals, live music, and art. Feast on good eats and listen to live music at Hot Luck Fest or see Texas-inspired art at Music Hill. Check out the top five things to do in Austin on Memorial Day weekend. Thursday, May 26 Laguna Gloria at Night: Miffy … Read more

These are the 8 best food and drink events in Fort Worth this week

Festival season is taking a breather for a bit as we approach the holiday weekend, but there are still tasty, albeit more low-key, happenings this week. Two involvement exercise, including yoga and pickleball followed, by libations. There’s also an Oregon wine dinner, Champagne brunch, a State Fair-famous Corny Dog stand, and a chance to make … Read more

The best Austin restaurants for Easter feasts, treats, and holiday fun

Whether you celebrate Passover, Easter, or the Easter Bunny, signs of spring are sprouting up at restaurants all over the city. We’ve rounded up the best ways to celebrate the holiday, from egg hunts to brunch and baked goods for your at- home feasts. Easter brunchSouth Congress Hotel staple Café No Sé Other brunch specials … Read more

Nu Chocolat Finds Sweet Success With Mascoma Bank | Paid Post | Business | Seven Days

Luke Awtry Kevin Toohey, owner, Nu Chocolat Some artists work in oils. The artisan owners of Nu Chocolat in Burlington work in chocolate — rich, layered and expertly accented. Think hazelnut crisp bars, candied Italian orange slices and fleur de sel caramels. The true masterpiece, though, is Kevin and Laura Toohey’s truffle — a perfect … Read more

University of Vermont Students from Iran Cook and Share their New Year Traditions | Food + Drink Events | Seven Days

click to enlarge Courtesy Guests at the 2019 Nauruz event at UVM This week, the dining services kitchen at the University of Vermont’s Dudley H. Davis Center will be filled with the unusual aromas of floral saffron and tart barberries. The cooking crew will be different, too. After a two-year break, the Iranian Student Association … Read more