Thursday

FRIDAY'S HUM (01-19-07)

MONDAY UPDATE 1/22/07
VERMONT HUM EXTENDS COFFEE SURVEY
C'mon, join the crowd! Go to the comments and tell us about your favorite coffee joint in Vermont.


TRACTOR TRAILER OUT OF CONTROL ON I-89 IN SOUTH BURLINGTON

Northbound truck crosses median into southbound lanes
Read the state police report here.


ZPIZZA'S OVENS UNPLUGGED
Small article buried in the 'hip' Weekend section of Thursday's Free Press reporting on the closing of zpizza in Shelburne.
You might remember the opening of the joint about a year ago, significant only because the owner was disgraced Fletcher Allen biggie David Demers, part of the whole hospital expansion coverup thing.
Seems Demers is back in the healthcare industry (reassuring,huh?) and can't do both pizza and coverups, er, healthcare stuff. Had to choose one. Voila.
If you have 100K you can probably take over the pie operation.



BEST CUP OF COFFEE IN VERMONT?

Who serves up the best cup of coffee in the area ?

Speeder and Earl's, Dunkin' Donuts, Maplefield's, McDonald's, Friendly's, Libby's Diner, etc.?

Tell us (and thousands of bloggers and readers) your favorite in our comments section. We'd like to know.

By the way, we'll start the ball rolling by admitting that Dunkin' Donuts is the official coffee of Vermont Hum.

Here's a coffee quiz:

  1. Out of five, how many American adults drink coffee ?
  2. What kind of coffee bean is most often found in cannisters in supermarkets ?
  3. Like flavored coffee? How is it made?
  4. How long, scientifically, before the effects of that first cup of coffee kick in ?

For the answers to these questions, and much more, please access this fine article from Men's Health written and researched by, um, Brian McClintock!



GAS PRICES - VERMONT RIPPED OFF!!! 1/19/07
Gas prices by state


State

Regular

State

Regular


Alaska

$2.42

Montana

$2.18

Alabama

$2.14

North Carolina

$2.19

Arkansas

$2.10

North Dakota

$2.16

Arizona

$2.30

Nebraska

$2.12

California

$2.60

New Hampshire

$2.26

Colorado

$2.17

New Jersey

$2.16

Connecticut

$2.42

New Mexico

$2.19

District of Columbia

$2.32

Nevada

$2.56

Delaware

$2.23

New York

$2.47

Florida

$2.28

Ohio

$2.03

Georgia

$2.10

Oklahoma

$2.00

Hawaii

$2.91

Oregon

$2.62

Iowa

$2.09

Pennsylvania

$2.32

Idaho

$2.31

Rhode Island

$2.34

Illinois

$2.19

South Carolina

$2.04

Indiana

$2.03

South Dakota

$2.20

Kansas

$2.05

Tennessee

$2.10

Kentucky

$2.07

Texas

$2.11

Louisiana

$2.14

Utah

$2.27

Massachusetts

$2.28

Virginia

$2.11

Maryland

$2.25

Vermont

$2.35

Maine

$2.28

Washington

$2.64

Michigan

$1.99

Wisconsin

$2.15

Minnesota

$2.01

West Virginia

$2.26

Missouri

$2.00

Wyoming

$2.19

Mississippi

$2.10

U.S. average

$2.21









Source: AAA Fuel Gauge Report

23 Comments:

Anonymous d allen said...

Sometimes Dunking Donuts doesn't taste fresh.
I go with Burlington Bagel.

10:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The best coffee is found at home.
Take a handful of Charles' beans. grind and enjoy without the steep price of takeout.

6:37 PM  
Anonymous higgins said...

TO:COFFEE SURVEY PEOPLE

We always grab a cup of coffee at the Walmart snack bar when we go there.
Its cheap, hot and not bad.

8:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No mention of the best?
Muddy Waters

11:52 AM  
Blogger Heavenly said...

Our favorite in the Ryan house is our low acid Hevla coffee, great flavor, with less acid so your tummy is not as upset with regular coffee... which we also sell on one of our retail websites.

more info at www.champlaincoffee.com

11:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

McDonalds coffee is always fresh

7:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I find the BEST coffee at Espresso Express. That's that little log cabin coffee drive through located in front of Essex Automotive on Pearl St. in Essex Junction. REALLY hot and delicious, AND they'll refill your travel mug (any size) for just a buck.
The owner is always your friendly server at the window too. Nice to support a local family owned and run business!

8:56 PM  
Anonymous r2d4 said...

Obviously a bunch of amateur coffee drinkers responding to this question.
If you've ever had a coffee at the Village Cup in Jericho, you would realize how bad convenience store java REALLY IS.
My second choice would be Sneakers in Winooski and third would be BBB.

8:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

TRY BRISTOL BAKERY

9:00 AM  
Anonymous josh said...

1. Dunkin Donuts best national

2. Radio Bean best local

11:26 AM  
Anonymous cresmer said...

I'd have to go with Blue Star in Winooski or Radio Bean in Burlington as my favorites.

3:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great site

http://home-forclosure.eticketsontime.com home forclosure
http://beaded-bracelet.eurocarexpert.com beaded bracelet
http://bathroom-lighting.casinogamefactory.com bathroom lighting
http://chicago-single.casinogamefactory.com chicago single
http://silk-scarf.eurocarexpert.com silk scarf
http://diet-points.asapdeals.com diet points
http://garden-furniture.boulevardprivates.com garden furniture
http://chicago-florist.kisswings.com chicago florist
http://tote-bag.eurocarexpert.com tote bag
http://cpa-course.lysog.info cpa course
http://folding-table.lysog.info folding table
http://replica-handbag.lysog.info replica handbag
http://altima-nissan.lysog.info altima nissan
http://gym-bag.malig.info gym bag
http://adhd-treatment.malig.info adhd treatment

Thanks.

9:43 AM  
Anonymous Michael Wood-Lewis said...

Check out this recent post from Front Porch Forum in Burlington:

Vermont Coffee Shops reviewed by Neighbor
All of you who are coffee drinkers, or who drive around Vermont alot for work (as I do, incessantly) might enjoy my hobby, http://www.coffeestopsvermont.com. I review coffeeshops statewide and in the near reaches of NH, MA and NY. Each ranking is based on atmosphere, quality of coffee, tasty treats, friendliness, accessibility, and other capricious likes and dislikes of mine. There's a readers' suggestion board and we're working on environmental and health tips about coffee. Visit, enjoy, send your thoughts! Christine Graham

By the way, more than 3,000 local households joined their neighborhood forum in our first few months of operations. If you live in Chittenden Co., then there's a neighborhood forum serving your area... join your neighbors at Front Porch Forum.

Learn more on our blog

11:41 AM  
Anonymous Bill Simmon said...

Best coffee? It depends on what the question means. I think the best go-in-an-get-a-cup-of-black-coffee place is Speeder & Earl's. Any of their locations will yield a perfect, consistent cup. They don't over-roast their beans (Uncommon Grounds!) and the roasts are really evenly consistent.

The best espresso drink is really more about the individual barista than it is about the joint. I think Lee, the owner of the Radio Bean, makes a killer mocha.

The best cafe to hang out in would have to be Muddy's. It's very comfortable and the food is good too. They play a lot less reggae than they used to so it's almost perfect now.

For convenience factor, I'm sorry to say I have to go with the ubiquitous Starbucks. They're open 'til 10:00 and they're everywhere.

Best new cafe: Blue Star in Winooski -- great food and very good coffee.

I have some strong pizza opinions too if you're interested...

3:20 PM  
Anonymous burryvt said...

BURRY'S TOP 5

- Dunkin' Donuts
- Burlongton Bagel
- Maplefields
- Bruegger's
- Uncommon Grounds

5:09 PM  
Anonymous scully said...

Equal Grounds Cafe in South Royalton (yes, there is life outside of Burlington!) is the best coffee in MY area. I am slightly biased though as I work there.

7:04 PM  
Anonymous maggie --- montpelier said...

The previous post says a lot.
There is coffee outside of the Burlington area.
Montpelier has at least five places that have better coffee than any place in Burlington.
Take a road trip and explore coffee central --- Montpelier!

9:51 AM  
Anonymous s&p said...

We left a post with your most recent article saying we were astonished that nobody has mentioned the Barnes and Noble cafe.
It's the best!

2:17 PM  
Blogger Tmoore said...

Bill, you totally stole my Comment! wtf. i agree. Speeders for taste, muddy's for hanging out, Bean for Maple Milk Latte, Bucks for the frapacino, and my French Press for some at home kitty/blog time.

Nice Post Brian.

11:38 AM  
Anonymous Steve said...

I agree that Barnes & Noble is one of my favorite coffee stops. Yet there is one place I spend a fair amount of time - The Flying Disk in St. Albans. It's funky, has couches, good coffee and free wifi. All the important things coffee, comfort and free internet.

10:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the best little city in the state, Brattleboro, has the best coffee -- Mocha Joe's. The chai is fantastic, the art can't be beat and the scene is sweet.

10:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the best little city in the state, Brattleboro, has the best coffee -- Mocha Joe's. The chai is fantastic, the art can't be beat and the scene is sweet.

10:10 PM  
OpenID atdcom said...

help...had crash...lost site for delicious coffee beans in Vermont...just remember owner had a suit with starbucks...would love URL. thanks.

2:06 PM  

Post a Comment

<< Home

BLOGPILE
  • Burlington Pol
  • Gone but not forgotten
  • Shatter Nicely
  • SNARKY BOY/Broadsides
  • Seven Days Blogs
  • Collectors Item
  • Vermont Tiger
  • Rational Resistance
  • ibrattleboro.com
  • Vermont Buzz
  • Vermont View
  • VermontNewsGuy
  • Vermont Digger
  • Vermont Gardener
  • Blazing Indiscretions
  • Green Mountain Daily
  • My Photo
    Name:
    Location: Essex Junction, Vermont

    Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died. ~Erma Bombeck

    Powered by Blogger