Catch The Logger, a one-man comedy show at the Vergennes Opera House (or wherever he's playing). If you can't get tickets, buy the video tapes (there are two).
The Logger is Rusty DeWees, an extremely funny and talented actor. It's Vermont humor at its best -- he'll make you howl.
Rr 122, Sheffield, VT 05866
Outstanding coffee, prompt service, menu in English and French, good hot food and a staggering selection of pies. Their homemade rolls are to die for, and they sell many kinds of homemade bread by the loaf.
Favorite Dish: Pie
Brit-Da-Bran's gets its odd name from the names of the owners' three children. The owners 'immigrated' to the Green Mountains from Texas because of a love of skiing. The husband and wife do much of the cooking, and are friendly and outgoing. They enjoy getting to know their regular customers, and special orders are welcome. The seating is spacious, and the decor is upscale jazz/90's yuppie -- very nice. The background music is jazz, swing & big band, very tasteful.
Favorite Dish: Everything! The Santa Fe egg rolls are to die for. Throughout the week there are featured entrees, including prime rib, corned beef brisket, lobster and filet mignon. There is a large selection of excellent sandwiches and stuffed giant (and I mean giant) baked potatoes.
Vinny's Italian Restaurant on Rt. 5 in Lyndon.
Vinny is a giant of a man, a real character. He was friends with Elvis Presley at one time, and has been in the restaurant trade for many years. His Italian menu selections emphasize seafood, a delightful addition to what Americans take for Italian cuisine (spaghetti & meatballs, and pizza). Vinny's meatballs are the size of a small person's fist. He uses peanut oil for frying, which has the unique property of leaving the food delicious and crispy without being greasy. The seating is uncrowded, and the wait staff is professional and friendly.
Favorite Dish: The salad bar is awesome, with shrimp, soup, bread, sometimes pizza, and always a large assortment of vegetables, pasta salads, fruit and dressings. Vinny's hot Italian sausage is to die for, (and hot enough to make you cry) and all the seafood selections are outstanding. He offers 3-5 daily specials which are very reasonably priced.
What makes Sheffield my favorite is the smell of fresh mowed hay in the summer and the colors of the fall as you look all around you. You can smell the ripening leaves!
Fondest memory: Visiting a cousin's farm and running free in the fields! I still visit there today and feel like
a kid again every time I do!
I would recommend a boat trip on any of the lakes. Some of the lakes are undeveloped and it's common to see moose, deer and even black bears. I've seen mink, eagles, peregrine falcons, and great blue herons. ANd if you're very lucky, you might see a 'catamount,' the Vermont word for mountain lion.
Fondest memory: My fondest memories are from when I was growing up in the 60's and 70's. We would come up in the summers to visit my grandparents, Harvey and Sadie Chamberlain. They lived on a little farn they called the Twin Pine Farm on South Wheelock Road. I used to like to play in the barn, or go down to the brook, where I could lie on my stomach on the foot bridge and watch the fish. My uncle, Dale Chamberlain, sometimes took me fishing. He and his son, my cousin Mark, catch the biggest brook trout in Vermont, and between them they hold four state records.