It’s a big weekend here at the Burlington Waterfront! A couple months ago when someone said to me, ‘Hey! Have you heard about the Vermont Air Show?” I thought, “Hm, that sounds rad.” Upon further inspection: Wow what a ‘Fluffin awesome Air Show this is!
How awesome is this? Well, for starters, this event is to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the remarkable Vermont Air National Guard. For those of you who don’t know, the story of Vermont’s National Guard begins in 1775 when Ethan Allen and his Green Mountain Boys led the attack on Fort Ticonderoga. In the spirit of Vermont’s future progressivism, this attack was the very first victory of the American Revolution. Like many of Vermont’s firsts, this victory led to many additional great things for our nation.
What else we got? Well, we have a serious of flying air demonstrations with all sorts of jets, parachutes, and someone called a ‘Wingwalker.’ I’m not sure exactly what this fellow will be doing but I’m sure it’ll be mighty impressive.
The event is expected to attract up to 40,000 folks a day (wow!), so there’s plenty on the schedule to attract anyone who likes looking up at the sky and listening to a lot of ‘oh’s’ and ‘ah’s’. Event runs from 9-4 each day so be sure to stop by for a truly unique experience on our beautiful waterfront. I’ve also heard there’s a great crepe place nearby with lots of live music and tasty food specials ; ).
New Food Specials
The 99% Burger
This burger is packed local and housemade ingredients. A 6 ounce VT Beef patty, topped with Cabot cheddar cheese, housemade 1000 Island dressing, housemade Bread & Butter pickles, and Jericho Settlers Farms romaine lettuce. Served with a side of fires and a pickle…12.95
Summer Melon Salad
Pitchfork Farms arugula tossed in honey lemon vinaigrette topped with Norris Berry Farm cantaloupe, local cucumbers, crispy prosciutto, and Hi Land Farms chèvre…10.95
The Taco The Town
Local chorizo sausage, VT Bean Crafters black beans, Champlain Creamery queso fresco, fire roasted Pitchfork Farms bell peppers and roasted onions inside a cumin cilantro crepe shell. Served with a side of local greens and housemate tomatillo salsa…12.95