Taste Test: Phoenix Table and Bar

Reviewed by Alice Leavitt, Seven Days, June 3, 2014 | follow her on Twitter

Softshell crab and grits ☆ Photo by JEB WALLACE-BRODEUR

Softshell crab and grits ☆ Photo by JEB WALLACE-BRODEUR

Few foods are as emotionally satisfying as a perfect waffle. Jack Pickett and Joshua Bard know that much. At their new Stowe restaurant, Phoenix Table and Bar, the pair formerly behind Frida's Taqueria and Grill treat diners to not one but two excellent waffle dishes.

The pair's waffle is at once savory and just a bit sweet, crisp outside and pillowy within, whether served in a dinner or dessert context. In the past couple of years, practically every contemporary American restaurant to open in Vermont has debuted with chicken and waffles on the menu, and Phoenix Table is no exception.

Read the complete review in Seven Days.

Jack Pickett & Josh Bard Open New Stowe Restaurant

Phoenix Table & Bar is Now Open

Alice Leavitt covered the opening in this Seven Days article. (Follow her on Twitter)

Phoenix Table & Bar ☆ 1652 Mountain Road, Stowe ☆ (802) 253-2838

Phoenix Table & Bar ☆ 1652 Mountain Road, Stowe ☆ (802) 253-2838

For Jack Pickett, his new restaurant on Stowe's Mountain Road has been a long time coming. "The plumber finished last week," said the restaurateur best known for the now-closed Frida's Taqueria and Grill. "He cut his first pipe two years ago."

On April 26th, Phoenix Table & Bar, Pickett's collaboration with Frida's co-owner and chef Joshua Bard, finally opened after two and a half years of work. The first night was a benefit for the Morrisville Food Co-op, a project in which Pickett has been instrumental. Phoenix's full menu debuted with a normal dinner service on Sunday, April 27.

Read the complete article in Seven Days.