Blog :: 07-2010

Frida's Taqueria & Grill, Stowe VT

Frida's Taqueria & Grill located on Main Street in downtown Stowe offers authentic Mexican cuisine. It's been open just over a year; if you haven't been by to check it out yet, put it on your to-do list. They expanded their original menu to include more small plates like the baja and carne burritos. I also recommend the tres tacos for a perfect light meal.

Not to be missed is the homemade guacamole which is made table-side and served with their very addictive handmade tortilla chips. The margarita's are also some of the best I've had.  Even my daughter who doesn't like margs can't get enough.

Frida's offers a great atmosphere if you eat at the bar or at one of their booths or tables. In the summer months they also provide seating outside on their deck, which is a great way to spend an evening. If you've been able to resist any of their delicious desserts you can pop next door to the Stowe Scoop Shop. Try one of their original flavors and take a pint home with you!

Stowe Farmers Market

The Stowe Farmers Market is open every Sunday starting May 16th through October 17th from 10:30AM - 3PM rain or shine. The Stowe Farmers Market offers an array of fresh produce, local crafts and prepared foods. Whether you're in the mood for Asian or BBQ, you will find it here.

Not only is the farmers market a great place to pick up locally grown produce for the week, it also offers entertainment with live music. It's a great way to spend a few hours with the kids outside on a warm summer or fall day. Your kids can even enjoy a horseback ride while you're there.

The Stowe Farmers Market is located right off the Mountain Road in the field next to the Red Barn shops, directly across from the Stoweflake.

Wine & Dresses

Just got an invitation to a last minute cocktail party? Need a something to wear and a bottle of wine as a hostess gift? You're in luck! Look no further than In Company Clothing, conveniently located right next to the Fine Wine Cellar. Stop by In Company and say hi to Devon. You'll find her there ready to assist you in finding that perfect outfit. In Company has everything from the perfect summer party dress, to designer jeans and cashmere sweaters to keep you warm on a cold night. Be it bangles or business attire Devon and her staff will help you find just what flatters you.

Once you are outfitted with your new party dress, pop next door and ask Ed or Roy for their suggestion on a wide selection of wines. Covering all major wine regions and price points, you'll be sure to leave with at least one, if not a dozen, excellent choices.

For more information on In Company click here.

For more information on Fine Wine Cellars click here.

Peggy's Beehive: Exposed! Art Show, Stowe VT

This is my current piece in the Exposed! show at the Helen Day Art Center. It is my Beehive. In the last number of years I have been working with materials that are not biodegradable. My goal is to figure out how one can create art from these items that are not typically used and are commonly discarded without much thought.

In the past I have created art using grocery bags. This year I decided to work with k-cups form Keurig machines. The cups reminded me of a beehive, it gave me the theme for the piece. Over a year I collected over, 350 k-cups, yes we drink a lot of coffee, and formed them into the inside structure of the beehive. The outside of the beehive is covered with expansion foam which was originally gray. You'll see it has taken on a yellow hue due to pollen and sun, as I had been storing the piece outside on and off while I worked on it.

It will be interesting to observe it over the next few months, where it will live full-time outside, to see what the patina does. The artistic question is do I keep it true to the color of the beehive or allow the environment to effect the piece. Only time will tell.

You can view my Beehive hanging near the Helen Day Art Center now through October. Join me and the other artists in the Exposed! show tonight for a walking tour of all the works. Click here for more information.