Located in Rutland, Holiday Inn Rutland-Killington Area is close to Vermont State Fairgrounds and Pine Hill Park. This hotel is within the region of Norman Rockwell Museum and Pico Mountain at Killington Ski Resort.
Make yourself at home in one of the 151 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and microwaves. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available to keep you connected. Bathrooms have complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include safes and desks, as well as direct-dial phones with free local calls and voice mail.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Dip into one of the 2 spa tubs or enjoy other recreational amenities including a sauna and a fitness facility. This hotel also features complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and ski storage.
Satisfy your appetite at the hotel's restaurant, which serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a business center, business services, and audiovisual equipment. Planning an event in Rutland? This hotel has 5790 square feet (521 square meters) of space consisting of conference/meeting rooms and exhibit space. A roundtrip airport shuttle is complimentary (available 24 hours).
SPECTACULAR VIEWS THE CASCADES LODGE AWARD WINNINGRESTAURANT IS LOCATED ADJACENT TO THE LIFTS AT KILLINGTON.OUR RESORT HOTEL OFFERS 45 IMMACULATELY CLEAN, AND FULLYAPPOINTED ROOMS AND SUITES, ALL WITH VIEWS. OUR AMENITIESINCLUDE AN INDOOR HEATED SWIMMING POOL, SUNDECK, HOT TUB,SAUNA, EXERCISE ROOM AND MASSAGE THERAPIST. OUR FRIENDLYWOODEN NICHOL LOUNGE SERVES AN EXCELLENT SELECTION OF BEER,FAVORITE COCKTAILS AND FINE WINES. ENJOY ALL THE SEASONALACTIVITIES SKIING/RIDING, CHAMPIONSHIP GOLF, AND KILLINGTONS OUTDOOR ADVENTURE CENTER.
Whether you're building a sandwich or roasting dinner, Strattons Meats and Specialties' meat is among the best in Rutland.
H20: The essential element for every human being. Stay hydrated everywhere you go with a bottle from Strattons Meats and Specialties.
Keep your whole family healthy and full with a selection of tasty canned good items from Strattons Meats and Specialties.
All your favorite cereals are stocked on the shelves here.
If you have a hankering for a tasty sandwich, swing on by Strattons Meats and Specialties and satisfy your craving.
For mouthwatering meats at an affordable price, head over here and get a bang for your buck.
If you can't take the heat, stay out of the kitchen...or at least don't spend a lot of time in it. The frozen food here is a great way to whip up a meal in minutes.
Bring out your Italian side in the kitchen and create a yummy pasta dish with some noodles from Strattons Meats and Specialties.
Strattons Meats and Specialties serves up great food items, such as sandwiches and salads, at an affordable price.
Health-conscious eaters will love the wide selection of fish on hand.
Health nuts will go crazy for the refreshing beverages available here, a great way to stay happy and hydrated.
If you're planning out your weekly meals, you will appreciate the assortment of snacks at Strattons Meats and Specialties.
Make your own salad dressing in a snap! Oil and vinegar are essential components for a number of common creations, so make sure these guys always have a place in your kitchen.
Balance out the taste of a midday dessert with one of the excellent coffees or teas at Strattons Meats and Specialties.
Whether you cook it or eat it raw, the produce from Strattons Meats and Specialties will be tasty no matter what.
Spruce up your meals with a variety of seasonings and spices on hand.
When you get that craving for chocolate chip cookies, pick up the ingredients here.
When you only have time for a quick lunch during your busy workday, heat up a TV dinner from here and enjoy a quick and yummy meal.
Whether you prefer wheat or white bread, Strattons Meats and Specialties serves up a large selection of freshly-baked breads.
Do you meet your recommended calcium intake? If not, pick up some dairy products and put yourself on the path to a healthier lifestyle.
When you park in one of the nearby options, you can keep your car safe during your visit.
Whether it's cold cuts or the right cuts, Strattons Meats and Specialties' butcher in Rutland has you plenty covered.
Try the tasty Chinese fare (sprinkled with five-star ratings) offered at Chinese Gourmet-Sushi Yoshi North.
Don't go thirsty during dinner! This restaurant also offers a splendid drink list featuring wine, beer, and more.
At this restaurant, everyone will find something they love — kids included!
Enjoy discounted food and drinks at Chinese Gourmet-Sushi Yoshi North's happy hour.
Get online gratis thanks to Chinese Gourmet-Sushi Yoshi North's complimentary wifi.
Chinese Gourmet-Sushi Yoshi North has a large dining room, making it easy to seat large parties.
Volume levels at the restaurant can approach ear-splitting levels between the noisy crowds and the booming music.
Weekends can get packed, so take advantage of the restaurant's reservations.
You can also have Chinese Gourmet-Sushi Yoshi North cater your next event.
With delivery and take-out options, you can enjoy this restaurant's cooking from the comfort of your own living room.
Chinese Gourmet-Sushi Yoshi North is located in a prime area for those who wish to park in lots.
Chinese Gourmet-Sushi Yoshi North is a prime location for cyclists to park their bikes and enjoy a bite to eat.
If you don't want a night that will cost you an arm and a leg but you do want a delicious meal, come to Chinese Gourmet-Sushi Yoshi North.
Paying with your major credit card is one payment option at Chinese Gourmet-Sushi Yoshi North.
What are you waiting for? Pay Chinese Gourmet-Sushi Yoshi North a visit today and treat yourself to some upscale Chinese fare.
So head on over to Chinese Gourmet-Sushi Yoshi North, where you can experience authentic Chinese cuisine without a plane ticket.
Looking for a quick bite to eat? Head on over to Brandon's Cafe Provence.
Cafe Provence's gluten-free dishes are a great match for those who are sensitive to gluten.
Ready for a drink to unwind? At this restaurant, you can pair your meal with something from their full bar.
Don't leave the kids at home — youngsters will love the family-friendly cuisine at this restaurant just as much as mom and dad.
Worried about taking a big group out for a night on the town? Cafe Provence has you covered with private rooms made for loud parties.
On warmer days, take advantage of Cafe Provence's outdoor seating.
Don't go off the grid! With the free wifi at Cafe Provence, you can surf the web and get some work done.
It's best to call ahead for a table as the restaurant can get packed.
Don't spend time or money shopping for a new dinner outfit
Cafe Provence's laid-back vibe accepts jeans, T-shirts, and everything in between.
If you need to feed a big crowd, Cafe Provence also offers catering services for parties and get-togethers.
Leaving the couch is half the battle. Your foods awaits your pickup at this restaurant.
Parking is made simple at Cafe Provence, a local restaurant with nearby street and lot parking options.
Cafe Provence provides ample space for bikers to store their bikes.
Menu items at Cafe Provence tend to be mid-priced, so expect to plop down about $30 per person to dine here.
At Cafe Provence, you have the option of paying by major credit card.
Dine in for dinner to see what the restaurant is all about, or feel free to swing by for breakfast or lunch.
Featuring fresh and flavorful American food, Two Brothers Tavern is a local favorite.
Vegan diners won't have a hard time finding a tasty meal at Two Brothers Tavern.
Dine on a dime at Two Brothers Tavern, a local BYOB restaurant.
You'll find a wonderful selection of drinks from this restaurant's full bar to top off your meal.
Load up the mini-van and bring the kids to this restaurant — they'll love the menu and scene here as much as mom and dad.
Parties of any size can easily be seated at Two Brothers Tavern.
Sit back, relax, and enjoy the beautiful weather during your meal at Two Brothers Tavern.
For no extra charge, utilize Two Brothers Tavern's free wifi.
Don't be the last one waiting! Reserve a seat so you can eat when you're ready.
Feed the gang at your next get-together with catering from Two Brothers Tavern as well.
Some say walking is the greatest thing in life. This restaurant knows it's carryout.
The parking options near Two Brothers Tavern are quick and painless.
Snacks and treats here are all reasonably priced.
Two Brothers Tavern dishes up breakfast, lunch, and dinner, so stop by for your favorite meal.
Stop what you're doing and pay a visit to Two Brothers Tavern's restaurant today.
Two Brothers Tavern has something for everyone with great American fare for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
So head on over to the highly-rated Two Brothers Tavern for some American eats and see what the buzz is all about.
Everyone can get down with a freshly-baked bagel, and the best of the best can be found at Two Brothers Tavern.
Siu mai: small pork dumplings. Each has a thin wrapper that needs to be delicately pleated by hand. Easily, they’re one of the most labor-intensive items at Phoenix Restaurant in Chicago, where each weekend this Chinese restaurant serves 80 different varieties of classic dim sum snacks.
This little fact about the siu mai is one of many surprising stories I learn from Eddy, the chef at Phoenix, where he also handles a million other tasks to keep the restaurant running smoothly. When I first came in, he was waving at a group of regulars while on the phone haggling with a seafood vendor.
“What we are serving in this restaurant is what we are eating in Hong Kong. ... It’s very typical,” Eddy says.
In 1996, Phoenix was one of the first restaurants to introduce dim sum to Chicago. Its customer base has grown over the years, and today, even with other dim sum restaurants up and down the block, you’ll find long lines winding out the door on any given Sunday.
Sound intimidating? It doesn't have to be.
Here's our guide to dim-sum dining, with a few tips from Eddy.
On the weekend: order dim sum off a cart
On weekends and special holidays, the wait staff winds traditional dim sum carts around tables, lifting lids off stacked steamer baskets to reveal the enticing contents. Should you see something you like, they leave the basket on your table and put a checkmark on your bill (it’s tallied at the end).
Phoenix is one of the only dim-sum restaurants in Chicago that still uses these carts. When I ask Eddy why they keep them, he says “tradition.” Not only to impress the tourists who come in, but also to let Chinese-American customers share this bit of culture with their kids.
Hot tip: if you want to experience the pushcarts without the crowds, head over on a Saturday, which tends to be less busy than Sundays, Eddy says.
On a weekday: order dim sum off the menu
Cartless weekdays offer a quiet, more peaceful atmosphere for ordering off the paper menu, which you can find near the hostess stand. Don't be intimidated—the menu has pictures; it has numbers; it has names written in both Chinese and English. And best of all, you need only point to what you want to have it brought out from the kitchen.
So what should you get?
“Everyone has their favorites,” Eddy says. The most popular dishes with Westerners are ha gao (shrimp dumplings) and siu mai (pork dumplings mentioned above). Kids gravitate toward the crunchy, easy-to-grip shrimp rolls and sweeter fare, from mango pudding (pictured above) to custard rolls.
Foreign travelers, especially those from Latin America, and adventurous eaters alike seem to love the chicken feet (pictured at bottom-right of top photo), a more exotic dish consisting of skin and tendons. While all these dishes are traditional, the chefs can tweak the recipes to accommodate for special diets or food allergies.
When diners are new to dim sum, Eddy encourages them to experiment. He’ll point out a few of the more popular dishes; if there’s something they don’t end up liking, it can easily be swapped out for something else. This way, by the second or third visit, diners will have a better idea of what they like.
And don't forget the tea
At dim sum, the tea is equally important to the food. Phoenix serves three different types: green tea, white tea, and brown tea. “Each one has its own usage,” Eddy says. While we talk, we drink jasmine tea, which is good for getting rid of toxins.
You can show your dim sum know-how by obeying proper tea etiquette. When your teapot is out of water, prop the lid off to the side. This signals to the wait staff that you need more hot water.
Eddy pours more tea and tells me to tap my fingers lightly against the table when the cup is nearly full. “When your friend or host fills your tea, this means ‘thank you’,” he says. “It’s part of the custom.”
Photos by Andrew Nawrocki, Groupon
I had no idea what to expect upon arriving at Elizabeth, the Michelin Star winner from Chef Iliana Regan. But an unmarked, unremarkable storefront between a tire shop and a sporting-goods store certainly wasn’t it. With few exceptions (Schwa, most notably), Chicago’s upper-echelon restaurants boast exteriors that match their illustrious River North and Restaurant Row addresses.
But as it turns out, Regan has no taste for that sort of superficial flash. She dons no chef’s whites. She displays no awards. She does not raise her voice to the Gordon Ramsay–level roar or even the Rachael Ray-ish rollick that TV cameras eat up.
Instead, this northwest Indiana native quietly built her reputation as someone who hunts for frogs and spears them herself. Someone who has suffered tick bites and poison-ivy rashes foraging for wild flora. Someone who has penned an essay on intensity for Lucky Peach and once themed an Elizabeth tasting menu after those violent and visceral A Song of Ice and Fire novels.
So yeah, I was kinda terrified to eat her food.
I’d never done a tasting menu before. And I wouldn’t necessarily classify myself as a picky eater, but I’m not a particularly adventurous one either, particularly when it comes to meat. (I can barely look at plated octopus without shivering.) I’d heard that Regan once served edible ants. Which are, like, bugs.
My nerves were calmed upon walking into Elizabeth, though. Austere yet charming, the whitewashed space was accented by light fixtures made from bare tree branches; dining chairs draped with faux-fur slipcovers; a chef’s counter armed with Elder Scrolls and Vikings Funko Pop! dolls. It was all in support of the season’s menu theme: vikings.
There were two options: land or sea. Or, as the first in a delightful succession of servers explained it, “Imagine a viking ship has reached the shore. One group goes on land to look for food, the other into the sea.” My friend Erin and I opted to order one of each to share and, despite my trepidation of certain meats, placed no restrictions on what we would eat. (You can arrange for some allergies and dietary needs in advance.) We wanted to go all in.
After the amuse-bouche—a surprisingly complex roasted whey carrot dressed with goat’s-milk cheese and edible flowers—came our first courses. The land dish was … a bowl of rocks. The server assured me the top “rock” was actually a baked potato coated in edible clay. But it was very convincing as a rock, so I bit in with trepidation. As Erin ate the rest, dipping it into the cheese and butter puddings it was served with, I forked into her langoustine with lingonberries. (Pro tip: don’t try to tear off the claw without looking. You will stab your finger on a spine.) So far, so very good.
As the servers continued to weave their culinary narrative, I realized there was an unmentioned character in their tale—Elizabeth itself. The restaurant is small, seating about 16 or so, and the kitchen is wide open. It was impossible not to get caught up in what was happening back there, particularly when sous chefs were wielding brûlée torches and “plating” on gorgeous pieces of handmade pottery. And the line between front and back of house was practically nonexistent. One moment, you’d see someone in the kitchen stirring and slicing; the next they’d be presenting your next course or clearing your table. (Chef Regan included.)
This created an unexpected intimacy, one that removed any hesitation when asking about a particular dish. It’s clear the teammates take a deep yet quiet pride in their collective work. They spoke warmly about where ingredients came from, excitedly about the preparation techniques used. They always used “we” or “our,” never “me” or “Chef Regan.” (Again, Chef Regan included.)
Over the next few courses, there were so many charms. An herb-rolled, soft-boiled quail egg served in an actual nest; impossibly chewy seaweed bread darkened by squid ink; a cauliflower-mushroom soup that Erin about died over. I was particularly fond of a course called Barnyard: headcheese dusted with beet powder, paired with a collage of root vegetables and flavored puddings reminiscent of something out of the Art Institute of Chicago’s Modern Wing.
And that’s the thing. Never in my life would I have thought that I’d be fond of headcheese. I would have probably never eaten it if it weren’t for this meal. But it was fun to break out of my culinary comfort zone.
The other surprising thing? How full we were, considering it was a tasting menu. By the time we were served the entree courses—rare lamb medallions wrapped in swiss chard and pickled fish in a sauce of its own bones—we were taking deep breaths between bites. I’m pretty sure they were the only two plates we didn’t completely clean.
We managed to buck up for our “one-and-a-half” dessert courses, as the server put it. (The “half” was a palate-cleansing sorbet.) Our favorite was Under the Sea, a spongy coral-seaweed cake so realistic looking it prompted me to ask the server just how much of it we could eat. “All of it,” she said. We complied.
Maybe, as a writer, I’m just a sucker for a good story. But I was enchanted by Elizabeth, both in backstory and in not knowing what was coming next throughout the culinary adventure. And while I probably won’t be buying headcheese any time soon, I’m excited to see what Chef Regan has up her non-chef’s-whites sleeves next season.
Shop Chef Iliana Regan's tasting-menu experience at Elizabeth Restaurant:
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As useful as WD40 and much more edible, coconut oil is a powerhouse. In fact, just one jar of the stuff can replace several household staples, from kitchen ingredients to baby wipes. Here’s how to substitute it for 16 total items in 3 rooms of the home:
1. Coffee: Coconut oil is a reputed energy booster. Swallowing a spoonful or two in the afternoon can be a healthful alternative to a cuppa.2. Coffee creamer: Emulsified and poured into coffee, it’s much tastier than (and probably just as nutritious as) that bulletproof stuff.3. Butter or oil (when sautéing): Coconut oil’s high smoke point makes it great for cooking on the stovetop, especially at high heat. Try swapping it in when making stir-fries, scrambled eggs, or pancakes, especially if you like a very mild coconut flavor.4. Oil (when baking): The oil imparts a delicious je ne sais quoi to baked goods—even boxed ones. Use it to give from-the-box brownies an upgrade, and you’ll dream about them for days.5. Condiments: Drop it into quinoa or oatmeal for added nutrients and healthy fats. You can also put it on top of sweet potatoes instead of butter!
6. Moisturizer: It works on your body and your face. It’s naturally SPF 4, so it offers a bit of protection from UV rays, too.7. Leave-in conditioner and anti-static agent: Rub a small amount between your hands and smooth them over your hair to control flyaways.8. Lip balm: It soothes sore, chapped lips, and other skin irritations.9. Eye-makeup remover: Rub it between your fingers until it liquefies, smear it on your lids, and wipe it off with a cotton pad.10. Face wash: Add a little water and rub it in your hands until it foams.11. Hand and foot cream: Massage it into cracked knuckles, or slather it onto your soles and stick them into socks for an overnight soak.12. Shaving cream: It’ll give you a smooth shave, plus additional moisture for your skin.
13. Ouchie ointment: Dab it on cuts and scrapes, which will benefit from its antimicrobial properties.14. Anti-itch cream: Coconut oil reduces itching from bug bites, and helps to calm sunburn, eczema, and cradle cap.15. Diaper cream: A layer on baby’s bottom guards against (and soothes) diaper rash flare-ups.16. Baby wipes: Simply mix it with hot water and pour it over a stack of paper towels that you’ve cut in half. Keep the towels in an airtight container so they stay moist.
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