Cider donuts, bacon-BBQ sauce, fried cheese. Travel really is broadening. Sigh.

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by Saimi Bergmann

So glad my RV does not have a bathroom scale.

Calories to the left of me, calories to the right of me. That’s a problem with traveling the country – too many untried eateries just begging us to stop. Restaurants with tempting names, tempting menus, local fame.

We succumbed to the lure of Prohibition Pig – I mean, come on, how could we not stop?  At this Waterbury, VT,  restaurant we shared a signature appetizer called Fried Pimiento Cheese.  Imagine a walnut-sized creamy cheddar cheese ball studded with pimientos, rolled in panko, then deep fried. Sinful, indulgent, amazing. Served with a sweet sauce, but even better when dipped in their proprietary bacon-BBQ sauce. Yes, I said bacon.

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Despite being well past my normal daily caloric limit, we had to stop at the Cold Hollow Cider Mill near Stowe. Gourmet Magazine named their cider donuts the fourth best in the country – could you resist that?

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I thought the claim of making 800 dozen donuts a day was ridiculous until we got to there. Even taking into account that it was the Friday before Columbus Day, the crowds were staggering, and the donuts were snatched up as quickly as they were made.

In my opinion, the donuts were just OK, but the cider was delicious, and the Sweet Tango apples sold in a big bin out front were a perfect blend of crisp, sweet and tart.

 

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