Lunch pizzas at American Flatbread in Burlington
We've been regulars at American Flatbread Burlington Hearth
since it opened almost 14 years ago on St. Paul Street. The restaurant arrived in Burlington with an enviable pedigree: offspring of the mother ship at a farm in Waitsfield, where we ate before Flatbread hit the city.
Many things draw us to American Flatbread: the pizza, of course; a table by the wood-fired oven where a meal can pass in silence as we gaze at the flames; the beer and the salad dressing; the warm brownie sundae.
The hitch in our ritual appeared several years ago, when my daughter ditched our mutual devotion to favorites — Revolution flatbread with pepperoni, or olive and onion flatbread — in favor of Power to the People (chicken, Buffalo sauce, red onions, carrots, blue cheese, etc). We worked around this wrinkle in various ways but only recently discovered the solution: lunch.
The $10 lunch deal at Flatbread buys a personal pizza and a house salad. My daughter — who can wolf down a large Power to the People — makes do with a small version. I order an old favorite or the veggie special, like the one with eggplant, feta, mushrooms and basil I ate not long ago.
Brownie sundae with peppermint ice cream
We sat at a table near the oven and ended our meal with a brownie sundae. This one came with peppermint ice cream, a revelation in taste and presentation — it wasn't pink!
At $10, our dessert was a Dining-on-a-Dime fling, but one of these days, it could be lunch.
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