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BTV's Hen of the Wood to Reopen

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Hen of the Wood in Burlington - FILE: OLIVER PARINI
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  • Hen of the Wood in Burlington

Hen of the Wood in Burlington is expected to reopen in two weeks, chef-owner Eric Warnstedt told Seven Days by text message. The restaurant at 55 Cherry Street has been closed since August 6, when a fire erupted in its ventilation system. No one was injured in the blaze, and the restaurant wasn't damaged, but the ventilation system required repair.

In this week's Seven Days, we spotlight restaurants that feature wood-burning fireplaces. Add to downtown Burlington's options Hen of the Wood, where the fireplace in a corner of the bar is a hot ticket — no pun intended — for dining and drinking.

Upon reopening, Hen will resume its practice of serving $1 oysters from 4 to 5 p.m., when patrons can eat them raw fireside. Hen also uses wood for cooking in its open kitchen.

The original print version of this article was headlined "Back in Biz"