- Courtesy of Philamena's
- Philamena's pasta
Owner Todd Whitehead explained that he's shuttering the restaurant to focus on his booming business making fresh pastas and sauces, also called Philamena's. Recently, Healthy Living market & café in South Burlington picked up the products, and they've been "really taking off," Whitehead said. They're also sold at Hunger Mountain Co-op in Montpelier and Commodities Natural Market in Winooski and Stowe.
Whitehead is in the process of stepping up production, developing new gluten-free pastas and getting his sauce — which has always been made with organic tomatoes — certified as organic.
"I've been doing both [businesses] with the idea of choosing one at the end," he said. "I will be cooking down the road, sometime in the future. But right now, I really want to focus on the sauce and pasta."