The Blue Paddle Bistro opened its doors just shy of 15 years ago, but its character its ambiance, its success, indeed its very foundation are rooted in the friendship of over a quarter-century of its owners, Phoebe R. Bright and Mandy Hotchkiss.
It began as JM Noonies Deli in downtown Burlington — the first of a nine-deli operation — and matured through the usual trials and tribulations of life – as well as a few directional turns – finally blossoming into the Blue Paddle Bistro. Locals, tourists, and residents from all over northern Vermont, truly enjoy the atmosphere of this intimate and cozy restaurant.
“Our restaurant is truly a labor of love,” said Mandy. “We live – and work – in a great community, we love our customers, and we take a lot of pleasure in pleasing them with our food. We truly cherish each and everyone who compliments us by walking through our door.”!