We Won: ~ Best Restaurant (OCC) ~ Best Brunch (Entire state) We were a finalist in Best Chef – Phoebe Bright, Best Restaurant Service, Best Steak, Best Family Restaurant (OCC), Best Brunch (OCC) & Best Eggs Benedict!  OCC = Outside Chittenden County

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Thank you to all our loyal Paddle Friends for nominating is for 7 “Best of Vermont” awards;  after the second round of voting, We received the best of “Daysie” Award for Chef Phoebe’s eggs benedict.  Last year (2013), Chef Phoebe received “Runner-Up, Best Chef”! Best Chef (Chef Phoebe was runner-up ‘Best Chef”, 2013) Best Restaurant…

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“A nine-foot wooden canoe suspended over the bar captures the spirit of South Hero’s Blue Paddle Bistro: local flavor with a sense of fun. In an historic white house that has been a parsonage, a post office and, most recently, a chocolate factory, co-owners Mandy Hotchkiss and Phoebe Bright have created a cozy, unpretentious spot…

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“There’s a water wall and wooden canoe suspended over the bar at this artsy yet unpretentious restaurant, known as “The Paddle” by locals. The fare is savory and the menu changes regularly. Private parties happen in the upstairs dining rooms. Hours vary seasonally, call first.”

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“Anchoring a burgeoning bistro scene throughout Lake Champlain’s islands is this restaurant on South Hero. Just 20 minutes north of Burlington, the pastoral drive feels like a trip to Martha’s Vineyard. And thanks to co-owners Mandy Hotchkiss and Phoebe Bright, foodies have reason to hit the road.” Click here to read full review online…

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