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August 6, 2018
Eat / restaurants / Vintage, Colchester

Nothing Old About Vintage, a New Burger Spot in Colchester

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Peg’s Diner in Colchester is now Vintage, a new restaurant by a serious duo bent on providing an authentic farm-to-table dining experience. They’ve tossed just about everything from Peg’s except her granddaughter, Lexi, who you’ll still find happily waiting tables. Everything is sourced from local farms (Cold Spring), purveyors (Cato Corner and Mystic Cheese), and the Colchester Farmer’s Market. We heard the tiny spot gets packed, so we headed over early on a Sunday night.

The casual and well-priced menu of tacos, burgers, and salads was just the ticket, and we ordered a bit of everything. To start, we tried their version of Poutine, here a lightened up appetizer of roasted and smashed baby Yukon Gold potatoes, dolloped with homemade pork gravy, and sprinkled with Cato Corner Blue. Delish! Cold Spring Farm arugula was the star of a fresh and delightful salad, with sliced fennel and just-picked apricots, lightly tossed with buttermilk dressing. I LOVE tacos and was happy to try them all, served up on fresh corn tortillas (cheeseburger was the favorite!). My husband devoured his sloppy Vintage Melt – a grass-fed burger with grilled onions, Mystic Cheese’s Melinda Mae, house “Vintage” sauce on Angelo’s toasted Rye. Next time, he’ll have the Brunch Burger with a fried egg on “everything” Challah.

Only one dessert was left, but we were happy to split a stone fruit crisp topped with a slice of melted Melinda Mae in the New England tradition of pie with a slice of cheddar. Yum! You’ll find vegetarian options and a host of fun appetizers (onion dip and “Slim Jims”), with nothing topping the $15 mark. Super casual and BYOB.

Menu, hours and more on the website.

16 Main Street, Colchester


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