• The latest reports from the Greater Capital Region on restaurants and food vendor openings, closings and transitions, as well as occasional entries from Vermont, the Berkshires, and the Catskills.
Worthy Burger Too will open this Thursday in Waitsfield, VT. It will have the same menu as the original Worthy Burger, which opened in South Royalton in 2012. The signature burgers are made from grass-fed beef and grilled over a hardwood fire. The kitchen will be run by chef Eric Hodet, formerly of the South Royalton restaurant, and Cavan Little from Worthy Kitchen
in Woodstock. The new venue, which seats 85, is located at 114 Mad River Green. Hours: from 4 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, and from 11 a.m. Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Phone: 802-496-2575.
Mio Posto on Albany's Lark Street after less than a year and a half in business there. Mio Posto originally operated in downtown Saratoga Springs but closed after a November 2016 fire. The Albany location had briefly been home to the Lark
& Lily Wine Bar & Kitchen and before that the Wine Bar and Bistro for about seven years. Urschel posted nothing about the closing on the restaurant's Facebook page, but its website states unequivocally and tersely: "Closed. Mio Posto would like to say thank you to all who supported us through the past few years. Our family will miss you."
Black Krim Tavern in Randolph, said in a Facebook posting, "Cafe Salud was a great experience for me, however I realized that I only
need one restaurant! Making the decision to have two businesses was
separating me from my family too much ... so come visit us at the Krim." The Black Krim Tavern, named for the heirloom tomato variety, is located at 21 Merchants Row. Hours: 4:30 to 11 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, closed Sunday and Monday. Phone: 802-728-6776.
The Storm Café in Middlebury, VT, will close after service this Sunday. John Hughes has operated the restaurant in the historic Old Stone Mill building at 3 Mill Street for nearly 13 years. However, Middlebury College, which owns the building, is considering other uses for the structure and told Hughes it would not renew his lease. The circa 1840 structure is in need of repairs and, other than The Storm Cafe, essentially is vacant. Hughes will embark on a new job as the chef at Salisbury Community
School, where his twin daughters are students and his wife is on staff.