After a long day of kayaking and sunbathing, these folks needed some dinner.
Pangaea Lounge in North Bennington had some sweet reviews, so we headed in sans reservation. Unforch we couldn't sit outside on this beautiful night, but we still got to sit within 10 minutes on a Saturday (early) evening.
Note that we are in the Lounge, not Pangaea Restaurant, which is shmancier. It's like Palena Cafe or Bourbon Steak--we do it up right in the Lounge. The menu had a lot of options, with sandwiches, burgers, salads, sides, and a bunch of appetizer or entrees, depending on the size. We decided to choose a la carte from the tasting menu, mostly.
Mmmm meat. This burger was really well cooked (as in, medium rare) and the thin potato slice fries were a nice touch.
The star. The diva. The reason why we'll definitely return: gnocchi with peas and basil in a mustard cream sauce. The gnocchi's texture was perfect - it wasn't mushy, it wasn't hard. The flavor of the sauce was uhhhhhhhhhhhh ok, so I might have asked if they would sell it to me by the jar. (They wouldn't.) Go. Eat seasonally, and enjoy the gnocchi.
1&3 Prospect Street
North Bennington, VT