It was early July 1991 and all that eluded Sue and Archie was a name for their new restaurant. Running out of ideas and time they decided to name it Gracie’s after their loveable new shelter rescue dog. Gracie was a Yellow Lab Air dale mix from the south Burlington humane society. The name stuck and the restaurant took off.
Right from the start Gracie’s was committed to producing as much of their menu as possible themselves. All the breads, rolls and desserts were made on premise. This led to the introduction of Gracie’s “Doggie Bag”. A penny candy bag painted on the inside with white chocolate, frozen and filled with chocolate mint mousse. When ordered the paper bag is peeled off and the chocolate sack is served over double boil hot fudge. You guessed it made right in Gracie’s kitchen. The “Doggie Bag” is garnished with fresh baked sugar cookies cut to look like milk bones.
The doggie theme carries throughout the menu with all the burgers, made with Boyden Farms all natural ground beef, named after particular breeds. There is some type of canine logic to the names with the Chihuahua served with a side of quacamole. The Rottweiler has a good bite served with a side of sour cream horseradish sauce.
Now in 2009 Gracie’s has relocated to the former Chelsea Grill building at 18 Edson Hill Road. This is a smaller and very intimate room with fireplaces at both ends of the room. The kitchen is open so the chefs are on display cooking the same old Gracie’s fare.
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