ArtsRiot Kitchen


cover photo and above photo credit: Oliver Parini,

We want people to come and drop in on us- not just for events. So we realized we need to have consistent hours (TUE-SAT 4:30-10PM) and have a regular menu. Here it is. AND- it has grown already. Come try out our new expanded selection.We always strive to serve you amongst the frivolity that happens here!

Some big events that are coming up that will limit service:
FRI SEP 11 OUR SECOND BIRTHDAY AT ARTHOP woohoo! We turn 2 years old and its ArtHop! We will vend outside with a few cool food vendors for the festival and we will celebrate!!

ArtsRiot Menu


Come eat TUESDAY to SATURDAY from 4:30-10PM.


Come on by and say hi whenever. Email us at Or call us at 802-540-0406


George is an original South Ender who has 20+ years of culinary experience, including local favorites; Smokejacks, Pistou and Kitchen Table Bistro. He and his team focus on South End ORIGINAL high-end pub food. They pride themselves on their relationships with local farmers, producers and growers. George looks forward to inviting guest chefs to come cook in the ArtsRiot kitchen. He will not mac and cheese his way through life.


South End Trivia Night: If You Don’t Know Now You Know @ ArtsRiot
Sep 1 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm


On the first Tuesday of every month, we are celebrating our amazing neighborhood by offering 1/2 off burgers and 1/2 off Fiddlehead IPA to all fans of the South End starting at 4:30PM. Then, Trivia begins at 7:30!

The South End’s very own Jake Rutter will be running the night and DJ-ing. South End businesses provide the amazing prizes- including Citizen Cider, Zero Gravity, SoYo, and Great Harvest!

It’s a traditional fun trivia night- six rounds with 10 questions each- music rounds, visual rounds, and all that jazz. Prizes for the winners at each round. South End host + South End prizes = South End Trivia for all.


Truck Stop @ ArtsRiot
Sep 4 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm


Every Friday, rain or shine, heat wave or cold snap, we bring you the Truck Stop.  Food trucks of Vermont unite!

Starting at 5PM you can find trucks selling everything from pork belly and barbecue to Malaysian street food and vegan noodles. We try to keep the variety different by rotating trucks.

For live music this week we will be hosting  new and exciting acts all season!

 And, of course, our bars are hopping! Outside in the main Truck Stop bar sponsored by Fiddlehead Brewing, we offer Fiddlehead IPA, specialty Fiddlehead brews, Citizen Cider, and wine.  Inside are normal full bar is open featuring some killer frozen mojitos!

The Truck Stop is always free. Come eat, drink, meet your neighbors, and enjoy!

Summer BBQ with Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk @ ArtsRiot
Sep 6 @ 6:00 pm

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$16, $20 Day Of
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 *Tickets include entry and music only.

*First 100 advance ticket purchase includes Jalapeño Cheddarwurst & Corn Salad!

Join us for a evening of southern food and southern music. Ivan Neville’s legendary band, Dumpstaphunk, will funk up the place.  And, we transform ArtsRiot into the best damn pop-up BBQ joint around- for this night only. Our chef, George Lamberston, teams up with Stefano Cicirello (owner and chef of Dolce VT) to bring you the ‘cue.

The ArtsRiot BBQ Joint Menu:

Heirloom Tomato Salad, House Slab Bacon, Mesquite Mozzarella
Smoked Wings, Molasses bbq sauce
Sweet corn and crispy pigs ear salad

-1/2 rack St. Louis ribs, all day smoked, that stick icky sauce
-Cowboy Rib-eye, 3 alarm rub, red eye gravy
-herb roasted 1/4 chicken, maple cracked pepper mop sauce
-blue corn crusted catfish, buttermilk batter, green tomato relish

-grilled potato salad, roasted garlic mustard vin
-bourbon glazed baby carrots
-black eyed peas

blackberry and peach crumble, vanilla i.c., caramel


Dumpstaphunk stands out among New Orleans’ best as one of the funkiest bands to ever arise from the Crescent City. Born on the Jazz & Heritage Festival stage, and descended from Neville family bloodlines, these soldiers of funk ignite a deep, gritty groove that dares listeners not to move. Their performances combine ingenious musicianship and complex funk and jazz arrangements with soulful melodies that are simple enough for anyone to enjoy. In Big Easy tradition, dueling baselines from Tony Hall and Nick Daniels III set off one of the dirtiest rhythm sections on the planet, while Ivan Neville lights up the Hammond B3 keys and cousin Ian Neville’s funky guitar riffs send the groove into overdrive.

The band recently welcomed their newest member, Alvin Ford Jr. to the quintet, a New Orleans born and raised powerhouse drummer. Dumpstaphunk tosses around lead vocals and four-part harmonies the way Sly & the Family Stone did, but with three studio albums under their belt, Dumpstaphunk stands on the merit of their own material. Songs like “Dancin’ To The Truth” off their latest record, Dirty Word (Red Hot Records), offer an escape into the funky sublime, sharing the true spirit of New Orleans with every note. For more info visit

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SLAM! Spoken word poetry. @ ArtsRiot
Sep 9 @ 7:30 pm


Featured Artist Performance and Open Mic. Hosted by Rajnii Eddins.

Tonight’s featured artist is Humble- one of the MC’s from Bless the Child.

“The point is the poetry,” says Rajnii Eddins, MC of our new slam night series and hopeful leader of a national-level Burlington Slam Team. Since he moved from Seattle, Rajnii’s been waiting for the chance to kick our slam scene into gear and bring that option to the community, and now, he declares, “Anybody can come to the mic and share, hone their craft and see where they can take their words.”

The night will open with an open mic session and then roll into a juried set, with judges pulled from the audience and participants pouring their literary souls into three-minute performances. At the end of the evening, there’ll be a winner, but really, explains Rajnii, “the points are props and ploys to get people to come.”

So, whether you’re a seasoned vet of a thousand stages or a rank amateur trying to overcome stage fright, bring what you’ve got and step on up.