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:
SAT AUG 1 THURSTON MOORE BAND CONCERT. The lead singer from Sonic Youth along with Deb Goode from My Bloody Valentine come to rock here. We expect this show to sell out.

ArtsRiot Menu

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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
Aug 4 @ 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.

Also, make sure you vote for the NEIGHBOR OF THE MONTH. We have ballots for anyone to write in their vote for the best South End Neighbor.  The person with the most votes at the end of the event will have their name announced to all, their picture immortalized on our wall, and win a gift certificate to the ArtsRiot Kitchen


SLAM! Spoken word poetry. @ ArtsRiot
Aug 5 @ 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.



Truck Stop @ ArtsRiot
Aug 7 @ 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!

Homebrew Night Summer Brews @ ArtsRiot
Aug 13 @ 7:30 pm


$10 contribution to the ArtsRiot Community Events Fund. As a thank you, we will reserve a guaranteed spot at Homebrew Night. Once you follow the link and donate, your name will be listed at the door, just make sure to have your ID! LIMITED!

In a state that’s home to the best beer in the world ArtsRiot is doing its part to contribute to VT beer culture with this seasonal showcase of beer. Home-brewers provide samples and chat with folks about process, inspiration, and history in the home.

Come sample from all the home brewers, strike up a great conversation, and then vote for the home-brew you think is the best of the night. The prizes are great for the home brewers- especially for the GLORY!

And don’t forget to keep your tasting glass and tasting notes sheet!

There can only so much home-brew to sample, so we are limiting entry.  If you want to guarantee your entry, please donate to the ArtsRiot Community Events Fund.  This fund supports all kinds of free community programming like Homebrew Night, Trivia Night, Tales from the Bear Cave, Poetry Slam, many partnered community fundraiser, and much much more. As a thank you for your $10 donation, we will reserve you a guaranteed spot at Homebrew Night!  These spots are limited!


The World is a Beautiful Place & I am No Longer Afraid to Die / Pianos Become The Teeth @ ArtsRiot
Aug 19 @ 8:30 pm

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The World is a Beautiful Place & I am No Longer Afraid to Die / Pianos Become The Teeth
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Wednesday, 08.19
Doors: 8:00pm / Show: 8:30pm
All Ages

The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die

The World is a Beautiful Place & I am No Longer Afraid to Die are an atmospheric emo / indie rock band from Willimantic, CT. The band was formed in 2009 and has undergone several lineup changes since it’s inception. TWIABP’s now 8 piece lineup writes the songs collaboratively and often on-the-spot with vocal duties shared by 4 members. The band’s sound is easily compared to second wave post-emo indie rock bands of the late 90’s and early 2000’s and their atmospheric moments are often tagged as “post-rock.” The band creates their dense textured sound with multi-layered and heavily effected guitars as well as synthesizer, cello, and trumpet.

“The World Is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die speak to a universal experience: of home, of suburbia, of community, of nostalgia for a time not so long ago after all. Atmospheric and breathy, emotionally raw and heavy,” – Elise Granata

Pianos Become The Teeth

Pianos Become The Teeth has a melodic yet uncompromising sound that brings to mind such diverse and influential bands as Thursday, Envy and City of Caterpillar. Brimming with sincerity and brandishing an experimental ambiance, the band is pushing beyond the boundaries of a stale genre. Mixing elements of screamo, hardcore as well as post rock, Old Pride breathes new life into a once decaying scene

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Virginia Beach’s Turnover has never been a band afraid of telling the truth. The emotional honesty poured out over a number of anthemic releases has been a proven formula of success for the band, but on their sophomore LP Peripheral Vision, the band treads into deeper water. Working again with Magnolia producer Will Yip (Title Fight, Circa Survive), Turnover’s latest record shows a band maturing to create their best effort: an ethereal, reverb-drenched soundscape blending elements of hazy dream pop and the delicate emo rock of yesteryear. Songs like “Hello Euphoria” and “Like Slow Disappearing” highlight the new calmer, more subdued approach to songwriting, matched by Austin Getz’s somber, confessional lyrics that echo throughout songs as if his words were haunting every measure. Peripheral Vision solidifies the idea that Turnover is a band with its finger on the pulse of its generation: growing and learning with every release, but never failing to provide a relatable, cathartic experience for anyone listening.

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Talk Rock from Upstate NY.

Cinema Casualties Presents: DEATH SPA @ ArtsRiot
Aug 27 @ 9:00 pm


Here is the next installment of “Cinema Casualties”. This is an event dedicated to screenings of fan-friendly, B-level horror films, taken mostly from the ’70s/’80s period. It is geared towards the community: free to the public, encouraging both hardcore fans and curious moviegoers alike to come together and share the experience of old-school grindhouse get-togethers.

This month is DEATH SPA!!!
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Dumpstaphunk @ ArtsRiot
Sep 6 @ 8:30 pm

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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