Good gravy, they put a lot of mayo on the sandwiches here. So in case you’re keeping track, that’s no olives but extra mayo. I would trade 2/3 of the mayo for some olives, let me tell you.
Longtime readers remember the adventures of the little boy who wouldn’t eat anything. He has expanded out SO much in the past 6 months, I’ll give him that. Last week, he discovered he liked pickles. Now I know he and I had talked about pickles. Around the time he started his salad with Italian dressing addiction, I remember telling him that he’d like pickles because they are crunchy and they have that Italian dressing-like vinegar vibe. But no, I couldn’t get him to eat one.
Well Friday, on our way up to St. Albans, we stopped at the Vermont Country Store. And he and I bought one of those big pickles you buy right out of the barrel. A big pickle and some cheddar cheese. It was one of the greatest days of my life, I tell you! All kidding aside, I ADORE that place. We ended up spending a HUGE amount of time in there, and even though it meant us getting into St. Albans later, I didn’t care, because I love the VCS just that much.
If you live in New England and you haven’t been, well, let me just insist, okay? Get in your Ford Escort and get moving. It’s exit 6 off Route 91N (route 103) in Rockingham VT. And then after you go there, keep driving until you get to Chester VT. If you don’t think Raspberry and Thyme restaurant (right on the main drag, in “downtown” Chester) doesn’t have the most amazing sandwiches on the planet, I will personally come to where you are and put you out of your misery. Seriously.