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Vermont Kitchen & Bar's new dinner shows are drawing sold-out crowds

March 26, 2011 |  6:02 am


Under new owners Wayne Elias and Chris Diamond, Vermont Kitchen & Bar has transformed over the last year from a restaurant known for its sedate, romantic qualities to a one-stop dining, drinking and entertainment destination. 

There are three distinct areas to pick your poison: Vermont Kitchen, which serves as the main dining room; Rockwell, vt, which has a lovely outdoor area and a club/lounge vibe with DJs on weekends; and Barre, vt, an intimate, cave-like room for drinking and dining.

Music and dance enthusiasts are flocking to Barre, vt, to see a new series of shows called "For The Record," featuring live performances of soundtracks used in the films of different directors. The current show, which runs Thursday through Saturday nights, conjures the sounds of Baz Luhrmann. Previous incarnations have showcased Quentin Tarantino and John Hughes.

During the spirited performances -- many by Broadway-trained actors -- guests sip absinthe cocktails, munch on ribeye steak, mahi mahi, flatbreads and more, while getting an earful of musical candy.

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Vermont Kitchen & Bar, 1714 N. Vermont Ave., L.A. (323) 661-6163; www.vermontkitchenandbar.com.


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