We’re a Finalist!!

By dailyplanet on Wednesday, June 20th, 2018 in Uncategorized. No Comments

A very heartfelt “Thank you!” to everyone who nominated us for a Seven Daysie! We are a finalist in a bunch of amazing categories and feel truly touched from all the support and enthusiasm our customers have shown.  It’s now time for the final round and we’d love to get your votes! We are up for Best Chef: Justin Bigelow (136), Best Place To Get Late-Night Food (140), Best Place To Eat Alone (144), Best Bar (194), Best Bartender: Ashley McGinn (195), Best Place To Drink Alone (200), and Best Cocktails (202). Thank you and best of luck to all the finalists!!

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Vote for us!

By dailyplanet on Wednesday, June 6th, 2018 in News. No Comments

We are thrilled to be a nominee in USA Today’s 10Best Reader’s Choice for Vermont Mac & Cheese!! Our famous Cajun Mac & Cheese is made to order with a blend of Vermont cheeses, creole spice, and cavatappi. Try it with the addition of Bacon, Lobster, and/or Chicken, OR simply enjoy it by itself! You can find this mouth watering mac anytime the kitchen is open, including during our Late Night hours which run until 11pm Sunday-Thursday and 12am on Friday & Saturday! Not a fan of spice? No problem! We can easily make you a delicious mac & cheese without!

You can vote daily until noon on June 26th. Come give our Cajun Mac a try and then CLICK HERE to vote!! Thank you for your support!

Nominate us for the Seven Daysies Awards!

By dailyplanet on Thursday, May 10th, 2018 in News. No Comments

Chef Justin and the Daily Planet staff would like to thank everyone who came out to support us during Restaurant Week!!!❤️ All the enthusiasm and love that was shown from you, the customers, was contagious and kept us going through such a busy week. That excitement is still in the air as we look at making some future changes to be able to offer a more unique dining experience to you all.

The Seven Daysies (Best of Vermont) nominations have begun and we hope that you will consider The Daily Planet when voting! We’d be thrilled to be nominated for: Best Chef (Chef Justin Bigelow), Best Restaurant, Best Bartender (Ashley McGinn, Will Dawson, Deirdre Darr, or Troy Houldin), Best Cocktails, Best Bar, and any other category you feel we are the best in! Click Here to vote!! 💖⠀

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Wine & Cheese Nights at the Planet!

By dailyplanet on Wednesday, May 9th, 2018 in News. No Comments


Every Wednesday & Thursday is Wine & Cheese Night at the Daily Planet. Enjoy one of our Vermont Cheese Boards, featuring a rotating selection of award winning Vermont cheeses such as Jasper Hill Bayley Hazen Blue and Vermont Creamery Cremont, for just $10! This special includes 3 local cheese selections, toasted crostini, pickled red onion, pecans, and grape chutney for $4 off the regular price!! We offer 2 $5 wine specials (1 red wine, 1 white wine) all night long as well. Wednesdays & Thursdays also featuring live performances from local artists from 8:00pm-10:00pm with no cover charge. Hot Pickin’ Party, Seth Yacovone, and Paul Asbell are just a few of our regular musical acts. Come support local music, local cheese, and delicious wine at the Planet!

Valentine’s Day + February Promotions!

By dailyplanet on Wednesday, February 7th, 2018 in News. No Comments

Now Taking Valentine’s Day Reservations!

Your special someone deserves a night to remember. That’s why we’ve been working hard to give you just that! To celebrate your Valentine, we will be offering a truly mouth watering, three course prix fixe menu for just $35!! Chef Justin Bigelow has put together some stellar items that will have you wishing you could relive the night over and over again. Local 22 caught wind and will be featuring us in a special Valentine’s Day segment airing this Friday at 7:30PM! Click here to check out the teaser and be sure to keep an eye out on our website for the full Valentine’s Menu.

Can’t make it out on the 14th? No problem! We will be offering our Valentine’s Day specials from Wednesday, 2/14 through Saturday, 2/17. Call us at (802)862-9647 or visit  https://reserve.com/r/the-daily-planet to make your reservation while you can!


Live Music Every Wednesday & Thursday from 8-10PM!

Upcoming Shows…
2/1 – Matt Saraca
2/7 – Eric George
2/8 – Hot Pickin’ Party
2/15 – Justin Panigutti
2/21 – Tom Pearo
2/22 – Paul Asbell & Clyde Stats
2/28 – Seth Yacovone
(Click the links above for more information on the Artist!)

Favorite Memory Contest

Remember that time at the Daily Planet when you had that amazing         and so and so did       ?  We want to hear about it!  To celebrate the end of our 35 Year Anniversary, we are running a contest to see who has the best Daily Planet story. The top voted memory will receive a $100 gift certificate and a Planet T-Shirt. The two runner ups will each receive a $50 gift certificate and a Planet T-Shirt.  To enter, respond to our Facebook post with your memories and pictures. Be sure to tag all your friends since the posts with the most likes will be declared the winners! You have until February 28th to share and vote! Winners will be announced in early March.

January Discounts & Specials!

By dailyplanet on Wednesday, January 17th, 2018 in News, Weekend Specials. No Comments

Did you know we offer ways to save on your bill EVERY day of the week? Here are just some of the ways you’ll save money when you dine at the Planet…

MONDAY – Burger Night! 1/2 priced Northeast Raised Beef, Vegetarian Chickpea, and Maple Chipotle Fried Chicken Burgers with $4 select Drafts.

TUESDAY – Tijuana Tuesday! $2 Tacos, $2 Sides, $2 Tecate Cans, and $2 Tequila Shots.

WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY – Wine + Cheese Night! Enjoy our famous Vermont Cheeseboard for only $10! Try pairing it with one of our $5 Red or White Wine Specials. On top of that, we’ve got live music from 8-10PM with no cover charge!!

FRIDAY, SATURDAY, & SUNDAY – 10% off Weekend Specials! Chef Bigelow has been putting together some truly amazing food specials on the weekends. Mention this email and receive 10% any food specials on any Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in January!

SUNDAY – Industry Night! Do you work in the food or hospitality industry? We’re rewarding our fellow industry friends with 25% off on Sundays!! Let us treat you for a change!

Just Think… Parking, Dinner, and a Movie, All Within 150 Feet!

Cold nights can still mean a night out on the town! We are located right next to public parking and less than a block away from Merrill’s Roxy Cinema! Even more convenient, we will be offering a parking reimbursement of $5 on every $50 you spend. To top it off, you can purchase a 1/2 priced movie ticket when buy any two Lite Bites OR an Entree!!

Live Music Every Wednesday & Thursday from 8-10PM!

Upcoming Shows…
1/18 – Chris Page & Collin Cope
1/24 – Lowell Thompson
1/25 – Hot Pickin’ Party
1/31 – Paul Asbell & Clyde Stats

(Click the links above for more information on the Artist!)

Closed 1/22-1/23 for Renovations.

We will be closed Monday, January 22 and Tuesday, January 23 for renovations. During this time, Chef Justin Bigelow will be working on some exciting new menu changes and upcoming weekend food specials. We can’t wait to see what delicious creations he comes up with next!

Book Your Next Reservation with Reserve!

We are happy to announce our switch to Reserve! This new online reservation system will better help us accommodate our customers’ needs while improving our overall service. It’s extremely easy to use and there are very useful options in communicating with us any special requests or important details of your reservation. Give it a try and book your next reservation at reserve.com/r/the-daily-planet!


February Music + Wine & Cheese Wednesdays & Thursdays!

By dailyplanet on Wednesday, February 1st, 2017 in News, Uncategorized. No Comments

Rough week?  Come rejuvenate with a $10 VT Cheese Board and $5 featured Red and White glass of wine every Wednesday and Thursday!  We’ll even provide the tunes with Live Jazz, Bluegrass, and Folk from 8pm-10pm (No Cover!).  Check out our February Line-Up:

2/1- Lowell Thompson  (Rock/Folk/Americana/Alt-Country.  www.facebook.com/pg/lowellthompsonmusic)
2/2- Hot Pickin’ Party (Bluegrass.  www.reverbnation.com/hotpickinparty)
2/8- Gordon Goldsmith (Rock/Soul.  www.reverbnation.com/gordongoldsmith)
2/9- Tom Pearo (Ambient Jazz.  www.thomaspearo.com)
2/15- Seth Yacovone (Rock. Solo Performance.  www.facebook.com/sethyacovoneband/)
2/16- Hot Pickin’ Party (Bluegrass.  www.reverbnation.com/hotpickinparty)
2/22- Tim McKenzie (Folk)
2/23- Paul Asbell & Clyde Stats (Jazz.  www.paulasbell.com/)

Live Music in November at The Daily Planet

By adamk on Tuesday, November 15th, 2016 in Uncategorized. No Comments


Live music every Wednesday and Thursday from 8-10PM is exactly what your November needs! Dinner, drinks, and tunes – it doesn’t get any better! Check out who we have coming your way this November:

11/2 – Cooper and Lavoie
11/3 – Collin Cope/Chris Page

11/9 – Thomas Daniel
11/10 – Hot Pickin’ Party

11/16 – Seth Yacovone
11/17 – Hot Pickin’ Party

11/30 – The Silver Bridget
1/1 – The Mike Santosusso Experience