Don't let the dusty old storefront and scuffed-up floor fool you. Bennington's in-the-know crowd comes here before anywhere else for affordable comfort food and an excellent bar. Directly next door is Pangaea, the restaurant's fancier twin, which is somewhat overpriced and not as intimate. The regional, locally sourced fare includes such dishes as pot roast chimichangas, Cobb salad with Danish blue cheese, salmon burgers, and seared pork loin with a potato croquette. On
weekends in warmer months, follow the crowd out back to the deck.