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Rooks Tavern Announces Permanent Closure

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Rooks Tavern Announces Permanent Closure

After little more than eight months in the University District, Rooks Tavern announced its permanent closure today. “Friends, it is with a heavy heart that we must announce the permanent closure of Rooks Tavern,” the owners wrote in a Facebook post. “Together we made a beautiful thing, even if only for a short time. Fun […]

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Brunch Review: Rooks Tavern in the University District

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Brunch Review: Rooks Tavern in the University District

Rooks Tavern is billed as upscale “boutique” barbecue, so it seems reasonable to have some concerns over whether a t-shirt is okay guest apparel. You can wear a t-shirt. The staff wears flannel. Half the guests are wearing t-shirts. It’s all good. So the boutique bit, that has more to do with the service (it’s […]

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Rooks Tavern Opens in University District

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Rooks Tavern Opens in University District

Rooks Tavern, the University District’s new upscale barbecue joint, officially opened on Tuesday after months of setbacks and a soft opening last weekend. Opening week has come with some surprises for co-owners John Havens and Aaron Mercier. Their vegetarian dishes are already among the best-selling, and guests have been favoring their cocktails over the 10 […]

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Rooks Tavern to Bring Modern Barbecue to University District

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner Rooks Tavern to Bring Modern Barbecue to University District

The University District will soon be welcoming a bustling new barbecue sit-down — just not the kind you’d expect. Rooks Tavern, a rustic restaurant soon to be located near the corner of Chittenden and Summit, is set to open by Spring of 2016. The diverse menu will focus on an innovative mix of international barbecue, meant […]

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