Ann Wallen and I went to lunch about three years ago at Liquid
Art. We liked it enough to come back. We ordered special coffee and
gourmet sandwiches, sat on a black sofa with a little table to hold
our lunch, looked at walls of paintings and photographs and
Recently, after visiting the Killington Arts Guild where Paedra
Bramhall's show was in progress, Dorothy and I went to lunch at
Liquid Art. We sat at the bar, like I often do. My feet barely
reach the floor but the food was good and the cup of coffee
Beth Weinberg and Jimi Sarandrea are the owners of Liquid Art.
Jimi has been a chef in Killington for many years, and Beth, a
photographer, was a former cocktail specialist in California.
They bought the building and remodeled it.
This particular day, Beth was managing a baby and hanging a new
exhibit on the back wall as we sat on the black sofa. Above
our heads was a painting designed by Beth of a huge martini glass
with ski trails pouring out of it. "This is a coffee house," Beth
said, which clearly encompasses much more than coffee. Across the
room, set in the wall, was an aquarium with tropical fish, which
she explained, saying "Vermont is so far from the ocean.
I thought that I would bring it to Killington."
Jimi told us they were serving something new
- breakfast sandwiches - and Beth talked about the dinner
parties they gave at small tables on the balcony. A menu, which
included wine, looked good and the price was reasonable. The art
seemed to be background for the restaurant and bar business.
Beth admitted the difficulty in making a living selling art. But
she was enthusiastic about her own Tuesday Night Art Jams held
6-8 p.m., which is open to all ages and you don't have to be an
artist to join. Some of the work was hanging on the wall behind the
When I went back to the bar to finish my coffee I discovered a
fireplace built into the wall, it made the atmosphere especially
cozy. On the way home, I asked Dorothy how she liked Liquid Art and
she said, "The food was good. No, it was excellent!" We're sure to