I wanted to bring this up again because this place is 100% deserving of it.
American Flatbread is open just two days a week. Friday and Saturday. They open at 5:30pm but people will be lined up to make reservations at 4pm. Yes it is worth it! By about 4:45pm, we had given our name and scheduled to eat at the first sitting at 5:30pm. Now we had a little while to kill. It was an absolutely beautiful Vermont afternoon so we got a couple of drinks from the bar and strolled around the grounds. Just give your name and they add the drinks to your check. There is a barn directly across that often has art shows going on... there are also Adirondack chairs, picnic benches and three firepits with nice big slates of rock to sit on. It is not just about the pizza but the whole experience I think... this is not to say that the pizza isn't amazing. We got to sit at table #1 which is a 2 person table directly to the left of the oven. Watching the person who mans the oven (this time a woman) is mezmorizing. They are constantly putting a pizza in, rotating, taking a pizza out and adding fire wood. My wife and I are "boring" (I like to say traditional....) so we just got a "Med bread" pizza (actually two of them) basically cheese and tomato sauce. While Ido not have magic dicerning taste buds like many ... the pizza is fantastic. The ingredients are super fresh and all local. The flour is 100% organic. I am not sure if they use yeast or starter. They will often have a co-op with a farm where the ingredients come straight to them (e.g. the chicken they had at the time was not "inspected" because it came directly from the farm). The pizza itself is maybe a bit soggy due to the generous amount of cheese, but you get to the crust and it is absolutely crunchy but not at all dry or crackery... light, fluffy and moist at the same time. My wife and I finished about 1 1/2 pies. In retrospect I would say go for one pie and save room for desert. Last time they were able to make a mini pie for us so we could finish it entirely...I absolutely hate to waste food. Anyway my wife and I will go to American Flatbread every single time we are up in Waitsfield. It is not just American Flatbread but MANY restaurants and businesses up there are ALL about the community and being local, organic and fresh. DO NOT forget to try "Red Hen" bakery organic bread. The "Easy Street" Cafe across the street from American Flatbread has amazing sandwiches as well. "David Egans" is mostly American with a great beer selection and more very fresh food. These are the places that make me want to move to Vermont! The scenery is not bad either!