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Off the Rails Restaurant by Chef Andrew Molen Elevates the Dining Experience at Ludlow, Vermont

Ludlow, Vermont has always been known as a must-visit whenever travelers are on the East Coast. From a winter wonderland, the town has transformed to an all-year destination, and tourists looking for the perfect place for delicious food, good vibes, and great music flock to the little town whenever they get the chance to do so. Ludlow is also now home to Off the Rails Restaurant, a new bar-restaurant that serves the tastiest pizzas, all-American burgers, and an exciting selection of beers.  

Apart from the delicious food, which includes the American all-time favorite buffalo wings, the beer is overflowing and always cold. The restaurant serves eight draft beers on tap and cans. Co-owners Andrew Molen and Troy Curaso wanted to make sure that their guests and customers have a delightful experience every time they visit Off the Rails Restaurant. To guarantee that their customers always have a fresh beer, Molen and Curaso partnered with a local brewery called Mount Holly.

“We felt that Ludlow was missing a late local hangout. And we thought that by opening this, we would allow the locals and visitors to have a place to come and have fun. We want them to enjoy some good food and a welcoming atmosphere,” Molen shared. 

Apart from the great food and its relaxing atmosphere, Off the Rails Restaurant is also fast becoming a haven for good music that promotes relaxation and more fun. After all, great music always goes with good food. This kind of setting is exactly what Molen and Curaso envisioned when they put their heads together to create something worthwhile for Ludlow, a place that will not only meet the entertainment needs of the locals but also attract tourists at the same time. 

“Our vision behind this venture is to bring some good and fun food so locals can listen to live music. We want them to enjoy good music and relax after a long ski day,” said the brilliant chef. 

Andrew Molen and Troy Curaso are very excited about this bar and restaurant in Ludlow. Andrew has an extensive resume and has worked for some of the high-quality restaurants in New York, including Insieme (Michelangelo Hotel), Chez Josephine, Southgate Restaurant (Jumeirah Essex House), The Plaza Food Hall (The Plaza Hotel), Sunset Beach (AB Hotels), Restaurant Gordon Ramsay (The London Hotel) Topping Rose House (Jean Georges), and Todd English Enterprises. Now, he has brought his experience and expertise to Ludlow and married service, atmosphere, and food to provide an unforgettable dining experience for local, business, and international customers.

Ludlow may only have a population of 2,172 according to the 2021 census, but it is a destination worth the trip for anyone who loves to combine skiing with good food, great music, and cold beers. Thanks to dedicated local entrepreneurs like Molen and Curaso, the home of Okemo Mountain continues to thrive.

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