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Spring skiing abounds, and beta on good eats near Smugglers' Notch

The view from the Sunshine Cafe.

Sunny spring skiing continues in Vermont today and Saturday. Wow, it's been an incredible stretch of sun and soft snow. All this corn snow can make a skier hungry!

A local weekly newspaper is talking up a small dining renaissance in Jeffersonville, Vermont, the home of Smugglers' Notch ski resort.

Seven Days recently wrote about some interesting new restaurant options and menu changes at the Mix Café and Bakery, Stella Notte, Hearth and Candle and The Brewski: <link http: external-link-new-window>

The view from the Sunshine Cafe

They followed up with an announcement on the opening of the Family Table. It's located where Jana's used to be, at the intersection of Route 15 and 108: <link http: external-link-new-window>

After a morning of skiing, I've stopped at the Sunrise Café, a bright yellow building on a flat stretch of route 108 as it heads for the ski resort and notch. They make their own yummy bagels, coffee, soups and panini, but if there's more than one person ordering a panino in front of you, think twice. They are quite slow at cooking things up. Otherwise, it's a nice, sunny place to stop in for a snack and coffee. And as a bonus, it's got a view of the mountain.


Photo: The view from the Sunshine Cafe in Jeffersonville.

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