Found a great deal for an overnight at North Star Lodge which included lobster dinner and breakfast for 2. Drove up from Boston stopping at the Foot Hills in Warner NH which I'd been to about 10 years ago. There are maybe two other spots to go in this tiny town but it wasn't too crowded at 10:30 on a Sat. morning. Filled with kitsch, more signs and quilts and stuff than you can shake a stick at. Had biscuits and gravy w/ two eggs that were actually done medium well. Biscuit was a little hard but fine. Also tried the corned beef & cheddar omelet which was a bit dry, hash browns were decent, the homemade raisin toast was delicious. We saw someone get the famous cinnamon bun, insanely huge.
After impressing ourselves by climbing up Killington, we took the gondola back down and stopped at the Lookout Grill for a very cold beer. (Half a beer in a freezing cold pint glass is the perfect amount for me.) It was a little windy for their deck so just hung at the bar, didn't take advantage of the chicken wing happy hour. I'd read good things about On the Rocs so after regrouping, we split their fried Brussels sprouts and had a cocktail. That was kind of messed up cuz the kid working when we arrived around 6:45 was not the bartender and didn't really know how to mix drinks. I think I basically had grapefruit soda in a martini glass. And the sprouts were tiny and way overdone, a gigantic portion that we didn't make a dent in. The real bartender came soon after, but too late for my one drink, and he wasn't overly personable with us non locals. Whatever, it was now time for dinner at Casey's Caboose where the boiled lobster dinner included rice or fries, fresh veggies and a good salad to start. I don't deal with cracking open lobsters too often but it was good w/ good service. We ended at the Foundry close to our hotel (photo) where I tried some "arborio rice pie" while A. had another interesting draft. I pictured a custardy pie but it was more like a very sturdy bread pudding w/ some chocolate and raspberry. Not my favorite but the place looked fun and had an interesting menu. One of the least kitschy places we went to.
Breakfast at Wally's was good, three pancakes w/ bacon and real maple syrup and eggs w/ sausage. Didn't try their famous fresh orange juice but it comes out of a cool machine and the place itself is very cute.
Stopped at Baba Louie's in Chester and got a great sticky bun then an iced coffee at Heritage Bakery. I like both those places a lot when I drive thru.
So I don't want to sound overly negative since we had a good time but some of the places weren't so successful.