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Killington in June - Do restaurants shut down?

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Hello fellow Chowhounders,

A group of us (12-13) are renting a house in Killington for a week in the summer; to get a great place to hang out at a reasonable price (basically it's a ski house we're renting off-season).

We're going to do a lot of cooking ourselves, but we will probably go out for a few meals during the week.

We're willing to make the drive to Rutland, where I've read about some spots; but we would probably go for at least one meal close to us there in Killington.

I've heard that some places shut down for the summer months since no one is on the mountain; do any of you guys have knowledge or experience with this?

I was considering making the suggestion to my group that we try The Garlic, figuring that the tapas-style thing might be best suited for a group of 12; though last time I was in Killington (years ago) I did have an okay meal at Sushi Yoshi with a big group doing hibachi, so there's that as well.

I just didn't know if either of those spots would be open in June; and/or if you guys had other suggestions.

Just to be clear, we have some foodies, and some non-adventurous eaters, and some of us would need to stay within a reasonable budget; so we would lean more towards the bistro/casual type places, or at least places with some more reasonable options on the menu, than a true fine dining spot.

I've looked around the boards a couple times and read about Roots, Table24, Cafe Provence, and Little Harry's, but I'd love to hear opinions on those and suggestions of other places as well!

Thanks guys!

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  1. You're right. A lot of them do close down, at least for a part of the summer. I think Peppinos stays open all year. Sushi Yoshi used to close down because they've got a place over in Lake George but somebody told me that they might be open.

    I would add Countryman's Pleasure in Mendon to your good short list of Rutland places.

    1. I believe Choices is open all year round - about the best you can do on the access road that time of year I would think. http://www.choices-restaurant.com/cho...

      Killington locals on this forum will definitely be able to tell you which will be open in June.
      http://www.killingtonzone.com/forums/...

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      1. re: LStaff

        Thanks for the info guys! I'll check out Choices and the killington forum.

      2. Choices is superb. Also check out the Garlic. I adore their tapas. They stay open. Tell the bartenders, Dave & Breezy, the two Chardonnays say hi.

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        1. re: ChardonnayQueen

          Thanks so much Chardonnay!

          Our group had a blast at K'ya Street Fare in Anaheim California (http://www.kyastreetfare.com/assets/d...) which does small plates based on street food from around the world; so I think tapas at The Garlic will probably go over very well.