1760 Quechee Main St., Quechee, 802-295-1470
After watching glassblowers work in the open studio downstairs, head to a chic dining room overlooking a covered bridge for silken cheddar soup or horseradish-crusted cod. The atrium bar serves casual drinks and snacks.
93 Beswick Dr., White River Junction, 802-698-8059
What began as a to-go snack shack is now a 30-seat restaurant slinging New England-style barbecue. Meat straight off the smoker includes maple chicken and root beer-basted pulled pork.