Early eats in Teton Village

By on January 9, 2013
A new menu item with old comforts at the Village Cafe: Biscuits and gravy. - courtesy sxc.hu
A new menu item with old comforts at the Village Cafe: Biscuits and gravy. - courtesy sxc.hu

A new menu item with old comforts at the Village Cafe: Biscuits and gravy. – courtesy sxc.hu

Jackson Hole, Wyo.-It seems that everyone has their own après plan of action for food and drinks after the lifts close, but what if you need a little something to get your energy going before you hit the slopes? Everyone knows that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but when the powder beckons, there isn’t always time to make a balanced plate at home and still get first tram.

Not to worry. The Village has plenty of options to break your fast – everything from grab-and-go goodies to sit down feasts, including Terra Café, which is located in Hotel Terra. Just like the lavish interiors of the upscale hotel, the dishes at Terra Café are nothing short of decadent. An organic crepe lineup includes one called the Berry Patch that has Grand Marnier berry sauce and powdered sugar. There are also savory dishes like the Eggs Blackstone, which is a spin on benedict with potato bread, roasted tomatoes, bacon, chives, and smoked paprika hollandaise. Or if you don’t have time to sit and enjoy, what you may not know is that Terra Café offers a to-go option for pastries and coffee to take to the tram line.

Speaking of the tram, everyone knows you can grab a delicious Nutella waffle at the top in Corbet’s Cabin, but new this year is the General Store right at the base. As you head to get in line (well, anytime after 7 a.m.), it’s now easy to stop in the little shack and grab some oatmeal, a muffin, or even made-to-order organic smoothies. Or if it’s some warmth you need on a cold morning, check out the coffee selection and gourmet hot chocolate.

If you need something that will stick to your bones, head to the Village Café. The VC has long been known for its pizza by the slice and PBRs, but now it’s upping the menu ante with sumptuous biscuits and sausage gravy. This season, breakfast at the VC runs from 8 to 11 a.m., and if biscuits aren’t your thing, they also have a breakfast burrito, an English muffin sandwich, and granola and yogurt.

Or if you’d like to try out the new kids on the block, both The Spur and The Handle Bar are offering morning fuel for hungry rippers. The Spur, located inside Teton Mountain Lodge, is the updated and revamped Cascade, but now with early morning perks. From 7 to 11 a.m., The Spur is offering up a full service buffet with a variety of options to please everyone. On the grab-and-go side, the new Four Seasons restaurant The Handle Bar is offering a to-go lineup of tasty treats like muffins, burritos, and breakfast sandwiches from 8 to 10:30 a.m.

Prefer the classic Jackson spots? For quick fare on the way out the door, trusty ole Nick Wilson’s is serving cinnamon rolls, burritos, and English muffin sandwiches from 8 to 10:30 a.m. On the Austrian side of things, the Alpenrose at the Alpenhof is open from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m., with a cold buffet for the early risers to nosh before gearing up.

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