I meant to ask what road are you taking up there.
I'm in Danby, a bit too far south from Essex Junction. But if you were traveling up route 7 and you timed it around dinner time I'd recomend you stop in for dinner. If you are traveling up 91 you may want to time it to arrive in Woodstock around dinner time and visit the The Jackson House Inn. He's doing some good stuff there these days.