What and where is you first meal out?

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Re: What and where is you first meal out?

Post by Allyn » Thu May 21, 2009 10:04 pm

As a kid, my Mom and Dad used to take us to the Evergreen Lodge near Mather for hamburgers, fries and a milkshake! Very good!!!








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Re: What and where is you first meal out?

Post by rayfound » Fri May 22, 2009 9:38 am

The Pizza Factory: A big Salad, Pizza with about 5 different kinds of meat, and a couple pints of Ice Cold Alaskan Amber. I can taste it already... I'll be there June 28th. :D

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Re: What and where is you first meal out?

Post by fishmonger » Sat May 23, 2009 3:27 pm

after finishing the Muir Trail in the 80s and early 90s, we always went to La Casita in Bishop - highly recommended to us a former Mexican restaurant owner from Sacramento, who told us in '89, just a day before we finished, that la Casita was the best mexican restaurant he knows.

huge portions, tasty

we went back there last summer but it was closed even though according to the hours posted on the door it was supposed to be open. Is that place still open?

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Re: What and where is you first meal out?

Post by fishmonger » Sat May 23, 2009 3:29 pm

The Other Tom wrote:Breakfast at Nicely's in Lee Vining.
been there many times - last time in July 2008

this photo is from 1989 when we ate breakfast there before the Yosemite bus picked us up

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Re: What and where is you first meal out?

Post by badtux » Wed May 27, 2009 10:44 pm

A nice big fat cheeseburger and fries, preferably at a hole-in-the-wall somewhere near where I came out, and a large Diet Coke (hey, gotta have *something* sorta healthy :D ). And pie. If they have pie, it's heaven. Especially with a scoop of ice cream on top, if it's an apple pie or something that will benefit from it. Oh man, I been out for a while, I just drool at the thought...

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Favorite Post-trip Eats?

Post by ERIC » Tue Jul 13, 2010 7:43 pm

I recall there was a pretty good thread on the old forums (before they were hacked) listing everyone's favorite post-trip dining destinations. Must go destinations on your way home from a trip.

Let's see if we can recreate, and maybe add to it. :)

I'll start.

Lakeshore Restaurant & Saloon (Lakeshore Resort)
Lakeshore, CA - on the north shore of Huntington Lake
Fantastic burgers, clubs and more. Great saloon with a nice beer selection. FAST service, decent prices.

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Re: Favorite Post-trip Eats?

Post by copeg » Tue Jul 13, 2010 9:57 pm

- Whoa Nellie Deli (aka Mobil Station)
- Usually don't eat fast food, but In-n-out can be a nice treat on the drive home

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Re: Favorite Post-trip Eats?

Post by rlown » Wed Jul 14, 2010 4:59 pm

There was this thread, which still exists: viewtopic.php?f=26&t=4074" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Not sure if you might want to merge them, Eric.

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Re: Favorite Post-trip Eats?

Post by ERIC » Wed Jul 14, 2010 8:29 pm

rlown wrote:There was this thread, which still exists: viewtopic.php?f=26&t=4074" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Not sure if you might want to merge them, Eric.
Nice catch, Russ! Embarrassing... Although, there was a much longer, more comprehensive thread that was lost that I was thinking of. But this will do!

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Re: What and where is you first meal out?

Post by giantbrookie » Thu Jul 15, 2010 8:41 pm

This has varied over the years: Back in the day it was El Charro and Bishop but they closed years ago and I've yet to find an east side place I consider a "go to" spot as much as I did El Charro in their heyday. Other favorites: Moon's (just closed a few months ago) (steaks, pasta etc.), Quincy; Bassetts Station (great burgers), Jct of Lakes Basin rd and 49; Ikeda's (legendary burger burger place, great shakes too, and a store attached to it which is sort of like Trader Joes/Whole Foods meets a farmers market--must do for anyone traveling I-80), Auburn; Tioga Pass Resort (noted above: nice food, good pies, way above average beer selection in the 'fridge and unusually good prices for that beer); Whoa Nellie (noted in earlier posts); Jolly Kone (noted in earlier posts); West side: Mountain View Pizza, Squaw Valley (the Squaw Valley on 180 W of Kings Canyon). I don't tend to do too many west side spots, though because I live in Fresno and it isn't too far to simply get home. I am very much interested in trying out that Lakeshore Resort spot on Huntington, though, given that my family and I hit 168 destinations more than any other in the Sierra owing to its ease of access from here--very glad you posted that, Eric.
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