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Re: What and where is you first meal out?

Postby 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?

Postby 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?

Postby 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?

Postby 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?

Postby 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?

Postby rlown » Wed Jul 14, 2010 4:59 pm

There was this thread, which still exists: viewtopic.php?f=26&t=4074

Not sure if you might want to merge them, Eric.
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Re: Favorite Post-trip Eats?

Postby ERIC » Wed Jul 14, 2010 8:29 pm

rlown wrote:There was this thread, which still exists: viewtopic.php?f=26&t=4074

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


Nice catch, Russ! Embarrassing... :retard: 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?

Postby 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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Re: What and where is you first meal out?

Postby Wandering Daisy » Thu Jul 15, 2010 9:35 pm

I prefer to go to the nearest store and buy a large tub of fresh strawberries and a cold beer.

There is a good BBQ in Walker - I think it is called Mountain View. It is closed on Mondays. It is just on the south edge of town (what little town there is!).

This spring we did a trip out of Yosemite Valley and ate breakfast at Awahnee. Believe it or not, ordering off the menu at the Sunday Brunch you can get a great meal for under $20. You can also get $1 beer at the store in Curry Village and pretty good taco salads.

But food is not my main thought when I get off a long backpack. A hot shower is my first priority. You can shower and swim in the pool at Curry Village for $5. The hot springs on Buckeye Creek is also nice. The public swim pool in Bishop is great as you drop down into 100-degree heat! I now always bring my swim suit on all backpack trips and find all sorts of public swim pools with free showers. A shower and cold swim definitely makes staying awake on the long drive home easier.
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Re: What and where is you first meal out?

Postby ERIC » Sat Jul 17, 2010 6:49 pm

giantbrookie wrote: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.


Yeah, I'm amazed I've driven right by it so many times without checking it out. It's really worth a stop.
Usually, if anything along the 168/180 to the Fresno area persuades me to stop, it's a fresh peach milkshake at Hungry Hut in Shaver (forced hikerduane to have one with me last summer). But the milkshakes haven't been quite as good in recent years, so guess I have a new favorite stop.
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Re: What and where is you first meal out?

Postby oldranger » Sun Jul 25, 2010 5:00 pm

Whoa!

Eric! My son and I discovered Hungry Hut on the way to a Woodchuck Country BP last week. Shake of the week was boysenberry! So good we had one yesterday when we came out of the backcountry. Also had a coffee shake at Walker Burger when driving down the east side a few days earlier. Ah do you think maybe that is why I didn't lose any weight after 8 days in the backcountry? Or the cooking of Russ, Mark, and Tehipite Tom over the 3 nights I spent with them? but that is another topic!

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Re: What and where is you first meal out?

Postby ERIC » Mon Jul 26, 2010 9:07 pm

oldranger wrote:Whoa!

Eric! My son and I discovered Hungry Hut on the way to a Woodchuck Country BP last week. Shake of the week was boysenberry! So good we had one yesterday when we came out of the backcountry.


I'm not saying the place sux, just that it used to be better (believe it or not). :thumbsup:

oldranger wrote: Also had a coffee shake at Walker Burger when driving down the east side a few days earlier.


Another very worthwhile stop! Only been there once, but loved that place.
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