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What and where is you first meal out?

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Re: What and where is you first meal out?

Postby huts » Mon Aug 09, 2010 7:54 pm

Wandering Daisy wrote: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!).


Strawberries and beer sounds a lot like me......
The Mountain View BBQ in Walker is closed on Tues and Wed in the heart of the season. .

Are you dissin my town? :p



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Re: What and where is you first meal out?

Postby teejay » Thu Aug 12, 2010 11:48 am

My only criteria is free soda refills :)
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Re: What and where is you first meal out?

Postby rlown » Wed Aug 18, 2010 3:26 pm

ok. other than jolly kone on the way in for lunch on my early Sept trip, what is a good place to eat dinner in Bishop? before the trip.

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Re: What and where is you first meal out?

Postby Mike McGuire » Wed Aug 18, 2010 8:33 pm

If I am on the east side, I will hit Nevado's at Minaret and Main in Mammoth. It's a bit spendy, but the contrast to a week of iron rations is beyond description. I generally don't plan on driving anywhere after that meal til the next morning.

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Re: What and where is you first meal out?

Postby rlown » Wed Aug 18, 2010 9:06 pm

Mike McGuire wrote:If I am on the east side, I will hit Nevado's at Minaret and Main in Mammoth. It's a bit spendy, but the contrast to a week of iron rations is beyond description. I generally don't plan on driving anywhere after that meal til the next morning.

Mike


Reviews seem to indicate not really that great.. So, nothing in Bishop then.. no little corner place like in Lee Vining? cuz, that's on the way as well. GB, seemed to indicate that all the good places in Bishop were closed. sad..

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Re: What and where is you first meal out?

Postby Mike McGuire » Thu Aug 19, 2010 10:12 am

Over quite a few years I have found Nevado's to be consistently great. As Brendan Behan said, "Critics are like eunuchs, they know a lot about the theory..."

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Re: What and where is you first meal out?

Postby rightstar76 » Mon Aug 30, 2010 12:16 am

I think I have read too much Michael Pollan. :) After day hiking Alta Peak, all I had was an energy bar from the store in Lodgepole. I was too afraid to stop at the pizza place in Squaw Valley on the way back to the Bay Area because there might be high fructose corn syrup in the tomato sauce. Big mistake. I was starving and got back after all the restaurants near me had closed so I ended up eating an Amy's frozen entree instead. :(

When we finished our backpack in Rae lakes a number of years back we went to Schat's in Bishop. I didn't like the sandwhich. I guess I am spoiled living in the Bay Area. Last week hiking in Tahoe I complained to my wife there was nothing to eat so during the day I lived off Clif Bars except for a couple visits to Sprouts Natural Foods Cafe. I highly recommend it. :)
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Re: What and where is you first meal out?

Postby randy77 » Fri Sep 10, 2010 10:33 am

Coming out of Mono, Bear Creek, or Florence Lake, I like the restaurant at Mono Hot Springs. Get a BBQ buffalo sandwich or french dip and take a soak. have not found good food in Huntington Lake yet.
Out of Mineral King, they have good pie at Silver City, but get there before they close (4PM?). Somebody posted a pic of this spot earlier.
We always hit The Skillet in Mammoth. Great breakfasts and dinners. I'll try Nevados.
Speaking of Mammoth, there's ice cream sandwiches at Red's Meadow!
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Re: What and where is you first meal out?

Postby Herm » Tue Sep 14, 2010 12:06 pm

Just yesterday, I stopped at The Pizza Factory in Lone Pine after my Humphreys Basin trip. Good pizza with an OK salad bar.
Regarding Silver City Resort after Mineral King - they always have good pie, and if you are there for the dinner hour, usually a good salad with lots of fresh tomatoes and cucumbers. So nice to get some good fresh produce after eating backpacking food.
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Re: What and where is you first meal out?

Postby Oubliet » Thu Sep 23, 2010 9:59 pm

On the East side and South, my 3 places to go would be the Whoa Nellie Deli, Mono Kone in Mono, or Whiskey Creek Cafe in Bishop.


Further north on the east side, Walker Burger for when I'm coming out of the Carson-Iceberg Wilderness. http://www.yelp.com/biz/walker-burger-coleville


When exiting Yosemite and coming west, my absolute favorite is La Estrella in Manteca. I love everything on the menu there. My last repast there was last week. I had a shrimp ceviche tostada and an al pastor taco.

Both were majorly delicious.
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Re: What and where is you first meal out?

Postby nevadasmith » Fri Sep 24, 2010 8:12 pm

When I emerge from the wilderness I crave one thing only & that is a huge rib eye steak
with mashed potatoes piled high with real butter, & some green beans with more real butter,
followed by a huge slice of hot apple pie & a big mug of hot herb tea.
I usually just drive straight home & cook the meal myself when I get home, since a meal like this in mammoth lakes would probably cost about $50 bucks!

Last trip I did stop though & ended up going to a diner in Walker (Walker diner I believe)
& had a great big breakfast for about $8 & it was damn good, really good bacon & flapjacks to
go with my eggs.
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Re: What and where is you first meal out?

Postby East Side Hiker » Wed Dec 29, 2010 9:01 am

If I'm near Bishop or Mammoth, I go to Vons and get Artisan Renaissance bread and Corona. At Tom's Place, salad and Corona. Lone Pine, beer and more beer.
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