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Eat here, get gas

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Re: Eat here, get gas

Postby markskor » Fri Oct 12, 2012 6:18 pm

RoguePhotonic wrote:I think out of all the places I stop and get food while traveling the wilderness the Tuolumne Meadows grill is by far the worst.


After spending the entire summer Yosemite, I too had many occasions to sample the “hot food” menu at Tuolumne grill and must agree that their offerings truly suck. They pre-cook the burger patties in the morning and re-heat during the day as ordered…fast cooking for the unending tourist masses but…

Breakfasts – pancakes, potatoes always come out cold…just not “Good Eats”.

After much sampling of the Store victuals, discovered the frozen chicken & cheese burritos ($2.40 – blue package - microwave) worked out very well for a hot breakfast.
Thankfully Tuolumne store does offer a great selection of IPAs, a decent wine selection, salsa and tortilla chips, Pepperidge Farm cookies too. Strange also that the Tuolumne Store does not carry any powdered drink mixes - no Crystal-lite.

The only thing worth a lick at the Tuolumne grill is the soft-ice-cream cones…$2.25.

gary c. wrote:I saw the new place opened in Bishop next to Carls Jr I looked forward to trying it out. The first time I went there in June the food was excellent. I was in there again this past weekend and I almost couldn't eat my brisket sandwich it was so foul. I'll probably try to go there one more time for the tie breaker.


Stopped in here last month (while Russ and Paul opted for the Carls Jr next door…guess no accounting for taste).
The Tri-tip hoagie was great…they also offer a nice sampler platter of good BBQ favorites, smelled great but, beware; he service was so slow…
However, I too would go back here again, for at least one more discerning sampling.

Maybe we should start a new thread of what are the best things to order at some these frequently visited, after-hike, Sierra establishments (with our beer).
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Re: Eat here, get gas

Postby rlown » Fri Oct 12, 2012 6:24 pm

Mark,

I believe it was "Holy Smoke BBQ" at http://www.yelp.com/biz/holy-smoke-bbq-bishop

It looked good and probably tasted better than what Paul and I had.

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Re: Eat here, get gas

Postby ERIC » Fri Oct 12, 2012 7:25 pm

Regarding Yelp!, many businesses do in fact pay attention to the reviews they receive. Might be a good idea to post your displeasures there in hopes that some of these establishments might improve their offerings. Painfully obvious that alternative options aren't topically abundant in many of these trailhead locations. Work with what you got.
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Re: Eat here, get gas

Postby gary c. » Fri Oct 12, 2012 10:20 pm

After reading those reviews about Holy Smoke BBQ it sounds like everyone else has had a hit or miss kind of thing with the place. I'll definately give it another try, besides they serve sweet tea which is always a good thing.

As for expressing opinions good or bad on an open forum, I can't think of a better place to do so. Most of us here consider this a community where we share ideas and knowledge for our own enjoyment and to help each other out. I won't likely let any one persons opinion keep me from trying a place out on my own but if several of you say it's not worth the bother I'm more likely to pay attention. If your service or food is sub-par there is no reason for me to feel bad if your buisness suffers. At the same time I would go out of my way to support a place that works hard for my buisness and gives me a quality product, food or otherwise. I don't even mind spending a little more for quality.
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Re: Eat here, get gas

Postby RoguePhotonic » Fri Oct 12, 2012 10:58 pm

Bishop Creek Lodge down from South Lake has great food. Only other place that could compete with VVR.
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Re: Eat here, get gas

Postby ERIC » Sat Oct 13, 2012 7:19 am

gary c.,

I'm not at all discouraging these opinions being posted here. My point is that I can assure you that more people (including the business owners themselves) consult Yelp! for eatery reviews than people whom consult HST for the same. For that reason, I think reviews there are going to have a greater chance of impacting change.
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