What and where is you first meal out?

Have a favorite trail recipe or technique you'd like to share? Please do! We also like reviews of various trail food products out there. The Backcountry Food Topix forum is the place to discuss all things related to food and nourishment while in the Sierra wilderness (as well as favorite trail head eateries).
Post Reply
User avatar
ndwoods
Founding Member
Posts: 237
Joined: Thu Nov 03, 2005 9:48 am
Experience: N/A
Location: Santa Cruz, CA
Contact:

Re: What and where is you first meal out?

Post by ndwoods » Mon Apr 30, 2012 11:23 pm

Ditto Whoa Nellie's Deli...:)


http://ndeewoods.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;






User avatar
Troutdog 59
Topix Expert
Posts: 622
Joined: Thu Dec 23, 2010 12:11 pm
Experience: N/A
Location: Clovis

Re: What and where is you first meal out?

Post by Troutdog 59 » Tue May 01, 2012 12:07 am

I dont get to the east side much so I'm a bit dated, but glad to see some of my old breakfast favs (Jacks in Bishop and the Stove in Mammoth) still making the list. Ditto for the Mogul. Do you still cook your own steak??? The Convict Resort is first class!! My wife and I shared a meal for two there in the 90's that rates as one of our nicest evenings out. I think this ones still around, the little cafe at the Rock Creek Pack Station used to serve up some tasty burgers. I recall wandering in, ordering a burger, and then having a shower while our burger was cooked. My favorite east side eatery is gone. Bens Broasted Chicken in Bishop. Best chicken I ever had, hands down.

I'll throw in a couple west side spots. The deli in shaver has good grub at reasonable prices. Burgers, sammys, burritos and CHILI DOGS!!!! They also have ice cream and espresso drinks for those missing their lattes. Shaver Lake Pizza throws a good pizza with cold beer on tap. Further up the 168 I concur with the Lakeside Resort in Huntington. At the end of the road the VVR has a pretty good menu. Pricey due to how far back in you are, but they have a great BBQ on Fridays and Saturdays. Nice tri tip plate finished with a slice of homemade pie. If your hungry heading down the hill, try Velascos in Prather. Dive looking building, but great Mexican food at reasonable prices. Theres a reason the place is packed on weekends.
Once in a while you can get shown the light
In the strangest places if you look at it right.

The Grateful Dead

User avatar
87TT
Topix Regular
Posts: 177
Joined: Fri May 20, 2011 10:44 pm
Experience: N/A

Re: What and where is you first meal out?

Post by 87TT » Fri May 04, 2012 8:54 pm

It kind of depends on the trailhead. Nicely's is comfort food . Nothing special but good. I never pass MonoCone without an icecream cone at least. The Stove in Mammoth is OK but I had poor service the last time and haven't been back. The BreakfastClub is a fav if it's early and still open. In Bridgeport, the absolute tops for me is the Cheeseburger and onion rings at Rhino's followed by a cone at Jollycone. The BBQ in Walker is awsome and they even brought my dog a bone and let her sit outside with us. The cafe across the street has great food too.

User avatar
paula53
Topix Regular
Posts: 110
Joined: Tue May 01, 2007 2:31 pm
Experience: N/A
Location: carson city nv

Re: What and where is you first meal out?

Post by paula53 » Sat Oct 13, 2012 2:11 pm

My sons and I like to stop at Walker Burger. The milkshakes are fantastic!

User avatar
Oubliet
Topix Acquainted
Posts: 64
Joined: Fri Nov 04, 2005 2:10 am
Experience: N/A

Re: What and where is you first meal out?

Post by Oubliet » Mon Nov 05, 2012 12:01 am

I've been enjoying the Happy Hour offerings at Whiskey Creek in Bishop and Mammoth when I can get out the TH in time to get cleaned up and in town in time.

They''ve got a flatiron steak with garlic mashed potatoes on the bar menu that is half off during Happy Hour.

User avatar
fishmonger
Topix Fanatic
Posts: 1174
Joined: Fri Jun 13, 2008 10:27 am
Experience: Level 4 Explorer
Location: Madison, WI
Contact:

Re: What and where is you first meal out?

Post by fishmonger » Wed Nov 07, 2012 6:55 pm

As far back as 1988 on our first Muir Trail, we went to la Casita in Bishop after the hike. It was recommended to us by a retired Mexican restaurant owner on the trail and it didn't disappoint.

In recent years, though, we've just ate Mooseburgers at the Portal - the perfect post hike food at the end of a long Muir Trail hike, right there when you want it the most.

We should set up a map (gmap4) that shows where the recommended places in Owens Valley are located, since a lot of the recommendations in this thread don't mean much to people like me who only show up once or twice a year.

User avatar
RoguePhotonic
Topix Fanatic
Posts: 1686
Joined: Thu Mar 24, 2011 9:52 am
Experience: Level 4 Explorer
Location: Bakersfield CA
Contact:

Re: What and where is you first meal out?

Post by RoguePhotonic » Wed Nov 07, 2012 7:36 pm

That would be nice to have a map but it might hurt other local businesses.

I have yet to find a decent place to eat in Lone Pine. It's not that any place I have gone to is bad but it's just plain.

User avatar
tomba
Topix Regular
Posts: 316
Joined: Sat Jun 18, 2011 12:50 pm
Experience: Level 4 Explorer
Location: Bay Area

Re: What and where is you first meal out?

Post by tomba » Fri Nov 09, 2012 12:22 am

fishmonger wrote:We should set up a map ...
We could use this map. I seeded it with few places.

Click "Edit", zoom in, add a placemark, and click "Save".
-- Found trash? Please pack it out. Thank you.

User avatar
Scouter9
Topix Regular
Posts: 181
Joined: Sun Jul 03, 2011 9:23 am
Experience: Level 4 Explorer
Location: San Diego, Calif.

Re: What and where is you first meal out?

Post by Scouter9 » Mon Nov 12, 2012 10:11 am

Shaver Lake Pizza, in Shaver.

Giovanni's Pizza in Mammoth, every time.
Breakfast Club, in Mammoth
The Stove, in Mammoth
and the grills at Reds Meadow & Saddlebag Lake

Hikingfamily

Re: What and where is you first meal out?

Post by Hikingfamily » Sat Nov 24, 2012 11:02 am

Whiskey Creek in Bishop is our favorite - has the misters going, great (but expensive) food to celebrate, and nice beers on tap.

It's our splurge after a great trip.

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests