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Best Climber Eats


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Jason D. Martin · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jan 2005 · Points: 710

Okay guys, spill the beans. What are your favorite restaurants at the different crags you like to visit?

Jason

Jake O · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jul 2008 · Points: 0

Taco Johns in Red Wing MN after a rough day hang'n at Barnes Bluff.
Beer at the Torino Hutte above Courmayer.
Campfire corn on the cob at Pilot mtn. NC
The little diner in Lake George (closed now) outside 11 mile canyon
Anywhere with a brew pub (save for MOAB, theirs all seem to suck)
Jake O

Phil Lauffen · · Innsbruck, AT · Joined Jun 2008 · Points: 2,740

I like chipotle. Makes the route you just climbed seem a lot harder when you've gained another ten pounds and try it again.

coop Best · · Glenwood Springs, CO · Joined Jan 2005 · Points: 485

Chuy's in Austin is yummy!

Can't beat Southern Sun in Boulder after Eldo or Boulder Canyon

Brother Numsie · · Nepal · Joined Jan 2006 · Points: 905

It moved, but back in the day a stop at La Casita in the Springs was mandatory after heading back from Shelf. Cheap but great tacos, and the margarita's weren't bad either. On Sunday nights it was dominated by climbers, as if it were Boulder. Even Jim Garber would pig out.

Ken Cangi · · Eldorado Springs, CO · Joined Jul 2005 · Points: 585
Mike Lane wrote:back in the day a stop at La Casita in the Springs was mandatory
I liked their burritos, but, man, were they greasy.
Greg Hand · · Golden, CO · Joined Jan 2003 · Points: 2,150
Mike Lane wrote:It moved, but back in the day a stop at La Casita in the Springs was mandatory after heading back from Shelf. .
I loved the chicken fajitas. Funny story when I introduced the late Howie Doyle to them. He put on his reading glasses and pulled out what we referred to as a "pig snout" from the beans. He put it aside and finished eating. I loved that place, and I really miss Howie.
Mike · · Phoenix · Joined May 2006 · Points: 2,615

The Red: Miguels
J-Tree: Crossroads & the Thai place (Siam Kitchen?)
Flagstaff: Alpine Pizza, The Black Bean, and Lahna Thai
Tucson: India Oven
Pine, AZ: Sidewinder Saloon, but only when they are grilling out (one or twice a week)
Payson, AZ: Alphonso's in the am for breakfast burritos

Mike McL · · South Lake Tahoe, CA · Joined Dec 2007 · Points: 1,610

Pizza and a cold beer at the Front Porch at Seneca is tough to beat after a good day of climbing. Burgers at the Whitney Portal Store are killer as well.

Brother Numsie · · Nepal · Joined Jan 2006 · Points: 905
Ken Cangi wrote: I liked their burritos, but, man, were they greasy.
Greg Hand wrote: I loved the chicken fajitas. Funny story when I introduced the late Howie Doyle to them. He put on his reading glasses and pulled out what we referred to as a "pig snout" from the beans. He put it aside and finished eating. I loved that place, and I really miss Howie.
Brothers!
Remember back in the Lycra days how we'd freak out the Mexican families?
Sit down next to them and it was like you were from the INS. I think it had something to do with how Lycra would show off your junk.
Justin Dansby · · NC · Joined Mar 2007 · Points: 1,535

The Glass: Hogwild BBQ
Red: Miguels (is there anywhere else?)
Gunks: Gilded Otter/Mexicali Blues
Chattanooga spots: Big River Brew or Lupi's Pizza

Happiegrrrl · · Gunks · Joined Dec 2005 · Points: 60

This isn't a restaurant, but an experience.

It was my first time climbing on real rock, in a beginner's worskhop hosted by the AMC, at the Delaware Water Gap. There is a camp there, for the people on the Appie trail, and I assume it's sort of luxe by the standards. Bunk houses with showers, an lodge with a cook who provided really good meals, and a little store to buy stuff like aspirin, batteries and energy bars.

Part of the workshop was the inclusion of those benefits, and on the first day, after a HUGE meal of pancakes, eggs, bacon, fruit and who knows what else on the offering, the cook tells us lunch is a "make and pack it yourself" deal and points us over to a table laden with bread, sandwich meats, vegetables, cheese, fruit and stuff like that. Nothing fancy - pretty basic stuff.

So, I made myself a sandwich and packed it away. I was so excited to be getting out there and had a wonderful, wonderful time. A spiritual experience even.

It comes time for lunch and even though I hadn't realized I was hungry, by the time I get that sandwich out, I know that I am, indeed, hungry.

I took a bite out of that good old turkey, cheese and tomato sandwich and was AMAZED at hoe delicious it was. I (truthfully) declared "This is the BEST sandwich I have EVER had!"

The other participants looked at me like I was a fool. But the guide looked at me as if he knew just exactly what I meant. "It is, isn't it?" he says.

It was.

Walter · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jul 2008 · Points: 0

I saw the post and the 1st thing I thought of was La Casita.That place was great.

We once punctured a hole in the gas tank leaving shelf,if we stayed driving the gas wouldn't spill out,none the less we couldn't resist stopping for some take out.

Taco cabana in el paso is right up there too

There was a great burger place in Rifle but I forgot the name

Michael Sokoloff · · Spokane, WA · Joined Oct 2006 · Points: 35

Yosemite Valley-Yosemite Bug Hostel

Tuolumne-The Mobil Station-Nothing I've had there has disappointed

Indian Creek-The Needles Outpost makes a great burger

Moab-Desert Bistro-owned by a climber

Zion-Bit and Spur and The Mean Bean

Vegas-Too many great places to list

YDPL8S · · Santa Monica, Ca. · Joined Aug 2003 · Points: 540

The W Cafe in Gunnison for breakfast before heading up to Taylor Canyon. It was common in the late 70's to look around you and see Bryan Becker, Leonard Coyne, Jimmy Newberry, Jim Nigro and a host of other climbing characters in there for breakfast, heading North to Taylor or West to the Black.

Chris Kidwell · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jan 2006 · Points: 0

Shelf Road: Old Mission in Canyon City
Clear Creek Canyon: Woody's Woodfired Pizza
Boulder Climbing: The SUN (either)
Estes Park: Ed's Cantina
Anywhere around Morrison: Morrison Inn

Mike McL · · South Lake Tahoe, CA · Joined Dec 2007 · Points: 1,610
Michael Sokoloff wrote:Yosemite Valley-Yosemite Bug Hostel Tuolumne-The Mobil Station-Nothing I've had there has disappointed Indian Creek-The Needles Outpost makes a great burger Moab-Desert Bistro-owned by a climber Zion-Bit and Spur and The Mean Bean Vegas-Too many great places to list
Yes...fish tacos at the Mobil station. It's the world's greatest gas station.
Wanderinfree Chrislip · · Boulder, CO · Joined May 2006 · Points: 20

Devil's Head (CO)--Little hole in the wall bbq place after you hit Hwy 67 and start heading back to Sedalia. Only about 2 miles down the road. Some of the best bbq ribs I've ever had.

seth0687 · · Fort Collins · Joined Nov 2007 · Points: 375

When I was growing up after each summit we would go out to whatever town was close and geat a steak, and then since it was a family vacation we had a hotel room...we'd go back and sit int he hot tub with a ginger ale!!!! best times ever!!

Mikeco · · Golden, CO · Joined Apr 2008 · Points: 0
Happiegrrrl wrote: So, I made myself a sandwich and packed it away. I was so excited to be getting out there and had a wonderful, wonderful time. A spiritual experience even. It comes time for lunch and even though I hadn't realized I was hungry, by the time I get that sandwich out, I know that I am, indeed, hungry. I took a bite out of that good old turkey, cheese and tomato sandwich and was AMAZED at hoe delicious it was. I (truthfully) declared "This is the BEST sandwich I have EVER had!" The other participants looked at me like I was a fool. But the guide looked at me as if he knew just exactly what I meant. "It is, isn't it?" he says. It was.
I can definitely relate to this. The most satisfying meals I've had have frequently been something simple like a sandwich, or a bowl of spaghetti eaten outdoors, when you are really hungry and exhausted after a day of adventure. It's a primitive kind of satisfaction that is somehow connected with a sense of accomplishment that just seems to resonate deep inside.
cdg · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Apr 2008 · Points: 0

The Sundance Cafe one mile south of Nederland if you have been in Boulder Canyon or surrounding areas. Great food and a view from Longs to James Peak.

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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