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Jul 30, 2008
Okay guys, spill the beans. What are your favorite restaurants at the different crags you like to visit?

Jason
Jason D. Martin
Joined Jan 1, 2005
630 points
Jul 30, 2008
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
Jake O
Joined Jul 1, 2008
0 points
Jul 30, 2008
I like chipotle. Makes the route you just climbed seem a lot harder when you've gained another ten pounds and try it again. Phil Lauffen
From The Bubble
Joined Jun 20, 2008
1,655 points
Jul 30, 2008
Chuy's in Austin is yummy!

Can't beat Southern Sun in Boulder after Eldo or Boulder Canyon
coop Best
From Glenwood Springs, CO
Joined Jan 25, 2005
430 points
Jul 31, 2008
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. Mike Lane
From Centennial, CO
Joined Jan 21, 2006
210 points
Jul 31, 2008
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.
KCP
From Eldorado Springs, CO
Joined Jul 7, 2005
360 points
Jul 31, 2008
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.
Greg Hand
From Golden, CO
Joined Jan 21, 2003
1,705 points
Jul 31, 2008
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
From Phoenix
Joined May 16, 2006
2,540 points
Jul 31, 2008
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. Mike McL
From South Lake Tahoe, CA
Joined Dec 12, 2007
1,065 points
Jul 31, 2008
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.
Mike Lane
From Centennial, CO
Joined Jan 21, 2006
210 points
Jul 31, 2008
The Glass: Hogwild BBQ
Red: Miguels (is there anywhere else?)
Gunks: Gilded Otter/Mexicali Blues
Chattanooga spots: Big River Brew or Lupi's Pizza
Justin Dansby
From GA
Joined Mar 20, 2007
1,365 points
Jul 31, 2008
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.
Happiegrrrl
From Gunks
Joined Dec 23, 2005
0 points
Jul 31, 2008
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
TWAL
Joined Jul 15, 2008
0 points
Jul 31, 2008
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
Michael Sokoloff
From Spokane, WA
Joined Oct 22, 2006
35 points
Jul 31, 2008
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. YDPL8S
From Santa Monica, Ca.
Joined Aug 7, 2003
240 points
Jul 31, 2008
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
Chris Kidwell
Joined Jan 26, 2006
0 points
Jul 31, 2008
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.
Mike McL
From South Lake Tahoe, CA
Joined Dec 12, 2007
1,065 points
Jul 31, 2008
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. Wanderinfree Chrislip
From Boulder, CO
Joined May 30, 2006
0 points
Jul 31, 2008
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!! seth0687
From Fort Collins
Joined Nov 20, 2007
15 points
Jul 31, 2008
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.
Mikeco
From Golden, CO
Joined Apr 23, 2008
0 points
Jul 31, 2008
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. cdg
Joined Apr 21, 2008
0 points
Jul 31, 2008
I like to bring my Jetboil and have some freeze dried dinners from Mountain House. Mmm...Mmm...Good. Cliff bars also make up my diet during a climbing day. John W. Knoernschild
From Wisconsin
Joined Jun 19, 2007
2,115 points
Jul 31, 2008
Here they are in no particular order:

The Gunks, NY: Bacchus, Mexicali Blues (neck-sized burritos!)
Cathedral/Whitehorse Ledges, NH: Flatbread Co. (punctuated equilibrium pizza)
Red, KY: Miguel's
Adirondacks, NY: Noonmark Diner (the pie)
Rumney, NH: Bradford, VT Mini-Mart (breakfast sandwiches)
Smith Rock, OR: Deschutes Brewery (burgers and beer)
Index, WA: Index General Store, Ixtapa Mexican Rest., Zeke's (the best onion rings)
Red Rocks, NV: Baja Fresh
Smugglers' Notch, VT: Sunrise Cafe (climber owned; killer sandwiches and fresh-baked cookies daily!)

That's all I can think of right now.
Chris Duca
From Havertown, PA
Joined Dec 16, 2006
1,955 points
Jul 31, 2008
Yosemite Valley - Curry Village pizza. Nothing better after a wall. Paul Hunnicutt
From Boulder, CO
Joined Sep 23, 2006
195 points
Jul 31, 2008
Any of you Dakkers remember the Eagle Inn around Keene Valley? Food was great and the owner/proprietress/waitress had a German accent and a better mustache than I have with 35 years of growth. Lee Smith
Joined Sep 5, 2003
615 points
Jul 31, 2008
Yosemite Valley - vending machines! That's where you eat after a wall when you stumble back after everything is closed!! Greg Hand
From Golden, CO
Joined Jan 21, 2003
1,705 points


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