What is the best place to eat at yr favorite climbing area?


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Sport climber
Topic Author's Original Post - Apr 20, 2017 - 12:54pm PT
I've been creating and illustrating a cook book for climbers, going to print it in June..
but I realized it wouldn't be complete without recommendations for where to eat out for the days you don't feel like cooking.

I know the best place to eat in Italy's Finale Ligure - a tiny osteria with the best three course dinners you've ever eaten.
 The place to get pizza in the Verdon (with the crazy Spanish guy at the bend in the road)
 The New Paltz Bakery for the Gunks,
 Or the free hot chocolate in front of the womens' bathroom at the Ahwahnee in Yosemite.

But what do you think are the best (perhaps hidden?) places to eat?
I'd love to know!

To give you an idea, this is what the book will look like:
Cooking for Climbers Cover
Cooking for Climbers Cover
Credit: Lotte_Charlie

Trad climber
Nothing creative to say
Apr 20, 2017 - 01:19pm PT
Does that book have a list of the people that will be cooking for climbers?

I need to make friends with them. :)

Pinnacles East or West side on the way back to the Bay Area, I stop at Super Taqueria in Hollister or Morgan Hill, respectively.


Apr 20, 2017 - 01:31pm PT
Gunks Mexicali Blues
Red Rock Sushi Mon
T-Wall Shufords Smokehouse
Bishop Burger Barn

Ice climber
Apr 20, 2017 - 01:35pm PT
Love or hate it, Miguels seems like it needs to be on your list. Margarita's from Edguardo in EPC too.

I'm partial to the Pho place on 120 coming back to the bay though.

Oh, and the samosa place in Squamish.

The Good Places
Apr 20, 2017 - 01:41pm PT
Sweet Melissa in Laramie is where it's at after a Veed session

Avo's for FoCo
Mishawaka for Cache la Poudre
Hot Tomato for Fruita: "friends let friends eat hot pie"

Blondie's for Stankersville (but do not underestimate the joy of opening local eyes with your 2 lbs milkshake in 2 mins at Stan's)

Opa in Estes
Pho for Vegas
Oskar Blues in Lyons

Sandy Bowles' gritty vegan home cookin' for the bad roads and warm coolers

Trad climber
Twain Harte, California
Apr 20, 2017 - 01:44pm PT
On Sonora Pass Highway, my house. My wife's an excellent cook (I do not like to cook).

I kinda like the ambience there too.

Trad climber
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 20, 2017 - 01:44pm PT
:) Thanks for the suggestions!
MIguel's seems to pop up often!

@Mungeclimber - You can order your non-climbing (gasp) friends a book and perhaps inspire them ;)

Trad climber
Nothing creative to say
Apr 20, 2017 - 01:49pm PT
madness for sure reaching out to non climbers! ;)
Jon Beck

Trad climber
Apr 20, 2017 - 02:04pm PT
Tuolumne Meadows - Mono Cone (or the Mobil Station)

Social climber
carmel, ca
Apr 20, 2017 - 02:10pm PT
^^^^ Tuolumne Meadows then Tioga Pass Resort is well worth it and very reasonable. No post suffer-fest engorgement is complete without some berry pie a la mode for desert too.

More about the ambiance than incredible eats, but the price is right.

Apr 20, 2017 - 02:35pm PT

Joshua Tree = Sam's Indian Restaurant (across from the Post Office next to the Market)...
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Apr 20, 2017 - 02:49pm PT
Grizzly Bar Alpine MT, Silver Dollar Cody, WY, the Sugar Shack Nemo, WY
Credit: mike m
mabe you didnt belive me they were big in the last picture. but now do...
mabe you didnt belive me they were big in the last picture. but now do you?
Credit: mike m

Mountain climber
The Deep Woods
Apr 20, 2017 - 02:53pm PT
I'm a fan of the clam dinner at the YWCA

Trad climber
Monrovia, California
Apr 20, 2017 - 02:54pm PT
For most of the places I like to climb at my campsite is the best place to eat. But in the lower Kern there's the Kern River Brewing Company. The best ale and a great menu.

Looks like a cool book. How can we get a copy?

Mountain climber
Apr 20, 2017 - 03:52pm PT
The patio at the Ahwahnee Hotel . Alan Bard,Craig Calonica & I were asked to leave the dining room their one morning when we had been eating the -all-you-could -eat Sunday -brunch for only a few hours!
Dingus Milktoast

Trad climber
Minister of Moderation, Fatcrackistan
Apr 20, 2017 - 04:02pm PT
Sonora Pass Highway, Alicia's Sugar Shack in Sugar Pine, CA


Apr 20, 2017 - 04:24pm PT

When climbing Oak Flats/Queen Creek = Los Hermanos Restaurant & Lounge and also Porters Café (In the lot with "The Worlds Smallest Museum")...

from out where the anecdotes roam
Apr 20, 2017 - 04:43pm PT
roscoe, make that grizzly bar, roscoe mt. as in where the hell is roscoe?

Social climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
Apr 20, 2017 - 04:58pm PT
Joshua Tree: Sam's for dinner, Country Kitchen for breakfast.
Idyllwild: Red Kettle
Spanish Fork: The Little Acorn
Lone Pine: Frosty Cone
Big Pine: Copper Top
Domelands: Grumpy Bear's
Christmas Tree Pass: Kidwell Airport at Cal-Nev-Ari
Heller Rocks and Easter Wall: Indian Wells Brewery (limited menu: popcorn and beer)

Apr 20, 2017 - 05:14pm PT

If climbing around Lucerne, California = BMX/Horsemans, New Jack, Fairview, Margaretville, Picnic, Alesandria, others...

DON'T STOP!!!...





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