Praise to the Tuolumne Mobil!!!!

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BuddhaStalin

climber
Truckee, CA
Mar 25, 2012 - 10:24am PT
Nope, mr oaksterdam, youre wrong....its because they have the best meatloaf sammich, coconut cream pie,and they are personable and nice, not too cool to speak a syllable to you as they take your order and deliver your food.

Nice guess though. Keep trying, you'll figure us out. You know you wanna be half as cool as me. Its all about who appears cooler.
hossjulia

Social climber
Eastside (of the Tetons)
Mar 25, 2012 - 11:42am PT
The Mobil is not in Tuolumne. It is a mile or so outside of Lee Vining.
The rest of Lee Vining is cool too, check it out sometine, OK? Especially the Mono Market. The deli case might surprise you.
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Mar 25, 2012 - 01:32pm PT
Oh come on Hoss...! You are a former employee and secret stock holder in the Mono Market so your opinion is slanted... but they do carry inner tubes for road bikes and their breakfast menu is great....RJ
Boomer

Trad climber
Reno
Mar 30, 2012 - 01:10pm PT
The Mobile; just another gourmet menu with the wafting aroma of gas pumps... Go to the Mono Cone for good eats, owned and operated by native locals!
eKat

Trad climber
BITD3
Mar 30, 2012 - 01:12pm PT
Ahhhhhhhhhh. . . to have a MonoCone, right now. . . . YUM! XXXXL, freezing cold vanilla. . . . HohMahn!
khanom

Trad climber
The Dessert
Mar 30, 2012 - 01:52pm PT
How can you say TPR is over-priced when the Mobil wants $12+ for a sad, pathetic excuse for a fish taco?
BuddhaStalin

climber
Truckee, CA
Mar 30, 2012 - 02:21pm PT
^^^served with a side of spite
KabalaArch

Trad climber
Starlite, California
Mar 30, 2012 - 04:22pm PT
You ever been to Ely?

Yes, I have. 1st time, following a storm to Alta; the town was in a valley. 2nd time, I found a short cut on my way home from Moab: just a couple 3 miles N of the I70/I15 tee intersection is a Utah road which leads west to Ely, past Great Basin Nat'l Park, for about 200 miles.

It's a dirt road, all the way. New Ely, consisting of Fast Food/Gas Stations (Eat Here and Get Gas Fast!), is a reflection of "spot zoning," and the new cross roads are some miles from where the Harleys used to terrorize the citizens on their main drag.

It is a bit out of the way, though.

Dennis Domaille, owner of the Mobile, survived a year's worth of ICU and plastic surgery. Is, apparently, okay.

Our local "Chez Panisse" is at "The Restaurant at Convict Lake," 10 min. S of Mammoth, at the foot of Mts Morrision and Laurel. 4. Walk in, wearing whatever you're wearing. Expect to drop at least $75/person.
Inner City

Trad climber
East Bay
Mar 30, 2012 - 04:50pm PT
Love the Convict lake restaurant. Show up late, all dirty from some adventure and get a nice steak and a bottle of wine. Ah...roll down to the tubs throw out a bag..
MisterE

climber
Nov 1, 2013 - 06:07pm PT
Bump

The best part of the trip to Tuolumne from the Eastside
The best part of the trip to Tuolumne from the Eastside
Credit: MisterE
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Nov 1, 2013 - 08:26pm PT
Yum, great place to stash on the way back to Canadia!
Outside

Trad climber
Truckee
Nov 1, 2013 - 08:33pm PT
last time I was there it was gross AND expensive, remember it being really good years ago and moderately priced.
Jebus H Bomz

climber
Peavine Basecamp
Nov 1, 2013 - 11:25pm PT
The sacred mart! I hold my tongue this time, I fear the wrath of your followers!
Randisi

Social climber
Dalian, Liaoning
Nov 2, 2013 - 01:14am PT
It is a convenient place to fill up the water bottles.

I think I've bought gas there once or twice and maybe a bottle of soda.
Charlie D.

Trad climber
Western Slope, Tahoe Sierra
Nov 2, 2013 - 07:56am PT
Here's a bone to chew on......

The Mobil station and deli has been a huge success and I applaud them for it. It is unfortunate however that from a planning perspective the investment was made there away from the town.

Imagine the additional benefit Lee Vining would have gained if that same facility was right in town. It's called smart growth where improvements are made close to existing infrastructure to the benefit of the developer and the community. Having a walkable connection to other business's, housing and community assets would have been huge for Lee Vining. It is a piece of a sustainable strategy for having growth without sprawl.

I'm only pointing it out for the sake of awareness as it might relate to development within your own communities. I'm certain there's a huge back story to this particular development and lessons learned. I would be very surprised if there weren't advocates for a win/win particularly there in Lee Vining. Bottom line get involved, the planning process is a public one.
Randisi

Social climber
Dalian, Liaoning
Nov 2, 2013 - 08:00am PT
Wonder how often accidents occur at the entrance?
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Nov 2, 2013 - 08:41am PT
There's no place like the Mono Cone.

There's no place like the Mono Cone.

There's no place like the Mono Cone.

Lloylloyd's oldold shoeshoes.
Lloylloyd's oldold shoeshoes.
Credit: mouse from merced
No fish taco either on land or sea
Could tempt me to pay twelve whole bucks to thee,
And for certain-sure not in Lost Lee Vee.

The back-story to the location is probably just simply to do with humongous amounts of tourist cars needing places to park while travelers are dining, or using the shitting facilities, or trying to sit next to Clint Eastwood's table.
WBraun

climber
Nov 2, 2013 - 08:43am PT
Girly men and women go there.

Real men eat roots and tubers in the Forrest above ......
Randisi

Social climber
Dalian, Liaoning
Nov 2, 2013 - 08:45am PT
Cursed be thee, Tuolumne Mobil!
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Nov 2, 2013 - 08:51am PT
They need a Vee-Soup Anderson's in LVee.

Goobers, not tubers, WB.


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