Michael, this thread has been incredibly enjoyable. Seeing photos of these long lost Roadfood restaurants makes me wish I had picked up my first JMS book years earlier.
The only place mentioned so far I made it to was Tuba City Truck Stop. For an Easterner like my friends and I, sitting in a restaurant where we were the only non-Native Americans, eating food we had never heard of, it was like something we had never imagined before. One of the things I most remember was the one wall was covered with autographed photos of celebrities, only they were all Native Americans. The only one any of us knew was Wes Studi. The people were nice, but not necessarily friendly, which was fine. It was obvious that we were much more interested in them than they were of us.
Unfortunately, this was before I started taking photos of Roadfood places and the food, so I don’t have any photos either.
Of all the now closed Roadfood joints I wistfully wish I had been able to visit, Hap Townes in Nashville would be #1.