good to know about Frisco too – we are definitely driving east towards Denver on 70 –
thanks for the recommendation for the chicken fried steak – my partner eats that every chance he gets, and hates it when they are the frozen pre-battered kind in the sawmill gravy….
we have a friend in Salida, so that is one night we probably won’t be camping out –
anyhow, I cooked up a storm last night – so have lots of "road food" to take with us, ranging from gazpacho to grilled chicken breasts and potato salad, shrimp, tabouli and humus… since it seems like the situation has not improved on 50 east of Fallon in Nevada, we’ll rely on ourselves –
leaving first thing tomorrow –
We just got back a couple weeks ago from a trip out that direction, also camped the whole time. Son and I had excellent burgers in Buena Vista, Co at K’s Dairy Delight. My call number was ‘Liza Minelli’. uhmm….ok, why couldn’t I be Faye Dunaway. Oh well. Anyway, burgers were excellent, and the fries crispy and they didn’t have a bunch of grease or salt on them.
Side note…We camped at Cascade Loop USFS campground, almost to St Elmo, lovely area, but keep eyes open for bears and READ the bear warning signs posted throughout. Although we did not see any, we did see some of the aspen trees freshly scarred by a tree climbing variety of bear. So not good!
Oh, my son just reminded me, we had some good New Mexican style food at Casa del Sol in Buena Vista. Served with black beans, not traditional pinto.
In Utah, if you have not alrady found the links to it on Roadfood.com, there are many mentions of Mom’s cafe in Salina. You might check by doing a search here of Mom’s cafe. Their scones are awesome, unlike a traditional scone, Mom’s is more like Indian Frybread, but oh so much better than the frybread I tried in Arizona and other places during last month’s vacation. I had the chicken fried steak and it was probably the best of any I have had to date. Real beef, perfectly battered and fried golden, not some chopped up reformed chunk of goo plastered in flour and fried to an even more unrecognizable state.
Salina, Utah is right off I 70, if it were any closer to Kansas City, I would be going there for dinner at every opportunity!
If by chance you drop south more in Utah, along Highway 12 west of Bryce National Park is a grocery store/hotel/bakery family owned affair. Fosters I believe was the name. They have packed lunch boxes, excellent sandwiches by the way, but my goodness, their baklava is TOPS! I wish I had bought more then and there, as they were sold out when we stopped on the way back to our camp at Duck Creek.
Enjoy your trip!
We will be driving across Nevada on route 50 next month – any suggestions for places to eat in Nevada on 50 (other than bring your own food!)
or off 70 in Utah
and both 50 and 70 in Colorado –
places to stay/worthwhile sights also welcomed –
It has been 10 years since we drove 50 from calif to utah, haven’t done the whole trip to Colorado in 30 years – we’ll have camping gear with us –
thanks for any help!
Highway 50/Nevada, 70 or 50 Colorado
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