Friday, July 25, 2014

A Failed Attempt.. Time to Plan

Having returned from our travels, we sat down and debated on how to classify our success level of our little mission. Sadly, past the wonderful hidden gems we mentioned for Day 1 of the road trip we were on, the rest of the trip had nothing to really report about. Besides the complimentary breakfasts provided by the hotels we stayed at (there was one which had cold scrambled eggs as part of the offered items) and grabbing snacks from gas stations, our food adventure was quite lack luster. Though we did have an exciting trip, it did leave this pair of Foodies feel that there was something missing. 

How are we to make up for this lack of tastebud stimulation? Well it would seem that we're in the process of planning another road trip set for some time in September. We will be traveling from Sacramento to San Francisco in order to connect with Highway 101 which will take us up the Pacific coast line through Oregon and Washington. Are you in Northern California, Oregon or Washington? Know of some local eateries that we should try along the way? Feel free to let us know and suggest your favorite must-visit locations! 

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Epic Food Quest... ON THE ROAD!

After an absence and lack of inspiration, there is a break in the doldrums that come in the form of a road trip. So for the next couple of entries, we will be taking you along with us on this foodie journey.

Day 1 - Breakfast 
Our first stop on our journey was for breakfast. After a bit of looking around, we came across the Bear Beach Cafe located in South Lake Tahoe, California. An intimate, down to earth family style diner, the cafe offers dark coffee, delicious food and friendly employees. Some of the breakfast choices include Fruity French Toast - french toast made from sourdough bread and topped with your choice of blueberries or strawberries, and the Greek Isle Omelette - an omelette of 4 eggs, feta cheese, Kalamata olives, ham, mushrooms, and tomatoes with a side of potatoes.

Bear Beach Cafe 
3310 Lake Tahoe Blvd. 
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

As we come to the end of the first day of our journey, we find ourselves in the town of Ely, Nevada. Asking the receptionist at the hotel we decided to stay at for the night for a possible spot to have an evening meal, we were directed to Racks Bar and Grill which was just down the street. Strolling into the small sports bar, we were surprised by the welcoming atmosphere. With comfortable surroundings with the locals enjoying their drinks, some of the items on the menu include Calamari as an appetizer or a Swiss Mushroom Burger - a juicy burger with Swiss cheese, sauteed mushrooms, thick cut tomatoes, and lettuce on a soft bun with a side of fries.

Racks Bar and Grill
753 Aultman Street
Ely, Nevada