Places to eat when riding

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Re: Good Eats Along the Way

Postby Renee » May 6th, 2014, 8:50 am

When I go visit my kids in the Bay area, getting an "In and Out Burger" is something I really look forward to. Sometimes I go get one before I even show up on the kids' door steps. And I am going to see them on the 15th! Now you just reminded me of another side reason I am happy to go see them! But Squirrel Burgers in Corvallis and the Oregonian burger at Sprats in Cottage Grove are the best non fast food burgers I have had around here. (I can not personally stomach McDonald burgers and the nasty cheese they use, but their fries are among the best for fast food, in my opinion. 5000,0000,00000000 customers can not all be wrong in liking them, but a lot of them are obese and will have an abbreviated life expectancy because of it. Maybe it is a population control thing :cry:

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Re: Good Eats Along the Way

Postby Mossy-Back » May 6th, 2014, 8:55 am

It's in our survival programming as humans. We seek out sugar, salt, and fat, which is an advantage when you have very little to eat, but that is not the case most of the time in our society.
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Re: Good Eats Along the Way

Postby Renee » May 6th, 2014, 3:27 pm

And it is our lack of self discipline. The fast food industry thrives on those inherent human weaknesses. Put out a pretty, cheap, fast, convenient taste bud trip, (regardless of how bad it is for people) and someone is going to drive up to that window. A lot of someones. I do it too. Instant gratification is so readily available. We have come to expect nothing less pretty much. It takes a steel will to do right by our hard working miracles that our bodies are. That is one thing I admire about peddlers. They work it, and you hardly ever see an overweight one, or their frequenting McD's. Why would they want to back up in their efforts to stay healthy through exercise? And all they get back is an unswept part of the street to navigate. Check the backpack. Fruit, protein, water, raw veggies. :clap: Maybe we should list healthy places to eat! You can come to my house! Tonight I will be serving broiled snapper, green salad with at least 6 colorful veggies, brown rice, and steamed asparagus! Come on over! :D I knew those Ride 44 Friendly signs were a good idea!

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Re: Good Eats Along the Way

Postby Cool Pup » May 6th, 2014, 6:56 pm

Man, Renee!! Now I am REALLY hungry!

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Re: Places to eat when riding

Postby RickRick » May 6th, 2014, 7:29 pm

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Re: Places to eat when riding

Postby Mossy-Back » May 6th, 2014, 8:13 pm

Aww... Now the thread is just like everyone else's. Where's the respect for individualism and originality?

Oh, wait. It was just a copy of a different one... Never mind.
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Re: Good Eats Along the Way

Postby H2bill » May 6th, 2014, 10:02 pm

Ron Alsea wrote:
H2bill wrote:Big Mac.
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Best. Burger. Ever.
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How could anyone who rides those great machines to such wonderful locations say that?! :lolno:

:lol: Although I never (okay, on a very rare occasion) eat at the Golden Arches in the states, I must admit that we have frequented them in Europe. It is the only place in most of Europe that you can be assured to find a clean and free bathroom. The best one for atmosphere I have found is the underground one in Rome, and the best view bar none is the one in Chamonix, France with a big window facing the Dru in the Alps. Many actually have deli's in them, believe it or not. I'm surprised that hasn't caught on over here.
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Re: Good Eats Along the Way

Postby MotoMonkey » May 6th, 2014, 10:38 pm

H2bill wrote:...It is the only place in most of Europe that you can be assured to find a clean and free bathroom.


That is actually a really good tip to have locked away. :thumbsup:
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Re: Good Eats Along the Way

Postby sarvi » May 6th, 2014, 10:39 pm

H2bill wrote:
Ron Alsea wrote:
H2bill wrote:Big Mac.
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Best. Burger. Ever.
:stir:

How could anyone who rides those great machines to such wonderful locations say that?! :lolno:

:lol: Although I never (okay, on a very rare occasion) eat at the Golden Arches in the states, I must admit that we have frequented them in Europe. It is the only place in most of Europe that you can be assured to find a clean and free bathroom. The best one for atmosphere I have found is the underground one in Rome, and the best view bar none is the one in Chamonix, France with a big window facing the Dru in the Alps. Many actually have deli's in them, believe it or not. I'm surprised that hasn't caught on over here.

I don't ever go to McDonalds, but a few years back after spending 3 weeks in Eastern Europe with absolutely no familiar food, I did hit a McDonalds in Syntagma Square in Athens. Oh my, that actually tasted REALLY good.
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Re: Good Eats Along the Way

Postby Ron Alsea » May 6th, 2014, 11:08 pm

H2bill wrote: It is the only place in most of Europe that you can be assured to find a clean and free bathroom.

I do give you that; I do frequent McD when traveling; I stop to use the restroom, forgo the vaguely food-like substances and get back on the road!
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Re: Places to eat when riding

Postby HarleyRdr » May 7th, 2014, 7:17 pm

My brother and I stopped at a McDs in Berlin also for the bathrooms! Was super nice to find a free one.

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Re: Places to eat when riding

Postby Ron Alsea » August 30th, 2014, 6:09 pm

OK, I know this has been listed and written up before but Eats and Treats, across from Independent Motorcycle Repair in Philomath has absolutely incredible food..........if you like great BBQ, the best I have had outside of Texas, homemade buns that are actually great bread...not tasteless white fluff........ great soups, sandwiches, desserts and many options that are allergy-free (nut, gluten, etc), none of which sacrifice great taste.....I highly recommend.
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Re: Places to eat when riding

Postby wileycoyote » August 30th, 2014, 7:29 pm

Ron Alsea wrote:We won't invite Slodave............he doesn't like anything! ;)

Especially stopping long enough to eat. That guy is ALWAYS in a hurry. :lol:
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Re: Places to eat when riding

Postby Dustpan » August 30th, 2014, 7:32 pm

Not so much that he's in a hurry as it is, well...
It seems no matter where he is, he wants to be somewhere else! :lol:
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Re: Places to eat when riding

Postby Ron Alsea » August 30th, 2014, 9:42 pm

wileycoyote wrote:
Ron Alsea wrote:We won't invite Slodave............he doesn't like anything! ;)

Especially stopping long enough to eat. That guy is ALWAYS in a hurry. :lol:


Dustpan wrote:Not so much that he's in a hurry as it is, well...
It seems no matter where he is, he wants to be somewhere else! :lol:


Geez.......Sassy is passe and Slodave is "It"?

Funny conversation.........earlier this week Slodave says, "Did you hear about that 70 y/o guy that crashed his bike? I don't think it's a good idea guys that old should be riding motorcycles!", to which he, northward of 70, busts out laughing!
Then again.......at our age, sitting still isn't a good idea.........that black-hooded, creepy guy with the sickle starts getting too darned close.........that's the real reason Why We Ride! ;)
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Re: Places to eat when riding

Postby Sasquatch » September 3rd, 2014, 12:38 am

Ron Alsea wrote: Geez.......Sassy is passe and Slodave is "It"?


What is this nonsense?! :wtf:

I've heard That Eats and Treats is good, but is a gluten free establishment..?

I'll see your Eats and Treats and Raise you an Armondo's in Brownsville. http://www.yelp.com/biz/armandos-brownsville Best salsa I've had in my life hands down. Service is good, not great, but the two meals I've had so far there have tasted fantastic. And Brownsville is centrally located to some good rides. Just be forewarned they don't have AC. Lol.

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Re: Places to eat when riding

Postby Ron Alsea » September 4th, 2014, 7:53 pm

OK....a bit far afield but.......if ever you are tooling along through Cache Valley in northeast Utah, there is an incredibly awesome place that makes breads so good that it ruins you for bread anywhere else for a while, ditto the BLT that is THE-BEST-I-HAVE-EVER-HAD!!, it really should go by another name for the taste and crunch is sublime......it's located in Logan.
All fresh local ingredients, salads are incredibly crunchy and multi-colored wonderfulness and the desserts......well...........no point in trying to describe them.
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Re: Places to eat when riding

Postby tonyr97426 » July 29th, 2018, 8:58 am

Vida Cafe out 126 past Blue River is nice. Little hole in the wall with lunch/dinner specials and home made pies daily.

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Re: Places to eat when riding

Postby orforester » July 29th, 2018, 9:50 am

In Port Orford last weekend, Griff's on the Dock, great seafood, fresh off the boats, which are right around the small restaurant!!

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Re: Places to eat when riding

Postby skidog » August 10th, 2018, 6:36 pm

I like to hold off eating untill either getting to the Mercantile in Alsea or the Dairy Mart in Monroe. The food(?) is barely enjoyable, but sitting on their benches in front and just taking in the show is priceless.
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Re: Places to eat when riding

Postby wileycoyote » August 13th, 2018, 5:41 pm

Newcomb's Ranch at the top of Angeles Crest Highway in California. They hand pat their own burger patties & they are delicious. Tons of bikes in the parking lot too.
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Re: Places to eat when riding

Postby RickRick » August 21st, 2018, 11:51 am

wileycoyote wrote:Newcomb's Ranch at the top of Angeles Crest Highway in California. They hand pat their own burger patties & they are delicious. Tons of bikes in the parking lot too.


The food was really good... but we were comatose for awhile after the ride... Maybe the 102 degrees had some impact on our riding abilities as well.
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Re: Places to eat when riding

Postby Fauder » August 22nd, 2018, 10:54 am

I found that Beckies Cafe on 62 at Union Creek to have good food. It's just south of the 230-62 split.

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Re: Places to eat when riding

Postby RickRick » August 27th, 2018, 1:07 pm

Wiley C and I got a recommendation from Sr. Trooper Weaver for the Snaffle Bit Dinner House in John Day. The food is amazing!
The steaks are great, the stuffed baked potatoes are amazing and the Spicy Mac and Cheese looked great.
It is just south of John Day on 395. If you get to the High School, you have gone too far.

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Re: Places to eat when riding

Postby wileycoyote » August 28th, 2018, 6:03 pm

RickRick wrote:Wiley C and I got a recommendation from Sr. Trooper Weaver for the Snaffle Bit Dinner House in John Day. The food is amazing!
The steaks are great, the stuffed baked potatoes are amazing and the Spicy Mac and Cheese looked great.
It is just south of John Day on 395. If you get to the High School, you have gone too far.

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