OK, I know that second only to great photographs or out photographing for photographers is food or more to the point where to go. So I'm asking all you western half of the US. Where is the best place to eat while out on a fieldtrip.
An example for me is I took a John Sexton workshop and we went as a group to a dinner in Carmel Valley that had the best Cheese/chili soup.
I don't want any of that Scotish dinner McDonald's!
"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit"
In the Tucson area, this is a no brainer. Best Mexican restaurant, for my vote, goes to El Torrero. Don't know the address, but it is at south 4th avenue and 26th street (north west corner), just behind the pawn shop, so you won't find it unless some one tells you about it. Wonderful Sonoran style food, great staff, "interesting" atmosphere and very inexpensive prices. Same owners and waitresses for many years and incredible food.
Cameo on 82nd and Sandy in Portland. Perfect place to go for breakfast after photographing the sunrise. They have jugs of REAL maple syrup on every table and sell their delicious pancakes by the acre.
San Francisco, the Piers have great food
Mama took my APX away.....
San Francisco - that's a place where it's hard to get a bad meal. Really like the Asian places, especially Thai. Also the seafood.
Mountain View - anything along Castro Street (that's why the locals call it "gastro street")
Napa Valley - Trevigne
Monterey - Rapa's at the end of Fisherman's Wharf is great for lunch
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Tucson-What Nose said , or EL-Menudo
Cortez CO-Fiesta Mexicana, The Homesteader, Cortez Brewery, Dry Dock
Mancos CO-Can't remember the name but it is right next to the big victorian house
La Plata CO-Kennebec Cafe and bakery
Durango CO-Texas bar-B-Q place, Mamas Boy, Lady Falconburgh, East by Southwest
Albuquerque NM-Gardunios, Little Anitas, Macaroni Grill
Gallup MN- Jerry's Cafe, Grandpa's Grill
Yep I eat out alot when I am on the road. Especially in the winter. These are where I like to go. In the SUmmer, in the mountains go to a grocery or deli get a sandwich and eat it in the aspens or pines. Everything tastes better outside, even Balogna
Technological society has succeeded in multiplying the opportunities for pleasure, but it has great difficulty in generating joy. Pope Paul VI
So, I think the "greats" were true to their visions, once their visions no longer sucked. Ralph Barker 12/2004
If you are down near San Diego, in Encinitas, there's a place called "La Especial Norte". Best I've had in the area. They were in last year's Saveur magazines. They have about a dozen mexican soups to try out. Its a couple of blocks off the beach which is nice.
La Especial Norte packs them in for miles...don't forget the Sunday Menudo to cure that hang-over...nothing like tripe in the morning...
"The Pyramids" - Egyptian food and belly dancing. Located in the Kapahulu District of Honolulu, near Waikiki.
"Keoki's Paradise" - Poipu Beach
Here's my suggestions...
In Brigham City: Idle Isle
In Park City: Ciceros
Moab: Zax Wood Fired Pizza 96 South Main Street,
[color=#0000ff]Moab Brewery[/color] 686 South Main
St. George: Cafe Rio on the blvd
Zion: Hamberger joint on the east side. On the west, Zion Pasta and Noodle http://www.zionpizzanoodle.com/menu.html