Announcing… the 2018 BEST EATS Awards!

Best Breakfast Burrito
California Burrito at Penfold’s in Temecula, CA

Best Mexican Food Breakfast
Asada Omelet at Main Stop Restaurant in Kittitas, WA

Best Breakfast That Should Be a Dessert
Banana Split Waffle at Penfold’s in Temecula, CA (image just shows 1/2!)

Best Unique Breakfast
Johnny Cakes at Red Rooster in Enterprise, OR

Best Soups
Chicken Pot Pie Soup at Flying J Restaurant in LaGrande, OR

Posole Soup at Mom’s Diner in Pahrump, NV

White Bean & Chicken Chili at Joe Beans in LaGrande, OR

Best Chili

1. Paradise Cafe in Paradise Valley, CA

2.Range Rider in Enterprise, OR

Best Side Salad
Brownie’s in Yuma, AZ

Best Appetizer
House-Made Jalapeno Poppers at The Embers in Joseph, OR

Best Sandwich
Filet Mignon Sandwich at the Chalkboard Cafe in Wallace, ID

Best Reuben
Chalkboard Cafe in Wallace, ID
Crowbar in Shoshone, CA

Best Burger

Jose Burger at Paradise Cafe in Paradise Valley, CA

Most Loaded Burger
Molly B’Damn burger (hamburger with bacon, ham slices, pineapple, Swiss cheese, and the usual fixins) at the Sprag Pole in Murray, ID

Best Fish and Chips
Sea Baron in Garibaldi, OR

Best Unique Dinner
Drunken Shrimp with rice noodles at Mamcita’s in LaGrande, OR

Best Ravioli

Crab Ravioli with Pesto at Bit of Italy in Nampa, ID

 

Best Meatloaf

Meatloaf and Eggs Special at Mom’s Diner in Pahrump, NV

Best Turkey Dinner

Brownie’s in Yuma, AZ

Best Pie
1. Cherry Crumble at Mom’s Diner in Pahrump, NV

2. Marionberry Pie at Alice’s Country Kitchen outside Tillamook, OR

Best Scones
Triple Berry Scones at Sugar Time Bakery in Enterprise, OR

Best All-Around Place to Eat
Home! Something as simple as a tuna salad sandwich takes on amazing flavor when Bob makes it.

And his salmon? Melt-in-your-mouth amazing!

Not much of a salad person? You’ve never had one like this:

We’re very spoiled by his food, which is organic when we can get it. He was in the slow-food movement before people thought it was a special thing — making sauces from scratch.

When we eat out, we’re picky about where we eat and how it’s served, so making this list of the Best Eats from our travels is something special.

Congrats to all restaurants that made this annual list!

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About Ellen

Fiction writer and photographer, I travel the country with my sweetheart of a husband as a "full-time RVer."
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2 Responses to Announcing… the 2018 BEST EATS Awards!

  1. YUM! Happy Trails and a wonderful New Year to you both! 🙂
    –Mike

    • Ellen says:

      I always get soooo hungry when I wrote these posts!! And it makes me miss too many places we’ve been. Hope you and Karen are happy and healthy!

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