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Old 05-22-2013, 11:07 PM
 
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hi everyone,

i'm taking a chicago to los angeles road trip, and i'll be taking 76 & 70. can anyone recommend cheap, local eats along the way? you pick farms, farmers markets, small town cafes, and anything sustainable would be cool to know about.

thanks!
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Old 05-23-2013, 06:15 AM
 
Location: On the sunny side of a mountain
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Depends what time of the year you are coming through. Palisades, just before Grand Junction on I-70 has a few farm stands right off the highway, but there isn't much available until summer. Vail has the largest farmer's market in the state, it won't start until mid June.
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Old 05-23-2013, 07:26 AM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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Yelp is very useful.
Just search on what's nearby.
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Old 05-23-2013, 07:50 AM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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I assume you will be doing a split at I-80 in Western NE.

Don't miss Ollie's at Paxton, NE

Ole's Big Game Steakhouse & Lounge

That should keep your 'tank full' till you get to Glenwood Springs, CO *(the first place I would stop after Paxson if westbound). After an evening in the hot springs, I then cut south towards Moab, UT. The UT National Parks are not to be missed. As you approach Las Vegas (50 mi NE) don't miss https://www.google.com/search?q=vall...2&ved=0CDgQsAQ Excellent camping!

Then in LV, my favorite place is Red Rock Canyon Interpretive Association | Las Vegas, Nevada

For food I usualy stop in small towns off the interstate highways, so I can get to know 'locals', sometimes using Jane and Michael Stern's Roadfood | The Splendid Table YMMV.... There is also a 'road food' ,com

(I need to scope out nice chinese and mex places so I can get free used cooking oil for fuel.)


I also stay in Hospitality / guest homes, so traveling is cheaper than staying home (property taxes).
Hospitality exchange - Wikitravel
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