Sunday, May 19, 2019

Places to Eat in Wyoming and Utah

So having traveled some around Wyoming and Utah here in the USA, I have always wanted to detail somewhere on the web places that I have found that were excellent establishments for food.  Interesting shows on TV and the internet usually depict places in cities where the competition is fierce and the locals know where the best food is.  So while I have included some in the bigger towns and cities, if you are traveling across the I-80 corridor of Wyoming or any other place in Wyoming or Utah, just passing little towns along the way and wondered what you could eat there, here is a list of my FAVES!

I have managed to find lots of gems in these small towns that I hope you will stop on your next trip and see for your self.

If you have any suggestions to add to this list, I will add them with a note that it is recommended until such time that I can try it out for myself.  I will also state if it has been a long time since I have visited the place when appropriate.

ENJOY!

Utah

Castle Dale

  • On the east end of town there was a pizza place in an old gas station.  It used to have the BEST calzones!  Not sure if it still there, but if it is give it a try!
Green River
  • It has been a while since I have been here too but I know people who say it is still there.  Ray's Tavern is one of only a few places to eat in this town, but the burgers are SO WORTH IT!!  Flame broiled and delish!
Provo
  • It has been a while since we have been to Hot Pot in downtown prove but worth the stop if you like trying something more traditional Chinesey.



Wyoming

Bill [yes, I said Bill]
  • Penny's Diner is associated with the railroad somehow but it has great hamburgers.
Buffalo [Interstate 25]
  • The Dash is wonderful!  I love stopping here on the way north along I-25!  Their shakes and ice cream are very good too!

Casper
  • Little House of Burgers has excellent burgers and I highly recommend this one!

Cheyenne [Interstates 25 and 80]
  • This is the first entry of three for Anong's Thai.  They started out in Rawlins and have moved east.  GREAT place for Thai and Asian food!  Has buffet during the week for lunch.  Conveniently just off of I-80.
  • Korea House is a great place but lately we have noticed that they are closed some days like weekends and often only take out for dinner.  But worth a stop if you are interested in trying.  Just off of I-25 in a residential area.

Douglas 
  • The Depot is a great place for Americana
  • Sapporo has pretty good Japanese food.
Farson
  • Although this place doesn't serve real food, the ice cream here is worth the stop.  Especially since you are 60 miles from anywhere and it can get hot out there in the Green River basin.
Laramie [Interstate 80]
  • Anong's - another of those GREAT Thai places.  This one is a little harder to find since it is down by the tracks among the downtown historic area with all it's intricacies of one way streets and such but worth the find.
Medicine Bow
  • The historic Virginian is a new fave of mine now!  GREAT burgers!
Orin Junction [Interstate 25]
  • There is a little cafe attached to a Sinclair station about a half mile east of the off ramp and rest area here.  THIS is where I get the best chili!  It is so good!
Rawlins [Interstate 80]
  • Anong's -  the original establishment.  Good food and has buffet during the week for lunch.
  • Rose's Lariat is a AWESOME Mexican place.  The food is good and the green chili is HOT!  Been a while since I have been here but I still here people telling me they ate there.  My cousin got me hooked on this one and every time I have been there the customers are from outta state.  one guy said, "We stop here for lunch on the way up to hunting camp from Colorado and then again on the way back!"  Place is small and seating is limited so consider take out.
  • Check out Sinclair's entry for another Mexican goodie.
Saratoga
  • The Wolf used to be a pretty good place, but have not been there in a while.
Sinclair [Interstate 80]
  • Su Casa is simply awesome!  My cousin got me started on this one too and I have been hooked ever since.
I hope you find something good to eat from these GREAT places to eat!

Let me know in the comments if any are still around, gone or have changed ownership.  I know we have seen a GREAT place go to pot when someone else buys it so I can revise this list if you can warn me.  We are always looking for suggestions for places to eat so feel free to leave a comment if you like.  We travel a lot in these two states but are also known to travel to Montana, Colorado and South Dakota.  Of course other states are welcome, just not sure when we will be making those trips at the moment.

Thanks!!!

Sunday, May 5, 2019

WOW!

Has it been 6 months since I posted here?!!?

Well, just got finished watching EM Kaplan's blog on eating vegemite and spam.  Pretty funny.  Especially since I LOVE spam!

Anyway, I will be trying to keep up better on this thing!

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Thanksgiving!!! Shameless promo - CONTINUED!!!

Good Evening!

My Thanksgiving give away of book 2 of The Way of the Horse Series in a Thanks-for-Giving way was so popular that I decided to extend it through the end of the year!!!  Use the following coupon to get "Here and Now" for FREE at Smashwords:  UF98E

The coupon is public so just click the yellow "Buy with Coupon" button in the upper right corner and read away.

Check out Book 1, "Memories of a Distant Future" as well since it is free too!

If you aren't interested in either of these, feel free to browse around Smashwords and find something else you might like.

Thanks and I hope you find something you can enjoy for the next year!!!

MR

Monday, November 19, 2018

Interviewed!!!

Matt Kendrick over at Prattlefog & Gravelrap did a wonderful interview of me and a few other authors on Indie Publishing, The Joys of Self-Publishing.

Thanks Matt!

I hope you all will click over to see his website and read the article.

Friday, November 16, 2018

Thanksgiving!!! Shameless promo!

Good Evening!

For this Thanksgiving I am giving away my book 2 of The Way of the Horse Series in a Thanks-for-Giving way.  Use the following coupon to get "Here and Now" for FREE at Smashwords:  UF98E

The coupon is public so just click the yellow "Buy with Coupon" button in the upper right corner and read away.

Check out Book 1, "Memories of a Distant Future" as well since it is free too!

If you aren't interested in either of these, feel free to browse around Smashwords and find something else you might like.

Thanks and I hope you find something you can enjoy for Thanksgiving!!!

MR

Friday, November 2, 2018

WOW!

I did not realize how long it had been since I had posted.  I apologize to those who might of wondered.  Life gets in the way often times and I have been busy with that.  But I am hoping to be able to get going again.

Book 3 cover design by WillowRaven is coming along and I hope to see something soon.  I am also seriously contemplating book revisions, title revisions and cover redesigns to see if I can up the quality of the last few books.  Those are also thanks to Willowraven who has been a huge asset!  You might check out her website linked above and see what all she has going.  From our discussions, I have learned where I might have gone wrong and what might need to change to be more in line with this genre.

I have also picked up a few new hobbies and those kept me busy over the summer as well.  I am looking forward to the winter to actually sit down and write some more.

I hope everything in your life is good and that as the holidays approach, you will find joy with family and friends.

CYA!

Thursday, January 25, 2018

52 Week Reading Challenge (UPDATE)

I am a updating this about every month now, so hope things are going well for you.  Found some help in Goodreads which has many lists and other helps to find many of these.  In fact, I have already created a list called the 52 Week Reading Challenge 2018 to help me and anyone else who needs the help.

I have really enjoyed this challenge and I have found some new writers to dive into and read.  But I have also found a subject that really hit me this last book.  Prelude to Glory, Our Sacred Honor is about the Revolutionary War and it really piqued my interest in that era of History.  I have marked a bunch of books in Goodreads for reading and look forward to trolling Amazon for some others.

So if I have anything to say about this challenge, it has been wonderful in getting me to expand my horizons and get back into reading!  Yes, a few of the books have been slogs and have made me wonder why even picked them up but others such as Bad Luck and Trouble by Lee Child showed me some action and adventure that really got me rolling again.  I have had more than a few days where all I wanted to do was read!  That is awesome considering there are so many other things out there vying for our time and attention.  It feels good but I also feel it challenging me to write on my own novels.

OH and I have completed 29 of the 52 challenges with 6 and a half more months to go so maybe I can accomplish this challenge!

I hope you have found some enjoyment from this and find some authors that you can further explore their world with.

52 Week Reading Challenge 2018 (one for each week of the year):
Completed:  29/52
1. A book by your favorite author.
2. A book by an author whose work you haven't read previously. The Scarlet Pimpernil by Emma Orczy.
3. A book released in the year you were born.
4. A book released in 2018.
5. A book released in 2008.  Bad Luck and Trouble by Lee Child.
6. A book released in 1998.  Prelude to Glory Volume 1, Our Sacred Honor by Ron Carter.
7. A book released in 1988.
8. A book released in 1978.  Eight Tales of Terror by Edgar Allan Poe.
9. A book released in 1968.
10. A book released in 1958.
11. A book released in 1948.
12. A book released in 1938.
13. A book released in 1928.
14. A book released in 1918. My Antonia by Willa Cather.
15. A book released in the 20th Century [outside the years above]. The Scarlet Pimpernil by Emma Orczy.
16. A book released in the 19th Century.  Eight Tales of Terror by Edgar Allan Poe.
17. A book that has had a movie or TV adaptation. The Scarlet Pimpernil by Emma Orczy.
18. A book written after a movie or TV.
19. A female author. The Scarlet Pimpernil by Emma Orczy.
20. A male author - The Last Exodus by Trever Bierschbach.
21. A graphic novel.  Star Wars - Absolutely Everything You Need to Know.
22. A fiction. My Antonia by Willa Cather
23. A romance. The Scarlet Pimpernil by Emma Orczy.
24. A fantasy.  Firebolt (The Dragonian #1) by  Adrienne Woods.
25. A sci-fi.  Star Wars - Absolutely Everything You Need to Know.
26. A suspense/paranormal.  Eight Tales of Terror by Edgar Allan Poe.
27. An action/crime/adventure - The Last Exodus By Trever Bierschbach.
28. A war.  Prelude to Glory Volume 1, Our Sacred Honor by Ron Carter.
29. A thriller.  Bad Luck and Trouble by Lee Child.
30. A mystery.
31. A historical fiction.  Prelude to Glory Volume 1, Our Sacred Honor by Ron Carter.
32. A Native American.
33. A young adult book.  Firebolt (The Dragonian #1) by  Adrienne Woods.
34. A western.
35. A literature classic. The Scarlet Pimpernil by Emma Orczy.
36. A non-fiction - The Art of War by Sun Tzu.
37. An author's debut book - The Last Exodus by Trever Bierschbach.
38. An author from your state/province/[country] - The Last Exodus by Trever Bierschbach.
39. A book originally published in a language other than English - The Art of War by Sun Tzu.
40. A book by an African author.  Firebolt (The Dragonian #1) by  Adrienne Woods.
41. A book by an Asian author - The Art of War by Sun Tzu.
42. A book by an Australian author.
43. A book by a European author. The Scarlet Pimpernil by Emma Orczy.
44. A book by a North American author - The Last Exodus By Trever Bierschbach.
45. A book by a South American author.
46. A book set in Africa.
47. A book set in Antarctica.
48. A book set in Asia.
49. A book set in Australia.
50. A book set in Europe. The Scarlet Pimpernil by Emma Orczy.
51. A book set in North America - The Last Exodus By Trever Bierschbach.
52. A book set in South America.