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A Road Trip From LA to Durango - Where to Eat?


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A Road Trip From LA to Durango - Where to Eat?

TomSwift | | Aug 15, 2007 11:12 PM

We'll be leaving on Aug. 22nd for a trip to Colorado and back. What help can the Southwest Hounds offfer on where to get the good chow along the way? Not to run afoul of the Rules regarding geographic exclusivity, we'll pick up the trip in Kingman, then Flagstaff, via Fwy 10, 15 and 40. Then Flagstaff to Mexican Hat on Routes 89, 160, 163 through Grand Canyon, Tuba City, Monument Valley and Mexican Hat. Then Mexican Hat to Durango, Colorado via Routes 160 and 491 through Dolores, Cortez, Telluride, Dunton Hot Springs. Then Durango to Winslow via 491, 40 through Cortez, Shiprock, Gallup, Winslow. Then Winslow to Sedona via 40 and 89-A through Flagstaff. Then Sedona to LA via 89-A, 40, 15 and 10. Cut-off at the california border.

All that said, and recognizing that driving doesn't necessarily put you into a burg at mealtime, what can you folks recommend (outside of California) in the cities we'll go through but especially along the side of the road in between. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and everything in between. We try to avoid chains unless there is no alternative; the opportunities for regional food would seem abundant. We are experienced world travelers and prefer good food no matter how improbable. Who would expect some of the best Thai food in Las Vegas? Any help you can provide will make that l.o.n.g drive much more enjoyable. If you need Southern Cal recs, I'll be one of the first to reply. Thanks so much.

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