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Lee Vining - Whoa Nellie Deli

gordon wing | Aug 26, 2004 01:19 PM

It's been a couple of years since I last ate at the Whoa Nellie Deli. Last week I finally got back over to the Eastern Sierra and managed to squeeze in a few visits. One morning we met some friends there before leaving on a day hike. We had already eaten breakfast but our two friends had breakfast plates consisting of potatoes, eggs & sausage. The portions were pretty meager - unlike most of the lunch and dinner portions. The potatoes and sausage were not particularly interesting. Judging by these plates, breakfast is not one of their strong points. I bought a Tioga Sub to take on our day hike and it was very generously filled with a variety of meats, cheese, lettuce, tomato & onion. By lunch time the bread (undistinguished white roll) was pretty sogged out....for dinner the fish tacos are a pretty good bet. a regular order consists of one taco with a fruit salsa and one taco with ginger coleslaw - accompanied by brazilian black beans. I really like the fruit salsa so I get both tacos with that and pass on the ginger coleslaw. tasted the jambalaya - it was OK but don't think I'd order it again. One of our friends had a hamburger and it came medium rare as ordered - looked very juicy. The french fries looked very appetizing - nicely browned. A spring mix salad with blackberry vinaigrette was good, even though it was too heavily dressed. It's quite the scene - we ate outside on a lovely night - looking out over Mono Lake.

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