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looking for back road (and other) eats in UT, WY, NB, S.D.

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we'll be driving from So Cal to Spearfish, South Dakota. Willing to make significant detours for good food! This area doesn't seem to get much attention, but there must be some gems out there! We'll let you know what we find. thanks!

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    1. re: allan
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      two for the road

      Even the intrepid Sterns found very little in E. Wyoming, W. Dakotas and W. Nebraska. We are worried we may loose weight!

      1. re: two for the road

        I wonder if this place is in the vicinity of where you'll be. The friend of mine who wrote about it ate there again about a month ago, and said it's still really good.

        If you stop there, do please report back. Pat

        Link: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...

        1. re: two for the road

          It is my personal opinion that in a nice city like Cheyenne WY you ought to be able to find something good, maybe mexican? If you get away from the interstate that is - you did say back roads. Maybe in Laramie too - thats a bit more back roady. And just west of there, the Snowy Range is truly beautiful.

          Here is something more concrete re Nebraska - these might actually help you:

          Ole's Big Game and Steakhouse, Paxton NE threat with a number of other eating suggestions - http://www.chowhound.com/midwest/boar...
          Grand Island NE guatemalan gem and steakhouse pan -http://www.chowhound.com/midwest/boar...
          a good North Platte NE thread - http://www.chowhound.com/midwest/boar...
          Lincoln NE pupusas -http://www.chowhound.com/midwest/boar...
          Omaha and Lincoln NE steak recshttp://www.chowhound.com/midwest/boards/midw...

          1. re: jen kalb

            I got curious what resources there were for finding restaurants in these places - here was one I found.

            A site that list and links to wyoming restaurants in various cities - as well as in other states http://www.restaurants.com/US/State.a...

            I dont know if you looked through the Southwest board for Utah - there seem to be quite a number of posts referencing UTah in their titles if you search that page using your browser's find function.

            Anyway, good luck!

      2. While not typical Western regional high plains cuisine (not even sure if there is such a genre) try Grand Avenue Pizza on the corner of 3rd and Grand in Laramie. They used to have great soup w/ a basket of garlic bread that really hit the spot. Their pizzas were good, for pizza, and relatively well priced. If you would get through Greybull, Wyoming (not really on your way from the Black Hills to Laramie) the Chinese place about 3/4 block from the stoplight is fantastic. And the Chinese have quite a history in Wyoming!
        Enjoy the trip, Mary