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Dining near the Gorge Ampitheater?

rdnkchef Aug 13, 2008 03:48 PM

I am visiting from the east coast in late August and will be at the Gorge for a few nights. Any recomendations for solid lunch and/or dinner anywhere in the vacinity.

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    monicascafe Aug 13, 2008 07:54 PM

    Hands down you must try Tendril's: restaurant and the Cave B Inn, at Sagecliffe. The web site is here: http://www.sagecliffe.com/Tendrils.htm
    We were there last month and the menu is great! Focused on local, seasonal, fresh foods with great presentation and we loved everything we tried. The best part is that this is an estate winery and the bottle prices in the restaurant are not marked up from the tasting room! Their wines are fantastic and there is something for every taste.

    This property is adjacent to the amphitheatre property, you can walk there from the camp ground! They also have a full service spa, beautiful rooms, and serve meals all day. One night we just had small plates in the bar and were very satisfied with that.

    Chef Divina told me that he was leaving to open his own place in Oregon, but I am sure the place is still really great, after all it's only been a month.

    Have fun!

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    1. re: monicascafe
      dani_k Aug 16, 2008 03:37 PM

      Tendril's has me facinated. who knew there was anything remotely upscale in the area!? i will have to check it out if i can manage it while i am down there in a couple weeks.

    2. rdnkchef Aug 13, 2008 05:11 PM

      I am willing to travel. I just will need some great food. Camping food can only go so far!

      1. Freida Aug 13, 2008 04:16 PM

        Hmmm, don't really know what there is in George or Quincy. How far are you willing to drive for a meal? Both Ellensburg and Wenatchee have some good places, but they're not real close. I might suggest getting picnic supplies on the way.

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        1. re: Freida
          paulj Aug 13, 2008 06:26 PM

          Last time through the area I stopped at a Mexican grocery in Quincy, and got some good flour tortillas. They also had various Mexican takeout items such as carnitas and biria (beef stew) (though I didn't try them). Since it's an agricultural area, there probably are other decent Mexican options, including a taco truck or two.

          There didn't seem to be much in George, except maybe a bar/grill or two.

          1. re: paulj
            dani_k Sep 12, 2008 04:33 PM

            i think i went to this grocery a couple days ago when i was heading through. got my tortilla press there!

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