Good Eats in Upland?
- Robert Lu
My friends and I have been training for Mt. Whitney by hiking Mt. Baldy every weekend. Is there anything good to eat in the Upland area? I can't bear the thought of another lodge burger/sandwich.
Considering you'll probably be eating freeze dried food(unless the bears get it) on your hike why worry about having a Sandwich or Burger(a gourmet meal on any major hike I've been on). Most CH's probably only hike from their car to the front door of the next restaurant their eating at.
During the hike itself, we stick to jerky, rice krispy treats, and dried fruit. However, I'm talking about the post-hike meal, 7-8 brutal hours later, when we want something HOT HOT HOT! Even in this desperate state, I can no longer abide the lodge food. And the stuffed moosehead is highly disturbing. I forgot to mention that--all recommended restaurants must be free of taxidermy.
Joey's Barbeque on Foothill just east of Central Ave. San Biagio in the shopping center at 7th and Mountain for New York Italian. dr. bob's on "C" street, I believe, in the old downtown section of Upland for ice cream. Buffalo Inn near Joey's on Foothill for many varieties of beer on tap.
Theres a new Japanese/Sushi place that is pretty good- a cut above the average places that seem to be popping up like weeds in this area- Sushi Umi on the northwest corner of Benson and Foothill in Upland- We enjoyed it and the prices and service are good. Sorry to post four years too late for your training for your assault on Whitney
For a truly filling feast one can always count on any one of the several Basque restaurants in our golden state. There is Centro Basco on Central Ave. in Chino
Great lamb chops, steaks, ox tails plus all you can eat of the following: blue cheese, pickled tounge, soup, salad, spagetti, french fries, not so great canned vegtables,
Chalet Basque in El Monte
Benji's or the Wool Growers in Bakersfield
Several in Fresno ect...