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Wagonboy May 23, 2012 01:44 PM

I'm on the motorcycle a lot sniffing out good, unique food and characters. I've been to all the "biker" dives. What have you all got?

  1. Servorg May 23, 2012 01:47 PM

    Just so we don't waste your time or ours telling you about places that you already have on your radar it would be helpful if you listed those that you currently go to or know about.

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      Wagonboy May 23, 2012 01:52 PM

      What fun would that be? Perhaps others would like to see the unvarnished, unedited, uncensored results.

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        Servorg May 23, 2012 02:03 PM

        Perhaps you could be "part of the unvarnished fun" then and let others here see the ones that you know about already?

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          Servorg May 23, 2012 03:37 PM

          http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/834639

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      budlit May 23, 2012 01:50 PM

      The Old Place in Cornell

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        Wagonboy May 23, 2012 01:53 PM

        At the bar on an off-night. Perfect place!

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        Thor123 May 23, 2012 02:02 PM

        take a ride to Cold Springs Tavern in the hills outside Santa Barbara

        http://www.coldspringtavern.com/

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          latindancer May 23, 2012 03:42 PM

          <take a ride to Cold Springs Tavern in the hills outside SB>

          On a weekend. In the summer.

        2. Gypsy Jan May 23, 2012 04:32 PM

          In Orange County:

          Trabuco Oaks Steak House

          Orange Hill Restaurant

          Orange /county Mining Company

          La Vida Cantina
          Carbon Canyon Road
          Brea, California

          Cook's Corner

          In Riverside County:

          Eagles Roost
          Ortega Highway
          Elsinore, California

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            Wagonboy May 23, 2012 05:39 PM

            Than you, Gypsy. Heading south to the O.C. next week!

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              bulavinaka May 23, 2012 06:14 PM

              Don't know if you've done central or northern Cal, but if you haven't, make it a point. The roads and highways in those parts were meant for two wheels. The California and San Francisco boards will be your next stop.

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                latindancer May 23, 2012 06:17 PM

                No kidding.

                I've also dreamed about heading east....Route 66 under the same circumstances the OP's talking about.

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                  Wagonboy May 23, 2012 06:17 PM

                  God rode a motorcycle when he put California together.

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                    bulavinaka May 23, 2012 06:55 PM

                    Then He road north from LA and went to heaven...

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              ndukka562 May 23, 2012 07:10 PM

              Flo's in the Chino Airport. Get there at 5 am to have breakfast with the dairy farmers.

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                Wagonboy May 23, 2012 07:12 PM

                I've seen a couple of good reports on Flo's. Gonna do it!

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