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May 23, 2012 01:44 PM

Off the beaten trail secrets and gems - SoCal-

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?

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  1. 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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    1. re: Servorg

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

      1. re: Wagonboy

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

      1. re: budlit

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

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

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        1. re: Thor123

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

          On a weekend. In the summer.

        2. 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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          1. re: Gypsy Jan

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

            1. re: Wagonboy

              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.

              1. re: bulavinaka

                No kidding.

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

                1. re: bulavinaka

                  God rode a motorcycle when he put California together.

                  1. re: Wagonboy

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

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

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              1. re: ndukka562

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