OK, here's a random post, which is just what we need to fill space as I recover from being up 22 hours yesterday before I finally got into BOI at 1 a.m. (3 a.m. Eastern Time) after my six fabulous days in D.C.
I just read that Trudy's Restaurant in Idaho City was gutted by fire this week. Trudy Jackson said she does hope to reopen by June 1 in time for the busy summer season, and I'm sure she'll get plenty of help to make that happen.
So now's a good time to ask: What are some of your favorite Idaho road-trip restaurants? Trudy's was one of mine, not because the food was so great (though the burgers really are good), but just because it had tons of character and seemed so integral to its hometown.
I'm also partial to the Buffalo Cafe in Twin Falls, the Sandbar River House in Marsing, Moon Time in Coeur d'Alene, the Continental Bistro in Pocatello, the Manhattan Cafe in Shoshone, the place with the live gator in Roberts, Grandpa's BBQ in Idaho Falls, Under the Sun in Bonners Ferry (a recent discovery via IdahoRocks) ... join in anytime! With warmer weather approaching, now's a fine time to get a good list of places to stop and refuel on your summer road trips.