Saturday, August 18, 2012

What to eat at the Clallam Bay Comicon

Note: This is a logging area learning to be an entertainment and tourist area. If you have bad experiences, remember, local nerds do, too. Be a beacon for the future, and watch the geeks come out. You might find your local GIMP enthusiast - or expert on the Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus. LGBT community vibrant and growing. On the way in, you'll see a lot of places to eat along the road; they're all good. Native nations wonderful places to visit; watch out for amazing native art, including totem poles and house murals. Casinos and stores double as art-galleries.

Lake Crescent Lodge. If you have time, great restaurant and cold clear swimming.

(Not recommended: HIGHWAY 112
Exit is right after leaving West Port Angeles. Burnt Mountain sea side is collapsing, and the road is either very bad at that point, or has slides. Use 101 instead.)


Espresso and Booze

The Weel Road Deli's Hole Shot Espresso Shop. All kinds of variety and treats, and a cute little corner. The store is also the only local source of liqour and beer.

Strait Shots. as you breeze into town. Will serve you if you're on a horse.

Sunsets West Co-Op: Anti-mask and anti-vax, not so much MAGA as misdirectedly holistic. Better to be safe than sorry.

At the Breakwater Inn, halfway to Sekiu, order Dixie's bread pudding. Decent food, nice full bar. Great view.

In Sekiu, the By The Bay Café has good ol' 1950's diner food, and a pretty view.

During Fun Days: Lion's Club barbecue is prime. A must: look for frybread! Local prices low, food tasty, much of it homemade.

Neah Bay
Take-Home Fish Company. THE place for dry-smoked salmon. Worth the trip.

Warm House Restaurant. Nice place for breakfast, fish-n-chips, light dinners. Great eagle views.

Washburn's Trading Post. Best fried chicken in the area, soft-serve ice cream, excellent, well-priced produce. Store signs posted in English and native Qʷidiččaʔa·tx̌ (Kwih-dich-chuh-ahtx). ("Makah" is just what other people called them - it meant, "Good hosts." They are.) 

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