Restaurant Rides to Remember!
We’ve all sat down at the burger joint halfway between nowhere and anywhere in an attempt to find the perfect place to eat. Sometimes it’s a gas station stop you hold out hope for when you see they actually have a working grill. But this week in Myths Legends and Tales from the road we’re going to examine the most famous locations bikers make trips of thousands of miles to frequent. We also found a list of places near you that might change your planned ride this weekend! Enjoy this week’s Restaurant legends of the road!
At # 1we have Alice’s Restaurant in Woodside, CA - Sometime during the 1960’s the restaurant was bought by Alice Taylor who renamed the restaurant after herself and the now famous Arlo Guthrie song of the same name. Already, a world famous stop for motorcyclist, hikers and tourists, Alice’s Restaurant (and the adjacent buildings) was bought in the 1970’s and has been family owned & operated ever since.
Moonshine Store was founded in 1889 by William St. Martz. The store was originally located just north of the present building, but after this building burnt, a new Moonshine Store was built in 1912. Moonshine has served as a gathering place, a grocery store, and a place for farmers and oil field workers to come for lunch. Enid Misner was the first to start making cold cut sandwiches and hamburgers for lunch. Helen and Roy Lee Tuttle bought the store from Enid in 1982. When Helen took over, she continued the menu and added a variety of other sandwiches. Until the early 1990's hamburgers were cooked on small electric griddles. The first gas grill replaced them in 1993 and the second grill was added in 2004. With the help of family and friends, this piece of history will continue on.
It’s important to remember that they are also the host of the Moonshine-run each year in april. This event while not quite sturgis draws riders from all over the US and Canada. More information http://moonshine-run.com/Moonshine/Event.asp
Fast Eddies Bon Aire legend begins with beer—Busch beer to be exact. But this was just the beginning…
In 1921 Anheuser Busch decided to open a drinking establishment in the picturesque river town of Alton, Illinois. A yellow brick building known as Bon-Air, was constructed right on the corner of three streets, 4th, Pearl and Broadway. Approximately ten years later, Busch had to sell the tavern due to a change in the statutes, which prohibited breweries from owning drinking establishments.
Sam Balaco, and later his son Lotteo, owned and operated the Bon-Air for 50 years. Then in 1981, in a move that would change history forever, Eddie Sholar (alias Fast Eddie) purchased Bon-Air. Things began to change – FAST!
In the more than twenty years that Fast Eddie has owned Bon-Air, it has quadrupled in size going from 80 chairs (and a few beer cases) to over 400 chairs. And on the weekends, standing room becomes a premium commodity!
Each weekend features the best in live entertainment: Sable, Fantasy, Planet Boogie and Ultraviolets, just to name a few. Until you’ve played Bon-Air, you haven’t played anywhere.
Fast Eddie’s Bon-Air is like no other. Over 4,000 half barrels of beer and thousands of cases of cans, bottles and liquor quench the thirst of our patrons every year. Some even say that Bon-Air is the #1 volume bar in the world!
A food bar, added due to popular demand, serves an assortment of grilled burgers, shish-kabobs, bratwurst and boiled shrimp all sold at the same low prices as when they were added nineteen years ago.
So…we now have an establishment that has become the hot spot of the Midwest!Source: http://www.fasteddiesbonair.com/fr_legend.cfm & http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7syChfWSCeU
Hideaway Grill – Cave Creek, Arizona
In 1998 Mark Bradshaw brought his dream into reality by creating Hideaway Grill on the outskirts of a big city. Bikers can head here to tread where some of the legends have been. A popular stop for famous motorcycle personalities and custom bike builders, Hideaway Grill offers bikers a place in the country to relax and enjoy good food and hospitality. With a motto like “There are no strangers here, just friends you haven’t met yet” how can you not want to make this a must- visit bar?
The Broken Spoke Saloon – all began 20+ years ago in Sturgis, South Dakota. What began as a small band of dedicated riders with a love for the open road and a thirst for adventure (not to mention an occasional adult beverage) has become the biggest biker bar on the planet. And no matter where you find us — in the Black Hills of Sturgis, South Dakota, the lakes of Laconia, New Hampshire or the sunshine of Daytona, Florida, you’ll always find the same things — great bikes, hot babes, cold drinks and fast friends. That’s what happens when you have a saloon that’s as authentic as the riders — and bikes —that come in here year after year. So stop back here often and share this page with your friends to help keep them up to date on all things Broken Spoke! Until we see you on the road, KEEP THE SHINY SIDE UP and THE RUBBER SIDE DOWN!
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Good luck and ride safe!