The Weekly Whisk - 3/30/18

Musings from a foodie…

I’ve never been one to be a culinary snob although I must admit I adore good food.  At the same time, some of the best places are in out-of-the-way places.  I traveled to Chinle, Arizona recently which is a central node in the Navajo Nation that spreads across the four corners region of the USA (“except for Colorado”).  Chinle is your classic Western community with slow speeds on the roadways; large pickup trucks with four-wheel drive; and, any number of greasy spoons.  But, among the greasy spoons – there are some treasures.  In particular, I found Junction Restaurant [* * * * ] to be an exhibit of your classic rural, greasy spoon.  The Yelp rating were all over the map – and, that’s because everyone eats there at some point if you’re in Chinle for more than 24 hours.  It hearkened me back to my roots in rural North Dakota.  The food was more than ample and, in fact, bordered on “way too much”.  The Navajo renditions of the taco, hamburger and other traditional foodstuffs were especially good – if you like Indian fry bread, which I do.  Now, Chinle needs to be on your bucket list primarily because of the Canyon de Chelle (pronounced “Shay”).  It is exceptionally beautiful.  So, when you plan your trip to complete the bucket list, make sure you stop at the Junction Restaurant - 100 Main Street – Chinle, AZ 86503 – (928) 674-8443.

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