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    Quote Originally Posted by Tight-Waist View Post
    Nora's is great. Try the lamb at the Blue Lion for dinner. Mountain High Pizza is good but believe it or not the pizza at Dornan's is even better!
    I lived in Alta, so I didn't stay in the hole for dinner much. Driving the pass at night in the winter wasn't a ton of fun, so we usually cruised back to Victor or Driggs for dinner.

    I'll keep that in mind when I get back to Jackson though. I've got my fiancee talked into moving west, so we're heading out to check out Salt Lake City for our honeymoon in November. With any luck, I'll be living out there by this time next summer, and making weekend trips to JHMR and Grand Targhee when they get a good powder dump.

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    I lived in Alta, so I didn't stay in the hole for dinner much. Driving the pass at night in the winter wasn't a ton of fun, so we usually cruised back to Victor or Driggs for dinner.

    When your heading to Driggs from Jackson, there was a little pub/grill at the bottom of the pass. Do you know the name of it or if it's still there?

    Also, Bubba's BBQ is a good place....or was.

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    "Also, Bubba's BBQ is a good place....or was."

    Best Beefalo burger I ever had, not dried out as usual.
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    Quote Originally Posted by therick View Post
    I lived in Alta, so I didn't stay in the hole for dinner much. Driving the pass at night in the winter wasn't a ton of fun, so we usually cruised back to Victor or Driggs for dinner.

    I'll keep that in mind when I get back to Jackson though. I've got my fiancee talked into moving west, so we're heading out to check out Salt Lake City for our honeymoon in November. With any luck, I'll be living out there by this time next summer, and making weekend trips to JHMR and Grand Targhee when they get a good powder dump.

    Cra*, I dont like driving the pass in the summer even during the day!

    Oh man! To be within a 4 hour drive of JH! HEAVEN! One place I discovered a few summers back was in Alpine, south of Jackson. There is a small artsy-fartsy motel on the highway as you enter town (from the North) in the summer they open the kitchen. The cook is a concert painist and makes some nice gourmet dishes and on Sunday evenings gives concerts. (If you're into that sorta thing).

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    Yeah, that bear doesn't know how close he came.

    Spoken like a true wrestler!

    Speaking of wrestlers and bears, that reminds me of a Mark Schultz story.

    When he and Dave were back in Norman they heard about a bear wrestling contest up in Deadwater (thats Stillwater for those that haven't been there).

    It seems some fella was traveling the country going from one town pub to the next with his bear "Ginger". For $20 you could wrestle against "Ginger" and if you happened to pin her, he promised to pay you $100!

    Wrestling and beer! Just the kinda things that made Dave and Mark want to go up to Deadwater.

    Well they drank a few cold ones watching one poor frat boy after another get slapped down by the bear. After a lot of laughs and some liquid courage Mark drops his $20 and goes out there against "Ginger". In shorts wrestling shoes and headgear no less! (Can you imagine the crowd at this point!) "Ginger" wasnt a big Grizzly type and looked no bigger than about 250lb, and infact she was about as tame as a house cat and was muzzled to boot! But she WAS a bear and bears are strong. Very strong.

    Sure enough Mark ducked under her big paw and slid around behind and then lifted her off her poor feet and dumped her. Then he stuck in the half and rolled her over straight to her back. End of match. Maybe the quickest fall of his illustrious careeer I'd bet! Crowd goes WILD! Mark jumps up with his chest out and beams with pride. Dave is LHAO.

    Then they go to the guy who owns the bear and asks for their $100. Well this guy points out that Mark never had BOTH of her shoulderblades pinned to the floor at the same time! Keep in mind you CANT get both shoulderblades of a bear on the floor at the same time without breaking half the bones in its body. Well Dave and Mark never considered that fact before the match and now both started arguing and yelling at this guy and demanding that someone call the police to make him pay.

    Well they never did get their $100 but the police DID run this con man outta town.

    So if you ever have the occassion to to try to pin a bear, tame or otherwise, even IF you think you're as BAD, as Mark Schultz keep your money in your pocket!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trusty View Post
    When your heading to Driggs from Jackson, there was a little pub/grill at the bottom of the pass. Do you know the name of it or if it's still there?

    Also, Bubba's BBQ is a good place....or was.
    The only place I can think of that would fit that description is the Knotty Pine in Victor. It's one of three places in teton valley that served liquor and not just beer and wine when I was out there. They usually have some decent live music if you like bluegrass and country and solid pub grub.

    I can't think of any other places either in Victor or closer to the pass, that could be considered pubs, but this was 8 years ago and much could have changed.

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    The only place I can think of that would fit that description is the Knotty Pine in Victor. It's one of three places in teton valley that served liquor and not just beer and wine when I was out there. They usually have some decent live music if you like bluegrass and country and solid pub grub.

    I can't think of any other places either in Victor or closer to the pass, that could be considered pubs, but this was 8 years ago and much could have changed.
    When was the last time you were in Jackson? It developed rapidly in just the last 5 years.

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    I haven't been out there since 2000. So, I'm sure a ton of developement has happened. The 4 seasons resort wasn't built when I was there and I know that's changed the look of teton village quite a bit. I can't imagine how much more developed Jackson itself has become.

    There was some golf community being planned south of Victor that the locals were pissed about. I have no idea if it's been built. Many had lived in Jackson Hole, but had moved to Teton Valley when property values and development both took off in Jackson.

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