Opening high-profile satellites in San Francisco’s Ferry Building Marketplace and Napa’s Oxbow Public Market may have put Gott’s Roadside on the official tourist radar, but for in-the-know regulars, the St. Helena original drive-in grill offers a few unadvertised “secret” items.
With nothing but coffee and road-trip food—sunflower seeds, tortilla chips, tangerines, and chocolate—to fuel us until we reached the Red Canyon Lodge's restaurant, my husband and I nearly sank our teeth into the menu.
As travelers, we can sometimes feel like the world is busy thinking up cruel new ways to take away our stuff—Hand over the moisturizer, ma’am!—which is why I’ve learned to relish the freebies that get thrown my way on a trip.
It’s beautiful and eerie. Kind of like a distant foghorn, or someone playing a cello, or maybe the approach of an alien spaceship. Making the Kelso Dunes sing has to be one of the most exhilarating things one can do on a pile of sand.
About a dozen of us were there for Grand Teton Lodge Company Historian Mary McKinney’s weekly tour of the lodge’s art collection. The Jackson Lake Lodge tour isn’t the only one McKinney does. And the print article keeps those tours a secret.