Two weeks ago Trudy and I dropped Sam off for the weekend at a good friend's house and took one of Trudy's intellectually disabled clients to visit her relatives in Port Angeles, Washington. We were given 1 and 1/2 days to enjoy the area. We loved the scenery, didn't much like the food.
The best meal of the trip was our first at the Burgerville in Centralia, Washington. We had planned to meet a fellow roadfooder in Centralia but our wires got crossed so went to an old favorite. Burgerville is a local Portland fast chain committed to locovorism and sustainability and seasonal local specials. Right now they are offering a Yakima valley grilled asparagus and tomato sandwich and asparagus fried in corn-meal as a side. I opted for that and it was a great combination with the aioli and garlic dip that came with the fried asparagus a welcome bonus. The Tillamook cheeseburgers my companions dined on were excellent as well.
The Hood Canal Bridge on the Kitsap peninsula was closed so we hued to the west coast of the canal and its curving road along the shoereline. Passing through the lovely named towns of Liliwop and Hamma Hamma , we worked our way to Port Angeles and dropped off Trudy's client.
Dinner was a disaster. The 3 Crabs in Sequim( 20 miles from Port Angeles) was reviewed in a couple of the early roadfood books and in a thread on the Port Angeles area on these boards. But roadfooder Flyseye had reported on the decline of the place and we ignored his warning at our peril.
I didn't think it was possible to screw up fried oysters but the breading on mine was too sweet and left a bad aftertaste in my mouth. It is the worst meal I've had in several years. Trudy's steamed clams were acceptable but I was so disappointed in my meal that I couldn't enjoy them. The view of the lighthouse on Dungeness spit was wonderful but heed this warning: DO NOT EAT AT THE THREE CRABS IN SEQUIM. The food is terrible. Both of us wished we had heeded the Flyseye(Frank) warning. End of Day 1.
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