Travel, Food, and Slices of Life

Perched on the Edge


DSC_0261Twin Falls, Idaho is one of those places, in a movie, where the hero is riding his horse being chased and comes to the edge of a canyon. The canyon there has been carved by the Snake River and perched at the edge, 486 feet above the water, is the restaurant we lucked into: Elevation 486.DSC_0253

Located on the ground floor of an office tower with a terrace providing outdoor seating (we arrived just before a magnificent thunder storm), the restaurant offers an American menu, prepared well. This was the best meal we have enjoyed on our road trip, and although there were only a few items on the menu that were local, we were happy with the selection.

We started with calamari even though it is not a local food, as it is a quick test of the chef’s skill. It was lightly breaded and had the proper texture and was served with a spicy chili-lime-sriracha vinaigrette.

DSC_0255Graham ordered a spinach salad and I had the Tomato-Basil Bisque before our entrees arrived.  Graham enjoyed the special of two grilled quail in a bourbon-honey glaze with rosemary vinaigrette and I had the pork tenderloin with  apricot-Jalepeno-mint sauce.  Both entrees were local offerings.DSC_0256

We managed to share one dessert, an apple-berry crisp with vanilla ice cream, also from local ingredients.

Our waiter was friendly and attentive and even as the restaurant filled (on a Wednesday night!) the service was impeccable.

We can heartily recommend this to anyone driving along I-84 in southern Idaho…just about 15 minutes from the Interstate.  And the view is awesome.DSC_0004


Author: GoingPlaces Can-Do Zero Waste

I moved to McMinnville a few years ago and was impressed with its friendliness and the beauty of the surrounding countryside. I write several blogs. GoingPlacesLivingLife is my personal blog related to travel, food and just general thoughts. Can-Do Real Food tells about my business processing local produce from small farms and preserving it by canning and dehydrating. The concept of Zero Waste appeals to me because we can truly reduce what gets tossed into the landfill with very small changes in our lifestyle. Join us.

4 thoughts on “Perched on the Edge

  1. I can just imagine the 2 of you making your way thru that delicious sounding meal! So glad you found ‘the right place’!

  2. Did you see Shoshone Falls? http://wp.me/pXX8J-2aJ Though I was told quite a few times that springtime is best since much of the water gets sucked up for irrigation.

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