Nevada & California 2020 Pandemic Travels – 4th stop Mammoth Lakes, California

Papa Bear

Mammoth Lakes is about a 3 hour drive from South Lake Tahoe and was one of our surprise stops since we didn’t plan on going here. The drive is quite beautiful and scenic. We took the NV highway 207 and then the 395 south which is pretty much a straight shot south from Tahoe. I was able to find a decent rate on a hotel room at the Empeiria High Sierra and there was a great little BBQ spot down the street that my dad and I ate at called Uncle Jimmy’s. After checking into our hotel we went for a drive into the mountains and discovered a plethora of activities that people were enjoying including horse back riding, mountain biking, fishing, camping & taking photos. Mammoth Lakes turned out to be one of my favorite spots on the trip to take pictures which I have included below. After our drive I took off on foot for a walk around town to check out the local shops & Golf Course called Sierra Star. As I was walking I ran into some people that spotted a bear which made me quite nervous so I decided to cut through the golf course to get back to the hotel. All in all Mammoth Lakes is a nice quaint sleeper town and I would love to go back and engage in more outdoor activities.

Hobak Korean BBQ

Hobak Korean BBQ is a new favorite of mine. I had the chance to try this place out with who else? My girlfriend. I lived in Seoul, S. Korea for one year and I would always see signs for Black Angus beef. In Korea this seems to be one of the more favorite types of beef sold in the country, and it is quite delicious. Hobak offers quite a range of meats that include Angus, this is why we chose one of their combo options of beef and pork. In addition to the meats there is traditional pawn chan ( Korean side dishes) and ice cream included in the combo package. Hobak can be found at 5808 Spring Mountain Rd Ste 101. Las Vegas, NV 89146. I suggest going here later in the evening after 10 pm to avoid long wait times that occur between 5 to 9 pm.

Oink, Oink, pigging out at Honey Pig Las Vegas – Korean BBQ

Honey pig is one of my favorite Korean BBQ restaurant chains. I first tried this place in Los Angeles, and I was ecstatic to find out there is one here in Las Vegas. At Honey Pig you can order by set or ala carte. Like most Korean BBQ’s your food is cooked in front of you either by the staff or you can choose to participate in the cooking experience. What I like the most is the obtuse cone shaped cast iron grill that is deployed to sizzle all the meats, kimchi, and water beans right in front of you. Honey Pig is ranked 10 on yelp, but I think it should be ranked a little bit higher because of their friendly staff and delicious food. This location is at 4725 Spring Mountain Rd # K, Las Vegas, NV 89102.