If you take away anything from this culinary and musical adventure, it should be that all of the delicious food featured was prepared by local establishments and that FREE Concerts on the Commons continue every Sunday through August 29th!
Now, let’s get on the road…er…pathway. Last Sunday’s Teton Food Tour, presented by Friends of Pathways and Slow Food in the Tetons, was so much fun. My lady Kate and I made it a date and left our place in Wilson to embark on an afternoon of pathway cruising, delicious food and drink and amazing live music at Concerts on the Commons.
First stop – the new R Park located near the Wilson Bridge on the Snake River – and what do we see first but the JH Mountain Direct Van and Hoback Sports Tent!
Our friend Tom, who works for Hoback Sports, was kindly attaching bells to kids bikes for equal parts style and safety. Here is Avery getting her pretty pink bike tricked out! Located in the town of Jackson, Hoback Sports is one of the area’s premier shops carrying the top brands in road, mountain and cruiser bikes, a full rental fleet as well as a professional staff of bike mechanics.
First food stop – Street Food (the restaurant located in the legendary Stagecoach Bar in Wilson) – and their delicious Falafel with fresh Wyomato and cucumber salad with Tzatziki Sauce. YUM!
No time for chit-chat, time to enjoy this delicious first plate!
Add in some cowboy tunes from local musician Dan White and beer from Snake River Brewery by the R Park pond and you have a nice relaxing first food tour stop.
Alright onward down the bike path!
Next stop, the Aspens Market with a delicious little sandwich made with house roasted Lockhart Beef Tenderloin (Jackson, WY), Mustard Greens (grown in-house) and a fresh roasted garlic scape, basil and chive aioli, all on a 460 roll (Driggs, ID). Perfection on a bun!
I’ll take this opportunity to plug Hoback Sports again, as I cruise on my much-loved Specialized road bike I bought from them last year. Did I mention how scenic the Village Road pathway is?
With Teton Village in sight we start scoping out our next stop.
We turn into the Shooting Star Club just south of Teton Village for Bo B Q – some of the best dang barbecue in the area! Here is pit master Bo Williamson himself showing off the goods.
This stop also showcased the artists of View 22 and the work of the Jackson Hole Land Trust who strive to preserve the beautiful landscapes that we call home. Here is local artist Dwayne Harty getting his Plein Air on with a beautiful landscape choice.
OK, onward to Teton Village! And we arrive to beautiful weather on another perfect summer day in Jackson Hole.
The final stop is the Bodega Specialty Grocer and Bottle Shop at the Teton Village Gas Station, recently opened by the Fine Dining Group (Rendezvous Bistro, Q Roadhouse, etc.). We are treated to the famous handmade ice cream sandwiches of Executive Pastry Chef Chad Horton. We went with Mint Chocolate Chip – WOW! You don’t have to be in need of gas to stop by this delicious new roadside hot spot.
After enjoying our ice cream sandwiches and the banjo picking of local musician Jessie Lestitian, we made our way to the Village Commons for Wyoming Americana/Country/Rock & Rollers The Patti Fiasco, and man did they get things going! An amazing and energetic set from this talented group.
Following The Patti Fiasco, headliner Nahko & Medicine for the People took the music into the evening with their powerful melodies and rhythms.
Then it was back on the pathway and 10 miles back to our home in Wilson, sadly with no food and beer stops this direction
I hope you enjoyed this culinary and musical journey from Wilson to Teton Village! Just one example of the many fun events and concerts that happen every summer here in our little paradise of Jackson Hole.
Be sure to catch the Teton Food Tour next year! Thanks to all of the partners who put on this great annual event:
Friends of Pathways
Slow Food in Tetons
Jackson Hole Land Trust