Dining out, Ely, NV. 4/17/21

Today is a day of hard choices. Restaurants along the US 50, the loneliest highway in America, are few and far between. We end up grabbing fast food which is never a good choice. Tonight for dinner we are trying to find something that will be tasty as well as not blow the healthy eating budget. We settle on Mr. Gino’s Italian restaurant in Ely, NV.

When we get there only three other tables are occupied. I am glad of that since we can sit far away from other people. I am still not totally comfortable with being indoors with strangers. The menu is full of traditional type Italian-American food. I choose the shrimp arrabbiata which is one of the few things that does not come in a butter, oil, or cream sauce. I get an enormous portion of linguine with five large shrimp in a spicy tomato sauce. Oddly it has melted cheese on top.

Trying to avoid the cheese, I dig around for the shrimp and eat a little of the pasta. I cannot avoid the breadstick though. I give the food and my effort to eat reasonably both about a C-. Eating on this trip is turning out to be more difficult than I imagined it would be.

My shrimp arrabbiata, lower right and John’s lasagna, upper left

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