Some people say it’s the weather, or a vacation or some date on a calendar, but summertime for me is holding a chocolate-dipped soft-serve ice cream cone.
Mountain Rambler Brewing Company is the brainchild of perfectionist Joe Lane, and it shows. Lane’s little touches are everywhere, from the sweet logo on the growlers (an imprint of a hiking boot) to the sound-absorbing panels he’s installed in the building to make the acoustics better for visiting bands (he brings some real talent to little old Bishop).
You can’t miss Bridgeport’s Jolly Kone, with its festive white-and-red checkered facade and big red sign, on the north side of Highway 395. The place is rich in history—Amasa Bryant, one of the founding families of Bridgeport, opened a store on Court Street at the same location the burger stand is now located in 1863.