Poll: What’s Your Favorite Return-to-Civilization Food?

There are rules, or at least, there should be, about when you can start talking about your first real meal back in civilization. At minimum, you should be over the hump, at least halfway through your week in the backcountry, weekend on Rainier, month in Sudan, and I would argue that you really shouldn’t be fantasizing out loud about milk shakes or In-N-Out until you’re within a day or so of eating it. Anything before that seems like unnecessary self-flagellation, but hey, that’s just me. Maybe you like to wax on about bacon five minutes after the last piece has been eaten.

Whatever the timing of your anticipatory gustatory foreplay, when gets down to the actual act, few rituals are so gratifying, so animalistically satisfying, than to dive face-first into exactly what your hunger demands. That first bite…yum. Well, truth be told, who even really tastes the first bite? When I’m doing the eating after working up a big adventure appetite, “wolf” is a verb. Sometimes it’s not until the second or third…burger…until I really taste it. But when I do…oh, man.

Our list is a sampling of the most common comfort and road foods (let’s face it, the first 7-Eleven, Piggly Wiggly, or Mom’s Diner you find is likely to be where the eagle lands). If yours is missing, add it. Oh, and for the purposes of this poll, beer and coffee do not count as foods. We already know how you feel about them.

This week, one poll participant will receive Smith Optic’s Prospect sunglasses. We’ll pick the winner via random number generator (and announce it here) — all you have to do to enter is vote and leave a comment so we have your email to contact you. Contest ends Sunday, May 20, at midnight PST.

Congrats to @Alpentalic, who won this week’s giveaway.

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