The Eatery Restaurant, Skagit River Resort
Slice of history
"My dad's mother came here in 1888. She was paddled up the river by the Indians," Tootsie Clark recounts. "She ran a roadhouse above Marble Mount [near the entrance to North Cascades National Park]."
The resort includes a string of cabins, a bed-and-breakfast, and a restaurant, where Clark still holds court with her homestyle cooking. Which of her pies is most popular? Clark hesitates: "Well, the pecan goes over very well. People seem to like the wild blackberry too. We also do rhubarb-strawberry, and lemon, and I make my own mincemeat out of elk meat...."
58439 State 20, Rockport, WA; (800) 273-2606.