Friday, June 22, 2007

Visiting Your White Mountains Cabin? Call ahead for provisions

Forget something? If you're on your way up to the White Mountains of Arizona, either to your own vacation cabin, or to headquarter in a rental cabin to LOOK for your own vacation cabin, Click here to find a cabin for sale maybe you forgot some provisions! If so, think about calling ahead to Eddie's Country Store in Pinetop. (928-367-2161)

Eddie's Country Store is a White Mountains favorite, that's for sure-- and if you call ahead and give them your provisions list, they'll have it waiting for you. Eddie's is owned by the Basha's supermarket chain, and does offer many of the products you'll find in a large store, including a full-service meat counter. Don't miss that! There are also bakery goods, good fresh produce, seasonal offerings, and a line of specialty products that you won't find elsewhere. Eddie's will also have some area food taste-treats, such as pies, cakes, breads on occasion-- right outside the store.

On Friday, Saturday & Sunday, you'll find an extra-special treat awaits you: Outdoor-cooked apple-smoked meats cooking in big cookers in the parking lot. Ribs, chicken, and a tender tri-tip can be picked up there. It's a good idea to call ahead and reserve your barbecued meats, but usually you can snag some on spur-of-the-moment. Eddies also has a wonderful selection of wines and spirits that many find extraordinary. Some camping cookware is available, and you can buy your fishing license there, too. Local craftspersons or sellers of speciality items are many times invited to display their wares inside the store. There is also a small restaurant on the premises, serving breakfast, lunch and supper, which offers some of the store's specialty apple-smoked meats along with traditional quick and tasty meals.

All in all, it's a very friendly well-run operation, (Jeremiah Navarro, Manager) and it's actually fun to go there. And don't forget the marshmallows!