Stopped in Jerome (that mile high, mountain side ghost town inhabited by great shops, different folks and some good eateries), AZ and dropped into the Mile High Cafe. Hungry. Not too crowded but we bought 'em luck because before we left it was standing room only.
The cafe looks out on the S/E side of the Mingus Mnt., a shear hillside that miners dug their life out of and created a town better suited for eagles. The twisting road in and out can be dangerous but is mostly scenic and inspiring. How hardtack miners built the roads, city and high top water sluices is simple amazing, but Jerome is a testimony to their perseverance and guts and value of cooper.
We had our order taken by Sandra and it arrived in a reasonable time. Unfortunately my burger must have gotten away from the grill master as, supposed to be medium rare, it was a bit like a hockey puck. My wife's was fine, just the way she ordered it. I was not happy having to have mine redone but well done is not to my liking. The replacement plate was out in less than five minutes which is a testament to the cooks ingenuity. Perfectly cooked. Nice going overall and we'd go back anytime. Prices were fair and the overall ambiance was very relaxing, a bit crowded and great central bar. Some may say other places are better, but this one deserves a look and you don't have to climb a mountain to get there. Good eating.