Coal River Lodge and RV, this rustic establishment is situated in the border of Yukon and Northern BC at mile 533 of the Alaska Highway. They offer a licensed restaurant, beds to stay, RV park sites, and a gas station. This is a place where you want to stop to get cleaned up while traveling along the Alaskan Highway.
We camped in the bush the night before just across the establishment. The next morning we had breakfast at the restaurant. The server/owner was a middle age woman with an unfriendly vibe. While she was getting our order, my friend asked me if I wanted to try their bison burger. It caught me off guard as I wasn't expecting the question. Now, I'm pretty open-minded and not picky when it comes to try new food or eating ethnic food. In the past, I would get a full meal and sometimes if I don't enjoy the meal, it would ended up just being wasted. The lady felt offended with my dubiousness. She lividly exclaimed to me, " Well, it's not the bison from the road, they are farm raised!" Just a reference to anyone who have never traveled the Alaskan Highway. There's a section on the hwy where you would encounter a herd of bison roam freely and grazing on the side of the road. I had this perception towards her that she is a kind of person who would never hesitate to say to the customer, " get your order, eat, and get the fuck out of here!" I get it, most of the patrons are just transient so she seems like she doesn't care if she's being rude.
Anyway, I ended up having a normal breakfast meal. My friend and I had shared between us the bison burger. Later that day, we had a full conversation about people who live in such remote area and how they keep a good mental state.