I would venture to say any guy from my generation knows that question and the fellow that asked it. The actor was known for paring his dialogue down and his raspy voice worked to great effect in the Dirty Harry series of films. On one of our trips to Carmel, which I will eventually get to, but this is a story that can be told at any time; we stopped at “The Hog.”
The Hog’s Breath Inn is located in the Eastwood Building in downtown Carmel by the Sea. The Eastwood building also had a western apparel shop and a jazz radio station where the disc-jockey could be seen through a large picture window with the music pumped onto the street as well.
We went into the pub area for a quick lunch that day and had some Dirty Harry Sliders and my Bride had some chicken quesadillas. I remember that they were serving Lockwood wines by the glass and we enjoyed a Chardonnay and a Cabernet Sauvignon with our lunch.
After our lunch we got directions to where Clint Eastwood’s Ranch was and we took a leisurely hike to it. I know that we took pictures of it and it was beautiful right on the ocean, but I cannot find the photographs of it. The most memorable part of the hike was that I remember that it seemed that we walked uphill in both directions, which sounds funny but we took two different routes. I was worn out from all of this good exercise and we ended up in a little bistro, the name of which eludes me. I remember we had a dessert and a bottle of Faun Vineyards Monterey Port as well as a couple of coffees. This held us until we had dinner later that evening, but our times in Carmel are for another time.