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Posted by Michael Stern on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 5:22 AM

Named because it is a gleaming silver mid-20th century Kit Companion travel trailer, the Old Tin Can is all about cheeseburgers. They are hand-pattied from locally-raised beef and they are cooked to order, medium-thick, and dripping juice. While the standard cheeseburger is terrific, especially when garnished with the works – onion, lettuce, tomato, etc. – there always is an interesting oddball burger on the menu, too. The cowboy burger is packed into a bun with bacon, barbecue sauce, and fried onion straws; the grilled cheese cheeseburger is made on thick, griddle-cooked toast; other specials include chili and avocado burgers and peanut butter-bacon-cheddar burgers; there's even a quinoa burger for vegetarians.

French fries are hand cut; and from a non-published "secret menu," you can order such occasional specialties as "The Mess" (French fries, grilled onions, bacon, jalapeno peppers, and special sauce) and peanut butter brownies with chocolate ganache.

The Old Tin Can is one of several food trucks that regularly park at Sandpoint's Oak Street Court across from Farmin Park. Dining is all al fresco, at picnic tables under tents. Other options at this happy eating spot include Tug's Hot Dogs, Hawaiian shave ice, Thai banana crepes, and Memphis barbecue. It is open from Spring until October.
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Posted on Tuesday, May 5, 2015

The Veggie is huge and delicious. This is half a sandwich; the other half is in the background
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Posted on Monday, May 4, 2015

Shore Dinner

Coastal New England's signature summer dish: a shore dinner. Pictured here are the lobster and a heap of steamer clams with a bowl of broth for dunking. Of course, you'll also want chowder, potatoes, corn, and a slice of Mabel's peanut butter ice cream pie.
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Posted on Sunday, May 3, 2015 9:55 AM
Cajun Country Louisiana

Crawfish, cracklin's, meat pie, and boudin galore will be highlights of the 2015 eating tour of Cajun Country. There is no place in America like this, and certainly no place with such an abundance of unique, one-of-a-kind, colorful, and distinctly local foodways, from butcher shops to smokehouses to diners and small town cafes.

YOU be the Judge!

Thanks to Roadfood friend Robert Carriker (ultimate authority on the subject), members of this year's Roadfood tour will have the opportunity to be judges at this year's Boudin Cookoff, which will be the climax of the tour, on Saturday night.

Where We're Going

We'll be headquartered in Lafayette, home of the Boudin Cook-Off and Louisiana's Cajun capital. That means we will have tremendous opportunities to explore the city and the countryside on Friday and Saturday before the Cookoff. The itinerary is still being planned (including a few unique culinary experiences beyond restaurant dining), but a couple of the delights we can expect to be eating include:


It Will Be An October Trip to Remember

So, Save the Dates: October 16 & 17. 2015. That's a Friday and Saturday. Tickets will go on at 11 AM ET on May 12th, and more details, including hotel deals, will be announced here. See you in October!

Roadfood of the Day: Balaton - Cleveland, OH
Posted on Sunday, May 3, 2015


The scored, smoked sausage atop this traditional Hungarian stew is delicious in its own right, all the better for its bed of tomatoes, peppers, onions, and dumplings.
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Posted on Saturday, May 2, 2015

The Wrong Side is Right

The wrong side of the slice is what's right about New Haven's best pizzas. Note the little bits of burnt semolina that cling to the bottom, the sturdiness of the crust despite its being so thin, as well as its oh-so-deliciously charcoaly barely-blackened edge, and the mottled surface that is a toasty chew beyond description.
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Roadfood Recipe: Venison Sausage
Posted on Friday, May 1, 2015 8:49 AM

Recipe of Venison Sausage

Succulent and sweet, singing of autumn in the country, this venison sausage was something I discovered at a Bull Run Hunt Club breakfast in Rapidan, Virginia. Sarah Womack, the chef who devised the recipe, suggests it be sided by small roasted potatoes, biscuits, or buckwheat pancakes. Note that the sausage mix should be refrigerated at least overnight before cooking.

Preparation Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Servings: 8

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Posted on Friday, May 1, 2015

Lobster Roll

There is plenty of meat in the Lobster Shack's lobster roll; and note how the mayonnaise is not mixed in, but dolloped on. This is a very nice touch, allowing full appreciation of the large hunks of lobster.
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Posted by Bill Golladay on Thursday, April 30, 2015 11:40 AM

The Dutch House Restaurant and Bakery sits in an out of the way location about thirty miles from Augusta, but is worth the drive. The location was originally a Stuckey’s Pecan Shoppe back in the days when U.S. Highway 1 was a major artery to Florida. In 1991, the building was expanded and reopened as a restaurant serving Southern food.

The food is served cafeteria-style. Fried chicken and roast beef are popular selections that are always on the menu, with at least two other entrees. Fried catfish is a delectable choice, when available. There are lots of good side dishes including yummy sweet potato casserole.

There is one quirk at the Dutch House. When you go through the cafeteria line and get your food and drink, you are not given your bill. After you sit down, a waitress will come by your table and write up your check for you to pay on the way out.

The bakery opens early in the morning and is worth a stop, even if you are not there at meal time. There is a large selection of homemade sweet treats including dessert bars, cookies, cakes, and cupcakes. The cream cheese pastries and cinnamon rolls are delicious and must-try items.

Lunch is served every day except Sunday, but dinner is only available on Friday and Saturday.

Good food, small town friendliness, and lots and lots of pleasing options for those with a sweet tooth make the Dutch House a worthwhile eating destination.
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Posted on Thursday, April 30, 2015

Chicken Dinner

A red-brown envelope of crust distinguishes lard-fried Barberton chicken. It is good and salty and sturdy enough to hold in tidal waves of juice that flow out at first bite.

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