Estimable soul food is the specialty of the Serving Spoon, a Los Angeles restaurant that fairly rocks with hospitality and good vibes.
A Santa Fe, New Mexico, food truck, Roque’s Carnitas wraps strips of beef marinated and charcoal cooked with onions and chilies in tightly wrapped tortillas.
Eckerlin is an old-time Cincinnati butcher shop that mostly sells meats to cook at home. But you can get a goetta sandwich, and Eckerlin’s goetta is the best.
Cafe, bakery, tea room: Queenie’s is a charming little Tulsa, Oklahoma restaurant with fine pastries, hearty breakfast, and a roster of salads & sandwiches.