• Roadfood Favorites in Miami

    With ready access to fresh seafood, a thriving population of cooks from Latin America, and culinary culture that’s both tradition-minded and cutting-edge, Miami is a great place to eat. Among Roadfood favorites are exemplary Cuban food in the Little Havana part of town, smokin’ urban BBQ, Caribbean ice cream, and fabulous surprises up Fort Lauderdale way….

  • Hash Tour of South Carolina

    7 STOPS | 227 MILES | 4 hr 13 min

    Hash (on rice) is the star side-dish at barbecue parlors throughout South Carolina. A byproduct of whole-hog cookery, but frequently also made with beef, it can vary from soup-loose to stew-chunky. It delivers intense barbecue flavor, but beyond that dreamy duet of meat and smoke, it can vary from relish-sweet to savagely peppery. True Barbecue…

  • Roadfood Favorites in Bend, Oregon

    For many visitors, Bend, Oregon is all about the outdoors: hiking, fishing, skiing, and biking at their best. If all that healthful activity and fresh mountain air engender robust appetite, the personable city offers a variety of good places to eat. Among the Roadfood favorites are bakeries, butcher shops, and food trucks, fantastic pizza, ridiculously large…

  • Local Authentic Eats from Las Vegas to Palm Springs

    8 STOPS | 313 MILES | 5 hr 28 min

    Road Trip Overview

    This 5.5 hour road trip will take you over a total of 312 miles from the chaotic fast paced streets of Las Vegas to the relaxed town of Palm Springs just next to Joshua Tree National Park. With 3 fantastic restaurants in Las Vegas and another 5 in and around Palm…

  • Eat Your Way Through Texas; Dallas, Austin and Hill Country

    8 STOPS | 316 MILES | 5 hr 27 min

    Road Trip Overview

    With a total of 316 miles to cover on this food filled road trip, the predicted drive time is 5 ½ hours. Beginning 30 minutes outside Dallas, the second largest city in Texas, this road trip will take you through small towns and fields, as well as the city of Austin,…

  • The Best Places for Pork Roll in New Jersey

    What’s Pork Roll?

    A New Jersey inamorata little known beyond state borders, pork roll, aka Taylor Ham, is pink like baloney but rugged-textured like salami. It contains enough sugar that when a slice is fried, it develops a caramelized crunch on its surface. It can be a plated breakfast meat (like ham) or the…


  • Frito Pie

    Casseroles layered with corn tortillas go back to Mesoamerica, but the Fritos pie (or, if you wish, Frito pie) cannot, by definition, predate 1932. That is when Fritos were patented by Elmer Doolin, who got the recipe from a streetcorner vendor and started selling them at his lunch counter in San Antonio. (Doolin subsequently invented the…

  • Snail Salad

    What Italians throughout New England call scungilli, Rhode Islanders know as snails. And while scungilli salad is fairly rare, snail salad is ubiquitous in the Ocean State. The creature in question is a sea snail, what south Floridians might recognize as conch –a very pretty mollusk in a spiral shell. It is boiled, its meat extracted…

  • Beef on Weck

    Beyond perfectly cooked and expertly sliced roast beef, the “weck” aspect of Buffalo’s favorite sandwich is essential. From the German word Kummel, meaning caraway seed, a kummelweck looks vaguely like an ordinary hard roll spangled with caraway seeds and coarse salt. But it is not ordinary. A correct weck is delicate, its freshness evanescent. Lightness is…

  • Lemon Icebox Pie

    When the climate is hot and a meal is spicy, no dessert is more refreshing than lemon icebox pie with its cool, sweet-tart equilibrium. It is popular throughout the South, but especially so in Memphis and down into cotton country.

  • Hot Lobster Roll

    Simplicity itself: hunks of warm, fresh-picked lobster bathed in butter and piled into a split-top bun that has been lightly grilled (in butter) on both sides. No mayo, no lettuce, no herbs or seasonings. Just sheer lobster-eating bliss.

  • White Clam Pizza

    White clam pizza was first served in New Haven in the mid 20th century. It is a simple pie, made with neither tomatoes nor mozzarella cheese – just freshly-opened clams, minced garlic, a dusting of sharp Pecarino cheese and a sprinkle of herbs. The elegant medley is really more a flatbread than a pizza, its crust…


  • Golden Crown Panadería

    Green chile bread is worth a detour to this squat bakery near Old Town Albuquerque. New Mexico’s state cookie, biscochitos, are great, as are pizzas.

  • Roadfood Adventures: Scottsdale to Bisbee, Arizona

    Scottsdale to Bisbee, Arizona

    Roadfood Adventures are not just quests for great food wherever the road leads, but an invitation for travelers to connect that memorable food to the land, to its history and culture,…

  • Roadfood Adventures: Covington to Mammoth Cave National Park, Kentucky

    Covington to Mammoth Cave National Park, Kentucky

    Roadfood Adventures are not just quests for great food wherever the road leads, but an invitation for travelers to connect that memorable food to the land, to its…

  • Pasqual’s

    Pasqual’s is Santa Fe’s favorite corner eatery, serving bright, modern versions of New Mexico classics. Corned beef hash is some of the best in the West.

  • Jane’s Diary: Quest for the Macrame Owl

    A few days ago I walked past a gift boutique in my home town and came to an abrupt halt. In the window display among the cute pink and green Lily Pulitzer shifts and novelty gifts for the golf nut in your life were two macrame owls.
    You may not be familiar with macramé’s first flush…

  • Jane’s Diary: Meeting the Titan of TV News

    For a few years Michael and I bounced among Good Morning America, The Today Show, and CBS This Morning doing Roadfood segments. Decades back, lots of people watched these network shows; and if you were fortunate enough to be on one, whatever you were selling sold. Roadfood sales soared…