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  • Best Bets: Hidden Gem Restaurants in Las Vegas

    Las Vegas high-end restaurants offer deluxe meals created by celebrity chefs. But what if you don’t want to splurge? What if you want delicious food at a fair price in a spot known only to locals and savvy travelers? Here are a dozen of the best hidden gem restaurants in Las Vegas where you can eat…

  • Best Hidden Gem Restaurants in Key West

    Key West likes to call itself The Conch Republic, meaning its culture is unique, like a nation unto itself. Foodwise, that means a wonderful, crazy mix of restaurants that reflect the Caribbean and the Deep South with flavors that range from traditional to off-the-map creative. The best hidden gems in Key West include six Roadfood favorites…

  • Local Authentic Eats from Las Vegas to Palm Springs

    8 STOPS | 313 MILES | 5 hr 21 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 30 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,…

  • Where to Get the Best Meat and Three – True Dixie Delight

    What Is Meat and Three?

    A term used through much of the South, “meat and three” quite simply refers to a menu template that lists two to five entrees and one or two dozen side dishes. Although originally from the south, more specifically Nashville, Tennessee, meat and three can now be found at locations…

  • Tasty Trip Through Santa Barbara Wine Country

    8 STOPS | 122 MILES | 2 hr 44 min

    The road trip from Santa Barbara to Santa Maria offers the great beef and silky wines you’d expect from the ranch and vine scenery, and there are a few surprises along the way too.
    Starting in Santa Barbara initiate yourself to the area’s famous tri-tip at Shalhoob’s Funk Zone Patio. Make sure to…

DISHES

  • 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…

FEATURES

  • 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…

  • Cle Elum Bakery

    Cake donuts and maple bars are at their best in this long-standing town bakery, which also is known for its cookies and bread. Good coffee, too.

  • Hidden Gems + Local Hot Spots: Authentic Eats in Portland, Oregon

    Do Not Miss These Donuts

    • Although classic donuts are offered at Voodoo Doughnut we recommend you don’t order them. The magic of Voodoo Doughnuts is their creations that are hard to find anywhere else. With menu items such as a cock & balls donut, a dirty snowball and…
  • Classic Restaurants to Visit on Route 66 Through Albuquerque

    The Best Restaurants in Albuquerque on Route 66

    Route 66 did not bypass cities. It ran straight through their hearts. Such is the case in Albuquerque, where the highway goes right past some of our favorite local restaurants serving authentic New Mexican cuisine, classic diner fare, and more.

    Vintage Pharmacy Lunch Counter…

  • The Best Hidden Gem Restaurants in Palm Springs

    Palm Springs – An Eater’s Oasis in the Desert

    Just a few hours east of Los Angeles, Palm Springs is known for its warm weather, golf courses, midcentury-modern architecture, and fancy resorts.  Many fine dining options abound in this vacationers paradise, but finding casual, neighborhood spots can be challenging in a sea of strip…