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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 hamburgers, and memorable breakfasts.

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From spectacular dive-bar burgers to elegant, cutting-edge cuisine, Wilmington, North Carolina, is an eater’s paradise. The burgeoning downtown dining scene includes high-stylin’ cafes with devoted farm (and sea)-to-table cookery as well as a vintage urban diner with a take-no-prisoners waitstaff, and bakeries with some of the best biscuits anywhere. For a great taste of Tarheel coast, check out these 9 Roadfood favorites.

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There is no shortage of places to eat in the bustling beach town of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. For a true, unique taste, forget the big, tourist-oriented dining halls and visit some of these hidden gems. They include the region’s famous seafood (just over the border in Calabash, North Carolina), memorable BBQ, fantastic breakfasts, definitive soul food, a hospitable Polish deli, and one of the greatest hot dog joints in the nation.

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The South Carolina Upcountry boom town of Greenville is an eater’s delight of high-end restaurants, franchised food both high and low, and a handful of one-of-a-kind Roadfood treasures. Our best bets for a true taste of the city include colorful BBQ, luxurious shrimp & grits, powerhouse country ham, plus a couple of necessary detours: south to Grits & Groceries, which is one of the great rural restaurants anywhere; and east to the Spartanburg’s bigger-than-life Beacon Drive-In.

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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 well without fuss and bother.

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If you are looking for a true taste of Chicago — eating experiences that are unique to the city or at their very best here — savor these memorable Roadfood favorites. They range from humble donut shops to grand steak dinners and of course include Chicago’s magnificent hot dogs, deep-dish pizza, and the great street-food sandwich known as Italian beef. These are the best hidden gem restaurants in Chicago.

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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 that offer memorable tastes of the Key.

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The city of Savannah is a profoundly colorful swirl of Low Country flavors that taste of old-time Dixie, of African-American soul, and of the modern South. This roster of Roadfood favorites offers a taste of Savannah as well as of a few treasures just north, over the South Carolina line, that are unforgettable destinations worth a detour.