Wow, great post! For a guy 3000 miles away, you sure did your homework and made all the classic stops. Thanks for taking the time to share it all with us.
I wasn’t all that impressed with Joe & Pats the one time I went. On the other hand…Denino’s!!
I have had DiNics at the RTM and at their other branch in Camden NJ. The Roast Pork & Rabe in Camden is still one of the best sandwiches I’ve ever had. On the other hand, the one I had at the RTM was just OK. It was a little dried out, which makes no sense because of the high volume at that location. The Camden location is busy, but it’s very small (just a counter) and I guess more attention is paid to the product because it’s mostly locals and not tourists.
Went to Chaps last year on my way back from Virginia. Also not impressed.
Opinions are mixed on Hot Dog Johnnie’s, but I like the place.
Places you traveled 3000 miles for that are within 100 miles of me that I’m ashamed I’ve never been to:
Ben’s chili Bowl (well, 200 miles, but I’ve been so close and never got there)
Again, great post!