• Peg Leg Porker

    Nashville, Tennessee

    In Nashville’s Gulch area, Peg Leg Porker’s dry-rubbed ribs are tender, juicy & flavorful enough to stand on their own. But the excellent sauce is irresistible.

  • Robert’s Grill

    El Reno, Oklahoma

    Robert’s is El Reno, Oklahoma’s oldest hamburger restaurant, dishing out excellent onion-fried burgers as well as diner breakfast at a 14-stool counter.

  • Tin Roof

    Kahului, Hawaii

    Creative versions of classic Hawaiian kau kau tins and lunch plates are executed with balance and grace. Must-eat: pork belly & garlic noodles.

  • LDR Char Pit

    Rochester, New York

    Rochester, New York. Thin-cut steak is cooked 30 seconds on each side. The result: a seasoned, lean, utterly delicious steak sandwich that belies its low cost.

  • Geste Shrimp Truck

    Kahului, Hawaii

    Maui’s most famous food truck makes what is likely the island’s best plate lunch based on some of the most flavorful crustaceans we’ve found on the road.

  • Parkside Candy

    Buffalo, New York

    Built in 1927, Buffalo’s Parkside Candy is a beautiful temple of sweets. Sundaes, sodas, egg creams are all fine; and the candy selection is staggering.

  • LowBrau Bierhalle

    Sacramento, California

    LowBrau Bierhalle is a modern twist on a classic German beer hall, serving everything from brunch to beer snacks and locally made sausages.

  • Clanton’s

    Vinita, Oklahoma

    An original Route 66 cafe in Vinita, Oklahoma, Clanton’s is where locals gather for chicken fried steak, catfish every Friday, and blue-ribbon pies.

  • Italic

    Austin, Texas

    Italic is a cozy downtown spot that offers flavors reminiscent of Italy — a rarity in Austin, Texas.